(day 4 abc)
The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. – Debbi Fields
Having an online *anything* can feel like a pretty daunting situation. For starters, pretty much anything can be found online for free (or virtually free), and here you are offering it for a small price (or even a pretty large price depending on your perspective). There are tons of resources, outlets, programs, or the like that various people have made available to the public. Why would you offer one more to be chosen from? And more importantly, why would people want to pay for yours as opposed to the free ones that others may offer?
You have a unique perspective. Your personality mixed with unique experiences (that CANNOT ever be duplicated) *right there* creates something of value. Whether you are trying to sell a book, hand-made crafts, or anything else that automatically has a personal flare to it. If you put yourself into your product, I am sure that someone out there will be interested in it, because it is truly unique (just as you are).
Give people a reason to want to buy what you have to offer rather than those other ones that are free. Advertise your personality, market the unique characteristics of you, and more importantly of your product. Don’t be afraid to really be yourself. Yes, it is scary to give yourself to the public, because, well let’s face it, if your product gets rejected it’s sort of like a little bit of yourself is getting rejected. But, as Debbi Fields stated in the quote above, “The greatest failure is to not try.” You can be great, you can even be the best, but if you don’t even try then no one will ever know what you have to offer.
I don’t know a whole lot of people who just happen upon success. I have a friend who is on the road to becoming a country music singer. She started off on the ground. No one came up to her and said, “you have an amazing talent. I want you to sing at this concert and you’ll be instantly famous because of it.” Absolutely not! She has had to work (and really hard), in order to get where she is right now. And she isn’t stopping. From an outsider’s perspective, it’s been really fun watching her succeed. (Her name is Ashley Bradenburg, and I think you should check her out because she really is pretty good!)
People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps. – Mary Kay Ash
If you are in the home-made craft selling business, or the book writing industry, or music writing, or whatever the case may be, you are your company. Without you driving the ball forward, your company wouldn’t even exist. Put that into your product!
I have faith that you really can be the best at what you do. BUT, you most certainly have to put yourself into your product, and if you don’t at least try, then you wont ever know for sure.
- Success….Are You AFRAID? (redlipstickonwhitewalls.wordpress.com)
- Quote of the Week: Failure (monicaricci.typepad.com)
- Companies Are Afraid Of Innovation (deimar.co)
- Why Startups Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Sell (markevanstech.com)
- The Secret of Getting Referrals (wiredprworks.com)