That Great Business Idea: Your Ability!

Ryan Seacrest Host of American Idol (Photo Courtesy:Ranqer)

So we noticed most of the success stories we have featured so far, have been in the internet and tech industry, we then decided to draw up a list of names of other individuals that are in other industries. One distinct category we came up with, were individuals that turned their abilities into business successes, and we felt we should share this with you.

Many times people think starting a business or being an entrepreneur is about one big idea and a capital to push it, but we disagree with this on many grounds.

At CreativityTurf we believe and we know for a fact, that you can turn your abilities into a business. I purposely have not used the word ‘talent’ because most times, you might find it difficult to say what your talent actually is, but if you are asked to say what you are very good at, you would be able to say something and this is what I refer to as ‘your abilities’.

I know a lady, who has a passion for arranging a photography set (Set designer), one weekend she decided to walk into a studio, just to see what designing a set was like. She loved every bit of it and even offered some suggestions, she then decided that she was going to make time to attend a studio session at least once every week. By the fifth week a photographer loved her arrangements and invited her over to his studio (her first set designing job, she got paid £850 for just a couple of hours) and she did this for the next 6 months. She now owns her design company. You might say, Why make it sound so simple? The truth is, it is simple. For some of you, you wouldn’t have to quit your day job, till it gets running properly. For others you will have to do that. But you will know best, the choice that suits you.

On a bigger scale, people like Ryan Seacrest, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Jay Z, David Beckham have mastered how to turn their abilities into money-making business. Meanwhile, there are also many other individuals in this field that have failed to recognise this as an income generating activity. If you go to the streets of Brazil or Nigeria, you will see thousands of skilful young boys playing football, but they haven’t been able to turn it into an income. But look at Beckham, with all due respect, he is not much of a talented footballer, he is just good at what he does, but he has used that to turn himself into a multi-million dollar brand.

I watched a video of Tom Ford, and he said something interesting, he said for years, he had helped the Gucci brand, before later realising that he could also own his own brand. You might have a flare for design, photography or fashion, explore this ability and it might as well be a business venture for you.

Over the next few days we will feature the profiles of 5 Fashionpreneurs. And we hope their stories will help inspire you to turn ‘your ability’ into an income generating business success.

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  4. Ojie says:

    I RECALL WATCHING AN EPISODE OF THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW AND SHE SAID THAT THE TRICK TO BEING SUCCESSFUL IS TO DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE SO MUCH YOU WILL NOT MIND DOING IT FOR FREE. HENCE, I AGREE TOTALLY THAT ONE CAN EASILY TURN THEIR “ABILITIES” INTO PROFITABLE BUSINESS. I MEAN LOOK AT TYRA BANKS FOR INSTANCE, SHE HAS SUCCESSFULLY, TURNED MODELLING INTO A HIT TELEVISION SERIES WHICH HAS SPAWNED ABOUT 20 SOMETHING VERSIONS ROUND THE WORLD. THE QUESTION SHOULD BE ” ARE PEOPLE WILLING TO TAKE THAT RISK OF THE UNKNOWN?”

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