There seems to be an abundance of blogs and YouTube videos online giving advice on how to start your business, the title usually goes something like “How to make $10,000 your first month on amazon!”. There seems to be a gap in the market for those starting out who wish to document their journey step by step from day one, why is this? It’s not sexy to talk about your 5 sales in a week and the grind of getting things off the ground, that’s why!
In writing this blog I do not wish to try and present myself as a business start-up guru because I am not, I am simply documenting my journey. I am at the very beginning, one week in to trying to make money online through various methods. I will discuss in the future what’s working, what’s failing and also what I’m learning along the way.
Below is a list of some of the things I have noticed and am keeping in mind throughout this process.
1.Some business models are better than others
Weather its selling products on amazon, eBay or possibly starting a Shopify online retail shop not all business models are created equal. Some business models had me pulling my hair out trying to understand the process while others had a lightbulb moment go off in my head, BINGO that’s the one!
When you do something you enjoy it seems tiredness becomes a thing of the past. Working long hours is no longer a chore but a voluntary action on your part. Is this sustainable? Depends on who you ask but I shall find out in due course.
3. Long game vs short game
As Gary V has said “people are chasing cash not happiness. when you chase money you’re going to lose” Although in the back of my mind I obviously want to make money I also am trying to keep in mind throughout this process bringing value to others is the way to win in the long term, not by chasing the quick buck.