Well, it’s official. Earlier this afternoon, during my lunch break, I marched myself down to San Jose Post Records and the City of Santa Clara and completed registration of my Business License. Yes, that’s right. Effective immediately, I’m in business!
After several months of intense research and studies, I’m finally ready to go public. I know, I know. I am the biggest procrastinater in the world. I must say that I have learned quite a bit, which, of course, means absolutely nothing if I don’t take action. However, in my defense, my full-time job does take up a big chunk of my time. It’s not your typical 9 to 5 job, and at least I’ve been spending my off-time trying to be productive.
It was definitely a confusing and frustrating period – still is. During the learning process, I had invested a ton on programs, ebooks and software. There were resources on creating membership sites, selling products with master resale rights, joining affiliate programs, writing ebooks, developing software, advertising for free, building a mail list, increasing traffic and maintaining customer relationships, just to name a few.
You guessed it right. I was a sucker for them all. Needless to say, 90% of them were garbage and a complete waste of time and money. With no programming background, little Internet Marketing experience and a limited budget, establishing a presence in this industry is quite a tall mountain to climb.
Fortunately, I was able to find several sources that I found to be reliable and a huge contribution to my determination to not give up in my quest for success. I spent the last several weeks glued to my ebooks and looking for the best deals on finishing up the final touches of my launch – domain names, hosting, autoresponder, free reports, bonuses, emails and messages.
And now, I’m just about ready to launch my first Internet Marketing website – AdWordsOptimization.com. It is a website promoting Perry Marshall’s The Definitive Guide to Google AdWords. I’ve put a lot of work into this, and it definitely wasn’t easy! With the help of Scott Fullerton from the late, great Corey Rudl’s Internet Marketing Center, I was able to receive some very valuable feedback on how to write effective salescopy. Please take a look at what I have so far and let me know what you think.
At the same time, I’m also working on several other websites, as well. As you can tell, it’s definitely taking up a lot of my time. But I must say, it has sure been fun, and I am certainly looking forward to the ride ahead!