Internet Marketing Pays For Happy Hour!!!

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That would be a great title for a product, huh?

But, I gotta say,

I LOVE internet marketing!!!

Today is 10/13 which marks the 1 yr anniversary of me and a special group of people going into training for the most gawd awful job I wouldn't wish on anyone in corporate America

Since all of us quit this summer, we got together for happy hr. today to celebrate the fact that we don't have to go to that job anymore

I still wake up every Monday morning and I am so thankful I am not at the job anymore. 7 Am morning meeting...cold calling all day....then the 2 hr 5 PM evening meeting. 12 hr day

And the worst part of it was, I would miss the first half of Monday night football.

The heck with that nonsense!

So we had such a good time. We had all kinds of appetizers...and I think the people in the lounge were jealous because we were having so much fun!

We ran up a respectable bill.

But the really cool part of it is....while I was busy having a great time and a drink or three, my websites were hard at work making money.

I got home and found at the period of time from 6-10 PM, my sites more than paid for my night on the town

I am really thankful for today

Sorry if this is devoid of any IM info...I just thought it would be a fun story and maybe a little motivational

-Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Roberts
    Originally Posted by Mark-Dickenson View Post

    But the really cool part of it is....while I was busy having a great time and a drink or three, my websites were hard at work making money.

    I got home and found at the period of time from 6-10 PM, my sites more than paid for my night on the town
    This is the inspirational part for me - I'll be a happy man when I reach this stage, really something to aspire to.

    Love your work Mark - I've learned some valuable stuff from your WSO and email updates, keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author designfuschion
    that is inspiring!

    I can't wait to get to that point. well done!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Williams
    It's always great when you hit that point that you know money is coming in when you are out partying or being an idiot - or even just sitting in a movie theater. The problem is when you wish you could sit there and hit refresh. I call it "refresh syndrome" and I have a bad case of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark-Dickenson
      Originally Posted by spire8989 View Post

      It's always great when you hit that point that you know money is coming in when you are out partying or being an idiot - or even just sitting in a movie theater. The problem is when you wish you could sit there and hit refresh. I call it "refresh syndrome" and I have a bad case of it.
      Haha...I enjoy spending my spare time being an idiot...I am good at it
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  • Profile picture of the author designfuschion
    I call it "refresh syndrome" and I have a bad case of it
    I have WF refresh syndrome..LOL
    and now i'm looking at more and more wso's..and wanting to purchase them all..
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    • Profile picture of the author terrychadban
      Originally Posted by designfuschion View Post

      I have WF refresh syndrome..LOL
      and now i'm looking at more and more wso's..and wanting to purchase them all..
      This is a problem that we all go through at some stage, take it from an old hand, you can end up buying everything, reading some of it, and taking no action at all on your business!

      What you need to do is to find one method that resonates with you, then devote all your efforts to that one method. When you start to make money from that method, then you can look at starting another method, and devote all of your spare time to getting it to work for you. One step at a time.

      You should only consider buying more products (like Mark's excellent WSO) if they fit into your overall plan, not because they are cheap! If you follow this advice then soon you too can be having a 'Happy Hour' with your friends whenever you want. This business isn't that hard, you just need to ignore all the Guru 'advice' and their $20,000 sales copy for their latest 'Crack The Code' ebook and F-O-C-U-S on your business plan.

      Mark, congratulations, and I hope that you don't get too much of a hangover after your happy hour. You made it to this point, and you deserve the happy hour. How many of your friends are still out there looking for another job? How many are on welfare now?

      You made a decision, you came up with a plan, and you saw it through, so enjoy the moment! All the best with your business, and many more happy hours! :-)

      Terry
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark-Dickenson
        Originally Posted by terrychadban View Post

        This is a problem that we all go through at some stage, take it from an old hand, you can end up buying everything, reading some of it, and taking no action at all on your business!

        What you need to do is to find one method that resonates with you, then devote all your efforts to that one method. When you start to make money from that method, then you can look at starting another method, and devote all of your spare time to getting it to work for you. One step at a time.
        I TOTALLY agree. Thats what I did.

        I blocked everything out in May except one method. I think I set my all time record for the least amt I spent in WSO's that month...and I just focused on ONE method

        Originally Posted by terrychadban View Post

        You should only consider buying more products (like Mark's excellent WSO) if they fit into your overall plan, not because they are cheap! If you follow this advice then soon you too can be having a 'Happy Hour' with your friends whenever you want. This business isn't that hard, you just need to ignore all the Guru 'advice' and their $20,000 sales copy for their latest 'Crack The Code' ebook and F-O-C-U-S on your business plan.
        Exactly..and that money can be better spent on growing your business

        And a Cheap WSO can be expensive...because you are spending your time which is VERY valuable...AND you just diverted your focus.

        Focusing on ONE thing is INCREDIBLY powerful

        Originally Posted by terrychadban View Post

        Mark, congratulations, and I hope that you don't get too much of a hangover after your happy hour. You made it to this point, and you deserve the happy hour. How many of your friends are still out there looking for another job? How many are on welfare now?

