After struggling for 3 month I finally made some mention-worthy money, I've made over 200$+ a day for the the last 3 days in a row.
Before that I had sales every other day, on a good day I made 20-30 bucks, but not on a consistent basis at all.
I started to get into IM in December and from there on I was struggling big time. I bought product after product, report after report and I ended up spending money via my Credit Card that I haven't had.
All those launches and Products pointed me in different directions, once I started to learn about Article Marketing something new launched, promised to be the next best thing and I jumped on it just to get distracted again.
This happened again and again, vicious cycle. The 30 Day Challenge and Jeremy's Article Bootcamp finally gave me hope and I made my first sales online. That helped me not to give up.
Now I made over 1k in the last 3 days.
How did I do it, how can you do it as well?
Now what I did was a little extreme, I knew that I had to bring myself in a critical position that would force me to act and take action, unfortunately I couldn't get anything going without pressure.
So being down 800 bucks already I decided to buy Mass Control 2.0 and I swore to myself that I wouldn't stop taking action until I at least make the money back that I have invested + enough money to pay for the flight and hotel to attend the seminar
Afterwards I wanted to use MC2.0 to make more money. (Even though I had no idea what MC was about)
I remember the day when I purchased and my CC got charged the first payment of 800 bucks. Now I was down 1.600$ and I knew that I couldn't afford the second payment and that my girlfriend would kill me if she finds out.
So I had no choice than taking action.
From this day on I decided that I'll have my own product online till the 17th of march.
I wrote the launch day down on a little paper and sticked it on the upper right side of my laptop screen. On the left hand side I sticked a little paper that said 'Focus'.
I do not BS you, this is a true story and I'm looking at those stickers while I write these words here.
I also decided not to lurk around in the forums anymore, turn off my email account, turn off my cell phone and to focus, nothing then focus.
Believe it or not, I still got distracted. When I got online I checked my mails, I checked the forums and before long I had lost another hour, and again .....
Then Mass Control arrived and my girlfriend came home earlier than I did and found the package.
Damn she wasn't amused to see another IM course considering that I've spend so much money on courses not making any money.
So we had some serious talk and I realized that I can't go on like this. I have to do something.
I promised her that I would from now on work for 2 hours every day on just one project, without any distraction and that I would have my first product online till the 17th.
And this time I really did it.
And boy, 1,5 weeks later I had my first WSO online and I made 450$ in the first 6 hours.
I tell you what, after reading so much about how much people make while they sleep I was freakin' excited to say the least. Email after email popped up and payment after payment came in.
My girlfriend slowly started to believe in this whole IM thing.
The next morning when I got up I openend my paypal account and I've made 185 dollars. I started to answer all the mails and pm's and that felt so great, it was such a reliefe to finally see serious money coming in.
After a while I needed a break from the computer and we decided to go to the beach. We came back 2,5 hours later and I've made another 75$.
We realized how powerful this is and I got hooked.
I'm totally amazed by what I can do if I really take some serious action.
And let me tell you that I don't have any tech skillz, I don't know any HTML, no list, no squeeze page, no skills.
But I still took action.
I started to write a report that I was thinking of for a while and before I was only daydreaming about how great it would be to have my stuff online and people giving me money.
Did I write a report before in my life? No. English isn't even my first language. But who cares, this time I just did it and I was shocked by how much I could achieve. I thought it would take weeks to write a report.
It took me 2 days to finish the draft version. I gave it to a colleague of mine (his first language is English) and he helped me out fixing the major flaws.
I also wanted video. Have I ever recorded a video? No.
I downloaded the free trial version of camtasia and I thought it would take me foreever to learn this program.
It took me 45 minutes to watch the tutorials 2 times and the very next day I had my short videos ready!! Again, I was totally shocked by the fact that I now had a finsihed report and 2 videos.
I also wanted bonuses.
Guess what, over the last 3 month I purchased so many PLR stuff that I had to organize all my IM stuff for 2 hours just to get some sort of system into it. And there was some great stuff that didn't help me earning any money at all.
So there I had my bonuses.
I had to write a sales letter. Did I do that before? No.
I decided to write my own true story as a struggling newbie and I borrowed ideas from other sales letters from famous products. This took me around 4 hours.
Now I had to set up the payment process, opt in page, aweber account.
Uff okay this was tricky as I had no idea about that stuff. I decided to ask a fellow warrior if he could help me out, he said that was a piece of cake for him, charged me 50 bucks and the very next day everything was set up.
