Rested and Recharged

I’m back from my honeymoon, and just got through the 864 e-mails that were waiting for me! Talk about a nightmare, I spent the better of 6-hours going through everything, and I still have about 100 e-mails that I need to address in some manner.

That’s the thing about being your own boss – It’s hard to take a vacation! My wife has a regular 9-5 job, and her only worry is that her out-of-office is turned on, and that her voicemail states that she’ll be out of the office. If only my life were that easy.

It really got me thinking.. My current business model is VERY complex, and requires almost constant attention. If I’m not around, I need a staff of skilled workers to handle things properly, or we lose money. While it’s still a good model, it’s very limiting, and it has alot of overhead to boot.

I’m about to launch a new business, and it’s model is completely different – It’s a subscription-based service that is completely automated. Someone signs up, I get paid, and they do their thing. Instant gratification, and everyone’s happy. I could take a 6-month cruise around the world, and as long as my admin is keeping watch over the servers and making sure nothing breaks, I’d be fine.

Affiliate marketing is that way to a degree, but there’s still the aspect of promotion, whether through PPC, SEO, social media, or other methods. If you don’t do anything to promote the products, you’re not going to make any money. And that sucks.

Food for thought. Now to handle those last 100 e-mails.. 🙁

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