Reached my Goal of $500/day - Writing It Down Works

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I'm sure you've read at least once during your online travels that "writing down your goals" embeds them into your mind and can subconsciously lead you to take actions that will lead to the achievement of said goal.

For a long time I waved that off as hogwash. Rubbish I thought.

Then one day a few months back I decided what the heck, and I made a quick desktop background that had some desirable images (mostly travel locations that I want to visit) and a big banner in the middle saying "$500/day by December 31 2009".

Well today I have reached that goal. At 2pm my profits for today are $505 and the day isn't over yet.

It wasn't achieved over night. My income has been increasing day by day. Every $50 increase was a new milestone.

I'm not the type to believe that my desktop background has led to my success but I tell you, seeing that same old boring desktop every time I boot up my computer made me see $500 as not a lot of money and something I would achieve.

I probably won't earn $500 everyday but anything over $300 is pretty darn good in my book.

I'll be changing my background now to $800/day by December 31 2009 - I'll need to add a few more revenue streams to consistently see that sort of money coming in.

So write down your financial goal, put it somewhere visible and glance at it everyday. And don't be afraid to aim high.. I can live on $100/day but why settle for that when there's so many opportunities out there in the wonderful world of affiliate marketing.

Just a bit of motivation for the people struggling as I've read a few "down and out" threads here lately. Don't give up!
#$500 or day #goal #reached #works #writing
  • Profile picture of the author pheonix44
    Writing it down definitely works. I write down all my goals and take action on them everyday. My income goal is to achieve a five figure monthly income. I will get to this point by staying focused. Congratulations on your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hooper
    Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

    I'm sure you've read at least once during your online travels that "writing down your goals" embeds them into your mind and can subconsciously lead you to take actions that will lead to the achievement of said goal.

    For a long time I waved that off as hogwash. Rubbish I thought.

    Then one day a few months back I decided what the heck, and I made a quick desktop background that had some desirable images (mostly travel locations that I want to visit) and a big banner in the middle saying "$500/day by December 31 2009".

    Well today I have reached that goal. At 2pm my profits for today are $505 and the day isn't over yet.

    It wasn't achieved over night. My income has been increasing day by day. Every $50 increase was a new milestone.

    I'm not the type to believe that my desktop background has led to my success but I tell you, seeing that same old boring desktop every time I boot up my computer made me see $500 as not a lot of money and something I would achieve.

    I probably won't earn $500 everyday but anything over $300 is pretty darn good in my book.

    I'll be changing my background now to $800/day by December 31 2009 - I'll need to add a few more revenue streams to consistently see that sort of money coming in.

    So write down your financial goal, put it somewhere visible and glance at it everyday. And don't be afraid to aim high.. I can live on $100/day but why settle for that when there's so many opportunities out there in the wonderful world of affiliate marketing.

    Just a bit of motivation for the people struggling as I've read a few "down and out" threads here lately. Don't give up!
    Hi Rebecca,

    Congratulations on reaching your goal, you're right, I think it is beneficial to give yourself points to reach, it gives you an extra driving force.
    Can I ask you what method you are using to achive this, is it through article writing (just looking at your signiture)

    Thanks,
    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
      Originally Posted by Paul Hooper View Post

      Hi Rebecca,

      Congratulations on reaching your goal, you're right, I think it is beneficial to give yourself points to reach, it gives you an extra driving force.
      Can I ask you what method you are using to achive this, is it through article writing (just looking at your signiture)

      Thanks,
      Paul
      No, none of it is through writing for other people. That brings me a few extra dollars every month, but I prefer to spend my time creating passive income.

      It is 100% affiliate marketing and CPA offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe118
    Really great post! Thanks for the motivation, Rebecca!
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  • Profile picture of the author erinwrites
    Congratulations!

    I am also hoping that you will share a few of the methods (that worked alongside writing down your goal) that helped you get to where you wanted to be!
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  • Profile picture of the author Revolves
    Self Belief, Motivation , Patience and Persistence are the four pillars of strength. We can achieve any goal in life using them.

    Congrats RebeccaL

    Would like you to hit the $1000 goal by christmas...
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    • Profile picture of the author cimbah
      Good job, Rebecca!

      Originally Posted by Revolves View Post

      Self Belief, Motivation , Patience and Persistence are the four pillars of strength. We can achieve any goal in life using them.
      I agree. If you believe you can do it, then you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe118
    Well you could teach us noobs some tricks of the game, then I'm at the 100/day ceiling and trying to break through to 200/day. Its a hard slog.
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    • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
      Originally Posted by Joe118 View Post

      Well you could teach us noobs some tricks of the game, then I'm at the 100/day ceiling and trying to break through to 200/day. Its a hard slog.
      $100/day is hardly what I would call noob Joe118 - in fact its the hardest thing to achieve.
      After that its all about replicating and leveraging what you're already doing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe118
        Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

        $100/day is hardly what I would call noob Joe118 - in fact its the hardest thing to achieve.
        After that its all about replicating and leveraging what you're already doing.
        Thanks. Very wise words. I am emotionally attached to my niche and as a result trying to go with that one niche to 200, instead of diversifying and trying new niches.

        See, you've helped me already
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          Originally Posted by Joe118 View Post

          I am emotionally attached to my niche and as a result trying to go with that one niche to 200, instead of diversifying and trying new niches)
          THAT is a real insight - I found that I was addicted to the first niche I chose and just couldn't move on. When I did, finally, the leverage clicked in.
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    Thanks rebecca

    you're an inspiration to us all..

    oMar
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  • Profile picture of the author RainDrop
    Congrats on reaching your goal!! Inspiration for us all
    Good Luck on taking it to the next level..and the next...and the next!
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    • Profile picture of the author michellegreen
      Congrats Rebecca! Isn't it a wonderful feeling??

      As a Life Coach who has to practice what I preach (!) I also know first hand that writing it down (or putting it on your desktop!) makes all the difference.

      My goal was to generate enough income so I could work from home (I currently work in a full time job).

      I wrote it down, stuck it EVERYWHERE, would think about it throughout the day and how great it would feel, etc etc. Tomorrow at 4pm I will realise my dream of working for myself because tomorrow's my last day at work!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jillian Slack
        Fabulous news, Rebecca!

        Pretty exciting to reach a goal and then set a new one, eh?

        Too many times, you hear of people who set a goal, reach it, and then idle.

        Or they don't reach that goal at all.

