California Kid Makes $9800 With Overnight Internet Launch

No, he didn’t cash in by saving “noobie” Internet marketers from being pushed off a cliff by a sheriff gone mad. He didn’t blog for bucks at WEC martial arts featherweight championships. Neither did he do it all in one night. For anyone worried about getting laid off or downsized he’s an example of having a vision and work ethic that proves money can be made on the internet. People living paycheck to paycheck or in fear the axe is about to drop ought to listen up.The California Kid (CK) had a gut feeling he could get off his dad’s “allowance” program by doing something huge online. He started sniffing around for the juiciest stories by the colossal Internet marketing gurus. He lapped up their wisdom like a hungry kitten on fresh cream.It really didn’t seem that difficult to the CK. It was a matter of motivation – like get off the proverbial “massively multiplayer online game butt” and hop to it. He settled on the idea of a membership site because it would create residual income. The membership entailed joining a club that gave you the rights to a new “turnkey” website each month that was already set up to generate income from advertising revenues.The CK chose this model because it would have long lasting value for his clients, making it a winner for everyone. He found some talent to help him create content and graphics for the sites and then approached the owner of an Internet marketing forum with a deal.He offered the gentleman a percentage of the sales in exchange for promoting the membership product on his forum. To the CK’s surprise the chap (a citizen of the U.K.) agreed.Before the story continues it’s time to “fess” up. The CK was not really getting an allowance at the time – he was experiencing a decent level of success in the field of search engine optimization working for some Fortune 1000 companies. He didn’t sit around playing computer games, but he was living with his parents.Before he went to sleep that night he told his mom about his venture but she didn’t get it. He sent out his prelaunch notice to the minuscule list he had managed to build on his own and was thrilled when he sold 2 memberships. He went to bed clutching the knot in his gut, knowing the big launch from his U.K. partner’s forum was scheduled to happen while he was asleep.The next morning the CK opened up his email account and freaked. The membership had sold out and he had a waiting list of 400 people. $9,800 was sitting in his online account. The CK’s message for us is this: find a market of hungry people and focus on finding a product that gives them a solution to something in their life that matters. The more people you can help along your road to success, the wealthier you will become.