Starting your own business is an adventure. It makes you feel excited about your idea but also, it makes you feel afraid because you think that it will fail. I have been reading a lot of business books, watching inspirational videos, learning a lot about starting a startup. But none of these help me on how to execute my idea.
I am not into soliciting any advice here unless somebody is asking for it. Suggesting what to do to others is definitely a case-to-case basis. What worked for me might not work for you, and vice-versa. But hearing and learning success stories of some startups and businesses lead me to think of some ideas that might help you on how to start your own business.
“JUST DO IT”
To explain this, let me give you a hint by asking you a personal question. What is your passion? What is it that you do best? If it’s blogging, then make a blog site. Make it a habit to write at least one article per day. Do that for 3 years probably, and you won’t even notice much that your blog site could be drawing in 100k page views per day.
“BUILD A PRODUCT THAT PEOPLE WANT”
How do you know what people want? How do you know that your customers will pay for that software product you just built? Show your product to people that you consider as potential customers and ask them feedback about using your product.
“SOLVE A CUSTOMER PROBLEM”
Life is full of problems. If you just observe everything around you, you would notice that there is always a better way of doing something better. You could think a lot of different ways of improving something that people want or use.
What really matters is your own way of executing your idea. You have to protect your idea. You should not allow others to tell you that your idea won’t work. Try to do it yourself first and learn from mistakes if it did not work at all. In the end, you will emerge as better educated.