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Unread 22nd February 2013, 02:37 PM   #51
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I've never really been in a position where I've had my back against the wall, but some people have turned their challenged situations into something good.

Good that you're learning pearls from WF. Perseverance in doing the right thing is GUARANTEED to produce results in the future.

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Unread 22nd February 2013, 02:38 PM   #52
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As some one advised above, offering services is also not easy, you need to attract more customers by giving your healthy work in cheap price to build customer base. At the start, think about customer base rather than money

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Good luck. Keep your expenses to a minimum. When you make $50, carefully think about how you did it and repeat. Do what works.

Avoid jumping into the MMO niche at all costs until you actually make a great income in a non-MMO niche. If you can't make money in a non-MMO niche, nobody will pay attention to you and certainly won't buy from you or your recommendations (well maybe some people will, but you won't be able to deliver anything of value). This piece of advice can save you a ton of time and mistakes.

If you offer services, that's good for fast cash ... I think ... I've never done that. I suspect it's harder getting clients than many people make you believe. Everything online is harder than people make you believe.

I believe I read you have 8 to 9 months money saved. That is very good. That's enough time to create a modest income. You need a plan. Start with a niche that you can discuss in your sleep. Ensure you can monetize it decently. Then put together a monetization strategy, including traffic strategy. Focus on that niche until it's paying well. Once you make good coin in that niche and systems are in place, add another niche or scale existing niche.

If you are simply itching to jump into the MMO niche, wait until you earn in another niche (I think I said that already).

I know you said you won't jump around from shiny object to shiny object, but it happens before you know it. Bright shiny objects are cunning and enticing ... you justify it by "exploring" and "learning" only to have wasted 2 weeks before you know it on a tangent. Therefore, stick to your niche and plan like glue.

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Yep thanks, I've saved enough to live comfortably for the next 8-9 months. And i'm pretty sure i will be making more money by then than what i was making now.

Another factor is that my living expenses are very low, not only because i ma from India, but because i follow a minimal lifestyle, spending on "experiences" rather than materialistic things.
Now this makes a HUGE amount of difference. So many newbies and what not come in here desperate to make next week's rent payment and have all types of sad stories. Nothing wrong with sad stories but starting, funding, building and maintaining a small business online is not another Mcdonald's paycheck coming at you in a couple weeks or so.

Building a business is not supposed to be about desperately struggling to pay your bills quickly.

The freelance job thing is great but that too is a market on it's own with it's own rules. It is just another job market where you want ot get hired and the same rules apply in the online jobs freelance market that apply in the offline jobs world. People want to hire you but they want quality work usuually with some experience and specialized skill. The same thing anyone would want when hiring someone's services.

That particular job market is also flooded with competitors competing with you to get hired for your job. Some of them provide high quality work with specialized skills and experience at a price that may be hard to beat.

One thing about it though. If you are good at sales and know how to close cold calls, warm calls or hot calls then you are 95% in the door. Remember that's IF you are good at it. Salesmanship is just another skill like any other skill set but it can pay hugely, handsomely and quickly depending on what you sell and who you sell to.

If you take your time, assess your skills and resources and work smart on a daily and consistent basis you will eventually begin to see some modest success. You may even become a huge success but of course there are no guarantees in life. But the possibilities are limitless if you put in the proper time and workload.

Hope everything works out for you. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Honestly I don't see any services that pay enough money to pay bills right away. You can do writing and graphics, but even that is a small price.

The OP says he does not take no sh.. but the world does not need anymore bad asses. One of the I.M commandments is NEVER quit your job until you have money saved and have replaced your income. He is not only off to a bad start but he crippled himself by quitting his job. I hope the best for him, but it is what it is, a dumb move if you ask me.
No one told me about that I.M commandment, I broke that one several years ago....OOPS!!

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You are pretty bold, OP! I hope that you have success on your journey!

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Good luck Gooner. I quit my job the night before I posted my first product for sale a few years back. I had no income from the internet before this and decided at that point on that I won't take another job the rest of my life.

It took another year and a half to actually get this rolling the right way though. I pulled in a total of $11,250 that year. That's what I lived off of by refusing to take a job and make this internet biz work. I had to cancel my cell phone, my car got reposessed, and I ate peanut butter sandwiches every meal. For a time period, I was sleeping on friends and families couches because I didn't have enough to get a new lease on an apartment.

It was the most miserable year of my life and nearly killed me. Depression, stress, and self doubt are always there if you don't have that consistent safety net.

