about meI started to become interested in Internet Marketing around 2003/4 but did not really begin my adventure into IM until after attending the WIS (World Internet Summit) in 2005 in London, UK.

Immediately after attending this event, I created my very first website to encourage other WIS attendee’s to keep in touch and take part in regular physical meetings. My introduction on this site will tell you more if your interested – we called ourselves the online-marketing-mastermind-group OMMG.

We used to meet weekly on a Saturday morning in central London. People would come and go, but there was a core group of 5 or 6 of us, each with their own level of expertise and ideas on how to move forward as Internet Marketer’s. This was a very lively time with IM relatively in it’s infancy at that time.

There was a lot of black and grey hat stuff going on and my focus at the beginning was to create a mass of mini sites with a view to making a ton of money from Google AdSense. Unfortunately, to use a surfers analogy, that particular wave was breaking on the shore before I was able to catch it and whilst I did make some money from it, I never really covered my costs.

Google to some extent were caught napping when the AdSense craze hit them, but they were quick to catch on and on a regular basis were updating their algorithms to ‘slap’ down websites that were designed purely to make money out of AdSense, with little else in the way of real content on these sites.

This is when I and some of my OMMG pals began to realise that our focus was all wrong. We were too focused on trying to make money from this program and that program which were mostly bogus.  There was a lot of mis-selling going on at that time.

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on the way I look back on it, my offline ‘real’ business was taking up most of my time and apart from keeping in touch remotely with my OMMG pals and dabbling a bit here and there with IM, I have been pretty inactive since around 2007/8. I am semi-retired now and recently began to feel that I should have another go at IM given that I have more time to devote to it.

I have kept in touch with what’s been happening thank’s to a UK Marketer Martin Avis. I signed up to his Kickstart newsletter right at the beginning and followed him ever since. It is because of Martin promoting John Thornhill’s Partnership to Success program that brought me here. I’m sure I will be thanking him in 12 months time.

Richard

5 Comments

  • Chris

    Reply Reply August 6, 2014

    Hi Richard,

    Really good to see what your doing and find another really honest marketer talk about their journey. After trying hard over the past couple of years and having some success, but not as much as I’d like, one thing I’ve learned and what I believe is increasingly important is networking, and working as a team to help each other make money online.
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  • Richard G M Taylor

    Reply Reply August 6, 2014

    Thanks Chris, I agree with you and the P2S group is a case in point. It’s worthwhile joining other IM related groups too.
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  • John Reed

    Reply Reply January 5, 2015

    Hi Richard,
    I’ve followed Martin Avis for many years too, and John Thornhill.
    Trouble is, when I was working I was an IM Hobbyist…. but now I’m forcibly retired (lost off line retail business and house/savings etc) I am finding it very difficult to break the Hobbyist attitude, despite really NEEDING to supplement our joint pensions.
    I’ve been to Workshops in the past in the Midlands and Bristol, but can no longer afford that – or the petrol to drive far networking, so I’m going back to basics as much as I can and this month begin to revamp what I had online and introduce some of the many reseller and PLR products that I already have (that remain current).
    Good to see you in Tony’s group, I rate him as one of my “Good Guys”.
    Cheers
    John, York, UK
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    • Richard G M Taylor

      Reply Reply January 10, 2015

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your comment. I think it’s a good idea to network with other IMers, but it can be expensive if there is much travelling and hotels involved. I’m also retired and currently living in the Czech Republic, so for me it’s impossible right now. I used to run my own face to face IM group when I was living in London. BTW, I used to work in York and lived nearby..I loved the place:-)

      Cheers,
      Richard
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