Got the NO SALES Blues?
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.
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?