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$1 000, 50 days, what business?

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joel.nilsson

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Hi, I got a job offer, but it's in October, so now I got 40 days and $1 000. But nothing to do.

I've always wanted to start a business. My goal is to start a Startup in a couple of years where we build homes/communities/cities under and on water. There are no such things yet, and it's destined to happen someday in the future.
Anyways, I can't try to do that yet (Inexperienced, don't have enough knowledge/degree, and I'm too immature.....

So, therefore I want to start a business or a couple before that. Preferably a physical product-based business and not a service-based.

And ATM I can only invest around $1 000.

Do you guys have any ideas? What would you do in my position?

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvHDT0ZxSmw
(maybe something like this, sounds interesting to me)

And the role is remote so I'll be able to do a lot of work on the business when my role starts.


Would greatly appreciate all the feedback I can get, since people on this Forum are extremely nice and knowledgeable!

Thanks
 
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Kak

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I never understood the “my first action as an entrepreneur is to ask other people what to do” thing.

We get a lot of this around here @joel.nilsson.

You will get out of this what you put into it. Right now you are willing to put only $1000, a bit of spare time, and someone else’s idea together. Definitely manage your expectations because meaningful success is unlikely with this plan.

Your focus is on you, not the market and how to serve it. It is harder than: “I have this, I’ll spend that, I can work this hard, tell ME what to do.”

You even say that something like some guy’s clickbait 50m dollar business in 6 minutes appeals to you. You don’t say.

You put yourself in a box with no explanation and I’m sure you used nonsense reasoning to declare you want to sell products instead of a service. Why?

To be successful with entrepreneurship:

- Serve the market first. You benefit anyway.

- Live it. Be willing to do what it takes. Even if that’s a service that takes more than 50 days and some spare time.

- Figure it out, including resources you don’t have.

In other words… Don’t fit your business to you. Fit it to the market.
 
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AmppaDamppa

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Read the book. Use your brain. Take action.

Nobody else will do it for you.
Really helpful... Dude asked for ideas on what people would do in his position. Reading a book and using your own brain without anything else isn't really a thing.
 

Kak

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Really helpful... Dude asked for ideas on what people would do in his position. Reading a book and using your own brain without anything else isn't really a thing.

I would spend a couple of days here reading the gold and notable threads. You'll get PLENTY of ideas that'll get your brain flowing.

Huh?

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Simon Angel

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Really helpful... Dude asked for ideas on what people would do in his position. Reading a book and using your own brain without anything else isn't really a thing.

I can tell by reading his post that he hasn't really grasped the concepts from the book.

Seeing as you're defending him for asking us to do the hard work FOR him, I'd wager you haven't as well.

So reading the book again IS a thing.
 

AmppaDamppa

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I can tell by reading his post that he hasn't really grasped the concepts from the book.

Seeing as you're defending him for asking us to do the hard work FOR him, I'd wager you haven't as well.

So reading the book again IS a thing.
I see your point! However, asking for tips on where to get started isn't doing the hard work for him. Although, I understand your view too, as all the ways to research and learn are right here, and it takes a bit of initiative.

Reading the book again would do good for sure.
 
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Johnny boy

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You prefer a product business right now because you are lazy.

You need income, suck it up and go get some income. You can make 10k a month just not being lazy and putting your effort into work that people actually need. You can also just go get a low-paying job working just as hard and make 2k a month but that's for retards. Go use a tiny tiny bit of your brain and find something you can make $500 a day doing for others.
 

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