When you’ve made it, what is your motivation?

Let me preface this post by saying, I am definitely not trying to brag about anything I have done online. I wrote that headline to get you to read the post.

I remember when I was first starting out in the world of running internet businesses I used to see people that had been very successful and now they were teaching others how to do the same.

I always would ask myself, what is their motivation? If they have made so much money why are they still trying to make even more money? Why not just retire or go do something else?

Well I have come to a point in my life where I see myself in similar shoes. I have made a lot of money from the internet businesses that I run but here is what I have discovered. I’m not satisfied. I think that is a common characteristic of successful entrepreneurs, they are driven. I think it is something that can’t just be turned off. It is also something anyone can bring to the table. If you want something in life, go take it. Keep working at it until you get it.

Don’t get me wrong I love my freedom and being able to do the things that I love to do, on my own schedule. But I also work really hard and am always trying to grow my businesses. I think you will find the same thing as you get going and start making good money through your own internet ventures.

I have also been approached by at least 50 friends and acquaintances who have asked me to sit down with them and explain what I do and help them get started. I can’t tell you the countless hours I have spent in these sessions. I have always been willing to do this but it has really made me realize that teaching these things to other people is probably the correct next step for me. Also since I live the Prosperly Way I decided to build the definitive training course once and then an unlimited people can access it after that.That is what has motivated this course I have been working on.

This has been quite the undertaking especially as I am trying to pursue filmmaking at the same time but I love this stuff. I hope you love it too. Doing this for a living is a dream come true and I feel grateful everyday. I hope that comes through as I share my knowledge with you.

Wow, this has been just a brain dump of thoughts that have been going through my mind. I will try to give you something better next time.

Adam White is a 20+ year entrepreneur having built and sold 18 internet businesses. He currently runs JustReachOut and SquidVision, a new type of landing page optimization software for SaaS companies, and does SaaS and SEO consulting at Prosperly.com. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids and in between SaaS businesses he writes and directs feature films.

4 comments On When you’ve made it, what is your motivation?

  • Adam,

    Any idea on when the course may be available?

    What is the best course of action for someone wanting to start NOW? I know the right advice can save a person both time and money.


  • Neal, it is close. I am thinking middle of July but I don’t have a firm date set yet. I will be sure to let everyone know but sign up on the email list to be sure to be notified.

  • Great post Adam! I think so many successful Internet marketers keep doing what they’re doing for multiple reasons. I mean, why stop after you’ve seen success? Plus it IS a lot of work, keeping up with all of the trends, etc. As an Internet marketer, there are so many parts of your business you could set up to make money on autopilot, but I think it’s important to keep plugging away and giving people fresh content and continually finding people whom you can help (or letting them find you :) Good luck with your filmmaking career! I’ll bet being a successful IM’er has allowed you to pursue your dreams!


  • Very educational information I will have to bookmark this. Thank you Adam.

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