Did you know that there are over 2400 billionaires in the world today? Does that number surprise you? We used to talk about millionaires, but that goal is so achievable today that the new measure is billionaires.
Think about this: John D. Rockefeller worked 46 years to become the world’s first billionaire. Michael Dell did it in 14 years. Bill Gates achieved that status in 12 years. Jeff Bezos joined the club after just 5 years, but here’s the showstopper: Jay Walker of Priceline did it in one year.
What can you accomplish in one year?
That’s the key to success – taking action that leads to your success. Business momentum comes from simple actions that work together to achieve your dreams. Viral growth comes from the right goals done at the right time, and that takes a strategy that gets you from where you are now to where you want to be.
High achievers figure out how to get to where they want to be. Low achievers wallow in self pity and refuse to take the actions necessary to get them out of their pity party and into the fast lane moving toward the accomplishment of the goals necessary to achieve their dreams. If you’re stuck in the pity party, it’s time to redirect your energies.
So, how are we going to jump start your business? Let’s start with SMART Goals.
What do you want to achieve? Write it down. Why is this important to you? Write it down. What steps will you take to achieve your goal? This is where we get really specific. Write down the action steps that you will follow that will lead you to the accomplishment of your dream.
The R in SMART stands for realistic, but what we’re really after is measurable goals. How will you know that you’ve completed the action steps that move you toward your dream? Using measures, whether they’re metrics or other measures that quantify your progress are the key.
Put a date to your dream. When do you want to achieve your goal? Do you think that Bill Gates or Michael Dell or Jeff Bezos or Jay Walker sleepwalked to becoming billionaires? Of course not. They were incredibly focused goal-setters and goal-achievers. Take a look at this:
There’s a man with a desk, a computer, and a dream. Now he’s the richest man in the world. What do billionaires have within them that enables them to achieve their dreams? Boldness and confidence. They believe in their dream and they believe that they can accomplish what they dream. Is that you right now?
If it isn’t, we can change that. It takes courage to move forward when you’re the only one who believes in yourself and your dream, but you can do it. Before I knew where it came from, I saw the following meme many years ago in a backroom at a car dealer.
The choice is yours – are you going to be timid or bold as you set out to achieve your dreams? My business is helping online entrepreneurs achieve their dreams by training them to create irresistible marketing. My niche is advertising, the most important part of all marketing. Whether you are an affiliate or you are creating your own products, you can achieve your monetary goals on the internet, but you’re going to have to be committed to it.
If you’re not making money on the internet, you have a hobby, not a business.
If you believe that affiliate marketing can’t be the vehicle to take you to millionaire status, look at this:
In this survey, 18.8% of affiliate marketers make less than $20,000 a year, but that figure is probably higher. The truth is that many fail at affiliate marketing, but look at the other end of the spectrum. 6% report making more than $2 million a year. That figure is probably too high based on the small sample size, but becoming a millionaire through affiliate marketing is possible.
Finch Sells gives the following income brackets for affiliate marketers:
- Affiliate Apprentice – Losing money.
- Low Level Affiliate – Anywhere from $0/day up to $300/day.
- Intermediate Affiliate – Anywhere from $300/day up to $3,000/day.
- High Level Affiliate – Anything above $3,000/day.
- The ‘Bag of Dicks’ Affiliate – He who considers anything less than $10,000/day to be ‘doing it wrong’.
By the way, those numbers are profits, not gross income. Whether you’re an affiliate marketer, or creating your own products, here’s a baseline for you from 2014:
Business coach Todd Herman has put together the following simple graphic to show the stages to taking your business to the heights you dream about.
So, where are you and where do you want to be with your income? What’s your plan for getting to where you want to be?
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