John Robertson

Hello there,

Firstly, welcome to my blog! I hope you like what you find here.

I made this blog to document what I learn as I walk through this whole Internet Marketing Business thing , the skills I learn, what works and what doesn’t., and anything interesting that I find out along the way.

I plan to keep this blog pretty base-level, aimed more at beginners because I struggled to find this sort of information when I first got started – and if you don’t start with the basics, you will struggle even harder down the road.

Here is a little bit of my history and background, if you care to know more about me J

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Where Do I Come From?

I was born and raised in the North East of England, outside of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (probably most famous for its rather delicious Newcastle Brown Ale) in a small village called Seaton Delaval, just a couple of miles off the North Sea coast.

Quiet little place, nice scenery ,and some awesome Castles nearby, but it just was not a place that inspired me; as a youth I was always drawn to American culture… probably the result of too many American shows on the telly (TV).

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Left Home at 18

At 18 I moved out of home and moved down to the Nottingham (probably most famous for the Sheriff in Robin Hood stories), and worked for a few years in mostly manual laboring type jobs – a mail order dept, distribution centers, and a furniture warehouse.

Again, I found this less than satisfying and decided it was time to go get myself an education!  THAT’S whats missing in my life!

So after three attempts to get into Art College (you can’t get in when the admissions staff fail to show for three scheduled appointments in a row!), I picked up the local University prospectus and chose a course at random… a four year Bachelor of Science in Computer Science!

After I picked it, I had to go buy a computer since I didn’t own one and had barely used one before… and that, way back in 1997, was when I ‘got into’ computers, and the Internet.  I had my introduction to the Internet on the first day of college when I signed up for a Hotmail account (that I still use today).

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2002 Graduated University

I graduated in 2002 with my full degree majoring in Artificial Intelligence & Natural Language Processing – amazingly interesting stuff, at least to me…

During my time at University I did some travelling during the summer breaks – over to America to see some friends get married.  I did some touring up and down the east coast and saw a lot of New York, a week down in Virginia, a stop in Washington DC, and a quick trip to Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.

I was pretty much hooked after that, and started making real plans to move over once my degree was done.

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Bye-Bye Blighty! USA Here I Come.

After University, I went through a rather unpleasant 13 month immigration process, followed by another 7 month work permit farce, I was finally able to work…

… and after  3 months of job hunting finally gave in and accepted a temporary manual laboring assignment in the local Magnesium remelt plant… If you ever need a weight loss program that works, try 3 long summer months of 12 hours a day in 140F floor temperature…

I consider that job the worst one I’ve ever had, but I knew It was only a matter of time before things improved, so long as I didn’t settle short of what I wanted, and even though I disliked the job, I was thankful that I had one.

It took another 9 months of temporary employment before I got a job relative to my degree, and another two years after that before I got a ‘good’ job in my chosen field, working as an I.T. Business Analyst.

Even then, even now, I know I can achieve more.

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Getting Motivated!

Back in July 2009, my employer at the time paid for about 15 staff to attend a Get Motivated seminar that included speakers such as the Legendary Zig Ziglar, Rudy Giuliani (NYC Mayor during 9/11), James Smith (Real Estate Investor) and about a dozen other speakers.

The event was intended to motivate us into working harder at work, be more productive, more inspired… and it did all of those things to me, way beyond what I found at work though – and it was following this event that I determined I needed more…

That’s when I made a concious decision to embark on a path of personal development.

That’s when I realized I could do so much more if I wasn’t stuck in my ways in a job.

That’s when I began looking to the Internet as a source of personal and financial freedom – freedom from the 40 hour work week, the 40 year career, and the 40% retirement income…

And that’s what brings me here today, constantly working to improve myself, mind, body, and spirit.

If you made it this far through my story, I thank you, and invite you to come with me on your own personal journey to freedom, in whatever way that makes sense to you!

I look forward to getting to know you, drop me a line!

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