Why Giving Up is a Good Thing

Why Giving Up is a Good Thing

I may have only been doing Internet Marketing for roughly 2 years. But I can say something not many can.

I Never Gave Up

Here’s a pro tip:

Internet Marketing is built around failure.

What do I mean by this? Well, I’ve lost track of how many people I’ve talked to, mentored, had lunch with and befriended. Who just gave up too soon.

They were so damn close to striking diamonds. But they decided it was just “too hard” or that they “weren’t getting results.”

I’m here to tell you: STOP GIVING UP. For the love of freakin’ gosh.

When you give up. That gives the next person a chance to succeed. Like me for example.

I’m involved in an amazing affiliate program. In fact, it’s the highest grossing affiliate program I’ve ever been involved with. I’ve made thousands of dollars with little effort. (Yes, it took a little work. But it didn’t consume my soul.) By the way…there’s a reason I’m telling you this.

This program works similar to other companies. You not only make commissions based on what YOU sell. But you also make commissions on what other people you sold sell.

For example, allow me to conjure up a story.

HarryMeet Harry. (Yes I know that’s the comic book guy from the Simpsons.)

He’s an ordinary guy, looking to make a little money online. So he goes online, starts to look at ways to make money. Comes across one of my ads. Clicks it and decides to buy the entry level product for $49.

Harry’s happy because he feels he has a shot at making money. I’m happy because I sold something and made $44.

Now let’s fast forward 6 weeks. Harry has been promoting the product but has only made a couple of sales which adds up to $50 in commissions. We will call these two sales James and Becca.

Harry is now frustrated. Sure, he just made profit (even though it’s only $1) but to him, he feels like he should be making millions by now.

So Harry reaches out to me. I give him suggestions. He takes those suggestions and chooses to apply one or two of them (the easy ones) and makes another 2 sales. Let’s call these sales Jeff and Ryan.

Harry has now made $100 (a $51 profit.)

But Harry is still frustrated! So he reaches out to me. Tells me he found another opportunity he’s going to pursue and ends the conversation with that.

See ya Harry. I wish you the best. I truly mean that.

But here’s where it gets awesome for me.

James and BeccaThose 4 sales Harry made? Well, James and Becca decided they wanted to treat this program like a business and not a hobby. So they apply what they are being taught and implement the strategies they see other people doing. In other words. They invest in their business. 

In doing so, 4 weeks later they’ve already made 10 sales. That’s $250 in commissions.

So they decide to get leveraged and get access to becoming a licensee of the program and not just an affiliate.

Guess what? Since Harry decided to give up and not get leveraged. Those two people who did? I just made $2,000.

Thanks, Harry. Thank you for giving up.

Look, the moral of this story isn’t that I hope people fail. I mean this sincerely when I say I WANT people like Harry to succeed. I want them to make money online and have a lifestyle they desire.

The fact of the matter is that 90% of all Harry’s are going to give up. Right when they were inches from diamonds.

So what’s it gonna be? Are you going to be a Harry and give up too soon? Or are you going to be a James and Becca who decide to take their business seriously and begin achieving success?

Stop being a Harry. Stop giving up.

On a side note. If you’d like to learn more about the opportunity I’m in. Feel free to click the link below and watch the video. It’s about 20-30 minutes long…so if you’re lazy and have a short attention span, don’t bother. But you aren’t, are you?

Click Here to See How I’m Making $1,000’s in Commissions


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Doug Johnson is the Founder of Ctrl-Alt-Success.com. He takes pride in helping people succeed in their marketing endeavors. If you’re looking to generate more traffic, find additional revenue streams or just a shift in mindset, he can help. Add him to Skype at http://skype.ctrl-alt-success.com or give him a call: 563-277-7457

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  1. The great thing about the online competitive environment is that most people simply don’t have the patients endure the slow periods. Whether it is blogging, social media, marketing, or any other form of online entrepreneurship, most people seem to give up before they are able to truly reap the benefits of their hard work.

    Great news for those of us with the fortitude to push through.
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    • You’re absolutely correct, Adrian!

      Every success, every entrepreneur and every material object that you see in this world came originally from an idea.

      If everyone gave up when the going got tough or because they weren’t getting the results they feel they should be getting. The world would be a very, very different place.


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