So I Got Laid Off Today

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Yup. I am (was) in mortgage. Go figure.

I think it could possibly be the best thing that ever happened to me. Now I just need to get my wife and kids to see it that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    So sorry to hear that.

    As long as you can start making money online, you should be just fine. If you have money saved up, good. Now you have the extra time to follow your passion.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author clbnc
    Wow, hopefully this does turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you.

    Best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author sinboutkaska
    Chris,

    Sorry to hear that man. I did the opposite and fired my boss! Dont lose hope as you CAN make money online and I know a few people who have lost their jobs and started an online business and have not looked back!

    All the best and drop me a line if you need assistance with anything.

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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
    Now, it's a do-or-die situation.

    Remember, make enough money online to pay your bill FIRST, then talk about building wealth online.

    If not, you're really gonna run with a scissors...
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  • Profile picture of the author SusanPreston
    Originally Posted by Chris Monty View Post

    Yup. I am (was) in mortgage. Go figure.

    I think it could possibly be the best thing that ever happened to me. Now I just need to get my wife and kids to see it that way.
    Hi Chris,
    That is a great attitude to have. The fact that you believe that, will definitely help to lead you to where you may really want to be in your career, perhaps working for yourself. Recently, my 26 year old son was diagnosed with cancer (lymphoma) and my first thought was to freak out. As time goes on, I have learned to be embrace each new experience and above all to be grateful no matter what maybe going on. At times, your brain wants to say, "Do what?", but I am so happy and grateful that life is becoming a wonderful journey! Enjoy yours!
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
      Originally Posted by SusanPreston View Post



      Hi Chris,
      That is a great attitude to have. The fact that you believe that, will definitely help to lead you to where you may really want to be in your career, perhaps working for yourself. Recently, my 26 year old son was diagnosed with cancer (lymphoma) and my first thought was to freak out. As time goes on, I have learned to be embrace each new experience and above all to be grateful no matter what maybe going on. At times, your brain wants to say, "Do what?", but I am so happy and grateful that life is becoming a wonderful journey! Enjoy yours!
      So sorry to hear that Susan. I'm glad you have been able to see the positive in all things.

      ...and thanks, Zach!
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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    Sorry to hear this Chris, but I'm impressed you see this situation in another light. Hope your positive attitude serves you well. Good luck on your future endeavors..
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  • Profile picture of the author SusanUSA
    Hey Chris,

    As you know from my thread on this forum, I found myself in a "rug pulled out from under me" place a year ago. It was that place of desperation that got me into Internet Marketing and so far it has paid my bills! That is so good.

    My one piece of advice for you now is to set measurable goals and then set up the systems you need to keep you on track! There are so many options in this business . . . but those options can easily become distractions and keep us from accomplishing our goals.

    Please stay in touch and feel free to PM me if I can be of any help or encouragement to you!
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
      Thanks for the kind words, Susan. I appreciate it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
        Hi Chris

        tell your wife.........

        a setback is just a setup for a major comeback!

        people with attitudes like ours will go far no matter what happens.

        I say - just center yourself, workout your new life plan and get on with it!

        Take consistent positive action towards whatever you want to achieve and you will get there. Focus will be a key component and as mentioned above beware of distractions!

        You are now on a mission - and your WF family are here to help!
        Dont forget to drop by for encouragement and advice anytime you need it - its often enough to know you have extra support whenever you need it!

        Take care - Kym
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
          Thanks, Kym. I definitely appreciate the encouragement.

          I'm suddenly feeling a little more anxious myself in what I can only assume is a 'delayed reaction' I suppose.

          The mind is a weird place...especially mine...lol.
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          • Good luck Chris.

            As you said this may end up being the best thing that could happen to you. Personally, I was devastated when I was let go from my first job out of college. However as things turned out I ended getting an offer for a better position with better pay within 2 weeks of being let go. I stayed with that company for 12 great years. Now I am working as a consultant.

            Just keep your head up and as the great Charles Barkley once said about not being negative "If it is getting dark, turn on the damn light!".
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            • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
              Originally Posted by George Stavrakakis View Post

              "If it is getting dark, turn on the damn light!".
              I hadn't heard that before. That might be the quote of the year.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Derrick
    Can the special knowledge and skills that you have gathered in the mortgage business transfer over to Internet Marketing?

