“My online business is fully built on the Zero to Launch system to this day.” —Tom Miller
His first online business failed miserably
Before joining Zero to Launch, Tom toyed with the idea of starting an online business. He even cut his full-time engineering job down to part-time so he could spend more time blogging.
But with no system to follow, he quickly felt lost.
“I wasted a good amount of time looking for articles online about marketing strategies and tactics and reading what other people were doing.”
Without a roadmap, Tom’s business went nowhere. Hear him describe his struggle and how humiliating it was.
“I had all this stuff in my head that I knew would benefit other people”
Back in college, Tom had developed study techniques to help him get good grades while spending less time studying. Combining those skills with the knowledge he learned from my Earn 1K course, he made good side money as a tutor.
But he could only help so many students one-on-one. He wanted to reach more people, but didn’t know how.
See how Zero to Launch gave Tom a roadmap to develop his idea and find an audience desperate for the knowledge he had.
“It was completely different than my first attempt”
Now that Tom had a system to follow, things changed completely.
Four months after launching his site, he had 500 subscribers. He then went deeper into the Zero to Launch framework and learned how to write posts that resonated strongly with his audience. These helped him build relationships with leaders in the industry and rapidly grow his email list.
“Growth is more of a steady grind than ‘Oh, I got featured in Lifehacker and got a million pageviews.’”
In April 2015, Tom created his first online product — a course that helped engineer students get better grades in less time. It brought in solid revenue to supplement his earnings as…