1.1 How To Use This Course To Build a Five-to-Six-Figure Internet Business

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In this video I discuss:

  • What you need to do to be successful with this training
  • Why you shouldn’t write this training off just because it’s free
  • What this course is meant to help you achieve

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1.1 Transcript Below

And off we go! Here we are in the first lesson.

I want to… before we get into anything really deep talking about concepts and strategies (the next video really starts — we’re going to jump in with both feet), the next video really kind of… it goes pretty deep, but I think it’s going to simplify internet marketing and how to make money online in a way that you’ve never heard explained, and it’s just going to make the whole thing so much more approachable and less overwhelming.

But first, I want to talk to you specifically about how to use this course, this 100% free course, to change your life and build a five-to-six figure internet business. I’m talking about five to six figures a year, but also it’s distinctly possible… I’ve met several people over the years that have crossed into five to six figures a month.

Personally my internet business makes five figures a month. I haven’t crossed the six figures a month threshold. I have in total revenue a handful of times when I was in e-commerce but I haven’t sustainably broken six figures a month. Hoping to get there within the next year or two, but yeah it’s absolutely possible to especially, if you’re… you know… looking at early stage goals like replacing a salary that’s four, or five, or $6000 a month totally… totally achievable in this industry if you approach it the right way.

So, I want to talk to you about how to use this course to achieve those means right to make that a reality for you. The first thing I want to talk about, I mentioned in the introduction — just in case you skipped the introduction, again — please watch all of sections one and two. You’re in section one right now. So good job so far, but section two as well.

When I personally hear “mind set”, you know, talking about mind set, I’m just like, “Oh this is going to be a bunch of woo-woo crap that I have no time for.” That’s not the case. Section two about mindset is very actionable and it’s kind of reprogramming for the road ahead, which will make a lot more sense when we get there.

But a lot of people come into this industry with very unrealistic expectations, and as a result of those expectations, they fail. If they came in with more realistic expectations they would have stuck with it longer and they likely would have succeeded.

So watch all of the rest of this section and all of section 2 before you start skipping around in the training.

Of course, like anything… like any business there are no guarantees. I want to make that really clear up front. But if you put in a lot of hard work and you don’t give up, internet marketing will pay out, it’s just a matter of time.

If you’re putting in the hard work, and you’re putting in quality work; it’s just a matter of time. There are three components; hard work, quality, and time.

What most people don’t give it is time, and I understand why, and we’ll talk about how to kind of work around that and kind of mitigate that as much as we can. But it does take time to build a successful internet business.

The other thing I really want you to do is not to write this course off just because it’s free.

I don’t know why, I mean I could easily charge $2000 for everything that I’m putting into this course. It would… it would totally trump products that I’ve paid hundreds or thousands of dollars for. I’ve paid up to $8000 for courses in the past, a little over eight thousand dollars for courses in the past. I’ve paid $5000 to attend seminars on the other side of the world.

This course that I’m building is intended to trump all of them, okay. Just because it’s free does not mean it’s not the absolute best quality training you can get. That is what I’m hoping for it to be.

In fairness: I don’t know everything, don’t get me wrong. There are people out there teaching things that I don’t know and there’s just so much to know in this industry.

But I know, and I say this with humility, I know a heck of a lot. It’s just been ten years of studying my butt off time after time after time, year after year and now I sit here ten years later and I’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge.

So I want to share that with you. Please, don’t just go, “Oh this is a free product. You know what, I just received this email about this thousand dollar product that has to be better because this one’s free and that one charges $1,000 or $2,000, or charges $500.”

It’s not. I’m telling you this training — it’s possible that that that’s another good course; there are a lot of good courses out there — but this training is free, and just because it’s free does not mean it’s not the highest quality — the highest tier of quality as far as internet marketing training goes.

So, I don’t want to belabor the point too much but do not write this off because it’s free. Don’t just drop this and pick up something else because there’s a like a shiny object out there that someone is charging money for.

You can build an internet business, a very profitable internet business, with this training alone — period. That’s what I’ve built it for. So, at the end of the day, use this course for what I made it for — to set you free.

And that may sound cheesy or cliché, but when I talk to people in this industry over and over again, that’s the consistent thing people want: to break free of their day job. People want to break free because they want to travel and they want a business that travels with them. People want to break free because their family deserves better than what they have right now and they want to make sure they give their family what they deserve.