        And it's a lot of fun to update that goal poster, as well. Plus it's a kick to make a goal poster and then look at the great items you're working toward (along with the new dollar amount, of course).
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          Originally Posted by reelfat View Post

          Michelle,

          Call in sick girl!

          RF
          Don't call in sick! You might miss the party!
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        Originally Posted by michellegreen View Post

        Congrats Rebecca! Isn't it a wonderful feeling??

        As a Life Coach who has to practice what I preach (!) I also know first hand that writing it down (or putting it on your desktop!) makes all the difference.

        My goal was to generate enough income so I could work from home (I currently work in a full time job).

        I wrote it down, stuck it EVERYWHERE, would think about it throughout the day and how great it would feel, etc etc. Tomorrow at 4pm I will realise my dream of working for myself because tomorrow's my last day at work!
        You deserve a "you go girl", too! Wonderful news! You are an inspiration to us all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Srikanth D
      Congrats and wish you all success.

      I do a simliar thing with my desktop background. Though I didnt place my goal. I just placed the pic of my first check I got through CPA in my laptop.
      Everytime I login, I see the check and I push myself to get more such checks!
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  • Profile picture of the author jewin
    Rebecca - I do the EXACT same thing. I have the desktop background with photos of the home, the car, the body, the family - everything I want exactly as I want it in my life... along with the goal of $15k/month by December 31st, 2009. Beyond that, I meditate on it every night for at least 15 minutes. I look at photos and imagine that these things actually exist in my life right now.

    Its starting to work. My focus is different now. Can't say that I've seen an increase in my income since the beginning of the year, but it will happen.

    Congrats on reaching your goal - keep going and feel good about it.

    A few suggested books:
    Think and Grow Rich
    The Secret

    Both deal with the phenomenon of the "law of attraction".
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  • Profile picture of the author T.I.M.
    This is an incredible thing to see Rebecca (and more proof) as I'm now currently on my 6th? reading all the way through of 'Think and Grow Rich' and now I decided I would do EVERYTHING he said through the book: write it down, read it daily, visualize it etc.

    I'm finding is it's not the 'tactics' themselves but the mindset that accompanies it. All the visualizations are a great way to "believe it" and it's awesome to see someone actually who has made it come to life.

    $500+ in a single day is a fantasy for most.. even some drug dealers and pimps LOL

    This post is "GRRRREAAAAATT!!!!!"
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  • Profile picture of the author JarDul
    Thanks for this idea. I believe in goals and I am going to try this one!
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  • Profile picture of the author statis
    With $500/day, I could retire to the Philippines like a 'king'. Anyway, congratulations. I wish you more success in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrew7
    Thanks That was great! I've heard/thought of doing things like this before, but now its time to take action!
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  • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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    I admire your thrust on achieving goals, right now I am taking management courses and the thesis of the whole class is about achieving goals. I guess I will try writing them down and sticking to them!
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  • Profile picture of the author scole954387
    Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

    I'm sure you've read at least once during your online travels that "writing down your goals" embeds them into your mind and can subconsciously lead you to take actions that will lead to the achievement of said goal.

    For a long time I waved that off as hogwash. Rubbish I thought.

    Then one day a few months back I decided what the heck, and I made a quick desktop background that had some desirable images (mostly travel locations that I want to visit) and a big banner in the middle saying "$500/day by December 31 2009".

    Well today I have reached that goal. At 2pm my profits for today are $505 and the day isn't over yet.

    It wasn't achieved over night. My income has been increasing day by day. Every $50 increase was a new milestone.

    I'm not the type to believe that my desktop background has led to my success but I tell you, seeing that same old boring desktop every time I boot up my computer made me see $500 as not a lot of money and something I would achieve.

    I probably won't earn $500 everyday but anything over $300 is pretty darn good in my book.

    I'll be changing my background now to $800/day by December 31 2009 - I'll need to add a few more revenue streams to consistently see that sort of money coming in.

    So write down your financial goal, put it somewhere visible and glance at it everyday. And don't be afraid to aim high.. I can live on $100/day but why settle for that when there's so many opportunities out there in the wonderful world of affiliate marketing.

    Just a bit of motivation for the people struggling as I've read a few "down and out" threads here lately. Don't give up!

    Rebecca that is awesome!!! Everyone needs to read posts like yours to keep going. Many people give up they're "down and out". They don't realize that success only comes one step past the point most people quit. Good work and look forward to seeing your post when you reach your $800 day!

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  • Profile picture of the author batchos
    Thanks for sharing Rebecca. From my experience with you, you deserve it!

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    • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
      Originally Posted by batchos View Post

      Thanks for sharing Rebecca. From my experience with you, you deserve it!

      batchos
      Thanks
      Love your signature message too

      michellegreen - hope your last day at work is a fun one but most of all, hope your first day in your new "job" at home is even better!

      Thanks everyone. The goal of this thread was to motivate everyone who needs it so hopefully I've done that
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    Am motivated.thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author bronnamdia
    I have always known that writing your goals down, meditating on it daily and focusing on them will bring you closer to accomplishing them. Posting photos of your desires also helps.

    I try to do them but I am not always focused on the goals all the time so I have not seen my goals materialising but something just happened to me yesterday.

    My PC has been misbehaving so I prayed to God to give me a laptop and some money on top to upgrade my internet connection. I got a brand new laptop yesterday and the money I needed for the internet upgrade. I am typing this from the new laptop with the enhanced internet connection working.

    Believe in God and he will give you the desires of your heart, says the Bible. It works.
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  • Profile picture of the author activetrader
    Congrats! It definitely helps to stay focused on your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mande
    Congratulations! I think that's a great idea. I'm going to try that out myself. I have my overall goal posted on the corkboard above my desk but to break it down into steps is helpful-sometimes the big goal seems overwhelming!
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    • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
      Rebecca- thanks for your post, it is motivating and inspirational! I'm sure you will reach your $800 a day goal well before December!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Nice post rebecca & Nice job!

    I use a system similar to yours to help myself concentrate & focus on my upcoming tasks... and yes, it does work!

    Sort your goals, sort your tasks & you will succeed!

    Once again, nice job!

    It's always nice to hear new success stories.
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  • $500 a day and $500 in one day are not the same thing. But it's still a good achievement.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Fantastic result Rebecca - well done!

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  • Profile picture of the author melanied
    Congratulations! This is very motivational, and I think I may go change my desktop right now. Although, I might not be able to read the words through all my icons...LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author metco
    I must have read about writing down your goals in heaps of books, but it was always one of things I ought to get around to....

