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Sherlock Nation is my business in progress, and ever since I joined it, I have been getting a lot of questions about it. The way I see it, this is perfectly understandable. There are a lot of people out there who are looking for a good online business opportunity, so they want to know.
I will try to give as good description of how it developed so far as possible, also trying to answer all questions that I have been receiving in comments area. Just to give you an example, here is the last comment I got:
That is a good review of Shopping Sherlock, I nearly signed up! (don’t have the ready dosh just yet.) I like the way you’ve presented it – some ‘cons’ would be good though – like what others have said and some rebuttals etc etc.
Seems like a lot of money for a free app to give away to me – perhaps you could say how much you are earning from SS compared to the number of hours you are working (what does that work entail – trying to give the app away to as many people as poss – that’s a bit MLM, no?)
Anyway – looks like you’re doing very well out of it!
Earnings, Time And Work Issues
Time and work issues are of a great concern to everybody, of course. Nobody wants to work a lot and invest time in some semi-good business “opportunity”, only to fail to produce results. But things needs to be put into perspective in order to perceive the reality in as it is.
I joined this business 6 months ago (May 2015) and I did not go strong from the beginning. To be honest my greatest issue at that time was to get the confirmation that the business is legit. I did my research before I joined, and I did join because it all seemed right, but I still needed something more. I needed some additional confirmation.
I got that confirmation as I started with the training material and got familiar with company, its events and people who run it. Maybe 5-6 weeks after I joined, I was finally 100% sure that the business is real, and company legit.
It took me also about 2-3 months to get complete understanding of all aspects of the business and how all these different parts fit together. That is the reason why I tell people who are asking me questions about it, to take time and do the research. It is necessary in order to understand it fully.
I need to point out one thing! This is not my first business start up so I understand that every business takes time. That is the reason I can not give exact answer to questions about how fast can somebody start making money on this, as the gentleman who wrote the comment above asked.
Money comes by the growth of your team or by the app distribution. So the answer lies in how fast you can do these things. The business must be built first in order to start generate profits. I am fully aware of that but many people fail to understand it.
I spend around 10 hours a week on this business. Some weeks I spent more than that and some less, but 10 hours a week is a basic guideline. Those weeks when I spent more than an hour a day were weeks when I was preparing the material for the website.
Basically, you do not need your own website cause you get one made for you automatically upon joining, together with other marketing material. You can easily work with that only and many affiliates choose to follow that path. But the website that company creates for you is not a blog website, and since I am affiliate, I always have my own blog as additional resource.
At the beginning of September I took a course in LinkedIn free lead generation. LinkedIn is not just another social media platform as many people think. It is a business platform that allows all kind of professionals to connect and exchange business ideas and methods.
This kind of work was new to me and I can tell you, the material was mind-blowing! It was given by one of the leading affiliates as part of education program within the company . The course took 6 weeks and additional 2 to put it all together.
I am telling you this in order to demonstrate the time process involved in developing the business. If you do not have the patience you will never be able to finish anything. It takes time! So 6 months in the business I have just reached the point when I can say I have everything in place to really start building things up.
In order to avoid writing one, too long article, I have cut it into two parts. The second part is already published and you can go to it here;- part 2.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, leave me a comment below!
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