Those who are aware of my blogging journey, already knew my life story till now, and now I’m working on changing my story from being a Solopreneur to an Entreprenur. This change which I’m making (moving out of my comfort zone), is something which I planned for a long time, but I never was able to take a stand for it. And I do have a legit reason for the same. Being a professional blogger, and seeing many of my ideals (Ex: Amit Agarwal) living a sustainable live by working alone, always made me believe I could do much more alone. Matter of the fact, I made over INR 40 Lakh/year working alone in last couple of years, and it’s been an awesome learning experience.
Till now, I was working alone and I’m proud to be a Solopreneur. Yes, professional bloggers are solopreneur because they work alone, and they grow this way really fast. Infact, it’s always easy when you are your own boss, and your own employee. At the same time when you are working alone, a time came when your growth rate stops, and you need to have helping hands to move ahead with the same pace.
If you have read my earlier piece on blogging in India, I have mentioned few challenges a professional blogger like me faces in society like Indian society.
Why I decided to be an Entreprenur from a SoloPreneur:
Let me share a bit of my story, I started professional blogging in March 2009, and later on in January 2010, I joined a Pune based start-up, to achieve my goal of setting up blogging as an industry in India. It was a great leaning experience there, but in the end partnership didn’t last long. If you actually look at the history of start-ups, partnership is something which doesn’t go really well at the first go.
So, I moved back to Delhi in August 2010, and since than I’m a Solopreneur, who is managing multiple blogs of my own. Managing blog may sounds like just another work, but I always treated blogging as a passion and as a serous business.
I’m going to be 27 this year, and it’s high time that I should dump my home office, and get a real office. In last few years, working from home put me in a very comfortable situation, and I lived in my comfort zone, and I could keep living this life for long. But, alone I could go to a certain limit, and with a team Sky is the limit. If you are a regular reader of ShoutMeLoud, you would know my ultimate goal is to setting up blogging as a business in India, as it will help lacks of people who are talented but stuck at home. Blogging will not only empower them to earn money, but to earn a name and pride for themselves. And you never know, who turns out to be next Darren Rowse, John Chow, Giga Om from india.
The road to entrepreneurship is not going to be easy, and after planning for a while and ready to walk extra mile, I’m highly motivated to reach my goal to have my own external office, and have a team. My real challenge was to moving out of my comfort zone, and in last one month I have been training myself for this, and soon my dream will be my reality.
In last few weeks, I have been reading a lot about Entrepreneurship and starting a business in India. I have read about LLP, Proprietorship, Partnership firm and about Public Pvt. limited company. Though LLP sounds better than others, and best way to form a company when you are starting new with a partner, but I will be starting it as a proprietorship firm. I will be explaining about all this in coming days.
How my Entreprenurship journey going to help you?
This is something which I’m most excited about, as with this article I’m adding a new section here at ShoutMeloud, and that is starting a business in India. Though, most of article in this section will be globally accepted, but I will keep my focus on Indian market & business standard. I will be sharing everything which I have learned or will learn with starting this business, and while running it. This will help all upcoming solopreneurship to start of their own in coming days, and find everything they need to start a business in our country. I will be sharing all the docs, that I’m using to start my company, and you take help of it to start of your own.
Along with this, I’m also adding a new section call Indian-startup, which will be focusing on new start-up’s from our country, interviews of Entrepreneur and everything which will trigger your entrepreneur atoms.
My focus is still going to be blogging and internet marketing, but this new addition will be story of my day-to-day journey. One reason, I shared this story before moving to office, because as time will pass, my thinking will change from learner to doer, and I don’t want to miss what and how I’m feeling right now. I’m sure this will help many of you in coming days, when you want to leave your house and start a company in India. Do check out this motivational video I did for one of the blogging event:
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If you have any suggestions, ideas for this two section (Starting a business in India, Entrepreneur and start-ups), feel free to let me know via comments.