How Long Should Your Business Take to Earn Revenue? (FS164)

I heard some advice from an entrepreneur about how hopeful entrepreneurs should pursue their first business idea. (That advice is explained in the podcast below.)

It made me think about how long it can take before your business starts earning revenue.

How long is too long?

Should you be fighting for revenue right out of the gate?

Should you keep a job so you have some financial stability while you get your own business off the ground?

In this episode we share our advice about these question. We’ve been, done and seen a lot in the world of small business, and this episode brings some excellent perspective.


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Show Notes

If I’m so Smart Why Aren’t I Successful Yet? (FS159)

How to Afford an Entrepreneurial Lifestyle: A Comprehensive Guide to Minimum Viable Income


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  5. Mom23boys^I ordered this as a gift for my son. I was very disappointed with this order. There was no where in the description stating that this was going to be coming from China (which takes forever). No where in the description does it say what this tee-shirt is made out of. One would assume that it is a regular cotton tee. It came as a thin&#44 shiny material similar to a fake satin. I’m not exactly sure what the material is because there isn’t a label in the shirt to know what it is made of or how to properly launder the product. The tee-shirt is white inside (not like the picture shown in the description) with surging that could quickly unravel. Cheaply made. I will be sure to ensure that when I purchase a similar product in the future that it is from a seller in the US.~4|Amazon Customer^The screenprint on this shirt is crooked. I’m certain that wasn’t part of the descrition. Therefore&#44 it is not what I payed for. I would appreciate some quality control so I don’t have to waste my time sending this back and writing a review to warn others.~4|Adrienne M. Baker-Statham^Great~4|Yar^It’s nice to be able to buy shirts like these from Amazon with Prime.~5|Andrew Ozga^Thanks~5|Sheila Myers^Thanks~5|Zebra Girl^I bought this shirt for my son and he loved it! The quality of the shirt is excellent&#44 and it fit him perfectly. I feel this was a great price&#44 for a quality product. I recommend this seller&#44 and will buy from them&#44 again…A+++.~5|abe^Always wear medium and size is very consistent. Great design and awesome message. Love Kerusso~5|L. Crawford^This shirt was a good quality and fit our son-in-law perfectly. He enjoys sharing his faith through every aspect of his life&#44 so this was a welcome addition to his wardrobe.~5|richard robison^great shirt and great meaning~5|

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  7. Cecelia M.^Cheap knockoff.. a thin&#44 bathing suit-like material that doesn’t stretch at all. See attached image for what I got vs. what was advertised. Not 100% cotton&#44 as stated. Unwearable. Blurry image. Tried contacting the seller a few times for a return/refund&#44 but they have fallen off the face of the planet.~3|cruisinmojo^Smelled of vinegar out of the package. The printing was bad. For a $20 kids tshirt I expected better&#44 but the parents notice&#44 the kids don’t.~3|B^The 4T fit my four year old nephew perfectly&#44 and it’s his new favorite shirt. It’s also great because it’s cotton and not polyester like the cheaper version at Wal-Mart.~5|NM86^Perfect for the die hard paw patrol fans! Great color&#44 fit as expected.~5|Linda^good quality T shirt~5|Sergio^It looks very well and with vivid colors as advertised. However the drawing itself doesn’t seem to be made to last&#44 I presume it will wear in a couple of months. We will see…~3|andrew cantu^Perfect size!~5|Bargain Shoppin Momma^Perfect!~5|Cathy Turner^Paw Patrol is my almost 4 yr old grandson’s favorite cartoon show. He was very pleased to receive this t shirt with his favorite characters on it. a bit overpriced&#44 as all licensed t shirts are&#44 but well worth his pleasure at receiving it~4|M. Porter^A+~5|

