The evolution of the internet has opened a door to a lot of possibilities. Today, we not only have information and knowledge at our fingertips but even tools to become what we want. We can not only learn online but also earn good money. In fact, in the past few years, a lot of wealth has actually been created online. Take Jack Ma and Alibaba’s example. An ordinary man has not become one of the wealthiest men on earth, thanks to the internet. Well, we may not become another Jack Ma but we surely can do online business and become an entrepreneur. Since we have the internet, we don’t have to invest big or manufacture products to become an entrepreneur and become financially independent.
Twenty-five years ago, if you did not have money to invest or could not manufacture products, you did not have any chance to become an entrepreneur. However, after the evolution of the internet and development of platforms like WordPress, Woocommerce, and Shopify, the barriers to enter into the world of entrepreneurship have been removed. Platforms like WordPress, Woocommerce, and Shopify give anyone the power to become an entrepreneur without big investment or manufacturing products.
What exactly is entrepreneurship? How one becomes an entrepreneur?
By definition, entrepreneurship basically is an act of creating and building a business or business for generating economic prosperity. However, this definition is a bit limiting. Today, entrepreneurship is understood as something that can change the life of people, society, and country by creating products and services that solve problems, creates opportunities and transform lives.
You become an entrepreneur by creating a business, building the business, and generating profits. The basic idea behind becoming an entrepreneur is to create or generate wealth for financial prosperity. However, the entrepreneur also changes the lives of people by offering a solution to a lot of complicated things, making peoples’ lives easier, creating possibilities and opportunities for other people etc.
Well, the broader definition of entrepreneurship may not convince or attract everyone, however, the basic idea behind becoming an entrepreneur i.e. do a business and generate wealth might attract a lot of people.
These days it is quite easy to get started. All you need a little bit of knowledge on website building and some cash to get started. You don’t need to manufacture or acquire products to become an entrepreneur, you can refer buyers to a certain store and make money as an affiliate. If you don’t like affiliate marketing, you can create a dropshipping business and sell products without actually manufacturing or acquiring products.
Since you have free tools like WordPress and woocommerce, you can build your business with little money (domain registration, webhosting, and marketing). If you think free tools are restrictive, you can use platform like shopify to build your online store and sell products without actually acquiring and storing in your warehouse.
People choose to become an entrepreneur because they want to generate wealth without being controlled by another person. In other words, they don’t want a boss to manipulate their professional life. Financial independence is another reason why people choose to become an entrepreneur.