It’s been a trying times for me the last few weeks. Not only have I been struggling with my product creation, I’ve also been plagued with all sorts of technical problems all pledging to hinder my progress.

 

There’s just been one spanner after another being thrown in the works what with my audio recording and editing software and the new video software that I had to learn to use etc.

 

To make matters even worse, from Wednesday evening I’ve had no internet access due to some technical problem with my telephone exchange.

 

I tried to count the no internet access as a blessing so I can get on with my audio recordings.  Yeah, take a disadvantage and turn it into an advantage, right!

 

So I cancelled my Saturday seminar to stay home and do my recording.

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 If you think it’s an easy task doing a thirty minute recording in a flat on the 16th floor of a tower block  in the middle of London, Think again!

 

As soon as I started recording, all hell seem to have been broken loose!  There were ambulance sirens, police sirens and fire engine sirens, coming from the street.

 

RAF jets roaring past overhead and then the upstairs neighbour decided to do his DIY!!

 

And they started digging the road, just about a 100 yards from my building using one of those pneumatic drills.

 

I tried closing my windows to take advantage of the double glazing silencer! But that would only get rid of the noise from the street and not the noise from upstairs, besides I hate sitting in a room with closed windows – just can’t breath.

 

I started re-recording several times from the beginning, but each time I had to stop because of some noise or other either from outside or from upstairs.

 

I thought this was the epitome of ill fortune.  I have a whole day of no internet, no phone and no interruption but still can’t do what I planned to do with my day.

 

I felt like giving up.  I kept saying to myself, “what the hell you think you’re doing, You can’t do this at home!  this needs to be done in a recording studio”. And then I answer myself by thinking “ what? You want to pay those studio prices? Are you serious? Just get on with it girl. It can be don so do it yourself!”

 

I had to pack it in and go for a long walk.  Got side tracked and went shopping too. It’s good for the sole!

 

By the time I got back, it was getting dark.  I was in a refreshed and positive mode. 

 

Took me just over an hour to record the first lesson.  Wow!  That was good!  But I still need to do some editing.

 

Ok.  One down and another seven to go.  But the thing is now after all the tentative tinkering with the software, I know what to do and the rest would not take me as long as the first.  My persistence  paid off and I came out victorious!

Too many people are being held back from making a good living online … just because they don’t know the basics.
 
Things like building websites … setting up a domain … processing payments automatically … assembling a squeeze page and so on.

 

Of course you can pay other people to do all that for you but it will cost you not only an arm and a leg, it will break you before you have a chance to make any money.

 

As the saying goes  give man a fish and you feed him  for one day, teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for years to come. 

So why not learn to fish?

 

I know that the basics of internet marketing can be scary for someone who is not that technically inclined.

 

So  that’s why I am creating this comprehensive course to get people over that hurdle and then some…..

 

Yes.  And I’m still struggling with m y computer disfunction which is making my progress a bit sluggish!  but hell, at least I am doing something.

More on that later.

 

 

 

No one knows how much time they have left to accomplish their dreams, but one thing is certain and that is that we don’t have forever.

The clock is ticking, and sooner or later your number comes up and you’ll be gone. I don’t view this as a “negative” aspect. I’m just being pragmatic here.

It would be good practice to use this principle of limited time to spur ourselves on.

I simply use this notion as an inspiration to keep me going. I go after what I want as heartily and avidly as I possibly can for as long as I can, in the knowledge that I would be rewarded for my hard work and perseverance.

It may be that I upset a few people along the way with my diligence, but hey, who said there were any rules when you are trying to achieve success!

I may not even get quite the outcome I am working towards but whatever happens, I know that the satisfaction I get from achieving little goals are reward enough to encourage me to keep going for more.

All this passionate pondering over the week end didn’t get me anywhere.  My computer is still playing up and rendering my software unusable.

But I devised a cunning plan and started recording on Friday night. Half hour into my first recording and my throat felt like I’ve swallowed a blade! Yep, this time my voice let me down!! did I say voice? what voice! I didn’t have one!

For heaven’s sakes I am trying to cash in on my most valuable asset; TIME, and everything is going against me. Is this a test of endurance and patience? Well whatever it is, it’s out to get me I’m sure.

Better stand down for a bit. Lay low for a couple of days and do some sole searching ha?

I know it’s much easier to blame eveyone and everything for your failure, but I don’t want to take the mentality of being a Victim.

 

I don’t blame anyone for my shortcomings. Not that I have any 😉

 

But really, to take the vicim attitude and blame everyone else for what happens is saying that they have control of your life not you.

 

And I don’t want anyone else controling my life. I am in control and I take responsibilty for my actions or inacitons for that matter.

 

Thus I have to confess that I haven’t made any progress yet with finalising my product since my last post.  Oh hold on a minute, that was only yesterday evening wasn’t it?

