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Planning on giving up so easily? The more time you put in, the better your chances of this being a success. If you think about it as oh I'll just do the next hustle or the next hustle, seems like you're chasing a shortcut.If my current hustle fails, I'll start another and another. f*ck THIS.
Nah, not chasing shortcuts, just making plans for the worst. I mean, I'm giving myself 2 years for this and I'm going be monitoring the sales. If sales don't pick up after say, 8 months, I may consider quitting and moving on.Planning on giving up so easily? The more time you put in, the better your chances of this being a success. If you think about it as oh I'll just do the next hustle or the next hustle, seems like you're chasing a shortcut.
Yeah, I stopped giveaways on IG some time back after I realized that it doesn't work for loyalty (people are in it just for the goodies). It can build brand awareness but there's better options.As for the instagram give aways my luck hasnt been so great but fb ads (paid) have worked wonders for me, i find it extremely easy to drive traffic that wa
Everliker did get me real followers, but problem is, because those followers follow me out of a need to reciprocate my "kindess" for liking their posts, and not because my content is good, they're as good as dead followers, because they don't engage with my posts. And as you may know, with IG's new algo, if your followers are not engaging with your post within 10 mins after you post it, it dramatically reduces the Reach of that post meaning the Likes are terrible and 0 - 1 Comments.With everliker alot of your followers could be fake or useless, with my IG the majority of my followers are other businesses or bots, there is a few legit people that ive engaged with that i could possibly sell to later on.
Actually, on IG, there's a lot of innovative pet products in the sponsored ads. There's this gear thing made of light tubes that dogs can wear, and it glows in the dark which is good for night walks (imagine wearing light sabers and twisting them around their body), and dog scarves/socks/accessories, food (Honest Kitchen) and many more. Endless possibilitiesLately ive been thinking the end game of a pet business is food
WooCommerce. Shopify is too limiting.Are you just selling on shopify & woocommerce now?
Just found it : Advanced Visibility Gear | www.noxgear.comIG has been a weird mix of hit & miss with me, sometimes its fine and sometimes not (algorithm I guess)
But the important thing is to engage with your customers/prospects in chat and develop at least some rapport.
Ive seen the LED collars in Vancouver they seem pretty neat, but food is a large portion of the market share that cant be ignored.
Thought of flea collars aswell although that's a tough one. There is a company on Amazon doing just shy of 7 figures (Serento?) Having read some of the feedback on the collars lots of dogs/cats ended up getting negative reactions, if you could come up with a better formula that could be a big hit aswell.
Thanks for reading! Yup, it's taking a lot longer than I thought. Made a lot of false starts and wrong moves. Initially, I thought that all I needed was a website and products, but making the product and all the to-and-fro emails with suppliers took longer than I thought. From the look of things, I can only launch just a couple months before Christmas.Just read most of this thread and to be honest I'm a bit bumped out that you haven't turned up a profit yet. But good things take time.
Spot on! Exactly the direction I'm going! I've been reading articles and books on how to use this sort of marketing angle for my products. Another good one is Method : method (@methodhome) • Instagram photos and videos and BigAss Fans.In terms of marketing/branding mid-price level niche goods, I find one of the best models out there to be Harry's; a shaving/grooming company. If you take a look at their Instagram, what they essentially do is focus on their products and the lifestyle one can build around those. And they appeal to a younger more trendy audience through a minimalist style and by employing plenty of color. Check out their website as well and you'll notice the exact same thing. Other businesses employing similar branding/marketing include Soylent (meal replacement) and MVMT (watches).
LOL, my biggest dream is to eventually scale this up in the next 10 years so that I can hit a ~$100K net profit monthly, but I don't dare to think too much about this. Let's get that first sale first.Who knows, maybe you'll be crossing six figures in business revenues by the end of next year.
From having seen what you've posted here - you will make your target and some.I'm truly terrified, scared, lost, confused and literally shivering in fear. When I think of how little is in my bank account, I freeze in fright. What if all these doesn't work out? It's ok to fail when you've $$$ in your bank, because you've a cushion, but not so much in my case.
It's rpeck the man himself! Thanks for the advice, I had to re-read it 3 times to absorb the goodness. I love the visual idea of the tree and the roots, it helps me to feel a lot better when spending money on my hustle.From having seen what you've posted here - you will make your target and some.
EVERYTHING you have done is conducive to becoming successful. I've seen others with less accumen do it, and some of those were dumb af.
The spreadsheet, process and everything you've listed here is *exactly* what's required to get a successful business together. I even did the "small window" trick when I worked at a local stationery company. Exactly the same setup as you - https://i.imgur.com/GIJaVyX.jpg - except instead of this stuff, I was writing SEO articles on LinkVana.
I wanted to say that you need to stop with the self defeatist talk (I know it's hard but you really need to appreciate that you are living in one of the best business hubs in the world, and seem to be a very knowledgeable guy). You've had the initiative to get a decent job, stay at the job, read MJ's books, get a product sourced, manufactured and sent to a US fulfillment place AND stick at it for 6+ months. You're far ahead of most people. I know business veterans who'd shudder at the thought of what you've done.
You don't need to be "well hung" to have good sex, nor do you need to look like Brad Pitt to do well. They help, but they're not really what matters in the end.
This brings me onto something I learned a LONG time ago which I felt extremely pertinent to write...
You're letting your power go too easily. Rather than internalizing your energy, you're externalizing it onto results (or lack thereof), a "market", instagram and a whole range of other things (cars etc).
The BIGGEST thing I found from a number of ventures (some not dissimilar to what you're doing) is that you get the best results when you focus on YOURSELF. This is not to say you ignore MJ's wisdom, but rather than putting your energy into IG etc, think about it from the perspective of what YOU are learning and how the thing is growing. Everything in life is a transaction; some transactions are "bigger" than others... if you focus on extracting "something" from each, you'll perpetually grow. In the same sense, also consider what *you* are putting into each - this will give you an idea as to what results you're seeing.
If you want some MORE inspiration - check out this dude whom I found the other day: Meet Britain's wealthiest young entrepreneur who made £55m fortune doing EXACTLY what you are now.
I could write some more, but don't want to poo-poo your thread. You're already ahead of 99.99% of people - the only real thing you're lacking is market traction.
Actually, let me give you a little tip I think about. The results you're seeing are the fruits. Everybody focuses on the fruits because it's what you see. However, the fruits are only possible because of EVERYTHING ELSE in the tree; most importantly the roots. The best people focus on the roots. If you focus on those, the fruits will take care of themselves when the time is right. Think about this when you don't want to "spend" on your venture.
Could be because of your location/country.I remembered MJ (praise and glory be upon him) saying it attracts guys instead of girls (aka dick convention), but this time, I've to disagree, because....the women were all whipping out their phones and taking pics of the Ferraris!
Have to agree!From having seen what you've posted here - you will make your target and some.
Being east asian myself and having a few relatives in Singapore, asian culture places a lot of emphasis on money even more than western culture. In North America you have a certain group of naive people saying how "money doesn't matter". In asian culture you'll rarely ever hear that BS and people are VERY JUDGEMENTAL on how much money you're making, what car you drive and if you have a house. For example, Xeon even mentioned earlier in this thread how this woman approached him asking him how much money he's making and comparing it to her son. When it comes to dating the women in general are a lot more receptive to wealth due to cultural upbringing.Could be because of your location/country.
Have to agree!
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