My name is Brendon Barnett and I am a self-employed internet marketing professional. There is a 99.9% chance that you’ve never heard of me. That’s because you don’t need to be a millionaire celebrity to be successful. Over time I’ve learned how to live a full life while being self-employed. But things weren’t always as they are now.
For many years I worked in the hospitality industry. I started washing dishes, became a prep cook, a waiter and eventually floor manager for a prominent restaurant chain. Despite the long hours and hard work, I still couldn’t make ends meet.
I would always see advertisements about making money online, or becoming an eBay millionaire, but I never believed the hype. It wasn’t until one day I met a guy who actually was making money with his websites. He opened my eyes to a whole new world of income generating possibilities and not all of them were online. That’s when I decided things needed to change.
I felt like a new door had been opened. But like Thomas Edison said,
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
I felt like I had common sense and once I set my mind on something, I generally stick it out until the end. I can work hard, when I’m motivated, but how was I going to become motivated? I had no clear goals. I had no strategy and no clear direction. That’s when the real adventure began.
For nearly the next year, I spent my time reading, discussing on forums, and studying the success of others. I finally decided to make an investment of time and money and commit to my first project. It was a success. My second month in business generated a check for $5,000. My wife thought I was joking when I showed it to her.
I’m here to tell you that making money online, from home or in your community is possible. I decided to create this blog to share with you my successes, failures and other ideas. Enjoy!