Hi! My name is Anson Mah, but you can call me Anson. Since 2006, I have been working as an Internet marketer and have been earning a comfortable living from my various websites, web properties and online businesses.
I know my job sounds too good to be true, what with all the stories of people scamming other people over the Internet, but let me tell you my story before you close my website and move on to a new window. There are a lot of people who are out there simply to con you out of your money with false and sleazy advertising for so called “lucrative” jobs that promise you obscene amounts of money for only a small portion of your time and effort—but if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. These people won’t be able to show you their money making sites—or worse, they’ll show you some of mine.
Perhaps you’re wondering what Internet marketing is really all about, what it entails, and what it can really offer you. I also started out this way, not knowing much about it and with zero experience with Internet marketing, but knowing that I wanted the kind of job that would allow me to have more control over my time as well as allow me to be my own boss.
I had some background on building websites, but I didn’t have any fancy software—I made do with free website builders. I didn’t even have any idea what HTML, ASCII, or Java were, let alone know any kind of programming language. In 2006, I happened to come across an Internet Marketing Preview Seminar, and shook it off at first, believing that it would be just another rip off that would steal my money and give no returns. I’ve had terrible experiences with so called Internet marketing “gurus” who gave exaggerated claims regarding the prospects of Internet marketing, that I shrugged it all off as all hype and sales pitches.
Not only was my previous experience unpleasant, I wasn’t really a salesperson who could do marketing. I graduated with a diploma in Life Sciences, Biomedical Science to be exact, and I absolutely did not have any background in business or marketing.
However, as I said a while ago, I was determined not to work for someone else, so I gave Internet marketing a shot and quit my tuition job. I did my research on what it was all about so I wouldn’t exactly be clueless about it, despite having zero experience since I was still a fresh graduate around this time and fresh from the army. I was very determined, so I did all I could to find out more about it, the nuances, the possibilities, and the realistic returns that it could bring.
I attended my first Internet Marketing Preview Seminar and started my online entrepreneurship journey. I am eagerly looking for opportunities to make a full time living online while still in the comfort of one’s home. However, by 2007, I decided to give up on Internet marketing and pursue my career elsewhere by working for others after a few months of no results. My first attempt met at failure, and my practical self admitted that I needed to find work to meet my financial needs.
In spring of 2008, I quit my job and gave Internet marketing another try. This time, I am really serious about getting my venture off the ground! I registered my own Internet business company and set up my first major website. It was very exciting for me as I work together on my first Internet project—I’d spend almost every day at the Pacific Coffee Café, working over the website for three months. Time spent on it was time I always enjoyed. However, like my initial meeting and attempt, despite my learning being built on an even more solid foundation for my future, I still couldn’t figure out how to make money from Internet marketing. In the end, I decided to go back and work again for others, since again, practically speaking, I still needed to sustain myself.
Despite all this and the two failed attempts, I never gave up on my Internet marketing business! I still believed in it, despite the bad rep it may get for being “too good to be true” or being a waste of time, and I believed that since I was truly passionate about it, that this was where I was called to work. The jobs that I would return to when my Internet marketing plans seemingly failed were simply there to make money, but I did not feel that same excitement or passion I got from Internet marketing in those jobs. My heart was set on making Internet marketing a working thing for myself, and I would persevere in making my dreams a reality.
A month after I went back to working for others and having my time and freedom rigidly bound, I finally started seeing some results! This was the summer of 2009, and the time that I finally had a major breakthrough in my Internet marketing business. It wasn’t a sudden avalanche of money, but it was just the opening I needed to get in there and start earning.
An online sale on ClickBank for USD 10.48 convinced me.
The first month after I started my first niche website, ClickBank issued me a check worth USD 65.03. I’ve proudly kept and framed this first check, displaying it prominently on my desk. It was proof to me that affiliate marketing was, indeed, real, feasible, and that I could very much earn a decent living on it! During the first three months, I was clearing an amount of around three figures worth of passive income per month. It was a dream come true for me. True, it wasn’t the same as the obscenely high figures quoted to me by the Internet marketing gurus, but it was a start, and I knew that I could grow and expand in a sustainable and realistic way. I understood that small baby steps would still lead me to my goal just as much as big windfall steps would.
At this point, I had decided that there was no turning back, and that I would never work for anyone else ever again. I then started clearing income with four figures, and things started growing from there.
That was nearly two years ago, and now I can say that I am earning enough to live comfortably, without being bound to the office for a fixed set of hours or being bossed around by other people. I live the Internet lifestyle every day and have not regretted shifting careers. I am able to live a good life and spend quality time with my friends and family. I now work from the comfort of my home, with virtual assistants that help me with my growing Internet business. I would also have the occasional trips to my office in the commercial business district for brainstorming sessions for new business ideas, project launches, and other strategic ways to expand my business. I have now built more than five hundred profitable niche websites, and I do not need to worry about if I’ll still have a next pay check, or where my next meal will come from. I am now financially free, as well as having the luxury and liberty of deciding how to spend my time—be it for work, family, friends, or myself. More choices, more life, more happiness.
My multiple money making websites are invested only by a few but very important things: time, effort, a little money, and a lot of determination, perseverance, diligence, and grit. I worked my way up to where I am now, one small step at a time, and I am now very proud of my achievements as I look back to how I started and the journey I took to get to where I am today. I’ll continue pursuing bigger goals and dreams, just as I pursued—and attained!—my goal of having a viable Internet marketing business. For myself, this is what life is all about—having a purposeful and meaningful life where I am engaged and motivated even through achieving one small goal at a time.
My passion in Internet marketing blossomed, and now I earn $10,000 per month, working just 2 hours per day, at the comfort of my luxurious home, and for me, it doesn’t even seem like I’m working anymore!
I kid you not that these achievements did not happen overnight, and it took me two failed attempts before I got my business off the ground and running. It took a lot of hard work, patience, and consistency. Make no mistake, Internet marketing is still a job, and like any job, it will require attention and hard work from you, as well as time that you still have to allot in order to make sure your Internet marketing is still up to date with the latest trends. I work from home, but I also keep abreast of my work by bringing my gadgets with me: my iPad, smartphone and my MacBook Air. Internet marketing is not as easy as many people think, and it will still require your time and attention, and if you are not ready to commit the time and effort needed to succeed, then you may never see your Internet marketing business flourish as mine did. I worked hard, fell flat on my face a couple of times, but always rose again and again. My hard work finally paid off and I have never looked back nor regretted any of my experiences in the Internet marketing business.
I am now a highly successful Internet entrepreneur who enjoys life and is not cooped up in any office or at the mercy of a superior or at the mercy of the next pay check. I work anytime, anywhere, and still get to spend time with my loved ones. Many people may have the money I am earning as well, like businessmen, lawyers, doctors, and other professionals, but they don’t have the time to enjoy what this money can bring them. Internet marketing lets me have that time, even if I started without any background in it whatsoever. Internet marketing is certainly nothing complicated or fancy, or else I wouldn’t be able to write to you now about it! All you need is a drive to succeed and the perseverance to reach your dreams.