2.3 How to Guarantee You Achieve Your Goals

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In this video I discuss:

  • Answering the question, “When will I make money?”
  • Answering the question, “How much money can I make?”
  • Setting money-based goals vs. setting task-based goals
  • What you can control and what you CAN’T control in your internet business
  • Creating goals that set you up for success
  • You can’t fail if you do this ONE thing

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2.3 Transcript Below

Alright, here we go… the last lesson!

The last lesson always feels so good. Takes me hours to get to the last lesson every section, but finally like, “Alright, here we go!” So I hope it feels the same way for you. I hope you feel like you’re learning things, you’re accomplishing things.

There’s so much to learn. There’s so much to cover. But I hope you’re feeling that kind of – even here in the very beginning – you’re feeling that you’re being set up so much better for success than you probably have been anywhere else – especially giving free training.

Let alone personally I aim to make this substantially better than any paid product that’s out there. Some of you guys that have paid two grand for a product, I’m hoping you’re saying, “Hey, this is the best stuff I’ve ever seen.” So I hope you’re feeling that way.

I think I’m setting you up for success much better than anything I’ve ever seen and I hope you’re feeling the same way.

So the last thing I want to cover in mindset before we start moving in and we start talking about actual methods and strategies is I want to teach you how to guarantee you achieve your goals.

You may raise an eyebrow and go, “How can he guarantee that?” especially after I’ve been a naysayer about all this other stuff. It’s similar to, “Hey if you’ve never stopped working, you can’t fail. If you never stop trying, you can’t fail. You only fail when you give up.”

So it’s kind of along that same train of thought but I think even more actionable and even more workable and even more tangible.

So let’s talk about how to guarantee you achieve your goals that you’ve set in this industry. A lot of people ask, “When am I going to make money?” Really common question.

And I used to get really frustrated by it. But again, I have to see it from a lot of your perspective and from my perspective early on, too – when I was 16, 18 years old before I started making a really decent living in internet marketing.

I kind of thought, “When am I going to make money? When am I going to see results? How much can I make?”

So they’re not unreasonable questions, but they’re very difficult questions to answer. In fact, they’re pretty much impossible to answer with any degree of accuracy. Outside of the ballparks… some of the ballparks that I gave in the last video… the last lesson… it’s just impossible to answer these questions.

And it’s impossible to answer these questions because “How long it takes?” The first part of that question – “How long is it going to take? When will I make money?” – it’s really determined by a combination of your competition and how much effort you’re putting in.

So if you’re in a really low-competition niche, a person working 20 hours a week is going to get there a lot faster than a person working 10 hours a week. And how much competition is in your industry is based very much on what niche you’ll pick – which we’ll talk about in one of the upcoming sections.

So it’s impossible to say how long it’s going to take to succeed because there’s so many moving parts. The main ones are competition and the effort you’re putting in – but there’s so many other moving parts. The quality of work you’re putting in, too. How well you’re following the training.

You know, a lot of people skip around in these members’ areas and then they wonder why 10 months later, they feel like they’ve been busting their butt but they’re not getting results. It’s because they’re blatantly going against what was taught in the training.

If they just spent the extra hours – whatever it is 10, 20 hours – going through their training early on, they’d be successful if they’d put in that amount of time.

So there are a lot of moving parts. But when you’re going to make money – how long it’s going to take – is impossible to answer based on those moving parts.

And how much money you can make is determined by how large your audience is, how much of a buying audience you’re working with in your niche – which I will spend a lot of time very specifically talking about when you’re picking a niche. Because again, it’s something that people skip over a lot of the time and I think it’s like the most important aspect of picking a niche and how well offers pay in your industry. You know, if the average offer in your industry pays 20 bucks versus the average offer in your industry pays 100 bucks, that’s going to make a really big difference in how much money you can make.

If your audience is only a maximum of a hundred thousand people versus your audience being a hundred million people, your income cap is going to be a heck of a lot higher with a hundred million audience members than it is with a hundred thousand audience members or ten thousand audience members.

So, just know that. Just know if you’re looking for answers to these questions… hopefully you trust me at this point, I’m not trying to deceive you, I’m not trying to dance around the topic… there’s just no good way to answer them. There are too many moving parts to answer them accurately.

The best I can say is the kind of milestones and the kind of general ballparks that I shared in Video 2.2 – the video before this.

