About MikeRoetker
Joined February 2019
About Me
I was raised in a lower income family on the west side of Indianapolis just a few miles from the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway. I remember every May as people from all around the world would travel to our part of the world and it gave me a sense of a much bigger world was out there…one which I had not personally experienced with, but I still knew it was out there. I was a very shy, even introverted young man and speaking or interacting with others was very difficult for me.

I was very fortunate in that I had very loving parents and a good family. My expectations in life were very low back then as I allowed my meager surroundings to dictate my outlook on life. I did not have any role models that drew my vision for my future above my existing circumstances and I made no effort to do so on my own. I was very unmotivated and uninspired to do much of anything with my life. I remember thinking about when I grew up I would be doing okay if I could get at job at a local gas station or grocery store perhaps even one day working up to a department manager.

I was an average to below average student but somehow got into a State University where I promptly dropped out after my first year. Again my lack of ambition/drive/desire was a direct reflection on my lack of performance.

I worked several years in kitchens—I actually started out as a pot washer, scraping, scouring and washing pots and was soon promoted to a dishwasher! It was an actual promotion to become a dishwasher!! Eventually I became a cook, then a baker and eventually moved out to the “real” money waiting tables! Interacting with customers as a waiter was the first job that began to force me to overcome my shyness. Throughout these years I was heavily into drinking and drugs and I remember many nights staying out all night and going to work the next morning. Perhaps it was my way of numbing myself to the fact I knew I was not doing much with my life and I had no plans to do otherwise.

I took a job for a local Printer working in the back doing multiple post-press jobs and also made deliveries. The owner of the shop asked me to try to drum up some additional business when I was out making deliveries so I would drop off brochures to some of the local businesses and let them know of our services. Somehow I was able to bring in several new customers, even a few pretty large accounts.
I wound up taking a job as a route driver for a coffee service provider and again was encouraged to try to generate some new accounts. I was already delivering coffee to some high rise office buildings to a few large Attorneys and Accounting firms but I was wearing delivery clothes so I brought with me a pair of nice pants and a dress shirt to change into in the back of my delivery van. I remember several times changing my clothes in the back of that van in sweltering heat on hot summer days and stepping out of the back of the van totally covered in sweat, sometimes catching the glare of an inquisitive onlooker. But somehow again I found success in gaining new accounts, some of which were quite large.

I was living in an apartment complex where drugs and crime were very prevalent. There was one occasion where our next door neighbors got into an argument and the young woman was chasing her boyfriend around the complex with a knife stabbing him. These kinds of occurrences were not unusual.

I worked these kinds of jobs for several years until I stumbled upon a book that began to totally transform my thinking. I read it over and over again, highlighting and underlining the words and sentences which seemed to speak directly to me. Reading anything was totally weird because I hated reading back then…I actually never read anything, let alone books. Suddenly I could not get enough and began buying more books, listening to tapes…anything to feed this new identity which was being created in me. I was coming to realize that no matter what my experience had been…no matter where I had come from…no matter what my current environment was, no matter what my current challenges were, no matter what obstacles or difficulties I may need to overcome---it could all change to become whatever I desired it to be! I was beginning to realize that I could become, do, have, anything I set my mind and heart to. My life was about to change for the better…and it did!!

I took a job for a multi-billion dollar global technology company and would have never been offered the position except for the recommendation of one of their top producing sales people who happened to be an acquaintance of mine. He took me under his wing and “showed me the ropes”. I did not even own a suit at the time so I bought my first suit from the local Good-Will store. I wore that same suit every day until my first paycheck. The very next suit I bought was from a place called Value City which sold “irregulars” and one of the sleeves on that suit was slightly longer than the other. I found that as long as I stood/sat a certain way it was not very noticeable.

I learned later that my office mates were taking bets on how long it would take for me to get fired. Most of these sales people were making over six figures and wearing custom tailored suits. They were of course judging me on how I looked on the outside with my appearance but what they could not know was the transformation that was beginning to happen on the inside.

