100 Subscribers To Over 6000 In A Shade Over 6 Months

by Dean James

I want to share something with readers of this blog and to show you how things are possible once you put in the work. How you can go from the GROUND floor to developing assets that become a ‘gift that keeps on giving’. I know that sounds a cliche but it’s the absolute truth.

If you are one of those people making less than $100 a month online DON’T lose heart. You don’t know how close you are to breaking through.

Rule Number One: Never QUIT. Ever.

Gurus aren’t born. They started out exactly like all of us. They weren’t making millions of dollars from day one. Making money online is a BUSINESS just like the offline world only the overheads are much lower. This is the perfect business for the ‘little guy’. You can adapt and move much quicker that corporations that have to run everything by the board before they implement.

I don’t tell many people this but I built my first ever website using a text editor. I didn’t know anything about sitebuilders, autoresponders, monetization. I had no JV partners, no list, no nothing. Did that stop me? No way. Did I make much money from my first site? No way 🙂

But it was a start and everyone HAS to start somewhere right. If you don’t begin you never get anywhere. If you don’t play the game, you never win a hand.

If you are making over $100 a month online you are in the minority. In a recent survey I did, over 80% of my list weren’t making $100 a month online.

I want to see that 80% become 20%. If I had my way everyone I surveyed would be making over a 100 bucks online but I know some people will just never take action, not even if you showed them EVERYTHING to do step-by-step. You can lead a horse to water…

When I first started trying to make money online I focused on round numbers. First you have to make a $1 before you can make a million dollars, right?!

Well, when I started building my list I adopted the same approach. Obviously starting at ZERO is a pretty daunting prospect for any marketer that hasn’t build a sizeable list in the Internet Marketing niche before. Using elbow grease I built a list of just over 100 subscribers, which doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s a start. Us humans are obsessed with round numbers and I’m no different. I was pleased to get over the 100 subscriber mark at the time. At this point 1,000 subscribers seemed like a lot. After all it’s a big jump to go from 100 to 1000.

Still, here’s another important lesson. It’s about momentum and keeping going until you reach the tipping point where it all gets a lot easier and the rewards start to make it all feel worthwhile. You simply must keep going to reach that point. Most people quit RIGHT before they were about to achieve success.

And that’s a shame. Don’t let yourself become of one of those people. You owe it to yourself and people that count on you to become a success. If you want it then it will happen for you. Just put in the donkey work in the beginning and be persistent.

Fast forward now just over 6 months from when I had that list of 100 subscribers and I now have 6,300 subscribers on my list and I’ve only been concentrating on this aspect part time as I’m busy with other projects online. I’m not telling you this to brag or show off, I’m telling you to highlight what is possible if you just work a little bit at this. If I had concentrated full time on building my list it would be WELL over 10,000 by now. As it stands I’ll likely go over the 10,000 list level by May 2010.

So, regardless of whether you are trying to make your first $1 or get the first subscriber on your list, focus on that goal until it is achieved, then revise your target NORTH. 1 subscriber, 10, 100, 1000, 10,000. $1, $10, $100, $1000, $2000, $3000, $10,000. There are NO LIMITS, only the ones you impose upon yourself. Remember that.

In a nutshell what I’m saying is GO FOR IT in 2010. This can really be your year.


by Dean James on January 25, 2010 · 0 comments

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