    Do you have an "Insiders Secret to Mortgages"?

    Try to look at what you already have, and see if you have something that others would pay to know.

    That is exactly how I got into IM. Other people told me that they wanted to know what I knew... and they were willing to pay me for it. So I realized if I took that "thing" that I knew... and put it front of millions of people, I would find many more people willing to pay me for it.

    Best of luck to you.

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    • Profile picture of the author P_Cerrito
      Originally Posted by John Derrick View Post

      Can the special knowledge and skills that you have gathered in the mortgage business transfer over to Internet Marketing?

      Do you have an "Insiders Secret to Mortgages"?

      Try to look at what you already have, and see if you have something that others would pay to know.

      Best of luck to you.

      - John Derrick
      Dude I've been there and I can feel for ya man. I'd been throwing websites up for years with zero success until I was laid off 3 years ago and darn near lost everything. That was the moment the internet went from fun to survival. Being in a specialty trade like you I was forced to earn a living in a market with no jobs(my industry started cutting 3 yrs ago). I used what I already knew instead of spending years to learn the inner workings of something new. You are further ahead than you may realize. Phil
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  • Profile picture of the author julclark
    I read the article below yesterday about where researchers followed a group of people that got laid off. Most of them ended up better off in the long run. Maybe reading this article will help with convincing your wife and kids...

    Once-jobless group proves life after layoff can be sweet - USATODAY.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin T
    Chris. That's awesome that you feel that way! As I read in another post earlier today, like Abraham Lincoln or Steve Jobs, just keep on persevering! You'll make it through! Just stay positive!
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  • Profile picture of the author nipit007
    Hi Chris, Join the crowd..Have been laid off since May 23rd 2008..Has been a nice vacation so far. Kinda like pre retirement at age 54.

    Best of Skill

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  • Profile picture of the author nipit007
    Hi Chris, Join the crowd..Have been laid off since May 23rd 2008..Has been a nice vacation so far. Kinda like pre retirement at age 54.

    Best of Skill

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
      Thanks for the inspiration, guys!

      I've only had one hefty anxiety attack...lol. Beyond that, I'm having fun with the kids and working my fingers to the bone on the laptop.

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    • Profile picture of the author clbnc
      Originally Posted by nipit007 View Post

      Hi Chris, Join the crowd..Have been laid off since May 23rd 2008..Has been a nice vacation so far. Kinda like pre retirement at age 54.

      Best of Skill

      Paul
      I had to quote this to highlight that saying. Very well said.

      I might just steal it for myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dal.K
      So sorry to hear that. I really hope things work out. Your positive outlook will certainly help make things happen. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    ok congratulations! now you can pay yourself and achiever much greater things on the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
    I've got to say Chris that this is probably going to be the best thing to happen to you! Now you will find out a lot more about yourself but more importantly you will find the drive and motivation to succeed online where you will be your own boss and master of your destiny. Having a "real job" can often hinder your success because your mind knows that there is a fall back position. I love back against the wall stuff and I know you are going to succeed.

    All the very best, keep us up to date with your journey.

    Leanne
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  • Profile picture of the author David Snape
    Hi Chris,

    I'm about to find myself in a similar situation. I'm a bit nervous, but I do think there are many ways to make this work.

    I'm not sure how much time I have left, until Dec 1st or Jan 1st, but they should make a decision soon.

    I'm looking forward to the challenge, even though I'm a bit anxious.

    -Best wishes
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
      Originally Posted by DaveS. View Post

      Hi Chris,

      I'm about to find myself in a similar situation. I'm a bit nervous, but I do think there are many ways to make this work.

      I'm not sure how much time I have left, until Dec 1st or Jan 1st, but they should make a decision soon.

      I'm looking forward to the challenge, even though I'm a bit anxious.

      -Best wishes
      Trust me. You will almost feel better when it's over. It's the uncertainty that kills you.

      My wife wants me to get another j-o-b so I'm keeping up the good appearances, but I know it's definitely back against the wall time, sink or swim.

