I've started 3 tech startups so far, including a Y-Combinator funded social app for college students and a 7 figure hacking business reselling Spotify subscriptions in countries where it is unavailable.
I've been grateful to learn from (and correct) multiple startup challenges that I faced including building something people didn't want, finding tech co-founders, co-founder disputes, pre-mature scaling, building something for money and not happiness, fundraising, over-hiring, personal debt for surviving etc.
I've attended 4 incubators in the last 5 years and have been around 100+ successful founders.
I've also managed millions of dollars of advertising budgets for multiple Y-Combinator startups.
My biggest strength is to help turn advertising dollars into profit by using paid ads. I also focus on positioning and creating offers that people are really interested in. I do this by finding out everything about the target audience by spending a lot of time getting to know them. And then I find the best way to genuinely help the prospects before selling them something.
1. It's not about you, it's about them. Ask yourself what problem are you solving for them, and not for yourself. 2. Test everything and do not let your assumptions, your emotions, your ego and biases guide decisions. 3. Spend at least a couple of hours a day building your one skill. You've to wear a lot of hats as an entrepreneur which is fine, but there should be this one skill that you get better at everyday. Law of Compounding will take over and it will tenfold your confidence.