I made $396,000 in 75 days.

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Now that I got your attention. I did not make that amount of money,

But you clicked on it, and you were hoping that I had a shiny thing in here, that you to could do what my subject line said.

But - what I did do today is kiss my comfy 9-5 bye bye. I am not going to say how much I made, but I made a very comfortable amount.

I started in offline 8 months ago. I built two offline companies, in my spare time - I surrounded myself with a team of people that are good at what they do. They do the work, I just find new clients, and manage that process.

In 8 months, actually just short of, in my spare time, I accomplished this. 8 months ago, I had never sold a thing in my life, I had never ranked a website, I had never do any of the things that I am now paid to "do".

I would make a long drawn out post here, about "I did this first" - then I did "this" - and "whoopiiee this is the path to success!" but I am not.

Why? Because 99.9% of you won't do what I say I did anyways. And there aren't going to be enough "views" on this thread for the .1 to make 1 person. I mean that in the nicest way. No one listens to free advice. Pay for it, then you get a slighter increase in listening, because it was paid for.

I am not posting a pre-cursor to a WSO - I have already done 2, and I haven't been in here "promoting" those. It's useless to try and do that anyways. Will I be creating more WSOs? Sure. This is not the point.

The point is about the only thing I honestly think this post can accomplish here is "motivating" someone, rather than someone reading an A-Z post on how to get rich.

If I had any advice it is this: Stop thinking like the worker bee and trying to do everything yourself. Start thinking like a boss, and NETWORK you butt off. Dedicate your self to something and ask your self "Are you really in this, or just messing around".

Shout out to my man nameless whose brain I have picked and posts first got me motivated to do something, I'll hit you up later, you need to read the e-mail I sent , it's epic, and David Miller - same to you man, wait till you see how I went out! Your posts actually was the reason I crafted a.. reason to cold call.

Ry
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  • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
    Useless post.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheCG
      Originally Posted by Taniwha View Post

      Useless post.
      Right. A post is only useful if it lays out for you from start to finish exactly how he did it so you can read it and say, "Gee, that is too hard. It will never work." and proceed to continue to sit on your @ss and not do anything but whine about how "this stuff doesn't work."

      Please.......

      When was the last time YOU picked up a phone and made money?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
      USELESS REPLY!

      Originally Posted by Taniwha View Post

      Useless post.
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    • Profile picture of the author twersk
      How is this post useless? Obviously very few people make it to where they want to be and, ultimately, keep looking for that "one thing." We all have limited time to make money...why not copy what successful large companies do, which is pay others to build their empires?
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  • Profile picture of the author believemarketing
    although you mean good, i find this quite annoying...
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  • Profile picture of the author Preeti
    Taniwha, I'd have to disagree.

    Ryan just quit his 9-5 to pursue offline and is now a full-time entrepreneur and one step closer to creating and living his dream lifestyle.

    Useless? No. Motivating? Heck yes!

    Congrats Ryan on the MAJOR milestone and achievement!
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    Originally Posted by Taniwha View Post

    Useless post.
    Like yours?

    I personally think this is one of the most valuable threads on here, because I've seen it first hand. I've seen Ryan go from being unsure about this, that, and every other thing to being a legend of confidence. He was able to meet a goal he set, and he has been successful.

    THIS is something that a lot of people only dream of. It isn't his responsibility to tell you HOW he did it... he doesn't have to. Other people can do it too if they aren't lazy and have the type of DRIVE it takes to achieve success.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      Like yours?

      I personally think this is one of the most valuable threads on here, because I've seen it first hand. I've seen Ryan go from being unsure about this, that, and every other thing to being a legend of confidence. He was able to meet a goal he set, and he has been successful.

      THIS is something that a lot of people only dream of. It isn't his responsibility to tell you HOW he did it... he doesn't have to. Other people can do it too if they aren't lazy and have the type of DRIVE it takes to achieve success.
      Yes, you can see the progression of my posts through the months. Nameless pointed out when I was wrong, and commended the right.

      Nameless, among a few others new I had set a goal to be in a position to do this by June 1. I made it by two days
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  • Profile picture of the author TheCG
    Originally Posted by ryanmckinney View Post

    Now that I got your attention. I did not make that amount of money,

    But you clicked on it, and you were hoping that I had a shiny thing in here, that you to could do what my subject line said.

    But - what I did do today is kiss my comfy 9-5 bye bye. I am not going to say how much I made, but I made a very comfortable amount.

    I started in offline 8 months ago. I built two offline companies, in my spare time - I surrounded myself with a team of people that are good at what they do. They do the work, I just find new clients, and manage that process.

    In 8 months, actually just short of, in my spare time, I accomplished this. 8 months ago, I had never sold a thing in my life, I had never ranked a website, I had never do any of the things that I am now paid to "do".

    I would make a long drawn out post here, about "I did this first" - then I did "this" - and "whoopiiee this is the path to success!" but I am not.

    Why? Because 99.9% of you won't do what I say I did anyways. And there aren't going to be enough "views" on this thread for the .1 to make 1 person. I mean that in the nicest way. No one listens to free advice. Pay for it, then you get a slighter increase in listening, because it was paid for.

    I am not posting a pre-cursor to a WSO - I have already done 2, and I haven't been in here "promoting" those. It's useless to try and do that anyways. Will I be creating more WSOs? Sure. This is not the point.

    The point is about the only thing I honestly think this post can accomplish here is "motivating" someone, rather than someone reading an A-Z post on how to get rich.

    If I had any advice it is this: Stop thinking like the worker bee and trying to do everything yourself. Start thinking like a boss, and NETWORK you butt off. Dedicate your self to something and ask your self "Are you really in this, or just messing around".

    Shout out to my man nameless whose brain I have picked and posts first got me motivated to do something, I'll hit you up later, you need to read the e-mail I sent , it's epic, and David Miller - same to you man, wait till you see how I went out! Your posts actually was the reason I crafted a.. reason to cold call.

    Ry
    Good for you, Ryan! Feels good to tell the man you are outta there, doesn't it?

    I was in St George, SC for a couple of weeks last month. Hotter than hell.

    You anywhere around that area?
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by TheCG View Post

      Good for you, Ryan! Feels good to tell the man you are outta there, doesn't it?

      I was in St George, SC for a couple of weeks last month. Hotter than hell.

      You anywhere around that area?
      I honestly have no clue, only moved here for my old job (that sounds great to say)..

      I am in a small city called Sumter..

      Thanks man.
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  • Profile picture of the author SirThomas
    Originally Posted by ryanmckinney View Post

    No one listens to free advice.
    Sure they do. You are a perfect example...
    Shout out to my man nameless whose brain I have picked and posts first got me motivated to do something, I'll hit you up later, you need to read the e-mail I sent , it's epic, and David Miller - same to you man, wait till you see how I went out! Your posts actually was the reason I crafted a.. reason to cold call.
    Good luck in your new "entrepreneurial" life!
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by SirThomas View Post

      Sure they do. You are a perfect example...


      Good luck in your new "entrepreneurial" life!

      Thanks brother! I feel 10 lbs lighter.

      And excited.

      Many things, words can't describe that only few people understand. When you work hard for something and it pays off, that is priceless, even if I made just enough to meet my needs and still have no boss, that is worth it in itself.

      That ain't happening though, going to live very decently and boss free.
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    • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
      Originally Posted by PatrickP View Post

      VERY annoying putting OP on ignore now.
      I'm sure his feelings are hurt.
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      • Profile picture of the author ShayB
        Ryan, you totally rock. *hugs* Congrats.

        To those who call his post a waste of time, I'm curious:

        There are many posts in this forum that (for free) lay out step-by-step plans for a full time business.

        How many of those have you read?

        How many have you taken action on?

        Ryan's post is a model of encouragement and affirmation. He walks the walk.

        I certainly don't think it's a waste of time at all.
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        • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
          Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

          Ryan, you totally rock. *hugs* Congrats.

          To those who call his post a waste of time, I'm curious:

          There are many posts in this forum that (for free) lay out step-by-step plans for a full time business.

          How many of those have you read?

          How many have you taken action on?

          Ryan's post is a model of encouragement and affirmation. He walks the walk.

          I certainly don't think it's a waste of time at all.
          Shay! Such a big heart.

          So guys, where I said "network" many months ago Shay offered to start an offline chat group, WHICH I JUMPED ON (network , right)

          Where are we at today?

          Shay is testing out some lead generation strategies, and guess who is getting those leads for services she doesnt provide?

          Me.

          Guess who will get taken care of for passing off the leads.

          Her.

          Talk soon Shay!!

          Ry
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
        Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

        I'm sure his feelings are hurt.
        They are :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author cyberhythm
          My thoughts are the only people who will find this post worthless are the ones who only clicked on it because they are looking for the next "shiny ball" to chase, and they are now disappointed because the shiny ball wasn't found.

          It actually WAS found! The "shiny ball" is Ryan's success and it's out there waiting for anyone to reach out and get it!

