I’m Joshua from the Sunshine Coast in Australia.
My blog can help you build a thriving online business in 2023.
But…a big but… I want you to be realistic about the journey.
That’s my main goal with this blog which I started way back in 2011.
Today it’s been read by over a million people globally, and growing month on month.
Of course, it never started out this way. It’s always a super slow game in the foundation stage of any project I’ve worked on.
For most people, they jump from one thing to the next every month. I did that too.
I came to a realization later on that organic traffic is my thing. That, and eCommerce.
I’ve very much figured out my lane in the journey. Now I’m doubling down on what works for me.
I’m not social media famous, which is why my only links are to Pinterest and Linked in, neither of which I really use.
If you want to reach out, simply send me an email > Joshua@workwithjoshua.com (and yes, I do reply to most!)
My projects don’t have instant results. I choose to work on the things which have a large payoff several years into the future.
I like to pick the harder paths in the online space. The competition here is far, far less. I play the long game with daily execution.
The New Hustle is one of my favourite Australian documentaries:
So if you’re searching for the “expert” to get you instant results in 3 months with minimal work, then we won’t be a match. 🙂
Aim towards a 3 to a 5-year window to the future. I work in 10-year segments and I’m just transitioning into my 2nd 10-year block.
I have the pleasure of working 60+ hours per week with a genuine smile, and no pretty photos on social media.
This lifestyle isn’t for everyone but this is how I like it.
Fortunately, I get to work with some of the best people in the world.
In my own portfolio I’ve launched:
- 2 eCommerce Brands purely from content (1x motorcycling, 1x yoga)
- 7 Digital Assets making revenue from display ads and affiliate revenue
- 1 Personal Blog (this one) that is the biggest opportunity blog in Australia
- More than 1,700,000 organic page views total across my websites
I’ve also written more than 2,000 blog posts. 🙃 Remember how I mentioned about choosing the harder pathways?
And despite some good success here, I’m still warming up.
Who are your role models currently?
I have a lot of people who have influenced me, and many I really appreciate.
Susan Cain for giving power to all us introverts. You made us all finally feel heard.
Cal Newport given his attention towards quiet focus in an otherwise noisy world.
Joe Valley and Mark Daoust for sharing their knowledge of profitable online business exits.
Naval Ravikant and Chamath Palihapitiya for their incredible clarity through conversations.
Syed Bhalki for his relentless hustle and customer-centric approach to the WP community.
There are many more I wish I had the space to list.
What are your favourite mantras when you’re working?
Just grind it out.
There ain’t no competition for hard work.
What is your #1 aim in business?
I aim to do meaningful work and live a nomadic lifestyle. I went full-time in 2018 and haven’t looked back.
Tangibly speaking, my goal is to have 1x 7-figure exit and 12x 6-figure authority website exits over the next 7 years.
What books do you recommend?
I’ve read way too many and different books appeal to different folks. This is why recommendations can be hard.
I really love reading though. For just $20, I can get absorbed into someone’s entire thought-process. Brilliant.
Of what I’ve ready, these are my favourites:
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. In summary, the harsh reality of business.
What To Do When It’s Your Turn by Seth Godin. I always come away brighter by reading Seth’s work.
Built To Sell by John Warrillow. An incredible guide for building a business to sell. It’s a story similar to Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
If building a real online business appeals to you, then start with these.
Who are the villians?
- Your smart phone notifications
- Your social media accounts
- Most internet marketers
- Most multi-national corporations
I would also say most network marketing companies and those calling themselves ‘entrepreneurs’ you see on social media.
That said, you can learn a ton through their training and change your life, but MLM started dying off around 15 years ago.
In 2022, there are a ton of opportunities online. The best business models are those that can be sold off for large exits.
What’s your biggest desire here?
It’s my hope that you, the reader, can produce the work that makes you shine.
For me, that’s through building a website that gets 10,000 page views per month.
I’d love the chance to work together, however…
I want to show you what’s possible with sacrifice and commitment…
As opposed to the bare-minimum work ethic that has encapsulated the western world.
If you want the big results, then you’re going to have to work. There is no exceptions here.
That’s why this is called Work With Joshua, not ‘Go Fulltime in 3 Weeks’ or something unrealistic.
Scrolling hourly on social media doesn’t count as work. I gave that up in 2019.
If you’re serious, choose your growth strategy and enrol into a quality course.
Then you’ll need to block out the world and get into deep, deep work.
Start implementing what you learn. One step forward each and every day.
I’d love to cross paths in the very near future and help you in your journey.
I’ll be executing on my plan and helping a few people to build theirs too.
If you’re seeking some help, you’re welcome to reach out to me.