Still, I expect a lot of myself and I think I should’ve done something since then.  Though I am not blaming my coach for not getting back to me with an answer to the question I asked him yesterday evening on how he thought I should proceed with the videos.

 

I went ahead and started recording anyway – but didn’t get that far.

 

I’m not even blaming my software  for crashing on me time and time again or blaming my browser for fighting with me every time I tried to perform a task.

 

Yes it was all my own doing  and I don’t really care what anyone says!

 

I let people think what they want of me because someone else’s opinion of me doesn’t have to become my reality.

 

I will get on with my life and work as I have for all these years regardless of failing technology or  unreliable friends 😮  I live my life with a purpose and I know I will either find a way or make one!

 

Now, I wrote this post in about 8 mintes using notepad. Yes even word (my office software) is not responding so I couldn’t run a spell check. So I’m afraid you’ll have to live with my spelling mistakes. 🙂

So you may say. Ok that was yesterday, how about today, I mean this evening.

Well not much has changed this evening.  Even wordpress is wrestling with me tonight!

 

So I take my leave.  tomorrow could be a better day.

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If you think you can’t, you’re right. If you think you can, you’re right!

 

So you are right in everything you say or do. Because if you think you can’t do something, you won’t do it, but if you think you can do something then you will definitely do it.

 

I prefer to think that I Can do whatever I want to do. That’s me. I naturally have this “CAN DO” outlook.

 

That’s how I have lived every day of my life. With such sanguinity that should really be banned! It’s not  illegal to be incurably optimistic, but sometimes it whacks you so hard you feel like filing a law suite against yourself!

 

I’ve been ranting about product creation and how I have taken on this huge project to create a comprehensive Internet marketing course for the novice right?

 

Well, I’ve been at it for a few weeks now and I now have compiled most of the material I want to include in the package. I am still working on refining some of the stuff and have a some recording to do. But I though everything was going fine.

 

By reason of my optimistic nature I was pleased with myself and thought this was going really swiftly and I’d be launching in no time at all.

 

Until I was suddenly clobbered when I was advised to add a presentation piece to each module so as to tie the whole thing together, “a course in a box” as it was to be called. It was then that I sort of came to a halt for a while.

 

How am I going to do this? How am I going to put all these different material, different formats, videos, audios etc in a package that is consistent and professional enough for the market? How do I harmonise all these different content into a well blended seamless package without the right tools?

 

I need to have the right equipment. Or I need to hire a recording studio with a sound engineer if I really want to make this like a pro.

 

I am using a tiny laptop with some basic video and audio recording software and I am trying to do a professional job.

 

Will I be able to do it or will I have to change my plans. I do have contingency plans you know! I always have a plan B and also a plan C.

 

Watch this space to find out what happens next. Even I don’t know it yet!!

Years ago when I was new to internet marketing and still learning,  I always held the dream of creating my own information product that succeeded. 

I kept hearing that creating your own product can have serious benefits.  Not only it will have huge payouts, a lot more than affiliate products, but it would also have the benefit of branding, getting recognition and even attracting joint ventures.

And I would think “Yeah right!  It’s easy for you to say that” So I kept that dream vivacious and sparkling.

 

But I am not just a dreamer, I do follow my dreams and work relentlessly to reach my goals. 

 

It was that dream that made me work so hard to research, study and learn as much as I could about internet marketing and in three years I have come a long way.

 

I’m not saying that now I know everything there is to know.  No, I don’t think anyone knows everything there is to know, that’s just plain impossible and if anyone says that they know everything then they are downright phonies!

But I think I deserve a PhD in internet marketing! 😉 And that would qualify me to teach what I know don’t you think?

It started as a great idea.  A project to fulfil my passion and earn me my worth.

 

I have created a couple of products before but they were easy to do.   This was a big idea, almost a massive project.

 

A comprehensive internet marketing package for the novice!  Something I would have been grateful for 3 years ago when I was introduced to internet marketing at my first internet seminar.

 

It took me a long time to learn what I know now.  Taking baby steps was what I had to do to learn one bit at the time and mostly the hard way.

 

So I wanted to make it easy for others.  All you need to know to start a business on the internet.

 

I’m not saying I am doing this from the goodness of my heart, although there is no doubt about my good intentions, but I am doing it because I’ve made this my business.  This is how I want to work and earn a living.  This is how I want to be able to support myself and my family without having to go out and work for someone else.

 

And of course helping others gives me a kind of satisfaction that I can’t put a price on. So what I get out of this is of huge value to me both financially and compassionately-

 

I thought this would be a worthy project to take on. A challenging project, but I do like challenges, I thrive on that.

A comprehensive course on Internet marketing for the novice. From baby steps to seasoned strides!

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