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Does anyone resonate with my vision?

You mean you want fast, easy success without the grinding effort?

Yea, that will resonate with everyone.

I understand Grammarly has gone through 8 years of growth to reach the point where it's at.

I want to create something very simple and valuable

If it's very simple it won't be valuable.

You're looking for a unicorn.

Your statement is like saying, "Hey guys, is there a pill that can make me buff and cover-model worthy in a matter of weeks? Where is it? Does this pill resonate with you guys?"

Do the work and stop looking for the shortcuts.
 

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Yes, I have a suggestion for you Davis, how about WORK YOUR a$$ OFF.

Do you really think if anybody in the world had an app which can be set up in minutes and generate $5/month per customer AND it's something valuable that most people wouldn't think twice of downloading would just simply hand it to you?

This is utterly delusional and borderline offensive.

To begin with, you are focusing on the wrong aspects. That is, what you can get out of the market (e.g money). Stop being egocentric and see what you can offer the market that nobody else cannot. How do I know that you're thinking selfishly?






I've been








I'm trying


I've tried




I've seen

I understand

I'm looking




Im putting






my vision

m looking

Notice anything wrong with your post? Oh and by the way,
I'm from Atlanta, I love business
Let me just quickly write you a check because apparently you love business.

NOBODY CARES

If you want some proper advice and guidance then instead of browsing the internet asking for easy shortcuts to wealth as a self proclaimed
aspiring entrepreneur

Then, start by reading the books written by @MJ DeMarco.

Despite my short rant, the fact that you are here shows that you are indeed motivated to get into the Fastlane. However, be informed that this is not the path of least resistance. As you've already been informed:
You're looking for a unicorn.

Consider yourself warned.
 

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Yes, I have a suggestion for you Davis, how about WORK YOUR a$$ OFF.

Do you really think if anybody in the world had an app which can be set up in minutes and generate $5/month per customer AND it's something valuable that most people wouldn't think twice of downloading would just simply hand it to you?

This is utterly delusional and borderline offensive.

To begin with, you are focusing on the wrong aspects. That is, what you can get out of the market (e.g money). Stop being egocentric and see what you can offer the market that nobody else cannot. How do I know that you're thinking selfishly?

Dude, legendary post.

Welcome to the forum.

Your limo website was an easy concept

Ha Ha, yea, it was easy! I just downloaded Wordpress and BOOM! Six-figures a month!

Likewise with this forum, I just downloaded the forum software, and BOOM! Thousands of users!

Profitable option business? I spent 3 hours reading a book and BOOM! 3% monthly!

Writing 2 best-selling books? I just wrote for 2 days, put it up on Amazon and BOOM! Millions of readers!

The comment element in all these cash cows?

It was easy!!

I just said that my goal is to have a simple idea that provides enough value

Wow, you just don't get it.

Simple doesn't solve complex problems. Hence, it doesn't provide value.

Here you go:

thelastunicornmovie1.jpg


Add in the fact that you think we're just being dicks and we have nothing better to do.

You don't even realize we're trying to help you.

I didn't think everyone would come out guns blazing over me introducing what I would like to do.

Because what "you'd like to do" is a pipe dream.

Around here we call it entrepreneurial welfare.

Little effort, easy, and boom, massive profits.

Easy and entrepreneurship doesn't belong in the same sentence, much less the thread.

Aside from that, welcome to the forum.

Hopefully we can steer you toward a more reality based approach.
 

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MJ eats new aspiring entrepreneurs for breakfast. Didn't you know?

Not my intent.

If I come across that way it's because I'm reflecting on what my 22-year old self would have needed to hear, tone, content, all of it. "Time out" and "safe space" kid gloves wouldn't have worked for me.

I wish I had mentor who didn't dabble in smooth sultry language and instead told me the harsh truth of the world just like I've done here. Instead, I had to learn the hard way -- and it probably cost me years.

Nonetheless, if anyone is offended over what some stranger says to you on the internet, they'll have a tough time making it as an UNSCRIPTED entrepreneur, someone who has to naturally reach thousands, if not millions.

