In the past two months, I’ve been hired for several consulting and website development projects. Those, along with sales of the new course I launched in January, have brought in some decent income for me for the first time since leaving my job last summer.
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I remain distracted daily by all the opportunities out there. The fact is, I’m a jack of all trades. I’m pretty good at many, many things, but not THE expert at much of anything. So, it’s tough to fine tune what I should be focusing on and in what area I should build my business.
But, the completion and launch of my blogging course (click here to learn more about it) has brought in paid projects relating to helping people build websites and help them accomplish other technical aspects of an online marketing strategy. It’s weird how having a product like my course up and for sale allowed me to earn money in other ways like consulting and project work. But it’s a lesson really. It just means that successes build upon each other. When you complete one thing, now you’ve got that to show your credibility. Then, after people buy it or hire you, you’ve got those customers to add to your credibility. This whole thing is just one building block on top of another. Eventually, these building blocks will form a freestanding structure, or business in this case.
I’ve Come to Really Enjoy Helping People
During these past few weeks, I’ve realized that I want to form a real service business. I want to point people to a website and give out business cards that reference a real entity I have that offers website development, training on a variety of online marketing aspects and consulting. The fact is, I love doing that work. So, yes, I want to continue to create digital products to offer for sale, but I also want to get in the trenches and do the work. I love the skills I’m building by doing the work. I also love the relationships I’m building.
And best of all, services are just flat out easier to sell. I’ve manage to sell my services without even asking for the sale. People have basically thrown money in my face and asked me to take it lately in exchange for my “expertise”. Weird. People have not done that with my course. It is quite challenging selling my course in comparison. So obviously, I learned that selling services are an easier sell, for me, at this time, at least.
Introducing Mathias Media
So, today, I introduce my new service business, Mathias Media. You can find us at www.mathiasmedia.com, although there isn’t much on that site yet. I’m offering website development using WordPress, including all kinds of custom designing if you’d like. I also can train you on everything I know, which comes from 2.5 years of using WordPress and building many sites and customizing the heck out of them. I can also help you determine what to do, which services to use and how to operationally accomplish your internet marketing initiative.
So, if you want something done online and aren’t able to do it yourself, check out my site and get in contact with me. I’d love to work together. At this time, I’m interested most in working with small businesses and entrepreneurs, but if you’re just doing it as a hobby and want help, we can talk as well.
Please Keep Me In Mind
You can continue to expect Create My Independence to remain a blog about my journey and experience. With the introduction of Mathias Media, I’ll be reserving most of my commercial initiatives for that site. Please remember though that I’m an entrepreneur who’s trying to build a real business here, so if you are in need of help in the areas above or you know of someone who is, keep me in mind.
Thanks for being here and know that I really appreciate you.
PS: Remember to watch the video above to hear about about my special offer for you today.
Category: Doing What You Love