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Create an online business your way
I started this blog for my own amusement but its quickly grown into something more. This is a new project where I work on publishing helpful content, guides, templates and trainings to help others make their first buck online.
My names Shenzu and I am an accomplished business owner with a wife, fully grown daughter and 2 dogs.
My life is simple and I have almost everything i could ever want. I do want to share my experiences with you.
My everyday life follows a structured routine (except for when on holiday) and this has attributed to my success.
I retired at 34 but couldnt handle the lack of drive, Ill touch on that more below.
My working life was pretty regimented with me working for the man, doing all the things and busting my butt to make it work. This is what I came to learn what it takes to start a business and having a solid work ethic can move mountains. It sure helped me get from A to B online.
I owned my first business in 2007 and while not into marketing I owned a business and it did’nt go very well. I have owned many more business since my first one and several have done very well while Ive learned from each failure I understand business operations.
The Who What Where & When
I’m from a sleepy city on the western coastline of Australia. When I was starting to learn online marketing I didnt know many people who were doing it in my area, heck I didnt leave the house because I was engulfed by the endless direction and opportunity that comes with the internet.
My personality is not an outgoing extrovert and letting people “in” has never been something I did lightly. After some time I sought out people in the industry and connected. Once I started jamming with my industry peers the learning, the testing, the failures all came together and I accellerated like a SpaceX rocketship up, up and away!
One key to my success was building remote teams before it was the norm. My peers would say that I have quite the knack for building remote teams that scale. I have had teams of thousands and more recently smaller teams for specific jobs.
I Like building and empowering teams and the enjoyment of helping others develop their own skillset. Ive trained and developed hundreds if not thousands of online marketers in my time and each has gone onto more success after spending time learning my systems and processes.
My Manila based team below (with mask add ons)
From Retired to Managing 300+ Clients and Running 4 Businesses.
This blog is for you if you have ever been:
Harassed on social media by those guru-Esque make money from home Ads?
Had Ads of people tell you that they did $30k a day and brought a new Lamborghini with the earnings all from dropshipping.
Saw a FB post about how someone was broke now they own a 90 room mansion
Had your Instagram scroll interrupted by some punk kid telling you he sleeps at night and wakes up with $5k push-button simple.
Stop! Stop! Stop! 🤮🤮🤮 I can't take it anymore either.
You have seen the Ads and heard the stories and I know it blends reality with fiction at times. I’m a marketer full time and it really bugs me how many people get taken for a ride by this garbage.
What makes me want to make a difference is that a lot of the “guru’s” are just preying on brand newbies who are just starting out.
I went through it the exact same as many of you who are reading this.
When I was brand new to online marketing it was horrible.
The wolves were in sheeps clothing and at every turn, there was an upsell for the latest hot new thing.
Straight up I’ll save you the pain, there is no push-button make money online trick or hack.
Everything requires some work. The work is nothing like a full-time job but it is required to build anything of value.
The hard work is in the setup and that's where so many people fail because it does take some work.
But the good news is once you have the setup in place the work you do starts to compound and money really does come in overnight.
I won't be anything like this guy below.
I’m Shenzu and That's my introduction to this blog.
I Went Down A Familiar Rabbit Hole
The appeal was simple, he was successful and making money online. He had famous friends and hot lady friends because he knew this one little secret. I could learn that secret as well but it cost just $997, plus two upsells for done for you and a mastermind group experience.
I cringe now but I am thankful I took that course. The customer journey from start to finish was quite slick and looking back it was very well done. I didn't go from a zero to a hero overnight as described in the sales video, but I am doing really well after learning the basics in that course and piecing my own success into a system that suited my marketing style.
I do not own a Lambo or a mansion.
Chasing online training courses and shiny software is a common thing in the internet marketing niche. It’s referred to as “shiny object syndrome” and has caused more than 80% of failures in new starters. People have the plan laid out but get distracted by the distractions.
I should know I spent more than $50k chasing knowledge and on scammy sales pages trying to make this online thing work. I caught on pretty quick to what was real and what was pure sales page hype.
I actually did make a sheet tonne of money from promoting one of his affiliate programs. I was promoting Gold stocks. Check it out real classic internet marketer type stuff. But it actually works and paid for a lot of stuff. Thanks, Rich Jerk.
Let me introduce the original Rich Jerk below.
What Do I Actually Do If I’m Not Wearing Silk Robes?
>Waking up at noon
>Wearing the same clothes for 3 days
>All night gaming sessions
>Going to cafe catchups with anyone that was available
>Endless gardening because I had no other goals in life
I started a freelancing business and quickly built up a client portfolio and great network of existing agencies that I would provide consulting for. I was working with the likes of Subway, Dominios Pizza, Papa John’s and EastBay as freelance clients wow man where could this digital thing take me I thought??? Sky is the limit.
This exposed me to a new career path and direction. What it allowed me to do was build my digital agency portfolio AND build my affiliate marketing assets at the same time. This was pure genius, why didnt I do this sooner.
