What Motivates You, Only Money??

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Just curious what drives all of you to make it in this business.

This applies to successful and non successful people. What gives you that drive to keep going.

I know a lot of people it`s the money.

For me, it`s not that at all.
This is what motivates me

- The freedom
- Helping others, making a difference in someone elses life
- The challenge, how many times did you want to quit?
- Learning something new everyday
- surrounding yourself with successful and positive people.

Obviously money is important, I need to be able to pay for my expensive and provide for my family. But for me it`s not about making 7 figure incomes.

I`m curious to see what drives you guys

Cheers, JeanMarc
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    I've been accused of being slightly obsessed. (;
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Zones
    We should enjoy what we are doing. Money is the byproduct of success in whatever we do..
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    I don't rely too much on motivation, I have my "why" and I'm very self-disciplined, so I just do what I have to do.

    Basically, I know that I want a better lifestyle and more freedom for myself and my family and I know that more money is necessary in order to live my desired lifestyle.

    I also enjoy working for myself a lot more than taking orders from somebody else while making them richer.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Knowing I'm able to make a lot of money. I am not amaterialostic person but making money is more of an achievement for me
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    The thing i like the most about internet marketing is the fact that it's a job which enables you to help other people in the process. Providing value for other people that might change their lives is a thought that makes me keep going every day.

    My initial motives to start online were the usual ideas of freedom, no more 9-5, traveling etc. but my mindset switched once i achieved my personal goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author gamestoenjoy
    For me it is definitely not only the money.
    I love playing online games, so I have created a game site with the games that I like.
    This way I earn money and at the same time enjoy my hobby.
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenTingley
    I would say money, As I know with money I can buy such things as cars, house etc... but I also like the feeling of rubbing it into peoples faces that thought i'd never succeed
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  • Profile picture of the author Lurk
    It is the dream to live my ideal. Everyone has one and until they reach it or until they stop thinking of things to reach, they just keep on going & going and going like in that commercial that we all know
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  • Profile picture of the author MinimalistMuser
    What motivates me is the thought of living in what I call Slackerville. A block from the beach, making a living right from my laptop, and being location independent. That motivates me a hell of a lot more than $.
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  • Profile picture of the author rap3003
    This drives me.
    - The freedom
    - Helping others, making a difference in someone elses life
    - The challenge, how many times did you want to quit?

    And lastly my Family
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  • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
    Money is the driving factor behind what I do. I want to be successful in making money online so I can live the life I want to live. I want my own business and not have to work for someone else.

    I once spoke to a guy who told me he was a successful businessman. I asked him what kind of business he owned, he told me he worked in insurance and was getting great perks and good pay. He seemed a little miffed when I pointed out that he was a successful employee not businessman.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    the freedom of time and money, a good lifestyle. We don't need a million dollar to live, and we don't need to aim for that high income (unless that's what motivates us) but the freedom and lifestyle are my triggers..

    More time and a better life for the family
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  • Profile picture of the author DeonN
    My motivation is putting my daughter through private school...and soon college to follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Lessard
    What motivates me?
    Life is a series of experiences.
    Some are out of our control, some are not.
    I try to exercise as much control over my experiences and those I love as possible.
    The more success I have and that I bring to others the more control I have on my experiences.
    Given the choice I would rather my kids have someone they can turn to if they need help.
    I prefer to be able to say yes to my wife if she wants to take a last minute trip.
    Financial success grants you some powers.
    Intellectual stimulation and continued learning makes you a better person.
    Winning at business is just plain fun!

    The money is simply a tool to work with.
    Some people are ruined by money some use it as a vehicle for themselves and others around them.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Originally Posted by jmarc55 View Post

    Just curious what drives all of you to make it in this business.

    This applies to successful and non successful people. What gives you that drive to keep going.

    I know a lot of people it`s the money.

    For me, it`s not that at all.
    This is what motivates me

    - The freedom
    - Helping others, making a difference in someone elses life
    - The challenge, how many times did you want to quit?
    - Learning something new everyday
    - surrounding yourself with successful and positive people.

    Obviously money is important, I need to be able to pay for my expensive and provide for my family. But for me it`s not about making 7 figure incomes.

    I`m curious to see what drives you guys

    Cheers, JeanMarc
    The pride that comes with building a business on your own and being your own boss.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    My constant motivation is the necessity to help others.









