Where does most of your money come from?

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Not a trick question, I swear.

Just wondering this... does most of your money
(51% or more) come from your "day job" or from
internet marketing or online business? Or, from
something else entirely (e.g., real estate)?

And, if you don't mind, WHY? Is it by choice? Are
you stuck?

~ John
#money
  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    It comes from my day job. I cover my car payment and car insurance with my online income, which is the goal I set for myself. I drive a nice ride and enjoy some mad money each month.

    On top of that my day job is being an SEO for an ecommerce web store, so technically you could say all of my income is derived from internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    by far most of my income comes from internet marketing (not in the how to niche). Specifically, the biggest part of my online income comes from building what i call micro hosting companies and eventually selling them off.

    i dable in real estate, but the return on investment is just not there when compared to the internet. the only way i think it might be is if you have really deep pockets and deal in big retail strip centers or apartments.

    and a day job...lol..whats that. i can honestly say i have never had one, unless you count mowing my parents lawn back in the day.

    i started online stuff at 15 years old, was making money by 16 (31 now) and never looked back. i worked hard and got lucky, or maybe luck came my way because i worked hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    IM. After a 20 year military career, I promised myself that
    I'd spend the rest of my time largely doing what I want,
    when I want.

    Having a military pension provided a slight comfort zone,
    but I just decided to go full-time internet.

    Willie
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    • Profile picture of the author John S. Rhodes
      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      IM. After a 20 year military career, I promised myself that
      I'd spend the rest of my time largely doing what I want,
      when I want.

      Having a military pension provided a slight comfort zone,
      but I just decided to go full-time internet.
      Hey Willie!

      Good to hear from you...

      I worked for "The Man" for about 10 years or so
      and I was making incredible money.

      Then, I looked at my internet marketing business
      (including niche sites, etc.) and realized that I was
      actually losing money working for someone else.

      Plus, there's nothing like the FREEDOM and the
      raw independence you have working for yourself.

      That said, I totally respect people with day jobs.
      It makes sense for a lot of folks...

      ~ John
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      • Profile picture of the author bestfriend
        Originally Posted by John S. Rhodes View Post

        ...realized that I was
        actually losing money working for someone else.

        Plus, there's nothing like the FREEDOM and the
        raw independence you have working for yourself.

        That said, I totally respect people with day jobs.
        It makes sense for a lot of folks...
        I agree 100% with that. Especially about "raw independence".

        I think, knowing that your money will be in your hands at the end of month is the strongest factor what "drive" people to day jobs.

        Mine is coming 100% from online business. I have two reasons; I love computers since my childhood and "raw independence".
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      • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
        Originally Posted by John S. Rhodes View Post

        I worked for "The Man" for about 10 years or so
        and I was making incredible money.

        Then, I looked at my internet marketing business
        (including niche sites, etc.) and realized that I was
        actually losing money working for someone else.

        Plus, there's nothing like the FREEDOM and the
        raw independence you have working for yourself.

        That said, I totally respect people with day jobs.
        It makes sense for a lot of folks...

        ~ John
        I can relate to your experience. I've worked for 'industry giants' in publishing & media field for like 20 years. Through those years, I had to deal with large egos and an ugly crowd of bootlickers.

        But I was in love with my job, and never thought of quitting until... I realized that I was losing money investing my blood, sweat and tears in someone else's business.

        I was lucky enough* to build my own business while having a full time job. While I was producing and managing "their" special-interest magazines, I was also running my OWN network of niche sites, info products and all... That's the smartest move I've ever made.

        However, I know it's not everyone's cup of tea. Not everyone can manage these two together. Like I said, I was lucky.

        Back to your question I have multiple income streams, and I'm well aware of that they're all a part of MY business. I'm making the best money from publishing "special-interest" content online, in the form of websites, ebooks, newsletters. Sometimes, I coach indie writers in my area so they can create a strong web presence. That's like more of a seasonal job, and not my main focus (for now). I have some other business interests too, both online and offline, some hybrid etc.

        I'm also writing articles, doing editor jobs and consulting for major company's magazines, because -well- I like magazines. And this last one is what I treat like a hobby, not business. Not anymore!
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    • Profile picture of the author josoave
      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      IM. After a 20 year military career, I promised myself that
      I'd spend the rest of my time largely doing what I want,
      when I want.

      Having a military pension provided a slight comfort zone,
      but I just decided to go full-time internet.

