Back in July of 2008 I had come to a crossroads in my career.
I was burned out, frustrated, and ready to make a change in my life.
For 15 years I had run my own computer consulting company with moderate success. But things were changing.
Companies for whom I had previously worked were jumping into the outsourcing craze and relying less on domestic personnel. This made it increasingly difficult to find new contracts and some companies wouldn’t even work with me on a company-to-company basis. If I was to land a contract, then I would have to subcontract with another company who still had connections inside the human resources division. This had also driven down compensatory rates which meant my company was not making as much profit as in previous years, especially since I had to share part of the rate with the company with whom I was subcontracting.
My Foray Into the Online Business World
So I turned to the internet to see if there was an online business I could start to at least supplement my current income and then perhaps replace my income at some point in the future.
That is when I was fortunate enough to come across Tissa Godavitarne and his business ACME People Search. I wont say that things were easy in the beginning because they were not. I earned some money here and there but nothing that could come close to allowing me to leave my consulting business. In fact, in the first 18 months, I really struggled to make a decent income.
It was in late 2009 that I joined a company called Global Virtual Opportunities (GVO). They are a web hosting/marketing company based out of San Antonio, Texas that decided to advertise, not by purchasing paid media, but by having an affiliate program. An affiliate program allows people like you and me to sell somebody else’s products and/or services and make commissions. I have done very well with them over the years (below is a recent snapshot of the commissions I have earned).
This success proved to me that I could earn a full time income working from home and that is what I have been doing since. Let me also add that my earnings are not average, but I don’t consider myself average either. I have worked very hard to get to where I am earning this type of income, and so no one can guarantee you will earn this type of income. It all depends on you and how dedicated you are to achieving your dreams.
My Primary Online Business Today
In the last few years I have joined several different businesses and developed a consistent, residual income every month. If you’re not familiar with residual income, it simply means that it’s income that gets paid to you month after month whether you make any more sales or not.
My latest online business venture was joining Empower Network in December 2012. There are several things that went into my decision to sign up:
- Terrific products
- Great Company Leadership
- 100% commissions
- Residual Income
One of the most attractive elements of Empower Network (and why it is called “EMPOWER“) is that they stress personal development in their training. This is something that has been sorely missed in our industry and rarely emphasized.
I cannot count the number of times I have heard someone tell me “I am broke so I really need to make this work” when it came to joining me in one of my businesses.
If someone believes they are broke, guess what?
THEY ARE BROKE!
And they are going to stay broke until they change their mindset.
One will NEVER be able to change their life without first changing what is between their ears.
That is where it all begins, and at Empower Network we know it, teach it, and stress it in everything we do.
So why did I decide to join an online business back in 2008?
It started off as a way to change the direction of my life. I wanted less stress, more freedom, and more meaning in my life.
I’ve achieved the first two.
And now I’m working on the third one by helping others do the same thing, by showing them how to live another way of life too.
If living life on your own terms is something you are seeking, then feel free to reach out to Deb and me.
We will be happy to discuss your current situation, and help you design a plan to live the kind of life you desire. All we ask in return is that you are willing to work for it.
If that sounds like you, then we look forward to working with you.
Until next time…