The month of October was a critical month for me. I took some of the largest strides in my entrepreneurial career by launching four products. This was a huge step for me personally and professionally.
I had to overcome the fear that these products would be absolute failures, and I had to pull the trigger and get these products launched. I'll admit that over the past few months I had been dragging my feet on doing what I knew needed to be done.
For months my product, Atomz, sat on a shelf in our spare bedroom closet just collecting dust. I had no launch plan, and I was continuously afraid that I would never sell any.
I had to take my own advice, and just go for it. Whenever you want to do something, but you're having a hard time doing it, you just have to go for it. Overthinking things is the root of staying where you're at.
I decided to take a couple of hours and build my listing on this website. I've had the idea of building an online shop for fellow entrepreneurs, so I thought Atomz would be the perfect first product for that shop. Within the matter of a week, I had completed my listing, as well as created a launch strategy.
Once Atomz was listed on my shop, and I had overcome the hurdle of launching a product, I was hungry for more. I had been designing the Best Year Planner for months, and I wanted to make it public.
I decided it was a good time to launch pre-orders for the planner. Launching a pre-order would help with a couple things. First, it would verify that there was some interest in my product. By showing everyone what the design looked like, I could receive initial feedback about it. Second, by launching a pre-order it would allow me to raise the initial capital required to order my first production run of 500 units.
Both the Atomz launch and the Best Year Planner were released during the same week. Considering I had only announced the products to my social media following, I would say that both launches were a decent success.
I still need to set up additional sales avenues for both products, but considering the response I received, I'm confident that once those channels are built that I'll be able to keep making consistent sales.
Aside from my product launches, I photographed three incredible weddings, and a few engagement sessions to wrap up my season! Looking back on the year, I'd have to say that this was one of my favorite years to shoot weddings. The couples I had the honor of working with were absolutely incredible. After every wedding I found myself turning to Emily and asking her, "How do we keep getting such incredible clients"?
It's fair to say that during October I probably grew more individually than I had all year. But I don't plan on letting up anytime soon.
In November, I want to continue to push and challenge myself. I'm starting to finally understand that nothing great ever comes from standing still, and I'm grateful for the lessons I learned in October.
I also want to create more value for those who are visiting this blog. I don't believe I've done a great job and sharing with you what I've learned, and I want to make sure that I'm bringing you value whenever I can.
I'm excited about what November has the potential to bring. Below are some of my goals for the month. I'd love for you to tell me yours in the comments below. I want to do whatever I can to help you reach them!
Launch Click Funnel campaign for Atomz and generate $1000
Reach goal of 100 Best Year Planner pre-orders
Book 3 - 2019 Weddings
Run 70 miles
Lose 8 lbs