A bit of a back story: I used to work for a big company in Sydney. After working for them for a couple of years I spent some time overseas in their South East Asian offices after that.
But to be honest, working for someone else is not really everyones first choice, is it? I didn’t want to work on, and improve someone else’s business. Actually that’s a lie.
When I first got started I definitely did! Making my bosses happy and climbing the corporate ladder was deeply important for me back then, like probably a lot of people who start out their career assuming that as long as they work hard and honest they will always be “looked after”.
The problem with that, was when I got made redundant. The company was offshoring to the very same South East Asian offices I helped get rolling. Towards the end I saw it all coming, but it’s still has a strong scent of irony.
I was left high and dry.
There’s a fantastic saying that I use often now when working with clients, it is:
“Dig your well, before you’re thirsty.“
Which I think was coined by Harvey Mackay for his book.
When I was working for someone else, I had probably heard that saying somewhere along my journey and travels, but I never remembered it. The good news, and luckily for me is that while I was still working, I did exactly that!
I did dug a small well, a tiny easy well. That is still “giving me water” (paying off $) today!
During my late night and weekend “self learning” sessions when I was still working 9-5, I learnt that Google likes websites that are older and established. Generally, it ranks them higher than other new websites on the same topic.
So I set up a few very basic, very simply $80 type websites knowing that sometime in the future, I’d benefit from them financially.
I was digging my well, BEFORE I was hungry.
Now just these few websites that I’m talking about, they put more than the average Australian employees salary, into my pocket every week!
Isn’t that something!?
I didn’t have any secret info, I didn’t have any “connections”. I just followed through on an idea and set up a few websites. Actually, it was only 1 website. The rest were just copies of the original one but with different content, words, logos, images, etc (the “frame” was the same – which is ok in Googles eyes).
I’ve spent over a decade learning the online business world. Countless hours in front of a computer, years worth.
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