Day 13: Making Your First Sale! Online and Offline
Last Update: May 15, 2022
[TIME CORRECTION: MAY-14-2022 REASON: BLACKOUT]
Hello Dear Readers! Welcome to Day 13!
Today's blog will be a bit different since I promised to elaborate on the opportunity I mentioned yesterday.
Yesterday I mentioned that I'm now paid monthly to write blogs for a company. This is fantastic because I can work from anywhere while earning an income for my efforts. This is something that I talk a lot about on my new website that I'm building by following the training here on planet WA. For those of you unaware, my niche is Living a Digital Nomad Lifestyle. So without further ado..
How it Happened
Company X reached out to me through one of the e-commerce websites I built and regularly write content for. Long story short, Company X emailed me and asked if I would be interested in writing for them. Initially, I told them,, "No, thank you." Company X asked me, "Why not?" To which I replied, "I prefer to remain independent, thank you for your consideration." Undeterred they told me that I can remain independant and they'll pay me per article. I said: "Make it monthly and I'll meet with you to learn more." They opted for a skype call, I don't trust opportunities like this over the internet personally, so I flew out to meet them instead. After doing my due diligence (ALWAYS DO THIS!!!), I booked the flight and met with them on Friday, now I have a new stream of income.
How YOU Can Make it Happen
Now you might be thinking, "I can't do that because I don't have an ecom store", but you'd be wrong. First, it doesn't have to be an e-com store. Second, if you have a website you already have what you need to find opportunities like the one I described above. This opportunity came to me only becuase I put myself out there and it is not uncommon. I have received similar opportunities in the past and I turned them down due my personal desire to work for myself. I chose to work with this company as a consultant becuase nothing changes other than a new addition to my weekly activity schedule. The effort I have to put in to earn my new monthly income is something I can do in my sleep, so it makes sense for me to do it.
You Don't Need to be an Expert
Whether you are new to WA or not, the website you're building here gives you two VERY valuable things:
ONE: A place to show your work. This creates credibility and trust, a valuable thing, especially in the online business world.
TWO: A marketable skill you can offer both online and offline.
Now you may be thinking, "but Kyle! I'm not an EXPERT yet!" Define "Expert." If you know how to do something, you are an expert. The truth is, once you know how to do something, you can start earning an income from it. You do not need to be an "expert" to do that. You just need to be better at it than the person who is hiring you.
As business owner, I hire people all the time to do things I *COULD* learn to do myself becuase it saves me time. Time I can spend on other things that either make me happy or generates an income. Time is our most valuable resource and we don't know how much we have on this planet, but we do know that once we spend time, we cannot get it back. Trust me when I say that money is a small price to pay someone who can save me time. Especially for a business owner.
How to Expand Your Earning Potential
Don't limit yourself to promoting your website online exclusively. Affiiate Marketing doesn't have to limited to cyberspace alone. If you have a product or an offer you think can benefit someone, there's nothing stoping you from suggesting they check out your website. During the pandemic I bought a cool voice activated mask that displays a happy face:
It made quite an impression on people when I was out and about and they started asking me where I got it. So, I made a business card with a QR code that takes them to the product I made and I dropshipped each order to my new customers. This is just one of many ways that you can expand your offers into the offline world.
I hope this helps people to see the training that WA provides here isn't restricted to the online world alone. There are many ways that you can accelerate your earning potential. You just need to shift your mindset until you start seeing the potential opportunities building your own website can create for you. I talk about this alot of my website but I hope this blog post helps you to think a little differently about the training you're receiving here. I
As for my 31 day challenge: Blog posted to my site yesterday, unfortunately I wasn't able to post an update last night due to a black out so I woke up early today to write and share this blog with you as promised.
If you have any questions about anything in this blog, feel free to write them in the comments below!
Until next time Digital Nomads!
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