# Setting a Goal to Make \$1,000,000,000.00 per Month!

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That's a billion dollars, for those of you who may be zero-challenged.

Impossible, you say? Can't be done, you say?

Pfft.

Let's do the math, shall we?

There are approximately 7 billion people in the world. If each of those people were to give you \$1 each month, you would make \$7 billion each month.

Of course, not all those 7 billion people can do that. Some are children and don't even earn minimum wage. Also, some of them get paid in rubles, rupees, krones, rands, francs, pesos, riyals or even chewing gum.

So, we need to be a little more realistic.

Let's say one in seven people will give us \$1 a month.

Woohoo! There's our billion dollars a month payday.

Oh, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that's still overly optimistic.

So, how about we get 100 million people to pay us \$10 a month? That's only 1.42857% of the world population! How hard can that be?

Of course, the credit card companies or PayPal will want a percentage, because not all those people will be showing up at your doorstep with cash, which is a good thing because that foot traffic would destroy your lawn. I mean, even making a billion dollars a month, you don't want to have to spend money to lay new sod every other day. That's just wasteful. So, you would need slightly more than 100 million people to pay you \$10 a month.

Let's cut down a bit. How about we get 10 million people to pay us \$100 a month? That seems more manageable.

Better yet, how about a million people pay us \$1,000 a month?

We could play with numbers all day long. There are numerous variations that would get us to one billion dollars a month. We could spend days trying to figure out the perfect combination that gets us the huge amount of money we want yet still seems manageable.

Then the next step is trying to figure out what to sell those people.

And that's where it all breaks down. You see, a lot of people start by figuring out how much money they want to make and then work backwards to try to figure out how to get there.

Read that again: they work backwards.

Of course, it's true that you want to have a goal. Maybe it's the amount of money you need to live your current lifestyle. Maybe it's the amount of money you need to live your dream lifestyle. Maybe it's the amount of money you need to save your house. Maybe it's the amount of money you need to pay off your debts. Maybe it's the amount of money you need to buy a Wii.

Anyway, you get the picture.

Goal setting is fine, but don't become a victim of math. Math can make things seem hard; math can also make things seem easy.

You know the old trick where you start with a penny and double it every day? By the end of the month, you have you have over five million dollars! Starting with just a penny!

Seems easy? Just double your money every day. How hard is that? If you can make \$0.01, you can double that to make \$0.02. Whatever you did to make \$0.02 you can double to make \$0.04. And so on.

Of course, once it hits a certain level, it's not so easy to double anymore. You can only do so much yourself, you can only outsource so much and, at some point, you only have a certain number of buyers.

It's easier to grow when your new because there's a wider pool of available customers. As that pool shrinks, it's harder to maintain growth and you level out. The only way to grow is to continue to snatch customers from competitors, which becomes harder and harder, or to expand into new niches.

So, don't be a victim of math. Just because the math may convince you it's not that hard to do, doesn't mean that it isn't, in actuality, really hard to do.

Conversely, just because the math may convince you it's too hard to do, doesn't mean that it isn't, in reality, easier than it seems.

Of course, what's missing from all these equations is that you must have something of value to offer!

Lots of people enter a market because "there's money in it!" Well, that's all well and good and may be true, but you need to have something of value to offer that market. No one needs another mediocre product offering. I mean, let's say I have a crummy can opener. I need a new one. I'm probably not alone. There's a market for can openers. People need can openers to open cans. Well, except for the cans that have the self-opening tabs, but not all cans are like that. Plus, sometimes they fail and then you need a can opener to open the can.

But, what I don't need is another mediocre can opener. Sure, some people will be happy with a mediocre can opener because they don't open many cans or because it's cheap and they can't afford a more expensive one right now, even though they'll probably spend more money buying cheap ones in sequence after they keep breaking, but I digress.

