Hey there! A little about me and what I’m about.
I wish I could dazzle you with platitudes of how I no longer worry about working a 9-5 job and make $40,000 a month…but I don’t (Sure would be cool though!)
What I am is a happily married dude of 22 years with a wonderful wife and an absolutely awesome 12-year-old daughter. We live on a farm and I pay out obscene amounts of cash to keep our 4 equine hay burners fed and happy…along with goats, chickens, and tons of cats running around.
A former science teacher, assistant principal, and principal…I now ply my trade as a computer developer. Ya…I know…didn’t see that one coming, did you? Me neither I can tell you!
What I do have is this intense passion for learning new things and it has lead me down many paths. A restless soul is apparently my lot in life but I love it and all the things I do.
Lately though, over the last few years…my thoughts increasingly have turned to what I want for myself into the future. With the wife talking her retirement from being a school counselor and doing something new…my thoughts too have wandered to what we still have in store in our little adventure through life.
So, I undertook a journey in seeing what the internet could offer me in terms of what they call the “laptop lifestyle.” I thought that maybe, just maybe….I could create a second income stream that could supplement what I currently do and I could rely on when I eventually retired as well.
I researched and studied e-commerce, affiliate marketing, content marketing, email marketing, and the list goes on and on. I dabbled and experimented…made some significant cash here and there but there was something I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
So, long story short, a major epiphany occurred I would say about 4 months or so ago. I started to notice on all of the affiliate websites they had leaderboards and on those leaderboards I consistently saw the same names over and over…hmmmmmm.
I researched a bunch of those names and I found a common thread between every single one of them. Almost 100% of them had their own affiliate products they were promoting.
Holy smokes! I was as excited as a two peckered billy goat in mating season! The lightbulb snapped on and I realized a fundamental law of internet marketing…
It was this…the one thing that was better than an email list was an email list made up of buyers. These guys and gals that had made it to the big time had a slew of hungry buyers on their lists that were PROVEN to buy, not just opt into a list for a freebie.
So now I wanted to know how these individuals made it to where they are today. Well…a lot of them were so kind as to acknowledge a name that came up again and again. To this person, they attributed most of their success.
The name was John Thornhill.
Come along with me on this journey as I follow and work with one of the internet marketing greats. Looking forward to the adventure.