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Entrepreneurs Must be Patient to be Successful (Strength and Reason Entrepreneur Journal – November 25, 2019)

This is the November 25, 2019, edition of my entrepreneur journal. You can find my previous journal entries here.

I had a slow week. Some personal appointments and a trip to Nashville over the weekend delayed my second blog post until Sunday. But, I’m happy with my progress on the blog. I took a couple of steps forward. I’ll always take that.

Income Stream 1: Strength and Reason

What I Accomplished This Week:

  1. I met my goal to post two articles a week. You can check them out here:
    1. Persistence is the Key to Success (Strength and Reason Entrepreneur Journal – November 18, 2019)
    2. What is a Logical Fallacy? Learn How to Spot Logic Errors.
  2. SEO: I started working on SEO this week. There’s a lot to do. I’m using the Google Search Console. This tool gives me an idea of Strength and Reason’s place in Google search results. The answer is: not well. I haven’t done any SEO yet, so that’s not a surprise. I’m using Backlinko’s SEO guide and ahref’s SEO Basics to get started.
  3. Wealthy Affiliate: I worked through more lessons on Wealthy Affiliate[affiliate link]. I’ve finished 4 modules with Module 5 is on-deck for this week. WA has been an excellent resource for getting Strength and Reason going.
  4. Social Media: I didn’t have any luck posting to IG. This week I tried Facebook and Pinterest. So far, no visits to Strength and Reason from my posts. I don’t have large followings on either site. So, that explains the lack of success. I’ll keep trying.

To-Do Next Week:

  1. Post this journal entry: Strength and Reason Entrepreneur Journal – November 25, 2019.
  2. Post second weekly article.
  3. Continue working on SEO. My biggest bang for the buck will come from improving search engine rankings. That’s my priority.
  4. Work on the Best of the Best page.
  5. A picture is worth a thousand words, so I’m going to enlist my GF to snap a few pics of me to post on my About page. I’ll put on a suit to prove I clean up well.
  6. Wealthy Affiliate[affiliate link] has an affiliate program. I’m going to work on a review post for WA.

What I Learned:

  1. So far, most Strength and Reason visitors have been friends and family. That’s great, but I’m going to need to do more to promote the blog. Although I don’t have a lot of content yet, it’s better to start the promotion process early.
  2. I’m struggling with the self-promotion thing. It’s going to push me far out of my comfort zone. It’s something I’m going to have to stop making excuses for and do it. Remember: Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.
  3. Avoiding SEO is a bad idea.

Income Stream 2: Ecommerce

What I Accomplished This Week:

  1. Freedom Ticket training.

To-Do Next Week:

  1. I plan to spend at least one day doing product research.
  2. Continue with Freedom Ticket training.

What I Learned:

  1. I need to work on time management to make sure I keep each of my income streams moving forward.

Income Stream 3: Gig Work

What I Accomplished This Week:

  1. I got back on Field Agent to look for some gigs. Nothing jumped out at me, but I’m going to check it at least once a day.

To-Do Next Week:

  1. Sign up for Wag.

What I Learned:

  1. I need to work on time management to make sure I keep each of my income streams moving forward.

Patience

Building an income stream from Strength and Reason is going to take time. I must have patience, and I can’t expect success to come fast. But it’ll happen.

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