          My favorite quote from "Pursuit of Happyness":

          "You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period."
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          • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
            Originally Posted by cyberhythm View Post

            My thoughts are the only people who will find this post worthless are the ones who only clicked on it because they are looking for the next "shiny ball" to chase, and they are now disappointed because the shiny ball wasn't found.

            It actually WAS found! The "shiny ball" is Ryan's success and it's out there waiting for anyone to reach out and get it!

            My favorite quote from "Pursuit of Happyness":

            "You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period."
            Exactly. I may not be the smartest guy in the world, but from the headline to the body of that post was thought out.

            I knew there would be a night and day response, which would just prove my point. I love them validating it with out them even knowing. :p

            Great movie to!
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  • Profile picture of the author housewarrior
    I'm preachin' your sermon to all that will listen, brother. But the call of the "I made $396,000 in 75 days" is strong. Very strong.

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  • Profile picture of the author ebizman
    stop chasing the shiny ball folks!
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Inspiration in the form of deciet and negativity is not flattering nor motivating. So I'm honestly not sure how in the world this story motivated some of you people.

    Here are some of his key points.

    1) He had to lie to you to motivate you.

    2) He wants you to believe you're all lazy people who won't take action.

    3) He tells an extremely unoriginal, fear inducing, rehashed story of acting like a boss to get as rich as he himself likes to pretend he is (thread title).

    4) What is REALLY "motivating" about his story? I don't get it. Just because it pushes all those subliminal hot buttons and feeds off of your vulnerabilities?

    I personally think successful marketers really need to start SHOWING their real level of motivation, by being original, and most of all positive.

    "Stop thinking like a worker bee", again, is it good advice? Sure. Could I buy 10,000 PLR products with the same sentence in it? Absolutely.

    So again, nothing in this post really struck me in a unique and interesting way, so I was rather shocked to see how many people thanked him.

    Makes me believe that almost anyone can write a story on this forum about how they went from rags to riches, and it doesn't even really matter what the story is about, or whether the whole story is even true, but people definitely WILL eat that **** up.

    (criticize me if you want but thats my opinion and I'm sticking to it)

    -Red
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      Inspiration in the form of deciet and negativity is not flattering nor motivating. So I'm honestly not sure how in the world this story motivated some of you people.

      Here are some of his key points.

      1) He had to lie to you to motivate you.

      2) He wants you to believe you're all lazy people who won't take action.

      3) He tells an extremely unoriginal, fear inducing, rehashed story of acting like a boss to get as rich as he himself likes to pretend he is (thread title).

      4) What is REALLY "motivating" about his story? I don't get it. Just because it pushes all those subliminal hot buttons and feeds off of your vulnerabilities?

      I personally think successful marketers really need to start SHOWING their real level of motivation, by being original, and most of all positive.

      "Stop thinking like a worker bee", again, is it good advice? Sure. Could I buy 10,000 PLR products with the same sentence in it? Absolutely.

      So again, nothing in this post really struck me in a unique and interesting way, so I was rather shocked to see how many people thanked him.

      Makes me believe that almost anyone can write a story on this forum about how they went from rags to riches, and it doesn't even really matter what the story is about, or whether the whole story is even true, but people definitely WILL eat that **** up.

      (criticize me if you want but thats my opinion and I'm sticking to it)

      -Red

      Most of the thanks are people who have seen me "outside" of this forum progress in my goals I set forth.

      I didn't go from rags to riches. I went from the "comfortable/secure job" - to following a goal through, and doing what I want for my self now.

      I have also made many observations, and I learn quick.

      1) Crap, I was caught in a lie. How am I going to sleep with myself tonight?

      2) Most people are not taking action because they are lazy, taking the wrong kind of action i.e. trying to accomplish to much in one day, running in circles, instead of focusing and organizing their time.

      3) This story may not be original in that: I am not the first person to build an offline business in my spare time.

      4) There is nothing motivational about this story.


      When did I say any of this was ground breaking, or my advice? I didn't make this up. I didn't re-invent the wheel, I just modified it to fit it where it suits me. I read a lot of books, and successful peoples blogs, etc. I took the tid bits of information and molded it to fit me.

      Believe what you want -

      Today was still one of the most liberating days of my life, and you, nor anyone else can take that from me.

      If I were you, and you were me, I would more than likely have the same thoughts you would have. Again, the people in here commenting on my behalf, and thanking me, know me outside fo "ryanmckinney" some random poster in the WF.
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    • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post


      Makes me believe that almost anyone can write a story on this forum about how they went from rags to riches, and it doesn't even really matter what the story is about, or whether the whole story is even true, but people definitely WILL eat that **** up.

      (criticize me if you want but thats my opinion and I'm sticking to it)

      -Red
      Yes, anyone can write a story on this forum... it doesn't necessarily mean its true, likr you said.

      I've had Ryan on my skype for a while, he's a good guy, he's been through some stuff and has come out of it stronger. I was there when he made his first calls...

      I wouldn't say it's rags to riches because Ryan had a pretty nice job before.. I don't think the reason of him getting into this business was because of money, probably more to do with the control, challenge and adventure we go through. It's hard to understand THAT unless you're at a certain point in your journey.

      When I see somebody that successfully met their goals and I know they did first hand, that's motivating to me.

      The people that this doesn't motivate, are probably people looking for a quick fix solution, or looking for some secret sauce... OR haven't seen the growth first hand. There's nothing wrong with disliking the thread, you just don't see it in the same light as others.

      This isn't directed to you whatsoever, but this forum is cancer for some. People are looking for too many answers about too many trivial matters that they dont make any progress. Ryan used to ask a bunch of pointless questions to.. he gained some useful knowledge in the process but the only thing that put it together and allowed him to resign from his job is because he used strategies, he took action in a smart way, not just the DO SOMETHING type attitude that gets nowhere, but he put a plan into motion and capitalized on the results.

      I never quit my job to get into this... I didn't have any other option, my back was against the wall and I had to just learn as I go, no time period of just learning and wondering what will work, I had to think, make a plan, execute it, and deliver. I don't know what it feels like to tell your boss to go **** off I'm gunna do my own thing. I wasn't in a position to have money saved up and have the knowledge he has when I first got into this. THAT is why it's MOTIVATING. You don't need a guide to be motivated by something, you just need to relate to it or be able to feel the excitement or the possibilities of a number of people out there. I'm happy for him, and honored to be able to see someone on here succeed, and can't wait to see how far he gets.
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      • Profile picture of the author Amber Jalink
        If I can step in here for a moment...

        I don't know Ryan - but I can honestly say - Congrats!! Feels amazing eh?

        Okay - so here's my take on the 'controversy' of this post:

        There are many other posts on the forum of people who have had success, and have told others how they did it.

        And it's Fantastic that they want to give back...

        And for others, (like Ryan), they post that they finally quit a job, or made that sale that kept them off the street etc. And THAT's JUST as powerful as someone who explains it.

        I'm saying that because I've been on this forum since the very beginning. (I don't know if my signup date shows properly because Allen imported me when he switched to this new board, but anyway, I've been here from probably month 1).

        See, when people post that they did it - immediately there's people who post back begging and pleading to get all the info out of them.

        If you're going to use it - great!

        But I'll admit - I've also seen:

        a) some of those people gripe that it doesn't work (but admit they didn't try it) in other sections...

        b) some other people put their own twist on it and make it work for themselves (great!)

        c) others who want to but procrastinate (aka - see too many similar posts weekly and then follow the next thing and not achieve success...)

        d) people who have success and turn it into their own WSO on how to do it (nothing wrong with that)

        e) people who READ the "how I did it" posts... then rewrite it into a wso but they've never actually done it or attempted it themselves, its just based on another person's experience... but they don't ADMIT that unless you suck it out of them (this person is called a "poser")... they sell the hyped up wso's on what they read. (This I don't agree with UNLESS you make it clear that you're selling the idea/concept).

        I've seen (e) happen more than a few times, and I can name off the few who do this, one notoriously did it till it finally came out (it was obvious after a few remarks).

        I'm not against people who sell wso's, (I do myself on occasion too) - but I think it would be great if Ryan DID put one out on what he did - but even if not, he's entitled to that too.

        My point after that long winded post... :p

        Some may not feel it's productive or informational... and you're entitled to that opinion.

        But rather than gripe, why not simply congratulate Ryan (or anyone else) that they did achieve what they set out to do??

        It feels absolutely GREAT to reach a goal/milestone you set out to do, and until you've done it, you won't understand it. (We needed a car desperately 11 years ago - had 60 days to do it... I put my mind to it and bought a brand new car cash... won't bother with what kind because you probably don't care... and to this day people think it's only 1-2 yrs old)

        My point is - if you're disappointed - find what works for you and go do it yourself! Experience that elation of SOMETHING you needed or wanted to do...

        then come back and post for yourself
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        • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
          Originally Posted by Amber Jalink View Post

          If I can step in here for a moment...

