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The more you give, the more you shall receive

A short post about MyGigsters bday celebration, the secret of building a successful business, how to build an amazing community and a great app for meditation and sleep.

Benjemen Elengovan
Benjemen Elengovan
4 min read
The more you give, the more you shall receive
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MyGigsters turns one

Last year, on the same day, I took the leap of faith in registering MyGigsters as an official business instead of just an idea.

Before the registration, we launched the community and started inviting exceptional gig workers to join, connect, learn, and share their experiences with others. Till today, the community has been the powerhouse of MyGigsters and plays a crucial role in all our efforts to build a financially secure gig workforce.

Read this blog on Why Startups should care about building community

How to get your first 100 users
This post will lay out the steps I took at MyGigsters to attract our first 100 early users in less than four weeks.

To celebrate our little business birthday, we decided to give back to people in need.

For the next 30 days, for every gigster who joins our private Facebook community, we will donate $2 to a charity in a developing country.

E.g. We have 300 new gigsters on board in the next 30 days; we will donate 300 x 2 = $600 to a charity (picked by the community)

How can you help me with the initiative?

Very simple, share the group (link below) to people you know working in the gig economy (rideshare, delivery, freelancer, Airtasker, self-employed, dog-walker, carers etc.)

Community for self-employed, freelancers and Gigsters
Welcome to the Community of Gig Workers, Freelancers and Self Employed! Our mission is to build a community of solopreneurs who stay financially healthy just like any other organization with big...

#1 Secret of running a successful business

In running multiple startups for the last few years, I have understood business is all about people and providing value.

Last month, I had the opportunity to connect with four partnerships for MyGigsters and close three projects for Megamind Creations and 1 for Gufy. Reflecting on the last few weeks, I found that there was one thing in common with the above deals and partnerships: a ' Customer-centric approach.'

We often think business is all about selling stuff (either product or services)—many comments and quotes around the need for a business owner or founder to be good at sales. While knowing how to sell is an excellent skill, understanding customer problems and genuinely looking at opportunities to solve that problem is key to business growth.

How I closed deals worth $100,000 in less than 10 months
5 Secrets on how I closed more than $100K deal in less than 10 months. Work on projects you want to, choose your customer, value-based pricing, invest in relationships and focus on customer-centric value delivery.

People want their problems to be solved, and they are always happy to connect with someone/ business that can provide value, solve the problem and offer a great experience. In all my conversations with potential opportunities, I take my authentic self and consciously listen to how best we can provide value to our customers.

Favourite reading in Feb

Last month, I was reading a book recommended by my startup mentor from the Startmate accelerator program.

The book is 'The Business of Belonging: How to Make Community Your Competitive Advantage' by David Spinks.

The book discusses the need for businesses to build community and how an active community can become your competitive advantage. The author lays out the fundamental principles and cheatsheet on developing and growing a fantastic community that offers significant value to your business.  

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Balance: Personalized Meditation and Sleep Guidance
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Quote I'm pondering

“You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Benjemen Elengovan

Startup Addict | Founder & CEO of MyGigsters | Tech Enthusiast | ClubHouse @benjemen and Podcast Host


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