At any rate, there are tons of mediocre can openers on the market. How does the market benefit from you adding another mediocre can opener to the mix? It doesn't. Sure, you might get some sales. You might do better marketing than the other mediocre can opener companies but, at the end of the day, what you're putting out into the world is just another mediocre can opener.

You'll probably never get rich selling mediocre can openers.* You might be able to afford that Wii, but you probably won't be able to afford that mansion on the hill you've had your eye on, unless it's in foreclosure because the owner couldn't sell enough mediocre can openers to pay his mortgage.

If you want to make the big bucks, you'll need to offer something of real value. You need to offer an exceptional can opener. It could still be a cheap can opener. Maybe you've patented a new design that's cheap to make, cheap to sell, but lasts for years and years and years. Then you've really got something. Why buy a mediocre can opener for \$2 and have it break after six months when someone can buy your exceptional can opener for \$2 that'll last for twenty years?

Or maybe you could sell a top end can opener. Maybe it not only opens the can, but also dumps the contents into a bowl, stirs it and heats it up for me. Maybe it can read a QR tag off the label so it knows exactly what to do with the contents. You could probably fetch a high price for such a can opener. You'll maybe have fewer buyers but you'll be making more money, or the same amount of money for less effort. Or whatever.

So, in some way, your can opener needs to be exceptional. Either cheap and long-lasting or expensive and multi-functional. Your can opener needs to rock. If it can also play jazz, that's probably a bonus too.

As for setting high goals, why not? Just so long as you have something of value to offer to potentially reach that goal. You want to sell a million can openers a month? Why not? Why not have lofty goals?

I mean, let's say you're living in a tiny apartment right now. Or a crummy rental home. Or maybe your house is paid for but it's a piece of junk. Doesn't matter. You want something better. So, you set a goal of a billion dollars a month.

People laugh at you. They think you're crazy.

You have a high goal. What if you come up short? What if you end up making 1/1,000th of your goal? What if only end up making \$1 million dollars a month instead of a billion? What if you only end up making \$100,000 a month instead of a billion?

Golly. It must suck to fail like that.

Right now, I know someone is saying to him or herself: "Challenge accepted!"
• A most excellent post. Math is awesome it can give you hope or crush your dreams it all depends on how you spin the numbers. Though I wholeheartedly agree that everyone should set their goals high. Most successful people didn't set small goals for themselves, they set lofty goals and pushed and pushed till they got there. Love it.
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• The steps to getting there exist, but I always have felt you have to think of where you are now, and which steps you need to take now. If you make \$1000/month, how can you double it while on your way to your higher goal? It is always simple when you do it right, but defining the steps clearly with the insight into what will work is what you need to be good at doing. You have to be able to make lots of decisions as well. Often people set a goal that is large, but then get stuck in the decision making process. What can you do right now that moves toward doubling your income?
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• Great post, I actually love these long reads that give me something to think about.

Off topic:
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• Pffft. I think this Dan fellow is just preselling a WSO. I want screenshots of his bank accounts.
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•  Originally Posted by Michael D Forbes Pffft. I think this Dan fellow is just preselling a WSO. I want screenshots of his bank accounts.

Well if Dan is preselling a WSO that generates \$1 Billion a month...I will be
the first inline to purchase LOL
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• You may as well dream big. Andrew Carnegie started off as a 'bobbin boy' earning \$1.20 per week.

When he died he was the richest man in the world.
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• I would be scared to make that much money - lol - great post and I hope you make it. I believe anything is possible if you work hard, stay determined, and are extremely lucky.
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•  Originally Posted by PerformanceMan You may as well dream big. Andrew Carnegie started off as a 'bobbin boy' earning \$1.20 per week. When he died he was the richest man in the world.
Or as Donald Trump says:

"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big"
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• Yes, math is the whole problem. If they'd stop teaching kids math in school, they wouldn't be full of these silly illusions. Spot on!
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• I'll come back and read this when I have some time...but, the math at the beginning of the post might be a little off...

