I was doing great for years with cartoons and freelance writing on the web but figured I needed to get more into the marketing end of things.
I quickly noticed that the scammer side of IM was put in check by people who took responsibility for the industry. That attracted me more. I then noticed some old colleagues of mine who had trickled into IM and were doing wonderful.
Most of all I noticed this place, WF, had people who loved to help others!
I bought a few WSOs and read about the successful actions of others and realized I had been doing well for years but didn't realize it, mainly because of my other interests that had me battling corporations and evil-doers and such. when I cut all that lose I realized I hadn't been enjoying life. I then made a commitment to be realistic, sane actually, about things and get that marketing knowledge under my belt.
So the big question is can IM put money in your pocket? The answer is "Heck yeah!".
If you have skills you'll do better faster. Me, I'm a professional illustrator and writer. Already had a fan base but that wasn't in the IM arena. I had to look to see how I could apply IM to other things. You would be surprised how many celebrities I know, cartoonists, artists, musicians, etc. have no clue about marketing but they will have websites that pull in millions of people a month.
I got busy. Asked questions here on WF and got answers. Actually the ONLY problem I've run into in IM so far is the reluctance I have to read any threads on WF because you have to dig through dozens of pages to get solid data, especially reading a WSO.
I've met some great people here on WF, the kind of people you will just not ever forget in a lifetime because they are so on their "A" game.
I haven't had enough time to study all the strategies and models I'd like tobut I've got the basics and with a little luck I could be in the catbird seat again.
Right now I have writing and toons doing well. I'm not even on autopilot yet with large amounts of passive income. If I made just a measly $1,500 more a month, right now, I could own my own ranch with lots of acreage, pay less than a few hundred dollars annually in property taxes and I would RULE.
Why? Because the properties cost less due to the economic collapse and because I work at home! A DSL line and I'm good to go. There are still great discounts on things for home businesses and businesses in general and all I need are a few computers and accessories and my art supplies. Everything on top of that is gravy.
So I'm looking forward to expanding soon. Increasing that passive income and also making more money drawing and writing comic books and ebooks and so on.
I must say I was able to make four figures a month quick doing IM but that's me. I came to the game with some skills. Not all of us are the same but we all have something to bring to the table.
Now it's on to bigger and better things. This week is the first week where I'll have a regular schedule and two clients are cutting big deals, BIG deals that will benefit all.
So thanks fellow Warriors, it's been one heck of a positive ride in the right direction.