Is your ultimate goal to create a full time income online?
About 6 years back that is exactly what my goal was. I started part time while also working in the truck driving / moving industry. I told myself that I would go to bed 1 hour later & get up 1 hour earlier giving myself at least 2 hours a day to devote to my online business.
I also made an agreement with myself that I wouldn't quit my full time job until my online income matched my full time job's income. There have been many ups and downs throughout the past 6 years and I have learned so much about online marketing as well as about myself and people in general.
I learned not to take things personal and that not everyone that I love and respect will agree with my choices and path that I have chosen. The simple truth is – Most people do fail at internet marketing, network marketing, affiliate marketing etc. because they do take things personally.
So back to the earning an income on a 2 hour a day 5 day a week schedule (Back when I also had a 50+ hour a week salaried job I also said that I wouldn't work weekends as weekends are for Family) There were many times that I thought I was on my way and ended up crashing back to earth. There were also many times that I thought I was ready to give up and something Awesome happened giving me the courage, motivation and inspiration to keep working. A little while back I actually achieved on a consistent basis the matching income of my full time job with my “Hobby & Internet Playing” as so many of my Family & Friends referred to my internet work. Since then I have not maintained that income level, I have blasted past it and now am very close to double what I used to make at my salaried job.
The biggest change now is that I don't work 10 hours a week online and 50+ hours a week at a salaried job. I work in the morning for about 1/2 an hour (While Vance is in the shower) then I drive Him to School at 6:30am and work until about 2:30pm when I pick Him up from School. Some nights He has band or baseball and I am active with both (I'm not very musical so with the band I load the instruments, chaperone 1 of the buses and whatever else the Band Instructor asks of me) (With the baseball team however I am His coach and besides fishing, baseball is my next favorite thing to enjoy with Vance)
The weekends depend much on what Vance and I have going on as to when I work or when I don't work. Most Friday nights I am with Vance at the football games for marching band. Most Saturdays Vance and I do Family stuff (I have 4 younger Sisters here in Michigan and between them I have 9 Nieces & Nephews ranging in ages from 9 – 26 as well as 4 Great Nieces & Nephews ages 6 months to 6 years old) Normally we stay busy playing sports, fishing, video gaming etc. On Sunday we attend Church then have Dinner as a Family (One Sunday per month everyone who can attend, we all meet at an all You can eat buffet) They shiver when they see us walking thru the door as we are not little people and we have huge appetites.
So when it is all said and done I work somewhere between 40-50 hours a week online compared to 60+ hours when I worked a full time salaried job and online from home on my internet business. The biggest difference is that with my full time salaried 50+ hour a week job that I used to dread I wasn't able to be with Vance and my Sisters, Nieces & Nephews like I am now.
(Oh, I forgot to mention. I do also have a younger Brother as well, He lives with His Family Southeast of Houston Texas) I must mention that my Mom, God Bless Her Soul in Heaven had me when She was almost 19, then year after year for the next 4 years my other Siblings. She was 24 years old and had a 4 year old, a 3 year old, a 2 year old, a 1 year old and a newborn. (5 Children 4 & younger) My youngest Sister who was born 5 years later wasn't supposed to be possible as my Mom had surgery to prevent pregnancy after my second to the youngest Sister.
The past 6 years has been an Awesome Journey and I don't plan to stop now.
The main difference about how I spend my time working online now versus back when I first started is that now I am able to also help Friends to earn an income online from anywhere in the World. That is where my greatest joy comes from as I am so excited and happy when a Friend who I am helping calls, emails, messages or texts me when they get their 1st sale or when they reach a goal and get to set new goals.
I am honored and humbled that God has gifted me with the ability to help Friends. I am just an old country boy who joined the United States Army upon graduating from High School because I didn't know what I wanted to be. Then I wore myself out in the moving industry performing duties first as a driver/mover then dispatcher then quality control and regional manager / move consultant and never earning over $100,000 even though I worked many hours and left much blood, sweat & tears along the way.
Now that I am much older & wiser it is nice to use my mind and knowledge instead of my body to earn a living full time on the internet.
On a personal note – below is a little bit about myself and my personal life.
I was born in Kentucky but raised in Michigan and have lived here my whole life except for my 7 years that I served in the Army (1984-1991)when I lived in Germany, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana and Kansas.
I have an awesome teenaged Son named Vance (His Mom is in Heaven, She died of cancer right before his 12th Birthday) (Vance is the handsome young man with me in my profile picture) His Mom and I adopted Him at His birth – I have always referred to Him as my “Favorite Best Buddy in the Whole Wide World”
I love fishing, baseball, affiliate marketing, Social Media, Internet Marketing, Wealthy Affiliate, Jesus, God, Family & Friends. Not necessarily in that order.
Prior to being an Internet Affiliate Marketing Professional I was a mover/driver – I have driven in and moved Families to all of the 48 Continental States, Mexico & Canada. I have also been to France, Germany & Portugal while in the United States Army.
If you are on Facebook – View my groups – Internet Affiliate Marketing Friends & Friends Sharing Inspiration – All Positive Friends Welcome.
Thank you Friends,
Tony Lee Hamilton