          I don't know Ryan - but I can honestly say - Congrats!! Feels amazing eh?

          Okay - so here's my take on the 'controversy' of this post:

          There are many other posts on the forum of people who have had success, and have told others how they did it.

          And it's Fantastic that they want to give back...

          And for others, (like Ryan), they post that they finally quit a job, or made that sale that kept them off the street etc. And THAT's JUST as powerful as someone who explains it.

          I'm saying that because I've been on this forum since the very beginning. (I don't know if my signup date shows properly because Allen imported me when he switched to this new board, but anyway, I've been here from probably month 1).

          See, when people post that they did it - immediately there's people who post back begging and pleading to get all the info out of them.

          If you're going to use it - great!

          But I'll admit - I've also seen:

          a) some of those people gripe that it doesn't work (but admit they didn't try it) in other sections...

          b) some other people put their own twist on it and make it work for themselves (great!)

          c) others who want to but procrastinate (aka - see too many similar posts weekly and then follow the next thing and not achieve success...)

          d) people who have success and turn it into their own WSO on how to do it (nothing wrong with that)

          e) people who READ the "how I did it" posts... then rewrite it into a wso but they've never actually done it or attempted it themselves, its just based on another person's experience... but they don't ADMIT that unless you suck it out of them (this person is called a "poser")... they sell the hyped up wso's on what they read. (This I don't agree with UNLESS you make it clear that you're selling the idea/concept).

          I've seen (e) happen more than a few times, and I can name off the few who do this, one notoriously did it till it finally came out (it was obvious after a few remarks).

          I'm not against people who sell wso's, (I do myself on occasion too) - but I think it would be great if Ryan DID put one out on what he did - but even if not, he's entitled to that too.

          My point after that long winded post... :p

          Some may not feel it's productive or informational... and you're entitled to that opinion.

          But rather than gripe, why not simply congratulate Ryan (or anyone else) that they did achieve what they set out to do??

          It feels absolutely GREAT to reach a goal/milestone you set out to do, and until you've done it, you won't understand it. (We needed a car desperately 11 years ago - had 60 days to do it... I put my mind to it and bought a brand new car cash... won't bother with what kind because you probably don't care... and to this day people think it's only 1-2 yrs old)

          My point is - if you're disappointed - find what works for you and go do it yourself! Experience that elation of SOMETHING you needed or wanted to do...

          then come back and post for yourself

          I don't think I could of broke down the tendencies of "warriors" here reading forums any better.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post


      2) He wants you to believe you're all lazy people who won't take action.
      I searched the thread and he never used the word "lazy".

      What he said was...
      Why? Because 99.9% of you won't do what I say I did anyways.
      And he's absolutely right.

      Let's look at a real world example which is personal for you ,Red.

      Bob Ross laid out a full-blown working plan in this forum to easily make $5k/month. At this moment, it has 1,300 posts and 67,000 views. I've counted 5 or 6 Warriors that have actually implemented the plan.

      I'm sure there are a few more but come on... I'm not sure how many of those posts are unique, probably 200 but even at that number, we're looking at a few percent of people actually taking action on that and it was given to them on a silver platter.

      Truthfully, if you go by the views to make a guess at the number of lurkers, we're probably VERY close to less than 1 in 1000 actually implementing it. Which is Ryan's number, 99.9%.

      Why is the truth offensive to so many?
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      • Profile picture of the author ADukes81
        Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

        I searched the thread and he never used the word "lazy".

        What he said was...


        And he's absolutely right.

        Let's look at a real world example which is personal for you ,Red.

        Bob Ross laid out a full-blown working plan in this forum to easily make $5k/month. At this moment, it has 1,300 posts and 67,000 views. I've counted 5 or 6 Warriors that have actually implemented the plan.

        I'm sure there are a few more but come on... I'm not sure how many of those posts are unique, probably 200 but even at that number, we're looking at a few percent of people actually taking action on that and it was given to them on a silver platter.

        Truthfully, if you go by the views to make a guess at the number of lurkers, we're probably VERY close to less than 1 in 1000 actually implementing it. Which is Ryan's number, 99.9%.

        Why is the truth offensive to so many?
        Way to break down the numbers and you are right on.

        Disclaimer: I do know Ryan. I do talk to him on a daily basis (just in the last few weeks) and I can tell you he has busted his ass to get to this point. He has taught me many things and is helping me with a little side project I am working on.

        Not only is he walking the walk, he's a VERY helpful guy. He emailed all weekend (I needed some time to unplug), but he wanted to wrap this project up.

        The guy is the real deal and has introduced me to many people that will help me grow my business. I am very thankful for him teaching me how to network as that is such a big part of this business.
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        • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
          Originally Posted by ADukes81 View Post

          Way to break down the numbers and you are right on.

          Disclaimer: I do know Ryan. I do talk to him on a daily basis (just in the last few weeks) and I can tell you he has busted his ass to get to this point. He has taught me many things and is helping me with a little side project I am working on.

          Not only is he walking the walk, he's a VERY helpful guy. He emailed all weekend (I needed some time to unplug), but he wanted to wrap this project up.

          The guy is the real deal and has introduced me to many people that will help me grow my business. I am very thankful for him teaching me how to network as that is such a big part of this business.

          Keyword - network

          Duke's is the man - mainly because I can call him Duke's.

          See you in a couple of weeks brotha'!

          Ry
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      • Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

        I searched the thread and he never used the word "lazy".

        What he said was...


        And he's absolutely right.

        Let's look at a real world example which is personal for you ,Red.

        Bob Ross laid out a full-blown working plan in this forum to easily make $5k/month. At this moment, it has 1,300 posts and 67,000 views. I've counted 5 or 6 Warriors
        that have actually implemented the plan.

        I'm sure there are a few more but come on... I'm not sure how many of those posts are unique, probably 200 but even at that number, we're looking at a few percent of people actually taking action on that and it was given to them on a silver platter.

        Truthfully, if you go by the views to make a guess at the number of lurkers, we're probably VERY close to less than 1 in 1000 actually implementing it. Which is Ryan's number, 99.9%.

        Why is the truth offensive to so many?
        Bruce Wedding,

        Well, with all due respect, so ya wanna break down the numbers down do ya?

        How about these REAL LIVE STATS from BOB ROSS' "Private Forum":

        Bob Ross Offline Forum Statistics

        Threads1,592Posts14,828Members2,341Active Members619

        Therefore, the STATS above are the proof of the pudd'n!

        Meaning, your calculations are WAY OFF! These stats PROVE that WAY more than 1% are implementing (or are trying to implement) Bob Ross' method!

        Edit: Just because people don't post their success here on the forum or in a thread, DOES NOT mean that people aren't having successes! Just something to keep in mind!

        Onwards and Upwards!

        JMB

        P.S. It really peeves me when people post things about what "they perceive to be correct / reality", when in fact they can be so far off base that it's not worth going there! However, in this case, I felt it was my DUTY to set the record straight on Bob Ross' Blueprint, as people are using it and implementing it (or at least trying really hard to)!
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        • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
          Originally Posted by JMB Marketing Group View Post

          Threads 1,592 Posts 14,828
          Members 2,341 Active Members 619

          Therefore, the STATS above are the proof of the pudd'n!

          Meaning, your calculations are WAY OFF! These stats PROVE that WAY more than 1% are implementing (or are trying to implement) Bob Ross' method!


          Proof's in the pudding? Are you freakin' serious? Do you know how many WSO's are sold that never even get read, let alone implmented? This forum has 494,000 members and I'd bet the farm that 98% of them haven't made $5,000 on the internet.

          Presence in a forum is ZERO indicator of taking action.

          2,341 members in Bob's forum, eh? I'll paypal you $50 if you can show me 234 member websites (10%) implementing Bob's system with proof of having mailed one coupon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
    I'm sorry if you all felt offended by my post. It's just that when a post tells people that 99% of us are "lazy and will never use the information" for 3/4 of the post, I find it a bit underwhelming. <-- Just my opinion.

    Nevertheless, congrats on becoming financially free from your 9-5.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielsteven
    Thata boy Ryan. Your willingness to "give" and help others is going to make you alot more money than that. Keep it up man and Congrats on quitting the 9-5!
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    • Profile picture of the author IMguy123
      btw...tangent topic I guess...whenever I here people talking about 9-5 jobs, I wonder....where are all these 9-5 jobs? When I had a regular job 8 years ago it was 8-5, 40 or more hrs on a salary position? Is 9-5 hrs a banking job? In what part of the country is 9-5 a regular full time job? When Dolly Parton came out with her song "Working 9-5.." I just thought she probably never had a regular job in her life so she didn't really know what the hours of a regular job are...so I always thought she made a mistake when it should have really been "Working 8 to 5, what a way to make a living...."
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
        Originally Posted by IMguy123 View Post

        btw...tangent topic I guess...whenever I here people talking about 9-5 jobs, I wonder....where are all these 9-5 jobs? When I had a regular job 8 years ago it was 8-5, 40 or more hrs on a salary position? Is 9-5 hrs a banking job? In what part of the country is 9-5 a regular full time job? When Dolly Parton came out with her song "Working 9-5.." I just thought she probably never had a regular job in her life so she didn't really know what the hours of a regular job are...so I always thought she made a mistake when it should have really been "Working 8 to 5, what a way to make a living...."
        Lol. I like the way you think, all the stuff jibbering back and forth, and you spot out this. We more than likely have the exact same sense of humor.

