Last night was one of the hardest nights I’ve had in a very long time. This is an affiliate marketing journey even though I would have happily settled for a get rich quick opportunity here. If you’re anything like me, you’re no stranger to a rough time and try to take the good with the bad in most instances.
I’ve been steadfast in my pursuit of making money online. It’s been about a year and a half since I’ve been independent and full-steam ahead in the space.
However, probably like you, this isn’t my first rodeo so I know things take time.
Affiliate Marketing Journey
For some reason the stress built up as I experienced the weight of what my business life has looked like thus far. From my first real victory coming out of college to trade power in Houston to getting fired and going out on my own as a real estate investor (wholesaler) at 25. I’ve had a rollercoaster journey, but in honesty my personal life has been pretty tame and steady. Very lonely as I’ve developed an introversion to cope with my hit or miss social skills.
The point of this is to give you an opportunity to let me know your story as I share mine. After last night, I’m not entirely sure if I’ll succeed soon. But I am sure that I’m not afraid for what the future holds. It’s never been “win?” But rather “when?”.
I was one of those that dreamt of earning millions in my 20s and navigating the rest of my life as a Champion. Instead, I’m being tested at every turn and the victory is getting sweeter as I experience more and more pain trying to get there.
Searching for Answers
I watched an Alex Becker video recently that really had a profound effect on me. He mentioned that many people want success in order to get attention. Far fewer actually seek success without the validation, without the likes and shares, without the acknowledgement. This hit me square in the chest.
I remember being 25 in Houston spending days on Tumblr infatuated by expensive cars and beautiful “models” this was actually a low point that I didn’t even realize. I would spend some of my day doing the work, but so much more of it was used trying to motivate myself to do something I wasn’t really into. I guess at that time I knew but wouldn’t admit that business has to be sustainable and a matter of drive rather than motivation. The drive to not only achieve success, but to say to oneself I’ll take the path and find a way in, figuring out the next move as I go.
The Reality of Coaches
I feel we all experience moments when there’s a feeling that a coach or successful individual can make it “easy” for us. The truth of the matter is that easy doesn’t exist. Even if you know what to do, no one can tell you with exactness how things will work for you specifically.
I’m a bit jaded I admit. I’ve spent thousands on a coach getting started. A program called $10k in 90 days. I should have known better but I took the bait (and believed it). The positive things was that it helped me get started, the bad part is that I spent that money without any monetary results to show for it.
I won’t be the first or the last, I guess the best advice is to learn alongside others that are finding success. I have, but I’m looking to really break through. I don’t have a big name or accolades, only a ton of blood sweat and tears put into trying to be financially free.
Community > Coaching
If you’ll join me, I’ll show you what I did with hopes that you can follow in similar footsteps as I. As of today I’ve earned $394.63 from using the methods in SEO Affiliate Domination. If you don’t have $500 to take a class right now, trust me I know how it is, then you can follow me within the Blue Highlighted Text Community here. If you don’t have $15/month to spend on following my every step, then just keep reading and watching the free content and implementing.
It’s not magic, I’m sure you can decode it for free, but I’m hoping to build something for us by us (shoutout Daymond John).
I’m still in the woods. Might as well make a fire.