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I’m Back –
Wow! What a great mini-vacation we had! Sure was nice to get away for awhile – and, as always, it’s wonderful to come back home. Today is a special day for me. Feb 18th marks my second anniversary working online. It was two years ago today that I got this crazy little idea to make money online.
My Special “Souvenir” From My Vacation
Our weekend started out fantastic. I’m tellin’ ya, if anyone wants a really good marketing lesson, go stay at a casino resort. This is definitely one industry that has mastered the art of giving the customer tremendous value in order to just get them in the door.
You pay for nothing. You want for nothing. All the casinos want is you on the casino floor. If you ever go to a casino – get a players card. It costs nothing, but can bring some great benefits (especially in this economy).
My birthday was wonderful (THANK YOU for all your birthday wishes!) Valentine’s Day was even sweeter….and then we come to Sunday – the day we were set to check out and leave.
Sunday morning I woke up with a raging fever. We ended up checking out late and then PotPieDude piled me up in the car for the 6-hour drive home. I slept 99% of the time. In fact, we didn’t even stop once on the way home.
A Day In The Life Of PotPieGirl – Part 2
Funny that I wrote that post about my typical day before I left for vacation. That typical day has been so NOT typical for me the past 3 days.
Monday – Laid there. Watched TV. Took meds.
Tuesday – Same.
Wednesday – Same until about 4 pm for an appointment.
It’s been rough. Whenever I had a “burst of energy” I would either a) change the TV channel, or b) roll on my side and look at my email on my laptop. This has been the weirdest illness. Started with fever, then sore throat, then add in the sinuses…now, I am getting cold symptoms.
Tonight, I have a little more pep, but still on the couch using the laptop. Hopefully the worst is over.
Speaking Of Email
Since I mentioned my email, let’s talk about it for a second. Needless to say, I have a LOT of email waiting for my attention. My apologies to anyone who has an email in to me that has not heard back from me yet. I will get to it – I just can’t promise when.
My hubby was asking me how much email I get each day that requires my personal attention. I get about 100 a day – some days more. My hubby pointed out to me that even if each email took an average of only 3 minutes to open, read, and reply, that I would spend 300 minutes…. FIVE HOURS …. each day just on email.
Since my goal for 2009 has been to learn how to leverage what I’ve built and the whole work less/make more thing, spending a minimum of five hours a day on email seems a little off-course, doesn’t it? lol! That is something I have to work on. It also happens to be one thing that I can’t outsource. While I surely can outsource my tasks, I can’t outsource ME.
So – many questions that I get via email now will turn into blog posts here at PotPieGirl.com. I think it’s a good idea that the whole “class” benefit from the answer (AND it gives me a post to reference for the next emails I get that are the same question…lol).
Also, please check and see if your question isn’t already answered on a Squidoo FAQ lens I have. There is a ton of information on that lens. In fact, I would highly recommend that everyone reading that uses Squidoo open this lens:
and bookmark it. There is so much good information for various Squidoo issues as well as some great One Week Marketing Action Plan Q&A’s.
If I send you an email back with a link to something to read, PLEASE do not be offended. Thanks!
Happy Anniversary To Me (Again!)
Yes, today is my two-year anniversary working online! I can remember two years ago…staring at the white screen and somehow turning it into a website (a crappy site, but it was MY website! lol)
Learning to make money online is one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. I am so glad I stuck with it. In the beginning, it feels like brick wall after brick wall…. but it gets better. I promise =)
Ok, now I’m going to take more meds… watch the rest of Damages…and go back to sleep.
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Happy Anniversary to you PPG..welcome back and keep up the great work!!!
Happy Anniversay and Glad you’re back. Get well soon my dear.
Congrats on your two-year anniversary. Sorry you’re not feeling well. I had that same sickness a couple of weeks ago.I had a fever of 102+ for three days.According to the CDC it’s some “mysterious flu-like illness”(whatever that means) that’s spreading across the South. Maybe it will run it’s course by the time the pollen season starts next month.LOL
Seriously,it must be great when getting sick doesn’t mean losing income like it does when you have a J.O.B. I hope by this time next year I’ll know what that’s like.
“According to the CDC it’s some “mysterious flu-like illness”(whatever that means) that’s spreading across the South.”
Sounds about right to me, Tyla! I’ve never had anything like this before…
Thanks for the well wishes all!!
Happy anniversary & I hope you feel better soon. I’m glad it didn’t start earlier & spoil your whole weekend away!
Happy Anniversary and get well soon. You have written a lot about how you get started, worked hard and smart , and got success. People like me, must be feeling inside that you should write an autobiography about your journey in more detail. And it should be available to free download :).
