Not long ago, I had a fellow writer suggest to me that I should write a number of articles having to do with small business and entrepreneurship on the subject of; “what do I like to do?” Why you ask? Well, he was suggesting that you should do what you like to do in life, and if you’re going to start an entrepreneurial endeavor it should be something that you have a passion for. Okay so, let me ask you my readers; what is it that you like to do, what is it you like to do more than anything else? The answers vary from person to person, and they are individual, it’s totally in your mind and your decision, no one else can answer those questions for you. Business Concepts
When you ask people these questions, many come up with very interesting answers. One common answer is; “I like teaching kids to learn and think.” Now then, I’m sure many teachers today started out with that same passion. So, they grew up, went to school, got their teaching credentials, and now are teaching. Unfortunately, this might be difficult for someone getting out of college today because they are laying-off teachers, and they don’t seem to be hiring any new ones. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do which you love to do. Let’s go ahead and talk about this for second shall we?
There are many businesses you can start doing such as doing tutoring, private instruction, coaching, and mentoring kids. One of the most interesting up-and-coming professions might be to become a homeschooling coach or consultant. Some folks wish to teach their own kids at home, but they don’t know how, they are a little unsure of themselves, and they need someone to help them along. Then there are homeschooling networks who also hire outside consultants and coaches to help with their groups.
There is more than ample opportunity here and it is a growing sector. This might be somewhere you can hang your hat if you want to start your own business as a solo professional doing teaching, or working in the field. In this case you might be giving seminars to homeschooling parents or helping augment their curriculum by coming in and tutoring the kids, or giving specialized instruction on those things they don’t feel comfortable in teaching. For instance, when homeschooling parents get into higher math, or things that they don’t feel are their strong suit, they would be glad to have someone come in, and they’d be glad to pay for it.
With the homeschooling networks in the local area often they can afford to pay someone because they are pooling their resources together and enjoying the economies of scale. This means they have money to pay you, and it means you can run your business successfully. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it