A common question we get from our audience is “can I start an online business without any prior business experience”. Many Muslims believe that the only way to start a business successfully is to have studied business or possess extensive knowledge in marketing, sales, or entrepreneurship in general.
In the past, it may have been essential to have this extensive knowledge when you had to rent a physical location, open a store-front/office and hire staff members. Starting your own business was a long and arduous process that required lots of upfront capital.
However, we currently live in a digital era. Through integrating the use of the internet and all the tools that it offers for free, we are able to start & grow halal online businesses and generate halal income online with no prior business experience or capital.
Here are some tips on how you can do it!
Get Clear On Your Business Idea
What business are you interested in starting and what skills does it require?
Some business models are more complicated than others and have different requirements.
For example, if you wanted to develop an app then it would require knowledge in software, coding, and app development that you will need to learn.
However, if you want to provide service for others, then you don’t need ANY experience, you just need to have a skill or passion that you can monetize. For example, someone who has a background in accounting could start offering accounting services online to small business. Likewise, someone who is passionate about fishing could create an online course on the basics of fishing gear for beginners!
The options are endless, and you can create a service based on your interests, passions, skills, or expertise.
Get The Proper Guidance
Once you have clarity on your business idea, it’s important to have the proper guidance and mentorship to successfully to take the right steps towards your goal without wasting your time and money on strategies that don’t work.
Thanks to online business now being more accessible to all, the barrier of entry is lower. However, this also means it’s important to try and avoid the mistakes of others and have the right guidance to show you what you need to focus on and what you should avoid.
If you are interested in knowing how to use your skills and passions to generate a halal income online then feel free to check our free 45-min masterclass that will walk you through how to building a profitable and impactful halal online business!