A really short one today because I’m still recovering from the operation I had last week.
But I couldn’t hold off on writing this issue because yesterday was the 10th anniversary of quitting my job to work online 🙂
Not that I’ve been keeping track of it. I just happened to be searching for something else in Evernote when I spotted a story I’d written in a old newsletter.
“I’ve quit my job”
Ah, but it was easier back then, I can hear you thinking. And perhaps that’s true. It was certainly less competitive.
But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done these days.
Rob Cornish from London is a great example. In 2010 he didn’t even know how to register a domain name. He was a total newbie online, and struggled for 7 months before figuring out a success formula that has since earned him well over $350k.
He’s running a WSO which has been snapped up by over 1000 people already.
Newbie to $350k
“Discover and Replicate the Exact Secret Blueprint which took me from Idiot Newbie to over $350,000 Generated Online in just over 18 Months”
It’s a bit of a hypey headline, but the content of his training certainly isn’t. It’s top-notch. And also very low cost at around $10 for over 3 hours of video training where he details exactly how you can copy his success.
If you’ve been a reader of my newsletter for a while you’ll know that I’m always moaning about my terrible Internet connection, so I rarely watch videos – even short You-Tube ones. But I bit the bullet with this course, downloading them in the middle of the night when my connection speeds up, and I’ve spent half the day watching them.
Not that I’ve seen them all yet because the info is so good (with plenty of tips and ideas for advanced marketers) that I kept pausing them to take notes.
This bargain also comes with a mindmap and a 10 page blueprint detailing the steps you need to take to duplicate his methods. You can grab it here if it’s still available
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Lot’s of marketers (I’m not talking about Rob, we’ve moved onto other things) hype up the fact that you can join their program, buy their product, set it running and make money on auto-pilot for years to come.
Well things just don’t work that way. Generally you’ve got to keep working to keep things running smoothly. A few weeks off here and there doesn’t matter too much, but try not working for two or three months and you’ll find your search engine rankings slipping,
your advertising not working as well or at all, and competitors overtaking you on every corner.
This is just like running an offline business. Sit back and do nothing, stop marketing and promoting and trying new ideas to get people into your store or to use your services – and every business around you will say thank you and grab your clients or customers.
I guess I’m back on my old mantra here – and that’s that you’ve GOT to treat working at home on the Internet as if it was a business you’d paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy or setup.
If you just play around and don’t devote any time to it, if you don’t plan what you’re doing, if you don’t put in a lot of time and energy, if you don’t have vision, if you’re not excited by it all, then you’re just not going to get anywhere.
You’re going to be crawling along, while all around you people who take it more seriously and treat it like the business it is, are going to be charging past you.
You need to know where you’re going – and work hard at getting there. Be energetic, be enthusiastic, and above all enjoy yourself while you’re doing it.
The way I look at things is: Treat this business seriously. But don’t treat life too seriously.
Ok, that’s it for today.