In the last post, we discussed how as a recent college graduate, you should never limit your options based on what is current available. If you have a passion, no matter what your degree, you should look for ways to put it into use.
Becoming an entrepreneur is one of the cornerstones of the economy. It is generally believed that entrepreneurs must have a long history of understanding business. This is not true. Being an entrepreneur is done by simply finding something you can do and creating your own job to do it.
Example Idea – Car Buying Negotiator
Every day, hundreds of people in your city need to go out and buy a car, and every day those people end up settling for a price much higher than they needed to pay. This occurs because most people hate to negotiate, and few people have the leverage and drive necessary to bring the price lower or walk away.
Enter the “Car Buying Negotiator.” Equipped with an encyclopedic knowledge of wholesale car values and the backbone that comes from knowing it isn’t their car, the car buying negotiator can be hired to haggle for you in order to get you the best price. All they require is a small fee. Car buying negotiators will know the tips and tricks for getting a great value, and they will know when you are getting screwed on the deal, requiring that you look elsewhere.
If someone that was passionate about cars wanted to look for a way to make a profit while still working a respectable job, the car buying negotiator is a great example of how to fill that role.
See a Need, Fill a Need
Car buying negotiators do not exist – yet. However, they are a great example of how someone can break into the economy by finding something that the world needs, and helping to fill that need with their skills and expertise. Working in business is a great way to make a career, but you should always remember to keep an eye out for other opportunities that may be available. You never know where the next great idea will come from.
Take Away Tips
- Always keep an eye out for career opportunities.
- Remember that how you make money is not as important as how happy your job makes you.