When I started my home-based business, I was filled with hopes, dreams, and of course, the confidence that my business was going to make lots of money right away. After all, I'm a pretty smart woman. I knew people who weren't as smart as me who were doing well so if they could do it, so could I! Right?
Not so much. The truth is, it was very hard. It didn't take long before I was frustrated, embarrassed, and broke. I didn't know it at the time, but I was about to make every single mistake of the 7 most common mistakes business owners make.
I went online and searched for help.
I followed one system for building a profitable and successful online business, but it seemed like some of the steps were missing. The next program I invested in had a great sales page and convincing testimonials. But again, it seemed like I was being dragged all over the place with no rhyme or reason. The approach just didn't seem to be systematic or logical. Another program promised all sorts of money if I follow their system exactly... but the only one who made money was the person I purchased it from! One program that was almost $4000 offered "small bites" of information delivered weekly. But I found that if I needed the info on a specific topic earlier than the weekly system sent it, then I had to look elsewhere.
Does any of this sound familiar?
I had 3 choices: I could admit defeat and go get a job at our local Walmart, stay home and learn how to milk cows on our organic dairy farm, or I could figure this out.
I chose to figure it out. So I kept asking questions, watching what other people were doing, and checking out free options (since I'd pretty much run out of money and my husband told me to stop siphoning money from the farm account)!
A friend of mine started a home-based business a year after I did. I started seeing and hearing her name and testimonials about her services from other people. I was skeptical and jealous. How did she start making money so quickly? What did she know that I didn't? Was she really making money or was it just an illusion like so many others that I'd seen?
So I decided to ask her. Face to face.
I set up an appointment and drove 2 hours to our meeting. My hands were sweaty. I wanted to build a successful and profitable business so badly that I could almost taste it! Did she really know the "secret" that others seemed to know but was elusive to me? Would she share the "magic formula" that I'd been missing?
As we sat down, she looked into my eyes saw my pain. I was close to tears. I found myself pouring out my frustration, sharing all that I'd done, the dismal results I'd experienced, and why I wanted to make this work so badly. I was already putting in all the time and effort - I just wasn't getting the desired results. What was wrong with me?
Her kindness and love were inspiring. She showed me proof that she was making money - she wanted me to know, without a doubt, that what she was doing actually worked. It worked for hundreds of others. And it would work for me IF I COMMITTED AND WORKED THE SYSTEM.
She explained to me that if I was actually following the systems I'd purchased previously and wasn't getting the results I wanted, it wasn't my fault. It was the system's fault! The system was lacking essential steps and information that would move me to success. There are many systems out there. Some will resonate with who you are, how you think, and how you want to do business. Other's won't. I just happened to gravitate toward the ones that weren't a good fit for me.
I asked her how she'd achieved success so quickly. She shared the system that she used and continues to use. She pulled it up on her iPad and showed me the different sections, how to track progress, the support available, etc. I decided to give it a try. And it has made all the difference in the world to me. Finally, I experiencing ongoing success because of what I've learned, applied, and continue to learn. And I've been able to convert and implement these strategies in just 15 minute segments.
As I've worked with and provided trainings for more than 4,000 business owners over the 4 years, I've found that many of us share similar experiences. We've made the same common mistakes that have literally cost us each $1,000's... Money that we wouldn't have wasted if we'd had a little better information.
That's why I decided to write the FREE ebook, 7 Common Mistakes of Business Owners That Waste $1,000's And How To Avoid Them You and I may not have an opportunity to meet, but this ebook allows me share ideas on how you can avoid some of the mistakes so many of us make. It's my way of giving back and paying it forward. Why go through the school of hard knocks if you can learn from us, right?
This ebook is free. From my heart to yours. I hope you'll find tips and ideas that will help you become more successful within a few days of applying the ideas. It's easier to jump on a wagon already moving than recreate the wheel and build the wagon yourself!
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