How I Just QUIT My Job After 8 Month's Online .....

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Hey Warriors

Just yesterday I wrote this post - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...nline-yes.html Telling that I had just handed in my notice of resignation from my job to go full time online.

The post was well received so I thought why not now let you all know what I have done in the last 8 months that has led me to quit my job.

Hope this is helpful to you ....

Here Goes .....

Well although I state above after just 8 months thats not the whole picture. What I meant to say was after 8 months from when I figured it all out I quit my job.

You see Im just like any other story really that you ever read. I have tried for SO long to make money online but all I ever did was keep buying products and getting no-where ! In fact I lost a LOT of cash doing this for some time. It seems thats the done thing though right ?!

About 8 months ago though I paid for a good mentor to teach me. I was trained weekly on aspects of online BUSINESS, things such as blogging, getting traffic, squeeze pages, list building, marketing etc ...

Notice I capitalised the word BUSINESS .... If theres 1 major thing I learned its that this is business ! For real, as a newbie you must realise that this online 'stuff' is real business.

"Its Not Get Rich Quick, It's Get Rich Forever"

A favourite quote my mentor said to me and just read it... Thats how it is. If you are serious about making money online then you must get into the mindset that this is business.

Here's something else I struggled to get my head around ........

STOP trying to make money !!!

Huh ?? What ??

Yeah you got it, stop trying to make money. When I actually stopped trying to make money online guess what happened ? I made money !!

Crazy right ? But here's the thing, what I did and what you must do is HELP OTHER PEOPLE ... You might think you have no way to help others but once you have done just 1 thing I guarantee you that you do have a way to help.

Get this, I set up a blog ... Simple ?? Well yes, once you know how !!

So I wrote a short ebook on how to setup a blog... And then ?

I built a list giving that away for free !

8 months on that book continues to build my list with over 1100 downloads.... But guess what ???? That guide also had some affiliate links within ... So I have made a few 1000 dollars from it too !

More recently I wrote another ebook telling people my methods of getting traffic to my blog, again gave it away free and built a list ... and made a little more cash.

With email promotions and affiliate stuff on my blog I have now over the last few months made close to $10,000 online, have over 1500 comments on my blog and a growing list over 1300.

See how you can start from something so small and seemingly minor !

So heres what you do....

Start off somewhere, however small... You can then blog about it or write a report or ebook .... Every time you LEVERAGE the previous action or result. Just continue to build a business around helping others and giving value.

You must get a blog started, keep adding content to your blog. Then go out for the traffic ... To begin with this will be a daily consistant effort but stick to it for long term results. Post in forums regularly in your niche, visit other popular blogs in your niche...

DO NOT go out promoting yourself !!!! !!!!!

Thats important, you need to get to be recognised as someone that offers good value and as someone worth listening to. That is MEGA vital !

This will begin to pull traffic in your direction, get the comments on your blog... Begin to build a list of your own.

We all know the money is in the list so that is a main focus for your online business. But you must have a good RELATIONSHIP with your list to get them to listen to your message so give them good value.

You could use giveaways to build your list also. Once your list is growing into the 100's get involved in adswaps with others in your niche to grow even more.

As long as you give your list good value you can also begin to promote to them 1 a week for example... As your list grows you will begin making some money when your email them

All the while you just keep leveraging what you do to grow your online business....

And that my friend takes you to where I am now !

I am 24 years old and just quit my job to be my own boss. Let me ask you this ... Is there anything above that you dont think you could do ? I'll promise you this, all it takes is time and consistant effort !

The money will come and although it is everyone's end aim it should not be your beginning goal.

Everyone loves a little motivation right I hope my story can help you

Best of luck

Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author CBSnooper
    Well done. I agree with just about all you say. The big one is 'stop trying to make money'. I've heard it so many times.

    If you offer a good service/advice, the money will soon follow. My first foray into online business was as an online wholesaler. In the niche I was in you couldn't buy anything online. You had to go down to a wholesalers. I was the first and cornered the market for a year or so. I offered a great service and people actually enjoyed buying from me because they new the products were quality and they've get them the next day. Selling became effortless.

    It was a proper business. But as Dean says, if you're doing IM a couple of hours a night, treat it like a proper business rather than a hobby.

    All the best Dean. Here's to your continued success!
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    • Profile picture of the author T.R. McCarroll
      Good for you ...

      I use to work 60 hours a week for someone else then decided
      what I could do if I worked 60 hours for myself ... enough said LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Roger Mayne
      Fantastic post Dean. Really appreciate you sharing it.

      I have far too many projects on the go that I can't concentrate on any one of them. But whatever I do, I can't seem to shake that mindset. Even though I know it's wrong, I still keep having ideas for new projects.

      I'm working on my focus, so the money is just around the corner!!

      Congrats on quitting your job mate. Jealous now!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
        Fantastic stuff - thanks for sharing your story and well done for all the success you have achieved and are going to achieve in the future I've been an IM for just a few months now and it's only recently dawned on me that although I work hard in terms of promotion and building relationships etc, I'm just not providing enough value to get the results I want. Just last night I was at a Mike Dillard webinar, and he drove the point home to me(and others) even more. You're the kind of person that inspires me and I look up to. Keep up the great work
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  • Profile picture of the author taberdude2
    Dean,

    Thank you for posting that. I have been struggling with many different ways of making money online.You just validated what I have decided is a conclusion for me.

