I know I still do this a little too often – in ALL areas of life…!
This is by FAR one of the biggest conversations I have with anyone asking what it will require to get started with an online business. It’s the purest form of fear holding people back from reaching their full potential, in my opinion.
It’s actually what I believe is the thing that stops most people ever getting started on ANY of their life goals – even though they say they’re wanting ‘something better’ than the life they’re already living.
Having reflected on the year from hell that was 2017 in my last post, I wanted to dive a little deeper in to what I believe the absolute GIFT that the affiliate marketing business model is.
It’s one thing to share with you the income and results I have had personally (almost $80k in 6months doing very little) but I’m not alone in having experienced this life saving income stream when the unexpected happened and things got tough.
Marie Santos was and still is one of the LEGENDS of our online community! When I first got started, this ‘stay at home’ mum of two, was absolutely smashing this business and had truly mastered the art of connecting with people online – to the tune of a multiple 6figure income. She was also responsible for kicking my a*se in to gear and making the decision to quit my job after I started getting results myself.
When the sh*t hits the fan…
Sound familiar?! Yeah – it’s kind of become a bit of a motivational phrase to coin to myself of late. Mainly out of sheer gratitude for having got involved with this business and having met people like Marie, BEFORE the sh*t started to fly in my own life.
Just as I was getting some momentum, Marie – for want of a better expression – disappeared in to the wilderness due to her own life challenges happening. I reconnected with her when I returned to Australia and realised how much we were both facing the same mindset and confidence challenges around getting ‘back in the game’, so to speak…
I decided to record our conversation about the highs and lows of having an online business but specifically, how grateful we both are that we got started when life was actually pretty good! The income, support and – most importantly – the lessons learned from how it looked after us when we needed it most, have been priceless.
Watch the full recording of our chat below which is too good not to share with you!
(Kind of a must watch for EVERYONE in my book…)
Key points covered in this conversation:
✅ Overcoming fears of not being good enough – irrespective of already having a multiple 6-figure business
✅ Why the affiliate marketing model relieves you of the responsibilities attached to being a standard business owner
✅ Marketing insight genius – whether you have results yet or not
✅ Acknowledging that this product may not be perfect but still 100% a BLESSING to be a part of
✅ Knowing when to admit that maybe you’re not cut out for entrepreneurship…
I bloody love this girl so much – welcome home Marie! ❤️
…but it was without doubt my biggest learning curve to date.
If there’s one message that I now share with people as to why they should consider starting an online business, it is this:
DO IT BEFORE YOU NEED IT.
Why? Because when the sh*t hit the fan multiple times for my family in 2017, I pretty much closed my laptop, got on a plane back to the UK, did nothing for 6months and that business did the following while I was being where I needed to be…
The above is a snapshot of a talk I gave at one of our live events in Perth (Australia), where I shared my ‘year from hell’ for our Community. I focussed on the topic of authenticity and ‘authentic conversations’ as it’s the thing I believe I have learned most about on this journey since starting my business online in 2014.
“Learning to find my authentic voice in order to succeed online, is also what’s allowed me to see a vast improvement in all other areas of my life. Nothing will test how you feel about the quality of your own life and the relationships you have than death!”
The video below is the full talk (25mins).
When I relocated to the Gold Coast in Australia on 31st January 2017, I had also just had a record month in my business – just over $25k (USD) in income. As such, I had HUGE goals to take things to a whole new level over the next 12months.
I’d also never been more certain of the decision I’d made to relocate – finally I was moving TOWARDS something rather than running away! (Hopefully something the authentic itchy-footed nomads among us may understand…!)
I was freaking PUMPED!
…life decided to hand me a big ‘ole 180-degree flip in the most unexpected but powerful way.
Having almost $80k in essentially passive income over 6months was pretty handy while I dropped everything to hop on a plane to the other side of the world to be with my family for as long as I needed. Twice.
I would encourage you to watch/listen to the full 25minutes of the video above to have full context of what I’m sharing here. It’s really just a simple (not easy!) way to start approaching your life and to avoid the worst kind of regret.
Key take aways:
👉 Have authentic conversations EVERY DAY in EVERY area of your life!