I am grateful. I hope it doesnt come off that I'm not. Honestly I'm a proud person and needed a little time to regain some composure so I wouldnt get back on here mad. I've found that speaking out of anger isn't wise. I'm going through the responses now. While I'm here thank you for taking the time to respond.

That fact that you are still here, despite my terseness and tone, demonstrates many positive things.

So kudos to you.

Bottomline, all of us here are to support each other.

For instance, check out this thread and the support this gentleman is receiving...

Borrowing Money to Attend 2018 Fastlane Summit

I've been here 10 YEARS.

In that time, I've seen HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS aspiring entrepreneurs COME and GO.

When someone comes in looking for something EASY, FAST, and TURN-KEY, they are 99.9% guaranteed to disappear -- because this forum doesn't represent that mentality, nor does it foster such false beliefs.

So when I see the EASY mentality pop-in, I get extremely frustrated and lash out transforming that 99.9% into 99.9999%, to my own detriment. Call it 10-years of banging my head against the wall trying to get people to see the light.

Glad to see you are still here, giving me a teachable moment.

I suggest spending a few hours in the GOLD / NOTABLE threads to get a feel for the forum.

Also I strongly suggest reading my 2 books -- if you don't want to buy them (I understand since you think I'm a d*ckhead) I'd suggest stealing them on the torrents -- I'm sure they're out there.

Good luck and I hope we do a better job in the paradigm shift than Reddit.
 
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:rofl: This forum is going to turn me into an arse really fast.

@KingCarbo - I get why you felt like the forum came out guns blazing but let me put this into perspective:

These are people running multi-million dollar businesses... how many people do you think come their way saying "hey I wanna figure out the next big idea, what do you guys think? How do I do it?" Ain't nobody got time for that, everybody be minding their own business, literally. There is a an actual TV show of people who try for years to get in front of these people. This forum has made it easy. And they're actually even more ruthless on TV.

It may not seem like it but they're helping you. Here's my cold, hard advice:
  • Don't ask questions the forum has already answered.
  • Read the forums. Find MJ's video on how to find an idea.
  • Come up with a plan of action and follow it. Read progress threads to learn how others did it.
  • Your product needs to solve a problem.. and the problem needs to be bad enough that I'd shell out $5.
  • If your product is simple enough I could go on Fiverr and get it done, it sucks.
  • Do you, then post about it here. That's where you'll get the raw feedback you want.
  • Above all, maybe not your intention, I do agree you come across a bit self absorbed. Take this at face value, you need to stop looking at this from a dollar sign perspective... it's not about how much you make, it's about how much your product or service benefits others.
And read MJ's books. You'll never sleep the same way again.
 

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I'm in ATL. When you get your a$$ off your shoulders and are ready to provide value to the world, take me out to lunch.
 
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I'm 22 and trying to answer a very important question

So you got your answer....

But you didn't even bother THANKING anyone that helped you.

I can't fathom being 22 years old in college and getting uncensored advice from a couple of multi-millionairess and just walking away without a mere thanks, or in this case, a clicking of a button.

But I'm gonna guess it wasn't the answer you wanted.

So you will continue searching until you hear what you want to hear...

But I'll save you the search...

You'll find your answer in any guru program out there. Pick any one because any one of them will tell you what you want to hear. But please, make sure they guru program is at least $3,997. At that price, they'll tell you the sky is purple and that the earth is flat.

And then you'll have the simple, easy plan that will put you on the beach awash in passive income.

Short? Okay then. Please don't ever write a long rant.

Short, long, I appreciated it!
 
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Hey,
My name is Davis. I'm an aspiring entrepreneur. Just a little background on me I'm from Atlanta, I love business, and I've been developing myself seriously for a few years now. I feel like I'm more of an artist than an Entrepreneur at times, meaning I love creating and making new things and trying whatever interests me. I just haven't been able to make anything into a Fastlane vehicle yet. That's why I'm here right? As for the title; the question that I'm trying to answer is something simple. What is an app, or a service, or a plugin etc that I can get 3,000 people to download and pay me 5$ a month for? I've tried a few different business ideas but I think that this is the path that will make the most sense for me. I want to create something very simple and valuable that people don't need to think twice about paying for. I've seen businesses like grammarly and other plugins take off and it's inspiring. I understand Grammarly has gone through 8 years of growth to reach the point where it's at. But what I'm looking to do before trying to grow a multi-million dollar business is to create a simple fast lane tool that can give me a stable income and allow me to explore the digital nomad lifestyle. I've got an idea that Im putting through an MVP atm; not sure if this is the thread to ask for feedback on it. Either way I know that this community is full of people who are trying to change their lives and I'd love to connect and provide value where I can. I guess from here I'd like to ask: Does anyone resonate with my vision? And if so have you done it/ have any advice? // Is anyone open to being a part of my MVP program? Im looking for anyone interested in increasing their awareness of their thoughts and emotions.

