It may be that you have never considered yourself particularly creative or talented. You got through school and got a job and you should be thankful for both. The point though is that feeling of just being average may be what you feel precludes you from seeing yourself as a future ‘entrepreneur’ or someone who can start their own business.
You know what? It is not true and it doesn’t take years of education to come up with something, either. Actually just with the free information and opportunities available to anyone on the Internet, if you apply yourself at all you can have an online business up and running in no time.
It may sound unbelievable unless you understand businesses are there looking for people to join them. It is not exactly the same as looking for a job at all. It is joining a company and being able to use the resources available for training, services and actually making money. While there is no actual salary, you earn money by your efforts to promote the product or service.
These companies are referred to as affiliate programs or affiliate marketing programs. Many you can join for free and then if you like it you can upgrade for a small fee that will allow you to make more money when you make a sale. The point though is not so much the money right off the bat, the point is what you can learn to help you eventually start your own business.
In the meantime affiliate programs are very low-cost and have no contracts beyond month-to-month. What you will learn will be worth every penny you spend on membership fees, not to mention your ability to earn money from their intellectual property (their product or service).
There are also other types of opportunities that are regarded as ‘independent distributors’ where you might sell various established products, for example for health and beauty. Internet marketing doesn’t usually involve too much chasing down your relatives and friends to buy something. It is more about promoting your advertisements online and being able to reach millions of people all over the world with little effort.
There are various arrangements with this type of business. Ideally you do not want a program where you ever have to purchase an inventory or are required to make a purchase every month. Lord knows how many garages are crammed with these things that just don’t seem to ever sell to the degree you could even use your inventory. Even if you are wise enough to sell something you use yourself, it is not likely you will ever use enough fast enough to where your garage is not overflowing.
So just get online and go to a search engine. Search for ‘home business’, ‘work at home’, ‘online business’ and/or ‘make money from home’ and become everything you wished you could be! It may take a few companies and a few tries before you find a niche that you build on and develop to your satisfaction. Just don’t give up!