OK, So for whatever reason, we lost our internet connection yesterday, so had no internet all day or night long. Of course I was kind of freaking out, because I had ads running on Facebook, POF, and a couple of other places, and didn't want to end up spending $3000 for nothing! Well, I finally got everything shut off using my cell phone, then sat around thinking about things for the night. Got up this morning hoping the internet repair guy would be early, but he never showed up. Again, for-whatever reason, our internet connection just started working out of the blue again! I don't know what's going on, go figure, doesn't make any sense to me either! ha ha So, I got online and started running all over the place reading everything I could find on CPA marketing and mobile advertising. After the last few hours of reading and scouring the internet for info, I think I see now what has happened (for me at least). I have come to realize here today, that the big jump into mobile marketing happened over the last 3 years or so. So, many many people made it big so-to-speak in mobile, because they got in when you should have... when it was new and wide open to about anything. Now, although there are a ton of people claiming to be able to show you how to make it big in CPA mobile, the real truth of the matter is, that horse has run it's course, and unless you have many thousands of dollars to dedicate to testing to find what's going to work, you need to stay on the porch. Remember, if you're going to run with the big dogs, get your wallet out or you best stay your butt on the porch? I remember watching a video recently where Greg Davis himself told everyone watching, that if you didn't have money to work with, you would be pretty much wasting your time, and your money. I watch all of Greg's stuff when I can, I think he is a great marketer and knows what he is talking about, so I respect his judgement when it comes to CPA and mobile. He hasn't made millions by not knowing what he's talking about, that's for sure. So, I think many of us have missed the boat. The big money income from mobile was from 2009/2010 to 2013. Now everyone and there grandma is trying to do it, and it's just not that easy any more. I hear people talking about remembering the days they used to get traffic for .002 and .005 per click!! Why can't you do that any more? Because the market is saturated to death with everyone trying to make their $1000 a day! I also know from years of playing the internet marketing game, that the big dogs will always get first dibs on the kick-butt offers. The little guys get the scraps if there is anything left after the big dogs have taken their fill. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be a downer, but I am also trying to be realistic and looking at the big picture. Yes, I think you can still make money at CPA and mobile, but I also think you need a hell of a lot more to work with than $100, $200, $500 even more than $2000! I think the opportunities are out there, but you're going to need to find them, and that may cost a few thousand to dig them out. I few thousand may not be very much to some people, but it's the difference between eating and feeding my kids and losing it all "hoping" to hit just the right one and make it. I thought I had the right idea when I came back to the internet, and still think I do, but the "guru's" just are not out there. I contacted two of them who actually advertise one their sites that they would train people for $x.xxx amount of dollars, but never contacted me back! It sounds like a good idea at first, but the secrets get held pretty tightly to the vest when it comes down to teaching someone what really works. To many people doing what "really" works, and it doesn't work anymore. Can you say 1 cent facebook clicks? I would love to take Greg up on his $50,000 offer and get some training from him, but come on... ha ha, where am I going to get $50,000 from? ha ha If I had $50,000, I'd feel like a millionaire! So anyway, I'm going to hold onto what little money I have left and move along in life. The World is a changing place, and I don't think there is a hell of a lot of time left to really make much before the big banksters pull the plug. I was hoping to take part in the fun before it all goes to hell, but I waited to long on this one. I may look around for a mentor a bit longer, but I'm not going to waste any more money just tossing it at campaign after campaign hoping something clicks. I wish you all the best of luck and hope happiness finds it's way to you. Peace, Patrick P.S. I didn't proof read this, so if there are errors... sorry!