My name is Dan Castro and I am from the UK. I’ve recently taken out a STM subscription (I did last year very briefly which helped loads with my marketing business) and really love this forum so far – it’s very resourceful and full of information plus more mobile info. than I anticipated.
I have dabbled with affiliate marketing (CB) and have had a couple of high $xxx, low $x,xxx days before with my previous software business (which I sold) and social media business (own products that I ran via blackhat methods and it burned out eventually – yes I know, but this one was my first venture online!). I was previously a full time music producer and DJ and when I got dropped, that’s when I started marketing and set up the two things above! Anyway…
I put that money into a new membership site, which launched recently and is slowly building, but unfortunately I ran out of capital and in January, I had to resort back to 9-5 in the interim… and I will do anything to get my freedom back, so am working my ass off!
I’m not afraid to say that I have failed myself in a way by going back to work, as it is making me work twice as hard – I guess you don’t realise what you have until it has gone and if I’m lucky enough to leave work again soon, I will never let that happen again! Gotta work smarter and harder!
The only bonus is that I’m a digital marketer at my 9-5, so scouring the STM forum can sometimes fit in with my traffic ‘research’…
I love traffic generation and am hooked on the feeling of converting, whether it is your own product or somebody else’s. It’s very addictive!!
…I have been following Charles NGO (especially) and M.Darras for a while. I love the fact Charles and Malan share information that they don’t have to share, but feel compelled to do so – not many out there like that imo!
I haven’t wanted to spread myself thinly and jump projects, hence why I haven’t as yet gone full front into AM, but the allure of this has been with me for a fair while and I am nearly ready to start. Although it will be on a small-ish scale budget-wise, so I am saving for my first batches of ‘data’!
I am interested in mobile more so than anything and that is what I will start off with. I am going to take some time reading up on the basics and assess some of the mistakes people make, main optimisation techniques and scalin methods and in the interim I am going to build my agency page ready to pitch to affiliate/traffic sources to attempt to gain entry.
Any initial advice would be appreciated! I will do a follow along when I am ready – I’m sure it will be awful at first, but we all start somewhere, right?!
…And anybody in a similar position on Skype looking to share ideas, inbox me…
Thanks for reading..
Welcome Dan, thanks for the intro its great
Malan is the man of minimal simplicity haha, take notes from those 2 dudes they’re seasoned veterans, but we are glad to have you here at STM mate. This forum has turned into a literal gold mine, it is completely oversourced with posts that can have you making money ASAP if you put it to action, so best of luck champ!
Thanks a lot for the reply Maynzie… much appreciated!
I plan on taking action… initially using the fact I’ve gone back to a 9-5 for inspiration.
Have a great weekend!
Hello and welcome to STM! Fellow Brit here
Sounds like you’ve got a great background to get back up and running in the near future. If you hit any snags or have any questions, or areas where you’d like more information, please do post, and we’ll all leap in to help!
Welcome on STM man!
To get started in mobile I suggest reading the basics here and then test , test and test.
That’s the fastest way to get started.
Keep us updated with your progress!
Thanks Caurmen and bbrock, I would really appreciate any help I can get!
And Caurmen… nice to see a fellow Brit on here (I’m sure there are a few of us!)… Where are you based? I am in Solihull, not too far from Birmingham and Stratford!
PS- I am still ‘santiago’, I just got my name changed by the admins back to my real name which I am sticking to
I’m in Scotland