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    Hello all,

    I have a goal to earn $10,000 per month from my online business by 12/31/2011.

    I currently have a blog that is earning me a little bit of money (under $100 per month) in the "camping" niche.

    Obviously I have a lot of work to do to get from where I am now to where I plan on being.

    I think I even have some idea of some of the steps in the process of getting from where I am to where I want to be.

    I am a very detail oriented person (a PC way of saying "anal-retentive") and am wondering how to break my goal down into annual then semi-annual then monthly, weekly and daily tasks that will get me to my goal.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be kindly appreciated.

    Eric

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    Also,

    What/who do I need to read (besides this forum & Lynn's Blog) to learn what I need to learn to be successful in this business?

    Would being an Elite member be the right place for me?

    Problogger's 31 days Workbook? Rosalind Gardner on Affiliate marketing?


    As most of us I am sure...I don't have a whole lot of money to throw around but I do understand the need to invest in my education...I just want to make as sure as possible that it's money will invested and not wasted.

    Thanks again.

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    Eric,
    I definitely think the elite group would be a great start because we work really closely with Lynn and everyone brainstorms more in depth that we do here on the main forums. And we have weekly elite webinars where we share our accomplishments for the week, what our goals for the next are and things like that. Lynn looks at our sites and gives us feedback as do the other elite members. I would highly recommend that and I know Lynn would recommend Rosalind's book for affiliate marketing. You can find the review on Rosalind's book here.

    Looking forward to watching your business grow over the next year!
    ~Angie~

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    Angie,

    Thanks for the response. I have read the review on Rosalind and am really leaning towards picking it up and reading it.

    Thanks also for the info on the Elite group...I have really been thinking about it seriously.

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    I think Rosalind's book would be a good investment.

    As far as the elite group, don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have about. Feel free to send me a PM with any questions.
    ~Angie~

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelortiz76 View Post
    hey will it really work?
    Will what really work? If you're asking about the elite group, yes it works as a great brainstorming business mastermind group IF you work at your business, that is

    I see this is your first post here so feel free to introduce yourself.
    ~Angie~

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    Hi Eric,

    One of the things you want to do is get a vision of your WHY. Figure out the reasons you want to reach that goal, and what your life will look like when you do. You need to create a "burning desire".

    If you have not yet read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, click that link for a free PDF version. Read it twice if you have to, but it holds the key to putting yourself in the position to create and achieve very specific goals.

    Once you have that clear vision of exactly where you are going, and have a strong reason (a WHY) to do it, everything else seems to fall into place. You can then ask yourself "does this take me closer to my goal, or distract me from it?" and easily work your way through every decision along the way.

    There's nothing like working towards an exciting goal!
    Lynn Terry
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    Lynn,

    I have actually read that book and I have figured out my WHY I just neglected to add it to my thread. My WHY is actually comprised of things I want and things I don't want:

    What I Want
    - To teach my sons that you can still work hard and smart and be a success in this country
    - To live my life according to MY schedule not somebody elses
    - To pay for my childrens college
    - To spend more time with my wife
    - To have enough money that no recession or depression no matter how bad can affect me

    What I don't Want
    - To work into my eighties like my grandparents are doing
    - To have to do thing that I don't agree with becuase "the boss said so"
    - To not be able to pay my bills
    - To have to pay more for something than it is worth by borrowing money and paying back with interest

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    I could use a breakdown like that myself. I can never get that right...

    Being an Elite member is always the right place if you want to make progress and are willing to listen and do.

    You DON'T have a lot of money to invest? Great!!

    Then you'll be choosy.

    If affiliate marketing is your approach, Ros' book is the way to go. ProBlogger's book would be worthwhile, but first search for "BABB" on Lynn's blog for another really good month-long series - and for nothing!!



    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by encsteph View Post
    Lynn,

    I have actually read that book and I have figured out my WHY I just neglected to add it to my thread. My WHY is actually comprised of things I want and things I don't want:

    What I Want
    - To teach my sons that you can still work hard and smart and be a success in this country
    - To live my life according to MY schedule not somebody elses
    - To pay for my childrens college
    - To spend more time with my wife
    - To have enough money that no recession or depression no matter how bad can affect me

    What I don't Want
    - To work into my eighties like my grandparents are doing
    - To have to do thing that I don't agree with becuase "the boss said so"
    - To not be able to pay my bills
    - To have to pay more for something than it is worth by borrowing money and paying back with interest
    All of these things are great, Eric - but you might want to get even more specific. For example, I really want to lose 10 pounds. If I don't, I'll get by then the same as I do now. It's not going to kill me, and while I like the vision of myself 10 lbs lighter... I don't have a good enough reason to create that burning desire within me to actually get off my ### and do something about it.

    Complacency is an evil thing. And I'm speaking from personal experience here, not "at" you - but from me. It's really hard to make change unless life comes around and throws you a curve ball that *forces* you to take action. Creating new habits is just has hard (if not harder) than breaking bad habits.

    You have to get a more specific vision in your mind - not just concepts or basic lifestyle changes - but something super specific that totally takes over and consumes your waking and sleeping thoughts.

    For years, mine was feeding my children and making sure they were taken care of. We were flat broke, and going nowhere. At one point I lose 23 lbs in 7 weeks because there wasn't enough food to go around for the 3 of us. You'll be amazed at what you can achieve when you're put to the test.

    Later, my motivation came from desperately wanting my own home. I had moved around all my life, never lived anywhere more than 2 years, and as a single mother to two children... I wanted to settle down and give them a real home. I wanted "home" myself - craved it. And so I spent every waking hour working towards making that happen. And I did.

    Get something tangible in mind. Something you want so bad you can taste it. Do the preliminary work to get the ball rolling towards that one thing. Start the process and add the pressure, forcing yourself to focus and take only specific action that takes you towards that specific goal...
    Lynn Terry
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