My 400th post - Unusual Success Story - Thanks to Warrior Forum!

by GopalG
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Its my 400th post here.

Well, let me say that it has been a dream come true for me to have become an entrepreneur. Thanks to the Warrior Forum. Without this great community, it would never have become a reality.

I started my Internet Marketing journey 3 years back and well I could have quit at many stages. But I didn't. I didn't make any money at all in the first two years. I was more of a dabbler and was looking at the next big opportunity without focusing on building a business.

It all started on 09-09-09 when me and my 3 partners Anil, Santhosh and Udhay started our video service website that things started to fall into place. All 4 of us didn't have a job and I told my partners that it was possible to make money by offering video design as a service in the Warrior Forum.

I PM ed some of the Warriors here and offered a sample of my video and asked if I can do it for them for $5. We did our service for 10 warriors and we got the money needed to buy domain, hosting and to post our service on the Warriors For Hire Section.

We made our home into an office by bringing the computers from all my partner's homes and started our video creation service. We were able to generate enough money the first month itself that paid the bills and left us with something to show to our families.

We built our reputation and got enough reviews through our good customer support and we landed some custom videos deals as well. The money that came in kept increasing every month and we were able to move into our own office with the money we earned.

It was a lot better and constructive to work as a team than to do it alone.We had roles for each person and we kept getting video jobs from the freelancing websites around. One thing that differentiated us from others was that we had a website and a good number of testimonials in there.

But the breakthrough in our journey came when we started to create our own products and started building a list.

Out first product Studio Video Expert was a great success on the Warrior Forum. It generated a lot of revenue than what we got by offering our services. We started creating our own Products and now we have released the second version of Studio Video Expert and we are actually overwhelmed by the response and reviews we received on the thread. I still cannot believe what we have been able to achieve

The price of $40 on WSOs has been discussed as a big issue here on the Warrior Forum. But me combining with Maria and Christopher have been able to sell a lot of copies of our product Studio Video Expert at the price of $97. Again when you want to do a WSO you can do it as a group effort and the returns would be always better than if you do it alone.

Now, all 4 of us partners are earning more than what others are making by working for others in our country and we know it can only get better from here.We now have a great service, 3 products, a giveaway product and a responsive list of 500 people on my list. The income streams have increased and we are getting ahead every month.

Nothing of all this would have been possible without Warrior Forum. If there is one thing that I have to single out for my success, it has to be this Forum. Its a goldmine for people who dig it for gold.

Just do your best at what you do and Warrior Forum will do the rest for you.Look for alliances, partnerships that can add value to what you do.

One lesson I have learnt to become successful on the Internet is this -

Provide Value of some kind and you will always succeed. We did this with Videos.What Value are you going to provide?

I know its a long post but if it can be an inspiration for someone to take action, its worth the write!
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  • Profile picture of the author MarteJ
    Great inspiration! Congratulations on your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Congratulations on your success, Gopal! If you live by the golden rule in here and treat people the way you would like to be treated, you will definitely go far. Your specialization in video obviously requires prompt and efficient customer service, and by being good with that you'll create an unrivaled reputation that will serve you well in the future. It was really constructive to hear your story about efficiently collaborating with your partners there (especially in terms of clear division of tasks), and also forming close Joint Venture relationships with some of the most respected warriors in here!
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    • Profile picture of the author GopalG
      Someone went from unemployed to a full fledged business using our product. This is what makes me proud to be an Internet Marketer. Helping people on the corners of the world whom you would have never met otherwise

      Its little things like this apart from the money making capabilities that keeps me motivated. The lesson is to contribute as much as you can through your products and the money will come to you. Try to build a business and not a money making method that will not last long. Dig deep instead of going after the next shiny thing
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  • Profile picture of the author Vitaliy K
    an incredible story! I love reading stories like this one. Actually WF is a very amazing forum :-))
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    • Profile picture of the author GopalG
      Its amazing.. Yes.. But people do get overwhelmed by the information and the WSOs that promise the world.

