I’ve Acheived My Dream . . . Well, Sort Of!!

I know it’s been a while since I made a post on here so I thought it might be nice to give you a little update of what’s been happening.

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I originally started this blog in 2007 to chart the progress of my money making experiment with John Thornhill’s Coaching course.

That course finished a while ago now and I can honestly say it has contributed so much towards helping me achieve my dream of financial freedom, in part anyway, and not in the way I would have forseen.

Let me explain.

That course and others like it that I also followed gave me a very good understanding of the basics of internet marketing and I took action and created a few websites using the skills I had learned.

Now to be honest, the websites I set up were not that profitable and this was due to many reasons including not putting maximum effort into driving traffic to the sites – something which I always find tedious.

My Sleep Paralysis website ticked over quietly making the odd sale here and there, not great amounts of money but it paid for itself and the hosting with some left over. However, the turning point for me was really back in November 2008.

I applied for a job with a major UK marketer and worked on the support desk using the knowledge and training I had gained to advise his customers.

Now, to cut a long story short, the job was a great learning curve for me in many ways. I won’t go into it in detail here but working there did open my eyes to a lot of things, not all of them good either. However, on the positive side I did make some new friends and contacts which have opened even more doors for me.

The job ended in November 2009, basically the business was suffering massive profit losses and the boss decided he could no longer afford to keep a team of staff in wages. A body blow at first yes but it soon turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

In 2010 I decided to take everything I have learned and set up a home office working as a freelance product support advisor.

So, here I am sat in my home office this very moment writing this post and I can honestly say it’s a fantastic feeling 🙂 No more 2 hour commute on a rickety old bus filled with screaming brats and people with no idea of the concept of soap and water (urrghh)

I can highly recommend working from home to everyone and I will make more posts about it in the future. I’ll also be telling you more about a really great idea I’ve had which should hopefully become a nice little earner for me in 2010 and provide some great information for anyone wanting to quit their jobs and start up their own business from home.

Until next time, TTFN

5 Comments

  • Alex Mc

    Reply Reply January 28, 2010

    Eddy,

    I’ve been waiting for two things on this blog:

    1. A site re-design.
    2. This post.

    I am pleased that I looked your site up again today and found both! It’s looking great, and it’s awesome to know how well you are doing.

    I look forward to your future projects and nice littler earners, and will forever be a loyal fan of this website!

    Catch you soon mate.

  • Karen

    Reply Reply June 17, 2010

    Hi Eddy

    I absolutely love your Guru Buddy System that I bought about 2 weeks ago. I think it has really come at the right time for me as I am having to care for my mum 24/7 at the moment.

    I have a full time job (which I don’t like) and presently I’m having to take unpaid carer’s leave, which I could probably manage for a short while, so I seriously need to start earning some serious cash (I am being realistic here…I’m not expecting something along the lines of 10 grand a month as other Gurus would have you believe…I’m just looking to replace my current monthly income…plus probably a couple of hundred quid more).

    I first heard of your system from Jon Street’s Internet Income Detective and as he gave it a great review I didn’t hesitate in ordering it.

    So I really think it’s a case of I was in the right place at the right time and I am throwing myself into this big time…..I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

    Thanks Eddy for writing such a great (and workable) business opportunity. And it’s a real pleasure to deal with a “real” person (at long last), as I’ve bought into so many crap systems I’ve lost count and YES I too bought the Supastars system that was going to make me £100 each time I painted starts on kids’ ceilings…..pretty crap system really when you consider that you can get one of those great lights that shines stars and nebulas around your walls and ceilings from Argos for about the same price.

    I’ve also done the MLM thing and was talked into going to an Amway roadshow, which had to be one of the most cringeworthy moments of my life so far. Talk about hyped up crap, the whole audience were totally sucked in by the two people on stage saying how rich they were since doing Amway.

    The woman of the couple I went there with (Amway MLMer) was writing all these inspirational quotes that the person on stage was coming out with. You had people up on stage saying how their life was terrible until they discovered Amway, they’d burst out crying “oh my life was soooo terrible, oh sob sob” then the audience would clap, then the person would stop crying and her whole attitude suddently changed it was along the lines of “I was blind, now I can see….allelujah brothers” (cue Life of Brian). And then the main presenter on stage said “can everyone who’s here for the first time, please stand up”. The people I went with said “Go on Karen, stand up, let everyone see you, be proud, this is your first time here”, to which I thought that yep, and certainly gonna be my last.

    I didn’t stand up by the way; I just wanted to crawl out of there and legged it out of there as soon as the thing was over. Even after the “roadshow” as they called it was over, one of the people I went with told me “Well I’ve spoken to my upline and I’ve told him that you run L’arome (another MLM lot) and he said that it’s not very ethical”. He also kept phoning me asking me when I was going to commit to running Amway to which I said that I actually don’t recall saying that I was going to commit to running it and only went along to see what it was like. It was then that I told him not to bother me anymore about it as I wasn’t interested. I’ve never heard from him again. I think I turned in to Sly Stallone with a “don’t push me” answer.

    I also got lulled into Happeneurs (another bloody awful MLM which was an Internet marketing system. The person that got me into it basically left me out in the cold and didn’t help me at all (as he’d promised to). He made a lot of money out of recruiting people into this system but did sod all to help them. He’s a well known English marketing entrepreneur who once a year sends me a letter saying that he’s coming out of retirement and here’s my latest biz opp and would I like him to be like a father to me and hold my hand…..erm no John (yes his name’s John).

    So all in all I’ve bought into some junk systems in the past god knows how many years, totally unworkable crap. Too many to mention here.

    Anyway, I’ve got to force myself to stop typing as I’ll be here till midnight.

    I tell ya what Eddy. I’m going to start my own blog on how I’m getting on with my own ventures (well the Guru Buddy System really, as that’s what I’m starting with. I’ve got a few other projects lined up but I need a bit of cash to get the rolling. Again I’ll keep you posted.

    Cheers Eddy

    Karen

  • Anne

    Reply Reply September 13, 2010

    Good Stuff Eddy! You are helpful, honest and amusing – a delight to find all these qualities together on the net. Thank you!

    • Edward Rush

      Reply Reply September 13, 2010

      Hello Anne

      Thank you for those kind comments……the cheques in the post LOL 🙂

  • Michael D Gorman

    Reply Reply April 25, 2015

    I must say it is refreshing to find a real person with genuine things to say among the IM minefield! I recognize so much of myself in your story, I doubt if you will see this but I wanted to connect in any case. Being an expat Brit living in Australia I like to meet english people online and swap notes, I’m also striving to help people in an honest, practical way – i do that by offering authentic skills training, you can’t do much online unless you can build sites, and products! I also know of Tony Shepherd who is a grand bloke. John Thornhill is another good one.
    Cheers and all the best
    Michael

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