I’ve thought about this for a long time. Wouldn’t it be awesome if I could create digital products and sell them online? I mean, the perks are amazing:
- No investment (Just your time)
- You can work where and when you want to
- You won’t run out of product
- Any person can purchase from anywhere in the world
- Your business will be completely automated
- You will make money on your sleep
- And the best one: you will be able to achieve financial freedom
It sounds great right?
To be honest, there are many projects that I started and never finished. They never even went beyond the planning of the idea.
I’m a web designer and developer and the only products I have finished in my life are the projects I’ve created for my clients in my freelance business.
Every product or business idea I had until this point of my life, has been put on the back burner.
I’m using content the wrong way. Always reading, learning, consuming and never taking ACTION. Again, always consuming.
I’m not the only one with this problem, there are a lot of people (you might be one of them) that always procrastinate doing products because they’re consuming products.
After reading Justin Jackson‘s blog, I realized that it was time to start creating things. It’s time to fight that ugly monster called procrastination. Because I think that everything comes down to procrastination. We procrastinate creating things because we consume a lot of content. We watch Netflix, we check Facebook, we read blog posts, we read emails, we watch YouTube videos, we consume.
This is the beginning of my journey, I decided to start working towards my goals and stopping being a consumer. Being a consumer sucks.
I decided to create my own products because I don’t want to see myself in a couple of years regretting not doing anything of value and not achieving my goals just because of procrastination.
I’m about to start planning my first digital product, it will be a book. I already brainstormed some potential topics and they are all related to web development. I decided to start with an ebook because it’s always good to start small.
Everything I’ve learned about ebook creation comes from Nathan Barry. He is the founder of ConvertKit, an email marketing company targeted to professional bloggers. Before ConvertKit, he created a number of books in the area of web and mobile application design. He shared everything he learned in the process and the profit of each of his projects on his website. It’s another of the reasons I decided to start with an ebook.
As I will create a book related to web development, I will be sharing content mostly related to web development because I want to start building an audience that might be interested in buying that book in the future.
In the next post of the Business category, I will share the exact topic my book will be about and the exact date I will launch it in.
Join me in my journey and stop being a consumer. You can do things that matter by using your willpower to beat procrastination. Don’t wait for that peak of motivation that will inspire you to take action. Just do it. It’s all about slow, consistent progress.
All the best,