Scott Hilse is the marketing mogul behind Simplified Dropshipping ( https://www.simplifieddropshipping.com/ ). Hilse has taught over 3400+ people dropshipping, completely transforming the lives of many. I got the opportunity to ask him what 5 things he would share with future entrepreneurs looking to start their endeavours.
No one will believe in you at the start.
"Yeah, some people in your life will encourage you, but ultimately it is up to you to have the full belief. As Elon Musk says, if you need encouraging words to do it then don't do it, because you weren't meant to do it".
NEVER take advice from people who have never done what it is that you are trying to do.
"I preach this all the time to my followers. If you take advice from someone who's never done what you're trying to do, you will end up not doing it just like them".
Invest back into your business.
"When I started finding success, the most money I had ever made in a month was $800. So when I had $1000+ coming in every day from selling a single iPhone case, I started splurging a little too much! I was buying trips, clothes, gadgets, etc. I wouldn't advise having a budget because I hate how limiting that sounds. However, I would suggest looking into ways you can re-invest into both yourself & business whether that be books, seminars, SEO work, facebook ads, courses, etc. Use the money wisely".
Think as big as possible.
"When I started, I made the mistake of having small goals. Like $10,000 was my goal. Nowadays, my goal is $100,000/day. This is a super important mentality to constantly be in. Not only are you more likely to recognize the path to a higher goal if that higher goal is always in your head. Too many people limit themselves by setting their goals low and becoming content with their successes. Always, always, always aim extremely high, you will not regret it".
Don't be afraid to try a non-traditional and new approach.
"The world is becoming less and less formal every day. Business models that are working now would have never worked 10-20 years ago as they would have been perceived as unprofessional. This is because society itself has become more authentic and accepting than ever before. Now is the time to try those weird ideas in your head. Now is the time to start that business everyone told you would never work. But ultimately, now is the time to be yourself, have fun, and get paid to do it".