Staying afloat is a win for yourself

“Build something good, keep your costs low, keep your growth in check, hold back your expectations, find some customers, charge them money for your good/services, make more than you spend, and you’ll buy yourself another day, or week, or month, or year in business. Just aim to stay open, don’t aim to win anything from anyone. Staying afloat is a win for yourself.”

Q&A: How do I win in a packed category? (Signal v. Noise)

This is exactly what I’m trying to do with my new side hustle. I’m “soft launching” it at WordCamp Niagara next week, and formally opening it up on November 1st.

Related: My notes and recap for Company of One by Paul Jarvis.

By Andy

Andy McIlwain wrangles content and community programs at GoDaddy as a Senior Marketing Manager. He's helped folks work with the web since '08 as a community organizer, workshop instructor, web developer, and marketer. You can find him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.