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  1. Akeem

    EXECUTION How I made 6 figures at age 20

    Thank you and yes, one of my main priorities right now is to scale the business up as much as possible. I will be updating the post once certain objectives have been met :)
  2. Akeem

    EXECUTION How I made 6 figures at age 20

    Before setting up, we have an agreement with the business in question in regard to timing. Some businesses don't mind their spare TV (or a TV they're financing) being used to generate ad revenue for them and us whereas others want the TV running ads for a period of time. Whatever it states in...
  3. Akeem

    EXECUTION How I made 6 figures at age 20

    I started off calling local businesses which I knew had a TV/monitor. For others, they came from word-of-mouth to which they already knew they had to have a TV/monitor. All other cold-call clients which I called, I asked, yes. Once I started to get 'no' a lot, I knew it was a gap which I was...
  4. Akeem

    EXECUTION How I made 6 figures at age 20

    At the very beginning, I was definitely considering doing just that, but with a 24" monitor (as I didn't want to spend £500+ just for 1 business). I ended up, however, not doing that and just focusing on those businesses that already had a TV/monitor. It wasn't until a good few months into the...
  5. Akeem

    EXECUTION How I made 6 figures at age 20

    The UK is very similar. I'd say JCDecaux is the bigger company here. RGB dot-matrix was something I was looking at but I didn't know how many nits they were (brightness) as I wanted to place them outdoors and they needed to be seen even when it was sunny/bright outside. For some reason, I...
  6. Akeem

    EXECUTION How I made 6 figures at age 20

    One thing I did was just surf the web for RPi projects. All the little (somewhat useless) ideas actually kind of pushed me in the right direction until I decided which one was most viable. I'd suggest ordering one and seeing how it goes from there. There's plenty of simple OS' for it and I just...
  7. Akeem

    EXECUTION How I made 6 figures at age 20

    I was more energetic and confident about myself and my product that I didn't really give myself much room to think about possible failures. The truth is, I didn't know exactly what would happen when I went in there and I didn't know whether others would listen and advertise. All I knew was that...
  8. Akeem

    EXECUTION How I made 6 figures at age 20

    I'd just like to mention that this post does not sponsor/sell any courses or get you to subscribe to blah blah blah. I've been around this forum for a few years and have yet to create a thread introducing myself so I thought I'd do it today and tell you all a short and to-the-point story of how...
  9. Akeem

    What have you succeeded with? B2B vs B2C

    I'm surprised to see the majority of replies are B2B. As for myself, I can sell to customers quite easily whereas with businesses, well, they're in the same boat as me. It's not necessarily impossible, just a lot more difficult in comparison to the alternative. I find that: so long as your...
  10. Akeem

    INTRO 20 Years Old from the UK

    Hey twj97, I was originally going to just say hello, share my 2 cents and leave, but it appears you might just be from the same city as me, that's crazy. The UK really is a small place lol. After reading your posts, some of the parts really hit home. If you're ever looking for any...
  11. Akeem

    WEB/DIGITAL I'm an internet entrepreneur looking to create an STI/STD private question and answer site. Looking

    It's viable, but it has been done plenty of times. The idea, as mentioned above, has already been validated. Personally, if I was going to go ahead with an idea such as this one, I'd probably not niche it. Instead of STD/STI, go for anything medical related. Just to open your doors to more...
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    WEB/DIGITAL I'm an internet entrepreneur looking to create an STI/STD private question and answer site. Looking

    Website wise it sounds entirely viable, possibly as simple as a private chat with a medical professional to get answers to medical questions and voila. What about certain other scenarios, such as when the doctor needs to physically examine a patient? In those circumstances wouldn't the website...
  13. Akeem

    Cross Platform Progressive Web Apps

    Speed is a massive downside to PWAs when compared to alternatives such as a native or hybrid application. PWAs make it more difficult to store internal files on a user's mobile device (away from service worker and cache stuff). You can't use most device features through a PWA, meaning you're...
  14. Akeem

    Cross Platform Progressive Web Apps

    PWAs are fabulous, however, a lot of people underestimate a basic mobile application. I ran into a ton of problems when I tested my own idea as a PWA. Sure, you can get push notifications that can increase engagement and you get an icon on the homescreen, however, IMO the bad outweighs the...
  15. Akeem

    Interactive Website Fastlane Business - Question!

    As (almost) everyone has pointed out, you'll need to learn about the back-end as well as the front-end. The front-end consists of the design and content and the back-end is equally as important as it'll make sure everything works like clock work (data saves, is viewable, editable etc.) HTML...
  16. Akeem

    The WHY that pushes me to work and never relent. Does anyone else think this way?

    I agree with you on the main point, however, I think it's better to be motivated for a reason other than to prolong your life. I feel it can trigger depression, anxiety, nervous breakdowns etc in the long run when you eventually realise you're not getting any closer to actually prolonging your...
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    The WHY that pushes me to work and never relent. Does anyone else think this way?

    Not to challenge your thoughts or offend you but what you're saying, in the most simplest of forms is that death once scared you (and still does) and therefore you've turned it into a motivation to work hard, build your wealth and spend it funding a concept which may or may not come true, ever...
  18. Akeem

    How much money did you use to start your business?

    Believe it or not, I spent nothing and quite literally made "money from nothing". I don't know whether you'd class it as a business or just an idea to make money which (fast forward 2 years later) became one of my top sources of income. I happened to come across software being sold on an...
  19. Akeem

    How I built a following of 3.8 Million on Instagram. Blueprint

    What's your biggest account's following and why not just share the username so we can see for ourselves :)
  20. Akeem

    OFF-TOPIC Survivorship bias: Is it Unscripted?

    Survival bias or not, we all have had a taste of life. The ups as well as the downs. There are almost 8 billion inhabitants on planet earth and to any sane person, there will obviously be risk and competition involved, whatever the competition itself may be. Believing in survival bias and...
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