        You made a decision, you came up with a plan, and you saw it through, so enjoy the moment! All the best with your business, and many more happy hours! :-)

        Terry
        Haha...I got a bit of a hangover but I am getting into the swing of things this afternoon so I will be working late this eve lol

        The crazy thing is, I have offered to help some of my friends and those who ask me about it because they complain about their job yet when I offer to help and show them what to do...they don't do anything...that is rather frustrating
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        • Profile picture of the author terrychadban
          Originally Posted by Mark-Dickenson View Post


          The crazy thing is, I have offered to help some of my friends and those who ask me about it because they complain about their job yet when I offer to help and show them what to do...they don't do anything...that is rather frustrating
          Unfortunately, that is typical of people the world over. It is easier to just complain and do nothing than to get off their asses and help themselves! Yes, it is a bit scary to decide to go into business for yourself at the beginning, but once you do decide to do it then there is literally no limit to the amount of money you can make, except for the limits you put on yourself (which is a whole new topic!).

          But most people are too scared to take that first step, and just keep doing the same things that they have been doing all their lives, which is to make money for someone else, then complain about their life. The stupid thing is, as you know, they can start making money part-time while still working at their J-O-B, then go full-time when their part-time income exceeds their full-time wage, and that is the way that I recommend to anyone that asks me.

          Terry
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcel Hartmann
    Very inspirational, Mark, especially since many of us were made privvy to your methods in Backlink Bully. I saw a very similar post a few weeks ago, and hope to see many more from people who take action (including myself).

    Rock on!
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    • Profile picture of the author terrychadban
      Originally Posted by Marcel Hartmann View Post

      Very inspirational, Mark, especially since many of us were made privvy to your methods in Backlink Bully. I saw a very similar post a few weeks ago, and hope to see many more from people who take action (including myself).

      Rock on!
      Marcel, check out my reply to another, similar post in this thread. You just said the magic words, "Take Action" -- only you can make it happen. I am just down the road from you, so I will be keeping my eye out for you! ;-)

      Will be watching the WF for a similar post from you in the near future -- good luck!

      Terry
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  • Profile picture of the author designfuschion
    terry,
    thanks.
    I have only purchased 1 wso,and just purchased 1 more. basically on 'how to' for wso's. I know i can create a great product ,its just getting the wso details straight.

    I've got 3 methods which will gradually build on each other naturally. The main key here is now,is to take action and start producing the information products.
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    • Profile picture of the author terrychadban
      Originally Posted by designfuschion View Post

      terry,
      thanks.
      I have only purchased 1 wso,and just purchased 1 more. basically on 'how to' for wso's. I know i can create a great product ,its just getting the wso details straight.

      I've got 3 methods which will gradually build on each other naturally. The main key here is now,is to take action and start producing the information products.
      The key to 'taking action' is just to get started! Try to get the big things right, but don't sweat the little things. Don't worry about making your product perfect, just do the best that you can, as quickly as you can.

      If you bought Mark Dickenson's first WSO then you will know by now that his video presentations are a little rough around the edges, but as I keep saying, the main thing about any product is the content, not the presentation. Having said that, a better presentation makes a product seem more professional to the customer, so it is worth the effort to get it right, just don't spend years getting it perfect.

      Once you get your first drafts together, let me know, I am a trained proofreader, and if you are interested then I will proofread your first WSO for you gratis -- just to help you get going. Either way, I wish you the best of luck for your first WSO!

      Terry
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      • Profile picture of the author designfuschion
        Originally Posted by terrychadban View Post

        The key to 'taking action' is just to get started! Try to get the big things right, but don't sweat the little things. Don't worry about making your product perfect, just do the best that you can, as quickly as you can.

        If you bought Mark Dickenson's first WSO then you will know by now that his video presentations are a little rough around the edges, but as I keep saying, the main thing about any product is the content, not the presentation. Having said that, a better presentation makes a product seem more professional to the customer, so it is worth the effort to get it right, just don't spend years getting it perfect.

        Once you get your first drafts together, let me know, I am a trained proofreader, and if you are interested then I will proofread your first WSO for you gratis -- just to help you get going. Either way, I wish you the best of luck for your first WSO!

        Terry
        Thankyou for the advice ..and yes i'll definitely pm you wso i'm doing.


        Thanks for best wishes..and thanks Mark for being inspiring!
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        • Profile picture of the author achivement84
          Hello,

          You seems to be soo happy, but i don`t recommend to spend all your spare time in fun, however you can utilize it in growing up your online business, also the so fanny life will give you the
          Sense of expediency which can fully discourage you to do any thing.Think carefull how to convert your time in success with having a good share from fun life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis-White
    Very cool, and very respectable, Good job mate keep it and keep running your business for what works for ya
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  • Profile picture of the author samd123
    Congrats Mark - You deserve it.

    I have bought and gone through 2 of your WSO courses and I gotta say that, apart from you having a wicked sense of humour (!) both courses are packed full of meaty info, hardcore tips and guerilla-style advice.

    So if you are making a profit while you're out celebrating, then good on you - you deserve it.

    Aside from anything else, you're lighting the path for people like myself to follow.

    All the best

    from Sam
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  • Profile picture of the author krisskrash
    That's a great story Mark. I hope to get to that stage one day, and have IM paying for my happy hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jani
    Originally Posted by Mark-Dickenson View Post


    I got home and found at the period of time from 6-10 PM, my sites more than paid for my night on the town

    I am really thankful for today
    I'm really thankful for every day ... but that's another topic.

    As a former bar owner for many years, I used to say to myself "I'm really thankful for the money generated during Happy Hour to pay for everyday expenses and such" -- I can really appreciate the opposite point of view.
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  • So you had the club soda, huh?

    (Sorry -- couldn't resist!)
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunites
    Hi Mark!

    Thank you for sharing this with us! You will never know how much this is helpful and inspirational!

    Thanks again!
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