Thankfully we both had some financial prudence and had accumulated 3 years of savings when we stepped out of the boat. Our main focus has been planting authentic church communities and bringing positive transformation in society. This involves quite a bit of time meeting people daily and traveling to other countries to train others. On top of that, we also had a home and school for children at risk in rural India. At the same time we wanted to be self-sustaining to model that you can make a living while changing the world.
There's a song from when our daughter was little that goes, "If your output exceeds your input, then your upkeep will be your downfall." Thus began the journey to create an income stream that would allow us to do what we needed. Having previously been in charge of the web and IT departments in my previous jobs, I started looking at Internet Marketing and the world of niche site creation, SEO, PPC, Adsense, affiliate marketing and SPAM! I found a small measure of success with Amazon affiliate sites, but it was just not my cup of tea.
Then on September 24, 2013, I received my first email about the Amazing Selling Machine...(which I decided against buying after thorough research for alternatives).