        I actually work *730-*430 but...

        9-5 is just easy to say, and it has a great ring to it. Say it aloud:

        "I quit my nine ta' five!"

        "I quite my seven thirty ta' four thirty!"

        No matter what was said, I free'd up 40 hours a week, to focus on this - I stared at my resignation e-mail for about 15-20 minutes.

        I got anxiety, I was nervous, but as SOON as I did it, a huge weight was lifted.

        Ry
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        • Profile picture of the author IMguy123
          Originally Posted by ryanmckinney View Post

          Lol. I like the way you think, all the stuff jibbering back and forth, and you spot out this. We more than likely have the exact same sense of humor.

          I actually work *730-*430 but...

          9-5 is just easy to say, and it has a great ring to it. Say it aloud:

          "I quit my nine ta' five!"

          "I quite my seven thirty ta' four thirty!"

          No matter what was said, I free'd up 40 hours a week, to focus on this - I stared at my resignation e-mail for about 15-20 minutes.

          I got anxiety, I was nervous, but as SOON as I did it, a huge weight was lifted.

          Ry
          Well anyway..
          I do congratulate you on getting rid of your JOB....good riddance to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author link82
    Ryan is the real deal! I've been traveling for a month do I haven't kept up--but we do Skype from time to time. He's always willing to help out. It's awesome to see you reach this point Ryan & I am working to follow suit!
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by link82 View Post

      Ryan is the real deal! I've been traveling for a month do I haven't kept up--but we do Skype from time to time. He's always willing to help out. It's awesome to see you reach this point Ryan & I am working to follow suit!
      I was wondering where you got off to! Ain't seen you round' skype :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author link82
        Originally Posted by ryanmckinney View Post

        I was wondering where you got off to! Ain't seen you round' skype :rolleyes:
        Had to visit family. New nephew in the family. Really needed to see family & friends. Now I'm back & focused. I look forward to catching up on Skype & pickin' your brain. Thanks & congrats on all the success you have achieved.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Joseph
    Ryan,

    You're post is highly inspirational. There are so many people here on WF that are aspiring to your level of success (myself included) and I think you really gave me that boost!

    I wish you the best of success!!
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  • Profile picture of the author liindsay
    Congrats on your success!
    That feeling when you sent through your resignation must of been unreal
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  • Profile picture of the author ADukes81
    @JMB Marketing Group With all due respect...

    Ok, I can see that as those people BOUGHT his product. You know what people do with free information?

    Nothing.

    They don't use it.

    Plain and simple.

    And really sad.

    Once you have some "skin" in the game, you feel obligated to try a little bit harder, spend a little more time on it. You can do the same with free info, but most don't.

    I would be willing to bet on the thread (not that sales thread, the thread started in this offline section) that is probably is closer to that 1%. Let's say 5%.

    Still sad.

    Ryan was offering free advice/inspiration/motivation and people are going to treat it as such, "free, I can't do anything with that"

    Wrong

    Hustle should be in everyone's vocabulary on this forum, but it's not.

    You want success?

    Work hard. Bottom line.
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    • Originally Posted by ADukes81 View Post

      @JMB Marketing Group With all due respect...

      Ok, I can see that as those people BOUGHT his product. You know what people do with free information?

      Nothing.

      They don't use it.

      Plain and simple.

      And really sad.

      Once you have some "skin" in the game, you feel obligated to try a little bit harder, spend a little more time on it. You can do the same with free info, but most don't.

      I would be willing to bet on the thread (not that sales thread, the thread started in this offline section) that is probably is closer to that 1%. Let's say 5%.

      Still sad.

      Ryan was offering free advice/inspiration/motivation and people are going to treat it as such, "free, I can't do anything with that"

      Wrong

      Hustle should be in everyone's vocabulary on this forum, but it's not.

      You want success?

      Work hard. Bottom line.
      Yes and No!

      However, I believe a lot of people bought because of the INITIAL free information. However, it is still unbelievable, even though it was free and they signed up and HOW ACTIVE those members are there!

      Let me give you an example:

      John Durham gives TONS AND TONS of FREE STEP-BY-STEP INFORMATION HERE!

      He offered TONS OF FREE INFORMATION (just like Bob did) in his thread BEFORE he offered his WSO"!

      However, his private forum, is NOTHING compared to Bob's! It is quiet as a mouse! It was since day 1 (even though the membership included some very well known gurus and heavy lifters!)

      So, please don't tell me that just because peeps bought a WSO, based on free information, is going to translate into a thriving and enlighenting forum! In my experiences, hopefully, but NOT NECESSARILY so!

      You see, Bob is onto something here ... something that a lot of people have taken notice of and can ACTUALLY IMPLEMENT, EASILY!

      What Bob offered in giving away free information and then offering it as a WSO, were means for people to immediately effectively and efficiently implement it! Unlike, other WSOs that are were also sold here based upon "great threads and replies" here in the Offline arena.

      Onwards and Upwards,

      JMB

      P.S. I wish John's forum was more active. He put a lot into his product and forum! It's hard so say why some WSO purchased forums are more active than others.

      By the way, as I gave an example of John Durham's, unfortunately, as his HIGHLY ACCLAIMED WSO private forum is NOT THE ONLY ONE that didn't do well in the private member's forum arena (there are others ... which other WF members may know)! However, I merely mentioned John as he's the most recognized and respected Warrior here. Sorry John for using you as an example, but that's the reality based on my purchases and experiences here! I still wuv ya! You definitely deserve more ACTION in your forum!
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      • Profile picture of the author ADukes81
        Originally Posted by JMB Marketing Group View Post

        Yes and No!

        However, I believe a lot of people bought because of the INITIAL free information. However, it is still unbelievable, even though it was free and they signed up and HOW ACTIVE those members are there!

        Let me give you an example:

        John Durham gives TONS AND TONS of FREE STEP-BY-STEP INFORMATION HERE!

        He offered TONS OF FREE INFORMATION (just like Bob did) in his thread BEFORE he offered his WSO"!

        However, his private forum, is NOTHING compared to Bob's! It is quiet as a mouse! It was since day 1 (even though the membership included some very well known gurus and heavy lifters!)

        So, please don't tell me that just because peeps bought a WSO, based on free information, is going to translate into a thriving and enlighenting forum! In my experiences, hopefully, but NOT NECESSARILY so!

        You see, Bob is onto something here ... something that a lot of people have taken notice of and can ACTUALLY IMPLEMENT, EASILY!

        What Bob offered in giving away free information and then offering it as a WSO, were means for people to immediately effectively and efficiently implement it! Unlike, other WSOs that are sold here based upon "great threads" here in the Offline arena.

        Onwards and Upwards,

        JMB
        I was a part of John's forum since day one and I disagree it was "quiet as a mouse since day one". It was active the first few months, maybe year, I am not sure.

        Bob has put together a very solid product and has helped me along the way. I used to visit his forum, but it didn't line up with some of the things I was doing so I haven't logged in in a few months.

        Also, most people HATE cold calling! John is big on cold calling. Bob is about direct mail (visiting biz face-to-face) 2 separate approaches. What I have found out is that just about anyone will do anything to avoid the phone.

        It doesn't matter what John teaches (I owe a LOT of my success to him so I am not hating) a lot of people are looking for an "easier" option because they hate the phone.

        I think it's not a fair comparisons. Also, John launched that forum in September of '10, almost 2 years ago.
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        • Originally Posted by ADukes81 View Post

          I was a part of John's forum since day one and I disagree it was "quiet as a mouse since day one". It was active the first few months, maybe year, I am not sure.

          Bob has put together a very solid product and has helped me along the way. I used to visit his forum, but it didn't line up with some of the things I was doing so I haven't logged in in a few months.

          Also, most people HATE cold calling! John is big on cold calling. Bob is about direct mail (visiting biz face-to-face) 2 separate approaches. What I have found out is that just about anyone will do anything to avoid the phone.

          It doesn't matter what John teaches (I owe a LOT of my success to him so I am not hating) a lot of people are looking for an "easier" option because they hate the phone.

          I think it's not a fair comparisons. Also, John launched that forum in September of '10, almost 2 years ago.
          The point I was trying to make, based on your stats about threads about FREE information, and THEN someone buying a WSO is that there are more active people who end up BUYING a WSO.

          Please, I wasn't saying that one person's WSO was better than an other's. Or, that someone's forum was better than another's.

          I was merely trying to present some facts.

