I used to be the type of person who hid a lot, didn’t believe in herself, avoided social situations and thought you had to be a certain type of person to achieve wild financial success.
Working from my laptop, being my own boss was like a pipe dream.
I’ve always been a hard worker, earning my own money and supporting myself living in London since I was 19 years old.
But whatever job I had I was never really happy.
I dreaded going to work with all jobs I’ve had in my life.
The last job I had for four years in London was working in a small fitness studio as a personal trainer and class instructor.
And while I had great bosses and lovely clients (mostly), the thought of getting up at 4.45am for the rest of my life and exchanging my time for money, hour by hour, sometimes 15 hour days, working on building someone else’s dream……filled me with dread.
Also, even though I earned decent money I still couldn’t afford my own flat so was living in awful, soul destroying house-shares.
Nearing 40 years old, I thought there must be more to life than this.
After trying and failing with an online personal training business, I’d been doing a little bit of freelance writing alongside this, but not enough to survive in London.
I’d also set up a Shopify travel store to try to build that up as a side-hustle.
I was sort of just coasting along at the time, sometimes trying to plot my escape but usually favouring watching movies and thinking – oh I need at least another year here to save up money to travel.
Then Lady fate took control and decided she wasn’t going to let me just live in this unhappy state any longer — I was revenge evicted by my awful landlady.
While at the time this REALLY upset me, I also knew I didn’t have the energy or desire to move again in London (I’d bounced around about 5 awful house-shares in the last few years).
With all these emotions bubbling up inside me, I SNAPPED and decided I wasn’t going to move again and just keep repeating the same cycle I’d been going through in London.
I decided to make a change………a BIG change.
The next day I booked a one-way ticket to Nepal, gave my two month’s notice in at work and decided I was going to go make my dream laptop lifestyle work, NO MATTER what it took.
I knew I could live cheaply in SE Asia and I could cover my food and accommodation costs….just….with my writing work if I was careful.
And I’d also have the time to try out other online ventures and build up my Shopify store to see where it took me.
After a few months of enjoying my freedom, I knew I had to start looking for other ways to boost my online income.
I’d done well so far and upped my writing earnings, BUT I knew I didn’t want to just write full-time and my Shopify store just wasn’t giving me any return.
After spending time researching online, I came across a video on YouTube talking about how you could make money online affiliate marketing by recommending other peoples products.
And the best thing was – a lot of the work was done for you with a ton of great bonuses setting you up for success right from the beginning.
No going round in circles.
No just shoving a load of information in your face and you’re left to fend for yourself.
I really resonated with the guy in the video, who is now my mentor…..Zach Crawford.
But…….I still lacked confidence. Could I really set up a successful affiliate marketing business?
I mean, I’d looked at this business model before and didn’t really understand it…..
I’d failed with another online business….
My online Shopify store was going no-where…..
Again the doubts crept in, my brain tried stop me from taking action and tried to convince me to just stay in the safe, low paying hole I was in eating cheap fried rice daily and living in run-down beach shacks with mosquitoes as my roommates (although these guys were friendlier than the people I’d lived with previously!).
I struggled with my doubts and fears for a few days.
Maybe building a profitable online business just wasn’t meant to happen for me?
Again my weak, doubtful side was trying to make me play it safe and not jump into the unkown.
I sat myself down, asked myself if this is where I wanted to be in a years time? As much as I was FREE living life on my own terms, my income was uncertain and I knew I wanted more.
I decided to take the PLUNGE, jump into the unknown, push my boundaries to see what I could achieve and start this new affiliate marketing course.
And you know what – I’ve never looked back!
Here’s one of my favourite quotes from the book ‘’Straight Line Leadership’’ which I highly recommend you read if you haven’t;
‘There are some people who live in a dream world, there are some who face reality and then there are those who turn one into the other’ Douglas Everett
Which one are you?
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