Hello to All My New Online Friends! In this post I’ll give you a further introduction to myself (About Me
) as well as my journey From Traditional Corporate to Online Marketing Entrepreneur.
My name is Jeremy Wilson (www.JeremyDavidWilson.com). I was born in Missouri, graduated High School in Oklahoma and then graduated college back in Missouri where I studied Church Ministries and Performing Arts with a focus on Vocal Performance.
I began a sales career prior to and throughout college which ended up remaining my career course for many years (working as a sales professional for various companies ranging from independently owned businesses all the way up to Fortune 100 companies) until I decided to start my own business in 2006, Wilsonworks Construction, LLC (www.facebook.com/WilsonworksConstruction), a general construction company focusing on both residential and commercial remodeling and repairs.
While still operating within the construction business but knowing that it was not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life (mainly because it is so hard on one’s body plus the fact that that industry is always “up & down” throughout each year and I desired something more stable and consistent) I began seeking out other income and career options.
First there was MLM…I didn’t like harassing all my friends and family.
Then there was other professions I went after including becoming a Real Estate Agent, then on to an Insurance Agent, and also on to become a Mortgage Officer. I was working hard towards building a business around these professions and was just getting to a breakthrough point when the state of Oklahoma slapped a lien on all of my professional licenses due to a Tax Bill I had acquired via my construction company, Wilsonworks Construction. They would not release the lien unless I paid the tax bill in full. Long story short, it was a rather large bill (of which I’m still paying towards till this day) and I could not come up with the funds to do so. Therefore, they did NOT release the liens and that prevented me from being able to renew my licenses by the renewal deadline, ultimately resulting in my licenses expiring and the company I worked for had to let me go because they required all their employees to have and maintain active licenses.
That put me back in “Square One” all over again, for what felt like the hundredth time I’ve had to be in square one…Geez Louise!!!
So I’m in my early 40′s and having to start all over again….What do I do?
At this point, I’m completely broke (with a large tax bill hanging over my head), I’m Divorced (because my wife left me after all my money ran out), I had been arrested and put in jail thanks to my “soon-to-be-ex-wife” calling the cops on me after a failed suicide attempt (which is a whole other story which I’ll be happy to share with you if you just absolutely want to hear it…lol), I had nothing of value (except for my house) left because I had to sell it all just to survive while trying to figure out what to do next, I’m confused, frustrated, depressed and almost friendless (it’s amazing how many “friends” seem to disappear whenever you go broke and get divorced…LOL!) and I had no clue at all what to do next.
I knew I had to go back to a “J.O.B.” (Which in my brain and belief system means J.O.B. equals = “JUST OVER BROKE”) but what type of job do I try to get?
Well, I knew I wanted something I actually “LIKED” and could “ENJOY”…so that led me to the conclusion of, “Crap…I can’t think of a single J.O.B. that I would enjoy, much less that I would like!”
So then I thought that since “sales” is what I “knew already” and that the majority of my work history reflects fairly well in that area on my Resume, that I would just suck it up and go get me a sales job. I mean, it would be easy, right???
I’ve never, ever had a hard time getting a job in my entire life until now! Before running my own business, when I would go to an interview, most of the time the interviewer wanted to either hire me on the spot or within the second interview….well NOT THIS TIME around!
I’ve spent nearly a solid NINE months accumulative over the last two years (and that’s averaging 50 to 60 hours per week during that time, treating the job-search just like I would an actual job) applying for a sales job with all sorts of companies, researching companies, researching job markets, applying for even just “sales-assistant ” positions and even admin positions in effort to just get my foot in the door with these companies…only to receive ZERO reasonable offers.
There were a few that offered me an actual sales job but were super unreasonable in there offer. For instance, there was a “reputable” copier and document management company that put me through SIX various interviews over an EIGHT-WEEK period, and at the end of the sixth interview they stated,
Copier Company Quote: “Jeremy, we believe you are the perfect fit for our company given your passion for your clients, for business and for your previous experience and accomplishments. We would like to offer you the job and even though the starting salary is a tad bit higher than we normally offer, we believe that you are well worth it and we’d be happy to have you as a part of our team starting today. Now your salary will start at (remember they said it was higher than what they offer most people) $18,500.00 USD per year but if you work hard you could earn a 5% increase within as little as twelve months and up to an 8% increase in as little as 24 months. Would you be able to start tomorrow or at the beginning of next week?”
