A Cause to Quit2nd February, 2010 at 05:53 | Posted in Online Business Developer, Personal Development, Personal Perspective | 6 Comments
Tags: Creating a Blog Business, Goals, Online Business Developer
I think there are pinnacle moments in all new business plans, goals or simply people’s dreams where they stop and feel something that could give them cause to quit. This is one of those moments for me.
Here I am with this vision. A vision to create a career for myself online while living overseas as a location independent foundation traveller and I know I’ll get there but first I think it’s important to acknowledge what’s missing:
My site is not a community.
My currently small readership is comprised of friends and family and a handful of location independent people who have been kind enough to spend some time with me. They support me, cheer me on and believe in what I’m doing but from what I can tell, they’re not using the information I’m providing and that’s a big part of what a community is made up of. People who need your information.
Here’s how I see it:
- I haven’t got enough content;
- I haven’t got anything tangible to show for my work;
- An online business developer role is directed towards people who don’t know much about the web; and,
- My readers aren’t necessarily online (yet).
These are not problems as far as I can tell; the first two are related to time and effort, the second two can be managed with marketing myself better.
There’s a fifth element though and that’s the community of online business developers (read: people like me) I’ve not been able to find. There seems to be two types of web working groups: the professionals, i.e. the ones who’ve been doing this for years and can code in their dreams, and the hobbyist who don’t care for the industry. I don’t see myself as a hobbyist but I haven’t the experience to join the professionals either, especially because much of their language is too advanced and very very few have the patience for a newbie.
I know, with perseverance and research I’m going to find my niche of people to bounce off, but like my content it’s just going to take time. Hmmm… and here I was thinking I could just snap my fingers!
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