It has indeed. Alden-Tan.com, after a hectic 7-months has reached a whole new level!
I wish I could announce something like, “I am fucking making tons of money without doing much work bitches!”, but doing that would be lying.
No, when I say milestone, I mean something bigger. I will let the below picture do the talking:
I was having a beer with a friend when I got this email. I read it and yeah, I felt… lifted up, like, “Wow holy fuck”.
To sum it up, a lady from another country emailed me asking for real advice. The last line in the email was just… shit, see? I can’t even describe it. I was just in total awe that this was happening!
The milestone is simply this: After all these months, Alden-tan.com has finally found its real path; its real purpose. I wouldn’t say niche yet because in terms of internet marketing, I don’t think I got that narrowed down. I already mentioned in my about me that one of the aim of this blog is to help others. The job is done, but never over because it will always be on!
No I am not putting this up to show off. I’d admit that hopefully this gives me some kind of social proof, but I just felt like sharing with you guys on what kind of progress I’ve made and what actually goes on behind the scenes.
Anyway, some awesome insights from me and how it can help you!
Follow your passion and good shit will manifest on its own
If you follow my blog you must’ve read that like tons of times. I am following my passion to be a self-established writer.
It’s my personal belief ALWAYS when you follow your heart and all the damn good feelings in you, good things will automatically come to life. I mean, since I started writing and marketing this blog, I certainly didn’t expect any of this! And when I said, “manifest on its own”, I mean the good things will come about automatically and effortlessly. This refers to the unexpected things that will happen for you, give you that gratification you desire and eventually your real calling.
This my friends, is the concept of precession. Go Google it.
Got problem finding a passion? Go here.
Take things step by step
And when you take a step, don’t even think about what’s ahead! At least that’s how it works for me. I had no concrete plans, strategies or ROIs and other shit when I launched this blog. I just kept doing one small thing at a time. When I said small, I really mean small. When I decided I wanted to blog, all I did was sign up for an account at WordPress. Then I went to sleep.
Yes I want to help people with what I write, but did I predict that people would email me and what more, call me an inspiration? No, of course not.
Pair up this point with the above, and let it flow. Good things will happen.
As Joel Runyon from the Blog of Impossible things said in my interview with him, “just do one small thing. Just one. Then another. Then another. Pretty soon you would’ve built something substantial.”
Just because you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist
I got this email, because she bothered to email me. I get several more Tweets, friends add on Facebook and other random positive comments from strangers who found my blog, all because they bothered to reach out.
Now the thing is, if you ask me, the only difference between them and my other 7000++ visitors a month (Gonna make that explode one day!) is that they bothered to reach out! Unless everyone else doesn’t like my shit, I don’t know.
So anyway, I actually use this as a kind of hope and encouragement for myself. There are billions of people in the world. Just because you haven’t met all of them, doesn’t mean they aren’t human. With that said, I actually bump into friends outside randomly and they are like, “Oh hey I read your blog. Good work!” and I am like, “Wow okay people do read my stuff”.
Need more clarification? I think people doing sales can relate to this: Planting seeds. You don’t sell directly. You just plant seeds around and stuff. In time, people come back to you. And they buy.
It gets better
Truth be told, sometimes I get overwhelmed by self-doubt, like I ask myself, “The fuck am I doing?”. It doesn’t help that I am a pretty shitty marketer. I have like zero guidance in doing all this. I only work in a club and I barely earn enough for myself.
And the email sent in felt like a major breath of holy awesome air. Did I mention that I immediately showed the email to my friend? And he said this, “You are on the way bro”. Thanks Norbin, you drunk bboy.
To whoever and where ever you are and whatever crazy venture or thing you are doing, it will get better. You will feel discouraged and ignorant idiots out there would be all too willing to dish out discouragement. But it will still get better.
The only trick to it is to not give up.
Do what you love –Take it one step at a time– Don’t be discouraged just because you cannot see the results for yourself– Then relax and chill out because it’s going to get better.
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Thanks and much love.