After completing my initial training process (barely making it through) they offered me a sales territory that was located over one hour away from our office. Every salesperson who had worked that territory up until that point had either quit or got fired due to lack of success. There were many “negatives” or challenges associated with that territory in addition to the fact that it took an hour to get to the closest part of it. My friend who was instrumental in getting me hired offered to drive through that territory with me and I vividly remember telling him all of the challenges/obstacles/difficulties associated with taking it. He seemed extremely positive and even excited about the possibilities and all I could do was continue to list the negatives. I’ll never forget his response to me as it was one of those times in life where a “seeming Gong” went off and left me in awe. He said…there are only so many hours in each day, and you have a limited amount of time, energy and resources to spend. You can choose to spend all of those resources by focusing on all the reasons why you might fail, the multiple challenges, obstacles and difficulties…you can actually become an “expert” in all the reasons why you might in fact fail….OR you can instead choose to direct those resources toward the reasons why you might succeed and focus instead on where the potential opportunities might be. If you can discipline yourself to do the latter much more than the former you will absolutely “crush it” here in this territory.

I remember taking the assignment and within the very first few days finding myself sitting in a parking lot looking up at the towns water tower with the name of the town staring down at me and thinking “why did I let him talk me into this?” I was all by myself and it was up to me now to make this happen. I called him several times on the phone and he continued to help me focus my limited resources where they would best serve me. Within 6 months I was producing numbers that placed me in the top 10 percent of the entire sales force (a position my mentor was quite accustomed to by the way). Within my first year I was consistently at the top ranks of the top 3-5% of all the sales people. I attribute much of my success to that one lesson which I continually remind myself of to this day.

I went on to be very successful in many capacities a sales consultant (consistently ranking int the top 3% nationally), major accounts sales consultant, National accounts sales consultant, sales manager (recruiting/hiring/training) top producing sales teams, executive management and eventually became the CEO of a technology company. One of my proudest achievements was being elected to the Board of Directors for a national Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization. Serving on that Board really opened my eyes to the thousands upon thousands of Non-Profit organizations who were daily trying to make a positive impact in the lives of those in need worldwide. I also came to understand very clearly how almost every one of these Non-Profit organizations regularly struggled with funding and raising enough money just to keep their programs in place as well as keep the doors open.

For more than 10 years I ran my own Digital Marketing company specializing in SEO/SEM, Social Media marketing, Video marketing, Email marketing and Affiliate marketing. I've worked with individuals, small/medium/large companies in every imaginable niche market around the world to drive highly targeted/ideal prospects that converted to clients/customers to their websites. I've absorbed and practiced some very high level training in the Digital Marketing world.

When I came across the WA product I very much liked what I saw. They offer a very sound and solid platform with very solid training that enables a novice to gain enough understanding quickly to begin building a successful online campaign. Once I've completed the initial steps of setting up a few websites I'll begin recruiting others to join me in WA. Everything you need to be successful online is already contained within WA, basic/entry level, mid-range and high-level training, tools and resources. However, because digital marketing is so vast it would be virtually impossible to cover all areas effectively and no one should even try-i.e."a jack of all trades and a master of none" Consequently, what WA has put together is nothing less than an exceptional-exceptional platform.

However, since digital marketing is so vast, I have developed and acquired some specialized knowledge and experience over the years that enable me to offer some additional "high level" insights, tools and resources gained from many years of digital marketing experience that will only enhance the already exceptional platform existing within WA. A quick note to those who may join me here in WA..I won't do it all for you! If you show initiative and take advantage of what is already available to you within WA (which again is nothing short of OUTSTANDING), you must first show initiative and the willingness to learn, work and implement what already exists within WA. You will not be successful within WA (or anything else) without consistent, persistent massive action.

I’ve traveled more, done more, made more money, acquired more things than the “old me” would have ever imagined. Yes, money and things are nice but they are not the most important things in life and they are not the true measure of one’s success. True success is what takes place on the inside of a person and that is sometimes reflected in the outward appearance. True success is found in the person we become in the process of the journey, not in mere possessions.

