Saturday, April 4, 2020

Bootstrapping: Jerry Seinfeld Sold Light Bulbs

Though it doesn’t sound like the most exciting job, comedian Jerry Seinfeld warmed up for his successful comedy career by selling light bulbs back in 1976. Seinfeld used the fake name Dave Wilson and cold-called potential customers, pretending he had met them in the past. Seinfeld quit the job after a couple weeks, as soon as he could afford groceries.

Everyone needs to start somewhere…even Jerry Seinfeld.

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