Guess what, he's my friend now and whenever I have a question I can shoot him a mail. This only happendd because I took action and approached him.
So after a couple of days of taking massive Action I had my Report, 2 Videos, Couple of Bonuses, Sales letter, Opt in Page and contacts.
Again, I still consider myself new to the game and I still lack a lot of skills needed in this game. But there is always a way around that and here are lots of people willing to help out. This whole thing had cost me 100 dollars (Outsource 50, Aweber 20, Domain+Hosting 10, WSO Fee 20)
I've made over 1k thus far, but more important than the money is the fact that I saw and realized how powerful 'taking action' is and what I can achieve when I sit my ass down and focus on just one thing only. Step by Step.
Now the sky is the limit and yes - I'm already working on my second report and I already have ideas for more stuff to come. That's what happens once you see the power behind this IM thing and once you wake up and realize that you've literally made money sleeping in your bed.
I will never again bring my self in a position where I don't have anything to sell. I will never again let it happen that people couldn't give me money even if they wanted to .... cause I don't promote any product.
Let me ask you this question.
What do you sell? What product do you promote?
If the answer is no or nothing ....then..
How the hell are you supposed to make money online?
You will not make money by lurking in forums.
You will not make money by watching video courses.
You will not make money if you don't promote anything.
This is what I've learned and I won't make this mistake again.
Do you think my product is perfect? Not at all. If you see my intro video you can hardly hear me. Most of my links in the .pdf files don't work. The audio quality of my Camtasia Videos sucks big time. My Opt In Page Header is about Headache relieve. (yes I know hard to belive)
So what? I still went online. If I would've waited till everything is perfect or if I would have tried to figure out everything myself, I promise you I still wouldn't be online yet and I wouldn't have made any money from this, only in my loved daydreams.
Please think about this, seriously. Don't try to make everything perfect, don't be scared even if you are not experienced, I'm in the same boat and still I'm online now and I'm making money. You can do that too.
So go ahead and write this report that is going on in your mind for a while, shoot this video that you were thinking of, approach fellow warriors for help - trust me - I was surprised that they all anwered.
Sit your ass down and do it.
Take 2 hours every day and just focus on it. Shut down all messengers, shut down your cell phone, close the doors and truly focus on your project. It doesn't matter if it isn't perfect.
Get your stuff outta there! Make your first money! Get the experience.
Do you think I will have the same struggle this time? No! Why not, because I went through it once now, This time it will be easier, I will get everything done quicker this time.
The next time it will be even faster. And before long, I hope I'll be able to create and have a product online in 2-3 days.
Listen, it's all about positioning.
You don't wanna be the one buying, you want to be the one selling.
You don't want to be the one in the forum reading offers, you want to be the one offering and answering questions about your product.
You don't want to be the one spending money, you want to be the one earning money.
You don't wanna be the one buying the new report, you wanna be selling your new report.
That's what I've learned and like I said, I won't make this mistake again.
You don't like creating your own product? Like I said there is always a way around.
Buy a PLR product, change it, make it better, add value, brand it. Sell it.
You got a short PLR report? Make it an ebook!
You got a PLR Ebook? Make it an ebook with screen shots!
You got a PLR Ebook with screen shots? Make a video!
Whatever you do, make sure that you got something out there.
If you don't sell or promote anything, NOBODY is going to give you money!
Even if they wanted to, they couldn't.
So go ahead and execute this idea that is spinning in your head!
If I could do it without any technical skillz and even proper English -
trust me - you can do it as well!
Will every try be a big hit? No?
But that's okay, nobody can always hit a homerun.
If you got 6 winners out of 10 tries then you still have 6 times more the money than not trying it at all. And the best thing is that you gain experience and knowledge and you will get in touch with other warriors.
And I'm not saying that you have to go for WSO's or IM. Whatever your niche is .. Write Your eBook or report. Execute your idea.
You won't get rich by lurking around, you want to be the one offering your stuff, not reading about other's stuff .... you want to be the one answering questions about your stuff, not asking about other's stuff!
You won't get rich by buying reports or the next best thing.
You will get rich by selling your or somebody's product.
But You Have To Take Consisten Action!
Thank you for your time and for reading my story.
Thanks Warrior forum for binging me on the right track, I finally understand
what I have to do in this game and now the Sky's The Limit.