Hi, I’m Jimmy. And I’m an internet marketer.
I’m the creator or LeadsMonger.com and a few other sites (that shall remain nameless for now to protect the innocent).
And I’ve been in this game since 2005 when I first stumbled onto Chris Carpenter’s groundbreaking ‘Google Cash‘ eBook.
Since then I’ve been hooked on internet marketing (and affiliate marketing in particular) and I’ve had my share of successes and failures.
My first few Adwords campaigns were amazing. But it was easy to make money with PPC back in those days.
Directly linking? Simple.
Quality score? Not invented yet.
Terms of service violations? Yeah, right. Whatever!
Competition from social media and native advertisers? Who/what?
I mean, my first big break was promoting Salvia via AdWords.
Yap. I was running direct linking affiliate campaigns on Google Adwords for questionably legal psychoactive drugs and I was raking it in without penalty.
Man, those were the good ol’ days!
Since then I’ve tried all kinds of online business models.
I’ve bought and sold stuff on eBay. I’ve created content sites, niche sites and micro-niche-spam web 2.0. I’ve done listbuilding and consulting. I’ve been in CPA, CPC, CPM, CPS, B2B, B2C, FFA, PPC, PPL, SEO, SEM, RON, RSS, SMM, UGC & WP. All thanks to the WWW!
And most of the time it’s been a total blast.
But not always.
In 2012 I lost a good chunk of change when the Penguin update kicked in.
Then I lost my AdWords account for promoting a ‘get rich quick scheme’.
I’m also banned from Facebook because someone complained the post I was linking to was ‘click bait’.
And I’ve had my fair share of Paypal problems.
I tell you, the internet can be a sensitive, whiny little beast these days.
But internet marketing isn’t the only thing I do. In fact, I’ve always spent less time working online than I do in my full-time career.
That’s right. I’m not a full-time work-from-home internet guru. I just do this part time when I feel like it, which is pretty much every day (and if I’m not doing it directly, then you can bet your ass my autoresponders are doing it for me).
But hang on, doesn’t someone have to be a full time googoo to be able to have a site about internet marketing? I mean, what’s wrong with me if I can’t make enough to do this full time (and why should you listen to me anymore)?
Well, I make plenty of money in both my day job and my internet marketing business. And I don’t work at home full time because I simply don’t enjoy that lifestyle. Go figure, but I’ve done it and it’s just not the way I want to live. And maybe that makes me strange.
But mostly I just don’t want to give up my “day job” because it’s the kind of thing not many people get to do.
From 9-5 I work for the Federal Government as a project manager in a very specialised field. That’s because my j.o.b. is turning new laws into lines of code. And it’s the kind of thing you can only do if you work for the ‘man’.
See, I used to be a lawyer with a business degree and for a while I did the usual thing of working for a big firm and chasing the dream of making partner and hitting the big bucks. But I hated that job and that lifestyle. Passionately.
So I moved around looking for other opportunities to use my understanding of how the law operates without having to do the bidding of some useless idiot who… ok. I’m going to a dark place thinking about that life.
Now I do something most people don’t even know people like me exist to do.
In short, I’m the guy the government gives a new law to and I work out how to get computers to administer it.
I mean, incase you’ve been living in a cave for the last few decades, let me just school you on how the world of government (and corporate) administration works.
It’s not some guy or girl in an office who’s doing your taxes, or your banking, or your insurance or anything else that matters to you. It’s a system someone like me designed to do it all on autopilot.
Forget bureaucrats. The systems I design are running the world now, buddy.
And I manage a lot more than that.
I write the web content governments publish to explain how their new laws work.
I write the training packages and procedures government employees follow to do any work relating to those laws.
And I write the scripting that call center staff rely on to answer the phone when you call.
Heck, I even write the letters you’re sent (by a computer) when (a computer determines) the law relates to you.
And I craft the compliance processes that you get caught up in if you break those laws (and the computer logic that determines what your penalty should be).
I manage it all.
From the moment a politician opens their big mouth to announce a new Bill to reduce taxes until the day you get a bigger tax refund check.
It’s all me baby.
And why would I want to walk away from a racket like that.
But let’s get back to the internet marketing side of things…
It’s hard for me to know exactly what else you want to know about me, but I’m guessing you’re at least curious about why you should pay any attention to what I have to say.
Maybe I’m full of it and just another guy who just wants to make a buck (and maybe you’re just another sucker I’m hoping to convince to give it to me).
But I don’t want to talk about myself anymore.
I’m getting bored of that.
No. I want to talk about you.
I mean, you’re here now, reading a site about internet marketing.
Specifically, you’re browsing a website marketed to people who want to learn how to become a successful internet marketer. I mean, that’s the whole premise of all of my marketing around LeadsMonger.com.
But do you know how you even got here?
Do you know why you’re reading this page?
Do you even have a sense of why you care about me at all?
I’ll tell you why.
It’s because I brought you here.
You came here because I’m a successful internet marketer.
I advertise and promote myself and this little ‘ol site in a few select places around the interwebs, but I only target people who want to learn how to succeed at the internet marketing game.
And here you are, responding to the copy I wrote to get you here.
And you thought you were searching me out. Pfttt.
On the contrary.
You’re living breathing proof that I’ve been successful marketing to you.
So let’s forget about me.
I’ve proven my credentials just by getting you here.
Let’s get right to the point about what it is that you need to know about you.
What you don’t realise is that if you want to become a successful internet marketer then you’ve got to start acting like one.
Let me put that into other words – if you want to be a successful internet marketer, you need to learn to start acting like me and decide to stop acting like you.
Otherwise you’ll spend the rest of your life being led around by marketers like me, rather than being the one leading people to you.
And I want to help you.
See, I’m profoundly intuitive and that makes me a very effective teacher.
I see things very few people see and this gives me a very keen insight into you – an insight that enables me to appreciate how to get through to you.
I guess you could say I know what makes you tick. And I know how I can help you.
But help you what?
What is it you really need help to do?
Do you even know why you’re here?
Do you understand what really brought you here? What motivated you to click whatever links you clicked to come to this page?
I honestly doubt you do.
(But I do)
In fact, I think there’s only one thing I don’t know about you – the one thing we’ll start to find out in the next hour or so.
And that’s just how much you want it (whatever it is).
That’s the key you know.
It’s the only thing that matters.
And nothing else even comes close.
So let me get out of the way so you can find out whether you really want what you came here for.