Sometimes it's hard to keep going...

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Hey warriors,

I'm in need of a little boost today.

I've been struggling online for years now. I'm not a newbie, I know my stuff relatively well....it just hasn't all come together yet.

We do make some sales, however, everything is taking longer and costing more than I thought. (Which is usually the case in business).

My parents, my friends and sometimes even my wife give me a hard time and say that I'm wasting my time.

Do you have stories of breaking through struggle to make it to success? How do you keep going when it seems like there is little support and "results"?

Any words of wisdom?

Thanks,

Brandon
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
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    Sounds to me like you need a business plan, with goals as you go along. I would also diversify your income streams, so set up some websites, do some email marketing, Facebook, CPA, Clickbank, Amazon, PPC etc. I have money coming in from a few different places so if one income stream dries up there is always another. Try getting a plan together and use some MindMap software to help you visualize what you need to do.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlbaqUTUWok.

    Anyways, I keep going because of my surroundings. My best friend Luke Aiono (look him up), is the guitarist for hip hop legendary Nas. Truthfully, going into the music career is considered above and beyond "crazy" in this day and age. Especially when you do "Gigs" for famous artists and not just being a "music teacher" or some sort.

    Anyways, I used to watch this guy. He lived in my house for a couple of months cause his grandma had kicked him out. No one supported him, and thought that he was just like anyone else trying to make it into the music industry. Well, I witnessed everything. This guy would literally play the guitar 8+ hrs a day non stop. He would watch YouTube videos constantly, learning. And what do you know? His skills brought him to where he is today, along with his personality. HIS POSITIVE attitude played that role as well. He never gave up.
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    • Profile picture of the author ivana
      Ok, hm. I guess we would need to examine and see what you are doing so far, and maybe give you a boost in the right direction.

      So share if you would like and we will examine it.

      FIRST you have to believe you will succeed. Even when people are negative, you have to believe it. You need to have a positive feedback for them. Second, ask your family to believe in you. It sure would make it easier.

      Having said this, I had a non believer as well (many negative people with negative feedback), but that did not stop me :-)
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  • Brandon,

    Originally Posted by moneyblogger1 View Post

    Do you have stories of breaking through struggle to make it to success? How do you keep going when it seems like there is little support and "results"?
    The video documentary below is my story. It was produced by the Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability of the United Nations. They give this video documentary away as DVDs in conferences about the role of ICT in providing gainful business and employment opportunities to people with disabilities around the world. The video documentary below was uploaded to Youtube by a good friend, Thomas Ng, founder of Genashtim Innovative Learning and former Asia Pacific CEO (for more than 25 years) of Asea Brown Boveri, the world's largest power engineering firm. He's my co-board member in DigiBridge, a foundation that aims to provide gainful business and employment opportunities to people with disabilities in Asia (initially) and hopefully around the world...


    The first link in my sig below is a written material about how my wife and I started our now 6-year old, 150-manpower strong ICT outsourcing company. Without capital. Without previous expertise. Without eyesight. The second link in my sig below is my own narration of how I turned totally blind, permanently,last Nov 2003, and how I built our company from scratch, with my wife, a few months after this incident of senseless violence...
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    • Profile picture of the author Gengis
      Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post

      Brandon,



      The video documentary below is my story. It was produced by the Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability of the United Nations. They give this video documentary away as DVDs in conferences about the role of ICT in providing gainful business and employment opportunities to people with disabilities around the world. The video documentary below was uploaded to Youtube by a good friend, Thomas Ng, founder of Genashtim Innovative Learning and former Asia Pacific CEO (for more than 25 years) of Asea Brown Boveri, the world's largest power engineering firm. He's my co-board member in DigiBridge, a foundation that aims to provide gainful business and employment opportunities to people with disabilities in Asia (initially) and hopefully around the world...

