The momentum matters. And not caring to fail matters. At least that’s what I’ve learned. Crawling out of my auto dismantling hole for a bit to check on other things I’ve started months ago I noticed.. oh sh*t! There is genuine TRAFFIC to the other sites! Time to improve on them some more…
I chip away at each thing whenever I can for however long I can. Sometimes there is no chipping away at all. But it’s better to throw it out there then to have it be absolutely nothing…residing in my head.
What failed for me:
I hired a bunch of people to post on social media accounts – this is a MISTAKE. Hiring random people to post for you really hurts your reputation and decrease the number of users to subscribe. Our subscription numbers went down dramatically because … well, people are smart. They can tell if something feels scammy. Our product is not a scam at ALL but seeing grammatically incorrect posts coming from India did not help our reputation. DO NOT DO IT!
Sourcing out EVERYTHING was a bad idea. Sometimes you just have to do the work yourself because at the level of a founder you see 1000 details that needs to be attended to and at the next level of a hired out manager, they only see 100 details at most. Kind’ve like how James Altucher were his first 200 users for one of his websites. A website that later grew to thousands of users. Do not be afraid to be your first 200… something (users, reviews, posts, etc.)
Not focusing on ONE thing DOES NOT WORK! (Like the double negative?) I focused on too many different projects and end up abandoning all for 1. Once I believe I provided adequate care for 1 I can poke my head up to look around to see if the rest are still standing.
What I’m going to try:
Actually try more tactics/techniques – put in the time for these techniques now, they will pay off later!
Publish an eBook, any eBook about stuff I want to talk about. Who cares if no one buys it. I’m going to do it.
If I have an idea – I’m still going to set something up. I’m still going to erect something and put an effort into growing it whenever I can. HOWEVER … this time… I’m going to do background research on how to approach it the right way & I’m going to focus on the details a bit more before implementing techniques. Everything will still launch, no matter how messy. Techniques will be tried with a more careful eye.
Traffic numbers for the random websites started because failing doesn’t matter:
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