So knowing that this is true, right? Knowing that it’s impossible to predict for even the most experienced person. It’s impossible to predict when they’re going to start seeing traction. It’s impossible to predict how much money they’re going to be able to make in that niche.

You may have a good idea like going into a niche, “Yeah, this niche is highly profitable. I expect to be able to make a full-time income minimum from this.” But you’re not going to know if that’s going to tap out at $3000 a month or $5000 a month or $15000, $20000, $30000 a month. You just don’t know until you enter the niche and you built it up.

You can have a good idea – which again we’ll talk about that in the training when you’re picking a niche – but knowing that all of this is true, setting money-based goals doesn’t make any sense. It just doesn’t.

I know it’s what our tendency as human beings is. It makes sense that we do it.

On the surface it seems to make sense that we say, “Hey, I’m going to measure my progress by in a year am I making $1000 a month?” You can kind of have those loosely in your mind. They’re not wrong to have. Just don’t get too attached to them because at the end of the day – as I’m going to talk about in this lesson – a lot of that is out of your control.

Setting money-based goals is… you have so little control over how much money your efforts are going to result in that it just doesn’t make sense to set goals that way. And so I’ll dig into this a little bit.

So what does make sense? If I’m not setting goals based on money, what am I setting goals based on?

You need to set… you don’t need to, right? You can keep saying, “I want to make $10000 a month. And we talked about the reverse math to set you up for success best in Section 1… about reverse math and how to kind of reverse engineer those milestones.

So you can keep doing that. You’re just going to find yourself a lot more disappointed more often and you’re also probably… you’re more likely guaranteed – it’s not probably – you are guaranteed more likely to wash out of this industry.

Because if you say, “I’m going to hit $1000 a month within six months,” and you don’t hit it, it’s overwhelming. It’s defeating. It’s deflating. It’s depressing. It’s hard on you. And every time you go through that, you’re more and more likely to wash out of the industry.

So the thing I want to do is that I decrease the chance of that happening as much as possible for your own success. So set goals and milestones that you’re in control of achieving.

You control how high-quality your content is. You absolutely control that. People always ask… they think, “I post a 1500-word article – that means it’s high-quality.” Not necessarily.

Typically, longer content is high-quality. Most sites that are posting 500 to 700 words per article are going to be beat out by sites posting 1500 to 2000 words per article. At Stopping Scams – as I record this just the other day – we published a 14800-word article about how to get traffic and promote your blog. So that’s a high-quality post.

But even then, someone could write 14,800 words of gibberish and it’s not a high-quality post. So you have to keep those things in mind. But we’ll talk about specifically what quality is later in the training. You’ll have a very clear understanding of that. Don’t panic. But you control how high-quality your content is.

Word count? You control as well. That’s not exactly a good indicator, but again, we’ll talk about that later in the training – exactly how to create high-quality content and what that entails. You control that.

You control which keywords you’re targeting. You control how much keyword research you do, how thoroughly you dig in – we’ll talk about this in the training later, too.

But depending on what keywords you’re picking, depending on what keywords you are aiming to rank for, that you’re writing your articles about, you determine a huge amount of whether you’re going to succeed or fail. So we’ll talk about that very thoroughly when we get to the keyword research section. You control that. That is in your control.

You control how many times you post per week. You control how many hours you work per week. You control how efficient you are: how many posts you can get out in the number of hours you can put in in a week, how many quality posts you can post if you put in x amount of hours per week. So you’re in control of these things.

So it makes a lot more sense that you would set goals based on “I want to post x amount of high-quality articles per week. I want to improve my efficiency. I need to tune things but process them in place so that instead of posting one article in 20 hours of work, I want to be posting two or three articles. That is the same amount of quality, the same high-quality content, but I’m doing two or three times as much.” You control that efficiency.

So those are the goals that you should be setting. How many high-quality posts you’re putting out per week, how many posts you’re getting out per amount of hours – so in other words, on average how many hours is it taking you to put out a high-quality post.

Those are goals and kind of things that you’re in control that you can tweak. You can absolutely tweak those things and make a tremendous difference in your internet marketing business.

So we know that a lot of high-quality content with carefully-chosen keywords will bring traffic. That’s what I’m going to spend the next several sections teaching. Inside and out. Left to right. Just leaving no gaps, no questions about it.

