I have been running an online business for nearly 8 months now, I’m not going to lie, it’s been tough, frustrating, expensive, time-consuming and I’ve felt exhausted at times.
It’s the stuff you don’t usually hear about running an online business. People like to tell you how wonderful their life is with their online business, and I don’t doubt for a minute that it is true, but you don’t always hear about the journey of hardship it took to get them there.
To be honest, I kind of expected that. I knew running an online business was going to be a challenge in the early days. I had so much to learn and to put into practice, and even when the technology was behaving itself it could still be incredibly frustrating (I won’t even go into the days when I wanted to scream and throw my computer out the window!!)
Luckily I had chosen The Super Affiliate Network to run my online business with, and with them came this incredibly positive community who were on the same journey. For every bad day, I had 10 people who would pick me up, I would have an inspiring live webinar to remind me what I was doing this for and I had new friends who looked out for me and genuinely cared.
Until recently, I didn’t realise the incredible value I got by choosing The Super Affiliate Network to teach me my online skills. I didn’t know that there was a whole community of people like me; who cared, who helped and who inspired.
During the last 8 months, when I have cried, felt like just chucking it in and going back to a nice easy job (on crap pay for the next 20-30 years) I have had a whole team of people to pull me back up and get me back on track.
I honestly think that without that community and their continued support and encouragement, my dream of running an online business would be history. But it’s not, and I’m delighted that at long last I am seeing a return on all my efforts. The struggles still exist, but I now know I am well armed to deal with them with the community and mentors I have at my disposal day and night.