Being an internet entrepreneur is a tough job, as you have to be very creative and forward thinking. Today, I would like to cover 2 tips that can help any internet entrepreneur make sure he/she is on the right track. Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list, as there are more than 2 tips for entrepreneurs. However, hopefully this will inspire more ideas for anyone considering becoming an internet entrepreneur.
- Be Disruptive – What areas of business are there that haven’t seen the benefits of the internet? How can you use the internet to revolutionize (or disrupt) an area of business? If you can enter a market and powerfully and positively disrupt it using the internet, you have a successful idea. For instance, the people over at Nowait saw that the restaurant industry was still using pen and paper to create waiting lists. The team then decided to create an app that allows customers to get in line at a restaurant right from their phone. They allowed people to turn a minute task into a quick and painless process, making it a great example of disrupting an old-style market in a helpful way.
- Bring People Together – What is a dating sites’ primary function? Answer: to bring two people, who are looking for the same thing, together. The online-dating industry has exploded in recent years, especially with the introduction of apps, like Tinder. Dating apps bring people of similar needs together through the power of the internet. If you design a business that brings like-minded consumers together in a new and convenient way, you will find success.
Hopefully, you found these 2 tips to be helpful. If you can disrupt an old market, and in the process bring people together, you will be on route to a very successful startup. All in all, entrepreneurs must drive value to consumers in an easily accessible way, and the internet is the simplest and most cost-effective method of doing so.