Hey everybody – this is a post by Kim at MyTrafficMentor.com, and it was so amazing I wanted to make sure you guys saw it too.
Traffic is one of those things that makes us want to grab a butter knife and stab our eyes out, and Kim is one person who makes the whole topic seem pleasant to learn and execute.
Please read and share her post – it’s beyond awesome. :)
23 Steps to 100,000 Visitors – MyTrafficMentor.com
Yeah – I’m pretty sure you now think I’ve really lost my shit. I’m the Queen of advocating for higher standards . . .
I’m the freaking Dark Angel of Podcasting, who thinks that everyone should sit up and pay attention when I’m talking.
At least part of me does. And the other part is MUCH more realistic!
We all want people to listen when we talk (and when I say talk, I mean speak, blog, make slideshows, etc.) When we’re broadcasting, we have a deep desire for attention. As humans, it is in our nature. As marketers, it is… Continue reading
When you’re getting into business for yourself, you hear a lot of advice. You probably already know that you need to be careful what advice you listen to, but there is one kind that really sets me on edge and always has . . .
Advice that gives you hard and fast rules to be an entrepreneur by.
Yes, there are some ideas and pointers that you should adhere to, if only loosely – but it seems like there are very few times when if you don’t do something you’ve doomed yourself to failure right there.
And I’m not saying… Continue reading
Yes, freaky dreamers, I am writing this because I just got whacked upside the head by life. Actually I think it was God – and he used a man with a microphone as his messenger. *laughs*
I was told something by someone who doesn’t even know I exist, and it hurt like hell. But I’m thankful that it happened, because I learned a huge lesson, and I was able to experience the pain and mortification in private.
The reason I’m bringing it up is so that perhaps you can also weed out potential problems you have before they rear their… Continue reading
Who I Am and Why I’m Talking To You
Why I Chose Entrepreneurship and Why You Should Consider It
Why Internet Marketing Is So Appealing
My first podcast! Take a listen, tell me what you think, and please subscribe on iTunes and give me your best rating.
So last month I made a goal to reach $2000 in 30 days.
I didn’t even come close! XD
Which was a bummer – because I was hoping to have much better news for you than that. So yes, I failed at my goal. Which sucks.
BUT . . .
That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Because I LEARNED a lot this last 30 days.
First point for today: Failure can be good.
If you fail, it at least shows you were trying. You made a goal, got off your butt, and tried to make something happen. Generally you at least get partway to the goal.
Those who never fail, never try. They never step outside their comfort zones and aim for something big.
You must fail your way to success – otherwise you’ll never figure out what works and what doesn’t. You’ll never learn.
It took me a long time to figure that out because I thought failing was lethal. It was the worst thing in the world to fail – until I realized that I was so scared of failure that I was never trying to achieve new heights. Bad thing.
So fail your heart out . . . just learn something along the way.
Second point for today: What I learned, personally.
Welcome! I’m Lindsey, and I’m thrilled that you’ve come to my blog. There are a lot of places that you could have gone, and I appreciate that you’re spending your valuable time here.
I started this blog as a way to share my experiences in building an online income – both the good and the not-so-good. There is a lot that goes into being an entrepreneur, and too many people have to learn the hard way because they don’t hear from someone who’s been there, done that, currently there, currently doing that – AND who is honest about the whole… Continue reading
If you’ve never been there, you’re either very fortunate or very new to internet marketing. For the majority of marketers this is a familiar place – it is also a major stumbling point that will cause you to lose a lot of money.
The short and sweet of it is that you need to worry less about making things perfect, and worry more about making money. Perfectionism is a vicious time-sink that will eat all your time and leave you with little or nothing to show for it.
Now I’m not advocating sloppy work or sub-standard quality. You ought to do a good job on everything that you create – but when the little nit-picking things start postponing your launch date repeatedly, then you are being a perfectionist.
Perfectionism is a horrible time-sink. You think you just want to change this one last little thing, and the next thing you know a week has gone by because you kept finding little things to “fix.”
There are a few things that you can do to avoid this . . .
Many people wonder what getting healthy has to do with working at home. It seems that this disconnect has occurred in our society, and that health and success are mutually exclusive. But I think good physical health is on of the integral factors for success!
But this is one of the massive shifts that I’ve had to take in stride, and no matter where you are on your path to success, you need to take a good look at it.
Are you healthy? 6 months ago, I probably would have answered that with a “yes” – because I see people who are in much worse shape than I am all the time.
I finally realized this is a TERRIBLE way to look at the world. Because if you look at your health that way, what’s to stop you from falling into the trap of thinking that just because you’re better off than the guy in the next cubicle you’re “successful?”
In the past couple weeks I’ve taken a hard look at myself and asked if I was healthy. Now I answer that with an emphatic “no!” No I’m not. And it isn’t just because I’m 30 pounds heavier than I was when I got married 7 years ago. It isn’t just because I get winded FAR too easily, or because I have headaches all the time. It’s because I am nowhere near what I could be – and I’m just not ok with that anymore.
It seems to me that there are a lot of people who are talking about big changes. Obviously the country and the world are in a state of upheaval, as are many people’s personal lives.
I’ve been watching this going on in my own life as well as in those surrounding mine. Things are not quiet on the Western front! There is so much discontent and fear right now, and it is leading people in a lot of different directions.
For me, I wasn’t happy with my business. I love what I do – but something just wasn’t right, and it was causing disruptions. Things were also going a little nuts in my personal life, and it seemed like the only things I was happy with were my choice of career (although something was off) and my marriage (and even that seemed to need something I couldn’t put my finger on.)