Jim's Most Important "Secret" Of Making Money Online

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Meet Jim.

Jim loves his family, and wishes he could give them more. He hates his job and he really wants to make money online. Here is the trouble: his been trying for a couple of years now, and he has nothing to show for it.

Jim has got all the WSOs, all sorts of "high ticket item", and every WP plugin known to man. But still... he is not making any money.

In fact he is beginning to doubt that he will ever succeed. So...

...one day the Internet Fairy decides to have mercy on him and appears in front of his computer. She says to him:

"Jim, worry no more, I'm here to help you. I'm going to give you your first sale - that first sale is what will give you the courage to continue. With time, that will become ten sales, grow into thousand, the sky is the limit"

She continued: "There is only one condition. Whatever you give me has to
be originally created by you - that way I will feel I'm getting genuine value crreated by you.

I don't want rehashed stuff, or something I can easily get elsewhere. Can you give me that?"

Jim was quiet. He sat down for a moment and then it hit him. All those years, he had tried various methods and strategies.

But he had never taken his time to create a product that people will enjoy. Simply put, there was a ready buyer right in front of him - but he had nothing to sell!

"Oh Internet Fairy, forgive me but I have nothing to sell to you! I understand now that I should have focused on creating something people would want - a product or a service. Instead, I was looking for the 'magic trick'.

And all I had to do was to have a solid product that people actually want!"

The Internet Fairy smiled and disappeared. Jim went straight to work - and a week later he had his first sale.

He now has relocated to a tropical island and works 2 days a week from his laptop on the beach.
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    Dude i love your writing style
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  • So, awesome. I think it is a nice comparison. Some people eyes are going to be open by this.
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    • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      Dude i love your writing style
      Originally Posted by Jonathan Emanuels View Post

      So, awesome. I think it is a nice comparison. Some people eyes are going to be open by this.
      Thanks, I hope so! So many people try so hard, they really deserve a break.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lateef Olajide
    Nice post.

    Sincerely I think most internet Jim's need to read the book power of focus.

    they need to change their focus to giving value and making profit from it.

    they need to focus on what's important - top 3 things only.

    offer
    traffic
    conversion

    Applicable to any IM model.
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  • Profile picture of the author waynewalters
    Nice post. Took me a couple years to figure that out. And I like your writing style as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    The thing is i have a product that im going to sell for $5, but im to scared to release it lol. Need to proofread it a thousand times ahahaahahaha
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by AdwordsMogul View Post

    Jim went straight to work - and a week later he had his first sale.

    He now has relocated to a tropical island and works 2 days a week from his laptop on the beach.

    Adwords Mogul,

    I have a question for you?

    Why did you leave out everything between the first sale and working two days a week on the beach? How many years of late night toil and effort and sacrifice did you forget to include in your story?

    Without that . . . this truly is a fairy tale!

    Thanks for the thread,

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      Adwords Mogul,

      I have a question for you?

      ...
      Steve, I didn't forget anything. The point of the story is to help those who are stuck FINALLY start moving in the right direction.

      Toil, sacrifice, people have already had that -and it's in the story.

      Once you start making money it really feels different. What's better - to keep buying products and not making money, or to discover a crucial point that makes all the difference.

      Of course, you never stop learning. But usually we can only do things one step at a time. So Jim here reveals a very simple step for us to follow.

      I hope that answers your question Steve!

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      • Profile picture of the author Steve B
        Jean Paul,

        If your purpose was only to "help those who are stuck FINALLY start moving in the right direction" then so be it.

        But your story didn't stop at that point. It continued through the fairy tale ending of "a tropical island and works 2 days a week from his laptop on the beach."

        I only questioned your final two sentences - going from the first sale to kicking back on the beach working 2 days a week.

        If you're going to include that transition - from first sale to working 2 days a week - I wanted to know why you didn't mention the years of work and sacrifice it's going to take to get to that point?

        To not include that critical part of the story is to ignore what it really takes to make money. After all, the title of your thread was "the most important secret of making money online."

        To me the most important thing is NOT getting unstuck and moving in the right direction - as you have said.

        To me, the most important part of making money online is all the sacrifice and long-term consistent effort over a period of time it takes to become successful. You story left this part out completely. That's what I was questioning.

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        • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
          Steve, well apparently what we think is most important is different!

          Hey, we are allowed to believe in different things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Farmer
    Hey AdwordsMogul,

    I like your story. You are spot on with the idea of creating a product, that's how I make 99% of my income.

    I think so many people don't realise that they have the potential to create a product and so they just get stuck promoting affiliate products.

    The real secret is to create your own products and then have affiliates promoting those products for you.

