My name is Emile Weyi, your Cameroon online business coach. In this post, I’ll explain why you still need a job as you think of creating a blog in Cameroon.
Be grateful you have a job.
Work is scarce in our country. I don’t need to tell you that. All of us have a story that confirms the high level of unemployment in our country.
So, I encourage you to keep your present job.
Nothing stops you from managing both a job and a blog in Cameroon at the same time.
When your blog grows, you can still run it as a moonlight business until you’re sure that the blog can sustain you financially.
Only then may you quit.
What if I don’t have a job?
If you’ve never had a job before, I encourage you to look for one even as you start building your blog.
There is a lot to learn from others no matter the profession or industry you happen to find yourself in.
While working at my first job in a relatively big company, I learned a lot.
The red tape that exists in big organizations is no small thing. A co-worker in the same open office space will prefer to communicate by email rather than just turn around to talk to you in person.
While there, I saw the disadvantage of bureaucracy in business. At YesOrYes.co, I’m constantly looking for ways to spot them just like Yves Morieux explained in his famous Ted Talk.
At my second job with a small company, I witnessed first-hand how a traditional business is built from day one.
I was the third employee. I participated in just about everything to get the company to its feet.
At another job, I took a direct sales position. With this job, I walked pass the fear of rejection.
Even though all three experiences did not end up well for economic reasons, I learned a lot and I’m grateful my former bosses gave me the opportunity to experience the business world.
Work experiences are invaluable in your journey as an entrepreneur
Put some effort to finding a job. Even when you get one, keep it to be able to pay your bills while you work on your blog and business.
The experiences you’ll get along the way will be priceless when you finally decide to take the leap of faith into the open.
Finding a job is essential because you need to survive. Even when you have a job, keep it jealously and build your business on the side. If you can’t find a job, invest in a more intentional approach in your job campaign.
You need a two way approach like this because you should not entirely base your livelihood on a job. It can end at any time. Start planning your business now.
What has been your experiences entrepreneuring and working a regular 8 – 5? Let us know in the comment section below.