      A Story of Courage -- "From Why to How through ICT" - YouTube

      The first link in my sig below is a written material about how my wife and I started our now 6-year old, 150-manpower strong ICT outsourcing company. Without capital. Without previous expertise. Without eyesight. The second link in my sig below is my own narration of how I turned totally blind, permanently,last Nov 2003, and how I built our company from scratch, with my wife, a few months after this incident of senseless violence...

      Marx your story is amazing brother!! Thank you do much for sharing your video
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      Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post

      Brandon,



      The video documentary below is my story. It was produced by the Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability of the United Nations. They give this video documentary away as DVDs in conferences about the role of ICT in providing gainful business and employment opportunities to people with disabilities around the world. The video documentary below was uploaded to Youtube by a good friend, Thomas Ng, founder of Genashtim Innovative Learning and former Asia Pacific CEO (for more than 25 years) of Asea Brown Boveri, the world's largest power engineering firm. He's my co-board member in DigiBridge, a foundation that aims to provide gainful business and employment opportunities to people with disabilities in Asia (initially) and hopefully around the world...

      A Story of Courage -- "From Why to How through ICT" - YouTube

      The first link in my sig below is a written material about how my wife and I started our now 6-year old, 150-manpower strong ICT outsourcing company. Without capital. Without previous expertise. Without eyesight. The second link in my sig below is my own narration of how I turned totally blind, permanently,last Nov 2003, and how I built our company from scratch, with my wife, a few months after this incident of senseless violence...
      Ever since I've first heard your story I literally think about it when times get hard!

      --------------------

      Unfortunatley for me, things have gotten to hard right now, so I'm taking a break - I was driving myself to having panic attacks, and my health was going down the pan pretty quickly.

      I've got a budget that allows me to have a 7 month break and not need to worry about money but I'll probably be back before that, two or three probably.

      However, the thing that scares me the most is coming back from the break - I am literally stopping my business, when I come back, I'll be going from the ground up.

      Excited; scared - Can't wait to see how it pans out, though.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dariuszden
        Originally Posted by ryanmilligan View Post

        Ever since I've first heard your story I literally think about it when times get hard!

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        Unfortunatley for me, things have gotten to hard right now, so I'm taking a break - I was driving myself to having panic attacks, and my health was going down the pan pretty quickly.

        I've got a budget that allows me to have a 7 month break and not need to worry about money but I'll probably be back before that, two or three probably.

        However, the thing that scares me the most is coming back from the break - I am literally stopping my business, when I come back, I'll be going from the ground up.

        Excited; scared - Can't wait to see how it pans out, though.
        Wish you luck buddy.

        We gotta do what makes us happy.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
        Ryan, why not get a part time VA to run your business while you take a break?

        That way, you will not have to do much at all, check in with them once in a while, but will have a business when you get back to it. :-)

        Originally Posted by ryanmilligan View Post

        Ever since I've first heard your story I literally think about it when times get hard!

        --------------------

        Unfortunatley for me, things have gotten to hard right now, so I'm taking a break - I was driving myself to having panic attacks, and my health was going down the pan pretty quickly.

        I've got a budget that allows me to have a 7 month break and not need to worry about money but I'll probably be back before that, two or three probably.

        However, the thing that scares me the most is coming back from the break - I am literally stopping my business, when I come back, I'll be going from the ground up.

        Excited; scared - Can't wait to see how it pans out, though.
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    I would lie if I say to keep doing what you are doing now and don't stop because when you do the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, that's called "INSANITY".

    It all depends on what you are promoting. If you are promoting one time commission programs then you are going to struggle for years to come. That is what I did for a few years and could never figure out why my income never went up.

    I sold over 3000+ one time commission work at home programs in the past 4 years and now I have $0 residual income. Note I said "residual" income.

    You need to work with these types of programs.

    That is your key to success right there.

