30 Apr62.90美元如何变成六位数的业务（这家$ 100的创业公司的诞生）
“We rule out the possibility of great change, because it doesn’t seem realistic…”
– Leo Babauta
In honor of Chris Guillebeau’s latest book,The $100 Startup, today I want to talk a little about Possibility and the question of “Why Not?”
But to start…
The Death of the ‘Risky’ Startup
这可能意味着利用你的家,你的银行account and maybe even some close relationships, to drum up the seed capital and support.
For many it meant hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of loans. Or even taking on investors and giving up a large slice of your dream, in exchange for the millions needed just to get it off the ground.
这就是假设基于激情的业务甚至是可能的 - 30年前可能并非如此。
The risks used to be enough to get almost anyone saying “there’s no f*#%ing” way.
But that was then…
In the past 5-10 years, the odds have dramatically shifted in our favor.
These excuses and risks and fears are no longer valid.
The days of a passion-based business requiring massive amounts of investment are gone.
Sure, you can still raise a boatload of cash, but you don’t have to.
In fact today, in many cases, it’s better if you don’t.
You don’t need employees, you don’t need debt, you don’t need angel and venture investors.
You simply don’t need the money.
18bet188最新地址8金宝搏提款住你的传奇开始hacked-together网ite created to share a few ideas with anyone who’d listen.
I started it as an afterthought, on a dare from a friend.
And I did it on a crappy Dell laptop on a free Sunday afternoon from my apartment in Santa Barbara.
我并没有真正考虑吸引投资者 - 但这又可能是因为我有足够的“种子资本”坐在桌子上的换罐子里。
- Buying the domain name: $9.95
- Buying the hosting package: $7.95/month
I kid you not.
That was just a few years ago. I started with exactly zero followers, zero products and zero experience.
All from the cost of a meal out with my wife.
It didn’t happen overnight, but it happened.
No risk of my savings, of my livelihood, my reputation or my sanity.
Money is not what’s holding you back.
Turning a passion into a business today costs less than a haircut in some cities (you should see what they charge in SF).
And you don’t have to quit your job. You can do it on the side. You can start small.
And you can do things you think you only read about people doing.
It’s not easy and it might not be fast.
But it is possible – and that’s all that matters.
It would have been a joke to think a man could quit a well-paying job and support a family of eight and move them across the world to San Francisco, all while writing short productivity articles from a MacBook Air. Leo Babauta proved us wrong with ZenHabits.
The thought of spending half your year in California, a quarter of it in Mexico and the rest traveling around the world with your wife – all while growing a business, was the stuff of stories. Now that’s what Corbett Barr does every year through Think Traffic and Expert Enough.
Or how about going on a quest to see every country in the world, while leading a full-blown movement to take the road less traveled, becoming a bestselling published author and growing a bigger following than most politicians could dream of. Crazy right? But Chris Guillebeau did it anyway – mostly from his laptop while 30k feet above international waters. And every day he helps tens of thousands of others (including me) learn to do the same. His latest movement,The $100 Startup，是一个完美的榜样 - 我很荣幸能参与其中。以下更多内容。
And it doesn’t even have to take that long…
And none of them had any special connections starting out. Neither did I. We started on our own. With an idea and nothing else.
But what a difference a few years can make. Think for a second how crazy that timeframe is.
These guys (and countless others) have crushed it, from a completely standing start.
They show me what’s really possible.
但是我决定开始。慢慢地人们开始ed to listen.
But even after the hundreds upon hundreds of hours of writing and work, it still only began a few years ago (which seems like yesterday).
I just turned 30 – and in this industry I’m on the old side (although I’m still feeling pretty fresh :)). Last night I Skyped with a friend, five years younger than me, who recently built a high six-figure business around Rapid Learning. How random is that? But he’s figured out how to help people in an important way, and people love it. And he started while he was still in university. What were you doing with your spare time when you were in college?
There is no shortage of opportunity.
There has never been a more empowering time than right now – for the world to build a micro-business around a passion and have it blossom into a career.
And it’s inspiring as all hell!
Live Your Legend cost $62.90 to start.
But the real investment was me. I put my heart and soul into my writing. It was a hobby turned passion. It was my favorite way of helping people. So outside of my other work, I began to give it everything. It became the work I couldn’t not do.
Those are manufactured excuses.
The only variable is you – how badly you want something. How badly you want to make a difference. How burning your desire is to help people in a way only you can.
Combine that passion with today’s nearly-free tools and anything becomes possible.
But it can only happen if you start.
There is no waiting. You are either doing something today to get you closer to what you want, or it’s moving further out of reach. Nothing stands still. It’s on you to decide which direction it’s going to be.
The Birth of the $100 Startup…
Chris Guillebeau just launched his latest book, The $100 Starup, and I think it’s going to change the game in a big way when it comes to doing passionate work. In fact I think it’s the best career tool I’ve seen all year. For those unfamiliar, he’s the founder of the Art of Non-Conformity and World Domination Summit. He’s also taught me a ton about this business, both through personal interactions with him as a trusted friend, and through his writing and tools.
