My Story And Why You shouldn't Give Up

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I hope this story is going to inspire someone. I am close to tears writing this and If I have my way I would not share it but God wants me to share it so I will.

Many warriors would be now be used to my threads. I started IM after reading a book ( can't remember the book) in November 2007. I have read applied and reapplied everything I have learnt but couldnot make my first 100 dollars.

As a starter, I was daily calculating in my head how it will be easy for me to make 2k in a month even when I knew nothing about IM. Of course I made nothing and was frustrated. I wanted to give up but never did mainly because I am not one who will keep quite.

A role model of mine named Iyabo Oyawale who knew what I was going through sent this The Warrior Forum - Warriors, I'm in tears... link. It was touching, it confirmed what I already knew - it is possible to make it online. I read and read and read then got back into internet marketingb again.

Many months went with no success but Mrs Iyabo keeps talking about me on her blog, she keeps saying she is proud of me but I was not proud of myself. I had about 6 sites but non was making as much as 5 dollars in month.

The pressure to succeed became very hard around August 2008 when my financee needed some money to go back to school and the parents could not help, neither could I. I tried everything I could, even assured her I was going to get the money even when I know it is unlikely. I disappoited her!!! but she was not mad but I was mad.

September came and things went from worse to worst, my soccer site which is the only reason why I stayed till September online got hacked and I lost everything. Everything, my members, the forum posts and my Joy was lost.

I made up my mind to stop day dreaming. Listed the site for sell at sitepoint. Some one was interested but I was not going to sell 8 months of hard labor for $400. I needed the money but the arrogant part of me will never accept $400 dollars for a page 4 ranked site with 7k backlinks and 200 daily visits.

The auction ended, no one was willing to buy. I got back into Im again. I was frustrated but I knew it was not possible to get a good job or even any job at all if I quit. I started reading and trying everything. Then came tess47, kohuether and Jenni Mac,they were so helpful.

They gave me the inspiration I needed I made my first affiliate sale through squidoo with the tess47 and kohuether but not the first 100 dollars which I believe is the jinx I need to break. Then came another super warrior JamesFraze. James was a God sent, as he got me back to my praying self again. He is always giving me bible verses to read and before I Knew it I forgot about my troubles for 1 month at least.

Then came December, I will be 22, I needed to reward my parents for not aborting me. For giving me the opportunity to live but I had no money. I was frustrated, angry and disappointed. I started a very controversial thread ( IM is not working for me and I am finally going to give up), it was a thread that almost landed me in trouble.

But along the line came another warrior abuhakim who has been very inspirational. He proposed to Jv with me even when He knows I am a newbie who needs lots of fixing. I am so happy as happy as making my first 100 dollars. We started work together but 100 dollars would not come.I did not make money but I have some one who believed in me. My birthday came, it was the worst I have ever had but I was happy and my parents were happy because they knew I was happy.

January 3 2009 my internet subscription ended, I need to renew it but had no money. I tried to flip another blog but no one was interested but my 25.59 dollars in affiliate sales through the blog but it was not want I needed. But I didn't give up. Dad gave me 95 dollars to renew My internet. I was back online again. I needed money to get fuel to power the electric generator due to the poor power supply in dear Nigeria.

Another frustration right? I kept reading the bible. I needed money to get fuel and to fix the electric power generator then came a surprise. A company sent dividend worth 200 dollars to me. It was a miracle but my debts already swallowed the little dividend.

My parents became disturbed, they started getting worried about me and my progress in life. I needed to show them I am on the right track but how is that possible when I keep borrowing from them.

I kept trying, talked to tommygadget who is a known professional site flipper. He kept advising me, telling me what to do and I kept believing started reading books just to stay motivated. I read so many site flipping threads on forum but this thread http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...questions.html was a big challenge. I knew when Biggy joined this forum yet he made his first 100 dollars before me.

I was mad, angry and challeged, I PM'ed him. We chatted. My spirit was renew. I flipped another site which to me was worthless but the site was SOLD!!!!! The buyer PM'ed me to lower the BIN which I did and that was it. 75 dollars for a supposedly worthless site..

Not only that. He needs more sites about 5 ( I guess) 5 x 75 = 375 = broken 100 dollars jinx. I am so happy but thats not why I have posted. I posted because I want someone to be inspired my by story.

I would have given up but thank God I did not and finally the break through is here. My message to everyone. Tough times Never Last Tough People do. Success is a journey.

