I’m a sales guy. Since I was 19, I’ve been selling someone else’s products on an affiliate commission basis. And it’s been great – that’s how I made my first money, and that’s what paved the way to where I am today.
However, there was a point where I hit a ceiling. It was getting harder and harder to increase my sales past a certain point, and scaling an affiliate based business uncovered many challenges I’ve never considered before – ranging from production control to mid-supply chain management.
That’s when I realized that if I wanted to keep going forward, I need to start thinking about my own product and creating a system I would fully control – that’s how PayCertify was born.
At first, I was petrified. I had zero idea how to develop software, and here I was – trying to compete in one of the most overcrowded online industries, Fintech.
In my head, so many things could go wrong that would make a fool out of me. And I was 100% right – some things did go wrong and, on occasion, I did end up looking like a complete lunatic.
Sometimes, I felt like it was all a huge blunder and that I should go back to the affiliate model I found so much success with.
But I stuck with PayCertify, and, one step at a time, I eliminated error by error from my process. Over time, I learned how to manage, how to strategize production, and how to surround myself with people who know what they’re doing.
And that’s my message for today – don’t be scared to start your thing. Yes, it does offer a lot of challenges in the process, and yes, it will get ugly at times, but in the end, you’re unlocked with a lot more possibilities to scale and automate your business and achieve the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.