You started a website or blog because you thought it would be an easy way to make lots of money.
Or maybe you knew this would take work, but you now realize your approach was all wrong. You thought you had it all figured out from the beginning.
It’s OK, go ahead and admit it.
There’s no shame. Own up to how naive you were.
You’re not alone. We’ve all been there. And, sadly there are plenty of greedy shysters and assholes out there who are happy to prey on you and everyone else who doesn’t know any better.
They’re assholes and someone should call them out on it. I’ll do that later.
For now, this is about YOU. It’s about realizing what you’ve been through and figuring out how to mend your broken wings so you can fly again.
For some people, building an online business is like an addiction. You have to hit rock bottom before you can start the long climb to building something worthwhile. Rock bottom is the only thing that will wake you the fuck up.
Maybe you’re close to rock bottom.
You’ve worked your ass off only to realize you weren’t working hard enough. How could you possibly work any harder?
You’ve been kicked and beaten down. Your dreams have been crushed more times than you can count. Somehow you’ve bounced back each time, but sometimes just barely.
Now you’ve finally learned that it takes WAY more than a few half-assed blog posts and a couple of affiliate links to make some cash.
You figured out that you want more than cash anyway. You want to build something that actually matters. You want to be an influencer. You want to build a community. You want to help people make positive change in the world.
That’s a start, at least your heart is in the right place now.
You’ve also learned that you have to stand out, you have to create epic shit. You have to work your ass off, and you have to work smarter than you have. You have to care. You have to want your readers and followers to succeed more than you want yourself to.
So you know what you’ve done wrong. You know what this will really take. You haven’t given up yet.
And now your back is against the wall.
It’s go time. Fight or flight. What’s it going to be?
Are you going to give up or are you going to fight back?
Here’s why hitting rock bottom just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to you: you have NOTHING TO LOSE.
Your ego has already been crushed. Your plans have been devastated. Your family and friends have confirmed that your plan was bound for failure.
There’s nothing left to lose. There’s nowhere left to go but up.
This is where it gets interesting.
You take the gloves off because you don’t care what people think anymore. You’re not afraid of putting in the work because you’ve already put in more hours than you thought possible.
You’re done fitting in and copying other people. You know you can do this better than most people. You have it in you, you can feel it.
So you start to say shit that matters. You start to say what you really think. You stop cranking out endless boring lists of garbage you don’t even believe in.
You grow some balls and make a real case for why the world should actually give a shit about what you have to say.
And THAT’s where you finally find the seed of something that matters.
This isn’t about finding an easy path to making a living. This is about making the difference you know you can make.
This is it. Go out and grow your seed.
The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business
Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.
One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.
These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »