The Turtle Method – Be The Turtle!

Slow and steady wins the race!

If you have ever heard me yap on a Monday night T3 seminar or during the week at Traffic Exchange Live, you will know how much I love this saying. It comes from the ‘Turtle and the Rabbit’ story where they are both at a race and even though the hare was so much faster than the turtle, the turtle ended up winning because while the rabbit ran quicker, he did not have the endurance to win…Meanwhile, our friend the turtle, kept it slow and steady…

The Turtle Method

You see, we can take that children’s story and related it directly to our online business. If you look at the image above, you will see what I call ‘The Turtle Method’ of building a business. There are no peaks and valleys. No roller coaster rides. It’s a slow, steady and constantly growing business model. It takes time, but wow, what a pay off!

This is how so many people make it in online business and how so many people fail. We are ‘in love’ with program launches, hyped releases and the lure of quick riches. We tend to forget that when you grow your business SLOWLY and take your time, you will be seeing big results in the long run, not just quick gains (that always end up crashing).

But it’s hard. It’s not sexy and my goodness the last thing people want to hear is that it will take them years to build an online business. But I can guarantee you this, you follow the slow and steady approach, The Turtle Method, you will have a solid residual income, month after month and be able to build a real sustainable online business.

Be the Turtle! Don’t fall for quick money schemes and promises of instant riches. Take your time, slowly grow your business and you will beat every rabbit out there!

10 Comments
  1. Jon,

    I am a turtle but more like a Ninja Turtle.

    Great post! all I ever needed to know i learned in kindergarten. But then forget the great lessons taught.

    I work hard today and everyday to grow and improve and ADK is an awesome example of the turtle method in action on Alexa.

    James Dias

  2. I would consider your “turtle philosophy” as one of the basic fundamentals of building any business. As long as you don’t get rolled over on your back, you will reach your destination. ;-)

  3. Thanks for sharing this, Jon. I’m going to bookmark this post so I can read it the next time I’m tempted by one of those “latest, greatest thing” emails.

    I know in my head that being a turtle is the best way to go but my emotions sometimes take off like a hare!

    Jenny

  4. Absolutely agree. I still get tempted to try each new thing but I have been sticking with CTP day by day. The results are starting to ramp up. I was very surprised when I went into AdKreator and TrafficWave this weekend to see the commissions!!

    I am here for the long term and I love your training videos Jon.

    Cheers

    Grant

  5. And the turtle went straight. He didn’t look to the left and he didn’t look to the right. He kept on going straight….never stopping along the way to buy that shiny new thing….never once expecting to get there by morning….he just kept plodding along in a straight line directly toward the finish line. Heck, he didn’t even get out of breath lol

    Great post Jon. You know your stuff.

    Jonathan

  6. Another great post Jon, and a statement that i think every one of us can agree with.

    I personally spent almost 10 years building my websites and blogs…
    Page by page, article after article – slowly and after a plan.

    I had decided in advance how much i “needed/wanted/could afford” to invest in my sites on a daily/weekly/monthly basis (this goes as much for time as for money) and am extremely happy i did things this way from the beginning.

    The steady but continuous growth meant that i could start counting on my income after a good 2 years – and everything has been much more interesting since then.

    /Loke

  7. Jenny – thanks very much. I appreciate your comments very much!

    Grant – it’s awesome! I love seeing work I did months ago start to pay off =)

    Jonathan – Yessir! Thanks very much for the kind words!

    Loke – Absolutely man. We need to think in ‘years’ rather than days in online business.

    Rich – thank you sir, great to see you around again man!

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