Goodbye Las Vegas!

Last Update: February 01, 2016

So I am on my way back from the WA super affiliate conference that took place in no other place than Las Vegas, Nevada.

First, I’d like to thank Kyle and Carson for not only inviting me and paying for almost everything, but for being so real.

I still get goosebumps thinking about my experience there as I sit on this plane heading home.

Can you believe they don’t serve free food anymore? What happened to the “chicken or beef” question? $13 for a sub? No thanks. Lost enough money on the crap table.

I’m so used to Kyle and Carson paying for stuff that I’m looking around waiting to see if they are going to say "I got that". JK!

A Little About My Trip


I have never been to Las Vegas and I never saw myself ever going there either, so once again, thank you Kyle and Carson!

So I also got a suite and although I’ve stayed in many hotels in my life, this has got to be the best one yet.

I started and ended every day in my room, but we met at “the loft” to have our little meetings.

I thought my room was amazing, until I got to this so called loft. This is the type of stuff that you would only see on TV and it was great.

The view was absolutely amazing and I’m glad I was able to see it from a “baller’s” perspective (see pic above).

Then I finally got my WA mug along with some other swag, which I was really looking forward to. Now I can work from home in style!

Sorry about the extra long images, but at least I know why you should take pics from your phone with it facing sideways. Lesson learned.

Joining the Best in the Biz

Another thing I can’t believe is the fact that I’m apart of an elite group.

Before I could only put a face with different sites, but now I can say that I have met them all.

I mean, who gets to say they’ve met Jay (magistudios) Neil? Now I can say I did.

You guys absolutely rock and all I can say is that I can’t wait to do it again next year!

Gambling? Hmmm…


I tried my luck at the crap table and played some Texas Holdem, but once again, I came out on the losing end.

Thanks for the gambling money guys, but it’s in the MGM’s hands now. :(

This is also the same reason why I don’t put my life’s hands on the roll of a dice, because it just wasn’t meant for me to win the lottery or any type of gambling.

So what I did and continue to do is create my own luck. I invest my time and energy rather than hoping and praying that I hit my point on the crap table.

Hopefully Kyle and Carson rubbed off on me so that I can have a little more luck, so I can work less.

My Online Journey


I found WA in 2010 after falling victim for a scam I saw on TV. I didn’t take any action (just like most of you), but I just knew that this was the program that would allow me to get out of the rat race.

I only started working on my site in 2014, can you believe that? I wasted all that time (falling for more scams), before I actually sat down and told myself that I need to really work at this make money from home thing.

Taking Action


I can’t believe it took me so long to do anything here at WA, but I guess you can say that I wouldn’t do it any other way.

On a positive note, I am pretty impressed with the work I’ve done in so little time and this whole Vegas thing was just another goal accomplished.

If you’re still wondering if this site works, you really need to think about things. Now is the time for you to take some action.

This is something you can do part-time and I don’t see how anyone can NOT build out their own business in just a year.

Time Does Fly


The one thing I always told myself is that if I don’t do anything now, I’ll be looking back at everything, only wishing I did something within that time frame.

Kinda like how things went when I found WA in 2010. Don’t make the same mistake I did. You don’t want to look back knowing you did little to nothing.

Work Hard Now, Play Hard Later


You’re probably tired of hearing that, but it’s reality. Quit sitting on your behind, because this business isn’t going to run itself.

I work form home full-time now and my kids get to have me whenever they want, besides the week in Vegas of course. This is actually my first time being away from them for this long, but they know it’s only for the best. Kinda, lol.

My Suggestion to You


Quit wasting time. Set goals, and hit them. Las Vegas was cool and all, but the growth of my business is what really matters, as I do have my brats to go home to.

If you plan on doing two posts this week then do it. Don’t try and don’t procrastinate. Just do it.

Like I said, time is going to fly by you and you don’t want to know you did two blog posts for the whole year.

I am Humbled


I’d like to thank Kyle and Carson for not only allowing me to go to Las Vegas, but for showing me how to create my own online business.

Without this site, I really don’t know what I’d do. My family appreciates everything you have done and I want to thank you for allowing me to do what I do.

I also want to thank every single one of you that was there. You know who you are.

I look forward to meeting with you all again, so we can share “war stories” and whatnot. Until then, goodbye Las Vegas!

Should I start booking my flight for next year?


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AffilateMAN Premium
John Thank you for this amazing testimony, You describe it in a very good manner in details, And i love it.

I am really happy about that and you deserve more I belive because I can see your honest and dedication to wa.

