Well, which is it, a serious online biz or a hobby?
I understand how easy it it to drag your feet, live in fear of success or failure
– so much that it paralyzes you and keeps you from taking action. Been there, done that – rode that roller coaster ride. Heck, it took me several years to become profitable.
It’s so easy to fall into the trap of learning, learning and then learning some more without implementing anything you are learning. You feel like you still don’t know enough to put yourself and your online biz out there. That if you just learn this next thing…
I’m gonna be blunt – It’s time you make a stink or get off the pot.
If you are just playing around at blogging as a hobby, that’s fine, but admit it so you can take the pressure off and enjoy your efforts.
But if you are in this to build a profitable business, then it’s time to shake it up a bit!
Stop buying all those courses for now. Go back and look at what you already bought that’s sitting on your hard drive. Review only the ones that are relevant to what you are doing or needing to learn about right now, study them then implement what you’ve learned. Don’t start something else until you’ve done that.
Get off of social media all day. Pop in a couple of times a day. Set a timer and when it goes off, get out! You can even use Hootsuite to keep all of your social media networks on one dashboard and schedule some posts and tweets ahead of time to go out automatically.
Turn off all notifications. Schedule time to check your email and stay out of your inbox in between times.
Make a plan. Have a schedule and keep it. Whether it’s a simple to do list, Google calendar or whatever, map out your week then break that down into what you are going to do each day.
Take a good look at what you’ve done so far. How can you leverage that to make drive traffic, create content and products and start making some money? Can you create a Kindle book out of a series of blog posts already on your blog? How about dusting off the products you’ve already created and focus on marketing them? If you have products already and aren’t making lots of sales, you should be spending about 75% of your time leveraging what you already have rather than scampering to start more projects.
Hire a business coach. No matter what phase of business you are in, you need a coach. I have one, someone who is much more successful and been at this longer than I have and she has one that has seen even more success. Find someone you resonate with who can show you the next steps to take, stop spending money on courses and “the next big thing” and invest in yourself and the growth of your business. Did you know I do coaching?
It’s time to get serious in your online biz. You can treat it as a hobby and it will be a money pit, or you can work at home and create the lifestyle you really want.