Better late than never.

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There’s this tradition that you post something about what you have learnt when you reach 1000 posts on the forum. I keep meaning to but time just whooshed past so I figured I had better do it now.

I joined this forum in July 2011 with the aim of developing an internet business that would free me from the nightmare that my life was. I got a whole lot more that I bargained for.

For the first three months it felt like I would never ‘get it’. I was constantly in a state of panic at how much I had to learn. After about two months I realised I was burning out, so I made a list of everything I had to learn and then got laser focussed on the first thing on the list. Once I had made a reasonable amount of progress on it – enough to do it, even if it was not perfect, then I focused on the next item on the list. And so I ticked off the list.

It still felt like it was never going to click into place. I looked at the crossed-off list and thought ‘Ok, now what?”. It was time to put a implement a plan into action.

I wrote a small “How To” book , setup a sales page, listed it at Digiresults, and started advertising. It sold all of one copy. A tiny success but it was a success.

In the meantime one of my friends saw a site of mine, together with a Facebook page that I had done and she asked me if I could do the same for her business. With that question a whole new avenue of income revealed itself to me. My offline consultancy was born. Eight months later it is bringing in an average of $1500 a month since February this year and growing. It will become my main bread and butter business.

In February this year I released my first WSO and it sold 25 copies. Not huge I know but if you look at the stats, most newbies releasing their first WSO never sell more than 10 copies in their first launch. 25 copies is my definition of success … for now anyway. I have higher expectations for the next one

All of the learning is however useless, unless you start to understand that you are building a business here and not a ‘quick cash’ option. Only when you build a business on a solid foundation of relationships, trust, commitment, dedication and integrity, will you start reaping the benefits of all the hard work.

My sincere wish is that I never stop learning and growing.

Thanks
Di
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanman
    Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

    All of the learning is however useless, unless you start to understand that you are building a business here and not a ‘quick cash’ option. Only when you build a business on a solid foundation of relationships, trust, commitment, dedication and integrity, will you start reaping the benefits of all the hard work.

    My sincere wish is that I never stop learning and growing.

    Thanks
    Di
    This is probably the most important aspect of business every person should learn. Thanks a lot for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    Nice note. I actually saw your WSO posted a couple days ago, maybe a week now. It was the PLR pack... something with Africa in the title, right? I actually read it - sounded interesting and most importantly different. Have a lovely day!

    Ross
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  • Profile picture of the author genuine86
    Congrats! Great post!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
    Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

    I wrote a small “How To” book , setup a sales page, listed it at Digiresults, and started advertising. It sold all of one copy. A tiny success but it was a success.
    Though a tiny success in sales terms, it's a huge success
    in practical Internet Marketing terms.

    Too many people get stuck at the learning and ideas stage
    and never put what they've learned into practice.

    So, well done for taking the big steps into action.
    Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

    In February this year I released my first WSO and it sold 25 copies. Not huge I know but if you look at the stats, most newbies releasing their first WSO never sell more than 10 copies in their first launch. 25 copies is my definition of success … for now anyway. I have higher expectations for the next one
    From one sale to 25 sales.

    For the next one, just focus on making an even better
    offer that matches what people want and are willing to
    pay for.

    Congratulations on getting past the 1,000 post mark Diana.

    Dedicated to mutual success,

    Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Congats Di. Your dedication is admirable.


    I love this:

    My sincere wish is that I never stop learning and growing.


    Keep rockin!
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  • Profile picture of the author misstan
    i heard this before and still trying to understand this: to build a business or trying to make money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Keep us inspire from your success stories. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author carolf
    Di I am so happy to be reading this. I recall the day you sent me a friend invite and I was thrilled as it made me feel connected in this vast forum were newbies can feel so lost.

    Your help with my website and your input into the launch of my first book was incredible.

    I am so glad to be working with you. I recommend on the forum that I belong to for coaches because you are fast, brilliant and I trust you wholeheartedly.

    I think Ill go pour myself a glass of fizz and make a toast to our long and profitable friendship.

    my long way of saying what I usually say to you which is girlfriend

    YOU ROCK
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    • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
      We are working on that Sourav

      Originally Posted by dsouravs View Post

      Now help me to reach that height

      Carol, you just brighten my day every time you post

      Originally Posted by carolf View Post

      Di I am so happy to be reading this. I recall the day you sent me a friend invite and I was thrilled as it made me feel connected in this vast forum were newbies can feel so lost.

      Your help with my website and your input into the launch of my first book was incredible.

      I am so glad to be working with you. I recommend on the forum that I belong to for coaches because you are fast, brilliant and I trust you wholeheartedly.

