Gig Economy News: ProcrastiNation

Sleep through the summer? You can still kick it into high gear this fall.

Can you believe it’s already Labor Day? Summer’s come and gone, and those ideas are still just sitting in your phone. So let’s pack your tendency to procrastinate away with white pants and let’s get sh#! done this fall!  Going from concept to company can certainly be a roller coaster, but if you don’t try you’ll never know what could be in store—and the seasonal transition is the perfect time to kick your ideas into high gear. This special-edition Gig Economy News is all about giving you a little push, and some great resources to turn your idea into a business.

Start Somewhere

Too many people stop themselves from pursuing success because they don’t have all of the answers to how to start and grow a business. The most important thing though is just to start! For some great inspiration about this, check out how Bulletproof Coffee went from a simple blog to a 50 million dollar company. The founder didn’t know where his idea would take him, but that didn’t stop him from starting something big!

Start Today

Ok, we’ve convinced you to start! But where to begin? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our recent post with six things you can do today to start your new business. Take a look, and then take the first step.

Take Strides, Avoid Missteps

The good news about building a business from an idea is that there are plenty of resources available to entrepreneurs of all stripes. Whether you’re entering tech, art, food or any other space, there’s someone on the internet who has been there and done that and has great advice and insights to offer as a result. To get you started, take a look at this list of Do’s and Don’ts for bringing your idea to life.

See it to Believe It

When selling a new product, either to investors or direct to customers, it helps to have a visual representation so that potential buyers understand exactly what they’re getting. Sometimes photographs and explanations simply aren’t enough: whether you’re still in the development phase, or you need more in-depth images of just what makes your product special. That’s where digital modeling and illustration come in, check out how you can work with artists to bring your brand concept to life.  

What will you do today to take a step towards building your business? Tell us in the comments!

Mara Friedman
Mara is a writer and editor who has been working with Fiverr since 2014. In true Gig Economy fashion she has written blogs, articles and copy for a variety of online and print publications.