Overconfidence can be destructive. Some of the Ancient World’s greatest societies have collapsed because of overconfidence. Even Rome which seemed undefeatable fell. Overconfidence will prevent you from looking at any problems in your business. These problems may be considered as “minor,” but if a minor problem isn’t fixed within a certain period of time, it becomes major. Great blogs have fallen because of content not being updated. This blog gets over 60 visitors per day (and growing!) which is a good sign for future success. If this blog or any other blog was never updated again, the number of visitors would dwindle down to virtually nothing. I have emphasized how important it is to update a blog because in the beginning, I did not update all of my blogs. The traffic stats clearly show when I updated and didn’t update my blogs.
You may be new to making money online, and you may be realizing how hard it is to make money online. Only a year ago, I was new to making money online as well. I was by no means going to naturally get hundreds or thousands of visitors a day without any work. I was lucky if I only got 10 visitors per day. I am glad I didn’t stop. My Yugioh Philosophy Blog gets close to 500 visitors a week and all of my Squidoo lenses combined get over 5,000 visitors per week. That’s almost 300,000 visitors a year that I would not be gettig if I stopped half way. I was new to building blogs and websites and had a rate that would have landed me about 1,000 visitors a year. Now I get almost 1,000 visitors a day from all of my blogs, websites, and lenses.
Don’t give up because you’ll never know how far you would have truly gone.
Simply put: People who had dreams and made them a reality.
The main purpose of Squidoo is to allow lensmasters such as myself to make money online and donate to charities at the same time. Some lensmasters have raised over $100 to charities of their choice while others are getting even closer to that goal. Squidoo can easily be described as a website making millions of dollars. Squidoo is not at its best right now because Google is losing its trust with Squidoo. Seth Godin who founded Squidoo made a conference call last week to address the main problems and give the lensmasters hope. This was a very kind thing to do since many lensmasters were beginning to question the future of Squidoo. Kindness towards charities resulted in thousands of dollars being donated, and Squidoo’s kindness to its lensmasters has resulted in high quality lenses that dominate Squidoo. To think less than 10 years ago, there was no Squidoo. Instead, Squidoo was just an idea to help more people. When I look at Squidoo today, I marvel at its success.
There aren’t too many people who like Mondays. Students go back to school after a two day break and work is back in session. The commute isn’t so good either. If you make money online, there is no commute and no reason not to like Mondays. For those of us who do not like Mondays, it is important to consider that Mondays are 1/7th of our entire lives which is 14.3% of our lives. If you don’t like Mondays, then you don’t like 14.3% of your life. If we change our attitudes towards Mondays, we can get more accomplished and lead happier lives instead of always focusing on the negative.
When you are wondering if your business is still going to earn a lot of money or if you are just beginning, remember why you started and what you want to become. Reassure yourself by reminding yourself of what your business is and all of the accomplishments it has had already.