It's easy to get carried away with the amazing tools that are available and jump into building an amazing business.  Especially with the NoCode options that are available these days.

It's not too hard to put something that is good enough together.  There is always a learning curve, but it is certainly within reach for more people now than ever.

It's easy to go to a website or view an app and think you can replicate the success of it.  I have seen far too many websites that look pretty yet they don't convert.  There is no point building something if you have no (potential) customers.

Perhaps I'm too pessimistic or ethical in my nature, but I think it's unfair to dangle carrots in front of people's eyes like this.  The reality is most people are not making a million, let alone $1000.

The sad state of affairs is that all too often the people who make this kind of money are the ones teaching how to make money.  Sadly funny.

Coming up with an idea that makes money is often hard, but even harder comes the whole aspect of how to build a system to make a business work.

Things like:

  • accounts
  • taxes
  • sales
  • communications
  • marketing
  • product development
  • customer support
  • hiring
  • time management
  • well being
  • figuring out how to switch off

I love the ability to build things quickly.  Occasionally it will work it can turn into something sustainable, but the hard work comes with the business building and sustaining long term value, not necessarily the tech.

What I do personally see (with my teens) is that they are primarily interested in doing things a different way.  That is where I think things can get exciting.  A new perspective of how to deliver value based on hopefully better modern day values.  It's not about the dangling carrot, it's about doing meaningful work with fair, good and sometimes excellent compensation.