Making money is a skill or talent that you can develop and improve. Jason Fried, co-founder of 37signals, shares six lessons he learned on the way to getting (really) good at making money as an entrepreneur.For many people, the path to financial freedom is entrepreneurship or, perhaps, working for yourself as an independent contractor or freelancer—if you’re good at making money. If you own your own business or are dreaming of doing so (or just want to hone your business acumen), you can learn from Jason Fried’s experience and advice on how to become profitable.
We’ve previously covered Fried’s thoughts on productivity, such as why you should ignore people at work, as well as 37signals’ products Basecamp, Campfire, and Backpack, but this Inc.com article reveals more personal and insightful details about how Fried got to where he is today as a successful business owner.
Some of the six lessons, Fried admits, are commonly espoused—understand what customers really want, for example—but they’re still basics to be remembered. Others can make all the difference between being good at making money and not making money at all: don’t be afraid to put a price on your product or service, he advises—it’ll get you more honest feedback from customers and drive you to become better.
For more advice on making money, check out his article linked below.
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