How I got my start online

One of they key steps on the path to success is sacrifice.

When I was twenty-nine I lost my job running a department at a university. They found my very first blog and decided to shut me down. I hadn't actually broken any rules, but I realized that they were freeing me from a nightmare.

The boats were burning behind me, and I had no choice but to move forward.

I had a lot of bills and had no choice but to find a new source of income. The weekend before I lost my job, I bought a new car and signed a lease on a new apartment.

I had no choice but to find a way to make a living and to honor my financial obligations.

All I had was a blog that wasn't making any money, but it still somehow managed to cost me my career.

I jumped into the air with both feet and tried to find a way to make money fast.

Your two choices when you get an online marketing. You can work for yourself, or you can try to find clients. When you work for yourself, you don't make any money until after all the work is done and you succeed. But when you take on clients, you get paid before you do any work.

I started researching and trying to find amazing courses to teach me a skill that I could then resell using the Internet. The first course I bought cost $3000. That is $3000 that I didn't have.

By this point, I had moved out of my apartment and moved into my mother's basement. Things were looking dark, but I was willing to do whatever it takes to move my situation forward.

I signed up for six payments of $500 each, maxing on my credit card. Each month I needed to make $500 just have room on my credit card for the next charge from that product.

I didn't have a website or have any idea what I was doing, but it would have been out on Craigslist offering to sell SEO services. I promise to help people get found on Google.

Within four days I had my first check in my hands. I use that money to buy software and training to help my clients. I eventually delivered amazing results for her, but I never would've been able to afford that training without her check.

If you want to buy one of my courses or hire me for coaching, and you simply don't have the money you should do what I did ā€“ find a client and get them to pay for my services or training.

I leveraged the first $500 and ended up making more than $30,000 that year. That might not sound like a lot of money to you, but it covered all my bills and replaced my previous income.

When you want to dabble making money online, you should start by finding skills that you can leverage. One of the easiest ways to make money in your area is to sell services that you buy internationally. For example, you can offer to design book covers in your local area and then hire someone on Fiverr to do the actual work. You could charge $100 per cover, and the worker five dollars, and make 20 times your investment. This allows you to make money and scale your business almost infinitely. You spend most of your time collecting money and forwarding emails ā€“ that's a great business.

Right now I bet you're thinking of reasons why that wouldn't work for you. If that is your thought process, your biggest challenge is not knowledge it is belief. You don't believe in yourself and there's a little voice in the back of your head is constantly trying to find reasons to keep you from succeeding. That voice more than any other factor in your life is the reason that you're reading this blog instead of writing it.

There are literally millions of products and services you can buy internationally and resell domestically for massive profits. You can hire someone with a Ph.D. in India to work full-time, during your office job for you, for 10% of your salary. That's the fastest way to replace your income. I don't recommend messing with your primary source of income until you've opened other revenue streams, but I want to show how easily you could leverage the Internet today.

Every time my businesses jumped or grown, it has been because I was willing to bet on myself. At certain points in the growth of my business, I maxed out credit cards and bank accounts frozen, but within 30 days they were always paid off. Most people are afraid of failing you don't need that fear anymore. You can fail upwards.

If you're physically disciplined with how you invest your money online, whether it's in courses software or coaching, you will always make a positive return on your investment.

Are you willing to better yourself let me know in the comments below.

5 thoughts on “How I got my start online”

  1. I thought about selling services through arbitrage, but just moved to the next program. I am ready to write my action plan because I have been out of work for for months and just received a job this past Friday.

  2. Hi Jonathan, I already know I need USD 3000 a month to replace my present in come. I also know I prefer copywriting in the short term and bestselling author in the long term.

    God bless and good luck in the new year.

    Keith Headley

  3. Great post! Inspired me to think how I can use my existing expertise and skills to leverage into immediate work online. Also inspired me into action about what new skill sets I want and need to learn moving into my “serve no master” life style!


  4. Jonathan, I love Serve No Master, Breaking Orbit, & joining the tribe. Your books are igniting my desire to provide better for my family & for myself.

    I love the message, & Iā€™m still here. Thanks for the inspiration.

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