So, like I said: the consistent theme is to break free. So, use this course to do that. I’m putting hundreds of hours into creating this specifically to achieve that… specifically so that you can achieve that.

So, please use this course for what it’s for, give it its fullest shot — give it all your effort — and like I said make sure to go through sections one and two, and I think you’re going to have a much better shot at success in internet marketing than you ever have before. That’s my intent, and I intend to fulfill it.

So, that’s it for now. If you are a registered member — which is free, by the way — you can do it all over this member’s area: Feel free to post any questions you have to the Facebook group.

But other than that, I will see you in the next video!

58 thoughts on “1.1 How To Use This Course To Build a Five-to-Six-Figure Internet Business

  1. I was laboring all week about a yet another online business opportunity and was about to plunk down $2K into the program which promised $$$$$$ of ROI when I accidentally discovered this FIMP. I’m not even sure where I came across it…?? Anyway I’m in…!! That said I wish you had not used the word “Free” because I do see that at some point we are asked to purchase an upgrade….how about losing the word and instead use “Internet Marketing Project” aka IMP…just saying. I don’t mind purchasing at all but the word “Free” is never FREE in my experience, not even here. That said, let’s go…forward…!!

    • The IMP upgrade here is totally optional and was added over a year into the project. Everything that was originally part of FIMP is still available for free, and the detailed explanation of this is shared in the Introduction at the beginning of the course. Make sure to watch that, in case you haven’t yet.

      Happy to have you here! Best of luck on the journey ahead!

  2. Thank you, Ian, for this opportunity. I’m keenly interested and plan to stay on throughout the training.

    I had subscribed to a 15 Day Challenge that was supposed to teach but offered virtually nothing more than a bit of mindset, and basically intended one to buy into their further courses that seem to be nothing more than marketing their own courses by affiliateship, needless to say I felt very misled.

    So, happy to be here mate, and look forward to it all.

    Dave in Bargara, Qld Australia.

  3. Hello,
    just want to add, be patient and don’t hurry with your project,
    I’m a bit ahead but got back to encourage you, this is a journey not a sprint….
    so dont go ahead with too much doubts but as Ian said, if you really serious
    this will work, just dont BS yourself, take my word, well reading for it, courage!

  4. Hello Ian,
    At age 87, I know my time is running out. I’ve spent lots of cash trying to establish a worthwhile income from Internet Marketing. That it has not yet worked has a lot to do with me not sticking to the task – but some of the training I’ve bought has been less than useful.
    I really admire that you are offering so much for free; in this world there are not many who do.
    If this leads to the breakthrough that I need some of my grandchildren will be as grateful as I am.
    I want a viable business to ensure that I can propely care for my wife (64 years and still together!) and myself, but also to build opportunities for our grandchildren.
    Thank you.
    May you and yours proper!

  5. Hey there, I came here after reading your review of an seo course. I wondered, if this course will teach me seo?


    • Yes, I teach everything from having no website to installing the proper software, setting it all up, and marketing your website while keeping expenses as low as possible.

  6. Hi Ian,

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge….you will be blessed!

    I can already tell it is going to be valuable to me. I just wish I had found you months ago before I spent so much money in so many useless places.

    Thank you and Bless you!

  7. Hi Ian,

    Do you need to log a comment after every video so that the system can pick it up that you’ve actually completed a section, the “save and continue” button does not pop up once the video training is completed.

    • Hi, Ishaam! No, you don’t need to log a comment — you just have to click the save and continue button, which is found below the transcription of every lesson.

  8. Hi Ian, I am very appreciated your free course. I just started my affiliate marketing project, everything is new to me and I don’t have much money to invest in the first place. Thank god, your free course is exactly what I need right now!!!

    • I’m very happy to hear that you’re finding the training helpful, Spencer. I hope it helps you accomplish everything you aim to accomplish through the training.