We know this: high-quality content posted repeatedly over time as long as you stick with it will bring traffic. Traffic will bring money. End of story. If you’re in a buying niche, I should say.

If you’re not in a buying niche, too, technically speaking it’s just going to be a heck of a lot of easier on you and you’re going to need a lot less traffic which makes the goal so much more attainable if you were in a buying niche. And again, we will talk about that very explicitly when we get to the picking-a-niche section.

So how to set yourself up for success when you’re setting goals?

Focus… this kind of takes home what I was talking about earlier… Focus on task-oriented goals rather than money-oriented goals. That sets you up for success so much better because you’re in control of those tasks.

You have every right to get upset at yourself if you’re missing those task-based goals. If you’re saying, “I want to post three high-quality articles per week and I’m missing that,” you have every right to get upset at yourself.

If you said, “I want to be making $1000 per week by the end of six months,” or “I want to be making $1000 per month at the end of six months.” Even despite your best efforts, if you hit all of the other tasks that could have amounted to that, but for some reason it’s not happening, it’s just not connecting yet – you really shouldn’t be that mad at yourself.

You should be mad at yourself for setting an income-based goal – a money-based goal – and learn from that. But you shouldn’t be mad at yourself because so many things were out of your control. You did everything you could to achieve that – it just didn’t amount to it, right?

So you just kind of have to adjust and keep going. Again, you just have to keep plowing for it and you will succeed eventually.

You can control how perfectly and consistently you execute tasks. You can’t control what happens after that, right? You’re in total control of what tasks you aim for, how many hours you’re putting in for a week, and how perfectly you execute those. You can’t control what comes after that. You just kind of have to do the best you can.

At the end of the day, you’ve got to give it everything you’ve got. And if you don’t hit kind of the loosely-based goals – again, you don’t want to get too attached to those financial goals. It’s okay to have them in mind – just reverse engineer it to: “I want 50 high-quality posts and hopefully that’s going to bring me around to $1000 a month.” Or “I want a hundred high-quality posts within the next year.” `You can break that down into approximately two really high-quality posts every week.

And if you’re at the end of that year, and you’re not hitting that kind of income that you wanted to hit, then at least you have a really good idea of, “Okay, this is what I need to keep doing. These are the things that are working. If I keep hitting these little… these are my really highly-productive key performance indicators… my KPIs… if I keep hitting these, I’m going to be able to get to this goal.”

So just kind of adjust. Don’t get overwhelmed and give up and get down on yourself. Just learn from the mistake. Learn from the lesson. Give it everything you’ve got, leave it all out there, and then let the cards fall where they may.

Hitting a certain level of income may take more time than you originally envisioned. But eventually, you’re going to get there – guaranteed – if you just keep trying. The only way you’re going to miss that income goal ultimately in the long run is if you give up. Period.

So, that’s the end of Section 2. Again, confetti canons I wish I have! I should invest in those.

So end of Section 2. Mindset Training. I hope again that as you finish this section, you feel so much more empowered than you ever have going into this journey anywhere else.

And if it’s your first time, I’m hoping you feel empowered. You may not have anything to compare it to, to say, “Hey this was so much better than all of the other training I’ve seen,” but I humbly believe that this sets people up better in this industry better than anything else that’s out there. I really, really do.

And again, I say that from a point of humility. I’ve just been at this long enough – I’ve reviewed hundreds of products, I know what makes for a really good product… and over the years, I’ve kind of borrowed these different teaching methods, and learned so much from all of these other people, and learned from my personal mentors… most importantly, learned from my own mistakes in my business – that I know that starting here is the right thing to do and you’re set up so much more for success, so much better for success, if you kind of drill these things into you and you kind of take them into your heart, you embed them in your brain, and you know, “Okay, I’m ready for this ready journey ahead.”

And you are. You’re suited up. You’re ready for war now, right? So you can’t fail. Remember, you can’t fail if you never stop trying. There will be times of feeling overwhelmed. There will be times of feeling helpless. You just have to push through them and keep going.

If you get traffic in a buying niche – again, we want to focus on traffic in the early stages – everything else: be damned. If you get traffic in a buying niche, you can absolutely make money.

So follow the training closely. We’re finally going to start getting into strategies and methods and getting into screen sharing and all that kind of stuff where you’re looking over my shoulder and we’re using tools and learning specific strategies but just keep all of these in mind.

