A Year In Review Income Report (Including Nov. and Dec.)
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A Year In Review Income Report (Including Nov. and Dec.)

Every month I publish an income report…why? Good question 🙂

1. Accountability

With all the shiny objects out there it’s easy to spend WAY more than you’re earning. Luckily I realized this early on and I’ve kept detailed records of my expenses ever since. That being said, I know that there are certain expenses that are NECESSARY when running a business. As much as I don’t want to pay for them, I need to pay for my email autoresponder, website hosting, and video hosting every month. It’s just a part of doing business. There are other things that I buy as well, but I try my best to keep my expenses SIGNIFICANTLY LESS than my revenue. If I can do that then I’m ahead of the game.

2. Integrity

On my show I ask my guests a lot of personal questions. One that frequently comes up is “How much do you make?”. I feel like I need to reveal my own income if I’m going to be asking others the same question. It only seems right.

3. Perspective

There are a lot of online marketers out there who fake-it-till-they-make-it. In other words, they fudge their numbers and exaggerate their earnings in order to establish false authority in their niche. My goal is that by watching my income grow slowly over time you’ll realize that there is no get-rich-quick button.

Here's my results for November, 2014.

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138,229 page views (+95,360 from October)

22,960 Youtube channel views (+4,505 from October)

135,472 minutes watched (+5,697 from October)

Aweber subscribers: 6,002 (-501 subscribers from October)

GetResponse subscribers: 1,823 (+612 subscriber from October)

Total email list subscribers: 7,825

Expenses

Prizes for JV partners: $3,100 - These were prizes given as incentives to promote Affiliate Income Secrets

JVZoo Fees: $2,455.17 - Processing expenses from my product launch

Facebook ads: $745.76 - Mostly JV ads and retargeting for my launch

GoToWebinar: $150

Aweber: $69 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview

TimeTrade- $49

GetResponse: $45 – This is the autoresponder I use for my buyer’s list and solo ads

TimerLay: $39.95 - A fantastic tool for adding scarcity to your sales pages

oDesk Virtual Assistants: $28.12 – I have some workers helping me with daily tasks that don’t need me. I’m trying to outsource more and more daily.

Traffic Planet Hosting: $24.99 – The hosting account that I recently switched to. It’s super fast and I’m very happy with it.

Resell Rights Weekly: $19.95 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

WuFoo: $14.95

Skype: $10 for premium

Total expenses: $6,751.89 (+6,438.87 compared to October)

Revenue

The Launch Bible (CLOSED): $3,141.50 from review and interview with Alex Jeffreys

The Lazy Affiliate 2.0: $2,725.21 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Explaindio: $2,119.94 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $1,177.18 from review and interview with Brad Scott

How to Write Sales Letters that Sell: $1,111.37 from review and interview with Reed Floren

List Verify Jeet: $1,051.08 from review and interview with Radu

OneLinks (CLOSED): $1,009.27 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Optin Gate (CLOSED): $812.50 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Geo Target (CLOSED): $662.92 from review and interview with Neil Napier

Quick Cash Blueprint: $628.33 from review and interview with Kurt Chrisler

Thrive Landing Pages: $379 from review and interview with Shane Melaugh

Absolute Jacker (CLOSED) : $370 from review and interview with Ariel Sanders

Fresh Store Builder (CLOSED): $263 from review and interview with Carey Baird

Tee Profits Recipe (CLOSED): $147 from review and interview with Demian Caceres

Video Tweet Pressr (CLOSED): $141 from review and interview with Leah Butler-Smith

Video Maker FX: $133.70 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Arbitrage Underdog RELOADED: $117.50 from review and interview with Tom E

The Fiverr Handover (CLOSED): $82.18 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Tee Cash Kit (CLOSED): $66.60 from review and interview with Nishant Bhardwaj

Kindle Money Mastery: $60.43 from review and interview with Stefan Pylarinos

How to Create Information Products that SELL: $57.74 from review and interview with Reed Floren

Operation Solo: $53.91 from interview with Anthony Tilley

iPocket Video: $50.40 from review and interview with Joey Xoto

Kindle Sales Rank Superhero: $49.81 from review and interview with Mike Balmaceda

