Starting at $0 Sucks

Working on something new? You’ll likely know what I mean. When you’ve started off a business, it’s really disheartening to start at $0.

Starting at $0 means that nobody is getting any value from what you’ve built (yet) and that’s rubbish. Especially when you know if they tried out your product they would.

But having nothing just means you have to work even harder. You have to work those extra few hours, write those extra paragraphs, and push that extra bit of code.

Everyone starts at $0. However successful a company or person is, they started from nothing. They had to show people that they or their product was valuable, and was worthy of their hard-earned cash.

It might take you days, weeks, months even to get from that nothingness, but if you truly believe in the problem your solving, and that you’re the right team to solve it—well I guess you’ll work through it.

So don’t be disheartened by the lack of revenue at the start. As long as you keep working at it, hold on to your passion, and hone your skills, you’ll get there.

Sometimes it just takes time.


I’m writing about something that interests me every day for a year. This is day 12 of 365. ✌️

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