If 7 billion people each gave you a dollar per month, wouldn't that be \$7 Billion/month?
Or, are you factoring in overhead and taxes and giving us the net of \$1 Billion/month?
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•  Originally Posted by Jerry Belcourt I'll come back and read this when I have some time...but, the math at the beginning of the post might be a little off... If 7 billion people each gave you a dollar per month, wouldn't that be \$7 Billion/month? Or, are you factoring in overhead and taxes and giving us the net of \$1 Billion/month?
You need to read on a little!

""So, we need to be a little more realistic.

Let's say one in seven people will give us \$1 a month.""
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•  Originally Posted by Jerry Belcourt I'll come back and read this when I have some time...but, the math at the beginning of the post might be a little off... If 7 billion people each gave you a dollar per month, wouldn't that be \$7 Billion/month? Or, are you factoring in overhead and taxes and giving us the net of \$1 Billion/month?
Good catch. That particular line was meant to say \$7 billion (now corrected).

See? I'm bad at math. That's why I'm fabulously wealthy. LOL.
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• I wouldnt say that to loud the man will show up and want his fare share

 Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert Good catch. That particular line was meant to say \$7 billion (now corrected). See? I'm bad at math. That's why I'm fabulously wealthy. LOL.
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•  Originally Posted by wackiin I wouldnt say that to loud the man will show up and want his fare share
The "man" probably checks my bank accounts first, and laughs and laughs and laughs...
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• A good goal should always challenge you and make you stretch a little. But I believe it also needs to be realistic. Starting from the point of saying that "if everyone in the world would give me a dollar" is just not even close to being realistic.

Goal setting, in my opinion, should be based on a measurable and reachable standard. If, for example, your goal was to sell 10,000 purple widgets this year and the pool of potential customers wanting a purple widget is only 5,000 people, you've got a problem with the goal.

Yes, some will say don't think small -- you could always generate new interest in purple widgets to get to 10,000 potential customers.

I think that kind of reasoning is very dangerous in Internet marketing.

You don't create demand or "talk people into making purchases" they don't want to make. You simply nudge those already wanting to buy so they'll pull the trigger on your offer.

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•  Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert Good catch. That particular line was meant to say \$7 billion (now corrected). See? I'm bad at math. That's why I'm fabulously wealthy. LOL.

LOL Dan, public math is a scary proposition! Just goes to show
that being good at math is not a prerequisite to becoming a billionaire!!
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• You have to have a dream and why not aim big. The truth is though that may businesses fail following the exact same approach that you have, they calculate that if they can get X percentage of the market then they make a profit. But ur takes time, hardwork and persistence and many years of failure and learning from mistakes before you get it right and make it big. You have to keep dreaming though
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• I wish it were this easy..
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• Dan, you could maybe get a little closer to your goal if you actually...you know, sent stuff to your list or something.

I mean, I bought your free lamest WSO like a year ago and I've recieved maybe 2 emails from you.

You should be spamming me with offer after offer or something, right?

Isn't that how it's usually done around here?
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•  Originally Posted by danr62 Dan, you could maybe get a little closer to your goal if you actually...you know, sent stuff to your list or something.
Everyone says to build a list--you're supposed to mail it too!?
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• And if 'ifs' and 'buts' were candy and nuts, then every day would be Christmas.

Realistic goal setting is realistic.

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•  Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert That's a billion dollars, for those of you who may be zero-challenged. So, how about we get 100 million people to pay us \$10 a month? That's only 1.42857% of the world population! How hard can that be?
Let 100 million hot people register on one of my naughty dating sites and make me a recurring payment of \$10 each month.... thats 1 billion dollar a month..................... challenge accepted........ I am there now
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• Cool. I'll start on this today. When I reach the goal I'll update everyone on the thread. It is easy to double your money by rinsing and repeating.