Instant Email Swipe File: $49.07 from review and interview with Matt Bacak

IMNow Webinar (CLOSED): $48.50 from review and interview with Keith Lynch

RunClick Webinar: $43.65 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

Tee Blueprint (CLOSED): $37 from review and interview with Manny Hanif

Squeeze Matic: $34 from review and interview with Brett Rutecky

Sales Automation Engine (CLOSED): $33.50 from review and interview with Olusegun Balogun

Solo Ad Business Blueprint (CLOSED): $33.16 from interview with Kate Rosenberg

Solo Ad Escape: $30.56 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

Covert Pinpress 2.0: $28.20 from review and interview with Cindy Battye

Under the Radar Profits (CLOSED): $27 from review and interview with James Canzanella

Laptop Laziness: $26.01 from review and interview with Bill Hugall

Funnel Vision (CLOSED): $24.95 from review and interview with Dr. Ben Adkins

Inner Circle Solo Ads 3.0 (CLOSED): $24.75 from interview with Rob Stafford

How To Build Your First List: $24.57 from review and interview with Reed Floren

How to Find & Research a Profitable Niche Market: $24.57 from interview with Reed Floren

WP Combo: $24.47 from review and Vas Blagodarskiy

Compliance Bar: $23.50 from review and interview with Anton Nadilo

Hero Tower (CLOSED): $23.50 from review and interview with Ross Carrel

WP Profit Builder: $23.50 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

Azon Video Vault (CLOSED): $23.50 from review and interview with M. Bari

Social Post Manager (CLOSED): $15.50 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Passive List Building Blitz (CLOSED): $14.66 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Funnel Kit: $14.40 from interview with Emka

The Rainmaker (CLOSED): $13.50 from review and interview with Bill Hugall

How to Find Affiliate Programs for BIG Profits: $13.38 from review and interviewwith Reed Floren

Spy Perfection (CLOSED): $10.63 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

The Death of Solo Ads: $10 from review and interview with David Eisner

Zamurai Video Bootcamp: $10 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Easy Web Video eBay Edition: $9.98 from review and interview with Todd Gross

Social Lead Chief (CLOSED): $9.25 from review and interview with Stefan van der Vlag

Half-A-Brain Profit Machine: $8.76 from review and interview with Jeremy Kennedy

Ad Factory (CLOSED): $8.10 from review and interview with Russ Schneider

CPA Warrior (CLOSED): $7.37 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

Fiverr Untapped: $6.05 from review and interview with John Shea

75 Minute Blueprint: $4.70 from interview with Mark Thompson

Total revenue from interviews: $17,175.81 (+$1,453.06 from October)

Private Coaching students: $24,000 – In this program I teach how to make money from affiliate marketing, list building, and product creation. If you're interested in joining you can APPLY HERE.

Affiliate Income Secrets: $20,478.40 - My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Fiverr Secrets: $34– My product showing how I make about $500/month in extra income on Fiverr

Product Launch Confessions: $17

Kindle earnings: $40.20

Resell Rights Weekly: $57.98 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Long Tail Pro: $37.97 from interview with Spencer Haws

Total from OTHER streams of income: $44,665.55 (+$43,585.10 from October)

Total Revenue: $61,841.36 (+$45,039.15 from October)

Total Profit: $55,089.47 (+$38,600.28 from October)

Ok, now for the December, 2014 Income report

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43,684 page views (-94,545 from November)

19,010 Youtube channel views (-3,950 from November)

136,164 minutes watched (+692 from November)

Aweber subscribers: 6,362 (+360 subscribers from November)

GetResponse subscribers: 4,816 (+2,993 subscriber from November)

Total email list subscribers: 11,178

Expenses

Facebook ads: $296.81 - Ad money spent for FB list building

GoToWebinar: $150

JVZoo Fees: $149.54 - Processing expenses from my product sales

Aweber: $69 – This is my list building software that allows me to email everyone when there’s a new interview

Wistia: $64.93

Bing Ads: $50.54

GetResponse: $45 – This is the autoresponder I use for my buyer’s list and solo ads

TimerLay: $39.95 - A fantastic tool for adding scarcity to your sales pages

oDesk Virtual Assistants: $34.41 – I have some workers helping me with daily tasks that don’t need me. I’m trying to outsource more and more daily.

