About Andrew

I suppose it’s about time I told you a bit about me…

Well, I’m a born and bred Brisbane boy from the state of Queensland (for you non-Aussies out there, Brisbane is on the mid-east coast of Australia, just a short drive away from Surfers Paradise and the best beaches in the world.

Originally graduating as a scientist (triple major in Genetics, Biochemistry and Life Sciences), I soon discovered that working a 9-5 job playing with test tubes in a lab just wasn’t me.

I decided that a rapid career change was in order, so after another 18 month stint at University, I graduated again, this time with a Post-Graduate degree in Computer Science.

I spent the next 20 years working as a freelance IT Security and Project Management consultant both in Australia and the UK for a whole bunch of banks, government departments, media and telecommunications companies, insurance companies and other organisations. It paid really well, giving me a fair amount of financial freedom and a decent lifestyle for my family.

However, after twice narrowly missing getting blown up by the terrorist bombings in London, I decided to focus my efforts on creating an Online Business that would truly allow me to work from anywhere in the world, without the need to commute (and risk certain death 😉 ) and work the 9-5 job in some office.

My inspiration was the ‘4 Hour Work Week’ book from Tim Ferris. The concept of having multiple passive income streams and being able to truly work on my terms held a great attraction for me.

In the book, Tim outlines the fact that it’s not about earning huge amounts of money, but more about having a business that provides you with passive income streams without you having to physically be there to earn it.

Done correctly, these income streams will allow you to take time out to pursue whatever interests you, at a time that suits you. In short, having passive income streams gives you the freedom of choice that working in a traditional 9-5 job just doesn’t give – no matter how much you earn.

This was a real eye-opener for me and made complete sense.

Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of meeting and learning from some of the best Internet entrepreneurs in the World, and by teaching others what I’ve learnt, has enabled me to create an Online Business that creates multiple passive income streams.

When I first started out with my Online Business, I thought that my 20+ years as an IT consultant would make it easy. But I was surprised to find out that it was actually a lot more difficult than I first imagined. The huge amount of information out there combined with the recommendations of hundreds of ‘gurus’ and ‘experts’, meant that for most of the first 2 years of my efforts to grow my Online Business, I was literally paralysed from taking action due to information overload.

However, after a lot of trial and error and a few half-hearted false starts, I realized that I had learnt enough to take real action and start my Online Business.

It didn’t take long before I was actually generating a fairly good passive income stream – I was on my way!

The one thing that really struck home to me during those first 2 years struggling to get my Online Business off the ground,  was how difficult it was to sift through all the information, work out what to do then actually take action. I remember wishing how great it would be to have someone who could point out exactly what steps I needed to take and who could answer my questions without feeling like an idiot.

So I based my Online Business on providing high quality content – relevant content that got to the point without having to watch through hours of longwinded sales jargon, false promises and excess hype.

And as I know from first-hand experience how overwhelming it can be trying to understand all the technologies and strategies surrounding Online Business, I also started holding regular free workshops for anyone to ask any Online Business question they want, without feeling pressured to buy something or feel like a complete newbie.

Find out more about my FREE weekly workshop here…

I also offer one-on-one coaching and consulting sessions to those of you who want more focused, personal help with their online business. You can find out more here…

So that’s me in a nutshell.

Take a look around this website – there’s heaps of good advice and free information. I highly recommend that you register for FREE access to my 7-Day Online Business Bootcamp video training course, where I show you the basic steps required to setup and run your online business.

Over the next few months, I’ll also be releasing some paid training courses which go into the real nuts and bolts of various aspects of online business.

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