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    • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
      Time...

      Money buys my time.
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      • Profile picture of the author YaniB
        Money is something that different people will have different uses for, and views of.
        We're ALL in it to make money; it's what the money AFFORDS us to do, is the real motivation...and that will be different for everyone.
        I'm definitely in it for the money. The money will give my kids a better start in life, and my spouse and I can have more time to spend with them.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Money is everything man.

    Even if you have every intention of helping people...

    You can best accomplish that if you have lots of money.

    No matter WHAT your intentions, and goals are - money will help you better accomplish it.

    Call me a grinch, or scrooge, or whatever. (But do so in folly; I'm actually overly generous to a FAULT)...

    At the end of the day, the truth is that money can help anyone better accomplish their goals. (It doesn't matter if you want to lose weight, save the planet, get more free time, or finally realize "freedom"; money is the currency that can statistically enable feasibility across the board).



    Stay cool
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    It's my family that motivates me the most and wanting to provide for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brando95
    It suits me, ever since I was little I've been an entrepreneur. Selling paperclip necklaces, selling gum, games, cards, manual labor, wet wipes as "candy", even literally selling the shiniest piece of trash I found. I really don't think I've ever went a year in my life without a new business idea since I was 7 years old. Usually selling to less intelligent children. Getting people excited with an idea that I have seems to come naturally to me.

    So naturally I enjoy the work, its great I couldn't see myself doing anything else ever. Researching information and making my own schedule from what I've learned is great. The endless amount of information and methods to learn is great. Having people twice my age asking to work for me is great, using my mind to work instead of my hands is great. Seeing the line graph go up and up every day is great. The amount of money I make comes from how smart I am and how hard I work. Its so much different than the only other job I've ever had which was McDonalds. Where I stand there saying the same shit over and over again making someone else more money than they are paying me and pretending to enjoy being there.

    But after reading these responses I'm realizing what truly motivates me is kind of immature. I very much enjoy the work, But honestly I just want to live the millionaire playboy lifestyle. I want to party, alot. I want to travel all over to the best night life Vegas, Bangkok, Amsterdam, etc. I want to throw huge parties at my house where I supply everything, like Gatsby. I want my girl to have the best clothes and jewelry, I want to drive that car people turn heads at, I want my maid to feed me caviar with a golden spoon.

    Basically I want to live the Wolf of Wallstreet. And won't stop until I do
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    • Profile picture of the author Katie Rich
      Originally Posted by Brando95 View Post

      It suits me, ever since I was little I've been an entrepreneur. Selling wet wipes as "candy"

      I hope the purchasers didn't eat them!


      But after reading these responses I'm realizing what truly motivates me is kind of immature. I very much enjoy the work, But honestly I just want to live the millionaire playboy lifestyle. I want to party, alot. I want to travel all over to the best night life Vegas, Bangkok, Amsterdam, etc. I want to throw huge parties at my house where I supply everything, like Gatsby. I want my girl to have the best clothes and jewelry, I want to drive that car people turn heads at, I want my maid to feed me caviar with a golden spoon.

      Basically I want to live the Wolf of Wallstreet. And won't stop until I do
      THAT made me smile and is the most honest comment so far.

      What motivates me? Money, an income to pay the bills. That and the fear of having to go back to work for 'someone'. Having to be an employee again. Unfortunately, that day is looming..
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    I like to break my motivation into two categories, "Why" and "Mission".

    Why encompasses:
    • Ability to live where I want, when I want.
    • Buying my wife a house, with CASH!
    • Providing a great life for my kids. (Disneyland included.)

    Mission equals:

    "Helping 10 people break free from their job this year, by living their passion."

    When you get the "Why" and the "Mission" right, the Big Picture comes into focus.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Motivation is both the desire and willingness to do something. It's what gets you started and keeps you going.

    Same here, it's my family that motivates me the most. I am just so thankful my wife is so supportive. She motivates me to keep going and pushing me to pursue my dreams.



    I want to provide a better life for my family and I can't do it without money.

    What's more, I am motivated by my friends and relatives. If I face a critical problem, they are there giving valuable encouragement.

    I am motivated by my dreams as well and I work with sincere heart toward achieving them.

    More power everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberdenizen
    What motivates me?