Traffic Planet Hosting: $24.99 – The hosting account that I recently switched to. It’s super fast and I’m very happy with it.

Resell Rights Weekly: $19.95 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews

WuFoo: $14.95

Skype: $10 for premium

Total expenses: $970.07 (-$5,781.82 compared to November)

Revenue

Online Wealth Academy (CLOSED): $1,958.87 from review, interview, and webinar with Mikael Dia

Emergency Christmas Cash 2.0 (CLOSED): $1,689.58 from review and interview with Kristie Chiles

Hidden CPA Loophole (CLOSED): $1,587.30 from review and presell video

Laptop List Pro (CLOSED): $1,465.14 from review and interview with Bill Hugall

1K Whirlwind (CLOSED): $1,100.81 from review and interview with Barry Rodgers and Andrew Brocklehurst

Link Indexr: $1,044 from review and interview with Joshua Zamora

Social Directory: $861.22 from review and interview with Karthik Ramani

Arbitrage Autopilot Profits (CLOSED): $802.16 from review and interview with Zak Loveday

Tube Live Commando (CLOSED): $795.47 from review and interview with Tony Hayes

Bing Brings You The Bling: $780.01 from review and interview with Rob Stafford

Video Script (CLOSED): $768.30 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Kindle Assembly Line (CLOSED): $753.67 from review and interview with Saeed Rajan

Hydro Funnels: $461.29 from review and interview with Mike Buontempo

The Launch Bible (CLOSED): $314.71 from review and interview with Alex Jeffreys

Video Rizer (CLOSED): $254.50 from review and interview with Aaron Wolfe

InstaHook Video Backgrounds: $167.80 from review and interview with Brad Scott

Explaindio: $154.48 from review and interview with Nick LaPolla

WP Profit Builder: $109.68 from review and interview with Sean Donahoe

RunClick Webinar: $102.15 from review and interview with Walt Bayliss

The Lazy Affiliate 2.0: $92.05 from review and interview with Mark Bishop

Fresh Store Builder (CLOSED): $85.50 from review and interview with Carey Baird

Video Maker FX: $85 from review and interview with Peter Roszak

Absolute Jacker (CLOSED): $79 from review and interview with Ariel Sanders

Article Buddy Pro: $65.93 from review and interview with Radu Hahaianu

Thrive Landing Pages: $60 from review and interview with Shane Melaugh

Arbitrage Underdog RELOADED: $57 from review and interview with Tom E

The Fiverr Handover (CLOSED): $54.81 from review and interview with Fergal Downes

IMNow Webinar (CLOSED): $48.50 from review and interview with Keith Lynch

Fiverr Factory (CLOSED): $48.50 from review

Hero Tower (CLOSED): $47 from review and interview with Ross Carrel

Covert Store Builder: $46.70 from interview with Cindy Battye

Solo Ad Business Blueprint (CLOSED): $45.60 from interview with Kate Rosenberg

Secret Millionaires Traffic Source (CLOSED): $35 from interview with Dave Gruber and Matt Bacak

Azon Video Vault (CLOSED): $32 from review and interview with M. Bari

Kindle Money Mastery: $30.46 from review and interview with Stefan Pylarinos

Under the Radar Profits (CLOSED): $27 from review and interview with James Canzanella

Tee Blueprint (CLOSED): $26.05 from review and interview with Manny Hanif

Funnel Vision (CLOSED): $24.95 from review and interview with Dr. Ben Adkins

How To Build Your First List: $24.57 from review and interview with Reed Floren

Inner Circle Solo Ads 3.0 (CLOSED): $24 from interview with Rob Stafford

Fancy Forms (CLOSED): $23.50 from review and interview with Brett Rutecky

Rapid Video Funnels: $23.40 from review and interview with Peter Beattie

Optin Gate (CLOSED): $19.75 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

