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    Lets learn about some of you SEOChat members!


    Almost everybody on this forum I know, and I don't really know anything personally about any of you! So lets have it! Whats your name, what do you do for a living, is SEO a hobby? a job? a mistake? (lol)

    I'll start: ;)

    Bet none of you would have guessed this: pteam's secret dark past lol

    My name is Jimmy I'm 26 years old. I made a small fortune from several years of Guerilla Marketing online (alot of spam years and years ago before it was a problem or borderline illegal). I own several adult sites that are really not much anymore. I spend 0% of my time on them but they still bring in some residual income. Well along that time I had thousands of affilates working for me and life was good. But I saw the end of spam traffic coming and started to look for other opportunities.

    I bought a hummer limo about 4 years ago and thought hey if I can rent it out enough I'll have a hummer limo for free! Fast forward 4 years later and alot of thanks to SEO we're the largest exotic limo provider in the 2 states we service. We have 5 hummer limos, escalade limos, navigators, chrysler 300s, etc Some even have lighted dance floors! We make 6 figures a month.

    Also about two years ago I started adsense on one of my non-adult affilate sites. Then I repeated the process. Made more sites, bought more sites, now I have over 30 sites all making money with adsense. Ads make me normally around 5 figures a month. (Secret tip #2 from pteam's playbook!)

    I work hard to make business models that will create money for me while I sleep or sit at a computer: limo business (I rarely ever drive) and websites that make money 24/7

    I love cars, I've owned almost every kind, hummers, porsches, lamborghinis and a ferrari 360 spider last year. I have a lamborghini murcielago coming next week for spring!

    I pretty much learned ALL of my SEO ability from SEOChat in like 2-3 years time, and I encourage all of you to not give up and think outside the box! This should encourage all of you that think SEO is a waste of time! Its not easy. If it was easy then everybody would do it, and there would be no money in it.

    Ok so lets hear about some of you guys and gals out there! We talk everyday but know nothing about each other!

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    • EpureanuBogdan agrees : You're an inspiration...
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    • gazzahk agrees : Thanks jimmy. this was a great idea. its nice to no some of my friends a bit better
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    Originally Posted by pteam
    So lets have it! Whats your name, what do you do for a living, is SEO a hobby? a job? a mistake? (lol)
    Something different so I'll join in!

    Europa - a.k.a. Daryl Clark (Europa being my favorite Carlos Santana song) although that is hard to say.

    49 years old live in So. Cal's wine country. Graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Missouri State (formerly S.W. Missouri State) - 1980. Joined the Peace Corps - 1981 - 1984 and lived in the Republic of the Philippines. Those days it took four days to get a telegram to my site. Now you can text message real time. Worked with Vietnamese Refugees in Hawaii 1984- 1985 Worked for Bose Corporation in Sales Management for 12 years in Philippines, Guam, So. Cal and Massachusetts. First internet business in 1999 went down with the .dotcom crash. Made a stab at SEO consulting in 2000 with www.emarketingman.com which I sold in 2004 (dumb move). Do SEO consulting full time with clients across the U.S. mostly medium size businesses - 1 Million - 20 million in rev.
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    Howdy, I am Tom Goering a retired US Navy Master Chief and Bartlett, TN business owner. I am from Crystal River, Florida and spent the last 26 years in the Navy retiring Dec 2006. Spent 20 years of my time in Navy Recruiting. I have been to just about every country in Europe, lived in Italy and Iceland. Climbed the Great Pyramids in Egypt and transited the Suez. I have visited all 50 US states and lived in 10 of them. Germans make the best beer and Italians make the best ice cream. Die hard Tampa Bay Bucs, Devil Rays, Lightning and Florida Gators fan. I own and run an ice cream and coffee shop that of course offers free WiFi with a purchase . Website marketing became an interest when a few years ago I had a idea the Navy should be advertising in internet games. Now website marketing, baseball cards and Internet gaming are my hobbies. Married to the same women for 24 years with three grown boys.
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    Yeh why not.
    My names Gary, Im in my early 40s, my first SEO days were in the mid 1990s.

