I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “internet lifestyle”. What does that conjure up in your head? The standard, cliche image of this, I think, is a hammock on the beach, blue water, gentle waves, white sand. You, a mai-tai, and your laptop just sitting there. You bask in the sunlight, sip your drink and log into your ever growing PayPal account every now and then to watch…its ever growingness! LOL
Well…it’s not quite like that…and actually it’s also pretty much like that.
Now, there are lots of different ways of making money online. Some require more personal, day to day, attention than others.
Here, in a nutshell, is how my IM business works.
1. I sell products and get people on my list.
2. I sell my own products to them, and also affiliate products.
That’s it! It’s really that simple. Simple does not equal easy, btw! 🙂
So, how does this all work? Is it real? Can someone actually make a living like this, or all the “gurus” just blowing smoke.
Here’s a screen shot of one of my affiliate accounts from yesterday.
That’s a normal day for me. Actually, that day I also learned that I had made another $700 by winning an affiliate contest for a product I promoted about a week ago. (I came in first place.)
So, that’s my version of the laptop spewing out money in our imagined scenario above.
The whole beach, hammock thing, however, is not reality for me. I treat my internet marketing business like a job. I sit at my desk the same time each day. I have a lunch break. I will sometimes work after supper. (That’s Southern for dinner. 😉 )
Is this as good as it gets? Nope! I know tons of other folks who make me look like a pauper. I even know a few who do the whole beach, hammock thing. I’m not there yet. I might not ever get there. But I do have a lot of freedom that I didn’t have when I worked a JOB.