It used to be that I needed everything to be perfect. I wanted the whole system planned out and ready to go so I could just push play and let 'er rock...
Problem was, I spent about 50 X the amount of time on something that I needed to. I'd analyze the process until I was blue in the face. Lots of people call it analysis paralysis.... but this was worse than that because a lot of times I'd design something (sales funnel, email campaign, etc) based solely on assumption and it would turn out to be a huge waste of time.
It ended up that I was just never making any money. I was spinning my wheels.
So here's how I changed that, and within a DAY I had made more than what I made the entire previous week.
Step 1. DO something sloppy... I mean put your idea together in the most rudimentary way possible that makes it work, and is "good enough". Make it function just enough to get by if you have to... just get it moving and let it run for a little bit.
Step 2. Analyze the process. Does it work? Where are the bottle necks? What can be refined? What is unnecessary? If it makes you a single penny, how can you make the process more efficient and multiply the effort?
Step 3. Optimize and make changes. Refine what isn't working so well. Get rid of processes that aren't working. Update old stuff that could use improvement.
Step 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
The important part about this whole post is step 1, people. Stop analyzing and trying to perfect. Get a basic concept of what you want to do moving ASAP! You can always refine and improve later.
I know, it's cliche the whole "take action" thing, but damn it... it's true. 99% of you know far more than you need to know to actually start making money. Take the knowledge you ALREADY have and put it to use... then, when you learn from that ACTION... apply the new knowledge to what you've already done.
Now go make some money!!!