My Online Resurrection

by Dale on April 14, 2014

Raised From The Dead…

This past Sunday is traditionally celebrated as Palm Sunday in most churches around the world. It is celebrated in remembrance of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago.

So what does that have to do with Internet Marketing, online marketing, offline marketing, MLM or any kind of the myriad of online business models? Glad you asked because here I am writing my first blog post for The Quick Start Challenge with Dean Holland, Craig Crawford & JF Garsala.

And as we near Good Friday and Easter Monday in remembrance of Jesus resurrection from the dead, here I am writing my first blog post in the hopes of a resurrection from my dead internet marketing business. A kind of resuscitation if you will. Get out the paddles and shock me into life. Well that is what Dean, Craig and JF are doing. And I will willingly come back from the dead. At least I have faith that my internet marketing business will be shocked and come alive.

So there you have it. You see it’s been about almost 5 years that I have been trying to start an internet marketing business. And what do I have to show for it? Not much. Actually I basically have a bunch of digital books, videos, audios & software and a lot of debt along with hopes of someday turning this into an actual online business and living the online dream that so many of the gurus paint a picture of. You know, the 4 Hour Work Week. Well at least that’s what it looks like in the natural. However I have learned that things aren’t always like they seem. And that no matter what things look like that they can change in an instant for the better or worse.

We’ve all seen fellow co-workers gone in an instant. Or maybe you’ve received an email explaining that someone you knew at work has just died. Or you’ve heard through the grapevine that a co-worker has gotten divorced. Or, or, or… You see no matter how good things are going, all it takes is one phone call to change things in an instant. Yes life isn’t fair, but with the right attitude you & I can go through anything that life throws at us.

And yes I know that that does sound a bit or a lot cliche like. But I truly think & believe that as Zig Ziglar used to say that our attitude determines our altitude.

So let me tell my story.

I started out back in December 2009 if I recall the date correctly joining an online network marketing training organization called MLSP. This was an interesting organization. There was 3 young guys who were the creators of this organization that was meant as a back office type of system for network marketers or MLM’ers. They had an interesting & innovative business model. It was based on the attraction marketing system that Mike Dillard
taught back then. And they actually partnered with him in getting their members to become affiates of Mike’s organization.

In fact this was where I first got introduced to affiliate marketing. It was kind of brilliant in a way. New members to MLSP were encouraged to sign up as affiliates with about 15 or 17 different companies. And many of these were companies that provide basic services that anyone doing business online would need. You know like Godaddy, Hostgator, AWeber, etc.

So a person could potentially get 15 to 17 affiliate checks every month from those companies if they were successful in recruiting new members to join under them. But was interesting is that this was just the back office system and not an actual network marketing company. They provided a system, training for MLM’ers. And as part of the attraction marketing model, if done properly, people would join your MLM organization after a period of time because it
allowed you to soft sell your MLM organization. And even if you members belonged to other MLM organizations, they would get exposure to your organization over time. And some of them would eventually decide to join yours because they were following you.

So enough about MLSP.

After that I followed the path of most online marketers. You know, getting added to more & more email lists. And starting to receive the sales emails daily or every few few days. And over time you end up getting 100 to 200 or more daily emails. Each of them selling the latest & greatest WSO or product.

There’s training systems from people who are “killing it online” and you too can make $1000 to $5000 per day if you just buy their product and follow their system. There’s online, offline, mobile, video, youtube, social, graphics, video production, SEO, PLR, and that’s just the beginning.

Well Dean Holland describes where he came from being over $60,000 in debt and addictively buying every new product and jumping from business model to model.

It’s almost as if that’s one of the rights of passage.

So where do I go from here. Well stay posted and find out…

I will be overhauling my blog site and cleaning it up. So expect to see changes in it. And also expect to see more content added regularly.

Stay tuned and I am expecting to have some useful content for you to apply to your online business.

One last thought before I go.

So how about you? How is your dream of the internet lifestyle going? Tell me about it in the comments below…

To your whole success,

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