I’m 40, live in North Cornwall, England and make my living online.
For 10 years, I worked a 9-5 job (or more accurately a 7-6 job!) and was fortunate enough to be fairly successful working in the financial services industry.
However, I knew something was missing…
This is not to say that I didn’t enjoy my old job, I did. But I knew that it could never deliver me the real freedom that I desired.
So, in March 2010 I began “experimenting” online. Coming from literally zero knowledge of the internet and how to make money on it, the first few months were a massive learning curve and also pretty frustrating.
But I kept at it.
In September 2010 I was confident enough in my progress to take the leap and go full time with my online business.
In May 2011 I launched my first major online product (in the stock market niche) which ended up grossing well over 6-figures in sales revenue. Since then I’ve sold multiple times that amount through marketing digital products (i.e., PDF reports, video courses, audio interviews, membership sites & software).
Some of these products I have created myself (or in the case of software, paid outsourcers to create for me) and some of my income comes from affiliate marketing (i.e., promoting other people’s products in return for a commission).
Today, I feel so lucky to be working for myself and running my online business. It allows me the freedom to plan my days, take holidays/vacations and see my family and friends whenever I choose.
I should say, you still have to WORK: The notion of simply pressing a couple of keys and watching the money roll in whilst sitting on the beach is a huge myth and if that’s all you are thinking about then my prediction is that you won’t get very far.
This said, the work that is involved is more like fun to me plus the flexible lifestyle which I mentioned above makes it a fantastic life overall.
Actually, for me at least, it’s far more motivating than the money.
Why Did I Start This Blog?
As I mentioned, I found the first few months of my online journey difficult and awash with failed ideas. Looking back I believe the main reason for this was I just couldn’t see through the “fog” of information overload.
So this blog started really as my personal online diary or journal. A way of me tracking my own progress and noting what was working and what wasn’t.
Over time it’s developed quite a bit and you’ll now find a lot of advice information that I wish I had known myself in the early days.
I hope you enjoy it 🙂
All the best,
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