Every so often I like to share case studies with you, of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things in our industry.
I do this, because I strongly believe that success in our industry does not discriminate.
It doesn’t matter what your age is… what your level of tech skills are… what kind of jobs you’ve had in the past… or where you’re from. There’s no reason why YOU can’t go on to generate millions of dollars on the internet, and transform your life.
The other day, I had one of our own MOBE affiliates, Scott Smith who you might remember from this recorded phone call I once shared, reach out to me with this message:
He wanted to thank me, because he had just crossed his first $100,000 in commissions with MOBE within 6 months of getting started.
Normally when you see marketers like me sharing these kind of results, they are from other marketers who are established in the industry.
Eg. Guru A promotes Guru B’s product to his list of 300,000 people… makes 50k in a week, and then does a buddy testimonial; “I made over $50,000 with Guru B’s product in less than 7 days! – you can too!!”
It looks great on a sales page, but it conveniently leaves out the advantages Guru A had over the average joe.
Well, Scott is definitely not a guru.
He’s a former plumber. And when he started 18 months back in the industry, he was worse at navigating a computer than my Grandma (no offense Scott!).
He did not know how to CC someone in an email.
So we can safely say he doesn’t have a huge advantage over anyone else starting out.
So why is it that this guy can go make $100,000 in under 6 months… while the average affiliate won’t ever come close to that?
At the end of the day, it all comes down to one thing;
True entrepreneurs have it. It’s a description I came up with to describe that raw, fierce desire some people have to get results in their business.
Not everyone has the hunger.
Over the past few years I’ve done dozens of seminars around the world. At every one of them, people come up to me…
Upon meeting these people, I can spot if they’ve got it within 5 minutes flat.
One of the biggest tell tale signs, is the amount of time it takes between hearing how to do something… and actually going and doing it.
A small group of people have got it. Their attitude when starting out will be, “I don’t really know what I’m doing – but I’m going to figure it out, and get it done anyway.”
Scott is one of these people.
For a much larger group of people, the amount of time that elapses before implementing is near-infinite. They don’t ever do anything.
You’ll often hear them say something like: “Before I go try this, I need to get more information, and right now I can’t start because [insert a self-created reason / excuse].”
In my opinion, these people are not yet true entrepreneurs.
They like the label of being an ‘entrepreneur’… they like to wish and hope and fantasize about a building a business and having a better future… but they don’t actually ever do much of anything.
For the first 18 months of being an entrepreneur (which started in late 2008), I was one of these people.
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