Stick to the training closely, set task-based goals – based on the training, you’ll have a really good idea what realistic goals are as we go through the training – and stick with it. If you do that, you’re going to succeed in internet marketing. It’s just a matter of time.

So that’s it for Section 2.

As always, if you have any questions, post them to the Facebook group. Again, totally free for registered members here. And hopefully, myself and other members will be able to come along and help you. Hopefully, we’re creating a really good community over there. It’s so early stage that I don’t know yet but I have a very specific vision in mind and I think we’re going to be able to do that together.

So pop your questions in there and other than that, if you know… I’ve already talked about questions so I don’t need to say, “If you have any questions…” So I’ll just see you in the next video.

Section 3, here we come!

80 thoughts on “2.3 How to Guarantee You Achieve Your Goals

  1. Ian,
    This has been a great series of videos thus far & I am looking forward to joining and accessing everything you have to teach in addition to furthering what you teach by sharing.
    I am a 65 year old woman with exceptional experiences in life……. wonderful right? However, trying to find a niche in a younger populace will be a challenge. I’m sure we will enjoy this journey together!

    • I’m so glad you’re enjoying the training so far, Stacey! I look forward to seeing you around the FIMP community over the coming weeks and months! 🙂

  2. Hi Ian……..I’ve gone through courses 1 and 2 but cannot get taken to course 3. I’ve opened your YouTube channel and am watching course 3 right now but it seems to have taken me away from the course page. What went wrong? Thanks! Connie

    • Hey Connie! On the website, we require an account to be set up for you to access videos in Section 3 and 4. That is what creates a purple pop-up that prompts users to create a free account.

      That’s the only thing that I can see preventing you from accessing Section 3 on the actual website and being able to continue tracking your progress. As long as you have a free account and you are logged in, just refresh the page and the purple pop-up should go away.

      I hope that helps!

  3. So far I am really enjoying this. I can see the benefit of the training! Ian you are so humble round how you explain everything and I think its because you were once sitting where I am sitting today. I know I am just starting the course, but thank you for putting this “QUALITY CONTENT” out there, the rest is up to “us”.

    • I’m glad to know you’re enjoying the training so far, Vieirae! Even better training lies ahead — I hope you enjoy it all and that it helps you on your journey. 🙂

  4. Hey Ian,
    I just finished lessons 1 & 2 and I’m super excited to start my journey and really appreciate you for preparing us what to expect. However, I see you mention making high quality posts and such on a blog. Are you saying making my own website and blogging/posting is the main thing I will be learning? What if I wanted to focus on perhaps affiliate marketing? Would I still need to write 1500-2000 word posts?

    • Hey Sundae! Absolutely. If you don’t have a very large marketing budget to start with, you need to create a content-based business.

      I discuss intensively in Section 1 how to monetize a content-based business and affiliate marketing is just one of many ways to monetize a content-based business.

      The strategies I teach here at FIMP are the strategies that I’ve used for over a decade to make a full-time living in affiliate marketing.

      Long story short, absolutely. If you don’t have a large marketing budget and you want to pursue a business in affiliate marketing, the training here at FIMP is exactly what you need.

  5. By the way, I forgot to mention. I am a Filipino, and English is not our primary language. So please forgive me if I got wrong grammars. Anyway, I see no problem on it for my goal to IM success.

  6. Hi Ian!
    I’m just very grateful I stumbled on this FIMP just this morning. You know, I was just absent from my job today because I got swelling gums. Instead of resting, I worked with my just-started online business (trying hard to work it out), because until now I can’t figure out what strategies I would do. I already spent much money but I received no returns yet.
    With this FIMP, when I finished viewing videos and reading its corresponding transcriptions from sections 1 to 2, I decided now to stop momentarily my online activities and focus on your training. I enjoyed all the lessons from introduction till here, and I’m very much confident that I could be on track towards my goal.
    FIMP is different from other online courses I joined where I already spent more than $300 now (but I won’t mention it). Only here that I fully understand what the real world of the internet marketing — things that everyone should not miss before pursuing this business.
    Keep up the good work, Sir! Your much generosity will soon be paid off by more blessings for your endeavors.
    And I can’t hold my excitement for the next lessons…

    • I’m glad to know you’re enjoying the training so far, Lyndie! I sincerely hope FIMP helps you accomplish everything you aim to accomplish through the training. Best of luck!