Like I said above, I refused to do it any other way though... so I fought through. After that 1.5 years of struggle, things started to click. It's 4-5 years later now and I'm on track to do over 1 million in sales from my online business this year.

The choice you've made is not for everyone... hell it's not for 99.9999% of people out there... BUT, it can be done. A lot of top dogs need their back against the wall to kick it into the right gear.

I'm sure you can succeed with your journey, but really take a deep look at what you actually know now with this business and see if that struggle is worth it.

When students and readers mention they want to quit their job like I did, I typically tell them to get a security job at an old person's home or a high end condo building... You sit at a desk in non peak hours and you have a computer in front of you to work on all night.

You'll at least have some income rolling in while you still have your entire day to work on your business and you don't have to hassle with that dick head boss that's on your back all the time.

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P.S. Just saw you posted you have savings to live for the next 8-9 months... You're way better off than I was!

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Wondered when someone was gonna point out he was "cheating" his employer...

Sharing quite so much about yourself isnt always a good thing...

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Sounds like you quit to avoid being fired.

There's one basic you need to grasp immediately. At your job - you were "investing" time in exchange for a specific amount of money.

You not only need to invest time and money in IM - you need to focus on doing the work required. Decide what you will do - make a business plan, set realistic goals - and get to work.

At work, you were cheating your employer by not doing work you were being paid to do. If you goof off in your online business, there isn't any money coming in.

Forget the "lifestyle" and the "big money" and focus on a way to produce enough income to replace the job...then go on from there.

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Sign up for all PPC networks and try to get a free voucher of some sort. I can turn bings $50 free advertising credit into $100 real money almost every time simply promoting a CPA offer.

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Best of luck to you on this. I do hope that you can succeed and start making money off what you are doing. Please do keep us posted on what you are doing and how things are going and if you have any questions. Believe in yourself and you can make yourself successful.

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When I read your story it reminded me of a tactic that Alexander the Great used to inspire his army to be successful. When they crossed water to get into battleground area, they would dismantle the ships...if they crossed a bridge, once the army was across the bridge was broken down.

The idea was that the only way to get out of this place alive is to kill the enemy so that you can have time to rebuild your bridges and ships.

There is a certain amount of inspiration to be gained from being in a situation where there is no place to retreat to.

All the best to you. Prove to yourself that you did not make a mistake.

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Your move was either very brave or very stupid. I hope it works out for you.

You better get working fast. Are there any services you can offer in the meantime to get some more instant cash flow? You can advertise on Warrior Forum, other IM forums, Fiverr, ODesk, Elance etc.

Websites can take time to make money.

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I wish I had your courage. Most days I wish I could spend 40-50 hours a week growing my own business instead of filling the wallets of the company I work for.

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Gooner, I am glad to hear that you have a few months savings to keep you going while you try to earn a living online.

I wish you all the luck in the world. It is definitely possible, as there are countless success stories out there.

As long as you pick the right niche, have the grit and the determination to work all the hours necessary and to never give up, you are sure to reap the rewards.

Hope this happens sooner rather than later.

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No one told me about that I.M commandment, I broke that one several years ago....OOPS!!
Yea lets all quit our jobs and get into IM. For evey one that made it like you, there are hundreds or probably thousands who ended up on the streets

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Welcome! Now you need to start working really hard, much harder then on your day job just to start the income rolling. Congrats on having the courage to resign your day job to focus on this.


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Welcome! Now you need to start working really hard, much harder then on your day job just to start the income rolling. Congrats on having the courage to resign your day job to focus on this.


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It's laughable that all the ads say stuff like "work in your pajamas" and "get paid while you sleep" and "the lazy way to riches". That pushes the image of sitting on the couch eating bob bons watching tv, Checking your pay pal every few hours to count your orders, and working on your computer for an hour a day.

That is so so laughable. Online marketing is nothing more than a small business. It means you are working for yourself. You still have to work unless you hire a staff to do everything for you. talk to small businesses offline in the real world. they aren't sitting on beaches eating bon bons. And the successful millionaires who are doing that had to work 8, 10, 12 or more hours a day to get that work done in the beginning stages.

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When students and readers mention they want to quit their job like I did, I typically tell them to get a security job at an old person's home or a high end condo building... You sit at a desk in non peak hours and you have a computer in front of you to work on all night.

