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From Nothing to Getting On the Path to Early Retirement

“From Nothing to Getting On the Path to Early Retirement”
written by Mike Marko.

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I was on course to having a dismal retirement… just scraping by using our savings up instead of “living the dream.”

I remember it was six years ago, when I decided to really get into planning my early retirement and my children’s education. I was working as an engineer for a fortune 500 company and I thought I was doing pretty good.

I had a great job, and was putting the max in my 401K for my companies matching contribution.

I had run some calculations and knew I had to take action.  If I kept on the same course I wouldn’t have enough to live comfortably in retirement, just like so many professionals like me who can barely make ends meet in retirement… either that or having to work through retirement to supplement my income.

I had tried real estate, but I quickly realized that rental properties were going to take a while to build up income and I flopped at flipping a house.  The end result was a mountain of debt…

[Let’s fast forward to when I gave birth so you know exactly what I did and how I got on track for a dream early retirement.]

I felt stuck. I didn’t know what to do at that point. Real estate wasn’t going to help me achieve early retirement, never mind the dream life I wanted for my family. It was frustrating because I wanted better for my family.

I didn’t want to live life scraping by like many professionals who retire.

It was either that or I would have to work even in retirement.

I wanted the dream!

My Dreams of Early Retirement Seemed Impossible

I can feel despair while writing this now, because writing this is like reliving my past. But it gives me strength to know that now I can share with others how to put their financial house in order like we did.

I know now, I have the ability to share my story and motivate others, maybe yourself and to tell you that there is hope and a way to achieve your dreams and early retirement if only you put your mind and heart into it.

Ever felt like you’re doing everything possible and yet you’re still stuck?

We struggled for a while at first, not making very much income, because we didn’t have guidance or an easy plug-and-play system. I almost gave up on searching for ways to early retirement… resigning myself to having to scrape by in retirement.

I spun my wheels for a while without gaining any traction. We blogged, tried various marketing methods, but nothing was working.

I failed miserably. I had only signed up a few people who were doing what I was doing. Therefore, when I failed, they failed because of the lack of knowledge and education of proper marketing.

I knew I needed the right guidance, but after trying so many opportunities and repeatedly failing, it was hard to trust anything else that came my way not knowing if it really worked or if it was truly the one.

Failure Seemed Imminent Again

As I almost gave up, I came upon this opportunity and saw the success that so many people were creating. It was so different because people were posting proof of this system truly working. The best part was that, unlike the past things I tried, the results shared were really theirs and they were not claiming other people’s results as their own.

Like any Corporate business you work for, it takes time, dedication, and focus to earn just enough to get you by. The only difference is, the time, dedication and focus I put in, was not to help build someone else’s dream and future. It was to build my own dreams and reassure my mine and my family’s future.

With all the struggles I’ve faced, I now know it was worth the journey. For a while there I didn’t think it was possible to achieve my dreams of early retirement and live the life I have now, but each day gets better and better as we climb the leader boards and share my struggles with others and guide them towards the right path.

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We have since been able to travel and stay and beautiful hotels and mansions.

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I’m not showing you this to brag or show off. It’s simply to show you what is possible. If you’re like me with big dreams for yourself and your family, I’m telling you there is a way to get a hold of your dreams and achieve early retirement. Don’t allow others to control your life because you are capable and deserve living the life you truly want.

If you feel that there is more to life than what you have now, then most likely there is and it’s your birthright to have it.

Want to enjoy life more with your little one(s) like I do? Then you can!

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is, if you don’t like the situation you are in, then change it… Look back in the past of how your life used to be and how life is now. If nothing has changed, then it’s time to make a change.

I highly encourage you to subscribe to my FREE “How to Build a Brighter Future” video series and watch the videos. I had put this guide together because it has allowed me to turn my dreams into reality and can do the same for you.

You will also have the access to the system that has helped me overcome all obstacles that lead me to my success and you will understand how it can lead you to your success.

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How to Make Money Online Part Time

How to Make Money Online Part Time.

Welcome to our journey as part time entrepreneurs. Bren and I are on our second year building our online business. We really enjoy the process.

We get to meet and help a lot of people across the world.

And we get to share our passions with the world while we make extra money online.

When people ask us, “how to make money online part time,” we give share with them our experience in building our online business so they can model what we did.

In this blog post I would like to share our story on how to make money online part time.

I Am An Engineer

I am an engineer working for a Fortune 500 company.

But I quickly realized that I wasn’t going to live the life of my dreams working as an engineer. I chose that career because it was the more lucrative of choices between Commercial Art & Engineering. “You can always do art as a hobby, but you can’t do engineering as a hobby” was my mantra.

I wanted more. I wanted the dream lifestyle.

So I started acquiring real estate right after the market crash of 2007. It was the perfect time to start buying properties and renting them. Over a period of seven years, Bren and I had acquired together a total of twenty single family rental properties.

While I love real estate, I realized that it wasn’t going to get me wealthy fast.

Real Estate Wasn’t Enough

When I listened to the audio, “How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not” by Robert Shermin, the author stressed that it is important to start acquiring assets. That included stocks (check!), real estate – your home didn’t count as an asset (check!), and a business (hmmmm..)

