I want to share a story with you…
The year is 2003. I had been involved in internet marketing for a few years by then, and had my hand in everything. I was a member of MPAM (the Massive Passive Advertising Machine). I also dabbled in a program called My Passive Income. I was also involved in a few other ‘set it and forget it’ kind of programs that promised the world for only $9.97 a month. Let’s just say…I wasn’t focused at all.
And with that lack of focus, came frustration…Sound familiar?
I was making pennies but spending BIG dollars that I didn’t have. I felt like giving up and in fact, I did give up…For about 3 days.
I then got a wake up call from two guys I credit for pulling me back in and showing me the way to do it right. Rich Taylor and Robert Fortin sat me down one evening after a ‘poor me’ speech I gave them and told me to FOCUS on what I loved doing and to stop trying to be a jack of all trades.
“O.K. fine!” I said reluctantly…‘But what on earth can I offer this industry?’
They both kind of chuckled and said ‘Jon, you can offer yourself and your passion!’
The hardest thing I ever did in this business was to look at myself and everything I was doing wrong. I then stripped away all the dead wood programs that weren’t progressing me in business, I gave up the slot machine marketing way of doing things and started to focus on two things only…
I started to build my mailing list and build my brand.
I know EXACTLY what you are going through! You have tried it all. You seem to be spinning your wheels and spending loads of cash on the hope and prayer you will make some money online. Trust me, it doesn’t happen when you are all over the place, with your hand in this and your hand in that. The results come when you focus on the Two B’s…Building your list & Building your brand!
What is your passion? What keeps you up at night? What makes you work until you fall asleep at your desk? What do you love more than anything else online?
Find it! Embrace it! And speaking from experience, you will never struggle online again.
This was my game plan back in 2003…
1. I started building my mailing list!
2. I talked about my passion every chance I got (I built my brand with this blog!)
No secrets. No special downloads. No secret hand shakes.
When you feel like giving up, because you will, remember to stay focused on what you love to do and the rest will fall in place!