The point is, we all have to start somewhere. You likely have something you are extremely passionate about. Something that makes you jump out of bed and lose track of time doing. Start there. Even if there's horrible lighting, just a handful of friends and zero subscribers. Just start. Start small.
Then once you start, get good at it. Be genuine. Copy no one. Do your research. Figure things out. Enlist help along the way. And then keep going.
What is the thing you are extremely passionate about but are waiting for the right circumstances to actually make money at it?
l want to let you know that if you are good at what you are extremely passionate about, and it provides value to the people you are trying to serve, then you've just created the right circumstances to make money at it.
The small entrepreneur grows large by being consistent and staying in the game longer. Longer than they normally would. Longer than most. The two-pronged approach of consistency and longevity sees many on the road to success, whatever you define that to be.
In our have it now society, if an image gets less likes than we'd hoped, or a product doesn't sell, switching gears and being nimble seems like the right thing to do. And it might be after a reasonable amount of time. How does one year sound to you? 18 months? Because those are not unrealistic measures of time for the small entrepreneur to finally see traction for their efforts. The small entrepreneur's best friend is the long game.
Would you commit to one year knowing it might be that long before the wheels of your efforts started laying rubber? 'Click to Tweet'
In 1,000 True Fans, Kevin Kelly describes a true fan as someone "who will purchase anything and everything you produce." If you started small and built your list of 1,000 True Fans, and they spent $100 per year, that's a pretty comfortable living for most of us. By this design, we don't have to appeal to the masses. Instead of one million, we can focus on one thousand. But first, how about just ten. Brain Pickings started with less than that.
- Just start
- Be consistent
- Bring value
- Be comfortable with being small
- Find 10 True Fans
- Work up to 1000
- Keep growing
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