I have been venturing into the online world since 2007, which still feels like yesterday. I?ve always been that kind of guy—hating the corporate world and HATING to admit that I had a boss. While life in the office wasn?t always bad, it wasn?t all that great, either. I used to work as a helpdesk technician, which was the equivalent of hell on Earth. The boss was down to earth for the most part, and my colleagues were like family. However, the fuckin? clients were in a constant war with us ?representatives.? Whenever a computer program went bad, suddenly it was YOUR fault, simply because you were the first/random person who got the call from them. The world always revolved around them, and the issue had to be resolved right away. Otherwise, they would chew you up and ask to speak to the manager.
Most people are very professional face to face, but their true colors emerge whenever you can?t see them. Kinda reminds me of an Internet forum.
So, one day I simply gave my two weeks notice without a second thought.
Since then, I started writing for eHow—back when Google was still incredibly easy to earn from because any piece of info could be easily ranked. After making thousands of dollars there (slowly but steadily) I moved on to other things. Next up was HubPages, which I joined around 2008. Never grabbed my attention much, for whatever reason. I kept switching and experimenting with various websites, including eHow (again), Triond, Associated Content and then came back to HubPages.
I was a bit of a failure in most of them; eHow was my only savior, for the most part. As far as the rest of them, i admit i’m always a bit late to the party, but better late than never, right?
And that brings me to the next big thing: the Amazon Kindle. I started out publishing crap for 99 cents without focusing on any niche in particular. I was amazed to see that I made $10 on the very first month, back around April 2011. I continued to publish here and there, but didn?t take the platform too seriously, as I was rather busy working for the ?unofficially defunct? Demand Media Studios. Hey, what can I say? I needed the instant payout and the money was sweet. DMS focuses on eHow.com and many others.
Then, DMS came up with some awful news. One day, they simply said, ?Ummmm…. so yeaaah, eHow now has lots of titles, and THAT IS WHY we won?t be publishing much anymore. Yup! That?s it. It has nothing to do with Panda and the fact that we?re kissing up to Google. Nope…..?
Nice try, guys.
Anyway, after receiving this devastating blow, I had to get creative again. That?s when I put 100% of my focus back on publishing ebooks. My goal is to keep doing what I love for as long as I can. If you wish to join me on my journey, feel free to download my free publishing guide and check back often.
Best of luck.