    I started my working life as an economics teacher. After uni I started teaching and got a bit bored with it so we went and spent a few years as a volunteer aid workers in Western Samoa and than come back and got into my first business. It was a computer retailing & training centre. We joined up with a guy that had a bulletin board and started doing ISP and web marketing as well this was back in the mid 90s. Back when SPAM was easy, I remember when I got to the top of infoseek for hundreds of words by having a title, pages and pages long. Than switching it for a short title. We used to do marketing for many companies in Australia. We sold that business and took a few years off an traveled around the world.

    Mostly I have worked as a business consultant helping people restructure and fix up business etc. Few years ago my wife got a great job offer in Hong Kong. So we moved here. We love the place. After working in a range of jobs here including teaching, marketing and management I decided to start my own business here. We have a 5 to 10 year plan that ends up with us living on beach in Thailand for half year and traveling around the world for other half. The business has been going great.

    I love Seochat. I really enjoy learning and keeping up with SEO. The net generates about 50% of our new business and in many ways is going to be one of our biggest assets for our marketing push for the franchises. Being on top of SEs more than justifies the time I spend here. I get asked a lot to do SEO for other businesses here. I always say no (to busy and donít really have the programming skills).

    I to hope to hear about some of my other friends here on Seochat
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    Originally Posted by NavyCS
    Married to the same women for 24 years with three grown boys.
    Ohh my, more than one....
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    Originally Posted by Visio
    Ohh my, more than one....
    I am a youngin'. I am only 23. My name is Mike and I am a programmer/developer by trade. SEO is something that I had to get into and I enjoy it a lot. I mostly do Flash animation. I'm a big fan of it even though SEO hates flash.

    Hey what states is your limo company in?
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    Hi,

    I'm Darrell and i'm 22 and from Chester in the North West of England, UK. I finished my business course at University in Sheffield last year and started to look into SEO in the summer of 2006 (nearly 12 months now).

    I am temping in an office job at the moment but I am looking to get into seo by getting a trainee seo position with a seo company. Proving rather difficult, just need a break. Also optimising my site which I plan to run once I get the site a decent amount of traffic.

    Cheers,

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    My name is Jeff, I'm 21 years old and live in MA. I'm currently going for my MBA aswell as a degree in computer science. Right now I'm a full time programmer and event ticket reseller.
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    Originally Posted by LunicoDesign
    I am a youngin'. I am only 23. My name is Mike and I am a programmer/developer by trade. SEO is something that I had to get into and I enjoy it a lot. I mostly do Flash animation. I'm a big fan of it even though SEO hates flash.

    Hey what states is your limo company in?
    We're in ohio and PA. #1 and #2 in google for hummer limo if u want to see the site.
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    Wow we have some amazing people here, I bet nobody even knew! lol

    Climbing Pyramids, navy master cheifs, peace corps, traveling the world... ;)
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    Well... I really feel like a poor boy staying at the same table with city's most influential people... Unfortunately I don't have a success story of my own (yet).

    Anyway... my name is Bogdan Epureanu; I'm 26 years old and I live in Romania - a small but beautiful country deep inside the Eastern Europe.

    I finished Computer Science University and I decided to specialize myself in SEO. At the moment I work as an independent SEO consultant (most of my work comes from sites like rentacoder), but I plan to open and work on my own site - just that I can't find time for this ... lol.

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    I know theres a few more of you around here that want to tell us something interesting about yourselves!
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    Originally Posted by pteam
    I know theres a few more of you around here that want to tell us something interesting about yourselves!
    How can we beat Climbing Pyramids, navy master cheifs, peace corps...?
    Okay i'll join the marines...
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    Originally Posted by Visio
    How can we beat Climbing Pyramids, navy master cheifs, peace corps...?
    Okay i'll join the marines...
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    Hi my name is jyoti Ranjan.

    did my bachelors in engineering ( electronics ).SEO for me came by a accident when my previous employer had asked me to do optimization for a herbal site.The herbal company didn't pay so the project was abandoned but during that i read a lot of books on seo and that moment i joined seochat and i have been here ever since.

    initially SEO fascinated me ,it still does..lately i am thinking of shifting to some other skill set like java or .net as there is more money there and seo is relatively a unheard thing here....dont know ,lets see where my life takes me........One of the the best /irritating thing being a SEO is whenever i mention that i m a seo guy in front of my friends they think that i am some next to CEO in the company .....SEO...CEO..... look the same....lol

    i plan to start my SEO consulting buisness but i am not sure where to start from and where to get my clients.....any help on that ???
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