Welcome to ProfitBlog.com
ProfitBlog.com was created to help those who are interested in making money online. It is the collaborative effort of professional bloggers as well as internet marketers with the goal of creating an informational and instructional community devoted to helping online entrepreneurs as a whole. Whether you’re brand new to internet marketing, have been working online for a long time, or are just interested in starting your own website, ProfitBlog.com is a great place to learn from the best.
- Regular, up to date articles and information on internet marketing / blogging.
- Tips and tutorials on how to become a better marketer / blogger.
- Interviews with successful internet marketers & bloggers.
- Guest posts written by both professional bloggers and internet marketers.
- Resources and tools to help you take your online efforts to the next level.
The ProfitBlog.com Team:
ProfitBlog.com is a community where passionate internet marketers and bloggers come together to share useful tips, resources, and experiences with one another with the hopes of helping the online community as a whole. We welcome you to become part of our ever-growing community of online entrepreneurs, and share your experiences with all of us! Everyone has a unique perspective on life as well as with internet markeing and blogging. ProfitBlog.com is dedicated to helping fellow online marketers grow through community support! If you have something you’d like to share with the rest of us, we’d love to have you on board!
Simply submit your guest post application here: http://www.profitblog.com/guest-bloggers-wanted/ , because without you, we wouldn’t have become the growing community we have today!
Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself and how I got started online. First off, I am happily married to a beautiful wife, and have a son who is in 3rd grade Talk about a proud father!
I’m one of those guys who after high school, went straight to college with no specific plan on what I wanted to do other than “make money”. I decided to go for a business degree, and ended up getting an associates degree after 2 years and got sick of it. I liked business, but school sucked. I then decided to just start working and saving money until I could figure out what I wanted to do. Don’t worry, I will keep this short… Anyways, I ended up taking a job most people wouldn’t even consider….
I became a correctional officer. I did that for 2 years, and was making about $27,000 per year, and it was far from worth it. I had to put up with a lot of B.S. (including mandatory 16 hour shifts). I always knew I was meant to do better, so I was seeking better opportunities.
That’s when I got my real estate license. I really like real estate and the whole process, so I said why not? Well, turns out you need about $2500 just to get started (after the school expenses) and the market was going downhill fast. Very Fast! The one thing I always knew however, was that I was very much into computers. I started learning more and more about web design and wanted to see if there was a way to make a living on the internet. I had not even heard of internet marketing at this point. However, when I did, I instantly became hooked! I tried so many get rich quick schemes it was ridiculous! I tried everything from Adsense arbitrage, adsense sites, article marketing for affiliate products, review sites, blogging, social bookmarking, forum marketing, bum marketing, and the list goes on and on… I spent the most of this time promoting affiliate products via blogs, review sites, and stuff like yahoo answers. That’s what I ended up doing best with (at that time) and I was making between $400 and $800 each month, but was not happy at all with my results. While $800 a month seems good to most people, it’s not even close to being a full time income.
I didn’t want to just have a day job with some supplemental on-line income. I wanted to work 100% online! I quickly realized I must be doing something wrong. I was working very hard and getting crap for results! I was working 10+ hours a day, and my to-do list was always bigger than I could complete. Sound familiar? I’m sure it does. This happens to a lot of marketers who try to make it in internet marketing. I knew it was time to change my approach, and quit busting my a$$ to promote other peoples products (opp) for just a few hundred bucks a month.
I began to learn more about product creation. I truly believe this is what separates the part-timers from the real moneymakers. The #1 thing I learned from the top marketers I spoke with was that you need to create a product as soon as possible. Take Massive Action very quickly! This is what I did. If you don’t take action fast, there is a good chance you will become overwhelmed with information overload just like I did. When this happens, it puts a stop to everything. It’s like slamming the breaks on all your internet marketing ventures. The bottom line, is you just have to do it! It truly was one of my biggest fears. I also learned that your first product doesn’t have to be perfect. Too many beginners and/or intermediate marketers make the mistake of worrying too much if their product will be successful or not. The key is to make a product and learn the marketing first!
I have now created and outsourced dozens of successful products in several different niche markets.
With the power of outsourcing, and powerful software like WordPress, it’s easier than ever for someone to get started online, and finally free themselves of a 9-5! You just have to take action! If you’d like to learn about profitable outsourcing, you can check out my complete training course here: Learn How to Outsource!
You can also email me at ben ~at~ profitblog.com if you have any questions, or submit them here.
