Welcome to the Join Up Dots Podcast “I’ve Tried Everything Online And Nothing Works”
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In today’s episode of Join Up Dots we discuss an issue that so many people have in today online world.
They are struggling online to make sales, and get the right customers into their lives.
You see most people it seems, start with a dream and after a very short time change their direction into something else.
Just when they are getting a few pounds into their bank accounts they feel its not enough so class it as “Not working”
However as you will hear this is total rubbish, as if you can make a few dollars come your way there is no reason you can’t make a lot more.
You simply have to learn more about what is working and what isn’t.
If you become obsessed with earning as much as you can then you will have no problem about it all.
I promise you….
So lets start with the email that I received recently from a listener of Join Up Dots, who is struggling online to make a difference for themselves.
Struggling Online Email
Dear Mr Ralph,
Pawnee Rock Kansas
Transcription Of Todays Podcast Episode
David Ralph [0:01]
Once upon a time, there was a guy with a dream, a dream to teach jobs for himself online and have a kick ass life working when he wanted him where he wanted across the world. Little did he know that dream would lead him into a world of struggle, burnout and debt. Until he found the magic ingredient and knows drunk was became a thing of the past, of course, was bad person. And now My dream is to make things happen to you. Welcome to Join Up Dots.
When we’re young, we have an amazing positive outlook about how great life is going to be but somewhere along the line we forget to dream and end up settling. Join Up Dots features amazing people who refuse to give up and chose to go after their dreams. This is your blueprint for greatness. So here’s your host live from the back of his garden in the UK, David Ralph.
David Ralph [0:56]
Yes. Good morning, everybody. Good morning. And welcome. To Join Up Dots Thank you, as always, for being here, I really do. I really do appreciate every single person that drops as a line and, and listens. And I really appreciate the ones that are making a go of it. Because if you’re not making a go of it, then what the bleeding hell am I doing every day trying to inspire you to make a go? Now, today’s show is a kind of lesson for us all. And a response to a guy that I spoke to the other day he sent me an email through and so touched I was that I connected with him and I said, Look, if you go over to Join Up Dots, as I said, book a time book a time and I’ll speak to you one to one, and we’ll go through some things and it was all because he sent me an email and his email, as you will hear because he’s allowed me to read it out verbatim on the show is it’s it’s kind of I imagine so Many people had the same thing. And I want to sort of nip it in the bud. I want to nip the fears and the doubts in the bud. So let me read you the email First of all, because this is from Ross indo from Rossi as he’s cold from pony rock in Kansas. Okay. Now, Dear Mr. Ralph, he said, very polite. He’s a lovely guy, very, very polite. I’m a longtime listener of Join Up Dots podcast, and also a long term dream builder. If I can share a bit about myself, I was born in a small town, almost smack in the middle of the United States of America. Growing up there wasn’t much to do and I longed for the time that I could say goodbye to my past and head off into a bright new future. So when I was 19, I packed my bags and started backpacking through Thailand, Malaysia and been a three year coast to coast adventure through Australia. I loved it and would often spend time with people earning money online and Supporting themselves without it seemed a care in the world. That is what I wanted more than anything. He said. I wanted the ability to live stress free and simply not worrying about mortgages and the restraints of modern living in any shape or form. So I set off to start earning online and living my dream. I’m now 30. And no nearer to that dream. I’ve ended back in a town of my childhood and work in a local store to earn a living. I hate it and feel that the dream is not for me anymore. Do you have any suggestions? As I’ve tried everything and nothing works, no matter what I do, kind regards was endo. Or was it? Well, I saw that last bit and it really hit home. You know, I’ve tried everything and nothing works, no matter what I do. And I think this is a big mistake that people have out there. But they think that these online activities are scams, I suppose, or aren’t for them, or they try them. And they don’t really work. And I don’t understand it. But I do understand it because that’s the point of this email, not email, this podcast episode. So I’m going to tell you now, if you go back in time on Join Up Dots, I had literally tried everything, everything through online work, really. So the very first thing that I did, I created a membership site, a very cheap membership site for 30 pounds a month. And it went off like a rocket. It was really great because I just happened to touch into something that people really wanted. And it was a betting site. It was a gambling site, where I would work out the odds of potential winners and out of about 10 I would win about seven of them seven out of 10. And it went really really well and it was just a basic website with an opt in a lead magnet. And I kind of did it out of thinking, this is how I should be doing it more of a knowing anything about online world. And I thought I was a genius, and it just blew. Now, the issue with that was I didn’t really like the business, it was very profitable. But it scared me because I, I’m not a gambler. I’m not a batter. And so I like to make sure that money’s coming one way and not potentially going out the other way. So I kind of closed it down, and I went on to passive income. But it worked. membership sites work if you’re