If you’re into web development, you’re probably into startups and for good reason. Many of the best startups are driven by the best hackers aka. web devs. One startup that I like in particular is Bloggers Compete, who run blog post contests. They basically connect bloggers to advertisers through contests in a win-win situation in white hat blog link building. They are filling a need in the blogger outreach space – focus on need. Here are 3 great tips for a startup mindset.
1) Determination – You need to be 110% determined to make your idea/product/service work. Never give in, never give up, keep pushing. There will be battles along the way and you may even go in reverse sometimes, but stay determined.
2) Passion – Do you LOVE your idea? Do you LOVE the space that your idea fills? If not, you might as well just take a 9-5 job and not love that as well. Passion feeds motivation, and you’ll need a lot of it to get a startup up and running. Find an idea that you’re passionate about and turn that idea into a startup.
3) Willingness to Listen and Change – You don’t have all the answers. The quicker you realize that and accept that you’ll need help, the quicker you can get this thing going! Find a mentor, talk to people, ask for insight, etc. There are a lot of smart people on Twitter, start there.