Hi, I’m Justin Young and I am the grunt behind this dandy little website.
Now what can I say about myself without putting you to sleep?
Well, I’m the father to three wonderful kids and the husband to the love of my life (she puts up with a lot). I am a part-time internet entrepreneur and a full-fledged internet addict.
I was born and raised in a small Nebraska town which I still reside today. I grew up in a religious family, married a religious gal and I continuously strive to do my best to live my life according to God’s will.
I don’t have any impressive stories about world travels or extreme adventures, (although I have done a little traveling in the past). I’m just a regular family guy living in small town U.S.A. But that’s the way I like it and even if given the chance I wouldn’t change a darn thing about it.
Still awake? Good, here are some photos.
My Name is Justin and I’m an Internetaholic
Like many people my online marketing experience started by selling on eBay. Having had some experience in electronics, in 2001 I began by purchasing certain types of broken vending machines which I repaired and sold for a decent side income. I have also experimented with other niches including sporting event ticket sales and hunting/camping gear.
In the fall of 2004 I was presented with an offer to purchase an ecommerce website to sell my hunting and camping gear. This site was promised to be “hands off” for me since the web design/hosting company took care the site maintenance and all the orders were completely handled by a separate drop-ship company.
“My very own website, how could I refuse?”
After a short time I began getting some traffic and a few sales here and there. Things were progressing nicely but little did I know that site support and product updates would come to an abrupt stop. Many of the products being sold on my site became obsolete and I was eventually forced to close up shop.
Unfortunate, yes but I have zero regrets. This experience taught me many valuable lessons. Although the site was a miserable failure, I did get a taste of running a small business by handling the roles of sales and customer service. I also credit this experience to my first real introduction to online marketing. I learned necessary skills like basic programming and graphic design to methods of generating traffic through PPC ads and search engine optimization. Ah yes, remember those “I’ll link to your site if you link to mine” days?
I’ve always had an interest in different ways people make money on the internet and after a few years away from the online world (during the rise of social media and Web 2.0) I decided to look into what it would take to start my own side business in the online marketing niche.
I bought a domain name and hosting and spent a fair amount of time learning WordPress by testing out different themes and plugins. Eventually I created my first WordPress site. It certainly wasn’t pretty and the domain name was absolutely horrible but it was a positive learning experience.
I then went on to do A LOT of research on the ways of the internet marketer including: copywriting techniques, search engine optimization, conversion optimization, article marketing, video production & marketing, affiliate marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, web & graphic design, time management skills, etc.
Overwhelming? Uh huh, especially given that not every source out there is reliable. I quickly learned to find my information from reputable sources who really knew what they were talking about.
I learned a lot of things, some things were new to me and some were a refresher from several years prior. I had an idea for a website that offers online money making tips, tutorials and resources for online marketers and business owners. In the fall of 2011 MajorMoneyTips.com was born.
How can you benefit from this website?
As I mentioned above, online business owners have a lot on their plate. Many have a difficult time keeping up with everything from time management to the large learning curve involved with running a business. Of course there’s the ever changing and evolving internet to deal with as well.
Now I don’t claim to have the cure-all answer to these problems but you will find helpful tips, ideas, resources and tutorials in this website to help streamline your productivity and improve the effectiveness of your own online business.
I also encourage you to sign up for my email newsletter. As a subscriber you will receive valuable tips, resources and special offers in addition to what you will find on this site. I would also like to give you a free gift that I absolutely guarantee will help boost your business to the level of success you never thought possible.
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Thank you for checking out my site. If you have any questions or suggestions about this website or if you just want to tell me how awesome I am then please don’t hesitate to contact me.