Are Your Goals too Small? His 84th day online...$8K day, $13K week, $4K residual

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I truly believe low goals keep most people from succeeding in internet marketing, so when I see a success story like this I want to share it to encourage others and show you what's possible and how a "real person" succeeded online.

I just got off the phone with "SMM" (one of my students--he asked me not to use his name here if I used his exact figures.) Here are the facts:
  • He started his online business on June 10.
  • On Wednesday, September 2 (84 days later), he had an $8,000.00 day on a zero advertising budget.
  • He's made $13,000.00 this week--and it's not over yet.
  • He has 91 members in his $47/month membership site creating a $4,277.00 monthly residual income.

Now at this point you need to understand some things about "SMM":

He didn't have any special connections. He didn't know how to do HTML. He didn't have any technical skills whatsoever. He had never had an internet business before. He started with zero subscribers in his Aweber account just like everyone else.

So how did he do it? Here are the broad strokes:

He believed he would succeed and succeed quickly.

In June "SMM" quit his lucrative job/partnership to start working online. He told me at the beginning of June he planned to make $10,000.00 in June. I told him it wasn't likely, but he didn't care. He figured he NEEDED to make the money. Did he make $10,000.00 in June? Nope, he made a couple thousand. Not a bad start, but he also didn't get discouraged. He kept working and it paid off.

He believed he would succeed and now he has.

He stuck to his plan.

He didn't do one thing, then another, then a third. Instead, he stuck to his plan. He wanted to have his own product, his own membership site.

He created his own product.

He realized early on that the fastest way to profit was from his own product. He created a unique product that would appeal to his target market.

He created a workable sales funnel.

He knew in order to succeed he needed to capture email addresses of his visitors, give them compelling reasons to buy and offer them upsells.

He did it himself with advice from others.

While trusting in your own ability is important, "SMM" also realized he needed to listen to people who had succeeded before him. He constantly emailed me and others to get input every step of the way.

Most Important: He Got It Done.

One of the funniest conversations we had was when he was about to "launch" and was stressed about all the details. How would he get a membership site done on time? We created a path that allowed him to succeed and get things out there--even if they weren't perfect.

"SMM" is a good guy, a smart guy and he works hard. Has he succeeded well so far? You bet he has. But here is the take-away message for you: Everything he has done can be duplicated by you.
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  • Profile picture of the author BinderGang
    That monthly residual income is my goal.

    What made him the rest?
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  • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
    Yes, but not everyone can just come up with a salable product (in a crappy economy) on demand. Preferably a product that has value other than padding the wallet of the person selling it.

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  • It's all part of the same sales funnel. He used some pretty vanilla marketing techniques to reach people with his message, then used some insider tips I gave him (one in particular) to supercharge the results.

    Sorry to be so vague, I can't tell you the specifics without divulging personal information and tactics he uses in his business model.
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  • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
    Ahh, but what niche?

    My experience is that's where most people sit scratching their heads and staring at their computer screen...

    Finding that hungry market that is not being satisfied who have money to spend is a bit of hurdle for the mere mortals among us!

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    • Originally Posted by PCRoger View Post

      Ahh, but what niche?

      My experience is that's where most people sit scratching their heads and staring at their computer screen...

      Finding that hungry market that is not being satisfied who have money to spend is a bit of hurdle for the mere mortals among us!

      Regards
      Biggest key to finding a market? Choose a huge one with lots of people who ALREADY have websites in an area. Those markets already have money and demand. That's where you want to sell your product.

      If you want details on how to do that get the book in my sig--it's free.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by PCRoger View Post

      Finding that hungry market that is not being satisfied who have money to spend is a bit of hurdle for the mere mortals among us!
      Well, how hard is it to find one? Find a friend with money, and get him (or her) drunk. Then whinge about your own minor problems. In no time at all, your friend with the money will tell you all the biggest problems he has. Write it all down, and in the morning you have a list of potential niches.

      Repeat with other friends. In a month, you'll have found a profitable niche that all your friends with money would jump on. They'll probably even give you testimonials!

      Plus, you got to get drunk every night for a month.

      Sorry, I'm Irish, that's a major plus for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    I have to just shake my head when I see some of these responses, in this thread and others like it.

    Kevin, you're not being flippant -you're giving more attention than it's worth to that kind of cynicism.
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    • Originally Posted by SteveJohnson View Post

      Kevin, you're not being flippant -you're giving more attention than it's worth to that kind of cynicism.
      You never know...some people have been so beaten down by "internet marketing guru promises" that they look at everything with cynicism.

