What's the a biggest motivational tool out there when you start an internet home based business? Well for me it was the anticipation of making my first sale.
When I started my internet home based business I quickly learned that nothing comes for free and you have to work at it to become successful. I thought that I could make lots of money in a short period of time; well I couldn't have been more wrong.
Yes, I got into the get rich quick scams to begin with, searching on the internet for ways to make money fast. First there was the "get paid for doing surveys" scheme. Then I thought that I could sell things on e-bay to make a quick buck. While there are lots of people doing this it's not a way to get rich quick. Next was the pyramid scheme. As time went on the money kept going out and nothing was coming in.
I could have quit there but I was determined. I changed my way of thinking and started to search for legitimate ways to make money online. That's when I found my first no "B.S" internet home based business. I learned everything there was to learn about it, applied the strategies and then reread it all to see if there was anything I missed. Doing those simple things can make all the difference.
While working my new business online I soon learned that one business wasn't going to be enough to sustain me working at home. So I decided to take on four more legit home based businesses so that I could obtain multiple streams of income. If I could get each of them making $500.00/month that would be enough to allow me to stay at home. I dedicated myself to learning everything about them as well and all the while I kept repeating the things I had learned. Repetition and Duplication are the keys to making any home based business work.
Things started to happen after a month and a half had went by. My site was indexed from the search engines and I got a few signups to my affiliate programs. This in itself was enough to keep me plugging along, but still no sales. I was more determined than ever now, spending countless hours at my desk.
And then it happened...I got my first sale. I couldn't tell you how happy I was.
Things have been picking up more steadily each and every month. The more I apply the things I've learned the more successful I become. The more I repeat things I've learned the more successful I become and the more I track and duplicate things I've learned...well you get the point.
Congratulations on your first sale. There's nothing that beats that feeling and I can related. Imagine spending countless hours working and refining your products, then suddenly without warning out of nowhere that first sale happens! Nothing can compare to that feelings I must say for sure.
Yeah, it really is a great feeling. Especially after months or even years of struggling to maintain a business.
Yes I totally agree. It was 2011 when I started out and things were tough. However, I'm grateful I never lost hope on my business and I persisted to this very day.
It's all about experience and after a while, it's almost automated. But yes, first is a first.
The first sale counts. For me, it shows that someone believes in your work and they are willing to invest their time and resource on you. The first sale gives you the morale to go further, It open doors to many more sales.