providing the value that people want, and if it’s at a price, but the value exceeds what they’re paying, so they’re getting a lot more for what they’re paying, then it takes care of itself, and people will start sharing and these things can go viral. So membership sites but Join Up Dots. And for me, I would say take I’ll put a tick in that box. I’ve done that. And now I’ve done it two or three times with interview masterclass and podcasters mastery, where people pay for the resources within these actual memberships. But the early day one was just me sending out an email every day, teaching people how to go online price, if you bet and Ben come back a few hours later and claim their winnings. And I can still do that now. But I don’t because as I say, it wasn’t the right business for me. Now, the second stage was actually passive income. And so I thought what other people who are earning money by not doing anything at all, if I create a content site, then it’s going to work and I’m going to start bringing in income then the very first thing that I did, it brought in about 45 cents or 45 pay on the very first day, or probably at three days into it, and I kept on watering, watering that watering that until it got to a point that it was profitable. Now A lot of people would have stopped at 45 cents and said, Oh, it’s not working and given up. But I kept on ploughing through and building more and more content, and doing really detailed keyword research to find the words and the resources that I could win easily to bring more and more traffic into my business. And so I did very well, and that is what’s at Florida keys.com. Now, I’m going to go back to Rossi, because when I actually connected with him, he had started many things, but didn’t finish anything didn’t move through just as it’s starting to get to a point. He actually went said, it’s not working, I’m going to try something else and go off and do something else. And that is number one failing because in the simplistic terms of business, you have something that people want and you find those people that want it and then market to them. Okay. So it’s simply that you don’t market to everyone you market to a very small niche. And then you start bringing in value to your business. Now, if you’re not pushing through, and you’re not, first of all, finding what these people want, and then finding out where these people are, so but you can give it to these people, of course, it’s not going to work. And online business is basically bad. It’s basically that now you’ve got to build a profile, you’ve got to build income streams into it, and you’ve got to build targeted traffic coming into your business, but it’s not hard. And through all the coaching that I do with people now, I try to get them to build the smallest business possible so that they can then start bringing in the rewards because once the rewards start coming in, then people get confidence but once it’s, you know, small potatoes it’s $5 or $6. I got Oh, it’s not working. Penny is because you’ve already $6 so if you’d work, your work and sport $6 in, do more of it, and become more obsessional and focused on what made that $6 and scale it up. I just don’t understand, don’t understand. And so, Rossi he’d gone through Bs, and he’d gone through passive income. He’s gone through marketing other people’s product, each tried a load of them, and he just hasn’t kept with it, or he hasn’t become obsessional. Now I read a book by a guy called t harv. eker. Who is, I think he’s a millionaire now. And he’s written a book called The secrets of a millionaire as mine. And when he was a young man, he was struggling, he was struggling financially. And he went to a dinner party and there was all these millionaires. And one of them said, you know, how are you getting on how you doing? He said, I’m doing terrible. And the guy said, Well, I tell you what table, we finish off dinner event, I tell you exactly what you need to do. So half or brilliant, this is gonna be amazing. I’m going to get a pad and pen, and I’m going to be salted. And he sat down with a guy and the guy listen to the story. And the guy quite simply said to him, okay, this is your issue. You don’t know enough about the process. Once you know enough about the process, the process will work. And now Howard was very deflated and thought to himself, you know, you know, I want it more than that. I want it more than that. But he realised that he was doing the same as will see us doing and so many people out there, he was getting to a certain point. And instead of knuckling down and thinking what Okay, how is he $6 coming to me, how can I escalate this into more money, he gone off in a different direction and a different direction. And so many of you are doing that. And so I wanted to sort of get hold of Rossi. So I had a word with him and we sort of chatted for a while. And I said to him, find something that you can do in a local market, but doesn’t involve you being there all the time. Because who wants to have a business, if you’re just in the business all the time, you want to have that freedom, and then I will work with you, I will teach you how to do it, I will push you through to where you need to be okay. That’s my commitment to him. And he’s now going off to try to earn the money to sort of hire me, but I said to him, I will show him exactly what he needs to do to get to that point. Because in Join Up Dots, as I say, it’s been very experimental. I look back on it now and I think literally everything in online world. I’ve done. Alec worked at it, and I’ve made it happen. So I wanted to have a podcast here it is Join Up Dots. It works. It works. If you’re consistent and you’re providing enough information to people, people are going to start Coming into your world, when I started doing coaching, coaching works as well, mentoring works, the only thing out of everything that I’ve tried that I think hasn’t worked was actually marketing other people’s products. Now, I found that