I asked this question to a successful serial entrepreneur after I had failed in my first 2 startups.
He gave me 2 Simple ways
1. Customers: Meet with 100 customers, ask them about their challenges. Make a list of all the common challenges. Pick one you can solve for them. Go back to the customers, check if they will pay for it. Start with providing them a service.
2. Marketing: If finding 100 customers is tough use social media & build you brand. Try not to spend any money on it. Pick any one platform & focus on it. If things dont work move to another platform.
It should take you 100 days to crack your first customer.
He also shared:
“Find cofounders with complementary skills & passion so you can deliver the service. Work from your home to start with. It will be perfect if you can find a cofounder even before you begin. Dont pay them salaries.
Get your first cheque. You have a business now. Go meet the next 100 customers.
Follow 3 simple rules:
1. GET A PAYING CUSTOMER FIRST
2. DONT SPEND MORE THAN YOU EARN
3. LEARN FAST
P.S: Yes it worked 🙂
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