Internet Marketing is a field full of success stories, and from time to time you might hear some nightmarish stories as well. Of course as an internet marketer these stories, good or bad can help us in our daily journey as an inspiration. We get inspired from the good and outstanding success stories, and we can learn how to avoid the bad mistakes that are taught in the disastrous stories.
With that said, here are some of the best inspiring success stories found from people around the world that has made a huge impact to the way internet marketing is conducted today. The best part of these stories is that they come from ordinary people just like you and me and from these stories, you can learn a great deal about their work ethics and what you can do to achieve the same results.
One of the obvious traits that you can see from these stories is that anyone can become successful, and it has nothing to do with your race, your age or even gender. The playing fields are even and all you need is a willing heart that wants to succeed and work yourself patiently towards your goals.
The $1.4 million dollar a year super affiliate.
Perhaps one of the more known success story comes from a super affiliate who made $1.4 million dollars a year selling affiliate products on Commission Junction and a few more other affiliate networks. His story was first publicly exposed when he was featured in PPC Classroom. This super affiliate is known as Jeremy Palmer and his yearly revenue at that time was around $1.4 million dollars.
Imagine making that much money using affiliate programs where you do not need to have your own product. Jeremy’s traffic strategies were mainly coming from PPC (Pay per click) and amazingly, he could create stunningly profitable campaigns to make him a lot of money in the shortest amount of time.
According to Jeremy, he discovered affiliate marketing as early as 2003. He was working for a financial service company, and he noticed that some of the affiliates for that company was making a handsome amount of affiliate commissions.
It was this that encouraged him to give affiliate marketing an honest try, and it went on from there.
Within two months, Jeremy was able to earn more money than his current job and then in half a years’ time he was doubling his pay at his day job, and that was when he decided to pursue into the affiliate world as a full time affiliate marketer.
In his first year, he made over $100,000 and he didn’t just stop there because in the following year he reached the $1 million dollar mark. A remarkable feat by an ordinary person and is definitely an inspiring story that should be kept close at heart.
World’s most popular greeting card site is actually started by a 62 year old granny.
Jacquie Lawson is this 62 year old granny who refused to stop believing. Her site Jacquielawson.com is estimated to double the traffic of her rival company Americangreetings.com in 2006. That same year her website has over 500,000 paying members that actually pays her a yearly subscription fee in which results in a $3.6 million dollars each year.
For years, Jacquie was a freelance artist. Her first greeting card was sent to 30 friends and as a surprise; she received over 1600 reply messages from people all over the globe that has received her card. Hence after that her first simple website was born, but the demand was just too big at that time, and it crashed.
However, learning from her mistakes, with the help of her friend, set up a more powerful site in order to meet the demand. It took off like a rocket from there onwards.
This story is amazing because it helps us understand that success is not just for a certain age group. Anyone can succeed as long as you still have the drive.
Plenty of money on Plentyoffish.com
Yes, no doubt one of the more popular dating sites online until today is plentyoffish.com.
Its creator Markus Frind earns an approximate o $10 million dollars a year working less than 10 hours a week, and the entire operation is run on his apartment alone.
The site was first started in 2003 and was soon to spread across Canada and then USA with very minimal advertising. In other words… the site went viral. In 2007 alone this site has over 600,000 members, and it is growing steadily every single day.
The revenue coming into plenty of fish back then were mainly from banner ads or AdSense ads. The pure amount of traffic going into the site is enough to bring him $10,000 a month from AdSense. Markus even posted a screenshot of one of his AdSense checks that holds a sum of $900,000 to which Google verifies that the check is in fact, genuine.
These amazing success stories teaches us important thing about the power of viral marketing. If you have an idea that people will love, you will get free advertising that will ultimately give you success like no other.
Everyone can learn something from these 3 remarkable stories which is shared here today. And the truth of the matter is, there are countless other success stories that are as awesome as the ones shared here. While some of this success could not happen without some ‘luck’, but many success gurus would then argue that L.U.C.K itself is actually ‘Living Under Correct Knowledge’ which is why people succeed in the first place.
No matter how many gifted success stories we see, if we just sit there and wait, nothing will ever happen. Big thing only happens when one chooses to take a big step to change and work hard in what they believe in. Hence it is also important for entrepreneurs to continually seek for more knowledge and at the same time trying to inspire them to never give up from time to time. And what other better ways is there to inspire yourself then reading inspiring success stories from people who are already wildly successful.