When I first started this blog I picked the name “Adventures in Online Marketing” because that’s honestly how I feel about what I do.
I got into internet marketing completely by accident. I was no longer in university and I had recently quit my job at *shudder* Dairy Queen. I was tired of bosses who ignored my back problems because they knew I needed the job. I also wasn’t a fan of having to ask to use the restroom (and even having them say no sometimes). I didn’t mind serving people, I just hated feeling belittled by my supervisors and coworkers.
My fiance always wanted me to be able to stay at home while he worked so we decided to try that. Our rent wasn’t very high so we were doing okay financially. That didn’t last long. His hours started getting cut but he said he didn’t want me to go back to work. Instead I took to the internet in secret. I did the surveys for cash and other things like that where I made a grand total of $20 after a full month.
In my searches I found this blog for work at home moms. I read a bit and opted in for their free report. In that report in mentioned the Warrior Forum where I found out how many different options there really were. That’s where my adventure really started!
It was like a whole new world opened up before my eyes. There were so many things to learn and try… so many possibilities to choose from!
There are so many perks to working online but the biggest for me is that everyday of my life feels like an adventure. I’m dodging and weaving through the spam and scams to find the good stuff… the stuff that works. I dig deep and figure out how to make things work or work better. Everyday I learn something new that I can apply to my business or life.
I talk to a lot of marketers who get frustrated or even worse – lose sight of that sense of adventure in the pursuit of a few dollar bills.
Do you still have that sense of adventure? If not, do you want to get it back?
Tomorrow i’ll be writing up a list of tips to help you get that sense of adventure back if you happen to be one of those who have lost it.
A big thanks to Katie for inspiring me to write this in her blog post yesterday.
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