    Maybe its time to get around to it.
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Grabie
    Congrats Rebecca! I have never tried this method before...but I think I need something like this now. My problem is that I always can't make myself focus on one thing. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
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    • Profile picture of the author gianne2705
      Congratulations and thanks for inspiring the warriors.I believe in a saying things will be done at the right time.Sometimes we fail but there will surely a time for success.
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  • Profile picture of the author MsDebra
    Rebecca, you are living proof that whatever a man (or woman) can see and believe, he (or she) can achieve. Thank you! You are blessed to be a blessing.
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  • Profile picture of the author slvrsrfr
    that's very encouraging for me as a newbie. it's inspiring to actual hear of people making a go of im.

    and that's my goal. my first $100 dollar day and then daily. it is hugely helpful to write things down.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Great story Rebecca, you do exactly what I've been doing!!

    I think the idea of having the goal in front of me EVERYDAY does something that really can't be explained. The subconscious takes over and exerts it's will.
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  • Profile picture of the author FasTrack-Eddie
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    Now start focusing on consistent monthly cash - Congratulations!

    >wink<
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelpsi Media
    Hey this is a great post. I am really admired. Actually i also have lots of dreams like this. But i never tried to execute it like you. I feel shy to write it out and paste it on the wall as others would make fun of me.
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    • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
      Originally Posted by YingHang1 View Post

      Hey this is a great post. I am really admired. Actually i also have lots of dreams like this. But i never tried to execute it like you. I feel shy to write it out and paste it on the wall as others would make fun of me.
      Don't worry what other people think - who will be the one laughing when you're at $100, $200 or more per day? Not them
      Besides, your computer desktop is relatively private so its a good spot for goals.
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      • Profile picture of the author rawservices
        Congratulations on reaching the $500 mark!

        I decided to borrow your idea and made my own banner for my desktop!

        Here it is if anyone else would like it for theirs:




        If you would like the full resolution version, visit:

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawserv...70407/sizes/l/
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      • Profile picture of the author achivement84
        Hey,

        Nice post , i think your desktop background with having all places you want to visit gave you good motivation, i agree you that changing on your work enviroment can change your work ability.I think most of us do as you without having $$$$ in their desktop, but instead by having an aim and i think it`s the same idea.

        B.Regards
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      • Profile picture of the author sdcast
        Hi and Congratulations Rebecca!

        Yes, as I continue to succeed in my online ventures, I find that I need to systemize,(is that a word?,lol) everything, so I can repeat success again and again.

        That involves a lot of writing because if you don't write it down, with so many things going on around you, you have to try to remember how everything works, again. But, of course once you put your techniques into practice, it's becomes a good habit.

        I had sticky notes all over the computer, and index cards everywhere. Now, if i want to remember something i just open a text editor type it in there, save and i'm done. It's easier this way, plus I can improve my typing skills.
        Go figure!

        Best of continued success,

        sdcast
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        • Profile picture of the author Ehanson
          Writing things down works, especially if you put a date next to your goal as that adds urgency and a deadline.

          I also use a desktop image of something related to my goal. Custom screensavers work also. It may seem silly to some but it helps me work toward that goal.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      Great news and congratulations! :-)

      I myself try to be more focused and it seems like it works.

      Marian
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    • Profile picture of the author aniebee
      WOW!! You are my hero!!

      Another woman who not only works online, but is tremendously successful!!!! No offense men, your wonderful too & very helpful, but helps me see that "it can be done as a woman."

      I'm writing my goals write (he - he) now!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
      Hey Folks,

      The big secret behind the success of this
      simple idea is...

      When Rebbecca wrote it down and viewed it everyday, she
      became very comfortable and accustomed to that figure.

      So what subconsciously happens is that she no longer sees
      $500 as a big deal...

      And because we are preprogrammed to believe that achieving
      big goals means busting our butts, that when we break the goals
      down and see them as smaller than we first thought, it becomes
      easier subconsciously.

      It's really weird...

      The more money you make online, the more "used" to it you get,
      until cranking out sites, products and new businesses that make
      daily sales, seems like a gentle walk in the park a lot of the time.

      Well done Rebbecca!
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      • Profile picture of the author jenniesweetie
        Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

        Hey Folks,

        The big secret behind the success of this
        simple idea is...

        When Rebbecca wrote it down and viewed it everyday, she
        became very comfortable and accustomed to that figure.

        So what subconsciously happens is that she no longer sees
        $500 as a big deal...

        And because we are preprogrammed to believe that achieving
        big goals means busting our butts, that when we break the goals
        down and see them as smaller than we first thought, it becomes
        easier subconsciously.

        It's really weird...

        The more money you make online, the more "used" to it you get,
        until cranking out sites, products and new businesses that make
        daily sales, seems like a gentle walk in the park a lot of the time.

        Well done Rebbecca!
        The power of Subconscious ....Amazing but so real and TRUE...
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    • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
      Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

      ...it's all affiliate/CPA income. 100% profit as I don't use paid advertising at the moment.

      Are you saying you didn't outsource anything?
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      • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
        Originally Posted by Emmanuel Betinis View Post

        Are you saying you didn't outsource anything?
        I spend about 2 hours a day writing articles for my sites/blogs and article submission. So no, haven't outsourced at all. No need to as I enjoy writing and am very productive at it. I also spend about 5 hours per week building links (web 2.0, blog comments etc).

        Not a big time expenditure for me. I could and will scale up eventually by outsourcing but for now I'm happy to keep the profits and work a few hours per day.
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    • Profile picture of the author gianne2705
      I always love to hear people sharing their successful stories to inspire other people.Its a big pleasure to read and it gives a positive feedback to keep working on inspite of any problems that will come.
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    • Profile picture of the author ian hannaford
      Originally Posted by Bankus Eng View Post

      Hey this is a great post. I am really admired. Actually i also have lots of dreams like this. But i never tried to execute it like you. I feel shy to write it out and paste it on the wall as others would make fun of me.
      Just put it there and ignore them - they are fools, you young Man are not. Just do it!
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
        Hey Rebecca,

        Thanks for this thread.....it's fantastic!!!!

        We all get busy with "stuff" and don't focus on what's "important and urgent". Just yesterday I was talking to a close friend and he was saying that the key is to Prioritise and to focus on your strengths.

        Thanks for sharing.....

