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Can a Side Project Fund Your Big Idea? (FS175)

Some business ideas can be thought up and launched in a single afternoon. Others, however, require a ton of time and effort to get off the ground.

So, imagine this (or maybe it sounds familiar to you):

  • Imagine you want to support yourself, earn a living independently.
  • Imagine you have an idea that’s big, one that may not feasibly be able to bring in revenue in the short term, but who’s long term prospects are great.
  • What can you do for revenue in the short term that won’t take up all your time and energy so you can keep building your bigger idea?

It’s a great question, especially if you’ve been thinking and scheming about starting your own business for a while.

But it’s also a complicated question for reasons you may not see from the start, so it sparked a big conversation for Corbett and I.

So, here’s another great, honest, no BS conversation on the Fizzle Show. I hope it’s helpful! Enjoy.

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“Can a side project fund a bigger idea you care more about?”

Show notes:

The Liturgists Podcast — On Spiral Dynamics

Tim Ferriss Show — Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs

10 Business Archetypes: How to Choose a Business Model That Makes Sense (and Money, FS091)

5 Reasons Why I Quit my Business to Pursue my Dream Job (FS144)

What To Do When You Need To Get To Minimum Viable Income Fast (FS139)

7 Truly Simple Minimum Viable Product Ideas for Your First Product Launch

How to Deconstruct A Truly Minimum Viable Product

The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business

Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.

One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.

These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide.

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