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Top 5 Reasons Why Web Startups Fail

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by sms_sunder, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. #1
    any one can post in this.

    Valuable sugestions for online entrepreneurs.
    SEMrush
    at least you have to give 1 reason

    who will give 5 good reasons will get rep+ from me...

    if you taken it from somewhere.. mentions the source plz
     
    sms_sunder, Oct 6, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ezguy

    ezguy Well-Known Member

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    #2
    lack of great leaders
     
    ezguy, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    kkrizka Peon

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    #3
    1) No patience, they expect quick results. However it takes a couple of weeks to build your user base and get some real results.

    2) Too excited. Many people launch their product as soon as they get the basic functionality done without any bug testing .

    3) Bad design. Face it, in the world of web 2.0 a nice design is very important.

    4) Cheap pockets. Most people try to get free hosting until their start up gets off the ground, however there are many problems including a nonprofessional subdomain.

    5) Crappy idea/implementation. Only the good ideas succeed, but they are hard to come up with. :)
     
    kkrizka, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    #4
    Exactly and a lot of people are still suck in the pre 90's designs.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    8everything Peon

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    #5
    Lost of motivation.. due to (my guess and possibly, but not all) lack of interest in the topic
     
    8everything, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    Freelance GD Well-Known Member

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    #6
    Lack of Patience and Money ...
     
    Freelance GD, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    Yankee0306 Peon

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    #7
    If you want to succeed: never, never quit. Keep learning and keep doing.
     
    Yankee0306, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    muppet Peon

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    #8
    gluttony of competition.
     
    muppet, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    sms_sunder Peon

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    #9

    he is best till now
     
    sms_sunder, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    powell Peon

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    #10
    Basically all of what 'kkrizka' said. I see alot of web sites that have alot of potential with great content, but they really need to get a artist. Colorful designs attracts the users with 3-second attention spans :)
     
    powell, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    coolmanphp Peon

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    #11
    doing too many projects at once. i do it all the time...
     
    coolmanphp, Oct 6, 2007 IP
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    Loganet Peon

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    #12
    1. Unrealistic expectations - they expect to get rich quick, get rich overnight, get rich like magic, etc.

    2. Poor content - but they don't have the dedication to put in the work to make their site successful. They have the mentality of "if I build it, they will come", not realizing that getting traffic is a constant battle.

    3. Poor planning - they don't properly record their progress and so, have no way of measuring how successful their keywords or their SEO efforts are.

    4. Lack of dedication - they give up after a couple weeks because the big bucks haven't started rolling in yet.

    5. They answer to another mistress - monetizing your website must be your passion, your lover, your life. You must spend more time on DP than you do with your GF, your kids, your other job! :D

    ~L
     
    Loganet, Oct 7, 2007 IP
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    #13
    1 Lack of Marketing and Self Promotion
    For customers to find you you need to be seen on the internet. Just having a website doesn't guarantee you'll have visitors.

    2 Customer Support
    You need to respond to your customers within 24 hours or less. No or poor customer support = no business.

    3 Poor website upkeep
    Having broken links / broken images doesn't give your website a good image.

    4 Expecting to get rich quick
    Starting a business takes time and effort.

    5 Quiting your Real Job to devote all your energy to your website
    If your web business fails your life can fall apart.
    Start your business out as a hobby, when you start making real money then you may want to devote more time to your online business.

    6 Have a business plan
    Starting a business with the idea that I have something to sell and that's all thats needed can get you into big trouble.
    Small Business Administration

    7 Keyword stuffing and other deceptive techniques
    When you get banned by search engines you can almost forget about customers finding you.

    8 Server uptime
    If your website is down more that up and running, customers will move on.

    9 Starting another cookie cutter website business
    Your website should be unique, otherwise you'll need better customer support, prices etc just to stay competitive.

    10 Start a business you don't have a passion for
    Loosing interest in your business will surely spell disaster.
     
    IM5202, Oct 7, 2007 IP
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    sms_sunder Peon

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    #14

    good one..its top 10 reasons
     
    sms_sunder, Oct 7, 2007 IP
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    sms_sunder Peon

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    #15
    rep+ added to "IM5202" for his good reasons
     
    sms_sunder, Oct 13, 2007 IP
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    tradeya Notable Member

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    #16
    You failed if you forgot or did not do SEO at all!!

    Even poor SEO or incomplete SEO may lead to failed too.
     
    tradeya, Oct 14, 2007 IP
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    #17
    patience is a virtue
     
    SGTScripts, Oct 14, 2007 IP
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    #18
    bad marketing
     
    neru, Oct 14, 2007 IP
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    AAZZ Active Member

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    #19
    1) No marketing and expect to get thousands of peopple per day.
    2) Dont advertise the site at all.
    3) Bad idea; Eg. Lemonade stand
    4) The site is too slow (I hate slow sites)
    5) No patience, they want results in a day or so O_O
     
    AAZZ, Oct 14, 2007 IP
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    sms_sunder Peon

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    #20
    some good stuff from 'aazz'
     
    sms_sunder, Oct 14, 2007 IP