I’m from the Netherlands but currently living in Medellin, Colombia with my wife and daughter.
I’m a retired Navy Officer from the Royal Netherlands Navy (after 32 years of service).
As I felt I was too young to do nothing all day long, I started thinking about doing something online. That something became Internet Marketing.
I started out by searching in Google what Internet Marketing exactly was and began probably like you, buying products that promised you success and riches in a very short time.
Most of the time my curiosity in these products diminished followed by me putting them aside as they did not bring the successes I was looking for.
Well, I didn’t give up but started to look at things differently and did more research before buying a product, like searching for reviews of the product. Getting traffic was another obstacle which seamed easy but really wasn’t.
I knew SEO was the way to get you a lot of free traffic but nobody mentioned that it would take a long time before you see any results.
Again, searching in Google came up with a lot of information on traffic generation but after a while I came to the conclusion it was all the same information only written down in different words.
After all the information I had found, it still wasn’t what I needed to understand the whole process of making money online and all this had me doing was running around in circles and even got me more confused.
I started joining people’s email lists to get the information I needed and that they promised to give and again it was a disappointment.
The promised information dried up after a the first emails and all I seemed to get was sales pitches about the newest 3-click software guaranteed to get me unlimited traffic and make a lot of sales.
Don’t get me wrong I don’t mind the sale pitches but first deliver what you promised then start selling or do a combination on both but keep delivering valuable and related content.
It was one big disappointment to me and I nearly quit this rat race but after recapitulating what I had gone through and experienced it became an eye opener. I knew if I wanted to do Internet Marketing the right way something needed to change.
This change came when I received an email from someone offering a coaching class on how to make money online. At first I was skeptical to sign up but after reading all the positive reviews online I decided to give it a go.
After signing up, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of his coaching class. At last I had the feeling that I had found someone who actually explained how he generates an income on the Internet without all the BS, someone who had a proven track record and who actually showed the proof.
Only then, I began to understand how the process was to make an income online.
In time I went from one mentor to another, not because the first was bad, on the contrary, he was an amazing teacher but I felt that I needed to know more, go deeper. That’s why I went to another mentor.
In fact you can read everything about my journey with these two mentors by clicking HERE.
With my first mentor, I listened and learned his strategy. Soon after starting, I had created my first website and made my first commissions with Google’s Adsense.
With my second mentor it was only after 3 months of implementing what he had taught me that I made my first sales. That was in October 2012 and after that made more sales then I had ever expected.
Not enough to live from but it was a start and with his guidance could only go better. Read here about my results.
Remember I started in June 2011 and I still haven’t made enough money on a daily basis to live the life that everybody is dreaming of and that is to have an enough money to do everything you would like to do.
If there is one suggestion I could give you, it would be to remain consistent in what you’re doing and stay focused on just one thing until you have finished it and then move on to the next project and find a good mentor with a proven track record.
Do your research or take the shortcut and read my story HERE.
Understand that this is not a get rich overnight game. This is a game of long term sustainability. It’s a skill that can be learned and implemented by anyone.
If you create a game plan for yourself and work your plan daily, you will achieve your goals.
Creating an internet business is not different it takes patience, persistence and consistency!
You are always welcome to contact me with any questions.
To your success,