    Then you business becomes unstoppable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Great story. This would've helped me out a few years ago when I was just getting started. I think what scares people is that product creation sounds very difficult and time consuming, which it can be in the beginning, but once it's done it's done. You will reap the rewards for years to come and you will learn a lot from the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author USA
    That was a great story. Your style appears to be influenced by the writings of one of my favorite motivational/self-help authors... the late Og Mandino (tell me if I'm wrong).

    Mr. Mandino had a special talent for conveying truisms and axioms through parables and lore.

    If you have more of that in your heart, you might consider writing along those lines. I believe you would do well.

    Thanks Og... I mean Jean!
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    • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
      Originally Posted by USA View Post

      That was a great story. Your style appears to be influenced by the writings of one of my favorite motivational/self-help authors... the late Og Mandino (tell me if I'm wrong).

      Mr. Mandino had a special talent for conveying truisms and axioms through parables and lore.

      If you have more of that in your heart, you might consider writing along those lines. I believe you would do well.

      Thanks Og... I mean Jean!
      Thanks so much - I wasn't aware of Og Mandino but I'm definitely go into his materials.

      And thank you for the tip - I will definitely do some more work in that direction.

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    • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
      Originally Posted by USA View Post

      That was a great story. ....

      If you have more of that in your heart, you might consider writing along those lines. I believe you would do well.

      Thanks Og... I mean Jean!
      I just gotta say thanks again. I got the audio version of "the Greatest Salesman in the World" and listened when I went jogging.

      It's amazing - I just made a little post on the forum and now I have discovered something that has changed my life!

      Thank you!
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by AdwordsMogul View Post

        That's the spirit! All the best - let us know your success story!
        JP, I'm betting that the "success story" is in one of the affiliate links this first-time poster has in his sig - for the moment. :rolleyes:

        I do agree with the spirit of your message. One could also make the case that finding and selling a solid product someone else created could also lead to that life on the beach.

        The principle is the same. Create value in peoples' lives, and they will reward you for it.

        Much simpler than chasing the Next Big Thing for your whole online life...
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        • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          ....

          The principle is the same. Create value in peoples' lives, and they will reward you for it.

          Much simpler than chasing the Next Big Thing for your whole online life...
          You're absolutely right John - it's all about creating value. I believe that the number one reason why people struggle for a long time is that they don't understand that principle.

          Of course, it's not what we're taught in school but learning how to create value is the marketplace is one of the most crucial lessons in business.
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    great story!
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    Your story reminds me of this video.

    Sounds so simple doesn't it, but in reality I don't think it is. There's a lot more involved than just quickly dreaming up and producing a product that everybody wants to buy. But it's a nice story anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author realincome
    I will to create a product and put it on clickbank
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    • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
      Originally Posted by realincome View Post

      I will to create a product and put it on clickbank
      That's the spirit! All the best - let us know your success story!
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  • Profile picture of the author DanCoder
    Great story!

    One question. If everybody listens to that and starts making the products instead of buying them - who's going to buy your products?

    It's a bit far fetched that all the buyers become creators but it's worth thinking about haha.
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    • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
      Originally Posted by DanCoder View Post

      Great story!

      One question. If everybody listens to that and starts making the products instead of buying them - who's going to buy your products?

      It's a bit far fetched that all the buyers become creators but it's worth thinking about haha.
      Thanks Dan, I think we'd probably go back to the barter system! We'd exchange each other's products!
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  • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
    Originally Posted by renogty View Post

    I think it is a nice comparison.what scares people is that product creation sounds very difficult and time consuming.
    Yes, it does sound scary to a lot of us. The thing is, as John McCabe said earlier you can also sell somebody else product.

    You can create a service as well.

    The most important thing is: if someone wants to give you money right now, what can they give you money for and be glad they did?

    Unfortunately, there is no going around it. But the good part is, once you get going things become easier.

    The reason why people get stuck is because they believe they can find some way to avoid creating value.
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  • Profile picture of the author f5mtadas
    Creating own brands can win against affiliate marketing, but not always, not always, but following any guides you need to be own boss, not someone else worker - that is exact mindset many many people buying all those courses with.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxfactor
    Nice story. I think you just summed up the key lessons of IM. There's no "magic trick", and jumping around gets you nowhere. Focus on one area and master the ability to create value for people in that area.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Good inspiration. There's definitely no magic pill it comes down to the work you put in. Building an online business is like building any other business it takes a lot of work to get going. The beauty about the "internet lifestyle" though is that you can work from anywhere and your business can be designed to be highly leveraged and run on autopilot
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