Join a seasoned online income veteran and archaeologist in a quest for Web wealth
Welcome to my expedition. You are invited to join me to explore for online income, the illusive buried treasure in the depths of cyberspace. Along the way, we will use the latest, cutting edge tools and techniques to examine such mysterious realms as Internet marketing, email marketing, mobile marketing, joint ventures, offline marketing, social networking, monetization, and autopiloting in our quest for finding the perfect online income home businesses and ultimately automating the whole thing.
I am a retired archaeologist who built a multi-million dollar offline enterprise that ran expeditions all over the world for universities, museums, and special interest organizations. The problem was that I eventually created a monster; it wasn't fun anymore. I had become a desk jockey with a big building and too many employees. So, I quit and retired at age 45.
After traveling to over 100 countries and with too much time on my hands, I realized I needed a challenge to make life meaningful. Accordingly, I set out to find the perfect business. After several false starts and some dead ends, I found it. It involved selling information online.
It turned out to be another hugely profitable enterprise that was highly rewarding because I was able to help companies large and small as well as individuals.
Everything went well. Life was good. Then disaster struck with the current economic depression, which is serious in that it affects almost everyone. Suddenly I was watching my assets dwindle and my cash flow slow to a trickle. On top of that, my wife developed an incurable disease, which is taking its toll emotionally and financially.
It was time to put on my pith helmet and mount an expedition to explore for some buried treasure to replenish the coffers and to rekindle the cash flow engine.
The most promising destination was cyberspace with its untold treasures waiting to be discovered and harnessed for the good of all. However, there is no treasure map with X marks the spot. There can be many pitfalls, and other dangers along the way. Perhaps the most frustrating dilemma is not knowing where to start or what to do next.
Unfortunately, there are native inhabitants lurking out there who call themselves Gurus. This tribe of self-proclaimed experts are happy to take your money in return for some whimsical words of wisdom that rarely have any meaning or value. Beware of Gurus; they can cost you time and money. That is not to say that they are all bad, but you have to be careful of false prophets and phony treasure maps.
My mission here is to share with you some of the mistakes I made and offer whatever guidance I can with honest, objective reviews, helpful information, and maybe even some wisdom here and there--and I won’t charge you a penny. I believe in sharing information. I’m not a guru, just a fellow sojourner to whom payback and pay forward are important concepts.
The ultimate objective is that this site will become a trading post for information to warn, encourage, and enlighten fellow explorers.
Here you will find cutting edge information on some of the latest tools and techniques for making online income.
I am always in search of ways to make money without having to spend money, and the Internet is the perfect vehicle. That will be my primary focus instead of encouraging you to spend a fortune on pay-per-click advertising and other costly schemes.
My ultimate goal is to find ways to create a highly profitable business, automate it, and let it grind out a residual income while I sleep, travel, or pursue other interests.
On our expedition, we will visit several sectors of cyberspace, each with a corresponding button on the left:
• Home Business
• eMail Marketing
• Internet Marketing
• Joint Ventures
• Offline Marketing
• Social Networking
• Mobile Marketing
At this point, as we near our departure, I should probably try to sell you a pith helmet and a machete for cutting through all the guru doodoo out there, but I’ll resist.
You will find much useful information in each category. Be sure to follow the links to some of my blogs and to other sites of interest. Please feel free to contribute your findings and feelings to help other online income expeditionaries.
I encourage you to return often, for this is a work in progress with new information added regularly. If you want to be alerted to new entries, subscribe to the RSS feed and sign up for my occasional newsletter. Don't worry, I won't bombard you.
Let’s get started. Perhaps the best place to begin is with the Home Business button. There I will share with you my idea of what to look for in a perfect home business. You will also learn about the various kinds of businesses capable of producing meaningful online income.
May you have a pleasant, safe, and successful journey in your online income adventure. Send me a smoke signal from time to time letting me know of your progress. I’d love to hear from you.
Timothy S. Hillebrand, Ph.D.
You are invited to visit some of my other sites and blogs:
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SMS Blog--Current Developments
Free Non-Profit Fundraisers
Professor Pocket Digital Gadgets
Home Business Autopilot
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