Over the past year of learning about the wonderful world of IM I have connected with many wonderful characters online and made friends. Thankfully I have learned quite a bit, enough to get started and keep going implementing the things I learn along the way.
When you first start out it’s easy to get discouraged and give up because it’s often hard to figure it out yourself and sometimes just having the confidence and courage to go out and make a name for yourself can stop a few people. I know because it prevented me for a while, from taking action.
Besides that I found that many sales pages of some big earners online often spoke about it to show that they could relate with the strugglers and people on the verge of giving up…
Are you tired of getting your hard earned money sucked away by crappy products promising you the riches of Facebook and how you can make $10,000 per month within 30 days for a $37 product?….
Well so are we…that’s why we’re offering you a crazy ONE TIME price of $97 per month…here’s what you get…
- a re-hashed version of a crappy product we bought 8 years ago
- a crappy audio of some marketing technique that is no longer valuable or works….
I’ve been there…
I consider myself lucky because I have been through all that and have been survived. The people that I have connected with either through Facebook, real life or email have really helped me break through the invisible barriers that stop people from taking action on their dreams. The folks below are people that have helped me get to where I am, and I really appreciate their help. Some of them have never even heard of me, some of them I have connected with, but in some way shape or form (through their products and services or just through their willingness to reach out and offer help) they’ve helped.
Josh owns his own beast of a company providing extreme value to his customers. I love his honesty and his attitude, always helpful and just a cracking good guy. The kind of guy that if you bought him home to meet you mum (or mom for you Americans) she’d be pleased you hang with such good guys. A man of value and generosity. Helped me break through mental barriers and helped me see the light at the end of the long tunnel. Helped me to believe in myself through sharing his own story. Seeing his posts on Facebook of all the cool stuff he and his lovely wife get up to give me a kick up to butt to go out and do something! Talk about motivational! PS3 at 10am from the comfort of my bed while everyone else is at work…here I come! Josh Bartlett
Never met Chris but I love his story and I love what his products are all about and the kind of content he has within them. I really like his site design and his philosophy and the way he lives and sees the world. Being location independent really inspires me because it’s what I aspire to and am heading towards. Somehow, just by reading his blog and learning about what his products are about and the content he has within them, also helped me break down barriers. It’s good hearing about success stories like these because you can see what they’ve done, how they did it and follow along on the journey. Finding Chris for me is kind of like “wow, where the hell has been been!” Had I known about Chris earlier, it would have halved my journey. Chris Guillebeau
Pat is a 28 year old dude from Southern California. Pat has a really awesome blog where he blogs about his personal journey. He is very transperant with what he does and writes really helpful posts. He kind of makes you feel like you are a friend and that if you rocked on up to his house you could have a beer with him. He helped me move forward with niche marketing and made everything seem so easy, thanks to his post he wrote on “backlinking that works”. The simplifier who provides great value all for free. He shares both his successes and his failures and just seems like a real good dude. An awesome blog. Pat Flynn
Only just recently came across his blog probably only a few weeks ago. Finding Seans blog was fantastic because he started off in a similar situation to me. He took action on his dream and now he’s living a great life as a digital nomad, spending time in South East Asia sipping cocktails by the beach, playing golf and having a ball. I’d like to thank Sean for making that sacrifice. Seriously I found it really helpful and inspiring to go through his old blog posts right back to the very first one. You can actually learn a lot doing that. He is living the kind of life that I’d like to live. Freedom. I think his writing style is awesome too. One inspiring guy, friendly and approachable. Sean Ogle
Cory is a guy I’ve never actually met though we have chatted over a wine or two a few evenings when we are both busy ‘working’ online. A funny guy with a great sense of humor. Cory created several Facebook groups, one of which is called WordPress4Business which you can find by simply typing that in to the Facebook search box or alternatively you can hit him up on Facebook. I’m not sure Cory ever sleeps because he always seems to be there. In my book he’s a bit of a legend simply for creating these groups. The people in the groups have a wealth of knowledge and are always willing to help out with WordPress issues. Cory has really helped me unbeknownst to him, and made some awesome introductions for me…all through Facebook. Cory Shanes
Leo is an A-list blogger which basically means he’s the man. I found Leo last year after reading about him in The 4 Hour Workweek, so I’m probably a bit behind the times there because he had well over 100,000 subscribers last year. He has something like 230,000 RSS subscribers to his blog Zen Habits. He is married with 6 kids and is from Guam. I have learned plenty about blogging just by reading his posts and after having downloaded his free ebook he gives away from his other blog where he teaches people all about blogging. Leo, like all the rest of the people I write about in this post, seems like a real nice guy, down to earth and approachable. Leo is probably an inspiration and a mentor to many of the people I have included in this list, definitely including myself. Leo is also in partnership with another blog he runs with a fellow New Zealander so that makes him even more awesome! Leo Babauta
