Confessions Of An Internet Millionaire

by Mark Sierra on May 28, 2008

I’ve been participating in Aaron Abber’s mentoring class for the past month or so. Things are coming together. Strategies are starting to come into focus for me and have sparked a little excitement in me again. It’s not going to be an easy path; I’d be foolish to think otherwise, but it’s pretty interesting stuff Aaron’s giving his students. Did I mention it was free to signup for his mentoring class?

Below is a post take from his blog with his permission. This should give you an idea of where he’s headed and how you and I can learn to make money blogging.

Aaron’s post starts here:

Last week I had lunch with an internet millionaire and I’m about to tell you the single most important tip he gave me to share with you. (In just a minute I’ll reveal his identity–but you haven’t heard of him–he’s just a regular guy.)

[Stop whatever you are doing right now and take 3 minutes to read this. It will not only make you money, it will change your life.]

Here is a paragraph from the “Thank You” I got from him yesterday:

Hey man! I can’t tell you what it meant to me for you to take the time to drive up to meet me. So many times over the last 6 years I’ve wanted to drive down just to shake your hand and thank you for your help with getting me started in what has turned out to be an incredible career….but the truth is you came at a time when I really needed some guidance and I’ll never forget your generosity and the true impact it’s had on my life (and ultimately the life of my entire family).

From the bottom of my heart…thank you.

I share that with you for a couple reasons.

First, it is an amazing feeling to have such a positive impact on someone’s life. After my marriage and the birth of my sons, the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my life are watching other people succeed and change their lives with my help. If you’ve never been a part of something like that you can’t yet imagine the no-hangover high helping others will give you.

Second, I wanted to remind you of a very important truth:

“Your Internet Business Will Change Your Life”

You already know starting and running your internet business can be frustrating. At times you’ve probably felt you were spending too much time and too much money “spinning your wheels”.

Jeff (that’s his first name) was just like you.

He was working at a full-time job, where he made a good living, but was constantly stressed by office politics. He had tried a few times to get different web ideas up and running, but still hadn’t made any money.

And his wife–who is a wonderful lady–was losing her patience. Just like you, Jeff had to constantly convince her his internet dream was their ticket to success. Sometimes Jeff was trying to reassure her despite his own nagging doubts.

I’ll bet you’ve been there too.

“Just Like Jeff, You Can Succeed Despite Your Doubts”

Today neither Jeff nor his wife has any doubts. In fact, both have quit their jobs and get to spend their days doing “Sponge Bob Square Pants” marathons with their kids. No more commute. No more “9 to 5? (or “7 to 7? as if often ends up.)

They spend their summers on the beach in Cancun. They are a part of that exclusive club of people who have the time and money to truly enjoy life. They rub elbows with amazing people. (Including Barack Obama and Brittney Spears.)

“There Is Only One Thing Keeping You from Succeeding”

Jeff’s success did not come over night–and it almost didn’t come at all.

Early on one day I was talking to Jeff on the phone. His product was ready to launch, all he needed was a piece of software to run his site. It was going to set him back $600.00.

Understand something important: At this point Jeff hadn’t made a dime. He wasn’t already successful. He hadn’t sold anything online before.

Does that sound a little like you?

So I am talking to him on the phone and saying, “Yes, you need to buy this software.”

“Jeff Almost Gave Up Hundreds of Thousands for $600.00?

Jeff was not convinced. He had spent too much money and not made any return. His wife was, understandably, impatient and he couldn’t imagine how he was going to tell her he needed “another” $600 smackers.

I, on the other hand, was very convinced. I had seen Jeff’s product–even used it. I knew he had put together a great sales process that would draw customers like moths to a flame.

I argued with him–literally argued–until he promised he would take the plunge.

That day was a turning point for Jeff.

“The Difference Between Success and Failure”

There are two reasons why Jeff has succeeded and both of them were in play that day.

First, Jeff began to believe what I was telling him was true–that he would someday, somehow succeed online. His faith in this was small, but it only had to be big enough to get him to take the next step.

Second, Jeff took action.

“You Succeed the Day You Take Action”

Several years ago I was hired to write the sales copy for a weight loss website. One of the key ideas for the copy was this:

“You can start losing weight within five minutes of downloading this program”

Think about it: The day you begin losing weight is the day you begin a weight loss program. The same holds true for your online success: The first day you take action is the day your success begins.

