I’ve been dabbling in internet marketing for a couple of years now, and not getting too far. Until now. This year I decided to get serious.
Before this, I’d published a couple of ebooks, set up a website or two. And then tried to work out what to do next. And the whole internet marketing space just seemed too enormous. I couldn’t work out what my next step should be. How could I capitalise on the work I had put into my ebooks? How could I earn more than a dollar or two for each sale? How could I turn this into a full time job? Who was able to help me?
With just myself to brainstorm with, I quickly ran out of ideas.
So it was easier to go back to my day job as a business analyst. There, I knew what I was doing. I had contacts in the industry who knew me and my work. I had colleagues I could reach out to, when I needed to discuss how to approach a challenge I was having. I was respected by those I worked with, and they would often approach me to help with their issues. I had a pay check I could rely on (and a pretty good one, at that).
Why, now, have I decided to give internet marketing another go? A real go? No pussyfooting around this time.
Because I need to have a job where I can work from anywhere. So that I can support my daughter as best I can. My girl suffers from severe anxiety and depression. So much so that she often doesn’t get to school, or leave the house. I want to be able to take her to her appointments, whenever they are. So many times we’ve missed appointments because I was at work, and only got home in enough time to pick her up and go. And she wasn’t ready. Because she hadn’t been able to get out of bed.
When I was telling her that I was going to work from home, and do internet marketing, she asked me “and how is this going to be different from the other times? Why will this time work, when the others didn’t?” (She’s pretty smart, my girl.)
And my answer? Because this time, I’ve got the support I need. Because this time, I’m part of a group which provides ongoing training, covering most areas of internet marketing. Because this time, I’ve got people showing me the way, helping me to identify my next step, and supporting me as I take it.
And even more importantly, because this time, I’m giving it my all. I’m dedicating myself full time to this endeavour. I’m not trying to work a 40hr week, then come home, look after my girl, our house and cats, and put in a couple of hours here and there on building my business.
I AM MAKING THIS WORK, NOW!
Come join me on this journey, as I conquer the highs (hopefully lots of) and the lows (wish I could avoid these) of internet marketing. I’ll share what I’m doing, and how it is working for me. I’m sure we’ll all learn a lot along the way 🙂
And if you’re interested in the program that I’m now part of, it’s called iPro (Internet Profits). It’s run by Dean Holland and his team, and is a really awesome program to be part of. You can hear Dean tell you about it in this video. iPro is the high end offer at the end of the sales funnel. It’s definitely worth it.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about why you are doing internet marketing. And how you keep going, when you really just want to throw it all in, and go back to your day job. My wish is that we’ll be able to encourage each other, that we can, and will, make a go of this.
Do or do not, there is no try.