Top 5 Low-Cost Home Based Small Business Ideas for Introverts
I have never made any secret of the fact that I think I’m the world’s biggest introvert. Yes, super introverted. I know that a lot of Lucky entrepreneurs are introverts, too, and I regularly hear women say that they can’t build a big business because they’re too introverted. Being an introvert is not about a lack of confidence or being shy, by the way. It’s just about whether being around people drains you or energizes you. Here I have revealed some business ideas for introverts.
It’s very simplified. I personally get drained by people and I need a lot of alone time. But I’ve managed to create not only a million-dollar business but a huge tribe of Lucky around the world. I am proof that you do not need to change your personality; you just need to embrace it. The key is to set up your business in a way that really works best for your personality.
This is true whether you’re introverted, extroverted or ambient. Today, I’m sharing my six favourite ways to do business as an introvert. Plus, I’ve got a great tool for you to figure out how you can earn the best money for your personality.
Tip number one: (Business model)
Choose a business model that works for you. If you don’t like speaking on stage, do live streaming and don’t leave the house. And if making videos freaks you out, then you can do audio podcasts instead and you don’t have to put on makeup or a bra. If, like many introverts, you love writing, don’t forget the power of email and social media marketing as well.
Actually, the same goes for anything in business. If you don’t like it, don’t do it. If you don’t like one-on-one work, do group programs. Maybe you just create a business based purely on passive income products. As always, what you need to embrace is your business, your rules.
Tip number two: (Outsource strategically)
It’s okay for you to spend money on things for you to make it easier for yourself as an introvert. Look at the business costs of those things that really exhaust you. I find that I really procrastinate on some things in my business, so it makes me the bottleneck of my business if I don’t outsource them. Start with just those things that really drain you. Maybe you hire a part-time assistant to help you manage your inbox or your customer service. It’s fine to start small, but you’ve got to start somewhere to take away those tasks that drain you.
For me, the best thing I ever, ever did was to outsource my inbox because all of those requests really energetically drained me. I just started with five hours a week, but it freed me up dramatically. Just find out what your worst thing is and start there.
Tip number three: (Take all the downtime you need)
Energy levels and being around people is not the only difference between introverts and extroverts. Apparently, introverts, we take longer for our brains to task switch, so we need a little bit of buffer time between tasks. That means that you have to take a break, especially after something big like a big launch. Otherwise, you’re going to head to burnout town and that’s no fun. Just give yourself some time to re-energize and then you’ll see your productivity rise and you won’t start to hate your business.
Tip number four: (batch and automate)
As an introvert, I definitely have days where I just want to hide from the world. I have days where I just feel like I’ve got nothing to say. I’ve even had weeks where I just thought, “I don’t want to do anything except watch TV and literally chill.” As an introvert, it’s really tempting to think, “I’ll just work on my business when I feel like it.” But the truth is that you will not have a business if you just do it when you feel like it.
You’ve got to set up systems that help you automate as many tasks as possible. Maybe it’s your social media posting so you don’t have these big gaps when you don’t feel like it. Or, get into batching. I do things like videos months in advance. If I don’t feel like getting in front of the camera, I’m still going to have blogs going out every week. You want to make sure your business is working even when you’re feeling kind of introverted and you don’t want to do anything.
Tip number five 🙁 online business ideas for introverts)
Don’t allow yourself to hide away for too long. Online businesses can be really, awesome for introverts, but they can also be very isolating. That’s not good for you or for your business. Personally, I’ll admit that I can stay at home for days and literally not leave the house for days at a time. But I always feel better when I do go out and see a friend or doing something else. Just make sure that being an introvert doesn’t mean that you’re hiding away from the world and hiding your talents.
Here’s another example: for a while, people would email me and say, “I can’t find your Money Boot Camp on your website. Where is it?” I was hiding. Just make sure you’re making it really easy and obvious for people to work with you, even when you feel like you want to hideaway. Which brings me to my best tip?
Get over your resistance to passive income. It is a dream model of business ideas for introverts. You do the work once and then you sell it over and over again without needing to leave your house, without needing to talk to people. It’s awesome. Obviously, you have to do your customer service and maybe you have to deliver the program, but passive income business models are introvert heaven.
But, if you’re like most Lucky, introvert or not, you might find yourself resisting creating and marketing your passive income products. But trust me, it’s going to make a huge difference to your business and energy if you don’t need to rely on being up to make money each month.
I give you permission to find the path of least resistance for your business. Building a big business as an introvert is totally possible, but you’ve got to have things set up for you, the lazy Lucky Bay the way. Be entrepreneurial. These are Low-Cost Home Based Small Business Ideas for Introverts in my point of view.
Of course, there is more to your business personality than just being an introvert or an extrovert. In fact, did you know that there are different money personalities too? There is gold, pure gold in really understanding yourself.