    Don' let anyone steal your dreams.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyblogger1
    Hey all,

    Thanks for the awesome tips and advice. Marx, your story is amazing and certainly makes me re-think my "struggles".
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  • Just keep on trying. As long as you make a sale, whether it is big or small, it is still a sale. Sometimes, things are just taking long, but we don't really know what is waiting for us for tomorrow.
    Also, evaluate yourself whether you are still enjoying what you are doing. In my opinion, the amount that you spend is just the second thing, the important thing is, you enjoy what you are doing and you are happy with it.
    I am sure that each and everyone of us has our own struggles when it comes to business. But I do believe that we all have our own time, some just get their targets earlier than the others. Thumbs up for the picture!
    Moreover, don't take the words of your family and friends as discouragement. Take it as a challenge instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyblogger1
    Hey everyone,

    Thanks again for all the words of encouragement. I think my main problem is that I need to manage my expectations. I do have fun in this business, and we do make sales....however, I think I just get impatient and want more results now.

    Having said that I'm not new to this. I'm about 4 years in. We've done a lot and I have quite the funnel and brand set in place.

    I think it's one of those things where we've sacrificed sales on the front-end to build an actual business. I was never interested in just making "sales" online...I wanted to build a business.

    Thanks again

    Brandon
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    Make sure you take some time for yourself once in awhile.

    Away from the internet, business, and just living life.

    Doing some cardio 3 or 4 times a week really helps me take my mind off things and helps me to focus on what I needs to do.

    cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Anticareer
    Set up mini goals on the path to your overall goal. Feeling a sense of accomplishment is key to persevering. If you get frustrated because you are not meeting your overall goal it can be discouraging, but if you can feel a sense of pride for reaching a milestone along the way it can make all the difference. I wrote a blog post on this topic:

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  • Originally Posted by moneyblogger1 View Post

    Hey warriors,
    My parents, my friends and sometimes even my wife give me a hard time and say that I'm wasting my time.

    Do you have stories of breaking through struggle to make it to success? How do you keep going when it seems like there is little support and "results"?

    Any words of wisdom?

    Thanks,

    Brandon
    I can relate. The first thing is that people who aren't in the Internet Marketing world won't understand, so skepticism from family members and friends is to be expected. My parents still thought I was wasting my time when I had 18 employees and was making $100,000 a month. They still don't understand it despite my explanations.

    The next thing to do is to look at your business & make sure you're doing all of the basics. Whenever a pro team starts losing, they go back to their basic strategy.

    The basics are what produce 80% of the results. Here are the basics that if you look at them, you can boost your business fast. In my opinion, it's next to impossible to succeed without doing all of these things:
    1. Are you running split tests? You should be split testing your opt-in pages, product price, and email copy. If you do so, they'll improve regularly. It's very easy to do, most people skip it because they don't realize how it's one of the most important things you can do.
    2. Are you building a list? I'll assume that you are, but I continue to see people promoting a product without building a list. You're seriously limiting your growth without building your list every step of the way.
    3. Are you cultivating a relationship with that list? Frequency of emails depends on you & your niche. Emailing them some tips or good content once a week, or every other week is a smart thing to do. For every 3 pieces of content, you can send a promotion. This is the basic formula most successful marketers follow.
    4. Are you advertising? the fastest way to grow a business is through advertising. You need to keep adding new people to your list or it'll wither and die. PPC on Google & Facebook is a minimum that you should be doing. You have to track & split test each campaign so you keep the profitable ones and ditch the losers. You can also try increasing your package price to afford more expensive advertising.
    5. Make new offers to your list. Develop new content that you can sell regularly. Sell a sequel package to people who bought your first product. You can do this every few months...
    These are the 5 most basic things you should be doing to keep growing.



    Every project is fun in the beginning, but you get tired midway through. Take a rest and then get back to work. It's not going to happen unless you MAKE IT HAPPEN. It's totally up to you.



    I'd be happy to help with more specific tips or even explain the next step if you want to ask more specific questions to me directly within this thread
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    • Profile picture of the author moneyblogger1
      Originally Posted by BrianCampbelldotcom View Post

      I can relate. The first thing is that people who aren't in the Internet Marketing world won't understand, so skepticism from family members and friends is to be expected. My parents still thought I was wasting my time when I had 18 employees and was making $100,000 a month. They still don't understand it despite my explanations.

