A while back I received an email from an avid blog reader named AB G.
AB G is a guy living in Sunny California, and used to work in a restaurant up until he heard about affiliate marketing from a friend over a year ago. He was so sick of working ultra long hours, and not getting rewarded for his time. We each have 24 hours in a day, and here AB was slaving away sometimes doing 12 to 14 hour days, for what? So he can go to sleep and wake up the next day and rinse and repeat!
Affiliate marketing was his gateway to a life of success where he truly could harvest his talents he believed. He dived right in, signed up on STM and quickly got down to work in adult dating. It took him a few short months to master dating to a point where it was profitable for him. For those of you reading that dabbled in adult dating know how fast banners and landers burn out, and how you have to be on top of the game if you want to make coin. Well AB, was doing a new set of creatives every 48 hours, he was cranking out new banners like a mofo, and split testing them. It was part of his daily grind.
He was doing everything he read on forums, and kept on plugging away. For some reason a placement worked great for a few days, then it completely tanked. Then the same thing happened again on another placement, it seemed no matter what he tried to do, he was stuck on a plateau. A plateau earning him anywhere from $80-100 bucks a day. I’m sure he’s not alone, there’s many of you that also share similar experiences when it comes to adult, I know I do.
AB was so sick of people constantly jacking his stuff, and campaigns being volatile he wanted to try something else.
One day I received an email from Ab asking me if he could add me on skype so we can have a chat. I had some time, so I said sure and gave him my skype ID and that was that. I talk to many people all the time, according to RescueTime I spend 55% everyday on Skype and Email.
That definitely is not being productive, but luckily I have a team to do all the grunt work so it gives me the chance to spend most of my time on top level stuff like networking and strategies.
Anyways, we started talking and after a while I could sense that here was a guy who knew his shit, he was realistic, he believed in working smart vs hard and best of all he had the right mind set needed to succeed in this affiliate marketing game. And that is when he asked me, do you offer private coaching?
So I explained to AB, yes I do from time to time, but i am very picky who I am willing to work with. He explained his story (the one above), that he’s stuck with adult dating and would like to get into mobile and is willing to follow my ways down to the T. This sounded good, 9 out of 10 – people always end up doing their own thing, that is why any kind of ebook, coaching or tutorial never gets the effect it was intended for [to help someone succeed] I liked this guy, he was down to earth and everything and agreed to take him on as my 1 on 1 student.
I became his mentor, his coach and taught him how I run mobile on display. It took a good week for us to cover everything related to display, after that he was off to the races. We kept in touch afterwords, and he did report back on his various successes, but this guy was hungry for more. So after realizing what I thought him works, he hit me up again to teach him more advanced stuff. Again, we ended up working together for a solid 2 weeks to cover everything I know about advanced mobile. He was happy with what he learned, and then he just went on to do his thing.
It wasn’t until 2 weeks ago that I received a PM from Ab G on skype, here is part of it:
[11:41:25 AM] Ab G: When I was starting to loose hope and all the traffic sources were failing, I approached you in hopes to get a few tips
[11:42:18 AM] Ab G: But you ended up teaching way more and within 4 months knowing you I’m banking $1000/day
[11:42:27 AM] Ab G: Thanks man, you are one of the best people I’ve ever met online!
I have to say, I was speechless. It felt really good, his success felt like my success. I helped this guy go from making $80/day to $900+ It’s incredible how affiliate marketing can change lives, and he is living proof. Thank you AB for following what I thought you, it was a real pleasure to be able to help change your life!