At this time, I wasn't having much luck with my IM endeavors, and I hadn't really been able to wrap my mind around what it took to make money on the internet.
I wasn't much of a salesman, I didn't have the confidence or the experience to create a high ticket product, and I certainly didn't have the time and patience to provide support for customers, technical issues and refunds.
Affiliate marketing wasn't panning out for me either.
Making money online just seemed too overwhelmingly difficult to do.
Until that day at the ballpark.
Looking around, my wheels started spinning, and I had kind of like an "aha" moment. If I could just get each of those people in the stadium to give me a measly dollar, I could be $30,000 richer in one night!
A buck.....a buck isn't break the bank for anyone, right? Or even if I could get them to give me .50 cents....I'd still bank $15 grand!
While I didn't get a penny from anyone at the ballpark that day, it made me realize that making money on the internet is very similar to what I had just imagined. The only difference with the internet is that it's totally doable.
And this is what completely changed my "I can't do this" mentality to "wow, I can totally do this". I figured if I could get at least a small portion of the people on the internet to give me at least a buck.....I would finally see success.
And it worked! I now sell ebooks on Kindle for $2.99 at most. And while $2.99 doesn't seem like much, it adds up quick. I give credit to my "Everybody in the stadium" aha moment for giving me the insight on how lucrative it is to sell lots of low priced items to lots of people instead of finding or creating high ticket items and dealing with the headaches of low conversions, higher expectations, and lots of big responsibility.
So if you're in a rut, and you are stuck in that "I can't do this" mentality.....think of "the stadium" and start brainstorming ways you can get lots of people to give you just a little bit of money.
Sometimes it only takes the change of a mindset to start the ball of success rolling!