If you are just starting out in internet marketing and working at making your first dollar online, friends, family and possibly coworkers are going to ask "what the heck are you doing?"
...or "Get a real job"
...or "You can't make money from the internet, I can't believe you believe that stuff. It's all a scam. Pick up a second job."
They won't believe in you and they will think you are silly for what you are trying to do.
I was told all of this stuff and much worse in the beginning when I first started. But, I used it as motivation to keep moving forward knowing 100% that I would reach my goal of working for myself, from home.
Nothing feels better then seeing the looks on their faces the day that you finally leave your job and go all out in business for yourself. I'll never forget the look on my best friend's face when I showed him my paypal account the day after my first $1,800 day.
He always teased me about "playing on the computer all day", and that I "didn't work". That shut him up lol
What kept me going?
Fantasizing about the day when I could rub it in all the naysayer's faces, even if they were a family member I loved.
Why did I succeed?
Because I had no other choice and I wanted it bad...more than I've eve wanted anything in my life, and that's what it takes.
Listen, I've sacrificed and lost a lot of things to reach the goal of working for myself and from home.
I lost my girlfriend and future wife of 8 yrs. She never believed in me and thought what I was doing was all some big joke. Because of this, she didn't respect what I was doing and we began to fight like a couple of maniacs and eventually broke up.
I could have stopped "playing with websites" to save my relationship, but I didn't and I don't regret it one bit. Now I have a girlfriend who believes in me 100% and would support me even if I started a business selling chrome underwear.
So does this mean I need to get a divorce or break up with my significant other?
Absolutely not silly I just wanted to make a point to follow your dreams and never lose site of your goals, even if that means losing some things along the way that don't harmonize with your future goals and what you are trying to accomplish.
There is much more to say but...more iced coffee is needed before I let out another rant like that.