The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

INTRO why i joined

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.

zander1983

New Contributor
Jan 24, 2021
10
7
12
Hi all, never heard of this community until about 2 weeks ago having seen some forum threads from here posted on the Bulldog Mindset Facebook group. I just started to read Unscripted.

I'm 37 years old, Irish and am a software engineer. I've always wanted to work for myself but have tended to start things, do them to 80%, then get bored and drop them. I also have had major issues with believing in myself and my ideas. I feel very unfulfilled working for others and grinding through. I have a restlessness which, for many years, lead me to partying and drinking too much - since I began working full-time I've basically binge drank every Thursday to Sunday. I've still managed to keep fit, start side projects, work hard on the day job etc, but I haven't really moved forward in life.

Over the last 6 months I've had a real mindset change, especially since consuming Bulldog Mindsets content. I've channeled my restlessness into research and building a side business (and I've quit the booze).

So my plan is to work like crazy this year to build a side business, and eventually go full-time on it. I actually have 2 side businesses I am working on:

1/ 3 years ago I developed and released software for free - it is very very niche (in an area called flow cytometry). Over the year, about 3,500 users (mostly University students/researchers, doctors and pharma consultants) have registered and used it. About 75 new years join per month. The competition is off-line (i.e. they provide desktop software) and charge approx $3,000 for an instance of the software. So there is a gap between the free software (most of which is poor) and the paid software (most of which is really expensive). Im planning on charging approx $30 per month per user - and adding a more lucrative revenue stream by monetising the data I have collected over the years. I've started to put together a small team and am joining forces with the local University.

2/ My friend is a sports journalist and YouTuber who has built up an audience of about 50,000 sports fan (mostly here in Ireland where we have our own sports called gaelic games) - and we want to sell to them. This is what Im going to post about next as we're not sure what we should sell to them yet.


Looking forward to posting here regularly and hearing yer thoughts.

Mark
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

Kwiksliver

New Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Jan 21, 2021
15
12
18
England, UK
Welcome Mark!

Sounds like you've got a couple of great plans! I'm assuming that business 2 is something you plan to setup first whilst working your way to building business 1 right?

Will look forward to hearing about your progress!
 

zander1983

New Contributor
Jan 24, 2021
10
7
12
Welcome Mark!

Sounds like you've got a couple of great plans! I'm assuming that business 2 is something you plan to setup first whilst working your way to building business 1 right?

Will look forward to hearing about your progress!
Thanks. Yeah that is correct - business 2 can reap immediate returns. Business 1 is more long term and will be slower with returns.
 

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
I am going to test this for a month and see how it goes... If anyone wants to join using Crypto...
Introducing MJ's Personal Unscripted Network, Join Now for FREE!
If you are in IDEA mode, text "IDEA" to the above number. If you are in LAUNCH/START mode, text...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
I have a long weekend off work.. bought your "Start a Freelance Business: Take Back Your...
MARKETPLACE Not sure how to start? This free book will teach you how to build a successful web design business
If there’s one thread I see repeated over and over again on the forum, it goes like this: “I...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Thanks for clearing that up. What do you recommend for those who are still in the process of...



Forum Sponsor

Over 100 Fastlane Students
More Details...

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

More Intros...

Top Bottom