    I am slowly moving in the direction you talked about above-hoping that this "way" will be the right way for me. I am trying to do this on my own, without a mentor, or program because I'm tired of all the ebooks that are not working for me.I don't think they are the "way" for me.

    As an aside-I used to own a brick & mortar thrift store-the theme was "United We Stand To Give A Helping Hand".

    We helped many,many people in need for free.It was a wonderful feeling and actually helped get our name out in the community. So what you said above about helping people-is spot on.And it does help from a business perspective.

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  • Profile picture of the author marcus passey
    Dean yet another good post my friend,

    How was Vegas? I sent ya an email my man.

    cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author clarissa25
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    Ohhh my goodness! I'm 26... let me be able to quit my job at 26!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Valorie
      Originally Posted by clarissa25 View Post

      Ohhh my goodness! I'm 26... let me be able to quit my job at 26!!!

      I'm 36. My husband became "self employed" (read, laid off) on the 29th of May. Let me "bring home the bacon" at 36!

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      • Profile picture of the author worlok
        Originally Posted by Valorie View Post

        I'm 36. My husband became "self employed" (read, laid off) on the 29th of May. Let me "bring home the bacon" at 36!

        I'm getting laid off after 15 + years in IT, next month. I am scrambling to get stuff going - 5 Day Cash machine, etc.... I don't want to get another "job". I hate interviewing and kissing ass to get a job. I hate commutes and corporate politics and crap meetings. I do like punching away at my keyboard in my t shirt and shorts though. Wife is skeptical, (and generally not supportive) keeps asking me if I am planning top get another job. Instead I am planning to be successful in IM. I told her that she has a "job" and she can keep it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by clarissa25 View Post

      Ohhh my goodness! I'm 26... let me be able to quit my job at 26!!!
      I quit my job at 23 - that was over 30 years ago.

      It is making that crucial step that matters - everything else will follow including the most important thing of all - Freedom.
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      • Profile picture of the author ladysuccesstips
        That is great to hear, Dean. Your story inspires me more to work harder with my site but I just can't quite my present day job just yet. Am not yet generating enough sales to cover my expense and theirs a lot of bills that I have to met as months expires. Hope in the next few months I can also share my success story with you how I quite my boring job as an assistant in my dads office
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        • Profile picture of the author dineshtak03
          Hii dean..I really gald to read your progress..but I can not understand if I make one blog..but what I have to write on it..and how people know about that I have blog..please help me out step by step...I know its not easy for you but if possible please help me out..

          Thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
            Originally Posted by dineshtak03 View Post

            Hii dean..I really gald to read your progress..but I can not understand if I make one blog..but what I have to write on it..and how people know about that I have blog..please help me out step by step...I know its not easy for you but if possible please help me out..

            Thanks
            Dinesh Tak

            Hey Dinesh

            Well what is your blog about first brother ??

            Mine it is all about my journey from 8 months ago about what I am doing to build my business... It may help you if you head over to my personal blog and start from my first ever post - www.DeanHolland.com

            That may give you an idea of what to write.... It all really depends on the focus of your blog. Write about you, write about what your up to, write about where you are at online and where you want to go

            How to get people to know about your blog is basically how to get traffic. That is a HUGE topic as Im sure you know but its actually simple with the right methods. Check my blog for my latest ebook - Blog Traffic .. Its free and its all the methods I use to drive traffic

            Hope that helps... Above all you have to be consistant, you got do stuff for a few days then leave it

            Best of luck... Stick at it dude !!

            Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author billromer
    Awesome post, Dean - thanks!

    I would like to make one small observation, if I might. You may have changed your focus more to people than money, but you still had affiliate links in your free products, so you do have to keep it in mind.

    Yes, I agree, if you start out by saying, "How can I make $1000," you will most likely deliver junky products just to make sales, but if you first ask, "How can I really help some people out," WHILE thinking how you might profit from that later, that is key.

    It's kind of a fine distinction, but I think it's important, because you did say you focused on this as a BUSINESS.

    It sounds nice and warm and fuzzy to say, "Do what you love and the money will follow," but unless you have some sort of income model in mind, people will generally not randomly send you lots of money just for being helpful.

    Anyway, that's a current rant of mine.

    Thanks again for a great post, and GREAT WORK!

    Bill
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    • Profile picture of the author affilcrazy
      Dean I'll keep it short and sweet.

      I remember first reading a post of yours here @ WF in February while i was away on hols!

      I kind of enjoyed your style of writing and honesty. I have quietly watched your progress since and all i can say is...Well Done!

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Anderson
    hey dean.
    hi - rob here. Hope you enjoyed vegas.
    did you do the bungee?
    now you can do something that i do about twice a week. i fire myself.
    for incompetence. and laziness, and other stuff.
    but i always re-instate myself straight away, on condition that i promise myself that i will work harder.
    you r still new st this self employment thing. so wait a few weeks before you try it.
    it is fun.

    take care.
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    • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
      Originally Posted by john7334 View Post

      I was just curious about your income. You said you have made over $10,000. Is that just within the last few months? Or in the 8 month total you've been doing this since you got serious?

      What kind of net income are you currently making? I was just curious because it gives a good idea of what kind of monetary benchmark you used to quit your day job. I know you said you were making about $46,000 in your day job before you quit.

      Sorry, if these questions seem a little intrusive. I wouldn't have asked had you not mentioned income in your original post.

      Good luck, by the way! It sounds like you have a pretty good plan you believe in.