          Why someone's "offline" forum is more active, does not necessarily mean that it is better. What I tried to portray is that some topics are more interesting or better suited to those that are seeking the "holy grail"

          I hope this message put this debate to rest!

          Besides, it's all about what others think on how they can succeed no matter what YOU or I THINK!

          Edit: To each his own!

          JMB
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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by JMB Marketing Group View Post


        By the way, as I gave an example of John Durham's, unfortunately, as his HIGHLY ACCLAIMED WSO private forum is NOT THE ONLY ONE that didn't do well in the private member's forum arena (there are others ... which other WF members may know)! However, I merely mentioned John as he's the most recognized and respected Warrior here. Sorry John for using you as an example, but that's the reality based on my purchases and experiences here! I still wuv ya! You definitely deserve more ACTION in your forum!
        Appreciate the love. lol

        Here's the thing though... "I" am a person who can make my forum active at will, which is why you dont see me worried about any down fall... If I wanted to within 2 weeks it would be back to being active 24 hours per day... Believe it!

        The "sheep" fail...I am not a sheep though.

        I just get bored and put my energy into other projects.... Still the same champion marketer I was in the booth. I dont "fail".

        If you want to make it interesting we can place a wager.

        BTW I dont want to "highly acclaim" anything... but well.... If you just read the red highlights, you will get the picture.

        Originally Posted by rbecklund View Post

        If it weren't for this report and offline crack by JD - I may have been on the streets with my 15 y.o. son. This method has been the basis for getting clients since I started cold calling last July. It works. Thanks John!
        ......Wow!

        Originally Posted by Jimi b View Post

        Did exactly what you said damn near verbatim, and BAM. 3 appointments 1 sale out of a list of 32 businesses that I found with a nifty little app on my cell phone. A $750, 13.22 minute no hassle cold call. This has never happen to me before. I'm lost for words. People this works, flat out....
        Once again thanks John I owe you one buddy.
        Originally Posted by kvnkane View Post

        i can vouch for the methods in this book, made my first offline sale for $390 for 1 website. The guy also phoned me up a year later and wanted another website for $390. so one day of cold calling probs around 4-5 hours made me $780.
        Originally Posted by Steven Donald Smith View Post

        I'm an admitted poor cold caller, but in 7 hours on the phone I made over $1,000 in my initial test run from your telemarketing report, so I know it works. I'll be buying this one too.

        Steve
        Originally Posted by Sheila View Post

        John, your scripts are always right on, practical and designed to get RESULTS. Thanks!
        Originally Posted by Scott Kennedy View Post

        John is a champ. Like I said in his WSO thread, I've make over 4k just from using the things he's posted here for free.
        Originally Posted by Cary

        When I ran across John's forum and the telemarketing report…my chosen vehicle for success was/is video….Today, I closed my first sale from telemarketing. 2 videos annualized at $700….I really pumped my up. I just know If I can get to the 200 calls in a day…I will be much more productive and profitable!

        Originally Posted by Mike Brandino

        I bought Johns WSO and at first I was hesistant to get myself on the phone , but a few days after reading it when I finally talked myself into spending hours cold calling in the manner prescribed. to my surprise I ended up closing sales at a profit of $450 RECURRING my first day!


        Originally Posted by Marianne Gonne

        Hi everyone! Inspired by John Durhams Warrior Forum thread, I took action one week ago and, today, I made my first two Offline sales. So excited by such quick, tangible, money-in-my-hands results. My mind is in overdrive with the possibilities - particularly as I am a full-time freelance writer and I was able to add-on monthly packages that include my content and article marketing services. So Woo Hoo!
        Originally Posted by payoman View Post

        Here are the grand total stats for the last week :

        - 500+ cold calls (was aiming for 750, didn't quite get there)
        - Roughly 250 answered the phone and was the boss
        - 35 leads (couldnt book appointments for 95%, too far away)
        - 3 sales so far ($575 website redesign, $900 new site and $2000 new site and SEO)
        - 1 appointment on Monday, and a couple hot leads asked for callbacks after new financial year.

        It's official : I'm actually pretty busy right now. I am working on about 7 different jobs for clients, with 3 brand new ones in the last week....All this, 100% of the work, purely from picking up the phone and dialling cold numbers....I pretty much use John Durhams exact script in his Free Telemarketing Report.


        I picked up a $450 check for my first $1,000+ week!

        I have picked up $1,425 in the last 6 days and I have $800 owed to me early next week - Adukes

        Originally Posted by hereforsuccess View Post

        today i made my first $900 sale yeah!!!!!!!!!
        it feels great to see a check that big and i hardly worked for it so before you start reading everything i want to let you know that yes i did cold call the first day, and the second day i went to meet the clients. ....anyways what i did was this. i was at the telemarketing forum and i found a post from john durham it was about selling SEO, so i used it.....THANK YOU JOHN DURHAM FOR CREATING THE TELEMARKETING FORUM AND FOR WRITING THAT POST THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
        ......
        Originally Posted by swd123 View Post

        I actually used John's script about a year ago when I was in a "need quick cash" situation and my usual largish projects pipeline had died down. Probably done £2k on it that month and got me outta a tight situation. These were phone closes too.
        Originally Posted by mak25 View Post

        I've said it before and I'll say it again: JD you are THE man!

        Why? Because he cares and loves to help the little guy.

        He's helped me get on my feet, and if you listen and just DO IT,
        you'll get on your feet too.

        #justanolddudestartingalloverfromsquareone
        Originally Posted by Amir Luis;

        I made $1600 within 72 hours of applying the techniques in this report...Thanks John! - Louie


        Originally Posted by FalkonatorsWife View Post

        Hey guys and gals! ...I started cold calling back in March based on what I read in the Newbies thread, started by John Durham. This guy knows his stuff... it took a few days, but this week in particular, the flood gates have begun to open. i've made a TON of great contacts, i've had business owners calling ME back!!!!! two businesses in one day!!! (that's pretty awesome for a newbie!) i have a meeting set up for tomorrow, i have two businesses in my same line of work that are ready to send customers my way for their own varying reasons.woohoo!

        DO NOT GIVE UP!

        if you have not gotten on that phone - go make a call, go make 200 calls! MAKE something happen!!!
        Originally Posted by Don Cram View Post

        Hey everyone....It's official...I AM 500 BUCKS RICHER!!!!!!!!!... I DID IT!!!!!... and I JUST MADE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT!!!! I have a chance to get about $800 worth of matinence done on my car in exchange for building a 5 page website.

        this is so awesome!!!!!

        If you are new, or just looking to make some extra money to dig yourself out of a hole (like me), take action....IT WORKS!!!

        John... If you read this, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!


        Don

        Originally Posted by SCC View Post

        John,
        Thanks for the free report.
        There was one thing that jumped out at me in your report... that we are equals... business owner to business owner!
        Not above them, nor not below them... that is what has been holding me back from calling... I've always felt below... a beggar... a salesman pleading for a sale...
        Thanks for those key words in your report... it has opened up my mind on this subject and given me a clear path to picking up the phone without reserve.
        Thanks again John!
        Originally Posted by jideofor View Post

        John, You one great guy that I respect a lot on warrior forum. I am Nigerian and after reading your post titled : NEWBIE READ THIS..., I got fired up.... So far , I have gotten 4 clients and still counting .... A lot of guys here on warrior forum did not like that post. The great thing about it is that, that post has gone far to change lives as far as Africa.

        Thank you so much for endless support.
        jideofor.
        Originally Posted by Nick Sammut View Post

        Hi John,

        Thanks for the great method. It is so simple.

        Guys this works full stop.

        I have made 25 calls today, I would say 10 went to answering machine
        or were invalid numbers.

        Out of the remaining 15 calls I got 2 leads...



        Nick
        Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

        i purchased this report what seems like a long time ago and it was such a good investment. glad to see that others will be able to gain from it as well!
        Originally Posted by John Galt View Post

        Hey John, this is damn good stuff. Your base script is eerily similar to the script I've used to sell IT services to 1,000+ seat companies. And if I can sell a $50/user service to a 63,000 seat company using this approach, I bet it'd work OK for the Mom and Pop around the corner...

        Anybody that needs new clients but "hates cold calling" should probably read this. Or don't. But you will see better results, much faster, if you do.
        Originally Posted by Steven Donald Smith View Post

        For those that doubt what John is saying, I'm proof that his systems work. I contacted John several weeks ago, and I told him I needed to make at least $1,000 extra this month. John told me to buy his course and if I took action I would make it easy.

        I bought his course, and I am admittedly truly not a sales person. I was also somewhat apprehensive about cold calling. I called 103 businesses and signed up 2 customers for websites costing $499 plus recurring of $25.00. It might not sound like much, but to me it was like winning the lottery.

        I have a son that had huge medical expenses and we needed to still eat, be sheltered and at least try to pay off the medical expenses. In many ways John's course saved my family. It also led to another offline project which is making me $1,200 recurring income and will soon replace the income of both myself and my wife. I anticipate workibng only a couple more months and then my recurring income is going to dwarf anything I've ever made before.

