Good Tuesday morning to you. Each day when I get up after first getting my coffee, I check to see what is going on with my world online. I almost never read my emails before afternoon. I do glance through the titles with a line or two of preview to make sure nothing important from a client needs immediate attention. Then I proceed to checking my blog page and start reading and researching more material for future writings.
Yesterday when preparing this post, an interesting email title came to me. The title said “College Is a Scam; I Can Prove It.” Immediately I set down the iPad and went to my desktop to be able to read this one. As you may know I never went to college. My daughter is going to college, my fiancé has gone to college, and her dad was a professor for 30 years at a university. But I never went. I did go to a few trade schools and then took a course from a school when entering the Life Coaching field.
So I opened this email and it contained a video. I watched the video and saw the subject as this gentleman unfolds it. He told a story of how he had gotten nothing from college. Then he went on to say that he actually didn’t go to classes, or do his homework, and now he was wondering why after all the money paid to the college he got nothing for it. Well the point to his story was that so many people put very little time into things like a direct sales job, or an online blog or business and wonder why they get no results.
In life, we all look for that easy path. I’m here to tell you today that the path of building a blog and a business online is easy. In fact it is much easier to me than it was to build the car wash businesses I owned. But in the beginning when I decided to take my life coaching business and build it to an online blog, it took some long days. I put in many hours to make little or no money. I even spent money on training and programs, but the money spent did not automatically bring me an income.
It took work to get to that point, so today there are two points that I want to bring to you before going into some of the in-depth things over the rest of the week. These two points have been something that has worked for me to be the RockStar at many jobs and businesses over the years.
1. Find the best and pay the price to learn from them. Many will go after the cheapest program to teach them the tools they need to accomplish the goals they want. What they will do is pay very little for average advice and get only a glimpse of the knowledge needed to build the business they want. Why not find the best, then see what it would cost to learn from them? There are two people I know who have made a great income from their blogging businesses. They teach in their blogs and have created programs so you can learn from them. I work with people who want to learn what they really are and then find the successful route to make a great life.
2. Do the work and keep doing it until you succeed. One of the people I mentioned yesterday was Craig Duswalt and his RockStar system for success. Craig actually has programs for writing a book in 30 days. He has a set of how-to guides on a shoestring budget. In one of his YouTube videos he shares his Seven RockStar Rules. Rule Number Four is “Focus.” I wanted to bring out this rule because of how he mentions it: Follow One Course Until Successful. Check out his video here. #4 RockStar Rules of Success. I mention his rule because once you have the training, you need to do the work.
These two things are important, no matter what path you are following. If you want to do something and do not have the knowledge get the best and then put it to work. This week I am going to mention once again the two people who helped me to shape my blog and my life and get it on target: Steve Scott and Corbett Barr. You can check out either one of their programs to help you get on track to doing this right. Click either one of the blue links to get to their programs, buy them both if you wish. You can purchase both for under $150:
Start a Blog That Matters by Corbett Barr
Affiliate Marketing Without the Bulls**t by Steve Scott.
So you have the most important part of building a blog, find the best and learn from them, and apply yourself and stay focused on the work. Come back tomorrow when we talk about the blog platforms and how you can get started with them.