A New Beginning …

It has been a long long time since my last Blog Post…. and there is a reason for that.   You see.. Before, I always wanted to start my own Internet Marketing business but there was a problem …   It was more of an interest or hobby for me and nothing else…I wasn’t committed and I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do anyway, so I played around with many different ideas. There are 100’s or ways to make money online but not many are really sustainable.   I had a comfortable life already so it wasn’t all that important to me really. Living in Thailand with my Thai wife with the sun shining outside the window every morning when I woke up, working a few hours a day. Hell, I was semi-retired at the age of 40….Lucky me !! Very different from my life in Ireland where I am from. 🙂 IMG_0121 But I realized something along the way.   Things were all good for me, (financially included), but things can change.   And things did change for me too, and I hit some pretty difficult times but luckily I got more work and everything improved for me again but……   I realized even with that, and because of what happened before, that nothing lasts forever, so I revisited my idea of starting an internet business again.   I had played around before with several things (this blog included) and had made some money here and there but I never stuck with anything long enough to make a real success.   You know why?   Because I never knew if I was doing the right things or not.   Would this work? Am I just wasting my time? If it works, will it last? Who can I trust to tell me the truth about what works? We all know there are a lots of scammers out there !!   Sure, some things worked a bit and then stopped working so I lost confidence.   So what did I do? …..   I bought more courses.. I need to know more. I don’t have all the information yet. I need to learn more. I have spent more money on courses then I even want to admit.   And yes, many are great courses. But the truth is I haven’t finished most of them.   But in my mind and I know for a fact that it is very possible to build a successful Internet Marketing business.   By complete chance I befriended someone in the Internet Marketing arena who heard my story.   In the last few weeks Richie has become not only a guide for me but also a friend and has told me what I probably knew all along but dismissed.   He told me after talking to me that I know everything I need to know already and that I just need to do it. (Take action with what I already know).   At the same time I met Richie I also connected with another great guy and Internet Marketer I have been following for many years already, Andy.   Andy who also gave me a kick up the rear end about taking action has offered to take me on and finally make me do it.   So today, I have made the decision to stop playing around and to commit to this new journey of mine.   Now and for the rest of 2017 I commit to, with Andys and Richies help, finally build a successful Internet Business.   A business based on giving value to my customers and steering them away from scams in the same way that Andy and Richie do. My goal is to show you how to build a successful business online with me, and sorry, you won’t achieve that with push button solutions. They just don’t exist. I learnt that the hard way.   I invite you to follow me on my journey to building a successful internet business with the help of my mentors/coaches/friends.   I will endeavor to post at least once a week about my journey, detailing my mistakes, losses, lessons and wins.   I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.   Peace, Love and Success,   Donal

Motivational Video For When You Need Some Encouragement

Hey there,

I came across this video today which I think is an excellent motivational video. See what you think and feel free to leave a comment.

I’m Back

Well folks, I know it may have looked like I disappeared off the face of the planet for a while. I was in fact away for almost 2 weeks so I have fallen behind somewhat. Yes, I did get time to reply to most of your comments and also visit many of your Blogs. I will be trying to get to the rest of them during the remainder of the week. It was great to see how many people dropped by and thank you all again for your encouraging comments. The video will also be on its way soon, so watch this space : ). Week 3 as many of you know is all about setting up your autoresponder and building a list. This I have managed to do this evening albeit minus a nice ebook cover which is near the top of my to do list now. I hit a bit of a wall on this one and then remembered as Dean and Alex say ‘Don’t get it right, just get it going’. Therefore you will see my new opt-in form on the right hand side of this post with just a text heading, but hey, at least its progress : ). Anyway, now that I am back at base, I will be spending more time on this and can hopefully catch up with the rest of you who are steaming ahead nicely I see. Catch you all soon.  

Here we go !

Well, here we go ! I have decided to bite the bullet and actually try and stick with something for a change. 4 years of buying product after product and doing little if anything has driven me to this desperate state where I know something has to change. As the saying goes ‘You can’t expect to keep on doing the same things and get different results’. I think that is also a definition for insanity : ). Either way, one thing I have learned from buying all those courses is that many of them do not live up to their expectations and many more are not sustainable. Even the more solid SEO strategies have come under threat recently with the latest changes over at Google. So the question to be asked is ‘What is the best way to build a truly sustainable business online, one that won’t disappear overnight at the whim of some other organization?’ Well, I have come to my own conclusions on this question and will be discussing the topic further as the journey continues. For the moment however I have started the journey with Dean Holland’s Quick Start Challenge. My view has always been, if you want to learn something new, then learn from someone who has done it already and is where you want to be. So, where do I want to be? Well, by the end of this training I definitely want to have the basis of the business which I wish to continue building. I also expect to have a much better sense of direction and focus. This is a lot of what the first week has been all about. No stranger to reading a lot of this type of material, it was not new to hear it but at the same time good to be reminded. It’s sometimes easy to forget. Looking at the medium term I would expect to be have replaced my monthly income within 6 months and the next goal after that is 5 figures a month by 12 months in. Optimistic? maybe. Lets see. It’s better to aim high and miss slightly rather then to aim low and achieve an unimpressive goal. At this stage I am optimistic and I have actually started to take action on the material received so that has got to me a good start. My aim is to now continue with the momentum. Stay tuned and see how things progress next week. Until then, good luck and take care everyone : ).