I Made $5,000 in a Week + Got All-Expenses-Paid to Vegas!
Would you like to make $5,000 in a week online?
Would you like to get to the city where you've wanted to go for years ALL expenses paid with some super-amazing people?
If you answered "Yes!" to either one of those questions, read this article until the end carefully.
I achieved those 2 things so I have some tips now to share with you.
Keep in mind that I don't want to brag about anything here but just to inspire you and help you like the guy in the picture below:
Before you read futher, keep these 3 things in mind:
- This story will inspire you no matter your current level.
- This is going to teach you important lessons about building your online business.
- You are free to share this with anyone who is interested in making money online.
This article is divided in 3 chapters:
- My Story From $0 to $5,000 in a Week Record - My Background And What You Can Learn From It?
- My Story To Vegas - How I Struggled But Eventually Made It Easily?
- What Do YOU Want to Achieve in 2020? - I'll Give You 1 Important Task That You Must Do IMMEDIATELY If You Want to Make It in 2020.
Are you ready?
This is gonna be great.
Fasten your seatbelts, let's go! :)
My Story - Personal Background
When I grew up, I was told that €2,000/month (around $2,250) is a high income. Well, that's obviously not true especially in my home country Finland where the median salary is around €3,000/month.
That illustrates that I didn't grew up in a rich or even in a middle class family. I thought that those who were earning $4,000-5,000/month are very rich people.
I grew up with a "frugal" mindset that I also explained in one of my previous blog post "Every $1 You Invest in WA Brings You $100 in Return"
I was actually so frugal that I built my online business at the beginning with the cheapest laptop that I found in the store and with an unstable Internet connection. (Now I've upgraded, of course, but if you are starting out, basic stuff works well.)
It's also a PROOF that you don't need a fast Internet connection or a fancy laptop to make money online.
When I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I was quite skeptical.
I thought that pretty much all "Make Money Online" programs are scams. I didn't know anyone who would have made a living online (despite from those who made money with online poker but my values are against gambling).
Starting on Wealthy Affiliate
So, I obviously had a lot of doubts when I started here.
- Are these people real?
- Can I really make a living online like they teach?
- Will the training work?
Anyway despite my doubts I had some hope in my mind and I wrote down on my notebook 2 goals.
- I want to make €1,500/month passive income online.
- I want to make it to Vegas in 2020.
And I thought that these were very ambitous goals! I thought that if I'd ever in my wildest dreams make €1,500/month passive income online, I'd be extremely happy.
However, after I saw that real and ordinary people on WA are making much more money than that, I also set my goals higher.
I've made $5,000 in a week and made it to Vegas in 2019.
Lesson learned: Set your goals much higher.
Set Your Goals HIGHER!
I made recently $5,000 in a week and it's literally amazing considering my background where I was taught that $2,200/month is a big income.
However, now I see people online making $125,000 in a single day or even $1,000,000 in a day, I notice that I haven't reached even the beginning of my potential.
If you are a beginner and wondering, "Are those numbers even real? What if they are just lying?" They are real. I know some people personally who have made such an income online.
I will also reach $1,000,000 in a day level in the future.
Notice that I say that "I will", not "I want" because I am certain about it.
Yes, it may take some time but as long as I'll have life and the world doesn't end, I'm going to make it one day.
Notice the change in my goal setting: From €1,500/month to $1,000,000 in a day goal. Of course, that $1,000,000 in a day is not close yet. It's far away. But that's also exactly how I felt when I wrote down my goal, "I want to make €1,500/month online".
There's also my piece of advice to you: Believe that you can reach your goals and you most likely will.
Belief creates action.
Let's take 2 persons.
Person A doesn't believe that the Wealthy Affiliate training works and he could make money online.
Person B is 100% convinced that the Wealthy Affiliate training works and he is sure that he will reach his income goals.
Who is more likely to actually go through the training, take action and reach big things?
How I Made $5,000 in a Week Online?