      Hey John,

      No its a valid question my friend, basically I made around $3400 in my first month on a promotion on my blog. Then I focused on building a business so I wasnt promoting for a while then in the last few months I have made the rest.

      The thing is John I havent quit my job knowing Im making a full time income online. I am literally throwing my complete belief into my launch next month. I dont have a stash of money tucked away, I'll be leaving my job with 1 months pay and thats all.

      I just believe in what I am now doing enough to take this risk in my life. I feel the time is right for me.

      Hope that answers your question my friend ... Thankyou !

      Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author Gavin Stephenson
    Great post im very happy for you. its true if you look after your list your list will look after you
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  • Did I mentor you? LOL. I only say that because as I read your post I was thinking about the things which you eventually said! You have a solid mentor and obviously you are dedicated to succeed.

    You are a good example of the simple fact that if you're serious about wanting to quit your day job, then you need to look at what you are doing as more than a hobby or just a little money on the side.

    If you had a part time job, you would show up every day on time, work an honest shift, and focus on the job at hand while you were there. The same goes for your own online business. Perhaps moreso, because the stakes are all yours. Set aside dedicated time for work. Write daily and weekly task lists that correspond with your short and long term goals. Do your work and don't get side tracked with ESPN.com or other sites that don't have to do with your business until you are done with your work.

    And you are absolutely on the money that when you focus on helping people, the money will happen. Nobody wants to be "sold" to. But actually give them honest help, with no expectations, and they will want to pay you for your goods and services.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Villa
    Congratulations Dean. Your story is truly inspiring. It has been such a struggle for me and I guess I have to stick to this longer until I figure things out. The figuring out is taking so long but I know I'll get there
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamISN
    Mate....thanks for the inspiration....it's like reverse psychology....LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisMarx
    Thanks for this one nugget:

    PUT AN AFFILIATE LINK IN YOUR EBOOK!!!

    How could I have forgotten to do that?
    I'm going to do that today ASAP

    Thanks a lot
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    • Profile picture of the author Geode
      Way to go Dean. Thanks for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author elaine drennan
    Dean!

    I love this post.

    It's funny, I was having a real good day recently - things were working the way they should - I had just succeeded in making my first video and I thought to myself "This is so much fun, I wish I didn't have to worry about making money..." For the first time in my life I could honestly say I LOVE my work.

    As you have said, this business is made up of baby steps, none of which are difficult to take. It's just that nagging thought "But I'm not earning any money..." that causes that feeling of panic in our tummy.

    I've got a great mentor & I AM making progress. Thank you for inspiring me to keep on going!!

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    • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
      Originally Posted by elaine drennan View Post

      Dean!

      I love this post.

      It's funny, I was having a real good day recently - things were working the way they should - I had just succeeded in making my first video and I thought to myself "This is so much fun, I wish I didn't have to worry about making money..." For the first time in my life I could honestly say I LOVE my work.

      As you have said, this business is made up of baby steps, none of which are difficult to take. It's just that nagging thought "But I'm not earning any money..." that causes that feeling of panic in our tummy.

      I've got a great mentor & I AM making progress. Thank you for inspiring me to keep on going!!

      Elaine

      Thanks Elaine !!

      Glad to hear your making progress ... Stick at it and you will succeed !!

      Thats all it is... Work consistantly, make mistakes... Learn from them and move on

      I never thought having a mentor would make such a difference... How wrong I was eh !!

      Best of luck !

      Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author bannor32
    My goal is to make enough passive income to equal the amount I'm making at my day job. Once I'm there I'll quit my job and go at this full time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Waterways2k8
    Hey Dean,

    How you doing - how did the Vegas Trip go? - Lol, bet it must have been great fun - sorry haven't checked your blog recently - been really really busy!!!

    Anyway It's great news to hear that you handed in resignation letter in - I knew you would succeed - you were always at the top and you've certainly invested a lot of time and effort as well as made lots of progress - so really delighted for you - well done bro! - You deserve every bit of it and much more!!!

    Hows the new academy going?

    Best wishes
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Deiboldt
    Great post dude. You're an inspiration to those who go around saying this IM thing is "too hard"

    As long as you're not afraid to work a little bit and not be afraid to fail, you can easily make a living in this incredible business we're all a part of.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason James
    dude, awesome post. Your story is so motivating and it shows that success is possible with a little bit of hard work and direction from a capable mentor.

    I expect to see your name a lot in the future... Keep the pedal to the metal! I wish you continued success.
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    • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
      Originally Posted by Jason James View Post

      dude, awesome post. Your story is so motivating and it shows that success is possible with a little bit of hard work and direction from a capable mentor.

      I expect to see your name a lot in the future... Keep the pedal to the metal! I wish you continued success.

      Hey Jason !!

      Thanks man, working hard at this as you may know through Alex

      As you say it was having a mentor that put me here today !! Dont think I could of done it without that guidance... I have no doubt we will meet sometime soon, in fact I look forward to it brother

      Thanks man

      Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author Damz
    Hay Dean,
    Why don't you give your blog URL to have a look? I think it's about your online marketing Blog,not a niche blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author havefunandlive
    Your post makes me have more faith in my website.

    My methods are similar to yours, so I hope I can make at least a little money off of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author dineshtak03
      Hey dean thanks for advise..I will try to learn this method from your ebook..

      Ok what I want to tell you that..Basically I m 3d artist and graphic designer..

      here is my site so you can understand about my work..

