I Did It! I Am NOW Debt FREE Thanks to Internet Marketing! $72,900 Paid Off Since May 2007!

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Getting out of debt has been my sole focus for the past 21 months. I am very excited to say that I did it! I am finally debt free!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Nicely done Amy. You've also done a great job on keeping us all posted on your progress. What a great story!

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  • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
    Good on you Amy. The New Year is a perfect time to set your goals and get your business plan in order.

    All the best for your next goal.

    Leanne
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Hooray!



      That is awesome to hear! Congrats!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      CONGRATULATIONS Amy!

      That is so awesome! A HUGE accomplishment!

      I've been in debt AND unemployed and I know the stress of it. Been there, done that.

      I also know the absolute euphoria of making that last payment and being debt-free. Awesome, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!! I am thrilled for you.

      As soon as my blog gets done and installed, I intend to join your niche blogging program. But I don't want to waste that free trial waiting for the blog to be installed. I'm looking forward to it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Preuss
    Congratulations Amy. What a phenomenal achievement.

    Just goes to show the power of internet marketing when one focuses and applies themselves.

    Bravo!

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  • Congratulations, Amy! I remember when you first declared you would do this. At the time, I hoped you would succeed, but knew the rate at which folks just up and quit.

    Apparently, you hung in there.

    Well Done!
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  • Profile picture of the author WAL08
    Amy,
    That is awesome! Financial Independence is something that we lack today. It is true freedom, and feels like none other!

    Congrats on your success! Now it is time to build wealth!

    Tai
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
    Well done Amy! You're an inspiration.

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author jking2
    That is a great accomplishment. I hope I can do the same. In fact I hope we all can do the same or at least try.

    Keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Michie
    Congrats Amy - that's wonderfun news
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Very cool Amy. I remember when you first started out back in 07 and I'm amazed and inspired how you made your goal through hard work and determination!

      Congrats.
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      • Profile picture of the author purplediva
        Congratulations Amy! I remember when you did your first WSO here at the warrior forum. I have followed your success on your blog and LOVE reading on how you reached your goal in less time than you had planned.

        It is an awesome thing you have accomplished. I admire your determination to completing your goal. You truly are an inspiration.

        Jessica
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  • Profile picture of the author Book38
    WOW.....Excellent accomplishment.

    First thing my wife and I did was "Cut Up Our Credit Cards"....we have one a piece and we keep it in a range that we can pay off at a moments notice.

    Congratulations again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author SundayOff5th
      That is wonderful! You should definitely write an ebook on this and market it! This whole country needs to learn how to do that! What a great accomplishment! Thanks for the inspiration!
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      • Profile picture of the author Lance K
        Congrats Amy! Excellent work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Underwood
    Way to go Amy.

    What an awesome feeling that must be to reach your goal after working so hard. You are a true inspiration to the rest of us.

    Chuck
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Congrats Amy!

    I am so happy for you
    when I saw this thread.

    Cheers,
    John
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  • Profile picture of the author writergirlk
    I actually remember your first post on My Debt Free Goal - back when it was hosted on Blogger! I've watched you grow and it's been fun and inspiring and motivating. Right from the first post you made I knew you were going to achieve your goal. I kept returning to your blog to see how you were doing and now I'm even learning from you. Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    U R the proof of what can be accomplished with determination,
    hard work and thinking outside the box. I hope that you can
    parlay your success and keep the momentum going!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Dixon
    Wow that's brilliant Amy, well done.

    Just goes to show what a determination to succeed can do.

    Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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    What I love about Amy's threads on this isn't that she made money - hell, anyone can do that! But she set a goal, she worked towards and she did it; she converted her profits into reducing and eliminating liabilities and positioned her family for a great year ahead.

    She makes it real...well done Amy
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  • Profile picture of the author angela99
    Excellent Amy -- hearty congratulations, and a big hug!

    You succeeded, under horrendous pressure, and are a real inspiration to everyone.

