What’s stopping you starting your own business?…

Mark Villarosa

I did a personal survey recently by asking people on my list and also speaking with close friends and acquaintances and wanted to share what I discovered with you. 

The 2 most common reasons I hear from people for why they don’t get started in building an online business of their own are,

  • They don’t have IT skills
  • They don’t have money

I want to shed some light on these, and hopefully help to address them constructively. 

No IT skills 

My response to this is always the same when I hear it, “when will you ever gain it, if you never start to learn it?” 

We’re now in the digital age, where information is accessible and learnable online. People also tend to overthink this and make it more daunting than it actually is. 

Here’s the bottom line, you don’t need to know the ins and outs of how to make technology, you just need to know how to use it to your advantage. 

And learning how to use online tools is 100% doable by almost anyone. 

You managed to use the apps and features of your phone or laptop right? You didn’t need to know how to build a smartphone or laptop, you just needed to know how to use them. 

Well, it’s a similar principle i.e. you don’t need to know how to make online tools to start a business, you just need to know how to use them. 

No Money 

This is relative to each person. We’re all different and I’m not one to judge. But there is one common truth and it’s this, if you want to make more money than you currently have or LOTS of money enough to fund a better quality of life and a lifestyle of choice?  

You’re not going to do it by holding on to money tightly. You have to invest it. 

Most people put it in a bank. Keeps it fairly safe and there’s some interest, small as it is. 

People also invest in pension schemes. That’s fine, except, you only benefit from that when you retire. What if you want to live a lifestyle now? 

Others play the stock market, crypto (which btw crashed recently). Another investment route if you have the capital is real estate, flipping houses etc. 

The general rule of thumb is, if you want big returns, you generally also have to take bigger investment risks. 

Most people don’t have £20 – £40k lying around the house they can easily forget if they lost it as an investment. 

Which leaves the only investment that makes sense and is also 100% risk-free.  

And that’s to invest in yourself. 

Whenever you acquire new skills and learn new and better ways to do things, you raise yourself to the next level and no one can take away what you’ve acquired and learned. 

You become your own prime asset. 

My advice to anyone who says they have no money to invest in a business is the same. Invest in education. Invest in yourself. Invest in learning new skills. So that when the money comes, and it will, you’ll be ready. 

Stuart, my mentor, has created a simple-to-follow online program called “Modern Wealthy”.  Stuart’s generated more than $150 million in online revenue from his own personal passion projects. I think very highly of him and recommend him as a great person to learn from.

‘Modern Wealthy’ is about gaining the relevant and up-to-date online money-making skills that will enable people to have more time for family, more time to travel and explore, and more time to do the things with the people they love while living out their true purpose. 

Check it out here.

Speak again soon!

Mark Villarosa

Let your dreams LEAD you

Mark Villarosa - Online Entrepreneur

When I was a teenager…

My dreams were of me onstage, playing music, there were smiling faces of people, I would play my guitar and sing and I made lots of people happy.

I also dreamt of adventure. Driving a car and a motorcycle with the wind in my hair.

Travelling to new places, meeting new people and making new friends.

Those were the dreams I had.

It took me many, many years of soul searching and personal self-development before I found my way back to living the dreams my boyhood self had.

As children, many of us were taught to suppress our natural belief that we could be whatever we dreamed to be, often by well-meaning people who just wanted the best for us.

But in wishing to protect us from falling and getting hurt, may have also clipped our wings and grounded us.

What were your dreams?

What or Who did you want to become?

The dreams we have, especially when we’re young are the essence of who we really are, and who we’re meant to be.

Don’t ever give up on your dreams.

Stay close to them in any way you can.

Dreams are a language our souls use to communicate our deepest and highest purpose in life.

If you have dreams that keep coming back to nudge you every so often?

Listen to them.

That’s your soul trying to remind you, who you really are.


Mark Villarosa - Online Entrepreneur

I’m on a mission to help creative, business-minded people learn how to use Affiliate Marketing and eCommerce to start their own business and earn from the things they love.

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Fight for your Dreams✊

Me playing guitar at 6 years old

One day when I was a young boy…I was practising playing the guitar and having fun with it when my Grandfather came up and said to me…

“Don’t waste your time with that. Study hard, there’s no money being a musician, get good grades so you can get a good job”. 

Although he meant well, I only realised later on in my life how much what he said affected me as a young boy and my confidence in expressing my true self.

So, later in life, to please my loved ones I went to University, graduated and went down the corporate route, specialising in sales & marketing and in fairness my financial situation and professional status kept on rising.

But the more focused and successful I was in my corporate career, the more my soul felt…”sick”.

Like there was a big emptiness & sadness in my heart…

I also felt strangely guilty – as if I had abandoned that little boy who loved to play music. 


 I spent many years feeling guilty, confused and sad about this – before I finally worked out that music and expression was always inside of me, just waiting to be let out and set free again.

I think a lot of people have this experience when they’re young, when someone, maybe a parent or teacher, advises them to take a practical route in studying hard and getting a ‘good job’.

But what most people find later on in life, is that just having a job that pays the bills isn’t what makes them truly happy,

It’s being able to express themselves freely and sharing whatever natural talents they have with others, that creates real self-fulfilment.

Wherever you are in your life’s journey, it’s never too late to do that.

Don’t give up on your dreams🙏 fight to defend them if you have to, they are who you really are.

Even negative feelings like pain, guilt and regret can help us find and discover the right path to reach them by showing us things we need to learn about ourselves…things no one can teach us, and only time and overcoming challenges can reveal best.

The best version of you and the life of your dreams might be the result of a combination of things you have yet to discover about yourself. 

You may have to go through some dark and tough times to reach the other side…but believe me, it will be worth the journey when you arrive. 

Mark Villarosa
Mark Villarosa, Music Artist & Online Entrepreneur