I want to speak about Networking and the role it plays in our lives.  Now we probably cross paths with hundreds of thousands of people, depending on how long we live.  I’m guessing the amount of those people we actually engage with is less than 10%.

Even lower would be the percentage of those people who we’ve had memorable conversations with, which makes networking an important part of being successful.

I was able to get a behind the scenes look at an amazing product that is launching a week from today.  Going through it, I felt compelled to contact the creator because it is that good.  I also had a few questions, so I reached out and she happily wrote back and engaged with me.  I told her that I’m “not a big deal” in the industry (yet), but I would love to give her a short testimonial video for her sales page.  She responded how happy she would be if I did it, but said she only had a few days left to finish the sales page.

Normally, most people would look at the clock, see it’s 9:30pm and would put it off until tomorrow.  Not me!  I fired up the webcam and in about 15 mins I had a nice 2 minute testimonial for her.  I emailed it to her and she immediately wrote back how grateful she was.   That really made me happy and it’s the type of thing that most people will remember.  Going that extra mile and networking to form a business relationship that benefits both parties.  I didn’t do “what everyone else would do” and I understand that she didn’t have to take 10 minutes out of her day to chat with me.  That’s what I love about networking, everyday is a new adventure!

Passive Income Is Real

I have to apologize for disappearing, but I’ve been incapacitated for the past 5 days.  On Friday night the 4th, I was relaxing on my recliner when I got a sharp pain in my back!  Then it proceeded to radiate to my stomach and then all hell broke loose!

After one Emergency room, one CT Scan and one Ambulance ride, I found myself in a hospital bed awaiting emergency gall bladder surgery.

Apparently the diet I am on (I’ve lost 40lbs since Sept) is too high in fat and really pissed off my old gall bladder.  Now my gall bladder and I have parted ways and it was a painful separation haha.

I was in so much pain and discomfort I didn’t look at anything to do with my making money online business.  I wasn’t actively promoting anything and any activity I received was for old promotions.

Low and behold, when I checked my PayPal account, I noticed I had 2 sales!  While I was in the hospital and getting surgery.  Now that’s true PASSIVE INCOME!  These sales just happened.  Someone saw one of my YouTube videos, opted in to be a subscriber, went to the sales page and purchased.

Now I know $33 isn’t a lot of money, but it is PASSIVE INCOME, true PASSIVE INCOME!  This is why I give 100% effort when I do everything and I’m honest with my product reviews and emails I send out.  You never know who your buyer is and you never know when they are going to stumble upon one of your offers.

It’s just great when hard work pays off and passive income is real!

Product Launch Experience

So here it is, one week after my first product launch experience and I can say it was a successful one.  I don’t base this on the amount of money I generated (because it wasn’t a lot), but I base it on the fact it proves that everything I have learned so far and what I am preaching is actually working!

If you take a look at my account below (I told you I have nothing to hide

Product Launch Experience
Product Launch Experience

and I want to chronicle every step along my journey) since the launch on December 20th, you can see I generated a ton of interest.

There were 116  subscribers on my list that at least took a look at the product I was reviewing and recommending.

That’s exactly what I want though.  I want everyone to decide what is for them and what isn’t.  I can only give my honest opinion as to which products will help you get ahead.  If for whatever reason you don’t think it’s for you, just click away and go on about your day, I’m okay with that!

I did spend some money on some advertising that didn’t pan out, but I also expanded my subscriber base to well over 1,000 (and I know what doesn’t work haha).

I will continue to keep at it, use my experiences to be more successful and of course, pass along anything I can to my new crew!

Christmas is Arriving Early

I’m sooooooooooo excited and I just can’t hide it….wait, that’s probably some sort of copyright issue and plus now we’ll all have that song in our head….oops my bad!

Tomorrow is the day I’ve been working towards for the past month.  I started my extensive training course exactly one month ago tomorrow (if you ever want to know what it is, please message me), which just happens to be launch day!  I feel like I’m ready to blast off haha

It’s been an eye opening journey so far, and I’m definitely working towards my goal of ditching that “9 to 5” lifestyle in 2019.  It’s time for me to be my own boss and whatever other analogy you can come up with.  I’m tired of being stressed out, tired of being overworked and underappreciated.  I’m tired of seeing 100’s of coworkers being “let go” during the holiday season.

So how do you change things?  You look at that person in the mirror and get it done.  I was fortunate to be watching random YouTube videos about new opportunities and I ran into Brendan Mace’s channel (he’s one of the best online marketers today).  It was as if he was speaking to me….the rest is history, he’s now one of my mentors and wow, what a knowledge base for someone that is 20 years younger than me!

I will be meeting him in 2019 and my other mentors (most are his business partners) and I look forward to thanking him in person.  I am hoping I can be “that guy” for at least 1 person that happens to run across something I either post or email.  I want to pay it forward…which is why I am promoting “The Big Five” fairly hard.  If I had that product months ago, I could’ve definitely been in this position sooner.  But we all know things in life happen for a reason.

Can’t wait for tomorrow…..I hope everyone takes advantage of this product that I wish I had last Christmas!

Prepare To Launch

Before I start, I want to quickly say wherever you are in the world and from my family to yours, my wish for you is a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.  This is by far my favorite part of the year!  I think I have a permanent smile on my face most days 😁

Next week will be one month since I “took the plunge” and decided to get serious about affiliate marketing.  It honestly seems like a year with all of the training courses, videos, conference calls (there’s 2 each week!) and networking I’ve been doing with my group.  I’ve been diligently building my email marketing subscriber list and happy to say it’s well over 500 now.  Seems like yesterday I was laughing because I had 10…come to think of it, a few weeks ago I had zero hahaha.

If you are reading this and are not yet a subscriber, I hope you sign up on the “subscribe” menu of my website.  If you read through my website and blog posts, you’ll get a ton of FREE information and insight into affiliate marketing.  I am adding things when I can and emailing my list to keep everyone updated on what’s happening.  Nothing makes me happier than to share what I am learning with you (pay it forward!).  You’ll definitely get pumped up like me and get into this.  If I can do this, there’s no reason you can’t!

This week I’m getting ready to promote my first product launch (The Big Five) for one of my mentors’ business partners (the 20th) and couldn’t be more excited!

There’s a lot to get organized and to get prepared to make this a successful venture, but I’m totally up for it.  I have the best team of mentors (these guys have ridiculous $50K+ revenue streams per month), so being trained by them I consider myself lucky!

I hope to get a review copy prior to launch, go through the product(s) and record a preview video.  I’ll definitely post it here, on my YouTube channel (click here to go to my channel) and I’ll probably shoot it out in an email as well (so be sure to subscribe).  Please know that I’ll always give honest reviews, if I don’t like something or think it won’t benefit your training (or mine) I’m not going to suggest you buy it.  I’m in this for the long haul so I’m always going to be honest in my reviews.  I’m also going to giveaway a bunch of free bonus products as well, so that’ll kick ass too!  It’s going to be an awesome week….