What kind of business are you building? Are you building a craftsmanship, with you and your unique talent being the heart and soul of your service? Or are you building a business that can run without you, and that keeps on making money even while you sleep or go on vacation?
There is a big difference! Different approach, different business design, different set of skills.
I know most of you are thinking about the scalable business. That’s why I decided to do something special for you. I worked my ass off to design a step-by-step guide for growing a scalable business. I call it – no surprise – “10 Steps to Growing a Scalable Business“. This course is packed with high quality content, and is designed to guide you – week by week – through the process of business development.
And did I tell you the best news? It is completely free of charge! Well, at least for now. I will keep it free as long as I can handle the load.
Written by Vlad, Scott and Jan
Make or buy? Commission a bespoke, custom made software application, or buy a refined, standalone product someone else is developing? You are lucky if you can choose. If the requirements fit, the choice should be a no brainer. Here are 5 reasons why a product always beats a bespoke system. Continue reading →
Internet sales of a digital product. Done well, and it can be a dream come true: it makes money while you sleep. No more expensive staff with their good and bad days. You know exactly how much it costs, and how much it makes.
Making an effective sales page is not an easy job. Done poorly, your sales page can end up being a very sad and lonely place.
What are the elements that make a difference between an effective landing page and a ghost town, visited only by an occasional tumbleweed?
A landing page is where visitors “land” after clicking a link from an ad, e-mail, or another type of a targeted campaign. Effective landing pages are extension of this link. A landing page serves one clear objective, typically moving a visitor down the conversion funnel: e.g. turning a visitor into a lead (by e.g. capturing their e-mail and other info), or closing a deal.
So what does an effective landing page do? Continue reading →
We’ve all heard this one: build a pain killer, not a vitamin. A must have, not a nice to have. Solving the right problem for the right customer – if you do it right – will get you rich. It’s (almost) as simple as that. But somehow it slips through the cracks. So, here are 5 good reasons why you should care. Continue reading →
Will not build a service business, will not build a service business, will not… oh snap! I just did.
The allure of immediate revenue from services is too strong of a temptation for many to resist. Software companies often walk an especially slippery slope: bespoke software systems (aka. custom made software). It’s almost impossible to say no: the customer is willing to pay for the development of the first version of your product, and actually use it and give you feedback? Continue reading →
If you are like most founders I know, you are talking about your product. A lot. Maybe you talk a bit about the customers and how you’ll make their life better. Money too sometimes. But how often do you talk about the market you are in? If you are like most of us – only when they put a gun to your head and make you do it.
Choice of market really matters. It impacts your chance of success. It determines the full potential of your business. It makes a difference between a hobby and a business. Between having a fun experience and getting stinking rich.
Some examples. Continue reading →