15 responses

  1. Ashish Parashar
    February 15, 2012

    Hi,

    Very nice blog to give example of dreaming big and then putting it into work. Though it gives feel a good job just assure you of family car somewhere down the line but not luxury one, and Entrepreneurship is what one must look forward to afford much perks…Perhaps yes but then isn’t Entrepreneurship need a good mullah and really good idea at first place..?

    • Ashvini Kumar Saxena
      February 15, 2012

      Hi Ashish,

      Thanks for your comments. Indeed entrepreneurship is not easy. The pull of regular salary is very strong. However with right planning, anyone can start their own venture. Money is not a criteria because you as an entrepreneur will optimize all resources that includes money .

  2. Sonia
    February 14, 2012

    Ash I loved this! This subject is something I have pondered many times over. With the economy in its current state unless you have a large fan base and established credibility, going it alone might be suicide. Maybe I like the idea of a “just-in-case” paycheck, but having your own business takes time and hard work. I have seen some bloggers go it alone and I couldn’t be happier for them, but at this time, it’s not the right move for me.

    One thing you can do if you’re online is create your own product and that’s what I am working on now. People need a reason why they should buy your product or services and if they don’t know you exist, it can be a long road ahead. Another idea is building a network with the possibility to have a large fan base considering you have product or niche no one else is covering. You really have to think different and “be foolish” to stand out. People have to find value in who you are and can walk away knowing they want to come back again and again.

    Being an entrepreneur is very attainable, I just say, stay realistic with your financial budget and plan, plan, plan or you will fail. Great post Ash!

    • Ashvini Kumar Saxena
      February 14, 2012

      Hi Sonia,
      It is a great comment and I love to hear when you bring such clarity to my post.

      Business does take a lot of hard work. Its not easy, its not fast. In project management, there are three constraints, cost, scope and schedule. So if one is fixed , others two will have to adjust. As a small entrepreneur we cannot afford large cost. Thus the schedule gets stretched. We are travelling towards success even though the way is slightly longer. If we have money to pump into business we can increase the scope while reducing the schedule.
      The point is with enough planning entrepreneurship can be successful( your point as well ).

      Blogging is a great way to attract people. However blogging per se may not be that profitable. I use blogging as a channel to spread my ideas . As for creating products ,they really need a lot of effort. I have been writing my second book for a long time and it will be out in a few weeks. I would also wait for your product. Keep working towards your vision . Best of luck

      • Sonia
        February 14, 2012

        A book? That is awesome Ash! Congrats and keep going. I hope to get a read so I can give you my feedback too! Blogging for money is never an idea people should think about in the beginning anyway. It’s a sure fire way to be let down and fast. Having something tangible that people can actually use can make blogging lucrative, but it takes time. I like what you said about spreading your ideas because it’s what we all do daily but once it’s on the internet it is there forever.

  3. Aswani
    February 13, 2012

    Thanks you for sharing this insightful post. Very useful and informative. Did learn a lot. btw, your blog page speed has improved like anything…loaded so fast…Keep it up :)

    • Ashvini Kumar Saxena
      February 14, 2012

      Thanks buddy. Yeah the page loads fast. It was hard work but fruitful in the end :)

  4. Simon Duck
    February 13, 2012

    Very good round up of which path to choose in life.

    It shows how difficult being an Entrepreneur can be, but at the same time shows how rewarding it can be. I think many of the points depend very much on what you are doing. If you have to build from the ground up to make sure you are generating money, you will spend more time, be more involved etc. If you design something which creates a brand for itself, you can relax a bit more (well not worry about getting there, but worry about staying there!) Catch 22 ha.

    Regards,
    Simon Duck

    • Ashvini Kumar Saxena
      February 14, 2012

      Hi Simon,

      Nice to see you once again.

      If you have to build from the ground up to make sure you are generating money, you will spend more time, be more involved etc

      This is perfect. If you have got more money then you can make your business move faster. However success can be achieved in both ways( a lot of money or very less of it). I think patience pays a very strong role here. Do one small thing, one small addition every day. It is all going to add up one day:).
      Thanks for your comment and have a great day

  5. Rachit
    February 9, 2012

    must read for wannabe entrepreneurs like me… I solely agree with you.. very informative & artistically written :)

    Weakest LINK

    • Ashvini Kumar Saxena
      February 10, 2012

      Hi Rachit,

      I am really happy that you found this useful. Thanks for your comment :)

  6. Bill Dorman
    February 9, 2012

    Can you have both? I have been with the same corporation for 28+ years and whereas I am one of the owners I am not involved in management. However, my job is commercial insurance sales so I answer only to myself. I have to have enough of an entrepreneurial spirit to go out and make it happen. I do not have a guaranteed paycheck, I am 100% commission only and have never had two paychecks the same.

    I get all the benefits that come with being part of a large organization and I get the freedom to do my own thing; pretty sweet gig, huh?

    • Ashvini Kumar Saxena
      February 10, 2012

      Hey Bill,

      You are one lucky person :) .
      I feel everyone has to look for what works for them. For some entrepreneurship works good others want to be in job. There is a lot of soul searching needed when someone makes a transition to the other side.
      If you are the part owner of business and also an employee and you like it , then its great.
      In US I have seen people staying long in jobs. In India it is a challenge sometimes to cross two years and come out smiling. Younger generation is more ambitious and thus attrition in new tech industry is really high. People from older generations stayed in their jobs for entire lives. They did not have so many options back then.
      Even for business there were not so many options ten years back. With the onset of Internet, I can see a lot of startups and bloggers trying to make their mark.

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