I met a guy in the pub who's not going to make it...

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...I don't mean he's going to die or anything, but he say's he has tried making money online and it doesn't work.

I asked him what he'd tried and what effort he had put in. I won't bore you with the conversation. I'll spare you that. Basically he was whining about the fact that he had to work a 9-5 job and he just didn't have the time to make any money online. He'd love to quit his job etc etc blah blah...

Just think about this for a second. He didn't have time...

I met him in the PUB for Chrisakes!

Any newbies reading this who think they don't have time, please take note!

The thing is this. Many people get started in internet marketing for the same reasons as you.
Because they want to be able to eventually quit their jobs and make money online instead.

Let's face it, it's a much more enjoyable way of earning a very nice living.

Some of those people succeed and some don't. Here's why...

Having a nine to five job means that you have worked those hours. That's 40 hours a week.
Or you may work 50 or 60 hours a week. That makes you tired and all you want to do when
you get home is to eat your meal and then relax in front of the TV, then go to bed and get
up for work again the next day.

The people who fail to ever make any money online are the people who do the above and
maybe fit in an hour or two a week working on their online business, or they do nothing.

The people who succeed in making money online and eventually replace their jobs are the
people who want to quit their jobs badly enough. They want the lifestyle that they see so
many other online marketers enjoy. So what they do is this....

They work their 9-5 jobs AND they work on building their online income. They don't come
home and watch TV. They come home, grab a coffee, and start doing something they
enjoy i.e. working on building their online business. They can see the future. Their future.

They do something every day. Instead of watching TV they are working on their online project.

Building and building until they start to see some income and then building on that until they start
to see more income coming in, then building on that until they are seeing a regular
income coming in and then building on that until they have much more than their job income coming in.

Then they quit their jobs and start really making some serious money by working
at home full time an building their online business.

Honestly, how many hours of TV do you watch a week? Add those hours up and tell me what
you get. 5 hours a day is about the norm (and some people watch TV before they go to work).
So 5 hours a day equals 35 hours a week.

What if you watched just 5 hours of TV a week? Only watching the things you really wanted
to watch? That leaves you with 30 hours a week to work on escaping your day job. Working
towards your goal to escape the rat race.

Do that and you will succeed. But it takes commitment. If you want something badly enough,
if you can see how different your life could be, then you'll make the sacrifice. But really, is it
a sacrifice? No. It's enjoyable and can pay off BIG time IF you want it badly enough.

Those that don't succeed and will always have to work for the man for a lousy monthly paycheck
are those exact same people who whine about the fact that they have no time to change their
lives because they are too busy with their jobs.

BULLS***T !!!

MAKE the time. Commit to learning the methods that will allow you to truly change your life in
a way that you can hardly imagine. Then work diligently at putting those methods into action.

Is it worth it?

Damn right it is!!

Roy
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  • Profile picture of the author lazavas
    brilliant post!
  • Profile picture of the author Chirag
    Well Said Roy... I agree with you as it's a very valid point.

    Some little effort adds up to a whole lot in the long run but you've got to start from some where.

    Cheers
  • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
    Spot on Roy.

    I've given up helping people who tell me they don't have any time.

    I know a single mom working 2 jobs and she still finds an hour or two every single day to work on her online projects. If you think you're busier than her you're kidding yourself. But she knows where her priorities are and finds the time.
    • Profile picture of the author Rien
      That was an awesome post! It is so true. I know so many of my friends that are struggling to make ends meet. When I tell them about different ways to make some extra money online they always give me the same excuse - "I don't have the time."

      That always makes me laugh, because I still work a 9-5 and I have a two hour roundtrip commute daily. The commute alone makes me want to quit my day job. What I did was to take advantage of that time. I downloaded and converted a bunch of audio IM interviews and seminars onto my iPod and turned the commute into time for my IM education. I plug the iPod into the car stereo and my commute gets a lot more tolerable.

