The original reason I started this blog was because I kept getting asked the same questions over and over again. I like to be helpful, so I figured it was the best use of my time to document my answers somewhere so I can point people to them in the future.
Usually that was people wanting to get into the poker media industry. However, as time went by, I started getting people asking for help marketing their products, often asking me to partner with them. Over the years, I have noticed a lot of people coming to me with the following same four or five ideas, presenting them each time as if they have never been tried before.
This is good timing because next week at ICE Totally Gaming, there is a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style startup pitching event called Pitch Ice, which I am sure will see some of these ideas repeated.
It’s not for me to say whether or not these ideas are good. What I will say is that I have many times seen these ideas proposed to me, and then fail to get off the ground, or at least make a big impact.
If this is your current business venture, please don’t be offended. There is always the exception to the rule and with the right amount of hard work and talent, I think you can make anything work. However, if you are just starting and this is your idea, maybe think again. And please don’t ask me to partner up with you. [Read more…]