Stop rushing into businesses born from half-baked ideas, misguided theories, and other forms of self-delusion. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. As Joel Barker says, "Speed is only useful if you're running in the right direction." Will It Fly? will help you make sure you are clear for takeoff.
It answers questions like:
In other words, will it fly?
Chock-full of practical suggestions you can apply to your business idea today, Will It Fly? combines action-based exercises, small-scale "litmus tests", and real-world case studies with anecdotes from the author's personal experience of making money online, hosting successful podcasts, testing niche sites, and launching several online businesses.
Will It Fly? will challenge you to think critically, act deliberately, and dare greatly. You can think of the book as your business flight manual, something you can refer to for honest and straight-forward advice as you begin to test your idea and build a business that takes off and soars.
In five parts, Will It Fly? will guide you through the validation of your next business idea:
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This is a great book! At first, I hesitated a bit. I was sure that everything had been already told in Pat's podcasts and written in the blog. That was not the case. Book not only compiles the best ideas from author's experience but include's a step-by-step guide on implementing your own business.
All the instructions in the book are very practical. Pat gives many examples from his own life and life of his colleagues. He shares with us not only success stories but also those in which he failed.
The narration is done great! Not always the author of a nice book can present his own work in a way that listener would enjoy it. I can say with the confidence: it doesn't refer to this book. Pat expressed all the excitement and enthusiasm about making value for people in a way you want to act immediately.
I recommend this book to everyone who wants to start his own business (even tiny one) but don't know how to start or do it "in a right way". You will not only find wise and helpful instructions. You will also get a lot of inspiration and desire to start right now.
If you are new to Pat Flynn you are in for a treat. You are about to meet an honest and ethical man who only wants to help the world one entrepreneurs at a time. Check him out if you are interested in starting an online business.
It's an amazing book, especially for those who are interested in designing ideas and validating it.
Will it fly works as a step by step guide to validation process. You follow the steps reading or listening the book and there is an online companion course that shows you how Patt applied every principle on the book in his own business.
This is a very actionable book, with a free companion course. Pat Flynn nails it! His ideas on customer research is worth 100 times the price of the book, alone! If you ever thought about a business idea, this book will help you test it, and also help you brainstorm additional ideas, so that you can almost guarantee success!
I wish I could give this book 5 stars 50 times. Pat does such a great job serving the reader and gives helpful and actionable tips. Listening to someone who has actually done the things they are teaching is great and I look forward to implementing the teachings from this book immediately. Thanks Pat and look forward to learning more in the companion course.
This is an awesome and refreshing book it really gives you a different perspective on tactics to take one going about making an idea into something real and tangible that you could benefit off of in the long run if you stay consistent and put in the hard work.
been there done that Bought the audible version.
His son. Genuine enthusiasm.
Bravo x 10!
I want him on my team.
this book is everything I was hoping it would be and more. I have passively followed Pat for some time now getting great nuggets of info from his blog and emails, but have never paid for any content until now... and iv got to say I am glad I did! much of what pat teaches in this book are strategies that he employs him self and have taken me to the point of buying his book, supporting his business, and writing this review. weather you are brand new to business, or own a few like I do and looking to expand or validate new ideas, this book is for you. great job pat! you've got a new fan
"Excellent practical advice"
If you're starting a business you need this book. Great tips and practical advice to get your new venture off to the best start.
"This is awesome!"
Pat has really outdone himself again with this excellent book. The care and attention that Pat has put in to the layout of this book is amazing and it is an easy to follow instruction manual to getting your Business off the ground successfully. The steps are clearly outlined and explained fully and supported by great examples of success when implemented. The case studies that have been included are very inspiring and would definitely encourage anyone to begin the journey of setting up a business in this way. Thank you so much Pat for all that you do.
And now I am going to go back to the beginning and listen to it all over again and take the steps along the way this time!
"Better than expected"
I really enjoyed this book
I listen to Pat's podcast and hadn't felt the need to rush out and pick up this book.
From the adverts on the show I thought it might have been a bit too technical and a bit soulless.
I'm happy to say I was wrong. I enjoyed the detailed advice in here without feeling overwhelmed with jargon or put off by the Internet business mindset.
"Wow, the only book to read if are starting a business."
Truly an amazing book. If you are staring a business you must read and the actionable advice will not only save you time and money by avoiding lots of business pitfalls but really give you the support and how do I advice you need when starting out. A must and a bargain investment.
"Really useful advice"
You might not want to hear it but plunging head first into an idea you are sure it's good really isn't the way to make products people want to buy. Pat lays out his approach to finding out exactly what people want and giving it to them. You will have to work if you follow this approach but you will get something that works at the end.
"For beginners but good reminder"
I originally downloaded this book thinking that it would be more analytical / indepth.
I think I was looking for a book that went deeper. I think though this book would be good for an absolute beginner, though its a good reminder to front load qualification of a business idea before committing fully.
what to say? it's very pedagogic. if you're a physical person. there are practical exercises to do online. if you're a audiovisual person. he is a professional speaker and hosts a successful podcast. if you're a visual person he paints a very vivid picture with his story.
Am working on a project with a friend and used this to validate the idea. Very useful tips and techniques. Would definately rec.
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