Many people tried starting an online business but quit after a few months when they did not achieve their expected results. I’ve gone through that phase before, and I know at times you may feel that it is not worth carrying on. Let me share with you my story and maybe you can relate to this.
When I first started my online business, I spend all my free time working on my website. As I have a full-time job, my time is limited. I have a girlfriend at that time (who is now my wife – luckily she is understanding), and I have to attend to my part-time university course. The only time that I am left with is the early weekday mornings before my work and during weekends.
Every morning I woke up at 5.30am and worked on my website till 7.30am, and on weekends, I woke up at 7am and work through to 12pm and sometimes 3pm.
I’ve work really hard on my website for months but I did not see any results. No traffic, no conversion, no sales, nothing at all for 4 months. I was down in the dumps, and I had days where I felt that giving up was the only option. Luckily, there was a day when I seek help from an online community and I asked for opinions and advices. I was enlightened that many successful online business owners had the same experience as I, and what they did to achieve that level of success amazed me.
I knew at that point of time that I have to keep going no matter what it takes, and however long it takes. Amazingly, on my 5th month, I got my first commission. I was full of the joys of spring though it was just a few dollars of commission, but I knew my online business model is finally working!
You see, if I would have given up and didn’t have the patience to amend my ways, I would never achieve success. I hope you will keep my story in mind and remember that no matter how hard life is, you will keep on going because you never know what is installed for you at the end zone. You just have to keep on finding it.