      I had someone PM me last week asking for my help. I told them to get my free guide and it would answer their questions. Their response?

      "Yeah, I saw that, but I saw the picture of Anik and figured it was just a plug for Affiliate Classroom so I didn't bother to leave my email."

      I had a free seminar for people on Sept 1 offering to personally help them with their business. I sent out about 100 invitations and had 4 people come.

      I helped my clients sell over $32 million online last year, but when I invite people who have yet to succeed and offer free help, they are so jaded by all the hype they can't figure out what is genuine and what is bull pucky.

      But whose fault is that? Is it the people or is it the marketers who lie, mislead and provide half-truths to sell a product?
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      • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
        Originally Posted by Kevin-VirtualProfitCenter View Post

        You never know...some people have been so beaten down by "internet marketing guru promises" that they look at everything with cynicism.

        I had someone PM me last week asking for my help. I told them to get my free guide and it would answer their questions. Their response?

        "Yeah, I saw that, but I saw the picture of Anik and figured it was just a plug for Affiliate Classroom so I didn't bother to leave my email."

        I had a free seminar for people on Sept 1 offering to personally help them with their business. I sent out about 100 invitations and had 4 people come.
        You hit the nail on the head in my case.

        I watch some of these "free" videos and webinars from time to time, but if there is any value in them, it's hidden amongst an hour of the presenter just bragging about how cool he is. I just don't have time for that.

        Not judging yours, of course, because I had not come across your name before.

        A 4th of July video from Yanik Silver, and most of what Frank Kern does comes to mind, though.

        Oh, and I use to think John Reese had a good name until I saw him promoting Affiliate Jump. I might change my handle from PCRoger to JadedRoger!

        thanks,
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        • Originally Posted by PCRoger View Post

          You hit the nail on the head in my case.

          I watch some of these "free" videos and webinars from time to time, but if there is any value in them, it's hidden amongst an hour of the presenter just bragging about how cool he is. I just don't have time for that.

          Not judging yours, of course, because I had not come across your name before.

          A 4th of July video from Yanik Silver, and most of what Frank Kern does comes to mind, though.

          thanks,
          Roger.
          At the risk of offending some here, I think there is a real problem with many people who want help starting their internet business then look to Yanik or Frank or whoever to help them, then get disappointed when the free seminar is a pitch. Here's how I see it:

          There are people here who are willing to help--maybe even give free help--but that help is always going to be severely limited. The question I ask when someone wants free or low cost help is this: Why should I work for them for free or for below a market rate?

          I help two kinds of people for free:

          1. I help people for free who I expect to eventually become a high dollar customer - and -
          2. I help people for free who have already gotten to a measure of success and can open doors for my business with their testimonials, referrals, etc.

          How is it fair for me to rob my family of the financial benefit of the years I have spent learning in order to help someone who is a stranger?

          While I hope this doesn't offend, I think you will realize it makes good sense.
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          • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
            Originally Posted by Kevin-VirtualProfitCenter View Post

            At the risk of offending some here, I think there is a real problem with many people who want help starting their internet business then look to Yanik or Frank or whoever to help them, then get disappointed when the free seminar is a pitch. Here's how I see it:

            There are people here who are willing to help--maybe even give free help--but that help is always going to be severely limited. The question I ask when someone wants free or low cost help is this: Why should I work for them for free or for below a market rate?

            I help two kinds of people for free:

            1. I help people for free who I expect to eventually become a high dollar customer - and -
            2. I help people for free who have already gotten to a measure of success and can open doors for my business with their testimonials, referrals, etc.

            How is it fair for me to rob my family of the financial benefit of the years I have spent learning in order to help someone who is a stranger?

            While I hope this doesn't offend, I think you will realize it makes good sense.
            No, you're not offending me, and what you probably don't know is that my first effort (and mistake) online was creating FreeComputerConsultant.com. (too long of story for here)

            I didn't explain enough.

            I know what these guys are all about, but recently they have taken to sending emails that state "hey, this isn't just a product pitch, there is great free content in the video as my gift to you".

            And you know what? I might even buy what they have to offer if it looks good enough and there is risk reversal included. But if they are selling me a 10 hour video set for $5000, or whatever, I want the 10 hours to be content, not 9 hours of wasting everyone's time and 1 hour of content.

            Just like the 30 day challenge Ed Dale & others did. They had good content, but you had to sacrifice a lot of time dealing with the cutesie stuff. I'm not slamming them, I just can't afford that kind of time commitment for an unknown outcome. Been disappointed too many times (the jaded part).

