Starting a new business in 2016 is a lot like using a plastic shovel on a beach to build a house. You can, technically, accomplish the goal. But, if you’re going to be so tied to a shoestring budget that you have to use primitive tools, your journey will be even longer than if you just did it right to begin with.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had more emails from people wanting help with starting a business than I have in the past six months. What’s interesting, is that almost all of these inquiries are from people who do not yet have a product or service in mind to start their business with. How can I help anyone to launch a business when they don’t even have the idea conceived yet?
Well, there is an answer. One of my long-time business mentors Fred Gleeck posted a very interesting blog post on his website YEARS ago called “Selecting Your Niche: 10 Things to Consider When Selling Info Products.” This is a great (and timeless) list and I highly suggest you read it whether you are just starting your business or if you have sort of plateaued over the past year.
I think there’s an 11th to his list of 10 though. I believe you really must ask the question of yourself whether you are going to start this business of yours on a casual, sort of “rec-league” level, or if you will be going full-boar forward….more like “competitive league.”
You can start a business casually. Just don’t expect the same level of results as fast as someone who has the competitive get-it-done-now instinct and work ethic.
Here are two more blog posts I recommend to folks when they email me wanting to know how to get started with a business online. These two I wrote myself since I seemed to be telling people the same things over and over again. Just easier to make a blog post and direct people to it.
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