      Willie
      Hi Will,

      I am currently in the military and relate very much to what you wrote. Currently my income is solely from my day job and I expect to get to where you currently are. I have been working hard and waiting for the payoff.

      I really admire the people in this forum that have set themselves free and control their paycheck. It takes hard work and intuition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    As actually earning online is still a pretty new concept to me, most of my income (probably about 60%) comes from my day job. Of course, I would like that ratio to shift dramatically, but its always nice to have something to fall back on. Also, it's interesting trying to balance a full time job both online and offline. It's definitely good practice for working with extremely limited time frames.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gama Seva
    I don't know how I am going to classify my income as they always come in my mail in the form of "check". My services that I am offering to them are mixed of websites related services and creative design services (ie. store interior design, company branding design etc.)

    Only 20% actually of my income are coming from my Paypal and my merchant. account.

    Gama
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Online endeavors, real estate, and stock investing and a couple offline ventures. All by choice. I haven't had a job in years.

    RoD
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      All of my money comes from my biz. I don't have a day job.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    I earn about 75% of my income consulting Internet Marketing to Offline/Retail Businesses including small to large corporations and even some start up companies. The other 25% is from affiliate marketing, selling an Top Tier Internet Eduction product globally.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      After getting fired from a cushy job over 15 years ago, I've been doing online/offline affiliate marketing and investments in the stock market and real estate. Getting fired is just exactly what I needed to get fired up.
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      • Profile picture of the author RobertoMejia
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        After getting fired from a cushy job over 15 years ago, I've been doing online/offline affiliate marketing and investments in the stock market and real estate. Getting fired is just exactly what I needed to get fired up.
        Ha, I am doing the same. I used to be a District Manager, and I got let go for crazy reasons. I decided that I did not want to deal with that anymore. I just started, I am not making much money, but I home to strike it rich soon. I use the word "rich" very loosely... for now...
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        • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
          Most of my money comes from ferret smuggling. Which is a fine way to make a living, although the overhead in pants is a little high.

          The rest I make from selling my body.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Sadly the 'bulk' of my income comes from my 'day job' and is a temporary setback. *Definitely serving as a major motivator to the insane hours I spend investing into my IM business.

    Having been self-employed and a small business owner for nearly 18 years (until 2009) my income dropped significantly when I took a 'regular' job. The demands, deadlines, and headaches were fewer, but so were the paychecks!

    In absolution, the 'fall from grace' was something that didn't sit well with me at first, and took some time to humble my family and myself to acclimate to reduced spending, and cutting back on certain amenities.

    However, the insight I have gained online (and on this forum) reassures me that everything happens for a reason, and had I not succumb to 'letting go' of my brick-n-mortar business, I would've never found the unlimited potential the internet has to offer.

    Ultimately, I have transformed my energy to a bigger, better, and more beneficial business plan, and if the outcome is 1/2 as good as I project it will be...the JOB will soon be a distant memory.

    It's all about freedom...and I have never found so much as a remote glimpse being slave to a 'limited' income or the likes of a salaried job. Just not my cup of tea! (I have been self-employed since 17, and made more money on pool tables at 14 yrs old then my job pays now

    If I can turn a mere $5,000 -$10,000 investment into a consistent $80-$100K per year online, I will be forever grateful and content. *Not to say that is my end goal...but a start.

    Til then, it's 40 hours offline, and 40 hours online...it's only a matter of time now; the money's already there waiting to be had. It rests on my shoulders to layout, blueprint, construct, and collect it!

    A work in progress, a fun one at that!

    PS - I too believe my job is getting in the way of my online business. However, until I can match or surpass my income, logic compels me to stick it out a bit longer...arrrrggghhh
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  • Profile picture of the author Murlu
    The vast majority of my income comes from freelance writing and one of my niche websites that I've been running for three years (mainly Amazon Associates and Adsense).

    I've branched to freelance writing about a year ago because I think a lot of people don't realize there is so much potential out there and active income is certainly worth it especially when you build clients instead of just a list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben Armstrong
      Day job: 75%
      Real Estate: 20%
      IM: 5%

      Hoping to see a dramatic shift in the coming year.
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      • Profile picture of the author marknel
        Its 75% from IM work for a client and rest is from dabbling in the stock market. Im also in the process of monetizing my blog and if I get good result,I can then work for myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Tee
    99% of my income comes from online marketing. only 1% comes from coaching a friend in internet marketing. The best part is i never work in any job before for more than 3 days in my entire life. And I'm just an Singaporean Chinese.