Easy Auto Tube (CLOSED): $17.45 from review and presell video

Long Tail Pro: $15.26 from interview with Spencer Haws

Spy Perfection (CLOSED): $10.63 from review and interview with Sam Bakker

The Death of Solo Ads: $10.50 from review and interview with David Eisner

Laptop Laziness: $8.67 from review and interview with Bill Hugall

Ad Factory (CLOSED): $8.10 from review and interview with Russ Schneider

How to Create a $7 product: $7.68 from interview with Trevor Dumbleton

Solo Ad Escape: $7.48 from review and interview with Kevin Fahey

Simple JV Cash (CLOSED): $1.39 from review and interview with AJ Montoya

Total revenue from interviews: $16,364.57 (-$811.24 from November)

Affiliate Income Secrets: $1,407.16 - My product teaching how I make money from affiliate marketing

Kindle earnings: $38.07

Resell Rights Weekly: $71.25 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own

Total from OTHER streams of income: $1,516.48 (-$43,149.07 from November)

Total Revenue: $17,881.05 (-$43,960.31 from November)

Total Profit: $16,910.98 (-$38,178.49 from November)

So I've been sitting on this income report for the last couple of months now. Why haven't I published? Well, its a combination of a couple of things:

1. November was the BUSIEST and most PROFITABLE month that ive ever had in my life. I launched a product that did almost $50,000 in sales and that made me about $40,000 in total profits. That launch DRAINED the energy right out of me. I even lost about 5 pounds during the 5 day launch period as some days I even forgot to eat. It was exhausting.

2. On December 20th I went to New York with my wife and sister-in-law for four days. We did the tourist thing and then headed to Maine to visit with my family. On December 30th we flew to San Francisco to celebrate the New Year, and then flew back to Maine on January 2nd...and then flew to Istanbul on the 3rd. Then I had jet lag and was sick for the next week.

I'm not telling you this as an excuse, but just to show that even with all this going on I was able to make almost $17,000 in December. That, to me, is simply amazing.

So what happened in 2014?

2014 was the BEST year of my life financially. Before taxes, I earned $190,000. Last year I earned a little more than $14,000. That's a difference of $176,000!

I finally had that "tipping point" in my business where all the hard work came to fruition. Instead of struggling to break the $2,000 profit mark every month, I was easily passing the $10,000 mark and on the way to $20,000.

It’s not JUST about the money

But I don’t want this to be all about “how much money I made”. I feel like I’m getting beyond that now. I’m at the point where I can start worrying less about the cash and more about the value.

Internet marketing shouldn’t just be about making x dollars per day. It should also be about investing that money. Unfortunately most people aren’t even making a dollar so how can they even think about investing money that they haven’t made yet? Instead of throwing money at product after product they should be thinking about ways they can make their money grow.

Perhaps one of those ways is investing in a $7 course and then actually implementing what they’ve learned. One way of doing this is by documenting everything that you’re doing online. If you’re not publicly capturing your journey in a blog then you are WASTING a potential marketing machine in the future. One of the reasons my Affiliate Income Secrets launch was so successful was because there was NO DOUBT in anyone’s mind that I was actually doing what I claimed on my sales page. Everyone had already seen me slowly building up over time…I had PROOF. For those interested, I did a detailed video of the results of that launch HERE.

So are YOU documenting your journey? Are you keeping track of each course that you’re buying? Are you taking action and implementing what you’re learning? I hope you are. I hope you’re treating every dollar that you spend as an education and not simply another “magic solution” that’s going to bring you $10,000 next month.

So let’s get this straight. If you didn’t make $100 online last month you’re probably not going to make $10,000 this month. It took me a LONG time to get to where I am today, but don’t let that dissuade you…let it INSPIRE you. That’s my goal here…to inspire. If I can do it then ANYONE can. But it’s going to take some hard work, consistent action, and the willingness to do the work when it would be much easier to go out with your friends or watch the game on TV. That’s the hard truth.

My Plan for 2015

I know that I’ve got to level-up in 2015. I need to take the momentum that I have going for me know and keep moving with it. I can’t let myself get complacent…and I have no plans to sit still.

