It's like there are two types of o like business owner. The ones that make money (and they do quite well) and those that dont (and they make little to no income.)
This was posted on a smartphone. Forgive my grammar and any strange typos.
Here is my story.
Am I a writer? Dunno.
I enjoy writing. Doesn't mean that I can be one, right?
I've spun my wheels in a hyper competitive niche of fitness. I failed to properly identify a real niche and built a youtube channel based on fitness without selling anything at all. Managed 6500 subscribers and couldn't command a buying audience worth anything. Make it worse, I went into this with the sheer interest in making money, not helping people. And as much as I thought I could create a real passive income from this youtube project, that never came to pass. More on that below.
It was six months in that I started trying to make a list but I got bogged down in the wso syndrome where I would find another way that was hyped to make passive income. II would start these and sure enough they're a ton of hype a lot of the time. I would see some returns but there wasn't anything concrete there at all and I didn't have a business model.
My wife came back from an overseas trip and realized I was spending a tremendous amount of time on youtube and making about $100/month.
We had a good sit down chat about where my energy was being spent.
I realized that day job marketing timeshare tours was a much better way to make money than the dream of making $50,000 a year from youtube advertising.
While I built the youtube presence I did try and build a list, but my efforts were misplaced as I never paid for any advertising and now my list is about a year and a half old and like 230 subscribers.
I have never been completely consistent and sold one ebook as an affiliate from it.
I started writing my own weight loss program. I find out that this is incredibly hard to Crack and that's on a google drive somewhere... Because you know, we're all so special until you see the truth and have to actually pay the bills and can't focus on these things if they aren't going to pay out.
I'm short I got shiny object syndrome and failed hard for that time.
I am inspired lately with Bob proctor and the law of attraction but it can only get me so far until I feel the need to completely abandon it all.
Matter of fact, just this past spring I've literally doubled my real life income from this new way of thinking and I've started
As an absolutely last ditch attempt, I'm building a self help site. I am not going into this with the intention that I will make a red cent. I just want to share now how I managed to change my real life money around.
My dream is to live and write articles and create products to help others.
I realized with the fitness stuff that the most grateful feeling in the world is helping people out.
Now I'm just "over it" for lack of a better term.
I had goals to at least be paying my monthly expenses by now from online revenue sources, but it appears the online marketing world is broken down into those that make lots of income, and those that struggle to make $100 a month even.
How I ended up in the latter group is I suppose all on me, but where do I go from here?
I guess that is also on me.