  9. I think you should have charged something even if was a small charged like a few hundred dollars….it’s been proven people are more willing to follow through Vs a free product but thanks anyway I ain’t complaining LMFAO

  10. Hi Ian
    Thanks Mate! 🙂 for the great training course! I looked into quiet a few of them in the past but, they were either hard to understand and follow with no written materials or locked you in on their products etc. I really appreciate what you are doing for us. I find it hard to believe that you are giving it away for free! 🙂 I came to this site by looking for opinions on different marketing courses. I wanted to go back and try again. After reading your opinion and finding your free course! I stopped looking further. The SEO product that you recommend is quiet tempting. 😉 I am a health practitioner. I do consults online and offline. But, I have a basic website. I need to incorporate a few things like the mailing list, create a product and get more ideas. Your course will help me along with all that I hope. I am also interested in marketing, my business first, then reach out to other local health businesses. So, the SEO course will be a good fit.
    I am from Australia originally. Now, living in Europe.

    • You’re welcome, Joaquin! I’m so glad you’re finding it helpful. I hope it helps you accomplish everything you’re looking to accomplish. Feel free to post in the members-only Facebook group if you have any questions as you continue through the training.

  11. Hey Ian, just want you to know that I just started your training today.
    It was by chance that I crossed FIMP as I was watching Youtube, and this really is a huge blessing for me.

    I can feel your passion. Your sincerity. You’ve already erased any skeptical thoughts that I have. I find your goal of helping everyone “Be Free” so noble. It’s cheesy (sure), but I am very grateful for that.


    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Pau. I’m glad you found your way here. I hope FIMP helps you accomplish everything you aim to accomplish through the training. Best of luck!

  12. Hi Ian
    I have just started your training and it seems very good ( as good as any paid courses i’ve come across) I am know this is going to be soooo good for a lot of people who just cannot afford some of the over priced GURUs.
    Thank you for taking the time to put this course together – also I am sure if some sort of donation to keep this course going members would be more than happy to donate what they can afford…
    Keep up the good work – all the best Brian (UK)

    • Welcome to FIMP, Brian! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the training, so far. I hope FIMP helps you accomplish everything you aim to accomplish through the training.

  13. Hi Ian… I just registered and was also just admitted into the FIMP FG Group… Thanx!

    To be honest, I had a bit of a hard time believing the “Free” part but, like so many others, after watching your intro video I was able to let go of my skepticism. I’m currently involved in an affiliate program (no names mentioned – for now), which I have been putting lots, and lots… and more lots of hours into. Through it I have been able to build a site (still in the works) so I don’t see it as a waste of my time (I’m retired so I have time). However, I can’t help but wonder if I won’t just turn into another Edgar Allan Poe or Emily Dickinson (success after death)… not exactly what I’ve hoped for when getting involved in IM.

    I am going to immerse myself into FIMP, not because it’s free but because I see honesty and caring in you. Then, of course, I have nothing to lose right… after all it “is” free. I look forward to being an active member of the FIMP FB community to both learn & share.

    I hope you never again feel like you might have to abandon this project… too many, myself include, need someone like you to help them and show them the “right” way through this journey in the IM world – someone honest and caring. Please let me know in what way(s) I can contribute to the success of FIMP.

    • Hey, Sam! I’m so glad you found your way here! I sincerely hope FIMP helps you create a successful journey ahead. Enjoy the rest of the training!

  14. Thanks for starting this project Ian. I am really looking forward to starting this course and using what i learn to get an e-commerce business started on the right foot. Kudos and more grease to your elbow 🙂

  15. Ian,
    I would like t thank you for taking your time to offer this course. I have seen a lot of shiny objects, and, of course, purchased a couple to try to understand what is being offered only to be extremely disappointed. I truly hope that your course is a serendipitous event.

    • Haha, hey Chuck! I certainly hope so too. This training contains absolutely everything you need, as long as you’re willing to put in the hard work to make things happen. I look forward to seeing you around the training and community over the coming weeks and months!

  16. Hi Ian! For the past 3 weeks I’ve done nothing but bury myself in free webinars. Only to be disappointed at the end with the cost for the meat n potatoes part. I learned quickly the ways of the web. Endless hours of study and application and still feeling like I’m missing a real big, important piece to genuine success. I know there’s a way to make money via this medium and I aim to find it without paying these ridiculous costs in order to learn how. I up and quit my job with no back up plan. Lucky for me my money is carefully rationed so I couldn’t buy any of the courses even if I wanted to. In researching the legitimacy of CB Lifestyle Media, an affiliate to CB Passive (I can only assume). I came across your review of his course, and I was in awe of your impassioned, raw, negative review, it peaked my interest. After seeing your intro and part 1 of section 1 though, it all makes sense. You are passionate about this business. I for one, want to thank you…a million times over and I haven’t even started the course lol. But I think what you’ve done here is so admirable and I am so grateful to you, because I know I just hit the jackpot. I can only imagine the plethora of knowledge in the trainings. Your karma cup spilleth over 🙂 Thank you for this!!! Ps. I have 3 sites going but they are works in progess and lie dormant so I’m leaving them off the info. below haha. Cheers!