    - Family. (I support my Mom. I want her to live a comfortable old age.)
    - Freedom. (I want to stop worrying about money.)
    - Helping people. (I want my products and services to really help people. Nothing gives me more pleasure than knowing that I've helped someone. Also, when I'm already earning at least five figures in dollars, I want to start a charity in my hometown. I want to take kids off the streets and help them have a better future.)
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  • Profile picture of the author innovatorz
    Reading all this makes me realize about the culture we have in our great community. Its awesome to be around people who encourages, innovates, improves, changes lives and does not make it all about greed. This is what drives me to be in this lifestyle. The inspiration I get from the successful people in this industry and learning to innovate and create something meaningful that contributes towards the betterment of our society and culture.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    My son is what motivates me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    My initial motivation was simply to be able to build a business from which I could reliably make a decent living without ever "going out to work" for someone else.

    Originally Posted by jmarc55 View Post

    for me it`s not about making 7 figure incomes
    It's partly about that, for me. I don't have a 7-figure annual income from it, but that definitely motivates me.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegendaryGuy1
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    Money is just the reward from doing the work. What motivates me is the proud look on my parents face that I have achieved something. Also, it's the idea that you are helping making other people's life a lot better.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    certainly money

    other things mentioned such as freedom, helping others, luxuries, making parents proud, building business, kids having good education comes with money (most of them).
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  • Profile picture of the author kilgore
    My business is actually a social enterprise. Basically, we do work that we consider to be socially beneficial, but instead of being set up as a 501(c)3, we are organized as an LLC.

    Our primary motivation is thus the good work that we do; however, in order to be sustainable, we need to be effective at the business side of things.
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    injustice motives me.....by succeeding in im will make things right with the world and off course staying healthy god willing. i feel like the plane phoneix that came back from the ashes...it crashed in the desert and they finally made it fly again...so one day i will fly again...
    best of luck and god bless
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  • Profile picture of the author NicheCreatorPro
    It's all about balance. Having money without fulfillment is not balance. Having enough money so that you never again have to do anything you choose not to do seems to me to be an achievable goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Ill be totally honest. I'm motivated every day to do well for one reason and one only. Money. Now some people will say its also freedom however money = freedom. Honestly money is not a bad reason to want to do well.

    Money=freedom
    Money=food on my table
    Money=clothes on my kids backs
    Money=a roof over our heads.

    There is nothing wrong at all by being motivated by money .. provided you use the motivation to excel in your chosen venue. Its only when someone becomes so obsessed with 'more money' that they will do anything to get it that there is a problem.

    So for me, I am 100% motivated by money. But I am not obsessed with it and I will not let it effect my morals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    “Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.” – Jackie Mason
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  • Profile picture of the author Marked09
    Money is not really a good motivation since it will only last for a short time. You got to know why you want money once you've figure out the "Why" you be amazed how focused you are on all the work you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author naidyphoon
    Nobody is motivated by money - they're motivated by the things associated with money like freedom, status etc.. for me it's FREEDOM.
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  • Profile picture of the author copymyideas
    Freedom - Money freedom, Time freedom, Location freedom
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveFinch
    Strangely money, freedom, etc is not the driving force in my business.

    I get a buzz in creating something from nothing, and doing everything I can to build it into a thriving business. In our case we're working on a business that has both a physical and online store,
    We are attempting to build a brand, and are having to overcome plenty of problems to make it a success.
    But that is the driver for us. As one boutique starts making a regular profit, we look in surrounding areas to see if we can set up another. We hope to be opening in Cannes soon.

    In reality we treat money as a tool that we use to achieve our goal of running a small but successful chain of boutiques..
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  • Profile picture of the author jhaw22
    I think for me it was freedom and the fear of not taking a chance more than money.

    The freedom is great but i developed discipline and structure in my life really quick.

    What drives me now is overcoming daily business challenges and trying to stay one step ahead.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      There is going to be a lot of irony in my response the more I think about it.

      When I didn't really need money (during the time when I was a successful Internet marketer) money was my only motivation to doing what I was doing, not for the money itself but for what it could get me, including the freedom to not have to work a lousy job.

      Now that my business has tanked and I'm starting over, money is not my soul motivation. Yes, I need it, more now than ever, but I won't do anything to get it. I need to be doing something I really love, which is why I've gone into the royalty free music business. Yes, of course I want it to succeed, but succeed or not, I wouldn't do anything else even if it was a guaranteed income.

