All You Have to Do Is Learn to Promote Your Site
Acme People Search Works
I really did not think I would be here when I signed up for the people search website earlier this year but here I am, nearly a year later and the site is still going, making a couple of dollars here and there and paying for itself while I do other things. One of these days maybe I’ll tally the stats up and figure out how I did over the year but given the cost of the whole kit and kabootle was all of ~$120 I know I have broken even and then some.
I have been able to spend a few dollars on training materials and software, have dabbled a little using Adwords and Yahoo Search Marketing and otherwise been able to put a few dollars toward my online education rather than just sit idle doing nothing for myself.
A Year Ago I Was Extremely Angry at Work
You’ve probably heard a story like this before, and mine was no different from the oldest workplace political hack jobs in the book. My boss had bullied me at work, then her boss and HR did the same, then my boss topped it off by giving me an unfavorable performance review for my troubles. All of this happened in the worst job market since the Great Depression. Ever had something like this happen to you?
I Made a New Year’s Resolution – Find Another Source of Income – NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES
I was so angry and hurt and depressed at New Year’s last year that I resolved to find another way to make money no matter what it took with the hopes that someday, somehow I would be able to walk out of my job, say, “Saionara!” to the *bleeps* that hurt me and move on with my head held high, my dignity intact, and my attitude resolved that NO ONE was ever going to treat me that way again.
To that end I have spent many hours this year learning everything I could about internet marketing. I joined wealthy affiliate. I got to know Jennifer Ledbetter. I partnered with Tissa Godavitarne. I read every last free e-book and e-course I could find on web promotion. I bought a subscription to an awesome piece of web marketing software.
Then I Began Writing. And Writing. And Writing…
Anger can be a powerful (however slightly unhealthy) motivator, and believe me I was angry. I wrote in the morning before I went to work. I wrote when I got home from work. I wrote while I did laundry. I wrote in the bathroom. I wrote on weekends. I wrote on vacation, and I wrote on holidays. I thought about writing while falling asleep, in the car, or any other time my hands weren’t free to type.
And So Here I Am, One Year Later…
…and I’ll be damned if this stupid little people search business isn’t still making a few bucks for me – enough to pay for the expenses of a software license, hosting, new ventures, and other related subscription services. How can I not be happy with the way things have turned out?
Am I going to walk off the job tomorrow or a month from now? Nope. But do I wake up each day with energy and a feeling of hope and determination that better times are ahead and those a-holes at work can never hurt me again? Oh yeah I do.
And I am VERY Thankful.