My First Product Is Online

Posted on 29. Aug, 2010 by in My Progress

I’ve finally got my first product online!

The last two days I have spent a lot of time finishing the necessary work to get my first product online and available to the public. It has been a fascinating, frustrating, and fun process and I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything. For those that are interested, here’s what I’ve done with me time:

  • Spent way too many  hours wrestling with a WordPress theme making it do exactly what I want it to do.
  • Editing and refining several audio tracks (I’m releasing an Audio Book)
  • Learning how to convert the audio tracks into video format so I can upload it to YouTube so I can start to syndicate the information I have through multiple mediums.
  • Learning how to use iMovie to convert the audio to video
  • Figuring out how to create a YouTube account and get things uploaded.
  • Learning how to upload my digital project to EJunkie so it can be available for purchase.
  • Configuring AWeber forms, emails, auto-responders, follow-up emails, and making sure everything actually works.
  • Double checking everything and still finding small things that need to be adjusted.

Now, I know what every other successful Internet business person out there is probably thinking right now. “Why is he wasting all his time doing the things that VA’s or other more qualified people could be doing?” “His time should be more valuable than that.”

I agree with both of those statements. My time is valuable, and I plan on having VA’s do much of my work… EVENTUALLY. For now, I needed to get this one done on my own. I wanted to put in the work and sweat and effort. I wanted to know what every detail in every step looked like so I can anticipate what needs to happen next time. I wanted to understand experientially what the sequence of events need to happen to make things happen.

I wanted to own this one. It is my sweat and frustration that makes any success that comes from all of this taste that much sweeter.

I needed to get one under my belt so I am not so afraid of the process. The unknown is now known. I have started to build resilience and strength. With success comes more self-confidence and a willingness to put myself out there again.

Realistic Expectations

Now, I know that the first one may or may not become successful. I’m probably not going to retire on what this one product is going to earn me. I know enough to hold onto this one loosely. It is part of the learning curve. It is necessary to crawl before I walk. But man, look at me crawl.

Tonight feels pretty good.

P.S. Photo credit belong to dotbenjamin

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