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Why I Turned My Back On Fame And Instead Made Millions in Affiliate Marketing

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Affiliate marketing is the money-spinning upside to the internet economy, and those who master the techniques of selling online have the potential to fast-track their fortunes. Jono Armstrong’s Ministry of Freedom – built together with his wife Cice – offers a course that has helped hundreds realize their dreams of financial freedom by following the same steps that helped the former musician change his life and his fortune.

Forced to rebuild after an exhilarating rise and dramatic fall as a celebrity in conservative Indonesia, Jono has learned the pitfalls of fame. He changed his mindset, and his life, to create a new path to support his family with his popular courses in The Ministry of Freedom, an online business school that teaches students how to build their own fortunes with affiliate marketing.

“I’m a little more grounded now and a lot more careful about money and success,” he says. “Fame made me an addict, I couldn’t feed my kids, and I ended up being the focus for so much hate,” he says. 

Starting from nothing

“2006-2007 was one of the hardest years of my life,” says Jono. “I’d lost it all. I was 26 years old, had no university degree, and no work experience. I had 2 young kids and a wife to support. We ended up back in the UK where we crashed at my parents’ house for 6 months before I went back to the rat race, washing dishes in a small restaurant.

In 2007 Jono taught himself basic HTML and discovered the power of the internet. He started buying products from China and selling them on e-bay, eventually saving enough money to make the move back to Indonesia.

Romance came his way again with an old friend from the music industry, Cice, and together they set up their e-commerce business and raised the family with help from both of their parents. 

“We worked from home, selling physical products. It was pretty difficult but we were learning and making ends meet,” he says. Then Jono bought his first digital product, a course, and did a review on YouTube. Within days he saw his bank balance rise significantly and he knew this was the way to go. 

Succeeding in affiliate marketing

Jono started to sell more digital products and he and Cice saw a future that looked a lot brighter. He then invested in a course with one of the world’s leading social media marketing gurus in LA. 

“The course cost seemed a massive investment at the time but it has paid off a hundred times over,” he says. 

Once he had the formula down, Jono became the man to watch in the affiliate space with digital producers sending him sample products to review online. He reviewed the products, showed people how to use them, pointed out their shortcomings, and created hacks to work around them. He and Cice watched their income grow beyond anything they had imagined. 

“It was a big learning curve at first. It would take me hours to go through each new product, find out what was missing, or what was required to use the products successfully, and I gave the information out for free to my followers through a series of YouTube videos. The early ones were very rough as we didn’t have the money to buy fancy equipment or the experience to create a slick website,” he says. 

The couple stuck at it, and this is one of the key teachings he passes on to his members in The Ministry of Freedom. “You have to keep at it, then it gets easier.” He’s also able to guide his members through the process he spent so long learning himself, helping them to fast-track their own success. 

From zero to $2 million a month

In just under four years Jono built a business that is today making $2 million a month, having started from nothing. This is what he now teaches others to do in his course that has attracted positive reviews across the internet. 

“The profit margins on digital products are a lot better than on physical products. Once I had the knowledge to pick the products that would sell I was able to start creating my own, and the profits on those were my ticket to financial freedom,” he says. 

As his profile in the online space grew, he created Ministry of Freedom and began to teach others what he had learned through years of trial and error. With a string of successful students following in his footsteps, some already making over a million dollars a year, Jono and Cice have realized another of their dreams; to move to Bali. 

Having had his taste of fame and all that goes with it, Jono has no interest in a flashy lifestyle, he’s been there and he’s seen the downside. You won’t find any luxury cars parked in the driveway of their mansion, instead, Jono and Cice are happy they can be together with their kids and never have to think about where their next rent payment is coming from.

“I’ve learned all I need to know about the high life. I invest my money now so that my kids will never have to worry the way I did. We’ve bought a nice house, we go on holidays, I have time to spend with my family and that’s everything to me now,” he says. 

He’s also proud of the community that has grown around the Ministry Of Freedom and he’s very generous with his tips and advice for newcomers. “We all support each other, we share information on the best new products, we help each other out with the reviews. Not everyone is camera-ready when they sign up but we support them and some of the shyest have turned out to be brilliant with a bit of coaching,” he explains. 

“Doing it for yourself and your family is a great feeling, being able to help others do it too is amazing,” says a very happy and content Jono Armstrong. 