      The next thing to do is to look at your business & make sure you're doing all of the basics. Whenever a pro team starts losing, they go back to their basic strategy.

      The basics are what produce 80% of the results. Here are the basics that if you look at them, you can boost your business fast. In my opinion, it's next to impossible to succeed without doing all of these things:
      1. Are you running split tests? You should be split testing your opt-in pages, product price, and email copy. If you do so, they'll improve regularly. It's very easy to do, most people skip it because they don't realize how it's one of the most important things you can do.
      2. Are you building a list? I'll assume that you are, but I continue to see people promoting a product without building a list. You're seriously limiting your growth without building your list every step of the way.
      3. Are you cultivating a relationship with that list? Frequency of emails depends on you & your niche. Emailing them some tips or good content once a week, or every other week is a smart thing to do. For every 3 pieces of content, you can send a promotion. This is the basic formula most successful marketers follow.
      4. Are you advertising? the fastest way to grow a business is through advertising. You need to keep adding new people to your list or it'll wither and die. PPC on Google & Facebook is a minimum that you should be doing. You have to track & split test each campaign so you keep the profitable ones and ditch the losers. You can also try increasing your package price to afford more expensive advertising.
      5. Make new offers to your list. Develop new content that you can sell regularly. Sell a sequel package to people who bought your first product. You can do this every few months...
      These are the 5 most basic things you should be doing to keep growing.



      Every project is fun in the beginning, but you get tired midway through. Take a rest and then get back to work. It's not going to happen unless you MAKE IT HAPPEN. It's totally up to you.



      I'd be happy to help with more specific tips or even explain the next step if you want to ask more specific questions to me directly within this thread

      Great tips thanks!
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    My signature quote "In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."

    Just keep going.... and remember free marketing is sometimes the best... if you need any help always feel free to PM me

    I think your problem is you underestimated the necessary costs. Remember when making a business always overestimate rather than underestimate.
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    Dont listen to anyone not related to IM, they just dont know what they are talking about, I have heard these things earlier too, and they were not right. Never give up!
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    Brandon,

    There are more comeback stories that could possibly be listed in the forum. I personally find this fact based story from Hiten Shah (Kiss Metrics) motivating. He talks candidly about the # of failures he had before he finally found his success.

    Hiten Shah's Soapbox

    If you do not keep getting your desired results, try something new, but keep trying.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author PinkOwl
    Are you following your passions and promoting products you feel strongly about? Personally, I find that I can sell something a lot better when it is a subject or product I love and believe in. Also, try to come up with new ways to promote your products. Add a contest on your site (that can be a lot of fun).

    Allow the naysayers to motivate you to go the extra mile and don't let them get to you. Think about the reasons why you're in IM in the first place and try to recapture that same zeal you had when you first began.
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    • Originally Posted by PinkOwl View Post

      Are you following your passions and promoting products you feel strongly about? Personally, I find that I can sell something a lot better when it is a subject or product I love and believe in. Also, try to come up with new ways to promote your products. Add a contest on your site (that can be a lot of fun).
      Yes, money isn't the only part of the equation. As Donald Trump says "Do what you love and the money will follow." That's why the mission statement is taught in business school. Having a mission that you wholeheartedly believe in where you know you're helping people and make the world a better place goes a long way towards motivating you every day.

      Napolean Hill also had one of his laws success that he liked people more than money. Helping people is what any business should be about.
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    • Profile picture of the author moneyblogger1
      Originally Posted by PinkOwl View Post

      Are you following your passions and promoting products you feel strongly about? Personally, I find that I can sell something a lot better when it is a subject or product I love and believe in. Also, try to come up with new ways to promote your products. Add a contest on your site (that can be a lot of fun).

