224. Passion with Purpose Is Music to His Ears
Kavit Haria started his first online business in 2005 selling marketing education to musicians. After repeated failures, he learned how to build a thriving online business using intricate and automated sales and marketing funnels. Using those tools, he built an email list of more than 100,000 musicians and generated over a million dollars in sales per year. In 2008 he founded Insider Internet Success, through which he helps people discover profitable business ideas and set up automated marketing and sales funnels. He blogs weekly at InsiderInternet.com and writes an inspiring daily email to 15,000 business owners. He has taught at seminars and conferences in the UK, America and Australia over the last six years.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Born in the UK to Indian parents, who were born in Kenya, Kavit was exposed to a diverse range of cultures and musical styles. A musician at heart, he learned how to play the tabla, one of the most difficult percussion instruments in Indian music. He envisioned a fusion of his tabla with other musical styles. Kavit was successful at getting gigs, but he noticed many musician friends were not. A mentor told him musicians don’t get gigs because they don’t want to do marketing. So, Kavit learned about the online world and started helping fellow musicians market themselves online.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
As he helped musician friends find their way to the forums on MySpace in its heyday, Kavit realized, “I was spending a shockingly huge amount of time sitting down and explaining these things individually.” There had to be a better way, he thought, “so I decided to write my first little guide on how to promote your music online. I called it The 49 Ways to Promote Your Music on the Internet.” Soon after that he created online forums, a membership site, and continued to write and sell guides online.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“What I think is fascinating is that all of this requires a leap of faith. You have to have faith that you can jump over the little bit of fear that’s holding you back from achieving something. That’s the first thing. Of course, everybody’s situation is different. But I believe it’s possible for everybody to turn themselves around and do that. At the end of the day, we all have to believe in ourselves.”
Steps to Success from Kavit Haria
1. Have the courage to believe in yourself.
2. If you truly want something you have to work for it.
3. The moment you start to work for it, other things start to show up. Opportunities will come.
4. Put your time into something that excites you and gives you joy.
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