GBL 036: Talking about My Failed Attempts at Making Money Online

It’s always easy to see someone who is making money and doing well and think they must be lucky or that it came so easy. I’m very thankful that all the years of trying and failing have finally paid off. I’m living my dreams.

It hasn’t been easy to get to this point though. In fact, I think I have taken longer than most people who are making money online. It does seem some do well on their first attempt.

It’s very possible, but I think that’s not the norm. I wish it were that easy for me. My first attempt didn’t go that well. Nor did the next or the following attempts. In fact it took many years and many embarrassing ways that I tried to make money online.

The reason I want to talk about it in today’s episode is because I know many of you have this fear of trying. I’m telling you to start now. Because your first attempt may not be successful. It’ll probably be embarrassing when you look back on it, but with each try you move slightly closer and closer.

I know that’s what helped me. At the time it felt like I was going backwards or making no progress but it all led me to where I am today.


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  • Sophia Davis

    Thanks Benny, this podcast was really inspiring! I can relate to your experiences and am so glad I came across you!

    • Thank you so much for finding me and listening to the podcast!

    • Thank you for listening Sophia!!

  • Emily Hsieh

    Nice podcast Benny – thanks for sharing your struggles in your journey to your years-long “overnight” success! 🙂 You really only learn when you stumble and fail, otherwise you never know what you’ve done right to get to where you are.

    • Thanks for listening. Yes I’m finally able to enjoy my “overnight” success. 🙂

  • Fantastic Podcast episode Benny! Really loved it! Super inspiring. Keep up the great work!

  • Obet Hutagalung

    woah , thx for da sharing.

  • Amazing episode Benny,
    Hope you’re having a great time in Taipei.
    It takes a lot to be so honest about your failures.
    Just a quick question. Would you like transcriptions for your podcasts?

    As you know, it helps increase audience reach (some people prefer reading to listening, cant listen in office, etc).

    Also since its original and huge content (1 minute of a podcast generally has 180 words), you can target ranking on Page 1 of Google for various long-tail keywords.

    Would you like a free transcription for your next podcast to check if it adds value?

  • hey Benny
    your podcast was really inspiring! I can relate to your experiences and am so glad I came across you! love quotes