Quote: How Do You Think?

Attitudes determine actions. You are not what you think you are. What you think, you are!
– Thomas Carlyle

Have you been struggling online for a while to make an income? If so then I truly hope that this article can help you. I have been online now moving towards making a full-time income since March 2008. During this time my husband and I have had some successes along with many challenges and even failures.

At least we are in good company when I think of people like Thomas Edison. He did not give up when seeking to create a light bulb that everyone could use. Neither will my hubby and I are give up.

I encourage you too that you should not ‘throw in the towel’ as I truly believe you can see the money you desire through an online business as long as you follow some well proven tips.

So please read this blog post with an open mind and ask yourself this question. “How can I use Leanne’s experiences to shorten my road to success on the Net?

That is the aim of my entire LeanneAnnett.com website. I desire to help you reach success in a much quicker time than 7 years!

When I look back over our journey and experiences online I see that I purchased around 30 to 60 different products most of these years from 2008 to 2014! That is crazy! Some of these were $7 while others were $27, $47, $97 and a few even more.

True some of the items were upsells (OTOs) from the same seller, but many of the items I purchased were stand along PDFs, eBooks, software, training, memberships or private label rights products.

If truth were told I probably could have become successful in earning money from the majority of these purchases if I had have done a couple of important things.

What could I have done that was so important you might be thinking?

That is a great question!


I could have focused on one strategy and one plan. But instead I purchased a product and then quickly went through the training. After all I was excited when I purchased it believing that this was the answer to all my problems and would allow me to bring in the finances that I needed to support my family!

But what happened then? Well I saw that there was work involved. It was not a ‘quick fix’ as I had hoped! Rather I needed to apply myself, learn new skills, take action… and follow through to completion!

This sounds so easy! Look at these steps:

  1. Look at the training or product purchased
  2. Carefully go through it in its entirety once
  3. Then go through it again
  4. Take action!
  5. Do the steps that the training (or PDF etc.) lays out
  6. Follow through to completion
  7. Remain focused on this one thing until it is working as intended
  8. Only then even think about looking at another idea…

It is truly only when you can remain focused on one idea and plan that you will become successful.

If you have lots of different ideas running around your mind then how are you going to achieve anything? The answer is to choose one idea and run with that!

There are lots of products for sale by Internet marketers. I am sure that people have been successful in making money by using many of them. But it is only those who have taken what they learned and applied it in a focused and committed way that saw that success!

Example: Affiliate Website

Take the example of building a website to promote affiliate products (such as those on Clickbank).

If you get a website 90% done, but never publish the pages and make it live then how will you earn anything?

What about if you do publish your pages and articles talking about the products you are promoting, but you never include your affiliate links to these products? How will you make any affiliate commissions? Well the simple answer is you will not!

The only way to be successful online is to take one idea, remain focused, take action and follow it through to completion!

In our example above, with the affiliate website, you need to have a completed site with your links in and content to even have the possibility of being paid commissions.

I encourage you to remember this list below and see how you can apply it to your online business today.

  • Choose ONE idea
  • Stay focused
  • Take action (every day when possible)
  • Follow through until completion

For more information on a product that has helped me turn my journey around click here:

What has been your experience with making money on the Internet? Please share your comments below.

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Your Friend in Life and Success,

Leanne Annett :-)



Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
– Albert Einstein

If you have been online working in the Internet marketing arena for any length of time then it is likely that you have had this question directed at you.

When are you going to get a real job?

I personally have had multiple family members (both on my side of the family and also my husband’s family) as well as friends ask me “So are you thinking of finding a real job?”

Each time I hear this asked I feel my heart beat drop with a sense of sadness. I also feel like I need to defend myself and explain myself to them.

I guess that in the mind of the average person they think that the only way to bring in an income is to go out and find a job and be employed by a boss. To these well meaning loved ones it is not possible to make money without having regular employment and working for someone else.

Have you been asked this type of question? If so then how did it make you feel? What did you tell them?

From my own personal experience with still being asked this after seven years, I think it will take a bit more of an increase in our online income to begin to change their minds. I truly hope that once we are consistently bringing in $10,000 a month that we will not hear this painful question any longer.

Once we are making $20k and above surely our family and friends will see that there are indeed other options these days to support the family and bring in money to pay the bills! At least that is my hope.

I personally know without a shadow of a doubt that it is possible to earn a good income while working from home (or anywhere in the world for that matter) on the Internet. It just requires focus, commitment, a good mentor to help shorten your road to success and a good plan.

Please share your personal experiences with questions from your family and friends during your own online journey. I would love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Your Friend in Life and Success,

Leanne Annett :-)

Quote: What is Success?

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
– Winston Churchill