There’s a key turning point in all entrepreneurs careers.
It’s the moment that little side business they have becomes a full-time pursuit, and they drop their main source of income (their job) to focus on it.
It’s a big moment because it means they now have a lot more time to build up their business.
But it also means the stakes just went up; now there’s no backup plan.
When I first started Googling ‘make money online’ sometime in October 2008, it was just a curiosity to me.
Even if I could make an extra hundred dollars a day on the side with it, I would have been satisfied.
The more I learned about it, the more potential I saw.
At some point in mid-2009, I was serious enough about internet marketing to quit the part-time jobs I was doing, like mowing the lawns and working as a waiter.
I got to a stage where I was thinking, “Look, I’m either going to do this all the way, or I’m not going to do it at all.” Because there is really no middle ground.
The next day I also went down to my university and I said, “I want to put all my classes on hold.”
I started working full-time at a desk in the corner out of my bedroom on my business. I mentally became a lot more committed to it …
I finally reached that point where I said to myself, “Look, I either need to make a decision right now and just go all in, or I’m just going to stop doing this.” And I decided to go all in.
That was the big turning point in those first few years.
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The vast majority of affiliate marketers actually get started for very little money, and they paid for referring leads to an established business. Usually, you get paid a percentage of sales generated from your leads.
It is the ultimate business model because you don’t need to worry about creating products, fulfilling services, setting up websites, dealing with customers, or any of the other headaches (and costs) of running a business.
ALL you really need is a WiFi Connection and a computer, and you can make money 24/7, anywhere on the planet.
“I Wish I Could Tell You That My Internet Profits Started
Pouring in Shortly after Making That Decision …”
But the truth is it took me more than a year before I started getting any real momentum.
During that time, I would have bills piling up for the next month. I would have rent due, need food, and I would struggle to pay for everything. But somehow, I would always find the money. I would spend more time advertising products online, and somehow, I always made the rent.
When you put yourself in a situation like I was in, you always somehow find a way to get the money.
When 2011 came around, the little system I’d developed started to work quite well, and I was making maybe $3,000, $4,000 a month. Towards the end of that year, it really started to work. I went up to $8,000 a month.
Shortly after that, literally one month later, my commissions went up to $15,000 in one month. Then it went down the next month. But in December 2011, it actually went up to $45,000.
I was shocked because I had never made that kind of money before in my life!
Then in January 2012, I made $81,000 in one month, and from that point on it was a comfortable six-figures per month. Then it crossed in the seven-figures, and it has just continued to go up, up, up, ever since.
Now, just six years later, I’ve been fortunate enough to have generated over $150 MILLION in online sales.
Here’s the point …
You’re either all-in, or you’re not in at all.
It’s okay when you’re starting out to treat this like a hobby. Maybe spend an hour, maybe two hours in the evenings and just play around with it.
But at some point, if your goal is to build multiple six-figure-per-year incomes or above, you’re going to need to commit to the business.
You have to make that decision, and then just decide in your mind that I’m going to make this work, no matter what.
And don’t add any contingencies like many people do. At a certain point, you should cut your safety nets so you have nothing to fall back on, and it will force you to push harder every day.
You cannot go into this saying, “I’ll give it ‘X’ amount of days, or I quit.”
You have to go into this saying, “I’m going to make this work, no matter what.” My attitude early on was, “I’m going to make this work, even if it kills me.” That’s how serious I was about doing it.
Once you get that level of commitment, there are very few challenges that can stop you.
Another thing they never tell you when you go into business—there will be A LOT of challenges. There will be challenges that will push you beyond limits you could even imagine …
There will be the small day-to-day challenges, little things that come up, but then there are those epic challenges that come along. For me, not a month goes by where there’s not some enormous challenge that I have to overcome.
Unless you have that resolve, you’re not going to make it. But just remember, if I did it, you can too!
It’s NEVER too late for you to be successful.
Even though it may seem too late, there’s still time to play catch-up if you’ve fallen behind.
You’ve probably heard about this world of Online Affiliate Marketing. You’ve been hearing about it for years, about all these entrepreneurs who went off, built businesses, got rich, and now live very good lives.
You may have seen some kind of online business on the Internet and you think, “Wow, this could be pretty great … I could actually do this.” You’ve always thought, “Hey, maybe I could go and do that. Maybe I could go and start an online business.”
But like you’ve seen from my story if you want to build a business from scratch and build it into something amazing and successful—It’s all, or it’s nothing.
I’ve transformed my entire life by making a solid commitment to my online business, and every day I’m thankful.
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Sam is the founder of 3DLifeStyleee Academy. After working as a Software Engineer for over 18 years for some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies like Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Symantec, Apple, Expedia, etc., he realized that his dreams were too big to be fulfilled working for someone else. So he ventured out as an Entrepreneur in his quest to design a lifestyle that he always desired for him and his family.
Prior to 3DLifeStyleee Academy, he also built and successfully launched two of his own software products.