      You have to do something that's your passion if you plan on doing this as a business. Base your business on what you like doing and not the other way around. Shut yourself from browsing forums and checking emails.

      Just focus on taking action and your actions will build your confidence and build your business

      Originally Posted by Vitaliy K View Post

      an incredible story! I love reading stories like this one. Actually WF is a very amazing forum :-))
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  • Profile picture of the author adionline
    Hi Gopal, congratulation on your success and everything else you're saying is very true as well. I especially like this: "Provide Value of some kind and you will always succeed.".
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    • Profile picture of the author GopalG
      It was inspirational even for me

      It was as if "The Secret" played a secret role in my Internet Marketing Career all along. Things clicked when I least expect it to.

      My best advice for newbies would be this

      Enter a hungry market (Internet Marketing in my case) , that is hungry and consumes lot of information and wants more of that( they remain hungry ). It is better if this is your passion.Provide solutions to problems people have in your market. Write ebooks on them. Create software based on them. If your solution is good enough, people will buy.
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      • Profile picture of the author raviv
        Congratulations Gopal! Very inspirational

        Best
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  • Profile picture of the author peter.max
    Wow, what an amazing story. It just proves that IM does work liken any other business... Learn the skills, apply them and don't expect to make a fortune overnight. Just don't give up
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  • Profile picture of the author Vishal Mahadik
    Gopal, I am really proud of you as an Indian and a successful entrepreneur.

    My story is also very much similar to yours. I also struggled for 2 years and finally found my real success by offering my freelance content writing service here at our beloved Warrior Forum.

    I really want to congratulate for your true success and wish you best luck in your journey ahead.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      I was just getting ready to go to my day job and thought I would read one more post before setting off. I'm really glad that I read this it has brought a smile to my face because I am really pleased for you and your associates. Well done and I hope you have many more successful years in IM
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  • Profile picture of the author gdrg
    Very nice story Gopal, congratulations, keep up the high spirit and best of luck in your future success!
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  • Profile picture of the author sax.sunny
    Fantastic story Gopal. I'd like to mention that you have one quality that most successful Entrepreneurs have - "How to get your work done from a Group of People!"

    A combined effort always gives a successful result. I'm sure you will see much more success in your path ahead. Congratulations and Wish You All The best!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Jackson
    Gopal, thanks for upping the spirit a little bit up in here.

    So many people are running around like headless chickens - They THRIVE on threads that even just hint at failure. Misery loves company as they say.

    If you EXPECT to make money online, than it WILL happen. But far too many people doubt their smarts to even make a dime.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author David Bleidt
    Crongats to your 400th, your success and this great post.

    It is amazing to read how people made it here and this motivates all the newbies to work even harder
    Thanks.

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  • Profile picture of the author Boogaloo
    Fantastic story Gopal, and an inspiration to all and testimony to the power of this forum, I'm not much of a poster, more of a reader and I learned loads in here.

    Keep up the good work and congratulations dude!
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  • Profile picture of the author Masumi
    Thanks Gopal for your very inspirational story.
    I wish you and your team a lot of succes in the future.

    This forum is a great place and we can learn a lot in here as long as we take action and focus on what we are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bluekoala
    This was a nice read.

    very inspiring
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    • Profile picture of the author mcmahanusa
      Thank you for that inspirational post. It is especially noteworthy that you seem to have initially followed the path so many of us have followed - too much information, scattering our resources, not concentrating on one thing and making it successful. When you concentrated your resources and those of your friends, success came, as well it should have.

      Love your giving attitude.
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    It never occurred to me that I should work as a team. I always cheat myself by telling that working single is the best way.

    But the hidden reason is I am lazy and if I work as a team, I can't watch a movie while my partner is working. That's why I haven't yet did a JV with you Gopal! I bet you have never heard this from me before.

    I am lazier than you think! I dedicate my success to luck

    Congrats on your success. My advice to you is that everyone including me and you feels like conquering the world after the first few successful ventures. But we should not diversify ourselves. Do not start any other businesses. Focus on just this business/wso and keep launching better versions.

