Discover How An Unemployed Military Vet Went From The Unemployment Line To Make Hundreds of Dollars A Day Working From Home…
Hi there. My name is Anthony Laurent and I want to share my story with you. I currently live with my wife, Maria and my two daughters in Southgate, Michigan. We relocated here from Sunny Florida to be closer to her family, specifically her mom and dad, who are getting a bit older and her sister who suffered from serious health issues last year.
Well anyway, here is my story. I am a 19-year military veteran serving in the Air Force and Air National Guard. I was deployed last in 2011 at US Central Command Forwarding Headquarter in Qatar, when I got some really bad news. My younger brother Kieron had suddenly passed away. It was a freak drowning accident that snuffed out this vibrant young man’s life before his prime. Immediately I was called back from active duty and traveled to the Caribbean island of Dominica to attend the funeral. It was during this time that events in my life spiraled downward. My military orders were mistakingly cut off while I was in-transit and I was left with little money for my incidentals. Meanwhile back at home the bills were piling up. I had planned to be on orders for a bit longer after my deployment and was planning to go back to college upon my return. I had everything worked out, but many times life disregards your plans and comes up with its own.
With no employment and bills piling up I was up to my neck in debt. This also occurred during the heart of the recession; with falling home prices and companies downsizing, lets say things got bad quickly. I had to apply for food stamps and unemployment. I was at my lowest, and add the tragic death of my younger brother, I started to suffer from depression. However, I refused to let the depression drag my spirit down any further. I decided I would enroll in college and pursue a degree in web development and Internet Marketing. So, I started my new journey. My dream job was always an entrepreneurial one. As I started learning about the field, I realized that most students in the industry simply pursued the degree to get a good paying job.
I was a bit different. I want to create my own company and I took the road less travel. Well, it hasn’t been an easy road but it was definitely worth it. The Internet Marketing field is relatively new and most people don’t even know what it is. So, here is one formal definition according to Webopedia that I tend to agree with:
Internet marketing, or online marketing, refers to advertising and marketing efforts that use the Web and e-mail to drive direct sales via e-commerce as well as sales leads from Web sites or emails. Internet marketing and online advertising efforts are typically used in conjunction with traditional types of advertising like radio, television, newspapers and magazines.
Internet marketing can also be broken down into more specialized areas such as Web marketing, email marketing and social media marketing:
Web marketing includes e-commerce Web sites, affiliate marketing Web sites, promotional or informative Web sites, online advertising on search engines, and organic search engine results via search engine optimization (SEO)
Email marketing involves both advertising and promotional marketing efforts via e-mail messages to current and prospective customers
Social media marketing involves both advertising and marketing (including viral marketing) efforts via social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Digg.
Anyway, to make a long story short I started studying these disciplines and realized that there was a huge untapped and unlimited industry, and you could capitalize on it, if you knew what you were doing. I started aligning myself with some experts in the industry and started learning and collaborating with them and that is how I finally found my dream job. Fact is, Internet Marketing is not a get rich quick scheme, so don’t expect to jump in and become a millionaire overnight. There is a huge learning curve and you might be going at if for a while and miss one critical ingredient that might hinder your success. Once you figure it out, just like that success will show up and to the untrained, uninitiated eye, it might look like get-rich-quick, as in my case, be farthest from the truth. I actually had to pay my dues, spend fortunes on training and sit at the feet of the experts and gurus.
Another critical aspect is the mindset you keep. Here’s the truth. SHIT happens. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. You have to get back up and finish the race. Your mindset determines whether you get up and keep going. So I place quite a bit of importance on the way you think. That is a critical key so you will find I put a lot of emphasis on mindset. What you constantly think about will be drawn to you, so make sure you are careful about what you are constantly thinking about.
So what does that mean for you? Well, you will have to spend some money to get the premium information you need, but you can start small and pay as you grow. So many of the experts are now giving back to the newbies by creating inexpensive eBooks, videos and MP3 training that leaves those who seriously want to learn with little excuse. I am part of that group that wants to give back. So if you seriously want a new career in the Internet marketing field you have come to the right place. Just make sure you sign up for my email list and I will keep you up-to-date of the best courses and training to help you get started in the wonderful industry of Internet marketing. Start with the free ebooks and courses I am giving away first and see how they work for you. Then if you find value in them, try my premium offerings. Click on the navigation above this link to check out my offering or on the link below.
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