First Payday

Last Update: December 02, 2013

I just collected a check today from an offline marketing client. I wasn't planning on doing any kind of offline marketing, only online. Let me tell you the story.

A friend of mine has had his own network cabling business for over a dozen years. He has always tried to get me to work for him doing sales. Prior to retiring early this year I had been in sales (consultant, factory rep, manufacturers rep) for over 30 years. I always managed to resist his offers without jeopardizing our long friendship.

Two weeks ago he stopped by, wanting to talk. He had just started another business doing traffic barricades (he still has the cabling business). What a surprise......he wanted me to sell for his new business. This time I told him I'd think about it, since I have time now.

Fortunately I had been with WA for a few weeks and started learning about creating web sites and driving traffic to these sites. So I decided to check out my friend's site. What a disaster! The site has not been touched in over 8 years, everything was out of date and most of the links did not work. Plus he was starting another business and would need a site for it also.

Being a crafty entreprenuer, I decided to make him a proposal. I would update his old site, create a new site for his new business, and generate leads for both businesses. He liked the idea.

Now to the important part. I told him that this is easily worth $2,000.00 a month, and I expect to be paid that after he sees an increase in both businesses. But to start, I will only charge $500.00 a month.

He cut me a check within minutes.

Of course now I am very motivated to learn exactly how to do what I said I would do. Also now, I am getting paid to learn!!!

What did I do with my first $500.00 paycheck? I invested $299.00 in a one year membership just a few minutes ago. I've always been attracted to good investments.

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SharronM56 Premium
Way to go Jim!
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6packJim Premium
Thanks Sharron, I appreciate your encouragement. I noticed on your profile that you are interested in creating multiple streams of income.
That is a very worthwhile goal. One of my websites is dedicated to that exclusively. It's not finished yet, but check it out, it may give you some ideas: www.AutomatedStreamsOfIncome.com.
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DerrellW Premium
good story jim, how is the building of the website going..I notice maji uses joomla...would love to play with that
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6packJim Premium
It's going well Derrell, thanks for asking. I'm using a wordpress theme that I have hosted on NameCheap. It's a very interesting learning curve trying to create content on a subject I know nothing about (an have very little interest in).
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LvngMyDrm Premium
Work it!
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6packJim Premium
That's the plan, thanks!
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Mark Tait Premium
Hi Jim - well done - just goes to show just some awareness of what IM is can help you on and off-line!

Congratulations - great inspirational story.

Cheers, Mark
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6packJim Premium
Thank you Mark, you are to be congratulated on your beautiful family. I wish you much success.
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Mark Tait Premium
Hi Jim - thank you, that's very kind of you to say!

All the best to you and your's too!

Cheers, Mark
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Bald Eagle Premium
Brilliant a truly awe inspiring entrepreneurial approach.
And your friend is a lucky man to have you too.
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6packJim Premium
Thank you for the kind words. You are right about my friend being a lucky man, when I am able to do for him what I said I would. Nothing like a little pressure to stay motivated.
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