Whew! Is all I can say about what’s been going on behind the scenes for the last few weeks. I honestly don’t know how I was able to tackle all of this stuff. But, I did. I’m so thrilled and excited about it being done and now I want to open it up to you guys. When I thought about doing this, the intent was to further educate and empower entrepreneurs in a more exclusive and protected area. That’s not to say that I won’t have or continue to provide content on my blog. That won’t stop.
I have always for some strange reason wanted to have a training/membership site even when I didn’t have a clue as to how I was going to do it. Through the past few months, I was slowly getting the right tools and resources that would enable me to accomplish it. That included membership plugins as well as templates for the site itself. It was a pretty steep learning curve to pull it off, but I managed to tame it to say the least. **I think**
Honestly, I wouldn’t advise you to do it yourself simply because it takes a well organized and detailed person to do it. Now I’m not saying that you shouldn’t, but just understand that it will require pretty serious planning to get it the way you want it.
Currently, I would say that it is for sure in it’s infancy, but the plan is to grow it over time. I will be putting a lot of content in there that pertains mostly to my businesses that I’m involved in like Ipro and PLS. Those are the two that I’m focusing on as they perfectly complement each other.
As I mentioned in a previous post, that those that are with me in those respective businesses will have complete access to their portion of the site (PLS will get PLS training) and those who have joined me in IPRO will get access to their portion of the site as well. That way it keeps things separate and they can focus on the things that is relevant to them.
It may get to a point where I might have to create an additional site, but for the time being, I think this one will get us out of the dark and moving towards the light.
The site currently consist of a few basic training modules and shares what I have experienced or learned on what it takes to start an online business. It’s been a few years now and some things I picked up the hard way and some can be attributed to my online mentors. It’s my start to product creation and building solid relationships. So it’s two-fold.
One thing it has allowed me to do is to sharpen up my video creation skills and also becoming more tech savvy. I’m not saying that you need to know all of this techie stuff, but it always helps. I just like learning new things and putting those things to work. I know that may be a little weird to some degree, but hey, that’s the way I roll.
I learned a while back that you have to be a leader in you want others to follow you. Leaders do what leaders have to do to accomplish their personal goals. It forces you to get out of your comfort zone and make things happen. For so long, I was comfortable sitting back and leveraging what others have created. That’s cool and all and it has it’s place for sure. I am a proponent of leveraging whatever you can to get to your goals a lot quicker. But, don’t get stuck there.
That’s what I had to do to move forward and thus the iStartup Membership Training site was birthed. It’s as I mentioned just in it’s infancy, but my plans are to bring some very valuable content inside to help assist those who are serious about their success.
It’s not for those who are not really ready to change their lives. Neither is it for those who are still looking for the next big thing chasing every shiny object that hits their inbox. It’s time to let go of that stuff. To be real with you, I’ve fallen victim of that as well as that’s why I can share a thing or two about that syndrome.
So if you’re up for learning a few things and more-so applying what it is that you learn, I welcome you to jump on in and test the waters. Don’t forget to let me know what you think or for that matter what it is that you like best. Also, if there was a time when you undertook this type of venture, please give me your thoughts on how I can make it better. As I mentioned, it’s a learning process for me and I’m definitely open to improving it over the long term.
For access click the iStartup Up (internet startup) image below and I’ll see you on the inside.