Picture this: you’ve just finished a launch, and it went great. Your new clients are really excited to get started, and all the work you did to market and create your product is finally paying off. It’s a good day!
A week later, you wake up to an email from PayPal. One of your brand-new clients has issued a chargeback (a special type of refund request), and PayPal is requesting additional documentation from you.
What do you do now? And, what the heck *is* a chargeback?
This can be a great thing. You’ve got a constant stream of ideas on ways to improve your business or new angles to try.
The only problem? You can’t choose just one.
I struggled with this for years. I took hundreds of classes and read thousands of resources on starting an online business. I launched sites, let them die, and then launched new ones. I wrote lists of ideas on scraps of paper in the middle of the night, most of which I’d discard in the morning. I bought new domain names like they were candy.
The thing was, I knew I wanted to start a business. I just couldn’t decide which business.
If you’ve had this problem, you know how frustrating it can be. People tell you to just do what you love, but you love so many things. Or maybe the thing you love really isn’t a good business opportunity. Or maybe you just have a problem with commitment.
Is the problem you? Or are you missing something?
It’s actually refreshing to find posts like these, because many online marketers have a reputation for being sleazy, manipulative, and only after a quick buck.
And it’s true – there are people online who are all of those things. They give everyone a sour taste in their mouths, and they give those of us who are trying to build honest online businesses a bad rap. But despite their sleazy tactics and “buy it now!” marketing copy, it’s all too easy to fall into using that same kind of hype in our own marketing.
Why do we do this? If we want to build trusting, honest, profitable relationships with our clients, why aren’t we doing more of it? Why are most of us still stuck in cutting and pasting sleazy copy from some cookie-cutter templates, then feel “yuck” about it but keep doing it anyway? How can we get off the hamster wheel?
All of us have expertise to share – the question is, how do we share it effectively? You’ve likely thought about launching your very own course. Or maybe you’ve seen others create courses and wonder how they got their inspiration to take action.
But there is something holding you back…
The truth is, you’re not alone.
Back in 2013, I felt extremely frustrated in my corporate job. I knew that there was an alternative to the traditional career path; I just didn’t know how to get there.
I felt scared and alone as I told friends that I was leaving my (admittedly strenuous but lucrative) corporate job to try to establish a different lifestyle – one that didn’t involve negative stress and a daily commute.
Most importantly, I was looking for something that I could create that would immediately add value for others.
David has written ten books in the last 12 years, mostly centered around online marketing, sales, and content creation. He’s also the person who defined the term “newsjacking” and made it popular about two or three years ago.
Today, Danny dives into what newsjacking involves, how to use it in your business, and how the online marketing world has changed in the last ten years.
So let’s get started! All you have to do is click the play button below.
Podcast runtime: 28 min 32 seconds | Transcript