My name is Kevon and I’d like to welcome you to Job-2-Joy.com.
I’ve always had this innate, burning desire to be my own boss; to run my own business. But there was one big obstacle (or at least I thought it was an obstacle) – I hated sales. I just do not have the personality to simply approach someone and convince them that they need to buy something from me, whether they needed to or not.
My first experience with sales was selling investments and insurance. I was a total failure at that. And at my job as Senior Analyst, I often had the opportunity to fly all over the world (Europe, United Kingdom, USA, Africa, Caribbean, etc.) meeting people at conferences, trade shows, and networking events. Networking was a complete chore for me. Meeting new people and selling myself and my company was a big put off for me. Unfortunately, selling and networking are critical components of developing a successful business.
In addition, I hated having to deal one-on-one with demanding and often very rude customers. So, I told myself that I didn’t have what it took to be in business for myself.
However, the desire to be my own boss, to shed the 9-to-5 predicament, and to really start enjoying life was still burning within me. I didn’t have the capital or a fairy God-mother. I hated sales – I was a real introvert in this regard and hated the idea of pedaling products from door to door.
My first attempt at building a business was back in 2005-2006 when my really close friend Kevin had a business idea and wanted me to partner with him. I jumped at the opportunity. He would take care of the sales and I would deal with the other administrative and business issues. Perfect? Wrong! This was a failure for me. The recession hit in 2008 and business was already slow. And I found that I just couldn’t avoid having to sell. How else were we going to eat? I soon found myself completely broke, after investing close to a $100,000, not to mention the time, effort and energy it took to get going. But I loved my friend, he was like a brother to me and I wanted it to work so badly but alas, it was not to be. Kevin held on for as long as he could but unfortunately, I had to embark on other adventures sooner rather than later.
For some time, I had a nagging question at the back of my mind – how could I develop a business where I don’t have to sell directly to people? How could I earn money while I slept? I would imagine myself waking up in the morning and seeing more money in my account. The only solution was doing business online. But most online businesses involved having to deal with customers, push products, hold stock or create some sort of proprietary product or service.
The Internet was the Only Lifeline
I’ve always known about the opportunities and possibilities that existed on the Internet. However, I only really started searching around while I was unemployed and struggling to get work. The Internet seemed like the only lifeline available. After a bit of research, I discovered exactly how I could earn a living online. I explored several opportunities and learned that drop shipping was a viable option for me. I didn’t have to keep stock. No packaging and handling was involved. Just connect with the customer and get them to buy from my site. Easy right?
I posted several ads on Craigslist targeting cities all over the US. It took me several weeks before I made my first sale. A surfboard for beginners. I made just under $50. The surfboard was $250 and I sold it for $299. I was excited to say the least. And my outlook took on a new perspective. I was motivated to do more. But alas, that sale seemed like a fluke. I kept posting the same ads and targeting the same markets. But nothing happened. What was I doing wrong?
Weeks and weeks went by and then suddenly another sale. There as no consistency. I had to find a way to make it work on a regular and consistent basis. Before I could get there, however, my circumstances changed. I moved back home and started working full time as a Research Analyst for an international tourism company out of Germany. It was a good-paying job and the online opportunity became a thing of the past.
Overworked and Underpaid
Six years later, overworked, underpaid, stressed out, seeing very little of my family and friends, I started feeling really frustrated in my job. Then my boss hired someone junior to me but was paying him a higher salary than me. What!!!??? I knew I couldn’t just ups and quit. How would I pay the bills? So I turned to the solution of last resort – the Internet. After my ‘bad’ experience with drop shipping, I decided to try something else. I found an ad online that seemed legitimate. It was an MLM company selling health and beauty products. They conveyed the usual hype – do this and you can get that; put in the hours and you will get the dough; own your dream home today; take a vacation around the world; have it all. I was enthralled. Was this too good to be true? After spending $3,000 on products and attending numerous training and workshops, I soon realized that it WAS too good to be true. What I soon learned was that the people who made the most money were the ‘first movers’, those at the top of the pyramid, so to speak. While I did make money, the amount of work and hours I put in did not correspond. And I was soon burnt out faster than I could cash my first check. I felt that there must be a better way to do this. And the Internet was the only solution. Selling products online was far more effective and efficient than selling house to house.
