a lesson in WordPress

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“They say: Think twice before you jump. I say: Jump first and then think as much as you want!”

Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

I am not even 24 hours into this adventure and already I thinking wtfrig??? My challenge is to leverage social media as my means to success, however even just writing this blog has been a challenge. LOL this is only my second post and it took me all day to figure out I should have never started with building a page but I should have been using the posts, duh, even the name “posts” makes it obvious.

Lucky for me WordPress is the only new tool I will be using, as I am very familiar with Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram, the other three social media sites I will be using for this experiment.

Technology issues aside, today was the day!!! The day I signed up with Amway to become an IBO, Independent Business Owner (has a nice ring to it). The cost of this independence was 166$ charged right to my visa 🙂

Twitter – This is where my jump first ask questions later kicks in. I set up my Twitter account last night promoting my blog before even being signed up with Amway. I am pleased to say in less then 24hours I am up to 293 followers and my blog has been viewed 34 times! I am pretty excited about it and my Twitter account has only been suspended once!! LOL for those that are new to all this, Twitter will suspend your account if they feel you maybe SPAMMING people. Basically I just randomly started following people in hopes they would follow me. So far I had to follow 1,187 people, about a 25% return for my Twitter account and around 3% return for my Blog. I know it doesn’t seem like much but it’s only day one!! Side note, Twitter people are very nice and amazingly supportive, not only are complete strangers willing to follow me, they left many words of encouragement. #feelingblessed

To be honest I am feeling very overwhelmed, my mind has been spinning non stop and a challenge to concentrate on my day job. I have this compelling feeling to get everything set up and rolling yesterday. I am assuming most new Amway Consultants are in the same head space, excited to get started and impatient for results. I am talking myself off the ledge, when I am done posting this blog that will be it for Amway today. My new independent business will still be there in the  morning and I will execute on a few more goals, set up Pinterest and Instagram account. After all I once heard Rome wasn’t built in a day 🙂

I would love for you to like my post, follow my blog, leave a comment and follow me on Twitter

Here is the link to the  Start Your Own Business on the Amway site, for those of you with peaked curiosity, or feel free to email me at theamwayexperiment@gmail.com


2 thoughts on “a lesson in WordPress

    Chad Parker said:
    July 18, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I commend you for this, I considered joining the Amway Global (IBO) tract some years ago but I don’t have the fortitude for it, I wish you all the best in your endeavors!


      The Amway Experiment responded:
      July 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Thank you so much! If you are ever interested in trying again let me know 🙂

      Have a great weekend!


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