I made my total living online from 2000 - 2012.

  • I owned a web design company that built a couple sites a week for about 12 years.
  • I made over $10,000.00 a month with Overture for about two years selling clicks on ads.
  • I averaged about $10,000.00 a month with affiliate marketing for about three years.
  • I had another $12,000.00 a month with SEO.

I owned over 100 websites built in Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal.

I bought and sold links, had scripts that wrote my content, signed me up on forums, directores, and did my press releases.

I had designers, programmers, and marketers in house.

It was the American Dream!

I was Capitalism's greatest protector, I was the compulsive consumer!

Despites all the money I was still spending money I didn't have, to buy crap I didn't need, to impress people I didn't like.

I was Max-in out credit cards, paying 20% interest rates, for something that cost five bucks, and broke the day I bought it.

I was addicted to slow death. Sitting around a mini table, stuffing my face with ice cream, cakes, sodas, and candy bars while worrying about work crap.

I was a compulsive consumer with a civic duty to consume.

I was going through life, pretending I had free will, never realizing I was a slave to the system.

Forcing employees to live in cubicles, while flirting with them, fighting with the wife, and listening to internet gurus sell me pipe dreams.

Every product was designed for the masses!

We ranked #1 in Google for keywords like web design, bracelets, wristbands, dating and many others.

But in a day my entire world got turned upside down.

The voices in my head went from whispering your god to your villain.

One by one, day by day sites began to disappear from their rankings.

I blamed employees, clients, and Google because I was the bully of humility. And in my wisdom you could hear my ignorance.

My employees left with my computers and equipment and attacked me online alongside my clients.

I was unable to sit up straight, as the stress caused the muscles in my back to tighten and cramp.

I was a man with the look of a well lived life, who had accumulated some money. But without the blood sweat and tears of a well earned life. I was a miserable specimen of a man. A sarcastic brute forever walking about, talking about, crying about, how I'd done this and that.

And I had surrounded myself with people just like myself, lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, unforgiving, without self-control, brutal, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of truth.

They abandoned me and I sat in quietness as fear, anger, and hesitation engulfed me.

It was the Kruger effect.

I had thought I was all that but now the neighbors watch them take my house, cars, and dignity.

From 2012 until 2021 I built, designed, destroyed, and rebuilt my website ... scared to move, scared to speak, maybe it isn't good enough, as I search for another tool to check my code.

Now my site gets 100% on Google speed tools, has zero errors in W3C code and CSS validations.

I've studied and read every article I've found on code, design, SEO, optimization and end user experience.

I've spent the last nine years rarely leaving the house, studying, reading, and trying to understand nothing but the code for the last nine years, seven days a week, 15 hours a day wanting to move forward, needing the money, but worried that I'm not yet ready.

And now I see the total destruction of the small business owner as Amazon steals their products, SEO's and developers spout bad information to sell their own products, and ten by ten the doors on the middle class close.

My only hope is to try and spread information that will allow the small business owners to make better business decisions.

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