Remember this guy?
That was me, Mark Thompson, 12 years ago. I worked for a number of international banks and major tech companies, working 12- 15 hours a day was normal.
I often only saw my family for 36 hours a week.
I finally flipped, sold everything and moved to Spain.
I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do when the money ran out. I thought something would come along.. it didn’t.
So one fateful day I typed the following words into Google, “How To Make Money Online.”
The rest is history.
I’d like to say I was an overnight success but that wouldn’t be true. I worked 16 hours a day for 4 months until I finally had my big break generating $20,000 in the space of a few days from 1 article.
After that, I consistently generated enough income to maintain a great lifestyle here in Marbella, on the Costa Del Sol in Spain.
The current level of online marketing sucks, it’s over complicated, and a lot of it is frankly dishonest.
I want to take marketing back to where it should be , simple and effective. Away from constant launches and relying on affiliates.
For that i use marketing automation and this is what this site is about, creating simple marketing funnels that work.
My philosophy is simple: create a simple online business that’s easy to run, that generates leads and that doesn’t require every new shiny object that comes out.
A coaching client of mine recently sent me a story, it sums up my philosophy perfectly:
The American Tourist and Mexican Fisherman
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
“Not very long,” answered the Mexican.
“But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American.
The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.
The American asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”
“I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs…I have a full life.”
The American interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!
“You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat. With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middleman, you can negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge enterprise.”
“How long would that take?” asked the Mexican.
“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the American.
“And after that?”
“Afterwards? That’s when it gets really interesting,” answered the American, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!”
“Millions? Really? And after that?”
“After that, you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta, and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends!”
Where to Start
Have a browse around the site and I am sure you’ll find articles that will point you in the right direction.. here are 3 of the most popular to start with:
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