The truth about my first year in business – it’s been a tough road, but the most rewarding and empowering.
I almost chickened out on writing this. Because honestly, when everyone we follow seems to be raking in the 6 and 7 figures in their first year in business, who wants to listen to someone who’s rocking… 4?
But then I thought, you know what… I’m not talking to Tony Robbins or Gary Vee here…
I’m talking to you.
You, who probably appreciates a little realness and honesty more than anything else.
So here it is. A quick recap of the truth about my first year in business…
It went a little something like this:
STAGE 1 (Spring 2015)
>> Sign up for Online Marketing Course.
>> Sign up for MLM business, because I had no idea what else I was going to do or sell.
>> Sign up for Autoresponder and LeadPages Landing page software to build a list
STAGE 2 (Summer 2015)
>> Quit my job – while still trying to figure stuff out – and not really having a plan
>> Spent $15000 on training and advertising
>> Realise I had a whole lot more to learn
>> Get Facebook ad account shutdown (If this has happened to you – then you need to read this)
>> Workout how to start new Facebook ad account
STAGE 3 (Autumn 2015)
>> Learn, Learn, Learn
>> Create successful and compliant Facebook Ads (hooray)
>> Decide on a marketing spend
>> Start building a list
>> Create a website
>> Meet other people in our community and realise how awesome it is
STAGE 4 (Winter 2016)
>> Consistent marketing
>> Learn how to master social media platforms
>> Get my first sale
>> Rejoice over first $20 as if it were $1 million.
>> Have first $1,000 month
>> Start teaching online marketing
>> Wonder why it took me so long to do all these things.
Moral of the story is that the BEST investment of my first year in business was actually in myself. I have an incredible skill set now that I can use and pass on to others.
The most amazing and unexpected side product of my journey was the INCREDIBLE people who’ve inspired me, supported me, challenged me, encouraged me, surprised me… All of whom I have met through the online marketing.
But when we’re knee deep in the first year technological tornado, it’s easy to lose sight of that – That we’re talking to real people – like you