@KingCarbo First....welcome to the forum sir. I hope you find value in what all of the members are telling you. It really is priceless. Try to accept the criticism without being offended. If you are truly interested in building value you will take it to heart and understand the message despite the delivery.

Second...as a newbie myself I completely understand the desire to ask for feedback and hope for affirmation to your goals or plans. What I have learned by reading both of MJ's books and a countless number of threads on this forum is that it's your destiny and nobody here is going to have the answer for how to reach it. You ask if anyone resonates with your vision. We can't. It's your vision. And the problem most have with your post is you don't really share much of a vision.

Your post comes across as someone who is chasing money rather than looking to build a business of value. You talk about people paying you money so you can live the digital nomad lifestyle. Those are events, not process. The true, serious entrepreneurs on this forum are happy to share information about process, about value, about overcoming specific obstacles. But talking about crossing the finish line without training for the race is why you're getting the negative feedback.

My suggestion, if you are serious, is to write your goals down based on your internal vision of your life and real goals like "a business doing X that generates X dollars in revenue and/or profit by X date. Not have people pay me $5 per month for a simple idea. Two people paying you $5 per month for a simple idea won't add up to what it seems you are looking for. Then flesh out the details and steps you are going to do to reach that goal. Then ask the forum for feedback on your process. Avoid discussions about a digital nomad lifestyle....
 

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Well, I think it's time to put things into perspective.

The op didn't deserve to have his arse handed to him on a silver platter. Pretty damn harsh here, for some of the replies. Being that I have three adult sons, I have lived this "stage of discovery" that they have gone through. There's a word for it: naive.

He's only naive. Obviously oblivious to what he is asking, and that's kind of amusing, in its own right.

Granted, he's nowhere near to be on par with the experienced players here. Now he knows that, clearly. And probably has a bad taste in his mouth for it too.

I was once in his position in life. Naive, curious, and full of ambition. Not too much wisdom - that much was obvious to everyone. We've ALL been there. Because I remember being there, I remember how my eyes were gradually opened to the true ways of the world, and learning that success would not so easily obtained as I had hoped. Probably too much indoctrination from schooling. I had to get that out of my system first.

With that being said - I can now stand toe to toe with many here. And I don't like the presumptuous and pompous attitudes that have been displayed. Macho much? I've yet to meet the person that is on top of the world to such a degree that there is nobody to look up to. Maybe Warren Buffet can say that - is that you Warren? If your initials are not WB, then you're not King Kong. Sorry. Get used to it.

A little understanding and kindness goes a long long way. It's called class.

Don't like me now? Fine. I, unlike the naive beginner I once was, can take it. Flame me if that makes you feel entitled and superior. Or look in the mirror instead and if you don't like everything you see, then do something about it. Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.
 
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So you got your answer....

But you didn't even bother THANKING anyone that helped you.

I can't fathom being 22 years old in college and getting uncensored advice from a couple of multi-millionairess and just walking away without a mere thanks, or in this case, a clicking of a button.

But I'm gonna guess it wasn't the answer you wanted.

So you will continue searching until you hear what you want to hear...

But I'll save you the search...

You'll find your answer in any guru program out there. Pick any one because any one of them will tell you what you want to hear. But please, make sure they guru program is at least $3,997. At that price, they'll tell you the sky is purple and that the earth is flat.

And then you'll have the simple, easy plan that will put you on the beach awash in passive income.



