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Day 37: "Mans Best Friend" now under construction

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Christopher104

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On day 18 I mentioned that I had been working on a website called "DogPedia", a website meant to give information about dog breeds. Well, I scrapped that project because I wanted to work on something much more ambitious.

It's called: Man's Best Friend

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(Don't judge too soon, it looks like crap bc CSS hasn't been added to the code yet...)

Its not just about dogs anymore. it also features cats, birds, and other types of exotic pets.

Not only will it have an info content system about different pets, but it will also have:

a custom product design and retail service (will require a wholesaler)

a distribution of service catalog like cat sitting or dog training in the user's local area. (will require certified professionals)

While this program isn't my main idea, it will still allow me to get my feet wet and learn how to face some of the challenges that will come with being an entrepreneur. It will take me a few years but once I see this through to the very end, I will have acquired a skillset that opens endless possibilities for ideas. If one retail idea fails, then I can scan for market needs and know how to execute another.

This is gonna be good. Ill update when I've made significant progress. See you on the Fastlane …
 

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This sounds awesome!

Just my two cents, but for your MVP you may benefit from choosing either the product retail service or the service catalogue to start out (as opposed to developing them in parallel). I say this because it would be better to knock one of them out of the park then have to divide your effort to both at once - they have very different business processes. From a competitive angle, you'll be trying to determine how to compete with existing product retailers and existing service catalogues - you'd be fighting two battles at once in terms of market penetration. Finally, from a coding implementation perspective, pursuing both at once will add higher complexity to your database schema, user interface, etc. It's doable, and if you think doubling up on those monetization strategies is the better way to go, ignore what I've said. Just throwing that out there so you're aware of potential challenges.

- Cheers
 

Christopher104

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This sounds awesome!

Just my two cents, but for your MVP you may benefit from choosing either the product retail service or the service catalogue to start out (as opposed to developing them in parallel). I say this because it would be better to knock one of them out of the park then have to divide your effort to both at once - they have very different business processes. From a competitive angle, you'll be trying to determine how to compete with existing product retailers and existing service catalogues - you'd be fighting two battles at once in terms of market penetration. Finally, from a coding implementation perspective, pursuing both at once will add higher complexity to your database schema, user interface, etc. It's doable, and if you think doubling up on those monetization strategies is the better way to go, ignore what I've said. Just throwing that out there so you're aware of potential challenges.

- Cheers
Thanks for the advice. I'll keep this in mind moving forward.
 

Christopher104

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All the best! How are you planning on making money with this project?
The program will have three main services:
1. Entertainment/information content. I'll be able to sell Ad space with this. The content will also cleverly but non-aggressively prompt the reader to visit...

2. A retail system that will keep a percent of what the exclusive wholesalers provide the consumer.

3. A service system that sells leads to dog trainers or sitters. This is what MJ did with customers looking for limo zines btw.
 

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The program will have three main services:
1. Entertainment/information content. I'll be able to sell Ad space with this. The content will also cleverly but non-aggressively prompt the reader to visit...

2. A retail system that will keep a percent of what the exclusive wholesalers provide the consumer.

3. A service system that sells leads to dog trainers or sitters. This is what MJ did with customers looking for limo zines btw.
Sounds great! Have you thought about selling info products on raising a puppy, training, diet etc?
 

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