I just wanna share my story, and hopefully inspire someone to WORK and reap the BENEFITS! from the beginning...
I was the type to read and read and read...always getting distracted with a new shiny object. I've never made more than 10 dollars online, so I was almost at a point of feeling like I can't do this...
I would leave my office job, come home, throw something in the microwave ( yes, I'm a woman who can't cook) lol , then hop on google and warrior forum searching for ways to make money online..NEVER committing to ONE method.
I finally opened up to a co-worker about my intrigue with making money online. He said he himself was interested but with his new son, he couldn't focus on it at that time. Being the competitive person I am...i suggested that we make a bet.
1. Pick ONE course we both agree on
2. Stick with it until we see our first dollar
3. Whomever gets there first wins (FREE lunch for a WEEK)...I'm motivated by free food and my ego wouldn't let me lose
Finally Taking Action
I will say we did help each other out with setting everything up. Since we work together, we even used our lunch breaks to work on websites or keyword research...Even though we were both lurkers ( read A LOT on forums) we were still intimidated by TAKING ACTION..so after we did our keyword research ( 2 hours MAX) then set up our site ( 30 minutes)...the rest is history.. it took WORK!!!!!!!!!!! There is no EASY WAY to making money online!
We set up Amazon stores early January..the money was slow, but it's like a snowball effect..
Oh yeah, I made my first dollar online..i think because I chose a better niche.. We set up our sites on a Wednesday and I made my first sell that friday afternoon, I remember it was 7 bucks! lol. It was MY 7 BUCKS
Yeah it's a small amount, but when your traffic builds..it adds up FAST! I don't think I would have gotten to $2,000 + per month WITHOUT a partner.
He only did one site, and honestly loves our occupation so he is comfortable making less than 2 grand a month ( i think he is making $800)..it's just extra money. I HATE my job so I'm pushing the envelope and going above and beyond to make full time income (well over 2 grand/ month for me) so I have a ways to go.
I'm now looking at odesk for a VA, so I can make this hands-off as much as possible. I get drained from work sometimes and it's starting to feel like a chore doing keyword research and constantly making stores and social bookmarks, backlinking..etc.
LET SOMEONE KNOW
If you can, let someone (anyone) know about your IM Journey. Make them check in, so you will be held ACCOUNTABLE!!! It's easy to stop moving forward when no one knows about your goals! Tell people who believe in you!!! Or tell people who don't. Sometimes we are more motivated by those who think we can't do something. Either way, let someone know.
**Don't EVER think that someone else is smarter, or more priveleged than you!! ANYONE CAN MAKE MONEY ONLINE...ONLY A FEW DO BECAUSE ONLY A FEW WORK!!!!
*MAKE IT HAPPEN*
Like I said I was an avid lurker, so my post count is too low for pm's or links so I will do my best to answer any questions on the forum.