So here are my goals for 2015:

1. Be easily making $50,000 per month by December, 2015.

2. Build my email list to 100,000 subscribers.

3. Buy an apartment and pay it off in full.

4. Have at least $100,000 in liquid assets (savings) by December, 2015.

5. Write and publish a Kindle book in my name

6. Outsource and publish 100 Kindle books as an alternative income source

7. Spend $10,000 on solo ads, document the results, and launch it as a product (would you buy it?)

8. Set up an auto-webinar sequence to funnel in leads from Facebook

I’ve seen plenty of marketers get to the level that I’m at now. The next logical step is to create higher end products or software. One of the nice things about having a platform such as MikeFromMaine.com and an email list is that I can try things out, package the results up as products, and then make back my investment in product sales. I feel like these “experiments” will be the best way I can help my audience grow.

And that’s my goal…for YOU to grow.

Here’s my advice for you:

1. Setup your WordPress blog- Like I mentioned before, you should be using this to publicly be documenting your journey. You can get a domain name for $1.99 from GoDaddy and amazing WordPress hosting from Traffic Planet Hosting.

2. Start building your email list- You’ll hear this over and over again from successful marketers. Why? Because it’s the MOST important part of your business. You can get your first month for free from Get Response.

3. Keep track of your spending- You don’t want to be doing your taxes next year and find out that you’ve spent $10,000 on IM products, but haven’t made a dime. Budget out what you’ll spend each month on your education and try not to go over it. You can also post affiliate links on your website to the products that you buy as you document your journey.

4. Start networking with other people in your niche- No, I don’t mean sending them spammy messages about creating “strategic relationships”. I mean truly taking an interest in other people’s blogs and products, and then helping out when you can. A perfect way to start a dialogue with someone is by asking if they need testimonials for their upcoming product launch. Better yet, buy someone’s product, apply it, get results, and THEN send them a testimonial. You’ll get on their radar for sure.

5. Think of ways you can help OTHERS- One of my favorite quotes is Zig Ziglar’s “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Follow this advice and you will be a hero to many.

If you do these five things in 2015 you will be WAY ahead of 95% of people treating their online business as a hobby. Start treating it like a business and you’ll start making “business” money.

That’s it. Thanks for all your support throughout 2014!

Oh, and here’s some pictures from November and December:-)

At the Golden Gate Bridge
At the Golden Gate Bridge
dad
Back home in Maine with my Dad
In Times Square a few days before Christmas
In Times Square a few days before Christmas
Eating oysters in Grand Central Station in New York
Eating oysters in Grand Central Station in New York

  • January 17, 2015
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Huw Hughes - January 17, 2015

Been Following you for a long time Mike since I bought Product Launch Confessions and I really enjoy reading your blog. 🙂

Have a great 2015.

Take care

Huw

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    Mike From Maine - January 17, 2015

    Thanks, Huw. Glad to have you here and thanks for picking up my first product. I’ve seen your name around as well 🙂

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AuntiE - January 17, 2015

I couldn’t be more proud of you!!!!!
Your such a hard working guy! Wish you could teach Auntie how to save/make some money!
I love you guys!
Xoxo

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    Mike From Maine - January 17, 2015

    Aunt Alice,

    Thanks for stopping by! I wish we could have seen you when were were home for Xmas…maybe I can convince you to take a trip to Istanbul 🙂

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Hassan - January 17, 2015

Congratulations on your success Mike. Been watching this space for a while now and I’m really happy to see you reach this level of success!

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    Mike From Maine - January 17, 2015

    Thanks, Hassan. It definitely hasn’t happened overnight, but I’m happy to be an example of “slow and steady wins the race”.

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Jeff Rose - January 17, 2015

This is awesome, Mike! It’s been a treat to track your journey the past couple of years. Love seeing you hit your “tipping point”. Proof that hustle and determination pay off. 🙂

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Hey Jeff,

    Glad to see that you’re doing amazingly well also.

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Clive - January 17, 2015

Hey Mike – I was saying to one of my JV’s the other day that you are the hardest working guys in the IM World!

While most of us are looking for shortcuts you have proven that dedication and a LOT of hard work can create a serious online income.

More power to you!

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Clive,

    Thanks…yes, it’s been a lot of hard work…but I love it!

    You’re right…there’s no shortcut…just consistency and dedication.

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Auntie#2 - January 17, 2015

This Aunt is really proud of you too! Way to go! You deserve your success and keep up the great work.
Love you both.

