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You have to start by picking out a basket to put your eggs in.
Trite (but true) aphorisms:
One always learns from his mistakes.
And as well, hindsight is 20-20.
Thirdly, what you don't take care of in the beginning can set you back to the beginning.
Or you'll seem to think that. But it's not time to get depressed about things. Take stock of your resources and you'll find that you've been learning all the time. And are now in a much better condition to get really going. This next time will be faster.
I recently found myself back at doing what I should have done to begin with. However, I didn't know it at the time. The reason my sales aren't taking off is that I never set up a proper back end (terminal), followed by a regular runway, and using a definite flight plan.
The steps are simply in this sequence:
A proper back end first consists of having something valuable to offer.
Next, you set up a way to exchange for this - either affiliate sales, or dropshipping, or ecommerce.
Then, you promote this all over the place. So people can find your valuable offer and take you up on it.
And all of this is before you quit your day job.
Nothing new, perhaps. But here is something - and take this to heart:
You settle on one valuable item and get that really moving before you expand to another.