      I'm always best under pressure so this is actually kind of invigorating. I'm already off to decent start. Cross your fingers.
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  • Profile picture of the author adpablo
    These are hard economic times and it´s kind of sad when I hear about people losing their jobs. But you seem to have a very good attitude and I think you can positively overcome this situation. There is money to be made on the web, just be careful about your choices and be realistic. The best of luck to you. We are all in the same boat....
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  • Profile picture of the author jgabiger
    Good Luck to you....

    Same thing happened to me, and it did turn out to be a blessing in disguise...

    The lord works in mysterious ways, or at least someone does...
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  • Profile picture of the author psresearch
    That is a great attitude to have.

    I have never had so many friends losing their jobs and close to losing their homes as I have these past few months. One friend in particular has really been re-examining his values, his mental blocks and is no doubt coming out the better for it.

    You're right about the uncertainty. That's what will drive you nuts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
      Originally Posted by TheEnforcer View Post

      If you read only the first four words of this thread title, the OP's situation sounds a lot more palatable.
      Well, that may be the best response yet.

      I think there is a t-shirt business hidden in there somewhere.

      Thanks, everyone. I am keeping all options open. It seems that the job market absolutely sucks, which doesn't help things.

      Still, I am one persistent son-of-a-gun so I will keep pressing on. Right now I'm spending about 1/2 the day networking for a job and the other half building up my IM business. (OK, it's more like 70/30 in favor of IM)

      I am reminded of the story from "Think and Grow Rich" of the oil investors who had begun to strike it rich when they finally hit a vein of oil. Just as they got excited about it, however, they lost the vein and could not find it again.

      They searched for weeks and weeks and finally gave up and sold their equipment.

      The person that they sold their equipment to FOUND the vein once again...three feet from where the previous owner had stopped drilling.

      Don't give up when you could be just three feet away.
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      • Profile picture of the author Delta423
        Hey Chris

        Sorry to hear about it. You have a great attitude keep it up and it will spread to the family. We are all looking at a possibility of being laid off. I'm not in mortgage but in mill work. Stocks makes the country shake. So don't feel alone your not.

        Keep that great attitude
        Delta
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        • Profile picture of the author dsanchez
          Great attitude... now try to learn as much as you can, you'll find plenty of free tutorials online.

          Another warrior gave you what I think is a good idea: try to transfer your mortgage knowledge to the Internet. You can offer consultation or good articles on your site and build a list of readers that way.

          As soon as possible, maybe you can write an e-book on the subject and sell it to your list.

          Dagmar
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  • Profile picture of the author jayden.fellze
    It is indeed a sad thing to see somebody getting laid off. But your attitude towards the same is amazing. You have astonishing courage and self confidence to come out of this situation. Yes, each situation proves an experience and you get tougher to face any challenge in life. You can make money online and initially don't expect to make fortunes. If you earn enough to pay your bills for the present, it is an achievement. But you can always build upon it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Koh
    Originally Posted by Chris Monty View Post

    I think it could possibly be the best thing that ever happened to me. Now I just need to get my wife and kids to see it that way.
    Hi Chris,

    I'm heartened to read your candid posting and mental courage to press on.

    I just go laid off too...halfway round the other part of the world. Like it or not, I'll be force to make this work...from home...as well as getting my own family to see it that same way. First to pay the bills, then to shoot for the sky...

    ken
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Pine
    Hey Chris,

    I so feel your pain and joy, I was a mortgage broker for 7 years until the mortgage co I ran a branch for stopped sending me checks for loans I closed, turned off there phones, and went completely MIA (owners go poof)....

    The joy side was doing these mortgages was getting more and more difficult and it really was losing all its fun fighting for checks. I had already begun to work online and make my living here. It is a far happier existence and I do sleep better at night these days knowing I am not at the whim of some other entity I can not control.

    Best of luck to you, if you were any good at mortgages you should have no problem taking those marketing skills and applying them to internet marketing.

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  • Profile picture of the author gdwebs
    Might be worth looking for a part time job just in case - but still, you can develop your work online!
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  • Profile picture of the author Canei Group
    Sorry to hear about the layoff. Same thing happened to me in Feb. of 2003. It was difficult at first but it did end up being the best thing that could have happened. I started my own business and ended up making more money and having more time freedom.

