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Rob Rokx

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Hi all,

My name is Rob and I am starting a new business. I failed at several businesses already, but I learned a lot from them.
I am posting this because I want to create accountability for myself. Also, this forum is an excellent way to get and stay in contact with like-minded people.

My business is going to target students with concentration problems. I am going to use biohacking to improve their lives. Biohacking is something I am very familiar with, and I firmly believe that a lot of people could benefit from it.

I'm Dutch, and biohacking here isn't as big as in the US. I want to create some publicity around this topic and provide free value by educating students about it. I am currently graduating and I've experienced a lot of students with concentration/focus problems. I'm confident in my abilities to help those students.

The first product that I'm going to sell isn't very creative; it's a brain supplement. I see an opportunity to skew attributes that brands miss out on. The market is quite saturated, but I could be a trendsetter here in The Netherlands by using the complaints of people buying similar products.
My prototype is already on its way, and I will in the meantime build an audience for my product here.

From now on, I'll post regularly to give an update about my process. I will post once a week.

If you read this, thank you for your attention, as it is appreciated! Feel free to open the conversation with me, as I am very eager to meet new, like-minded people.
Good luck on your journey!

Much love,

Rob
 
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Hi all,

My name is Rob and I am starting a new business. I failed at several businesses already, but I learned a lot from them.
I am posting this because I want to create accountability for myself. Also, this forum is an excellent way to get and stay in contact with like-minded people.

My business is going to target students with concentration problems. I am going to use biohacking to improve their lives. Biohacking is something I am very familiar with, and I firmly believe that a lot of people could benefit from it.

I'm Dutch, and biohacking here isn't as big as in the US. I want to create some publicity around this topic and provide free value by educating students about it. I am currently graduating and I've experienced a lot of students with concentration/focus problems. I'm confident in my abilities to help those students.

The first product that I'm going to sell isn't very creative; it's a brain supplement. I see an opportunity to skew attributes that brands miss out on. The market is quite saturated, but I could be a trendsetter here in The Netherlands by using the complaints of people buying similar products.
My prototype is already on its way, and I will in the meantime build an audience for my product here.

From now on, I'll post regularly to give an update about my process. I will post once a week.

If you read this, thank you for your attention, as it is appreciated! Feel free to open the conversation with me, as I am very eager to meet new, like-minded people.
Good luck on your journey!

Much love,

Rob
Hi Rob, I’m thankful you share your journey here!

I love to ask questions about failed businesses.
- What businesses were you running?
- What caused them to fail?
- What are the lessons you learned from these activities?

Keep it up bro I’d really like to know more about!!
 

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Hi Rob, I’m thankful you share your journey here!

I love to ask questions about failed businesses.
- What businesses were you running?
- What caused them to fail?
- What are the lessons you learned from these activities?

Keep it up bro I’d really like to know more about!!
Hi Younesbernou,

Thanks for your reply! Let me answer your questions :)
I first started a business selling CBD drinks. As you can read in my initial post, I am from the Netherlands. The cannabis industry is kind of a grey area here. I REALLY believe in the benefits that CBD could bring to people's lives, but CBD is kinda hard to consume for people. I wanted to make it simpler by making an all-natural drink.
So I branded it and made a recipe, but I had to ask permission to sell it from the NVWA (a Dutch safety institution for food and beverages).
I had interested buyers, and it could come off the ground, but I didn't have permission (yet) and I got the advice to quit the game, because when sales are going up you are breaking the rules. I just didn't do enough research about all the rules surrounding CBD in The Netherlands. It is a very vague and grey space.

Second, I started a job marketing agency. I helped businesses with the right people to work for them. I did this together with a companion. We had some clients and the business was making money, but the work was tedious.
Me and my companion didn't feel satisfied by the work we did. We didn't have the feeling that businesses really benefitted from what we did. We finished the work we started and made some companies a little happier, but we weren't necessary. We wanted to do something way more valuable, and we couldn't accomplish that with this area of work, so we decided to find something new.

So in conclusion:
- My first business failed because of a lack of research. My enthusiasm was too big to see these future obstacles. Although the idea and product itself weren't bad at all, my process was. I learned that I have to make more detailed plans, before I jump into business ideas.
- My second business failed because of a lack of passion and satisfaction. This is a classic example of money-chasing. I knew I could make money by this business model, but the process becomes really tedious when you don't feel valuable.

