Ditch the Desk, Embrace Freedom: 10 Reasons Online Entrepreneurs Thrive

Juggling dreams with tight deadlines, squeezing passion into a schedule crammed with board meetings and client calls? I get it. I was there too, my entrepreneurial fire ignited not by spreadsheets but by a tiny pair of hands, born a bit too soon. My boss, bless his quarterly reports, wasn’t keen on doctor’s appointments every other week. So, I did what any resourceful entrepreneur would do – I took my skills, the ones honed in late nights and high-pressure deals, and spun them into a digital goldmine: a website for moms like us.

It wasn’t just a shop or a blog – it was a community, a lifeline, a virtual nursery built with code and fueled by coffee. And it took off! Over 100,000 moms found their way to my digital haven, each click a lullaby, each comment a warm blanket. It was a symphony of hope, and you know what? A big media company bought the whole masterpiece, proving that sometimes, the best ideas bloom in the most unexpected places.

That’s when I tasted freedom, not just financial (although that was pretty sweet), but the kind where you work around your life, not the other way around. No fancy leases, no crippling overhead, just me, my laptop, and a world of possibilities. We were building a house then, every penny precious, every risk measured. But online, I found my playground – boundless reach without the exorbitant rent. Why limit myself to a few city blocks when the internet offered an infinite horizon?

Entrepreneurs often come to me with the hope of starting a physical business, like a cool office space or retail space to sell their product. Usually, I advise them against it or at least open their eyes to the idea of starting an online business. Why sell your product in a store where only people in a 10 to 20-mile radius will shop there when you can create an online business and sell your product to people worldwide?

Let me tell you, friends, online entrepreneurship isn’t just about escaping the cubicle – it’s about redefining success. It’s about painting your masterpiece on the web, with the world as your canvas and your hustle as your brush. Imagine waking up to sales notifications from Bali, your business ticking merrily while you catch a sunset in Greece. This, my friends, is the magic we share – the power to build on our own terms, with freedom fueling our fire.

So, are you ready to ditch the limitations and paint your own online masterpiece? Let’s rewrite the rules, together. The world is waiting, and your story’s only just beginning.

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Here are 10 reasons why you should become an online entrepreneur: 

Low Risk, Limitless Rewards – The Allure of Online Entrepreneurship

Startup costs are very low, and your opportunity to scale quickly is right in front of you. Would you rather pay thousands of dollars each month for office space or $100 a year for a website domain? It’s much less stressful to start a business without going into debt first. Once you start to make money, you can scale your business up and start hiring people.

Location Independent Lifestyle – Work & Wander the World as an Online Entrepreneur

This means you can get clients — and hire employees — from all over the world. Gone are the days of looking for a great web developer in your city, for example. They can live anywhere and do an amazing job for you. When everything you do is online, the pool of employees you can choose from gets much bigger.

Craft Your Days with Online Business Freedom

Think of how much time you waste getting ready for work, driving to work, driving to lunch, driving to meetings and driving home. What if everything you did was online and you only had to work when you wanted to? Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you can work whenever it’s most convenient for you. I remember clocking in and out at the ad agency I worked for right out of college. Many days, I’d be finished with my tasks for the day but I had to sit there until the clock hit 5 pm so I could leave — what a waste of time! If you work online, you can finish your tasks and then go outside, work out, meet a friend, etc. You’ll make way better use of your time.

Financial Independence Awaits Your Online Hustle

When you have little to no overhead, the money you make goes in your pocket. When you have a brick-and-mortar operation, you first have to pay all of your bills, your employees and your rent before you take home anything. Low overhead costs mean more money in your pocket.

No Room for the Mundane – The Thrilling Rollercoaster of Online Business

You’re wearing every hat in the business when you start out, which can be hard, but it’s so rewarding knowing that you did that job and succeeded — plus, now you can teach someone else to do the job when you hire more people. If you work for a big corporation, you’re usually only working in one area and you do the same tasks over and over every day. Entrepreneurship brings a new challenge every day.

Purpose-Driven Profits – Build a Business You Believe In

When you’re truly passionate about the product or service you provide, you’re living out your dream, not someone else’s. When you create your own business, it’s your purpose and your calling.

Build Your Networking Powerhouse and Elevate Your Brand

You’ll no longer see the same people every day at work because your network is online, connecting you to people worldwide. We have a client in Fiji and Italy — it’s so much fun to work with clients in places you like to travel! You can book business meetings that you write off while you enjoy some personal time as well.

The Magic of Passive Income in Online Business

When your business is online, people can buy from you 24/7 — you can literally make money while you sleep!

It makes you happy.

There’s something about working for yourself, doing business on your terms and controlling your own destiny that make you feel happy and content at the end of the day. Most of the entrepreneurs I coach are happy, even the ones who haven’t made any money yet. Being your own boss is an amazing feeling!

Beyond Profits – Build a Legacy that Makes a Mark with Online Entrepreneurship

Look at Steve Jobs — his legacy is still going strong and will continue for many years to come.

Becoming an entrepreneur is very rewarding, but becoming an online entrepreneur will give you even more opportunities, which will allow you to build the life of your dreams.

Deedra Determan, Founder

Deedra Determan started her career working in television for one of the top media companies in the country and later became a marketing consultant in the television industry.

Determan went on to launch a niche website for moms in her local market with over 100,000 moms visiting the website each month using the power of Facebook. After one year from launching, Determan sold the website to Oklahoma Media Company, Griffin Communications. Determan went on to launch a digital marketing agency, D2 Branding – Tulsa SEO, Marketing, and Website Design that was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur360.

Determan is the host of the Do It My Way Podcast Show, empowering women business owners and CEO’s to do business on their terms with no regrets, hesitation or fear. Determan coaches these women on how to create a personal brand so they can live a life of financial freedom, working when they want to work and making the money they want to make!