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.