Most of the earnings were made through the Black Friday promotions.
Black Friday is probably the best day of the year for affiliate marketers so then you're going to make nice earnings.
$5,000/week is not (yet) my typical week but I'll surely achieve that level in the future and much, much more.
That's also 110% possible to you and literally anyone who is reading this.
Most of the work is always done beforehand when you make money online. So, when I made $5,000 in a week, I didn't even work that hard.
I don't go into more details on how you should pick a niche, write content, add affiliate links, etc. etc. because there are already tons of those articles here.
In addition, when you follow Kyle's step-by-step training and go through all 5 levels, you are already ahead of +95% of the people.
I'd rather focus on the mindset thing here because I think it's even more important than the technical details.
The most respected coach in the world, Tony Robbins and pretty much ALL the other coaches in the world say, "Success is 80% psychology and only 20% strategy."
When you get your mind right, you'll get everything else right.
So, read further because I share with you 1 BIG MISTAKE that held me back and how you can avoid it.
Invited to Las Vegas 2019 - WA Conference: "Comeback Story"
If you are new to Wealthy Affiliate and haven't heard of the WA Las Vegas conference, I recommend reading this post by Kyle (he's the founder of WA).
In short, WA Las Vegas is an all-expenses-paid conference where you'll be rubbing shoulders with other Superstar Affiliates. (I don't know yet if we are literally going to rub our shoulders together but I guess I'll find it out there! Haha)
It means that Kyle & Carson pay EVERYTHING:
- Hotels (I checked out and it seems like a nice hotel by the way!)
- Delicious Food
- Some extra $$$
- Etc. etc.
However, the requirement is that you must make 300 new WA sales in a calendar year or 100 new sales between September and December.
In August 2017, I made 13 new sales and I calculated that I would have nice chances to make it to Vegas in that year. Maybe just 20 - 25 - 25 - 30 sales per months and it would be 100!
However, I didn't make it in 2017. Well, still convinced that I'll make it easily in 2018...
In August 2018, I made 15 new sales.
Can you imagine? It's only 2 sales more than in a previous year and I started doubting that if I'll even make it at all.
Why did I progress only from 13 to 15 in a year?
"Life Gets in the Way" - Most Common Excuse
There are many reasons why only went from 13 to 15 in 1 year but it can be summarized in 5 short words:
- "Life got in the way." That's the most common reason and excuse for everything. It covers all the reasons itself. Have you ever heard that phrase?
During the year, I focused on cryptocurrencies, traveling the world and exploring new places, building a relationship with my girlfriend (who is now an ex-girlfriend by the way), etc. etc.
Many things got in the way but the only person that should be "blamed" for the lack of progress was the man in the mirror (=myself).
Obviously, I had too many priorities and it didn't seem to work so well.
Once I started focusing on WA sales again and made it a big priority to make it to Vegas, I can say that it happened actually quite easily this year.
Lesson learned: If you want to achieve something, make it your #1 priority and you'll most likely achieve it even more easily than what you believe.
Let's take a quick recap here...
My original goal was to reach Vegas in 2020 (I didn't truly even believe it would be possible).
When I started achieving results, my new goal was to make it to Vegas in 2018 (That I didn't achieve).
Eventually, I made it to Vegas in 2019.
I am obviously happy for this achievement.
That being said, I knew that I could have achieved much more in this year 2018 but as I explained above "Life got in the way" (the most common excuse, lol).
I don't stay here regretting that I could have achieved more because now it's time to look at this year!
Let's Look at the Future - What Do YOU Want?
Now it's time to look at 2020 and ask yourself, "What do you want to achieve in the coming year? What are the goals that you are ABSOLUTELY COMMITTED to achieve in 2020?"
You have already learned at least 3 things in this post that will help you to set your goals for 2020:
1.Set your goals high.
If you initially planned to reach $2,000/month passive income online in 2020, why not to set it higher like $5,000/month or even $10,000/month online?