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Joshua Zamora - January 17, 2015

Fuck yea!!! $55k in a month! Keep that momentum going for sure Mike!

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    I’m trying to catch up to you, but you’re not making it easy 😉

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james - January 17, 2015

Congrats Mike… Always enjoy reading your income reports and as always, very, very well deserved!

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Thanks, James. You’ve had a good year too.

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Kieran mcdonogh - January 17, 2015

Another great income report Mike. Love seeing your growth every time you post these. Congrats on your success – you deserve it!!

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Thanks, Kieran. Keep up your awesome launches…you’re crushing it!

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Gaurab borah - January 17, 2015

Great to see your succeed. You are an inspiration. I hope you crush all you goals in 2015 and beyond. Good luck.

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    This was YOUR year, too, Gaurab. It’s been great seeing you doing successful launch after launch…I don’t know how you do it 🙂

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Auntie Kim - January 17, 2015

Last, but by no means least Auntie #3 is also very proud of you. I know what you mean about that “tipping point.” I get glimpses of it and then have a slow month. I’m in the process of broadening my services!! Take care and say hi to your lovely wife.

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Apparently my aunts are following my blog 🙂 I’m sure I’ll have some slow months in the future, but for now I’m enjoying the rise up.

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rashvin - January 18, 2015

Very inspiring Mike. I’ve been following you since early 2014 and really enjoy your interviews. All the best on achieving your 2015 goals!

– Rashvin

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Thanks, Rashvin…I appreciate your support.

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Saaransh - January 18, 2015

Awesome Post Mike. You are a True Inspiration!

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Saaransh, I’m so happy to hear that I’ve inspired you!

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Michael Suchocki - January 18, 2015

Mike, I’m new to following you, but I have to say you do inspire me to make some changes. Awesome news on your achievements so far. Congratulations!

– Michael

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Thanks, Michael. I’m happy to have you here and making changes. Good luck!

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Chris Cole - January 18, 2015

What a fantastic post Mike, and what an AMAZING year you have had – I sure hope 2015 surpasses 2014! 🙂

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Thanks, Chris…see you on my show later today 😉

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Tom yevsikov - January 18, 2015

Yo mike that is INSANE.

Congratulations.

Your accountant must have lost all the socks he had with that growth.

As usual, I am inspired.

Rock on, your accountant will eventually spend more money on socks than you pay him.

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Haha, to be completely transparent this is the first year I’ll be hiring an accountant. Time to graduate to the big leagues.

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Simon Anthony - January 18, 2015

Wow, inspiring stuff. What a rise !

All the proof anyone needs to stick at it and keep pushing forward.
I’m 100% you’ll crush your goals. Probably well before Dec 2015 too.

Have an amazing year Mike.

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Simon.

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Andre nurmik - January 18, 2015

Really awesome post Mike. Way to go!
Personally I’ve found a lot of valuable information from your interviews.

Thanks man 😉

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    Mike From Maine - January 18, 2015

    Glad to hear you’re getting value from them…I’ll keep pumping them out, Andre.

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Barry Rodgers - January 18, 2015

Someone asked me not so long back who I thought was the most prolific successful product creator I knew.

I thought about it for a while. … Could it be Sean Mize? Andy Brocklehurst always has something popping up. Then there was that DougP fella who seemed to do a new WSO every few days at one point.

But… My answer was Mike Thomas.

See, Mike makes a new product everytime he interviews someone. The model is very clever when you examine it.

Free product with high value that takes around 1 hour to create and probably the same to “package & promote”. Free product leads to affiliate sales in Mike’s funnel – brilliant.

What Mike has done is develop a very effective product creation system and worked his ass off to expand it over the last couple of years.

He has not been jumping left & right into other models along the way. He persevered and now is also a successful coach to others.

Way to go, buddy. keep cranking out those products every day 🙂

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    Mike From Maine - January 20, 2015

    Thanks, Barry, I never thought of it that way, but you’re right…I’m making mini-products every day. Looking forward to getting your affiliate prize in the mail.

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Zak Loveday - January 18, 2015

Awesome post as usual Mike! You’re an inspiration…

And I’d definitely like to see that solo ad product! Let me know if you need a testimonial 😉

-Zak

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    Mike From Maine - January 20, 2015

    Thanks, Zak. Keep up your arbitrage stuff!

