I’m so very glad that you stopped by. My hope is that you gain even a small bit of information from my posts that will help you get a bit further ahead in the Internet Marketing business that you want to build.
At the tender age of 54(at the time this was written in 2011), I am re-inventing myself yet again! I’ve been a figure skating coach for 20 years, switched over to running my own SOHO web design/computer IT service for another 10 years, took on a 3 year stint as an administrator for a large competitive skating rink, and now here I am self-employed again but with great promise and the prospects of putting a successful Internet Marketing home based business together.
Life has been full of challenges, but when isn’t it, right? I’ve struggled through divorce, a motorcycle accident, my father’s death, being terminated and now I’m dealing with my mom’s cancer scare, but I am sure thousands of you can relate and have your own stories and reasons. Thank goodness I have found a loving and caring partner (yup… that’s you Lesleigh!) this past few years or I am not sure where I would be now.
So I’ve been chasing my tail trying to learn how to earn a living online, running around in circles now for almost 7 years… 6 of those were as a part-timer… lurking around in forums, reading information, accumulating tons of “junk” and hearing different things from every “guru” out there.
Basically it was like someone put me in a round room and told me to pee in the corner… YIKES! Around and around I went trying to find that (magic silver bullet) corner to pee in. That is the definition of insanity isn’t it? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome!
Well that all stopped when I ran in to two important and influential people. I finally stopped listening to the guys that were touting the $million internet lifestyle sales pitches, realized that there was ALWAYS going to be a “shinier object” out there to buy and started to listen to a “real” person, making a “real” income and finding “real” success. There were two that I immediately felt secure and confident listening to and I owe a lot to each of them. Besides, I did not want to be a millionaire… just want to be able to make a good income doing what I love and having fun doing it… I don’t need a Ferrari, 3000 sq ft home and a yacht. That is NOT my definition of happiness OR success!
The first one is James Francis, who I am in the midst of his Online Income Masterclass program, where I am learning to go back to the beginning and do things correctly the SECOND time. I am finally creating a list and creating a few simple products that I can call my own and realizing that I was going at most stuff back-asswards. I was simply trying to build the skyscraper from the top down and failing miserably… there was NO FOUNDATION to hold the darn thing up. Can you say CRASH?? His personal touch, real life success and “non-guru” like personality is refreshing and makes it easy to learn.
The second person(s) that have really impacted my online profitability and knowledge are the Anton Nadilio & Andre Stoelinga team from List Frenzy. I had already started building a list, had it to almost 600 subs but then noticed their product when it came on to JVzoo. I grabbed it, signed up for the Elite group coaching Skype room and never looked back. With their product info, their experience, all the excellent tips/tricks I grabbed from both the Skype and Facebook groups… I was able to finally get a lot of the missing pieces put in to place… I am now the proud poppa of a growing and profitable list that I intend on building to the point of turning it in to a Solo Ad business list. Thanks guys! You really pushed me finally in to a position of profitability… Yahoo!
So after 7 years of “trying to pee in a corner of a round room” I finally am going forward with some enthusiasm, promise and excitement.
One of the credos or sayings that I live by day to day is – “I am stumbling my way on to success!” and that “You have to step in a lot of cow pies to get to the other side of the field!”.
Wayne Gretsky said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!”
So get out there and SHOOT people… shoot and miss but take shots at least… eventually one will go in the net!
I hope you enjoy the posts, gain some wisdom from them and learn some tips/tricks/techniques to make your internet marketing business more successful or just simply get it off the ground.