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I left my job a year ago, and this is my story

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Hello everybody!

I’m sorry that I haven’t updated my blog for almost a month! A few weeks ago I took a couple of days off and traveled to Krabi (one of the most beautiful islands I’ve seen), visited a grandparent at Sukhothai, the historical province, and conducted my first time coaching session. Also, my PPV campaigns had some problems and I needed to spend time to take my earnings back. It was a busy month for me. Anyway, things are already back to normal now, so now it is time for writing.

My working desk at a coffee shop

My working desk at a coffee shop

It’s been about a year since I decided to leave my job and create my own destiny. I worked on a salary for a month though. I really like what I’m doing, although the result from the past year is quite far from I expected. What I did in the previous year was promote many various products and services with PPV and email marketing, write eBooks, develop a piece of software as a service, create mobile applications, take photos, and be a coach. That’s a lot of stuff, huh? 

Most of the things I have accomplished were not successful at the beginning. I met many failures and did many things wrong. My first eBook sold less than 20 copies in the first launch. I sent a message to more than a hundred people asking for JV but there were just two people who replied my message. My PPV campaigns went down from booming to non-existent in just one night. I spent lots of time creating software as a service, but nobody was interested. I had many problems with my first freelancer. I invested more than a thousand dollars in mobile games but they generated less than a hundred for me in the first few months. My photos were rejected from many stock photo sites. You see a pattern here? There are many failures along the way. 

Anyway, there are many things I learned from those failures. I realize the mistakes and I’ve tried to do everything to not let them happen again. Lack of focus is one of the main problems I need to solve. As you see, I have done many things in the past few months and I don’t think it’s optimal to constantly switch from one task to another. I understand how to manage my projects and I try to focus on one thing at a time. Every time obstacles get in the way of my progress, I always have more power to move on. The fear of failure is truly what makes me move forward.

Your friend,

– Bank

About the Author Bank

Bank has been working in the affiliate marketing industry since he was an undergrad in 2008. His favorite traffic source is PPV (Pay-Per-View). In 2013, he started sharing his journey on this blog AlcheBank.com and developed AffLanders.com to help people create PPV landing pages.

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6 comments
buki says April 23, 2014

Great to have you back Bank. Been following you for a while and btw I still find your work tremendous. I got my self the PPV Game Killer a while back, just yesterday I found out I’m still subscribed to afflanders 🙂
Only problem I have with you is the communication otherwise, your products & services are off the hook!

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    Bank says April 23, 2014

    Thank you buki! Nice to know that you purchase my eBook and AffLanders. I’ll try to improve my communication skill though 🙂

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swami says July 7, 2014

Good … I subscribed …. as you said try to focus on only one thing at a time, also what i have learned is try to accept failure and move on, some campaigns never make profit and bleed your budget, there is no point of sticking with it until its get profit …

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    Bank says November 3, 2014

    That’s the right thing to do 🙂

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Sundo says November 3, 2014

Hey Bank!

I’m a fan of your newsletter for a month now, I’m just curious because in this post you say you started almost a year ago , but we know you started like 5 years ago so this doesnt add up. great post nonetheless

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    Bank says November 3, 2014

    haha thanks!

    Actually, I started almost six year ago when I was in the university. After I graduate master degree (2 year ago), I applied for a job. But I was there only one month and do full-time IM 🙂

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