    You've also won something more valuable than money: a deep belief in yourself.

    I'm thrilled for you, and wish you an absolutely amazing 2009. :-)

    Cheers

    Angela
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  • Profile picture of the author enovator
    Congratulation! you did it. These thread always encourage other people

    Keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivancho
    Hi their,

    Congratulatins... This is a long road for little over 1 and half year. But when you work hard you always success...
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Amy,

      We need a congratulations button on here. You'd be the board leader after that post.

      I'm not going to tell you how great that is. You know it better than anyone else. I just want to ask one question...

      How 'bout that recession, huh?


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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Oh yeah...

        What are you going to do with all that free time now?
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        • Profile picture of the author TKO
          Great stuff Amy, your a real inspiration and a good endorsement for goal setting.
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        • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
          Amy - WOW!!!!! Congratulations!

          I remember when you first came here and stated your goal, I read your blog and I've been watching your progress ever since. Truly amazing what you have accomplished - and hopefully it will inspire others who think that their dream seems "impossible".

          You deserve every bit of your success - and just think, where can you go from here? If you can accomplish THAT, there are truly no limits for you.

          Celebrate, you earned it!!!

          Wendy
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post


    So what is the point of all my ramblings?

    1. Set a financial goal and focus on it with great intensity. Don't give up even when things get hard.

    2. Build up some passive income that will bring you in money day after day long after the work is completed.

    3. You CAN become debt free!

    Wow Amy! Good job. These aren't ramblings. It always tickles my heartstrings when I hear about another's success.

    Thanks for sharing.

    :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author Chaiwriter
    I remember when you first started this too.

    Great job!

    Chai
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    • Profile picture of the author Jim Burney
      Amy

      I remember when you first started this project in 2007 and I am so pleased for you. You accomplished your objective through hard work, focus and determination.

      This shows us all what can be achieved with the right mindset.

      Well done

      Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Johnson
    Well done!

    What was the biggest obstacle in retrospect? Thanks for sharing the good news.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pete Egeler
    Amy,

    I know the secret to your success. You JUST DID IT!

    Congratulations on your success. Now, keep on keepin' on.

    Pete
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Very well done, Amy!

    Now go take a vacation!!!!!!!!!

    May I suggest a Disney Cruise? Great for the kids and you can get time away from them with your S.O. as well because of all the kids-only activities.

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
    Amy, I was following you when you first announced your goals.

    You deserve every bit of success you achieved. You hit gold in your WSO.

    Keep it up and now you have a proven product in your success that you can package up to sell to others that are where you were.

    All the continued success.

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    Awesome!

    I think Shay's bouncing happy faces about sum up my feeling about this post. Congratulations!

    Cheers,
    Becky
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  • Profile picture of the author Teresa Coppes
    Congrats on accomplishing your very worthwhile goal Amy!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Francois du_Toit
      Hi Amy,

      Well done! Knew you would do it!

      All the best for the future,

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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    Wow,

    Fantastic Job Amy! I actually remember when you joined and I visited your site when it first started.

    I remember thinking to myself... I bet she makes it. That is so very awesome!


    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author Suzanne Morrison
    Congratulations Amy - what an amazing journey you have made. I am glad to hear that you have achieved your goal!

    Cheers,
    Suzanne
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Wagoner
    Awesome Amy!

    Great goals and continued action has paid off tremendously for you.

    Here's to your continued Success!

    Dennis Wagoner
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    • Profile picture of the author gorri
      Contragulations Amy!

      Now don't forget to keep going and become online success!
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      • Profile picture of the author elsiedixon
        Your success is definitely an inspiration to me. I am learning so much from the good people here in the forum that I too will be writing my "now I am debt free" message someday. Congratulations to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author dejoliet31
    Congratulations, Amy. You are indeed and inspiration to all who are trying to become debt-free.
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    Wow this is amazing.
    Being new to the forums this is such an inspiring post to read, and just what I need to see right now. Well done!
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  • Profile picture of the author lstoops
    Your hard work is truly inspiring! AND thank you for sharing how to do it through The Niche Blogger!
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    Congratulations Amy!

