Not too long ago, I was asked the following question:
If you could go back and give a piece of advice to your nascent entrepreneur self, what would that advice be?
Here’s what I said:
It would have been to set up a paid funnel and try and get it to be profitable as soon as humanly possible because there’s no denying the market. The market doesn’t lie. Either they like your ideas and your prices or they don’t. If you go off and say I’m going to blog, or I’m going to do this, you do all these things rather than just finding out, hey, does the market want my stuff at a profitable spread? That’s what I would have done right from the start.
I would first make sure I had a business before I started doing all kinds of pretend business stuff. If you’re doing a huge great blog and people are reading it but they don’t want to buy whatever you have, then you don’t have a business, you have a blog that people read for free. That’s what I would have done different.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to what the data says. Because the data never lies.