The year is 1999...And I clicked on one of 'those' banners...
Punch the Monkey maybe, but the banner said 'You can make money with your computer' or something along those lines...And I was hooked!
Over the next decade and a half, I dedicated my life to learning everything I could about building businesses online. Affiliate marketing, email marketing, sales, branding, and eventually learning about blockchains...I couldn't get enough. And yeah success followed as well. Maybe it was being at the right place at the right time in history, but whatever it was...I won a lot!
Every product I launched was a success, and nothing could stop me.
My ego was massive...(And my downfall...)
So along came PayPal and as they started shutting down affiliate marketing account after account, my company eventually got the slap.
We lost everything. Our industry, our revenue and our customers...
As easy as it was to blame PayPal for their ignorance towards the industry, you could almost understand their position (kinda lol). They had to deal with a ton of chargebacks, mostly because the shady marketers in our industry promised people the world..And rarely delivered.
But this post is about more than just, a massive shake up in the affiliate marketing industry...
You see...As much success as I found...I never had a plan B.
Here's a high school drop out, who started 'marketing online' after clicking a banner in 1999...I was 22 years old at the time.
I got a few courses under my belt in community college but found success at such an early age. It was my career to this day...
Success never prepares you for what comes with it...A major bump in the road!
So here I am now, at 42 years of age...Literally rebuilding my life with 20 years of experience in nothing but...Building online businesses.
This is what scares me the most about my current situation though...
I'm more excited now for the future than I have ever been in my 20 year career.
I lost pretty much everything but have been able to rebuild ClickTrackProfit exactly how I envisioned it.
The union I keep talking about is RIGHT THERE in front of us, and Steem / CTPtalk will play a big role in my company's growth.
I'm able to work with amazing customers and members every day and focus 10000% on what I love!
And all it took was the destruction of my old businesses LOL
This is what I mean when I say I have no 'Plan B'.
I'm an entrepreneur!
I'm focused on building businesses that I want and that will help so many people discover their potential with affiliate marketing.
Hey, I'm not saying you shouldn't make plans just in case it all goes belly up. God knows I wish I had some plans in place...However I'll never stop building. And I'll never want my path to be without bumps ever again.
It's part of being an entrepreneur. It's part of our journey of taking an idea...And making it reality!
Nothing is guaranteed in this business...Except, you always get a chance to step up again and take a swing at the ball.
Here's hoping, the next at bat is a home run :)
The Union Is Here!
Blockchain meets Affiliate Marketing....
=> CTP Condenser - https://www.CTPtalk.com
=> CTP Token on Steem-Engine - https://steem-engine.com/?p=market&t=CTP
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