Can you really start a business from your couch?You can probably guess my thoughts on this (1000% yes!), but if you still have doubts, today’s MarieTV will convince you it’s possible.
Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin are co-founders and CEOs of the wildly successful email newsletter, theSkimm. With over 7 million subscribers and investors like 21st Century Fox, theSkimm is a force to be reckoned with.
But that doesn't mean it's been easy. When Danielle and Carly started theSkimm on a couch in their living room back in 2012 with only $4,000, few people believed it would succeed. Even now, they still deal with BS from haters who ask questions like, “Why do you focus on such a small market like women?” Or my favorite, “Email is dead.” — via email!
In today’s episode you’ll learn how these powerhouse CEOs respond to such critics, and why they attribute a large part of their success to inexperience. Yes, really. Carly and Danielle say it was their ignorance — not their connections, their investors or dumb luck — that helped them unlock an idea that had never been done before. If you’ve ever felt intimidated by “experts” who think your ideas will fail, don’t miss this episode. It contains proof that if you follow your gut and keep your eyes on your own paper, you can build a business that impacts millions.
Just more proof of how important it is to start before you’re ready.