    Just have to believe everything happens for a reason. Best of luck to you!
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
      Thanks for the support everyone. Still no day job, but that could end up being the best thing. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Lavender
    Sometimes being laid off is the nudge we need from God (or whoever you consider as a Supreme Being) to take us away from a job we never really liked and start anew in a job we're passionate about.
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  • Profile picture of the author mark10
    Im a mortgage broker in liverpool England and things are bad this side of the pond, stay positive my friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author adrianasalmon
    I agree with you This could be a blessing in disguise. Stay Positive
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  • Profile picture of the author bonafide70
    Sorry to hear that - but as you say..the best thing..?

    Focus on your mission and attack it like you have a gun at your head - you'll do fine ;-)

    Jerry
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  • Profile picture of the author Samsmiles
    Hi Chris,

    You have got the right attitude the only attitude!

    I got laid off in 1976. Been working for myself ever since.

    Had heart attack and double bypass in 2004 age 59.

    Set up business partnership 2005.

    Made $100,000 (my share) last year!

    Prosperity to us all in 2009
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  • Profile picture of the author dougyitbos
    Chris - sorry to hear about the j-o-b.
    Even if it is for the best - still sucks they / the economy did that to you this time of year.

    Please keep us posted on your IM progress.
    This situation may just focus you into great things.
    I can't wait to see your story as a WSO

    All the best,
    Doug
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    Hope everything goes well for you .... Online is much better than j-o-b .... freedom and more money!!
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    • Chris, I know how you feel. I am in the same situation - except I just left my job because of the situation and after 13 years of dreaming of a home business - I am only a few days away from launching my very first product FULLY -which has sold well on WSO as a trial. So, it is a good start.

      My advice to you is to draw out a plan and follow those steps closely. When your back is against the wall, you seem to take things a lot more seriously.

      Don't go for the "homerun" - go for "singles" and "doubles" first to take care of your rent and food. The very beginning is always the difficult part.

      I think soon you are going to be one of those guys on a salespage that says, "I was laid off of my job - but now I make X amount of dollars per month and living my dreams!"
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  • Profile picture of the author Letitia
    Boy can I appreciate!
    Mixed blessings isn't it? Now free to spend your life doing something you love. But if its like my situation lots of pressure to have an "acceptable" source of consistent income.
    My wish is for your dreams to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Martin
    " Been there , done that got that T-shirt"

    Came as a big surprise to me after 16 years in same place.

    Hang in there and good luck, It has turned out to be the best thing for me in the long run.

    Thanks for sharing... Ricky
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilAnthony
    Now is the time to start the New year off right. Start that dream Biz you always wanted to. When the cash starts flowing in the Wife will think your a god. Go for it Chris!
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  • Profile picture of the author KBunn
    I am sorry to hear about your hardship, but maybe it has opened the door for bigger and better things this year. So, get started and make your dreams come true! When you build your own business, you can never be laid off. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author simebern
    Hi Chris,

    I got laid off in November (was working Senior Mgr in IT)!

    I must admit I felt a bit lost and upset at the beginning, but now it has allowed me to start my own online business, and I believe that 2009 will be the best year of my life!
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    Good luck to you, this is a great opportunity for something new and better!
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    • Profile picture of the author Capone
      Hey Chris, after following your 30 day challenge and keeping up with your blog I don't think you have a lot to worry about. If I was you I'd go 100% IM and 0% job. I wouldn't say this to everyone but you got the skills.

      Good Luck,
      Capone
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
        Originally Posted by Capone View Post

        Hey Chris, after following your 30 day challenge and keeping up with your blog I don't think you have a lot to worry about. If I was you I'd go 100% IM and 0% job. I wouldn't say this to everyone but you got the skills.

        Good Luck,
        Capone
        Hey, thanks buddy. It's often darkest before the dawn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Burke
    Chris,
    Keep your attitude and altitude soaring. I was laid off almost a year ago by a company that tried to survive on online lead generation for their products ( Log Cabins). Unfortunatly ownership was not part of this forum and did not understand how it is done . I survived by a combination of offline and online activity. Use your time well, learn, and put a system in place and you will do well.
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  • Profile picture of the author persistence
    I was laid off too! For two weeks by a bank! Wish me luck in my foray into Internet Marketing!
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  • Profile picture of the author bfennell1
    I sort of laid myslef off. I left my wife and our internet stores and web design firm. Now I am starting from scratch. She was the designer and brains behind the business. Now I am using what I learned from her and here and other places to make it on my own
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryK
    See the loss of the job as a positive way forward. Change is exciting, step out of the herd and focus on your success in IM. Use all the knowledge you have gained to start a new business.

