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9 Game-Changing Startup Strategies You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2015

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Your head is probably hurting right now from the sheer volume of articles you’ve read about what you need to do to make it successful.

Let’s start by quashing an assumption: You don’t need to know everything, ok? You’re going to find it far easier to start your business if you just give it a go, and learn by doing.

However, things change quickly in the online world. What worked for a business launch five years ago – even two years ago – isn’t necessarily what is going to work today. But there are some simple strategies you can adopt from the outset that will help you get a head start.

Ignore the noise. Get these nine strategies embedded in your business. Then launch and learn. [click to continue…]

4 Step-by-Step Strategies to Uncover Your Next Big Business Idea Today

4 FreeTools to Find Business Ideas

[Kyle’s note: Remember that product ideas are business ideas. Sarah knocked it out of the park with this post, I think you’ll love it. Sarah’s]

It’s daunting, isn’t it?

You want to start a business, but you don’t have the time or money to test idea after idea only to discover that they won’t be profitable.

You don’t want to be a statistic: just another wantrepreneur whose business idea failed.

But what if I told you that you can learn exactly what people want?

That your target market will practically come to you with ideas. And that if you do the right research, your idea is almost guaranteed to succeed.

It’s true.

And the best part is that you can do it in a weekend.

After reading this post, you will know exactly how to do this research to find the perfect business idea that people will actually pay you for.

You don’t need a 160-page business plan. You don’t need focus groups. You don’t need to shell out thousands of dollars to test the market.

You just need to get into the minds of your target market.

Luckily, that’s easier than ever before.

4 Free Tools To Get Into Your Target Market’s Heads and Find Out Exactly What They Want

When you are frustrated with something, or have a question, what do you do?

Chances are, you’ve tried to find a solution online.

Maybe you’ve asked a question on Twitter or searched Google to find experts who can answer your question or fix your problem.

If you’ve ever done that, you’re not alone. [click to continue…]

Cracking Reddit: How to Get Thousands of Visitors to Your Campaign with Reddit Marketing

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If you run an online business you’ve probably learned that it’s a HUGE battle to get traffic, especially if your website is new.

You’ve got no search engine rankings, no connections and no idea how to get thousands of people to your site.

You have to fight to for every single visitor that you get.

I feel your pain. I’ve been there. But I learned how to overcome that problem by using reddit to drive high quality traffic to my sites for the last 9 months. It’s been a total game changer!

In fact, one simple reddit post got 625 sign ups to my brand new product in just 9 days. Yes you read that right! Not 625 visitors, 625 sign ups.

Not too shabby!

I’ll be honest with you. Right now, you will not be able to replicate these results. Why?

The truth is… [click to continue…]

12 Steps: Starting A Business While Working Full Time

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“I quit!”

There, you said it. Or you said it in your mind. You dreamed it again. You dream about starting a company and walking into your boss’s office and quitting your job.

What’s stopping you? Oh, about a million things including your mortgage and putting food on the table. You’re probably thinking, “I’m not rich. How in the world can I start a company?”

But you have an idea, and you’re sure it’s a good idea. How can you take your good idea and turn it into a company while you still have your day job?

I have worked with, invested in, and advised a lot of different founders as a venture capitalist, a founder myself, and a mentor to startups. I have also interviewed dozens of ‘mid-life’ entrepreneurs for my forthcoming book Never too Late to Startup. One thing I hear pretty frequently is from people with ideas who can’t figure out how to turn those into businesses.

Here are 12 proven steps to starting a business while working full time:

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The Best Way to Make Money Blogging (And Change the World)

WRITING 101

If you have been blogging for six months and haven’t made any money, this post will show you how to finally make money blogging.

If you are considering launching an online business, this post will make sure you don’t wait six months to make money.

If you have an idea, this post will show you how to make it matter (and make it profitable).

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Everyone says, “Just help people and the money will follow.”

Not true.

First, you need a structure that captures value.

Then you can focus on helping people.

Each is “necessary but not sufficient”.

We were helping people with StartupBros for nearly two years with nearly zero compensation.

In the last couple months we brought in more than a quarter-million dollars.

We went from charging nothing for a set of ideas, to charging $497, to now charging $997.

How did this happen?

And how can you apply it to your own ideas?

Let’s take a look…

“Take a simple idea and take it seriously.” – Charlie Munger

 

The set of ideas I’m talking about is Will’s epic blog post: How You Can Make Big Money Importing From China–The Rise and Fall of My Empire….

It’s had millions of views and over 1400 comments. It’s used in forums and online communities around the world as the place to start if you want to start building an importing business.

It was valuable, but no money was coming in. What happened?

There was no quantum leap in the quality of information. No new breakthrough in technology.

The real improvement was in making the ideas more applicable. [click to continue…]