The Beginning of An Online Information Business

Dean Hollands Quick Start Challenge

When I first started working from home I didn’t believe I would one day have my own business. At the time I probably didn’t even want one!

Then as time goes by and people start asking you to help them with various things and want to pick your brains an idea pops into your head – “what if I started to charge for this help – others do..”

And so Begins My Official Online Information Business – Creating Information Products/Programs!

Let me state from the outset that I NEVER HAVE and I NEVER WILL attempt to do anything if it is unethical or dishonest. This has always been the case and always will – if it takes me longer then so be it. I want an honest business that I can be proud of. As a Christian this is even more important to me – I am in the end answerable to God!

1. Motivation

This is key to starting anything. The reason why you do something will determine how motivated you are to see if through. This has certainly been true for me. What motivates me is if I promise something to someone else – I don’t want to let that person down so I will do everything I can to fulfill that promise.

In my about me page I mentioned that I had promised to give a friend the first ยฃ500 of commissions I earned. This was way back when I was experimenting with affiliate marketing and therefore it took me over a year to achieve this but I kept going because I really wanted to give this gift.

So what will motivate me on this journey?

Well 2 of my friends are going back to college in September as full time mature students. They are doing this to fulfill their own dreams of a change in career. It’s a huge step as they both have mortgages to pay (neither have a partner to help out with this) and one has a son still at school, so financially it will be a massive burden. If I can help them with this then I will and that is my motivation for completing this challenge and having a successful business.

Plus, how many people are there out there who want to hear the truth about making money online and building an internet business?

How many people are there struggling, the same as I was, believing that affiliate marketing will provide a real income?

I want to reach those people and encourage them to create their own products – to build their own business.

2. Time Management

Learning to manage my time effectively will have a big impact on how quickly I progress and the pressure I put on myself. Knowing what commitments I already have and allowing time for them to be done means I know exactly what time is left to allocate to my business.

I have some spreadsheets to help with this and plan the week accordingly.

If you use firefox as your browser then you might want to check out ReminderFox really helpful – it’s a firefox addon that is like a calendar where you can add task that you want to do on certain dates. I find it particularly useful for tasks that I do often or need to do each week or month as you can set the reminder to repeat at set intervals.

3. Effective Progress

Progress is moving forward but if you have no plan then you don’t know if you are in fact moving towards your goal. Therefore by having a plan in place you can see your progress and this encourages you to keep moving forwards.

Therefore with a plan in place and my time managed effectively I shall automatically make effective progress and this in turn should bring success to myself and those I can help!

31 Comments on “The Beginning of An Online Information Business”

  1. Hello Kay!

    You’ve hooked me right at the first few lines of your blog. It was a compelling read – filled with honesty, compassion, clarity of direction, committed action, and humanity. I wish I can write the way you do and I am sure visiting your site often will help me as well in my journey.

    All the best to you, your lovely daughter who must be following mommy’s footsteps, and your fortunate friends!

    1. Thats lovely Maria – thank you.

      I just write what’s in my head at the time!

      I’m fortunate to have such a lovely family and friends too!

  2. Congrats, dude ๐Ÿ™‚
    You did a really great job with this blog post.Congratulations again. In the meantime, if you want, head over my blog and see it, share your opinion..

  3. Hello Kay,

    First of all, this was an amazing first post and second CONGRATULATIONS on taking massive action and in what way!

    You already have the right mindset, now you only need the proper guidance and everything will start to click for you.

    Hope to speak soon and learn more about you and your soon-to-follow massive success.

    Take care and all the best Kay! ๐Ÿ˜‰


    1. Thanks Sergio

      I hope I do have the right mind set – I am very determined!

      This is a great opportunity for all of us.

  4. Hi Kay,

    I like what you’ve done with your blog.

    Also, thanks for mentioning the time management tool, ReminderFox. I will be checking it out.

    Best of luck on your journey!


  5. Hi Kay, my wife and I have recently been blessed with a son. From what I can tell from the above posts, I am certainly in for plenty joyously coded writs. Can’t wait. When do they start with the coded messages by the way? I guess I still have a couple more years to go though, don’t I?


    1. What can I say – children are a gift from God! Congratulations “daddy Kabelo” ๐Ÿ™‚
      My daughter is 9 but she has been doing this for quite a few years. I keep all her notes in a special box!

      I think if you make it online you really need comrades and friends so that you don’t feel so isolated while working at home. From what I can see this group is really gelling fast!


  6. Hi Kay – That’s hilarious – a message from your little kiddie on your blog – my little kiddie is now almost 30, and if I could convince him to post on my blog, I’d be thrilled – but luckily for me, he is way better at WordPress than I am.
    I liked the gift and committment you made to your friend – but even better, the one you made to yourself.

    1. Thank you Jackie. My daughter is 9 and she is really into writing messages in code! She leaves notes on my bed for me to find – shes cute ๐Ÿ™‚

      I can’t imagine her being 30 – times goes so fast doesn’t it.

      Yes I think if we make a committment to ourselves then we will be more motivated to take action!

      I shall visit your site now.

    1. Hi Ray
      Some people don’t like working from home but like you I love it. You can take breaks, have a cup of tea – my kettle just boiled by the way! – walk the dog. It is so much less stressful. If we continue to pull together like this then we won’t feel so isolated.

  7. Hello Mummy

    I love you lots too.

    9/12,15,22,5/25,15,21/12,15,20,19.Can you work out the problem I have given you, using the alfabet.

        1. LOL! Yes I worked out her message! “I Love you lots” This morning she checked up on me to make sure I had seen her message and got it right! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hi Kay.
    Decided to take a look at your blog and I’m impressed. Nice presentation. I’m sure you will do well in this challenge.
    Good Luck.


  9. Hi Kay,

    Nice post……I think I need to learn how to emote more on my blog.

    We probably all need to be answerable to each other to make this work successfully. It’s nice that there is already such a community of folks checking out these blogs.

    We’ll all be watching for the day that you turn all your skills into coaching for your friends and hand them the success you’re going to achieve


    1. Thanks Martin

      Yes I think we need to really stick together and help one another to stay on track.

      I shall check out your blog.


  10. Hello, Kay,

    I found a comment of yours on Bibs’ site and thought I’d follow your link to see what you were up to. It’s all about getting things done and taking action in this business, so, win or lose, we’re moving in the right direction.

    All the best,

    1. Hi Ray

      You are very kind with your comments about my post :-). I agree with you though. If we take action we will all be winners!

      Lets encourage each other to stay on track.


  11. Hi Kay,

    Glad you’re taking action! Nice to know that you also want to help your friends!

    Good luck!


  12. Hi Kay

    Thank you for visiting my blog, thought I would return the favor.
    What I love most about internet marketing and being apart of a challenge or a course is the community and network that comes along.

    I would just love to get more marketing contacts. I belive that we all can win by helping eachother.

    So Kay, what are your specialty? What should I ask you about?

    You can ask me about almost everything related to internet marketing. Especially on the technical aspects like WordPress setup, facebook integarion, video creation and such.

    Look forward to interacting with you. Have a great day.


    PS. Sorry for any misspellings… I am from Denmark and also, my fingers tend to move faster than my brain. Hope you can see past that ๐Ÿ™‚

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