Well if you don’t know who Tony Robbins is, your missing out. He’s a life changer. I purchased his CD programs 5 years ago (Get The Edge & Personal Power) and all I can say is wow. Tony taught me that it’s never too late, that you need to live with passion each day, and introduced me to the ultimate goal achieving system that many of the most successful people in the world live by. He is the mentor to many people around the world including past Presidents, top sports people and coaches. He has definitely impacted my life is more ways than one. I highly recommend Tony Robbins and his Program “Personal Power”. An absolute guru without a doubt. Tony Robbins
Rosh Khan is a Facebook friend of mine who has very rapidly become an expert in his chosen field. Rosh is a real down to earth person and extremely helpful. I’ve chatted with Rosh a few times on Skype, though Facebook and he’s just a real cool dude. He is very approachable and super clever, caring and seeks out people to unleash his value upon. He helped me break though several barriers and taught me a hell of a lot. Rosh, I would say is a social media expert (among other things), but this comes natural to him because he’s a real genuine person and this comes across to those who are lucky enough to connect with him. Looking forward to meeting Rosh in person and having a few beers with him. Rosh Khan
Trey Smith is involved in something I’d very much like to explore and get in to, iPhone game development. He has sold over $8,000,000 of infoproducts and software in over 70 niches since starting internet marketing 5 years ago. That’s incredible, there’s a wealth of knowledge there for anybody to learn from, no matter what you want to achieve online. I like his style, never met the guy but enjoy his videos and escapades. I like reading his blog and have learned a lot from reading his posts and writing style. Plus he surfs so he’s got to be cool…right? Trey Smith
In 2008 Glen created a site called PluginID to document his personal growth and in the 18 months he owned this site, he went from working in the rat race to building a successful small business and working for himself whilst traveling the world. I love these types of blogs because for me they are the most helpful ones because they lead by example and blog about their journey sharing everything. He also has another very popular blog called Viperchill where he shares business tips for people with an online business or people wanting to get started online. Glen Allsopp
I met Matt late last year when he randomly turned up at my job. Matt has a real cool business called The WordPress Classroom which is pretty self explanatory. He has loads of short and easy to understand videos showing you how to find your way around WordPress (of which I am a member of). He also blogs over at Business and Blogs and resides in the good ol US of A. Matt Wolfe and Josh Bartlett are good mates and Rugby fans so already we have something in common. Matt has helped me with many aspects of IM in general and has made many aspects of blogging easy to grasp. Matt Wolfe
Cody has an awesome design on his blog and writes cool posts. I only discovered Cody two weeks ago but have already devoured many of his posts and listened to several of his interviews. Reading these types of blogs (location independent, lifestyle creation) are my favourite. The guys that live life like this have got it sussed in my opinion. Living life like this is the dream, creating this type of lifestyle is the ultimate. In his own words “my passion is to help others break free from the conventional template lifestyle—liberating you from traditional ways of thinking about work and life, building your own (entrepreneurial) projects, living a kick-ass remarkable life, and doing good for others”. Need I say more? Cody McKibben
So these are just a few of the people who have unknowingly helped me move forward in my life and in my online journey. I thank them for this. There are of course several others that deserve mention such as Chris Farrell who, through the way he speaks, and because he seems so down to earth and his ability to break things down so anybody can understand, has helped me as well. His membership site which I was a member of for 3-4 months was voted No.1 Internet Marketing Service Online by IMReportCard.com. I have Chris to thank for bringing my wife on board with me (she fully supports my journey). He gives off the aura of TRUST. If you are interested in checking his membership site out, you can click on the following link (which is also an affiliate link). Chris Farrell.
Chris Farrell also started to blog about his journey before he was known and I was luckily enough to find it before it vanished. I found it very helpful to see the issues and problems faced by aspiring online business people. Everyone seems to face the same or similar struggles. Hope this post was helpful to you.
Well, I’m off to Auckland on Saturday with my family. We’re heading up to visit and stay with my brother in law and his lovely wife to spend time together before I shoot off to Australia. We’ll take in a few sights and sounds whilst we’re away. Call it a practice run for being location independent. The semi-finals of the Rugby World cup are on this weekend too so it’s going to be quite exciting, especially if my country wins. I’m praying for it.
I’m also working on an ebook to giveaway to people that opt in to my email list. I’m found it hard to come up with a great idea for a giveaway because I want to make it unique and of real value to my subscribers. Any ideas or feedback on this? What would really help you?
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