I hope that you got something out of this post. Don't hesitate to ask me when other questions pop up.

Cheers,

Rob
 
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Hi Younesbernou,

Thanks for your reply! Let me answer your questions :)
I first started a business selling CBD drinks. As you can read in my initial post, I am from the Netherlands. The cannabis industry is kind of a grey area here. I REALLY believe in the benefits that CBD could bring to people's lives, but CBD is kinda hard to consume for people. I wanted to make it simpler by making an all-natural drink.
So I branded it and made a recipe, but I had to ask permission to sell it from the NVWA (a Dutch safety institution for food and beverages).
I had interested buyers, and it could come off the ground, but I didn't have permission (yet) and I got the advice to quit the game, because when sales are going up you are breaking the rules. I just didn't do enough research about all the rules surrounding CBD in The Netherlands. It is a very vague and grey space.

Second, I started a job marketing agency. I helped businesses with the right people to work for them. I did this together with a companion. We had some clients and the business was making money, but the work was tedious.
Me and my companion didn't feel satisfied by the work we did. We didn't have the feeling that businesses really benefitted from what we did. We finished the work we started and made some companies a little happier, but we weren't necessary. We wanted to do something way more valuable, and we couldn't accomplish that with this area of work, so we decided to find something new.

So in conclusion:
- My first business failed because of a lack of research. My enthusiasm was too big to see these future obstacles. Although the idea and product itself weren't bad at all, my process was. I learned that I have to make more detailed plans, before I jump into business ideas.
- My second business failed because of a lack of passion and satisfaction. This is a classic example of money-chasing. I knew I could make money by this business model, but the process becomes really tedious when you don't feel valuable.

I hope that you got something out of this post. Don't hesitate to ask me when other questions pop up.

Cheers,

Rob
Heh, I live in France and CBD drinks and oils just exploded since a year or two!

The thing is, very restrictive rules can benefit you because it create a crazy barrier to entry. But they’re rarely in the producer’s advantage.

I find that starting a CBD business and a Brain supplement business looks similar in some ways :

Eatable supplements need authorizations too (are you aware of that?)

Will people see this like a trend and just move to another “magic supplement” ?

I’m a little bit divided bro. What advantages do your product have that gazillion other supplements dont bring?

Thanks a lot !
 
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Rob Rokx

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Heh, I live in France and CBD drinks and oils just exploded since a year or two!

The thing is, very restrictive rules can benefit you because it create a crazy barrier to entry. But they’re rarely in the producer’s advantage.

I find that starting a CBD business and a Brain supplement business looks similar in some ways :

Eatable supplements need authorizations too (are you aware of that?)

Will people see this like a trend and just move to another “magic supplement” ?

I’m a little bit divided bro. What advantages do your product have that gazillion other supplements dont bring?

Thanks a lot !
Hi Younes,

Thanks for thinking with me!

I know that supplements need authorization as well, but for supplements, it's a lot easier here. I already know what my next steps are in the authorization process and I have no doubt that I can sell these products.

Second, I know the supplement market has been saturated, but there is always room for improvement. That being said, I am not going to be a supplement company. I am planning on selling more products that improve the biological performance of the brain. Another example is copper drinkware. Copper is an excellent material and improves brain function.

To answer your question specifically; I am still a student myself and I've met quite a lot of students with focus problems and productivity problems. Their solution: Ritalin or Adderall!!!. The fact that students are still using these types of crap, tells me that there isn't a supplement targeted to students specifically.

I want to educate people on the benefits of supplements and I want to trash all the unnecessary ingredients that hurt health. My distinguishing factors are going to be my audience, the type of ingredients and education via social media.

I can understand why people think that I am ''one of many'' as it is kind of true, but I believe that the message behind my brand is the thing that is going to determine my success.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, as I love to be wrong ;)

Oh, and BTW, I am curious to hear your story, if you have any, so I can think with you as well.

Cheers,

Rob
 

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Hi all, my weekly update here.

I decided to start a YouTube channel to build an audience. I've chosen YouTube because 1) I HATE social media, and I've zero experience using it (I know YouTube is considered social media as well, but I think you'll understand the difference. 2) I am familiar with YouTube as it is my go-to platform to soak up information. 3) To create informative videos, I HAVE to do a lot of research about my topics on my own. This way, I'll force myself to learn and provide value to people.
I've posted my first YouTube video, and I am halfway into my second script.

