Reality Blog: Sometimes You’re Better Off Saying No

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A friend of mine has started a new business. The business needs a website… badly. They have no online presence at all right now.

Right now, the business sells consumable items (nuts, bolts, bearings, and so on) to the industrial sector over-the-counter. But they also want to start selling online.

Makes sense. So far so good.

It’s been up and running for over six months now and is exceeding all expectations… despite zero online exposure. So when my friend’s brother approached me to create their website, you might think I’d jump at the chance.

But I said no.

Why? What warning signs made me wary?

A New Venture

I need to complete the picture for you.

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Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray

Andrew has traded the daily grind for a life on the road. He loves the lure of Australia’s wide-open spaces, solitude and isolation. Andrew and his wife Peta are experienced remote travelers, living the simple life on the road. They travel, work and live in their 4x4 truck camper. Andrew plans to build his Money-Making Website Top Wire Traveller to the point where it provides a regular income... enough to sustain their lifestyle on the road.

4 Comments

  • Hi Andrew,
    I’m a newbie at building a website, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article. Good luck building your Top Wire Traveller.
    ~~Vance

  • Great reminder to “trust your gut”, and that we can’t be afraid to walk away from projects that aren’t a good fit. Thanks for this article Andrew!

    • Thanks Ally. Yes, trusting your gut is so important. There’s nothing worse than falling into one of those nightmare projects AND knowing it was a bad fit right from the start!

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