      Allow the naysayers to motivate you to go the extra mile and don't let them get to you. Think about the reasons why you're in IM in the first place and try to recapture that same zeal you had when you first began.
      Hey PinkOwl,

      Great question.

      I'm feel strongly about our business and mission as a whole. The individual products I'm not as passionate about but I'm OK with that.

      I'm much more interested in being excited and in love with the business model rather than an individual product. Our products can change, however the business is the business and that fundementally will never change.

      To everyone else. Thanks so much for keeping me going!

      I've often heard that a breakthrough is often preceeded by a breakdown...I'm excited to see what's around the corner

      Cheers!

      Brandon
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    just believe in your goal

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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I’m working online since 2007. My field is not internet marketing. My business is always passing from ups and downs. There are better periods, and lower periods. I had to start offering a special service instead of focusing only on sales because I saw that the public preferred to have ready-made solutions that to work a little bit, and study my lessons.

    Internet users don’t want to work, or even think. They want to click on a link and see all their problems being magically solved, the same way that everyone who wants to make money online is looking for a magical button that they can push, and make millions.

    You have to get adapted to what the public wants, and beat all the competition you find online, which keeps getting worse because always more and more people are opening their own online business.

    On the other hand, the best spots are already taken by the big companies, which have enough capital for unlimited promotions, and also have many business partners.

    You have to focus on simplifying everything for the public, and on doing things that will help you be respected and trusted, among all your competitors.











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    • Profile picture of the author moneyblogger1
      Originally Posted by clever7 View Post

      I'm working online since 2007. My field is not internet marketing. My business is always passing from ups and downs. There are better periods, and lower periods. I had to start offering a special service instead of focusing only on sales because I saw that the public preferred to have ready-made solutions that to work a little bit, and study my lessons.

      Internet users don't want to work, or even think. They want to click on a link and see all their problems being magically solved, the same way that everyone who wants to make money online is looking for a magical button that they can push, and make millions.

      You have to get adapted to what the public wants, and beat all the competition you find online, which keeps getting worse because always more and more people are opening their own online business.

      On the other hand, the best spots are already taken by the big companies, which have enough capital for unlimited promotions, and also have many business partners.

      You have to focus on simplifying everything for the public, and on doing things that will help you be respected and trusted, among all your competitors.

      Hey Clever,

      Thanks for sharing your story. Also thanks for the advice.

      Brandon
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  • Profile picture of the author DeanJames
    Originally Posted by moneyblogger1 View Post

    My parents, my friends and sometimes even my wife give me a hard time and say that I'm wasting my time.
    Hey Brandon, once things start to really crank all those people will reverse what they have said about you wasting your time. Also bear in mind that people will relate to things according to their own perspective on life and the limitations they place upon themselves and project some of this onto you. That's their problem not yours. Keep going you will break-through. If the plan isn't working, change it. You can do that anytime you like and it can be a liberating experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author moneyblogger1
      Originally Posted by DeanJames View Post

      Hey Brandon, once things start to really crank all those people will reverse what they have said about you wasting your time. Also bear in mind that people will relate to things according to their own perspective on life and the limitations they place upon themselves and project some of this onto you. That's their problem not yours. Keep going you will break-through. If the plan isn't working, change it. You can do that anytime you like and it can be a liberating experience.

      Hey Dean,

      I love it. Thanks for the advice. My parents right now are the ones saying I'm going to fail. In fact my mom said to my wife and I quote: "I know he's going to fail, the sooner he realizes that the better."

      Tough to hear but it didn't bother me too much. She's not a business person, in fact she's been a stay-at-home mom for 30 years.

      She's not qualified in any way to make that prediction.

      She's said a bunch of stuff to me that makes it clear that she's only interested in my success as it relates to how she feels about her life.

      My success in life makes her question what's possible and thus the decisions she's made in her life.

      Like you said Dean. People put limitations on their own lives and then project those onto other people.