        John's teachings have truly saved my life and family from sure financial disaster. There is no way for me to thank him enough for his help.

        Steve
        Originally Posted by mattie77 View Post

        ...John "The life Saver" Durham should be you new name . Following Johns ideas and inspiration saved my butt big time a few months back, I have made over $100k since then and went from being days from losing my house to being over 1 year in front on payments...
        So big thanks goes out to John.
        Originally Posted by Erica Leggett View Post

        Thanks for this report!

        I'm not a fan of slick talking, pretending to be all this and that when in reality, all I am is me. So the honest & humble approach outlined in this report is a good fit for how I operate my business & how I would like to approach other businesses whether on the phone, email, or however we cross paths...Thanks again for this report. This approach will surely help me to reach my goal of having 150-200 clients on my books. Only 143-193 more clients to go!
        There are 24-25 testimonials here and 21 of them say "I made money" .Thats less than a tenth of the testimonials, but why run it into the ground?

        These people arent saying "Good read...", if you catch my drift.
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    extraordinary. It really motivated me
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    I left the world of gas stations/auto repair shops in 2007 and became Full Time Internet Marketer by April 2008. It's been has been and still is a awesome ride. Congrats Ryan for going full time.

    The MOST difficult thing in my opinion is Mindset. Most of us have similar skills, its really just how you approach letting go of the JOB mentality and becoming a full time Internet Marketing/Entrepreneur.

    If your not sure if you a Entrepreneur, read the first 3 chapters of The E-Myth by Michael Gerber.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

      I left the world of gas stations/auto repair shops in 2007 and became Full Time Internet Marketer by April 2008. It's been has been and still is a awesome ride. Congrats Ryan for going full time.

      The MOST difficult thing in my opinion is Mindset. Most of us have similar skills, its really just how you approach letting go of the JOB mentality and becoming a full time Internet Marketing/Entrepreneur.

      If your not sure if you a Entrepreneur, read the first 3 chapters of The E-Myth by Michael Gerber.
      I am going to check that out -

      Thanks!

      Brad Gosse's Chronic Marketer talk's about that - looking at your self and figuring out if you have what it takes..

      What are you doing here? Are you just testing the waters? Or do you have that "spirit" - I knew what I was doing, and I knew the time was near, it was time to take that leap.
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  • Profile picture of the author avandrunen
    That is an awesome achievement Ryan...I hope to someday join those that have left their 9-5(or 730-330) behind.

    Thank you for the post...it goes to show that it can be done.

    Your accomplishment will help to motivate others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliate Ninja
    Ryan you said in one of your post "There is nothing motivational about this story". I have to say you are wrong. I see it as a journey from just starting out to crossing the finish line with victory.

    I have set a 6 month goal to say good-by to my 5-9 and the progress looks good so far. So thanks for sharing and encouraging myself and I am sure others on the forum.

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    I think everyone needs a little motivation every now and then and its good to see someone who has achieved his goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
    One thing people miss is, there are always people willing to do what you won't or are afraid to do. For example, there are many telemarketers you can hire to sell your services on a per lead basis.

    You don't have to pick up the phone. You may just have to pay someone to do it. I've got a guy that is freakin' amazing, generates leads like a machine. And no, you can't have his name or number.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prashant_W
    This post is pure genius. Instead of lambasting Ryan for not spilling the beans, how bout' you hating folks take a leaf out of his book and take action on one of the many gorgeously laid out plans here?

    Besides, if he had gone into detail, most of you would've probably gotten turned off by the fact that it takes work to implement any sort of business plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adwizard
    Way to go Ry!!!
    Lets not miss the main point her folks... it seems to have been lost. Ryan is just trying to tell everyone who wants success to not only "take action" which is what's always repeated, but MAKE A PLAN AND WORK YOUR PLAN!!!
    Ryan has always been very helpful and humble... shooting straight and never self promoting. Hell, he doesn't even promote his own WSO's in a signature. Qualities he has no doubt carried throughout his life and strengthened in the Marine Corps.
    I am sure many find it very inspirational to know they can do what he's done in less than eight months. Those who way anything negative just cast doubt as to it's validity, hurting those whom Ry is trying to help, but not hurting Ryan in the least. Read his posts and learn... he's even dropped some names of others that will help you as well.
    He said... Plan your work and Work your plan. I'm sure his plan didn't start and end with quit my job in eight months... there was a lot between there... If you have problems with the PLAN YOUR WORK part then a mentor or coach could be very helpful for you. If you have a problem with the WORK YOUR PLAN, then perhaps you should also go join the Marines!
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by Adwizard View Post

      Way to go Ry!!!
      Lets not miss the main point her folks... it seems to have been lost. Ryan is just trying to tell everyone who wants success to not only "take action" which is what's always repeated, but MAKE A PLAN AND WORK YOUR PLAN!!!
      Ryan has always been very helpful and humble... shooting straight and never self promoting. Hell, he doesn't even promote his own WSO's in a signature. Qualities he has no doubt carried throughout his life and strengthened in the Marine Corps.
      I am sure many find it very inspirational to know they can do what he's done in less than eight months. Those who way anything negative just cast doubt as to it's validity, hurting those whom Ry is trying to help, but not hurting Ryan in the least. Read his posts and learn... he's even dropped some names of others that will help you as well.
      He said... Plan your work and Work your plan. I'm sure his plan didn't start and end with quit my job in eight months... there was a lot between there... If you have problems with the PLAN YOUR WORK part then a mentor or coach could be very helpful for you. If you have a problem with the WORK YOUR PLAN, then perhaps you should also go join the Marines!
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      Semper Fi

      Lol @ go and join the Marines.

      I can say the Marines was the best thing I had ever done for my self.

      Ry
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      • Profile picture of the author moodykitty
        Originally Posted by ryanmckinney View Post

        Semper Fi

        Lol @ go and join the Marines.

        I can say the Marines was the best thing I had ever done for my self.

        Ry
        God bless you Ry.
        My husband is a former marine. It's not always easy.
        Looking forward to reading your report
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  • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
    Thought youd been full time for a fair while, dont follow things massively close on here as in personal formats of individuals .

    So Im a bit surprised you just doing it now, but all the best Ryan, its a great step to take , first of many, most of them will be in the pretty much the right direction if not exactly following the compass , enjoy the journey, its an exciting challenging and fascinating one to take, and the best thing is, if you so choose, its a never ending joureny of discovery.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by mjbmedia View Post

      Thought youd been full time for a fair while, dont follow things massively close on here as in personal formats of individuals .

      So Im a bit surprised you just doing it now, but all the best Ryan, its a great step to take , first of many, most of them will be in the pretty much the right direction if not exactly following the compass , enjoy the journey, its an exciting challenging and fascinating one to take, and the best thing is, if you so choose, its a never ending joureny of discovery.

      In my mind, I have been full-time for months. Just full time night time lol.

      What took me the longest was earning enough residual income to "repalce" enough of my "9-5" , to not put my family in a position that is not fair to them. Second part was saving enough money, so that I have something to provide them with , if it all crumbled today -

      The last part, was just growing a sack and doing it, which I finally did.

      I'll enjoy this journey brotha'! Brining some along with me!
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    I'm just a bit weird out by this thread. hahaha
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  • Profile picture of the author Cay78
    Hey Ryan....Voyageur149 from Skype here..just had to chime in man! Haters are always going to hate....but something tells me the confidence you have in yourself and business makes you not give a s%$t! And if more people adopted your attitude about business, more people would be better off!

    Ryan has helped me in a lot of ways from answering all of my questions via email, to skype and everything in between. Yes, I have bought his WSO's and they are excellent. Most "smart" people can tell when the WSO creator actually practices what they preach and Ryan is no exception. Too many times we buy WSO's and you know they are just based on theory. All the seller wants is sales from the WSO. No value, no substance and personally I find it quite annoying.

    My suggestion is instead of criticizing him for his success, stop what you are doing (if you aren't where you want to be) and take a look at what he is doing.... might just be what you need!

    Thanks for the help man! Keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Alexander
    Success is in the person, not the path. I have a feeling Ryan, Adam, nameless and others would have been successful at other avenues of living as well. The medium doesn't matter for guys like that.

    In other words, they earned what they earned because of who they are and what they decide to do, not what they decide to think about doing.
    Congrats to Ryan. I too, remember his start and he's earned what he's worked for.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by Nathan Alexander View Post

      Success is in the person, not the path. I have a feeling Ryan, Adam, nameless and others would have been successful at other avenues of living as well. The medium doesn't matter for guys like that.

      In other words, they earned what they earned because of who they are and what they decide to do, not what they decide to think about doing.
      Congrats to Ryan. I too, remember his start and he's earned what he's worked for.

      Thanks Brotha! I still remember our Phone call back in November/October? Right when I started and shared my first phone call back from a direct mail peice!