        Regards

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    • Profile picture of the author opportunites
      Originally Posted by Bankus Eng View Post

      Hey this is a great post. I am really admired. Actually i also have lots of dreams like this. But i never tried to execute it like you. I feel shy to write it out and paste it on the wall as others would make fun of me.

      Hi Bankus Eng,

      Go go, and act for your dreams. Don't let anyone to steal your DREAMS.

      English is not perfect, it is a foreing language for me, I learnt at school, but do you think that I stop acting for my dreamd because some people will make fun of me because? No! I still acting and go for my goal!

      Will you make mistakes?
      Yes, you will but there mistakes will make you stronger!
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  • Profile picture of the author SRanju
    Thanks Rebecca for your inspiring post. Complete motivation to get to my first payday.
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  • Profile picture of the author EmmaJames
    That's great that you set a goal and then met it.

    I've never thought about putting my income goal
    right in front of me...but I'm gonna do it. It'll
    get into my subconscious that way.

    Thanks for the tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    Good Stuff. I write the same thing over and over and over and it paid off.
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  • Profile picture of the author greff
    Nice job, Rebecca. You are inspirational!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

    I'm sure you've read at least once during your online travels that "writing down your goals" embeds them into your mind and can subconsciously lead you to take actions that will lead to the achievement of said goal.

    For a long time I waved that off as hogwash. Rubbish I thought.

    Then one day a few months back I decided what the heck, and I made a quick desktop background that had some desirable images (mostly travel locations that I want to visit) and a big banner in the middle saying "$500/day by December 31 2009".

    Well today I have reached that goal. At 2pm my profits for today are $505 and the day isn't over yet.

    It wasn't achieved over night. My income has been increasing day by day. Every $50 increase was a new milestone.

    I'm not the type to believe that my desktop background has led to my success but I tell you, seeing that same old boring desktop every time I boot up my computer made me see $500 as not a lot of money and something I would achieve.

    I probably won't earn $500 everyday but anything over $300 is pretty darn good in my book.

    I'll be changing my background now to $800/day by December 31 2009 - I'll need to add a few more revenue streams to consistently see that sort of money coming in.

    So write down your financial goal, put it somewhere visible and glance at it everyday. And don't be afraid to aim high.. I can live on $100/day but why settle for that when there's so many opportunities out there in the wonderful world of affiliate marketing.

    Just a bit of motivation for the people struggling as I've read a few "down and out" threads here lately. Don't give up!
    I have thanked you for this Rebecca because you are an example to all.

    Writing down your goals and objectives is indeed a very powerful way to success.

    As I have said in post after post here, success is 90% Mind and 10% application.

    When writing anything down always do so in the present tense as if true now.

    And no limited thinking. Most people do not believe themselves that they can achieve their wishes, yet I assure you - keeping in mind this is my niche in which I am followed globally - that there are no limits except those imposed by the Ego.

    Anyone can make a huge amount of money in IM, but if the Mind is not right failure is inevitable.

    Congrats Rebecca - you can and will make as much as you desire from now on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raiel Schwartz
    I agree that writing down your goals is extremely beneficial. I use to think all the affirmations and positvie thinking were hog-wash as well, but having goals put up at places you visit daily serves as a constant remainder (at the least) of the things you need to be doing everyday.

    What I like to do is have a day by day action plan and then a goal.

    So for example my day by day action plan may be something like

    1) Submit 50 articles for my site
    2) Sign up with link directories
    3) Send out e-mails

    etc

    but my monthly goal would be to earn $5000/month (just another example)

    Point is - you need action plans (actions YOU need to take, not the results you want) and the GOAL should be the desired results you want from your daily actions.

    Otherwise, sure, you can go around and say you want to earn $X amount of money by the end of the month, but your not actually taking steps to get you any closer to your goals.

    Day by Day Plan + Consistent Action = Reaching Your Goals
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    Sounds like you've read "think rich, grow rich"

    A good suggestion
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    • Profile picture of the author Alminc
      Congratulations Rebeca.
      Really inspiring post.

      I have reached $50/day working part time.
      $100/day is my goal for the next year.
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    thats really great rebecca, keep up the good work
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  • Thanks for the inspiration! That's a motivating story, and it reminds me of the story about the vision board in "The Secret." I just made my own desktop collage with a banner, and I have to tell you, looking at the physical representation of my dreams invokes a strong emotion in me and an even stronger urge to succeed. I've always been a believer in the driving power of your emotions and subconscious. Thanks again for the inspiring post. :-)

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author ThalesMM
    Way to go Rebecca, you've reached my first monthly goal.. hahaha
    I wrote down on my blog I want to make $500 per month first until december 30th (my b-day yay!), then $1000 month.. it would be really nice to reach $500 per day.. but I don't know if it would be possible with article marketing, since my articles get around 100 views each..
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    Thank you for this inspirational post. I am newbie in IM and this is very helpful.
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    Congrats... is that net profit or gross profit?
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    Rebecca, I had lost hope already about reaching this type of goal, but the moment I saw this write up, you seem to have rejuvenated my spirit, not only in IM but everything that has to do with my life, you are awesome, cheers lady .. go on gal
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  • Profile picture of the author FlashDriveDT
    I'm using a desktop wallpaper of the universe that has a big, green 8 pasted into it. Thanks to this thread, I'm now going to paste my specific income goal as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blackmediaprop08
    Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

    I'm sure you've read at least once during your online travels that "writing down your goals" embeds them into your mind and can subconsciously lead you to take actions that will lead to the achievement of said goal.

    For a long time I waved that off as hogwash. Rubbish I thought.

    Then one day a few months back I decided what the heck, and I made a quick desktop background that had some desirable images (mostly travel locations that I want to visit) and a big banner in the middle saying "$500/day by December 31 2009".

    Well today I have reached that goal. At 2pm my profits for today are $505 and the day isn't over yet.

    It wasn't achieved over night. My income has been increasing day by day. Every $50 increase was a new milestone.

    I'm not the type to believe that my desktop background has led to my success but I tell you, seeing that same old boring desktop every time I boot up my computer made me see $500 as not a lot of money and something I would achieve.

    I probably won't earn $500 everyday but anything over $300 is pretty darn good in my book.

    I'll be changing my background now to $800/day by December 31 2009 - I'll need to add a few more revenue streams to consistently see that sort of money coming in.

    So write down your financial goal, put it somewhere visible and glance at it everyday. And don't be afraid to aim high.. I can live on $100/day but why settle for that when there's so many opportunities out there in the wonderful world of affiliate marketing.

