Top 10 Mistakes in Starting an Online Business (FS080)

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Episode 80: Top 10 Mistakes in Starting an Online Business (FS080)

We’ve worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs over the past 3 years and in this episode we showcase the top 10 mistakes we see self employed people make.

This episode corresponds with a brand new guide we made on the subject.

It’s free, it’s got tons of great quotes and images and some next steps to take for each of these mistakes.

Get the 10 mistakes guide and follow along through this conversation as we add more stories and commentary to each of these mistakes. Enjoy!

Download the Updated Guide:[br/]Top 10 Mistakes In Online Business


Download the Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business Guide »
a few pages from Fizzle's Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business Guide

  All 10 mistakes explained
  Resources and links to address each mistake
  Some of our favorite quotes from amazing entrepreneurs
  Over 35 page full color guide
  Free to download



Conversation Notes


1. Waiting too long to launch a product or service. (20m)


2. Solving an unimportant problem. (26m)



3. Not really listening to customers. (32m)


4. Not being different. (36)


5. Choosing a topic you don’t care about. (41)



6. Starting with vastly wrong expectations. (46m)


7. Spending too much time thinking and not enough time doing. (52)


8. Going it alone. (56)



9. Confusing a blog with a business. (60)


10. Not starting at all. (65)



Show Notes

Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business Guide — Fizzle “Avoid the most common pitfalls on the road to building something great. Enter your email and we’ll send it to you immediately.”

The Tim Ferriss Show — A few great episodes are the one with Dan Carlin of Hardcore History and Kevin Kelly. (I just added the Kevin Kelly to my list of things to listen to yearly.)

EP70: Samuel Hulick talks about building Useronboard “Samuel has become the internet’s authority on user onboarding.”

Solopreneur Project Management Skills (FS078) “When you’re working on a big project by yourself, you’ve got to have a system to keep your sanity.”

How to Knock Off a Saddleback Leather Bag:

Romance & Revenue: Big Relationship Tips for Entrepreneurs (FS055) “You’re not building your business to end up alone and regretful, like some Scrooge in a silent house somewhere.”

Ideas are just a multiplier of execution | Derek Sivers “To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions.”

Build and Sustain a Mastermind Group to Help You Reach Your Business Goals “A mastermind group is a collection of 4-8 creative individuals (we’re all creative) who meet on a regular basis to help one another reach their fullest potential.”

Download the Updated Guide:[br/]Top 10 Mistakes In Online Business


Download the Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business Guide
a few pages from Fizzle's Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business Guide

  All 10 mistakes explained
  Resources and links to address each mistake
  Some of our favorite quotes from amazing entrepreneurs
  Over 35 page full color guide
  Free to download

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