Starting a business from scratch is a fun and exciting prospect. Who doesn’t dream of being their own boss, making a lot of money, and spending your free time vacationing with friends and family? Let’s face it, that’s the American Dream and a lot of people are attracted to that lifestyle. If you’re one of them, then this article is meant for you. By explaining how fail at business, it is my hope that you will be aware (if not avoid completely) the things that contribute to business failure. In that way, you can concentrate on the things that will make you a successful business person, enjoying the fruits of your labor.
How Fail At Business 5 Simple Steps: Step #1 Do Not Research The Business
You’re a smart guy/girl, heck, you’d be successful in ANY business, all you have to do is set your mind to it and you could sell just about any product or service. Look at all the people making money selling that widget, it
can’t be that hard, I’ll bet you could even sell the widget cheaper, stealing the customers from your competition. You’ll be cleaning up in no time.
Your friend Jack is making a killing selling lucky rabbit’s feet through a network marketing company, all you need to do is sign up and BOOM! A second stream of income is produced, selling these things and recruiting others to sell them is a cinch. No one else has a rabbit’s foot with “Guaranteed Luck”.
How Fail At Business 5 Simple Steps: Step #2 Do Not Use a Business Plan
Those things are for chumps, besides, you’ve always been good flying by the seat of your pants. And, what if things change and you need to adjust on the fly? Having a business plan would just limit a person like you, you’re a bird, a free bird, and you need to be able to spread your wings and fly.
You can do this on your own, you don’t need help. In fact, you’re better off developing your own strategy in business, just because other people have been successful, doesn’t mean that their way is the right way. You’re a maverick, just like that cop on the TV show, you play by your own set of rules.
How Fail At Business 5 Simple Steps: Step #3 Don’t Worry, You Won’t Need ANY Money
Build it and they will come. All you have to do is build a website offering your amazing product at your amazing price, and sit back. Soon the money will start rolling in. Sure, it won’t start right away, but give it a few days, once the world sees your unique marketing strategy you’ll be bathing in hundred dollar bills. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you invented a whole new way to market that product, shaking up the entire industry and making you the Bill Gates of marketing the product.
Sure it’s going to take a while before you start making money, but you really don’t care about money. You could be just as happy taking a vow of poverty as you would being rich. It’s about feeding your spirit, not making money.
How Fail At Business 5 Simple Steps: Step #4 Quit Your Day Job
You need to devote your full attention to this project, no distractions. Hell, you couldn’t wait to quit anyway, you weren’t getting paid what you were worth AND your boss didn’t know anything about that business. If they would have just listened to you, they would have make a lot of money. Geniuses go unrecognized all the time. Besides, once you pull the trigger, there’s no going back, strap on your seat belt, you’ve launched a rocket to the stars.
Having a backup plan is just planning on failure. You have complete confidence in plan A. It’s all or nothing, go for broke, go big or go home, die trying.
How Fail At Business 5 Simple Steps: Step #5 Tell All of Your Friends and Family About Your New Business
Sure your family didn’t support you when you joined “Lucky Rabbit’s Foot Network Marketing Company”. Although no one joined your team as an associate, you did get Uncle Fred to at least buy one. And your friends, the ones you hang out with at the bar, the ones with the 9-5 jobs. They’ll support you, they will be happy to see you succeed, start making a lot of money, spend more and more time on vacation with your family while they continue at their jobs. Besides, this ones different, This is a no-brainer, heck, they’ll probably want to invest in your idea.
Sure your friends and family are losers, no ones ever gone into business for themselves. They like to complain that Capitalism is not fair, it just makes the rich richer at the expense of the poor. And if you don’t have Daddies money behind you then Good Luck. But you’ll be the example, you’ll show them how wrong they are, and they’ll support you all the way and come out the other side with changed minds. You’ll be the role model.
There it is, How To Fail at Business in 5 Simple Steps. I can almost guarantee you failure if you follow them. If however, you want to be successful in business, do the opposite. Come armed with information, using the internet to research, create business plans, and learn from the pros has never been easier. Be willing to invest, time, money and effort. There is no “easy” business opportunity and nothing comes for free. Anything good is worth working for. Don’t hang around or listen to losers. There are plenty of people out there doing what you want to do. Start listening and learning from them, let go of anyone who says you can’t do it. Hang around with people who are doing it and learn.
Obviously I was a little tongue in cheek with this article, but I truly believe that there has never been a better time for the average person to start a profitable business than now. If you would like to see MY #1 RECOMMENDATION FOR STARTING AN ONLINE BUSINESS CLICK HERE.
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