I love living the Dot Com Lifestyle. The ability to live and work from anywhere in the world, without worrying about time or money is the lifestyle’s greatest benefit. However, in order to live the lifestyle, one has to be healthy enough to enjoy it. Too much fine dining without enough exercise will make you a fat dot com mogul. For some, that might be OK. I rather live a healthy Dot Com Lifestyle.
In the past two months, I started a diet and exercise routine that allowed me to drop 25 pounds. I have to drop ten more pounds, and bring my body fat down another 4%, to reach my goal. I’m feeling really good, and my old shorts no longer fit me. I’m looking forward to buying all new cloths.
I have discovered that diet, fitness, and getting healthy is very much like making money online. The principles for fitness success are the same for Internet success. Let me explain why.
It Requires Efforts
The mantra of bodybuilding is no pain, no gain. In other word, if you want to get in shape, it’s going to require some effort on you part. The same can be said for making money online. This blog isn’t going to update itself. I need to put forth the effort to build it and take care of it during its growing stages.
I personally feel that working out requires more effort than blogging. Some will disagree and say it requires a different type of effort – exercise requires physical while blogging requires mental. That may be. However, you can hire someone to blog for you. You can’t hire someone to exercise for you. Well, I guess you can but that kinda defeats the purpose.
You Have To Keep At It
One of the biggest reasons for my online success is I’m consistent at it. I make sure the blog is always updated with at least one new post every day. You cannot be an on again, off again blogger.
The same can be applied to diet and fitness. You won’t see any results after one or two workouts. You have to keep at it. During the start of a new year, you will see a lot of people at the gym because of the “new year resolution.” Unfortunately, most of them will be gone within a week. What’s worst, they’ll be stupid enough to keep their membership going because they think they’ll go back someday. Gyms love those kinds of members.
It can take up to a year before you start seeing the fruits of your Internet marketing efforts. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait that long to see the results from diet and exercise. However, you’ll see nothing from either if you don’t keep at it.
You Will Hit A Plateau
This happen a lot with weight training. As you continue working out, you get stronger and can lift more weights. However, you will come to a point where you can’t go any higher because your body will hit a plateau. Hitting a plateau is very common with the Internet as well. Your blog starts and grow at a very nice rate. Then traffic and/or income stalls.
The way to break out of a weight training plateau is to mix things up and try new things. This is how you break out of an online income plateau as well. For example, my blog hit an income plateau a few years back – it was stuck at $40,000 a month. The solution was a complete rethink of the sales funnel, and the addition of high-end, and top-tier products. The blog now makes over $100,000 every month. Download my new eBook to find out how I did it.
What can you change up to break yourself out of an online income plateau? Pretty much anything you want. You can do a few guest posts on another blog, or run a contest. You can go network with other Internet marketers, and find out what’s working for them. You can give your site a new design. The list is endless.
There Are No Short Cuts
When it comes to Internet marketing and working out, many people try to take short cuts. Whether it’s some miracle pill or some get rich quick scheme, the results are almost always the same – it doesn’t work. Three are no short cuts in this business. Anyone who tells you so is either lying or just after your money.
It Gets Easier Over Time
While there are no short cuts, you can take comfort in knowing that making money online and personal fitness will get easier over time. This is especially true with exercise. The first week at it, your body will ache all over. By the second week, you will feel much better.
While making money on the Internet may give you a headache from time to time, if you stick at it and never quit, you will see results from it. Just like you would if you hit the gym everyday.