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Easier in the USA.

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Hi guys, im from Australia here. reading some of these threads, the US seems an easier place to take advantage of the fastlane. Australia the great country that it is, is a lot harder to accomplish goals with the lack of population to really focus in on. Great to be here.
 
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Hi guys, im from Australia here. reading some of these threads, the US seems an easier place to take advantage of the fastlane. Australia the great country that it is, is a lot harder to accomplish goals with the lack of population to really focus in on. Great to be here.
Australia Population: 25.74 Million

If that's not enough people to turn a business fastlane, what stops you from selling to people in the US?

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Hi guys, im from Australia here. reading some of these threads, the US seems an easier place to take advantage of the fastlane. Australia the great country that it is, is a lot harder to accomplish goals with the lack of population to really focus in on. Great to be here.

If you think 25 million population is bad, then how about 5.5 million? lol
 

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Products or services to the affluent would probably work pretty well. I imagine anything to do with real estate would work fine, especially for super rich foreigners who want to buy property in Australia.

Other than that, if you want an online business, then I agree it's best to go worldwide. I live in a country with 40 million people but it's much poorer than Australia so the global English-speaking market is way better for an online business.
 
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Maybe business is easier in the US, maybe it is not. I don't know.

In my case, it's common in France to think and say that it is a terrible place to do business, and I would tend to agree. However I've never lived in the US, so I refrain from having a definitive opinion on the matter. Here "the government" (taxpayers obviously), will send you 900€ a month even if you don't do shit (I mean, absolutely nothing), for no reason except that you live and breathe. So maybe doing business is "harder", but at the same time you don't have to work 2 odd jobs to support yourself while trying to start up something.

If 10.000 customers, which is 0,038% of the Australian population, pay you 100$ a year, you have a million dollars a year business. Australia having one of the highest standard of living in the world, I guess somehow people manage to get wealthy there too.

Good luck and welcome !
 

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#17 best seller of cat socks in the USA = billionaire

#1 best seller of cat socks in Europe = living in your car under a bridge

Nah, I am joking but the USA does have a massive market for services and goods.

That being said with the internet and social media there is really no borders anymore for a lot of businesses.
I have a friend here in Poland making more in a day than he used to in a whole year.
 

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Brisbane based in Australia, yes we have less population however opportunities are definitely here. Most of the time we are 10 years behind the states/Europe with certain trends.

You are definitely not worse off been here, if anything I would say you have an advantage. Just my 2 cents.
 
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Seven years in Australia and I confirm what you wrote, but do not give up. Indeed It's a COMPLETELY different market of consumers than US.

But...

It's a young country, still growing in population and quality of anything: with the fact that is so far from the rest of the globe, it struggle to keep itself up-to-date, and I believe there is a lot of potential. Must be unlocked.

Girls and ladies are pouring a s*** load of money on a weekly base on cosmetic products that are never the quality level of some countries oversea, good quality wine consumption is increasing among the wealthy society, food variety is expanding, customer service in every field began to slowly improving, very slowly (there's opportunity in leveraging good customer service here), and much more. But as they already said, nothing stops us to deploy doing business online with oversea.

Have you already done a market research and gave a look to the current market trends in down under?
 

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#17 best seller of cat socks in the USA = billionaire

#1 best seller of cat socks in Europe = living in your car under a bridge

Nah, I am joking but the USA does have a massive market for services and goods.

That being said with the internet and social media there is really no borders anymore for a lot of businesses.
I have a friend here in Poland making more in a day than he used to in a whole year.
I am going to be next in queue with your program, Fox.
 

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lol

If you were complaining about Iran, Iraq, Congo, Somalia etc. that would be partially understandable.

Australia is the 10th richest country in the world, which means about top 5%. Living in the first world with stable internet access is doing business in ez mode.

Sure, nothing compares to the North America market (due to its purchasing power and consumer-oriented lifestyle), but there is nothing stopping you from selling to them.
 

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People pay money for solution to painful problems. This is regardless of country. Therefore, find a painful problem that people have and offer the best solution to this problem.
 
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I don't know about Australia, but it's a lot easier to run a business in the US than in Russia, Ukraine or Belarus. 90% of what works in the US wouldn't work in those countries. Especially now. If you were born in the US and not making at least 100k a year you're lazy
 

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Hi guys, im from Australia here. reading some of these threads, the US seems an easier place to take advantage of the fastlane. Australia the great country that it is, is a lot harder to accomplish goals with the lack of population to really focus in on. Great to be here.
I don’t buy it.

There’s a lot more competition here even if there’s a lot more customers.

Don’t pick up some kind of limiting belief just because you declared it so. I even think most first world entrepreneurs would probably be more successful if they moved to the third world, but most never think that way.

I work with companies that specifically avoid the United States because of the extreme competition and cost of doing business. So there’s another side of the coin for you.

There’s headwinds and tailwinds for everything, but there are successful people everywhere. It’s not easy anywhere.
 
