A multiple stream of income is not another job where you are selling your time for money. MSIs should be ideas and systems dependant. Once set in motion, MSIs should provide a recurring, passive and residual stream of income.
Scalability is the process of magnifying and multiplying the effect of your value creation.
Magnify: Reach out to many people at one time.
Multiply: You only do something once and your product will be available forever to create value to others.
For any marketplaces, liquidity is a critical element other than your typical supply and demand equation. Liquidity is the reasonable expectation of selling something you list or finding what you’re looking for. I often write about the importance of liquidity in my posts about marketplaces. In Greylock Partners’ Simon Rothman’s words,
Liquidity isn’t the most important thing. It’s the only thing. Until you reach liquidity, you’re vulnerable. After, you have the opportunity for dominance. The first marketplace to reach liquidity wins.
When users from other platforms are shifting to use your service, and when your users are evangelizing for you, you know you are definitely on to something. This echoes something which Joon from Pigeonhole mentioned in a sharing session which I will always remember: “How do you know when you have reached product/market fit? When your users do your pitch for you.”