CleanSlate said:RedKurrant said:How do you guys maintain the energy to keep working on a business while working full-time?
About a month ago I launched a service-based business and have so far landed six clients, but I'm starting to feel burnt out already. I'm working ~70 hour weeks, which entails the 9-5.30 job, and then working a couple of hours before and after work, during my work lunch break, and most of the weekend.
My worry is that if I don't keep grinding away I'll never earn enough from the business so that I can quit my job and work on it full-time. How can I push through when all I want to do is throw in the towel everyday?
Set a time limit for working on your business while on the job. 6 months maybe. If after 6 months your business isn’t getting anywhere, either the business idea isn’t profitable or you simply haven’t put enough into it. At 6 months, you will know which is which.
Then you’ll have to decide whether to quit your job to focus on your business full time, or forget about it and try a different business idea later.
The idea is to not let yourself burn both ends of the candle forever, because as you say, that leads to burnout. So set a time limit on that.
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BigTedSven said:I think the business of electronic repairs in the future could be huge.
With the majority of the population living hand to mouth, it’s only a matter of time before people realise they can’t keep purchasing brand new shit all the time.
I’ve just quit my job as a service tech for a large corporation, and will be going out on my own. For you young guys out there, getting a trade (or on my case dual trade HVAC and electrical) may not be sexy, but if you can present and sell yourself well, the potential to run your own business and earn good money is there.
A lot of trades people are very rough and careless, overweight and don’t present well.
Apply basic red pill principles and sky is the limit.
Disclaimer you will have to get dirty and sweaty.
Isaac Jordan said:I run an investment service that can only accept accredited investors, and I know exactly who my target market is: older, educated, wealthy white-collar workers (doctors, lawyers, etc.) who have plenty of money but aren't good at trading/investing themselves.
paninaro said:You didn't mention what kind of financial service, but is it general advisory services? That's particularly tough because of switching "costs" -- most people of that profile already have an advisor, so the advisor has to royally mess up for them to be in the market for a new one.
Anyway, getting back to your question, some ad services let you set up your targeting and then will show you the suggested cost per click/engagement. Based on that, you can run the ads with a limited budget and see if there's any conversion or uptake at all.
Isaac Jordan said:Does anyone here have experience with targeted ads on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, etc.?
(I know we have a Facebook Ads for Idiots thread, but I'm hoping some of you can provide feedback based on personal experience).
I run an investment service that can only accept accredited investors, and I know exactly who my target market is: older, educated, wealthy white-collar workers (doctors, lawyers, etc.) who have plenty of money but aren't good at trading/investing themselves.
As much as I hate to give money to Big Tech, I like the idea of targeting precisely the sort of prospect I'm looking for, especially because the majority of people aren't accredited investors and it would be a waste targeting to the masses rather than filtering for my very specific target market.
Has anyone used any of the major platforms for this sort of targeting? What's your experience been?