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Reaching an "Impossible" goal

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Reaching an "Impossible" goal

I had a strange experience today:

I typically like to spend a day or two around the end of the year reading back over old journals to see how far I’ve come and how my life has changed.

Anyway, back in 2009, I first got started with AffiloBlueprint. Back then another member named “jem008” posted a screenshot of his ClickBank account. He was making just under $1000 per week.

Because I was new and needed some inspiration, I actually printed out his ClickBank screenshot and kept it with me. I’d look at it every day, pretending it was my own ClickBank account, before I started working on SEO and spinning articles through 2010.

Anyway, I found that old print out today, stuffed in one of my old journals.

The strange thing is that I now make more money than that.

Not a ton more, but still more.

It was strange because I remember spending so much time looking at that old print out. It almost seemed like an impossible goal to reach. No matter how hard I worked, the idea of making much money was always just out of reach for me.

And I can hardly believe that I beat that goal this year.

I was completely dumbstruck.

Don’t give up on online marketing, everyone.

Like Mark Ling says, your goals are just a little bit outside your reach. Just keep going and you can get there. You may not finish first in the marathon. But as long as you stay in the race, you’ll eventually get to the finish line.

-Clayton

PS: I don’t mean this to brag or anything, but I want to post my screenshot today.

Maybe it can be motivational for anyone out there just starting out, like I was back in 2009:

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Wow! Very motivational for me Claton, Thanks a lot for this!

It's been 3 years since the first time I joined Affilorama, Affiloblueprint and bought the Affilojetpack. Learnt and tried everything taught, been trying to keep patient and persistent, but looks like nothing's going better for me.

I lost my websites. I lost my ability to pay my domains and hostig service fee, I can't pay my annual Aweber service free anymore. I will fix my funds with my daily job first to continue my BIG DREAM in affiliate marketing.

Having read this motivational post of yours I come to realize that confidence and faith in reaching the goal play the role, and I will start it now in 2014. I stopped by your website and I will contact you next time when I'm ready to cooperate with your service there.

Thanks so much and much success for you in the future!
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Thank you Claton!
I am 2 months with AffiloBlueprint , but I started with Big Idea Mastermind with Empower Network first on the first month so in total this is my 3rd month in this industry. I've heard people making big money only being in the industry for 3 months or so.. ,so It seems its a wildest dream for me to even break the "egg" I am trying to understand what is going on in the world of the internet, I must say , it is not as easy as the "real world".

In the "real world" I own an IP company called Dooodolls , we design , manufactured and sell . hahah it seems a lot easier and made our millions from it when the times were real good..since we are venturing into animation and phone aps .. I started as an internet marketer , everything seems so challenging ! So competitive.. but I've truly learnt a great deal and hopefully to make my first sales in 2 months time.! finger cross!
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Hey Clayton
You have given me and anyone else who reads your post enormous motivation, and congratulations on the success you now have. I think everyone needs to hear about the success stories from people and what they did to achieve it. So, go on, brag as much as you like, because it gives everyone else motivation to keep going.

Congratulations again.

Richard
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Hey there...wow! That's totally cool and inspirational! Today is January 1st and I'm determined to make 2014 "my year"! Thanks! :)
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AWESOME Clayton! I originally started in January of 2013 and have shifted gears a little to doing PPC. Now I am back to really learn the art of affiliate marketing building websites now that I have a little money coming in with PPC. Website optimization is no easy task and there is a lot of people out there that are doing it. Making $1,000 a week is $52,000 a year and is an income to be proud of in this day and time.....

I can't wait to read your post in January of 2015 to see that you doubled that. Good Luck with your ventures!
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Thanks for the screenshot Clayton. Your progress is especially inspiring to me because it shows decent income, yes, but more than that it shows consistency. Thanks again for the inspiration.
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Thanks for all your comments.

If I had to recommend one thing to anyone, it's this: Don't skimp on building your email list. Have a decent auto responder in place, but also get in the habit of sending out daily broadcast emails once you know your niche is a winner.

I know a lot of people are hesitant to send out daily emails because they are afraid of annoying people. But trust me, if you are in a very active market, the right people will actually WANT to get your daily emails. People love getting my newsletter. And the ones that don't unsubscribe (okay with me, since they are less engaged anyway).

Hope this helps.
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ctero: You rock. Thanks for sharing that! I'm inspired. Success doesn't happen over night. But if you're persistent, it comes. It also takes investing your money to make more money. At least that's my experience.
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I am very excited to see your great successes Clayton! I have come back here time and again because I believe in Mark's teachings and I sometimes question if affiliate marketing can still be profitable. I can see that if done properly, it truly can be. 2014 is the year I will quit my full-time day job finally...that is my goal.
I have made more money every year that I do marketing so I know I can do it.
Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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Thanks Shalisha! I remember you from way back when :) How are you doing these days?