You'll at least have some income rolling in while you still have your entire day to work on your business and you don't have to hassle with that dick head boss that's on your back all the time.
Now this is pure absolute brilliance! One of the most common sense transition strategies into online virtual business success I have ever heard of.
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If you are dedicated enough, then you will succeed. Don't worry about those folks who say leaving your job was not the right approach. It sounds like you did not have much of an option. Now you have the chance to do what you love and it is clear that having an online business is your passion, otherwise you would not have been so consumed with it while at work.

Personally, I think you should watch out for the trap of turning to work for someone else again. There are a lot of ways people looking to build an online income can end up just having an internet boss. Keep to your commitment of independance. Even affiliate marketing can be a way of working for someone else.

Product creation is a good approach, but that can take a lot of time and money because not only do you have to make the software, video series, or ebook, but you will also have to build the sales page and make promotional materials.

I highly recommend using PLR or MRR products instead. It's like having your very own product to promote without having to actually create it yourself. You get to keep 100% of the profits and do not have to wait for payout dates to get your money.

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It's laughable that all the ads say stuff like "work in your pajamas" and "get paid while you sleep" and "the lazy way to riches". That pushes the image of sitting on the couch eating bob bons watching tv, Checking your pay pal every few hours to count your orders, and working on your computer for an hour a day.
If that's real the streets will be empty in the morning cause nobody's going to work anymore

When I started 4 years ago I spent nearly 16 hours a day in front of the computer just to get a steady income, even now when I already have a few employees I still work 12 hours a day.

"get paid while you sleep" yeah right.. in your dream

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I so much agree with you. Those 8-9 hours can be spent on doing your own business. I left my job on Monday. It's a week now since I did it. I am pretty happy with it. I now start doing freelance copywriting job. I've already had my first orders. Quite motivating. I worked as a copywriter at my day job but still, working for yourself brings more joy. Good luck you with it. That was a right decision, 100%

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Best of luck! I know I couldn't just quit my job. I like to know for now that if I work x amount of hours I'll get paid x amount of dollars.

I still work on my im ventures on the side and also provide website building for clients. I do hope to one day be able to make it my full time job just not ready to do that now.
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Seems to me your 'decision' was actually made for you. But I wish you well in your new venture.

I work full time and often wonder what I might achieve if I didn't and had that precious commodity available to me...time.

Good luck, matey!
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Just wanted to say good luck Gooner and it takes a lot of courage to make that decision!

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Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

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Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

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not a good idea my friend, you need to balance dream and reality. How are you going to survive? How will you fund your dream?

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Brave move - I hope for your sake it pays off. You need to set yourself some goals, and either get those sites making you money (harder to do) or sell your skills as services (quicker and easier to make money).

You need a plan, and then you need to execute it.

What work did you do, that you resigned from if you don't mind my asking?
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Some people work better when they have their backs to the wall, quitting your job isn't the end of the world.

I've done something similar and I'm surviving at the moment, the bills are getting paid, the wife, kids and me are getting our three meals a day and the school fees are paid! I'm getting by at the moment but now I have time to work on the big picture I am at a stage where I will be scaling up in a big way in the next month or two.

The op has got to work hard and clever to make it work and the odds are stacked against him but entrepreneurship rarely works from a place of safety.

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... quitting your job isn't the end of the world.
I used to be in a situation where I had quit my job, and went for a short while doing only internet marketing/online business. It consumed my life for a little bit. I do have a job at the moment now, but I keep IM and Online Business a high priority when I go home.

Here's how I made some money short term. Maybe someone here can get something from this:
  1. Went to flippa.
  2. Bought a goofy looking adsense website someone wanted to get rid of (~$150), but happened to be on page 2 of google for a somewhat popular keyword (80,000 searches/month).
  3. Spent all kinds of time turning it into a membership site selling information on a monthly basis.
  4. Did this for about a year and a half & eventually got website up to #3 on first page of google often. Nice surges of traffic which brought new members.
  5. Google Panda and Penguin ULTRA combo slap . Website no longer found on Google. Eventually ended up losing all members and I have a super tiny list left from it.
Chalked it up to a learning experience. More a/b testing, or instead of a low cost membership, I had a great ebook and OTO/downsell I could have sold that would probably have converted better, etc. Of course I was doing all kinds of other IM & exploring other online business ventures during the same time is good.


What's done is done. Keep learning. Keep doing. Eventually, everyone one here on this forum can make a living online.
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It takes brains, balls, cojones and discipline. If you go the Fiverr way, make sure to offer something that people will actually want and offer MULTIPLE gigs. My most successful gig was rewording articles by hand, and I was successful at it because nothing of subpar quality leaves my PC and I get my articles out ahead of time. The only reason I quit was my main website became a huge time investment and a much more profitable one.

