I’ve been busy dealing with family stuff for the past few weeks and haven’t had a chance to write as much as I’d have liked in my blog.
I had quite a surprise when I recently logged into my iPro account and saw that I had started to make some sales. It is quite a big mile-stone for me as it is the very first money I have ever made on-line.
Achieving that first sale and making that first dollar on-line sure does break through a barrier that for such a long time has seemed to be almost impenetrable. And just like many people, I was starting to become ever more doubtful that it was even possible to actually make money on the Internet.
I don’t suppose that I am alone in investing considerable sums of money over the years in various courses and products, all claiming to be “The One” – possessing the “Secret Sauce”, “Magic Button” or “World Renowned Internet Marketers”. Oh yes, the amount of times that I have seen that boast! So-called “Gurus” so renowned that most people have never heard of them. I won’t reveal any names, but if you’ve had the same kind of experiences, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
Over the past couple of years, those type of experiences have diluted my expectations somewhat. Naturally like everyone else who buys “Making Money On-line” courses, the intention is to hopefully see results, but I’m also realistic and careful not to build my hopes up too high.
But when I stumbled upon The Quick Start Challenge course, I found it to be very worthwhile. It’s another course that the founder of iPro – Dean Holland – has put together. Dean gets to see who is taking action and those who are committed, it acts as a “short-cut” avoiding the vetting process that Dean has put in place for people applying for acceptance into his high-value iPro Partner system. In this sense, participation in Quick Start Challenge is a low-cost proving ground to greater things.
Now, I’ve got to admit that I haven’t been putting in as much time as a lot of new IMer’s. I know some of my new iPro colleagues are out there promoting everything under the sun. I certainly get annoyed by marketers whose lists I am on, pumping out email after email saying how wonderful some new thing is and how I’ve got to act quickly before the price rockets skyward! I usually end up becoming an ex-subscriber to those people.
Endless promotions is something that I intend to actively avoid. I would much rather focus on proven systems that are supported by well-known and well-respected people in this industry. That’s why I’m endorsing the systems that Dean Holland has put in place.