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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Wisdom and Youthful Energy Combined: Tax Attorney Lance R. Drury

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Research done by The American Psychological Association indicates that the average person starts feeling old at the age of 47. This was the most cited age in a survey of 2,000 Americans over 40, with respondents also noting that they begin to worry about age-related bodily changes around the age of 50. Concerns about mental decline and memory loss are prevalent, with a significant percentage of participants expressing fears about their cognitive health deteriorating as they age. Interestingly, fewer people are concerned about losing their youthful looks compared to worries about mental sharpness and staying socially connected.

But at the young age of 70, Tax Attorney at Law Lance R. Drury embodies the belief that age is just a number — not a measure of one’s capabilities. With a career spanning several decades, the spunky lawyer continues to defy societal expectations, showcasing that one can maintain both wisdom and youthful energy well into their later years. Drury’s happy-go-lucky, quick-witted personality offers a refreshing perspective in a world where age often dictates one’s pursuits and achievements.

Lance R. Drury is the founder of the Law Office of Lance R. Drury, a firm renowned for its exceptional tax resolution services. With over 35 years of legal experience, his practice specializes in tax planning, litigation of tax disputes, and negotiation of settlements with tax authorities. Drury’s personalized approach to each case ensures that clients receive strategies tailored to their unique situations.

His offices are located in Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis in Missouri, Nashville in Tennessee, and most recently, San Antonio in Texas. Drury’s practice emphasizes understanding clients’ specific needs and navigating the complexities of tax law to provide clear, actionable solutions. Through his dedicated work, he built a longstanding reputation for his legal acumen and commitment to upholding the highest standards of the legal profession, ensuring that each client receives attentive and effective representation.

We sat down with Drury to discuss his perspective on age and how it influences his dynamic approach to life and work.

All In Your Head

Drury’s response to the question of retirement was profound.

“People often suggest I should retire,” he shared. “But staying active keeps my mind sharp and my spirit youthful.”

His days are filled with interactions that span generations, which he believes keep his mind young and engaged.

“Age is just a sequence of numbers that has no bearing on what you can achieve. The only limits are the ones you set for yourself,” Drury emphasized.

Maintaining Purpose and Connection

Drury highlighted the importance of maintaining a sense of purpose. While retirement for some means relaxation and leisure, for Drury, it’s about continual engagement and growth.

“You don’t retire from life; you move towards new opportunities,” Drury pointed out. “It’s essential to keep forging connections and pursuing goals that keep you connected to the world around you.”

He actively engages with people daily, from colleagues to younger individuals, enriching his social life and broadening his perspectives. This engagement, he noted, is key to feeling connected and vibrant.

The Psychological and Social Benefits of Staying Active

Staying engaged in work and social activities has profound effects on mental health. Drury observed that his professional engagements keep his mind sharp and give him a sense of purpose every day. This routine, he suggested, can benefit everyone, regardless of age. The social interactions that come with staying active help prevent the loneliness and isolation often associated with aging.

“Staying active is crucial for keeping your mind sharp and your spirit engaged,” Drury noted.

A Rebellious Stance on Aging

Drury’s approach is rebellious. Especially in the field of law, defying societal expectations that dictate slowing down with age is unexpected. He finds liberation in continuing his work and enjoying life on his terms. This rebellious stance is about acknowledging the aging process while embracing it with vigor and a clear sense of purpose.

“Rejecting the typical narrative of aging doesn’t mean denying the process of growing older. It means embracing it with enthusiasm and a resolve to live fully every day,” Drury passionately shared. “I encourage others to live joyfully and defiantly, irrespective of age.”

Drury’s narrative is a powerful reminder that age should not limit our dreams or capabilities. Whether it’s continuing a career, engaging with diverse social groups, or simply finding new reasons to enjoy each day, his life exemplifies the power of living without age boundaries. Drury’s advice encourages us to look beyond societal expectations and craft a life filled with engagement, purpose, and connection, no matter how many years we have lived.

In a world that often equates aging with decline, Lance R. Drury stands out as a beacon of enduring vitality and purpose, inspiring all of us to rethink what it means to grow older!

About The Law Office of Lance R. Drury

The Law Office of Lance R. Drury, founded in 2006, has been a leading legal practice in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, San Antonio, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee specializing in tax law matters. With over 35 years of experience, Lance is a nationally-recognized tax resolution attorney providing innovative solutions to IRS tax dilemmas with a team that is dedicated to providing clients personalized and effective solutions for tax planning, dispute litigation, and tax resolutions. For more information, please visit https://www.lancedrurylaw.com/ 

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