Every few minutes I refreshed my browser it felt like a dream, and if I’m being honest, a nightmare. The numbers in my affiliate account were staggering and showed no signs of letting up. On my best days I spent nearly $10,000 on Google Adwords with 20-50% profit margins depending on the day.
Although I had very high available balances on my credit cards I was nearly maxed out. When I opened the floodgates on this advertising campaign there was no way to stop it. Except, of course, running out of short term cash to keep the whole thing moving.
I showed my Parents my screen.
“I don’t know what to do. I need money to keep these ads alive. I have about a week of credit limit left. How much can you give me?”
It wasn’t a question of, “Can you loan me a few hundred bucks?” That would keep the campaign alive for an hour or three, at best.
It was more a question of, “How much is your life savings? Because I’m going to double it in a month.”
At the same time I was scrambling to open a no credit limit account with Amex Platinum while also trying to open a massive line of credit with my bank. I needed every possible available penny or this would all end in an instant.
The end didn’t come in any way I could have imagined.
It was much worse …
What happened next?
I’m writing a book about it, tentatively titled Failure: What You Don’t Know About The Greatest Successes In History.
I am nowhere near a “greatest success in history” so the focus will barely be on me. But every good book needs some personal anecdotes, doesn’t it?
I love reading about success, but nobody writes about failure. And while we can learn a lot from success, we can learn just as much from failure. Especially when it’s framed in a “here’s where and why I failed and then here’s what I did to ultimately succeed” context.
I need your help.
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