Before you buy one more internet training, or listen to one more teleseminar where they show you yet another way to earn a million dollars in the next 3 months! Stop… stop the insanity and evaluate exactly where you are and what you really need to do to get to the next level. Stop digging.
My name is Glenda Millette and I am a newbie…an internet newbie, to top that off a non-technical newbie! That’s like being hired to be a mechanic and not understanding how to change the oil. But the good thing is that there is hope for all of us newbies.
I believe that the first level of being a newbie is the greenhorn stage. Some other words for greenhorn are a novice, or a raw recruit, tenderfoot or beginner. I personally like the phrase raw recruit that is what the first year of the internet experience felt like for me. I was pretty well beaten up.
I had been a successful business woman working in the Interior Design Industry. I saw myself as a smart, self sufficient, intelligent woman. I thought it would be easy to switch from marketing myself the way I had been for the last 25 years to simply doing it a different way on the internet. After all I heard many stories of people making a lot of money on the internet.
I had a dream to teach more people how to use principles of design especially how to pick and use color in their homes. I wanted the ability to work virtually anywhere in the world and make unlimited income (the harder I worked the more money I made). The internet seemed to fit the bill.
In 2008 I started my business, and the first thing I did was to buy an expensive training course from a very successful and well know marketer. The information was good, but so far over my head that I was lost as soon as I opened the package and took the training manual out.
I was such a greenhorn that I thought I could make it work, after all if I hired the correct people to help me anything was possible. I hired a couple local webmasters; they had about as much understanding of this program as I did. They gladly took fifteen hundred dollars of my money to set up this site the way the highly successful marketer said it should be set up. It took three weeks and then I was up and rolling!
When I opened the site the next morning I had thousands, yes thousands of hits from Oprah. Two hours into the second day the hosting company closed down my account, and called me. They were not very happy. My webmasters had screwed up the site so badly it was impossible to fix and the hosting company said my business was not something they wanted anyway.
I didn’t stop there if throwing away $3,000 in the first 3 months didn’t work, then I must spend more money and get more training, and more training and more money spent. You get the picture within 6 months I was so confused, spend several thousands and felt so bad about myself not being able to do this business I quit.
Thank goodness that was not the “end of the story”. I found out how to get clarity and understanding about how to do this business, using simple and easy steps, finding great teachers along the way. My blog will chronicle the steps to do an internet business from start to success online.