It takes more energy to initially move a vehicle than it does to keep it moving.

The same can also be said for your freelance business. Often times, starting out can be a daunting task. Instead of thinking what we can do to start moving, we focus on what we need to do to keep moving.

The problem is that we can’t keep moving if we don’t start. When taking those first steps to start your freelance business, it’s crucial to not get stuck at a certain point, but to continue pushing forward.

The Idea Stage is one of the most common places that new businesses get stuck. Sometimes we think too much, sometimes too little. Sometimes we think too big, or too small.

Tuts+ explains why we can get stuck at the Idea Stage, then provides us with 4 amazing steps to make sure that your business starts moving, and continues in the right direction.

“Why It’s So Easy to Get Stuck at the Idea Stage

Let’s look at the reasons that coming up with ideas proves to be a black hole for many people who could be successful business owners.

Ideas are way too easy to find. Ideas are everywhere. Want proof of this? Just Google “ideas for freelance businesses”. In just a few minutes, you’ll have more ideas than you could ever execute in a lifetime. And that’s the problem. Having too many ideas leads to analysis paralysis. You don’t know where to start. So you don’t get started at all.

You don’t know whether your ideas are good. Starting an online business takes time and money. Is it really worth launching a website to promote your services when you don’t even know if people will buy them?

You doubt your own abilities. You’ve got some design skills, and you think you’re pretty good at what you do. But will clients think the same? No one likes to be judged negatively, so this fear makes a lot of sense.

Fortunately, there’s a simple process you can follow that allows you to overcome these hurdles and settle on a business idea that you’ll know has potential.

Ready to get started? Then let’s begin…”

See all 4 steps at Tuts+.