Hi there, my name’s Josh and for as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to be self employed, I thank my parents for instilling that mindset in me at an early age. However, it seemed that no matter how many things I tried to do to make money or how many businesses I started I’d always end up back working at a crappy job living paycheck to paycheck. Things just never seemed to “work out” or go my way. I’ve mowed lawns, worked in factories, office jobs, construction, you name it I’ve probably done it. All the while trying to get a business started of my own.
For 6 years I worked at an office job, making great money but doing very little. I’d go to work every day then come home, eat, sleep and go back to work. I felt like a zombie…
When I looked in the mirror I didn’t even recognize myself anymore. I’d gained 40+ pounds, was pale, tired, bored with life and the spark in my eye that I once had was dimming daily. I couldn’t take it anymore, I just couldn’t sit there wasting my life away in a cubicle while the rest of the world continued on without me. I felt like I might as well be dead if thats all I was going to do with my life. If anyone’s seen the movie “Office Space” then you know what I’m talking about. That was my life.
“There has to be more to life, right?”
We’re all told when we graduate high school to go to college, get a good job, raise a family, pay our taxes and and maybe after 40 years we’ll be able to “retire” and have some fun. The only problem is, by that time most people are too damn old to enjoy it. They just sit around watching Wheel of Fortune and complaining about the weather. NO THANKS. That just doesn’t appeal to me at all. I’m alive RIGHT NOW and I want to enjoy life RIGHT NOW!
I knew there was more to life and I was going to find it no matter what! So I drew a line in the sand. I decided that no matter what I was going to find a way to make money online. With the job I had, I was in front of a computer for 8+ hours a day so I got on the internet and began experimenting, trying to find ways of making money online……
Making money the hard way….
I tried everything from Adsense, autoblogging, running forums, multi-level marketing, all the way too selling affiliate products and even black hat spamming. This might be hard to believe but at one time I had over 500 websites up and running at once! Some of the things I did made money and some didn’t. The ones that did ended up being so much work that it just wasn’t time/cost effective and the ones that didn’t were a complete waste. I knew if I was going to make enough money to support myself and to live the lifestyle that I wanted I was going to have to find a better way. So I kept looking and I kept trying new things. If something didn’t work, I just wrote it off as an experiment, if something did work I analyzed it and tried to find what was making it work and how I could replicate it.
Finally things were starting to come together and I slowly began replacing the income from my job. The funny thing about it though was that it wasn’t any of “short cuts” or “tactics” that you hear so many marketers talking about. Instead it was by sticking to the fundamentals, expanding on things I found that worked and staying focused on projects all the way to completion that finally got the money coming in. I really started to see what a great opportunity the internet is and my years of hard work were finally paying off! Within 6 months I was able to quit my job. Now I’m able to do whatever I want, go wherever I want, work whenever I want and just enjoy life! I don’t answer to a boss because I’m my own boss! This is the way life was meant to be!
Partnering with Ben:
In 2006 Ben had one of his sites for sale and I ended up buying it. From there we got to know each other and began discussing our online businesses. We quickly became friends and started working together on various new projects. It wasn’t long after that we decided to step things up a bit and take our business to the next level. So, I packed my bags and moved to Kentucky where Ben lives. We rented out a large office space (aka man cave) and got to work! We now both work full-time online doing internet marketing in various niches, setting our own hours, and haven’t looked back!
After working with Ben in Kentucky for 3 years it one day occurred to me that since I work online I can pretty much live anywhere I want in the entire world. I love warm weather, the beach and have always wanted to live in L.A. so in late 2011 I moved to Huntington Beach California. L.A. is crazy but I love it here, I try to go surfing or swimming in the ocean every day and still can’t believe I live here. Sounds pretty nice right? Well it is and I love it! But it wasn’t easy getting to where I am now. Its been a very long and bumpy trail with more ups and downs than I could count. I’ve been lucky though and been able to meet and learn from some extremely successful people along the way.
Lets Work Together!
I have a passion for internet marketing and blogging. My goal with this site is not only to share my experience and the things I learn along the way but to also grow a community of entrepreneurs all working together to help each other reach their own goals. Whether its tips on the latest trends in social media, better ways to convert visitors to buyers or even just something to keep us all motivated and encouraged I look forward to sharing, learning and engaging with everyone here. Feel free to contact me using the contact page or by email josh ~at~ profiblog.com.