Why Not?

Last Update: August 31, 2019

So I have been on the WA site now for a few days trying to get use to it. I have worked for the same company for 24 years. Only full time job I ever had. I am a hard worker and a natural leader and spent 22 years in management. Now I wouldn't say I was fulfilled or extremely happy but I was good at what I did but I have always wanted to work for myself or better just rely on myself and my work ethic. The company has been great too me and I have been blessed to meet so many good people but I was burning out. About 6 years ago I started selling on line and it has been very rewarding and has enabled me to step down from management to an hourly position which I did about 2 years ago and it has been great. But.... I would like to leave the work force all together and work for myself.

Growing up we are taught or at least I was that you go to school get a good job work hard raise a family and retire. That is what I have done it seems. I have a beautiful family 3 dogs a lizard a fish and a rodent ( my daughters Ginny pig)! But why do I have to stay at a JOB? Why can't I work for myself and still provide for my family? Fear? Change? Probably a bit of both. This is the first blog I have ever written in my life. I am not to technical. I have been able to run a small business on line so I guess that is good progress.

I was pretty excited to stumble on this site. I was doing well until I got to the Niche pick part of the training. I am probably over analyzing it too much. But why not? Why can't I do this?
I just wanted to get this down on paper I feel sometimes by writing I can work through my thoughts better. Any advice would be appreciated. This community is real I can see that everyone has been very welcoming. Thank you


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klchang Premium
First, Eric, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Well ... all of us here are mostly getting tired working for someone else ... and landed here at WA ... that is if you are lucky. WA does not scam people and really train us to be an online entrepreneur.
You have come to the right platform and just do your training step-by-step.
Here, I wish you all the best and happy learning.
Stanleycmng Premium
Eric, read Jim’s blog post for a good list of niches to give you ideas.

You can also check my blog post on a simple process to choosing a niche.
Carson2 Premium
You are going to do fine as you sort through this. Welcome.
JKulk1 Premium
Hi Eric. Here is a link to a blog of mine that might just help you find a niche. All the best. Jim