      "dineshdesigns.weebly" just add www and dot com in this word

      The point is If you agree I will desing your all site stuff
      like static header,banner, e-books..I have many clients who do this from me..you can see banner and header work on my site also..My work is very clean and effective..just try to one with me..

      I will not take chare to much ..Please let me your reply bro..


      Thanks

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      • Profile picture of the author Wordpress Champ
        That is really great, Dean. I always love hearing stories of fellow IM'ers having success online. This were all our ultimate goal and to have a financial freedom. This really inspires me more.

        Which calls to mind that I really have to work harder now. It is all about the hard work, right?
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      • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
        Hey Dean,

        What's up man?

        I must tell you that I have been watching you since you made your very first post on your blog. It is really inspirational and motivating to see how far you have come.

        And now to "quit Your Day Job"

        That is awesome man and I lift may hat off to you.

        I wish you all the best in your endeavors and hope your upcoming launch will be a success.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyfreak
    Inspired! Awesome post!

    I own about 3 blogs with 40-50 uniques a day per blog! Making less than 100 bucks a month from all the 3! Now planning to start my 4th blog! Thats where I'm making mistake!
    I have to concentrate on Only one blog and establish it! I have to stop looking for instant money! I'm going to build a long term BUSINESS! Thanks for enlighting me!
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  • Profile picture of the author YseUp
    Hey Dean,

    In how many different niches are you working? Or are you just in the IM niche?
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    • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
      Originally Posted by YseUp View Post

      Hey Dean,

      In how many different niches are you working? Or are you just in the IM niche?

      Just IM brother !! ( For now )

      Now Im doing this I can see how many niches could be attcked for BIG profits !!

      The system you put in place is the same for any niche Im sure so its just a case of research and re-apply

      Thanks

      Dean
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      • Profile picture of the author oildrops
        Dean,

        Thanks for sharing this inspirational story. It motivates all of us that are working to find our "calling"...

        Another example of simplicity being the key to getting started, kind of like the faith in a mustard seed...

        I am curious about how you started your first niche: was it a researched keyword driven effort or something that you had an interest in and jumped without regard to popularity, etc.?

        Appreciative...

        MikeR
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      • Profile picture of the author hardwaresyndrome
        I am very happy for you. This is very inspirational. Thanks for sharing your story.
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      • Profile picture of the author Danii Of Oz
        I love hearing success stories! Providing service to others can be rewarding from both an emotional and financial perspective. Thanks for sharing
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Stigson
        Great work dude... I like people who make some money, except, a lot of people work too hard for too little return online. There are always faster ways, but you always learn it the more you go along...

        higher ticket products = more cash.
        residual products = more cash.

        My favorite is this one product I spent like $280 on adwords, made $300 a month and it's on the 18th recurring payment for like 20 people still... That's how you make it truly passive...

        Break even front end, whack em' forever and make a buttload backend... People need to promote more residual products

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        • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
          Hi Dean

          Awesome post.

          It reminds me of when I quite my day job.

          I did it a slightly different way however used to do a similar thing ages ago with the affiliate link in an Ebay ebook called the "1p ebook" does anyone remember that?

          You are so right when you just relax and stop trying so hard to make money it seems to start flowing in!

          Good Luck!

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      • Profile picture of the author Wasim
        Very inspirational readin this. Thank you for sharing it. Being a newbie I feel that it's even more 'do-able' now.
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      • Profile picture of the author mikebasset
        sounds nice..hoping to reach that stage sooner.thanks for hope and inspirations.
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      • Profile picture of the author washoutinc
        Hey Dean... sweet post. What's cool too is you can easily do that for part of the day and do other stuff too... like learn PPC or other traffic methods (if you have the money).

        But I just like who you said because the business thinking is so true. Sometimes people may wonder what do you mean think of it as a business... I know I've always wondered that.

        Here's what that means to me.

        A business exists to make money in the long term. That involves two things... a sales funnel that is constantly being tested and optimized and building relationships with your people.

        Not thinking of it as a business, in my eyes, would be like you said Dean... trying to make a quick buck with a short term method that won't last.

        Anyway great post!
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  • Profile picture of the author luckystar
    Hello Dean,
    It is glaring that consistancy and passion to help people generates money in online business.

    I am a victim of inconsitancy. in fact, i have dived into a lot of online money making products but coming out without money, in some cases i will latter realised that where i left should have been the best place to be.

    Really i have no mentor but believed that some of the e-books i have are educative if only i will read and practise it over a long period of time.

    The best point i picked out is not only be conistent on line rather be consistent with a particular form of traffic generation.

    Thanks for a wonderful, inspiring, motivating and helpful post
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    • Profile picture of the author claire101
      Congratulations Dean - you are truly inspiring!
      Learn from someone who is already successful and who can guide you to the top, you will spend a lifetime trying to figure it out all on your own - that's why I'm here on WF. I have been 'studying' IM for some months now. I recently joined this forum and have learned more in the last week than I ever did on my own - go figure!
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    Hey Dean,

    Congratulations on making that bold move. I'm sure we can work out more mutually beneficial deals in the future. =)

    Race you to the top eh...

