It's finally coming together

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After a year of trying it's finally clicking here.

Let me give you a bit of background. A bit over a year ago I took unpaid leave from work for 6 year. I wanted to stay home with my kids while I tried to build a business that I could do from the comfort of my own home. Through different blogs and websites I learned about Internet Marketing and I thought, let's give it a try.

I started with a program called (I believe) Easy Wordpress, it's called Profitblogger now. Although it gave a lot of information on Wordpress which I still can use, the blogs I set up working that program weren't perfoming. Why? I didn't work on my keyword research before I started them. So quit that program. In August I followed the 30 day challenge. I learned about the importance of keyword research and built a couple of blogs that I still work on now as they are performing much better then my first blogs.

When the 30 day challenge came to its end I had more knowledge about keyword research and nicheblogs so I felt I had a pretty good base, but still I lacked the confidence to do it alone and then I heard about the Nicheblogger. I had followed Amy's blog since she started it, so I felt that she would be the perfect person for me to learn more from. And I was right.

Since September I have learned more about IM then I could ever held possible (not only through the nicheblogger, but also through here as I finally started to use my membership here to learn something) and the blogs I started are doing well. Every blog I have created since then is on page 1, some even on number 1 in google and are making sales (and if not making sales, they are doing great with adsense). But what finally did it for me, was that I got the confidence to not only have my own blogging business, but that I started another business too. I would have never thought that was possible before this year, but I did it. And it's working, and I still can't believe that it is (every time I get a new customer I ask myself: is this for real?)

So, what do I want to say with this post? Very simple: If I can do what I have always thought wasn't possible (as I have never had confidence in myself, why would I get a business as it would never work), then why can't you? It is you that needs to make the difference, you can learn everything there is to know, but you are the one that needs to make it work. If you don't move forward, all the knowledge out there won't do you any good.

Take care,

#coming #finally
  • Profile picture of the author chuckmcguffie
    Good post. most people fail because of lack of action!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Holmes
    Great post thanks for the inspiration. I couldnt agree more about the comment of lack of action, I need to stay more Am off to get on with my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author bieke81
    Lack of action is what stopped me from getting somewhere the first months too. It's when I finally started doing something that I got somewhere. I'm not saying it's easy or that you will earn loads of money, but the moment you see something coming in you will feel more confident about what you're doing, that it's easier to earn more. Well, that's my experience at least.

    Take care,

    Taking it one day at a time!
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  • Profile picture of the author pamb10
    Great post Leslie. and congratulations....on taking action.

    Heres a great quote on taking action

    "An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea." ~~Buddha

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  • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
    Thank you Leslie for this inspiring post.

    Are your blogs ranking well for the English language or Flemish? Best of both worlds perhaps?

    Blogging is something that I really need to get my head around and do it! It's the action part that I need to fine tune.

    Thanks again

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  • Profile picture of the author EWPotentials
    Hi Leslie....

    Congratulations.... When I first started associating with T. Harv Eker, he quote, "Our thoughts lead to our feelings. Our feelings lead to our actions and our actions lead to our results!"

    Most people get caught up between their feelings and taking action - thus mean the fear of failure, etc., takes over....

    Again, congrats! It is great seeing wonderful growth!

    To Our Success,

    Philip J. Mutrie
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  • Profile picture of the author ac3spad3s
    Congrats! Hardest part is finally sitting down and doing something. Took me a while to do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author LKKnecht
    Good for you! Very inspiring. Action is what stops most people. They want the rewards but don't want to do the work. You just have to start out by doing something everyday towards your goal. Just make yourself do it and it will become habit.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author altos
      Thanks for the inspiring post! I have to learn to keep slogging away and not get distracted. Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration.
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      • Profile picture of the author Geode
        Great post Leslie, inspiration for us beginners.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Steel
    Great words - keep pressing on...

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  • Profile picture of the author TheCaringMarketer
    Thanks Leslie! I'm experiencing that right now and realizing that I just need to "do it" and everything else will fall into place.

    All the Best,

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  • Profile picture of the author bieke81
    Haven't been on the WF for a few days, so now I have a bit to answer too

    Pam: thank you for that great quote, I'm writing it down so I can't forget about it.

    Beamer: You'll get the hang of it, you learn with every mistake you make how to fix it and how to make sure you don't do it again the next time (you don't wanna know how many mistakes I made in the past )

    Brian: my blogs are all in English, and they rank very well in my own google version (the .be one) and in the US version. I always check both as I know there can be a difference in ranking. I just like to have them in English, because I learn the ropes in this language too, so my mind is already working that way. If I would have to make a blog in my own language, it would be much more difficult for me (sounds weird I know, but I have a bit of language issue, I speak of few and my mind automaticcally switches to the one I use at a specific moment and it "blocks" me of thinking in my own language).

    Philip: you are very right. It took me a while before I dared to get myself out there too. I was convinced I couldn't do it, no matter what I tried, but when I finally started to take action, I saw that I could accomplish it if I set my mind to it.

    ac3spad3s: it's true, you can get so caught up with learning new tricks that you forget to act on them too. But when you finally make that jump from learner to the one taking action, you see all the difference.

    LKKnecht, Altos, transcontinental, Kevin, Jon: I'm glad that you found my post inspiring. That was what I was aiming for, I know how much it did for me to read about others success (and failures they encountered to get there) so I wanted to do the same for other newcomers.

    Amy: it will fall in its place when you start acting on it. If you want to succeed, you're the only one that can make it happen. Once I started believing that for myself, it all just came together.

    Take care everyone,

    Taking it one day at a time!
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