"Entrepreneurship is just a process of trial and error. The more you try the better you get."
Herby Fabius (https://herbyfabius.com/) is an author and entrepreneur residing in Connecticut. He founded BillionSuccess.com, an interview site where he conducts interviews with entrepreneurs and business authors. Over the years, Billion Success has featured some of the most successful entrepreneurs/authors in the business world.
Aside from speaking with amazing entrepreneurs and authors, Herby was also the co-founder of Triplefy, a tech startup out of New Haven, CT. Triplefy was an online platform created specifically for small business owners that allows them to sell online gift certificates.
Now Herby dedicates himself to sharing a positive message and stories to encourage others to become entrepreneurs and self-published authors. He is a business enthusiast and a success motivator.
His Amazing Company
Our Burning Questions Answered
Tell us about your business. How did the idea for your business come about?
The idea came to me a while back when I wanted to learn how to start online businesses. I was trying to learn as much as I could on how to make money online. The interviews were the best way to fast track the learning curve for me. I was asking people questions and realized I am not the only one with these questions. I realized that others could learn from them just as much as I had.
Just like everybody else, I Googled how to make money blogging. Of course, it all seems glamourous at first, but nobody tells you how much content you need to write, and how much traffic you need to generate from those content to make a little bit of money.
The interviews provided exactly what I needed as a new blogger. It provided fresh content from real experts. (less writing for me) and the site grew faster because they would all help promote their own interviews.
What are the highlights and low-lights of being an entrepreneur?
For me. the highlights include:
• Books sales and reviews
• When readers reach out to me about things they saw on my site
• My name being mentioned on other blogs
• My site being featured on blogs & online magazines
And the low-lights:
Include not knowing whether you’re on the right path. As entrepreneurs, we do things with no indication that what we’re doing is going to work. It’s like working in the dark. It is exciting, but at times you just want to throw in the towel.
What helps you stay driven and motivated to keep going in your business?
For one, I like what I am doing. I get to speak with amazing people every single day. Every day I see what the site can become so I keep doing it. Another reason is that the kids are watching.
As parents, we don’t realize how much they’re paying attention to what we say and do, but they are. So, for my 12-year-old son who I encourage to read daily and learn about finances and businesses, I must do what I preach or at least let him see me try. Kids learn by watching. They tend to do what we do, not what we say.
What do you feel is a helpful pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
The pattern is simple really. Create, share your creation, adjust, then repeat. (Keep sharing Daily)
1. Do the one thing that matters most every single day. Nothing else gets done in the day until the One Thing that matters gets completed.
2. Promote your business like there is no tomorrow. I don’t care if you only got one like on your Instagram page, or maybe nobody is commenting under your FB post and nobody is sharing it, believe me, when I tell you, keep promoting your work.
3. No comment, no like, no shares, but guess what? They’re watching in silence; they all still see it - and wasn’t’ that the point all along?
If you started your business again, what things would you do differently?
There are a couple of things I would have done differently, but I want to focus on one thing.
I would stop caring about people’s opinions of me and my business. This was by far the biggest thing that held me back from doing what I needed to do for my business to grow. In the past, I was too worried about what other people think of my writing.