It’s my 1 year anniversary month this month! I started this IM journey in March 2012.
My time flies when you’re having fun…or working hard.
I have a bunch of sites now, can’t even keep track of all of them. I have over 100k people on my lists and have about a dozen lists that I email. I have a virtual assistant now and just hired another one. I even have a coaching student. I know a couple hundred other marketers too.
For the first few months I followed a daily schedule and just did what I was told. I had 2 coaches and stuck to the main training that I had invested in. I made sales by month 2.
By August 2012 I really ramped it up and got into a system of selling and from there my income really started to grow. I doubled my income each month for a few months and then sort of plateaued for a few months but it was enough to live on.
I’m definitely not in Kansas anymore. I no longer feel like a newbie. I feel like a real online marketer now.
My “secret”? Email marketing. That’s why you don’t see much on my blog. I’m not really a blogger. I found the money in my list and focused on list building, learning marketing and copy and email marketing.
Now I’m ready for some advanced training and so I’ve been studying NLP and marketing, more psychology and marketing and more on relationship building email marketing.
I’m not perfect, I don’t always get it right. I’ve had my ups and downs, success and failures, accomplishments and mistakes. I’ve lost money, I’ve made a bunch of money. I’ve cried a few times, felt like giving up maybe twice and danced around the house excited a good 6 times.
I’m free. I’m self-sufficient. I know how to make my own money and will never (knock on wood) need a j.o.b. again. And that had an interesting side effect…
I’m much more confident and direct and it’s like my true nature has finally come into it’s own. I’m emotional – I laugh and cry and get pissed and speak my mind and I love more deeply and forgive more easily and set boundaries faster and not afraid to complain when I don’t like something.
Freedom from fear and financial insecurity brought this out of me. I used to hide it and hold it in, but now I am free to be me, my real self. And that my dear friends, is priceless.
Take Away: Don’t Give Up!!!
Success Is Intentional – Stick To It