I am no marketing expert by any means, but if anything this forum gave me the motivation to start an online business and make a full time income which is growing each month.
I first want to start off by saying Thank You to all of the members of this forum. I have managed to achieve the top spot for my main keywords on Google and receive top spots for many other keywords. I get around 2300 visits per day, a number which has been growing like clockwork each month. I've got 14,000 mailing list subscribers, and best of all I'm making a nice income.....all things that I owe to YOU guys here at this forum!
Despite my successes, I actually come here in an almost desparate state...
- I've become lazy. I go to sleep at around 5am and wake up at 1pm. I answer some customer emails and work on my craft just a few hours a week. I do nothing to expand on driving traffic to my site, because I figure people will just find my site through Google.
- I am scared to spend money on anything (other than too much food) and put 80% of what I make in a savings account. It almost seems unreal that I am making a full time salary off of under 10 hours of work per week. This scares me and causes me to think it is too good to be true, and that I must save all of my money because one day I will not be making any money online. [P.S. - This may be a bit off topic, but can anyone offer me a good way to invest money? (ex: bonds? stocks?) And if so, are there any sites in particular that I should visit to learn more?]
- Between texts, telephone calls and emails I probably receive around 20-25 customer contacts per day. However I often get bogged down sometimes and do not respond or answer promptly.
- I feel like I lack the burning desire (which I had when starting the business) to grow and become more successful.
Next month will mark our 1-year anniversary of business. I knew there was only one place to come for some advice on how to break the habits, find new ways of marketing, and become more successful in the upcoming second year than I can imagine. Thanks immensely for any words of motivation and marketing techniques you can offer me!