Several years ago, while exploring the world of affiliating marketing I ran into an individual who was doing very well. Like everyone else in this new affiliate community I was curious how this person was doing so well. Everyone asked them how they made their money, but this shadowy individual wouldn’t say, for obvious reasons! Then one day all of a sudden he/she released an e-book detailing all if the methods used to generate that income.
People Paid $500 Per Copy
I can’t say it was easy to confirm that everything written was true, but people paid a hefty $500 price tag per copy. I’m not the type of person to believe that someone who is making thousands of dollars per day would share their knowledge for a measly $500, so it was a no-brainer for me to sit this one out. “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” – I thought.
Being the curious gal that I am it didn’t take long to strike up a conversation with this money ninja and we quickly came to chat on a regular basis about earning online. One question was burning on my mind and had to be asked “why would you release everything you know for a quick buck?”
“People Will Always Make an Excuse”
The reply – honest yet cynical still echoes today: “because no matter how real and useful the information, people will always make an excuse to not put it to use.” It turns out this guru wasn’t worried about others replicating the “secret” strategy at all. Multiple conversations proceeded afterwards where we got to talking about why people fail at achieving their goals, and I must say these were some of the most interesting talks I’ve had with anyone online.
A week later, to no surprise, everyone who purchased a copy of the e-book was complaining that none of the methods described have worked. Cursing and name calling preceded and talks about scams broke out. Before getting to know the individual I would have quickly agreed that the money paid was too little for something too good to be true (promises of thousands of dollars per day), but after having regular chats with this rogue agent of affiliate marketing it became too difficult to accept harsh accusations of this persons’ work.
$15,000 in Sales
By then, their e-book has leaked online and became public knowledge for anyone interested in finding it. Although my new “friend” had pocketed a quick $15,000 from sales, they were still not worried about it being out in the open. Curiosity lead me to finding the book for myself and asking if it would be alright to test it for free. Without a raised brow I was given one tip: “You have to do exactly as the book says and you have to stick to it by being patient.”
Long story short, this person wasn’t lying. Everything that was written there did exactly as the title promised. Although the money made from that simple e-book did not make me rich, it taught me a powerful lesson: stop procrastinating. Everything you need to achieve your goals has already been written down or spoken. Just do the work and do it diligently. The super simple slogan Nike has adopted for its brand has been trying to tell us how to succeed all along – “Just Do It.”
Do you know someone who blames their financial problems on others? Do you find yourself procrastinating more often than doing the work?
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— Veronica Hill (@VeronicaHill79) September 28, 2012