      Wish she was more supportive but at the end of they day I don't need her support to keep going

      Cheers!

      Brandon
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetcrabhoney18
    I've been working online for years and I get it. Goodness... I've had my sister in law who has NEVER had a job and has two kids with no baby daddy's telling me to get a "real job"... It took all my might not to go off of her. I've worked fast food before and the most work she's done is have babies with guys with no money. Ugh..

    Anyways... I agree with the others... people who aren't working for themselves don't get it.. they most likely never will. No matter how much you make... no matter how you try to prove it to them.. it's just pointless. Don't focus on them -- focus on yourself instead.

    Here's my advice, have focus and have a plan of action. Don't spend money on things that won't make you money -- determine in advance if those things will even work before you invest in them. Know what you need to do to get to your goals and just do it. Keep moving forward.. and leave those rude people in the dust.

    I've always done service based work and now I'm planning for baby number two -- this means passive income is a must. It's hard because I'm use to marketing daily, promoting daily and managing my team daily. I still have to keep moving forward even when it seems impossible. Faith and determination are my driving force.

    Good luck.. we all know you and everyone who is struggling can do it! So keep moving forward and please come back and tell us your success story when you get there
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    • Profile picture of the author moneyblogger1
      Originally Posted by sweetcrabhoney18 View Post

      I've been working online for years and I get it. Goodness... I've had my sister in law who has NEVER had a job and has two kids with no baby daddy's telling me to get a "real job"... It took all my might not to go off of her. I've worked fast food before and the most work she's done is have babies with guys with no money. Ugh..

      Anyways... I agree with the others... people who aren't working for themselves don't get it.. they most likely never will. No matter how much you make... no matter how you try to prove it to them.. it's just pointless. Don't focus on them -- focus on yourself instead.

      Here's my advice, have focus and have a plan of action. Don't spend money on things that won't make you money -- determine in advance if those things will even work before you invest in them. Know what you need to do to get to your goals and just do it. Keep moving forward.. and leave those rude people in the dust.

      I've always done service based work and now I'm planning for baby number two -- this means passive income is a must. It's hard because I'm use to marketing daily, promoting daily and managing my team daily. I still have to keep moving forward even when it seems impossible. Faith and determination are my driving force.

      Good luck.. we all know you and everyone who is struggling can do it! So keep moving forward and please come back and tell us your success story when you get there

      Thanks for sharing your story. It's nice to know I'm not the only one
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  • Profile picture of the author jlcs
    Hey Brandon,

    I have faced similar situation like yours. Most tougher time is the discourages from our love one especially, parents, wife, girlfriend & close friend.

    What make me keep on moving is my faith. I believe in something I believed in. I don't bother too much other people said. Fail or success is my result. No one need to take the responsibility but me.

    - Jackson.
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    Earn $1,037.69 in daily is NOT a big amount.
    I can show you how to do this.

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  • Profile picture of the author JohnTimmins
    Hi there,

    Just don't feel discourage of what they say or don't entertain them. Because at the end of the day, you are still responsible for making money to earn a living. Just continue what you have done and try to do some more research about your business.

    There might be some information and skills you don't know that other internet marketers have. So don't lose heart. It's good for you that you make some sales. Others don't. Count your blessings.
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    • Profile picture of the author cspencer421
      I was in a similar situation until just recently. After trying to monetize my websites with limited success, I put one of them up for auction on Flippa. The site had a lot of traffic, but I just couldn't make any decent money from the website. Surprisingly, the site sold for 10k.

      Now that I have some capital, I have a lot more options to pursue. Maybe you should consider selling off all of your sites and starting over with a clean slate.

      Best of luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyblogger1
    Originally Posted by shireen View Post

    Maybe this FREE ebook (about mindset) might help :-)

    http://www.warriorforum.com/make-mon...ne-riches.html

    No opt in for warriors.

    I checked out the book, it's a good one!
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  • Profile picture of the author Doppelbock
    What I use to motivate myself:

    A background of Liam Neeson in "The Grey" where he's sitting asking God for help and then waits for a brief moment and says...