That is NO JOKE!!!
WOW!!! $18,000 dollars per year! WHAT!!!??? After taxes I might, just might, have enough left to make my house payment every month…but that would be all…how would I eat? How would I pay utilities?
The last company I worked for on a salary + commission basis was paying me $56,000.00 per year, plus a $350.00 per month car package, plus $125 per month to cover my car insurance, plus a laptop, plus a cell phone, plus 100% fuel reimbursement, plus stock options, 401k, retirement matches, etc. and plus commissions on top of that! Also, my last “good” year in my construction business personally paid me $92,000.00, grossing nearly half a million in revenue (which is where the huge tax bill came from).
All of that information had already been revealed to this copier company throughout the interview process…plus, on my application I clearly stated that I needed my starting salary to be no less than $45,000.00 (this was a lower amount that what I believed I was worth, however, I was just trying to get my foot in the door so I was willing to take less to do so, plus this was the gross amount I needed just to be able to net enough after deductions to pay bills and survive).
Needless to say, I immediately stood up, shook their hand while thanking them for their time and then respectfully declined their offer. They then called me back a week later and offered to increase that salary to $21,000 if I were to join them…I still declined (and laugh-cried out loud once I hung up the phone.
The reason they issued me for the low salary was because they could get eager, money hungry, zealous recent college graduates to come work for them at that low salary point and since the sales-person retention rate at their company was less than 2.5 years each, they could not afford to invest a larger salary into any single sales-person unless they had worked their way up to that (which would probably be like 10 – 20 years to just get to $45k…LOL!).
You’re probably “Laugh-Crying” right along with me at this point, right!?
To wrap all this up, after all the time, money, energy and sleepless nights I spent fervently seeking a job over this two year period and while doing small handyman jobs along the way just to pay the bills, I finally realized that there IS a better way!
During all this time of researching companies, job opportunities, low cost business start-ups, etc. I stumbled across a video one day on YouTube (while watching a MLM video that somebody was trying to get me to sign up for) and this video was interrupted by another video that was talking about something totally different…something unique that just made sense to me right away. And I said to myself, “This is it, I finally found what I’ve been looking for!”
It just made complete sense to me! This video introduced me to a whole new business concept that I hadn’t really grasped before until that moment. A business concept that was NOT a Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM), nor a High-Dollar Franchise of which I’d have to fork out $50k, $100k, or even $500k to get started (like a McDonalds franchise, etc.), nor was it just another “Dead-End-J.O.B.” and I could also still be my own boss, running my own business, on my own terms and be able to work my business from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.
So what type of business did I find at last? It’s called “Online Affiliate Marketing” and I found out that literally thousands, if not tens of thousands of people are making very nice full-time incomes by starting their own online affiliate marketing business and enjoying what I now call, “The Laptop Lifestyle.” I know, it sounds a little cheesy at first, but I love it! Simply because I’ve always wanted to travel, but I’ve always had a reduction in income every time I’ve ever taken a vacation…and this business would allow me to work it from anywhere in the world as long as I have even just a cell phone and an internet connection…how awesome is that!?
What do I do next now that I’ve found my next career passion? Obviously I would need some training and some coaching and a business plan along with some action, consistency and perseverance, and of course I had no idea where to find that type of education.
But I kept watching that video to the end (which was a fairly short video anyways) and it introduced me to a digital, online internet community and step-by-step training platform that offered everything I was looking for…even guidance on writing my business plan, finding my Niche, world-class training on internet marketing strategies, simple website creation tools and much more.
Needless to say…I dove in, head first!