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America is the main character of the world. Get out of that dry, communist, upside down country and come to the big leagues dawg
Dude you have a lawn company… I’m sure there are plenty of lawns in Australia.

America is also hardly a capitalist alternative to communist Australia.

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Dude you have a lawn company… I’m sure there are plenty of lawns in Australia.

America is also hardly a capitalist alternative to communist Australia.

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economic freedom chart putting USA 25th is communist gaslighting from loser haters that we protect (for no good reason)

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economic freedom chart putting USA 25th is communist gaslighting from loser haters that we protect (for no good reason)

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While I am beyond thankful for my guns, they aren’t an economic feature of America. More of an insurance policy.

The Heritage Foundation is literally a DC (that’s in murica) think tank and free market lobbying group. They often point out American socialist hypocrisy. They are as capitalist as they come, even trying to come up with a way to objectively measure free enterprise to make America a more globally competitive place to be an entrepreneur.

The fact remains. America is not what it claims to be from an economic freedom standpoint.
 
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While I am beyond thankful for my guns, they aren’t an economic feature of America. More of an insurance policy.

The Heritage Foundation is literally a DC (that’s in murica) think tank and free market lobbying group. They often point out American socialist hypocrisy. They are as capitalist as they come, even trying to come up with a way to objectively measure free enterprise to make America a more globally competitive place to be an entrepreneur.

The fact remains. America is not what it claims to be from an economic freedom standpoint.
Apparently we are also behind Cuba, Zimbabwe, and Iran in fiscal health according to that chart. lmao ok

Singapore's got 26 billionaires, we're pushing up on a thousand.

It's easier here. Or else it would be easier somewhere else. Challange: you get dropped in one country and are told you gotta make a billion, and you'd choose any other country than the US? That's your choice, but it's a dumb one.
 

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Apparently we are also behind Cuba, Zimbabwe, and Iran in fiscal health according to that chart. lmao ok

Singapore's got 26 billionaires, we're pushing up on a thousand.

It's easier here. Or else it would be easier somewhere else. Challange: you get dropped in one country and are told you gotta make a billion, and you'd choose any other country than the US? That's your choice, but it's a dumb one.

Fiscal health is debt math.

Singapore is one billionaire per 207k people.

USA is one billionaire per 450k people.

It’s actually mathematically twice as likely to become a billionaire in Singapore.
 

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Fiscal health is debt math.

Singapore is one billionaire per 207k people.

USA is one billionaire per 450k people.

It’s actually mathematically twice as likely to become a billionaire in Singapore.
they are Chinese born. You're telling me you'd rather go there or to another country to make your money? Go right ahead hahaha
 
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they are Chinese born. You're telling me you'd rather go there or to another country to make your money? Go right ahead hahaha

No I’m not. America isn’t “the big leagues” and it isn’t the capitalist alternative to a communist Australia. It’s just a place where, yes, you can make money, just like Australia.

Moving to America isn’t going to change OPs life and magically make him a successful entrepreneur. If he can’t hack it in Australia he won’t be able to hack it here.

I don’t like giving merit to his excuse.
 
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Indeed communism is strong here in Australia.
Chinese are flowing in bulk to conquer us.
And they eat children.
And everything is red.
I might disconnect, time for the Jinping prey and a bowl of rice.
 

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they are Chinese born. You're telling me you'd rather go there or to another country to make your money? Go right ahead hahaha
What does this is even mean? WTF am I reading here?
 
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I heard Americans like to spend money. E.g. it's easier to make an American part with his/her money than in other countries.
 

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You could stand with foldable chairs near the busy beach and sell a lot with unrealistic prices in the US and fail miserably in AUS. Every market is different. What I can say - It's a lot harder to make it in a small country (1-5 mill ppl). Check the trends, cultures, spending habits etc. before doing anything.
 
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Dude you have a lawn company… I’m sure there are plenty of lawns in Australia.

America is also hardly a capitalist alternative to communist Australia.

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I am from Ireland and also have New Zealand permanent residency (lived there when younger for a while).

Both countries suck for trying to get ahead - New Zealand in particular.

I remember (in New Zealand) working my a$$ off all week to just have enough to pay for groceries.
Upward mobility there is extremely hard. All my friends from NZ migrated to Australia for better jobs.

Same with Ireland - you get taxed on everything.
For example owning a TV (remember those!) in Ireland means tax...

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Also, if you get into things like running a physical business or investing in property you are playing a super high risk game. The taxes are insane, everyone wants to sue you, and just to keep the show running is super pricey.

Can you still make it in these countries? Ya, course.
But to list them as #3 and #4 for economic freedom is a laugh.

This list must be slanted by a few mega wealthy or they are looking through the lens of mega corporations.
 

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Google Ads is so much more expensive in the US. And the CTR on ads is poor there because Google have those Local Service Ads that show above the normal paid search ads. Google Ads seems much competitive in the US, although search volumes are higher.

Anyway, just an observation from someone living in a country of 7 million who has clients in the US, UK, and Ireland.
 

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