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.