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I was sending out email/video messages asking companies what problems/challenges they are facing so I can collect data and find a suitable solution to the needs. The response rate was insane low (below 5%).

After some discussion with some people they suggested me to search it more nearby first and expand later on. So I decided I should focus on companies more nearby my place (The Netherlands). I focussed on English customers first so I could outsource my work (since it's harder and more expensive to hire Dutch people).

Well okay, let's follow these suggestions and I should stick with Dutch companies first.

What it makes hard for me is I don't own any skill (did one study which is aviation), I don't know more than the basics of marketing & sales. How do I decide what kind of services/products I want to offer, which people need and what kind of niche to pick?

I'ts making me insecure because I don't know shit about running a business, getting clients and stuff like that. I'm still in the research phase. Well basically I'm nowhere but that's my next step.

Currently I have no clue where to start or get going.

I thought I was doing really well, sending out messages, trying to get in contact with other people but not getting any feedback is kind of demotivating (I won't quit). So for sure I need to do it different this time.
 

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I was sending out email/video messages asking companies what problems/challenges they are facing so I can collect data and find a suitable solution to the needs. The response rate was insane low (below 5%).
Maybe you need a different approach? Try calling them, or getting some appointments for a short interview about their problems/challenges. You might get a higher response rate and then you get a better picture of what most of them struggle with.
 

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Sounds like you are looking for a magic bullet. You have to get out there and start doing stuff to find markets and needs. Just start something already.

not getting any feedback is kind of demotivating

Might as well get used to this. It will happen your whole life as an entrepreneur.
 

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