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pranaman

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Hey all,

I'm computer savvy, in my late 40s, and I live in San Francisco. I've been working in tech for 20 years, working in support, training, and networking roles.

That's how I earn a living, and have been doing it in a freelance/solopreneur kind of way, from various gigs and clients I've gotten over the years. I've been working on earning more, and in a more consistent way, from things that are more enjoyable and still entrepreneurial.

About 6 years ago I took an online nutrition course. I like health and I've been trying to work on that to make it into an income. Really, monetize what I like.

Although I've learned affiliate marketing, I didn't make much at it. I've also learned web design and get some web customization projects in from time to time.

Right now, I have a list of a lot of ideas.

I like the hybrid model, earning some online and some in person.

Some ideas that I've been working on are digital, like t-shirts that use on-demand printing. I've also been working on a simple low-tech device that helps with eye health and relaxation.

I've read many books that you may have as well, including:
  • Think & Grow Rich
  • 4HWW
  • Side Hustle School

I've listened to many audio programs, including ones by Jack Canfield, Jim Rohn, etc.

I've tried a lot of things. Now I am working on narrowing down that list of ideas, and then getting to the next phase, which I think will be sales and marketing.

Glad to have the opportunity to connect and share, and I hope I can meet and help others, and would like to connect with people who are successful and have businesses based on their own ideas and interests.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Some ideas that I've been working on are digital, like t-shirts that use on-demand printing.
Terrible idea because it isn't an idea, but a grind. If anyone can copy what you're doing, you're not really adding relative value, just competing on basic value, a path to commoditization.

I've also been working on a simple low-tech device that helps with eye health and relaxation.
Sounds a lot more promising than T-shirts.

Now I am working on narrowing down that list of ideas
If it makes CENTS it will make SENSE.
 

Romain Bardout

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I am in the process of selling some print-on-demand t-shirts and other stuff. After reading "The millionaire fastlane", I am fully aware of the shortcomings of that strategy. But for me, the advantages are that I can start that business without a lot of money, I can test different products into different niches, and build myself some experience with selling.

Then, once I have some revenue from that, I can grow, expand, create a brand around a successful product or niche, or switch to a new idea that satisfy the CENTS commandments.

What do you think of that ?
 
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pranaman

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Thank you MJ and Romain.

Right now, I'm working on prospecting, and figuring out which of many ideas to really go after. I guess it's "best guess", try and see.

When someone has a lot of ideas, do you guys have suggestions or a method to narrow them down to the top 1, 2 or 3?
 

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