Next to my YouTube channel, I've dedicated some time to the things that MJ finds VERY important: My logo and name ;).
In all seriousness, I quickly chose a logo and name, as I can change that later when necessary.

As I am starting a biohacking company, I've spent a lot of time finding out how I could optimize my product. I want to provide real value that I can back up with scientific research and my own experience.

Next, I want to mention that I am in the final 2 weeks of university. I am graduating in neuropsychology at the end of March. (yes, I was indoctrinated by the ''get a good job and work yourself up'' mindset )
By finishing this chapter in my life, my student debt will shrink by about 50% as that is a specific rule here in The Netherlands.

I have also found a new job in sales based on 24 hours a week. I've done this so that I can up my sales skills and so that I can pay for the things necessary in business.

My goal for the next two weeks is to graduate, which is a priority right now. I also want to publish 3 YouTube videos within this time.
My prototype will arrive on Monday. I have already contacted 9 people who want to try it, and I am planning to get more people to try it. I already have ideas about what I should change about the prototype to make it better. Unfortunately, these ideas came to mind after ordering the prototype. I want to make clear decisions about what my final product will be.

Anyway, thanks for your attention, as it is all about me. Please let me know how your journey is going!

Cheers,

Rob
 
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Hi all,

Here's my weekly update again.
My prototype came in, and I am in contact with my supplier right now about some changes. I tested the product myself and I'm not that satisfied. I think I know what I need to change for it to work properly.

I changed my environment this week. My workspace is a lot different right now, and I feel like my production has gone up significantly because of this change.

I've posted a second video on my YT channel, and it got a lot more attention than the first one. I've gained three subscribers with this video, which I didn't expect and I am grateful for that. I am trying to communicate with these people so that I can improve on my videos by acquiring feedback.

I have my final exams on the 25th and 26th of March, so the most amount of time has gone into studying for these exams. I am going to knock these out of the park, I'm sure.

That's it for now, thank you for your attention and, I'll post here again soon.

Cheers,

Rob
 
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Hi all,

It is that time of the week again. Let's share my week with you.

I spent my last week studying my final two courses at university. I'll probably graduate from university this week, as it was an overwhelming week. I still need to receive one grade, and if I passed, I am officially a psychologist. Yes you read that right, I have an useless degree.

I posted my third YouTube video. I feel like I could have done better, but I don't know how. I've read my script over and over multiple days in a row, but I couldn't pinpoint the exact problem. I've provided at least average value with this video, that's for sure. I've learned a lot in the process, so my next video will always be better.

I've contacted my manufacturer and closed a deal about a new sample. I wasn't very keen on the product initially and I saw some things and details that could be skewed. The deal allows me to change the product to my and especially my potential customer's wishes. I will send my exact details to the manufacturer tomorrow and I expect the sample in about 2 weeks.

And a little sidenote: I've started learning English, as my English isn't that good and I want to move to the US in about three years.

That was in short what I've done this week.

Please let me know what you are up to!

Cheers,

Rob
 

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Hi all,

My weekly update :).

I've ran into problems with my potential manufacturer. We couldn't agree on the terms, so we had to move on.
I've contacted at least ten new manufacturers, and of those ten, two manufacturers stood out. I hope to have a deal in the next week.

Second, I wanted to learn more about marketing, because I am going to need traffic and an audience in the next couple of weeks and months. That's why I bought a course on Udemy, to make me familiar with the different options. I am currently running through the course and I have to make certain decisions regarding my channels and how to engage with my audience.

I am still not valuable enough, so I need to produce content that helps people on a daily basis. Still learning.

That's it for now. A little short because I wasted way too many hours on problems that didn't need my time. I have done a lot of action-faking this week. I need to do better in the upcoming weeks.

Cheers,

Rob
 

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Hi all,

A little late, but here is my weekly update.

I posted two new videos on YouTube this week. The quality is a lot better right now and I feel like I'm improving.
I closed a deal with one of the previously mentioned manufacturers, and while my products are on their way, I need to gain attention from people.

Like I said in my previous course, I bought a course on Udemy about marketing. I am now building my website where I can list my products and where I can send people who give me their attention.
I promise that I will appreciate any attention and I will be as valuable as possible to those people.

