Since the beginning of the year, I've made changes to my business to allow me to consult and take on more mentoring students.
A few weeks ago, I had a very long chat with a potential client and he admitted he'd been in Exploratory, Research mode for the last 18 months attending masterminds, conferences, and buying numerous software.
And while I appreciate his honesty, certainly he's not the first that's fallen into this trap.
My goal in this blog post is only to inspire you to get focused on what's important and that is…
If you're not focused on generating revenue, then you have a glorified hobby.
And not a real business.
But back to the story…
18 months and still not in money getting mode?
Facebook is only 11 years old at the time of this post.
Teespring was formed in 2011 – just 4 years ago.
WordPress is only 10 years old.
Youtube is only 10 years old.
The Kickstarter platform was created in 2009.
Now granted these are big companies and websites – I listed them to illustrate just how relatively young these big businesses are.
There's so many that took action and generating 6, even 7 figures online without being one of the big brands I mentioned above – just working quietly from home.
18 Months in pure research and analyzing a market isn't going to cut it.
If you look at Napolean Hill's research of over 500 millionaires they all shared the fact they were decisive.
It's paralysis analysis and so many starting out – fall into this very trap.
And here's the deal, I know what it's like.
I remember a point in time, when I was going under.
Over $100,000 in credit cards from the Real Estate bubble.
Luckily for me, I stumbled upon something.
But luck had little to do with it.
See, I wasn't researching.
I wasn't analyzing.
I wasn't pondering on what to do next.
My wife and I had stared down the number and come up with a plan to take it on.
To make matters worse though, we were being audited by the good ole' Internal Revenue for over 3 years of tax returns!
You don't have to wait around for 18 months to start making money online.
You've got to decide right now that you're going to put yourself in money getting mode.
You can start making money immediately without worrying about creating products or anything like that.
That article is a great place to start.
For those that may be new here – Affiliate Marketing is performance based.
Which means – you get paid a commission for referring sales.
Now, I mentioned earlier that I was in a massive amount of debt and I was just getting started online.
Affiliate marketing is the tool I used that helped dig my way out that started this entire business.
I focused on information products that were high ticket and that had recurring revenue.
These products ranged from $100 – $3,000 a pop which means I'd make as much as $1500 in commissions on some of the products I promoted.
It doesn't take many of these sales to get a nice pop.
Now, the cool thing – it all started on a shoestring budget.
And I didn't have a following.
No one knew who I was in the space.
And I didn't have a huge email list either.
Yet, I found a way to use my strengths to my advantage.
And started showing up on one leaderboard after another.
I'll explain it all in my new training – “Inside Secrets to Becoming the Next Super Affiliate”
It's a Free training that I've put together for you.
There will be an offer at the end but I promise you this will be some of the best stuff you've seen yet.
Simply, go here to register for the training webinar
Derek Pierce is an online marketer specializing in Search Engine Optimization. He used his SEO to escape over $100,000 in credit card debt building a 6 figure business from a spare bedroom.