Happy Anniversary and welcome home!
Note: Pat O’Bryan does outsource his e-mail responses as does Joe Vitale,I understand. I think the ladies that assist them simply read through and respond to the ones they can help, and then refer only the ones that need personal attention to their employer. anyway, it’s worth a thought.
5 hours a day is almost a full time job!
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What an amazing milestone! Two years! Good for you! That is so exciting, especially when you know how much hard work, time, and energy you put into everyday!
Give yourself a pat on the back! You are an inspiration to us all!
Happy Anniversary! 😉
Congrats Jen!! And I hope you feel better soon.
I just would want to comment a little on your “I can’t outsource ME” comment because I think you might be able to do just that (sort of).
Surely you can’t outsource YOU but if you’re totally honest about it how many of those emails will actually require YOU? I bet that 95% could be answered by any competent support employee. Am I wrong?
And especially if you’re going to answer all the questions in blog posts then you’ll soon have 99% of the questions online and any support representative will be able to guide a reader to that post.
Finally I know that you probably enjoy answering the emails (from a personal perspective) but I am curious what you get out of it from a business perspective?
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My wife had the exact same symptoms. She is finally getting over everything and starting to feel normal again. It took her about 4 or 5 days to get to this point.
Hope you get to feeling better and happy anniversary!
Congrats on the 2 years!
You must have some good traffic by now…
I read on a blog once that the difference between winners & losers in the affiliate marketing game are those that stuck with it for 3+ years or not…
Congratulations on finding your way in this crazy online world. Happy anniversary. I only recently found your site but have added it to my reader so I don’t miss any articles. Good job.
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I am so glad that you are on your way to recovery and that it didn’t spoil your whole weekend – you deserve a break! Congrats on your two year anniversary, too! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us, you are a true inspiration!
Congratulations, Jennifer! …Get well soon. 🙂
Happy, anniversary, and feel better soon. I took your advice about bookmarking the page. I’m working on my second Squidoo lens and enjoying it, but there is a lot to learn. I had to get rid of the first one I started because I wasn’t able to change some photographs. Rather than spending a lot of time figuring out what was wrong, I opted to start a new lens.
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Congratulations on your two successful years!!
In any business, online or offline, successfully passing this milestone is a major achievement, because many businesses fall over before this, for a number of reasons.
When I consider this, and your obvious talents, it’s clear you have a bright future.
I look forward to further developing our ongoing relationship!
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Congratulations. I have been visiting your aloe vera niche site and have learned so much about creating niche sites. I still have lots to learn and can only hope to be as successful as you are two years down the line.
Well done. Glad the squidoo drama got sorted out. x
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Congrats on your two year anniversary, hope you had loads of fun on your get away 🙂 and get well son 🙂
and get well soon*
I’m sorry to hear you re crook (Oz slang for unwell). The ‘flu can be a real nasty piece of work. So I hope you get over it soon.
I have read and re-read your One Week Marketing but I cannot find out which source you choose to use for your paid clip art service. Would you share that info with us please?
Yes, I use Creative Commons sometimes, but I’d feel safer with a fully-pid service, as long as the price is cheap. 😉
Kind regards from Sydney, Australia,
PS: What does CommentLuv cost ?
Congrats on your 2 year anniversary. You are such a wonderful inspiration. Im so sorry that your vacation turned out that way it did. Well take care and I hope you feel better soon. Faye
Congrats to you. I know so many people who think this is a get rich quick scheme who get frustrated and quit. Goes to show that if you stick with it, yu will suceed.
Happy Anniversary. Wishing you many more with Squidoo (and no more canceled accounts).
Happy Anniversary. I wanted to personally thank you for your OneWeekMarketing guide. I purchased it today and it is amazing information and very inspiring. I am also a member at WA and new as of last week so I am in a whirlwind of information. It is quite overwhelming, but almost feels as though I am getting away with something by being able to utilize all of these free marketing tools. Thank you once again and I wish you continued success.
Wow! Only two years. You’ve come so far. In my dreams, I’m half as successful at online marketing as you’re been in twice the time.
Hey PPG –
Congrats on your success. Your financial reward is the by-product of your hard work and dedication. I love your style of writing
because I can understand what your are saying. PPG, you are in a class all to yourself. No one can match your style.
Have a question for you ….
Do your really play golf in high heel?
I’m referring to the pic at my HOME page
Meric pour cela ( I come from France excuse English ) I liked your blog though.
If you want to get a buck on your birthday then my advice is to go to any online casino and win it.simple.