Say it with me now: YES. EVERY. SKILL. MATTERS.
When it comes to brainstorming an online business concept so you can break away from the average 9-to-5 grind, one mustn't be choosey.>
After all, a passion for sci-fi novels, an ability to read tarot cards, and a love for telling stories may not seem like much, but when you combine those interests into writing a sci-fi crime series about a tarot reading psychic who starts her own detective agency, now you're cooking up the fun stuff! So remember:
Celebrate all of your skills, no matter how small.
Combine skills to strengthen their superpowers.
Include skills that you do and do not currently use.
Wanna know a secret?
The most successful businesses are the ones that are adored by their creators
It's easy to get caught up caring too much about the money aspect of creating your own business. And it's easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of work it will take to make this business successful.
So, STOP IT!
The best thing you can do for yourself right now is to detach from financial expectations and, instead, focus on the parts of this business that inspire you.
Becoming a CAKE QUEEN is choosing to embark on a lifelong passion project to create business that puts an emphasis on soulful passion.
Use this program to create a brand that you look forward to waking up to every morning, not something that feels as soul-crushing as working in a job you loathe.
WHAT COUNTS AS 'CAKE'?
To be considered 'cake' - a.k.a. financial stability - the options on your list should provide two things: 1) a source of income, and 2) a type of income that you look forward to receiving.
Does the option inspire you? Tantalize you? Motivate you?
Can you turn a decent profit from creating it?
Does it sound delicious, as far as jobs go?
Much like cake, the way you choose to make your money should be something pleasurable to you, in whatever fashion that is. Just like how not everyone likes a quintessential cake - some prefer ice cream cake, others prefer cheesecake - you need to hone in on what you'd love to serve and explore for the next few years.
Otherwise, you're just creating a business for profit and that doesn't guarantee that you'll enjoy running the show once you get it going.
REMEMBER: CAKE QUEEN is for people who want to turn a passion into a sustainable business. Make sure you're aligned with that mentality before finishing this lesson.
WHY SHOULD YOU STICK WITH ONE BUSINESS?
Short answer: you don't have to.
Expanded answer: you don't have to, but I advise that you start with just one business so you don't get exhausted.
Because running one online business is taxing enough,
Because burnout will end you faster than sheer failure,
And because you need time to hone your new workflow.
Once you get through your first round of CAKE QUEEN, and once you get into a regular routine with your new business, you should definitely consider launching another online business if you've got one in mind! But for now, play it cool and stick with the first one that lights up your soul.
WHY THIS BUSINESS?
Your answers will help you clarify keywords to define what makes you unique to operate your business.
What inspires you to want to create this business?
What do you hope to gain from creating this business?
Why are you drawn to the work you're offering?
FOR EXAMPLE: I created RW.com because I know how hard it can be to uproot old habits and I know so many people who simply don't know how to do what I do. I deeply care about my own wellbeing and spend vast hours of my time researching better ways to live my own life, thus, what forces me to show up is also why I'm drawn to the work I offer: personal lifestyle enhancement.
WHAT QUALIFIES YOU?
Validation doesn't always come down to accreditation or certification. Life experience can serve as a huge qualifier.
So what makes you qualified to own space for your brand?
Are you self-taught?
Do you have certifications?
What have you experienced that gives you credence?
FOR EXAMPLE: I'm not certified to teach web development, I simply built a career out of it with nothing more than a portfolio of my own designs, which serve to showcase my expertise.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM?
In 1-3 sentences, describe what you hope this business achieves for you.
Do you want financial freedom?
Do you want to help 1,000 people?
Do you want to dictate your own wage?
FOR EXAMPLE: My dream for RW.com is to teach at least 1,000 people - in my lifetime - how to recalibrate their lifestyle via the four pillars of modern living - mind, body, soul & cake - to achieve maximum happiness and health.
WHO WILL YOU HELP?
Passionate businesses are all about sharing an offer with the world in the hopes that the product or service will enhance someone's life. It's all about compassion through providing. Ask yourself:
Who, specifically, do you want to help?
How do you want to support your community?
Knowing who you want to connect with will help you, later on, clarify key aspects of your brand with things like your purpose, your target audience demographics, your social media style, and your pricing.
FOR EXAMPLE: With RW.com, I hope to help people who are sick of their unhealthy, uninspiring, unfulfilling lifestyle and want to reconstruct everything around them to better fit their dreams.