Seth Godin On When To Quit (or When Not To Quit)

I was hopping around on Youtube today and I found this interview with Seth Godin talking about his book The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick). I enjoyed the video, so I thought I’d share it here.

It’s definitely something you can apply to your online business. I think back to when I first started, and wonder what would have happened if I would have quit during those first few months when I made zero dollars online. Where would I be now?

Definitely not where I am today! The first three or four months I tried to make money online were a ton of work but no return. Then I made my first sale. I think I made less than $1 on that sale, but it was enough to get me pumped up about this internet marketing thing.

So I read more, studied what others were doing, and kept on plugging. Pretty soon I was making regular sales, and a regular income. I’ll still always remember that first sale, and wonder what would have happened if I would have quit before then.

The Christmas That Was Paid For By My Online Business

gifts Our Christmas was paid for this year completely from my online business. Not a dime was charged on credit cards, and I didn’t have to scrape and cut out gifts. We did cut back a little, but not much.

Actually I should be a little more specific, I used one month of my online business earnings to pay for Christmas this year. Thanks to Squidoo, my niche sites, and blogging, I could afford to buy a Wii Fit for the family, a Sony 32-Inch LCD HDTV (not a big screen, but plenty big for our little family), several Wii games for my son, a guitar for our budding music artist, gifts for parents and grandparents, neices and nephews, and a new lap top (which I have the cash set aside for, but hasn’t been purchased yet). All…paid…with…cash, it was such a wonderful feeling.

I don’t usually like to talk about my earnings, I don’t do the print screens with shots of my earnings screens. Who can believe them anyway, since so many Photoshop the results to make them look better.  But I want people to know it’s possible to earn an income online, if I can do it so can you.

I would really like to help all of the people out there who have been struggling, and/or are finding themselves recently unemployed victims of our current economy.

My plan is to share with you my journey for the last year and a half, and show you how you can go from making nothing online to making a regular income.

We’ll definitely talk about Squidoo, because I looooovvvveee Squidoo! I think it’s a necessary part of any online business plan, whether you have an Etsy, Zazzle, Cafe Press, or eBay store Squidoo can help you build your business. If you have niche websites, are an affiliate marketer, or blogger (or all of the above), Squidoo can help you take it all to the next level.

I haven’t posted here for a little while, but one of my new years resolutions is to help others achieve what I’ve been able to achieve, and make a regular income from home with their online business.

It breaks my heart to see people losing their jobs, their homes, and their pride, if I can help just one person succeed it will be worth it, so stay tuned in the next couple weeks and I’ll share as many Online business ventures with you as I can.

I’d also love to hear from anyone who’d like to do a guest post related to their own online business ventures (or Squidoo ventures) to share with Lens Author’s readers. Leave a comment or contact me directly to share your story.