Since I started in October 2015 so many things have happened. Good things and bad things, but mostly good.
When I started I didn't know back then what most of the things are. Yes, it's true that I’ve read a lot and I already thought I knew the most important things.
I was ready to start my journey.
During this year it has been ups and down, but somehow I manage to grow little by little month after month.
I’m sure that my results will not impress most of you because in WF there are many people very experienced (from which I learnt a lot). Thanks guys.
During these last 12 months I made a total of $4,287.34 with a total profit of $3,603.99 (which as a hobby for now, is helping a lot to save money to buy a house)
Well, here are the lessons I learnt during these past 12 months, I hope it helps you, in particular for starters that like me who often struggle at the beginning.
#1) Patience Is A Virtue
Things take some time, it’s difficult to see immediate results.
If you work very hard for few months and then you see there is no reward, you will feel heartbroken.
This is a common feeling for many IMs, I went through that, and sometimes I still feel like this.
But what do I do? I keep pushing, learning, improving, and at some point results will come.
#2) Help People, Don’t Think Of Them Like Money
Let’s be honest, everybody likes money.
But, doesn’t it feel good when you help somebody and this person is thankful to you?
I honestly feel more motivated by a thankful person than by a new referral.
Since I changed my way of thinking, I suffer less and I enjoy more.
So, try to help people and solve their problem, money will come by itself, which leads me to t he next point.
#3) Give Free Stuff
People love free stuff.
Plus, if it’s something useful, something they can use and implement quickly, you will have their attention.
Give free stuff, it can be a book, a report, a video or whatever you think will help your audience.
#4) Start Your Email List ASAP
Isn’t it clear?
#5) Your Time Is Not Free
Analyse, organise and prioritise your tasks. If any task takes more time that what it would cost, outsource. At the beginning, I tried to do all by myself and I wanted to do everything.
I learnt to focus and to do one thing at a time. Then, the next one, and so on.
Following shiny things is very distracting and will consume a lot of time. Decide what are you gonna do and stick with it.
#6) Be Ready To Spend Money
There are certain things that you will need to purchase sooner or later. The sooner you do it, the sooner you will get better results.
WP Themes, lead pages, plugins, VPS, you name it. All these tools that people wait to buy, just waiting to get some income out of our project.
It should be the other way around: you invest in these tools, and then the results will arrive sooner. You are speeding up the process.
#7) Enjoy Your Work
Doing Internet Marketing just for the sake of the money it doesn’t worth in my opinion.
I believe that human beings should do things they like and enjoy. Of course, not all is joy and pleasure, there are also difficult times.
What I’m trying to say is that you should try to enjoy doing IM, because after all this is all about to be happy right?
That’s pretty much what I wanted to share with you guys. I’m sure I forget a few more things I learnt in my last 12 months but at least that’s a grasp of my personal experience.