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Creating an Online Business Based Around Your Passion

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Your passion is what drives you in life. It’s something that you enjoy, something that you would willingly do for free. Why spend your life working at a job you don’t enjoy when you could be making money based off of your passion and interests?

Depending on the niche, passion projects tend to be the most successful. Take Angelique Lingerie for example. They started out with the simple premise of helping ladies “accent their curves“. Now, they have full lines of intimates to make you feel beautiful, in and out of the bedroom.

You know that old saying of how when you do what you love, you’ll never work another day in your life? Well, take that saying to heart. If you’re wondering how to create an online business based on your passion, read on to find out more about how you can get started.

Figure Out Your Passion

The first thing that you have to do before starting your business is to figure out what your passion is. Many people have multiple hobbies and interests, but your passion is the one hobby or interest you have that is essentially your favorite.

It’s the one that stands out from all the rest, the one that would be incredibly hard if not impossible to voluntarily give up from your life. This can be a different subject or activity for many people. No matter what your passion is, there is likely a way to make money from it. Whether it’s nurturing young seedling trees or making sweaters for dogs, there is a way to harness your passion into a business that makes money.

Decide On Your Business

The majority of businesses fall into one of two categories: goods or services. The thing that you must figure out is where does your passion fit among this? Are you interested in doing something that is more of a service, or producing something that can be used? Often whether your business is based on goods or services will determine how you should construct it.

A business based on service will want to be more about advertising, marketing, and distributing your information so people can get in touch with you to pay you for your services. If it’s a product, you’ll want to have a web site as well as a way to sell these products, so you can use an online vending service or pay someone to construct a store for you or even create a physical pop up store.

Seek Consulting

If you’re really serious about your business but haven’t been a business owner before, it might help you to get professional business consulting. These are people who have experience in the business field and can guide you through the process.

A consultant can also point out things you may not have thought of and refer you to other people who may be helpful. You can do this on your own, but keep in mind that having outside guides and help may be a worthy investment if you are really serious about making sure that your business succeeds.

Get a Book

There are plenty of books out there that can teach you how to start a business based on your passion. Check out Starting An Online Business All-In-One for Dummies for an expansive but inexpensive guide that will provide a rough structure for what you need to do.

What is the Cloud?

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You have probably started hearing about “the Cloud”. People talk about putting your pictures in “the Cloud”. Companies tell you how you need to back up your computer in “the Cloud”. Jason Segel said it right in the movie Sex Tape. After accidently uploading he and his wife’s sex tape to iCloud his wife can’t understand why he can’t delete it. He states, “Nobody understands the cloud. It’s a f—-ing mystery!” So, what is the cloud?

Explanation of the Cloud

When you first hear “the cloud” then you might think of big fluffy white things floating above your head. But, this cloud is not floating in the sky waiting to rain on you. Well, at least not rain precipitation on you. This cloud is a network of servers that have been established throughout the world. These are massive server farms (multiple servers in same place) that are housed in massive buildings.

Where Did The Cloud Come From?

The concept behind “the Cloud” has been around almost as long as computers. All you are basically talking about is a process for sharing files among different electronic devices. We have had networks in business for almost four decades. They talked to each other and allowed employees to share files with each other. In the 1950s, the first computer networks consisted of a mainframe computer and “dumb” terminals throughout the premises. The terminals simply gave employees access to the mainframe.

How Technology Built The Cloud

So, we had the basic components of “the Cloud” in the networks in our businesses. As we moved into the 1990s then networks in our homes started being seen. By the time we moved into the 21st century, it became almost crazy to see a home without a network.

Then high speed internet connections allowed files to quickly be moved around the globe. You could even move huge files like movies relatively quickly. It was this high speed data transfers that gave rise to this technology. With these higher speeds, there very large amounts of data could be easily and quickly uploaded and downloaded.

How Does This Help You

So, what is the point of building all these massive servers? These servers are made available by a variety of companies by software and apps to store your files on. You can store anything like documents, photos, audio files, presentations, etc. How much storage space you have available depends on which company that you are using. The goal of all this is for you to be able to access your files from any location and any device at any time that you want.

Well, Jason Segel wasn’t exactly correct. There are people that understand this technology and how it works. In fact, as you read through this, you probably realized that you knew more about it then you thought. You were already familiar with networks. This is simply the same thing on a larger scale. It is providing us with a life without a hard drive. So, you now know the answer to, “What is the Cloud?”

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