I’m proud and excited to present my first blog post in English!
Yes, my mother tongue is different from yours (you are invited to guess what it is ), so I need the help of a professional content editor to make my posts readable. And that brings me to the focal point of this post, which deals with overcoming obstacles, the language barrier and overcoming challenges.
Difficulties in the field of internet marketing are not uncommon. From the moment you start, you receive a vast array of offers, you encounter a ridiculous number of gurus and methods, and, if you are a bit like me, you end up buying too many expensive products that will probably never bring results. But as I mentioned before, my first and perhaps most significant difficulty is totally different: it is the language barrier.
The Language Barrier
Fortunately, I understand English quite well. But I still experience difficulties when it comes to expressing myself clearly and correctly. And then there’s the time it takes me to type! Just consider all the hours you invest in writing blog posts, commenting on other peoples’ blogs and correcting sales letters. Triple it and that gives you an idea of the amount of time it takes me to perform these tasks!
Recently, I decided that I would not allow my plans to be destroyed by the language barrier. I started looking for a permanent content editor who could help me with all my writing tasks. The keyword here is “outsourcing.” In other words, if your writing/marketing/editing skills are not good, consider hiring someone else do it. A professional can perform the task more efficiently.
I learned about outsourcing from my boss, who arrived in my country from Russia; he never learned the native language thoroughly. Over the past few years, I’ve done a lot of content editing for him and I continue to do this today. As a result, I’m learning about AdWords, SEO and marketing, while my boss learns about my native language. Fair deal, isn’t it? In fact, this discussion about my boss brings me to another big issue: lack of focus.
The Lack of Focus
I have a confession to make: I’m really a glass artist. Three years ago, I graduated from an academy of art and design. Following graduation, I decided to become a real artist and not another frustrated art teacher or craftsman. But without income, money or means, I started working as a content writer and editor for a small SEO company. Don’t get me wrong — I love this company! But the work is time consuming and the salary is not high enough. So I decided to start looking for another solution which will enable me to make money, while also providing me with sufficient time for my real passion – glass art.
I used to suffer from a lack of focus each and every day and as a result, I accomplished very little.
Fortunately, I found a great solution for this problem when I registered for Alex Jefferys training program. I listened to a very good lesson about time management and focus. I’m not trying to promote him in this post; I just want to make an important point, that is, managing your time can make a difference. For example, I started making plans for the following day and I also started working with a timer for 4 hours each day. You won’t believe how these and other small changes have led to much more efficient time management!
Speaking about results, this brings me to the final issue that I’d like to discuss…
No Results = NO Money
Since I’ve failed to see results from all those over-hyped internet marketing products that I’ve purchased in the past, I’m what you’d call “broke.” I invest nearly every penny into my business and my glass studio, and as a result, I can’t even afford to rent my own apartment. So right now, I live in my parents’ house. It’s not an ideal situation, but I’ve learned one very important thing: success will come. It simply must!
Success won’t happen tomorrow and it won’t happen on its own. You must work for it; you must find good, kind people to help you along the way, and you must be dedicated and ready to invest a great deal of time and effort into your endeavor. Passing from one method to another will not bring results. There is no such a thing as a “magic button” or “magic method” that will make you rich overnight. The key to success is endurance, hard work and commitment to a single good, proven, thorough program or strategy.
Okay, that’s enough lecturing for now!
Now, I’d genuinely like to hear from the readers! Share some of the obstacles, difficulties and problems you’ve encountered. I’d also love to hear about the solutions and strategies that you’ve devised!
Please, share your opinion with me and the rest of the readers and maybe we can help each other.
I’m eagerly awaiting your comments!