I Wanted To Do More Of A Personal Post Today About IM And My Future Goals
I’m not going to try to sell you anything at all I’m just going to write from the heart what comes out is what I will publish So here goes.
When you first start to look at Internet Marketing Business it looks like you just entered a foreign land you have no idea what is waiting for you. This is how I felt when I first started looking for ways to make money online. I felt determined at first, then you start buying program after program, Training after training with zero success,You try a bunch of software programs you might even lash out at people that are trying to help you with sarcastic remarks, because you become are frustrated. I get that I’ve been there myself.
I’ll be honest with you I get frustrated as well, I know I give a lot of help in forums and emails and such it does take a big toll on your life both personal and business. You have to find a balance, lately my balance has been tilted towards business and that’s not a good thing to neglect family.
Here is Me and My Family at my Daughters First Birthday
But there are certain goals that need to me met so you can have sustainable income for that segment of your business if its not meeting your goals you cut your losses in that section and move on, this is something I’ve learned for all the years working in the financial center in NYC many years ago. You pick up a lot when you are just a tech and they ignore you hehe.
So where is this fine line that you need to walk?
There are other factors that come with running a business that most won’t tell you it’s freaking hard work! No matter if you outsource or not it’s hard work especially if you go head to head in the IM niche directly you are competing with sharks. Some call me a shark, I think I’m more like a bear and no not a panda. More like Yogi Bear looking for the next piconic basket.
Now I have to make a hard decision in my life. Do I continue at the pace that I am going or do a I back off from the lime light and just work on my personal business?
See this is a question that most won’t ask themselves at first but after a few years and you start going into a position where you are helping people but the rate of return is not really balanced. Where you are giving more information than you should be earning.
So I have to find the balance in that as well.
I love SEO.. I love the free traffic it gives me .
I love helping others with there business
I love answering questions in Marketing forums..
But at what cost to me?
To be honest My private business is great but my IM Business could be better and this is the side I need to fortify more.
So I making a hard decision today Exactly 7 Days before my 41st birthday.
I am going to have to limit my knowledge in public, it’s just a hard decision I have to make, after all we are in the business of making money.
I can completely walk away from the Internet Marketing Arena all together and make a decent quiet living and no one will know who I am but it would not matter because my stress level of worrying about if the person I’m helping is ranking, getting traffic and there site is making money won’t truly ever go away.
See a few months back I took upon about 30 personal students I have been helping most of them on there sites and now I am helping them get ranked as well. I really want to get them to succeed but to be honest the price point that I offered this bonus from what I am doing for many of them is to low of a return. So I will probably will not do that again unless it’s a product priced over 1k then maybe.
This is a decision I am making from now on and I have to be fair to me, my wife and daughter since I have to spend more time with them as well.
Speaking of which here is the picture of my little love isn’t she cute 🙂
At this point in my life I have to think of her well being and her college fund!
My Final Decision To Advance My Personal Internet Marketing Experience
So The decision I making today is to slow down on Forum Marketing and Concentrate on my Business basically work smarter and not harder. I hope all of you that follow me understand that this is not that I am abandoning anything I just have to do more on this leg of my business, to make it really worth my while. I know that might sound selfish to some but like I said we are all here for one Goal to make money and to have a better life. I don’t want to leave this market place but for my sanity, health and family I am throttling back the amount of time I do put in giving free help.
I do want to say to the ones that do reach out to me for help I will always be there to assist you in every way I can but I strongly feel that I am better suited to creating my own courses where I can train you better than answer questions sporadically. I feel that it’s a win win for all of us, you gain my expertise and I make this side of my business more profitable.
If you feel that I am in the wrong about this way of thinking, then consider this how many products have you purchased from people that have left you in the lurch or are just stuff that doesn’t work anymore? How about those hundreds of daily wso’s you think those are truly there to help only? No they are there because they can target a hungry audience and make money. Granted a lot of WSO’s are plain shit and not worth the space in your hard drive, but there are gems in the mix. But it’s hard to figure out the Gems out of the pile of horse manure. So I mostly stay away from that arena.
So you see my point, Like right now I am finally finishing this link building course that was supposed to be a report and just kept getting bigger and bigger and I did offer it as a bonus before but now I am going to give them not just the one report but the complete course that in my eyes is worth 100 times what they paid for the product I offered the bonus initially for. Link building BTW is one key element that everyone is discounting right now, which it shouldn’t be discounted but I am not going to get into that right now.
I will pledge to you right now that the only things I release are products and/or training that I use or will use myself to grow my business that I know deep in my heart will help you to progress as well. I hope that’s fair enough to all of you.
Those of you that are in my one on one I am still available to all of you don’t worry I keep my promises. 😀
In six month’s or So I’ll do a follow up on my progression in Internet Marketing and my shift into this mode see how that ends up. If it ends up the way I’m hoping it will I’ll teach you how to do the same as well.