I love affiliate niche marketing, and I'll show you how you can reproduce my success step by step. I share the process I take, my templates, guides and S.O.P (standard operating procedures) for how to harness this tactic to build reoccurring income month on month.
I enjoy Agency work not quite as much as Affiliate marketing but I do really enjoy the challenge and the volume and the diversity of clients and websites that need help. The learning curve is steep and life moves REALLY FAST! I'm an introvert at heart and being client facing is something I don’t really enjoy but I do enjoy having business owner to business owner conversations because you can move mountains by speaking to a business owner on the same level.
Plus when clients pay their invoices it's all happy days.
What Can You Expect From Me?
I prefer to treat people how I want to be treated in return. I was raised to use common sense, put in hard work and be genuine to my fellow man. In short, I'm a decent bloke and I won't try to pull the wool over your eyes to make a quick buck.
I'll give you some quick facts about me:
>I am financially secure
>I have multiple revenue streams
>I have at last count 36 websites live
>I have sold more than 8 businesses
>I was retired at 34
>I now work flexible hours at a growth agency
>I am paid to train & develop young marketers
>I have 2 dogs
>I have an amazing partner
>I am an introvert
>I thrive when I’m problem-solving
>I have lost count of the number of businesses that I have purchased or joint ventured in.
That's a short summary of my online experience and remember I started working online in 2016. I’m still new to this in some regards.
What I want to give you is a roadmap to build your own financially independent lifestyle so that you can live the life that you want. I really enjoy helping people and I get huge satisfaction in teaching people how to be successful. I won't be spamming you with crap sales offers and shady courses, Ill promote what I use and find helpful and I will be creating the same training that I teach to hundreds of young online marketers so that you can have a system that works laid out in front you.
What Do I Expect of You?
I expect you to find my content helpful. I would expect that if you liked my content you let me know or share my stuff online.
I would expect that you dont put anyone down who may be less experienced than you. Be nice decent people. I would expect if someone asks for help that people who read this blog give that person some help.
My expectations are open I started this to see where I can take it without considering people following me. Don’t be scared to ask for help and don’t be scared to ask questions.
If you have success from learning anything shared here tell me and I can invite you on the blog or podcast or YouTube channel for an interview or case study feature.
Why Give Me Your Attention?
I started this Click Bucks blog to get my pent up creativity out and to try and help more people change their lives. I really believe in the power of online marketing and building the life that you want.
The world has changed and so has how we do business.
Everyone is online and you should be as well.
My goal is to help people take control of their finances and build online businesses. It's that simple.
I give away a lot of free stuff and I’ll promote some paid training for more advanced or focused specialised training.
The same types of training I charge marketing agencies Thousands of $$$ for when I train their teams.
I like to create things, businesses, processes and run tests to find out how and why things work. One of the key takeaways for you is I’ll post most of these test results and process guides for doing a lot of the marketing strategies I do on this blog.
This is not a money grab either, I will only ask for payment if something I’m building takes up a lot of my time and it's only fair to ask for payment when I've put in hours and hours of my time into something that will help others.
Most of the content, templates and guides etc will be 100% Free. This will be a help to you in starting your online business.
If I can give you any knowledge that I have amassed from my online journey and you actually use it and see success, that's all the positive vibes I need from this blog.
I have a lot of real-life experiences and online success to share so if you want to absorb that I’ll keep creating content.
I’ve worked hard to learn a LOT of different skillsets and experimented to find the best types of online revenue-generating projects that I can really sink my teeth into.
From flipping domains to freelancing and Selling physical products I have had a lot of fingers in a lot of 🥧 pies.
The benefit I can provide to you is my knowledge across a lot of platforms, ad channels and techniques that drive traffic. My main job is providing training to advertising and marketing agencies showing them how to be better well-rounded marketers. I love this and want to reach more people and share what I can with like-minded people.
- 💰 Pay Per Click
- Playing Chess with Google
- 🏗️ Websites & Development
I work across different pay per click platforms. My goal working on these platforms is to drive targeted website traffic and using a smaller amount of my Ad budget. I also try to reduce the cost of the click and get higher conversions from my Ads.
I spent a lot of time in China & Indonesia learning about eCommerce how the manufactuers work, the logistics process and then how to create setup and market an online store. Ive worked with many store owners to help reduce Ad spend and increase sales and revenue.
I have worked in some difficult niches and niches where the only option is SEO or doing search engine optimisation to get free traffic. This is the most complex part of online marketing to understand because when you play chess with Google the rules are not clear. The rules change every month. I nerd the F out when I get into the SEO’s.
- I am not a developer or a web designer but I have made some impressive advancements to learning how to do this better than I did the previous day. Learning how to build my own sites and calculators has helped me generate a LOT of money 💰. This is not a resume. I do a lot and I get results. I also giveaway WAY more than I should more often than I should haha but thats cool because we are on the same journey now.