Yaro Starak generated over a million dollars in the past 3 years with his blog. Today, he shares the top three mistakes he made starting up.

Yaro Starak started his blog Entrepreneurs-Journey.com as a hobby to share his experience on how to make money online. Over the years, Yaro has generated over a million dollars online. And today, he is going to share some of the mistakes he made starting up.

Q: What were the top 3 mistakes you made starting out with your business and if you could start over what would you do differently?

The top three mistakes I made when I was starting out were the following:

1. I didn’t have a real strategy behind what I wanted to do. Instead I chased money making opportunities simply because I needed to make money.

As I gained more clarity I was able to see the kind of business that was best for me and go after it. It’s hard to know this without experimenting first, but if I had my time again I would have picked a business strategy more suited to my strengths from the beginning and saved myself many years of anguish.

2. I was slow to adopt email as my core communication device. I spent a lot of time just playing around with websites not realising that I could have done a lot better if I focused on building relationships via an email newsletter from the beginning.

3. I spent too much time playing around with website design. I like to look at beautiful websites. Unfortunately you can spend months trying to make something look amazing when you really just need something that does the job. Functionality and conversion trumps good looks online.

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  • Hi Reastes, you’re not alone. I think we all make that mistake, specially as a newbie. Thanks for stopping by.

  • reastes

    I’m very guilty of the last mistake. I spend too much time on early design sometimes. Evidence shows it isn’t that important!

  • Ha Ha you got Yaro, glad you stopped by and thanks for participating.

  • Yaro

    Thanks for including me in your series Mr Billion. Might want to edit out the typos from the interview though!