    Just a bit of motivation for the people struggling as I've read a few "down and out" threads here lately. Don't give up!
    Very motivational..I've had a few $500 a day sites, but none of them sustained it and most went down to about 100-300 per day, but that as you say is enough to live on.

    May I ask were these adsense sites or mainly affiliate based income sites?

    Thanks for the info shared so far.
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    • Profile picture of the author Saidar
      Thanks for the inspiration. I'm still struggling to make $200 a month LOL! But hey, we all got to start somewhere.

      How long did you take to achieve this goal, from the start of your IM career?
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    Blackmediaprop08 - it's all affiliate/CPA income. 100% profit as I don't use paid advertising at the moment.

    Saidar - I've been working full time online for about 3 years now. Over that time I've done various things. I've earned a lot more than $500 per day at times, but that was mainly providing services for people so it was not sustained or passive income.

    It wasn't until this year that I really put my foot down and started focusing on my niche sites and thus started increasing my income from $50-$100 per day up to the level I'm at now. I slowly scaled back the services I provide and started using that time to work for myself. I now work 90% for myself and about 10% for clients - last year and previously that statistic was reversed.

    So with that in mind I'd say that all this has taken me less than 6 months of pure action and determination. Now if I had of actually done all this 3 years ago, who knows where I'd be now - but I've learned alot along the way
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    • Profile picture of the author Saidar
      Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

      Blackmediaprop08 - it's all affiliate/CPA income. 100% profit as I don't use paid advertising at the moment.

      Saidar - I've been working full time online for about 3 years now. Over that time I've done various things. I've earned a lot more than $500 per day at times, but that was mainly providing services for people so it was not sustained or passive income.

      It wasn't until this year that I really put my foot down and started focusing on my niche sites and thus started increasing my income from $50-$100 per day up to the level I'm at now. I slowly scaled back the services I provide and started using that time to work for myself. I now work 90% for myself and about 10% for clients - last year and previously that statistic was reversed.

      So with that in mind I'd say that all this has taken me less than 6 months of pure action and determination. Now if I had of actually done all this 3 years ago, who knows where I'd be now - but I've learned alot along the way
      Nice, passive income is what makes the internet such a wonderful place to invest your time in. But you have to remember the skills you learned in the 2.5 years made it possible for you to build that passive income in 6 months. It took me 4 months to learn all the basic stuff, so I'm doing a bit better now but I'm still struggling! I just wish I discovered this forum 6 months ago when I started...

      Good luck with your future projects... Maybe you can write a small ebook to help us beginners out and sell it :p
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        Originally Posted by Saidar View Post

        Nice, passive income is what makes the internet such a wonderful place to invest your time in. But you have to remember the skills you learned in the 2.5 years made it possible for you to build that passive income in 6 months. It took me 4 months to learn all the basic stuff, so I'm doing a bit better now but I'm still struggling! I just wish I discovered this forum 6 months ago when I started...

        Good luck with your future projects... Maybe you can write a small ebook to help us beginners out and sell it :p
        I think this is a very good point. Although I only have a few posts on here, I've been learning for months and it is true that you need to have some knowledge in internet marketing to build upon and that takes time.

        Having written goals is great for motivation as well as organization. At my day job if I write a list, it makes things so much easier not only to prioritize but to feel that sense of accomplishment when things are complete!
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  • Profile picture of the author Philipc
    Thank you rebecca. I think I'll do the wallpaper for my screen. I just happen to stare at that all day, so it might as well do something for me other than eye strain! Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
    I'm trying to figure out how come I never thought of using my desktop wallpaper for this! excellent idea...
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  • Profile picture of the author 4thstreet
    Rebecca,
    You have a great motivational story and glad that you have decided to share it with us.
    Such great news - Congrats big time!
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  • Profile picture of the author raymagnetic
    Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

    I'm sure you've read at least once during your online travels that "writing down your goals" embeds them into your mind and can subconsciously lead you to take actions that will lead to the achievement of said goal.

    For a long time I waved that off as hogwash. Rubbish I thought.

    Then one day a few months back I decided what the heck, and I made a quick desktop background that had some desirable images (mostly travel locations that I want to visit) and a big banner in the middle saying "$500/day by December 31 2009".

    Well today I have reached that goal. At 2pm my profits for today are $505 and the day isn't over yet.

    It wasn't achieved over night. My income has been increasing day by day. Every $50 increase was a new milestone.

    I'm not the type to believe that my desktop background has led to my success but I tell you, seeing that same old boring desktop every time I boot up my computer made me see $500 as not a lot of money and something I would achieve.

    I probably won't earn $500 everyday but anything over $300 is pretty darn good in my book.

    I'll be changing my background now to $800/day by December 31 2009 - I'll need to add a few more revenue streams to consistently see that sort of money coming in.

    So write down your financial goal, put it somewhere visible and glance at it everyday. And don't be afraid to aim high.. I can live on $100/day but why settle for that when there's so many opportunities out there in the wonderful world of affiliate marketing.

    Just a bit of motivation for the people struggling as I've read a few "down and out" threads here lately. Don't give up!
    Congratulations on your success. I've recently started writing everything down and trying to become more organized. I'm hoping better organization and goal setting will lead to more success for me in the near future.

    Your story is definitely motivating to me.
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    Congratulations! What are you doing to earn this income?
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    Hey, congrats on the success man!
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  • Profile picture of the author biden788
    This is great post,i'm fresh,i want to make money from internet.
    who can share or teach me some method to make some money.
    thanks.
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  • So very very true! Love your idea of putting it as your background. Must figure out how to do that myself!
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  • Profile picture of the author pizzatherapy
    I love this post. I'm writing...I'm believing... I'm writing.

    Very inspirational... Thanks you for your positive method.

    If you think it, you can achieve it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    This is not meant to be a thread about strategies or anything, but here is a bit of inspiration for the people who think that article marketing is all too hard, or a waste of time - it certainly isn't.

    Keep in mind this article has only been live for about 1 month. It has been positioned on Google page 1 for a variety of key phrases ever since it went live. So don't believe the hype about rankings dropping quickly, because they don't always. Hit a good keyword and it's gold.



    This particular article had 2000 views in the first 4 days of going live. I got lucky with the keyword, but from there I simply leveraged it by writing similar articles both on my own blogs and to article directories.

