Jill has been building her SF Tourism Tips website, and business, for about 5 years.
It has become successful enough for us to do it full time and for me to quit my job as an “office based psychotherapist.”
I may, at some point, start doing psychotherapy, over the internet, but I doubt I will ever work in an office again.
After working for a few major corporations, Jill also doesn’t want to be stuck in an office anymore.
The company that hosts her site, and her business, is called SiteSell.
From what she’s told me, using their website, and learning all about SEO, how to build a site, and how to find succcess, has been invaluable to her.
There have definitely been tough times, and times when she did want to give up, especially while we were in China and the internet was almost impossible to use, but she didn’t. I made sure she knew that this was her future and that she had spent so much time, and energy, that to quit now would have been a loss and going back to the corporate world, working 80-100 hours a week, just to make money to accumulate things we don’t want, was a major step backwards in our future plans together. I was working and making enough money for use to survive in Beijing so even if she didn’t make any money, it would have been okay with me. As long as she believed in what she was doing and kept at it.
Luckily for both of us, she did.
Actually, luck had nothing to do with it.
It was 100% perseverance, determination and a desire to not fall into a past routine that would have made both of us miserable and unfulfilled with our lives and choices.
Jill has also been using SiteSell’s forums to help other people achieve their dreams and figure out how to better their business/website models. This is something she does for free and one of the true benefits of using SiteSell: They have a massive forum that is very lively and people really try to help each other succeed. I haven’t seen this on the other web hosting sites and I’m glad Jill decided to use SiteSell when she started.
According to her own knowledge and experience, she jokingly states that she has almost achieved a Master’s degree in building a business online without having to go to college and have massive student debts.
The beauty is that anyone that wants to do this can do the same. It does take a lot of hard work, and effort, but most goals worth achieving do.
Jill’s hard work is really starting to pay off. She had her first $5,000 month in December. Not only that, but after she posted that on the forum, she actually ended up making a December total of $6,600!
Consider that in February, she only made $150 and yet 12 months later, she was not at $6,600!
The owner, Ken Evoy, noticed this and decided to write a blog post about Jill.
After writing the blog post, he decided to feature her as a “Success Story.”
This all happened in just the past few weeks and it was because Jill decided not to give up, to keep working hard, and to be okay with some failure as long as the long term goals are still in focus.
That is what it takes to run an online business and not give up. Lots of perseverance.
There is still a long way for us to go to get to our dream level of “success” but we are on the right path and will continue to do whatever we need to get there.
If you are interested in learning more about how Jill was able to do this, check out the article linked below and feel free to contact us. We want to help others live their dreams and figure out what is right for them and how they can achieve it.
And if you want to sign up for SiteSell and start your own website, click on this SF Tourism Tips – About Jill page and it will take you directly to the information page for SiteSell once you click it.