26 Nov 09
19 Oct 11 12:03 pm
OK I'm In!!!
Hi guys! Sorry it has been awhile but my offline job has been very demanding so I haven't had the time to build my online business as of late.
However I have been up since 4am having a little 'mid-life crisis' so to speak, I am in my forties and I still don't have that sense of accomplishment we all desire concerning our lives. I am a carpenter by trade and it keeps me working but there is no security in it with this economy and I am constantly wondering if this job will be my last. I have been to three funerals this month alone and there is nothing like death to make you think about life.
So I've decided to just take a deep breath and jump in the water. If you have been following along you are well aware of my attempts to make it with my blog but I couldn't make the connection as far as how to make it profitable. The crazy thing is that I haven't written on it in months and I still get almost 1,000 unique visitors a month to it.
My revenue strictly comes from Adsense earnings and to date that has amounted to a whopping 314.76 - for three years worth of effort. I know I can do this because everyone knows my two biggest passions are writing and anything computers/internet. I am no dummy and that seems to be my biggest enemy. I gain a little knowledge and go running out the gate thinking I have mastered this business. For all the newbies - BIG MISTAKE! It has cost me hundreds of dollars in buying the 'guru-get-rich-right-now' products. They are scams and I had to learn the hard way.
But now armed with these lessons, I find myself coming back to this site. It wasn't until recently that I figured out why - Mark Ling is the real deal. He knows what he is talking about and he still makes his money with affiliate marketing - not just selling subscriptions and courses like a lot of other 'gurus.'
I've realized that the biggest thing that sets Mark apart is that he genuinely cares about his subscribers and actually wants to teach you how to make serious money in this business. The amount of content, the videos, the instruction all shows how much he cares about our success.
It's why the decision to purchase his Affilo-Blueprint course was easy. Money is very hard for me to come by. I literally have to sit down and calculate how I am going to buy disposable razors. My wife left me for awhile over my past guru purchases (we worked it out by the way), but even she sees this as the best investment I've made so far.
I've watched all the videos three times. I am now so convinced that this will work that I am going to chronicle my business building every step of the way in the forums. Hopefully this will help others who are also in my shoes to take action - which is the biggest obstacle we all face. So follow along because I won't stop writing until I get to somewhere about $1,000/week. I think that's a very reachable goal.
So with that, let the journey begin and I hope you become as inspired by Mark as I have.