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The Two Most Important Things You Should Be Doing To Grow Online
I was pondering recently why some business owners and bloggers try and try and try, yet never see much progress…
…while others are able to grow the online empire of their dreams at a rapid pace.
When I started my blog, I began at zero.
No email list.
No page views. And no idea what I was doing.
Just like everyone else.
But along the way, I began to realize what separates successful
entrepreneurs from the ones who never reach their goals. And it isn’t luck, or time, or money (Thank goodness). It’s two things that are pretty simple concepts, yet few people actually use them. Want to know what they are?
1. Seek out the best teachers and strategies.
If you wanted to learn how to fly a plane, would you take advice from the first person you met on the street who told you that he knew how to fly a plane?
Most people would quickly realize how insane of an idea that would be, yet that’s exactly what you’re doing when you’re taking blogging and business advice from any random site you find on Google.
Instead, you’d probably enroll in pilot classes to learn from a qualified teacher, and that’s exactly what I recommend to you, too, as an online business owner, aspiring blogger or goal-driven content creator.
One of the reasons I’ve been able to grow my business quickly is because I NEVER hesitated to invest in my education. The way I see it, I could pay someone more experienced to teach me how it’s done (in less time and with all information compiled into one place) or I could waste time following vague advice on IG and TikTok that will likely never actually help me see real results.
Last year, I invested over $5,000 into learning more about my industry. It may sound crazy, but that investment helped me to earn much, much more for my business.
2. Take intentional action.
You don’t need more Facebook groups. Or fancy software. Or conferences.
What you DO need if you want to succeed, is more intentional action-taking. In my opinion, action-taking is the single most important thing that separates entrepreneurs who succeed from those who don’t.
When I began my blog over three years ago, I was that blogger I explained earlier — the one who went to Pinterest University and read a zillion blog posts, trying to find the one that would actually help me make a difference in my business. But eventually, I realized that if I never IMPLEMENTED anything, then what was the point?