Hey it’s coach here again.
I posted this message to our Facebook Page:
“Huwag papasok sa negosyong barya lang kikitain. Sayang lang oras mo.”
Interesting enough, I received many negative feedback like this one:
Hindi naman ako nainis or nagalit in anyway. First, di ako “Shunga” kasi lalaki ako. So dapat “Shungo” di ba? Hahaha
When people started to talk about how Chinese build business using a “tinge-tinge” strategy, naisip ko that not many people understand the difference between Profit (Tubo) vs. Income (Kita).
Some businesses, maliit man ang “tubo” for each sale but they sell in bulk, they still make BIG income in the end.
My friend, you don’t want to start a business na mapapagod ka lang sa liit ng kita.
I guess the first thing you need to know is…”how much money you want to make from the business you want to start?”
Look, kung gusto mong kumita ng P250,000 per month, well baka ang maliit na sari-sari store sa tapat ng bahay mo is not the right business or vehicle for you.
And that’s what I’m trying to say in my Facebook post.
Hindi lahat ng business opportunity na dumating e dapat mong i-grab. Sometimes, you have to say no.
But here’s the thing.
You’ll NEVER know what the right business is for you unless you know exactly what you want.
When I was still a “corporate slave” I made a decision that if I’ll start a business, I want a business that can potentially give me at least five times my salary as an employee.
Listen, I’m not saying na kailangan mo kumita agad ng malakihan as soon as you start. Every big business started small.
But you should know the income potential of the business na papasukin mo.
If you like your job and simply want an extra income, then a freelancing gig may work.
Kung gusto mo naman kumita ng 1 Million per month someday, then may tama ding negosyo para dun.
The more specific you are on what kind of income and lifestyle you want, the better.
Again, when I was still an employee and planning my escape from 8 to 5 job, one of things that I want for a business is the freedom to work anywhere and anytime that I want to.
I realized kasi that I’m more productive early morning and evening. So I want a business na walang restrictions sa oras.
This led me to launching online businesses.
In fact, I’m writing this email at McDonalds.
You see, it’s not an accident that I’m at McDo and writing this email to you. I designed this lifestyle business. Years ago, I already envisioned that this moment will happen. And IT DID!
Now, my challenge to you is this…”Do you know specifically what you want?”
“Do you have specific amount of income in your mind that you want to make from a business?”
If not, it’s time to pause and design your life right now. Get a pen and a nice notebook and start dreaming and planning.
Remember, you only have one life to live.
To your freedom,
bullet perez says
Panu mag start ng rtw?magkanu puhunan sa ganitong business?and san ang best place para mag rtw business.gusto ko sana kumita ng at least 20k.a month for starting sana…pls reply me as soon as u free…thank u very much..
gilbert ocampo says
we are interested to put up a business to complement our financial needs for evangelization and mission efforts. ope you can guide us.godbless.
nelly may sanchez says
hi poh…gusto ko sana magkaroon ng business pero d ko alam kung ao kc natatakot ako n baka d magclick yung negosyo n papasukin…pls help nman poh ako kung ano pwede ko inegosyo n mag-eenjoy ako at the same time eh yung kikita ako..salamat poh at more power poh…
Yan din Sana gusto ko to earn big.nakakapagod din to work in Arab Country na halos 4-5 hours ang tulog.ilang beses me gusto magtry to register sa online blog seminar mo kaso reg. fee laki,if to know naman, how’s to start up,again to send address,hirap umasa tao sa pinas Di sure maasahan.kc dun mo papadala ang CD dba. Kung puede lang Sana na sa email at least mabasa ko paunti unti.
beatriz duarte says
may resto business ako kahirap kumita pwd mag suggest ng magandang business? tnx
Was in the same boat and still recovering till now, But mine a bit different din kasi, I once owned a franchised food cart, mahirap sa food tapos retail pa, not unless ikaw ag franchisor or distributor, before ka pa malugi or kumita, kumita na sila sa umpisa palang. But fret not! I hope that you find the perfect location and reach the right market for your business. More power!
marcelina bondoc says
This message will add confidence to me in my future business. Thanks a lot sir jon.