I've gained a little attention in the past week with free content and I want to provide more. I am thinking about the 20:1 rule: Provide free valuable content 20 times, before you ask anything of anyone. That is the strategy that I will be using with my content.

I also want to engage and communicate with people who are genuinely interested in what I have to say. That's why I want to write a newsletter as well. I want to have a fun structure in my newsletter and one that is simple to read. Straight to the point and not too long.

I am working on my website now and it should be live tomorrow. I am not wasting too much time on it right now, because it is not a priority. It just has to be there.

I have a good plan for next week.

Thank you for reading if you came so far!

Cheers,

Rob
 
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It sounds interesting that you decided to start a biohacking business, especially with a focus on students with concentration problems. This is a truly important topic given the modern challenges of education. Your knowledge and experience can be very valuable to those facing these challenges. Good luck in creating a product and building an audience!
 

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It sounds interesting that you decided to start a biohacking business, especially with a focus on students with concentration problems. This is a truly important topic given the modern challenges of education. Your knowledge and experience can be very valuable to those facing these challenges. Good luck in creating a product and building an audience!
Thank you man for your reply. Please let me know if you need anything. I'm happy to help.
 

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Hi all,

Weekly update here. I have to pick a certain day of the week to update here instead of being inconsistent.

My website is live and I spend a good amount of time optimizing the site and the analytics on the backend.
It is functional and has all the necessary basics. I didn't put a whole lot of work into the visuals. I think a simple, clear, and concise website is far more important.

I said in the past that I wouldn't use social media as a content channel. I (unfortunately) feel like I have to use it because my target audience is hanging out on these platforms the most. Although I hate such platforms, I think Instagram and TikTok can be a great way to promote my business and create valuable content.

The reason why I came back from my earlier decision is because I am reading a book that @MJ DeMarco recommends on his 100-book list. It is called Dynamic Digital Marketing by Dawn McGruer. The book gave me great insights already and opened my eyes a little bit more. I am still reading though.

I created both accounts and content could be made once and posted on both platforms. I already created some content (also for YT), and have a strategy in place for next week.

I am still thinking about how I would structure a newsletter so I can engage with my audience more in-depth. I have to write at least one letter next week following a structure I want to apply in the future as well.

Lastly, I want to mention that I wrote a blog post for my site and optimized it for SEO. It is the best content I've ever created so I am proud of that. I've not used ChatGPT and it came straight from the knowledge I've acquired over the past years. The function of this post is to gain a little authority when traffic gets to my website.

In short my plans for next week:
- Create at least 7 pieces of content for Instagram and TikTok.
- Create one piece of content for my YouTube channel.
- Write two blog posts to fill my website.
- Learn about how to create more valuable content.

Thank you for reading again!

Cheers,

Rob
 
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Hi all,

Weekly update here.

I am seeing my first results with my content strategy. I have been posting 3 posts a day on Instagram and TikTok since Thursday. This is the strategy I will use in the upcoming months. My content is focused on educating and entertainment. Some posts are promotional and have a CTA.

There have been 90 people on my website since I've published it! That is a huge win for me honestly.
In all fairness, my analytics tell me that there were quite a few bouncers, and quite a lot of people from the USA, which is odd since my website is in Dutch.
It is just a good thing that my website is accessible and that Google Analytics + my data filters are working.

In my last post, I had a plan for the upcoming week. Sadly, I didn't work according to my plan. I didn't make a YT video and I only wrote a single blog post. I posted more content on social media than planned.

My plan for next week is more thought out and I will certainly follow it:

- Post 21 pieces of content on social media. I already wrote out exactly what I want to post, so it's only creating them. My goal is to provide simple tips and educational content that people can instantly use in their lives.

- Write one blog post of around 2000 words. I am going to write about Sisu and what we can learn from it.

- Optimize my website to make visitors stay. It is not engaging enough and people can spend their valuable time better on other places. That should of course not be the case. I want every second to be worth it for the visitor.

- Write my welcome mail and follow-up mail for when I convert someone to my email list.

Thank you all for reading!

Cheers,

Rob
 

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Hi all,

Weekly update. I decided to do my weekly update on Sundays from now on, so here we go.

I made 21 pieces of content and already wrote out the ideas for the next 21 pieces. My content is getting better. I got some likes and shares on TikTok. On average, a video gets around 650 views. That's 650 pairs of eyes which attention I have to deserve. Some of my content is better than other content. I can see in my analytics that some posts have an average watch time of > 3 seconds, which is a good sign. My 'bad' content has an average view duration of < 2 seconds, which indicates that the consumer is just scrolling by. I have to focus on the content that does well and analyze WHY it is doing well.