    You have the right attitude. Your family will come around, I have been through the same challenge, partner was absolutely against my doing IM, after I was sacked. He wouldn't even speak to me and went around muttering some pretty nasty stuff, I ignored it all and stayed with MY plan. Now it's working and he has come around to a point of actually helping me.

    Not saying your wife will mutter nasty stuff under her breath Chris but follow YOUR dream YOUR passion and success cannot help but come to you.
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    now you are free to do anything, congrats
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  • Profile picture of the author performr
    sorry for the thing happend to you
    but the right attitude and foccussed and correct thinking can take you out of any difficult trauma
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  • Profile picture of the author Metro123
    Chris, you can make it. If you treat this like a job, until you build your business, it will work. You have the right attitude. Been there before. But remember, with our without a job, you have the opportunity to create your future. Don't make the mistake that other have (me included in the past) - let other things fill your time, or feel you will get around to it later (job search or business building), not revisit your spending and not cut out everything unnecessary. I could go on. To win, if this is you - you don't have time to be mad, sad, ashamed, etc. A new door has opened for you, now walk through it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gringo
    Sorry to hear about that. Its tings like this make it kind of scary for me to drop my retirement packet and leave the Army after 20 years. However I am holding strong to my thoughts and idea's and shall move forward just as you will Chris.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
      Well, it's been a long, long time since I updated this thread...and with good reason.

      I have been working my tail off building up my website and my mailing list. I've been participating over in Darren Rowse's paid forums that are part of ProBlogger and made some really good friends.

      The really good news, though, is that I'm earning a full-time income from my sites & blogs now!

      The income really comes in from everywhere...Amazon, Adsense, Advertising.com, ValueClick, Ebay, you name it...and from lots of different sites and blogs.

      There is no one single, major source of income. We now get over 30,000 page views per day combined and you just can't go wrong with that kind of traffic.

      The moral of the story is, with every setback comes major opportunity. Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it!
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      • Profile picture of the author PJ Harmsworth
        Originally Posted by Chris Monty View Post

        Well, it's been a long, long time since I updated this thread...and with good reason.

        I have been working my tail off building up my website and my mailing list. I've been participating over in Darren Rowse's paid forums that are part of ProBlogger and made some really good friends.

        The really good news, though, is that I'm earning a full-time income from my sites & blogs now!

        The income really comes in from everywhere...Amazon, Adsense, Advertising.com, ValueClick, Ebay, you name it...and from lots of different sites and blogs.

        There is no one single, major source of income. We now get over 30,000 page views per day combined and you just can't go wrong with that kind of traffic.

        The moral of the story is, with every setback comes major opportunity. Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it!
        Fantastic new Chris... You are living proof that Success can be achieved through adversity!

        When our back is against the wall, it is amazing what the Human spirit can do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Osahon Urubusi
    When I saw the date of your first post, I came to the last page to ask you to give an update, guess you were way ahead of me

    Great to see it's working out ok for you. Your story is now another testimonial in the archives of success. Never look back!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gravc
    Brilliant Stuff Well Done. Sometimes it takes a real change in situation to take real action
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  • Profile picture of the author coluden
    I LOVE your attitude Chris! Now, of course, you have to sell it to your family. I say go for it. Pressures like this can prove to be the catalyst to the most important changes in your life. I certainly wish you the best in whatever you choose to do.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chucks Ihebuzor
    Chris You are Special ! nothing can take that away from You - definitely not a mortgage Job.

    I am loving your attitude towards it. Best wishes as you embark on what the future holds.

    To your success,
    Chucks
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    • Profile picture of the author Filter
      Awesome stuff Chris! I'm now in a similar situation to you when you first wrote this post, not laid off but... ahhh hell, it's a long story

      But just wanted to say it was inspirational to hear of your success and thanks for updating the post.

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author martyful
    Chris, Ive been though same situation, with complications. The best thing to do for yourself and family is keep your faith and confidence, but you need to have some concrete way to do something to make money, and do it rather quickly before "distractions" set in. Ive learned that setbacks really do create "golden opportunities".
    Peace
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