Got the NO SALES Blues?

Last Update: March 26, 2015

Like many others here in WA, it has been 30 days and I have not made a dime yet.

Was my money wasted?

Was my time wasted?

Should I quit?

The answer to all these questions is simple.

Absolutely NOT.

I have personally been more productive in the last 30 days than any period in my entire life. I have written pages and pages of content that is valuable, and the value of that content has the potential to earn far more than any average monthly wage.

I am perfectly fine not earning anything for another 6 months. I know that there is potential to earn more than I have earned over a given year in a single month.

A good friend of mine said to me the other day “You have your eye on the long game.” I hadn't thought of it this way, but I found this to be true. I’m thinking about my content, how my audience will accept the content. I’m thinking about my subscribers, and how I might continuously engage with them and build trust with them over time. Lastly, I’m NOT thinking about how much money I am making, but instead how I can offer a product or service that my visitors will find valuable. So yes, I'm thinking big picture long term.

My first sales job I failed miserably. The main reason, I didn't have a good teacher. However, when I tried again I had a great teacher, and I became quite successful. Many of the things that I have been taught have been drilled in pretty deep, but I find them helpful here in WA.

Those of you in the first stages, think about the following.

    1.If you aren’t making a sale prepare to sell

    ·Write content, work on your site, keyword research, content, content, content

    2.Always try to get customer info

    ·Use your email opt-in to build a client base and don’t underestimate what you can achieve with as little as one hundred subscribers.

    3.Follow up with your potential customer

    ·Offer your subscribers a worthwhile reason to visit again by providing them something of interest with no cost involved. i.e. something new just in

The reason no one makes money in the beginning is because they don’t have a customer base established. If you went to work in any sales industry, cars, appliances, you name it, you won’t make money in the beginning because you don’t have product knowledge, experience, or sales leads.

At the end of the day, internet marketing is sales, and you don’t build a business by counting on random strangers. You build a business by cultivating relationships and earning a reputation in your community.

So ask yourself what you are here for. Are you here to make some sales, or to build a business?

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RickTaylor Premium
Thanks for your blog. It could not have come at a better time for me. There is no doubt in my mind that you will be successful, I just hope I can develop the same mindset that you have.
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Rscahill Premium
Hi Rick, Thanks for the comments!
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PamBrown Premium
I enjoyed your blog so much. You are so right about what the focus should be at the beginning. Content, connecting with others, training, and learning the basic concepts of your website and what you're trying to accomplish! Thanks so much.
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Rscahill Premium
Hi Pam! Thanks for the comments. It is much-appreciated :). Have a productive day!
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PamBrown Premium
I am going to try to be productive today and write at least one page of content, maybe more. I wish the same for you!
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Rscahill Premium
That is a reasonable goal. I will the same. Let me know when you have completed it :)
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grandote Premium
Thanks for the blog. I needed to hear this.
Have a great and successful day, Mike
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Rscahill Premium
Thanks for the comment, I am very glad someone was able to benefit.
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Milla757 Premium
Bravo(Im clapping)! I really needed to hear this, thank you for sharing your insight because it is a process. Your hard work will pay off. Like you, I feel I have been super productive & have found something that really inspires me. This is the reason I keep going and Im meeting great people & learning so much.
Mych success to you!
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Rscahill Premium
HI Milla,
Thanks very much for the comment. :) Mo repeople should recognize what they have accomplished.besides how much money they earn.
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Milla757 Premium
You know we think about our bills first which is why I think we look for such a quick return. Just think if we didn't have to worry about bills, life would be easier.
When you are working on building something substantial it just doesn't work like that, sacrifices have to be made now in order to reap the benefits later.
Thanks aagin for the motivation!
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Gayatri1 Premium
Nice inspiring blog!
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Rscahill Premium
HI Gayatri,
Thanks very much!
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