            I'm sure they have tested and found that adding cutesie stuff sells better, just not to me and the people I work with.

            I would rather pay and get value in a short amount of time than not pay and get value in a much longer period of time.

            Know what I mean?

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      • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
        Originally Posted by Kevin-VirtualProfitCenter View Post

        I had a free seminar for people on Sept 1 offering to personally help them with their business. I sent out about 100 invitations and had 4 people come.
        I saw the email after the event had happened, otherwise you would have had 5 :p

        Have you thought about sending the email a day or two before you do the tele seminar? All my autoresponders go into same email account and I only check it every few days, I think a lot of people do this also.
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    Yep, me too going for the residual income. I have already a full plan with all the expenses and saving money aspect for the future business. I thought I'd better start out good as a newbie
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Originally Posted by PCRoger

    Finding that hungry market that is not being satisfied who have money to spend is a bit of hurdle for the mere mortals among us!
    You're only a mere mortal if you think you are. You're offering up a slew of excuses as to why the subject of Kevin's success story is someone special - probably the only thing special about him is he started doing something and didn't lift his head from the path until it was done.

    There's more money out there waiting to be spent than you can possibly imagine - and once you realize that, you'll get excited about going after some of it...
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    • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
      Originally Posted by SteveJohnson View Post

      You're only a mere mortal if you think you are. You're offering up a slew of excuses as to why the subject of Kevin's success story is someone special - probably the only thing special about him is he started doing something and didn't lift his head from the path until it was done.

      There's more money out there waiting to be spent than you can possibly imagine - and once you realize that, you'll get excited about going after some of it...
      Not trying to be overly cynical, just a healthy skepticism, partly brought on by seeing what so many of these "products" amount to. Some are good, but many times those people have a unique background that allowed them the possibility.

      I won't argue that a bunch of us are working too hard and not working enough smart, but we are trying to follow the advice we have paid for/and/or accumulated from forums like this.

      I've seen a lot of people say "create your own product", but that is easier said than done. And while you are creating it, chances are there is very little if any $$ coming in. So we slog it out trying make sales of other people's products and quite honestly, August was pretty tough month for myself and some others I work with.

      Regards,
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by PCRoger View Post

        many times those people have a unique background that allowed them the possibility.
        No, every time. With very few exceptions, only you could have created the product you create.

        You have a unique background. We all do. Your unique background uniquely qualifies you to make some product, and that product is something many people out there would like to have, and they are perfectly willing to pay for it.

        The single biggest mistake people make is to think that because they can only do a little, they are better off doing nothing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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        Originally Posted by PCRoger View Post

        I've seen a lot of people say "create your own product", but that is easier said than done. And while you are creating it, chances are there is very little if any $$ coming in.
        Regards,
        Roger.
        Funny, that's the same amount that will be coming in while you aren't creating it too.

        Excuses, excuses, excuses. If you want easy, fill out an application and go to work for someone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author gentlerainman
    I'm a big believer in positive thinking but what really struck me about your example is that he STUCK WITH IT. No matter how many times we preach that it's all about implementation, I'm amazed at the percentage of people who just give up.

    I've been doing this full time since 1992 (back when it was direct mail/not internet marketing). I've used all sorts of methods for marketing information products and the one that I've finally settled on and works real well for me is one page squeeze pages that offer a 7 or 10 part mini-course on a particular topic. Once they sign up for that there is immediately an offer of a $17 product and then two upsells at $73 & $173. I've got 8 sites set up, each generates about $200 a day. Certainly not Frank Kern numbers but it's doing ok.

    The point is that when you cut through the hype it is possible to actually make decent (not mega-riches) money in this business. The key is find a model that works for you.

    If anyone wants to see templates for the model I use, shoot me an email and I'll send you the link (I don't think we're suppose to do that here.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Smith
    Kevin,

    I was impressed with everything you said in this thread-- and the original post had a load of wisdom as well as being very inspirational.

    Also, I like the respect you've shown to others in this thread, including (but not just) thanking people for their comments, including the formal button thing.


    Having said that, when I went to download the free ebook you mentioned (I rarely do this), I was so put off by the sales stuff that I didn't download.

    I dunno, no offence but the off-topic stuff kinda made this seem a little like a very well disguised pitch for the sig. I hope I am wrong. Just my impression, afraid a bit of honest feedback there.