After two or three weeks of training, I was successful at creating my own first website in just minutes, setting up my new email auto-responders and landing (lead capture) pages, starting my first several ad campaigns, starting my first ever blog site and I’ve learned more wealth-building strategies and implementation skills with in this short time than I ever learned in the years of college combined with all my years in the mundane corporate career world.
I’ve also made some wonderful new connections all around the globe and what probably most exciting for me right now is that I am privileged to have internet marketing millionaires as coaches and trainers…I mean, who best to learn from than somebody that has already “done that, been there” and still highly succeeding at it now, right!?
Many successful people over many, many years have often stated/quoted that if you desire to be something more than what you are, or you want to achieve more than you personally have ever been able to, then you need to find somebody that has accomplished what you have only wished you can accomplish and get them to teach you what they have done so that you yourself can go out and succeed over and beyond all of your previous successes.
So that’s what I’m doing. That’s where I’m heading. That’s where I’m going.
The coolest part about all of this is actually the Number One thing that my Mentors and Coaches are teaching me is that the Secret to their Success has been this “One-Thing” combined with consistency and the right mindset.
No…I’d like to GIVE you that “One-Thing”…that “Secret to their Success” (which will also be the cause of my future successes because I’m practicing what my mentors are teaching).
You’re probably saying to yourself right now, “Why would Jeremy just Give this to me and what the heck is it?”
Am I right?
I will do that simply because you have invested your time to read my story and you’ve read it all the way to the end…on top of that fact that one of my passions is literally helping others improve their lives in whatever way I possibly can…plus, I can share this information with you without it even costing me a dime…so why would I charge you for something that doesn’t even cost me anything?
Ok, I’ve carried on long enough now. If you want to know about this “One-Thing” and what it is, then here you go…here’s the answer…it’s “List Building.”
So what is List Building and how does it profit anybody???
Great question and I’ll even go a step further and share with you my Free Report, titled “List Building for Profit” and all you have to do to get is just visit the link below and download your truly free copy today. The only thing I ask is that you message or comment me back after you’ve read the report and simply let me know if it was helpful to you! So here you go…
Here’s the link: http://simplereportbrander.com/free-report/JeremyWilson
And that’s my journey up till now and moving forward From Traditional Corporate to Online Marketing Entrepreneur.
Make it a super fantastic day and may you all find many blessings and prosperity in your lives! Thanks again for visiting my profile, websites and social media pages and I really hope to hear from you all soon because I can’t wait to read your life’s success stories too!
All The Best,
Jeremy David Wilson
ABOUT ME – WHO IS JEREMY DAVID WILSON
By: Jeremy David Wilson
September 18, 2015
I recorded a video today to personally introduce myself to you and the public, so this video is, “About Me – Who Is Jeremy David Wilson.”
Click Here to Watch Video: About Me – Who Is Jeremy David Wilson ( direct YouTube link: https://youtu.be/3F_lzI-RMcI )
In this video, you will learn a little more about me, about “who is Jeremy David Wilson.” It’s about 30 minutes of information on where I came from, what I’ve done, and what I’m doing now to follow my passions in life, which is mainly to help others create a better quality lifestyle by educating them on how to follow their passions without the limitations of time and money.
My mission is to help as many people as humanly possible for the rest of my years, so keep coming back to my channel because I will be continuing to find solutions to many people’s every day problems, shooting a video about my findings and posting them here.
If you like my videos and the information I’m sharing, please “Like” or “Thumbs-Up” my videos, “Subscribe” to my channel and “Share” them on your social media sites and with friends and business associates.
Thank you and if there is a topic that you would like me to cover, or a certain problem that you’re having in life or in business and you’d like me to help you find a solutions, then please contact me or comment below and I will do whatever I can to help you find solutions.
All The Best,
PS…. Here’s the Link I mentioned in the video (since I’m still figuring out how to put the link “ON” the actual video…lol): http://tidyurl.com/y5reav
I would love to hear your comments and feedback, so please comment, like, share and thumbs up my vids & blogs, especially if you enjoy the information or you think it might be helpful to your friends, family or co-workers. Have a Highly Blessed and Prosperous day! -Jeremy Wilson