I know...it's been a minute. Don't worry everything is fine. I haven't forgotten about blogging and sharing insights on the importance of Fin. Lit. and Online biz. As you know I've been documenting my journey through the OFA challenge and every week I've been sharing my insight on the week's assignments. Well the fourth week's challenge took me about 3.5 weeks to finish :) And so that's why you haven't heard from with any updates.
BUT, that's all about to change because I can officially say that I have FINALLY completed my funnel!! It's live and already converting sales. I can tell you already that it's wayyy better than my experience selling through a regular e-commerce website and store. Remember in week one we talked about the difference between selling product through a regular website and sales funnel? Yeah I can tell you already that 4 days into having a live sales funnel that it's wayyy better for margins, revenue, everything. People are loving the offers instead of just selling solo products and they're loving the personal sales experience I'm giving them.
Guys this stuff works, but let me be honest with you....This One Funnel Away Challenge is exactly that. It's a challenge and it's going to be tough, BUT after having gone through it, let me tell you, I don't regret any of it. The money I spent was worth it and more importantly the time I spent on it was well worth it. If you can carve out about 2-3 hours a day and really commit to finishing even just one task a day for the challenge I'm telling you, you will complete the challenge. And please do yourself a favor...manage your expectations and be gentle on yourself. You're not going to make a million dollars on the first go, but that's not important. What's more important is that you're going to be learning a lot of new skills throughout this challenge. Some will come quite naturally to you, others not so much. You have to just take it one day at a time.
I mean, the actual funnel building took me 3 weeks to complete, but I didn't give up. Did I want to? Oh you bet. Even now things aren't perfect. I am having some technical things come up on the daily, but that's completely normal. Your job is to put out the fires as the owner and figure out solutions. Being an owner gives you power, but remember that power comes with an immense amount of responsibility. This power allows you to be in the driver seat of the car instead of being at the mercy of someone else.
If you're currently going through the OFA challenge maybe you've already felt like quitting. Take it from someone who finally made it to the other side: DON'T QUIT. Remember you can figure it out. Either reach out to a friend, or hire someone, or even DM, Email, Message me and I can try and point you in the right direction.
It's been a tough 2 months for me going through this challenge, but if it were easy then it wouldn't be much of a challenge now would it? I can confidently tell you, however, that my skills in online business have gotten sharper. I now have the skills to create side hustles. I have a blueprint I can reference back to in order to making more money online, so I can in turn make more money work for me through my investments!
I stand by what I said at the top of the challenge: The One Funnel Away Challenge is my best investment of 2020. The time, money, stress, was all worth it because now I posses evergreen skills that I can leverage to give myself the financial freedom I crave.
If you're in the middle of the challenge, do future you a favor and DON'T GIVE UP! If you're thinking about taking the challenge and are a little scared, do future you a favor and DIVE IN! If you're unsure of whether this challenge is for you, do future you a favor and TRY IT! If it doesn't work for you that's just as useful as figuring out what does.
Whatever you choose to do just remember you are in power here. You call the shots. It's YOU vs YOU everyday. This challenge will reflect back to you what you're strengths and weaknesses are. It will help you improve yourself and even evolve. Oh, and a nice little bonus is that it'll help you make some really great money on the side.
That's it for me this week guys.
As always happy investing and happy funneling!
The Layman Investor
p.s. to check out my funnel Click Here
to take the One Funnel Away Challenge Click Here