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Information Overload

  • May 4, 2017 /

Last week, I posted about a survey I was running about doing business online. Click here to check that out, if you haven’t yet.

I wanted to post the results of the survey to give you guys an idea of what you fellas are dealing with in terms of online business and meeting those goals.

Alright, so this is good. Limiting beliefs are definitely something that many people struggle with. The perfect example is the “I can’t lose weight because genetics!” crowd.

The overall consensus is that it’s definitely possible, but with a caveat (we’ll get to that below).

This means that 77% of you have either made $0 or less than $1,000.

That’s over 3/4 of you, which is a lot if you think about it. Because $1,000 is obviously not a livable amount of money—not even close. Now, to get to a monthly number around $1,000 may take a couple different streams of income, but it’s doable.

I truly had no idea what to expect with this question, and was pleasantly surprised. Although looking back, I should have phrased it a little bit better (Yes/Yes, a free Blogspot/WP site/No).

So I’m missing data on that key element—how many people have actually installed WordPress or another content system from the ground-up. Would that skew the results greatly (I suspect not).

The second one is supposed to say “Yes, I love it and want to stay.”

Again, I was stupid here. “No” gives me no applicable information. Are you retired? Working online already? Brick and mortar business owner?

So what I can draw from this is that close to half of my readers are looking to break out of the corporate cog. I was very (pleasantly) surprised to hear that many are happy and want to stay in those positions. The nomadic life is definitely not for everybody.

The second option is “Too Many Internet Scammers”.

Now, this one is very split across the board. And some of these go hand-in-hand; #1 and #2 could be combined, as well as #3 and #5 to an extent.

The point is, there is definitely a lot of bad information (a lot of you said that in the comments field), and you just don’t know where to start. This is a deal-breaker, because it takes an immense amount of time and motivation to sort through all of that.

Thankfully, most of this is solvable (more on that later).

Information overload in action, right?

Again, very spread out. The good news, again, is that some of these can work hand-in-hand with each other.

For example, if you learn how to write engaging content, it’s going to do well in SEO (over time). Same thing with branding/social media. Learn how to engage people, and you’ll do just fine.

This is great to hear, because it’s very doable!

I actually threw this question on there after I’d already received a couple dozen responses, so the data may not be the greatest.

I’m split on this, because I’d love to do something like this (i.e. screen recording, narration, etc.). But yes, something like that is a huge undertaking—video and audio editing takes a ton of time. Not to mention, it would definitely be more technical. I’d be walking you through my entire thought process and actual show you how to do it on-screen.

I have the skills, bandwidth, and more to do this.

Now, this would be a separate deal than my normal podcast, Troublesome Radio. I’m fully committed to keeping that free—forever. This would be a completely separate deal and focused purely on making money/technical learning.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

First off, if you took the survey—thank you very much.

If it’s not obvious yet, I do have something new in the works. I’m hoping to launch it by June 1st, and so far I am on pace to do so. If you’re not on my email list, they’ll be getting first exclusive access and pricing. So if you’re not on it, make sure you click here to sign up.

In any case, I may ask more questions in another survey in the coming weeks—so stay tuned!

If you’d still like to chime in, I’m going to leave it open for a while. You can chime in at this link or right here:

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