Back in 2012, I first tried my hand at business – I opened a store for informals, which worked offline for less than a month. The loan after this adventure paid off another 3 years 🙁
I made all the mistakes that are possible. With that approach, things were doomed to failure, but it still hurts me.
Experienced entrepreneurs, for sure, will laugh at my fakaps. But for newcomers who are now on fire with an idea and are ready to put everything on it, my story will break pink glasses and help to look at my plans more critically.
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Personal experience: how I struggle with procrastination in social networks. Without fanaticism and masochism
IMHO, the main harm of procrastination in social networks – endless paging of the tape, excessive viewing of entertaining pictures / videos, reading fray in the comments, etc. – the death of productivity. Especially if it all starts right from waking up, and you’re a freelancer.
A typical situation: you watch 1-2-3 videos on YouTube, then new posts in a couple of Telegram channels, then you stick in the VK feed and flood chat, and then half a day has passed. And although you have not earned a single ruble, you are already tired and want to relax. Continue reading
We talk about the brain, relaxation and effectiveness.
Rest less, keep up with everything, develop, build a career and be no worse than others – the main agenda on freelance forums and chats.
We joyfully pick up these beliefs, hammer on everything, dive headlong into work without days off and holidays for the sake of a lofty goal – to achieve the approval of others and compliance with the imposed stereotypes about a successful freelancer. Continue reading
Businesses with a subscription model grow like mushrooms, and this looks logical: with the “subscription” approach, both entrepreneurs and consumers win. Once convincing a customer to join, the service should no longer compete for each of its next purchases, but may concentrate on the quality of services and recruiting new consumers. Business becomes more predictable, because payments are received regularly.
At the same time, buyers also benefit – they get the service or product they need at a bargain price, and can free up their time and attention for more interesting activities than routine purchases. Continue reading
Launching a new project, we think more about prospects, financial independence, success, benefits for the world, rather than about problems. A positive attitude is important. Without it, it’s not worth starting.
But it’s even more important to soberly assess the situation, anticipate difficulties and plan for several steps forward. I myself filled the cones, starting my own business, and I will tell you about some difficulties from my own experience. To make the selection more objective, I asked around on social networks and left only those problems that other entrepreneurs talked about. She also took comments from a representative of a small business, who himself went through most of the typical difficulties and agreed to honestly tell how he had it.
The article will be useful to those who are just starting a business or just planning, because warned – means Continue reading