Dream Big, Work Smart, Play Hard, Live Free!
I am a father and am madly in love with my wife. I have had one goal...assigned myself one mission and it is to work online, on my terms, to create ultimate success in my life.
For me personally...working a J.O.B. will not help me reach that goal, for some it may but I am just not built that way. I have always known this, it was just part of who I am...and it can be quite frustrating when you don't fit in with the status quo, with what the majority of society does or believes. But I know it will be the only way I will truly be happy so I set out to reach my goal and I think I have finally found the vehicle that will get me to my destination!
Now let me give you just a little bit of info of my journey to this point...I started by conceptualizing and designing a film and game information/news website a couple years ago and then re-focused my efforts with a blog I called Film iNsight where I blogged about all things having to do with films and the film industry but focused on sharing info and my view/opinion on upcoming films and encouraging others to do the same so basically sharing our insight on films that were "in sight"...get it? I know cheesy right but hey sometimes it takes a gimmick to get noticed or remembered!
Not long after that I also had an opportunity to start contributing articles as a columnist for a Pro Football site where I wrote blog articles about the National Football League's Detroit Lions. I was flattered that they offered me a free lance contract as a paid author however the pay was not matching with the work load...$420/year ($210 every 6 months) for what amounted to an article a day and then other special articles on top of that and other requirements..it just seemed to be an unbalanced "opportunity"!
I then began to take the experiences, lessons, and efforts I put into these endeavors and put them to use trying to build an online business, marketing a few MLM/networking programs I found and favored, but none were really rewarding or fulfilling, it was all about just getting more bodies to earn more money and to get more bodies you had to get them interested in an empty opportunity that offered very little else then an opportunity to just earn money...sounded too much like a job to me.
Later in my quest to find a program that fit, I was eventually led to an unlikely source...a Home Page! PeopleString...THE MOST POWERFUL AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL HOMEPAGE ON THE PLANET! It was free to use and it is now a lot easier for me to do all my internet activities from one web location and their are even better perks to using it that you have to see to believe! http://www.powerfulhomepage.com/
Through my being a member of PS, I have learned many things when it comes to social networking and how it is reshaping the landscape of advertising and marketing online. I have also met many new people and some have become good friends. One in particular is Marc who has become a close personal friend and a mentor. Our relationship has led me to a new adventure.
Marc now has a business called "Bates Group, Social Media Marketing Experts" and he invited me to work as his Sales Manager. Together we are forging not only an exciting, innovative, progressive company that will help businesses leverage social media marketing to enhance their connection to their consumers, increase their reach and their profits and do it in an affordable way but we are also forging a great business relationship, one that hopefully leads to a successful and rewarding partnership in a company with the potential and ability to be very lucrative and rewarding for the foreseeable future.
I am excited for my future now and thanks to all the things I have tried, taken risks on, devoted time and money into, thanks to all the people I have forged relationships with, thanks to those closest to me that have taught and inspired me like my unbelievable wife Tammi, my precious daughter Makenzie, my generous and knowledgeable friend Marc, I finally feel that I am on the correct path to achieving my mission and truly having an enjoyable and fulfilling life!
If you want to know more about THE MOST POWERFUL HOME PAGE PORTAL ON THE WEB...or are interested in signing up to use it yourself for free...visit this link http://bit.ly/yourpowerfulhomepage.
If you would like to learn more about what Bates Group can do to help teach business owners to leverage and implement social media marketing effectively for their business, please visit and like our Facebook Business Fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/BatesGroup
Thanks for learning about me, I look forward to connecting with you and having a successful future!