Hi… its about my passion not about me actually!
But, how does it matter to you?
I know… it doesn’t.
But the information I will be sharing on this blog will matter a lot to you for sure.
It is more so if you have ever been dreaming to get success online in your life.
Now listen… there are three types of people:
those who make mistakes & do not learn from their mistakes.
those who make mistakes & learn from their own mistakes and
those who learn from mistakes of others.
Successful people learn mostly from their mistakes & never ever repeat that mistake in their lifetime.
But, as the saying goes…
Life is too short to make all the mistakes yourself, so it is better to learn from others’ mistakes.
Keeping this in mind & my passion for online marketing, I decided to set up my blog for sharing my experiences.
I will write about the mistakes I made & the lessons learnt during the journey.
The idea is just to help others learn to earn by way of sharing my knowledge.
I will, therefore, try & share every single mistake that I made & how you can avoid this in your journey to become a successful blogger & digital marketer.
What inspired me to get started with my passion?
Now, its an intersting long story. But to cut it short I will share only one instance that made me to go online.
Way back in 2004… me & my wife Monica, who is a writer, author, blogger & a cartoonist, started making documentaries on social issues.
We had to visit places for recording interviews. During these times, we came across many children who were really talented. But they did not have any platform to show their talent.
We decided to provide a platform to such children & started a production house Samsun Creations to produce TV programs. We tied up with a local cable operator & hired a full time channel to telecast these programs.
These programs became popular in no time. Children who participated in the programs became celebrity of the town. They got name, fame & recognition in their schools, families & friends. Their parents were also very much excited with the performance of their children in the programs.
As the programs started gaining popularity, the cable operator started demanding very high charges for the channel.
The prices were not affordable for us to continue with the channel. We had no other option but to stop making the programs. This incident shattered our dreams & those of so many children who wanted to show their talent & live their dreams.
It was this incident that:
forced me to think about some option where we are not dependent on one person.
made me to think about uploading our videos on the internet.
inspired me to get started online in the year 2005.
How did the journey about my passion begin?
I started exploring the ways to upload & share videos online so that everyone can watch the programs from anywhere. Remember, I am talking of the times (11 years back) when internet was not very popular in India.
While I was searching & surfing the net, I started coming across some advertisements with the headlines:
Work at Home
Be Your Own Boss
Make Money Online
Earn$$$ Working at Home
Work from Home at Your own Convenience
& these were all over the places.
The opportunities were exciting even to the extent that I thought to grab it before anyone else does.
And there was nothing wrong in it… who else doesn’t want to earn money sitting in the comfort zone?
So did I… joined every program that guaranteed to make money online. I purchased many softwares & courses that promised to deliver results overnight.
I didn’t have any technical skills, coding, programming etc. HTML & PHP were like foreign words to me but I continued to learn by myself.
I learned HTML & to some extent PHP also and learned to make websites using Frontpage. Making websites at that time was not as easy as it is now a days.
But I had developed a passion…
a passion to learn the internet things
a passion to explore every opportunity to earn money online
… so much so that I became kind of addicted to it.
Started building sites not for money but as a hobby. Devloped a few sites for some friends & charitable organizations. They appreciated the work which raised my confidence level.
The important thing is that I could do it because it was about my passion & I had some spare time also to devote for learning all this stuff.
I did this for almost two years when I found it hard to continue for lack of time.
I was involved in some other engagements and social projects including total sanitation campaign & voluntary blood donation from the year 2008 to 2015.
But you know what…
passion never dies… 🙂
…as I mentioned earlier, its all about my passion.
So, after a period of almost 7 years… I started it again but things had changed completely.
There was a revolutionary change & whatever I had learned earlier was of little use. Things have become much simpler now but competition has grown exponentially.
I would put it like this that now a days…
Internet Marketing is Simple but not Easy & at the same time it is Easy but not Simple.
… now, this is not that complicated as you might be thinking… to put it in a simpler way:
While the systems required for internet marketing OR digital marketing are easy to set up… the learning curve to compete in the industry is not that simple due to ever changing technology & advancements.
Why you should listen to me & about my passion?
I neither have years long experience nor I have any great success to my credit as yet.
You must be wondering then why should you listen to me & about my passion… & you are right too… 🙂
Listen, I have spent a lot of time, money & energy learning the methods & techniques of blogging & digital marketing during last one and a half year.
I have worked for almost 16 hours a day & spent over eleven thousand dollars in coaching and buying softwares & courses during this period.
It would not be fair to say that I wasted so much of time & money gaining knowledge on the subject. For me, it was an investment for my passion.
But I would like to confess here that I made some mistakes. I spent time & money on some resources which I never needed to spend on. I was overwhelmed with the resources I had which resulted in repeated failures.
While trying to do a lot of things simultaneously, I jumped over and over again without completing one single step.
I lost my focus completely & was about to give up when I figured out what & where I was doing wrong.
I, therefore, decided to set up my own blog. This is to provide a platform to all the aspirants who want to start their own Blog. This will be a part of the membership site that will provide training on how to start blogging & digital marketing with minimum resources.
I will share everything with you whatever I have learned during these years so that you don’t have to spend that much amount of time & money learning all the stuff which you actually don’t need to.
In order to help you with all the core principals of digital Marketing… I am decided & committed to start Digital Marketing Website to share with you everything I have learned & will learn in the times to come following my passion.
Nothing to brag about.. just for the information here:
I completed Certification Courses in all of the eight critical core principles of Digital Marketing.
Besides, I was able to build strong relations with the top internet marketers during these years who helped me a lot in learning how to stay focused & take actions at appropriate times.
I am planning to start another site for you to Help Others Learn To Earn. It will enable you to earn while helping others learn to earn. It may take some time to start but I am trying my best to launch as soon as possible.
What should you take away from the story about my passion?
So again… avoid mistakes that I made… learn lessons which I learnt… avoid wasting your time & money… don’t procrastinate… take action… & stay focused always.
Now you know what…
success needs committment & determination
… and since you are reading this long post till this point indiactes that you have committment & determination to succeed. You are going to be successful anyways & nothing can stop you.
The information which I will be sharing is essentially meant for the persons like you only & will help you to meet your goals & achieve success early in your life.
One more thing before I wrap this up… I am not a businessman & can never be in my life.
Its only due to my passion that I am here to help you learn really important stuff related to blogging & digital marketing.
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