    So if I can do it, so can you!!

    The key is to find know a formula that makes money and keep on repeating the model over and over again.
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    • Profile picture of the author hashif16
      Originally Posted by George Tee View Post

      99% of my income comes from online marketing. only 1% comes from coaching a friend in internet marketing. The best part is i never work in any job before for more than 3 days in my entire life. And I'm just an Singaporean Chinese.

      So if I can do it, so can you!!

      The key is to find know a formula that makes money and keep on repeating the model over and over again.
      Wow! That's a big inspiration to all who are dedicated to Internet marketing industry..
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  • Profile picture of the author Edward Thomes
    The key is doing what you're best at. I run an offline SEO consultancy firm, as well as 3 offline businesses completely unrelated to online work. (But of course, I criss-cross their weaknesses and bolster the marketing efforts via the web).
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    My husband works and I stay home so 100% of my personal income comes from working online. I like it this way! I can keep the house clean and make sure the home is taken care of and still bring in money doing something I really enjoy. I just wish I had more friends around here interested in IM so I had more people to talk to about it. I start telling my husband about what I've been doing and his eyes glaze over because he doesn't understand how it works.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestrevenueshare
    I have a regular offline job but I earn decent amount of money from the net, as you do perhaps.
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  • Profile picture of the author gingerhead
    Day job: 85%
    IM: 15%

    This was 95-5 6 months ago, and I hope to increase the IM earnings over the next year or so to become my main income source.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christi
    100% of my current income comes from online marketing. I don't have a day job and that was by choice. Hubby and I were living in London where we both had day jobs, but we decided to move to California (where DH is from), so we left everything behind (including our day jobs) and moved here and set up our own online marketing business. It's been tough but I wouldn't change working for myself for anything.
    Our income is still quite low, so we still rely on our savings to a big extend, but it's going up every month. In July we were actually close to covering half of our business and living expenses with the money we made. We're hoping that by the end of the year at the latest our business will be covering all of our living expenses and from then on we should be able to start saving some too.
    We've been in business since late April, but have only been working full time on it since late June, so we're actually doing very ok for the short time we've been around.
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    Hey John,

    My income is 100% from internet marketing.

    I actually can't afford to have a day job.

    HP
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Lindsay
    These day's its very well spread out (through choice).

    All of our income (my business partner, myself, and 57 team members) come from our income "online". At least thats how it started.

    Now its probably a good 40% / 60% split

    40% directly from online (products we own)

    60% from offline & site entities (our SEO company, ecommerce sites, lead gen sites, authority sites)

    We've been through ups, and downs, and our entire model has changed no less than 2 times in 6 years.

    Evolve or die

    Such is the way with online.

    Hardwork makes luck.

    Marc
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Not to be negative or a buttinsky, but for those of you saying 100% of your income comes from IM, what do you do with your money? Don't you invest it in anything?

    As for me, my income sources are:

    - IM (overwhelming majority comes from this)
    - return on investments of IM income
    - book royalties
    - retirement pay from a real world job in my previous life

    It's risky having all your eggs in one basket. On the other hand, to answer the rest of the question, I do not have a day job.
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    • Profile picture of the author John S. Rhodes
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      It's risky having all your eggs in one basket.
      "Diversity is protection against ignorance. It makes very
      little sense for those who know what they're doing."

      ~ Warren Buffet

      OK --

      That said, I have multiple streams of income.

      ~ John
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    Full time make money online. I'm very glad to take the risk from quit the job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
    As of now, it's 70% from my daytime job and 30% from my online job. But I would like that percentage change since I am still trying to learn a few more information and idea regarding Affiliate Marketing and creating of my own website. I can only be online mostly during night time because I have my daytime job.
    I am setting my plan to make my online earning becomes 80% and my daytime job (as part timers) because I still have this concept of working outside (my box).
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Lindsay
    Dennis thats a good question.

    When we move into our wealth building strategy, it will be investing in other area's.

    We considered gold a few years back.... didn't do it.... should have obviously.

    The cliche answer is...... Invest in your strengths.

    For us that will be to do with bigger sites and software development outside of the IM industry.

    Up until now it has been re-investment into our team and ability to perform.