    Psst... Even Bill Gates diversified and got frustrated.

    Some companies like Google and Apple are diversifying and yet succeeding because they have all the money in the world and hence they can hire the best in the world.
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    • Profile picture of the author GopalG
      Deepak was the person who introduced me to Internet Marketing.The first few years were pretty tough. Dont know what kept me going but I have always believed that Internet Marketing has huge potential and you have to wait for success to come to you.

      Thanks Deepak for those words of wisdom. I for sure did not know that this was the reason . Will try to dig deep than wide. Very important when you succeed. Dont forget your roots. You have to strengthen your roots when you grow taller and if you want to become stronger in the long run.

      Originally Posted by Deepak Media View Post

      It never occurred to me that I should work as a team. I always cheat myself by telling that working single is the best way.

      But the hidden reason is I am lazy and if I work as a team, I can't watch a movie while my partner is working. That's why I haven't yet did a JV with you Gopal! I bet you have never heard this from me before.

      I am lazier than you think! I dedicate my success to luck

      Congrats on your success. My advice to you is that everyone including me and you feels like conquering the world after the first few successful ventures. But we should not diversify ourselves. Do not start any other businesses. Focus on just this business/wso and keep launching better versions.

      Psst... Even Bill Gates diversified and got frustrated.

      Some companies like Google and Apple are diversifying and yet succeeding because they have all the money in the world and hence they can hire the best in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
    Originally Posted by GopalG View Post

    I started my Internet Marketing journey 3 years back and well I could have quit at many stages. But I didn't. I didn't make any money at all in the first two years.
    And some marketers gave up in a few months when they didn't make any money...

    You've made it through, that's great!
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    • I have been on for a few years as well. It can be a struggle but you have to remain positive and be persistent. Especially when you know you have useful and valuable information that can help at least a few thousand people.
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  • Greetings Gopal,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story of your trials and then well deserved success in the Internet marketing world.

    This thread, should be required reading for all those that come here looking for answers.

    Just find one thing that are comparable with ... over-deliver and you will find success.

    Very inspirational ... wishing you and your partners a far greater success.

    All the best ... Ron
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    That is the problem for the most of Internet Marketers.That they all look the next big thing,the greatest course of the last decade that we ll make them millions.93% never put in action what they ve learned.

    Congratulations on your success.Truly inspiring!Keep up the good work!

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  • Profile picture of the author Leigh Burke
    Well done Gopal.

    Folks, you can see that Gopal didn't re-invent the wheel. he simply provided a good quality, value for money service and set himself up as a business.

    You can see that Gopal had a choice after 2 years of dabbling. He could have continued to dabble, otr he could do what he did which is take the leap of faith. Set himself up as a legitimate business WITH AN OFFICE, WITH COLLEAGUES and all worked towards a common goal.

    STEP 1 - provide a good quality, value for money service

    STEP 2 - build your reputation and get honest testimonials from your customers

    STEP 3 - all the while build your list...

    STEP 4 - Create a product showing people how to do what you do

    STEP 5 - Market your product to your list

    STEP 6 - continue offering great value service and creating products to sell

    Well done Gopal. You've just shown everybody what they already know!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vijay M
    Fantastic post..Gopal.

    Its proven time and again what FOCUS can do to one's aims,goals and achievements.

    Though most of us know the benefits, its so easy to lose focus when being constantly bombarded with juicy sales pitches.

    Well done for staying on track and coming out on top.
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  • Profile picture of the author wasblue
    Wow, My first day at warrior forum and then to read such a good story, you are a testament to what persistence hard work and building relationships will do. Thanks for sharing your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author JanetVasil
    Gopal - thanks for sharing your story. It's inspiring and motivating to hear how others have built successful businesses. Plus I know from personal experience that your video products and customer support are excellent.
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    Value, value, value. That is what I need to focus on. Thanks for remind.
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    • Profile picture of the author remaniki
      Thank you very much Gopal for this wonderful, exciting and inspirational success story. Your valuable advice is much appreciated.
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