    Regardless, thanks for this excellent, inspirational thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunites
    Having a big goals are very important... but sometimes it can impede you.
    Because if the goal is to big it will drain you energy down. you may start with great motivation, but in the midle of the word you get dicouraged simply because your goal is to far to reach.

    But you need to plan and set your goal carefully: not too small, not to big. it is why a solid formation is important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darrel Hawes
    Kevin,

    You're welcome. I've been thinking of putting together "get started online" plan for my teenage sons, and now I don't have to.

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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Hi Kevin,

    I managed to get your free report

    excellent report which I am
    going to print out and read again.

    regarding big goals, yes, I totally
    agree...goal settings is very important
    and as internet marketers, we need
    to know where we want to go and
    by when....

    it is a timeline we have to set for
    ourselves in order to make sure
    we are progressing....

    i have also learnt that if i open
    up my mind to be receptive to
    making $10,000 a month (compared
    to $100 a month for example),
    the action plan I am going to
    take is going to be so much different
    and Bigger steps.... =)

    Thanks again!

    P.S: this thread is also about such mindset
    => http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...50k-month.html

    John
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  • Originally Posted by threatlevelorange View Post

    I'd love to sign up, Kevin. Problem is, I have zero dollars left. Does your report include a membership? I would sign up regardless, but I actually have no money left.
    The guide is free with opt-in. I'll also be doing more free teleseminars for people on my list.

    There are membership options but they are certainly optional.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunites
    Thanks for the challenge...

    I will read it
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  • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
    The ebook is pretty well done.

    My only question after a first read is whether it's a big much to expect to pick a niche and do necessary research that quickly.

    I'm sure you have details on how to find those JV partners quickly also - I wonder how many RESPOND to contact info quickly enough to make the timetable.

    Naturally, I realize you are hoping for coaching clients.

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    • Originally Posted by PCRoger View Post

      The ebook is pretty well done.

      My only question after a first read is whether it's a big much to expect to pick a niche and do necessary research that quickly.

      I'm sure you have details on how to find those JV partners quickly also - I wonder how many RESPOND to contact info quickly enough to make the timetable.

      Naturally, I realize you are hoping for coaching clients.

      PCRoger.
      Of course they will never respond until we take action, and the timeline is completely up to how much action we take. I have had JV's from one recruiting email that went out within 24 hours many times. Other times it has taken months to get someone to do a JV with me.

      The key, however, is not how long it takes, it's how long we spend thinking about it before we go out and take action. The sooner we take action, the sooner we succeed.

      Later this week I will be doing a teleconference free for people on my list discussing unusual ways to find/recruit JV partners. I would encourage you to look for the email and plan to attend. (If anyone wants to be notified just use the link in my signature below...)
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesburke
    Hope this doesn't come off as cynical-sounding, but how hard is it to find the unsubscribe instructions/link in your membership site?

    Reason I ask is, twice recently I've signed up for offers that seemed amazing, and which included a membership (didn't clearly disclose the fact till after signup) and had a devil of a time canceling them. So now anytime I see offers with any kind of membership "bonus" attached, my first reaction is to just say no.

    I don't mind signing up, and I don't mind staying and paying if it's worth the fee. But if it's not, I'd like to know where the exit door is.

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    • Profile picture of the author Learnanew
      Zero Advertising Budget?! Now I REALLY wanna know his source of traffic.

      I also opted in to get your free report and was actually pretty impressed. I don't think I've actually gotten a report for free that shows you how to do Joint Ventures.
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      • Originally Posted by Learnanew View Post

        Zero Advertising Budget?! Now I REALLY wanna know his source of traffic.

        I also opted in to get your free report and was actually pretty impressed. I don't think I've actually gotten a report for free that shows you how to do Joint Ventures.
        Thanks.

        Other than PPC, pretty much all the highest volume traffic producers are either free (like SEO) or pay for performance (like JV's and affiliate marketing.)
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        • Profile picture of the author Learnanew
          Originally Posted by Kevin-VirtualProfitCenter View Post

          Thanks.

          Other than PPC, pretty much all the highest volume traffic producers are either free (like SEO) or pay for performance (like JV's and affiliate marketing.)
          I always assumed Joint Ventures involved two people sending their lists to each others squeeze pages.

          Which is why I'm kind of curious in how you can get people to send traffic to your squeeze page without doing anything on their behalf. Unless of course, he offered reccurring commisions to his membership site. That I can understand.

