I am Casey, your personal internet marketing adviser or guide through what is widely known as the Matrix, the wild west or the internet!
I have been working for myself online for the last 6 years off and on and working in the I.T. field as a network engineer at a 9-5 job…it dates back to 2008 where I spent all of my extra time (the little I had), learning how to use this thing called the Internet to earn money online.
Me, just two years ago with a dream…
I had no clue what I was doing and no experience at all. I was like a toddler learning how to walk again.
I had no help and had the least slightest idea of where to even start.
“The one thing I did have, is a Vision and a DREAM.”
I knew others were making a decent living on the internet and I wanted more than anything to figure out how they were doing it or what system they were using to earn a residual income.
I knew if someone else could do it than I could too. I know that if you want anything good in life that you have to work for it. It doesn’t just come to you… you have to go out and get what’s yours.
Then I would go to work and do the same thing over and over expecting different results, which is the exact definition of insanity. It took 6 years to get rid of insane habits but I finally figured out a system that works. This is what my career in internet marketing and being affiliated with wealthy affiliate has looked like over the past 6 years.
STEP BACK 6 YEARS AGO TO 2008. I WAS JUST A 27 YEARS OLD TRYING TO FIND MY WAY.
I was introduced to internet marketing and website design through an idea I had for a T-shirt company. The idea caught the attention of some big brand names in the sports world and I knew I needed a website. I created a website with around a 400.00 investment and started in on classes for internet marketing paying 2,500.00 for online classes through the STERLING BUSINESS GROUP located in San Diego California. I spent endless hours building a website and marketing for around a total of 40 hours a week on top of a full time job. “I MADE NOTHING FROM MY EFFORTS AFTER TWO YEARS OF TRYING TO MARKET THE WEBSITE.” After that adventure I paid off all my debt I was in which took about 2 years and got involved with Google Adsense sites. In 2010 I spent another 1,000.00 to learn from another website out there on Google Adsense. I made maybe 40.00 on those and found out the hard way, I had set up my websites the wrong way and lost all my DATA when my desk top computer crashed and I had to get a new one. Then around last year in August I got let go from a contract I was on for my day job and had hardly any money to my name while I was looking for a new job. I decided to look at alternative ways to make money online since I knew it was possible to do. However this time I was looking for a system that isn’t a SCAM or a system where I can get a good return on my investment. Here is what the last 8 months have looked like.
MONTH 1: I signed up with Wealthy Affiliate after failing through trial and error many times over and spending 4,000 dollars of my hard earned money on education for internet marketing and making next to nothing. I was tired of the scams promising the world and receiving nothing for spending endless hours marketing and applying internet marketing and website design techniques the wrong way.
MONTH 2: I had two websites built www.onthebestproteinpowder.com and www.newwoundcareproducts.com. Which I still am working on. I was marketing them aggressively every day creating new posts and thinking of better ways to tweak the design of my websites. I knew it was going to take some work. By the end of month two I checked my Google Adsense account and had made around 8.00 dollars. So I knew it worked and kept on creating posts and posting new content to the sites.
MONTH 3-5: I went through the entire learning course phase 1 of the entrepreneur certification. Learning and figuring out the process. At this point I was up to around 60.00 in my Adsense account and Affiliated with Amazon and landed my first two sales. Nothing big yet but more evidence that this actually does work.
MONTH 6: I hit the $1,000.00 mark in a month. I had grasped onto enough knowledge from learning that I decided to do some consulting on web site design and SEO while I was contracting on site for a friend and his dad for an I.T. Project. I hadn’t hit the 1,000.00 mark on the websites but I was able to turn a profit just from the classes and the knowledge I had obtained from Wealthy Affiliate. That was a pretty cool feeling.
MONTH 7: Was a rough month. I found a new job in the I.T. field and was put on-call 24 by 7 one week out of the month and ordered to start working overtime for the company. It took all my focus away and all my time from the websites. My momentum had stopped but I kept the websites up and did some tracking on stats when I could here and there. I was still getting traffic to the websites and had 2 or 3 pages ranking on the first page of Google under different keywords.
MONTH 8: I literally was working myself to death while being on salary so I said “No More of this.” I had saved up enough money over the past year and half being Debt Free that I could quit my job and focused on what I really love (Internet Marketing) and working on my websites full time 8 hours a day. I was able to create two more websites and I am currently working on those at the moment. The Google Adsense sites are still brining in a little income here and there but not what they could be doing partially because I picked really high competition and made a couple mistakes in my marketing techniques. I AM NOT PERFECT AND MAKE MISTAKES FROM TIME TO TIME. My goal is to keep learning and taking the mistakes and sharing them with people like yourself while I continue my journey. Helping you save money and hard worked hours going the wrong direction.
Myself and the better half of me that keeps me pursuing my goals in life.
Step forward to now!
I have experienced a lot of ups and downs within the online world. I continue to learn and grow from my mistakes I have made in the past and continue to move forward being successful now.
If you would like to learn about internet marketing and ranking your website on search engines then you can join me within Wealthy Affiliate, you can register here, to create your free Starter membership. This is where I consult with others like yourself each and every day and share information with people who know a whole lot more than I do and have had more experience and better successes than I have had.
I work hard, and I believe strongly in a life that must have balance between work and my personal life. In my spare time I like to do the following:
(1) Travelling (with my girlfriend whenever we can!)
(2) Spending time with my friends and family.
(3) Investing and playing the stock market.
(5)Researching the latest technologies and techniques for internet marketing..
That is what my life looks like. Simple, but at the same time exciting. I work from home each and every day. I don’t answer to anyone but myself, I make my own hours and I am truly happy doing just this. The entire goal of my site here is to help you do the same. You have a place where you can host your websites, learn from others and share information and have access to unlimited amounts of resources from blogs, discussion boards to even step by step videos to walk you through how to utilize all the different powerful marketing tools available to you at the CLICK of a button.
Also if you are needing I.T. support for your I.T. environment I would be more than will to help you with implementing any applications or infrastructure build out plans as well. That is what I do for a day job as a Network Engineer. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can point you in the right direction with any questions you might have there.
Again, I am Casey. Wonderful to meet you and if you feel free to contact me if you ever need anything. You can drop me a comment below or you can always get in touch with me via WealthyAffiliate.com (here is a link to my profile).