    You're an inspiration

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  • Profile picture of the author RobinSkeen
    I remember as well when Amy first started. I believe her goal was April 2009. Even did it early. Congrats Amy.
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    Congrats Amy!!! Certainly is always awe-inspiring to see hardwork and dedication pays off. My hats off to you..
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  • Profile picture of the author mlevenhagen
    That's Awesome Amy! Congratulations!

    Someone should start the Warrior version of the Dave Ramsey show. He has people call up that have followed his system and yell at the top of the lungs, "I'm Debt Free!!". Warriors could set goals and announce their accomplishments.. I catch it once and a while on the radio..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt Henninger
    Amy...well done! Your work just shows what hard work and dedication can do while working IM. Its not a job...its a business you are running, right?

    Congrats again!
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    • Profile picture of the author Golelen
      Excellent job. It's nice to see someone out there has the fortitude to do the right thing and pay their bills. I'm now where you were when you began so here's hoping I can do it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    Outstanding, Amy! I'm so glad to hear what you've managed!

    Just as an aside, I have a computer novice family member who wanted to set up a blog about DVD movies with the long-term goal of monetizing it and earning a little something from it.

    I offered to help, but they wanted to "do it on their own".

    So, I subscribed to your Niche Blogger site through the WSO you offered here on their behalf. I have to say, the information you have in there is TREMENDOUS.

    Your hand-holding, step-by-step approach made it a breeze for them to get their blog up and running and now they're working with your information on how to monetize it.

    Your blogging course gets FIVE STARS from us.

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  • Profile picture of the author jjasmern
    Congratulations Amy.

    I'm new to internet marketing and you have just given me the boost I need to keep going in order to reach my goals. I hope to get where you are some day.

    Thank you,

    Jessica
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    you are a true inspiration to me very much
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    Congrats Amy. I first visited your blog a few months ago and you've really done a great job. Truly an inspiration...
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  • Profile picture of the author tomcam
    Warmest congrats. Other than mortgage we've been debt free for about 7 years and it's an extraordinary feeling.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
    Amy, that's wonderful news. I've been a "background cheerleader" for you ever since I found out about your goal and I've been waiting for the day you would make this post. Congratulations. What a nice post to see first thing today.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomcam
    ...and of course you are going to create an info product, aren't you? That's an impressive number. I can see the squeeze page now!
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    Holy Smokes you did it.. I remember when you started that goal and it seemed like a big task that would take years and years to do. It's not really that long and it's done. Wow...

    Now you can work on getting a free and clear home. That should be totally achievable.

    Let me ask you this. How did you manage to eek out time to work online when you have kids? I've got my first one, my wife works, and I seem to be the default babysitter (as it should be) , but it sucks up all my internet face time.
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    That is awesome! I am very happy for you!
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    Well done, You have done very well and it will just keep getting better
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    Goal setting and focus, a real IM story. All the best to you, Amy!

    Let us know what you buy with the first dollars you don't need to pay off debt!!
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    Congratulations! It's great to see what a little planning and dedication can do. Wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
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    I worked with you on a GPT forum and followed your progress. Congratulations.
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    thank you for this awesome inspiriation!

    It's people like you and stories like yours that keep all the rest of us working hard!
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl DiNello
    Congratulations Amy and continued success!!
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    Congratulations.

    It just goes to show you that with focus and determination, anything is possible.
    I certainly appreciate the inspiration.

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Congratulations Amy!....

    it takes a lot of perseverance to whittle away a debt that large. You deserve a ton of credit.

    Now, if the Federal Government could just learn to pay down debt like you did, we would all be better off! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Helps
    I'm impressed Amy. Congratulations and I wish you the best.

    Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post

    I literally worked my behind off working 12 - 18 hour days 6 or 7 days a week. I was determined that I would meet my goal even if it killed me.

    My family and friends thought I was crazy. They told me to file for bankruptcy and that I needed to get a "real" job. It just made me work harder and longer.
    And now ... those same family and friends are probably STILL working those same "jobs" (or they got laid off) and probably have just as much debt or more in the past 21 months.

    You're an inspiration to us all.

    Well done!
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  • Profile picture of the author tjk1058
    Amy,

    Way to go... it is so easy to blame someone else and say it was their fault and then file for bankruptcy. I have 2 friends that have done this and they did it to themselves.

    One couple has filed twice! Now I don't know what caused your situation in the first place... but I commend you for your hard won efforts.

    Now take a vacation with some of the money you make this year and show your family some love!

    TedK
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  • Profile picture of the author BillyB13
    Amy Great and tough job I'm sure. We should invite more posts like this into all of our lives. I think Amy wins my vote to the Warrior Achievement Award.
    Sincerely Congrats!! Getting people inspired is a powerful tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author coondog1y
    Amy, You deserve a HUGE congratulations!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you. Finding your blog is what brought me to Warrior Forum and I knew you would be reaching your goal very soon with the amazing success you've had with your membership forum, which by the way has been so much information I literally can't keep up! You are just amazing!

    All the best - and I hope you take your kids to Disney World to celebrate :-)

    See you in your blog and forum.

    Angie
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Gray
    Amy,

    I remember when you set up your Debt Free Blog...Congratulations on your success...keep up the good work.

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  • Profile picture of the author sevenish
    Whoa Amy!

    I'm tempted to say something like "That's soooo awesome"!!! Whoops! I guess I just did. But the fact remains that your accomplishment does qualify as "awesome" in the strictest sense of the word, in my opinion.

    It's such fantastic news that I very much appreciate your having shared. Congratulations! and thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author LisaM
    Wow Amy;
    I remember when you started out. I even bought some of your WSO's which by the way were AWESOME. I'm very impressed with your achievements. See now I can show my roommie it is possible and that if he allows me to spend just a little more time on my business, I can increase the amount of money my business makes.

    Thanks
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    Congratulations!!!!!
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    Great job Amy!

    These are the coolest stories to hear.
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    Congratulations Amy,
    You are fantastic! What an accomplishment. I love stories like this.
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    WOW!

    You know what?

    I actually followed your blog for a while when I first started internet marketing!

    I actually looked at some of the paid surveys you did and signed up to a few of them!

    This is amazing!

    Congratulations!

    This is inspiring stuff!

    Wow the world IS SO SMALL!

    Good Work!
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Party at Amy's Crib.....or maybe at Big Mike's pad!
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    You just proved that when you set a goal, you have already attained it. All that's left to do is wait for its arrival.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
      Originally Posted by mlevenhagen View Post

      That's Awesome Amy! Congratulations!

      Someone should start the Warrior version of the Dave Ramsey show. He has people call up that have followed his system and yell at the top of the lungs, "I'm Debt Free!!". Warriors could set goals and announce their accomplishments.. I catch it once and a while on the radio..
      It is actually listening to Dave Ramsey that gave me the motivation to get out of debt in the first place!

      Originally Posted by IMChick View Post

      Goal setting and focus, a real IM story. All the best to you, Amy!

      Let us know what you buy with the first dollars you don't need to pay off debt!!
      All my money is going to making sure I have enough to pay taxes on my 2008 earnings, after that it is going to my emergency fund.

      Originally Posted by NathanFalkner View Post

      You've truly earned my admiration. Out of 1,000 similarly
      situated individuals, I'd wager that fewer than 10 confront
      the reality of their ridiculous debt the way you did. I'm
      not trying to be overly dramatic, but I hope you realize
      that you've done the equivalent of scaling Mt Everest...
      and the path you've taken is strewn with the proverbial
      corpses of delusional wannabes and half-hearted flacks.
      Wow! I never thought about it that way.
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      • Profile picture of the author star lit
        Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post




        All my money is going to making sure I have enough to pay taxes on my 2008 earnings, after that it is going to my emergency fund.