  7. This was such an important part of the training and I think it will be key to becoming successful. One of the best motivations I have ever encountered. Just so on target with no hype at all. I know now that there is a lot of work a of work and it will take time and I just can’t wait to continue.

  8. I LOVE this! YES, task based goals are achievable and I can hold myself accountable. Thank you for this important insight. Looking forward to learning more.
    —Sharon 🙂

  9. So refreshing to see someone teaching NOT to set income goals. It is all I have heard for the last little while- mainly from people trying to sell me into big ticket items. While it may take the same amount of work to sell a high ticket item as a cheap one, the point they miss is that: 1) it depends on who you are targeting. 2) it depends on your marketing budget. 3) they don’t really know about marketing, they are just re-telling what their sponsor told them. ( And in the process making someone else rich while they pick up the left-overs)

  10. I am beginning to get a better picture of what it’s all about. Thank you for realistic honesty and putting things into perspective! Not at all like any other training programs I have seen that promise results in a short period of time. I appreciate your approach at the truth behind internet marketing and the fact that it’s not a “get rich quick” industry. I am so ready to put in the hard work and begin building my on my goals! Thank you!

  11. Hey, Ian,
    I already have great confidence and look forward to the next sessions with you. you have opened my eyes and I will structure my project in this way and pursue my goals consistently. thank you very much, I will support you wherever I can.

    cheers and have a nice week

  12. Your clear, concise and refreshingly accessible concepts are inspirational. They have helped me to gain some insight into why I appear to go around in circles as opposed to progressing forwards to my goals. Thank you

  13. This training is awesome. For the first first time somebody is doing a quality training for free because of what he believes in. Whatever you are doing, you are part of those who are making the world a more better place.
    People have made tons of hundreds of thousand, but are not willing to teach anything free because of selfishness and greed.
    Ian, God richly bless you and you household.

  14. Hi Ian,
    My only concern is that English is not my primary language. I understand everything you say of course but you know that this is a kind of “disadvantage” for some people. But I do know that content quality is different than grammar etc. So we can have control at least about the quality. Worst case scenario we can pay someone for proofreading I guess.

  15. Ian: Thank you….Sincerely. I have been on my internet marketing for years, have spent a bunch of money and time on garbage. In a great way, you have helped me realize that my lack of focus and dedicated determination is the cause of my failure in internet marketing. The best part though, I haven’t given up and now I have the good fortune of discovering you.

  16. No matter what stage of life your at get used to this idea, ” Learning is a life-long process” Whatever you do in life, you learn your specific skills. Your skills are not limited to one all encompassing skill-set, But your skills will encompass any set you apply them to. Success comes from ACTION, Consistent Action! Use your skills consistently, and with purpose, the only thing that fails; is failure.

  17. Hi Ian,
    Remember me,You are my sponsor who brought me to WA which I am still actively promoting.
    I stumbled here because I feel I am not doing the right thing in my internet Marketing.
    You have inspired me as I have watched through this videos.It is really doing the hardwork and stick to what you are supposed to do.
    You are right with not setting your goals on the money oriented side but more on the task oriented goals. I agree with this because , it’s what I am feeling right now,
    You can really monitor yourself why you are not getting the results.
    Its true also .that you will get frustated if you have not attained the money monthly goals that you have set.
    I like how you are now changing the mindset.
    I just dont know if this is a conflict from most successful persons who usually advise that “we must set specific goals as possible” and that will let you force you into action consciously or sub-consciously as they all teach on all mindset trainings.
    Anyway,Im finding more value as I go through this videos.
    Keep on inspiring and continue to this very valuable FREE INTERNET MARKETING PROJECT.
    Best Regards,

  18. Ian…am loving your training…i know i can do this…thank you…looking so forward to the next sections…so informative.

  19. Thank you Ian once again

    Its so comprehensive.
    Thank you for your patience and dedication to setting this up.