Thanks to everyone who has helped one way or the other. I am so glad and I sincerely hope I will be able to help some one very soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    Yommy, your success story is quite inspiring. I know there are many Nigerians who have gone this far and will never give up even when circumstances rise up against them. I've had my own share of the misfortunes too. Giving up was the last thing on my mind.

    I see this IM stuff as a calling, you know!!! A time's coming when the wealth of the gentiles will be transferred to the just and now is the time becos we are in the last days.

    God is preparing His people for the end time harvest of souls into His kingdom and you are among those He's chosen.
    There's no such thing as "Giving up". No, no such thing.

    Kindest Regards,

    Olatunde.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Butler
    I'm happy for you! "As thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee." Just throwing a bible verse out there for you.

    There's a lot of money out there, some of it has your name on it. All you have to do is collect it.

    Go get it!
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    • Profile picture of the author digimix
      I do not know if I should be inspired or depressed. $375 in almost 2 years is very challenging. I was still hoping to hear that you broke the $2k monthly
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      • Profile picture of the author Jenni Mac
        Well done Yommys, I knew you could do it. Any encouragement I offered was only what others have done for me.

        Now don't get distracted and lose focus, keep on going. Work your socks off and set out your goals day by day and you'll soon be having regular successes!

        Well done, proud of you.

        Jenni
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Long
        Originally Posted by digimix View Post

        I do not know if I should be inspired or depressed. $375 in almost 2 years is very challenging. I was still hoping to hear that you broke the $2k monthly
        Ah, but did you see the light switch turn on at the end? He created a product and SOLD it. Not only that, but the buyer wants more!

        For most people, something magic happens when they see the circle completed for the very first time - creation, promotion, transaction - which leads back to more creation.

        Once you've done this for yourself, your brain internalizes the process and makes it real to you. It's no longer just something that someone else did. You now have direct, relatable experience that *you* can do it as well.

        This could very well be the turning point for him. For his sake, I sure hope that it is.

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        • Profile picture of the author yommys01
          Originally Posted by Mike Long View Post

          Ah, but did you see the light switch turn on at the end? He created a product and SOLD it. Not only that, but the buyer wants more!

          For most people, something magic happens when they see the circle completed for the very first time - creation, promotion, transaction - which leads back to more creation.

          Once you've done this for yourself, your brain internalizes the process and makes it real to you. It's no longer just something that someone else did. You now have direct, relatable experience that *you* can do it as well.

          This could very well be the turning point for him. For his sake, I sure hope that it is.

          ~Mike
          Spot on man. The feeling is great. I feel motivated to work more than ever before, knowing fully well that I can make it online and I am already making it. To think I have been online for over 1 year and I have not made 100 dollars and just made 72 dollars in 2 days is wonderful.
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          • Profile picture of the author JCTunes
            Funny you should use the line "Tough times don't last, but tough people do!" I'm reading that book now, and it's serving as inspiration to me. As is this thread. Thanks for sharing with us!
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence.

    Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

    Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

    Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.


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  • Profile picture of the author jimoferie
    Hey Tommy .. keep going! It took two years for me to get my first Adsense check for $100 and to get a $367.00 Clickbank check in December 2008 for affiliate sales. The money builds if you stick with it.

    Jim DeSantis
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelPaul
    Awesome story! I think that the moral of yommys01 story is never give up... Were all warriors here lets stay in the fight until we make our dreams happen...

    To Your Success,

    Michael Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Talltom1
    Tough times Never Last Tough People do. Success is a journey.

    Thanks for sharing this. It certainly was something I needed to read today!!

    Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Very nice to hear this story it will inspire lots of people especially at this time
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonlin
    Dude you rock!

    Although it took me probably 5 weeks to start making some cash online, I know how hard it is when you are working your site for days at a time and you don't see any money from clickbank.

    Keep it up!

    J
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  • Profile picture of the author tess47
    Yommy,

    I am so happy for you - I've been there myself. I am proud to be a part of your success, although I know you would have made it regardless. You kept perservering, and that is what it takes. You didn't give up!

    Congratulations, and keep believing in yourself. I know you are going to be one of the most successful marketers out there - you have the qualities it takes.

    Thanks so much!
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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by tess47 View Post

      Yommy,

      I am so happy for you - I've been there myself. I am proud to be a part of your success, although I know you would have made it regardless. You kept perservering, and that is what it takes. You didn't give up!

      Congratulations, and keep believing in yourself. I know you are going to be one of the most successful marketers out there - you have the qualities it takes.