      Once I am done with work I head over to a cafe that has free wifi and work on my online business for a few hours and then head home. Of course I still make time for my family when I get home, but once they are in bed I am back on the computer until the morning hours.

      For now it sucks, but when I can use my paypal debit card to take my family to dinner or the movies or cash my CB check to pay some of the bills it motivates me to work harder so I can finally go full time.

      I watch maybe an hour of TV a day if I am lucky and quite honestly if there is something I want to watch really bad I just youtube it or go directly to the network's site to watch.

      If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired then you will do what it takes.

      Just my 2 cents.

      Rien
  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Great thread Roy.

    I agree with you Sarah. You need to be prepared to work at it with no guarantee of success.

    If success was guaranteed then all the "I've no time..." people WOULD find the time, I'm sure.

    Cheers,

    Neil
  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    Hey i agree with you too.
    Work online for few hours cant buuld you online stream of income
    you need to do research at least !
    and after you research , u must take action to build it

    So what if you have the knowledege but u are doing nothing !
    you wont earn anything from nothing, unless the money fall from the tree
    • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
      I can't agree more with your post. People waste a lot of time watching TV instead of actually working towards a goal of making money online. My Dad is working to make money online and he is watching less TV and spending more time on his websites. He is going to really see an improvement in his earnings soon because he is focusing. When you do spend that time online make sure it is focused on one task, and once that is done focus on the next one.
    • Profile picture of the author Sarah Harvey
      ...and my point was simple: Some people do not have the time if you are enjoying yourself and living life.

      The reference to him enjoying his drink... sure he complains. Everyone does. Everyone wants more money and have their own business. But if you consider the fact that his drink in the pub is his time to relax away from work and he works a lot, where does it leave time for starting a business? Plus like I said, some people are unwilling to dedicate time to a business if the simple fact is: The Business CAN fail.

      People who come onto forums like this and think it's easy to start a business will have another thing coming.

      In fact 50% of all people bullshit their way through life and never achieve anything. That includes getting a degree, a job, getting married, eat, sleep, drink and make love, have kids and then die. If you asked them what interesting thing they did, they would probably launch into a discussion of either a) complaining about circumstances, or b) tell some sory that some people will look at them and go, "wow! You really did that? Fantastic!"

      Still a) Everyone complains and b) It's just a story.

      The funniest thing I ever remembered is this... I am subscribed to tons of IM 'gurus' or those who claim so.

      This one particular day I had a call from one of these 'very- well established guru's' team that asked if I would be willing to invest $5000.00 as a minimum, so much at $7000- $8000.00. I listened carefully to everything they had to say and then I politely said no thank you and hung up.

      So why would I laugh at this guru?

      For someone who claims to make X amount a year and sells tons of ebooks, courses and scripts, he is asking people to invest in a program that will make me and him rich.

      Funny thing is you never see him say anywhere that he has investors and that a large portion of his business revolves around people investing into his programs.

      So moral of the story...nothing is as easy as people make it. You have to work real hard at it. Sure if some people have the time they will do it, but for other people their free time = value that a business cannot provide. So as laughable as it seems, the guy valued his drink in the pub more than starting a business

      That was the only point I tried to make.
  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Close all your previous doors, and new will eventually open!
  • Profile picture of the author danette77
    Too true, building an IM business does take time, and you only get out of it what you put into it.

    I started out working just a few hours a day in the evenings after my unfulfilling "day job" at a call center and now I am a full-time internet marketer. It can be done, don't give up folks.

    Experiment with different methods, find the ones that work best for you and duplicate them over time.
  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Underwood
    Very inspirational. Thank you for the great post.

    Chuck
    • Profile picture of the author Phil Jacobson
      I like the whole idea of treating one's online business as exactly that. A business. Not a get rich quick thing or something you "have a go at". It's business and by nature that means you have to have a plan, commitment, determination, and all that stuff.

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