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So Far, So Good

Making good progress with my latest, and final attempt at being an Internet marketing success.

My new website is up and running, recognised by the mighty Google but not ranking yet for my keywords.

I have been brave enough to let a few fellow marketers take a look at my site and give me some constructive feedback. This they have very kindly done for me which has helped a great deal.

After chatting to the people who commented on my site I now have a host of ideas for the next few posts.

I now have a clearer understanding of what I need to do moving forward and it has provided me with a fresh impetus to keep going.

I am only 5 weeks into this latest phase of my Internet marketing career and all is going pretty well at the moment.

Fresh Start

Things are coming along nicely with my new start in Internet Marketing.

I am currently undertaking a step by step training programme which I hope will take me further along the road to success than I have ever been so far.

At the moment I have chosen a totally new niche market for me, purchased my new domain and begun to create content. It is still in the very early stages but Google have recognised my site and it is indexed by them.

I am next going to create more content and also write my first product review.

This is for a product which I have already used in the past and works well. Although the product owner does not have an affiliate programme I have discussed this with him and we have cut a deal on his monthly membership type deal.

Now it is just down to me to continue the training, create engaging content and drive traffic to my site.

More updates top follow in a few days time.

Shiny Object Syndrome Personified.

Hi There,

I thought I would take a look at how badly I am affected by Shiny Object Syndrome.

The answer seems to be very badly indeed.

Just taking a look at my JVZoo purchases screen alone tells me that I have purchased a total of 43 products!!

Most of these I have not even taken a look at and there are a few that I do not even know what they are.

Why do I and many other aspiring entrepreneurs behave like this?

I think the answer may lie in a sort of addiction I have seen depicted in TV programes but never thought affected me.

I am referring to folks who get a thrill out of the actual process of buying and then immediately lose interest once that buzz has passed.

Perhaps when an offer appears in front of my eyes I believe that this is the one. No more struggles and strife for me. Finally I have found the holy grail and my life is set for a steep upward curve of success.

Of course reality says that this is not the case, even if this was the golden ticket then leaving it sat on my hard-drive unopened will never change my circumstances.

Firstly I need to rid myself of this self destructive habit. Then I need to take a long hard look at my mindset than finally take stock of all that I have around me including the knowledge I have already gained over the years.

Then use all of this to make a sensible, achievable, step by step plan of action to move me forward.

My next few posts will be a mixture of sharing anything useful I discover with changing my mindset and what steps I am taking to get myself back on the right track.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Until then,



And Then The Wheels Came Off Again!

Hi There,

Once again my self sabotage mode has kicked in. Things were running along smoothly, small but consistent cash coming in and even a couple of monthly subscriptions.

So what did I do next?



I have no idea?

I seem hell bent on stopping myself from being successful. I know all about the way our minds work, or so I thought, but still I set about sabotaging my efforts.

Sure, in my own mind I could probably justify some of my inaction but in reality it is solely down to me.

Going back to basic once again, starting with addressing my lack of drive and getting to the bottom of what if going on with that.

Back soon with more positive updates 🙂


Making Good Progress.

Hi there,

It may be slow and steady but at last I am making consistent, focused progress towards my goal of being a successful Internet Marketer.

I am finally getting the right mix between training and taking action. I have learned so much over the past couple of months which, put together with all of things I had forgotten I already knew how to do, has moved me forward at a steady pace.success-479568_640

My website is now taking shape and looking far more as I imagined it would when I first set out. I now need to be more consistent with my posting and getting traffic to visit.

I have found a couple of really good mentors to follow who provide excellent value to their visitors and theirs are the methods I am going to model moving forward.

Exciting times ahead, things are really starting to roll for me now.


Until the next time.


First Commissions Arrive.

Hi there,

Just a quick post today.

Got to be happy when you get an email with the subject line : Cha Chingggg – iPro Commissions Are Here!

At last I have made some money online. Received my affiliate commissions the other day, now I know that it is possible for me to make money online. I have tangible, spendable proof and the only way is up from here onwards.

Till the next time,


Time To Lighten Up and Step Up a Gear.

Hi there,


I have been reading back over a few of my recent posts, while laid up with a temporary deafness  issue 🙁

It is time I lightened the mood a little as some of my posts have been a bit on the doom and gloom side.

I have nothing much to be gloomy about, thanks to some expert help from one of my mentoring team I have finally solved my landing page problems and can move on to the next stage of my project.

That means that it is all down to me again. No more moaning about things not working as I would like.

Time to get my head back in gear and step it up a gear or two over the coming days and weeks to move this list building project forward and towards completion.

That will be my sole focus from now on until it is done.


Updates to follow on a much more regular basis.

All the best,


I Used To Love Doing Jigsaws.


Jigsaws, I used to love building them. The challenge of creating something from all of those little pieces gave me a lot of satisfaction when completed.

Not getting a lot of joy from my current jigsaw like problem though!

I have a picture of what it should look like in the end.

I have most if not all of the pieces I need. I just can’t seem to get them all into the same place and fitting together.


Time to call upon help from my mentor, to find out what piece I am missing and get this done once and for all.

Until the next time.


Frustration, Frustration!!


These are the type of days which make you want to just pack it all in, I am sure plenty of people have done in the past.

You watch the tutorial, or perform a task you have done plenty of times before, and it just wont work.

That has been my struggle over the past day and a half.

I have created my list building funnel as far as I can and now need to upload it to my website to see how it looks.

Simple you would think…………………………not the case.

Firstly my password was not recognised in my Dreamhost dashboard. Changed that and waited for it to register. Then logged into my Kompozer FTP dashboard, no luck, password not recognised.

Oh well, will try Filezilla instead, same result.

Back to Dreamhost to ensure the password had registered OK, yes it had. Went through the entire process a couple more times with both FTP systems to no avail.

Help Desk ticket submitted to the excellent Dreamhost support team. They confirm the details I have be using are correct.

Will try again this evening after work, hoping for better luck.



Where Did That Two Weeks Go?

Hi there,

I can’t believe that it is just about 2 weeks since I last posted on here. They do say time flies when you are having fun!

I would be lying if I said I have been working flat out on creating my list building funnel but I have made great progress.

Staying focussed has always been my biggest hurdle and this last few days has been no exception……………………I am though getting better at it.

It is probably due to the start of a new year but my in box seems to have been full of the latest breakthrough product which will instantly fill up my bank account with little effort of my part.

There were also some very good products but not right for me at this time. Clear focus is what I need right now.

Yes, I was tempted by a few and actually purchased one knowing that it fitted nicely with what I am working on at the moment.

That being said, there is no reason why I should not have completed my first draft list building funnel by the end of this weekend.

Another update in a few days time when I have achieved that mile stone.

Until then,



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