    God Bless you and your family


  20. Now finished 2 and my goal is so much clearer i’ve always none it was achievable but now it’s close with the right guidance. Thank you for being you Ian 😁 I am a advocate for internet marketing, i have built my own site exhaustingly, now i no what to build on or change, i fell privilaged clicking on your site🥉can’t wait to start goal building again

  21. Yea, I was a member of WA for 3 years before, hhmm, to be honest, I just got bored and frustrated with it. I have flown solo ever since (an extra 1 yr 4 months) However, this it would appear, is brilliant. Your ability to explain in a comprehensive way is great so thanks.

    • Thanks for chiming in here, Simon! You’ll find that I addressed that, specifically, later in the course and very head on with a lot of stipulations. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts when you get to that point in the training.

  22. Hi Ian ,
    Soo please to find your FIMP, like many I have start looking for a well opportunity to learn to do income online. some failures, some not on my way to understand. Overall happy to start this FIMP journey. Is it matter if I am not in USA ?
    Great day.

    • Hey, Alin! The training at FIMP is applicable regardless of region or language. The strategies taught here are universal across all search engines.

  23. Hi Ian,

    Good advice.
    That goal-setting lesson is both inspiring and useful.
    I think a good sum up is ” Don’t set goals based on seeing results, but rather based on making efforts needed to get those results, which will arrive At their own time, if you kept working for them.”

    I have a small new money making website, with which I wanted to make a couple of hundred dollars per month as a starting goal. I always knew I have to do more rather than expecting more, but just wasn’t motivated to continue owing to traffic. I hope I can find here what I’m looking for, as I’m becoming a little more motivated than before. But due to low budget, and just having a free wix site which is said to be inferior to WordPress based ones, I’m just becoming more discouraged to continue.

    As I don’t know whether to continue for now, or start with a new site with my own domain, an option which I didn’t choose initially because of money that I cannot afford to pay, in addition to site building skills I don’t know.

    I hope I’ll find more answers to my questions in your lessons.
    Go on with helping people to achieve their dreams , by making dreams more realistic to achieve.

    I think I’m making a speech here lol.
    Good work.
    Have a nice day.


  24. Incredible!! video on Goals. I personally don’t set goals. Let me correct…I set goals but I don’t teach Goal Setting. Why? Most people don’t know how to set a goal. For example: January…”I want to loose 10 lbs.” or “I want to make $5,000.” By February that goal is forgotten. Why? There is not enough “meat” in the Goal. I teach “Planning with a Goal in mind” Explanation…Take an airline pilot. The goal is San Diago. But to get there, the pilot needs a Plan a Check List. “Do I have the skill set?” “Do I have the tools?” “Do I have the vision?” “Is the Goal realistic?” “If YES..Now I’m ready to go.” However along the way the pilot may need a course correction. In the Plan is “just in case.” Bad weather caused them to correct the Plan and they had to fly little more south to avoid the weather. The Goal remained the same only the Plan changed. They left Chicago and landed in San Diago…Goal was met. The same in Internet Marketing. The Goal is what ever you desire. How you get there is the Plan. “Do I have the Skill Set?” “Do I have the Tools?” “Do I have the Vision?” “Is the Goal realistic?” If Yes…I’m ready. If not “can I learn this?” Along the way you may need a course correction or more skill. Alter the Plan, but the Goal has never changed. I find it is easier to have someone develop a Plan than it is to develop a Goal. The Goal is the result of the Plan. I wrote a blog on this subject. You are Spot On with not setting a Money Goal. The money will happen if the Plan is achieved.
    Again, many thanks for the quality of the video’s.

  25. Hi Ian;

    Thank you for great quality lessons. As I have been struggling to set up my internet business, there are so many honest points you made that I can relate to…. and I am learning a lot from you.

    I’m really appreciated your generosity!

  26. Ian,

    Thanks for this! This entire course is an incredibly generous gift on your part, and I couldn’t be more thankful. I often suffer from Shiny Object Syndrome, but your relatability and presentation style (you seem like a natural-born teacher) have kept me reeled in, and will continue to do so. I’m only two sections in, but I firmly believe this.

    Excited to forge ahead, thanks again!


    • Thank you for such a wonderful complement, Colin! I’ve struggled with SOS a lot myself over the years, so I can relate (and I can also testify firsthand to how detrimental it can be to the success of your projects).

      I’m very happy to hear that you’re enjoying the course so far — there’s some great material ahead of you from this point in the course. Welcome to the FIMP family, and hopefully we’ll be seeing you around the Facebook group!

