regc wrote:I first purchased AB about 3 years back (damn that's gone fast). At that time I was working in a cafe making coffee and waiting tables...
I finished my job 12 months back and haven't had to work since due to the power of my online earnings. It wasn't plain sailing though. Here's my story (and a few things I learnt along the way).
When I bought AB I went hard out on it, building and writing like crazy for a couple of months. there really is so much to learn when you start out in this industry, and without a coach you're probably gonna sink.
I built loads of links with AMA and set up a newsletter etc. It was pretty exciting getting my first sign up... and even better getting my first $26 sale... and then came the $250 ClickBank cheque...
But then I got a job working for an online marketing consultancy and for some ridiculous reason I stopped doing the link building and let all my work go to waste. The cool thing was that over the next few months I kept getting sales coming in occasionally.
And then one day they stopped and that was it for a few months. I couldn't figure out why. I came to the conclusion that Google was punishing me somehow, but then eventually I realized I'd forgotten to pay my hosting account and my site wasn't even live... What a total screw up.
That was the end of that site. I tried to resurrect it but I just didn't have the heart for it.
Over the next 6 months I got sucked in to a couple of other 'guru' products and magic softtware and all that and chopped and changed for a few months trying this that and the other thing wasting time and money for now reward.
The hardest part about all this was that everyone in my family was telling me to give up and go back out and get a proper job including my parents and my girlfriend. I guess I'm a stubborn bugger because I downright refused.
About 6 months later I was desperate again and decided to go back through the AB lessons because I knew that method worked. I haven't looked back since. It feels great to be able to tell people that all my income is coming in through affiliate marketing.
My lifestyle now is totally awesome and i have a lot to thank Mark and Aletta for!
The one piece of advice I would give to anyone that's still starting this is that the system absolutely works. So many people never end making what they hope to but that is because they don't STICK TO THE SYSTEM.
Building the sales funnel is the easy bit because you are following nice logical steps the whole way through. What really seperates the men from the boys is when it comes to driving traffic to your site.
Commit to spending several hours a day for 3 months and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.
And, stay away from shiny sales letters.
Heres my question: Can you say if this AB system has included a weekly method of business operation to follow, i.e. do this stuff Monday, then do this other stuff Tuesday etc. so its easy to know what to do when? Let me know thanks.
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