      Why?

      Because at my age I can no longer do something I don't enjoy. It's not in me anymore

      Hopefully, my new business will take off and I'll have the best of both worlds. But if it doesn't, there is no going back to creating informational products and dealing with the IM make money niche.

      I am SO done with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeadRooster
    If it was all about the money, I'd rob banks... it's far less complicated and much more glamorous. Then again, I can do internet marketing in my underpants.

    Technically, I could rob banks in my underpants too, but sooner or later they'd be looking for the guy in the shorts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      The only objective is happiness.

      If you have not heard the John Lenin story this says it all.

      As a lad in school, he was given a paper that asked one question. "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

      Johns one word reply was "Happy".

      The teacher aloud in class said "John, I don't think you understand the meaning of the question".

      To which John replied "I don't think you understand the meaning of life".

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Yeah. And sleeping all day... with my wife.
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    Originally Posted by jmarc55 View Post

    What gives you that drive to keep going.
    Money. And sleeping all day... with my wife.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperKC
    Hard to say -- I already have money, already have time and freedom. I have everything someone that strives for success wants and desires.. so I'm not sure anymore. The hardest part is life is when you reach the top.. you don't really want to climb the mountain again but you get tired of the view at the peak.
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    the things money can buy,

    girls
    cars

    everything that it attracts
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  • Profile picture of the author valarmorghulis
    It's about the money for me, simply because the money is what will help me to do and experience all the things i want in my life.
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    Financial freedom and goal achievement
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    To give people a reason to remember me after death.
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Doing something I enjoy doing is one of my biggest motivators. In the beginning I believe it was that famous Queen lyric...
    "fame and fortune and everything that goes with it"
    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexander Mak
    I must admit that my initial goal is financial freedom, out of the rat race so my life does not depend on working for other people anymore. Along the way my goal expanded, helping others and achieving a sense of satisfaction is an important part of my motivation right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author evakent256
    Money seem like a pretty good motivator, huh? Well, not for me. I get motivated by my goals, i get motivated if something bad happens and I know that I can do it wright. And so on and so forth.
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  • Profile picture of the author evakent256
    My Goals ... my girlfriend....but also money
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  • Profile picture of the author christophercuna
    It's having an advantage over others.
    I'm living at my own comfort.
    I also have a raging desire for my monthly rewards.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    For me personally, I do like the freedom of time to spend time with my family and doing the things that I like to do. When I focus on these goals, it keeps me motivated to keep it going and the money will naturally come with it when I am taking the right action to grow my online business
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  • Profile picture of the author Pauline64
    Money is my motivation; to supplement my pension.
    Once I have a better life style then I can focus more on helping others. But until then I am trying to help my family.

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  • Profile picture of the author NewBirth2010
    What motivates and scares me at the same time is:
    -FREEDOM-

    -Freedom From Assholes and Bullies at work
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  • Profile picture of the author raresmp
    Ok so what is driving me into this..

    Hmmm..

    I think first of all is that I am constantly learning a lot of new things and I have to think about new and innovative solutions.

    Secondly I love to learn and to aim towards mastering something because I feel that need to share with others what I know and how everyone can apply that knowledge in order to make their life better.

    I also like very much the idea about being free to do whatever I want, whenever I want without having a constant pain in the ass (a boss)

    Of course that another reason is money but I believe that if you do something valuable the money will come too.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewBirth2010
    You are being Greedy. Nobody mentioned "SECURITY" "HEALTH", "FREEDOM". These are the most important things.

    Viewing money in a NON spiritual (=materialistic way), will come against your way as Greediness a kind of compulsion, neurosis, etc...........

    Other people will see it as selfishness and they will come against your way too. Somebody said that money buys everything that attracts. It attracts jealousy, resentment and all sorts of drama.....
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  • Profile picture of the author TheFranchiseMarketer
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    Helping others make a difference in their lives is of utmost importance to me. The money part comes second in my book. I hate to know that there are such things as poor people and rich people. I don't think that is fair at all. This is the reason I have the level of drive that I do when it comes to internet marketing. I know I can't make the whole world wealthy but I know that I can make a difference in peoples lives day by day.
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