When the Rug Gets Pulled Out

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When the “rug” gets pulled out from you you’re standing on a bare floor. You can either look at this as “I’m screwed” or an opportunity to create something new.

Yea, this happened to me recently. I’ve been with a networking company for a couple of years now. Paying a steep monthly fee in exchange for some really awesome programs. Such as a complete blogging platform, and the ability to create Landing Pages. Excellent quality, easy to use and worth the investment.

There were/are two levels. The basic membership which the membership fee was far less gave these members the ability to have a blog, completely hosted, completely set-up which included excellent plugins, select themes to choose from,  all “done-for-you” for the member. All they had to do is add content.

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So I saw this as a great opportunity to promote this program to people who want a blog to promote their business but didn’t have the finances to own their own blog, purchase plugins because it adds up.  One client of mine was using this platform and was very happy with it. It was a win/win. They had one affordable monthly fee and I received a commission for my clients membership.

One day there’s a message on my client’s blog that their blog would no longer be available at their level of membership. It would only be available to the higher-end membership level. Boy were they annoyed .. and so was I. Just like that. POOF!

I guess it all depends on how you look at this. My client is a complete “newbie” and now I had to switch them to owning their website ( the best solution in the long run) and choosing a theme, setting it up, much of which they didn’t understand. They were not at this level – yet. The membership blog platform gave them a somewhat stress free  introduction to blogging basics , and be comfortable with for some time. Sometime became short lived and that was that.

My plans for building my business with this company had the sole purpose of using this blog platform to help, teach, and guide “Newbies” into the blogging arena was tossed. KA- BOOM! DONE!

I think what bugs me the most about this change is this company just wants to increase the amount of money they make, toss the “little guy”. They claimed to want to “change people’s lives” but not help the population that’s is 90 – 95 % struggling – which they could help if they left the blogging platform as is.

Anyway, one door closes another opens. So, I’m going to redesign my business and focus on those who really want to come online and change their lives by generating income online and creating a blog – a virtual “home” online – that’s dependable and not connected with a network marketing company.

It’s all good.

When “curve balls” happen in life, I find the following helps to re-energize

  • Be reflective. I think things happen for a reason. Is there a message and what is it ..
  • Lay Low, but don’t disappear, especially online – out of sight = out of mind
  • Write down what you truly care about
  • With all the tools you have, how can you implement your ideas
  • Stay true, be honest
  • Go with the flow… can’t change it .. so ride it out, observe what you CAN do
  • Listen to pumped up music to get your mojo going
  • Be grateful, storms come and go, know this will pass and better experiences are on the way
  • And most of all, focus on what’s going right .

 

Lesly Federici

 

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “When the Rug Gets Pulled Out

  1. It’s hard when you feel you’ve let someone down, but thankfully you have the skills and ethics to put it right. Third party paid platforms are never cheap but to increase charges like this is dreadful. I once joined an affiliate based paid blog platform that closed down. So much time wasted.

  2. Hi Lesly,
    I do feel for you and your client. This is so dreadful that people change things like that.
    There have been a few times when networking (and other) companies just pulled the rug from under my feet too, and I understand how frustrating it can be. Glad you’re finding a way through it though. Your client was VERY lucky to have had your help in that crisis.
    Joy – Blogging After Dark

  3. Hi Lesly ,
    it may be difficult at first but change is always good. If these people get their own blog it is an improvement for them and they will learn. Good if we can be flexible and go with the flow. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. -Winston Churchill
    We may not get perfect, but we can improve 🙂

  4. Hi Jo..
    Wow.. sound VERY interesting as well as timely. Last I spoke with you you were working with Alex Jeffeys, right? I will seek you out on Amazon .. coming out with a new book soon too.. wonderful to be back in touch …

  5. Hi my friend 🙂

    I’m creating a new path … and pretty excited now.. so sometimes it takes an event like this to make changes. It’s actually good so I have more time for PAC 🙂 Thanks Ed always appreciate your support 🙂

  6. Hi Lesly,

    Yep, we gotta roll with the changes. Honestly though, although you can make some decent money, this is another example of why I don’t invest my time with multi-level types of businesses.

    Love your attitude and dug your advice: ‘Get Your Mojo Workin’ – yes indeedy! Have a great weekend, Edward

  7. Good Morning Lesly! Yeppers as the saying goes SHIT HAPPENS! But I love how you have taken this situation and turned it around to benefit yourself as well as for those who you are looking to help! You Go Girlfriend..
    Thanks for sharing your story with us.
    Chery :))

  8. Looking around at everything that has been available since I started online in 2009 I am astounded at the amount of brilliant programmes that have simply disappeared. Of course things change for people (like Andy Bailey as an example) but for some to just decide not to offer the package anymore and not support those who already benefit from it is quite dreadful. The little people matter too! They’ve made a big mistake losing you too, Lesly.

    Enjoy the journey!

  9. My website went through a make-over and I’ve lost a number of contacts, so I’m rebuilding. Bought some programs on JVZoo to automatically connect with Twitter followers. I’m into getting help from automation and moving my game up a few notches doing mastermind groups. I turned out a new book late last year based on my podcast interviews primarily, Immigrants Coming to America…12 interviews with immigrants and 2 with immigration law professors. It’ over 200 pages, but very interesting if you have an interest in the immigration topic. My ebook, Memories…My Role in the Burial of the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Conflict became a Kindle best seller last year. I should be advertising it now for Memorial Day- only @2.99 on Amazon. I’ll look into a couple of the products you have when I get a little bit caught up.
    All the best to you, Lesly.

  10. Hey Jo!
    How GREAT to hear from you! Thank you for the fantastic compliment! I am past it and about to move outside my comfort zone… how are YOU! I guess the RSS feed works! Bring me up to date …

  11. That sounds like a rotten deal but those people are luck they’ve got you, Lesly. Stuff happens everyday when you’re in business. We’ve just got to keep on keepin’ on. We can’t just yell and scream like we see so much happening these days. Your tips are right in line with the masters, Anthony Robbins, Steven Covey, Napoleon Hill. . .

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