    Case in point: you never know just when things are going to boom so don't give up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
      Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

      Keep in mind this article has only been live for about 1 month. It has been positioned on Google page 1 for a variety of key phrases ever since it went live. So don't believe the hype about rankings dropping quickly, because they don't always. Hit a good keyword and it's gold.



      This particular article had 2000 views in the first 4 days of going live. I got lucky with the keyword, but from there I simply leveraged it by writing similar articles both on my own blogs and to article directories.
      Great job, Rebecca!

      You are a living example that article marketing works! Finding good keywords is truly half the battle, but once you find them, it's all downhill from there!

      Many people think that the only way to have $500 days is through PPC. Well, they should look to you as their inspiration. If they put in the effort and stay focused, they will see the rewards. Again, all they need to invest is their time!

      Again, Congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author Thallewell
    A $500 day can give a person a lot of freedom in life. Congratulations. I am looking at $200 days for my better days and $100 for the bummer days and frankly I am grateful for both=).

    Congratulations on reaching that milestone and good luck on $800.

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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    Hi Rebecca,

    Keep on going and I am hopping to see you posting on the forum that you have hit your $800 in one day soon

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    • Profile picture of the author hsvdm
      Congrats,

      very inspiring post and I can see that it works. I had my first $100/day yesterday.Well, the problem is that the most days there is $0 and then 5 days later $30 and 5 days later...

      Not consisitent but I will work on it with more articles and niche review sites.

      Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author Srikanth D
        Originally Posted by hsvdm View Post

        Congrats,

        very inspiring post and I can see that it works. I had my first $100/day yesterday.Well, the problem is that the most days there is $0 and then 5 days later $30 and 5 days later...

        Not consisitent but I will work on it with more articles and niche review sites.

        Cheers
        Mirko
        Way to go! you will eventually get the consistency when you expand into greater areas
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    Awesome, just awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    Wow wow wow! It is SO important for newbies like me to read threads like this - real people who've trudged through, done their time, and are now reaping the benefits!

    I am so happy for your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author isler45
    Congrats. I just want to hit $50 a day. Then Ill look to add another zero on.
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  • Nice Job!

    And yes, writing stuff down certainly does help embed your goals....
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    Wow Rebecca! That is fantastic! I write down EVERYTHING and yes it DOES help quite a bit.
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    I enjoy reading the success of others. Keep it up!
    Well Done!
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      I have been reading this thread and today is my first day inside of the Warrior Forum.

      Can someone recommend where I can find some good insight into getting started or other threads about getting started?

      I have a goal of obtaining similar results to Rebecca. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nigel Greaves
    Congratulations Rebecca on achieving on your goal and for motivating so many more of us.

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    • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
      Originally Posted by John McEachern View Post

      Hey Rebecca, congratulations and all that!

      I just have a quick question. I'm new to back linking and it seems pretty time consuming and laborious. Without saying exactly how you do it, could you expand a little on how you get the most bang for your buck out of just 5 hours of back linking per week? To me, that's seems like a huge accomplishment in and of itself.

      Thanks!
      I just create a few web 2.0 properties, post some content on them and link those to my ezinearticles and my blog.
      Also do some social bookmarking.
      Commenting on blogs.

      Basic stuff works
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  • Profile picture of the author projectx
    Congrats! I'm a firm believer in writing down your goals and your case is even more proof. (I've also down the wallpaper image thing too).
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    Very well done! Congrats
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  • Profile picture of the author braver55b
    Congrats, I must say Rebecca, You've really motivated me to stop procrastinating,writing down and set about the business of meeting those goals.

    Any idea how I can make something similar (to your desktop background) for my desktop?
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    • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
      Originally Posted by braver55b View Post

      Congrats, I must say Rebecca, You've really motivated me to stop procrastinating,writing down and set about the business of meeting those goals.

      Any idea how I can make something similar (to your desktop background) for my desktop?
      Sure, it's easy.

      If you have photoshop or a similar program just open a new blank document the size of your desktop, in my case its 1440x900 pixels.

      Then just paste images on there until it takes up the entire space. You might need to crop them a bit to fit. You can also write on them with the text tool.

      I'm no graphic designer but if you want me to make a simple background for you just PM me.
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    Congratulations. I will do that and write $300 a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    Congratulations Rebecca. This thread is very inspirational to many people reading it. Considering I work full time at internet marketing, SEO and web development, I could be a lot more productive with my time some days than what I actually am.

    After reading your post yesterday it has made me realise that I am leaving a lot of money on the table by spending too much time on less important tasks, and not always enough time on the 'more important' tasks. Hopefully this will change now.

    Onwards and upwards!

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  • Profile picture of the author wyomble
    $500/day with 20/hrs a week of work...That sounds nice. I need to concentrate more on my on-line stuff than my off-line property management business. If I learned to be as efficient as you I would make about $1100/day on-line with the hours I put in at my day job.
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  • Profile picture of the author AidanKay
    Hey,

    It's always nice to here other marketers making so *damn* much. Especially a fellow Aussie ;D.

    But I'm curious (I didn't read your whole thread), how do you do it? Without giving away your secrets of course.

    But yes, good luck on reaching 1k a day. That would certainly be something .

    Cheers,

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    GOOD STUFF!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
    I second everyone's thanks on this thread.

    Better yet, I had an idea for creating something similar using TickerFactory.com. I wanted to create two tickers: one for the $500/day goal and one for my subscriber goal (listbuilding). (The money's in the list!)

    So off I went to create the ticker and put it on my desktop. Created it, saved the HTML code, right-clicked and selected "Set Background As." Aaack! It set the entire image as my destop background and believe me, it did NOT look pretty. (It was all twisted and distorted and the background was black!)

    I've just changed it back to what it was. Anybody know how I can put the little ticker image on my desktop WITHOUT setting it as my entire background???? I like my current background image and just want to put the little tickers on my desktop as icons, not the entire background!

    I LOVE this idea (thanks Rebecca!) if I can just get it to do what I want!

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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Hi Rebecca,

    Without written goals and a plan to achieve them

    You probably would not be where you are

    Big Kudos to You - very well done
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  • Profile picture of the author Rully
    Writing Down Your Own Goal !!! simple step for a big success. Thanks so much Rebecca, get inspired with that. I also writing down the goal,but sometime I lost my motivation to reach my goal. 500$/day that so amazing for me.please show me the way :-)
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    Sorry Michelle I've never used that service before so can't help you there!