  8. Mindy Claggett^I ordered this shirt on 4/28&#44 with the original delivery date set for 5/4-5/9. The seller had (at the time) good reviews and said they were based in the U.S. MY MISTAKE. The delivery date was adjusted to 5/13 — I just got the shirt TODAY&#44 5/17. Incidentally&#44 seller is located in frigging SHANGHAI&#44 which is not in the U.S.&#44 last time I checked.As you can see in the pictures&#44 the image on the shirt is TINY. Unlike the product preview&#44 the image doesn’t even remotely extend the length of the shirt. (FWIW&#44 the shirt is a men’s large&#44 so that should give you an idea of perspective.) Also&#44 the image on my shirt is super-blurry&#44 looks like an iron-on&#44 and is crooked! Not to mention that this is NOT officially licensed Marvel merchandise. I own plenty of Marvel shirts&#44 and they all have Marvel on the tag area. I included a picture to show there’s NO Marvel stamp on this shirt.If I could give this zero stars&#44 I would. Based on what I’m seeing in other reviews of this seller&#44 other people are having similar issues with other products. They also have had no luck getting their money back from the seller&#44 but I will NOT be eating the cost of this piece of crap. Someone will be giving my money back!~3|Annie^I bought this for a 10 year old. It is a adult small. It is big on him&#44 but that means growing room to me. The shirt has the new Guardians movie poster on it. It’s different than all the other Guardian t shirts he has. It’s the actual people and not cartoonish. It’s a medium weight shirt&#44 that washed anddried well&#44 without any shrinkage. It’s very soft and much more softer after washing.Like I said before it is a Adult small&#44 but is really small. An adult may want to go u a size.~5|Amazon Customer^I purchased this shirt when the seller had good reviews. It shipped out fairly soon after which I felt was a good sign. It was not. It then took very long to get here and the date kept changing further out. It finally arrived and turns out was shipped out from overseas. Normally I try to order within the US so it doesn’t take forever to get here. When I finally got it I was disappointed to see that the picture is very small and off center and the shirt is way too small. I ordered a 5xl as I wear a 4xl usually but like most of my shirts to have some extra room. I couldn’t even pull the shirt on over my head. I compared it to one of my brother in laws shirts who wears a xl and it’s barely any bigger even though the tag says 5xl. Please do not buy this product. It’s not as described at all. I will definitely be asking for my money back.~3|Debbie Karras^love the t-shirt. Just as promised. Shipping was appropriate for contents. Good quality product.~5|Dimas^Such a poor product. The shirt is super thin the picture was offcentered and not even half the size and the picture. I would of been embarrassed to send this to a customer if it was free nonetheless have them pay for it. In all the years I have been shopping on Amazon I have never see such crap. I will be trying to returning this because there is no way I’m wearing it&#44 if I can’t return it I would rather throw it away instead of donating it to a local shelter because that would be embarrassing to the person getting it.~3|Jasper's Mom^This item is listed as an officially licensed shirt. It is not. They were out of the prime option so I ordered one out of what I thought was California. It came from China. To be fair it is a better looking shirt than one of the other reviewers got from China&#44 but there’s no Marvel tag and the image is smaller than pictured. I’m so disappointed.~4|Cass00^Loved the poster shirt. It was a gift and they loved it too! Good t-shirt quality.~5|Amazon Customer^I was disappointed with the two shirt that I purchased&#44 which looked like iron ons that will wash out the minute I was them. They were purchased for my family&#44 as we all wanted to match in Guardians of the Galaxy t-shirts for when we went and saw the movie.~3|Robert bellon^Quality shirt&#44 good fit. Little heavy on formaldehyde smell out of back but fine after a wash~5|Shiloah Poore^Very comfortable. Purchased for my husband.~5|

  9. Iman^This shirt oh my God! I honestly love it so much! I went a size up and I’m glad I did because I love how it fit me. It’s so soft and I just absolutely love it! It’s so simple and goes with a lot.~5|Rebekah Butcher^The perfect tshirt! The material is thicker than I expected&#44 and the olive color is perfect!~5|Frequent Buyer^My wife purchased this top and really liked the material and said it was very soft. She ordered her normal size however she said the top was just a little tight and said she she would have liked it a little looser so she said to order a size up if you do not want it to fit a little tight. She said she would purchase this top again just one size up.~5|Kat^Despite this shirt running ever so slightly large&#44 I absolutely love it. The material is decent quality&#44 has weight to it (it’s not very light)&#44 and is completely opaque. The charcoal color is beautiful and is true to what you see in the pictures. I usually have to get larges in Romwe shirts since I have a larger bust&#44 but according to the sizing chart the medium was suggested for this one. It is slightly looser than I’d like&#44 but if you like it to be looser/slightly oversized&#44 then definitely go by the size chart. If you want a more form-fitting fit&#44 then I’d size down from what the size chart recommends. For reference&#44 I am 5’6″&#44 135 lbs&#44 with a slimmer build but a 32G bust and the medium was looser on me (but not overly so&#44 it looks pretty close to the pictures!).~5|Kacie Lind^Runs a little big but don’t size down if you get white. That way you can wash it with the rest of your whites in hot to keep it bright without worrying about shrinkage. This definitely looks like you borrowed your boyfriends undershirt but it’s so comfy and you can tuck/roll to make it stylish.~4|Nic Wil^Love! Love! Love! Love these shirts. It fits so comfortable and the fabric is nice. I purchased every color. I ordered a size up because I like relaxed fit shirts&#44 so just to make sure that they’ll fit and they fit perfect I ordered a large.~5|Book Worm^When I ordered&#44 the product description said 98% cotton 2% spandex. When I received the item&#44 it actually is labeled 35% cotton 60% polyester 5% spandex. Polyester t-shirts are uncomfortable in warm temps. I will be returning the shirt.Pluses: romwe size chart is accurate&#44 white shirt is not too sheer.~3|Naomi^I have been searching for the perfect fitting V Neck for a while&#44 and am happy with this. The only complaint I have is that it isn’t sold in more colors!I normally wear a large&#44 but it was huge on me. Medium fit perfectly. It’s soft and comfortable.~5|mindy^I wear between a small and a medium so I ordered a medium because I like looser fitting shirts and I absolutely dislike this shirt. If you are thin it is really big in your stomach/ waist area and is short! For this shirt being as wide as it was for a medium it was WAY to short for it to look right. I’m 5″7 135lbs so if you are around my height I wouldn’t even waste your time ordering this shirt. However&#44 the material itself I did like a lot.~4|Lucy^This is 95% polyester&#44 5% spandex. NOT 95% cotton. Super lame.~3|

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