That’s right, Bren and I didn’t have a business yet having a business was an important key to how a lot of people got wealthy.

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Start a Business – How to Make Money Online

I want to share a valuable excerpt from the book, “How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not”:

“You can start a business using no money of your own… you can simply begin to sell products on the Internet for the cost of a high-speed connection and a Web site; you can join a direct-sales or a quality multilevel marketing company and begin to sell products and sign up members for a revenue and passive income stream.”

That’s right, an online business.

And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, here are couple other facts:

Warren Buffet owns 51 businesses, 3 of which are Network Marketing Companies.

“If I lost everything and had to start again, I would find myself a great network marketing company and get to work!” – Donald Trump

So We Wanted to Know How to Make Money Online Part Time

I didn’t want to quit my full time job. With my good salary and benefits, that didn’t see the wise decision (at least at this point).

Luckily it was right around this time Bren met Sam Crowley who introduced us to our first online business opportunity with Empower Network. It was with Empower Network where we learned how to make money online. And now with the IPAS2 coming out soon, it is even easier to make money online.

We found a lot of great mentors to help us along our journey. We learn a lot, and have since took a step back and branded ourselves to helping others who want to follow in our footsteps.

Am I ready to leave my engineering job yet? No.. I my goal is to have an online income of at least twice my present salary plus have at least a six month reserve.

Is that possible? Definitely.

So if you are either concerned about your future retirement (or even desire for an early retirement), kids’ education, or simply want to live that lifestyle that you see on TV… and are willing to put in the effort, then let Bren and I show you how.

With so many inexpensive ways to outsource some of the menial tasks, or even the tough tech stuff, there is no reason why you can’t find some time every day to secure your dream future.

The only question is… when will you start?

You can click on the free bootcamp banner below and learn more about how to start an online business. Likewise, you can reach out to me (find out how to contact me by clicking here).

Here’s to YOUR prosperity.

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How Do You Earn Extra Money for an Early Retirement?

How Do You Earn Extra Money for an Early Retirement?

This is the question that went through my mind probably eight years ago.

I had planned on buying rental property, and so after getting my Green Card (yeah, I’m a Canadian living in the United States) I was able to start making money outside my regular job.

I bought one house… another house… and so on. And before I knew it I had over a dozen homes over a period of a few years.

The plan was that the homes would be paid off over time and I would retire by the time I was 55.

But with repairs, and some troublesome tenants, that plan started looking a bit shaky… plus in order to do what I wanted I would need a bunch more rentals.

And so I was stuck.

How do you earn extra money for an early retirement when the traditional ways seem to be shaky and inefficient at best?  I needed a new plan.

A Bright Idea

It was a couple years ago that Bren and I were then introduced to affiliate marketing as a way to earn extra money.

And we were very leery of the idea.  It wasn’t like owning rental properties where you had a tangible asset like a house. Instead you had “virtual real estate” in the form of a website.

And I knew very little about marketing online. Previously, the closest I came was a webpage I made eight years prior that lasted a year before I grew tired of trying to keep up with the html programming.

But this was different.

You didn’t need to know html at all. No programming.  And best of all no tenants to deal with. 😉

So after debating it for several months… we took the plunge and invested $25. Yeah, I know. That is nothing. Going to the movies cost more. Bren and I laugh when we look back and realize how ridiculous it was to agonize about a $25 investment… but that’s what we did.

And we were very glad we did because it brought early retirement a lot closer to us.

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What We Discovered About “How to Earn Extra Money for Retirement”

The world of online marketing, affiliate marketing, and MLM’s was opened up to us. It was like someone showed us what was behind mysterious doors… and we surprised at what we discovered.

Regular people… everyday people… were making money online.

Now I knew what was possible.

Sure I read articles and saw the occasional news report.  But this now seemed a lot more real.

And within reach.

So Bren and I dove right in.  We discovered that with the right mentor, and modelling what they did, it was very possible to make money online. It really wasn’t that difficult at all.

They showed you how to get leads, or potential customers, and help convert them into sales.

This stuff would work for anyone, and people could even use it to help promote their brick-and-mortar stores if they wanted.

We found this a lot of fun. So we were hooked.

Takes a Bit of Time

Building an online business does take a bit of time and doesn’t happen overnight (if someone tells you otherwise… RUN!). We run our business part time (since I have a full time job right now)… and when we hit an income level twice my engineering job plus a six month reserve then I’ll be switching over to the online business full time.

So I spend some time each night working our business, and I steal some time during the day at work. Bren also spend a few hours a day building the business as well.

We are a team.

And we have a fun time doing this together.

The best part is that we can run our business from anywhere. If we want, it can be run off our iPhones while we are on vacation.

I can’t think of better way to earn extra money for retirement. We are our own bosses (ok, Bren is the boss.) 😉

If you want to learn more about how we run our online business to get our early retirement, check out our free bootcamp video series by clicking the banner below.

Here’s to your future success!

Did This Help You? If so, I would greatly appreciate if you commented below and shared on Facebook.

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