How it all started
A second chance towards my first goal
Most of you wouldn’t know that I actually started this blog more than a year ago. I didn’t really have a goal, just wanted to see where the road would take me. I wanted to hit the ground running and so I did…. for a little while… but not knowing where to go got me lost pretty soon. Also, life happened and I needed to focus on my health and get better. Not that that stopped me. But not having the time and energy, lack of focus, and no goal, I was always busy without really doing anything. Sound familiar? I did write about not having a goal is one of the biggest sin in not having a success in your business. I really don’t do what I preach now, do I? I also got caught up in the hype and lazy ways of trying to make money online. I know I’m not the only one. But more of that later. Then there was a mishap and I lost my blog. Completely wiped off from existence. I have to start anew. Hence the title, it is really my second chance….. I’m rebuilding my blog from scratch.
Success takes determination
At first, I was having so many technical difficulties that I almost gave up on trying again. Just to get to this point took me almost a month! Whereas for other people it might just take a few hours tops! I just don’t understand why after installing a few plugins all my pages can no longer be found. I can see them in the dashboard, but they were not showing. The solutions I found on Google didn’t help either. They were just too technical and went straight over my head. I was so frustrated, but I wasn’t going to let some technical obstacles get in the way. So I re-installed WordPress. I just decide that was the easier way to overcome this problem. I had to do it a few times. Start from scratch. Start from scratch. I’m not giving up that easily. Finally, I made it and here I am 🙂 … ready to state my very first goal.
That First Blog Post
I got stuck again, for more than a week, thinking about what I should write as my first post. Not that this very first blog post would matter, I suppose. Then, it was almost like divine intervention, a friend, from a facebook group I joined when I first started online, contacted me out of the blue. It just so happen that he wrote a post about writing your first blog post. This post from Peter Beckenham, The Village Marketer, has helped me in writing this very first blog post and if you’re ever stuck, please check out his blog because he’s got tons of valuable contents that I’m sure will help you 🙂
Now On To That First Goal!
Having experienced all that’s happened in the past year, I realised just how important it is to have a goal. And so, in this very first blog post, I would like to set myself a goal. I would also document the steps that I take to reach that goal.
I have decided that my first goal would be…… (drumroll please…)…. to reach 2000 subscribers on my list. Because I read somewhere that 2000 is the magic number. It’s when the magic will start to happen. Can’t just take their word for it, of course, I have to prove it for myself. I know for most people 2000 doesn’t sound too ambitious, but hey it’s a start. To me personally, right now I can’t imagine having 2000 subscribers on my list, but yet the number seem too out of reach either.
My First Goal: To Have 2000 Subscribers
I don’t know if I can still call myself a newbie online, because I have been around for more than a year. However, in that year I haven’t been doing much at all. I’m certainly a newbie when it comes to list building. I figured so much that I need to have at least an opt-in page and a lead capture funnel. Right now I have some ideas but not sure what I will go with just yet.
How To Get There?
I think my next steps would be:
- Create a Lead Magnet.
- Create an opt-in and squeeze page.
- Link everything up correctly.
- Start driving traffic.
- Document it all here in my blog.
I’m hoping I can at least do step 1 – 3 in the next week or two and not more. Fingers crossed and let’s get working!
Please feel free to leave a comment and have your say. Your help and comments will surely encourage and motivate me. Thank you and I’ll see you in the next post 😉