... I don't know about you but I like to know at
least a little something about the people that I'm doing
business with on the net.
I dunno ... it just sorta
makes me a little more comfortable about giving them my money!
I suspect that since this is probably
"normal"... chances are that YOU feel the same way.
that's really the reason for this page. Just to give you
some information on "who" I am and "what" I'm about.
I live in Toronto, Canada (The great white
North! lol!) and have been doing so for the past twenty
However I was born in South America
(in a little country called Guyana) and moved here in 1987.
Hobbies include Camping and Bodybuilding. (I
was a former "Jnr Mr Guyana" bodybuilding champion
back in the day) That's me in the middle when I was a wee bit
I'm also big into Model Aeronautics, (Electric)
which is a fancy way of saying building and flying model
background is in the insurance industry in the accounting and
admin fields. However, I was never one for a job (I don't
cope too well with "authority" lol!) and have
always looked for a way to run my own business and control my
I've tried numerous businesses over the years
and about twenty two years ago ended up in MLM or Network
marketing. Quit my job soon after. Was doing reasonably well
and ended up doing that for about three years full time.
However, due to economic circumstances the
company had to change its comp plan or go under.
commissions across the board by about 40% and overnight I was
making an income that was just over half of what I had worked
so hard to build up!
Went on to another MLM company ... did well
there for a couple of years and then the same thing happened.
Long story short ... I decided that the next "business" I
found would have to be something that I could totally control
... if I failed ... it would be because of ME ... and if I
succeeded it also would be because of ME. (Bit of a control
freak, huh? :-)
back into the corporate world and then in 1999 (being somewhat PC illiterate and not
even owning a computer) I started browsing the Internet for ways to make money.
Every where I turned
I read that selling "Information Products" online was the way to
(Sound familiar? :-)
Over the years I had
accumulated lots of notes and experience training people on
how to succeed in MLM (It's an amazing business for people
with the right personality) and it dawned on me that I just might
have some "information" to sell! I was so excited by the
prospect of making money at home and fed up with my job that I
quit the corporate world (again!) soon after.
had about a years worth of income saved in the bank and decided to
give it my best shot learning how to do this.
It took me four months to get a
website up, (no knowledge of how to put up a website)
paltry trickle of visitors (no money to buy advertising)
get my first sale! Whoo hoo ... my first sale.
A "MLM" book I wrote myself and sold
for a whopping nineteen bucks! Of this I had to spend about
eleven bucks on miscellaneous expenses and postage etc leaving
me with net profit of about eight bucks!
Not bad for four months work huh? :-)
I say this not to scare you, but
to tell you that if I could start like this and be where I am
today ... ANYONE can do this with some determination and
then that book (and the site where it's sold) has become more and more successful ... I learned
how to put my book in an electronic format (no more shipping
to customers) and enable my site to accept credit cards.
Some time later it dawned on
me that since I had a hard time setting up my site due in
large part to the fact that at the
time I had no "extra" money for paid resources ...
maybe there were other people who were in the same boat.
Thus my second book was born! A book that taught people the
whole process of selling info products online ... "on a
budget". Aptly named "The
Tightwad's 12 Step Formula For Online Success".
October of 2003, I decided after many emails over the years
from my newsletter subscribers (yes, I even learned how to
publish a successful ezine! :) that what they really needed was something more
specific (than they were getting from the newsletter
articles) to help them make money online.
Thus "The INNER Forum" (T.I.F) was born.
was originally just a forum for my
subscribers to let them in on my secret advertising sources and
my various personal advertising discounts. It has since grown
tremendously to what it is today.
complete money making course,
advertising benefits, copywriting services, optimization
services, access to effective advertising sources etc ... In
short, ALL you need to finally make money online! To say that it
has been a success is an understatement. So much so
that initially people thought it was a scam! :)
Because of the amount of interest that it has
garnered ... I have been able to help
a lot of people along the way to finally make money online
and along the way it has compensated me adequately.
been a fun ride so far, this is my thirteenth year making a full
time living online. As a matter of fact my online
business runs so well on its own that it's afforded me the
time to start a personal training business in my spare time!
(Ok, so I don't like sitting idle!)
It's always been a dream of mine
to help people with their fitness and health and this
business has afforded me the time to do so.
In any event, to corroborate all
of this "about me" stuff you can
and learn a little bit more ...
As far as making money online ...
THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
us, will you? :-)
P.S. Have you noticed that
I don't "hide" behind the anonymity of the Internet like
some of the "Big names" do? (grin) On the contrary,
the following is my FULL contact information!
67 Amroth Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416 726 4482