GoDaddy Discount Domains

Weekend warriors, it’s time for the work week to unwind and the ideas to flow. So during your exploits over the next few days, save yourself the headache of paying full price for all those nifty domain names and take a few 99 cent GoDaddy codes. It’s on the house!



$0.99 .com domain codes:

  • 149COM
  • FIT199
  • TDE295ES
  • GOFHAU14
  • 99WORD
  • KIWI
  • MMA99
  • GOFDUK06
  • GOFDUK28
  • SAS1COM
  • SIGLER99
  • TDE1CUK
  • CJC1COMUK

Enjoy brainstorming this weekend! Remember to check out StartupStash for all your startup needs!

Wishing you all the best.



Learning a Lesson

There’s always a lesson to be learned. No matter how old, or experienced, or invincible you might be, there is always a point of blindness that one cannot necessarily circumvent.

It’s 10:55 PM.

I spent my whole afternoon and evening attempting to perfect an idea that I thought of on a whim earlier today. That idea was StartupSavers – a directory of incredible savings to help startups bootstrap their way to success. It sounded really good at the time, and if it weren’t for the frustration of an uncooperative WordPress theme (which took about 3 hours to debug), I probably would have noticed sooner that this idea wasn’t all that great.

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Sure, you might be thinking, it is a good idea! In fact, if you head over to the site right now and check out the Domains section, you’ll see so many coupons, discounts, and promo codes that you might actually feel richer.

But here’s the problem: entrepreneurs use coupon codes for domain names, hosting, and MAYBE WordPress themes / website templates. The rest of the services an entrepreneur uses are either non-discounted or free. This is where I realized the roadblock. That was at 10:33 PM.

Not to mention that the purpose of my website was to piggy-back on StartupStash – the curated directory which offers a vast number of resources to entrepreneurs for their startups / small businesses. StartupStash doesn’t have a criteria of paid or free, it just has content.

My idea, however, was meant to draw in users who knew the services they wanted to use, but did not want to pay full price. Kind of hard to draw in users when the services they would be using are either free or non-discounted.

While I may come across rather ranting, the purpose of this post is to address the following: never deviate from the rules which you set. My cardinal rule, my preaching point, the soapbox of my career, has been generating unique ideas.

And I violated that by jumping on the StartupStash-train without any real market research. Reinventing the wheel with caution is wise, but reinventing the wheel blindly – in ignoranceis foolish.

Always stay true to your ideas and let your ideas be truly unique to you.

 

Until next time.

zb

Thoughts on the Millionaire Fastlane

Being a busy entrepreneur, I rarely get time to thoroughly digest a good book. Recently, I haven’t even had time to post much. That’s where my brilliant find comes into play.

The Millionaire Fastlane animated by FlightMediocrity. You can checkout his video here: http://youtu.be/owHCppOQh44.

It discusses the main points made by MJ Demarco, and summarizes it perfectly. The video amply covers what Demarco calls the Sidewalk, the Slowlane, and the Fastlane.

To put it briefly, the Sidewalk is for those who work 9-5, weekend to weekend, hoping their 401k has enough for retirement by age 60. The Slowlane is those who invest their savings into a CD or mutual fund and earn 7% (ish) per year. The Fastlane however, is for those who read (and read a lot), develop fruitful business strategies and original concepts, and then retire while they can still walk and remember where they put their car keys.

But this description does no justice to Demarco’s work, let alone FM’s animation. I highly recommend you check it out!

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