Helpful Quote of the Day (HQD) #1

Along with the Thought Provoking Question of the Day, the Micro Business Kid will also give you the Helpful Quote of the Day. Life definitely isn’t always easy and we can all use some help now and then to get through the day. Starting and growing a micro business could possibly be one of the most difficult things you’ve ever done. There will be days that you want to say screw it and quit. But you better not! You have the Micro Business Kid to help you through the tough times and to help you celebrate the good ones.

Today’s Helpful Quote of the Day:

“You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.”

-Chris Guillebeau from his book, The Art of Non-Conformity

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2 responses to “Helpful Quote of the Day (HQD) #1

  1. Hi Marc,

    I feel that as you are trying to show how something can be achieved with very little time and regular input, having a daily routine task such as creating the daily update/blog post is a good practice. Blogging on a daily basis can be difficult especially when you feel like you are not really going anywhere at the moment.

    People are drawn to read about someone’s personal journey, you look on the Micro Business Kid as your quest. It is your journey that makes for the interest after all ‘the quest’ is one of the seven basic plots (check here if you are unsure what I am talking about http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSevenBasicPlots).

    I would suggest that as you are trying to show how to create a successful Micro Business a good way to show this would be with an example, you could create one from a basic idea and then show how you work at building it up/improving it. This would illustrate your consulting ideas and show how easy it is through leading by example while at the same time creating further interest and content.

    As for the daily updates think about what Ana White said/does being regular with the posts is important and it takes time for your follower numbers to grow.

    While I don’t read your posts every day, every 3-4 days I go and read what you wrote since the last time.

    Good luck and keep up the good work!

    Tom/ Zen and the Art of Motorcycles

    • Hi Tom,

      Like always, I appreciate your input!

      I’m not sure if it really comes across as so, but the Micro Business Kid itself, is the micro business (example) that I’m creating. There isn’t that much “business” stuff going on because I’m waiting for some money to come in to become an actual business entity, hire a designer, etc. The product that the micro business is creating is valuable information that comes from my experience/learning which I will mostly give away for free. Eventually, I’ll have guides for sale, offer consulting, and some other things that I’d like to try out but first, I need to show people the value of the business and create trust, credibility, and rapport with them. Throughout the process, I’ll share what works and what doesn’t so people can try to replicate my successes and avoid my mishaps.

      After looking through the plots, which I’ve never heard of, I agree that “the quest” is the plot but I also want to help people “overcome the monster” which is actually starting, maintaining, and growing a micro business.

      Creating content 5 days a week or at least having motivation to do, can be a struggle sometimes so some future posts will include ways to work ahead, stay motivated, and stay creative. While it may not always be the case, my schedule allows for such frequent updates, and I’m happy to do so. It can be VERY discouraging to not see lots of views for the first couple of months so I think I need to make it a point to tell people to stick with it. I’m actually pretty surprised as to how many views I’ve been getting. I’m looking to allow things to grow organically for a month or two, allowing me to have a good amount of good content before “aggressively” looking for opportunities to increase traffic dramatically. That amount of good content will give me lots of leverage and credibility.

      Thanks for being a regular reader and don’t be a stranger!
      -Marc

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