It Nearly Did Not Happen!

Maybe I’m the only one who will ever see this, but I’m doing it anyway.  I want to write down how I found what I’ve been looking for after 11 years. And I want to track my progress.

If by chance this helps another person to change their circumstances, it will be a bonus.

I now know exactly why you should never give up on your dreams, even if it seems that they’ll never come true.


Since 2003 I’ve been searching for a way to earn an internet income – preferably residual.  I spent a lot of money (oh yeah, there are a plenty of internet marketers who smiled when they saw me coming) only to see my credit card balances go higher. I never saw the so-called guaranteed income.  I tried everything, followed the advice of “gurus” and although I put in long hours, I just never got anywhere.

Even as an Amazon affiliate I only made +- $43 in about 3 years.  As a Clickbank affiliate I got one payment of $121. I tried everything but just couldn’t make the sales to qualify for another payment.   I then had to watch as my small balance dwindled because CB decided that if there were no sales, they would just take $5 or so every month off my account.  Needless to say that account is closed now!

I got so despondent that I stopped and decided that I’ll just have to give up on my dream to be financially independent. I was so anti-internet income that I nearly missed the opportunity that changed my life.

I can only say that I got involved with SFI  because of it Heavenly Intervention.  I was adamant to never try anything again.  To never waste time or money. NEVER! AGAIN!

So, here’s what happened :

On 16 October 2014 I received this email – everything in red is exactly as I got it :

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Working online with SFI means to operate together with a reliable, innovative and dynamic Company, serving Consumers and Companies from all over the world. SFI (Strong Future International) Marketing Group was launched in 1998. Starting with just one product, sold only in the United States, SFI has now grown to more than 79000 products and services (and growing daily) sold in more than 190 countries around the world.
We are looking for:
Online Business Operator
You’ll run your own business through the internet from home, part or full time.
SFI guarantees:
• Security and punctuality in your monthly payment, by check or directly to your bank account;
• A “scientific” strategy to follow in order to achieve your income goals;
• All the management tools you need;
• Online training, including interactive live sessions;
• Ongoing assistance from your Personal Team Coach;
• Very high profitability.
What you need:
• A computer with a good internet connection;
• Passion for the internet;
• Willingness to learn a complete new job;
• Self-discipline;
• To be available at least 5 hours per week.

At the bottom was a blue block with a link I had to click (unfortunately I’m not able to copy it here)

I left it in my inbox.  It sat there …. Patiently waiting ….

After about a week I was ready to delete it but instead decided to click on the link in the email … I was taken to a page with a short form to fill out.  I was ready to click the little corner X when something stopped me.  What could it hurt?  It would only take a few minutes and wouldn’t cost anything.

I filled out the form and got sent to the SFI registration page.  Once again I wanted to just click the little corner X!  AGAIN, something stopped me!  It was free to join and I could just cancel if it turned out to be a waste of time.  Where’s the harm?  So I joined SFI …….

Now you have to remember, I wasn’t exactly open to the idea.  In the back of my mind I was still thinking:  “It’s just going to be another disappointment”

When I got to the SFI site I took one look and decided no way, this looks much too complicated. So I promptly went off to do something else …


Next …..Taking the Plunge

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