Hi! it’s gonna be harsh on my part since I’m revealing my failures here and I do hope that this could give myself a lesson and you too could learn from this failures of that you might not fall unto this trap in the future!
The reason of why I’m sharing my failures is to help myself “setup goals“, make myself accountable and even help others that this failures might be a learning and inspiration to them. I believe on the phrase saying…
“Failures ain’t the END of SUCCESS but it’s the gesture that Success is just there”
So enough with too much introduction and here are some of my failures that I wanted to share and that I knew I learned and I shouldn’t be doing over again!
Failure #1: Keith-Web-Assistants.com
That is my online services website which I bought the domain March 2010.
So what I did with that website is a total experiment from the year of 2010 that I bought it and ’till the date of December 2010..
And finally started my very first post on January 2011(huh? duh! yeah..really that’s how it is..I’m just paying 10 bucks without having any content for it).
But it’s not actually a total waste. What I did with the domain from that GAP of months from March to December was…I find different FREE web hosting companies that I can test the reliability, speed, security and such!
And what I’ve got? I have tried the following free webhosting named “heleohost”, “host1free” and other names I forgot!
My experience was horrible but a lot of learning did happened. I learned what webhosting does..what are different types of hosting panels such cpanel, admin panel, vista panel, plesk,,and so on..
Failure #2: Virtual Assistant Training!
Yup2x! My VA Training that I have planned to get published on August 2011 was a total failure! I did create a lot of scripts, never finished and a total messed. I was good at start…but after then.,I was afraid of things like..what should they say, my voice was ugly, I can’t speak well..what if I teach them wrong thing? and so on!
A lot of negative things I did accept and never had perform what should I ought to be doing to finish my VA Training course. The failure leads to few of the following:
- I became a coward and NEGATIVE thinker.
- I lost my credibility.
- I have few people that I fail!
- Waste my TIME(they should be up and helping people NOW!)
So, was this failure is going to happen again? I already have setup the VA training(not done yet), residing on this blog and already have a wonderful and clear outline of things I’ve going to create videos for.
The Challenging Question IS: Is this just another good start?
I would highly claim that…Not really! I already have made a lot of VA Training inside the 6 Figure Outsourcing Secrets course. And if I did it there..then so much for here.
Failure #3: GroomWeddingSpeechHQ.info, ToddlerTantrums.info Niche Site
I’ve setup this niche sites or blogs for the intention of getting some passive income out of it. The mistake is that..I was too greedy, didn’t analyzed things carefully and spend just a little time on them.
On GroomweddingspeechHQ.info(expired already!) I didn’t carefully analyze the competition which of a high value website. I just look at the number of competition of the domain and not the “STRENGTH” of it. And didn’t even organized the things I should be doing to build backlinks and rank the domain.
I’ve wasted time, money and effort..
With ToddlerTantrums.info, it’s currently ranking on google(2nd Page). Yet my problem was, I didn’t continue the backlinking methods that I did and also didn’t put any promotions, adense or any other methods to make the site earn a few dollars at least a month. I totally forgot this not until I bought this domain(clintentorum.com) and noticed in my registrar account that I have this toddlertantrums domain!
Now what I’m going to do for this domain as a good learning is that..I’m going to continue the ranking methods that I’ve started and I’m also going to put up any products(that is HELPFUL) on it so I can some passive income out of it! I’ll continue blogging about this so you’ll know and learn whether it’d be a success or I have to give it up!
Failure #4: Social Media Connections
I have twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube, yet these social media accounts had never been growing consistently because I don’t take spend time on them.
What I wanted to do now is to spend time on these social media and even just a few minutes of my day on them. So let’s break it down on how much time should I be spending on them.
- Twitter – 15 Minutes
- Facebook – 15 Minutes
- Pinterest – 15 Minutes(hmm..still on the process of learning)
- Youtube – 15 Minutes
That’s a total of an HOUR. So I have to do it and should perform it!
And that’s just few of it! Those are the failures I have during the year of 2011.
It’s a BIG Challenge to me!
I don’t remember much of my other failures but these. I’m going to take action on these things and should’n't get myself messed around. I already gave up some of my comfort zones and still on the process of defeating all the other unnecessary things and actions along the way! It’s gonna be exciting!!!
Hope you find this post inspiring and helpful. How about you? What are your 2011 Failures?