About

Welcome to my website about my internet marketing strategies, and my “about” page.  Here’s what curious minds (and the just plain bored) want to know about me.

I’m not writing this just to feed my ego. No, want you to know that if you’re having struggles making money online, you’re not alone. Everyone has struggles. That’s why by reading my story you’ll learn valuable lessons that I learned the hard way.

My name is Tony Miciche but you can call me “The Tonester!”
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Currently, I live in a beautiful small town near York, Pennsylvania, USA after moving here from the “city-with-too-much-traffic,” Baltimore, Maryland USA.  In my current home, which I consider my dream home, I get to experience a wonderful life, full of nature, peacefulness, bliss, and just a huge amount of satisfaction.  The setting of this house is fantastic and I have to pinch myself every day that I call it home.  This home, which I bought in 2007, was all because of my success on the internet!

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I have been marketing online since the late 1990’s and have had some great success. But like you I’m not perfect. It wasn’t always a bed of roses.

My original internet business was a mail order website, selling physical products in the movie memorabilia niche.  This site was created when the world-wide-web was just an infant, crying for attention!  All businesses at the time were just trying to understand this new medium and establish a presence.

This site was extremely successful, with a multiple 6-figure income per year. A lot of my internet marketing strategies at the time involved  paid advertising, including Google AdWords, Overture(long gone pay per click) banner ads, and hours of link building on similar sites.   As mentioned before, I was able to move to my dream home because of this website.

I sold movie and collector items I purchased from distributors and stocked in my basement! Yes, that’s right, my basement! One thing I discovered though, selling physical products was A LOT OF WORK!  I had to buy the products, stock them, take orders, ship them, deal with customer service and returns, and much much more.  I found this business model to be very time consuming and after 10 years or so, eventually got burned out.   I decided to move on to bigger and better things, or so I thought…

LESSON #1:
SELLING PHYSICAL PRODUCTS IS LABOR INTENSIVE,
NOT SOMETHING I WANTED FOR MY HOME-BUSINESS!

By then (mid 2000’s) the internet was as common as traffic back-ups around my original home in Baltimore, Maryland USA. I wanted to build a website where I could make money online without selling physical products – probably something you want as well.

Enter my next website… a  recipe site, where I gave out my own favorite recipes free to visitors.   This site was built using “Site Build It” (or SBI for short).  Although they are a good service, I would not recommend them now.  (read more on that later in a blog posting).

On my recipe site I hoped to sell kitchen related items to visitors such as cookbooks, appliances and the latest and greatest products.  This venture, unfortunately, did not go as planned.  It seemed most people visiting the site just wanted the free information and recipes.  Now I know this was a mistake, but then I thought it was a good idea. Once a freebie seeker, always a freebie seeker. I was shocked that no one wanted that $400.00 Kitchen Aide mixer I so proudly displayed in 10 different colors. Why would someone buy it from me, when Amazon (a site they already knew) had it as well. Another lesson learned.

LESSON #2:
PEOPLE BUY FROM COMPANIES THEY KNOW, LIKE AND TRUST!

Next (in 2012) I discovered the world of affiliate marketing, SEO, and ranking websites at the top of the search engines for the purpose of driving traffic and ultimately making sales.  This strategy for internet marketing I learned through a course called BRING THE FRESH, and MAN, did I learn a lot about websites, how to market them, how to rank them at the top of search engines, and how to make sales!   I would HIGHLY recommend joining this course.  The amount of information you’ll learn is EASILY worth the price of admission.

SEO gave me my first taste of success since the mail order business. Finally! But… (do you know where this is going?) because SEO depends on search engines (Google) for traffic, and Google is notorious for changing their ranking algorithm and delisting websites, I found it absolutely unacceptable to depend on search engines for my income. I wanted ME to determine my success, not GOOGLE!

LESSON #3:
DON’T DEPEND ON OTHERS (ESPECIALLY OTHER INTERNET COMPANIES SUCH AS GOOGLE, FACEBOOK ETC.)
THAT CAN CHANGE THE RULES AND WIPE OUT YOUR INCOME OVERNIGHT!

Enter my current method for making money online and the one I consider the PRIMO,  NUMERO UNO, BEST METHOD for generating an online income.   That method is list building.

I always knew building a list was a great way to make a lot of money and have done it all through my internet marketing career.  As a matter of fact, my mail order business had a list of 4K customers and those people gave me my success.

I dove into list building big-time, read, studied, hired coaches, and learned everything I could and built some lists in various niches and started making money. Success! And the best part, my success is dependent ME and only ME!

One of the best decisions I ever made was hiring a coach to guide me through some rough times, but not just any coach. The coach I hired was Eric Louviere, one of the best in the industry.

LESSON #4:
HIRING A COACH IS THE BEST WAY TO GET SUCCESS QUICKLY!

Along with Eric, came my premiere List Building course, Apex Online Income Academy.

I’m very proud of Apex Academy! It’ll show you how to go from your current status, whether that’s broke, or just payin’ the bills, to 6-figures a year income (and even more if you’ve got the motivation)!

Do you have motivation to “just do it?” Then you could be seeing that kind of income and changing your life.

Check it out here and let me know if you don’t think it’s the best online marketing course since sliced bread!

As you can see, I’ve had both success and failure and I write about it to let you know that it’s inevitable.  You will too.  You just can’t let it derail your dreams and goals.  You must continue on and not give up.  Follow the advice found here because it IS real.  It IS TRUE.  You can make millions online.

See you at the top!

Tony

 

 

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