November 2002 was a big month for my family.
Four years ago this month I was FIRED from a great job. I was a good sales rep selling Microsoft software and made what I thought was a decent income. I had a great base salary and plenty of commissions and incentives. It is what most people consider “a dream job” …
Getting fired is never good news for anyone with a wife, 2 kids (and my wife Andrea was pregnant with a third on the way), a mortgage and two hefty car payments.
Here’s how it happened:
I was a good employee with a nice salary, a good boss and I got good reviews. I was doing pretty well on eBay at the time though and I told my manager about it. My manager and upper management knew that I was making a pretty nice income on the Internet and eBay and that I would possibly be leaving the company at some point in the next few months. I wasn’t quite ready to make the leap though when I told them about my side biz.
Since I had a good relationship with management I asked them to let me know what sufficient notice of my departure would be – I didn’t want to just walk out on them one day. I was starting to make significant money on eBay on the side and I made the mistake of telling them!
They responded by firing me the day after I told them this. This isn’t a sob story though…
That was the best day in my entire career! I HAD to make my online business work – and I did.
This month (November 2006) marks the four year anniversary of that very significant career event for me.
I personally know hundreds of people who need only an Internet connection and occasionally a cell phone to run their entire mega online business. I’m one of them.
How’s my business doing you ask? Let’s just say that even in a slow month I earn about four to five months worth of my old salary pay.
Have you ever found yourself doubting that anyone is really making a good living using eBay and the Internet?
I’m proof that IT REALLY CAN HAPPEN to anyone willing to do a little work.
FACT: There are over 750,000 people who call eBay a source of family income – many of them full-time.
I also know that among those 750,000 eBay success stories are many readers of my book and this newsletter and we share a common dream.
At no time in human history has it been easier to establish a successful business that reaches a worldwide audience. Let me show you how I did it and how you can too. Start 2007 with the goal of being financially self-sufficient…
Then let your boss fire you!
If you’ve been reading this newsletter awhile you may recognize that a version of this article has run before…but it’s a big month for me so I hope you’ll humor me!