Are you ready to quadruple your skills with these 108 free classes? We are all artists with skills. There is nothing complicated about coming up with an idea. It is fun working in a creative industry like food. But what happens when a pandemic hits? Life changes. It is almost impossible to stay enthusiastic and inspired. Survival is the primary thought of the day.
If you are part of the gig economy that was sidetracked by COVID-19 I encourage you to consider this. Explore the most-loved Udemy classes for you and your family and find something that’s right for you! Find something you like, dare I say love to do.
What do you want to do? Select a class.
- Make Face Masks
- Host a Dinner at Home Live YouTube Show (this is the one I selected)
- Learn to Quilt, Learn to Sew
- Make amazing Buttercream icing
- Decorate cookies like a pro
- Design and edible garden
- Design signature cakes
- Make Jewelry
- Bake Paleo Breads
The list is endless. Do not put yourself in a position where you are only able to do one thing. You never know when a hobby or fun craft will turn into a small business. A real business, one that allows you to participate in the Pay Check Protection Plan. Never again put yourself in a position where you are not compensated for the work you do. As a small business owner, you are the backbone of this country and its economy.
There is nothing wrong with mastering one skill, but if you are going to join the gig economy have a few income bearing skills in your back pocket.
If you are not sure what type of family business you want, enroll now in Niche Research-How to Find a Profitable Niche Business Idea. Niche Marketing. Find Your Passion, Conduct Niche/market research, find and validate business ideas before starting up. I highly recommend that you leap into this course before making a decision about any business idea.
Get your ideas down on paper or at least listed on a notepad
Write your main ideas down in columns, and list everything that comes to mind. You can mix and match the lists for unusual and original combinations. Do not give this too much thought. Simply write down what you like and what you love.
Carry a notebook paper or digital for your ideas
Once you have strolled through the classes and start eliminating the classes. Number them from 1-10. Number 1 is the one you love the best and number 10 is the one you least want to learn about.
Step away for a day
Step away for a day and allow your thoughts to macerate.
Preview the classes and make the commitment to learn before you leap.
Enroll in one or more of the classes you found most intriguing. The classes are affordable and the knowledge you learn will last a lifetime.
Create a one-page micro business plan 1_Page_Business_Plan_FPI
This does not have to be anything over the top. But if you decided to start a business titled “Dinner at Home” live on YouTube, ask yourself what would that look like.
Create a micro business plan for each class you selected.
Steer away from the routine, something you do every day. Whether it’s in your work, or not. Ask yourself, is this something I love to do?
To find your niche, ask the people you work with what you do that makes you creative? Ask others if there is something you do that always blows them away or makes them say, “damn I wish I could do that!”
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