In Part I of this post we examined how one of the most precious commodities we posses is time, not money. Here in Part II of 'Making Money Online & Quitting The Day Job" I want to share with you a way of saving time and money while in the same process moving towards your dream of working full time as your own boss of an online business.
Time is more important than Money
Time is more important than money. Any fool can throw money away on a project in the belief that the more money you spend the greater the rewards, but so often such attempts do nothing but transfer cash out of a business into another or several others. Money is an energy that doesn't like to stagnate. It seems to find a way of moving of its own accord so the trick is to be in control of it and not let it control you.
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Time on the other hand is finite. By that I mean of course our lifetimes, not the Time of which the physicists and philosophers speak. There are a finite number of hours in a day, days in a week, and years in anyone's life. Even if you quit the day job, live alone and devote your entire life to your goal of achieving financial and business success in an online enterprise there will still be only 24 hours in a day.
However, if we use the budget for the project wisely we can save ourselves time by outsourcing some of the tasks. If we choose our contractors carefully then we can not only buy ourselves some free time but also obtain better results for the project by virtue of the quality of the work of those contractors or support staff we hire to help us.
How to save time and start getting results
If you want to achieve a goal or realise an ambition, whatever it is; running a marathon, learning to play a musical instrument, becoming a skilled professional in any field, what's the first thing you seek out? What is the first thing you do in order to step on to this path?
You find yourself a teacher, a mentor, a coach
You find someone who has already walked the road you're planning to travel on and you ask them for advice and guidance. Better still, you enlist their support so that as you travel you know they're always close at hand to guide you and encourage during the inevitable times when you feel like giving up or when you're not sure how to proceed.
The sports men and women are the stars, but it's the coach that was there throughout the training and who pushed them to the heights they now enjoy.
Good coaches are hard to find because those that are any good are already busy helping other people. However, if you're goal is to make a living with an online business then online coaches can be more flexible and reach more people by using all the advantages that the internet provides for such a relationship.
Any online business owner will need to know at least the basics of all these things:
- What to sell
- How to supply whatever it is you sell
- How to build a website
- How to launch a website and get it known
- How to use social media
- How to get search engines to find your site
- How to get your site in the top results for specific search terms
- How to use online advertising
- How to fine tune your site and business
- How to keep the momentum going and the profits rolling in
To learn all that is going to take time and you can easily waste precious time by going to the wrong people or websites for the information you seek. Wouldn't it be a relief if you could find someone who has walked the walk and not just talked the talk? Wouldn't you want to not only subscribe to their mailshots but actually enlist them and have them take you on as a pupil so that they become your mentor while you learn all the above and apply it to your business?
Well, there is (you guessed this was coming didn't you ).
Last year I found Store Coach and signed up. In terms of online business it's been the best decision I've ever made (and I've made my fair share of bad ones, I can tell you!). The guys who run this small but potent organisation will let you in on all they've learned and it's information they've acquired by doing what they describe. What's more, they continue to update the information and present their members with the updates in frequent webinars and updates to the articles and videos.
They provide all kinds of optional and ancillary services that you can buy (at a discount if you're a full member) and these services are the type that will save you time and while providing you with great results to help your business grow.
Watch this 2-minute video to see how Scott McKirahan doubled his "day job" income working part-time from home!
At the very least watch a couple of the videos and look around their site. If you're serious about making a living with an online ecommerce business then you can't afford to pass this opportunity by.
And when you've made your first sale please drop by and let me know