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    Dean,

    Thanks for your story. I'm on day 23 of the 30 day Apprentice Challenge with Justin and Chunna Brooke. I have learned so much and you story helped to motivate me to know that I can do it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Marshall
    Yeah that nugget about placing affiliate links in an ebook is great! Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author AriMakade
    this is excellent advice. Most people get on TRYING to make money versus filling a need
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      interesting! good luck !

      by the way would you have the get traffic to your blog ebook.

      would love to have it

      thanks a lot !
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by dean_holland View Post

    STOP trying to make money !!!
    Bingo. I'm building a product offering around this concept right now, which has been in development for just short of fourteen months at this writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Murphy
    Very inspirational Dean. No matter what any naysayers might say, you stuck your neck out and took chances and didn't' give up. That's really the only way to truly fail....to give up.

    Keep up the great work and attitude!

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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan6
    8 months sounds a realistic time to start getting steady and targeted traffic from Google. For 8 months if you link build and blog daily then you'll get there by that time. Not sure about writing ebooks and all that - you're lucky if an initial release would go viral.

    Forget about the money for now and just build your own little empire; obviously requires plenty of blood and sweat.
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    Yeah that nugget about placing affiliate links in an ebook is great! Thanks!
    Glad I could help with that Kevin LOL ... I was just saying thats what I did dude


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    STOP trying to make money !!!

    Bingo. I'm building a product offering around this concept right now, which has been in development for just short of fourteen months at this writing
    Exactly bro !! It was learning that concept that made me make money ! .. In fact I even have people ask me for my affiliate links now Its all about helping people ... Do that and you will do well !

    Thankyou to everyone for your great comments, you push me forward to even better things !!

    Dean
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven W Johnson
        I have to second and echo what Dean is saying. There are a LOT of people who will tell you to avoid both the "online moneymaking niche" and Internet Marketing in general - solely because it's competitive. Why do you suppose that is? Competitive, I mean? That's right - because there IS SO MUCH MONEY TO BE MADE IN IT! So ask yourself this: do you want to labor in a much more obscure (and thus LESS competitive) niche, just to make life "easier" on yourself? HECK NO!! That's just plain illogical. BRING ON THE COMPETITION!! The more, the merrier. If you find yourself competing against the BEST and the BRIGHTEST in one of the world's (yes, PLANETARY) toughest niches, even if you are only SOMEWHAT successful, you are going to make a BOATLOAD of money. Anyone who tells you different is a. lying to you or b. stupid. Period. Don't listen to them! Go for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author YseUp
      You said earlier that you are working in the IM niche.

      Don't you feel at all wierd about starting your career in IM, teaching others about IM?

      I could never do that.
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      • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
        Originally Posted by YseUp View Post

        You said earlier that you are working in the IM niche.

        Don't you feel at all wierd about starting your career in IM, teaching others about IM?

        I could never do that.

        Hey man ,

        Not quite sure I get what you mean ???

        Do you mean as in my first major launch is a coaching product teaching others ??

        If that is the question then man I feel it is PERFECT myself !!

        Look at it this way, and this is actually something I wrote in one of my ebooks .....

        I could grow my business and keep getting bigger and bigger...

        I could then make a product ( ebook ) telling you a system of how I got to the top and then sell it to you.... Im sure it would sell as many do...

        OR ....

        After 8 months of finally doing all the right things and making money online I could teach you step by step exactly how I am doing it RIGHT NOW !

        You see I dont want to be one of those guys that makes it big then sells everyone the promise that you can do it too. Why not help people with the exact system you are using RIGHT NOW to make money online and teach that ??

        Well thats my opinion anyway

        Maybe some will say Im not qualified enough or been doing it long enough to teach others.. I totally disagree

        Here's another little point to think about bro... My mentor that helped me get to where I am is Alex Jeffreys.

        Alex Jeffreys mentor was Mike Filsaime, and he is also mentor by Rich Schefren .... So what I am saying is that the training I have had and the methods I use in effect have come from the best of the best in the industry.

        I genuinely know I can help people get started online, I really do so I believe in my product and I believe in the path I have chosen in IM.

        Hope I understood your question correctly hehe

        Thanks man

        Dean

        P.S - Im not claiming to make anyone rich with my coaching, what I am promising is that I can get anyone started online with their own business that will make money if they work at it. I have made around 10k in the recent months and just quit my job to do this full time so what I do works
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    Great to hear to that Dean! Congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
    Hi Mike ,

    The only niche I am in right now is the make money online niche.

    Reasoning ?? ... Well 1 I had a mentor last year and this niche is his expertise hence thats what I was taught on.

    However I do want to be in this niche as it is what I enjoy and have a passion for.

    To me this niche is very business minded rather than hobbie orientated. Hope that comes accross how I mean it to ... Basically from a young age I have always been fasinated by business, I have always wanted to be my own boss and make a lot of money to have nice things in life.

    This niche for me is really a symbol of that and of what I enjoy.

    I get to learn and practice business, I get to help other people do the same as me and help them achieve their goals and as a bonus I get to make some money

    As I mentioned in a previous comment mate, I will eventually branch into other niches as I believe once you know the systems to put in place then its clear to see how other niches can be profitable.

    I actually believe the make money niche to be very competetive however I VERY STRONGLY believe that anyone can come into this niche and make a lot of money. All you have to do is give very good value to people and help them.

    Thanks for your comment, hope that helps !!

    Dean
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    Great. You are absolutely right. Step-by-Step on the way to Success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Robinson
    Dean, congratulations.

    Here's the deal: modern-day Americans are bred to be slaves.

    250 years ago the men in power weren't so subtle and actually enslaved people from Africa. Today's men in power are more subtle and have raise us from youth to work for them.