          Sorry if I'm prying too much, I know you can't divulge more. I just really need to conquer or at least borderline understand this part.
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    • Originally Posted by charlesburke View Post

      Hope this doesn't come off as cynical-sounding, but how hard is it to find the unsubscribe instructions/link in your membership site?

      Reason I ask is, twice recently I've signed up for offers that seemed amazing, and which included a membership (didn't clearly disclose the fact till after signup) and had a devil of a time canceling them. So now anytime I see offers with any kind of membership "bonus" attached, my first reaction is to just say no.

      I don't mind signing up, and I don't mind staying and paying if it's worth the fee. But if it's not, I'd like to know where the exit door is.

      Cheers from warm and smiling Thailand,
      Charles
      Hi Charles,

      Good question. Since we are not yet offering a member "area"--just a download area and twice monthly seminars--there isn't a link in the member area. However each email has a cancellation link you can use any time.
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  • Profile picture of the author sahanull
    well said, our goals has be higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
    Hey man

    Thanks for sharing this

    It just shows a few things

    1 ) CREATE A PLAN

    2 ) Work hard

    3 ) BELIEVE in yourself

    4 ) Stick to ONE plan and get it going strong

    Great to hear that man it really is .... Anyone that has said it cant be done or it isnt that easy is making EXCUSES for their lack of ACTION !

    I'll be honest, I used to think it was way too hard... guess what ??

    While I thought that i got NO-WHERE !

    Now everyday I tell myself making money online is easy... I set BIG goals and I work my ass off to achieve them.

    From the sounds of your student and their mindset I am not surprised at all at the results they are seeing, good on them !!

    Thanks Kevin

    Dean
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      • Originally Posted by ***smm*** View Post

        Good Morning,

        What a trip, Its strange to read a thread like this when its inspired by your story.

        I'm not sure if I want to reveal my identity (Do I want competition in my niche? Do i want to reveal my exact blueprint?) Im not sure but after debating it for one minute, I just decided to worry about that later and go ahead and post. So I apologize if I offend you by remaining anon.

        Ok - first things fist - let me correct Kevin on a few things.

        "He started his business on June 10th"


        I think It was actually around the 1st of June. I did just a few sales so It probably doesn't make a difference.

        "On Wednesday, September 2 (84 days later), he had an $8,000.00 day on a zero advertising budget."

        Actually did over 9k, but its not all mine to keep.

        He's made $13,000.00 this week--and it's not over yet.

        Not entirely true I actually did $11129.00 of my product - but about 40% of that total is payable to affiliates from a promotion that generated the majority of the sales.

        Additionally, I received somewhere around $1300 in affiliate commissions from sales of other products that were not mine.

        So I actually made around somewhere around 7 -8k last week. Sorry Kevin, I probably didn't give you all the details.

        I have some plans in the next few weeks that should allow to make 13k in a week, hell if things go right - maybe in one day!

        Everything else Kevin said is just about accurate, or close enough.

        I hired Kevin Because I knew I needed his help. I realized early that If I wanted to be successful I would need help. For me Kevin covered a lot of the areas I sucked at (html techie stuff).

        I also knew he knew his stuff, after the first time we talked. But never did I imagine how valuable a resource he would be for me. Honestly Kevin - I owe the majority of my success at this point to you. You always have solid advice, and your experience has been invaluable to me.

        I knew last week before my big day, I needed to call you. I wasn't sure why, but I felt like you could give me some advice that would help. And lol - the advice you gave me was responsible for over %65 of the income generated that day.

        Seriously, that's laughable - I would have sold around 3k that day if it wasn't for your lil piece of advice. Thanks again, I owe you big time.

        If any of you guys are considering working with Kevin -Please don't, ill be sad & depressed If you consume his time and hes not available to help me.

        Just kidding - Kevin is probably the best thing you could ever find whether your brand new or got tons of experience. Talk to him once and you'll see what I mean.
        Somehow I missed this! Thanks!

        I looked this up after I talked to you today to get an accurate total.

        (For those of you playing the home game, SMM grossed another $7k today--by 3pm--and expected to do more once people got home from work...)

        Good job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Learnanew
    *whistles*, I'm really pretty impressed.

    Cheers for the insights SMM, really helpful. I think I have at least a decent understanding in Joint Ventures now.

    Thanks again mate.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    I must admit, I havent read all of the replies here, because quite frankly - there are far too many chicken littles!

    What niche, crappy economy - EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES!!

    You want to know why this guy is making sales and doing well...???