very, very hard because I didn’t have the passion for it, and people, people can see that. So you throw up a website and you try to drive traffic to it. That is a hard one. And I always recommend people not to do that in any shape or form. But for everybody else, I think you’ve just got to find one thing and make a go of it and keep on working at it and keep it you know, just going at that one thing until the money starts coming in. And at the moment, I’m working on video marketing, I decided that that was part of my armoury. But I wasn’t sure how it actually works. And I’m struggling, I’m struggling at it. I can now rank really easily on YouTube. That’s fine. And then the next video I don’t see at all, and how that links to Google so that you can appear on the search results of Google. It’s not working for me, but I’m not going to give out because I know that other people are doing it. And other people have made a success of it. So it’s just I don’t know enough about it. I’ve got to keep on working. I’ve got to keep on investing in myself. I’ve got to, you know, pay for online courses, or coaching or whatever it is to get me to the point where I go, Okay, I can understand what I was doing wrong. And it wasn’t the process. It was me, I didn’t know enough about it. It could just be that I’m not putting the right tags on. It might be that I’m not using the right keywords. It might be that I’m not posting it at the right time of day, whatever it is. That is something that’s holding you back. So Rossi as I say he’s now going to be working with me probably early next year and he He realised but yes, although he said, I’ve tried everything and nothing works, actually what he was doing, he was trying everything and moving on to the next thing before it really did work, okay. And so anybody out there that starts anything, if you make if you make five pounds, when you can make that into 500 pounds, I promise you, you just need more like customers coming into your business. And with the data that’s provided to us through YouTube and through Google, the platforms tell you where the traffic is, they tell you how easy is to win that traffic, I tell you how much of it you’re going to get, you know, it’s all healthcare, data, data data, and through the coaching that I do on my eight week and business course, a lot of the time I spend with people, teaching them how to just drill down proven numbers to find the right traffic because you don’t Need a monolith have a website, you just need the right thing that pushes people through the sequence. The sequence of our never heard of you. This sounds interesting too. I think I go back to the website and have a look to wanting to buy, okay. And everyone literally falls through those, those three stages, awareness, consideration and buying. And we do that ourselves. We go into a shop, we look at it and we pick something out, put it back down. And then next week, we’re going to have a look at again, we go in there, we’ve made that decision and we buy Okay, so to Rossi, thank you so much for dropping us a line and hopefully we can get you going and moving through. We’ve got quite a few guests coming on the show over the next few weeks and mums who have gone through the Join Up Dots coaching and have that now got their own businesses that they’re building and they’re developing. And I think it’s going to be useful for you guys. Actually here, people, not three years, four years, five years down the line, but people sort of like six months down the line that have started and they’ve moved through. Because it’s all out there for your people, there is a world of customers waiting for you. And it doesn’t matter what you want to offer it, there’s a value in it for somebody else, then you’re going to be up and running. We just got to find enough of those people to bring back into your business. Okay. So thank you so much for everybody listening, thank you for the people out there that are doing stuff. If you’re doing it and you’re getting some success, keep on working at it. Keep on thinking about how can I draw those extra people into my business, and then think about how you free yourself from that business because you don’t want to be trapped in it all the time. And but anybody who would like to talk to me got any ideas. I leave my calendar open at the moment. And so just go over to Join Up Dots, book, a one to one with me, and I’ll be happy to chat about your ideas and see if I can point you in the right direction. Until next time, thank you so much for everybody. And I’ll see you again. Cheers. Bye bye.
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Unknown Speaker [17:19]
Bye bye, Simon. I’ve just finished David’s business course and wanted to to share how highly recommend it when I first started. I had a lot of ideas about what I probably thought was going to be good business. David was out to help me through that though, to find that passion. That something that I was passionate about. And from then on, it was just fantastic and just such a breeze and it was so enjoyable. every phase of the course was was so specific. There’s nothing generic about it. And that’s what I love David’s so personable it was, it was about my business and what I wanted to do and, and, and that was, that’s what’s fantastic about it, because it’s not just throw out a whole heap of information. It really is about your business and, and things that are specific about your business. So it’s so customised and and that’s what I loved and I can’t thank David enough and, and as I said, I recommend it highly. If you’re thinking about just do it because you’re not going to regret it at the end of it. And you’re going to come away with the same as what I what I have, and that’s a fantastic business that you can not only be proud of, but but excited about for the future. So once again, thank you very much David and and we’ll see how we go. Thank you.
Unknown Speaker [18:51]
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