Lots of people are starting their own companies and that’s good, at least its better than not starting or siting around to start some day. The processes are no different for a lot of entrepreneurs. You have an idea->You try to bootstrap or seek funding for it->You build a prototype->You go-to-market to test->Create the real product->Acquire real clients. If you are able to stick around for some time, you could get enough traction to start generating income or if not you fold up for want of money or inadequate paying customers. Your case may be different, but this infographic explains the process really well.