    I went through 16 years of schooling and was never given a class in economics or business. EVER. NEVER.

    Yet all through my first 12 years of school I was taught to work hard, learn more, and get good grades so I could go to college. In college I was told to pick a good curriculum so I could get a good job when I graduated.

    I was always taught to seek a job. To seek employment. To seek economic slavery.

    As Steely Dan once said, it's the Royal Scam.

    Point blank, if you work for someone you are working for half price. If you make $10 per hour you are worth at least $20. If you make $100K per year you are at least worth $200K. People only hire you because they can make money off of you. Think about that.

    So congratulations, Dean. You took the red pill and are an inspiration to your fellow Warriors.
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      Originally Posted by Brian Robinson View Post

      Dean, congratulations.

      Here's the deal: modern-day Americans are bred to be slaves.

      250 years ago the men in power weren't so subtle and actually enslaved people from Africa. Today's men in power are more subtle and have raise us from youth to work for them.

      I went through 16 years of schooling and was never given a class in economics or business. EVER. NEVER.

      Yet all through my first 12 years of school I was taught to work hard, learn more, and get good grades so I could go to college. In college I was told to pick a good curriculum so I could get a good job when I graduated.

      I was always taught to seek a job. To seek employment. To seek economic slavery.

      As Steely Dan once said, it's the Royal Scam.

      Point blank, if you work for someone you are working for half price. If you make $10 per hour you are worth at least $20. If you make $100K per year you are at least worth $200K. People only hire you because they can make money off of you. Think about that.

      So congratulations, Dean. You took the red pill and are an inspiration to your fellow Warriors.

      Thankyou Brian !!

      In particular I think what you say here is SPOT ON ... This should be taken note of :

      People only hire you because they can make money off of you.


      Think I will use that in future if you dont mind

      Dean
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Robinson
        Originally Posted by dean_holland View Post

        Think I will use that in future if you dont mind
        Go for it! :p
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        • Profile picture of the author kamilrazak
          Interesting story.. I'm working on something similar too. Anyway, congratz with your achievement and I hope you'll become more successful in the future.
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    • Profile picture of the author atdavidson
      Originally Posted by Brian Robinson View Post

      Dean, congratulations.

      Here's the deal: modern-day Americans are bred to be slaves.

      250 years ago the men in power weren't so subtle and actually enslaved people from Africa. Today's men in power are more subtle and have raise us from youth to work for them.

      I went through 16 years of schooling and was never given a class in economics or business. EVER. NEVER.

      Yet all through my first 12 years of school I was taught to work hard, learn more, and get good grades so I could go to college. In college I was told to pick a good curriculum so I could get a good job when I graduated.

      I was always taught to seek a job. To seek employment. To seek economic slavery.

      As Steely Dan once said, it's the Royal Scam.

      Point blank, if you work for someone you are working for half price. If you make $10 per hour you are worth at least $20. If you make $100K per year you are at least worth $200K. People only hire you because they can make money off of you. Think about that.

      So congratulations, Dean. You took the red pill and are an inspiration to your fellow Warriors.
      Brian,

      Beautifully articulated! I've had this discussion so many times! People are indoctrinated to seek employment, to be of value to society (to be of value to whom exactly?), to be another cog in the machine.

      No-one is ever taught business in schools or institutions. In the UK business studies courses are about working in accounts for existing businesses or working out taxes for the government. There is no education in self employment.

      There is no encouragement to choose how to live your life, and to achieving it. There is only education to conform, to take the easy route, to make someone else richer. To keep the cycle of money flowing: the employer pays the employee, the employee buys products / services, the employer pays the employee, etc. The government takes a percentage at every stage.

      The irony is that entrepreneurs are essential for society. The capitalist world could never exist if it were not for the business geniuses inventing products and services and starting the cycle. It seems these days the geniuses are busy inventing new stages in the money cycle, affiliates, advisors, financial services, etc. Do these stages add any value to the product? Or do they just provide another opportunity for taxation?

      The truth is we are all free. Once you make the decision to take responsibility for your life, you can choose what your business is. The money is yours. You decide when and where to work, when to holiday and how much to earn. And your expenses are before tax!

      Take the red pill indeed! The world is what you make of it, and we are all capable of manipulating the matrix as we see fit.

      Seize your reality and create the life you want to live.

      Wake up Neo, there is no spoon...
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  • Profile picture of the author servizot
    So inspiring, thank you very much for sharing your story with us. I am thinking about quitting my job too, I have not done much with affiliate marketing but I know I can do more with it once I have more time dedicated to it. I sure already take it as a business, dedicating 1-3 hours daily and making around $100-250 weekly, sometimes nothing too but depends on how much work I've done.
    I know I should do the work first before expecting money so, my focus is not the money it's what I am required to do. Definitely if I want to make more money I need to work more. I guess by the end of this month I'll give my resignation letter too. Reading this thread was very inspiring for my. Thank you and good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author GFox
    Way to go, Dean! Thanks for sharing your experiences. All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author bemore
    Dean,

    Very good info you provide. I also recently started a mentoring class and must say, it's a great investment. You're promoting a great business model and the long term benefits when using this are awesome. Advice well worth listening to and congrats on quitting your job man. Take care. Patrick
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    Great stuff, Dean- Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author MavisAA
    It's very refreshing and encouraging! I've quit my job already and I'm working on my internet business fulltime. It's good to be reminded that it will be worth it in the end if I focus on helping people and giving value!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    I've been marketing my shop on the internet for over a year and started niche blogging a few months back...I've always said that sincerity is KEY. Love what you do and the people you do it with and for, and the money will fall into place.

