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But it hasn’t been easy. Heck...who are you kidding you’re struggling to attract enough paying clients to contribute to the household income, or finally ditch that dreaded 9-5.
And you’re starting to believe that maybe this isn’t going to work for you. You’ve seen others grow much quicker than you, and you can’t figure out how they did it.
I totally get it.
Two years ago, I had this dream to start my online business. My big vision was to help emerging online experts build profitable and sustainable businesses.
I had no idea how I was going to do it. But I knew I needed to try. With my background in marketing and communications I didn’t believe I needed the support.
I mean I’d already built a successful brick and mortar business. So it wasn’t completely naive of me to think I could do the same in the online space.
Boy was I wrong….
After 8 months of trying to do it solo, I nearly quit. I wasn’t seeing the sales I needed to go all in. And I couldn’t keep watching money leave my bank account to pay for my website, email service provider, launches that flopped, and fees for stock imagery.
And then it dawned on me that I was treating my online business like an expensive hobby. I hadn’t really invested in growing my online business like I had with my brick and mortar.
Before we ever opened our physical doors we made a big investment to get the store up and running. And we continued to invest in things like mentorship, product advancements, and marketing.
So, why would I approach the online space any differently?
The truth is I was terrified of it not working out. I was scared to fail. I didn’t want to deal with people judging me for pursuing this dream.
I was self-sabotaging my business before I even got it off the ground. Because here’s the deal...ALL successful entrepreneurs invest in their business before they see a return on their investment.
Because they believe in themselves and their business enough to take the risk. They know that without investing in their personal and professional growth, they’ll struggle to advance their business.
They also know that investing in expert help is the only way they’ll achieve massive success aka money in the bank.
“If you risk nothing, then you risk everything” Geena Davis.
And I get it...it doesn’t make pulling the investment trigger easier. But if you want to grow a profitable business without spending years on the struggle bus you have to invest first before you expect to see the results.
It’s that simple.
These are just a few examples of what it might cost you. I am sure you can think of more.
At least these are what came to my mind as I imagined what my business and life would be like if I didn’t invest in myself and business.
Within a month of making an investment to grow my business I 4X my income. And my clients have experienced massive growth in their biz too. They’ve 2X to 5X their revenue in less than 6 weeks of working with me. So if you are waiting to earn a profit in your business before you invest in growing it, you’re going to be waiting a long time.
“The best investment you can make, is an investment in yourself...the more you learn, the more you’ll earn” - Warren Buffet.
If you aren’t certain what you should be investing in to grow your biz, I’d love to connect so that I can help you assess what is best for your business. Send me an email at [email protected] or connect via FB or IG @creativelyowned.