Randy Amor says
Hello Mr. Jon,
Gusto ko sana mag business ng ebook online store. My idea is hindi ako mag susulat o gagawa ng ebook. Bibili ako ng ebook sa mga publishers then resell ko lang sa sarili kong online store. Hingi sana ako ng tulong sa iyo kung pano mag set up ngganitong business.
I like reading your post and very interested po ako sa pinapakilala nyong business…my problem is i dont have the money yet to enroll at your webinars and classes, im a struggling mother with no job ever since i got my kids…still i find your emails very useful…i get some fantastic ideas and hope i can use them soon for the future of my family…
reina m. belza says
I am 60 yrs old real estate broker. Ask ko if at my age ay pwede p ako maka ipon for my retirement?
Hi sir,gusto kong negosyo yung tulad mo may freedom sa pamilya at hindi pagod,pero i dont have any idea or experience sa business,until now im dreaming and planning a business,can you give me and advice? Grade 6 lng din natapos ko at single mother with 4children,location ko po ngayon dito sa saudi arabia im working as a DH. Gusto ko ng makasama ang mga anak ko hbang maliit pa sila gusto kong gabayan sa knilang paglaki.pls help me to find the right business small capital pero malaki ang kitaan.thanks and more power sir!
Habang binabasa ko po itong article nyo, naisip ko na kailangan ko pa palang kumita ng 20K a month para pwede ng magresign.. 🙂
lydia mallari says
as of now im jobless..i resigned from my work as fed up of it and walang asenso..i want to put up a food business as im enjoying cooking now..lutong ulam..kaso hirap mag hanap ng location at cn u give me a catchy name of a karienderia ? thnaks po sir..
I want to sell your books, how can you help me on this? How can i invest my money to you? Please message me. Thanks.
Raul G. Guitarte says
Sir I would like to solicit your good ideas about starting a business. I have resigned my job so that I can pay-off my debts, and now I would like to start a business. I am now 40 years old. I left 300k from my retirement after settling all my obligations. Actually I love and like animals especially chickens and pigs, is it right for me to start a business in raising animals.Is it a viable business.
Jon Oraña says
You have to do your own research and study on this business. You should NEVER invest in a business that you don’t know anything about. The best thing to do is talk to people who already have a successful poultry business.
Hi sir im really happy evrytime i read your article sobrang nakaka inspire. May business na po ako na boutique (shoes,bags,dress,curtain) but until now ala parin ako ipon , i spend too much na yata pero parang wala pa din at kalimitan pa nagkakautang ako. I think mali ang pagpapatakbo ko sa negosyo.pls.help me kung anung magandang strategy about this.thank u so much.more power
Jon Oraña says
You need to learn how to effectively market and sell your products. That’s your main job. Once your making enough sales, your money can solve a lot of business problems.
JULIUS F. STA.ANA says
Hi sir, I’m inspired sa mga message mo sa mga nagsisimula sa bizniz at marami ang natutulungan mo. Right now my present job is loan collector sguro skills ko talaga to kasi 2012 ako na assigned sa work na to..imagine ang quota ko is 1.3 million a month collection medyo malaki talaga ang role ko sa company namin then my salary is 9thousand per month only. Kaya kahit anong sipag ko sa work ko matagal ang asenso ko coz maliit lang ang kita ko. Mahirap Maka ipon pag maliit lang kita. In my ability paano ako Maka start ng bisniz? May collector bang umasenso? Just advise me sir ano ang gagawin ko..
Hi sir, my friend and i are planning to start an online travel and tours but affiliated to one of the online travel and tours here in the Philippines. Is it okay to start with this kind of business? Is this a good take off for us? Thanks for your reply to this…God bless ☺
Joel Chan says
I suggest that we can keep your day job, but you must also spend time minding your own business (i.e. investing in assets). be cautions against buying luxuries before you are rich. I suggests that you wait until your assets have yielded enough money to buy that Mercedes or new boat you’ve been eyeing
I am happy to have come across this article, I have been trying to free myself financially but at the same keep my current job, but retire in my early 30’s.
I had difficulty with my first business venture which is a franchised food cart business. It is true when you said that if you want a certain amount of earnings per month, you have to plan what kind of business you have to invest on. I say invest on the source which you can supply in bulk, not in retail. But still start with retail as your stepping stone if you don’t have the big capital.