AN ONLINE HOME BUSINESS IS NO DIFFERENT TO HOW YOU RUN YOUR DAILY LIFE.
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YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED WHAT FLOORING AND ONLINE MARKETING HAVE IN COMMON
Well, for me its been a working holiday this year. Had an exciting New Years eve laying tiles. Yep, looking forward to next year (like hell) It was however an education of sorts as I have never attempted to do a floor by my Pat Malone ever before. I finished early Sunday morning interrupted by a bottle of bubbly at 12midnight but managed to maneuver my way to the finish line by about 1am. Looking at the floor now and thinking that the finished job looked bloody awesome it struck me that what I had learnt in the last week with this flooring project has parallels to marketing online, what I’ve been learning and procrastinating for the past 3 years.
Realise this, that most of our daily life’s activities, the way we go about our everyday business and how we engage with our network is basically what we do in our online marketing business. But I’ll give you a blow by blow description on how I took on the floor.
Never done this before, so what does today’s society do, yep, dial up Dr Google tap in what you’re looking for and bingo, utubes galore, tutorials and plenty of pdf’s. Not much different to when you typed in “how to make money online” is it.
You see, this is the phenomena that we are living in today. And its all happened within the last 10 years or so. Its the biggest shift in the way we do business since the Industrial Revolution. For the first time in commercial history, you me, anyone and everyone now has a level playing field to conduct business from anywhere in the world with just a mobile and laptop. But I digress.
I watched about 15 utube presentations, read quite a few pdf’s, all to do with preparation, tools to use, different product lines and a variety of ways to spread the product to the right depth. All presentations were different, the different tutors used different tools and they had their own way of creating the end result, and it was up to me really, to pick the one that I felt comfortable with and to use that product and system. But the end result was always to have a smooth floor to be able to lay the tiles without any problems. Sounds familiar doesn’t it. What’s in your inbox right now when you went searching how to make money. Look at me, buy me, I’ll make you rich by next week, just buy my subscription. Sooo many products online and sooo many tutors (or gurus to keep it in the same text) so you have to decide, what’s comfortable to you.
But the end result for me was to have a BRAND NEW FLOOR, just like both you and I at some time, typed in, HOW DO I START MAKING MONEY RIGHT NOW
Because there were so many variety of ways using different tools, I had to find a tool that I though I could use comfortably eg. a trowel, a leveling plank, an oversized squeegee. The tutors made it look easy, a brush here, flatten it out over there, a little more in this corner etc etc. Experience is a great teacher and one has to start from somewhere. Little things like the temperature of the room (the self leveling compound sets at different speeds depending on the floor and atmosphere temperature) All those little things that we tweek when doing things which makes the end result a lot more perfect. So what should have been a 4 hours completed job, took me about 12 hours. The laying of the planks should have been done in about another 4 hours. I laid the planks in two days.
That’s just a matter of getting the experience.
I’ve got another one room to do, and with what I’ve learnt in my first attempt, this will be a breeze. I’m sure that I saved some money by doing this myself, but add my labour time, the cost of buying my tools, the time of disruption to the household, cleaning the mess and the preparation, I just wonder if it was worth the exercise. Should I have got someone in to do the job?
YES, ANYONE CAN LEARN ANYTHING ONLINE, BUT WILL YOU GET A RESULT BACK IMMEDIATELY
My project was basically a simple exercise which I did over the weekend, but what if you were looking for a career change, or perhaps a second income hoping that you could find one where you didn’t have to leave the house, or just supplement the income you are already earning from your day job. What if you just needed a lifestyle change, to get rid of your debt.
Just like the floor job of mine, I had to find the product, find the tools that I was comfortable with and pick a system that enabled me to spread the compound in a way which I could handle. So many products, so many tools, so many systems. What I’ve realised is that the way in which we choose our lifestyle or go about our daily life is similar in choosing how we choose a product for a project even if it’s for the first time. Its the way we choose the schools for our kids, the way in which we shop at our favourite supermarket (even though it may be slightly dearer) the way we buy our cars, the way we ask friends “what’s a good place to eat” or “seen any good movies lately” It all has to do with recommendations and a trust about the information you are getting. It’s being comfortable with the way in which you do things which is just your system.
So if anybody asks me about flooring or self leveling procedure come up in a conversation somewhere, I can give whoever a heads up through my experience. And isn’t what getting on in our network is all about?
The hardest thing about an online home business is picking the right program or system because there are so many of them sloshing around in your inbox. You can do everything yourself that these “guru” are asking you to buy. But consider this, it will take you at least 18months maybe more to work out the systems to use, then a strategy, the costs for websites ewallets, where’s the money going? (that’ a headache if ever was one) automation, follow up and at the end of the day, you have to put it out there and see what reaction (if any) you get. It just makes sense to piggy back with someone who has a proven track record (at least 10 years) partner with them and start making money virtually straight away. LEARN WHILE YOU EARN. Everybody, and I mean everybody, have to play to the same rules in social media, that’s FB to google to paid ad words and everything in between. Same rules applies to the newbies as to the hard nosed veterans. And what I’ve learned in the past 3 years or so, is that you don’t need to spend bucket loads of money here and there. Once you pick a system that you are comfortable with, you don’t need to continually put your hand into your pocket. That’s not to say that you might want to invest in other programs that will take you to another level in marketing, but that will be your choice when the time comes. But don’t look at that until you have reached a milestone that will be asked of you. Set a goal of earning your first $5,000 a month. Up it when you understand the process to perhaps $10,000 per mth. Then your choices open up to you in some incredible ways.
NOW THINK AGAIN AS TO WHY YOU LANDED ON THIS SITE. WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE?……………
IS THERE A LEGITIMATE WAY OF MAKING MONEY ONLINE STRAIGHT AWAY?
THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES. GET PAID TODAY.
But understand this, if you are 50+ years of age, you have to throw away all of that thinking that we were subjected to from our schooling and possibly what our parents drummed into us. We are living in a brand new world with brand new thinking with brand new ways of marketing and introducing others to a $430billion dollar industry (last year’s U S Bureau of Commerce) Make sure you are part of this. Don’t let your neighbour introduce this to your network. To the young folk, get involved. This is the way things are going right now, the way business will be conducted. You have the advantage of social media knowledge, use it and earn money.