Computers and then the Internet have been a passion of mine for years. I have always loved reading. I used to spend all my pocket money buying books. At one time I had a personal library of over 1000. I taught myself English mainly by re-reading books that I had previously read in Spanish.
I had books about everything. In fact, one of the ongoing jokes at work was whenever a subject was discussed I would pipe up: “I have a book about that subject”
My main passion was channelled into 5 broad categories:
* Small Businesses/Entrepreneurship online and traditional
* Marketing – online
* Health and Nutrition,
* Alternative Medicine
* Tasting foods – especially Foods from Around the World.
In 2005 I discovered eBooks / information products. Soon after my discovery I purchased 90 days Power Seller Challenge by John Thornhill. I had toyed with the idea of having an online business but life and other distractions seemed to get in the way. I had an eBook website which I never promoted therefore it attracted very little traffic.
My passion for books continued to greater heights when I discovered the digital form and I purchased hundreds of information products. It didn’t take long before I came through the idea of making a living through selling information products. After three months or so, I made the decision that I would follow John Thornhill’s methods and you guessed it! I finished up purchasing more e-books about marketing on line from some obscure authors that promised you the earth and came across a few that simply were copying what John Thornhill was doing but not offering the support or the proof that John provides. What a waste of time and money!
I already had the “secret”, what I lacked was direction and a plan. Perhaps you are wondering why I, with all my business training (see about), I did not see the light before. Well in my defence I will say that it is so much easier to see the picture when you are advising a client and you see the business through your professional eyes.
I subscribed to John’s newsletter through an email from my eBook website and when I formatted my computer last year I did not set this account through Outlook thus losing the newsletter and the information it contained. About a month ago I started receiving the newsletter again and to my amazement I noticed that John was offering advanced coaching. Without any hesitation I signed up for the coaching and now, for the first time, I believe I am on track to be an online marketer.
Before I close my first ever Blog entry I would like to give a special thanks to Dan Thompson and Paula Brett of D9 hosting who has restored my confidence in hosting companies and I without any reservation will be recommending her hosting company to my online and offline clients.
I look forward to sharing my online experience with you.
Hasta la vista ….