克里斯和我也有类似的目标 - 让世界做使他们活着的事情。但是克里斯将其提升到了一个全新的水平。在过去的2年中，他在世界上寻找最有力的案例研究，这些人以不到100美元的价格创业的生活方式企业开展了巨大的生活方式业务。是的 - 这些人超出了您的想象。
然后，他整理了他们的所有故事，以及使他们的业务和生活方式成为可能的核心原则，并将所有内容都出版给了一本名为的精装书The $100 Startup. It’s the ultimate roadmap/how-to guide for starting a business for next to no investment cost, and the stories and tools will blow your mind.
I highly recommend you check out the book and the full $100 Startup movement that Chris is leading. It’s powerful stuff.
You can check out the book’s website here.
If we want to do big things, we have to learn from the people doing them.
The right models are priceless. Both for living life and doing business.
Don’t underestimate the power that comes in knowing what and how someone built the career that most dream of.
Remember, the fastest way to start doing things you didn’t think could be done, is to start hanging around people already doing then.
I hope this helps.
But more than anything, what is so important to me and to all our work here at Live Your Legend,is that you do something. If the book’s not for you, that’s totally fine. But that’s not a reason not to get off your ass and start building something that matters.
Do it on your own or with the help of others.
But you must start.
Cost is no longer a barrier to building a business around work you love.
Please let that sink in.
Nothing is more powerful than opportunity.
All you have to do is do something with it.
Welcome to the era of the risk-free startup. Living off your passion has never been more possible.
I can’t wait to see what you build!
As always, I am here to help.
Check out the $100 Startup Here
P.S. I don’t get any affiliate commission if you buy the book. I am just doing this because I love Chris’s work and I think it will help in a huge way. Enjoy!
I’ll make up my mind soon to buy it or not to buy it!!
For sure Fab. If you are looking to build a business online – it is indeed an amazing deal. These tools together are damn powerful. I’m reading the $100 Startup tonight and am VERY fired up!
I would but I already started my business under $100! Not 6 figures though D:
ScottPosted at 15:00h, 01 May
Well that’s even better! Congrats Brandon. You’ve already done the hardest part!
LisaPosted at 06:41h, 01 May
I get this wonderful bargain every year – in fact I’m an affiliate myself. But I’m buying through your link this time because your story above spoke to me in a big way!
18bet188最新地址8金宝搏提款生活您的传奇和I2P - 爱它！
Take care and keep in touch,
Thanks Lisa. Means a lot. Enjoy all this goods!
KCPosted at 18:36h, 01 May
Hey Scott! I’ve really been enjoying your last few posts. I’ve become a faithful reader since you joined our Good Life Project call a couple weeks back. Jonathan is the man for wrangling you as our featured guest… I’ve got mad respect for how you offer so much value to your readers. Just awesome stuff!
(And l bought the $100 Startup package via LYL).
Just secured a ticket to WDS from a woman who couldn’t make it this year. Really look forward to meeting you in person. Have a great week, and thanks for hopping me to this insane value.
ScottPosted at 21:49h, 01 May
Awesome to have you on board kc! It was a serious honor to be on that call with you all a couple weeks ago. And it was a ton of fun. So glad to have you along for the adventure and congrats on picking up that killer deal. I think Chris’s book alone is worth the price. That book is so inspiring and ridiculously useful!
Colleen CongerPosted at 19:57h, 02 May
The $100 Startup package is like getting birthday cake and presents everyday! I’m excited to read Chris’ book. What a story. And the best thing is, his story could be anyone’s story.
ScottPosted at 10:49h, 03 May
ScottPosted at 10:50h, 03 May
Thanks for giving it a shot. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised on all the value packed in there. Just be sure to put it to work and I have a feeling you’ll see real results. Enjoy!
Scott’s not kidding here – I started a freelance business in August for just over $100 (hey, I bought some books to learn how to do things). Now it’s May and I’m making several hundred dollars a month, and it looks like the jump to $1000+ a month is on the horizon.
I started small doing freelance articles, and as I learned more about the industry, I came up with exciting ideas to add more value for my clients and charged accordingly. It’s been a great ride. If I had the ability to put in even more effort, I bet I’d be even further along. As it is, I only have a couple hours a day.
我仍然有我的全职工作，因为我想做正确的事。但是几年后 - 我将成为全职自由职业者！
ScottPosted at 10:52h, 03 May
Yeahhh– another $100 startup story! Congrats Anna and thanks so much for sharing. It’s seriously so inspiring to read a comment like yours. You’re doing it right too. Slow and steady to start and then when you decide to make the full leap, it will be to an even stronger branch than the one you’re on!
希伊@ ivblogger.comPosted at 13:27h, 03 May
Its ending in few hours and those that have the money to should please get it. I wish i can buy it (paypal does not support my country)
啊！对我来说也为时已晚，我已经开始了我的业务，而且$ 100超过100美元 -
$200 for logo design and wordpress theme
$50/m for hosting, aweber, & alistbloggingclub
$30 for editor
$300 for misc. guides & books, including LiveYourLegend and Start a Blog that Matters
$200 for membership to positive psychology institute, journals, and other learning materiels
So around $1000. BUT you are absolutely correct. It started out with your product, which cost a tiny bit over a $100. I’m only spending because I can. I would make do without, if I had to. Congrats on being included in the product!
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