At the beginning of my internet use, between the age of 7-9 years old, I was always online mostly writing in role playing games that served me no value other than a creative outlet. I loved it, really I did. I spent time building characters and stories that evolved and imagined in that fictional world I shared with the other players of the community.
Back then I nurtured my passion for writing and fed into my child like imagination. The hours of sweat equity I put into those fictional worlds I sometimes wish I could replace with hours of building the business systems and learning skills that now preoccupy most of my time.
15 years elapsed and hundreds of e-mail list subscriptions later and I still just simply was not catching on to the key ingredient to getting a digital business off the ground. Then February of 2015 came along and through an e-mail subscription I happened to come across more free products and webinars that would finally make it all click.
In the webinar I learned a few things:
- E-Mail Marketing
- I learned the importance of making that personal connection with your subscribers inbox. All this time I believed that nobody would want to hear what I have to say to such an extent that if I did attempt to build up a sizable e-mail list it would take me years of work or result in another failed attempt and waste of time. Or was it that in my earlier years I just despised having to rifle through so many e-mails that felt like attacks on my personal space by virtual solicitors knocking my door down and cluttering my mail box with unwanted mail.
- Digital Products
- I have always felt technologically inclined but I’ve never actually created a digital product. You cannot generate passive income online without having a product to promote, whether if it is your own, or if it belongs to someone else.
- None of the above will be successful without passion and earnest belief in the value you’re adding to the world.
All things happen for a reason. I was not the man I am today years ago and if I would’ve attempted to create a business system that failed at such an early age, I may never have developed my love and intangible characteristics necessary for success that I now possess: an indomitable spirit and will to succeed, an undying love for helping others, and the skills & knowledge necessary to bring it all full circle.
TOWWIOW continues to grow, one small baby step at a time.