Short, long, I appreciated it!
I am grateful. I hope it doesnt come off that I'm not. Honestly I'm a proud person and needed a little time to regain some composure so I wouldnt get back on here mad. I've found that speaking out of anger isn't wise. I'm going through the responses now. While I'm here thank you for taking the time to respond.
 

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This community rules.

@KingCarbo your entry ticket into lunch with me:
- find a way to contact me
- buy
- have already read the books
- have already tried to turn $5 into $10

Take these steps out on the ledge and then I'll help you however I can to make the leap.
 
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@KingCarbo What a great intro thread! I'm new here too and was a bit shocked at first at the response you got. Perhaps you were getting some tough love and perhaps it was something else. I really don't know. I haven't been here long enough to get a sense of the personalities. Nevertheless, I like the way you've handled yourself in the aftermath. Stay with it. I look forward to seeing your first progress thread. I'm putting mine together soon.
 
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Well, I think it's time to put things into perspective.

The op didn't deserve to have his arse handed to him on a silver platter. Pretty damn harsh here, for some of the replies. Being that I have three adult sons, I have lived this "stage of discovery" that they have gone through. There's a word for it: naive.

He's only naive. Obviously oblivious to what he is asking, and that's kind of amusing, in its own right.

Granted, he's nowhere near to be on par with the experienced players here. Now he knows that, clearly. And probably has a bad taste in his mouth for it too.

I was once in his position in life. Naive, curious, and full of ambition. Not too much wisdom - that much was obvious to everyone. We've ALL been there. Because I remember being there, I remember how my eyes were gradually opened to the true ways of the world, and learning that success would not so easily obtained as I had hoped. Probably too much indoctrination from schooling. I had to get that out of my system first.

With that being said - I can now stand toe to toe with many here. And I don't like the presumptuous and pompous attitudes that have been displayed. Macho much? I've yet to meet the person that is on top of the world to such a degree that there is nobody to look up to. Maybe Warren Buffet can say that - is that you Warren? If your initials are not WB, then you're not King Kong. Sorry. Get used to it.

A little understanding and kindness goes a long long way. It's called class.

Don't like me now? Fine. I, unlike the naive beginner I once was, can take it. Flame me if that makes you feel entitled and superior. Or look in the mirror instead and if you don't like everything you see, then do something about it. Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.

I appreciate this post a lot. I'd love to connect. Class can go a long way and I hope to show you and whoever else sees this that I'm here to learn and grow. My intro was naive, and not thought out. I actually wrote it before class and didn't realize the responses it would get. I really have only ever posted on reddit and I think I got maybe 3 responses total haha. Looking back at it I'm glad that I posted it. It introduced me to some people who probably wouldn't be my first choice to learn from while also introducing me to potential friends. Looking forward to this forum and it's potential.
 
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I am glad to see you finally take a step back and realign Davis. Keep in mind that the majority of us are not here to put you down or make fun of you. We were all once in your shoes perception wise. Even if that was the case, a bunch of negative comments in a forum by people you have never met, do not have an impact on your quality of life.

I only have 2 friends one of which is my brother by blood. Ask me why and I will tell you it's because I do not tell people what they want to hear. I will not censor my words to comfort their ignorance.
Most people cannot cope with the TRUTH. Most people are living a LIE, they wake up and see themselves as what they would like to be, not for what they are. This is not to say that I am better than anyone else. The difference is that I have the guts to admit I AM A SHEEP that lives in a SCRIPT instead of trying to pose as somebody I'm not by flexing on social media or with any other kind of behaviour.

Don't be that person.

P.S: Read the f*cking books, if you can't afford them send me your email I can recommend you 1/2 in Audible, whichever is more expensive. You should be able to get it for free if that's the first time you accept a book from somebody.
 
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A lot of people come here because they heard about this cool new thing called entrepreneurship that all the kids are doing now. You probably read blog posts saying how you can make "$X from the internet while travelling the world" and now you want a piece of the action.

The fact that you're completely ignorant about the realities of business makes you seem like an entitled Millennial who wants something quick and easy because it seems cool.

Not only that, MJ himself is trying to give you some valuable lessons and rather than graciously accept the advice you're acting like a twat. No where else are you going to get insight like you get from here. There are people here who live in mansions and drive exotic cars and are willing to give you FREE ADVICE on how to get on that level. Show a willingness to learn rather than toot your own horn and people will like you more.
 