    This is what has let us grow the most.

    Marc
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    Most of my income is from online activities, but I still have a part time day job, because I love being a veterinarian! I don't think I'll ever give up completely.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I haven't had a day job for 12 years. All of my money comes from my online business(es)
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    • One of us has a job that he loves -- or at least doesn't hate.

      I've been full-time site-building and doing Amazon FBA for 1 1/2 years now. All profits are reinvested. We're on track to retire in 4 1/2 years with 60 profitable websites, 100% of our pre-retirement income and no mortgage.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    100% online baby - FTW!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    I make 100% of my living on from my businesses. Around 80% of that comes from my online business.

    And of the 80% that comes from my online business around 80% of that is from niche's outside of the "make money" niche.

    Talk soon,

    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author drumguru69
    100% of my income comes from my laptop computer...
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    100% online biz, multiple streams. Haven't had a "job" since the 80's.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      100% online biz, multiple streams. Haven't had a "job" since the 80's.
      Ahh the 80's

      I miss those years

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      • Profile picture of the author jgkelley
        As someone who just made the jump to IM, this thread is giving me goosebumps! Glad to see so many successful people out there. Hope to be one. Thanks for the encouragement.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisen
    Without a doubt...day job. I am hoping to switch that ratio in the future. Hopefully, after my first full year of IM, I'll be able to say that my online endeavors at least equal my earnings from my day job (or exceed). My online income has been growing month by month so I have hope.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    Of my personal income, I probably get about 30% from my online properties. My business actually makes a fair bit more money than I do at work, but I don't put most of that money into my pocket. It usually gets reinvested.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
    My 100 % income is from online or Internet. I am not having any day job. Right now I am earning $ 600 per month. I have to reach $ 1000 per month by the next month end.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
    Day job - 50%
    IM - 30%
    Real Estate - 20%

    I'm one of those rare people who actually likes their day job, if I didn't I'd ramp up my IM and rentals and quit.
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  • Profile picture of the author alg4
    day job at mo.....working on building online prescense
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I've never had a "day job". All my income comes from my internet marketing business. And over 90% of that comes from ClickBank, which is a little concerning in principle and is why I'm trying to diversify a little bit and "add other stuff".
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      • Profile picture of the author maximum117
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I've never had a "day job". All my income comes from my internet marketing business. And over 90% of that comes from ClickBank, which is a little concerning in principle and is why I'm trying to diversify a little bit and "add other stuff".
        hey nice alexa nice to hear that you make a decent money from internet marketing , can you tel what exactly your way in internet marketing
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        • Profile picture of the author David Keith
          Originally Posted by maximum117 View Post

          hey nice alexa nice to hear that you make a decent money from internet marketing , can you tel what exactly your way in internet marketing
          i do think think has a lot of merit...providing you can find solid ways of building an email list as an affiliate.

          but the majority of people with big lists (assets) have their own product...or had their own product
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyburdes
    Do you do your own products at all Alexa?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by kellyburdes View Post

      Do you do your own products at all Alexa?
      Not so far ...

      I like owning and building up a real asset-based business which isn't tied to the success/continuity/availability of any individual product at all, and the freedom to change products if/when necessary/advisable without too much additional work, and the freedom from all those "other issues" that vendors have to deal with all the time. Contrary to the impressions given in many threads here, I think affiliates have much more overall security and fewer worries than vendors.
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      • Profile picture of the author kellyburdes
        Ok - now I think ya lost ya mind!

        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Not so far ...

        Contrary to the impressions given in many threads here, I think affiliates have much more overall security and fewer worries than vendors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      multiple streams of online and offline income of which 30% is completely passive.
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  • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
    Definitely it is from our day job. Why? Because we are fairly new to internet marketing (about 18 months) and it takes time to get yourself out there and be known. Sales are increasing, I have learned how to market us online, we are the only ones in Canada who offer what we offer. Not everyone wants or needs our product, it's not essential to one's life!

    100% of my income is from our online biz. Hubby helps with part of what we do, but the bulk is up to me. I made about $750. last month, which I think is pretty decent for a young online biz.

    We hope someday it'll be a good earner and hubby can start to back off of his day job and look forward to retirement down the road and a pension cheque. Got a ways to go, but things are progressing well.