        Wow Amy

        Congratulations on being debt free and achieving your goals.
        I love that you're being so responsible with the way you're going to manage your money.
        It's so easy to forget about taxes and an emergency fund when you are debt free.
        2009 is definitely going to be your year.

        P.S. Try and squeeze in a vacation. You definitely deserve it
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  • Profile picture of the author erickz
    wow.. gogo Amy.. too bad i am still trying hard to start making money to clear mine
    but i will not give up!
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    Hello and congrats on your success! Do you show at all how to set up blogs and such and how to design them? I have never fooled around with blogging and do not no much about it let alone how to set one up. I am pretty new to the whole affiliate marketing thing as you can probibly tell!
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    Awesome Job Amy, and I just saw your website again and it looks like you had a sales page tune up?
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    Congrats Amy. You are an inspiration to us all !
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    Good work!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    If you set your mind to ANY goal and really focus on it, you can make it happen! Thank you everyone for all your kind words.
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    Amy,
    My heartfelt congratulations. Well done indeed.
    Regards,
    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Great Job Amy!!

    I'm so proud of you.

    I remember when you first started your blog and watched your progression
    towards your goal.

    You deserve it.

    Now that you are officially broke (meaning no debt) , 2009 can be the year where you will get rich.

    All the best,
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      Congrats, Amy.

      You did the work, you earned the rewards. Kudos to you.

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    RIGHT ON! Way to go.
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    This is a great story

    I love hearing good things about other people

    Amy I know this is kind of a personal question but how much are you making per month from your blogging alone now?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Marshall
      Congratulations Amy! I have only been here a few months, but I remember you saying you still had something like $20,000 left to pay, and now you are already done! You are an inspiration to everyone here! My wife and I are in the same boat with debt, and we probably should start working like you have to pay off our debts! Your story is also an inspiration to me to check out your Niche blogger course. My new JOB isn't going so great right now, and if I am not successful in my JOB then full-time IM may be the next step.
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      • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
        Originally Posted by kevinmarshall80 View Post

        Congratulations Amy! I have only been here a few months, but I remember you saying you still had something like $20,000 left to pay, and now you are already done! You are an inspiration to everyone here! My wife and I are in the same boat with debt, and we probably should start working like you have to pay off our debts! Your story is also an inspiration to me to check out your Niche blogger course. My new JOB isn't going so great right now, and if I am not successful in my JOB then full-time IM may be the next step.
        Kevin - As long as you keep your focus you and your wife will be debt free soon. I also recommend you listen to Dave Ramsey at DaveRamsey.com he helped me change my entire outlook on money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Congrats! Way to go Amy!
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    Congrats Amy!

    I've been having a grand ol' time doing some debt killing myself the last couple months. Who knew that paying the things off would feel better than playing with what the things bought?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Klatt
    Hi Amy,

    Thank you so much for *BEING* such an inspiration to us all.

    I hope everyone reading your thread catches the point that - ANYONE - can make as much money as they need, or want, by choosing to be laser-focused and putting in the work... following the plan that has been proven to work for others who have laid it out step-by-step.

    There's no shortage of plans, pretty much any day on the front pages of this forum.

    It's just blocking out all other possibilities (read "distractions") and keeping your target in your sites - and doing what it takes to get there.

    Warmly,
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  • Profile picture of the author bimawarrior
    Hey, congrats Amy!
    You're a perfect model that anyone could success in Internet Marketing as long as they focus and keep persistent
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    Hi Amy

    Congrats - I wish I could stay as focused as you!

    You are a true inspiration

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    • Profile picture of the author Alminc
      Congratulations Amy Bass.

      You've even become a kind of guru, teaching people
      how to do niche blogging for money.