“You Have to Have Enough Faith for the Action”

Some steps take tons of faith in your eventual success, some take very little. You only need enough faith to take the next step.

Today you need to take two baby-steps to jump-start your success.

First, you need to sign up for my “Learn While You Earn” mentoring program. It’s completely and totally free. It’s an opportunity you’d be a fool to pass up.

Second, you need to tell some other people about the mentoring program. Will it make you any money? No, but someday someone might just send you a letter like the one Jeff sent me–you might just change their lives.

What are you waiting for? Fill out the blanks below to get started:

YES!  Count me in!  I want to be a part of Aaron’s Mentoring Group.  I understand this is completely free and is being given to me in exchange for two favors.  I agree to tell at least 10 other people about as well as make a post about it on my blog.

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Aaron’s bio:
This article is a guest post by Aaron Abber of I am a part of Aaron’s mentoring program where he is teaching me and others how to make money blogging. Go visit the site now and grab his free report “How to Retire on 200 Visitors a Day”.


Zath (46 comments.) May 29, 2008 at 6:27 am

That was a great read Mark, thanks for publishing it here for your readers.

Aaron has written a couple of posts around my website and how it could be improved, so I’m really impressed by him and what he has to say.

Is it still possible to join the mentoring program? I was short on time when it first started, so couldn’t commit to it.

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Mark (844 comments.) May 29, 2008 at 6:34 am

Yes, you can still sign up. He recently changed the format of the class allowing students to go back to the “archives” and learn what they missed. This is especially useful for students in different time zones.

Zath (46 comments.) May 29, 2008 at 7:07 am

Yeah the time difference was going to be an issue for me, but I’ll look Aaron up and see what he says.


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Zath (46 comments.) May 29, 2008 at 7:13 am

Just one more thing!

Which plugin are you running to allow edits with the countdown timer on the comments?


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Claudia (1 comments.) May 29, 2008 at 12:11 pm

What a nice post. Thanks for sharing. I am trying to make money online and I am getting some success with pay per post programs. But it´s nice to know that are some other ways.

Dennis Edell (65 comments.) May 29, 2008 at 7:02 pm

I just signed up so thank you. I just hope I really have the time to make good use of it :-)

Mark (844 comments.) May 29, 2008 at 9:55 pm

No problem. It’s called WP Ajax Edit Comments.

Mark (844 comments.) May 29, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Yes, pay per posts are a good way to get started, but I’m quickly finding that there’s so much more to tap into.

I’m glad you signed up! Looking forward to “seeing” you in the class next week.

Dennis Edell (65 comments.) May 30, 2008 at 10:40 am

I’ve already been in touch with Aaron by email, swell fella :mrgreen:

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Aaron at (3 comments.) June 12, 2008 at 9:02 pm

You’re number two for “confessions of an internet millionaire” on Google.

Just in case you wondered.

Aaron at FullTiltBlogging.coms last blog post..Success Principles of the Anal Retentive and Uptight

Mark (844 comments.) June 12, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Sweet! Thanks, Aaron, for taking the time to inform me of this. :)

Aaron at (3 comments.) June 12, 2008 at 9:26 pm


I was checking my stats and saw I had a google visit for the phrase, so I did what I usually do–search google and find out where I place.

You were #2. (I’m not on the first page.)

Aaron at FullTiltBlogging.coms last blog post..Success Principles of the Anal Retentive and Uptight

Dennis Edell (65 comments.) June 12, 2008 at 11:15 pm

And what dandy proof in hand that one needn’t have to break his/her neck to be constantly on page 1 for visitors ;)

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Louise (10 comments.) June 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Sometimes all it takes is a nudge from another person to get you going.

I find the hardest part with internet marketing is getting started, You have to spend a lot of time studying techniques, etc., so you won’t be tilting at windmills, but that can lead to research paralysis.

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Mark (844 comments.) June 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm

That, too, is one of my biggest struggles: trying to make the time for whatever I do, offline and online. I’m chipping away at it everyday. :)

Monica (1 comments.) September 22, 2008 at 10:07 am

Hi Mark,

Great bait, I have always wanted to start an internet business,not just a blog. People always believe having a blog means owing an online enterprise. Having started off with ebay earlier,I intend to build a standalone site to start one off soon.

Great piece.

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