Jon Olson wrote a post at Hit Exchange News that resonated with me. I suggest you read it here, and see if it resonates with you.
It not only takes some time to succeed in this business, it takes some planning and doing.
The first thing is show up. Every day. No excuses.
Second: Find that thing that makes you dance. For me it has been trck.me (or more accurately, it was TE Toolbox). I really love the information available there. Find what moves you and learn EVERYTHING there is about it.
Third: Make a plan. This might be step 2a, but it needs to be done. It can be as simple as “I will promote my passion at x, y, z and a, b, c” but you need to decide how you are going to pursue making a living on line.
Fourth: Go. Go all day every day and make sure everything you do is ordered toward your plan above. Need to surf for credits? Need to make ads? Spend every bit of every day that you can working toward making your dream happen.
Fifth: Repeat step four and modify step three. Always remember that hope is not a plan. Make it something you can actually do and measure.
And don’t stop. You get out of line and you go to the back of the line when you return. It’s that simple.
I know a few people that make their living online and right here in this business. Lynn M and I go back a ways, and we have shared lots of ‘secrets’ and ‘honey holes’ over the years. Lynn works hard, keeps records and is exceptional at finding the money at any given place. Too bad you don’t have that list, right? It could cut years off your timeline.
Well guess what? Now you do. Lynn has just now launched Commission Scoop. It has ‘how to’ and ‘when to’ but it also has Lynn’s list. It is a pretty valuable resource if you are even remotely serious about your craft. It’s free to join, but you need to carefully consider the upgrade package. It is easily worth the money…
So. Recap: Read Jon’s post. Make your decisions and plan. Join Commission Scoop. Don’t stop. Repeat.
I’m just sayin’