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Nino Sem - January 18, 2015

Hello Mike.
I have been following you for some time now and i think you are the right guy!
Your blog is REALLY GOOD and I like it a lot. It will be a big help for tons of people 🙂

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Eddy - January 18, 2015

Great job mike, its great to follow your success. I hope 2015 is even better

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    Mike From Maine - January 20, 2015

    Thanks, Eddy. We’ll see what 2015 holds.

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Keith Williams - January 18, 2015

Mike,

Thanks for the updates! It’s refreshing to see that that 190k$ didn’t just “fall into my lap while you were enjoying a vacation on the islands,” as some would like us to believe.
It took a lot of work and hard work. But you persevered and it paid off! Congratulations!
Your goals for 2015 appear to be very challenging, even for you. Best wishes on achieving them! I’ll check a year from now!

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    gareth - January 18, 2015

    Hi Mike…really great post. I’m just new to your stuff though it is clear you’re one of the good guys. Your honesty and matter of fact style is a refreshing antidote to all the flash bullshit which gives IM its bad name. Keep up your awesome progress. Cheers, Gareth

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      Mike From Maine - January 20, 2015

      Gareth, it’s my honesty and transparency that has gotten me a long way…thanks for noticing.

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    Mike From Maine - January 20, 2015

    Keith,

    Yeah, it definitely took hard work to get where I am. See you back here in a year 😉

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Fred - January 18, 2015

Hi Mike
Congrats, its great to see your success. This is proof of your genuine nature It’s obvious and why we like checking things out at Mike from Maine. Hey, and ultimately spending some money. All directed toward everyone’s success.
All the best in 2015

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    Mike From Maine - January 20, 2015

    Fred,

    I appreciate you supporting me by purchasing through my links…without that I wouldn’t be able to do this day after day. Thanks!

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David Whitfield - January 18, 2015

Nice work Mike and congrats. keep the roll going, and the sharing. I will be implementing things learned from you these last few months. God bless

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- January 19, 2015

CONGRATS ON AN AMAZING YEAR. You really took off like a rocket.
I have followed your progress for a couple of years. I watched how hard you worked for a few thousand a month. Slowly moving along and not too exciting for one who hears about the money to be made online. But this year with your product launch and your daily shows things have jelled.
Thanks for the reporting. Your accountant should be happy.
What will the end of 2015 show? Breaking the 500,000 mark?
All the best to you and your wife.

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    Mike From Maine - January 20, 2015

    Archie,

    It goes to show that hard work and determination can pay off. Yes, I’m hoping to make over $500,000 this year…we’ll see.

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Jay the analyst - January 20, 2015

The advice at the end of this post is the best I have heard for a while from internet marketers. Good stuff man!

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    Mike From Maine - January 20, 2015

    Thanks, Jay. If just a fraction of my audience can follow that advice then I’ll be happy.

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Sulej - January 20, 2015

OMG i followed you since your adsense periode and the penguin update fiasco… i would say you recovered pretty good from it. Nice numbers man, congratz!

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    Mike From Maine - January 20, 2015

    Sulej,

    It’s been a while since those days…thanks for following me along the journey.

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Jesse - January 21, 2015

Was that your first time in San Francisco? That place is beautiful.

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    Mike From Maine - January 21, 2015

    Yeah, it was my first time in California.

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adam - January 23, 2015

WOW, been following your journey from the beginning, so impressive how you got to those numbers after the hard work and all those months when you barely made money and you sticking to your plan , don’t know many people that persisted like that so publicly I think
really inspiring

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    Mike From Maine - January 23, 2015

    Thanks for following me for so long…glad to share the journey with you.

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Carl - January 26, 2015

Mike, you are a legend and a massive inspiration – Thank you!

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rod - January 28, 2015

Hey MFM!

I really don’t think you understand how much you inspire us! It’s real guys like you who keeps us motivated and grounded with “realistic expectations”. Please keep it up!

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    Mike From Maine - January 28, 2015

    Thanks, Rod. Glad you realize that it’s a slow road to success.

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