    • Yadira! Your heartfelt response fuels me to keep going — thank you so much for your incredibly kind words.

      FIMP has been very challenging over the past several days, because it’s eating up full-time hours but producing very, very little in return right now due to not enough people sharing/supporting. But that appears to be getting better now that I’ve put some reminders in place! At first it seemed like I may have to abandon supporting the project, but A LOT of FIMP members have stepped up and given me renewed hope. And messages like this reassure me that we’re on the right track to doing something really special here, it’s just going to take some time to figure out.

      Thank you again for the heartfelt comment, and above all else, I hope this training helps you change your life!

  17. Hi Ian ! I’m kind of embarrassed to say this ,but I’m not a computer person . Thats why I’m hoping I can complete this course . I’m not sure if I know how to join in on the Facebook group ! I know that I probably sound crazy ,but I don’t know . Please tell me how if you are able to do so . Thanks again 1

    • Hey Cheryl — you just need to click the link to the Facebook group in the navigation menu and request to join once you’re there and logged in to Facebook.

  18. Hi Ian,

    So far, so good. Yes, I have to agree with the others. Stumbling onto your free training earlier really made my day. I’d been looking at some of the other training courses being offered and had resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to shell out quite a bit of money to learn the business. To find a free training site at the very time that I committed to setting up an online business was really …serendipitous? But I don’t believe in luck if you know what I mean. I’m really excited to finally be learning about something that can change my family’s life! Thank you very much for setting this up!

    • I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! I sincerely hope it helps you on the long journey ahead. Don’t forget to post to the Facebook group if you end up feeling “stuck” anywhere, and please share FIMP whenever you get the chance (if you ever do)! That’s a tremendous help, and the main thing I don’t have the time for currently.

      Keep me posted on your successes, and best of luck!

  19. Hello Ian
    I Have just watched video 1 and about to watch 2. However I would just like to say thank you for this free training and your time making it so.

    I have been looking for some time now at starting a internet business and lost money with other courses. Finding your free training will be a new road for me and a foundation for the future, I look forward to making my way with your training videos thanking you.
    Kerry UK London

    I am humble to come across your free courses

    • Thank you for the kind words, Kerry! I just hope that they help you on your journey. Keep me posted on your successes and feel free to post in the Facebook group if you have any questions along the way!

  20. Pribs I know you. 🙂
    You changed my life 8 months ago. I am ready to move onto that next phase. I’m so excited to know what this is all about. I already know what you are saying is pure truth. I am a mom at 51 who works from home in London and I do ok but I want my next levels. I am only in my first two videos and I am so excited to carry on with the rest. I do know this when you say its free I believe you. Gosh, I am having a streak of good luck lately and you are the icing on my cake. Woo hoo . I can’t wait to get going through all of your training. xxxx

    • Haha! Thank you so much for the kind words, Deborah! I hope you find the training to be very, very helpful on your journey (I’m confident that you will!). Great to have you here!

  21. I’m an entrepreneur (unemployed) too, so will be implementing the training and getting some results soon hopefully. 😀

    • Everything takes some time (as discussed later in the training), but I think you’ll be very pleased with the results you see as long as you stick closely to the training!

  22. I am so excited to complete your training! I am currently on Step 15 out of 19 Steps for a Shopify FREE training that basically teaches you what you need to do to create a successful eCommerce business but not HOW to do it. The FREE turned into a $6,000 course reduced to $1997 if you acted quickly. So I hope you can help me since I am unemployed, have done a lot of research into a few different self employeed businesses. I will sing your praises if you can help me make sense of this business. Thanks in advance. And, if you can help me be successful we can figure out a way to pay you a percentage of my business.

    • I’m so sorry to hear that, Robert. I hate how abused consumers have become in this industry. Thanks very much for sharing, and I hope the training here at FIMP shapes up to be everything you’re hoping it will be!

      I’m confident that it will.

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