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Thanks! I like this idea, but I have the feeling I could do this myself later in the product lifecycle, plus I don't feel like dealing with hiring copywriters/designers right now tbh πŸ˜… But you're totally right: that would be a nice long-term investment rather than burning dollars in ads.

But..

  • It's free money
  • It's going away
  • You'll always have more to do, so you probably won't do writing vs something you do daily like coding. I like writing and feel I'm reasonably good at it. Number of articles I've written for my saas in the last 12 months? Zero.

Finding writers is pretty easy vs finding a developer or similar, and if done well so your content attracts links and thus even more traffic it's an investment that effectively compounds over time. That said, if you could pay a developer to eg write an integration for an app store like Shopify, Wordpress or similar that could bring you a steady flow of new customers that could be a great investment too.

Well played, Marc, well played :P I'll probably do it tho, hadn't thought of it, great way to spend these $$$

Domains I've never bought to invest, I'm afraid a) good ones are either all taken or too expensive (>1.8k) b) I'll never be able to sell them and get a return on the investment. Any tips for a total noob in this?

I missed the follow-up question when it was originally asked, but answering for future reference:

You can absolutely buy valuable domains for below $1,800. I've bought domains for hundreds of dollars and sold them for thousands. It comes down to patience, observing trends ( https://namebio.com is helpful to determine sale prices of different categories of domains), and a bit of luck.

If I had $1,800 to spend on domains I'd focus on .co's as they are still relatively affordable, but also popular with startups. You can also spend some money on backordering domains, but that requires a lot of patience and you wouldn't spend the money until the backorder actually goes through.

Thank you! I'm really tempted to upgrade my current monitor, but I'm scared I won't be able to justify the expenditure is directly related to the business and not me in particular πŸ˜…

I like this, this is probably what I'll end up doing – could I even pay like 5 years in advance if lifetime licenses are not available? I guess I'll find out contacting each service

@rileyw Thanks for your insights, I think your point of view is really valuable! Are you serious? "Watch SharkTank + file patents" as a way of teaching entrepreneurship, srsly? Lol. I'm sorry for you, man. Hope you learn here in WIP everything they're not teaching you.
So I guess your approach would be more of a "entrepreneurship workshop"? But like real entrepreneurship haha How would you imagine a perfect workshop like that?

Haha, yes, seriously! It wouldn't have to be workshop persay, but I would at least go over that entrepreneurship isn't just about investors, patents or "making it big". I think a lot of kids my age have that pre-conceived notion. Of course it could be that, but there are a ton of forms of entrepreneurship. Online, in-person, bootstrapped, funded, side projects, full-time projects, big companies, solo projects, etc.

I 100% agree with you that if I'm able just to open their minds to accept other ways of life apart from the conventional college->bigcorp path, that'd be a huge success. Also, to alert them that the entrepreneurial/creative way is not as profitable as they probably think.

As I understand it now, your suggestion is much more of a "personal development workshop" than a "entrepreneurship workshop". I'm not sure I can do that just by merely exposing facts and real life examples, my instinct would be to do something actionable that would make them feel uncomfortable enough to at least start rethinking life. But I think that would may be too arrogant of me, as if I knew life any better. Hmmm. I like where you're going but I haven't been able to come up with a good concrete workshop idea just yet.

Well, anything you do will probably be useful af for them. So I guess you'll be just fine with whatever kind of workshop you choose to do. Do what you're comfortable with, it will certainly be good for them.

Really insightful answer, it really helps. Main points to me: metalearning + entreprenurial skills (selling, problem/solution, risk/regrets...)

How would you personally like a 4h workshop in which, either alone or in a group you choose, and me only being a guide, you have to:

  • List the top 10 problems you find in your own life, then choose only one
  • Go out and talk with target people and learn if this is in fact a real problem
  • Come back, think of a realistic solution
  • Google "how to make a website with Weebly" and sketch a crappy website in 20 min explaining your solution
  • Go out (either physically or virtually) and convince at least 1 target person to give you their email address showing your new website
  • Come back and reflect about what did you learn, what did you do wrong and what could you do to make it 10x better?

I'd only be a guide and refer to Google in case of easy/trivial questions.

Crazy idea maybe, but really interested in your opinion – would you find this any interesting?

So you're proposing a startup weekend? haha

I think that's a lot of stuff to do in two or four hours, I would take a less actionable approach and do instead a more philosophical approach. My two cents: teenagers live in a world of doubt and insecurity. They don't know what they want to do.

Telling them that they actually have much more options for life than they have been told is one useful thing you can do. Showing them the many paths they can take and giving them the tools to make this decision (the actionable part) is priceless. "Hey, you don't need to sell your soul to a multinational or do that pointless major if you don't want to. Here's how."

Tell them what you've learned until now. Take them out of the box, make them think. Make them feel ok if they are different, relieve a little bit of the pressure that they receive from their parents and teachers by showing them real life examples.

Showing them the "basic batman belt for life" can be lifechanging, even if it is just a introduction.

Of course, that's just my highly biased opinion, but that's what I would do if could go back two years and lecture myself and my classmates.

I 100% agree with you that if I'm able just to open their minds to accept other ways of life apart from the conventional college->bigcorp path, that'd be a huge success. Also, to alert them that the entrepreneurial/creative way is not as profitable as they probably think.

As I understand it now, your suggestion is much more of a "personal development workshop" than a "entrepreneurship workshop". I'm not sure I can do that just by merely exposing facts and real life examples, my instinct would be to do something actionable that would make them feel uncomfortable enough to at least start rethinking life. But I think that would may be too arrogant of me, as if I knew life any better. Hmmm. I like where you're going but I haven't been able to come up with a good concrete workshop idea just yet.

Well, anything you do will probably be useful af for them. So I guess you'll be just fine with whatever kind of workshop you choose to do. Do what you're comfortable with, it will certainly be good for them.