      Thanks so much!
      Thanks Tessy. I know I will make it will time. The journey has not been easy but I know success will not elude me.

      @JCTunes I am also rereading the book again. It is such a great blog. I recommend Failing forward by John Maxwell ( great book)..
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  • Profile picture of the author writergirlk
    I love what you said - Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do... that's a winning attitude! I've been rooting for you and are so thrilled to see you finally reach a successful place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wolf Man
    Wow, very cool! I totally agree with Kohuether, about your Tough Times comment, it really is the perfect winning attitude. God bless.

    -Wolf Man
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    kohuether I just can not stop saying thank you. You have been "extremely" wonderful and I really appreciate you and the whole forum in general.
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    • Profile picture of the author writergirlk
      Originally Posted by yommys01 View Post

      kohuether I just can not stop saying thank you. You have been "extremely" wonderful and I really appreciate you and the whole forum in general.
      You're welcome! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author SlickSki
    Thanks for your post it is very inspiring, It is hard to focus sometimes, so it is good to read posts like these.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeanJames
    Yommy - Well done. When things aren't going well you can doubt yourself but it's the people that keep going "even when it's raining" that succeed in the end. I've seen stories of people that spent a couple of years making practically nothing go on to become multi-millionaires. If they had quit they would have given up on their dreams. It's an exceptional person that keeps going with fire in their belly until they achieve their goals.

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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by DeanJames View Post

      Yommy - Well done. When things aren't going well you can doubt yourself but it's the people that keep going "even when it's raining" that succeed in the end. I've seen stories of people that spent a couple of years making practically nothing go on to become multi-millionaires. If they had quit they would have given up on their dreams. It's an exceptional person that keeps going with fire in their belly until they achieve their goals.

      - Dean
      Thanks Dean. Though the journey is tough but with God I am going to keep keeping on and my advise to all newbies like myself is " don't expect instant success". I thought it was going to be easy why is why it was really frustrating for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author HueKeels009
    i want to know more i'm just a newbie how do i start?
    1. I just want to do something and have it work out. I've bought into a few systems but they all seem to need me to know something else, is there a full package out there? i want something i can start right away and see results. I don't have a website and all of those reports talk about creating a website but don't show you how (and besides that i don't have any material to fill the site if i had one). Anyway that's my rant.

    I have yet to make money with any single system i bought into and that's my current situation right now. I don't know if i ever will.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Yommy,

    Never giving up is the KEY to success online. it is not easy when you get started but after a while, it works.

    Great story and I wish you lots of success.

    Tal Fighel
    "The Guy Who failed for 4 years online and finally is able to make a FULL time income."
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    Bless you Yommy, that's a lovely story

    I'm sure you will do really well now

    Good luck
    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author HueKeels009
    yommy
    i can't send PM's yet don't have enough posts so contact me on twitter "Goldmineresults" I'm just starting to learn how twitter works so....
    just email me. I'm new here and i'm just realizing how restricted this forum is.
    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author braver55b
      Thanks for sharing and persistence really does pay off.
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  • Profile picture of the author tracijo
    Thank You for your inspiring story! My husband and I have been trying IM for 2 years now. Times are tough and all the work you put in gets very frustrating when you don't see any return. But story's like yours make it all worth while!
    Thanks Again!
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
      Originally Posted by tracijo View Post

      Thank You for your inspiring story! My husband and I have been trying IM for 2 years now. Times are tough and all the work you put in gets very frustrating when you don't see any return. But story's like yours make it all worth while!
      Thanks Again!
      I infracted you for the MMM aff link in your sig, you should loose it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Juris
    Thank you for this story.
    People like you keeps me going with your posts
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewharrison
    Fantastic. It is great that you are marching onwards. Very incredible.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhillipOlsson
    While i was reading all these posts you can see how truly beautiful everyone here on warrior forum truly are. Its awesome that when the majority of people out there are in poverty and completely down on there wits they have people like all of you that come out of nowhere to help them out of the kindness of there hearts.
    May everyone find there groove in 2009 and experience the kind of success we all know is achievable!
    god bless

    Phill
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    • Profile picture of the author yourreviewer
      I am really VERY HAPPY for you. Not only is the story inspiring but it also shows how much of a difference TIME makes. Not long ago, I remember reading your thread here, when you talked about quitting, it was not a pretty picture then. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
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      • Profile picture of the author yommys01
        Originally Posted by yourreviewer View Post

        I am really VERY HAPPY for you. Not only is the story inspiring but it also shows how much of a difference TIME makes. Not long ago, I remember reading your thread here, when you talked about quitting, it was not a pretty picture then. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
        Thanks for reminding me of that thread. It was the turning point for me. I was bashed (positively and negatively ) by many warriors but at the end it proved to be what I need to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    Yommys, I'm happy I was one of the guys that got you back on your feet. I'm the type of guy that's willing to help anyone out until they get the desired results. I won't tell you to "do it yourself".