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I understand what you're trying to do, you're trying to bring a realistic approach to Entrepreneurship. But what I hope you realize from my response is that teaching and mocking/scolding are two different things. I came here for constructive feedback, and I've bee met with you being rude. Of course I have things to learn, all Im saying is from a student's perspective you're already proving that yo

Nobody needs to be mocked or scolded. I too went through that when I was around your age. Some people thought I'd never amount to anything. And I certainly would never measure up to the lofty levels of success that they obtained. I brushed all of that off. Who cares what peons think? The best revenge is to say nothing - and prove them wrong. Make them eat their words. But never bring it up to them. Your results will speak volumes, all by themselves. Let them just stand there looking stupid. How they feel inside is much worse than anything you could say to them.

I appreciate it man! I'll get the hang of it eventually

Good job. Stay focused. No need for false pride. You, and everyone else, knows you have a lot to learn and not much experience. No shame at all in that. Everyone crawls before they walk.

Class can go a long way and I hope to show you and whoever else sees this that I'm here to learn and grow. My intro was naive, and not thought out.

That comment is a true show of class. Well done.

Honestly I'm a proud person and needed a little time to regain some composure so I wouldnt get back on here mad. I've found that speaking out of anger isn't wise.

Honesty too. It's hard to find fault with an honest man. Whatever you lack in knowledge and skills can be gained along the way. Character weakness, however, is usually a flaw that stays a long time.

The other ventures were more projects than actual concrete businesses. Websites, blogs, shopify dropshipping, physical product creation, branding and some other stuff here and there.

I know you're way ahead of a lot of people here already. A few of the things you mentioned I am in the process of learning right now. Give yourself time. In five years you might be a super hero. Bill Gates was smart way before he was rich. Funny how things work like that.
 
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Hey,
My name is Davis. I'm an aspiring entrepreneur. Just a little background on me I'm from Atlanta, I love business, and I've been developing myself seriously for a few years now. I feel like I'm more of an artist than an Entrepreneur at times, meaning I love creating and making new things and trying whatever interests me. I just haven't been able to make anything into a Fastlane vehicle yet. That's why I'm here right? As for the title; the question that I'm trying to answer is something simple. What is an app, or a service, or a plugin etc that I can get 3,000 people to download and pay me 5$ a month for? I've tried a few different business ideas but I think that this is the path that will make the most sense for me. I want to create something very simple and valuable that people don't need to think twice about paying for. I've seen businesses like grammarly and other plugins take off and it's inspiring. I understand Grammarly has gone through 8 years of growth to reach the point where it's at. But what I'm looking to do before trying to grow a multi-million dollar business is to create a simple fast lane tool that can give me a stable income and allow me to explore the digital nomad lifestyle. I've got an idea that Im putting through an MVP atm; not sure if this is the thread to ask for feedback on it. Either way I know that this community is full of people who are trying to change their lives and I'd love to connect and provide value where I can. I guess from here I'd like to ask: Does anyone resonate with my vision? And if so have you done it/ have any advice? // Is anyone open to being a part of my MVP program? Im looking for anyone interested in increasing their awareness of their thoughts and emotions.
 
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Grammarly got it's huge success after they were able to convey their cool/ simple ads through youtube etc. They just bombarded me with those meaningful ads. There are still bugs in it and always will be , free version is also quite attractive and picks up mistakes made by us.

If you can why not just copy grammarly and start giving out free subscriptions. There aren't many popular service like that out there and in developing countries people are emerging out as bloggers , publishers but not many know about grammarly.
 
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Dude, legendary post.

Welcome to the forum.



Ha Ha, yea, it was easy! I just downloaded Wordpress and BOOM! Six-figures a month!

Likewise with this forum, I just downloaded the forum software, and BOOM! Thousands of users!

Profitable option business? I spent 3 hours reading a book and BOOM! 3% monthly!

Writing 2 best-selling books? I just wrote for 2 days, put it up on Amazon and BOOM! Millions of readers!

The comment element in all these cash cows?

