DISCLAIMER!: DO NOT blame me if you get fired. ????
Chances are you’re still working a traditional 9-5 as you’re trying to break out of your 9-5.
A student recently asked me how to achieve this when she’s friends with her boss on Facebook.
While beginning your business under your boss’s nose is done at your own risk, I do have a few tips to get you started.
In this episode, I discuss what starting a business might look like if you’re still working a 9-5 job, and how you can do it without your current boss knowing.
If you’re trying to build a business and leave your 9-5, what’s working and what’s not? Let me know below.
Hey, Julie here today I wanted to talk to you about how to build your business under your boss’ nose.
Before I begin, I need a really big like disclaimer running across the bottom of the screen that says, do not blame me if you get fired because this is something you should do at your own risk. But I understand that a lot of people who are trying to break out of their nine to five, need to do so while they’re still in their nine to five.
I had a question here from a student who said, I’m trying to build my business, but I just don’t know how to get visible when my boss is friends with me on Facebook. So how do I do this?
So the first thing is I would join private communities. Most of my business was found when I joined the private Facebook groups. The best part about it is when you post and respond in a group, nobody can see except those who are in the group.
So join a bunch of groups and go to the members tab and just make sure nobody you know is actually in the group.
Then you can talk and respond and if there are any leads or prospects, go ahead and move over to private messenger in Facebook and then nobody will ever know.
The next thing to consider is to create a business name that’s completely separate from your name.
It may not be the most ideal situation to do so, but if you create a brand name like I did Pipe & Lime Media, you can create a business page and nobody will know that you’re attached to it.
This way you can run ads and traffic straight to that business page and until somebody clicks over and goes to the contact information, they’re not going to necessarily know that it’s you.
You can do this the same way with creating email addresses linked to your business name with things like hello@ then your business name.com or contact@.
This way, you don’t even have to have your name associated in email conversations.
The third thing that’s the most important thing to remember is that you don’t ever want to do business work on your own business during your work hours.
So make sure that if you do take a lunch break, you go out to a cafe and you use your own device and a different internet connection. Do things early in the morning, in the evenings, even in the middle of the night if you have to.
And try to build a business where you can do the work on your own time. There are certain kinds of businesses that just won’t work this way because you have to be available during business hours.
So until you’re ready to leave your nine to five, come up with a business idea that can be done in the evenings, on the weekends and early in the morning.
And if for any reason you need help, just outsource. I know it does reduce your profits a little bit, but if you can get things up and running and you can kind of get that snowball effect when you’re ready to leave your nine to five. If you want to go ahead and let go of your contractors, you can and then reap all the profits for yourself.
I know the best conversations happen after the camera stops rolling, so if you’re trying to leave your nine to five, but let me know in the comments below what’s working for you and what isn’t