      Great inspiration for the rest of us.
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    Fantastic Amy I just hope I can do the same.

    Christine
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    You have done it Amy!

    I am happy for you and your family, have a even better one in 2009!

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  • Profile picture of the author debtfreehispanic
    Well done Amy, looking forward to seeing you do well in 2009 through internet marketing and your niche blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rydel
    Congratulations Amy,

    I can remember when you started this challenge. What you've done shows great character and a real fighting spirit!

    Top effort!!
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  • Profile picture of the author MissC7
    Congratulations, Amy!

    You've accomplished quite a feat. I'm just starting to get serious about conquering my debt and your story has given me hope and inspiration. I look forward to the day when I can say that I'm debt free, too.

    -Cynthia
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  • Profile picture of the author earnontheinternet
    Congratulations Amy! You are my inspiration, I am currently sitting on around £30,000 of debt, I have realised from your post that I can achieve my goal of getting rid of the debt. I will be signing up to your Niche Blogger course, Have you any spaces left for your coaching course?

    Congratulations Amy!
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    Definitely, try the goal and work hard at it and you will achieve it.
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    awesome! very inspiring, indeed!
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    Bet you could create an infoproduct out of that.

    Congratulations on your success

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  • Profile picture of the author kf
    As Angela said, I've been a 'background cheerleader' as well and have seen you work really hard. You deserve every ounce of this success Amy. And your plan to put the 'extra' money into covering taxes and emergency funds is good indication that you'll never again have that kind of debt.

    Congrats to you!


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    Amy, that's wonderful news. I've been a "background cheerleader" for you ever since I found out about your goal and I've been waiting for the day you would make this post. Congratulations. What a nice post to see first thing today.
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    Great job Amy!
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    Huge congrats Amy, I remember siting down 1 day and reading your blog from start to end.

    It's awesome to see your growth and development, plus the eventual achievement.

    Congrats again and thanks for the motivation.

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    Congrats Amy! You are an inspiration and I hope others in debt will follow your lead.
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    Good for you!
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    Good on you Amy - it's an inspiration to the rest of us to know that it's possible to reach your goals.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Amy, congratulations! You just proved that anything's possible when you put your mind to it.

      Someone mentioned taking a vacation. I agree. It doesn't have to be an expensive one or a long one. Just don't forget to reward yourself because you most certainly deserve it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michelle Adams
        Congratulations Amy! Your hard work has paid off and you are very deserving of the freedom you now have.

        You're an inspiration to me in that earning sizable money online is a reality and the way it can be life changing is proven by you. Thanks for sharing your personal story.

        Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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        • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
          Thanks everyone! What's great is that there was no secret ingredient. Just good old fashion hard work and elbow grease.

          Originally Posted by star lit View Post

          Wow Amy

          Congratulations on being debt free and achieving your goals.
          I love that you're being so responsible with the way you're going to manage your money.
          It's so easy to forget about taxes and an emergency fund when you are debt free.
          2009 is definitely going to be your year.

          P.S. Try and squeeze in a vacation. You definitely deserve it
          I am thinking about going on a vacation when I finish my emergency fund.

          Originally Posted by earnontheinternet.com View Post

          Congratulations Amy! You are my inspiration, I am currently sitting on around £30,000 of debt, I have realised from your post that I can achieve my goal of getting rid of the debt. I will be signing up to your Niche Blogger course, Have you any spaces left for your coaching course?

          Congratulations Amy!
          Yes there are a few spots left. I would love to work with you as you pay off your debt.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maevn
    Grats.

    That's a lot of debt to pay off that fast, damn.
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  • CONGRATULATIONS AMY!!! You've worked hard and deserve your success, enjoy it and continue to make it grow.

    Live truly changes in seconds, when you made the discision to get out of debt, you set into motion a course of events that has helped many others in the process.

    I'd like to personally thank you for setting up the Niche Blogger. It's very easy to follow and I appriciate your willingness to always answer the questions people pose to you in a timely manner.

