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My 12-Month Journey with Online Business (feat. BowTiedGrappler)
Lessons learned from a beginner
First off, thank you Tetra again for letting me use your platform to share my story and leave the people you have helped with information I have picked up along the way. Without your help and guidance I would not be here today.
Many of you know that I have been gaming social media and created a theme page that has grown to about 20,000 followers on IG and 15,000 on Tiktok (I stopped posting there for now) but along the way I have been grinding out on written content and now sit at about 215 live posts on my blog within my first year of doing this wifi money thing. So much can be done and accomplished in one year and I am looking forward to what year 2 has in store for me.
About a month ago I did a consult call with Tetra and went over a list of questions I had about my business and really started to hone in on a number of key aspects that were spoken about. This next year I look forward to launching a product that I have in the works and continuing to turn myself into a massive player in the niche that I chose.
In this post I will be discussing the key things I have learned along the way of my Wifi Money Journey, How to overcome yourself along the way, and the importance of building relationships from day one!
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The Time Passes
Anons and those on the fence of getting started, let me tell you one thing that I hope will just kick you into gear to start… THE TIME PASSES FAST. Looking back to when I actually started and to where we are today, it does not feel like a long time at all. I mention this on my Twitter a lot but I am glad I started imperfectly with no regard to having it all “figured out”.
Just like many of you, I have never done this before. Just like you, I am a normal dude just trying to build a better future for myself. If I can do this and get to the other side, I know for a fact you can too. Stop making excuses on why not to start.
The Jungle is building something amazing. Something the world truly needs. Just like the US was founded by a small group of brave individuals willing to take a massive risk, so will the Jungle. Make your ancestors proud and just put your thoughts out to the world.
Ups & Downs: Overcoming Yourself
This has been a process I knew going into it that would bring tons of ups & downs. It is one thing to hear about it and say that you’ll make it out but when you are in the middle of the storm inner belief that you have to cultivate is tested.
After having my fair share of battling self-doubt, I have come to realize that every gooruu on the internet talking about making money fast on the web is lying through their teeth. The best thing about Tetra, Bull, Opossum, Jester, and all the Giga Chads of this side of the internet is that they give it to you straight. No Fluff and no bullshit lies.
Having these people by our side is a blessing in itself and should not be taken for granted. Although the love can come off harsh that is what you need to propel yourself to the next level. You have taken the ‘red pill’, you know what is possible in this world and that people are actually making it. There is no way to unsee it. You have a choice to either make it to the other side with battle scars and new friends or live the wage-slave life.
Mindset You Must Adopt
One thing I learned along the way of running Grapplers Graveyard, is that I have to adopt a whole different mindset of how I view myself even while working for a corporation. You are now a boss, you have to think like one, move like one, and do the things that these types of people would do.
Embracing responsibility, thinking bigger, and understanding the complete picture just to name a few.
My experience with Affiliate Marketing For One Year
When you find yourself on this side of the web you get a glimpse of what is possible with the internet. Do not spoil this moment. No my life did not completely change (financially) in one year but how I operate on a day to day basis has. If you are going to start out in this wifi money journey you have to be outcome independent and willing to just do whatever it takes to succeed.
Everything Tetra says works, I am living proof of it.
With that being said, nothing he said could have prepared me for the mistakes I made along the way. I have ran my head into so many walls that I just laugh at anytime something inconvenient comes my way. From having to change *all* the URLs on my website, having to completely redesign the look of my site, and overcoming my cheap tendencies, you name it I have experienced it.
The biggest thing I want to leave those that are early in this game or just on the cusp of getting started is do not go cheap. Buy SurferSEO and Ahrefs immediately. Ever since using these tools my organic keywords that I am ranking for has skyrocketed along side my organic traffic.
Choose the Right Niche
There is a lot opportunity on the internet and because it sits behind a paywall (Ahrefs and SEMRush cost money) majority of people will never truly understand how much opportunity sits out there waiting for you anonymous animals to come gobble it up.
In the Soverign Individual (a book I highly suggest you read) it speaks about the internet being the New Frontier waiting to be discovered by those with enough ambition and drive to go for the gold. For your first site Tetra suggests steering away from anything YMYL (I would too after seeing the difficulty for ranking) on your first go around, but by the time you actually start taking action and building your first, you will have a good enough understanding to chase whatever opportunity you think you can handle.
One of the biggest things I believe that you should be doing is establishing your own network both within the Jungle and outside of the Jungle as an anon. Building relationships is good for a number of reasons but arguably the biggest one is setting yourself up for success to get backlinks from other reputable people who may be ahead of you in the game.
Anyone can write a bunch of content and produce good work that can rank on Google (if you have the right teachers and tools) but what will separate you from those in your niche is the halo you create around your brand with backlinks. Tetra is keen on this. You need to be reaching out and trying to get backlinks as much as possible. Buying them is great but you will need high-quality sites pointing to you to really build defensibility around your rankings.
The best way I have been able to get backlinks from solid sites has been through guest posts. To date I have more than 20 posts live on other sites across the web. Some I personally wrote and some written by people I paid to do the work for me.
Whether you are doing the work or not (in terms of writing the content) the outreach and establishment of connections is huge.
Overcoming Mistakes and Challenges Along the Way
Stop getting in your own way.
You will make mistakes, especially in the beginning. There is no doubt about it. The best thing about making mistakes and fucking up fast is that you fail forward. I would not know the information I know today without the mistakes I made in the first 6 months of me doing this.
For God’s sake, I didn’t index 75 articles for the first 4 months because I thought Google did it automatically. Complete smooth brain moment that I look back at and can just laugh.
There are going to be times you doubt your ability to pull this thing off but you need to muscle through those moments. In this process of becoming sovereign, you have to forge yourself into a person who is unfazed by the ups & downs that come along with this game. Chisel away at your inner-bitch and become the person that you know you are capable of becoming.
Please be sure to subscribe to my Substack where I will be eventually figuring out what to do with it in maybe the next 6 months (lol). And if your really feeling good, check out my Twitter. I am most active there and always willing to help anyone that has any questions about anything. I know a ton of us in the Jungle train jiu-jitsu so be sure to check out Grapplers Graveyard for great discounts on rashguards, gis, shorts, and other accessories that are essential to living a healthy life!