The road has been full of highs and lows, many successes and many, many failures, many obstacles and opportunities but one thing has been very consistent; my outcome, my future has always been dictated by how I consistently chose to think…what I consistently envisioned for myself and my future and the willingness to take massive, consistent action toward making my goals and dreams come true. Most importantly what I chose to consistently focus my limited resources toward---the opportunities or the difficulties. I’ve had many great successes and many great setbacks (some of which seemed absolutely devastating at the time) but the future has always been directly affected by my conscious choices of what I would choose to focus upon…where I would spend my resources.

Now I hope to encourage and even challenge you to let go of the past and to stop thinking about what you have not/ or could not accomplish.

Some of my setbacks were within my direct control, some were not.
I’m no different than you. I’m just like you in the respect that u can do as much and much, much more…
Don’t focus on all the reasons why you have not lived the life you desire for yourself up until now. No matter your age, environment, limitations, struggles etc., I truly do hope that you will take the time to develop a new perspective and vision for you future. Surround yourself with books, DVD’s, whatever you can get your hands on to fill your mind with new possibilities…and yes please surround yourself with new friends and people who will walk with you and lift you up in the difficult times…just as I have. I'm more than confident that you can and will surpass by far anything and everything I have ever accomplished!
MikeRoetker's Goals 3
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Money I would be happy earning
$10,000 + per month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$100,000 + per month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much as it takes and more. Massive goals require consistent, massive action.
 
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MikeRoetker Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$10,000 + per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$100,000 + per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much as it takes and more. Massive goals require consistent, massive action.
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Louis55 Premium
These are great and achievable goals. And you got the massive consistent action right.

Louis
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j52powell Premium
Great goals! Creating goals is an important first step. After that, I suggest taking advantage of the well-designed and systematic training provided here at WA. When you have questions, don't be afraid to ask the talented and helpful mentors here for us.

Also, it is excellent that you are willing to make the time commitment to succeed. Good luck progressing toward your goals.

Best regards,

Joe
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Kyle Premium Plus
Broken down, this is going to be more than achievable for you (and then some). The internet has over 2 billion people actively search for and buying things online. All you need to do is connect with a few of these people each day to meet your initial goal!

I know with some hard work and persistence you will achieve all of your goals and then be building brand new ones. I am here to help if you ever need anything and you have an entire community rooting for your success here at WA Mike! :)
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EricCantu Premium Plus
Excellent mindset! This training is thorough and it's the best you'll find online. You're guided by the best, step by step, and I think you're really going to enjoy it! Be consistent, putting in time each day, and you'll reach your goals!
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MikeRoetker Premium
Thank you Kyle--MUCH Appreciated!
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MikeRoetker Premium
Thank you ericcantu, MUCH Appreciated!
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megawinner Premium
Keep it going.

We are fortunate to have a platform like WA to give us a fighting chance to finally achieve our cherished dream of financial freedom. We only have to do the training exactly how it must be applied.

Way to go. Smart goals.

You may want to follow me and read my blogs, they may help you achieve your goals.

All the very best!
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AndySmith12 Premium
Congratulations on making a fantastic decision to join premium! Now you have full access to all the training and tools I’m sure you’re going to do amazing things. There’s so much to see here so I would recommend taking it steadily step-by-step and making sure that you ask any questions that you have and this amazing community will be sure to help you out. We are all on this awesome journey together and it so much easier when we help each other. Hope you have a fantastic day. All the best
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MikeRoetker Premium
Thank you Andy, MUCH appreciated!
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Kyle Premium Plus
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Mike and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Hey Mike,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Mike and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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EricCantu Premium Plus
Hey Mike! I just wanted to touch base with you and see how you're doing. I noticed that you haven't quite set up your account yet, so I wanted to help you out in case you needed any. There's a video on how to do this if there's any confusion. ***What To Do As You Approach the End of Level 1 Training***
I was a complete newbie when I began here at WA. The first 10 lessons of your free starter account establish the foundation for your business. Personally, lesson 9 on Keyword Research was my fave. It's like I suddenly understood that there is a *formula* for getting real traffic.