    You dont get to be a success overnite, it takes time and hard work and patience!
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    • Profile picture of the author tess47
      Most of my income is generated through writing - I write SEO content for online businesses, including web pages, articles, blog posts and press releases. I would say that 75% of my income comes from writing.

      The remaining 25% comes from affiliate marketing, blogging, CPA offers, etc. I can definitely tell anyone on this forum who is struggling that you CAN make an incredible amount of money on the internet IF you are willing to work and learn whatever it takes!

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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      just internet

      work 5 months a year, comfortable life style, travel.

      a couple of hours a day

      looking at a complementary venture but no hurry
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    Here is an excellent video that shows you how to get to 100% income from internet marketing:


    No, seriously, doing it is all it takes.

    HP
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    • Profile picture of the author michaelcorvin
      hpgoodboy - Art Williams is a rock star. I read his book many years back.."All you can do is all you can do...but all you can do is enough." He is a great testimony to hard work :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author inhwanie
    My income mostly comes from my primary job but the extra I get from IM pays for my vacation and other things I enjoy doing.

    I don't think I would ever quit my job though even if I made an unimaginable amount of money through IM as my job holds other values in society that money can't simply buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author mandom
    100% comes from online. I've been full-time SEO for about 4 years now and I don't imagine ever going back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hugh
    Haven't had a job in over thirty years. Have always worked the same principle.
    Find the source for an in-demand product. Ad value to it and sell it at a profit.
    About 10 or 12 years ago, I found that my computer saved time and gas.
    It's been fun. It's like a big game, but played with real money. I love it.

    Hugh
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  • Profile picture of the author JToneyUK
    This has been a real inspiring thread! I'm just started out, currently unemployed. I'm a teacher by trade, just qualified, but lack of work means I'll probably only get a few days work a week, if that, by the end of the end September onwards. So I have ample time to invest in my IM career and see what comes of it! I've started a few weeks back, just come back off a relaxing holiday! I'm now refreshed and ready to go!
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  • Profile picture of the author lovelysue
    JOB: 30%
    Real Estate: 25%
    Coaching: 25%
    Info products: 20%

    For me - having a JOB is important - you get health benefits, paid vacations, sick leaves, quick approval on a bank loan or mortgage ... all kinds of goodies that sweeten up your life. A good decent job which pays handsomely ... who can refuse to that.

    Real Estate - assets are what brings in safetu cushion and for me this is rent money and I can recommend this to anyone who wants to escape the rat race for good.

    Coaching - really awesome way to live out your passuion to make a huge impact on other people's lives

    Info products - they are like "found money". You work a lot to create them - I do all my ebooks, but when it's done ... you get paid every time someone buys.

    For me this is a healthy ratio between growing within a corporation, building wealth creation assets, growing your own business and adding additional strreams of income without spending the additional time to obtain that income. My future plans: add a zero at the end of my income from each of the area
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  • Profile picture of the author txconx
    I've been self-employed now for almost 30 years and I'm not sure I could work for someone else.

    I closed down my home-based business a little over a year ago and now am 100% online income from niche websites and domain names. I'm currently working on some of my own products.

    I'm so burned out from serving a demanding client base in a business that was 24/7 with a steady stream of work, day in and day out. I'm not making nearly as much money, but my stress level is zero. I don't have to deal with clients, I don't have demanding and constant production deadlines or people telling me I charge too much. I don't have to deal with people working for me, or nag them to get their work done or listen to excuses about why they won't get their work done. I don't have to invoice or do payroll. Every time I think about offering services to IMers and others, I feel ill all over again. Hopefully, the burnout will go away sooner rather than later - I USED to be a very ambitious person.

    My spouse has an excellent job with excellent benefits and that's what pays the bills. Whatever I make is reinvested in my online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
    My question would be:

    "Where does all my money go?"
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    • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
      Originally Posted by George Tee View Post

      Saving up to buy a house real soon. Houses in Singapore aren't very cheap. Next will go into investments like forex, stocks & properties.
      That's amazing, isn't it, that property prices in so-called 'third world' countries are comparable to the UK?

      Where I come from originally the prices are probably higher than the UK.

      And that's despite the fact the average monthly earnings for a good post is usually nowhere near enough to last a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Most of my money comes from other people.

