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This is the second episode in a series of podcasts where I talk about starting a business in Korea.
This episode is about making your very first sale as a business person. That means money that does not come from a paycheck or from your parents, but from someone who has decided to give you money for something that you offer. Making your very first sale is very important and I share how my first sales for 5 different businesses helped motivate me and pushed me in the right direction.
If you don’t have time to listen to the podcast, I will list the first sales for my 5 businesses right here:
Business 1: Business Network Korea
I founded a networking event called Business Network Korea in 2012 and made my very first sale (entrance fee) some time in August 2012.
Business 2: IGL English Education
I started my own small hagwon in early 2013 and made my very first sale some time in March 2013.
Business 3: Affiliate Marketing off Various Websites
I did some affiliate marketing off of some of the websites I ran and currently run, and made my first sales sometime in 2014.
Business 4: HagwonStart.com Guide and ebook
I created this website to help anyone start a small hagwon in South Korea. There is a startup guide as well as an eBook for sale. I made my very first sale of my information product in March 2015.
Business 5: FlowerGiftKorea.com Flowers and Gifts
One of our past guests, Jessica Fry, decided to send flowers to her Mother living in Seoul. So, we were able to make our very first sale in April 2016, the same month we launched our online Flower Gift Store! Actually, we made our very first sale for this business on the very day we launched the business!
In this podcast I share more about about my first sales and about the realities of getting your first sale in any given business. There are a bunch of factors involved in getting your first sale and I share from my experience what they were for me.
If you haven’t made your first sale yet, don’t lose hope. It can take awhile to get the ball rolling in a new business. However, if you haven’t made any sales in the first few months, ask people for their opinion and receive some constructive feedback.
Check out the podcast to hear in detail about my first sale for my 5 businesses and other related information.
Links to Past MIK Guests I Mention in the podcast:
Dave’s ESL Cafe