“I don’t have any good ideas. I don’t even know what I would do.” — every friend who thinks they can’t start an online business.
I guarantee you that you have an amazing idea inside of you that you should be sharing with the world. We all have amazing (or at least unique) ideas. One person isn’t wiser than the next when it comes to success. It’s all about execution and consistency.
This is why I need to stress the importance of sharing your ideas with the world…
“That idea is stupid.”
I used to say that about everything that was popular. Then I realized that it wasn’t my job to decide if an idea is stupid or not. That’s what the market is for. Sometimes, the silliest ideas take off at the right time. The market decides what becomes popular and what doesn’t work.
The following quotes really changed my perspective on ideas that take off:
“In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.” — Seth Godin
It’s not the idea. It’s the person behind the idea and how far they’re willing to go.
“All your ideas may be solid or even good .. But you have to Actually EXECUTE on them for them to matter.: — Gary Vaynerchuk
You have to execute. You have to share your ideas. You can’t just wait for something to happen. I have a friend who thought of the original Uber idea. The problem is that he did nothing about it. He just talked about it. Then when Uber took off, he just complained about how he had the idea.
I want you to share your ideas, stories, thoughts, and whatever else is up there. I want you to start right away. No more putting this off.
Why should you share your ideas with the world?
I’m going to convince you to start sharing your ideas. Here’s why you need to start right now:
- Help someone else. I can guarantee you that someone out there can benefit from at least one of your ideas. What are you waiting for? You’re being selfish by not sharing with us.
- You stay focused. Sharing your ideas reinforces the concepts within you. Writing about personal finance has forced me to save money and take my money seriously. I don’t want to be a broke personal finance blogger. We already know that there’s too many of those.
- Make friends. I’ve met all kinds of friends through blogging and sharing my ideas. You’d be surprised by how many like-minded folks are out there looking to make connections.
- Make money. Yes, you can make money (advertising, creating products, and so on). Who doesn’t want to make more money? Share your unique ideas and get paid.
- Watch how you progress. When you look through your archives, you’ll get a good chuckle watching how you’ve progressed over time. I get a kick out of checking out articles from 2008. My writing and my ideas have both drastically changed. What was I thinking back then?
That’s why you should be sharing your ideas with the world. Are you convinced yet? If you are, let’s move forward so that you can start sharing your ideas.
How do you start sharing your ideas?
There are many ways to get started. It’s easier than ever to get out there these days. You don’t need to go on Shark Tank and beg for money and give up 99% of your company. You don’t have to borrow any money. You don’t have to use your credit card. You don’t have to hit up your family and friends for cash. You can get started with a few bucks a month.
How’s this possible? How do you start sharing your ideas?
I recommend a blog, Instagram account or a Facebook page.
A blog is the easiest way to share your ideas. A Facebook page is even easier. I however have more experience with blogging since I started in 2008 and only started a Facebook page recently.
Instead of giving you hypotheticals, I went out of my way to show you exactly how to start a blog (with pictures). I put together a super-detailed piece on how you can get started online. It will only cost you a few bucks and less than an hour.
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How do you get others to care about your ideas?
This is where things get really fun. There are a few “formulas” out there for building traffic and attracting eyeballs. The process is very challenging, but it can still be simplified…
Write down your best ideas.
What are your best ideas? Focus in on one niche and share your ideas. Share the best ideas possible. Share stories that can’t be found anywhere else.
There’s enough average out there. The world needs some great ideas. Some ideas that will actually make things happen. Can you do this?
Spread the word.
Get the word out there. Don’t be shy. You have nothing to be afraid of. Get those ideas out into the wild.
How do you get the word out?
- Guest post.
- Leave comments.
- Pay a few bucks on advertising.
- Reach out to others.
- Join forums.
- Keep in putting your best ideas forward.
- Social media outreach (message people).
Everything about marketing and social media that you could want to know has been covered in great detail. Check out a few videos on how to promote on social media and the wheels will start spinning.
There’s no substitute for consistency.
I wish there was a way around this. I just launched Kettlebell Rebels. I’ve been asking around for shortcuts and guess what? There are none. All of my blogging buddies in this fitness world have laughed at me because all bloggers know that there are no shortcuts.
Everyone hates to hear this part because there are no substations for consistency. You have to show up. You have to deliver. You can’t just post and disappear.
How do you make money by sharing your ideas?
That’s up to you. You can go in many different directions with this. You can become a consultant, you can sell advertising space on your platform (podcast, blog, social media, or whatever you get big), or you can create information products. All that matters is that you share your ideas so that they have the potential to take off.
Here’s how you can start making money today with my exact tips:
- The exact steps to getting paid as a writer.
- How to make money off social media.
- How you can make money online.
- How-to find freelancing experience.
Be consistent and see what happens.
Start sharing your ideas with the world. I don’t want to hear any excuses. There are single moms and folks with families sharing ideas that make them lots of money. Sign up with Siteground and find out how easy it is to share your ideas with the world.
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” –Seth Godin