How to Hatch a Business Idea

12-Sep-2013

Start With a Quiz...

Consider your personal hobbies, interests, and experiences, they can provide a great place to start. Building your website based on topics you are familiar with can make you more eager to keep going!

Working with a subject you have a real interest in can reflect in the enthusiasm of your site's content.

You'll also be able to talk on the subject with authority and establish your online credibility... something that's important when you do business online.

Try some self analysis to start with:

  • What interests do you have?
  • What are you passionate about?
  • What subject or topic are you knowledgeable about?
  • Are there subjects people frequently come to seek advice about?

Interests or hobbies don't have to be serious - successful websites can be created around pretty much any subject you can imagine.

EVERYONE has something they're keen on, and everyone has knowledge about something... ... it may just take a bit of digging to find it.

The following quiz may help you uncover your interests to get you under way:

Read the questions and answer them as thoroughly as you can. Do over a few days and you should find a couple of ideas to get going.

Don't limit yourself, it's just brainstorming, so all answers are ok.

Here's the quiz:

  1. Do you play any sports? Which ones?
  2. If you had a million dollars and a week's worth of free time, what would you do? List the first activities that come to mind.
  3. What websites do you visit when you're just "surfing around" online? What topics do these sites cover?
  4. Have you ever won a trophy or award? What for?
  5. Have you ever been recognised for a contribution of services? What did you do?
  6. Do you have pets? What kinds? If yes, did you train them a certain way? Shows? Clothes? Hunting? Tricks?
  7. Do you have kids? What do you like best about being a parent? What do you find most challenging?
  8. Do you have any specialised education? Have you ever taken a class in a subject like pottery or sailing?
  9. Have you ever volunteered anywhere? What did you learn through this experience?
  10. What lifetime accomplishment are you most proud of? What did you learn from this experience?
  11. Do you have firsthand knowledge of any medical illnesses or issues? If so, which ones?
  12. Do you collect anything? If so, what?
  13. What television shows do you enjoy? What kind of music do you listen to? Do you ever attend theatre events or other events related to the arts?
  14. Is there anything you've ever really wanted to do or learn about, but just haven't had the time for?
  15. At a party, when you're talking to a stranger, what's your "fall back" topic of conversation?
  16. At work or with friends, on what subject are you the "go-to" person?
  17. What is your academic background? Any degrees or certificates?
  18. What was your favorite job? What was your role?
  19. What would your best friend say you're best at?
  20. Have you done any renovations to your house yourself? Have you built or designed anything you're proud of?

And that's it! Straight forward.

After you go through your list, you'll possibly find you will need to narrow down your list of interests to just a few!

Once you've chosen your area of interest, I can show you how to turn it into a profitable online business quickly!

Just call 03 9017 4390 or contact us for an obligation free discussion.