I wrote the blog post, but in different shorter parts. I gave information about the ingredients in my product and collected research articles that support the evidence that the ingredients are safe and have potential health benefits. I provided the articles with links to those research articles, just for the people who have an interest in them. It also possibly helps to build some credibility, although credibility is a result of good work, I know that.

I optimized my website a little bit, but not enough so I have to do that next week. I did increase the website loading speed and made it more accessible for mobile users. I didn't optimize it to keep attention though. That should be a priority.

I wrote my welcome mail for when someone signs up for my newsletter but didn't write the follow-up mail yet.

I tried to implement TikTok shop on my account. TikTok shop isn't available in The Netherlands unfortunately. It's a shame because I saw good potential in TikTok shop. On the bright side: it is a thing less to worry about, and I can direct my focus only on my webshop now.

My samples also arrived. I have some issues with the label design, as it is not exactly what I sent in. Overall I am quite happy, and I am now preparing to buy my first batch. When communication is going well, I expect to buy the first batch next week.

My goals for next week:
- Posting 21 pieces of content
- Create 21 pieces of content for the week after
- Talk with my supplier about label options and when possible some packaging changes.
- REALLY optimize my website to deserve and keep attention.

Thank you for reading again.

Cheers,

Rob
 

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Hi all,

Hope you all had a great week! Let's provide the forum with an update.

The posts are really going strong. I had my first post hitting over 1000 views and 100 likes. The thing is though, this is not what I am looking for, as traffic only is worthless. I need to get engagement from the audience.
I received two questions about my nootropic. About what it does exactly. That is a very good thing on one side of course. It means that those two people are at least a little bit interested. On the other side, the purpose of my nootropic should be clear to the audience... My question now is, am I clear enough about the product?

I remember reading in one of @MJ DeMarco his books that when someone complains or asks a question, you can expect other people to have the same question or complaints. That points me in the direction that I need to be more clear about the use and goal of my product. The engagement was nice though.

I posted 19 times this week, I did post 2x a day on Saturday and Sunday. I have my posts for this week almost ready. I need to produce 4 more. I have the ideas, I only need to finish them today.

My numbers on my website are declining a lot. Two weeks ago, I had 90 visitors. I didn't come close to that number in the last two weeks. I need to give a better reason to visit my website.

I did optimize my website this week. Gave a lot of information about the origin of my ingredients for the people interested. I made buttons on the home page more appealing to click on and changed the copy on my homepage to a more compact and straight-to-the-point copy.

Lastly, I want to mention that I agreed on some product details with my manufacturer. I expect to order my first 100 bottles this week. I am excited but also stressed. I didn't acquire the engagement I wanted from my audience. I am worried that my product launch isn't going as expected. There are certainly a lot of things I could try to create more engagement. My focus is going there in the next weeks.

Thank you for reading again.

Cheers,

Rob
 
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Hi all,

Hope you all had a productive week!

I ordered my first 100 bottles this week. I expect them to arrive in 7 weeks.

I haven't collected any leads this week. I posted 21 times this week. I am getting more likes but again, that's not what I'm looking for. I want to start advertising in two weeks. I learned this week that ads should not target direct sales, but should promote your newsletter, an e-book, or something else in which you can provide value. This makes a lot of sense of course. I am now trying to think of a way to provide value so that people will give their email addresses.

My focus next week will be on providing value in exchange for email addresses. My pages on social media are growing in terms of content so that's great for the long-term strategy. People can visit my page and see that I am at least serious about what I'm doing.

It was a short one this week, thank you for reading and see you next week!

Cheers,

Rob
 

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Hi all,

Weekly update here. I hope you are feeling well.
I had a busy week in terms of my job, family meetings, and other insignificant stuff. I can conclude two things from this week. 1) I can get a lot of work done in the little hours I had this week. 2) I HAVE to learn the skill of saying 'no'. I wasted a lot of time because I couldn't say the simple word.

Anyway, I still produced 21 pieces of content. As expected, my creativity is declining a little bit because of the amount of posts I am producing right now. I am starting to repeat myself a little bit, but that is what people need sometimes. As long as the content is valuable, I see no problem with that.

