Today is our 6 months anniversary at Positively Driven Christian and my return to solo build it. Happy anniversary!
I think it is fitting that I pause to give a 6 months Solo Build It Review.
I will try to give a review every 6 months so that all can benefit, and learn form my mistakes.
But first it’s time for a celebration: 6 months had some tough times but I made it, through the help of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Six month ago I made the decision to go all in and create a business doing what I loved. The center of this business was
I wanted to incorporate my fun and quirky side, and my creative side into my business. Leaving nothing out.
It’s still a work in progress – but by God’s grace I will make it!
This bible study website will be one with a difference!
For positive, driven Christians all over the globe ( that’s my vision)
Onward – march!
6 months is gone; It's time to reflect.
I am scared.
6 months in, and I am still scared.
Taking this leap has been the scariest thing I have ever done! It’s scarier now knowing that I have been trying to build an online business since 2012 and have little to no success thus far.
Apart from my wonderful husband, there’s no one else that supports or even understands my vision for my life. Sharing it with another only brings concerned looks, negativity, and “supportive comments” that’s actually NOT.
Being 34 years old, at times I wonder if I should just do what everyone else is doing ( job, mortgage, car, children).
So I’m scared.
I’m scared that once again I may not be doing everything right and I might fail.
I’m scared that perhaps I’ve made the wrong choice for my business and not many people would want or need a business like mine.
Giving up on my dream has never worked well for me, because hidden deep inside there’s something that just won’t let me feel comfortable standing still. So I forge on.
I am on a path that – although I cannot see the end clearly, and although I do not have all my dots connected – I know without a doubt that I am doing the right thing.
How long will it take to victory?
I do not know.
That’s left up to Christ and myself.
Now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest, it’s time to really get into this solo build it review.
6 Months in, as expected in any business, it has been a little tough. But To God be all the glory.
Based on the response from facebook my most successful blog in these six months is "How to enjoy your bible"
It's hard to choose a favorite blog page. But based on the message that I wanted to leave with my viewers the favorite blog page for me is "tips to spiritual growth". I keep revisiting it and rereading it. Enjoying it every time.
Now it’s time for me to throw a little “spoil child tantrum”
Tantrum: Why Oh Why Does Traffic Building Take This Long?
I’ve been building my webpages for at least 6 months and my traffic ( organic traffic that is) has settled at a comfortable 60. For all my effort I would have enjoyed seeing at least 300. Google, Bing and Yahoo seems to be ignoring me completely, so it’s safe to say that I am a little impatient. After trying my hand at online business since 2012 ( trying everything under the sun), I just want it to work already.
So I am crying a little “why doesn’t Google like me?”
Well actually this is not SBI's fault. They had nothing to do with this one. It was all me.
This time around the band wagon I decided to use MailChimp to capture my subscribers. On my other websites I used Getresponse. Although Mailchimp is quite simple, there’s still a learning curve. 2 months ago I added an optin form to my site and overlooked the fact that MailChimp starts out with a free plan for up to 2000 subscribers.
Did you hear correctly? – yep, it's absolutely free.
And there I was paying $10 a month like a doh-doh until Jason Zook’s Creativity For Sale book opened my eyes. Come on Joan, wake up and smell the roses!
Learn from my mistake – read through the plans carefully before spending unnecessary funds.
So that was
my solo built review 6 months in. I hope you enjoyed it and you would stay with me along
my Solo Build It journey with Positively Driven Christian.
Until next time, stay positive, stay driven and stay Christian.