    Good on ya for taking the chance!
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  • Profile picture of the author studio52
    Great post, very inspiring to say the least, Im glad to see that honesty is there also, 8 months....after you figured it out...it seems like its taking me forever to figure it out and I have only been after it about 4 months, each day brings new and better info, like this warriors forum, very appropriate name for this forum.

    Thanks, Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
    Amazing everyone !!

    Cant believe how well my story has been received ... Thankyou to eachand everyone of you !!

    I have grown in the public eye but its still really weird to read people say that have followed me from the start of my journey and wishing me well.

    I have learned a lot from in here and will continue doing so for as long as I can log in !!

    Thank you very much. ... The journey is just beginning and I expect to have many ups and downs for years to come. As long as I can pass on what I learn to those that want to know I feel I will continue to grow.

    Best wishes

    Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author innovator
    Very well said. Ilike the "Stop trying to make money" line. Often times when you think about how to make money and making it BIG is really frustrating and will consume all the positive aspect of your being if you can't even make a cent a day.

    It's like putting too much pressure on yourself. Take it slow, little steps at a time.

    Originally Posted by dean_holland View Post

    Hey Warriors

    Just yesterday I wrote this post - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...nline-yes.html Telling that I had just handed in my notice of resignation from my job to go full time online.

    The post was well received so I thought why not now let you all know what I have done in the last 8 months that has led me to quit my job.

    Hope this is helpful to you ....

    Here Goes .....

    Well although I state above after just 8 months thats not the whole picture. What I meant to say was after 8 months from when I figured it all out I quit my job.

    You see Im just like any other story really that you ever read. I have tried for SO long to make money online but all I ever did was keep buying products and getting no-where ! In fact I lost a LOT of cash doing this for some time. It seems thats the done thing though right ?!

    About 8 months ago though I paid for a good mentor to teach me. I was trained weekly on aspects of online BUSINESS, things such as blogging, getting traffic, squeeze pages, list building, marketing etc ...

    Notice I capitalised the word BUSINESS .... If theres 1 major thing I learned its that this is business ! For real, as a newbie you must realise that this online 'stuff' is real business.

    "Its Not Get Rich Quick, It's Get Rich Forever"

    A favourite quote my mentor said to me and just read it... Thats how it is. If you are serious about making money online then you must get into the mindset that this is business.

    Here's something else I struggled to get my head around ........

    STOP trying to make money !!!

    Huh ?? What ??

    Yeah you got it, stop trying to make money. When I actually stopped trying to make money online guess what happened ? I made money !!

    Crazy right ? But here's the thing, what I did and what you must do is HELP OTHER PEOPLE ... You might think you have no way to help others but once you have done just 1 thing I guarantee you that you do have a way to help.

    Get this, I set up a blog ... Simple ?? Well yes, once you know how !!

    So I wrote a short ebook on how to setup a blog... And then ?

    I built a list giving that away for free !

    8 months on that book continues to build my list with over 1100 downloads.... But guess what ???? That guide also had some affiliate links within ... So I have made a few 1000 dollars from it too !

    More recently I wrote another ebook telling people my methods of getting traffic to my blog, again gave it away free and built a list ... and made a little more cash.

    With email promotions and affiliate stuff on my blog I have now over the last few months made close to $10,000 online, have over 1500 comments on my blog and a growing list over 1300.

    See how you can start from something so small and seemingly minor !

    So heres what you do....

    Start off somewhere, however small... You can then blog about it or write a report or ebook .... Every time you LEVERAGE the previous action or result. Just continue to build a business around helping others and giving value.

    You must get a blog started, keep adding content to your blog. Then go out for the traffic ... To begin with this will be a daily consistant effort but stick to it for long term results. Post in forums regularly in your niche, visit other popular blogs in your niche...

    DO NOT go out promoting yourself !!!! !!!!!

    Thats important, you need to get to be recognised as someone that offers good value and as someone worth listening to. That is MEGA vital !

    This will begin to pull traffic in your direction, get the comments on your blog... Begin to build a list of your own.

    We all know the money is in the list so that is a main focus for your online business. But you must have a good RELATIONSHIP with your list to get them to listen to your message so give them good value.

    You could use giveaways to build your list also. Once your list is growing into the 100's get involved in adswaps with others in your niche to grow even more.

    As long as you give your list good value you can also begin to promote to them 1 a week for example... As your list grows you will begin making some money when your email them

    All the while you just keep leveraging what you do to grow your online business....

    And that my friend takes you to where I am now !

    I am 24 years old and just quit my job to be my own boss. Let me ask you this ... Is there anything above that you dont think you could do ? I'll promise you this, all it takes is time and consistant effort !

    The money will come and although it is everyone's end aim it should not be your beginning goal.

    Everyone loves a little motivation right I hope my story can help you

    Best of luck

    Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberchick
    Originally Posted by dean_holland View Post

    Hey Warriors

    Just yesterday I wrote this post - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...nline-yes.html Telling that I had just handed in my notice of resignation from my job to go full time online.

    The post was well received so I thought why not now let you all know what I have done in the last 8 months that has led me to quit my job.

    Hope this is helpful to you ....

    Here Goes .....

    Well although I state above after just 8 months thats not the whole picture. What I meant to say was after 8 months from when I figured it all out I quit my job.