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•  Originally Posted by kindsvater Cool. I'll start on this today. When I reach the goal I'll update everyone on the thread. It is easy to double your money by rinsing and repeating.
Hey now!--Start your own thread. Just don't let Ken Strong get wind of it.
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• Nice math. That is really shooting for the stars!
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• The problem is if each gave you... it's like what if no one voted... when in the real world you can't get everyone to do something...
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• Great read... thanks for the post.
I tend to set a goal and then not persue them. what i should be doing is setting a high goal and some milestones building upto it.
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• Nearly pi?!ed myself at the title of this thread lol. Makes a change from the "what should I do with my 150\$" or "how do I make 1k per day".

Everything pales compared to he number of 0 in this figure. Lol. Nice.

Well written and thought out. Thank you.
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• Good post. Makes sense. I always said that the easiest way to make a million dollars is to get 1 million people to send you a dollar. Affiliate marketing would also do it. All you have to do is reach the buyers and get conversions. 20,000 buyers at \$50 commission per sale = \$1 million. oooooh!.
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• Playing with numbers to convince yourself you can do it. Internet Marketers have been using this trick for ages.

"If you can sell 10x 100\$ products every day, you made 1000\$ per day, which equated to 365k per year! Image if you could sell 100 products per day! Thats 3.65millions!"

Thank you for an elementary math lesson, genius.
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• There ARE a lot of things to consider. If you produce your stuff in english, you are dealing with about 600million, IF you're lucky! Age and money might limit that to 300Million. THEN, you have to consider customs, legality, desire, etc... If it is technical, you can probably cut it in half again, 125 million. etc....

Steve
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• In all these, the most important thing is to offer something that is generally usable by virtually all age group.
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• So to summarize... set high goals?
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• When I started reading your post I thought you might be having Skyline Chili 3-way withdrawal, and were hallucinating large numbers.

But as I read more of your post I realized you must have had Skyline, because you were making good sense.

 f you want to make the big bucks, you'll need to offer something of real value. You need to offer an exceptional can opener. It could still be a cheap can opener. Maybe you've patented a new design that's cheap to make, cheap to sell, but lasts for years and years and years. Then you've really got something. Why buy a mediocre can opener for \$2 and have it break after six months when someone can buy your exceptional can opener for \$2 that'll last for twenty years?
And manage to explain exactly why people should buy the widget from you instead of from your competitor, and how and why your widget will help buyers by giving them something they can't get anywhere else on the Planet.

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•  Originally Posted by Don Schenk When I started reading your post I thought you might be having Skyline Chili 3-way withdrawal, and were hallucinating large numbers. But as I read more of your post I realized you must have had Skyline, because you were making good sense.
I only have two words for you...

Gold Star.
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• The easiest way to get \$1,000,000,000.00 in one month is to buy \$2,000,000,000.00 worth of Facebook shares.
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• Part of what you're saying coincides with "shock and awe" marketing. In many a big launches that show big ass numbers the savvy copywriters know that internally people see the big ass number and they think to themselves "Gee wizz, if I just made 5% of that I'd be peachy"... not downplaying it because it definitely works wonders for sales
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• What a great post! Thanks for taking the time to share.
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• I get the strangest mixture of depression and enlightenment and hope from this thread lol
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• This is one of the most ridiculous post I've ever seen. This is newbie fodder, that encourages people to dream so out of reach that they'll be lucky to make a decent income. Without a realistic plan, and readiness to put it to action, dreaming is just dreaming, and reinforces negative habbits like procrastination.

This kind of mindset is not optimistic, it completely naive and unrealistic dreaming, which doesn't consider factors that are involved to reach a mass audience and real numbers when it comes to reach, engagment, trust, and conversion.

I've seen some snake oil salesmen of the Make Money Online niche use this kind of math and psychology trick to oversimplify the reality of what it would take to create that kind of money.

