I hope, dear reader, that you are like me..
You have long term goals, medium term targets, and short- .term “To-Do” lists..
However every now and then you have to deal with things .that crop up unexpectedly and distract you and divert you from what you are meant to be doing.
As they say.. “ when you are up to you bottom in alligators it is hard to remember that you set out to drain the swamp”
And I have just wasted a whole morning…..
So….I sat down at my computer at 10 o’clock this morning with the intention of writing today’s newsletter.
One of the tools I like to use is Dragon Dictate. This is a speech recognition program where I can dictate into a microphone and the words appear on my screen. The wonders of technology, when it works..
However..for some strange reason (Windows 10 automatic update ?) Dragon Dictate would not open this morning. This is not the first time I’ve had problems with this program, BUT, there is no competition in the marketplace, so there’s no other products I can purchase!!
I have now wasted my entire morning having to uninstall the software and then reinstall the software from scratch!!!
Don’t you just hate it when that happens………
The quickest way to wealth
“What’s the secret to your success Sarah ?” I get asked..
“I’m a complete new be where should I start ?”
“Can I make money without a blog?”
These are some of the questions that people ask me all the time when I meet them at live events workshops.
What’s my response?
Everything I’ve achieved, the house, the cars, the money that’s deposited into my bank account every single day is all thanks to my email list.
But it wasn’t always like this, back in 2009 had been struggling for around 12 months. I’ve made some money but I wasn’t seeing consistent results.
I decided it was time I meet some Internet marketers in person so I found an event and booked myself in. It was Martin Avis’s London lunch.
I spoke to as many people as possible at this event, there was an interesting mix of people from complete beginners to multimillionaires. One thing everybody had in common was they were all Internet marketers.
After speaking to 4 or 5 successful Internet marketers, people who are making over 10k a month, I quickly realised that the one thing they all had in common was an email list.
I realised that to be successful online I had to work out a way that I could build an email list from scratch. I also had to learn how to write emails, communicate with that list, and build a relationship with that list (yes that’s you !)
But hang on a minute….. I’m dyslexic how can I possibly write emails and build an email list?
It took me 12 months of hard work but at the end of that 12 months I had an email list of over 10,000 people and I had quit my day job.
For the rest of the story…. read my next newsletter ……
Reading books while driving!
I’m a really slow reader and also being dyslexic I find it quite hard to read long books.
This weekend I discovered a brand-new app for my phone…. its called Audible.
This is an app which actually reads books out to you…… fantastic!
They have a library of over 20,000 books and believe it or not there are a lot of Internet marketing related books in their library!
I find this particularly useful when I’m in the car on a long journey. I get to read those books which I usually just wouldn’t have the time to read, and it helps pass the time…
Definitely worth having a look at especially if you’re too busy to read long books…
I’m currently reading Influence by Robert Cialdini, a fantastic book by the way…
All the best,