Back in late 1996, while still in the U.S. Air Force, I started
my first online business, in what many now refer to the Internet
I WAS successful right from the very start, but growth was slow.
I created my first product, a physical cookbook, in 2000. That
cookbook still sells well today, and you can check it out at:
Due to the success of my cookbook, and my discussing marketing on
the Internet Marketing Warriors discussion forum, I was invited
to speak at a live seminar in December of 2002.
That was the first live seminar that I had ever attended, and I
was hooked on speaking from the platform.
The following April (2003), I hosted my very first seminar. That
was a lot of work, and eye-opening to say the least.
Since then, I’ve attended well over 100 live events, and spoken
at probably more than 40!
In 2005, a young man by the name of Jason Cox had written a book
on being a “Joint Venture Broker.” He sent me a copy and asked
me to consider promoting it.
At the same time, a gentleman from the U.K. by the name of John
Evans has just written a book by the name of Success Alert.
John sent me a private message over the Warrior Forum asking if I
had time to look at his ebook, and perhaps offer some
I read John’s ebook, LOVED it, and asked how he was going to
After some discussion, I suggested to John that I could help
“broker” the launch of his ebook. This gave me the perfect
opportunity to test out Jason Cox’s teachings.
I got some very big names to promote Success Alert, including
Allen Says, the then owner of the Warrior Forum.
The launch was a massive success, and I was officially a top JV
Since 2005, I’ve probably brokered 70 or so product launches.
Some were raving successes, and some were “learning experiences.”
A recent near-death experience caused me to examine everything
that I am doing in my online businesses today, and to ask what I
really want to do.
The answer boiled down to no longer brokering joint ventures,
largely leaving the internet marketing space (outsourcing
practically everything that I hang on to), and just focusing on
one project and giving most of the money earned from that project
away to charity.
Brokering joint ventures IS very lucrative, but also a lot of
work. I use a set of checklists that I actually got from
another JV broker who is a good friend.
YOU can get his amazingly in-depth training, very inexpensively,
My friend Pat’s training could make a HUGE difference in your
next product launch 🙂
My next birthday is March 26th, 2020, and I have set that as my
“official” retirement date from internet marketing.
I do anticipate having a big retirement party, which will likely
be in or near Destin, Florida, and you are invited. It will be
Things are slowly unfolding, but you’ll definitely be getting
more details as they do. I’m just ready to relax more, enjoy
time with family and friends, and focused on causes that I care
Do check out the checklists mentioned above. They are how I
currently orchestrate most product launches in a fairly
low-stress, but very successful way.
I’ll see you on a cruise, or at the beach.