Your Big Idea

When I first started out in the online arena, I sold handmade clothes on Etsy. I was sixteen and made some pretty good scratch designing and sewing dresses for brides. Growing up, our mom was always creating. She would make our prom and dance dresses, historical costumes for our dance team and matching outfits for us to wear (I’ll have to find some to add to this!). She would make piñatas and cakes and decorations and the funniest invitations to our birthday parties. My mom taught me how to sew and I fell in love with creating something from a pile of fabric with pins and a plan in hand.

Sewing was my passion. My one true love. I even went to school to get a degree in Performing Arts with an emphasis on Costume Design and Technology. I got to travel the world working with performers and most importantly, their costumes. It made sense to have a business sewing and making things. I was good at it. I loved it. And it was the perfect fit for me in that season of my life.

Chances are, you already know what you are passionate about. Now you just need to figure out how to monetize that passion. The #20DayLaunch plan doesn’t cover finding an idea, there are so many others that are experts in this arena that I’ll ask you the following questions and direct you to some great resources:

  • What do you love to create or do?
  • What do people ask you to make for them?
  • If you could choose your salary, what work would you enjoy?
  • Is there anything you can do that has very minimal overhead?
  • Who do you like working with? What does your ideal client look like? Would they buy into your idea?

Think about your answers, what do they have in common? If you need more help deciding what your big idea might be, head over to byRegina and check out her resources on business ideas.

In the meantime, here is a list of some ideas from Ryan Robinson.


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