Tired of topics about startups for the sake of startups. To you too?

    Recently, more and more often I see topics like “I want to make a startup, but I have no experience” or “I want to make a startup, but I don’t know which one”.

    Honestly, constantly reading this nonsense on the first page of Habr’s a little depressing.

    I think everyone is interested in reading about new, interesting ideas and startups like Buyer. However, a lot of people just can not imagine what a serious Internet project is, how to do it and what it threatens with.

    I will try to explain what a startup is:

    1) Idea. Ideally, this should be a truly unusual idea that has not yet been implemented on the Internet, with which you can really occupy your niche. You need a very clear understanding of the market, analytics. If the project consists of 95% of already implemented ideas - most likely it will be a waste of time and money.

    2) Money. You need to understand that a startup is more expensive than $ 100K. This is at least an office, a team. Of course, many will say that you can make a startup with a friend Vasya talking on the Internet. It is impossible.

    3) Team. This is at least a project manager, designer, layout designer, 2-3 programmers, content manager / moderator. Moreover, it should be people with experience, especially the project manager, who will have to plan the activity of other employees and be the locomotive of the entire project. The right guys usually lure ready-made teams, realizing that creating a team with 0 is hard and takes time.

    4) A tight schedule.A startup is a hard work for 12-14 hours a day, even if you do not act directly as Project Managera. If you plan to make a project in your free time, this is not a startup.

    5) Monetization. It is necessary to clearly imagine how and due to what the project will subsequently pay off (unless, of course, you have intentions and the ability to profit subsequently by increasing the cost of the project)
    Many do not understand this simple truth and believe that as soon as they make a startup, everyone will immediately run advertise on it, buy paid services, and then very bitterly disappointed.

    And all this does not exempt from a high probability of failure. For some reason, few people think about this either. Therefore, at the start-up planning stage, the business plan should definitely have a section on actions if everything goes wrong (how will the loan be returned? How to pay Z \ P).

    I hope that through this post I will at least explain to people a bit that startups are not as easy as they might seem. What you can’t do a startup with a friend Vasya "on the knee" in his spare time from work.

    Better spend this time with your family.

    Thanks for attention.

    Upd1 By the numerous requests of the workers I will explain what a startup IMHO is.
    Startup is an innovative ambitious project that is designed to fill some kind of sane niche in the market, providing new services (new services can also be in traditional segments, for example, job selection). Projects whose goal is a monthly turnover of less than 10 thousand dollars, which do not carry anything new, or the usefulness of the new service are negligible, are not suitable for a startup’s understanding.

    Upd2 Main message: Guys, let's publish really interesting things, with a serious approach. Stop publishing crap about non-startups.

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