I wish you all the best with full of surprises like what happened in Las Vegas Conference invitation. Have a blessed day

God Bless you and all your familly members my dear
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CraigB92 Premium
sounds awesome John, very inspiring!
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Mel1948 Premium
Wow! Very inspiring. Glad you are doing so well as I'm gong to need some pointers soon :-)
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LoreDonna Premium
Wonderful achievement!
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CherylK Premium
What a great post...thanks for sharing your fabulous experience! It's very motivating, that's for sure.
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ChrisByrne1 Premium
Well done John, excellent achievement .
Inspiring article, look forward to seeing you in vegas in the coming years
Cheers
Chris
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DLansing Premium
Wow John Cruz, what an achievement for you! Congrats on being one the super affiliates of WA! You have inspired me to work harder for my online business. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in Las Vegas :-)
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macklc Premium
Inspiring! Thanks for sharing. ^^
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Michael!
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey JC I'm so happy for you, Of course you're another guy that made it, but it's nice to know that people are actually making it to Vegas. You better book your flight to next year, you have a great business. Thank for sharing your inspiring story.
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Ev, will we be seeing you next year?
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SowAndReap Premium
You and Wendy really inspire me to try. :) I'll do my best! By the way your son is just adorable. :)
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Ev! I see your site out there, so just scale what you already have. No real trying necessary, you just gotta leverage what you already have created.
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SowAndReap Premium
Thanks for your advice, I will do that. :)
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GSM Premium
Congratulations John. You (and many others) are proof that hard work pays off.
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johncruz Premium
It sure does! The thing about running your own online business is that it is not as hard as any of the other jobs I've ever heard. It's really all a matter of being consistent and applying what is taught here. Thanks for the comment Greg!
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butterfly700 Premium
Congratulations John, I knew you would make it. Thanks for sharing your story and yes, time does fly by :) Two blog posts a year sounds like me :)
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johncruz Premium
Life happens and sometimes it's hard to stay on track. Aim for at least 10 posts a month and you will not regret it. Haven't heard from you in a while, how are you doing?
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viosecrets Premium
Thank you John for sharing with us about Las Vegas. I am happy that you made it, it is an encouragement for us and energizes us to look forward to booking our flight for next year! congrats once again! All the best in 2016
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Violet and I hope things are going well on your end!
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gmegs Premium
I'm really glad you made it John - good going!
... one of these years I plan on seeing you there - one day!
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johncruz Premium
Make it happen my friend, you still have time. Focus on building out your site and cutout all distractions as this is a real business you are building. Hope to see you there too!
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kmer6 Premium
Great post and pics, John. I wanted to go there this year so bad, but as you say, my business won't run itself, and from your lips said just do it - just write and add content. Well I didn't so you are proof that your advice does work... the old Nike Cliche, "Just Do It" will be my new 2016 program. Thank you, John and "Long May You Run"
Ken
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johncruz Premium
You can definitely make it this year Ken. Just focus on everything you've just mentioned and I will definitely be seeing you next year!
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Mark1957 Premium
Congratulations John, great post and look forward to making it there myself too next year!!
Mark
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AlexSol Premium
John, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you in Vegas. I am sure we will meet again in 2017 :)

Or feel free to visit me, just landed in Singapore a few hours ago :p
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johncruz Premium
Yeah man and I look forward to it. You're gonna be in Singapore for 6 months right?
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AlexSol Premium
A week in Singapore. Then Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam for a total of 4 months.
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johncruz Premium
Nice! Be safe man and enjoy!
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neilc Premium
Well Done, John! I will be joining you on the next one :)
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johncruz Premium
I look forward to it man! How is your site coming along?
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nathaniell Premium
Was great meeting you John, and I look forward to seeing you again next year! Time to get to work :| Strive for 100% growth this year!
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johncruz Premium
Oh definitely! I need to get to where the master (you) is! lol
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TonyHamilton Premium
Very cool John,

I am inspired by your post and plan to join you all in Las Vegas this time next year & share my very own post like yours here.

