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Who Is Marcus Campbell Anyway?
My name is Marcus Campbell and in this blog
post I am going to let you behind the curtain of
my life so you can see that there really is no
mystery to who I am or what I do. I’m just a
normal guy with a really fun line of work that I
get to enjoy from the comfort of my own home.
You could say that my “business” sense
started when I was a kid. Every summer my
brother and I would think up some new way to
make extra money. One year we ran a carwash
business and made $100 in one week… each! Not a
huge amount by today’s standards but we were
able to but the coolest skateboards on the block
and build a pretty cool ramp to jump off.
I wasn’t the “coolest” kid in school, I would
often get picked on because I was always the
shortest kid in my class - so I stuck to doing
‘my own thing.’
During high school I decided I would become a
magician… that was really fun and helped me deal
with getting picked on. The big bad bullies
seemed a bit kinder when I was able to hypnotize
their girlfriends and read their minds… I guess
people respect you more when you are a threat to
a magician for a year or two I decided to make a
business out of it. Starting as a magician in
local restaurants, I moved on to kids parties,
church shows, and school shows.
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Picture Of Me As Seen In My Magic Ads… Try Not
getting rich or anything but it was fun.
Then in 1998 I graduated from high school with a
whopping 2.0 grade average… not exactly college
material, in fact it wasn’t even a normal high
school… it was one of those… your failing… go
here and try to graduate schools.
At that time I was working as a computer
salesman, a magician, and I dabbled in website
The power of internet marketing hit me one day
when a man came in for a new computer and was
talking about how he had a legal forms website
and was able to sell 12-15 legal forms every day
for about $7 a pop… all profit!
I logged that in the back of my mind… as I kept
selling computers and trying to work at my magic
While all this was going on I was devoting 4-5
hours a day to the study of direct marketing,
search engine rankings, and anything I could
read on the subject of marketing and
advertising… I loved reading about marketing,
psychology, and business.
Soon I was reminded of the power of direct
marketing when I changed my local ad for my
magic business from:
Magic By Marcus
Magic Balloons Comedy and Fun!
Make Your Childs Party Unforgettable
45 Minute Magic Show
Tons Of Fun… Call Marcus Now!
Almost instantly I went from a lousy 5 shows a
week… to being booked solid and going full
time. From the same magazine at the same price…
the only difference was the wording of my ad.
That is the power of marketing… making an ad
people have to respond too, making an ad that
shows them the benefit right up front… in their
face… with a call to action.
By 1999 I was doing magic full time… I was still
broke but was having fun and paying my bills on
time… for once. Still working at this “internet
thing” and building websites.
In 2000 I had built a website for a local cigar
company and was able to get them ranked on the
search engines for words like “free cigar” and
many other brand name terms… their traffic came
in pretty steady. That was cool, I was able to
charge them now as a SEO guy instead of just a
web designer… that was a nice extra chunk of
After seeing how to build sites and how to get
them on the search engines, I did the same thing
for many other local business owners.
After a while I stopped building websites, and
started helping the sites that were already
around by getting them ranked on the search
engines. After all that is what paid better
anyway and it took less time.
In 2001 my wife and I were expecting our first
child… and I was pretty much broke. So I had to
make this internet business work!
With less than $100 in the bank I decided it was
So I went into paypal shops and searched for
sites by category… like “snowboard shops” and
I would make email lists of all the sites in
each category… from 25-200 emails each.
Then I sent each business an email saying:
“I have some ideas to get more business to your
_______ website. Call me and I’ll help you!”
Because the ______ had their business name they
thought it was personal and called almost
immediately. Since they accepted paypal, I knew
after I sold them I could instantly have them
paypal me the money and drop it right to my bank
account. It was sweeeeet.
I was able to make $200-300 a day in profit
doing this… some days even $700 – $1200 in
profit. That was enough to get me outta my rut…
and my second year I pulled in a cool $67,000!
But as I was doing my taxes I got to thinking… I
was making about 5-6 grand a month…. Which is
nice, but I have generated over a two million
visitors for my clients… even at a measly $0.10
per click that would be $200,000 in revenue for
me… without the phone calls, the refunds, the
pain in the butt customers
I could just sit, make sites, and collect the
Best of all… if I did that full time… I would be
able to make a ton of sites.
So I did.
I decided in late 2002 I was gonna make a site
on my own to sell gas scooters… I made a site…
got the rankings… and about the 2nd
month I pulled in $13,000 in sales… and I didn’t
even touch the scooters… I took the order on my
site… forwarded it to the shipper… and paid him
for the wholesale price.
Our best converting keyword was “gas powered
scooters for cheap” which at that time had no
I did that for 3 months and decided to make
sites that were all affiliate based.
Meaning I didn’t have to take the money, the
order, ship it, or anything.
All I had to do as an affiliate was to drive
traffic to websites… and get paid!
This proved to be very lucrative… I made sites
for cable descramblers, mortgages, payday loans,
dental insurance, anything I could find a
product for… I made a site. Heck I even made
money on a site that sold a book for people who
wanted to find out if their spouses were
My first year as an affiliate marketer I was
able to generate over $167,000!
My second year I generated about $300,000 my
third year was about $280,000, and I was living
the life… no “real” business to run… the clicks
just came in and went and did their thing… no
hard advertising costs… just domains hosting and
the occasional submission cost… life was sweet.
Then it happened… the search algorithms changed…
overnight I dropped from a cool $1,000 a day
profit… to about $200 a day… it hurt… I was
scared, lost, and confused… I now had 2 kids, a
stay at home wife and a big ole fat California
But I knew that I was a search marketer, and as
long as people were still searching for things
on the internet… I could make money!
So I decided to dive into the world of pay per
click marketing… this was starting to get really
big with google adwords, yahoo buying overture,
and all the companies wanting in on the search
It started good, thanks to my background in
studying direct marketing…. I read books,
printed half the internet on the subject (well
my wife thought it was half the internet – she’s
a paper conserver), and kept reading.
About a month after my stuff took a hit (late
2004) I set up a site about mortgages and tried
my hand at Pay Per Click Marketing… this site
did well… made about $300 a day in profit… add
that to my $200 a day left from the old stuff…
and I was able to live again
As time went on I tweaked the site, the ads, and
the bid costs. I was able to get that mortgage
site to about $900 - $1100 a day in profit.
I continuously added sites and did really well…
I even had a few mid to high 5 figure days in
there… and in 2006 I had my first year over
Of course being in pay per click that wasn’t all
profit… but I was able to have a good 40% profit
margin. About $400,000 in one year aint too
shabby is it. After all most of my time was
spent playing with the kids and hanging out with
Now I sit here on track to have another great
I decided since I haven’t yet found a complete
“Make Money Online” training guide I am going to
make my own so that I can help people learn to
make money online and work from home.
Thats my little story… if you want to learn more
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