Waiting to succeed will get you nowhere. In the beginning of your journey as an entrepreneur, there is no ideal time to do the work. You just have to jump into your business and make your dreams come true. If I waited for the perfect moment to start working on my business (I’m assuming it would have been summer since I have no school), I may have been distracted by the pleasures of summer such as the warm days, friends coming over, and so on. Then school would have come around, and it would be unclear if I would have a business or not. Starting at mid February was much better, and I made over $200 before the summer instead of starting in the summer. There are a lot of bad habits for businesses, but waiting and procrastinating are the worst habits of them all.
This is a fun activity that you can do to see what you need to do. Giving yourself a time limit to achieving your goals will make them happen faster. I have all of my goals set for Easter Break. I will complete some of those goals and barely miss others. Some goals are easier than others, but they are all possible. Out of all of my goals, the hardest may be reaching 3,500 Twitter followers before the end of Easter Break. I’m about 800 followers away which means I would have to get about 40 followers per day. The task to get 40 followers per day can be hard to do on a consistent basis, but it is possible. I have had some days where I did indeed get over 40 or even over 50 followers on the same day. If I make that rate become constant, then it is very possible for me to have over 3,500 followers before the end of Easter Break. This goal will only make me closer to eventually getting 5,000 followers, 10,000 followers, and so on.
Yesterday was a very important day for my business. I had a lot of free time to look at some of my statistics and create a plan for myself. I noticed a lot of clicks from my Amazon Associate links. The source was from one of my Lego Blogs which gets about 15 visits a day. I don’t update the Lego Blog as much as this one or some of my Squidoo lenses, but the point was that it was getting clicks.
I knew that the Lego Blog was getting clicks, but I write posts for my other blog called Yugioh Philosophy which is all about Yugioh Cards. This blog gets close to 100 visitors a day, and last summer, this blog was getting over 300 visitors a day as well. I am using AutoSurfPro to give my Yugioh Philosophy Blog more traffic. This kind of traffic doesn’t bring the best quality, but it eventually led to me getting 300 quality visitors everyday.
I have created pages on my Yugioh Philosophy Blog with Amazon links. These pages give my blog a more professional feel and allows me to sell Yugioh Cards. If a Lego Blog got close to 100 clicks for Amazon links, I can only imagine how many clicks my Yugioh Philosophy Blog will get since it gets about 5 times more visitors per day than my Lego Blog.
There are many business strategies. Some work while others don’t. There are some business strategies that I have used and have seen great results. However, I ask you not to do something because the majority does it. Posting links on Twitter isn’t the best approach since everybody is doing it (and many people happen to share the same link). If you want to make it big online, then you have to be unique and productive.
Gone With The Wind and The Wizard Of Oz were two movies that were made in 1939. While both of these movies were big hits, Gone With The Wind received a lot more publicity than The Wizard Of Oz when each of the movies were produced. Gone With The Wind is about a man and a woman in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Since the movie was made close to the time when the Civil War took place (less than 100 years ago), the movie was a big hit. The Wizard Of Oz was basically a movie about the main character, Dorothy goes into the fantasy world of Oz. Gone With The Wind was much more successful than The Wizard Of Oz in the box office with a difference of hundreds of millions of dollars.
That was 1939. Here in 2013, there aren’t as many people interested about the Civil War as there are people interested in more recent ones. The Wizard of Oz is a true classic that has been seen by countless people. Gone With The Wind–not so much.
Make sure that your business can satisfy this generation as well as other generations after it.
How about you? How many times have you watched the Wizard of Oz or Gone With The Wind. I’ve seen The Wizard Of Oz 3 times and haven’t seen Gone With The Wind once.
When your blog is doing really good and gets hundreds of visitors a day, that is not the time to get lazy with your work and keep on expecting to get hundreds of visitors to your blog every day. Your visitors will eventually catch on with the fact that you do not update you content. When they catch on to this, they will seek other sources of information. If you update your blog everyday when it has close to 0 visitors a day, then it is too late and you might as well start over. Keep on updating your content to keep your visitors and make sure that more visitors come as well. If I didn’t update this blog for a week (or even a month, but that will never happen), I would lose a lot of visitors because people who visit other people’s blogs want to see quality content, not a blog that had its last archived post in 2012.