I’ve mentioned before I’ve had a bunch of different projects I’ve launched, none of which are alive today. Why?
I think every project I had a certain time-frame for success, IMMEDIATE, or 1-WEEK.
Then when it did not meet certain success criteria I would give-up, stop working on the project, or withdraw the project from the world, then repeat the same process with a new project.
What I realized this morning when I woke up was that every successful business that I read about that happens over-night, actually started in some shape or form 18 months before. That’s a year and a half of refinement, tweaking, testing, modifying, adjusting to the market.
So the product that’s there 18 months plus, is rarely the same product that was there at the beginning, more-over it was the constant tuning that got it there.
- Do something you’re passionate about because 18 months will be very long if you don’t like what you’re doing.
- Try to sell it before you build it, use adwords, blog post, other landing pages to qualify your market.
- Create your business model, i.e. how you will make money, how many sales you need per month, per day, what your estimated conversions will be, etc.
- Start off with a MVP (minimum viable product) to get it out there.
- Start measuring, start tweaking, increase visits, increase conversion.
- Wait 18-24 months, doing number 5.
- Retire Rich.
I think I’m going to create a book, called 18 months to Retirement.