Welcome to Episode 68 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing
In episode 68 the topic is “Consistency… in regards to short-term profits or long-term legacy. I’m talking about the importance of being willing to do the work and put in the time every day to reach, achieve, and even surpass your goals.
I use the example of my writing as a starting point. I was not a writer when I came online in 2006. Every day I wrote a short – 250 word – article that was first published on my blog and then to the article directories that were popular at that time. This writing was good enough to get me started and in the spring of 2006 someone clicked on a link I had included and purchased an affiliate product for $37. My commission was $21.60 and it felt like a lottery win to me at the time. This small success encouraged me to keep going and to stay consistent with my writing.
Those short and simple articles written during my first few years online led to blogging on three separate sites these days, as well as to my full-length books.
Four years later I published my first book, Huge Profits with a Tiny List: 50 Ways to Use Relationship Marketing to Increase Your Bottom Line and now I’m about to publish my 25th book next week.
I began my intermittent fasting practice in March of 2020 and did not lose any weight for a few weeks. But I believed in the people who were leading and guiding me with this, as well as the practice itself. I’ve now had miraculous results and it’s all because of the consistency with which I have continued my IF practice.
Social media is another example I’ll share with you where consistency continues to pay off for me in terms of visibility, credibility, and profitability. In its infancy in 2006, social media finally took off as a strategy to connect and stay connected with people all over the planet, quickly and easily. I put in the time and learned how to navigate the waters and these days my rule for social media is “Get in, get out, and get back to work!” in no more than fifteen minutes each day. I now teach what has become my longest running live training program, Syndication Optimization that teaches you how to use social media platforms to syndicate your content and build a following.
Novelist Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960 and it was made into a film before she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in literature. She had such great success that it deterred her from being consistent with her writing. This is what Lee had to say about this in 1964:
“I never expected any sort of success with Mockingbird. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of the reviewers, but at the same time I sort of hoped someone would like it enough to give me encouragement. Public encouragement. I hoped for a little, as I said, but I got rather a whole lot, and in some ways this was just about as frightening as the quick, merciful death I’d expected.
I want you to have a modicum of success, but not great success early on. This will be enough to encourage you and help you stay on course. Great success is down the road and will arrive, but only after you work for it day in and day out. Be consistent with everything you do, and make a commitment with your consistency.
Perhaps you’re ready to set up a blog or get started using Medium to syndicate your content.
Who will help you? Are you working on strategies or tactics for your life and business? Again, what is the one thing, the single most important item on your list to accomplish as soon as possible? Keep these things in mind…
- Don’t wait to be picked or chosen… Ship!
- You already have what it takes… Step forward!
- People want and need what you have to offer… Pull back the curtain and reveal yourself!
- You are an artist and a creative… there are NO rules and you won’t be reprimanded for making a mistake.
Did you know that entrepreneurs are three times as likely to be dyslexic or have some degree of ADHD. I chose to embrace these traits in myself when I came online in 2006 and know this has helped me to achieve more goals than I ever could have imagined!
The ONLY thing holding you back is YOU! Take full responsibility for everything that occurs or has occurred in your life and watch what happens. I promise you that you will not be able to go back to who you were before, and this is a great feeling. Read the two books I mentioned above and get started with the rest of your life.
Check out my most recent articles and essays at Monday Morning Mellow.
Reinventing myself is a concept and process I know something about. Most recently, I have reinvented myself through intermittent fasting. I’m even writing a book on this topic and the working title is In Pursuit of Healthy-ness: How I Reinvented Myself with Intermittent Fasting. This book is scheduled for release during the fall of 2021.
By my willingness to reinvent myself I’ve been able to change my life significantly through the decades. I’ve written a post about this called Reinventing Myself… Version 5. We’re always moving forward when we surrender and reinvent.
What are you doing right now in your life and your business that is working? Where do you need to make some changes? How may I best serve you as you surrender to doing what it takes? As humans, we are capable of reinventing ourselves as we change and grow.
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I began back in 2006 with affiliate marketing. I did not have a list, and used my blog and my articles to get my name and message out to the world. I still earn an excellent income with affiliate marketing and it accounts for just over 40% of my income. You may become my affiliate at Affiliate Links and Tools.
Soon, I added local business marketing to what I had to offer. Initially, I was helping a family member who’d started a new business. After my results improved and I was able to help make his office phone ring, I began offering marketing help for small, local businesses in my community.
Other business models to consider are digital information products, coaching and consulting, niche sites and authorship. I would encourage you to pursue your interests and goals as you choose a business model that suits your lifestyle.
Please connect with me on Twitter and let me know what you are working on so I may share it with my vast and growing audience.
“One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” ~ Brene Brown
Check out my most recent membership site, set up as a free and ongoing eCourse at https://ActionHabitsChallenge.com. Read this article I published on “5 Profitable Membership Models” at https://connieragengreen.com/membership-site-models/. Also, please visit my main site at https://ConnieRagenGreen.com and connect with me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ConnieGreen.
I have a new book with Ellen Finkelstein entitled Speakers! The Quick Public Speaking to Business Method: Turning Your Talk into an Ongoing Revenue Stream. Whether you are brand new to speaking or are a seasoned public speaker, this book will make a difference for you.
The first book I co-authored with Ellen is Authors! The Quick Book to Business Method: Turning Your Book into an Ongoing Revenue Stream and in it we teach and explain how you can write a book that will represent you well and create multiple streams of income for you, as it continues to do for us and many others.
I have just completed another new book titled Booster Rocket Launches: Helping Your Prospects to Find You Everywhere. I’m using my ongoing authorship as an example of why baby steps will never take you where you’d like to go in your life and business. This one you will definitely want to have in paperback, and that will be obvious when you have it in your hands and discover how powerful what I’m sharing will be to your business.
Get started with your own eBook empire by learning how to write an eBook from the person who continues to guide me along this lucrative journey. Take a look at How to Write and Publish Your Own eBook…in as Little as 7 Days from expert and author Jim Edwards.
Thank you for this opportunity to serve you as I share my beliefs, perceptions, and experiences as an author, online entrepreneur, and marketing strategist with you. Marketing has become the joy of my life as I continue to learn, grow, and share concepts with others.
I’m bestselling author, marketing strategist, and online entrepreneur Connie Ragen Green and I would love to connect further with you to help you to achieve your goals. If you are interested in learning how to optimize the syndication of your content, please take a look at my popular Syndication Optimization training course and consider coming aboard to increase your visibility, credibility, and profitability.