Why You’ll Never Make It
But you’ll never make it.
Hell you can’t even see the top.
Ya’ know why?
You’re not good enough.
You don’t have enough time to invest.
You don’t have enough money to invest.
Your audience/followers/subscribers…not big enough.
There are a million bloody EXCUSES but only one reason you can’t make it.
In the past 6 weeks I’ve heard 4 amazing bloggers with kick ass skills beyond blogging tell me they CAN’T [insert Approach Potential Clients, Sell Ad Space, Negotiate Pricing, Charge For Their Services, Write an eBook, Start Their Own Business From Home HERE] because one of these bullshit excuses listed above.
I’ll be nice.
I’ll be sensitive.
In the past 6 weeks I’ve heard 4 amazing bloggers with kick ass skills beyond blogging tell me they CAN’T because one of these deep fears listed above.
But you know what?
They are BULLSHIT.
Let’s take ‘em apart, shall we?
bullshit excuse #1: You’re not good enough.
Good enough compared to who? You know your shit. You know enough that you can help people. You don’t know everything…who the hell does? You’ll learn it. Or outsource it.
bullshit excuse #2: You don’t have enough time to invest.
You want this? Do you really really bloody want it? Then it’s time to sacrifice baby. Don’t you dare tell me you want to do this but don’t know how to find the time and then end the call saying “I gotta run, The View is on.”
bullshit excuse #3: You don’t have enough money to invest.
If you need to invest in the creation of a product to sell, then it’s time to look into investors. Write your pitch, make the investment small and search out several people to pitch.
If you plan to offer a service and feel you can’t spend the money on branding, a domain name and a slick website, get a snazzy font, make a logo out of it, and build your free platform profiles. You can put up a Facebook Fan Page and a Linkedin Business page for free and use the page urls as your website url in the meantime. Whichever platform you create the page, be sure to be active and present.
You can also do what I did, reach out to those who offer the same services and pitch to become their outsource person. (Ok… some I pitched and some were recommended to me, but it all started with just one project)
You may not gain recognition, but you’ll gain experience and an income to invest in building your business.
Bartering is another option. Offer your skills in return for something. Now that I’ve launched the web hosting for wordpress blogs, I’d happily barter a year’s hosting, a seat in the Google Luv Course and a web design in return for a social media assistant for a few months.
bullshit excuse #4: Your audience/followers/subscribers…not big enough.
All you need is to prove your worth to a handful of people to open doors for you. Fifty percent of my projects are based on referral and it all started with handing out one freebie design and giving out some freebie seo advice.
I know it’s scary
If it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be worth it.
But you can do it if you want it.
You’ve got to push past the fear and believe in you.
Ask yourself this:
Can you make it to the top?
Then slap yourself cause that was the wrong thing to ask.
The top of what?
You don’t need to be the top to succeed.
You need to ask yourself what do you want to do.
You need to be specific.
And realize this…you are Kick Ass.
Have faith in yourself and your abilities.
You can do THIS – whatever this is – if you really want it.
You don’t need to be at the top of anything to succeed.
You don’t need to know it all.
You need to know what you want and plan how to get there.
You need to realize it IS possible.
And work it.
If you really want it.
Why do so many people fail?
Having a web based business is not easier than having a offline business.
Yes, the overhead is much less, but it’s still work.
You still have to produce, promote, track finances…
Sometimes you have to hire too.
A lot of times you have to work late hours.
A lot of times you have to learn something new.
Having a web based business, whether it be your blog or your freelance site or your etsy shop, is hard work – but rewarding.
Many people don’t realize this going in.
Many don’t realize what a huge time investment it is when starting out on your own.
This is why they fail.
They find it too hard, think they’re doing something wrong…
they have all these negative thoughts in their head about their abilities…
and give up.
And that’s when they fail.
But you CAN do this.
If I can do it, you can do it.