Hey people how are ya all?
This is gonna probably be my longest most revealling post yet, I just wanna share with you guys how far I have come in my business and what I did to get there.
Also I want to share with you how difficult I have found it to build my business, and I want you to get some motivation from this post.
For some of you my success may not seem that great, and to others you may think my results are fantastic, but like I say I hope I can give you a bit of motivation.
So read on and I will tell you exactly what I have done to build my business so far.
First let me tell you it has not been easy for me, I work 51 hours a week as a postman, and I have to get up in the middle of the night which leaves me feeling tired all the time.
Then my misses has managed to find some part time work to keep our heads bobbing above the water, and I have had to do my fair share of looking after my children including a baby boy.
If you factor in jobs around the house, cooking dinner, washing up, entertaining the children, trying to keep the baby occupied you can imagine at times I have little time left for my business.
My office is also in the corner of my living room, and I get distracted all the time as you can imagine with all the children running around.
I am also living on a razors edge, nearly bounching over the edge trying to manage all our debts and keep our heads above water I just have to make this work.
Ha I am trying not to sound like I am moaning in this post, the purpose here is just for anyone reading this to see the small success I am getting, and to see its sometimes not all that easy to get there without taking the right action.
But if you keep pushing forward, keep the momentum up, keep setting small goals reaching them, then resetting and moving on you gonna see results.
I also had a problem with stepping out of my comfort zone, I know a few of you have confidence issues to. But man I have been to a Seminar, I talk to people all over the world, I have had people interview me and I have made videos.
I never thought I would be doing that stuff, if I can do it so can you, and if you have these issues please feel free to grab me on skype, and if I can help you out in any way that would be fantastic.
You know I would not be where I am now if I had not stepped out of my comfort zone, I wanted this bad so I started to build relationships with people right from the start. Now I have made some good friends online and some great future JV partners.
You see I have not got that much technical skill although I am learning, but I found I was good at attaching myself to people and people liked me because I was being me.
Also I was not afraid to ask questions, or if I was really stuck on something I would either get someone to talk me through the problem or even do it for me. My top tip to you is, if you do not know how to do something then just go and ask the person who does.
Right with that all said lets get into what I wanted to reveal to you all.
My stats at the start of my blog were of course 0
My stats as of 29/06/09 go half way down the page CLICK HERE
My stats as of 08/08/09 CLICK HERE
My stats as of 11/10/09
460 people in my list by taking part in jv giveaways and adswaps.
$630 in affiliate sales plus promotions to my list.
According to Google Analytics since the end of May I have had 4621 visits to my blog and 10,912 page views.
I have received 460 comments to my blog.
I have a Twitter following of 6000 spread over three accounts, I use one for building relationships and another to tweet about giveaway events and new blog posts.
I have done a couple of interviews.
I have been to a seminar, and met real life marketers in the flesh.
My videos are improving check out my testimonial for Dean Holland below, you only have to search through my blog for my first video online. I am not gonna post it again its to cringy but its good to see how I have improved.
I continue trying to build value I still have not chased money, only with a couple of promotions to my list.
My web presence seems to be increasing and I seem to be getting noticed.
So people its all cool to see it growing, I cannot give up now the only way is forward.
All I have to do for motivation is look at my children and my wife, after all I do this because I want a better life for them.
Of course money is not the be all and end all but it sure helps, but the biggest reward from succeeding in this would be for me to be able to spend more time with them.
Here is a video of mine below starring me and the family.
My beautiful children
My beautiful wife and me on our honeymoon, that was only 2 years ago christ how I have aged.
So im doing this for my family.
To keep doing what im doing, building my online presense and relationships with people and continue to find ways of driving traffic to my blog.
Focus on building my list I am hoping to get to a 1000 by christmas.
I need to get my ebook written its called “The Newbies Journal”
I have an idea for a mini product hope to get that created in the long term, I have more testing to do in that area.
I have to write at least an article a day for a couple of clickbank products I am promoting.
I will be following John Thornhills profit from PLR program, hope to get that going soon and get my own rewritten plr product up on clickbank each month.
Constantly try and keep my computer clutter free, I have programs and files everywhere.
Well that is plenty to be getting on with, it wont all go to plan because it never does with me. My daily plans, my goals everything is always shifting with me to work around my family.
I would also like to thank my good friends and everything they have done for me.
My man you are a good friend, we have a great relationship. I dont have to go on here you know what I think about you, you have done so much for me and we gonna have a good future together.
PS… That sounds a bit gay!!!!!!
Rob again you are another good friend of mine, and you have done so much for me and I have really enjoyed working with you. Thanks buddy.
Okay guys that was a pretty long post hope you are all still awake.
I wanna know your stats, I want to see how everyone else is getting along, I really enjoyed reading everyones comments for my Alexa ranking and how much your blog is worth post.
I really wanna see eveyone doing well.
So get your comments below guys, lets see what you got.