Yep, it’s finally that time!
While I started to rebuild my business after taking a few years off and having shut down everything, I started coming back slowly at the end of last year, first just in a social aspect (I even had deleted all of my business related contacts on the social networks – when I said I shut down, I really shut down everything).
Then I got some hosting over at HostGator and still use it today. I like HostGator, not just because they are local to Houston, but they have always provided exceptional service and bang for my buck to me. At the same time however, there are of course many other services out there that provide a lot and quite frankly I like not having all of my eggs in one basket.
Nonetheless, that’s where I started out again, just so I could set up a new domain and upload/create a new blog, a new presence for my site after my original one is still being held hostage in China by someone that is syphoning off the traffic and links the old site had, but that’s ok, after all I am starting over – It’s a new beginning and like a Phoenix, I am rising from the ashes and I will not let anything stop me!
While a lot of my friends (and my angel, the financial analyst) have been urging me to begin creating products, courses and releasing more books, I have to admit I wasn’t rushed. One of the things that happened with my business originally is that it grew too fast, too big and worst of all, it was becoming too widespread. I couldn’t, even with the help, handle all of that at once, the infrastructure for such growth wasn’t in place in time.
This time, I am more focused in on my key area of interest. My Reason For Being, if you will…
Of all the things I have ever done in life, nothing brings me more joy and pleasure than helping other people succeed in life, in business and personally. Sometimes just a few words said in the right ear can make a wondrous difference in another person’s life. Telling someone not to throw in the towel and perhaps give them a pointer or two along the way and watch them keep going after their dreams is an incredibly powerful feeling and it is one of the things I always loved most about what I do. Unfortunately, with the old business I was being pulled further and further away from what I enjoyed doing and that also meant that the quality of the information and tips I shared with my thousands and thousands of readers was going frankly down the tubes. It started to be more about driving revenue than helping others and that was something I couldn’t keep doing. I am a firm believer in helping others and in time, the revenue will sort itself out.
“Give first freely of yourself to help others succeed and the universe will provide you what you need so ultimately success will find it’s way into your life once you help enough others succeed!” ~ Xavier T. Nelson
Ok, I am getting sidetracked on one of my favorite topics now, so back to business…
As I began posting tips and information to help you succeed, not only did my new blog begin to grow in content again but my presence on the Social Networks began to increase again and one of my favorite things was sharing helpful and positive quotes and my thoughts about them. This led to the creation of ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’. While I have published a number of books in the past, this was the first time I felt ready and willing to move to the world of print publishing and so I worked through the steps to release it into the Amazon.com and a few other print areas.
I was asked why I didn’t release it with affiliates as an eBook or perhaps create an audio version of it, or any of the other many numerous ways internet marketers like to do things and quite honestly, I didn’t feel like it. I guess my mindset was not on the monetization, but rather on trying to get the book out to as many people as possible that it could help. In their hands, physically, not as a PDF.
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t have other plans and have a lot of things already queued up in the pipeline. Some of the areas I am focusing on are finance, self-improvement/self-help and of course small business growth and helping aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow their business.
Now I was asked by a few people if they could share ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ and while I appreciate that offer, I do want everyone to succeed as well, so with that said, I would encourage you to become an affiliate through either CreateSpace.com or through Amazon.com where you can also write reviews and generate some commissions for yourself in the process.
With these new projects that I am working on however, I am taking a new step, to an all new level of product creation, combining a number of methods and processes into one larger and very efficient process flow that allows for…… well, I will reveal more about that in the future, I promise you will like it, but for now, since I am still working on it and finetuning it for you, I am going to keep quiet about it.
However, my recent work and articles has had some people asking me if I was finally going to start up a newsletter again. Start creating some other resources, you know, get the business side of the business going again and I was hesitant, I put it off…
Until I was ready! Until now!
With that said, there are a few resources I am putting back into place again. A new support desk, a new affiliate program, a new newsletter and autoresponder system and so much more. And that’s where you will need to begin too.
If you are looking to start or expand your business online you will need to invest a little bit into your business and while there are free ways of doing all of those items above, I personally went back to where I left off.
I have worked with this particular resource for years before I closed my business and not only is my friend still out there providing exceptional quality to his users, he has expanded everything while keeping it all in one, central place for the users and again I have to say he has done so much more…
Over the next weeks, in between posts and helpful tips to help you succeed, I will tell you more about each step I am taking to start my business up again and you can basically watch over my shoulder as you work on your own. I am going to keep things pretty basic because I am not wild about going all gung-ho with the newest ‘fad’ or trend but would rather stick to the basics because they work no matter what is happening around the world.
For today I would encourage you to go check out this website (I won’t mention the name here, you will have to be brave enough to click through), where you won’t just get hosting for your new blog or websites, but a lot more, including…
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- 120 GB of Bandwidth
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- Support Desk Manager
- Multiple Level Membership Manager
- Newsletter Manager
- Affiliate Program Manager
- Product & Customer Manager
- RSS Autoresponder
- Product Download Protection
- Ad Tracking System
- PDF eBook Generator
- and much, much more….
The best part is that all of this is available right now and he is adding so much more over the next few weeks to improve and enhance these services and add even more tools and resources and while you might think this would set you back a lot every month (after all there are quite a few sites that charge an arm and a leg for hosting alone), you won’t have to worry about that either.
And as I roll out more of my plans and methods and how you can monetize everything you do you will see this is a perfect place to start. I should know, after all, you don’t stick with a service for more than 6 years if they don’t provide you with exceptional EVERYTHING and continue to provide more to help my business (and your business too) grow.
Join me over the next few weeks as I continue to unveil the way forward, using simple methods to start slow and grow your business the right way. I will also be sharing a lot of tips along the way that can help you and your company if you are online, offline or a combination of both.
In the meantime, go check out this incredible service and see how you can use the things they are offering you right now to not just launch your business, but how you can even use those very same tools and resources to start making money right now!
Here’s to your success,
P.s. One thing I didn’t mention in the list above is that they also have step-by-step plans laid out along with everything you need (it’s all included) to allow you to not just launch a site now, but also have products ready to sell and everything else to get rolling right now. All it takes is a little bit of time, commitment and it most importantly requires you to take ACTION!