Thanks Rea, for me what has worked the best is building an email list and working on fine-tuning an extremely effective auto responder. Best of luck with your 2014 goal :)
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Hey Clayton,

So happy to see your results. I remember following your blog in the early days and I know it was tough at times. Seeing your results after all these years of work is inspiring me to get back to work with affiliate marketing. I got severely Panda/Penguined and gave up after that! But right enough, I didn't have any good autoresponders in place.

Thanks for posting your Clickbank report, it's always good to see success.
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I am so proud of you brother. I actually forgot about my affiliate sites that I did with affiloblueprint as I was using a different program. I got a clickbank check in the mail a couple of weeks ago for $500.00 , out of nowhere. It was a blessing because I owed exactly $500.00 in medical bills.

Needless to say, I'm following Mark's guide again for my next ten websites. Im going to get those up in the next five months or so... and try to catch up to you bro. Congratulations man, made my night...




cterao wrote:I had a strange experience today:

I typically like to spend a day or two around the end of the year reading back over old journals to see how far I’ve come and how my life has changed.

Anyway, back in 2009, I first got started with AffiloBlueprint. Back then another member named “jem008” posted a screenshot of his ClickBank account. He was making just under $1000 per week.

Because I was new and needed some inspiration, I actually printed out his ClickBank screenshot and kept it with me. I’d look at it every day, pretending it was my own ClickBank account, before I started working on SEO and spinning articles through 2010.

Anyway, I found that old print out today, stuffed in one of my old journals.

The strange thing is that I now make more money than that.

Not a ton more, but still more.

It was strange because I remember spending so much time looking at that old print out. It almost seemed like an impossible goal to reach. No matter how hard I worked, the idea of making much money was always just out of reach for me.

And I can hardly believe that I beat that goal this year.

I was completely dumbstruck.

Don’t give up on online marketing, everyone.

Like Mark Ling says, your goals are just a little bit outside your reach. Just keep going and you can get there. You may not finish first in the marathon. But as long as you stay in the race, you’ll eventually get to the finish line.

-Clayton

PS: I don’t mean this to brag or anything, but I want to post my screenshot today.

Maybe it can be motivational for anyone out there just starting out, like I was back in 2009:

Image
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Just the post I needed Clayton. I dabbled with this two years ago and then got busy with 'normal' work. I now have the time to get into it again and have been going over the Blueprint course again. I can't believe how much work it is but I am loving it, just getting impatient because I want to finish a site and get it operating. Thanks again.
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That's a great story! Very inspirational. It's easy to get impatient with the amount we can do...but little by little it will make a difference. It's so important to note that this did not happen in a couple of weeks for you. It's 2014, that was 2009. That is a lot of blood, sweat and tears time! Thanks for writing this post. :)
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Thank you for the inspirational and motivational post, Clayton. This proves that we should always think positively (I think this is Law of Attraction working here) and to never give up!

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Even though it is a bit harder to rank in Google than it used to be, it is still very possible to earn a decent income working from home. I've recently started trying again, and it's nice to read motivational threads like this one. Fingers crossed, and here's to everyone's success in 2014, and 2015 too :)
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Hey
Very nice and inspirational post, Thanks for sharing about your experience.
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You've made some amazing progress in that time! And, it's not surprising considering how you had a goal and rather just dreaming about it, you put one foot in front of another until you reached it. That's how you reach any goal, as simplistic as it sounds. And, i'm sure you can remember every step on the road to get here.
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that is a good post to help everyone along. I sometimes get down on myself, but life is more than one isolated goal. It is truly a journey, good times and bad.
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Thanks for u sharing, Clayton. Persistence makes perfect. As a newbie here , I benefit a lot, and hope I can also reach a "impossible" goal.
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W0w its amazing
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Thanks for sharing this piece of inspiration, Clayton! I like tp read such kind of notes and articles over the internet, it gives me strenght and motivation :)
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You too are a true inspiration. To me at least, for sure. I think I will print yours !

Bless.
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Very motivational, thank you.
Every beginner need such motivation.
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Thats really good. I'd like to know how hes going these days with it all. Update anyone?
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The post is really nice and inspirational. Thank you:)
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Inspiration matters! Inspired people are more open to new experiences and report greater levels of spirituality.
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Wow this is so inspirational. Thank you for this article. I've been reading books and watching youtube videos from rich people who achieved success. One of the their advice's was exactly like this - set up your goal and read through / write them every single day over and over again to build up a mind set that is willing to achieve this goal by all means and make the law of attraction work in your favor. Thanks for this post. I feel like now I will try not to skip this exercise and find time to id it daily.
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In my opinion, it's good to have some kind of inspiration. It is much easier for beginners to reach their goals. This post really inspires people to not to give up and to be patient. Everything comes with time. Thank you for sharing it with us! :)
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