    And remember Luke 1:37: For with God, NOTHING is impossible.
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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by Biggy Fat View Post

      Yommys, I'm happy I was one of the guys that got you back on your feet. I'm the type of guy that's willing to help anyone out until they get the desired results. I won't tell you to "do it yourself".

      And remember Luke 1:37: For with God, NOTHING is impossible.
      Thanks alot biggy. Your thread challenged me to get started. It confirmed what I already know - blog flipping works/rocks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ankur sharma
    I was moved after reading your post
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    • Profile picture of the author Magic Johnson
      Glad to hear that some took care of You when were about to give up.

      Keep it going yommy, and dont listen to those haters bashing you for
      being Negerian.

      It's just jelousy when they see someone who are supposed to be being
      poorer than them, and instead living well.

      You beat the odds, keep learning, improving and study. And you will see even more success. The sky is the limit here on the Internet.

      Peace
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    OMG. I am so happy right now. I just made another 199 dollars for a 2 hours work. I have also got a deal worth 200 dollars from the guy who bought my first site. Now I have made 474 in just 1 week which isn't too bad.

    there is power in never giving up.

    my advise to new IM'ers who are still struggling : Take your struggle as a test of faith, as a challenge that you must overcome.

    No altlete wins the race until he gets to the final point. IM is like a maranthon and not a sprint.

    Thanks once again to the warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author CPA
    Great to hear you are making some nice money man. Do it again and again, the same thing you did before with a higher percent of work.
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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by CPA View Post

      Great to hear you are making some nice money man. Do it again and again, the same thing you did before with a higher percent of work.
      Thanks man. I am on my way to make more more as I type this.
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  • Profile picture of the author hkay
    Yommy, very inspiring to newbie like me. All the best!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Traffic101
    Congrats. I know what it like waiting for your site to make money. I got my very first $100 google adsense pmt at Christmas, took me almost a year to get it, but it made me happy. It's nice when your hardwork finally pays off. Glad you didn't give up and thank for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      I am happy my story is inspiring people. I am going to get a 2 days rest outside site flip and work on other projects but I am attempting a 1k flip this week and will post my reports here.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmhinman
    Thanks for the inspiration Yommy. I just discovered forums and hope to do as well as you someday.
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    • Profile picture of the author jazes
      @yomi,
      you have really been a great inspiration to me and i want to say u have helped me make my first $100 in less than one month after i started IM. Now my click bank acct is soaring every day.
      I have loved working with you even though you can be stubborn at times but i still look forward to working with you more.
      Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maeve
    What an inspiring story..thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sagar Mehta
    Yommy,

    Well done man, well done. Kudos to you for staying in there and not quitting. Your persevarance makes all the difference. Good on ya, mate.

    Thanks for bringing that old post of mine back to memory again as well.

    Keep on keeping on...

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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by Sagar Mehta View Post

      Yommy,

      Well done man, well done. Kudos to you for staying in there and not quitting. Your persevarance makes all the difference. Good on ya, mate.

      Thanks for bringing that old post of mine back to memory again as well.

      Keep on keeping on...

      Sagar
      Thanks man. I bet I would not have joined this forum if I had not read your post. Thanks for posting such an inspirational post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Endres
    Words are money.

    Make words. (ebooks, websites, whatever you like)

    Get money.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidSaaf
    Well done mate! Keep going...though the difficulties, you'll succeed online with persistence and work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    I know your plight yommy, great to see you're tasting the sweet after the bitter. The worst thing you could have done was to give up, glad you didn't.

    Keep on keepin' on.
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  • Profile picture of the author shurets1
    Great job buddy... wait until you see your feeling after your first $500/month
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  • Profile picture of the author tscott_87
    Dude that is awesome. I have been at it for a while, but never on the brink of not having enough money. I have plenty, I just want to be able to have the choice of never having to work after college if I choose to do so. Keep at it man. You deserve it if you've gone through that.
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  • Profile picture of the author richgrad
    It's usually when you are just about to give up that the breakthrough happens... Awesome work sticking it through! =)
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