Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A little about Rob Stafford

Hey, how’s it going?

I’ve written up this short story about myself for a reason. Why? When you get emails from a person you feel like you know a little about, you will look forward to them, instead of just brushing them aside.

We’ve all got a story with highs and lows and each one is generally unique and interesting, some funny, some sad. Well mine is a bit of a roller coaster and I’ve included it below.

Before I get started I want to tell you that information alone in the IM game won’t get you success. The reason? There are so many different ways to make loads of money online. You need to make choices about which method? Who to follow? And you also need to find a reliable source of information.

There’s nothing worse than a stranger hitting up your inbox!

You know how it is; you get loads of emails in your inbox, you sign up for some free gift and then get loads of emails without knowing a thing about that person… maybe not even their real name.

I want to be different here.

I don’t want to just be another name in your inbox screaming at you to ACT NOW.
I have good strategies and techniques and I want to share them with you to achieve your financial dreams and create a lifestyle you love.

So here it is the story

I lost $25,000.

So I moved to the UK from sunny Australia with $25,000 in the bank and ready to take on the world.
Little did I realise the adventure that I was in for. Being a somewhat naive 25 year old fresh out of uni I went into “business” with a 40-year old fella who turned out to be quite the shyster… after spending 5 months and all my savings setting up a crappy website with a few emails, chasing a dream he promised, I realised that when he escaped back to Australia leaving me with nothing but a promise to send me some money that maybe I had made the wrong decision.

In that time I proposed to my girlfriend. She was very happy.

Then I told her that this fine fellow and left the country never to be seen again. She was very angry.

I spent 6 months trying to make the website work.

Once this guy went back to Australia, I spent another 6 months trying to breathe life into a dead website. I was sure it would work, I huffed and puffed with the odd sale here and the odd success there until I finally saw it for what it was and gave up. It was hard to let something go that was built around a dream and I spent my savings on (the website wasn’t worth $25,000 but with exchange rate and living expenses while I worked on it or concepts related to it, that money was gone in about 5 months).

The nine words that changed my life…

I knew people were making great money on the internet and I knew that I could too. I just hadn’t figured out how yet. I kept coming across the saying … “find what people want and give it to them”….”find what people want and give it to them” finally the penny dropped and I realised three things:

1) Find what people want and give it to them
2) I wasn’t successful previously because no one wanted what I had
3) I was now only going to give people what THEY want instead of what I thought was cool or they wanted.

Wow what a massive change that was!

The money started rolling in. I was promoting obscure products in the men’s health niche, products in the Forex niche and guess what? People were buying these because people wanted these and were willing to pay for them.
I never gave up though.

I got married.

I changed jobs.

I moved houses.

A lot happened, but I never gave up studying, learning and believing it could happen.

I’m pretty pleased now that I endured and I am free to make choices that help me create a great lifestyle for my wife and I.

I still live in London and occasionally I actually thank the guy that helped me lose that $25,000 because if it wasn’t for him I would never have gotten into IM in the first place.

Stay in touch,

Rob Stafford

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

TK February 10, 2011 at 6:08 am

Very inspiring story! Got your Google Smasher course already and like it. Hope I can achieve $100/day mark soon.

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Rob February 10, 2011 at 7:33 am

Thanks TK, let me know any questions you have with the course!

Rob

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Maria Mekus April 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Rob – your story read was excellent. Shows you how honest you are. More so, it’s a story that many of us can relate to. Your advice on “find what people want and give it to them” is something I will now remind myself of every day. Would enjoy hearing more information from you. Thank You so much. Maria Mekus

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Lesley April 11, 2011 at 1:14 am

Hi Rob – I thought I detected a distinctly Aussie accent. We have a habit of shortening words which tends to give us away.

Glad you’re liking London – I couldn’t do it after living in sunny Perth for so long.

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Mike FD April 11, 2011 at 1:20 am

Hi Rob,
thanks for that – it does seem that to stick at this “internet stuff” and keep going does require some sort of reality check. From my experience to date and general reading, it does seem that the usual reality check is the loss of a certain amount of funds!

I can relate to your story, as I am sure many others can, but my reality check just made me more determined.

A way to go yet but have found my vehicle, and Google Smasher fits nicely in the jigsaw!

Cheers,
Mike FD
(not being parochial but good to here a familiar accent)

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CG April 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Hey Rob,

I thought I got an email from you some time ago about OnlyWire and PixelPipe but can;t seem to find the post here.

Can you tell me where I could find that?

Thanks!

CG

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Rob April 18, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Hey CG,

I don’t think it was from me, I don’t really use onlywire and haven’t sent out an email about it…

Let me know if you think I can help,

Rob

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Lee Murray May 16, 2011 at 4:13 am

Rob,

Now that you’ve shared your story, I suppose I won’t be unsubscribing after all! Of course, I’m just kidding about that. I’m really looking forward to what you have to share.

You’ve done a good thing for yourself, and I can’t congratulate you for it enough. Also, I think you did an exceptional job with your Google Smasher product, and I can’t wait to see what else you’ve put together.

I think you and your product are great “role models” of sorts, both in terms of the information actually presented and as an example of the correct way to present such information to others. Does that make sense?

Anyway, thank you sir. I’d better wipe the “inspiration tears” from my eyes and get my ass back to work!

– Lee

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Rob May 16, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Lee, thanks so much for stopping by and your awesome words!

Really means a lot.

Rob

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Lee Murray May 16, 2011 at 4:15 am

By the way, I noticed that your sidebar image changes every time I refresh the page. How do you do that?

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Rob May 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

That is one of the features with the thesis theme that this blog is built with.

It’s a paid theme but awesome for SEO features too:

http://gsmasher.com/rob/thesis.php

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Kobi September 14, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Rob,
What a nice story. I am surprised I had not read it in the past.
Can’t wait to install LSX 🙂

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