Having been in the IM game for a few months now and earning enough from it to have been able to quit my job I wanted to share something back with the community that helped me through it, and how I made it possible to quit my old job and now work for myself!
Came across the Warrior Forum a few months back (only just signed up to start getting involved!) and have been reading through a tonne of writings from everyone on here since then. After a week or so of reading through articles I came across I got some base ideas of ways to make money from sitting at the computer at home! So being bored senseless at my job (now old job!) waiting tables I would get home and start working on the computer.
My weekdays would consist of getting up at 8, getting to work from 8:30am - 6pm, getting home at half 6, eating & showering then working from 7pm-11:30pm. I promised myself that if I started making more than $1850 a month (which was what I was making at my old job) I would quit and start working full time for myself from home.
The first 3 weeks I didn't earn a cent from anything online, that was working weekends on it too, and when I worked it out it was over 100 hours of work for nothing in return! Was pretty exhausting and hardly rewarding as I was working my ass off to make it work for me. But nothing for 3 weeks straight!
Came home on the Thursday in the 4th week and won't forget this as it had been an extra cr*p day at work! Came home and had made over $60!!!
I know it isn't anything substantial but that's almost as much as I'd earnt that day so had basically earned double what I normally would in a day so was really on a high.
The next day came home and had made $33, nothing huge but was better than nothing. From that Friday onwards things only got better, and for the next 30 days I added the total earnings up to equal $3117!
So how did I do it?
I'd read a lot on article marketing, and also a lot on web 2.0 based marketing. I set myself a goal once I got started of writing 5 articles a day because that would be 150 articles a month. 5 a day didn't seem too strenuous and 150 a month seemed like a lot so began writing. I would go to Clickbank, find a product in a niche to target, and instead of writing articles on that niche I was writing almost review pages like 'How I got over anxiety & panic attacks' as the title.
I got to writing 5 a day on each different niche, and after 3 weeks and 3 days before I had made a cent I had 128 pages up (I had written a couple more than 5 on the odd day) on all different sites such as:
There are many more but basically article sites and social marketing web 2.0 sites. So would submit them when done and on that day I had 128 unique pages in different niches of my on content up with my own hoplinks in.
Since that Thursday where I made $60, I had days where I would even make over $100, $200, and two days where I made $300!!! I also had days where I only made $30 or so, and some where I made no sales, but after calculating up after the first 30 days of money making happening, I had made $3117 pure profit, and that same day I handed my weeks notice in and quit my job a week later!!!
I'm still going strong and still making more than I was at my old job Can't explain how much happier I am now, have more time to spend with the girlfriend, more time to go for a run or down the gym, I'm eating more healthily now, and I'm earning more than I was at my old job doing something I actually enjoy!!!
Will be looking into a new way to make money online soon as I would like to expand my income streams, but want to say A HUGE THANKYOU to all my fellow Warriors!!!! because without the help of all of your shared knowledge it would have been so difficult to go alone, if achievable at all!
Wanted to post this as a thankyou and to give something back to everyone here at the WF as I can't explain how much happier you've all helped make my life