How often do we see people getting sold a pipe dream. It could be anything from the motor home salesperson at the motor show trying to convince your parents that if only they had this amazing machine they could drive the open road without a care in the world, to blogging newcomers being sold the dream that they could easily be making more than a full-time income online within the first month.
I hate it. These people are being sold false expectations and as soon as they realize things are not as easy as they were told, they start to slack off or quit altogether!
I just want to ask you this one question that has been stuck in my head for over 6 years!
I remember as a teenager obsessed with business and investing constantly asking myself:
компютри втора употреба“What would I pay to be making $1m a year? what would I give up? What would I start doing?”
Although it may have been a fair fetched dream, it expanded my expectations and ideas started flowing with different ways that I could reach that $1million dollar mark.
Sometimes I think we don’t stop to look at where we have been and look forward to where we are going. WE need to take the time to plan the necessary steps required to succeed.
Personally for myself I am going through this process as we speak. I have just launched my new blog called: StandOutBlogger.com and my goals are to make it a $2,000 a month blog with over 500 subscribers by the end of the year. As well as that I want to be continually launching new blogs and building them up to sell.
Don’t get me wrong, these goals I have set are pretty out there (for me at least), but the reason I set them at that level is because that is the level I can comfortably leave my job to focus on blogging and internet marketing full-time.
But setting the goals is the easy part. Anyone can set goals, however it takes a dedicated person to start planning out how to reach those goals and then start doing it.
I had to ask myself again, “How much do I want this? How much am I prepared to pay?”
My answer was, “As much as it takes!”
I come home from work at about 4pm and if I don’t have anything on I spend as much time building my blog and working on ways to get traffic to it – usually not getting to sleep til 1-2am each morning. I am willing to pay the price to succeed. Are you?
I am willing to spend hours commenting other blogs, submitting my blog to directories and css websites, and spending a heap of time preparing my posts to make sure they will have maximum impact on my readers. I am willing to pay the price to succeed. Are you?
So let me ask you one last time, “How much are you prepared to pay for success?”
This is a guest post written by Tom Sinfield over at StandOutBlogger.com who runs a blog that focuses on training, inspiring and encouraging bloggers to stand out from the crowd and start making money.