A couple of weeks ago I was sitting on the back deck, semi-reclined in the deck chair with my laptop, in the sun – scrolling through the Facebook posts of my friends news feeds and feeling very fortunate.
The pictures were of snow piled so high that people couldn’t see out of their windows.
Other images captured friends and family shovelling snow out of driveways and digging out their buried trucks and cars.
There were also a few happy pictures of tanned faces on tropical beaches where some of the lucky ones had been able to escape the cold for a couple of weeks.
These are the times when I realize just how lucky I am to have discovered the SECRET to being a successful online entrepreneur.
But let me define what I mean by LUCK!
Living the Laptop Lifestyle
Its true that the majority of people I talk to think that making your living off the internet means long and lazy days of nothing but
If you watch the video’s produced by some of the biggest name marketers today – they make it SOUND so simple. –> Just buy their thing and you can do what they do right?
Sure you can. But you have to do more than just buy it. You have to use it too.
simple ≠ easy
Why Rich Guys are Rich
All the rich guys hustle. They put out tonnes of video’s and products. They sell with gusto.
People who are successful at sales have one thing in common.
You cannot hustle from the bottom of a piña colada.
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Travelling and Leisure As an Affiliate Marketer
The great thing about being an internet marketer is knowing that at the end of the hustle and bustle you get to take the time and reap the rewards. This is where the “passive income” starts to roll in.
During the development – you work. During the JV building – you work. During the launch – you work. After the launch – you work.
But then – the reward!
Once most of the technical and customer issues have been addressed, you will then have the opportunity to experience the true auto pilot reward of being an internet marketer.
Most people quit before they get to this stage.
You can ride this coasting lull for a while too – if that’s what you choose to do. Although, you might notice that most of the top successful online entrepreneurs just turn their attention to the next project.
Selling and marketing is not just about the money. It is also about facing new challenges and defeating them.
The Best Online Mentors ~ IMO
I met Bob Proctor in 2009. He completely changed my life.
Before we met and since then, I have read and listened to thousands of pages and hours of his teachings. Including; Born Rich, 11 Forgotten Laws, Success Puzzle, Goal Achiever, Winners Image, and Thinking Into Results.
Plus I went to
My advice on this is ~ if something has led you to find out about the Matrixx ~ just go!
Bob taught me that ANYTHING can be accomplished. AND he showed me how.
I think I have read or listened to just about everything that has been produced by Zig Ziglar. Among other things he will teach you application and perseverance. I have also listened to and read most of what has been produced by Jim Rohn. He teaches on the importance of persistence and discipline.
Then there all the other recommended books in my library. Books and tapes like “Think and Grow Rich” (I have read this 5 times and soon to be 6), “As a Man Thinketh”, and Earl Nightingales “The Strangest Secret” and “Lead the Field” – plus many, many others.
Help with Online Marketing
Among the cacophony of marketing mentors – the first person I chose to hire to help me reach my goal was Ros Gardner. You can read more about that here.
Others who I’ve learned a lot from for online marketing are Ryan Deiss, Perry Belcher, Andy Jenkins, and Frank Kern.
Of course there are the people who coached these folks too like Dan Kennedy who’s words “you are in the business of making money” regardless of the niche you are in – changed my mode of discipline while pursuing business goals online.
The BIG Secret!
If you take a moment to think about it – all these guys HUSTLE!
That is the real secret to internet success. Quite simply – you get out what you put in.
Everything you need to get started is available free on this website.
How to Really Start Making Money Online
Some people do get really lucky. A minority of people will win the lottery or be at the exact right place at the exact right time. But even to win a lottery you have to buy a ticket.
As far as being at the right place at the right time – we are all at the right place and right time – all the time. The truth of success is quite simply knowing that if you still don’t have what you want it’s because you haven’t done what you needed to do to get it.
Most people won’t even have gone to the effort to read down to this sentence 🙂
But you did – so you can consider that a test of your mettle. Chances are you will continue take more steps toward building your own online empire
Education and execution.
Pick a path and follow it. There is more than one way to make money online and that can lead to distraction and confusion.
Some of the ways to begin generating an income are:
done for you services
When I started online I was blogging and I was writing articles at $25 each for places like livestrong.com as well as freelancing for $4 each article on Fiverr. Yes, you can make enough to live on but it falls short of the big bucks promised by the guru’s, and (most importantly) you are STILL trading time for money.
BUT – the big goal is to
Through time and trial I did manage to weave together a passive income using the MSI method.
The Definition of LUCK
Long ago I adopted the definition of the word LUCK from Roman philosopher Seneca: “Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”
This means – you CAN do it too.
All you need to do is to just start with the basics and build from there.