Hey guys - if you've been following you've seen me grow my list from 0 subscribers to 43 (what the picture posted below shows and now my new number.
You don't know my new number, and that's because I haven't showed it yet. Well, after the two weeks of driving traffic as best as I could I have a whole 73 subscriptions. NOW, before you jump to conclusions and day that 73 subs is nothing, it's a lot to me. You know why? Because I had 0 before that!
But, if you don't know yet, no entrepreneur has smooth sailing all the way to the top. There is always bumps in the road, and that's where I'm kind of at right now. I can keep pouring subs in, but will the be the type of people I want on my list?
I have been following up with my list to the degree at which is recommended, but will they open and click through? These aren't things you really think about when building an email list. "The money is in the list" they say, but of course it's never that simple otherwise everyone and their mom would do it, right?
Now comes the part where I need to test. Try, try, try again until I see what works. Where do I get the best clicks, how do I get the best optins, how do I get people to actually buy? These are all things that need to be taken into consideration.
It's hard because you hear everyone say one thing, but then you work hard at it and experience another - and this is all one part that we all forget about entrepreneurs (it's even something that has slipped my mind.
You can't give up. This freaking sucks that I'm not making no where near the amount of money I had anticipated. Granted, I have just under 100 subs, but shouldn't I be able to draw at least ONE sale from this group of people/followers?
Don't worry though - I am patient and have the determination of the little engine who could! NOTHING comes out perfect right away! And if it does, you got lucky! I will continue this uphill batter and take you every step to the top! Until then, buckle up because this is where the ride gets rough!
THIS is where we separate the men from the boys, the ones who hope and the ones who KNOW!
This will get done, it's only a matter of time!
If you can relate, or have any input -
ENOUGH SAID.......what I'm doing is WORKING. HOLY CRAP! First email sent a couple days about and had a 45% open rate!!!
May not be the best - but I bet you it's DA*N exciting!
Let keep hitting it hard and raising the bar!
So a few days have gone by since we've spoke last. So what have I been busy doing do you ask
I am in the process of building my first online mailing list. Is it all business minded, of course. Do I intend to profit from it, you BETCHA! But, more importantly I want to help, grow and educate those that choose to follow me. There is SO much garbage out here and SOMEONE has to be the voice of reason to filter out all the other nonsense.
I did come across a few snags here and there but what business doesn't (especially in the beginning)
Hopefully you can see my server crashing numbers that I have on my mailing list. That's right a WHOPPING 5. And those 5 that I have were just from me testing everything to make sure it all worked out properly.
Now it's time for the fun part - to grow the list!
I'm going to leave this post a bit short because I want you to start getting ULTRA excited with me. Not only am I going into a world that I've yet to venture, but you'll get a FIRST ROW SEAT on this wild adventure.
PLEASE check back soon so that you can see what kind of results I'll be getting over the next few days. This is where things start heating up!
Want to know what all I did to get here or how I did all of this just post or ask your questions below and I'd be MORE than happy to reply! We all have to start from somewhere and we can ALL be winners if we put our mind to it!
Until next time!....
You all know who I am and what I am about. If you don't you know you can check out that about me section.
We all have thousands of choices we'll make in life, different paths we'll take and numerous ventures we'll set out on. This is the path that I've set out on; achieving great entrepreneurial success.
I am going to be as open as possible on my and (our) path to success and the "American Dream". Lets face it, not many of us want to work 9-5 everyday for the rest of our life until we're 75! SO, sometimes you have to take matter into your own hands and that's exactly what I intend on doing. The sweet thing is you get a FIRST CLASS seat in this journey!
I refuse to subject MY life to corporate America! I love this picture to the right! We are ALL familiar with the green line. You can either follow the green line, create your own green line to what you feel best suits your life OR you can sit by, live the life you probably do not desire and watch those whom you DESIRE TO BE walk right by you!
ARE YOU GOING TO FOLLOW YOUR GREEN LINE OR SIT AND WATCH OTHERS TAKE ACTION?
From this day today (11/13/13) I denounce to myself and all of you that I live a mediocre, paycheck to paycheck normal life. From here on out, I WILL CHANGE and commit myself to it!
Follow me in my journey, learn from me and my mistakes and watch me create my own green line so that YOU TOO can do the same! Don't be a follower, be a LEADER!
I will hold nothing back as I have nothing more than to be 100% honest to a lot of those who are in my exact mindset!
Words of advice? Anything you want to hear specific in my journey? Comment below and let me know! I'd be HAPPY to hear what you think, how you feel and respond!
Let the journey being - until next time.........