Thank You for Sharing & Caring,

Tony
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Tony and I look forward to meeting you in Vegas along with all the super affiliates here!
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tomtitty006 Premium
3 years and you are in Las Vegas.That is quite a testimony.Well done.
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johncruz Premium
It's actually only 2 Mark, but 3 is cool, lol. One year of hard work and then another for the scaling. Gotta love how internet marketing works!
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Good motivation post. As we can see here the message is clear: Don't waste too much time to get your business going. What's more important than the ToDo list? The DON'T DO LIST! Don't wast your time with gambling, too much tv, the news. The beginner: More consuming than producing. The Master: More producing than consuming.
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johncruz Premium
Exactly. Another thing is not focusing on the money. We all know that this business is built overtime (not a lot of time) and if you keep wondering why you're not making money, it probably means you might be checking your stats a little too much.
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JudeP Premium
Inspiring, thanks :)
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johncruz Premium
No problem!
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LumaiM Premium
i can only wish
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johncruz Premium
No man, only YOU can make it happen!
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NatNiches Premium
An inspiring story, thank you for sharing this!! Great advice too :)
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Nat!
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clue Premium
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I'm working hard on making it to Las Vegas.
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johncruz Premium
With a little hard work and determination you can really accomplish a lot of things. Hope to see you there!
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clue Premium
I hope so too john
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JanK88 Premium
Congrats, John! Also thanks for your great advice, not to waste the time anymore and no more procrastination!
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem man! Set your goals and accomplish them one at a time. Hope things are going great with you.
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brightspark Premium
Congrats, good source of motivation.
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Nichole! So will I be seeing you there next year?
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rufat Premium
My congratulations John!
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Rufat and I hope things are doing great on your end as well.
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MarvH Premium
Thanks John. Inspirational and motivational.
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Marv!
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edtay78 Premium
Congrats John! Thanks for this inspirational post!
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johncruz Premium
My pleasure!
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Riaz Premium
Congrats John, felt motivated to work harder now. Thanks for sharing your vegas experience with us, hope to reach there by next year :D
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johncruz Premium
You can definitely make it and I hope to see you there too!
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chrisbailey Premium
Congrats on earning the trip and thanks for the recap.
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Chris!
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bjdluna Premium
Thanks for your post, John! It's a real motivator!
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johncruz Premium
Motivation will take you a long way, so keep at it and you will see how you will grow every single day.
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bjdluna Premium
I hope I can get there next year!
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johncruz Premium
Keep at it and don't forget that the work you put in now will reflect later. So to keep it coming, always put in the work and don't lift your foot off the gas pedal.
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AffFranE82 Premium
I'm glad that you had a great time! Yes I need to work harder!
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johncruz Premium
Yup! The best part about running your own online business is the fact that you have complete control of everything you do. You don't work, you don't get paid. It's really that simple. So I have set new goals and I look forward to accomplishing those too.
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Michelle04 Premium
Thanks for sharing that John. I enjoyed reading what fun you had, but more importantly, to get off our butts, get to work and make it happen! :)
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johncruz Premium
Yup, get to work and make it happen! Taking action now will pay off in the future so just remember that everything we do now will reflect in the future.
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Grandma1945 Premium
Great to read your blog John and thanks for pointing me in the direction of WA.
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem and It's really great to see you as active as you are here. Good job so far and I know you will do great here too!
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Googlmans Premium
Congratulations John!

I am so pleased you were able to experience Vegas

I hope I will be able to meet Kyle, Carson and you in person in Vegas as well. You are the one that brought me here, and I certainly will not forget that.

My ultimate goal is to make it to Vegas next year, but I would understand if it takes me another year, but I think what really drives me now is the ability to get my own WA coffee mug...I MUST GET ONE...I AM PUMPED!

Cheers

Paul
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johncruz Premium
You can definitely make it and it would be great to see you there too. Believe it or not, it was the mug that I wanted too. I now have one and I don't even want to put coffee in it. I had two, but one broke on my way home. I think I need to ask Kyle and Carson to mail me another one.
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Googlmans Premium
Yes 2 mugs, much better...double chugging coffee.

I just noticed the huge beer glass too, so they have you covered morning and evening ;)

Cheers
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johncruz Premium
Hahahaha, yeah I actually got two of those and I plan to flaunt it at our next gathering!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Glad you were able to make it this year John! It was great getting to meet you. I'm already liking forward to next year and being able to hang out again.
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johncruz Premium
Yeah me too man and I'm glad I got to meet the one and only "Ive Tried That". You know I looked up to you man and I'm glad I was able to not only meet you, but also to sit right next to you (lol). Let's do it again next year and I'm actually curious as to what show will be on next year. Until then, back to work!
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SZev Premium
Fantastic, thank you!
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johncruz Premium
You're welcome!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks for the post, it is an inspiration to all!
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Shawn!
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nickcunn Premium
great post.
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Nick!
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Jaweda2k Premium
Thanks for sharing your story and providing inspiration.
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem!
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