Many new bloggers come to the internet with that gleam in their eyes and excitement in their hearts thinking that they’ll strike the mother lode of internet riches in a matter of months. This naiveté is heavily fueled by the oversaturation of programs and pitches that mislead them, making it seem so easy to accomplish.
You’ve seen the numerous squeeze pages with the images of the big money checks (and not a one with my name on it – yet).
The reality is far from what it seems for them.
Listen, if you are one of those unseasoned bloggers with a new site up and running, this article is for you. Before investing in your business you must invest in YOU, through higher education.
Be advised that you’ll have to work long and hard to succeed online, and while it is without a doubt a doable thing, you’ll be many many months, if not years trying to figure out your path to success.
Like any new field or profession, you’ll require training and a continuing education to break through all of the clutter and online noise. Without this, many hours, days and dollars will be wasted and you’ll be no further along the path than when you started.
Oh yeah, that blog looks great and those 3 articles every 2 weeks are doing… nada. You’re going nowhere fast and other than those 6 family members that come to read your work, no one knows you exist.
I’m not writing this to pitch any particular product or training course, but my message is clear and simple. Determine what you want to accomplish and seek out the proper training that will get you there. It is only through your continued education that you’ll progress toward your goals.
You’ve got your site up and running and that’s a great accomplishment for sure. But seek out a mentor, an instructor or someone who has already traveled the trail that you have embarked upon. Take your efforts to the next level and know that as long as you’re online, you’ll need to learn something everyday.
I’ve been using computers since around 1980 (damn, did I just admit that?) and there is not a single day that I don’t seek out some additional knowledge of some sort. You simply will never know it all, and who likes a know-it-all anyway? But seriously, develop a business plan, develop a strong focus and some super positive work habits and have at it. Don’t lose sight of your goals by getting caught up in information overload.
Those “must buy now” offers are just like subway cars, if you miss one, another will be coming along shortly. Move at your own pace, but do prepare to continue your business education for many years to come.
So there you have it, an unfiltered, no pitch, no BS approach to continuing your internet journey toward the success you seek.
Wishing you all the best.
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