People ask me these 3 questions a lot…
- How long does it really take to get your business started?
- When do you get to see if what you’re doing will actually work?
- What was the one thing that really made an impact on your business?
And I see the disappointment in their eyes when they discover the truth of what it really takes to start getting all those juicy, coveted results.
Let me explain.
3 years with LKR has been an amazing business laboratory in motion.
Some experiments included:
- Split-testing optin pages, sales pages, forms, emails, you name it.
- Trying out new methods of generating leads + new subscribers
- Seeing how different launch strategies worked, didn’t work, or underperformed
- Testing different types of products ranging from physical to online to in person workshops
- Witnessing the customer lifecycle from start to spark
- Launching + re-launching products
Why do I tell you this? Because I’ve seen firsthand all the work, day in and day out that goes into getting “results”.
The point here is – when I get asked “how long does it take” or “what was the turning point”, I literally laugh out loud a little.
I used to scour the web looking for the same answers – following a trail of clues or supposed bread crumbs that would lead me to that one thing – oh yes that thing that would turn everything around.
I never found it, but I kept trying. I kept learning.
All the while – I took consistent action. Not getting it right all the time, but plugging away.
I came back to the computer day after day to learn something new.
Funny thing happened while I kept taking action, kept layering on strategies that worked and stopped doing what didn’t work…
My business started to blossom.
And so – I continue to layer and layer and layer…
So the answer to your question – if you’re wondering how long it takes to build a business, to start seeing results, to start making money?
Keep working, keep learning, keep adding new things and keep the good stuff that works, get rid of what doesn’t work.
And remember these 5 things that are really what’s responsible for most small business success…
5. Always be learning and applying…