Many moons ago, I graduated high school and went straight into the U.S. Navy. I was to be one of the upper crust, a Navy Nuclear Power Electrician’s Mate. I was stationed on the East Coast and went on a few Med. Cruises. Two cruises were superseded, and we spent the majority of our time being a major player in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Provide Comfort/Provide Hope, and Operation Deny Flight. So many operations, that I should have come out of the Navy as a full-blown surgeon.
Afterwards, I moved back to my home town and worked in a few factories. Always at the whim of the economy for those industries as to whether I could provide for my growing family. Until finally, I moved out West and started working in the Mining industry. That is where I have continued to work since 2002. I’ve worked in Montana, Arizona, Nevada, and Alaska.
On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012 at 7:05 p.m., I received the worse news anyone could ever hear over a telephone. My youngest daughter had been in a car wreck with her best friend. Her friend had survived, but my daughter had died on the scene. I was working 900 miles away in Nevada.
I had lost so much time with my family by working away from home at various mining companies, and now I had no more time to spend with my youngest.
After just over a year of merely existing and just going through the motions of daily life, I decided that I must make a change. My oldest daughter was pregnant. I was going to be a grandfather. I wasn’t going to miss out on his/her growing up, like I had missed so much of my girls. I was going to figure out a way to make money online.
I moved back to my home state of Kentucky, where the cost of living was much cheaper. I have reduced my bills. I have joined the online revolution (only the marketing one… the country revolution is still a year or so off).
For years, I have searched for the Holy Grail of making money online. I have spent a whole lot of money pursuing this elusive object. After years of searching, I can tell you this: There isn’t a Holy Grail to internet marketing or making money online. To make money online, you have to be willing to put in the work and treat it as a real business.
There is no such thing as Push Button Riches. Anyone selling that is peddling Snake Oil. That being said, It is possible to make money online by pushing a button: If you have a mailing list, if you have a real relationship with your list, and if you are not constantly peddling the next best thing in marketing.
If you are willing to treat making money on the internet as a real business, then I invite you to come join me on my Journey to Internet Marketing Success.
You can connect with me on any of the sites listed in the right hand column.
Continuing the Journey to Internet Marketing Success,
Hope to see you along the path,