I always wanted to be an author, but that plan seemed an impossible dream when a car accident, at the age of 11, robbed me of my speech and ability to read or write.
My struggle to overcome impossible odds provided the basis for my entrepreneurial spirit. Through many years of pain and difficulty, I raised my IQ from considerably lower than my contemporaries to the top 2% in the world. I have a Degree in English; am a member of a high IQ society; an Amazon Bestselling Author; a Magazine Columnist for What’s Working Now magazine, and a Coach to Creative Entrepreneurs.
I first got into online marketing in the mid 90s (after being online since 1986) when I discovered the art of email newsletter writing via Ralph F Wilson. I applied this to my work as President of the English Society at Southampton University. After a stint in the USA, and after a rather more expensive time than anticipated in Chelsea (which helped to inform my first novel, Palaces and Calluses) I discovered that I was unemployable. At this time, I decided to harness the internet for the purposes of paying bills.
In 1999, this was a tall order. Running an Internet Marketing company was hard and expensive, but I persevered. There was no blueprint to follow as we were pioneering the industry, and I’m glad to have had that experience.
We focused on delivering value up front, always using Attraction Marketing techniques, and community building through content. I have been blogging on and off since 1999. I also ran two offices in different parts of the country, and was part of the early history both of Internet Marketing and of online procurement. When I wasn’t in the office, I was planning books, making albums, or singing at festivals.
In the mid 2000s, I moved away from the internet for a while and wrote. When I returned, most of the pioneers had moved behind the scenes, and a whole new crop of people had appeared. I was happy to see that the ideas we’d established around social business and informal interaction had continued and evolved.
I was also happy to see that our early ideas about leading with value and giving things away first had continued and evolved. It was in this environment that I found Magnetic Sponsoring. Attraction Marketing had tipped. The genius of Mike Dillard and Tim Erway had brought fruit from the seeds we planted so many years before, and that fruit was delicious! It tasted like ethical profit. The idea of giving more than you need to, and being rewarded by a market that appreciates your generosity is a powerful one.
Ironically, although I’d made plenty of money from my own accomplishments online (offering products, services, books, etc) I had never made more than a few hundred pounds – or dollars – a month with affiliate marketing until I joined Elite Marketing Pro. In just over 3 months, I made $20,000 in residual income through the system. This was a complete shock, as I’d joined to help my clients rather than to make money. It is a decision I am glad I made.