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Are you just starting out on an incredible journey trying to make money online.
Or have you already started your journey but are not sure which direction to take?

This post could save you thousands of dollars and hours and hours of your time.

Have you heard the old adage ‘do as I say and not as I do’?
Well, in this case it is ‘do as I say and not what I have done’.

Let me try to explain, first of all, the meaning behind this post’s title.
How To Make Money Online – It’s Not What You Know – It’s Who You Know!

I have downloaded thousands of free ebooks about how to make money online. I have read some of them but the rest remain on my hard drive which is about to be transferred to that place close to the sky – The Attic

Do yourself a favour and don’t download anything you don’t intend to use. If you must download it and haven’t used it within a week, don’t hoard it, delete it.
I know it is not easy to do but this is how I can save you thousands of hours of wasted time.

Are you a sucker for the latest must have software or e-book?

Save your money unless you have had it recommended by a reputable source and it is something you need and will use.
Following this principle will save you thousands of dollars over the years and I know this is true because I used to be the perpetual journeyman, moving from one product to the next to the next and so it went.

If you don’t take my advice now, years will go by and all you will have to show for it is some fragmented knowledge about how to make money online, a hard drive full of stuff you will never use, the odd affiliate sale, and a bank balance which could have been a lot healthier.

Believe me when I tell you that when you get to this stage after many years, it is hard to defragment your life.

So, you have learnt quite a lot over the years, but if you analysis it, you probably learned hundreds of ways of doing the same thing.

This is where the ‘It’s Who You Know’ comes into play and let me tell you about an experience that set me back years.

I had been trying to make some money online and soon realised that with everything there was to learn and all the places I could get it from, sometimes at a price. I would need guiding through the minefield of Internet Marketing.

I got myself a mentor.

I feel as if I am on a psychiatrist’s couch here, because this is the first time I have ever told this story to anyone, not even my family.
I was paying around $47 a month to learn everything I needed to succeed online. I received weekly lessons on how to set up a web site and how to monetize it and so on.
The kind of stuff you can find anywhere for nothing nowadays.

I had a weekly Skype call with my mentor, but this turned out to be a proofreading session where I would go through next weeks content for him and correct any spelling mistakes and grammar.
He also admitted to not being very good with html and I seemed to be answering more of his questions than he was of mine.

After six months I was no further on than when I started and I felt conned and disillusioned with the whole Internet Marketing scene.

It was about the same time that I had been trying out a betting system for soccer matches.
Betfair was getting big with the concept of the gambler now being able to be the bookie.
I totally ignored the Internet Marketing scene and concentrated on sports betting.

I had some success, but it was a little hairy as you stood to lose a lot to gain a little on each bet.
I got wiped out on one tennis match betting ‘in play’ and decided there must be a better way to make some money online.
That was around 4 years ago and I decided to go back to Internet Marketing. I was convinced that there is a way to succeed but it is not easy on your own.

However, my experience with my previous mentor put me off paying for someone to show me what to do. I would plod on and work it out for myself.

I have had some success over the years that followed but not enough to retire yet.

I recently decided that if I carried on the way I was that in another 10 years I would probably be not much further on, so I would find a mentor.
Well, my mentor found me!

When I changed from a desktop PC to my Laptop I set up my email accounts using Webmail. I left behind around 100,000 unopened emails, some just in my inbox and others filtered out into their own folders because they were ‘important’.

Anyway, that is history. When I started to get my emails to my laptop I decided I would check them out as they arrived and unsubscribe to any I didn’t want.

I spent the next few weeks checking out my email as it arrived and one of them was from John Thornhill. I subscribed to John’s Newsletter many years earlier but he was one of many that got lost in my system.

I liked the way John didn’t try to ram stuff down your neck and checked out a couple more emails over the next few weeks.
I then received one about an old coaching program that John had previously sold for $497. He was now selling it for $19.99.
I decided to check it out and was surprised at how much you got for such a cheap price.

I was that impressed I decided it was time for a one on one mentor and that is where I am at today.

Rubbing shoulders with some of the most successful Internet Marketers in the business and learning the right way to go about things.
It is not an overnight thing, you have to be prepared to work and the program is for 12 months and it is a ‘high ticket’ product, but If you don’t spend thousands of dollars chasing your tail you could afford this easily.

I apologise for the length of this post and congratulate you if you are still here reading this. If you are, I would suggest you have what it takes to succeed and maybe just need a little guidance.

There is nothing wrong with asking for help and there are plenty reasons why you should.

One last little story, and I don’t believe in coincidences but, when I was looking for a mentor I came across a sales page for one of Omar Martin’s products ‘Higher Level Strategies Personal Mentorship’.

If it wasn’t for the fact that I received John’s email and John is based in the UK and Omar in the US, I may very well have gone with Omar’s coaching.

Now to stretch the realms of coincidences (if you believe in them) a little further, it turns out that Omar was one of John’s first students when he started his Masterclass Coaching Program. This is not the $19.99 one but is the next level of coaching.

And, to even top all of the above as part of my one on one coaching we have a weekly live webinar with John and guess who was also on this weeks? Yep, Omar.

We get to find out where they are up to, what they are currently working on and exclusive behind the scenes insights to how their businesses work. Awesome!

Check out John’s $19.99 Coaching Program here….
Check out John’s Masterclass Coaching Program here…..
Omar’s coaching program that I was checking out is ‘Higher Level Strategies Personal Mentorship’ but during the webinar he told us about his ‘Unfair Advantage ‘Live’ Weekly Coaching’ I have checked this out and it is also awesome with everything you need under one roof.

Regards Dave

P.S. Remember that when the student is ready, the master he shall appear.

All I ask from you when you are successful, is to come back here and tell us about your journey.

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