Yesterday, I sent out a mailing to my EasyPLR.com list with a questionnaire asking for feedback on a few things.
If you'd like to give me your feedback, you can here: Please Help Me to Best Serve You!
I've gotten over 70 responses so far and one of the common trends I'm seeing is a level of frustration. Basically “Stop telling me what to do and tell me what YOU do.”
I understand. It has to do with both Credibility and Trust.
I also got questions about “Do you REALLY make a sustainable income online?” I don' t know if you're asking about me, specifically or if it's possible. I don't normally share numbers, simply because I was raised to be private about money, I don't really want to tick off the FTC, and because I figure I'll be real and you'll see the truth, as opposed to those who are talking out of their ears.
However, I also realize that's a leap of faith that I'm asking for.
Here's the scoop.
- Yes, I make over six figures online.
- Yes, I can send an email and make several thousand dollars if it's the right offer. (And, sometimes they just bomb. lol!)
- Yes, I consistently make money in niches OTHER than Internet Marketing. I don't just sell “how to make money online” stuff. I started in other niches and still “play” there to make sure anything I teach works across the board for all niches.
- Yes, my ONLY source of income for my family is my business.
- Yes, both my husband and my mother work for/with me.
- Yes, I can have the heat pump break, have a new one installed and pay cash.
- Yes, I'm debt free.
My life is pretty wonderful.
- No, I don't own a Ferrari.
- No, I don't have a million dollars in cash laying around.
- No, I don't have a vacation home in Hawaii.
- No, I don't own a private jet.
I hope that helps clear that up. 🙂
So, back on that note — here's exactly what I've done today. This is not an “average” day as there is no such thing in my life. I have kids, dogs, a marriage, and a business. There is no “normal”. And, my to do list may not match yours.
However, in all transparency, here's my day as of 12:45 as I'm about to have lunch…
1. Got up, felt stuffy from allergies. Took two Benadryls.
2. Realized I probably shouldn't have taken 2 Benadryls when my fingers started to feel fuzzy.
3. Sat at my desk with coffee and decided to work anyway and hope for the best.
4. Checked on an issue for an affiliate promo that I wanted to send today to see if I had the all clear. Got the all clear. Things are apparently working now.
5. Checked on the mailing that I'd written yesterday (for today) to see if it was helpful, useful, and valuable to still send to my readers. Sent email to my EasyPLR.com leads list and then to my customer list. (30 minutes)
6. Dealt with puppies, kids, etc. Made sure everyone was fed and dogs had been let out, kids were doing chores, etc. (an hour)
7. Checked Twitter to see if all was well there. Retweeted a few people. Responded to a few people. (10 minutes.)
8. Purchased 6 solo ads for next year. (5 minutes).
9. Tweaked & wrote copy for 6 solo ads and sent it to list owner. (30 minutes)
10. Updated my bio for the new NAMS sales page to explain who I am and what I'll be talking about for my presentation. (15 minutes)
11. Checked on Emails and dealt with a few issues. Set some emails aside to think on them, and ignored some figuring they'll either work themselves out or go away on their own.
12. Pondered the answers I got from the questionnaire and decided to think on them for a bit.
13. Got email from my VA that I only had one response for Expert Briefs this week, so I resent the email to my group there to see if anyone else wanted to contribute.
14. Loaded up some audios on my mp3 player so I can listen if I do housework later.
15. Wrote this blog post. 🙂
On a usual day, I'll do a variety of things, but across a week's time things average out more. I normally make progress on the following things –
- Do something for my lists.
- Write something on my blog.
- Fit in some form of marketing (interviews, videos, article marketing, etc.)
- Tackle something for product creation.
Well, time for me to have lunch, go to a movie and do some housework – and hopefully kick these allergies.
Let me know how your day went. I'd love to hear from you.
Recommended: If you'd like to peek inside the activities of other successful online business owners, you're in luck.
Two of my friends have private newsletters where they show you *exactly* what is working in their businesses every month. And, you can get either of them – cheap.
But, they aren't for absolute beginners – so only look if you consider yourself beyond the “newbie” stage. 🙂
Here they are – and I recommend them BOTH highly. Choose the one that connects more with you.
- Melissa Ingold's Private Newsletter. – Includes planning sheets, audios, and all kinds of cool stuff. Melissa really focuses on infoproducts.
- Tony Shepherd's Private Newsletter. – Includes a monthly report. Tony is no-nonsense and a little on the guerrilla marketing side of things. I pay for his newsletter and it's pretty cool, advanced stuff.
Thanks for reading!