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Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

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WOW! That is big! Really big! I would be sure to do exactly as you say, work your ass off to make this work. It totally can be done, but it does mean really getting into the mode of treating it like a job. The difference is, you don't have that same guarantee of earnings for effort, but, for that risk, the money can be far far better. I think biggest tip would be to make a plan, stick to it, don't get distracted by the 'next best thing', this is why so many fail, jumping from one thing to the next. Make a detailed plan and follow through.
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Keep business costs low.

Try to start getting some cash in immediately. One week at the most.

Keep going and focusing on one thing for the first month. See where you are

But you must have an exactly clear plan of where you're going. And you must find a way to keep yourself on task. Have goals every day and reach them. You have to be your own boss.

Frankly most in your situation wouldn't end up making it so it's up to you to prove to yourself that you've got what it takes. The proof is in the pudding.

If you can do it, you will be making money to support yourself. If you can't, you will be looking for a new job in a few months.

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Thanks. Yes, i have read a lot about the shiny syndrome or something like that. I will avoid that. Though i had already bought Mark Ling's product much before.
What do you do? There are several freelance websites depending on your skills.
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I have been at this a long time and one thing i have learned is that in internet marketing you need
1 .time to do it right ( which you have now}

2. money to pay for hosting training and out sourcing. You will soon learn that you cant do everything with your business and you will need to hire people to do most of it. This is where it gets hard how to spend wisely and get the most bang for your buck.

anyway good luck to you.................... you have lots of courage
Number 3. Desire.

True, it won't make you any money in and of itself, but I have been in the position of working full-time at home, and then losing it. After a few years back out in the corporate world, I can see how one's desire can be a huge motivator.

Depending on the person, that motivation can push you to work harder, or to do something reckless.

I truly wish the OP the best of luck. I know where you're coming from.

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Thanks everyone. Good to see all the encouragement. The people saying it's a wrong move are justified in a way too and i've made a note of all the points. But i would just like to point out that i had a plan in place much before i made this move.

Anyway, i haven't wasted any time since quitting my job. Just 10 hours of sleep in 2 days. Rest has been spent in front of the computer. Will keep the forum updated on my progress for sure once i develop something significant.

For all those who are asking about my job, i was working with a top 1000 Alexa website as an internet /social media marketer. But i was relatively safer in "cheating" them as they did not have a non-compete clause in the contract (i had double checked that)
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Good luck Gooner. I quit my job the night before I posted my first product for sale a few years back. I had no income from the internet before this and decided at that point on that I won't take another job the rest of my life.

It took another year and a half to actually get this rolling the right way though. I pulled in a total of $11,250 that year. That's what I lived off of by refusing to take a job and make this internet biz work. I had to cancel my cell phone, my car got reposessed, and I ate peanut butter sandwiches every meal. For a time period, I was sleeping on friends and families couches because I didn't have enough to get a new lease on an apartment.

It was the most miserable year of my life and nearly killed me. Depression, stress, and self doubt are always there if you don't have that consistent safety net.

Like I said above, I refused to do it any other way though... so I fought through. After that 1.5 years of struggle, things started to click. It's 4-5 years later now and I'm on track to do over 1 million in sales from my online business this year.

The choice you've made is not for everyone... hell it's not for 99.9999% of people out there... BUT, it can be done. A lot of top dogs need their back against the wall to kick it into the right gear.

I'm sure you can succeed with your journey, but really take a deep look at what you actually know now with this business and see if that struggle is worth it.

When students and readers mention they want to quit their job like I did, I typically tell them to get a security job at an old person's home or a high end condo building... You sit at a desk in non peak hours and you have a computer in front of you to work on all night.

You'll at least have some income rolling in while you still have your entire day to work on your business and you don't have to hassle with that dick head boss that's on your back all the time.

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P.S. Just saw you posted you have savings to live for the next 8-9 months... You're way better off than I was!
Very inspiring indeed. I will keep your story in mind whenever i feel lost.
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GoonerPride, The decision that you have taken is a very tough one. Your immediate family will be the ones that will discourage and will pull you down the most. They will ask you to take up another Job.
Do what you feel is right. As most of them has commented, IM is not going to be easy. It would be very very tough. If you are planning to hang on IM itself, please be ready to go through frustrations and hard work. You will filnd that this place is not as easy as you thought it would be. Have lot of guts and patience, if you are planning to continue in IM. Wishing you all the best.
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I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.
It's interesting that several people in this thread have praised you for your "courage" to quit your job and pursue I.M. instead, when the truth of the matter is that you were not doing your job and cheating your boss out of the money he was paying you - not a great work ethic, btw. You then dramatically quit your job when your "luck ran out" and knew you were likely about to get fired.

