25 Ways to Turn YOU Into a Business (Free PDF)

Image of Fortune Cooking Time for ChangeAre you having difficulty coming up with your next business idea? Do you know someone who is?

Sometimes we just need to look inwardly and ask ourselves some key questions to get the wheels turning. It’s OK to not know which direction to go.

It’s also OK to diversify your income streams if you already have an offline business, blog, or a growing niche site empire.

There’s lots of advice out there to help you pick a direction and develop new income streams. But with all the information and advice out there, whose do you accept?

Why not a bit of your own ;)

What I mean about using “a bit of your own” information is you can answer questions about yourself that will help you decide which actions to take next.

Today I’m giving away a free PDF worksheet to help you with those questions. It was made up partly while I was working with a client. It’s a worksheet of 25 ways (or 25 prompts) for you to print out, read to yourself and answer honestly. For each prompt I give you, you’ll fill in the blank.

(Don’t worry, it’s easy. They are all based on you or your own perspectives.)

I also include some extended commentary on each point to frame up some direction for each idea. My intent is for you to get those creative gears turning after you’ve answered the questions and read the commentary.

Then it’s off to the races as you fuse market demand with your own interests!

I ask you to please share this document with others and let them know where you found it. As with all things on Jonalford.com I’m open to your feedback so let me know what you think.

You can either right click and save or click the link to open it and then save the 12-page PDF to your computer.


Click here to download 25 Ways To Turn YOU Into a Business

21 Responses to 25 Ways to Turn YOU Into a Business (Free PDF)
  1. jonathanfigaro
    February 28, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Great book. Slide advice. How long have you been blogging for?

    • Jon
      February 28, 2011 | 7:49 pm

      Hi Jonathan – I registered this site Nov ’10 but I’ve been blogging since 2008 and doing a lot of ghost-writing and consulting since about the summer of 2009 or so. Thanks for your visit.

  2. Sally
    February 28, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    Hey Jon,

    Thanks for the free pdf, it is safely saved onto my pc and I shall go read it now as I have a bad habit of downloading great information, saying to myself… I will read it later and never get around to it!

    I found your blog after a comment you left on Adrienne’s blog, very glad I did.

    Sally :)

    • Jon
      February 28, 2011 | 7:50 pm

      That’s wonderful, Sally. I’m happy to have you here and thanks so much for your comment. May the PDF gift inspire you.

  3. Jk Allen
    March 1, 2011 | 1:18 am

    This was fantastic Jon. I started the ebook and as soon as I complete this quick thank you, I’m heading back to finish it. Tomorrow I will actually go through the activity. I’m a big on deriving an authentic personal brand. This book helps one get there…or helps one sharpen up their game. one more time…thank you!

    • Jon
      March 1, 2011 | 7:04 pm

      You’re quite welcome, Jk. I appreciate your comment and wish you inspiration as you look over the worksheet. We all have those times where we think that everything under the sun has been said and done. While that may be true, when we pour our own unique experiences, perspectives, and personalities into a project (or our content) we can shine new light on an old topic. It becomes new again or new altogether because it’s “topic+me”

      We’re all our own unique enterprise, just have to do a little digging. The deeper you dig the less likely you are to push out the same ol’ tired, rehashed business. That’s why I put this together. To jump-start ideas but also to help people see they can make any endeavor completely new by infusing themselves into it.

  4. Patricia@lavender oil
    March 3, 2011 | 2:32 am

    Hi Jon

    I love reading and definitely read everything I download ;-) Thanks for the generous gift and I will RT and be sure to mention it to my blog readers and followers on Twitter too.

    At the moment I am just about to diversify and hopefully monetize a couple of sites I will be building. Once I finish my research and everything else that goes with building a viable business.

    Thanks so much for sharing this information with us Jon. Much appreciated.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Jon
      March 3, 2011 | 8:09 pm

      Patricia, thanks so much for helping share the gift. How exciting that you’re on a journey to monetize some other sites! I certainly hope you’ll give us a sneak peak here and there on how you progress along your path.

  5. Tinh
    March 4, 2011 | 8:07 am

    Great article and thanks for sharing great worksheet, it helps me very much :-)

    • Jon
      March 4, 2011 | 7:38 pm

      I’m happy to help! Thank you and please stop by again.

  6. Devesh @ How To Blog
    March 18, 2011 | 11:42 am

    HI Jon,

    Great post. I’ve started reading it and looks great so far.

    You did great job man. !

    PS. You should add your username in twitter retweet buton.


    • Jon
      March 18, 2011 | 6:20 pm

      Hi Dev,

      Thanks man! Yep, I have some “spring cleaning” to do around here and the share buttons are definitely on my radar. Thank you for pointing it out and I hope you’ll keep an eye out for me in the future.

  7. Jayne Kopp
    March 18, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    Hey Jon, this sheet is really an excellent resource for those who need to get their creative juices flowing, as well as see the genuine value they can provide to others.

    Excellent in fact! Way to go. I am sure many people will find this helpful to uncover their hidden talents!


    • Jon
      March 18, 2011 | 6:22 pm

      Hey Jayne,

      Thanks for taking a look, I appreciate it. We all need a refresher on the basics from time to time. It’s tough when you have so much advice and information thrown at you; it’s hard to realize you may have some hidden answers within.

  8. Ian Belanger
    March 19, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Hi Jon,

    Thanks for the free PDF. I am going to go through it now. This seems to be just what I needed to get some ideas flowing again. I have been in information overload for the past few weeks. It will be good for me to take a break and read through your PDF.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

    • Jon
      March 19, 2011 | 5:53 pm

      You’re welcome, Ian! Give it a read and with any luck you’ll find inspiration for current or future projects. Information overload, we’ve all been there so don’t feel too bad. Sometimes I get my best inspiration from just stepping away for a day.

      See you soon…

  9. Heather C Stephens
    March 21, 2011 | 1:33 pm

    Hi Jon,

    Love the free report! Nice touch and great way to add value to your readers. Finding a way to turn what you know into an income seems to be a hard thing for many people. Your report will be a huge help, I’m sure!

    Thanks for sharing it. Sorry it took me a while to get over here. Sick kids and then sick mommy. :)


    • Jon
      March 21, 2011 | 6:47 pm


      Thank you for your kind words. Life comes at you fast, no worries. I do hope people found value and came away with a great idea or new direction for their business from the guide. Sometimes all it takes a slight new spin on a topic to set an inspiring series of events into motion.

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  11. Aaron D. Hall, Minnesota
    September 10, 2011 | 1:22 am

    As an attorney in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, your website is a value to my legal practice. I appreciate your contribution.

    Aaron Hall
    Twin Cities Law Firm, LLC
    2812 Anthony Lane S, Suite 200
    Minneapolis, MN 55418-3234

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