Last updated on February 18th, 2013 at 05:20 am
recently i was reading a news about David Siegel founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, a huge national timeshare company and one of the largest resort developers in the world. . Here is part of his email which he sent to his employees i want you to read ,
I started this company over 42 years ago. At that time, I lived in a very modest home. I converted my garage into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you. We didn’t eat in fancy restaurants or take expensive vacations because every dollar I made went back into this company. I drove an old used car, and often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business — hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. Meanwhile, many of my friends got regular jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a nice income, and they spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into this business —-with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford to buy whatever I wanted. Even to this day, every dime I earn goes back into this company. Over the past four years I have had to stop building my dream house, cut back on all of my expenses, and take my kids out of private schools simply to keep this company strong and to keep you employed.
Just think about this – most of you arrive at work in the morning and leave that afternoon and the rest of your time is yours to do as you please. But not me- there is no “off” button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have that freedom. I eat, live, and breathe this company every minute of the day, every day of the week. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. I know many of you work hard and do a great job, but I’m the one who has to sign every check, pay every expense, and make sure that this company continues to succeed. Unfortunately, what most people see is the nice house and the lavish lifestyle. What the press certainly does not want you to see, is the true story of the hard work and sacrifices I’ve made.
Ok that was a snippet from his email which he sent out to his employees . Now what this email has to do with Affiliate or CPA marketing, Basically we need to understand all affiliates in this industry are here to make money , to make wealth and unfortunately some people think like making money with CPA or making money online is just about clicking a few buttons and BOOM money will fall from sky , Which is always wrong and specially newbies who are need a few bucks urgently think affiliate marketing is the only way using which they can make a few quick bucks or in more simple words its most easiest job , You wont have to go anywhere you can do it from home and so on . Yes that is true but just like a real business you will have to work really hard , Personally i myself person you know as KJ ,It took me literally two years to reach this point , Where i can make as much as i want , When i started out i was literally broke i had not enough money to pay my next month`s internet bills, I was a call center agent and to be honest i left that job because i even didn’t had enough money to pay for bus. It was a do and die situation for me and i spent countless days and nights in front of my monitor looking for freelance jobs and driving free traffic to my offers , till today i work 24/7 and when my friends are partying i am working on campaigns ,tweaking them and working on new promoting angel ideas and new promotion methods , Here purpose of mentioning is not to show how hardworking i am or to brag or compare myself to David Siegel lol .The purpose is to understand the secret to success , If you ask me there is no difference between doing a offline real life or doing online business , In both cases you will have to use all your energy and use all your efforts , I always say there is no shortcut to success Like it or not , If you are looking to run a long term business then you will have to forget everything and focus only on what you do , on your job. You will have to love what you call a hassle , Yes you may point out my grammatical mistakes on my blog but you can`t disagree with that .People do love to ask bloggers and Successful affiliates how you are making money but they never bother to ask how much time you spend on your business and how much effort you make , How much time you dedicate to your work .
I sometime receive emails where people do ask me to suggest them a campaign and a traffic source which is most easiest and profitable from day one and for that i receive incentives like i will pay you 50% of my earnings etc etc . My reply is always same get a job bro ! Seriously if you can`t afford budget for testing your campaigns, Investing on must have tools Simply forget everything and build up your budget first and then start off testing offers .
Making money in CPA or i would like to say any field of life does require patience , Hard work ,time and more importantly tons of testing , Even black hatters who use short term strategies to make money do have to work really hard , If you can`t love what you do i feel sorry for you bro .