 So, how about we get 100 million people to pay us \$10 a month? That's only 1.42857% of the world population! How hard can that be?
Really? Yeah, let's just get 100 million people pay us \$10/month. We can just automagically reach all of them through the mystic powers of the internet. Cash on demand, right? :rolleyes:

 So, how about we get 100 million people to pay us \$10 a month? That's only 1.42857% of the world population! How hard can that be?
Only 1.4%? Since that's a small number, that much be doable then, right? Even though you're talking about 100 million people.

Nope, that's just feeding the false assumption, that you connect with anyone online when you want to. That's like you saying you go to the nearest Metropolitan where a ton of people are and get them to pay you what ever money you "get" them to give you.

 Of course, the credit card companies or PayPal will want a percentage, because not all those people will be showing up at your doorstep with cash, which is a good thing because that foot traffic would destroy your lawn. I mean, even making a billion dollars a month, you don't want to have to spend money to lay new sod every other day. That's just wasteful. So, you would need slightly more than 100 million people to pay you \$10 a month. Let's cut down a bit. How about we get 10 million people to pay us \$100 a month? That seems more manageable. Better yet, how about a million people pay us \$1,000 a month? We could play with numbers all day long. There are numerous variations that would get us to one billion dollars a month. We could spend days trying to figure out the perfect combination that gets us the huge amount of money we want yet still seems manageable.
How is it manageable, when you don't factor in that this virtually impossible for most people to reach this amount of people. Possibly, with an insane ad budget, but then that decreases the actual profit margin. In addition, you would need a team to help with the actual real world work of reaching and marketing to that much people.

This kind of loose hypothetical thinking seems to ignore the reality of how the internet really works, and you can't just reach a massive audience by desire or dreaming it up, or 95+% of the people that bought the magic bullets and had high hopes and dreams that failed, wouldn't have failed, if all you had to do was dream big, right? WRONG, because people are dreaming big but because they are completely in the dark to what they need to do to accomplish their goals, they set themselves up for failure.

Even if you can reach a massive audience, your conversion math is not even close to the standard conversion rate. Do you buy from every 7-10 people that market to you? Of course not!

I think so many people procrastinate and spin their wheels because they are so oblivious to the work involved to get infront of a lot of people to even start to market to them. People assume, I should make a 10th of what so and so is making with less work since they made \$186,000 in 1 month.

If you don't aim at a target, how can you hit it? The same with a plan, if you don't have a clear plan on how to reach it, then you just delude yourself of the necessary work to achieve it, which then just sets people back even farther, and they'll just buy the next shiny thing, instead of rolling up their sleeves and getting to work!

The shame in the MMO/IM niche is there is very little disclosure and real numbers provided to help new Internet marketers to begin to grasp HOW to achieve a specific financial goal.

You don't always win with every campaign you setup. Many of the guroos, want people to think that all you do is click here and there and do this and print money.

There is a lot involved in building a business, and not every business is a thriving success, and it can sometimes take a heck of a lot longer than anticipated. I know some guys that make that are making 7 figures a month but it took them a long time to achieve it and they had more failures than success up to that point.

Many people get frustrated, because of people selling them products make it look 100 times easier. They get discouraged and quit or buy the next magic bullet. So my point is, making things look easier and merely dreaming big can make success much more difficult in the end.
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•  Originally Posted by Bryan TL;DR
You do know that he is being facetious in order to point out the exact things you mentioned in your post, don't you?
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•  Originally Posted by danr62 You do know that he is being facetious in order to point out the exact things you mentioned in your post, don't you?
He was exagerating, yes, but he was still leaving out real factors that play into seeing large numbers come in. There's more to it as well than just being better. I'm just saying oversimplifying doesn't help, because the assumption too is that if you fail you'll still make a substantial amount.
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•  Originally Posted by Bryan He was exagerating, yes, but he was still leaving out real factors that play into seeing large numbers come in. There's more to it as well than just being better. I'm just saying oversimplifying doesn't help, because the assumption too is that if you fail you'll still make a substantial amount.
Umm... You need to read more of Dan's work...

