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my journey to $$$$$$!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by chickendinner, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. chickendinner

    chickendinner Newbie

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    Introducing myself; I've been reading BHW forums for a while now and have picked up some really valuable info mainly about social media, and am now just acquainting myself with SEO. Even though this is a black hat forum, I'm trying to do this the white hat way, mainly because I'm hoping to build a long term sustainable business.

    For the past 2 years I had an ecommerce site while holding down a full time job. My total revenue has been around 100k aka my business has just been chugging along but not really reached it's full potential. Mainly because I was never able to prioritise my business; working 40 hours a week was holding me back to an extent. I live in a notoriously expensive city so it never provided a decent income.
    Then I got fired from my job. It was a terrible job and I hated my boss, but now crisis has turned into opportunity for me and I've decided to spend 40 hours a week marketing the heck out of my business instead (my business partner handles the other stuff so I don't have to worry about that). I always knew ultimately I would be self employed. This is something I've wanted to do even from a really young age. When you work for other people, your advancement is limited by their choices. When you work for yourself, the only one holding you back is YOU. And I have a lot more faith in myself than others. I thought I'd document my journey here. Let's do this!!!

    GOALS to drive traffic to my ecommerce site through
    BLOGGING - TWITTER - TUMBLR - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM - POLYVORE - VINE - YOUTUBE - PUBLIC RELATIONS - NEWSLETTERS
    and to dominate my niche in
    PINTEREST + INSTAGRAM

    Right now I'm organising moving house + dealing with some other issues. I'm moving back in with my parents - I'm not totally proud of it but they're 100% supportive of my goals and I won't have to pay for rent or food. They have enough space so that I can have my own office there. In the end you have to do what it takes and moving in with them will allow me to focus solely on my business. It cuts down on my travel time as well and being near nature in my parents place I get a chance to be more active and prioritise exercise as well.

    Steps taken
    - purchase of new camera + computer for my office (was previously using the facilities at my job)
    - tomorrow attending a photoshoot for an online magazine feature with my product
    - in contact with a graphic designer about creating some images for press releases of my site (doing a relaunch of my site)

    This thread is going to be dead until the 28th which is my first day in my new "office". I'm aiming to work from 10am-6pm and 7pm-9pm every day. I hope to keep my mind sharp by prioritising my health and keeping active and eating well as well during this time.
    Some of my nearest goals are:
    - do a makeover of my site
    - get publicity for this new improved site
    - in site SEO
    - building up around 200 guest blog posts
    - creating a sale (i've never discounted items before and have decided it's time to do that)
     
  2. Neon

    Neon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good Luck with your Journey !
     
  3. verbe

    verbe Regular Member

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    Good luck mate.