Archive for March, 2014

Time for a Confession

Hello,

Confession time.

I have allowed myself to get sidetracked and lost a little focus. As I have said I have been struggling for nearly a month now with getting my first project completed and successfully set up. Nothing has been going right.

As a result I have been attracted by too many bright shiny objects landing in my inbox 🙁

Although I take full responsibility for losing focus it is a shame that so many marketers sell you a course which claims to show you how to be successful by starting out properly, taking your time and doing it right, then bombard you with other offers which either claim to make it easier or quicker to achieve that same success.

I realise that their email lists are probably huge but you would have thought that they could create a list of newbies who were left alone for a while to get on with the training they already have to put in place.

If, like me, you have been struggling day by day to prepare the correct foundations for a long term business the last thing you want is distraction on a weekly basis which takes you away from what you are trying to achieve.

I have allowed myself to get distracted by this and must learn to be more wary in the future.

Confession over 🙂

On the bright side I have finished my free gift project and successfully set up the opt in etc to allow people to claim it.

Onwards and upwards now with my first actual money earning project.

Take care,

Gordon

Down But Most Definitely Not Out

Hello again,

Been a tough couple of weeks. I was hoping to have brought you more positive news today but things are still proving tough.

I have reached that stage where I am well out of my comfort zone. I don’t have a real problem with that but, add it to the fact that I am facing challenges that I do not know enough about how to complete and life gets hard.

Still grappling with getting my free gift funnel sorted and downloaded to my site. When you are working partly in the dark so to speak you want it to go smoothly because when it doesn’t you have no idea what to do.

Safe to say I have been stuck at that point for the best part of 3 weeks now.

However, I am now starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Things are becoming clearer slowly and I can see where I am going at last.

I am really pleased that I have stuck with it and not either jumped ahead or worse, given up again. I will complete this task properly before I move onto creating my first product.

I am giving myself a few days off to enjoy the Cheltenham Festival, a horse racing festival here in the UK, a mile from my house actually, famous for the Cheltenham Gold Cup race.

After that it will be all systems go to get back with the training and move this business forward.

I feel that I have weathered the first major storm in my adventure and I have come through it stronger and more focused.

Until next time, take care,

Gordon

 

WOW! What a Frustrating Week.

WOW! This has been a really frustrating week. The sort of week that in the past would have made me, and probably many others, throw in the towel in utter despair.

Seems like creating my free gift report was actually the easy bit!

I knew it may well be a tough week due to pre-arranged work and family commitments limiting my time but had not prepared myself for everything to go wrong.

In the past I have created and uploaded many website using a variety of FTP providers and, apart from a few teething problems, it has all gone relatively well. Not this time however.

I created my squeeze page, my Thank You and download pages, saved them in my folder and attempted to upload them to my new domain using Filezilla for the first time.

I have a few websites hosted by Dreamhost all of which took little effort and time to set up, all went smoothly or maybe I have conveniently forgotten any issues I may have had at the time.

This time however nothing has worked.

Let me make it clear right here that I am 100% sure that none of the systems or products I am using are to blame. I am sure it is just user error.

I have trawled my way through support forums, youtube videos and help desk tickets in an attempt to sort this out.

One question. Why does it look so simple on the video yet doesn’t actually happen when I try it out?

I am waiting for a reply to my latest help desk ticket and, depending on what they say, will either get it done or scrap what I have done so far and start again with the uploading process.

This is not going to derail my progress. This time I am going to stick with it every step, one at a time, until I get to my goal of making my first $100 online.

One aspect of my week that I am pleased with is this; in the past I would have either given up altogether, moved on to another part of the process or maybe started a completely new project. This time I have resisted that temptation which I am taking as a more mature approach to the whole process.

I will not be beaten, I will succeed!!

Back next week with more positive news.

Until then, take care.

Gordon