    Whoa nice background s4nt0s - straight to the point that's for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda_Moon
    Congrats on your success!

    Keeping your eyes on your goal every day keeps that goal fresh on your mind. Our most common thoughts and desires are the ones we put the most effort into.

    Good luck and wishes on your continued success! Great Job
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  • Profile picture of the author thewizard
    The power of positive thinking. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. You're right, whether you need to write it down, see it everyday, think about it everyday, just keep your thoughts focused on your goals and you will reach it before you know it. Congrats to you Rebecca!
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    Congrats... keep doing what you've been doing. Rebecca you're doing a great thing posting this here... Hope this stirs others to move on their dreams.
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  • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
    Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

    Don't give up!
    Congratulations Rebecca and thanks for sharing. I have made my living from writing for other people for years and now it is time to do it myself. I have several domain names and yesterday bought my hosting, it is time to work for myself.

    I have posted my immediate gaol of $300 on my desktop when I can see it, and when I get discouraged I look at it.

    I have also broken down that figure into several incremental steps which are doable, not sure of the time limit but they are doable, and I read it every night before going to bed and every morning first thing. Thne I set gaols for myself that day and slowly chip away at what I have to do.

    Thanks four your post it has been an inspiration
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    Well done Rebecca keep the good work going!
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      WOW Rebecca - that's absolutely wonderful. I hope to be there myself in the not too distant future, so long as I keep working at it every single day and stay focused.

      How many niche blogs do you currently have in order to achieve this kind of income? I'm asking, as I'm trying to decide if I should spend more time building more blogs, or more time marketing the ones I have.

      Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author FlashDriveDT
        Congrats, Rebecca!!

        Well, not quite 500 a day but I also achieved my first milestone last month. I broke the €100 barrier which was a 5-fold increase for me from the previous month. It looks like August is going to have some great growth too. I think for only being at this for 6 months, just with one affiliate website is pretty good. Focus is key!

        I attribute this success mainly to two things:
        1. My desktop wallpaper showing the universe with a green 8 on it. (8 is the number for financial wealth and security) I also pasted a screenshot of my ebay affiliate dashboard on it with my desired goal amount. €1329.02 by the end of this year.
        2. Angela's and PJ's backlink packets. Seriously, everyone here should utilize them (wisely) and see their google rankings and income increase.
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    ahh congratulations. That reminds me I better start using my scrolling reminder bar with my intentions!

    What ever you focus on you get - plain and simple!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mangozoom
    Well Done Brilliant ... LOVE INTERNET MARKETING
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  • Profile picture of the author kayelex
    Glad this got bumped a little. I like reading these success stories. Congratulations on meeting your goal. That is truly a great milestone. Just keep growing that goal like you are and remember to diversify! Don't want to put all your eggs in one basket.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Hellio Rebecca,

    A big congratulations on reaching your goal and $500 per day is great

    Writing it down goals works ............

    I like that you thought about and then wrote down some of the things that you might do when you gaol was reached.

    All the Best
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  • Profile picture of the author snazzy
    Hi Rebecca

    An old thread but I just found it thru one of your other posts.

    $500 a day is seriously amazing, do you realize it's the equivalent of $3,650,000 in the bank at 5% interest?

    Well done, please keep us posted when you reach your $1,000 a day goal:-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    That's awesome Rebecca.

    Obviously writing it down and then taking massive action is key and you're working smart too and by the sounds of it, enjoying the process.

    If you've reached the $500 mark then $800 and more is completely achievable, I guess all you have to do now is just scale.
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    Amazing background rawservices

    snazzy - money in the bank is wasted money
    Best off investing it rather than paying tax on the interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author designfuschion
    I've been contemplating setting up a 'vision board' for the desktop background. This has reaffirmed that i should.

    jewin,
    mentioned think and grow rich. Funnily enough,i have a copy on my external drive which i havent read yet. (it's possible i read 15yrs ago). This week my grandparents send their copy to my mother! Mum has already started reading it(i'm glad) and she told me it's very mum like the secret except it's more indepth. She think's 'the secret' pretty much plagarised think rich grow rich.

    To everyone's success,
    df

    ...off to make my desktop vision board..
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  • Profile picture of the author ian hannaford
    Fantatstic results!! Are you Affiliate marketing or MLM? Goal Setting is amazing.
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    Thanks Greg

    I'm heading to your wonderful continent next year thanks to my online business. Not South Africa, but would love to go there oneday too!
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
      Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

      Thanks Greg

      I'm heading to your wonderful continent next year thanks to my online business. Not South Africa, but would love to go there oneday too!


      Awwww.....no fair Rebecca....

      Why you skipping us.....South Africa is by far the jewel on this continent by a long way.....IMHO

      Try and extend your journey and come south. Where are you going by the way?

      Regards

      Greg
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      • Profile picture of the author MJ Schaefer
        Good for you, Rebecca!

        It is pleasing to see somebody advocating mindset and simplicity above all else. Don't lose that message, because you will get bombarded with questions concerning nook-and-cranny strategies.

        To everyone else: I'd recommend reading Rebecca's blog, too. She has her head screwed on.

        Congrats again!

        (you ought to launch a WSO for that custom wallpaper...! )
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      • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
        Originally Posted by Greg Cooksley View Post

        Awwww.....no fair Rebecca....

        Why you skipping us.....South Africa is by far the jewel on this continent by a long way.....IMHO

        Try and extend your journey and come south. Where are you going by the way?

        Regards

        Greg
        Northern Tanzania for 2 weeks

        As for my blog - the server has been playing up lately, I'm considering moving to a new host. Sorry about the errors!
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
      Hey Rebecca,

      Just thought i'd let you know....keep getting a 504 Gateway Timeout error when I try to reach your website....

      Regards

      Greg
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  • Profile picture of the author drwhogoesthere
    So many people underestimate the power of goals. Then again many hope by just writing their goals they will be successful.

