Ready to make the leap from day job to
Here’s the T:
In this video,
Keep in mind that this a very cut and dry explanation of something that is way more fluid. But the goal is to help you see and understand who you are and what you want to do BEFORE you go out and just run wild in the forest (although that is sometimes fun too!)
Online Biz Owner
An online biz owner/online biz creator is someone who monetizes their products, goods, and services and sells all the above in an online format.
Yes, they are still passionate and create from within that passion but their focus is more niching themselves within an established realm.
And more often than not, their
- Melissa Cassera is an online biz owner who teaches people how to create an obsessed fan based. She sells her classes and services in the online marketing niche.
- Marie Forleo is a B2B (biz to biz) and has
an onlinebiz called B School where she teaches other biz owners the ropes.
- Using myself as an example, my coaching services and what
iprovide in that arena is online biz. I’m taking my service (coaching) and sharing it in a 1:1 coaching format, ebooks, and online class, and blog posts. i’m
For me, this is the biz/biz side. The “work” option of being your own boss — even though
Niches in the online biz space could easily fall into a 9 to 5 job setting.
However, online business owners want to take their skill set and make money on their own and NOT be dependent on a job for their source of income.
A creative entrepreneur while still skillful is more focused on craft. And the core “offering” or gig of a creative entrepreneur is something that, while it can technically be taught, lives more in the space of “
Creative Entrepreneurs want to make money off said craft.
For example, a drag artist wanting to live off their drag. A writer wanting to live off their writing. An actress, photographer, astrologer. All of these things are long established arts.
- My friend Asia O’hara is a creative entrepreneur. She is making her living off her art (drag).
- Kent Youngstrom is a creative entrepreneur who has turned his art into an amazing business.
i’ma creative entrepreneur because i’m a writer who is making a living off her freelance work, my 1:1 writing coaching, my books, and (hopefully soon-to-be-published) my memoir.
This is my zone of genius and who
ilove astrology, drawing, and tarot. But ido those things as my creative reprieve from everything else. They are MY creative outlets that i have no desire to monetize (well, for now, lol).
- Some people love web design and do it for themselves and for fun but they have no desire to make a living off it.
- Melissa Cassera loves writing her own copy but has no desire to write for anyone else.
Most of the times being creative is what helps us fill our wells so we can do the other things we have in our life — the work.
Picking the right one for you!
Now can all 3 of these things intersect? ABSOLUTELY!
The point is to understand where you fall along this spectrum so you can take the right steps and find the right support and resources to help you grow in that area — instead of trying to force your creative entrepreneurship into an online biz like i did with drag.
The truth is most people (at least people i work with) are some kind of hybrid.
The goal isn’t to box yourself in, but to understand what categories what you want to do falls into so you can start to learn and hone those tools and skills so you don’t waste time like i did spending money on trying to 100% be an online biz when you should be learning about how to make money off your art, your writing, or your performances.
Now it’s your turn
Watch the BTV video, and let me know in the comments which one — online biz, creative entrepreneur, or creative, you are!
Wherever you fall my goal is to provide a space to help you explore your path.
You got this!
And if you don’t, let me know how
Mucho mas love, light, and following your own boss path,