    It is generally a Good Idea to remember this.
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    "The Golden Town is the Golden Town no longer. They have sold their pillars for brass and their temples for money, they have made coins out of their golden doors. It is become a dark town full of trouble, there is no ease in its streets, beauty has left it and the old songs are gone." - Lord Dunsany, The Messengers
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Well, 100% of my income comes from web development, graphics designing and doing SEO. I love computers too since I was a kid and I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

    I agree with the "Freedom" mentioned by the other warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author MommyReporter
    This is such an enlightening thread. It inspires me to read about how others are making their money--online and off. Thanks for sharing everyone!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author James Foster
    I'm 100% online for nearly 3 full years now.

    There's nothing like the opportunities having your own business(es) can bring you.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Where does most of your money come from?
    After the day I just spent I'm thinking I'd be smart to start arranging to answer that question "sugar daddy"
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  • Profile picture of the author JennSpencerIM
    98% from my own products that I market (primarily online)
    2% from affiliate products I market online

    100% by CHOICE!
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  • Profile picture of the author stephfoster
    I don't have a day job. All my income comes from my online business.

    That said, my family's income also comes from my husband's job. For now he's outearning me, but that isn't always true, and I'd like it to be true less often. My husband would love to come work at home with me, although that takes a pretty impressive and reliable income. Covering your own insurance isn't easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Most of it is definitely from the day job.

    I'm an engineer so I make decent money, but I will replace it over the next year with IM

    As far as benefits and that kinda stuff- those are the perks of a day job, but I'm hoping my wife can keep a "regular job" to get the benefits while I do stuff from home

    And if she cant' I'll just have to make more money :-p
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  • Profile picture of the author Riya24
    It comes from my job......
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew S
    My money comes from a Money Tree in the back yard.


    What, you don't have one?
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanoryan
    Most of my money comes from my full time job, a bit more from developing websites and blogs for local businesses, and then some more from providing SEO services.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Well for mos tof us that have given up on the rat race, the income would now be 100% online
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    • Profile picture of the author lovelysue
      Originally Posted by dagaul101 View Post

      Well for mos tof us that have given up on the rat race, the income would now be 100% online
      The rat race is not just about the 9 to 5 J.O.B.
      If you just exchange the "working for somebody else" with "working for myself" you're still in the rat race because you are dependent on Yourself to Work, Make Money and produce results that turn into income. Self-employed is in the rat race 100%.

      If you make 100% of your money online great. Do you make enough to cover your bills? Do you make more than enough to live a luxiry life?

      Do you Yourself work for the money you are making? If the answer is yes: RAT RACE.
      The answer is NO, when you receive income that you do not work for.
      Those income streams can be: real estate, investments (angel investment, stock deals, etc) and business. But "business" defined as: other people working for you and you keeping a margine of the profit. IF you are a one-man-shop then you are employee in your business and you pay yourself with 100% of the profit but: you work for those money, they are active income.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkBerrgIM
    Multiple streams. Offline Biz, Online IM, and Contract work. Never depend on one stream of income. NEVER!
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  • John,

    100% of my money each month comes from my day job, which is ... Internet Marketing.

    And I can honestly say that the Warrior Forum and War Room are the reasons why.

    And it has been a true pleasure getting much of that info from you, John, both paid and free actionable info from your webinars.

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  • Profile picture of the author cvan
    100% Online. I do social media marketing and internet marketing to make a living. I love it! It has been a tough road but totally worth it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Walker
    With my day job i do earn more than 51% of my stable income.
    however with IM i do earn some side encome for my freedom
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcorvin
    Here is a simple game plan...do product launches and develop products and services, then put 20% into low risk fixed income assets, 80% into higher end assets (options, FX, Real Estate). You have to get your "income" working for you. I am also 100% debt free.
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    • Profile picture of the author josoave
      Originally Posted by michaelcorvin View Post

      Here is a simple game plan...do product launches and develop products and services, then put 20% into low risk fixed income assets, 80% into higher end assets (options, FX, Real Estate). You have to get your "income" working for you. I am also 100% debt free.
      Interesting.. I've done some RE investing before, paper traded FX and options too. I agree 100% with your game plan and am trying to raise money with IM and later diversify to the other options you talked about. It's a long road and juggling a day job, family and IM is not easy.
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      • Profile picture of the author michaelcorvin
        josoave - That's the only way to do it. The problem I see in the IM community...with the people that are kicking serious butt...are people buying expensive cars...It is immature and I can tell you from experience will come back to bite ya in the rear. :-) Keep pluggin away :-)
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