Originally Posted by roxyruby
Steve Pavlina says in his book that he earned $167 within the first 6 months of his website.
I've had my social anxiety "niche" for just over a year now, most of which has been just YouTube and Twitter, I began the website recently a few months ago.
I don't know exactly how much I have made, but from affiliate sales, donations, and google adsense, maybe about $350? That's within 12 months. Am I on the right track in comparison to Steve Pavlina and his online endeavors?
Everything I'm already doing ticks all the boxes for passion, loving what I'm doing, making a positive impact on the world, contributing
Although I'm not receiving much. If Steve Pavlina hadn't said he'd only made $167 within the first 6 months, I might have given up hope, but that made me see maybe I am on the right track and this is normal at first.
After just reading his book about medium and message, I thought ok Maybe I've already got the right medium and message for me and it's what I'm doing. It does fulfill me with self expression...
Yet it doesn't meet my needs with the money I need. But maybe in comparison to Steve Pavlina's Results within his first year I'm doing ok?
& I have made some money online from other things, the social anxiety thing is just the main thing I am doing right now
Hey Roxy, I admire how you've done. I've been blogging for more than a year, though I wasn't doing it that well, haha. I haven't really earnt anything at all. But I don't count it as a failure in any way; I've been learning how to blog and how not to blog, how to write, how to please my readers, how to take my work seriously and how not to take it seriously, how to focus on contribution and how to avoid feeding the ego with what I write, how to be nice and to stop shutting myself off from the world (well I was working on that all this last year, in and out of my blog, I'm so happy I'm making such large strides). Particularly I'm seeing nowadays that I really need to think of my business as a business and not as some game. Due to my lack of rootedness I actually seemed to have some fear of getting "real" and doing something that would matter in the real world... like this inability to really force my presence into the physical plane... i'm so happy flapping around in the celestial planes, lol, but that's not possible when I have an Earth persona to nurture.
So no failure. Just lessons