Do What You Love and Money Will Follow 34

do what you love and the money will follow - article by jon eborn

This is a guest post by Jon Eborn.

When we’re youngsters, we often get asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Usually the answer to this varies throughout the years growing up. One year we want to be a doctor, the next year a veterinarian, an astronaut and so on. Children tend to name prestigious or popular careers because they sound fun or adults have talked about them quite often.

Does your career guarantee a happy life?

Many times something happens as youth enter high school and begin really considering what career path they want to take. Doctors and veterinarian careers are not as appealing and confusion may set in. Plenty of youth and adults have a period of time when they are clueless as to what they would love to do for a career and many settle for a job that they think is mediocre, are in it just for the money, or don’t enjoy at all.

Listen to what Greer Garson, winner of the 1943 Academy Award for best actor, had to say about work:

“Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.”

Money is important in life, as we have to pay bills, care for family, eat, etc. but when we work primarily for money in a job that does not fulfill us, it leaves us feeling stagnant, quite empty, and a less than happy life. I understand that at some periods in life people may not have a choice and have to work at a place they do not like because they either have not discovered their passions are or can’t find employment in their field.

Is your career contributing to a happy life?

At some point in life though, I think it’s important to sit down and gauge your career and how fulfilled you are in that career.

Do you love what you are doing or have you settled? If you are content and fulfilled, wonderful. But if you are not, I challenge you to begin thinking about doing what it takes to begin doing what you love for a happy life.

For example, if you love painting and would love to be a painter, but are working in retail because you don’t feel like you would make enough money as a painter, I challenge you to change your thinking on that. I advise you to paint pictures, hone your skills, and little by little see where that takes you. Don’t quit your day job, but on your off time do what you love. Create a portfolio, set up a table at festivals, art shows, etc. and see what happens. The money will follow your passion and eventually you could find yourself in a spot to paint full-time and let go of the job that does not fulfill you.

I know a woman got laid off from her mental health job and she really did not know what she was going to do for work. She was not enjoying mental health anymore and wanted to do something that she LOVED, but wasn’t sure what that was. She wanted to work for herself, but she wasn’t sure what she could possibly do. She knew that she loved blogging, so she decided to begin freelance writing.

She delved into the freelance world and within three years she was writing full time and was very pleased with her new job. She LOVED writing so why not follow her passion and make money at the same time? Today she feels that her career is at the very beginning of a lifelong, prosperous, and fulfilling journey. Yes, her career helps contribute to her happy life.

Plenty of people have given up unfulfilling jobs to go after their passions. At some point in life people begin to question their careers and begin pondering new ones based on their interests and passions. You can too.

You can take classes, hire a Life Coach or Consultant, read books, and then take steps in the right direction.

Don’t allow negative beliefs to hinder you. Discover your passion and purpose. I believe in you. You can create a happy life that you love with time, effort, and perseverance.And the money will follow.

-Jon Eborn

See also:

10 Ways to Find Your Career Path

How to Pick a Career You Actually Like

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Should You Buy an Ecommerce Business? 11

Should You Buy an Ecommerce Business?

If you have the funds to make an investment, but you are not sure which is the best option, a good idea would be investing in an ecommerce business. They represent the businesses of the future, and it is already a known fact that they are very profitable.

With an online business you can choose to build it yourself, but that is not what we are recommending. In our opinion, buying an ecommerce business comes with more advantages and in this article we will talk about some of them.

You won’t have to deal with the tough work.

The first days are the hardest when you decide to start a business by yourself.

First of all, you have to decide exactly what kind of products you want to sell and then find the suppliers for them. You need to create a quality customer service, come up with marketing strategies, develop the site, SEO, and many other things.

But when you buy an online business you won’t have to deal with any of these. A business that has been around for a while already has all these things and this means that you won’t have to deal with them. However, you should make sure that you do a little bit the research before you buy the site. You need to make sure that everything matches your requirements.

Successful business model.

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When you are just getting started it is hard to tell whether your business will make it or not.

In some cases, it might even be complicated to come up with a strategy that will sell your products. Nevertheless, this problem does not occur when you are buying an online business.

In this situation, you already know that the business existed for a few years, which means that it generates enough revenue. It also means that the traffic and customers are established already so there is almost no risk.

However, before you buy a website you will need to make sure that the financials are accurate.

You can choose to buy a business from an online marketplace such as Exchange by Shopify. This way, data such as traffic and financial reports will be delivered by the platform, not the seller, so you will know for sure that they are 100% real.

Cross-sell potential.

If you already own an ecommerce business it might be a good move to buy another one. By getting another one you will gain access to additional customers, email addresses and traffic, which could be really helpful for you.

If you analyze the metrics of the business a bit you will be able to tell how to cross-sell existing products. Tools like shopping cart data and Google Analytics should help you determine customer behavior, including the returning rate and how many items per order are there.

Cross promotion between email lists could be a great marketing tool if it is used correctly, and even using “competitive” discount could be a way to make customers move between the two businesses.