I’ll be the first to admit that my online ventures were far more successful when I knew nothing about blogging or building products and just hustled.
I started The Minimalist Path, a blog about my simplistic lifestyle, back in the Fall of 2009 and within 6 months was making over $1,000/month from the fast-growing niche blog. At first, I had just arrived back from living in Australia, was working 9-10 hour days for $12/hour in a moving job, and putting in 3-4 hours each night trying to make something happen online. I was always tired and frustrated, but I was ecstatic to see such success. I was hustling, knew nothing and more focused on success than I had ever been prior. And what happened? I succeeded.
So, what happened after I tasted success?
I lost focus and got comfortable.
Bye, Bye Success – Hello Hobby
Back in September 2010, I sold The Minimalist Path to some Australian guys for just a couple thousand dollars. Why? I was burnt out.
I started to hate everything minimalist. I got tired of explaining how to organize shit and decided to just move on. Boy, that was a huge mistake.
I should have shifted my focus with the site and maintained it. I would have made far more steady income and possibly been able to grow that to something larger that garnered a wider focus than living with less.
I’ll be completely honest. I have seen at least 10 bloggers, whom I consider acquaintances, make it BIG and become extremely successful since I sold The Minimalist Path back in 2010.
What happened to me than? Why didn’t I go on to the next venture and grow that into a success?Continue Reading