However, coming from a non-G7 country, meaning anything outside North America, Europe and Australia, proved to be a challenge. Some of the issues or constraints I faced (but successfully overcame) included how to get paid and restrictions on programs and products to only certain countries. The inability to sell to a different market other than your home-base (for some programs), and the need to provide tax certificates in some jurisdictions, particularly in the United States, were additional challenges. However, with determination, research and asking for help, I was able to overcome those obstacles. But it would have been so much nicer to not have to deal with those issues and just get right down to business. Having someone to help me and point me in the right direction from the very beginning and help me along the way towards building my business would have been so useful.
I Was Skeptical. I Hate Dishonest Scams
No one likes to be scammed. Unfortunately, there are so many scammers on the Internet from the “get-rich-quick programs” to the Western Union scams, to the scams where you are fooled into buying products / or some sort of training only to realize that it was bogus and so many others that you probably know better than I do. But I was sure that there were also legitimate and genuine people, programs and products out there that I could benefit from. The search was over when I found the one place that had virtually everything you needed to know about Internet marketing. And as they say, “the rest is history”. I’ve never regretted it. Click here to find out about the program I discovered and have come to love.
A Platform for Others to Learn and Grow
I started this site as a means to help others unleash their inner entrepreneur and REACH success in business. My particular focus will be to teach others the right mindset for success and how to build successful online businesses and find legitimate income opportunities online.
As you already know, the Internet has revolutionized the way we live and do business. You can literally find anything online from recipes on how to make a cake or unfortunately, instructions on how to make a bomb. There are millions and millions of websites and millions and millions of opportunities. Sifting through this information can be daunting. This was my personal experience. Trying to distinguish between those who were genuine from those who were trying to scam you out of your hard-earned cash was no easy task.
I want to create an opportunity for others to learn and grow and to avoid many of the mistakes I made in the past. Too often people fail even before they begin. Many times failure is due to lack of knowledge of basic information or an absence of the right training, techniques or tools that could have helped to avoid wasting time, money and energy. So, if you’d like to grow your business and save precious time, money and energy, then you have come to the right place.
Let’s walk on this journey together. Click on the link below and let’s get started. Meet me on the inside. It doesn’t cost you anything to get started. No credit card or payment is needed to start.
My Professional Experience and Background
Since 2004, I’ve been working as Senior Analyst and Marketing Consultant for an international consultancy firm. I’ve been helping governments, countries and companies develop winning strategies particularly in the travel and tourism sectors as well as export industries, such as agriculture, creative industries, information technology enabled services, fisheries, mining, manufacturing, and finance. I’ve developed marketing and export-related strategies for countries such as Jamaica, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, Puerto Rico, Germany, the UK and others. In addition, I’ve worked for international agencies such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Union, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the CARICOM Secretariat to help them develop winning strategies for their clients.
I am also author and co-author of over a dozen marketing and market research publications focusing on key markets such as, the American market, the British market and the German market, among others.
So you might be wondering why would a successful consultant who has traveled the world and worked for countries, governments and companies around the globe want to operate his own online business? The answer is simple – time freedom, financial freedom and creative freedom.
As a consultant I am still just an employee. I get a great salary and my job has lots of perks. I totally love my job. However, a job will never give you the joy you deserve. A salary can only go so far. With your own business, the sky is the limit in terms of earning potential.
Another reason for the transition is that I want to have time freedom – the ability to spend more time with my family, focusing on my health and just doing the things I love whenever I want. With a job, your time is never really your own. With your own business you get to call the shots, dictate the pace and determine work hours. Did anyone say, “Four Hour Work week?”.
Then there is the issue of creative freedom – the freedom to do what you want, when you want and in the way you want. The freedom to create your OWN ideas fueled by your OWN inspiration. That’s what I want. That’s why I have decided to do this. And that’s what I want to help others to do as well. To move from having a JOB to having JOY in their life.
Join me on this journey and I will personally walk with you and show you the way. Join me now. It’s risk free.