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Hello, beautiful people! My intention for most of my next blog posts is to share questions and ideas that come up in conversations with my clients and allies. The one I’ve heard most often over the last couple of weeks is “Where to start?”

Think version 0.1

Maybe you want to create a marketing plan, or establish your niche, or launch a new product or service. It’s exciting, but also daunting, and you’re not sure where to begin.

In that case, I often suggest “think version 0.1.” What is the smallest workable version of your project that you can create right now? I mean now as in today, this afternoon, without making any big investments, or cancelling all other plans.

Examples

For example, let’s say you are a nutrition consultant toying with the idea of specializing in nutrition for stress management. Right now, you can write a blog post on the topic, or make it the theme of your new newsletter, or add a line about it to your Services page.

Or maybe you want to finally set up a website. You can start with a clean and simple single page that introduces you and your services and gives people a way to get in touch with you.

The benefits of version 0.1

In a nutshell, version 0.1 is the antidote to overwhelm. Here is why:

1. It gets you out of analysis paralysis and into action.
2. You can start getting real feedback on your idea.
3. It gives you the opportunity to test and learn what works.
4. Your full version will likely turn out better than if you jumped right into it.

If you are intrigued and would like some help figuring out what your version 0.1 could look like, feel free to connect with me anytime.

{Photo by CIMMYT on Flickr.}

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