I was saying... In 2000, I opened a fortune cookie that said "Put
the data you have uncovered to beneficial use."
Now, I had opened up hundreds of fortune cookies in my time, and
never once really "felt" the message. But this time was
different. It just so happens that that very day at work I had changed
jobs, and I was feeling uncertain about my future.
I had started as a html guru and web designer years before, and
I was good at it; it was what I knew best. But I have limited design
and coding talent, and I knew it, and so did my colleagues at the
time. So I was asked to move into online marketing. Specifically,
to tackle the search engines.
When I read the fortune cookie, I said to my wife, "this makes
sense, this is what I'm supposed to do. Put the data I've been learning
about the Internet into good use!!!"
It became my mantra, my driving force. Use what you know and go
So I did. I crushed the search engines with my writing and html/design
skills by building site after site filled with affiliate links and
getting hundreds of first-place rankings on terms that actually
I then found my way to writing professionally at Clickz and Builder.com
regarding affiliate marketing, web design & usability. That
led me to a career at an online software firm where I helped them
grow into a publicly traded firm as their Brand Manager and Director
of Email Marketing.
In 2001 I found blogging and started blog after blog after blog.
Since then I have participated and/or contributed to 30+ blogs across
the web, having used practically every blogging software and marketing
technique out there.
Today, I act as the Publisher of ReveNews,
the Internet's largest and most regarded group-blog focusing on
the industry of online revenue. I manage 30+ bloggers who are CEO's,
web-entrepreneurs and gurus of the industry.
Where the fortune will take me next? I'm not sure. Maybe to your
How can I help your online business succeed?. Email
me or call me. 216.272.4383.