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Biggest Mistakes

What is the biggest mistake you can make when deciding to start your own business?

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#1 mistakes?

1. Getting involved with products you don't use yourself. Falling for the DROP SHIP system.
2. Thinking you can buy SEO results. That's money badly spent. Folks that sell SEO will be quick to disagree. Simple thoughts on that. Who's getting your money?
3. Expecting a return in weeks not years.
4. Building a custom web page. I have stories about companies that did this, lost 6 figures USD and were years late getting their commerce site working. If you want to start now, start now. GoDaddy, Amazon, hit the ground running.

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My biggest mistake

The biggest mistake I have made was not paying enough attention to data collection.
I was trying to control the business and focus on the customers but paid less attention to data harvesting.
The solution was relying on data scraping services as their ability of data scraping was much bigger and relevant than doing it manually.

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Post was last edited on December 25, 2017 7:36 AM PST

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