When I first started marketing online, I had an extremely tight budget, because I had just went through a failed offline business and literally lost everything I owned.
Our local economy tanked, I owned a couple retail stores, our mall became a barren wasteland. I live in a very small community in Northern Minnesota that is totally driven by the mining industry, when it is doing bad, the whole area where I live then does bad, it trickles down to almost every business.
I actually got my start in online marketing because I was going back to school online, because my wife at the time was going to school offline, and one of us needed to stay home and watch the kids. So while doing some school work online I ran across an ad like many of you have, and we were desperate at the time, and now living in welfare housing because of losing everything. We were starting completely over. So I was looking for something I could do, while at home to make some extra money..
But I had no budget barely to get started with..But I was desperate to get out of this situation, and change our lives..I didnt want my family to live in welfare housing, I felt like a complete failure..And I didn’t want this to happen again..
So I made a decision to find the money I needed to get started, so I could change this, it was to much pain to be in this situation..
Here is what I did to find the extra money to build my internet business..
I warn you, it was drastic in most peoples eyes..
I sold my TV set, and shut off cable…YEP, very first thing I did..I was once the same as everyone else, even though I just lost everything I owned, and was living in welfare housing, I still made sure we had cable, I mean who can live without cable tv right?? Well I decided it was time to get serious and change my life, now I had more time as well, had no more tv to watch..How many hours do you spend in front of your tv?
The definition of insanity, is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results! Now isn’t this what most of us do, we keep doing the same thing over and over again..Like, we go home to work, home to work, home to work, and some how we think things will get better, and they never do, but we are expecting things to change…Right??
Selling my TV, gave me $175.00 and shutting off cable gave me 35$ a month to get me started with my online marketing, I was excited, the dream was alive and well, I had opportunity!! My wife wasn’t excited about getting rid of the tv..I told her, well what is going to change if we do not? We can either watch tv and stay broke, or do something to change our lives..I think the biggest part for her was, is she didn’t have faith in me anymore because of my failed offline business, that got us into this situation in the first place..
But see I still had faith in me, I made a commitment, that no matter what happened, no matter what obstacles I would face, I would keep going, I seen other people get rich online, and if they could do it, so could I!! So I looked for more ways to cut our expenses so I could use the money to invest in more traffic and build my online business, I was doing this hell or high water!!
Finding money was easy, I had a bad habit of buying a bottle of pop everyday, that cost like $50 a month, I stopped buying stuff from convenience stores, gas was the only thing I would purchase from them. Everything a convenience store has you can get cheaper elsewhere..I found lots of bad spending habits that freed up plenty of money, and things we could temporarily live without..
The biggest thing I did, was made a decision, that decision is what helped me find the money. I can not convince you to put money into your business, but just realize its your future not mine. I made my own decision, I do what ever it takes to get me and my family the things we want. And I go after it with everything I have..No one or nothing will stop me, but that was my decision, you will have to make your own.
This is a really awesome video below, I hope you take the time to watch. And I hope the information I provided here today, will help you to make a decision to change your own life for the better. You may not be able to relate to the situation I went through over 10 years ago, but you will have your own story to create, based on your circumstances. I am just trying to help you get to your own DECISION.
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