I Survived My First Year Online!

birthday-cake-380178_1920Hello!

It’s my one year anniversary online! Yay, I made it! I’ve had so much fun, made so many new friends, made some money and achieved what I set out to do, which was to be a work at home mum so I could stay at home with Kahlan!

It seems such a long time ago now but this time last year, I was a desperate mum on maternity leave, tirelessly searching the internet for ways to make money online! I’ve had lot’s of high’s and low’s along the way. Fallen victim to a few scam’s, lost money, made money but the best thing of all is how I’ve grown as a person.

I could barely copy and paste when I first started, hated technology and felt MEGA uncomfortable about getting on a video or Facebook Live, getting on the phone etc and I’ve faced those fears head on! It’s been amazing for my confidence and my business and I’m feeling very proud of myself right now!

I’ve gone from knowing NOTHING about building an online business to creating my own course to help others with theirs! It starts on Monday 10th April and you can find the details HERE.

Here are 10 things I’ve learnt along the way…

  1. You need to spend money to make money. I didn’t believe in this at first. I didn’t really have any money! But as time went on, I soon realised how important it was to keep re investing in yourself and your business… It really to help you and your business grow!
  2. I wish I had joined MLSP a lot earlier, I’d be so much further on in my journey if I had! The tools are pretty much everything you could possibly need to build an online business. The training is amazing and on every topic you could possibly think of, all of which I’ve had some amazing results from. My best investment by far! Take a look at this video to see how it could help you too :)
  3. Time is precious and I wasted a lot of it! Shiny Object Syndrome! That was my main downfall… Seeing all these new exciting business presentations and falling for them all lol! I wasted a lot of time and money on these and most turned out to be scams, or not as good as they made out! Jumping from one thing to another is NOT the way to go!
  4. Do your research. I should have done this before joining ANY business… But I didn’t and I paid the price for it. Don’t fall for the hype. EVER!
  5. Success leaves clues… If the top earners and leaders in the industry are doing it, then you need to be doing it too! This means getting out of your comfort zone. When you start doing this, you WANT to do it even more and it feels AMAZING!
  6. There is no such thing as a quick fix. All these ‘groundfloor opportunities’, ‘matrix’s’, people and companies promising the world for not much work… It’s a load of BS! Don’t fall for it! I made a pact with myself that I will never even look at another opportunity if it’s less than a year old. It takes time and a lot of work to build a successful business online and people need to get their head out of the clouds here!
  7. Focus on finishing one thing before moving onto another. This goes for everything. A new project, a new business, new social media accounts etc. Build one business before adding another. Multiple income streams are great… But if you take on too much, you will fall flat on your face! Being visible online doesn’t mean you have to work every social media, blog, email list, Youtube etc… Working them all will burn you out FAST! Start with one strategy and master it. When you’re generating 5-10 new leads per day then add another.
  8. Not everyone is your target market. The saying is true ‘If you’re marketing to everyone, you’re marketing to no one’. Get SUPER specific on WHO your target market is… This will save you a whole bunch of time speaking with the wrong people.
  9. You have to brand yourself! The internet is HUGE and everyone is doing the same thing. You need to stand out from the crowd, you need to be different. The only way to do this is to BRAND YOU. What do you have to offer that no one else does?
  10. Find a coach or mentor. This was another of those investments I’m glad I made. By getting myself a coach I literally went from totally lost to totally awesome! I started on my own course, I got some direction back, my focus and knew exactly what I wanted and how to get there! Best thing I ever did!

I hope you got value from this? Let me know in the comments.

I wonder where I’ll be next year?! I have an idea if everything goes to plan but I can’t wait to carry on my journey! It’s become so much more than just making money so I can stay at home. I’m a mumpreneur, loving life, helping others and excited for the future!

Here’s to another amazing year!

Kirsty

P.S If you’d like to learn how to brand yourself online, generate leads, get more sales and sign ups in your business then CLICK HERE. If you haven’t joined my Online Marketing Tips Community on Facebook yet, then you should! It’s a great place to be for all online marketers, where I share my free tips and offer support and motivation to all! :)

 

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