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11-02-2007, 11:58 PM
Readers Digest... 23 years in the same business, ready for a change! I am motivated, self starter and currently earning 300K plus a year, not trying to brag but I am miserable doing my current job and want to follow my dream of going into business for myself. This book has given me hope and confidence that I can do anything I want to do, but lots of changes need to be made. I have read the 4HR workweek and it sounds like common sense but one thing I lack is web site construction knowledge plus would love to find a mentor or website to learn. I don't need to replace all of my current earnings to survive but want to create an accurate dreamline and figure in an appropriate amount of learning time. Like so many of the posts I have read, I too have many ideas for web books, products relating to my current business, etc... I want to be a sponge and learn, where do I start? Thanks in advance for any input--- Whiteblaze (My dream is to Hike the Appalachian Trail from GA to MA before I reach 43. I am 40 now..
11-04-2007, 03:12 AM
Welcome whiteblaze. I'm close to your age. Well, closer to your age than I am to those who are 23 on this board.
What kind of website were you wanting to develop? Is it corporate image, service, product, eCommerce, referral site, classifieds, community forum, content site? One product for sale type of site or one that might feature several?
You can't really plan a site until you have an idea. Because building a website is like building an ad campaign. An effective site needs to be well positioned in the market and pretty much everything, design and content, hinges on that.
It does take a while to narrow things down. You're at the "I'm overwhelmed with ideas stage". It will hit you once it all marinates for a while.
11-05-2007, 03:03 AM
one thing I lack is web site construction knowledge plus would love to find a mentor or website to learn.
You have 2 options:
First: you make enough with your day job to just pay someone else to develop a website for you. I also make enough to pay someone else – in fact I learned enough about working with outsourcing with Indian and Indonesian firms I started up my own web developing firm – that’s the cool thing about this stuff, opportunities eventually just fall into your lap
Second: You make enough to take some weekend, evening or private tutoring classes in web developing
I don't need to replace all of my current
Why not – think BIG, it is easier than you think to make 6 figs living and traveling around the world (or in your own house)
where do I start
Write down everything that you want to do – google it – then go to amazon.com and search for each keyword… buy each book…read them 3 times
(My dream is to Hike the Appalachian Trail from GA to MA before I reach 43. I am 40 now..
That’s a great dream – I did it when I was 16 (starting in VA)
Set a date – plan – then do it man!!! Stop thinking about it!!
11-06-2007, 10:12 AM
for all of the encouragement. It is truly a new adventure for me. To walk away from a job that pays huge money, benefits, car, etc.. and go into the unknown. But I will do it! I dread waking up and going into my current job.
Someone asked what my idea was. I am in a sales industry that lacks good outside training. The training that is available for salespeole is very expensive. For example, my main competition would be a Five C/D audiobook on closing priced at over $500.00 . Obviouly there fear is piracy which I won't fear. I would start with an ebook (very reasonably priced) and have the audio C/D's available for under $200. I could expand this out (if it works) in many different directions. Hope this makes sense. Whiteblaze
11-06-2007, 05:02 PM
Okay, it does make sense. I think that would be very worthwhile. You can obviously sell yourself as an expert.
So you could do an html site. Nothing works like html in keyword searches.
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