It was easy!!



Wow, you just don't get it.

Simple doesn't solve complex problems. Hence, it doesn't provide value.

Here you go:

thelastunicornmovie1.jpg


Add in the fact that you think we're just being dicks and we have nothing better to do.

You don't even realize we're trying to help you.



Because what "you'd like to do" is a pipe dream.

Around here we call it entrepreneurial welfare.

Little effort, easy, and boom, massive profits.

Easy and entrepreneurship doesn't belong in the same sentence, much less the thread.

Aside from that, welcome to the forum.

Hopefully we can steer you toward a more reality based approach.

I understand what you're trying to do, you're trying to bring a realistic approach to Entrepreneurship. But what I hope you realize from my response is that teaching and mocking/scolding are two different things. I came here for constructive feedback, and I've bee met with you being rude. Of course I have things to learn, all Im saying is from a student's perspective you're already proving that yo
@KingCarbo First....welcome to the forum sir. I hope you find value in what all of the members are telling you. It really is priceless. Try to accept the criticism without being offended. If you are truly interested in building value you will take it to heart and understand the message despite the delivery.

Second...as a newbie myself I completely understand the desire to ask for feedback and hope for affirmation to your goals or plans. What I have learned by reading both of MJ's books and a countless number of threads on this forum is that it's your destiny and nobody here is going to have the answer for how to reach it. You ask if anyone resonates with your vision. We can't. It's your vision. And the problem most have with your post is you don't really share much of a vision.

Your post comes across as someone who is chasing money rather than looking to build a business of value. You talk about people paying you money so you can live the digital nomad lifestyle. Those are events, not process. The true, serious entrepreneurs on this forum are happy to share information about process, about value, about overcoming specific obstacles. But talking about crossing the finish line without training for the race is why you're getting the negative feedback.

My suggestion, if you are serious, is to write your goals down based on your internal vision of your life and real goals like "a business doing X that generates X dollars in revenue and/or profit by X date. Not have people pay me $5 per month for a simple idea. Two people paying you $5 per month for a simple idea won't add up to what it seems you are looking for. Then flesh out the details and steps you are going to do to reach that goal. Then ask the forum for feedback on your process. Avoid discussions about a digital nomad lifestyle....
I'm in ATL. When you get your a$$ off your shoulders and are ready to provide value to the world, take me out to lunch.

Be product centered, not self centered.
:rofl: This forum is going to turn me into an arse really fast.

@KingCarbo - I get why you felt like the forum came out guns blazing but let me put this into perspective:

These are people running multi-million dollar businesses... how many people do you think come their way saying "hey I wanna figure out the next big idea, what do you guys think? How do I do it?" Ain't nobody got time for that, everybody be minding their own business, literally. There is a an actual TV show of people who try for years to get in front of these people. This forum has made it easy. And they're actually even more ruthless on TV.

It may not seem like it but they're helping you. Here's my cold, hard advice:
  • Don't ask questions the forum has already answered.
  • Read the forums. Find MJ's video on how to find an idea.
  • Come up with a plan of action and follow it. Read progress threads to learn how others did it.
  • Your product needs to solve a problem.. and the problem needs to be bad enough that I'd shell out $5.
  • If your product is simple enough I could go on Fiverr and get it done, it sucks.
  • Do you, then post about it here. That's where you'll get the raw feedback you want.
  • Above all, maybe not your intention, I do agree you come across a bit self absorbed. Take this at face value, you need to stop looking at this from a dollar sign perspective... it's not about how much you make, it's about how much your product or service benefits others.
And read MJ's books. You'll never sleep the same way again.
I appreciate it man! I'll get the hang of it eventually
 
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Hi Davis, welcome on the forums!
What business ideas have you tried yet ?

Hey, Thanks for the response!
I was an amazon seller for a little while during my second year at school. It eventually didn't workout for a couple reasons I can probably find answers to in this forum.
The other ventures were more projects than actual concrete businesses. Websites, blogs, shopify dropshipping, physical product creation, branding and some other stuff here and there. I look at it all as feedback and experience! I learned a lot each time but I realized I need a concrete plan so that's why I'm here, to learn from you fine people.
 
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