If I could – starting over

Recently in the comments of another post someone challenged me by saying:

I have answered this many times. I would LOVE to do this.  It would be a hell of a lot easier then what I do now!

What would this prove? Nothing… Either way.   And I would have left my company for a year…

You know whats harder then making 1 million dollars? Making 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 etc.

The bigger you get the more problems you have.

Check out my distractions from the last year:

  • 24 separate legal issues. 4 of which made it to court.
  • 15 meetings with our accountants where I had to be involved (its a 1 hour drive each way to our accounting firm)
  • 14 speaking engagements (3 keynote speeches). So far this year I been away from home almost 60 days…

But lets talk about finances for a minute. Right now I have 12 employees (full time and contractors mixed). We also outsource a ton of projects. Last year payroll was just shy of one million dollars.

That means every day I have to make $2,740 just to break even.

So… you… sitting at home… much like me 7 years ago on unemployment, I envy you.

Everything I do people expect me to hit a home run.  Society is not expecting anything from you right now.

Please listen to me.  Right now is an incredible time. One like the world has never seen before.

Internet Marketing and specifically affiliate marketing/internet arbitrage makes it possible for anyone from any race, social status, gender, whatever to generate income to have the life they always wanted.

But its not going to last long. Many states have already started to implement taxes on online revenue (affiliate tax) and the way this Obama administration I am guessing we will see it at the federal level.

Then mix in all the new FTC regulations which honestly, when read, seem to be a gun pointed right at affiliate marketing.

Someday when your kids ask you about the internet gold rush you will say one of 3 things:

  • I made a lot of money
  • I tried it and it just was not for me
  • I missed the boat and have always wondered what I could have done with it

I always say failure is something I can live with, regret is not.  Dont be the 3rd person in that list.

So get after it. You do not have to spend any money to start. All the information is out there for free.  If you do have cash then there are products that condense all of it for you.

But you do not have to spend a dime if you have a ton of time on your hands!

You have no excuse. Get after it.

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