08 Nov 12 3:20 pm
I am an Internet Marketing Rehab Member
My name is Donald Ash and I feel like I'm in internet marketing rehab. I came to Affilorama because it's a IM safe haven, where people have your best interest in mind...
I originally started blogging with the Become A Blogger Course and I REALLY worked hard. For one year, every single day I wrote a new article and really pushed my self (http://thejapanguy.com
). After not seeing any income, I fell into a deep depression. It was from that point that I started "course hopping." I've tried so many different courses that I'm embarrassed to even mention them all.
I would put in this crazy effort for a short time and then just burn out, thinking..."D@mn it, that course didn't work either."
When I came to Affilorama it was similar, I really tried and because I was struggling for money, I had to quit. Oddly enough, maybe three days after quitting (after putting in over two months of solid work), I got my first sale. Granted it was for only one of my three sites and I didn't get anymore after that. The other site I started during my Become a Blogger days started to make a very tiny recurring adsense income (only about $15-$20/month), too. But after I quit and had to keep looking at this depressed person in the mirror day in and day out, I started to understand that the only one responsible for my success...is me.
Despite my struggles, I have been so humbled by the Affilorama members who reached out to me, even after I had been gone for a while. Needless to say, I rejoined, and I won't be quitting this time. Seeing stories like Clayton Terao's or James Pruitt's are pretty humbling. I am so proud of those guys and I don't even know them very well.
This time, instead of running around trying to find the next best course that promises the world, and blaming other people for my failures, it's time to man up.
To those people who offered even tiny words of encouragement, I am so grateful to you.
and to Mark Ling...
I am so grateful to be trained by one of internet marketing's true good guys. I hope someday that I can make enough money so that I have to means to come to one of those big conferences to shake your hand in person.
I have found new inspiration to begin again. I'm going to be a lot more active in the forum this time around. So if ask a ton of questions or post updates that nobody cares about, I apologize in advance. I will have a different story to tell you all in the next 45 days...I promise you that.
I really believe this is possible...
Donald "One of Affilorama's Next Success Stories" Ash
P.S.-I apologize for just writing a book for a comment :)
"If you use every drop of potential inside of you, no less, you will accomplish the impossible and your dreams will become tangible."
-Donald Brandon Ash