Everyone has addictions. Whether it’s chocolate, reality shows, gambling, heroin, or whatever, we all have at least one. If you read my last post about why WordPress is amazing, then you know that’s one of mine. Have you guessed what my newest one is? I’ll give you a hint… it’s not meth.
At the beginning of this year, something clicked on in my brain and I found a new passion: Internet Marketing. I’m talking about SEO, affiliate marketing, creating niche sites, blogging, etc… It all started when I randomly stumbled across Corbett Barr’s website where he shows people how to build a thriving online business that helps them pursue their dreams. In one of his posts, he explains how he turned $3,000 into $128,000. It was very helpful to see what eBooks and educational courses he purchased and implemented, especially since I’m basically a newbie in this industry. And I really had no idea who he was nor did I know who any of the people were that he was mentioning.
One of the books he talked about was Cloud Living by Glen Allsopp. Corbett went on to create a niche-focused site that earned him over $1,100, and he still earns passive income through it today! That right there seemed easily attainable and not like those scams you hear like “Make a million dollars by breathing and drinking water!!! Buy now!!!” So I jumped on over to pluginid.com and read all about it. For $37, I said, “What the hell, why not? Everyone else seems to be raving about it on all the other sites I’ve been coming across.”
After I paid for it and instantly received it through a download link, I quickly skimmed over it and planned on reading a little bit every day. But I blew through all 176 pages in about 16 hours! The publication contained a ton of amazing tips and tricks for creating mini niche sites and blogs. I was hooked and there was no turning back. I soon found out that Glen sold that site and now runs ViperChill, where he explains his expert viral marketing strategies. He also has an online Cloud Living video course with the same info as the eBook, but probably more updated, and a huge discussion section where people ask questions and learn even more. I kind of wish I found this first, but oh well.
Shortly after, I found Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income website, and I began reading all of his valuable info too. One thing I love about Pat’s site are his monthly income reports where he posts up all of his passive income sources and how much revenue each generates. This is another reason I felt this was something I could learn and see real results after implementing all of their proven strategies. Obviously passive income is something everyone would love to have. Even the Wikipedia definition makes is sound badass: “An income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it.” I must say, Corbett, Glen, and Pat are my idols right now. They are truly living the dream and this is the kind of life I’m aiming for.
But will it happen in a year or two like it happened for them? Maybe, but I’m not going to give my hopes up. I want to make huge goals, but I also want to stick to a strict plan with tasks I know I can complete so I don’t get totally burned out or lose focus. I think if I went at this with a get rich quick mindset, I’d be pissed off when the 5-figure monthly income wasn’t rolling in with little to no work. I know this is going to take a lot of hard work but I’m ready for it. So stay tuned, and I’d definitely recommend subscribing because it’s going to get insanely interesting around here real soon. And please share your comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts, as would the readers. Any advice you have, tips/tricks, or just to say hello. Thanks again for reading! Cheers!