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.