An entrepreneur is a starter. An entrepreneur is an initiator, a challenger and a driver. Someone that creates something new, either an initiative, a business or a company. He or she is the beginning (and sometimes the end) of a venture, project or activity. – www.entrepreneur.com
As an entrepreneur, you are always headed towards making something from nothing, and the unknown.
You will without a doubt learn many things along the way and make some mistakes. But what if you didn’t have to make some of those mistakes?
You’d save yourself time, money, and stress, so that you can focus on the importance of growing your business.
Some of the things that will help you save some time and resources are
- You don’t need to spend a huge amount of money
How can you justify spending thousands of dollars to start a business when you don’t even know if there’s a market for what you’re selling?
I’m not saying don’t take a risk, no—I’m saying only take a risk if you have to. And, a calculated risk at that.
There a numerous testimonials of people who started their businesses with little or no money
You really don’t need thousands of dollars to determine whether or not your product will actually sell. Try setting up a simple landing page to see if you can capture anyone’s interest.
If you get traffic but nothing converts, keep working on your marketing tactics to ensure you’re marketing to the appropriate demographic.
If you get traffic and capture a few emails, then you’re on the right track.
If you are able to get a sale from that landing page—then it’s game on. Now is the time you should consider investing more than a few hundred dollars into your business.
It’s better to play it safe than to be thousands of dollars in the hole, especially if you’re trying to do this all by yourself.
2- Work on building good content
Unfortunately just because you have a website, doesn’t mean people will know about it.
Sure, you could wait months for your website to maybe start showing up in Google search results after doing minor SEO tweaks—but that’s a long time to wait. Heck, there’s no guarantee that you will even show up in Google search results for the terms you want if it’s a competitive market.
Why not start with a strong marketing strategy from the get go?
With the following,you are sure to go a long way
- Email your favourite product blogs
- Post across all of your personal social media accounts
- Share with friends and family
- Setup a prelaunch landing page to capture emails
- Try giving away a product or two to influencers or interested audience
If you launch and nobody comes, launch again
3- Your biggest competition is YOU
There’s nothing better than spending an afternoon on the couch watching movies.
But every time you hit “continue watching” after blazing through a few episodes of your new favorite show, you’re just spending valuable time.
You’re letting your competition (laziness) beat you. This, as a result, means others who aren’t being lazy are making strides towards their goals.
I’m not saying don’t watch movies—in fact, it’s a good way to unwind after a day’s work.
But consider it a form of delayed gratification—a productivity strategy that some highly successful people implement into their daily routine. Reward yourself with an episode of your favorite show only after you get work done.
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