    Don't stop! Continue to grow wealth that will take care of you and your family's well being. Now comes the easy and fun part!!! Enjoy watching it grow!

    Once again, you've provided me with with even more insperation. I' planning to work even harder now, and get as many blogs out there as I possibly can. Thank you!
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    This is so motivating!!! Congrats are in order!!!
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    Well done Amy...

    Hope you have some new goals now!!
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      Awesome Amy. Thanks for taking us on the journey. You are an inspiration!
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    Congratulations! I myself, have some debt I would like to get paid off. You are really an inspiration
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Fox
    My family and friends thought I was crazy. They told me to file for bankruptcy and that I needed to get a "real" job. It just made me work harder and longer.
    I know that feeling....

    Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Jackson
    Talk about paying your dues. Great job Amy! If this doesn't fire up people in debt with a burning desire to get out of it; what does?

    A true warrior you are Amy.

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  • Profile picture of the author Debra Jane
    Well done Amy
    I'm a newbie and have the same reason for starting this long journey on IM.
    I was starting to think that it was all doom and gloom and that no one ever had any real success, but you've proved that it is possible to clear that debt and move on.
    How you've done it - hard, hard work!
    Most entrepreneurs will say the same thing, hard work, determination and never losing sight of the dream. As you become succesful the dream may change or morph into a new dream, but it's still the basic hard work!!
    Well done and thanks for sharing. I'm not going to give up either.
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    Congrats Amy!
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    There are a few of us in here who needed to read this one.

    Really pleased for you well done

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  • Congrats Amy, you made what others may think as
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    CONGRATULATIONS Amy!

    I am Happy for you. You inspire others what we are working toward and not to quit!
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    What an inspiring post. I can imagine the financial weight that has been lifted from your shoulders and I think being on the brink of bankruptcy and coming out on top is the ultimate success story, bet you feel you can do anything.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mary Greene
      Congratulations, Amy!

      I've been following your inspiring story since the beginning of your DebtFree blog. Who doesn't admire you for refusing to become another statistic? You live your values, and we can all see the rewards.

      I know exactly how you did it because I belong to your The Niche Blogger membership. Click on Amy's membership link to learn her secrets in step-by-step, day-by-day detail. What a great deal: give Amy a little more income for her adorable kids, and get much more in return for yourself.

      Cheers,
      Mary Greene
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  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Staff
    Congratulations, Amy... to you AND to those beautiful children! They can be VERY proud of their mom! There aren't many moms who could do what you did!

    I agree with other posters who think you ought to turn it into an eBook - even if it's just a $7 WSO. I'm sure it would be a HUGE seller and an inspiration to us all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Staff
    Ammend my last post, AMY....

    There probably ARE other moms who could do what you did but, there aren't many who WOULD do what you did!

    You are an inspiration!
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  • Profile picture of the author autumn78
    Way to go, Amy! Your accomplishment inspires me to take the same path which is why I'm glad I recently purchased your bargain WSO on niche blogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author residnt
    Congratulations Amy,

    This is an endevour that I'm currently striving towards. Haven't started it as of yet as I'm still researching. But I'm glad to see that many people here are successful and someone has achieved thier goal.

    Congratulations again and can't wait to see what is in store this year

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  • Profile picture of the author Siti Neimann
    Congrats Amy on your success. All the time spent and the hardwork has paid off. Now you can taste the sweet of success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Austin Delaney
    Amy;

    This rocks!!!

    I just got an email from my brother who is stuck in a dead-end job. I've emailed him the URL for this thread for some inspiration

    Cheers,
    Austin.
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    • Profile picture of the author joecool1972
      Amy,

      Just a quick congratulations, that is awesome. Good luck with enjoying the rest of your life - DEBT FREE!

      Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris_King
    Congratulations. That's an inspiring story. If I ever find myself 70k in debt, you will be the first one I come and talk to for advice
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