My name is Austin Anthony; I am from the United Kingdom. I am a crazy football/soccer fan depending on which side of the Atlantic you live. I support the best football team in the world The one and only Manchester United :)I lost my parents when I was just 7 years old. I spent most of my childhood living with my eldest sister. My childhood was tough as you can imagine, living without any motherly or fatherly advice. I basically had to figure out everything about life on my own.
Back in 2008, while I was working as a Shop Assistant I started researching how to make money online. Like most other people, I went to Google and typed in “how to make money online”. I was presented with various ways to make money online from SEO to MLM, product creation, E-commerce, blogging and the list goes onFor someone that doesn’t know ANYTHING about making money online, this can be VERY overwhelming and it INDEED was.
Anyway, I started learning every single day and night.
I just had to do something to get out of my sh*tty minimum wage job just enough to pay the rent, food and monthly bus tickets to work.
Even though the pay was rubbish, at least I had a job and had just enough to pay the rent and a home to house myself.
But then, the worst thing happened my services were no longer needed and I was laid off work.
I had less than £300 in savings and couldnt even afford to pay the upcoming months rent. And even if I squeezed all I had to pay the rent and that meant that I would be stranded without a single penny.
I almost went homelessbut luckily, I had a brother who had a house 30 mins away from my city.
Now, I am the type of person that likes independence.
I hate asking people for favors or help. Its not pride, I just dont like to be a burden on someone else.
But I had no choice other than to ask my brother to move in with him for sometime so that I could sort myself out.
Though mind you, I was doing a bit of internet marketing at the time, but money wasnt coming in yet. Often, things dont just take off in internet marketing especially in the beginning.
It takes a while for things to click and see that money coming in.
AnywayAfter I lost my job, I made up my mind that I wasnt going to look for another job. Rather, I was gonna make internet marketing work.
And I was determined!
I started treating my new internet marketing job as a real offline job.
I would wake up early, go to the computer, start working from early in the morning (and I wouldnt leave the computer till late night). Sometimes I would skip lunch just to work.
Meanwhile, my brother wasnt really happy with me. He thought I was just wasting my time in front of the computer. He would hassle me every day to go out and look for a job and tell me to stop wasting my time in front of the computer.
I guess you do have some of those people in your life that wont stop nagging you, right?
The thing is, he could have been rightwhat if internet marketing didnt work?
That is the questions I still ask myself and when I think of them, I shiver, because if it didnt work, I was letting myself and my family down if it didnt work, I would have probably gone to look for a job (and probably still be stuck in a 9-5 job).
Its a terrible thought, I aint gonna lie but thank God it worked!
So anyway I started internet marketing, building and ranking mini sites which I still do on the side till date along with product launches, and listing building etc. (diversification)
A few weeks after I moved in with my brother, things started to click. My sites started to climb up the search engines. I started getting sales notifications, I started making money online finally. I joined the 10% of those who actually make money online.
Two short months later, I was in a position to move out of my brothers house.
And just after few months more. Things really turned up.
$120 there. $40 here.and $80 there too.
Above were the stats I usually would see when I woke up in the mornin and after checking my income stats from various networks. And they worked better than any breakfast in the world
I was making more money in a single month than I made from my shop assistant job in an entire year. I could now prove to my family that I wasnt wasting time in front of my PC what a relief
2008 till today, the day, I am writing this blog post, I have not gone out to look for a job.
Today, I am a 6 figure per year Internet Marketer which I plan to take into 7 figures this year. I have been proudly working for myself all these years and its a dream come true.
From almost going homeless to being able to afford what I want, dreams really can come true, guys!
And well, that is my internet marketing journey so far!
Here on IM Buddies, my plan is to be able to help as many people as possible succeed in internet marketing. I really wanna help those that hate their day jobs and wanna live the freedom lifestyle. I know what its like to be stuck in a day job that you truly hate. I have been there myself. I want people to be free to live the life they truly deserve. I will be sharing tips and strategies that I use to make money online.
Thanks for reading and becoming my internet marketing buddy. Looking forward to helping each and everyone one of you.
Meet Ali Akbar, my business partner, my IM buddy, my friend and guest blogger at IM Buddies.
Ali is the owner at DifferentEmails.com. He has written email sequences and sales letters that have grossed multi 6 figures. Because of his unique style of writing and humor in them, his emails have always converted extraordinary well. Ok, I will hand over to Ali now to say a little about himself.
My name is Ali Akbar, I am from Pakistan. YES! Even a Pakistani can be a successful internet marketer. Where Youtube is banned and internet connection sucks and where we still have prolonged power outages on daily basis.
I am a Doctor but due to some very unfortunate circumstances, I couldn’t pursue medicine further. And thus became a jobless guy wasting his life.
But then a day comes and you realize you ought to do something. So I searched Google and my first encounter was with TypeInternational, some data entry company.
Once I joined it, I really expected I would make some good money but it really was a bad experience – I was supposed to fill in like 15000 entries to get $100 per month. Now those entries weren’t easy either, I had to sit for like 6 hours in one go and even then I could only do 100 entries in one sitting.
Anyway, that company had a nice members area and there were some bonuses in it. Checked some of them and they were really old PLR books from 2004 and so but while I was reading them, I started to know about traffic and finally affiliate marketing.
For the next 4 months, I would just submit articles on (kidney stones) on Ezinearticles and just the view count would make me happy. In the next 2 months, I finally realized that even if I get 100 k views for my articles, what is the point if my article doesn’t make me any money because I didn’t know how to monetize them, I was that newbie.
So I studied more and it became apparent that I needed to build sites.
Fortunately, when I started SEO, I grasped it relatively fast and by 10th month or so, my site was finally ranking and making money.
I sold one site on Flippa and met this amazing guy you know him as Austin Anthony and from there on – we became partners – and rest of course is history.
Just like Austin, I plan to share some awesome content that will help you get you on the right track and help you achieve your online success much faster. Both me and Austin never got any outside help so we know how it is like to be there, lost and confused. With that spirit, we are going to help you with anything you need help with.