  27. Hey Ian,
    You have always given value to the marketplace! I don’t even know how I stumbled upon FIMP, but I am so happy I did! In the past, I have invested thousands of dollars in programs that included IM “training”…but what I have gotten from you thus far, has been the most practical and honest approach I have seen in the industry.
    I have struggled (internally) with promoting certain programs, just because they had high commissions…knowing that the so-called “training” was not particularly beneficial to someone just getting started. I have wanted to offer real value in way that could actually help someone truly succeed in this industry (including myself). How refreshing it is to finally be coached by someone like you! Thank you!

    • Wow Brena — thank you for your incredibly kind words. I’ve been tempted by high-ticket products as well (I’d do very well with the following I have and the reputation I’ve worked so hard to preserve over the years), but:

      1. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the vast majority of people I benefitted from financially would never come close to recouping their initial investment.
      2. It would slowly destroy the reputation that I’ve been working all of these years to keep 100% clean.

      I’m so glad you found your way to FIMP, and hopefully I’ll be seeing you around our Facebook community as well. Welcome to the FIMP family!

  28. Hi Ian,
    I have watched sections 1 and 2 and now ready for section 3, I save and continue after watching each course, I have checked my progress profile and it shows that I have not enrolled or completed any courses, why is that?

    • I’m not sure. It could be a caching issue in your browser. I show here in the admin panel that you’ve completed 2 out of 3 lessons in both Sections 1 & 2, so that should be reflecting on your end. My best guess would be browser caching or a browser compatibility issue (I’m not able to replicate this on my end).

      Please let me know if it continues to give you trouble after clearing your browser cache! You can send me screenshots and extra details at ian@stoppingscams.com.

  29. Finally a realistic view on IM. I have spent quite a bit of time/MONEY and never believed these quick rich schemes that are out there. Once I got into the up-sell sequences I decided to invoke my money back guarantee, where I could. I’m feeling this journey.
    Thanks for the content!

    • Thanks very much, Paul! I’m glad you’re finding it to be the refreshing course I created it to be, and I sincerely hope it helps you build a profitable internet business! I’ll look forward to seeing you around here and around the Facebook community!

    • I’m so glad you’re empowered and encouraged by hearing the truth, Eric!

      So many people hear it, and they don’t want to believe that it’s not as easy as product publishers have told them it is (just to sell them a product), so they leave in pursuit of the next “get rich quick” scheme that’s only going to steal their money. It’s a vicious cycle that, unfortunately, the truth can’t even stop a lot of the time.

  30. Hi Ian I just finished watching videos in section two, I realize that you are the most honest and most realistic in your presentation, I am looking forward what I am going to learn in section 3

  31. Hi Ian , Not sure if I’m understanding this , but I feel like I have to write about something . Is this true ? Don’t really no that much about things to write about .

    • Yes, you’ll need to write quite a bit if you want to be in this industry (unless you’re really committed to video). This is all taught very thoroughly in the training — what to write about, what depth/detail to write at, etc.

    • You might be surprised, Cheryl.

      My older brother once made the comment, “Well… I don’t really know much about nuthin’ but ‘dawgs and chickens’ (“dogs and chickens”, if you’re not from the South).

      In fact, “dogs” are a niche in themselves. I’m not into it but there are many thousands of people who are.

      “Chickens” are a growing trend. Raising them is a rewarding hobby, there are many fascinating breeds. For nutrition, “survivalist” concerns, gardening and composting, etc are some of the many useful aspects of raising chickens.

      I’m not really talking about “dogs and chickens”. I’m using this as an example to demonstrate that YOU probably know some useful skills and experience that many others would find useful.

      In my experience, everyone has natural abilities and insight in certain areas. It’s just that, up to now, perhaps you have not been able to find an audience, and hook up with people having similar interests.

      Press on… and I hope you will find your niche.

  32. KPI Key Performance Indicators. I have heard the term KPI many times but didn’t know what it stood for until you explained it. Thanks.
    “All we need is a little more TIME and MONEY” as the saying goes. Hopefully if we put in the time the money will follow.
    I am shooting for seeing strong results in 3 months giving 30 hours per week.

  33. Ha, Ian, it’s a good thing you said in the introduction that it’s okay if there is something we don’t quite understand just yet. When you said we control what keywords to write about, I haven’t got a clue, not yet anyway.

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