As I was sitting in my home office this morning sipping on my morning coffee and thinking about how I could become more productive, I opened up my laptop and to my surprise I had reached a new milestone; my 500th client! What an amazing feeling to finally start seeing some results in my business.
My Success Didn’t Happen Overnight
If you are just starting out on your online business journey or if you are struggling to reach new levels in your business please realize that ANYONE can successfully build a business. However, if you are not applying the right philosophy and methodology to your business you are going to have a long, bumpy road ahead of you.
I started my first business back in 2001 at the age of 21. I was sold on the idea of being rich! Well, unfortunately after 16 months of busting my butt I had earned a total of…..ZERO dollars. Why? Because I was doing everything wrong.
After 16 months I finally threw in the towel and gave up on this industry. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. A person can only hear “no” so many times before they are mentally drained. Honestly, I never thought I would get involved in running a business again after 16 months of being beat down.
A New Philosophy
It was not until earlier this year that I stumbled across a mastermind group that was seeing tremendous results from SEO and online marketing. They were tapping into a targeted market of people that were actually interested in their products!
I was blown away by the simplicity of this approach. These individuals did not have to pester potential leads and they certainly were not attending networking events bugging strangers to take an interest in their business. They were attracting people who wanted to hear what they had to say to their blogs to build massive marketing opportunities.
As a person that has been involved with “sales” my entire career I had a light bulb go off in my head. This approach made total sense to me! People do not buy from people that they don’t know and trust. I quickly set up my blog and started blogging daily. I didn’t blog about my business or the “dream.” I blogged about my industry and how to be successful in this industry. I mentored and trained people from all over the world on the power of attraction marketing and slowly I started to see results! People started opting into my blog and they started asking me about my business. I was blown away!
So what do I recommend if you are just starting out or struggling in your industry? I recommend that you use SEO and online marketing methods to your own business and watch it grow. You will be shocked at how many qualified, targeted leads you will receive.