How it all started
At the age of 24, I was tired of living paycheck to paycheck and I decided that I was no longer going to work as a Materials Coordinator for Johnson Controls, a job I had started when I was 19. I graduated from the University of Phoenix in June 2002. My dream at the time was to become a director at a company, but once I graduated, I realized that I was never going to be rich working for someone else. True wealth comes from having multiple streams of income. Once I realized I could never become rich working for someone else I decided it was time to take control of my financial future, so I purchased my first real estate property for $18,000. After making the necessary renovations, I was able to sell it for a profit of $24,000.
The match had been struck
Since 2002, I have purchased, renovated and sold more than 600 properties totaling $50 million dollars in real estate sales. I maintained a steady flow of success through my real estate empire. Strong, determined, and optimistic about the future that lay ahead of me, I knew that all of my dreams could come true despite any hardships in my past. Born to deaf parents, I grew up with 6 sisters and 1 brother in Pontiac, Michigan. I had survived an abusive relationship and a brutal sexual assault, but I was still relentless at pursuing my dreams through real estate.
Real Estate changed the course of my life
In 2007, carrying a wealth of knowledge about the real estate industry, I published my first book, “Finding, Fixing & Flipping” properties. I started to spread the word and share the secrets of my success through real estate training seminars which later led me into becoming a motivational speaker.
In 2009, Michigan took a tremendous blow with the housing crisis. I had purchased a number of homes but was unable to sell them due to the market crash. This is when I realized that real estate had lit my fire but it was time to start cooking something else. I took some time off. Trying to decide what my next move was going to be, I began to do some soul searching. Real Estate had been my meal ticket for the past several years. As I continued to do some soul searching, I learned that you should NEVER rely on one source of income. The recession taught me to have multiple streams of income so that my financial future could be more secure.
Introduction to the Home Business World
Some good friends of mine introduced me to network marketing. I was reluctant at first, but I knew full well that all my funds were tied up in a slew of houses that I had purchased and couldn’t sell … but I still was receiving residual income (monthly rent) through tenants that resided in my properties.
The market was in the toilet and I still had an entrepreneurial spirit burning inside me. I figured I would try something different because I had nothing to lose. This was my opportunity to develop another stream of residual income. This is when I decided to take a chance on this network marketing business. I thought that I was going to instantly make millions and became increasingly disappointed when my efforts turned into failures time and time again. I tried for six months without making a DIME! But my focus and determination was still strong. It turned out that the setbacks and ‘failures’ were exactly what I needed to go through to help me grow into a much stronger and more successful human being.
As I conducted more and more research, I found that there were numerous people from various network marketing companies making a fortune using the Internet! This intrigued me and since I knew I wasn’t going back to work for anyone else, the Internet looked like my way out. So after taking some well deserved time out for myself, I started studying internet marketing with a passion. I pursued it with the same excitement that I did while buying and selling homes.
I attended countless seminars, purchased cd’s, dvd’s, books, and mp3’s that talked about how this entire Internet Marketing world worked. I joined another network marketing company and started to implement the things that I had learned. All of the great advice and business techniques actually worked. I was hooked! At this point, “Annetta the Internet Marketing Entertainer” was born.
The Power of the World Wide Web…
Six months into the business, I was online doing some research on how to generate more leads on the Internet. I discovered the world of online marketing. At that point, I decided to get real training and coaching from some of the best internet marketers in the industry and because of the training I received and my solid commitment to building up my wealth again, I ended up becoming quite successful in a relatively short period of time.
I was making a full-time income and it was enough to keep me from having to get a 9-5 again. I had been in business for myself for the past several years and was determined not to go back to working for another corporation and living paycheck to paycheck. Internet Marketing is all about building an email list, branding yourself in the social networks, and that’s what I became an expert at doing.
I’ve seen firsthand the enormous power in social media and list building and that’s exactly what I now specialize in teaching to others. But honestly, the real reason I was able to become so successful online was my persistence and commitment to personal growth and development.
After starting in this industry at the age of 33, with a few years experience under my belt, I now realize the recipe to success.
Success is the ability to examine what’s out there, set goals, put your plan into motion and then conquer!
Starting your own business is not at all easy but you must have the vision, drive and determination to go for the goal. Most importantly, you must step out on faith and think outside the box!
For example, taking what I had learned I was able to set up a real estate investing company on the Internet and help other investors, including investors outside the country, invest in properties in the metro Detroit area.
I was also able to take the money I made from the Internet and purchase four tax franchises – continuing with my philosophy of creating multiple streams of income.
Most importantly, I’ve learned with time how to weather storms and come out on the the other side even stronger. I did not let the real estate market crash get me down and today I’m making more money than I ever was before. This has led me to take on a new exciting role in my life …
Now I have a great desire to help others see just how powerful they are inside, too. An Author once said, “Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it. . . . What frustrates us and robs our lives of joy is this absence of meaning.” Far too many of us settle for mediocrity. So Let’s Build Wealth Together! I want to show you how to live a life of fullness and joy… Due to my success, I have been teaching numerous people how to build multiple streams of income and you could be next.
I assure you that you will learn so much about how to create true freedom in your life. You will grow as an entrepreneur and as a human being. I’m very much looking forward to sharing my knowledge with you. Let’s grow together and become the true artists on this canvas called life. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me get to know you as well!
“There is the risk you cannot afford to take and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take.” Working with me is the latter!
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