    Its great to see that you have written your goals and have taken action to achieve them. Well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyson4
    Come and stay with me for 2 weeks (Wales, UK), and show me all your money making secrets!!!!! Worth a try!!
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  • Profile picture of the author snazzy
    snazzy - money in the bank is wasted money
    Sure is...but it's a pretty fair comparison measure for passive income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Russell Hall
    Hi Rebecca, congratulations!
    Having a clear goal or set of goals is certainly important but without a stepped and monitored action plan to back it up is basically wishful thinking or positive thinking,- which of and by themselves are pretty redundant and ultimately destined to flop. I'm sure that there are many (if not most) warriors on here that at some stage or other have had a "$100 a day" sticky note attached to their PC screen. The thing is to be able to create a plan and everyday formula such as "do this + do that+ followed by this" otherwise one hour slips into another and spills over from day to day with nothing getting done. So have a written goal is important for sure,.. but without a written plan to back it up you may as well be dreaming!
    Again,.. congrats on your achievement!
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Every time I read this thread when it reappears, I smile Rebecca, you have done an incredible job and are an inspiration to so many of us. In the last 2-3 weeks I have really knuckled down and even though I'm not yet making the financial progress I want, I'm learning so much and just going to be every night knowing I made the best of the day in terms of productivity feels good. I think I'm going to make a desktop wallpaper of my own, or at least my more creative wife will My goal is $100 per day by the end of the year. Keep up the great work, and keep on inspiring us
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  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
    Feel free to save my background image for your background...







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  • Profile picture of the author diamondseeker
    Hey Rebecca
    Have you ever read anything about the Law of Attraction? You have just proven that it works.
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  • Profile picture of the author babarapho
    You post has motivated me. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author sahi
    Having clearly defined goals, determination/strong will, and taking Action will get us to where we want, but taking the first step is the hardest part where most of the people often fail.

    Congrats to you upon achieving your goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunites
    Congratulation RebeccaL!

    Thank you to remind us how important it is to write your goals and make daily steps until you reach it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Debbie_L
    I'm a big fan of writing it down. I had an old sales trainer who would buy a new car when he needed to make more money. Always worked for him.

    -Debbie
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis-White
    Very cool post, keep up the hard work! LOL time for me to change desktop background!
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  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    Normally I "hate" posting to a thread only to see it is 2 or 3
    months old. HOWEVER, I am glad this post got resurrected.

    I really like the idea of goal wallpaper, so I created my own.
    1. I got a Hubble Telescope picture.
    2. I lightened it so it
    doesn't overwhelm my desktop icons.
    3. I picked a dollar amount
    and three currently out of reach things to shoot for.
    4. Next I will write the plan I need to implement to achieve
    these goals. I know the process, but it is not WRITTEN down.

    I have known about writing goals for a long time. I have done it
    many times, but always let it slip after a while. What better
    way to keep it in mind than to create wallpaper that is a daily
    reminder.

    Today I will implement one part of the plan I already have in my
    head.

    My wallpaper
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    Nice one Bob!

    In the scheme of things, $300/day isn't a lot of money. Millions of dollars are traded on the internet every day. $300 is but a mere pittance - if you think of it like that then it will seem more achieveable
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy J
    Awesome Rebecca...
    Staying focused on your goals is the only way one will ever succeed in the game!!!

    Thanks for sharing...
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  • Profile picture of the author flobaby
    I also wanted to thank Rebecca for this post, it was resurrected right when I needed it to be! I'd just been toying with the thought of putting a picture on my desktop but it seemed kinda hokey, then I read this and it was like Kismet, I had to do it. So now I've got this great picture of a car with the money I want to make on my desktop and every single time I see it, it makes me smile. Worth the price of admission right there. Thanks so much for sharing this!
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  • Profile picture of the author designfuschion
    I read this thread when it got resurrected. But it wasn't until today that i had a phrase go round in my head. I was coming up with a affirmation to get myself going.

    I thought bingo i'll make it into a wallpaper background.
    I kept it simple. It's a short term wallpaper. The most important part is the cash. All the other items are secondary in importance. I have got to hit around 8k in 3weeks.
    I have a list of things to include in the next 'vision board'.

    I've resized it.

    Here's mine-

    (small car is a hyundai getz,larger is a prius. The bottom 3 are related to travel.)

    Taking action is important to see any results.
    Successful people/entrepreneurs look for results.
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    Lovely wallpaper, good luck with your goal of $10k by Nov 9
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Peters
    Very inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

    Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Ha ha, a bunch of dip****s in suits is not going to motivate me to make $1000 by Dec. 25! But I get the point, it's good.
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  • Profile picture of the author joelraitt
    It really does work, last month i said 3000 profit on the internet....in the last 4 days i made 2800!!! this month i made a goal of 20 000 profit, and im gunna be close again!!! goals are awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author designfuschion
    thankyou rebecca
    I don't usually have that many different images in background. Nice and simple to keep it focussed and still remember a couple of long term goals.

    It must be starting to work. While i havent made anything yet-last night i discovered the JV board and that i don't have to have a list to swap with so long as i have the right product!

    To everyone's success,
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent Abrugar
    Hi Rebecca,

    Congrats on Your Success! I'm sure you'll hit the $800/day mark in no time..
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    Great job!

    Keep on writing your goals down, Stay focused.

    Wishing you many more successful days!
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  • Profile picture of the author accessmajor
    Well I'm inspired. I never thought having those goals I wrote ages ago right in front of me would make a difference but I am going to get them in my face before the end of the day. Reminds me why I am doing all this.
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  • Profile picture of the author michellegreen
    What a great idea to have it on your computer wallpaper! My goals are currently stuck to my office walls, but I think I might have to look at that as another option! hehe!
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  • Profile picture of the author antiquenh
    Congratulations. Your story is very inspiring and I personally believe in vision boards. I have one in my room but I have yet to achieve my goals. Your story is really nice because it seemed like you worked really hard for it. You deserve it, keep it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      I finally got around to making one of these It's no masterpiece but I think it's going to really help me stay motivated. I was pretty specific in terms of the pics :p Some of the things are pretty life changing and some of them are things I would like more of more often(like the curry and beer )

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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    I wonder if I have set a high enough goal?

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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

      I wonder if I have set a high enough goal?

      It's a start :p
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  • Profile picture of the author tweetyoutweetme
    Thank you for the great idea. It will be a great starting place for us newbies!
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  • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
    It's true, even that first $50 is a super huge accomplishment. So many people try online marketing and DON'T MAKE A DIME. If you are already making money, even if it doesn't seem like a lot, trust me that's huge.

    You are so far ahead of most beginners out there. Keep pushing forward!

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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    You'll need more than $1 a day to buy that hot car Scott

    Nice wallpaper Liam.. good to see you've included Sydney on your wish list
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  • Profile picture of the author ninja newbie
    OK, This has to be the best thread I have read in a loooong time, simply because it says that it can be done if you believe it can, however you must do what is necessary to get it done. Thank you so much for posting this and congrats.
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