    BECAUSE HE HAS A MENTOR AND IS TAKING ACTION - PERIOD!
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  • I thought that is what everyone did. It's super easy to make money online. Everyone is a millionaire. I am super motivated now. Wheee
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by Kevin-VirtualProfitCenter View Post

    I truly believe low goals keep most people from succeeding in internet marketing, so when I see a success story like this I want to share it to encourage others and show you what's possible and how a "real person" succeeded online.

    I just got off the phone with "SMM" (one of my students--he asked me not to use his name here if I used his exact figures.) Here are the facts:
    • He started his online business on June 10.
    • On Wednesday, September 2 (84 days later), he had an $8,000.00 day on a zero advertising budget.
    • He's made $13,000.00 this week--and it's not over yet.
    • He has 91 members in his $47/month membership site creating a $4,277.00 monthly residual income.

    Now at this point you need to understand some things about "SMM":

    He didn't have any special connections. He didn't know how to do HTML. He didn't have any technical skills whatsoever. He had never had an internet business before. He started with zero subscribers in his Aweber account just like everyone else.

    So how did he do it? Here are the broad strokes:

    He believed he would succeed and succeed quickly.

    In June "SMM" quit his lucrative job/partnership to start working online. He told me at the beginning of June he planned to make $10,000.00 in June. I told him it wasn't likely, but he didn't care. He figured he NEEDED to make the money. Did he make $10,000.00 in June? Nope, he made a couple thousand. Not a bad start, but he also didn't get discouraged. He kept working and it paid off.

    He believed he would succeed and now he has.

    He stuck to his plan.

    He didn't do one thing, then another, then a third. Instead, he stuck to his plan. He wanted to have his own product, his own membership site.

    He created his own product.

    He realized early on that the fastest way to profit was from his own product. He created a unique product that would appeal to his target market.

    He created a workable sales funnel.

    He knew in order to succeed he needed to capture email addresses of his visitors, give them compelling reasons to buy and offer them upsells.

    He did it himself with advice from others.

    While trusting in your own ability is important, "SMM" also realized he needed to listen to people who had succeeded before him. He constantly emailed me and others to get input every step of the way.

    Most Important: He Got It Done.

    One of the funniest conversations we had was when he was about to "launch" and was stressed about all the details. How would he get a membership site done on time? We created a path that allowed him to succeed and get things out there--even if they weren't perfect.

    "SMM" is a good guy, a smart guy and he works hard. Has he succeeded well so far? You bet he has. But here is the take-away message for you: Everything he has done can be duplicated by you.
    This is a truly inspirational Post. It is amazing and shows what you can do when you set your Mind to it.

    That being said , I will have to be frank here. I just am a little concerned when I see a Thread like this..
    Lets be honest here there are some people who just have more innate talents and aptitude than others. Thats just Life.

    So I would be leery of saying that EVERYONE if they put their Mind to it can accomplish this. I think it is more wise to be encouraging to all people but realize that like anything in Life for some people it may take longer .

    I can say the number one thing I have seen as to why people fail at IM is they are NOT patient enough and they have OVER EXPECTATIONS and get discouraged when they dont make that first 10K in 3 months. Then they just quit !!

    Goals need to be realistic and sometimes it is prudent to set lower Goals to attain a sense of confidence. When you get that first taste of Success (as small as it may seem to some people)
    then many times this confidence gained will translate into bigger and better things. Its more of a mental state than anything else.

    So lets just be careful and responsible when we use examples of extraordinary people like this. And realize that levels of Success can vary in duration on a case by case basis and person by person basis !

    I say to all newbies to go for the modest goals starting out. And once you start accomplishing small goals, you will see the fruits of your Labor as your Success Mushrooms into greater and greater things !! Dont set yourself up by trying to emulate this guy above. Chances are you will be disappointed. Stay focus and follow your own path.

    And remember, you have to crawl before you walk.
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  • Profile picture of the author trapp120
    I don't like how this post feels like ad copy. If the guy doesn't want to give out his personal info, states, or his niche, then the only person to gain from mentioning this is you.
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    • Profile picture of the author gpower2
      Bottom line. This is a GREAT story and just goes to show how it is possible to do pretty much anything you put your mind to.

      Kudos to this guy for making it happen.

      It reminds me of a quote by the great Henry Ford:

      "Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right"-Henry Ford

      Now, if good ole' Henry would have listened to the thousands of people back in his day that said, "bad economy, tough niche, You CAN'T do it, blah...blah...blah..

      I think you know where I am going with this right?

      It CAN be done!
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