Where to Start?

via Seth Godin:

Start your first business this way: Begin with the smallest possible project in which someone will pay you money to solve a problem they know they have. Charge less than it’s worth and more than it costs you.

I absolutely love that. He goes on to add…


You don’t have to wait for perfect or large or revered or amazing. You can start.

I’ve been preaching the concept of just starting for a long, long time. It’s honestly one of the very few things that I think I’m half-way decent at. I just get an idea and then I go and I don’t worry so much about competition or if I have all of the resources or the current climate or ecosystem or any of that type of stuff.

I have said this 1,000 times (and I’ll say it again): The internet rewards doers. So, be one of those.

This especially hits home as I’m putting together my super-small indie app, Teeny Tokyo, and how it really is the smallest possible version that it can possibly be solving a problem that I (and many others) have and that people are willing to pay a few bucks for.


It is yet another small experiment built upon my life-long philosophy of just building stuff that creates value for me and for others. And, my philosophy of just building (i.e. doing), full stop.

Just start, go build, have fun while you’re at it. In fact, building is the fun all wrapped together. Tons of it actually.

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