Second, like I've said the next before, I needed to find and create something valuable so I could 'trade' it for people's email addresses. I feel like a coupon code is the lazy option (please let me know if I am right or wrong), so I don't want to do that. That is an extra I will give out to anyone giving their email.
Instead of the coupon code, I started to write an ebook. I know this is not creative and a lot of gurus make ebooks, but hear me out.
I have changed A LOT in the last 5 years. I took home a lot of lessons from different 'mentors'. I know what worked for me and what didn't work. I won't write the ebook about myself, but I can give a very personal touch to the book. Also, it is a great chance to improve my writing skills. I am very uncomfortable writing, and I feel like when your uncomfortable at something, at least your learning and stepping out of your comfortzone.

I already decided on the structure of the book and wrote the first three chapters. A chapter is 1-3 pages long. I want to finish the concept of the book this week and try to rewrite all the things I don't like. A GOOD book takes a long time to write of course. I don't want to write this big book which is a game-changer. I just want to provide my audience with practical tips that could be implemented in their lives very easily.

I hope that I am on the right track. Anyways, thank you for reading once again. I wish you all a good week.

Cheers,

Rob
 

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Hi all,

Weekly update.

First, let's start with some good news. A local citizen called me this week with a question about my store. I didn't know the man, but he was looking for specific supplements and ended up on my website. I couldn't help the man because he was looking for a supplement which is not within the scope of my store but still, I felt like I was really a business.

Second, I have spent hours on my e-book. It is 35 pages long right now with around 8000 words. I am finished with the global structure and am now reading it over and over again. It is not ready to be published yet, but it could be very soon. I need to shorten it a little bit. I don't want to make people read longer than needed. The tips in my book are practical and could be implemented fairly easily if someone is serious about changing his or her productivity and lifestyle.
I learned a lot while writing the book about writing itself but also about tips & tricks I could use myself. I didn't include this new knowledge in my book, because I don't know whether it will work for me or not. I will sure try the new knowledge

Third, I faced a lot of issues regarding Amazon. The issues exist because of myself. I made some sloppy mistakes on my label, and Amazon didn't want me to sell my product on their website. It cost me hours of my time to fix those problems, and still counting. I hope that the problems can be fixed this week, I am working on it.

I posted my weekly content as well. The engagement is growing a little bit and people are noticing as well. I received two messages from agencies that want to help me grow my audience. I am not going to do that, but I can see it as kind of a positive sign. My content for this week has already been made and just has to be posted.

Thank you for reading! Please, let me know how your journey is going.

Cheers,

Rob
 
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Hi all,

I forgot to post yesterday, so let's post today.

I dedicated a lot of hours to my e-book. I have 47 pages right now. I rewrote and restructured the whole thing quite a lot right now. I did a lot of research and provided the e-book with all the necessary sources that support the claims I make in the book. I really want to knock it out of the park. I have only provided information that I have experience with myself. I feel like my credibility goes up when people read this book. It is not good enough yet though. If I can keep working at this pace, I can finish it by next week. People could really benefit from some of the things in the book.

I also kept posting my weekly content. Made a big blunder this week. Had an awful Dutch spelling mistake in one of my posts. I already had about 40 likes, 800 views, and more than 20 comments on the post (it was an interactive post). I never had more than 5 comments on a post before. Someone noticed it and reacted to the post. I first thanked him for telling me because I didn't want to take the post offline. I, unfortunately, had to, I don't want to look stupid that way...

The issues fixed with Amazon are resolved. I can now sell my product and distribute it from my own house. I am quite happy with how the bottles look. The cap of the bottle is really hard to open, unfortunately. I don't want my customers to fight with the bottle before they can take their nootropic. I am now doubting about possible solutions. I have two in mind:
1. Order 100 loose caps from a company here in The Netherlands. It is going to cost me €80,-. or
2. Add a personal note with every order. This can add to the brand's personality.

Lastly, my idea was to have an audience of around 100 people on a mailing list and then launch the product. I worked too slowly in the past and now the product is ready but the audience isn't. I want to advertise my e-book when it is finished. Everyone who signs up will receive a huge discount to try the product. The question is though, will advertising the e-book lead to 100 sign-ups? I highly doubt it. I am going through with the advertisements, but I don't know what the next step has to be.

Thanks for reading again, and good luck this week!

Cheers,

Rob
 

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