I grew up on a farm in Southwest Pennsylvania. Honestly, in hindsight, it was a great place to grow up for a kid to learn bunches of stuff about life and work. After I left the farm in 1974 for college at the University of Miami, t didn’t take long to get kicked out. Firstly, Was I mature enough to be in college? Nope, and consequently, I quickly flunked out. The reason? Growing up on a farm and one doesn’t travel very far away from the farm. Secondly, there were big things “out there” waiting for me. Things like sand, surf, skin, alcohol, girls, spectacular weather and…time.
From the Farm to the Internet
As a result of all that I didn’t focus on school. Thirdly, in fact, over the next seven years, I flunked out of the University of Miami, the University of Florida, Broward County University, Nova University, and Florida Atlantic University. You can’t blame me for trying!
During that period, I married and had a Son and a Daughter, Mark, and Traci. I lost Mark, Jr. in a fatal car accident sometime later. My daughter Traci has grown to be a gorgeous lady and since has given me a grandson. After losing my Son, depression soon followed and I turned inwards to resolve my grief. It took more than ten years to come back to “life”. When I finally began to become more engaged with my life, I would find relief in writing
In 1997, I chased my dream job of becoming a Commercial Pilot. It took about three years of training and I finally got my Commercial Pilot’s Certificate. I kept training and became a Master Flight Instructor and went on to fly jets for corporations and aerobatics. There is something I live for.
We will come back to this.
In 2001, I got my first computer, a Compaq. The computer was old when it was new! Lol. because It didn’t take long for me to “blow it up” and look for a better computer. The Internet was pretty new but I recognized that it was where the money would be made.
I placed an advertisement in Entrepreneur Magazine for $100. That was for 12-monthly issues! Anyway, I sold a report for $5 that explained how we would earn from the Internet in the future.
First, it was eBay. Everyone else was there too. I taught myself about online business and auctions and made some good money. But, I soon discovered that there was more work in it than money. I sold everything under the sun. Consequently, I also made some money teaching other people how to do the same.
That’s when it happened…as an example, What I discovered was that you could sell “digital” products on CD. eBooks, audiobooks, information, and more!
The birth of “Info Products” was about to explode.
I sold information on CDs and delivered some electronically for about $20 each. It was great because there were critical lessons learned while doing that. What I learned was that I could “mass” sell to more people than any magazine ad could ever reach.
It was all about the “NUMBERS”.
Then it was all about the “MAILING LIST”.
The Money is in the List!
The next thing I learned was that I could run my business, an online business, while still flying around the world.
Automation…you’ve got to love it.
As a result, my online Internet business was born. As I went on to modify and hone my business, I began to make more money than I could spend. And… brother, did I spend it. I traveled the world with my family, bought fine cars, new houses, and went on many cruises, jewelry, and…an airplane!
All from Internet marketing
I have made many mistakes and learned huge amounts from other people who knew more than I did because I soon became a control freak so exposure and engaging kept me in the dark as some technology passed me by. However, the basics of an online business are the same and the profits are the same. Above all, the point is that it doesn’t take a genius to do what I do.
It just takes the will to do it, the want to do it, a little effort, some energy, some determination, and some guidance.
Importantly, here we are today. You’re reading about my failures and my successes and hopefully, you have learned from it. Enough so that you might be motivated to do the same or something like it based on your passions. I have ALWAYS believed in entrepreneurship. Always! Even more so after learning how to use the Internet and the power of the numbers. Who would ever have guessed that I would make over one million dollars in just a few years? No-one. Especially my relatives and friends. Skeptics one and all.
Why do I tell you all this?
To brag…NO, to be snooty…NO, to show off…NO. Here’s why.
For instance, I worked jobs that sucked all along the way. Night shifts in a steel mill and worked weekends and nights at department stores. Like an opportunity waiting to happen, I sold potato chips, insurance, vacuum cleaners, health products, encyclopedias, pies, envelopes, and more, done remodeling and construction, repaired roofs, and gutters, and…and…and…more. Once again, I borrowed money for food and have been homeless. Every minute taking the most valuable thing from me, …time.
A Million Dollars
Then in 2007, all “H” broke loose and I lost it all. Well over a million dollars, all the stuff, the benefits of entrepreneurship. I would also lose my wife to Cancer. Life was over again. As a result, I was in debt again, homeless again, and bankrupt again. Nobody cared. Nobody stayed to help, and everybody disappeared.
I am sure that you can relate to some degree.
TALK ABOUT ME! The one thing that remained positive in my life was my ability to make money. I know how to make money from the Internet. Nobody was going to do it for me, so I knew that it was up to me and me only. The only person who could change his life back was…ME!
It’s All About You…
TALK ABOUT YOU! When you come to terms with that then your life will begin to change for the better. Are you tired of being broke, no money, nothing to rely on, have a J.O.B. that sucks, and to make matters worse, a boss that sucks too? Tired of being a slave to someone else’s dream? Have you wasted your life away chasing a dollar that eventually gets taken away from you by limiting your wage? Your hourly wages? Working when they want you to, as long as they want you to, where they want you to?
The only person who can change your life is YOU!
Look, no matter where you are today, help is on the way. Understand that you can change your life anytime you want to. It happens when you get it and when you learn that there is an easier way. The real icing on the cake is that …YOU can do it for yourself. No one else.
That’s where I come in. In this paragraph, I will commit to teach you, guide you, support you, and help you understand that principle idea. The knowledge of what the Internet and simple technology can do for you to start an online business is huge! This is the information age and you need to get on that train before it leaves the station. There has NEVER been a better time to start an online, passive, recurring business almost on autopilot. A “laptop” lifestyle that I live in is within reach and the Internet is helping to create successful people every hour of the day, seven days a week, 365-days a year. Everyone will pay for information. People will pay for someone to teach them, someone to give it to them and someone reliable, honest, and ethical to be there for them when they need more.
The future is knocking.
Best you answer the door before it all goes away. The next 10 years are going to be huge! And…it can only get better for you and me.
You should be very confident that you have more than enough education, will power, drive, and determination to become successful. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be still reading, would you? My focus is to help you get on track and come along for the ride of your life. I believe I can help you get started or get engaged or get motivated, and you are welcome to get in touch and ask for it. I’ll do my best to be a trusted resource.
All the best…is yet to come, Mark Zupo
P.S. Honestly, If you were to ask how to get started, I would give you one piece of information that could launch you to the success you wish for. Here it is. Watch this free online business training and take good notes. Moreover, thousands of ho
peful people find their success and you could be next.
Dr. Mark Zupo
DR. Mark Zupo is a dynamic mentor and one of the world’s top Internet entrepreneurial and marketing coaches thanks to his “Multiple Streams Mastery Program,” which reveals passive, online membership businesses. Mark is also an American author and has written more than 23 books on motivation, leadership, and personal development. Dr. Mark now teaches the use of digital tools to help generate personal independence based on one’s personal experience, expertise, and passions.