My name is Andrew Hansen and I’m an online entrepreneur originally from Queensland, Australia – now living in Montreal, Toronto, Puerto Vallarta, London, England
I’ve been making money on the internet for the past 6 years now, after deciding that a traditional education wasn’t the path I wanted to take in life.
If you’re a reader of my blog you’ll know that although I’ve had, and continue to have many failures, today I proudly run an online business that I consider a profound success.
How I Got Started
I got started online after my father introduced me to a local chap who was into affiliate marketing.
I’ll never forget the meeting I had with him when he explained to me about how you can make money on the internet without even having a product, just by selling stuff for other people! I was hooked.
That began a foray into marketing that I would say is not dissimilar from the journey most people trek when getting started on the internet. I realized that there were ALOT of different ways to make money online, some better than others but all peddled to be better and more profitable than all the rest!
I jumped around alot, tried many different things at once, and got little to NOwhere.
To cut a long story short, after a lot of hard work and more failures than I care to count, the pieces of the puzzle started to come together.
I managed to make a stack of cash in the old “gold rush” days of quick Adsense money and easy search rankings, only to see it fall apart one day, almost overnight.
First Real Success
After that I began concentrating on only the most sustainable strategies for using blogs to create affiliate income. Fortunately, I came across a little method that was wildly successful at getting fast search engine rankings and earning good commissions with small amounts of traffic.
One of my most famous sites was one page, and earned $300 a month from only 5 unique visitors a day!
After building a great affiliate income I became passionate about showing other people how to do the same.
I wrote the reports Article Speed Writing to teach people how to create content for their websites quickly…
And the still popular and ever controversially titled Niche Marketing On Crack report, (recently updated to the extremely comprehensive Affiliate Blog Profit Report to the right) – that outlined the system I’d used to achieve success online up until that point.
My focuses in practice and in teaching have been, and continue to be:
Profitable niche market research
Simple but effective SEO
Efficient content generation
And high conversion affiliate marketing.
These reports were well received and as a result, my life was to be changed forever.
In the year that followed I took the “internet lifestyle” to the extreme.
I took 9 vacations over the period of 12 months, and while still working hard, enjoyed what the internet had allowed me to enjoy to the fullest.
From conferences in Singapore, to dinners in Tokyo, to Beverly Hills in California, to snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains in Canada, to chilling on private islands in the Philippines – and as a 20 year old kid? It was a roller coaster of fun and excitement, and a period of my life I’ll be eternally grateful for.
In July 2008 we launched Firepow Blogging Software. A tool that had been in development for almost 12 months.
Today it’s my main focus, and along with a dedicated team, we’re trying to make a service that will be the ultimate resource for aspiring niche and blog marketers.
Firepow employs 14 people now in 6 countries, all working remotely – something I didn’t even know was possible just a few years ago.
My fiance and I are living out a plan to live in a different country every year while we can.
We started out leaving the Gold Coast AU in 2009 and spent a year in Canada, (split between Montreal and Toronto), then did 2010 in Mexico (Puerto Vallarta) and are now living in London, England!
If you’re looking to learn more about profitable blogging, mini site creation, niche research, traffic generation and more – this blog is the place to be.
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