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  • Profile picture of the author JTzor
    Hey Ryan

    Good on you and congrats.

    I just want to see your resignation letter! I dont need a screen shot, give me the cliff notes version!

    Warmest Regards,

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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by JTzor View Post

      Hey Ryan

      Good on you and congrats.

      I just want to see your resignation letter! I dont need a screen shot, give me the cliff notes version!

      Warmest Regards,

      - JT
      Ha - well here is the back story I really didn't explain in detail in the original post -

      I knew I was quitting soon, it was a matter of when, right?

      So my fiance went into hospital last thursday (she is fine now, no worries) and I had to take off that half day to bring her, and she was in the next day still - so I naturally took off.

      All my boss cared about was me being at work! It pissed me off. It reminded me why I was doing what I was doing. So I can be there for people I care about at the drop of a hat.

      So, Tuesday (yesterday rolls around) and my boss (2 hours away) randomly calls my desk and just hangs up, to see if I was at work .. WTF? -

      So, I have to send up these reports that capture data, in excel format (it validates my position as a contractor) - it contains number, such as how many things you audited, costs, e-mails responded to etc. she sends back the report, nit pickin' and complaining about stuff that she was wrong about.

      I returned the e-mail, explaining she was wrong, and said "also attached you will find my letter of resignation.

      The letter of resignation is pdf'ed right now :-) - will be framed soon, and I can host the image somewhere and share it with you.

      But yeah, my fiance going into the hospital, and not having the freedom to be by herside the whole time, really hit home, and I made up my mind right then I was done.

      I have good people on my left and right here, and only because of them, did I not immediately quit - it would leave them in a huge bind, and , the notice will suffice, I will give them time to find a replacement so they don't feel the brunt of my departure to fast.

      Had I not been surrounded by good people here, I was out that Friday with a few choice words to my employer.


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      • Profile picture of the author rugman
        Originally Posted by ryanmckinney View Post

        Ha - well here is the back story I really didn't explain in detail in the original post -

        I knew I was quitting soon, it was a matter of when, right?

        So my fiance went into hospital last thursday (she is fine now, no worries) and I had to take off that half day to bring her, and she was in the next day still - so I naturally took off.

        All my boss cared about was me being at work! It pissed me off. It reminded me why I was doing what I was doing. So I can be there for people I care about at the drop of a hat.

        So, Tuesday (yesterday rolls around) and my boss (2 hours away) randomly calls my desk and just hangs up, to see if I was at work .. WTF? -

        So, I have to send up these reports that capture data, in excel format (it validates my position as a contractor) - it contains number, such as how many things you audited, costs, e-mails responded to etc. she sends back the report, nit pickin' and complaining about stuff that she was wrong about.

        I returned the e-mail, explaining she was wrong, and said "also attached you will find my letter of resignation.

        The letter of resignation is pdf'ed right now :-) - will be framed soon, and I can host the image somewhere and share it with you.

        But yeah, my fiance going into the hospital, and not having the freedom to be by herside the whole time, really hit home, and I made up my mind right then I was done.

        I have good people on my left and right here, and only because of them, did I not immediately quit - it would leave them in a huge bind, and , the notice will suffice, I will give them time to find a replacement so they don't feel the brunt of my departure to fast.

        Had I not been surrounded by good people here, I was out that Friday with a few choice words to my employer.


        Ry
        I have to agree! As I said in the email I sent you - I am self employed now but want to go full time on "the net". Gives me even more freedom.
        My daughter was in the hospital out of state. My wife went to visit her (burned up almost all of vaca time). I went and will still be able to go on vacation with the kiddies. All because I don't have to answer to NOBODY! (except my customers !). It is a great feeling.
        You will never regret this - ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author JTzor
        That sums it up beautifully. You are actually a good dude for sticking around so that they can find someone to fill in and take your position. There is good and bad with being your own base: a. The lack of a steady paycheck is obviously the biggest issue, and if your company offers health insurance as a perk of being employed, that is another consideration as well.
        I have friends and family members that have been self employed running their own business for a long time (20+ years) and they all tell me that they could not see themselves working for someone else. By the way, they also happen to be the wealthiest people I know financially as well the ones who have the most flexibility with regard to schedule etc. That is not to say that I dont know folks who are well off that have worked, or arent working for someone else as an employee. My brother in law is doing fine working in IT for a big NYC based bank, and a former client of mine worked as a Database programmer for 30 years and lent me his Porsche Cayenne when my car was in the shop - I didnt even ask he simply asked if i needed a car for the week that the car was being fixed and he lent me his Porsche truck.

        Anyway, keep doing what you are doing, stay focused, and grow your business(es).

        As for folks still harping on the earlier poster in the thread who did not find much use in the original OP post, leave it be already. We are all free to extrapolate and find use and meaning in whatever we read. There might not be a ton of utility in the initial post, but there was much motivation and inspiration. To each his/her own.

        Warmest Regards,

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      • Profile picture of the author Wah Bhatti
        Originally Posted by ryanmckinney View Post

        But yeah, my fiance going into the hospital, and not having the freedom to be by herside the whole time, really hit home, and I made up my mind right then I was done.

        Ry
        Sometimes we all need the final push, to work out our life's goals
        Often money is not the trigger

        But the realization that you did not have the freedom to pursue your purpose
        Made you make a decision (I have noticed that people don't like to make decisions)

        I have watched you from afar and I'm pleased that you have made the leap
        Of having the control in your own hands

        The journey has just begun

        Well Done Ryan
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        • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
          Originally Posted by Wah Bhatti View Post

          Sometimes we all need the final push, to work out our life's goals
          Often money is not the trigger

          But the realization that you did not have the freedom to pursue your purpose
          Made you make a decision (I have noticed that people don't like to make decisions)

          I have watched you from afar and I'm pleased that you have made the leap
          Of having the control in your own hands

          The journey has just begun

          Well Done Ryan
          Wah! You are the MAN!

          Thanks, chat on skype soon

          I got a few tricks up my sleeve yet..

          Ry
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  • Profile picture of the author Hugh
    Congratulations Ryan,

    It's called FREEDOM folks.

    Those that have it will understand.

    Those who don't are saying "What's that nut talking about?"

    Awesome!

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  • Profile picture of the author econnors
    Originally Posted by IMguy123

    btw...tangent topic I guess...whenever I here people talking about 9-5 jobs, I wonder....where are all these 9-5 jobs? When I had a regular job 8 years ago it was 8-5, 40 or more hrs on a salary position? Is 9-5 hrs a banking job? In what part of the country is 9-5 a regular full time job? When Dolly Parton came out with her song "Working 9-5.." I just thought she probably never had a regular job in her life so she didn't really know what the hours of a regular job are...so I always thought she made a mistake when it should have really been "Working 8 to 5, what a way to make a living...."
    LOL...I have wondered the same thing. Nine to five has a bit of rhyme to it though. ;-)


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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    Congrats Ryan!


    You are one of the few "real" folks around.


    I know I have learned a lot from your cajun a@@.


    Good luck in the next chapter of your life!
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  • Profile picture of the author newbizideas312
    Lol. genius dude. Your headline was great, and the post was even better.

    You are defiantly right, you find wealth, your own way. These types of reports, and headlines prey on your mind. They are shiny pennies taking you away from the path. You know what you get when you chase pennies? pennies. Start chasing dollars.

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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by newbizideas312 View Post

      Lol. genius dude. Your headline was great, and the post was even better.

      You are defiantly right, you find wealth, your own way. These types of reports, and headlines prey on your mind. They are shiny pennies taking you away from the path. You know what you get when you chase pennies? pennies. Start chasing dollars.

      -Adam
      Thanks. I crafted this super ninja style, that I knew "few" would get, and some would troll.

      It was expected.

      It is really awesome to see everyone who came in here to "get my back" so to speak, I didn't realize so many people were "watchin" me

      Flattering to say the least -
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperCopywriting
    Ryan, I can appreciate your post. I was on a conference call the other day and a young woman was feeling stuck - as if she was going around in circles and never getting anywhere.

    The coach on the call asked her if she had a plan and what actions she had taken. After thinking for a moment, she realized that she didn't have a set plan and was not taking massive action.

    Instead she was "waiting" for something to happen. So, instead of creating and generating income, nothing was happening for her.

    With a plan and the desire to take massive action - something will happen - even if that "something" is not exactly what you bargained for.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Ryan, for what it's worth, I am proud of you.

    FYI, I started the transition from online to offline the end of last year (partially due to my wife passing away and wanting to do something new), I can't say that there has ever been a more impressive rise to succeed at one's goals than Ryan.

    Like him, I am very thankful for all the help that the seasoned vets here have provided. John Durham, David Miler, Nathan (iamnameless), WillR, Quentin, just to name a few.

    But I have watched Ryan from when he first arrived on the scene and have watched his drive, determination, willingness to listen and act upon advice given and perseverance in always moving ahead.

    Am I surprised by his post here? Absolutely not. I could always see it coming.

