It’s been forever since I have done any interviews, or even written anything about myself personally. I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself to any new readers, and perhaps provide an insight into new information for my loyal older readers and subscribers.
If you have any questions after reading, feel free to ask with a comment. You can also contact me using my contact form.
I am going to present this in a Q&A format for easy reading.
Q: Where have you been? You haven’t been posting much lately.
A: I have been working on new service-based business. One of my more successful recent ones would be http://leads2localsearch.com which gets 300-1,000% new business for clients.
Q: How are you making money online, and how much do you make?
A: I never disclose my actual earnings. I DO work entirely from home though. My money comes from various sources including my services, adsense, maxbounty (CPA), affiliate marketing, and direct ad sales on this blog and other websites that I own. Income I will be producing soon will come from different self-managing websites that I am in the process of setting up.
Q: Do you have a home office?
A: I do, but I rarely can be found in there. I am more productive with my laptop on the couch with netflix or music running in the background. I can also sometimes be seen sitting in my chair on the deck with my laptop in tow.
Q: What do you recommend for someone looking to make money online? What kind of business venture?
A: My biggest source of income for years has been the services that I offer. This is mostly because my services vary in price. They can range anywhere from $200 to $20,000 in a single transaction. After services, my 2nd biggest income would be from affiliate marketing. I would recommend offering a service first. You can really crank out an income within the first week if you wanted to.
Q: Can you teach me how to make money?
A: Yes I can! Aside from the fact that I present a lot of information here for free on my blog, I also offer coaching and consulting services that can be found on this page. Your coaching or consulting service will be presented in a way that is unique for your personal situation and goals. Once I know your goals and situation, I will make the best recommendation for how to get started, and how to take the fastest route to reaching your goals.
Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t messing with all of this internet stuff?
A: I used to be a songwriter, producer, and recording artist. I even have big credits. I haven’t messed with the music business for some time now. I like to invest in real estate and stocks. I especially love real estate though, and I know the game very well. I use creative financing methods whenever I work a deal.
Q: As an affiliate marketer, can you be trusted? Or do you only work for the dollar?
A: I take my recommendations very seriously. Aside from the affiliate marketing, I also take paid reviews occasionally. I charge $500 for a paid review because it keeps away the not-so-serious companies and products. I also reserve the option to not review a product if it does not hold up to my standards. I don’t always take the money when offered. To me, that’s the kind of affiliate marketer you can trust. This is not a blog that shoots out reviews left and right for a quick commission. Go find your SPLOG (spam-blog) elsewhere!
Q: How do you market your blog?
A: I have spent lots of time with guest posts, article marketing, blog-hopping, directory submissions by hand, forum participation, and building my list which can turn into a huge influx of traffic when I need it. These days, I haven’t been doing much of any of those things. I still get lots of traffic though thanks to my past efforts. I have recently started these things back up though, and my first set of guest posts on other blogs will be published very soon.
Q: What is your favorite social network?
A: I can be found religiously on Facebook. I stay connected to it, even when I am away from home. Feel free to add me. I always update my twitter as well, so follow me there. I like Facebook more than any other because there are so many things to do on there, and many ways to network and communicate with others. My blog updates are always posted on my wall as well, just like my Twitter stream. Facebook is my biggest social networking traffic source for this blog, and any other website that I create and manage.
Q: How do you get customers for your services?
A: Lots of them are from word of mouth, past clients that return, craigslist, merchantcircle and other websites, and through the various internet marketing methods that I do (and teach on this website).
Q: Would you be teaching your money-making methods by video?
A: I would like to eventually. I plan on starting a YouTube channel for it, but I don’t know when I will take on that kind of project.
Q: Will you partner with me on a project?
A: I am always open to offers. I can’t make any promises though. I don’t jump on “ideas” where a person has an idea and wants me to develop it. If you want to partner with me, you have to be backing it financially or at least have serious skill behind making the venture successful. I avoid projects where it “smells” like I will end up doing everything. I see these situations a mile away, and avoid even discussing a project that looks like it may go in that direction.
Q: What kind of projects will you partner on?
A: Again, I am open to offers. I will do online ventures, real estate investing, brick & mortar business, you name it. If the project is right, I will consider it. I have always wanted to start a dvd and video game rental store. I just don’t want to spend the $300,000 to set it up and open for business.
Q: What would you like to see for your blog in the near-future?
A: I would like to get more guest posts here on this blog. I like to provide lots of free info, but it is hard to do daily like I used to with all of my ventures. I am spread pretty thin. If anyone wants to guest post, let me know and I will setup a contributor account for you. I also have a guest posting contest going on right now, and will again in the future, so it may be beneficial for you in more ways than one.
Q: What is your favorite thing to barter for?
A: I am bartering all the time. I love to barter for weekly vacations at timeshares, and I also like bartering for vehicles. Those things stand out for me when I think about the hundreds of things I have bartered for in the past.
I hope these questions and answers will give you an insight into me, and what I like to do. I look forward to seeing more questions below, and in my email inbox.
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