If you initially planned to help just 100 people, why not to set a goal to help 1,000 people?
If you initially planned to get 100 visitors per day to your website, why not to set a goal to get 1,000 visitors per day to your site?
You can achieve much more than you think if you're willing to work for it. Those are just a few examples.
Do you remember how low I had set my goals initially?
Imagine if I would written down when I got started, "I want to make $15,000/month (instead of just $1,500) passive income online." I guess I would have taken much more action especially at the beginning.
2.Make 1 goal a priority
I learned this lesson in 2018 hard time.
Don't spread yourself too thin and make yourself clear what is the most important goal for you.
Of course, you can set many goals for different areas:
- Work & career
- Relationship with your loved ones
- Spritual life and relationship with God
But what is #1 goal that is "Must-to-reach" in 2020?
Something that is non-negotiable.
Remember that when I made WA Vegas Conferecne a priority, I reached it relatively easily.
But I didn't reach it back then when I was focusing on 1 million other things and thinking, "Well, I'll make it anyway. I'll just add a few more goals here and there."
I need to give a shoutout to my friend Jerry. I learned from his example and posts that setting crystal clear goals is very important for getting results.
If you haven't yet, I recommend bookmarking his profile and checking out some of his amazing blog posts. Reading his inspirational posts is like injecting motivation into your veins!
3.Don't make any excuses
Whether or not you ahieve your goal, it depends only on 1 person.
That's the man in the mirror (=YOU). Or woman in the mirror if you are a woman of course ;)
Now I hear some people saying, "Yes, Roope BUT my father didn't believe in me... BUT my wife distracts me... But I still need to take care of my kids..."
Let me tell you. If you want, you can always find a good excuse but then you're never going to reach your highest goals.
Yes, you may need other people's help.
Yes, you may need to read some books.
Yes, you may need to attend conferences and learn from others.
Yes, you may need to agree something with your family.
But whether or not you achideve your goals, it only depends on you.
Do you remember my background? I didn't come from a rich or even a middle-class family. I had one of the slowest computers and a weak Internet connection. I grew up with people who didn't know anything about building a business...
But I still made it.
And YOU can too!
Now you say, "Well Roope, but you are from Finland. It's much easier than from Bangladesh!"
You are right.
But I am 110% sure that there are 1,000's of examples from every single country in the world people coming "from nothing to something".
There are 1,000,000's of people who completely transformed their lifes. You can become one of them.
Now the last excuse may be, "Yes, yes Roope. I know that. But do you know what? It's so much easier said than done. It's easy for you to just to talk here."
Yes, talking is always easier than doing, you are right.
But I am not just talking here to you.
I am also talking to myself. I will apply all these principles to my own life as well. I go through rigorously these principles when setting my own goals for 2020. That's why I challenge to you as well.
My #1 task for You to Do IMMEDIATELY!!!
So that this would not only be theory for you but you'd also start IMMEDIATELY taking action, I challenge you right now.
Write down your #1 goal for 2020 now.
Not tomorrow or day after tomorrow....
So that you can immediately start working on that goal and making it a reality in 2020.
While others start working on their dreams on the 6th of January after holidays, you start today and on the 6th of January you are 1 month ahead of them!
I've just wrote down my #1 goal for 2020. Have you written yours?
After you have written down your goal, you have 2 options:
1. Share your goal with us in the comments below.
2. Leave a comment and let us know what you think about the topics of this post.
You don't need to share your goal publicly if you don't want but the most important thing is that you have a goal for yourself.
Keep the goal and review it daily.
Now SHARE THIS POST WITH ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN MAKING MONEY ONLINE.
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Pretty amazing stuff, right? ;) ;)
All the best to you my friend!
Roope "If I can do it, YOU can do it!" Kiuttu
PS. Do you want to transform your life in 2020?
Do you want real RESULTS?
Do you want BREAKTHROUGHS?
Now it's time to start working and take MASSIVE actions! :)