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On a side note, Dan, I like your plan so much that I might
just allow you to do it. Ever since I bought the Internet for
two paper clips and a lost shirt button back in 1999,
I have been waiting for someone with a good idea to come
along and figure out how to make money from it.

I was going to just charge everyone a penny for every link
that they ever click on, but I'm uncomfortable with the
thought of becoming the world's first Trillionaire... Can
you imagine the taxes!?
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• A \$billion/month is too much for me to imagine, so imma stick with a billion cents per year. :p
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•  Originally Posted by Bryan He was exagerating, yes, but he was still leaving out real factors that play into seeing large numbers come in. There's more to it as well than just being better. I'm just saying oversimplifying doesn't help, because the assumption too is that if you fail you'll still make a substantial amount.

You clearly missed that the original post was one big sarcastic joke for the most part. So, all your points you went on about, the OP would actually agree with you. Take a look at his other threads and posts, you will see what I mean.
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•  Originally Posted by Kay King If you are going read what Dan writes, you need to buy a sense of humor first. Irony and sarcasm widgets also help.:p
I suggest my favorite program, xHumor.
It's about \$600 and \$10/mo but it is the most powerful
way to get tens of thousands of canned laughs every
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serious about wanting to become a Humoraire.
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•  Originally Posted by J Bold You clearly missed that the original post was one big sarcastic joke for the most part. So, all your points you went on about, the OP would actually agree with you. Take a look at his other threads and posts, you will see what I mean.
Okay, thanks for the heads up. I have missed his other posts. I find it challenging enough staying productive, without spending little time in the forum.
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•  Originally Posted by Bryan Okay, thanks for the heads up. I have missed his other posts. I find it challenging enough staying productive, without spending little time in the forum.
Yeah, one of these days when you take some time off,
you should consider checking out one of his WSOs
or even get on his "list". Totally worth it.
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• Any voluntary gigglos in here ... is it possible to turn a cool mil in one year in online tricks?
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• Certainely a high goal but before John Reese made a million dollars in one day online nobody thought it could be done, but then once he did it a whole bunch of people did it...

So ya if you set your mind to it then it can definitely be done!
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•  John Reese made a million dollars in one day online nobody thought it could be done, but then once he did it a whole bunch of people did it...
What's really amazing is that statistic is still quoted often on many forums and blogs...and it was one day in 2003....that's the one everyone comments on.

Test question: Can you name the "bunch" who have done it since? j/k
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Saving one dog will not save the world....but will forever change the world for one dog.
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•  Originally Posted by thedanbrown Certainely a high goal but before John Reese made a million dollars in one day online nobody thought it could be done, but then once he did it a whole bunch of people did it...
Yeah, but still... he would only make \$365,000,000.00 a year at that pace. That's pretty weak compared to what Dan is going to teach us when the WSO comes out. Dan, I'm still waiting, when's the release date?
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• It's very possible to make a decent amount of money online with the right mindset and action taking.

\$1,000,000,000 may be a little unrealistic for most people but you know what they say "Go Big Or Go Home"
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• nice sharing.
now its back to basic.
take action!

thanks man.
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• Love your way of thinking : ). Some of you need to get a sense of haha or understand sarcasm when it comes your way. Posts like this are meant to inspire you and get you thinking, come on! The only thing stopping you from succeeding is YOU! x
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• Ah, I've missed this nonsense.
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• Great post, nice dream, also unrealistic. But always is good to have high goals!
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• Starting my adventure online end of next month and after reading plenty of posts i have to say this is the most motivating and you are totally right. The maths says it all.

Top post dude.
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• This is a great post. Numbers and math are awesome. There is a great big world of opportunity out there. Many people with many wants and needs. Setting your goals high is a good thing. Putting them into action is way better.
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