    A few have said it, but what most don't know is Ryan is not only willing to help others (maybe paying it forward or just likes to help), but it's what he does to help that goes above and beyond what you would expect.

    I had a couple of times I asked him questions on Shay's Skype chat group (need to rev that thing back up) and the responses he gave and what he showed me were phenomenal. The one technique he shared was not something you would normally expect someone to show you, but he did anyway. Needless to say it was innovative and unique.

    Anyway, enough gushing as it something I don't normally do and congrats Ryan on meeting your goal. You definitely are deserving of it.

    Thanks,

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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by globalpro View Post

      Ryan, for what it's worth, I am proud of you.

      FYI, I started the transition from online to offline the end of last year (partially due to my wife passing away and wanting to do something new), I can't say that there has ever been a more impressive rise to succeed at one's goals than Ryan.

      Like him, I am very thankful for all the help that the seasoned vets here have provided. John Durham, David Miler, Nathan (iamnameless), WillR, Quentin, just to name a few.

      But I have watched Ryan from when he first arrived on the scene and have watched his drive, determination, willingness to listen and act upon advice given and perseverance in always moving ahead.

      Am I surprised by his post here? Absolutely not. I could always see it coming.

      A few have said it, but what most don't know is Ryan is not only willing to help others (maybe paying it forward or just likes to help), but it's what he does to help that goes above and beyond what you would expect.

      I had a couple of times I asked him questions on Shay's Skype chat group (need to rev that thing back up) and the responses he gave and what he showed me were phenomenal. The one technique he shared was not something you would normally expect someone to show you, but he did anyway. Needless to say it was innovative and unique.

      Anyway, enough gushing as it something I don't normally do and congrats Ryan on meeting your goal. You definitely are deserving of it.

      Thanks,

      John
      Wadap John!

      Thanks for the "gushing" and stepping out your bounds to drop me a line brotha'! Let's get that skype group revived - looks like I'll be workin' in my undies soon
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        Originally Posted by ryanmckinney View Post

        Wadap John!

        Thanks for the "gushing" and stepping out your bounds to drop me a line brotha'! Let's get that skype group revived - looks like I'll be workin' in my undies soon
        Hey! It's reviving! It's been busy lately. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author SuzyBlack
    Ryan, Im really pleased that you are doing well offline and are quitting your job - thats the dream for so many people.

    Ive been doing this since 2007 and I absolutely love it. I make more money than I ever imagined and my days are my own, I don't answer to anyone and I have clients calling me telling me how much they love me!

    Whats more, I've had the opportunity to train others to do the same and they are doing incredible well - this is what makes me more proud than anything - that my systems work so well that other people are quitting their jobs and living the lives that they desire.

    One guy I just taught was in a heap of strife, up to his neck in debt and child support payments. He was literally drowing in debt. In Feb, he sold his house, bought a Winnebago and now travels the country - and he still services clients while he does it - That was his dream, he's living comfortably and he's doing what he loves.

    More people should do it, offline marketing changed my life, and Im
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      Originally Posted by SuzyBlack View Post

      In Feb, he sold his house, bought a Winnebago and now travels the country - and he still services clients while he does it - That was his dream, he's living comfortably and he's doing what he loves.
      That is so awesome.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanmckinney
      Originally Posted by SuzyBlack View Post

      Ryan, Im really pleased that you are doing well offline and are quitting your job - thats the dream for so many people.

      Ive been doing this since 2007 and I absolutely love it. I make more money than I ever imagined and my days are my own, I don't answer to anyone and I have clients calling me telling me how much they love me!

      Whats more, I've had the opportunity to train others to do the same and they are doing incredible well - this is what makes me more proud than anything - that my systems work so well that other people are quitting their jobs and living the lives that they desire.

      One guy I just taught was in a heap of strife, up to his neck in debt and child support payments. He was literally drowing in debt. In Feb, he sold his house, bought a Winnebago and now travels the country - and he still services clients while he does it - That was his dream, he's living comfortably and he's doing what he loves.

      More people should do it, offline marketing changed my life, and Im
      That is awesome. I have a small group of action takers I talk with daily (a mastermind if you will) -

      I have people saying if it weren't for the group - they never would have got their first client, etc.

      That is such a great feeling - to go from clueless 8 months ago, to helping others succeed!

      Had a conversation earlier at dinner with my fiance, who admitted "I am sort of scared now, like I know you are doing good but you know, everyone has normal jobs"

      All I told her was this, and it fixed it:

      "Look at me" waited till she looked in my eyes - "I got this"

      I have probably never in my life uttered three words with more conviction than those.

      If anyone else in here can honestly do the same, and know that, the sky is the limit.

      That was it, she smiled, she is fine -

      One of the biggest reasons for my success (and most everyone's success), is having someone in my corner that has supported me the last 8 months -

      It has not been easy on her, I will admit. As I worked all day, came home, and worked all night, tirelessly, until 2 am, up at 6 am, rat race, rinse and repeat.

      But she supported me. She pretended to care when I showed her my new idea for this or that. She wrote on my direct mail pieces for me, and she has been there in my corner.

      But, yes, I know you know, how the feeling is!

      Ry
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    • Profile picture of the author Joanne D
      Originally Posted by SuzyBlack View Post

      Ryan, Im really pleased that you are doing well offline and are quitting your job - thats the dream for so many people.

      Ive been doing this since 2007 and I absolutely love it. I make more money than I ever imagined and my days are my own, I don't answer to anyone and I have clients calling me telling me how much they love me!

      Whats more, I've had the opportunity to train others to do the same and they are doing incredible well - this is what makes me more proud than anything - that my systems work so well that other people are quitting their jobs and living the lives that they desire.

      One guy I just taught was in a heap of strife, up to his neck in debt and child support payments. He was literally drowing in debt. In Feb, he sold his house, bought a Winnebago and now travels the country - and he still services clients while he does it - That was his dream, he's living comfortably and he's doing what he loves.

      More people should do it, offline marketing changed my life, and Im
      Funny you should mention taking life on the road. That is exactly what we will be doing as of September.
      We have given notice and are "hitting the road" with our business this fall. This has been a lifetime dream of ours and our network marketing business is allowing us to fulfill our dream. We are taking our lives, and our business and will be spending years seeing and doing everything we possibly can.
      BTW - we love to share the opportunity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel LaRusso
    Hey Ryan - LOVE the thread, and your stance. I am where you were about 8 months ago, I guess. I have a very comfortable salaried position, I sort of feel like a barn cat right now. You know what those are? Feral cats that live out in barns that people feed, but they feed them just enough to where they're still hungry and will chase and get rid of pests. Feed them too much, and they'll be lazy. Don't feed them enough, and they'll go wild and not help you in your barn.

    I have had enough with getting wso after wso, and have FINALLY seen the light, thanks to some people like you and my other Alabama buddy rolltide and some others (I live about a 45 minute drive from rolltide).

    What you have done, where I have FAILED is that you've gotten out there and taken the action necessary to build your own success. The thing is, now that you are equipped with how to do it (and I think it's cool that you admit those first few calls were scary and you flopped some), you have positioned yourself for a lifetime of income where you can sustain yourself no matter what happens to Google, Apple, or any other product.

    I failed in the past because I didn't have the stones to get out there and actually talk to business owners, and, regrettable, my family paid the price of my weakness. Not any more! Thanks to the inspiration of you and some other key players, I am about to be unstoppable. And I've said before, I'll not meet some goals, and I'll hear a lot of people say "no" still, but I will never be a failure again.

    Thank you for your motivation, Roll Tide from another Alabama boy, and Semper Fi from a squid who served with a Marine unit in the reserves.

    And dude, your story about your dinner with your fiancee hit me right in the gut. I NEVER want to have my wife fear what I am doing, like she did when I failed as a financial advisor because I didn't have the stones to talk to people as much as I needed to. I WILL be at the point, very soon, when I can tell my wife and my seven year old daughter, just like you told your fiance - "I got this".
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  • Profile picture of the author Aarron
    Congrats on leaving planet 9-5 behind Ryan, it takes guts to go out and bust your hump to make it in the real world, whether that is online or offline. It's all relative in the end.

    Congratulations and keep up the hard work, it's definitely been paying off for you so far!
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  • Profile picture of the author mlcmartin
    I had always made sure I got fired so that I could force myself into finding better ways to make a living.
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  • Profile picture of the author peterpeto
    nice post
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  • Profile picture of the author JawadAshraf
    Best of luck man. I hope you will be making that much in the next 75 days. By the way I am also thinking to turn myself into an offline business but where to start. I am actually in the UAE and this market is not like US/UK/AUS. That's why I am stuck at it. Can anybody guide me please? Thanks!

    Jawad
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  • Profile picture of the author hydride
    Stop thinking like the worker bee and trying to do everything yourself. Start thinking like a boss, and NETWORK you butt off. Dedicate your self to something and ask your self "Are you really in this, or just messing around"
    That's what I will follow.
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