Where is the "courage" in that?

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Gooner, Really a brave decision ! Appreciate your guts..Here's wishing you a great future in IM...Keep posted about your progress..I am also from India..This makes even more interesting to enjoy your success ..
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I wanted to comment.. WF gives a lot of people false hope. You see money everywhere, in the WSO section, the SEO section, the main forum section, and especially in signature profiles. EVERYONE just seems to be making tons of money, and you feel this sense that you also can make a boat load of cash if you "worked hard."

I have a business partner; we work on different projects. He saw my success and also "worked hard," and when I say "worked hard," literally many sleepless nights working to get a well-developed business plan working. The business model was there, we knew it worked, other people on WF were shouting praises for it, but months later, he got maybe 2 clients on recurring billing for $50 / month. Success? Not really. More like wasted effort.

My success in IM wasn't through working hard, but through working right. For my business, it was a time game; the longer I waited, the better success I had. This may be difficult to understand, but it's very true in SEO (doing proper SEO). The greatest weapon to getting high rankings is literally.. doing absolutely nothing. But even this takes many months.

What's most likely going to happen for you, as has happened to me and most other people I know - you're going to be chasing after every shiny gem. WF has tons of them; that's the false hope this forum gives - especially in the WSO section. At the same time, there is no better source of information except on WF. It's going to get depressing when results are little. I failed for 2 years, however I did see results; the 3rd year earnings were exponential.

Failing is good; in fact fail often so you learn a lot. My question to you, is 7 - 8 months (your safety net) of "hard work" enough to get you to where you want to be? Where is this confidence of yours coming from?
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You will find no difference. Good luck buddy.

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Don't get distracted by every shiny thing on these forums. Focus on keeping expenses low and creating a quality product without hype. What people forget about Internet Marketing is that you have to MARKET something, a product or service somebody wants that gives them the benefits they desire.

How many people make money selling Internet marketing products on how to succeed online...and they get rich by selling what they tell other people to do and teach them to do the same thing.

It's like those old ads in the back of the magazine: "Send me $3 in an envelope and I'll teach you how to make money by stuffing envelopes by placing tiny classified ads (Don Lapre) and getting other people to send you $3 in an envelope to teach them how to make money by stuffing envelopes by placing tiny classified ads, etc."

The Internet is NOT a business, it's a WAY of doing business. People think that just "being online" and doing some "internet marketing", that wealth magically appears. You have to have a business model and something somebody wants to buy.

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Hi GoonerPride - you will make it, clearly. You know your path: affiliate marketing and providing services to help with daily outgoings. Plus you have 8-9 months money to back you up.

One thing I will echo is: don't spend that hard earned money on products unless you are certain they will move you forward.

You have the right attititude and have planned ahead. Kudos!

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yes, that's very much on the agenda. In fact, freelancing is a huge part of my plan.

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Find another job
He has already stated that he wasn't happy working in a job anyway - this is what lead to him quitting, as he felt that he was wasting his most valuable resource - time, and that he wants to work for himself. So getting another job, would just be different places different faces - he's likely to end up unhappy again. If he desperately needs another job to pay his bills in the meantime until he's making enough, then it's a different story.

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Hi Warriors,

Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

Cheers.
Bit late but I would always advise someone to keep their job and have a solid cushion till they have proven methods to make money online. In your case, I would have at least waited till the boss let you go before jumping ship as he may not have fired you. And/or perhaps you could have made a case to collect unemployment.

But seeing as you have taken the leap, good luck in your online endeavors.

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Congrats, for knowing what you want.
but I hope your decision was not made after seeing a few
hyped up sales videos, from so called gurus.

Because the reality is that not that many people are making $10/from
marketing online.

But definitely if you really believe in your self, going 100% at it,
for several months/years is the way to go.

Like other have suggested, start offering some services for cheap,
you not only make some cash but you will learn a lot!

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Do keep us posted and let us know how things develop.

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Hi Warriors,

Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

Cheers.
I am new too. Well I didn't really leave my job, im only a university student but I too just started out !
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Good Luck, you took a very bold step. I also suggest what others have above is to start offering a couple services for hire just to keep cash coming in.

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