When you think of a startup business, you might think of a business that's just taken on some investment. Maybe they got chosen by a group like YC or in some other way you find out they're now officially a startup.
But, today, there are more people that have an idea and tinker on it. They started. Maybe they talked to a couple of people. Maybe they typed up some ideas or drew a design or created some basic code. The idea may not even be fully formed in their mind.
You start - by starting. There's nothing to mention. You might have an idea and that's the start - but then the work.
Noah Kagan started making a lot of money with the success of his software. He noticed things like - hey, why is my friend in Texas paying $40,000 less in taxes than I am here in California. That's like a year's wages for an average employee. Shit, I'd better move to Texas to take advantage of our wonderful system.
Then, he started talking to people. Hey, is there anything you do differently now that you've made a bunch of money? He started asking. He started taking notes. He hit record on his audio and video and uploaded stuff to YouTube. He started. He worked. The work is obvious. He showed up to work. Pretty soon - you don't see or feel or remember the start. What you see next is the work.
Great. I started April 1st back to writing. Now, will I put in the work and create a book like @baz.