    "**** it, I'll do it myself."

    If you're the believing faithy type, praying is nice and all, but the only thing that's going to get you anywhere is you.

    Gotta start believing in where you can go, and what you can do, then do everything in your power to get there.

    If that's not working, maybe you're asking the wrong questions/going in the wrong direction.

    Gotta examine what you're doing, and see where you can improve.
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    • Profile picture of the author moneyblogger1
      Originally Posted by Doppelbock View Post

      What I use to motivate myself:

      A background of Liam Neeson in "The Grey" where he's sitting asking God for help and then waits for a brief moment and says...

      "**** it, I'll do it myself."

      If you're the believing faithy type, praying is nice and all, but the only thing that's going to get you anywhere is you.

      Gotta start believing in where you can go, and what you can do, then do everything in your power to get there.

      If that's not working, maybe you're asking the wrong questions/going in the wrong direction.

      Gotta examine what you're doing, and see where you can improve.
      Hey Doppelbock,

      I think we're your 100% right is asking the wrong questions. I've often heard that if you're not getting the right answers then you're not asking the right questions.

      Most of us ask the question: "How can I make more money". When in actual fact, as business people, we need to ask the question: "How can I provide tons of value and get paid for it?"
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      • Profile picture of the author MichaelWinicki
        Originally Posted by moneyblogger1 View Post

        Most of us ask the question: "How can I make more money". When in actual fact, as business people, we need to ask the question: "How can I provide tons of value and get paid for it?"
        That's not bad...

        But what you really have to ask is "What problem am I solving and is it a big enough problem for my prospects that they are willing to give me their hard-earned dollars in order to solve it?"

        If it's not a big enough problem or you have tons of competitors out there trying to solve the same problem then it's going to take some special action(s) on your end to rise above the "noise" in the market in order to attract attention to yourself... And then you still may not reach the endzone.

        -It all starts with a big problem

        -Then it takes big-time action on your part, with either a big investment in time/energy and/or money.
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        • Profile picture of the author Demian V
          Hey Brandon,

          First off, let me say congratulations on your success so far!

          Keep pushing on, no matter what the naysayers may throw your way.

          Turn their doubt and discouragement around and make it the catalyst for you to shine your brightest and prove them wrong.

          You may be just around the corner from a major breakthrough.

          I too have been involved in IM (learning and implementing) for over 4 years now, but unlike you I have yet to taste any real success.

          However, I stand firm in my belief that one day I will make money from IM, and that's what keeps me going.

          I still have a lot to learn and I look forward to the challenge.

          So I wish you all the best in your business pursuits and every area of your life,
          stay strong and don't give up!

          - Demian
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  • Profile picture of the author ProServices
    The best feeling in the world is when you succeed online and tell the doubters including family and friends where to go. So make that your goal that you will succeed to show those people who laughed or doubted you. All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
    Originally Posted by moneyblogger1 View Post

    I think it's one of those things where we've sacrificed sales on the front-end to build an actual business. I was never interested in just making "sales" online...I wanted to build a business.[/FONT]
    Originally Posted by BrianCampbelldotcom View Post

    Helping people is what any business should be about.
    That's nice and all - but there's running a business, and running a charity. At the end of the day, without sales you are "out of business".

    Originally Posted by moneyblogger1 View Post

    She's said a bunch of stuff to me that makes it clear that she's only interested in my success as it relates to how she feels about her life.

    My success in life makes her question what's possible and thus the decisions she's made in her life.
    I agree with this insight.. while you can't pick family, you can pick friends.. this is why I encourage people to start socializing with others who have embody what it is you desire.

    Hang out with people who raise your game to a new level.

    I've heard this quite a lot, and it's very often true: take your 10 closest friends.. average their income.. it will usually be nearly equal to your income. I see this same thing pan out all over the place - whether it's being overweight, etc.
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