Are You Still Trading Hours For Dollars With Your Job?
I Was Struggling to Create An Online Business…
…But Became An Online Marketing Systems Master & Free Man
Hey, I decided to write a longer than usual post today.
Some of you like short, pithy to the point posts!
But some of you want to see ‘real world’ stories, examples of what NOT to do as well as what to do, what is working today.
Sometimes that just needs more words!
It’s an old story, but one that’s still repeated every work day, all over the world.
It was my story, it might be your story too?
You’re working hard. You trade your life & heartbeats for a wage. You feel undervalued,
You feel like life is passing you by.
You know there is a better future ‘out there’.
You want to do something about your situation – but how can you get from here to there?
You’ve heard of people making good money, some even great money – but can YOU do it?
You’ve felt this sense of restlessness for some time.
You’ve got an itch to scratch about finding a real alternative to a conventional job.
But what to do about it?
Drowning In Opportunity
Let’s face it, there are hundreds, even thousands (probably millions) of ways to make money.
Everywhere you turn someone is selling you something.
Join my home business, sell cosmetics, sell pet food, sell – well you name it – someone’s offering it.
You are surrounded by opportunity. That’s NOT your problem!
Discovering – What’s Right For You?
Making the right choice for YOU is the problem.
Which opportunity is a good fit for you?
Is there an opportunity you believe you will be successful with?
Which one gives you what you need to succeed.?
What help & support can you expect along the way?
Who is going to be honest & upfront with you?
(Hint: I will!)
Guru’s, Guru’s Everywhere
There are so called “Guru’s” everywhere,
Purporting to have the “secret formula”, urging you to part with your money.
I should know, I’ve parted with thousands of dollars over the years looking for the right thing to do.
Let me tell you straight – many, if not most guru’s are overrated.
One told me to pick something I’m passionate about and turn it into a business.
Another said find a niche that’s underserved and create products to solve their problems.
Now don’t get me wrong, at one level these are ok strategies – to a degree.
Let me explain why…they are right, but still wrong!
Ken’s Internet Business Journey
I listened to the guru who told me to take a passion and turn it into a business.
It worked – to a degree – but as you’ll see it wasn’t the right business – the advice was well meaning but missed a VITAL strategic component.
I love Japanese maple trees. I could write a book about them (actually I wrote two, they’re still available as e-books on Amazon!)
… but I digress…
Back then there wasn’t much online about Japanese maple trees.
I got the web domain www.Japanese-maple.com, started to learn HTML and made my own website – this is in the days before drag and drop web site builders!
I started one of the first online specialist nurseries and got sales!
I thought it was great but I just blundered into it.
To cut a long (several years long) story, it was a hobby that made hobby income.
It turned out to be another demanding job where I traded hours for money. It’s a lot of work growing and keeping plants alive.
It takes a lot of time to carefully pack & ship live plants!
I didn’t think about it being a seasonal business with just 2 sales seasons in Spring & Fall.
Worst of all, it wasn’t easily scaleable to the income I wanted.
So, I’ve closed down that business “Commonwealth Plants, LLC” and traded it in for “The Online Biz Hub, LLC”.
That’s who is writing to you today.
Who Are You Going To Learn From?
I tried to do it all myself.
You can certainly do that.
It’s tough (and long) journey as a “solo-preneur”.
I really do recommend you get some help from a mentor – one who has a proven track record.
That’s what I did after trying (really trying hard) to do it all myself.
My advice – don’t fall into the trap of having too much pride and trying to do it all on your own!
Don’t get a ‘guru’ – get an advisor or mentor. There’s a world of difference between the two.
So What’s The “Secret” of Success?
It’s not a secret.
It’s a SYSTEM.
Remember my plant business wasn’t scaleable?
What is scaleable is a repeatable selling system.
Preferably a system where people come to you and buy.
One where you don’t sell because the system does it for you.
One where you don’t cold call anyone.
One where you can grow the business putting in only the time you choose to devote to it.
Once you have a system in place that can turn $1 in marketing investment into $2, $3, $97, $997 or more dollars – then you have a profitable, repeatable business.
The way to do that is ONLINE.
With a proven Sales Funnel.
You can (but you don’t want to) build it all from scratch yourself.
It takes too long and you are wasting your time on “techie” stuff that’s already been figured out!
Done For You System
Check out the simple, 3-Step System I’m using.
Go ahead, spoil yourself and risk a whole dollar!
I can promise you it’s worth a Buck to take a look inside a working, profitable internet business sales funnel.
You can duplicate this.
You can get your own “done for you” franchise system if you’re ready to start your online business.
You even get your own personal mentor to support & guide you.
In the end it always comes down to this.
If not now – WHEN are you going to commit to doing something other than complaining about your job?
I’ve given you an insight into my journey – when will you start yours?
P.S. Inside the 3-Step System you’ll find my friend Paul Lynch from the North of England – where I was born. He has a great northern accent, you’ll enjoy listening to him HERE!