When Joy and I first thought about documenting something like how to build a successful business online in 12 months to $50,000 a month we didn’t think of the reactions we would get from family and friends who would see our posts plastered all over social media and my website. It was a bit of a shock. Some said nothing. Some wanted to know what drugs we were on and some were genuinely interested.
When you put yourself out there and make a statement about how to build a successful business online in 12 months and be earning $50,000 a month within that year you become very vulnerable but you also become very accountable. Joy and I have a massive self belief in the business we have just become a part of and are 110 per cent committed to make it work.
But that doesn’t stop the doubts showing up every time my leads start to dry up. Or when we are 6 weeks into the business with no sales as yet. The doubts are real but the belief in the systems and the support we have is stronger and more powerful than those doubts. So this is our story of how to build a successful business online in one year. Part 1. Will we be making $50,000 a month within 12 months? Joy and I believe we will with every fibre of our being. For the rest of you, well, watch this space and keep checking out our posts.
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Joy and I met in 2008. We met online through one of the first online dating sites RSVP. I wont bore you with the story but we both had the same spiritual outlook and we both knew that one day we would have our own business in personal development and wealth creation. We just thought it would be a lot sooner than June 18th, 2018! (and we had never even thought about how to build a successful business online!)
That was the day we bought into the business. We meditate, we read personal development books, watch all the inspiring movies and videos on Youtube, live a very enlightened life (whatever that means these days!) and eat pretty much a plant based diet (although not always!)
We have tried different businesses over our journey. Joy is a hypnotherapist and had a thriving business on the Gold Coast when we first moved to Queensland. Then my job in Immigration took us up to Cairns in Far North Queensland for nearly 3 years. Joy got into the health care industry then and has been ever since.
Check out the video above for Part One of our business Journey
Working to Make Someone Else Rich
So we were both working to make someone else rich. Although we didn’t hate our jobs we both knew there had to be something better out there. Whilst working in immigration I started a side hustle online doing affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is where you sell someone else’s product online and receive a commission on each sale.
I love it and still do it today as there is no stock needed and the shipping and packing is done by the company that owns the products. It provides a nice passive income. What helped me get started in affiliate marketing is a group called Wealthy Affiliate. I highly recommend anyone interested in making money online to check Wealthy Affiliate out. Their support and training is second to none. You will learn how to build a website (they provide you with the sites and all support) and have training on every facet of affiliate marketing and in fact on all types of marketing.
Starting our business – Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
But getting back to starting our business – Get Out of Your Comfort Zone – Joy came across an ad on Facebook that really pricked her interest. The ad mentioned it was in the Personal development and wealth creation industry and the photo’s in the ad were of a lady around about our ages talking about finding a business that fitted around your lifestyle. Joy filled out the form on the ad and was going to call the lady but was hesitating. She showed me the ad and I made the decision on the spot to call her there and then. I was waiting for the hard sell. It never came.
She was a lovely lady named Marilyn and just asked us both a couple of questions after which she said she would send over a business presentation. We watched the presentation and I was hooked! Joy not so much.
Is It a Pyramid Scheme?
The reason for Joy’s doubts were that we had previously bought into a Multi Level Marketing business where asking friends and family to join the business and buy the products was all part of the deal. That business ended up not suiting us. It takes a certain type of person to go to meetings once a week, bring a guest along each week to try the products and keep finding more friends and family to sell to. I’m not saying that is a bad thing, it just wasn’t the type of people we are. Plus we didn’t love the products as much as I think you need to to really be inspired in the business.
And we had a lot of people tell us it was a pyramid scheme haha! It wasn’t but some people like to believe what they hear as its too hard to do the research. And and by the way a pyramid scheme has no products. You just pay someone a lot of money and hope others then pay you a lot of money. Below is a cool video that explains perfectly what a pyramid scheme is. And its very funny to watch! CREDIT: Pat Petrini.
Jumping Right In
This business was a whole different kettle of fish. No selling to family and friends, no cold calling and no weekly meetings to invite family and friends to. And the possibility of earning a really good income seemed a real possibility.
After talking to Marilyn again and asking lots of questions we were both in. She allayed any fears we had of the business and we were both excited to get started. But the lingering thought of how to build a successful business online did keep coming into my mind. But hey, there is training for that right?
6 Weeks In
So it’s been 6 weeks now and the learning curve has been massive. I am however loving it. Placing ads on Facebook to get leads, posting lots of quotes and videos on social media and watching lots of personal development videos through the business is all stuff I love doing. We need to make 2 qualifying sales to get started and we are now getting some traction.
The Down Days
Anyone who tells you that having a business is all fun and games is a liar. Yes we have had some great fun times in this short time but we have also had a number of down days where I say to myself “What the hell am I doing!” I do get down for a few hours but then I think to myself about how much I love the products we sell and use and how I love the support and the people and I start feeling better. And what I do to really make me feel inspired is the following routine –
- I watch a Casey Neistat video.
- I go for a run. Anywhere between 2 and 10 kilometres.
- I get back home and meditate.
Casey is a really inspiring guy and was the original Vlogger on Youtube. He has many copycats now. He has some great videos and I highly recommend you check some out. With 10 million subscribers he is doing something right.
Running and meditating are things I have been doing for many, many years and really keep me energised and inspired.
One other thing that gets me back up is just focusing on one thing instead of trying to do 10 things at once and not doing any of them properly. Here is another blog post about focusing on the one thing.
How to Build a Successful Business Online
I don’t yet know how to build a successful business online. How to build a successful business online was a question we asked ourselves over and over again and we came up with the following. Push yourself out of your comfort zone, grind away at the work and the business will grow along with your knowledge and experience. I am learning something new everyday. I am watching inspiring videos, training videos, reading books and manuals and listening to others in the business. As I mentioned above there are days you doubt yourself. But it’s how you handle those days that matter. For me it all comes down to the question of ‘Do you love what you do and do you love the products you sell?’ And for both myself and Joy it is a resounding yes!
In 12 months will I be able to tell you how to build a successful business online? One that is making $50,000 a month? Well. That is my goal. I am committed, determined and don’t plan on ever giving up. I love what I do and love the products we sell and use everyday. I’m backing myself in. What do you think?
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Thanks for reading part 1 of How to build a successful business online. Check back soon to read part 2 where we make our very first qualifying sale!
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