This post is not one of my usual posts nor it is one of those hype “make money online” type of posts but I wanted to share with you a bit of my personal journey in the last year because I know that some of you will relate to it.
As some of you already know, I started this blog nearly 4 years ago to support the Life Coaching business for mothers I had just launched. I had just become a mum for the second time myself and I was very keen on sharing and helping other mothers enjoy motherhood.
I also was really passionate about having my own business because I wanted the flexibility for my boys and the freedom to make my own decision.
But it wasn’t long before I realised that before looking after other mums I needed to start looking after myself and this business launch just in time with the birth of my second baby was a tad unrealistic especially since my first was only 16 months old back then.
But what happened is that I joined the then only just launched British Mummy Bloggers (now Britmums) and I loved every single minute of it! I found other mums who had the same aspirations as me and the same geeky blogging passion. In some ways this was one of the defining moments of my life.
My blog started taking a huge space in my life and not only I was having fun but I was learning a tremendous amount about Online Marketing and Social Media.
I started earning a decent amount of money thanks to sponsored posts and advertising and other business owners were starting to ask me what this online stuff was all about and if I could show them.
In January 2011 I made my trainings official and started running workshops. The interest in those took me by surprise and I ran an average of 2 workshops a month for the whole year. I loved it and realised that teaching and training others was more rewarding that I could have ever hoped for.
The problem was however that in terms of business it had limits. I was spending a lot of hours offering and promoting my workshops as well as planning them to deliver the best training I could. The downside of that was that I had no work/life balance whatsoever and I was starting to reassess my personal goals.
In May last year I signed up for a mentor who showed me how to create my own information products online. This opened my eyes to a totally different universe and I started understanding how people made money online (BIG money online). I realised that the Internet was full of opportunities and that all you had to do was to seize yours. I met people at conferences who were achieving big results with affiliate programmes and selling their own information products. They were like you and me. They were not these big Internet gurus. They were totally normal and approachable people who knew how to leverage the Internet. So what until then had seemed like an unrealistic project became possible.
At the end of last year I was armed with enough belief to start looking in this direction and make money online. I realised that if you aim high you achieve high. Trust me it is hard for me to write this, simply because I know that there are a lot of people out there who don’t believe in this and who will judge this as nonsense.
The reason I decided to be totally honest and open here is because I want to share this with whoever is ready to take it.
A few weeks ago I found this guy, Stuart Ross. Stuart made his fortune online mainly through selling affiliate products. Just in case you are not sure what it is, it is the act of selling products created by other people in exchange of a commission. This has always sounded like too much work to me because I am not a natural sales person. Really not! I quit the only sales job I have ever had after 3 weeks and in tears. I hate cold calling and targets. I suppose affiliate marketing in some ways made feel like I would be doing the equivalent of cold calling online and having been scarred by that job there was no way I could do it again.
When I started watching Stuart’s videos I loved how he made the process sound. Stuart sells products he believes in (I can do that) with integrity (I like that) to people he builds relationship with (I certainly can do that!).
So I guess what I am sharing with you here is that I am going to work with him and see where it takes me. Just after 2 weeks of being a member I have already put all my processes in place and I am ready to go!
The reason I am writing this now is because Stuart is offering a very special deal that will run out on the 31 Jan 2012 and for just $4.97 you can give the Six Figures Mentors a try for 14 days! Thereafter the monthly payment to have access to an amazing amount of info is $97. The content is huge and will surely impress you!
I truly believe that Online Marketing and Information Marketing are an amazing opportunity for mums who want to make money working just a few hours a day and still have time to be mums. We are lucky to be at the beginning of the internet wave so let’s make the most of it, shall we?
Anyway I leave you with Stuart in a video where he takes you through his story and what you can expect working with him. The video is nearly 40 min long so I suggest you have a look when you can allocate some time just for it, but remember that the offer runs out next Monday 31st January 2012…
If you are already making money as an affiliate it would be lovey to hear your tips for success.