October 19, 2019

First direct competitor

Allison Seboldt @allison

Fantasy Congress isn't fully launched yet, but I have a competitor who is trying to copy the concept. A bit frustrating to see someone benefit from your hard work, but this might work in my favor in the long run. I have some unfair advantages when it comes to the domain and SEO. Promotion of their product will likely send some people to mine. And I think there's something to be said about blindly copying someone else versus iterating off of customer feedback.

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    People who simply copy you are easy to beat because they lack the vision,,, and you don't.
    Otherwise a lot of the companies we see copying other successful products would have been successful. Without originality, they almost always fail.
    BTW, your idea is great! I like the originality of it, especially since I am a fantasy football player myself. I can see the genius you have in merging the 2 worlds and I hope you experience success in it.

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      What if they develop vision over time once they get some traction and stay balls-deep in your target market and deeply understanding their quirks/eccentricities?

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        You either start with it or do with out it but you cannot develop it over time.

        I think the best your competitor can do is play second fiddle and hope you drop the ball one day, especially for those who blindly copy other businesses like the OP said.
        If someone just copies the idea and runs with it in their own way, then that presents a different set of challenges and, indeed, opportunities.

        The moral here is you cannot afford to rest on your laurels.

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      Aw thank you so much. And I agree!

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