    You see Im just like any other story really that you ever read. I have tried for SO long to make money online but all I ever did was keep buying products and getting no-where ! In fact I lost a LOT of cash doing this for some time. It seems thats the done thing though right ?!

    About 8 months ago though I paid for a good mentor to teach me. I was trained weekly on aspects of online BUSINESS, things such as blogging, getting traffic, squeeze pages, list building, marketing etc ...

    Notice I capitalised the word BUSINESS .... If theres 1 major thing I learned its that this is business ! For real, as a newbie you must realise that this online 'stuff' is real business.

    "Its Not Get Rich Quick, It's Get Rich Forever"

    A favourite quote my mentor said to me and just read it... Thats how it is. If you are serious about making money online then you must get into the mindset that this is business.

    Here's something else I struggled to get my head around ........

    STOP trying to make money !!!

    Huh ?? What ??

    Yeah you got it, stop trying to make money. When I actually stopped trying to make money online guess what happened ? I made money !!

    Crazy right ? But here's the thing, what I did and what you must do is HELP OTHER PEOPLE ... You might think you have no way to help others but once you have done just 1 thing I guarantee you that you do have a way to help.

    Get this, I set up a blog ... Simple ?? Well yes, once you know how !!

    So I wrote a short ebook on how to setup a blog... And then ?

    I built a list giving that away for free !

    8 months on that book continues to build my list with over 1100 downloads.... But guess what ???? That guide also had some affiliate links within ... So I have made a few 1000 dollars from it too !

    More recently I wrote another ebook telling people my methods of getting traffic to my blog, again gave it away free and built a list ... and made a little more cash.

    With email promotions and affiliate stuff on my blog I have now over the last few months made close to $10,000 online, have over 1500 comments on my blog and a growing list over 1300.

    See how you can start from something so small and seemingly minor !

    So heres what you do....

    Start off somewhere, however small... You can then blog about it or write a report or ebook .... Every time you LEVERAGE the previous action or result. Just continue to build a business around helping others and giving value.

    You must get a blog started, keep adding content to your blog. Then go out for the traffic ... To begin with this will be a daily consistant effort but stick to it for long term results. Post in forums regularly in your niche, visit other popular blogs in your niche...

    DO NOT go out promoting yourself !!!! !!!!!

    Thats important, you need to get to be recognised as someone that offers good value and as someone worth listening to. That is MEGA vital !

    This will begin to pull traffic in your direction, get the comments on your blog... Begin to build a list of your own.

    We all know the money is in the list so that is a main focus for your online business. But you must have a good RELATIONSHIP with your list to get them to listen to your message so give them good value.

    You could use giveaways to build your list also. Once your list is growing into the 100's get involved in adswaps with others in your niche to grow even more.

    As long as you give your list good value you can also begin to promote to them 1 a week for example... As your list grows you will begin making some money when your email them

    All the while you just keep leveraging what you do to grow your online business....

    And that my friend takes you to where I am now !

    I am 24 years old and just quit my job to be my own boss. Let me ask you this ... Is there anything above that you dont think you could do ? I'll promise you this, all it takes is time and consistant effort !

    The money will come and although it is everyone's end aim it should not be your beginning goal.

    Everyone loves a little motivation right I hope my story can help you

    Best of luck

    Dean

    Well done Dean! I know how you feel right now. Been there myself and it is a great feeling isn't it?

    The best part of helping others is not just the money, but the gratification you get when somebody sends you an email stating that you helped to change their lives for the better. I'm not saying money is no good, heck, I love it, but if we can't preserve that warm feeling within by helping others what else is there to live for?

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  • Profile picture of the author ramohr
    You post is inspirational to say the least. I am happy you shared it.

    It is filled with a lot of go get it copy. It makes me want to take action.
    And thank you for showing the how you did it.
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  • Profile picture of the author webmatic
    Quitting your job is ok and good for you but sometimes guys need some past experiences to include in CV and even after earning $$$$ this is not something that will inspire someone reading your CV. If you now decided to work full time then just try to target the market and make it as you will work online forever
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  • Profile picture of the author joelraitt
    Great story, nice step going out on your own...how many hours a day were you working on your IM business while you still had your job?
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    • Profile picture of the author bigdollarsnow
      Dean,

      If your mother hasn't said it I will " I am proud of you" I am 58 and this is my job. If this venue had been available when I was 24, Bill Gates would have had trouble. When I got started it was still an untouched market. No one to mentor you.

      Coaching is the answer. The money is in the pick and the shovel not the panning.

      Keep inspiring. Don't forget the others of you age, you can mentor them.
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  • Profile picture of the author morry
    I definitely agree with what Dean said above. Finding a good mentor is so crucial. I've got a great one who's a long way ahead of me (even though he's only a few years older) and everytime I speak to him I learn something new.

    You might have to pay for it at first, but eventually you'll find someone you hit it off and it will be well worth it.

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  • Profile picture of the author maco
    Dean,
    Thanks for this post. I am on the edge of giving up. I was going to try two more things before I did (off line marketing and selling my new product) but your post gives me more courage and inspiration so I will keep going.

    Thanks mate
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    Thank you for this - it is inspiring for me to read about your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephan231
    thanks dean, really motivational one!
    I always think as well the more simple things you do the best results they will yeild fast not because I think so but this is my past experience!
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    thanks man, great info here!
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    Thanks for the great adivce!
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