View Poll Results: How Are Things Going With Your Online Business?

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  • I'm spinning my wheels. Not really making any progress at the moment.

    166 44.74%
  • I'm going through the motions. Making a little progress.

    171 46.09%
  • I'm totally rocking it! Having fun & making good money :-)

    34 9.16%
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Thread: Let's Talk - Where Are You With Your Online Business?

  1. #231

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    Hi Alex! Great to have you as an elite member. Visit the private brainstorming forum and look around. Then post any questions you have in whatever category you need help in.
    ~Angie~

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  2. #232

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    Hey Lynn, I have found that people including myself need human contact, human relationships we need to create and build relationships. I now understand why prisons have isolation cells as a punishment. There was a study done in the 70's I think, going off memory and that's never good. But they took chimpanzee babies and interacted with one group lovingly and the other just gave the basic needs. The ones that had just basic needs met got sick and highly depressed. Anyway I think in a way we are the basic needs babies we don't get that physical connection that the spirit needs to thrive in an environment like internet marketing. If we cant physically interact with our list or customers we start to get a form of depression or doubt. Having this forum and hearing other peoples successes and failures keep us connected in a way, a form of familiarization.
    This is difficult at first but as long as you stick with it and start building relationships with like minded people we can achieve success. If you have a list or don't find people who are in the same level as you and exchange phone numbers, create a mini mastermind group for support. Talk to each other and bounce ideas, but for the main point create relationships to stay connected.

  3. #233

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    So true, Kat. It's one of the main reasons I travel and attend as many events each year as I do. I am also reaching out to my local area and finding other bloggers & online business owners to meet up with both for a social outing and for idea exchange.

    There were years where I was homebound with my children, while they were younger and I was home schooling, and then while taking care of my grandmother in her last couple of years. It's been refreshing to get out and meet up with other adults for a change. I'm in agreement with your observation - it's just necessary.

    My online groups of peers and friends, and this community, is highly important to me as well. And was a lifeline during the years I was homebound. I have met some truly great people here, and have had the pleasure to meet many of them in person over the last few years even - which has been great fun.

    Glad you're here, Kat - really great to have you as part of the group
    Lynn Terry
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  4. #234

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    I found I lost my way. I had a bootie kicking from biz life and it set me into a big wake up call. I know I voted going through the motions because I try have been doing just that for a while. Now that I'm actually "working" and pushing my biz forward it's moving quickly ahead as it should. I should stress that the "working" is also back to my niche that I am 200% comfortable in writing and answering questions any time, any day.

  5. #235
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    hi lynn...

    I am back to this forum lynn as you will know me as a old 2 yr elite member that asked alot of questions on online marketing for my mortgage business.

    Learned a lot through this forum even though I was not into affiliate marketing, but now lynn my interest has changed to learning how to make money via affiliate online marketing and membership sites.

    I look forward to now learning again via this forum.

    edwin

  6. #236

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    Welcome back Edwin & Val!
    Lynn Terry
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  7. #237
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    Thanks lynn....this time around I will be able to chip in more since I now know a more based on personal experience where I did not know before so now I feel more comfortable asking questions in a variety of areas, not that I am a guru but have learned along the way even though it was not used for affiliate marketing but internet marketing was used for the mortgage areas.....edwin

  8. #238

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    Hi all. I've been in and out of this forum for quite a while, but still have yet to take action. I've learned tons, but haven't used what I've learned. Afraid to pick a topic for fear it will soon bore me. Read a zillion posts and watch others with admiration for their actions. Biggest hurdle is choosing a topic. Stuff that interests me has been done a million times (self development, cooking, travel) and I'm not an expert at anything. I don't want to struggle to learn a subject while building a website at the same time. Since choosing a niche is such an overwhelming thing to me I was thinking about using that as my topic. Posts on that subject usually refer people to lists of areas (ie Amazon, Ebay, etc) but don't dig further into creative ways to use those topics. Maybe I could find unique examples of blogs in various areas and elicit creative suggestions from others. Does that sound interesting or not? (Please be honest). I think many folks suffer from niche paralysis. Please let me know if you think I'm on track or not. Thanks so much! Linda

  9. #239

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    I would not pick choosing a niche as a topic.

    As for getting bored, yep it happens. I have been back and forth myself over the years but have kept with it and it's been worth it. Is there a dream you might have for the future (maybe to travel to a certain place? learn how to do something?). You mentioned you like the topics of cooking and travel and I think you could definitely make those work if you choose a tight niche to focus on.

    Happy to help you brainstorm a bit here if you care to. As far as cooking/travel what areas within those topics would interest you?

    Since my hubby and I travel to Jamaica every year, I will promote everything that has to do with Jamaica and travel on my blog. I don't cook but one of our elite members has a outdoor grilling blog/site so he's pretty much narrowed that down. Does this help?
    ~Angie~

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  10. #240

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    Hi Angie-

    Thanks for the advice. Just wondering why you would not pick Niche Ideas as a topic. I respect your advice, but would like to understand your reasoning.

    Cooking and travel are both interests, but I really feel like I don't have enough knowledge to share and would feel less than confident in those areas. My thoughts had been either Peasant Cooking, since I enjoy using hearty basic foods and being cost conscious is important these days, or a travel site about resorts accommodating a family of five in one room. Both are interests, but would require lots of research to build content.

    Another topic I was considering was discussing life lessons/experiences. I am a mom in my early fifties wanting to begin my "Second Act" and would maybe like to write about that. It would come easily and might help me find direction. How does that sound?

    I really appreciate your advice. Thanks for taking the time.

    Linda

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