At this point you should be considering taking advantage of Kyle's offer for your $19 first month of premium. As someone who was in your shoes, take it.

I want you right now to wipe failure out of your mind. It simply won't happen. You have too much help, support and an entire community of help behind you to ever let that happen :)

The upcoming premium levels of training can and WILL take your business to meet those goals you set when you joined. I was able to have a $4000 month in my first year which was something I didn't think was possible for a total newbie.

Here's a peek into what's covered in the levels 2 & 3 alone:

***Coming Up In Levels 2 & 3***
- Building Your Own Domain
- Creating Keyword Rich Content
- Making Use of Visuals
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- Adding Affiliate Links to Your Pages
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- Earning Pennies or Dollars

***The Hidden Gem inside Premium: WA's Weekly Live Training Webinars!***
In my view, a PRICELESS & underrated advantage premium gives you is full access to the weekly live training webinars. Here's a quick read I want you to check out on just how powerful the live training is here at WA: ***Premium Bonuses***
For my referrals I like to hand pick 3 specific live training sessions by WA's expert head trainer Jay Neill that I feel give you a huge leg up to understanding not only how to explode your rankings and traffic, but understanding the daily task breakdown from an expert's point of view.

When you go premium, you'll get a "Welcome to Premium!" message from me with links to those live trainings as a special bonus from me. :)

It's a great time to be a part of WA, Mike! You have an entire community backing you! There is nothing better than having a team of experts lead you by the hand to success!

***Bonus Reading*** And if you're wanting to read a GREAT article by Kyle to help you better understand how to choose that great niche:
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EricCantu Premium Plus
Welcome to your Wealthy Affiliate free starter account Mike!

***Where to Start***
The Training tab on the left is where you start learning! As a free starter member you get the first 10 lessons in Course 1 and can start building out your site!

It's eye opening! Don't worry, you're guided through each and every step with every new concept you learn. And if you're wondering if WA really works, I'm going to leave this awesome article FILLED with WA 2018 success stories right here to check out at your leisure: ***I'm always here to help!***
You're not in this alone. I'm your support coach and you have an entire community that's here to help :) I'll be checking in on you, so check your profile for messages from me and don't hesitate to reply back with any question you may have. :)

If you’d like, check out my profile and leave me a message telling me what brought you here! https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/ericcantu

Welcome aboard! :)
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MikeRoetker Premium
Hi Eric,
I have a lot of experience with Digital Marketing/SEO, Social Media/Video/Email marketing. I worked for many years in that field as an independent contractor running my own agency.

I've been looking for something like this for a long time, to promote worldwide and help countless others succeed online. So far the training looks solid.

Two quick questions:
1) I searched this here on the site before asking you....I found some posts from a few years back stating that Paypal is the main method of payment, or checks can be sent if balance over $100. Are those still the only methods of payment? I'm hoping that other methods of payment i.e. Squareup, Venmo etc. along with other methods that are easy for people in many other countries-especially Asia and Africa.

2) I see you had a lot of success recruiting others in your first year. Was that your primary focus, promoting the affiliate opportunity or did you also spend any/much time promoting products online?

BTW, I tried to become a firefighter 3 different times many years ago---I Love the servant/helping others heart necessary to do that! My life went the direction of Corp. America instead.

Anyway, I can see you are a strong leader in this community and I both respect and admire your accomplishments here.

Kind Regards,
Mike
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EricCantu Premium Plus
Hey what's up, Mike! Thanks for reaching out! That's what I'm here for :) Are you in a country where you can't access or use PayPal? They're the main method of payment as you mentioned. I've never had any issues with them. Very fast and convenient.

When I first came to WA I realized immediately that this was the kind of training I had been looking for, but in addition to that I realized that there were probably lots of people out there just like me who were looking for a platform like this. I jumped into the 'make money online' niche with the WA bootcamp and started my site promoting WA for all those looking to build a successful online business who didn't know where to start. I never looked back.

There are a TON of WA success stories outside of that make money online niche promoting WA. You can check out their stories here:
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