Our Business Grows Quicker When We Get Some Support ~ Part One
I’m hoping that this post will act as inspiration to those of you thinking about either starting your first blog or getting a new blog in a different niche.
From having the initial idea, to actually launching this blog - it took just 14 days!
And that was fitted around managing my other on-line businesses, running my therapy practice, lecturing at college, running a home and parenting my teenage daughter – I’m sure you can appreciate what an achievement that is.
It probably equates to about 2 hours a day for the two weeks.
Was it hard? Yes!
Was it worth it? Yes!
Will I do it again? Definitely!
Back in 2007 my first site: A Little Bit of Me Time took months of planning and research and days of writing and editing. Then there was all the outsourcing of the design, graphics and opt in boxes etc.
My next two blogs: Heather Bestel.com and Magical Meditations 4 Kids didn’t take so long but still ran into months rather than weeks
So why did it take only 14 days and how can you do the same?
1. Because I set it as a challenge
2. Because I had a mentor
3. Because I was part of a supportive community
Here are the steps I followed …….
Step 1. I got some ideas
Step 2. Researched a niche
Step 3. Made a decision
Step 4. Bought a domain
Step 5. Put up a WordPress site
Step 6. Wrote a welcome post, about page and a sticky post
Step 7. Put up a few widgets and plug-ins
Step 8. Wrote a short report to offer to my readers
Step 9. Designed and put up an opt in box
Step 10. Wrote and uploaded an auto-responder series
Step 11. Contacted 10 potential interviewees to feature on the site
Step 12. Set up a facebook fan page
Tomorrow, I’ll tell you what happened next ……..
Looking forward to see how this blog progresses, you are inspirational, Heather x
Nicky Kriel recently posted..LinkedIn- Colleagues Reunited
It really shows what we can achieve when we focus on our goals. But more importantly – have some support. We are much more likely to succeed when we have made ourselves accountable or asked for support. I’m sure of it.
Tune in tomorrow to see what happened 😉
Hi Heather, what a great achievement in 14 days. I like the 3 key motivating factors that kept you on track. I will be following your progress so that I can adapt those that are applicable to me. I will stay tuned.
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Thank you Kifayat,
Those 3 key motivating factors really were very powerful.
They are well worth remembering and worth their weight in gold.
Hope you enjoy following my progress.
You are such an inspiration Heather and I love that 12 steps, great for a newbie to follow
Your new blog looks wonderful and I love the graphics
Suzie Cheel recently posted..Does Your Blog Need Some Love
Thanks so much for your kind words.
It’s really a work in progress but I can see it growing day by day and that excites me.
My goodness, that’s a lot of work in a short period of time!! It took me months, I think, to do the same with my current blog.
Good for you!
Jeanine Byers Hoag recently posted..Are You a Frustrated Shopper Heres Why You Buy Things You Never Wear
A year ago, it would have taken me months – but now I’m in a different place and I’m ready to do whatever it takes.
Connie really gave me lots of motivation because this is what she had to do to create the business she has today.
She’s an amazing inspiration.
Congratulations Heather, you sure do keep stretching, it’s wonderful to see 🙂 Jx
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Thanks so much Jackie,
I’ve learnt that it’s important to share what I’m doing with others so that we can all grow ~ always the teacher lol.
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Very inspiring to people who are starting out on their blogging journey. I have convinced my Mummy today to go ahead and take the plunge, she’s a fantastic writer and I am going to show her this to inspire her xxx
Let us know how she gets on – we all want to read her blog.
I simply adore the way you planned out and presented your magnificent journey, Heather. And you know what? Each and every step is absolutely do-able and flows in a very sensible order. You’re a gem!
I’m certain, beyond a shadow of a doubt, this post is going to lend more inspiration and motivation than you can imagine. 🙂
Melanie Kissell @SoloMompreneur recently posted..“F” is for Friday and Fun and Four-legged Furry Friends
Thanks so much Melanie,
I just wrote it down in a simple way for other people to understand and apply, but I’ve had such an amazing response from it, it’s really going to help others and make a difference. I can’t take credit for it though – I know it was very hard work, but I was just following the amazing advice of my mentor Connie – she’s the star!
Hi. Really enjoyed reading your blog post. You’ve really inspired me with your fast results and the website looks great. Joanne x