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Many people like to write articles like, “How to Make $1,000 Per Month Online.” Or, “This One Trick Will Make You a Digital Millionaire!”

很多人喜欢写这样的文章,“ 如何每月在线赚1000美元 ” 或者“ 一招让你成为数字百万富翁! ”

However, they''re missing an important point: Rather than focusing on making a thousand or a million dollars, you should simply be focused on making a start.

然而,他们忽略了一个重要的问题: 与其专注于赚一千或一百万美元,你应该简单地专注于创业。

As Chris Guillebeau writes in his book, The Art of Non-Conformity,

“If you can find a way to make $1,000 a month on your own, you can usually find a way to make $5,000.”

正如克里斯 · 吉尔博在他的书《不墨守成规的艺术》中所写:
“如果你能找到让自己每月赚1000美元的方法,你通常就能找到赚5000美元的方法。”

Indeed, more important than making $1,000, is making your first dollar. It’s about creating a runway and getting a start from which you can build.

事实上,比赚1000美元更重要的是赚到你的第1美元,这是一切的起点,建造好这条“跑道”,你才可以起飞。



Mailchimp was born as CEO and Co-Founder, Ben Chestnut couldn’t be bothered to individually design email newsletters for a stream of clients who wanted them.

Mailchimp 诞生之初是其首席执行官和联合创始人本 · 切斯纳特( Ben Chestnut ) 懒得为一大批客户设计电子邮件通讯软件而出来的。

Thus, he created a tool that would take care of the process for him. Fast-forward to today, and Mailchimp is now an email newsletter service worth over 4 billion dollars.
The lesson?

他创造了一个工具来处理这个过程, 快进到今天,Mailchimp 现在是一个价值超过40亿美元的电子邮件通讯服务。
从这中间我们能学到什么?

Focus on creating a product that scratches the itch for a small group of people, and if it’s truly worth caring about, then more people will come.

专注于创造一个产品来满足一小部分人的需求,如果它真的值得关注,那么就会有更多的人来。

For example, I write my articles to the person I was 2 years ago. The one who was addicted to video games, had no real direction in life, and simply needed some encouragement.

例如,我的文章是写给两年前的那个我的,那个沉迷于电子游戏,生活没有方向,需要一些鼓励的人。

I’m not trying to force out any topics that I don’t agree with myself, and thus, it often resonates.

我不会强迫自己去讨论任何与自己意见不一致的话题,因此,它经常会引起我的共鸣。

Hence, if you’re not seeing the results you want, perhaps it’s time to look for a different and smaller audience. However, don’t also forget to have a long term vision. Which takes us to the next point:

因此,如果你没有看到你想要的结果,也许是时候寻找不同的、更少的受众了。
但是,不要忘记要有长远的眼光,这就把我们带到了下一点:

Know Where You’re Going Long Before You Get there

**** 在你到达目的地之前你要早早知道你要去到哪里****

“Before you ever reach a goal, already have the next mountain or two in mind.” -Benjamin P. Hardy

“在你达到一个目标之前,就应该想好了下一个或两个目标。” - 本杰明 · P · 哈迪

In his book, Zero to One, Peter Thiel explains that when Yahoo! offered to buy Facebook for $1 billion in July 2006, Zuckerberg didn''t even consider it. Instead, saying that it was merely a formality.

彼得 · 蒂尔在他的书《从零到一》中解释说,2006年7月雅虎提出以10亿美元收购非死不可时,扎克伯格甚至压根没有考虑过这一点,相反,他说这只是一种形式。

Hence, Peter Thiel further wrote:

因此,彼得 · 蒂尔进一步写道:



Most people will continue to read about how to make a thousand or a million dollars online and then continue to wonder why they aren''t getting anywhere.

大多数人会继续阅读关于如何在网上赚一千或一百万美元的文章,然后继续想为什么自己一无所获。

However, the solution is simple: Make the steps smaller! Of course, Brain Tracy has said,“Any goal can be achieved if you break it down into enough small parts.”

解决方法很简单:把步骤分解变小! 博恩 · 崔西说过:
“ 任何目标都可以实现,只要你把它分解成足够多的小步骤。”

Indeed, it shouldn’t be about making $1,000 but your first dollar, and the one after that and the one after that — each success leads to the next.

事实上,不应该是赚1000美元,而应该是你的第1美元,以及之后的1美元,之后的之后的1美元,每一次成功都会带来下一次成功。

They say simply getting a rocket off the ground is the hardest part, and making money online is the same.

他们说,让火箭离开地面是最困难的部分,在网上赚钱是一样的。

Once your ideas start taking off, then nothing becomes impossible.

一旦你的想法开始起作用,那么没有什么是不可能的。