I read a thread earlier today about a guy who had been trying to make IM work for a year, had only made $1000, and was ready to quit.
What struck me were the replies he received, most of which were constructive and encouraging.
I bring this up because my experience with IM is similar to his (And Many Others) for that matter. After trying one thing after the next I realized the only reason I would try so many varied approaches, systems and products was for one reason, and quite simply it was because of the MONEY!!
It had absolutely nothing to do with my interest in the program, product, or anything else, "Other Than Cash" and how fast I can make some. In other words, I've been a sucker for the pitch and am the self proclaimed President of the next shinny button club!
You see, I've found (For Me At Least) that If there's no passion in the subject matter of what I'm appling myself to, I lose interest quickly and jump to the next adventure hoping that this will finally be "The One"
I've heard people say that that if you take "Action" your ahead of 99% of everyone else and have a much better than average chance for success.
Taking action is not my problem, I'd bet I've taken more action than most!
You know the saying "It's not how you start, but rather how you finish"
I started to give this little quote some serious thought and realized the truth in it, how it applies to the way I think and what I've been doing wrong, and how I can become a "Finisher" and not just a starter.
My conclusion is this, If I have any chance at IM success, I need to apply myself to my passion, which in my case is anything having to do with cooking!
So this is now my starting point, I get excited thinking about it and what I can offer people who have the same passion for cooking or those who want to learn about it or expand their knowledge.
This is all well and good right? But where the H--- do I start? How about a cooking and food blog? well, there is about 105 million competing pages on google for that keyword. Yep, all the heavy hitters are there.
I could write a unique recipe ebook, according to google there are only 18 million competitors there, hmmm.
You catch my drift here? My brain is getting fuzzy trying to come up with a unique marketing concept. Something that people could get excited about, want to be a part of, something that's fluid,ongoing and ultimately something people would "Pay" to be a part of.
"Attention Warrior Marketing Minds"
I could really use and would appreciate your feedback and help. Yes I understand I'm asking a lot, and frankly have no idea what kind of response (If Any) I'll get from this thread, but I gotta throw it out there anyway.
Truth is, like many folks I'm up against some real financial challenges and as hard as it is to admit, I'm feeling pretty damn desperate.
My gut tells me I do have something to offer people, just don't know where to start, and finish!
Ultimately, I need a mentor. Someone who's been there and done that. Someone who can help me apply their experience in marketing to my knowledge and passion for food and cooking, a true plan of attack!
If any Warriors could suggest someone (Maybe it's you) I'd be greatfull beyond words! I understand the type of expertise I'm seeking does not come for free, and I'm not looking for a freebee.
If you've stayed with me through this long post, I really appreciate your time. Any help, suggestions, or advice would be pure gold to me!
Best to you all!!