      I think Ill go pour myself a glass of fizz and make a toast to our long and profitable friendship.

      my long way of saying what I usually say to you which is girlfriend

      YOU ROCK
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Diane,

        I could see from the start you had that steely South African determination and I was pretty certain from the first few posts I read of yours that you'd be going places fairly quickly - You've certainly done that.

        I'm not going to ramble on but I will say I admire your tenacity, hard work and good, honest determination. You're someone I consider a friend and I wish you all the best.

        Heaven knows where you'll be when you get to the two year mark, which was how long it took me to earn anything of note.

        Good for you, onwards and upwards and all that stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author arranrice
    Congrats! Keep up the good work, you are very inspirational!
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    Now help me to reach that height
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  • Profile picture of the author tnctech
    Lots of info in this post..
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  • Profile picture of the author John Z
    congratulations, you really motivate a lot of people
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  • Profile picture of the author Anna Kowalski
    Thanks Diana for sharing your experiences! It sounds like your hard work is really starting to pay off. Now you have created something called Momentum! Keep feeding Momentum and it will keep growing! Best wishes with everything!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    I like the idea of making a list and focusing on one aspect of IM at a time. It seems like the ideal way to make progress in this industry, considering the information overload that often overwhelms people.
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  • Profile picture of the author stan07
    Diana,

    this is an inspiring post it's nice that you have taken the time to write and inspire us warriors. You are obviously are someone who is methodical and focused, keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
    Hey Di,

    You have done very well within this short time... seriously! There are many
    who have been doing this thing for YEARS and haven't even made the impact
    you have made. $1,500 per month is a great step forward! Reminds me of the
    many great quotes by greats on the subject:

    I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
    Thomas A. Edison

    All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
    Peter A. Cohen

    One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
    John Wanamaker

    The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
    John Pierpont Morgan

    The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time.
    Joe Girard

    One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
    German Proverb

    The greatest step is out the door.
    Friedrich Schlegel

    In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.
    Eileen Caddy



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  • Profile picture of the author gentryliving
    Wow! Congratulations to you! Very inspiring post.
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  • Profile picture of the author WhiteDove
    Congratulations that's the spirit!
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  • Profile picture of the author Damz
    Congratz & wish u all the best in future endeavors ....
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
    Thanks for sharing Di - I could relate to a lot of what you said. Building a Business is far more important than chasing a quick buck here and there....

    Continued success to you in 2012 - Noel.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

    There's this tradition that you post something about what you have learnt when you reach 1000 posts on the forum. I keep meaning to but time just whooshed past so I figured I had better do it now.

    I joined this forum in July 2011 with the aim of developing an internet business that would free me from the nightmare that my life was. I got a whole lot more that I bargained for.

    For the first three months it felt like I would never 'get it'. I was constantly in a state of panic at how much I had to learn. After about two months I realised I was burning out, so I made a list of everything I had to learn and then got laser focussed on the first thing on the list. Once I had made a reasonable amount of progress on it - enough to do it, even if it was not perfect, then I focused on the next item on the list. And so I ticked off the list.

    It still felt like it was never going to click into place. I looked at the crossed-off list and thought 'Ok, now what?". It was time to put a implement a plan into action.

    I wrote a small "How To" book , setup a sales page, listed it at Digiresults, and started advertising. It sold all of one copy. A tiny success but it was a success.

    In the meantime one of my friends saw a site of mine, together with a Facebook page that I had done and she asked me if I could do the same for her business. With that question a whole new avenue of income revealed itself to me. My offline consultancy was born. Eight months later it is bringing in an average of $1500 a month since February this year and growing. It will become my main bread and butter business.

    In February this year I released my first WSO and it sold 25 copies. Not huge I know but if you look at the stats, most newbies releasing their first WSO never sell more than 10 copies in their first launch. 25 copies is my definition of success ... for now anyway. I have higher expectations for the next one

    All of the learning is however useless, unless you start to understand that you are building a business here and not a 'quick cash' option. Only when you build a business on a solid foundation of relationships, trust, commitment, dedication and integrity, will you start reaping the benefits of all the hard work.

    My sincere wish is that I never stop learning and growing.

    Thanks
    Di
    Building an online business takes time, dedication, hardwork and most importantly we need integrity, I really appreciate this thread a lot!

    Internet Marketing certainly does work, currently lots of IMers out are already making so much money beyond their wildest dream, it's proven!

    We just need to have the right information and the willingness to take consistent action to reach that level..

    Thanks a lot,
    Jeremiah
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterWahm
    Hi Di,

    I joined this forum about the same time that you have and I haven't had as many posts You have been one of the warriors I've watched because your integrity has shown through. I am really excited for you and can't wait to see your business grow beyond what you can even dream of. Thank you for sharing your journey.
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