Firefighting And Internet Marketing…
Hello people. First of all I want to welcome you to my first personal blog. I have other sites but they are for other reasons which I will explain later. This is my first personal blog, and with this blog I want to:
1. Introduce my self to you guys and girls.
2. Document my progress in this wonderful world of Internet Marketing.
3. Share that progress with you.
4. Share my Internet marketing journey with you.
5. Share my goals with you, short term and long term.
6. Entertain and Inspire you.
Now you might have noticed the url. FFandIm.info. Well that’s the general title and theme of this blog. Firefighting and Internet Marketing. I know, it’s a weird mix, but I actually do both of them. First let me tell you a little about myself:
My name is Kenneth L. White and I am a firefighter in the busiest Fire Dept. in South Jersey. With that being said I am also in the busiest firehouse in that Fire Dept. I am at the busiest firehouse in the busiest fire dept. in S.Jersey! That means I get to see a lot of things that most people don’t see. I have the distinct honor to bring this to you also.
Unlike most personal blogs of other Internet marketers out there, I am still working in my chosen profession. In addition to being a firefighter I am also a driver for a senior day center. That’s right I have 2 jobs, mon!(Lol!) And after I get off work from the driving job, I try my best to jump on the computer everyday to get this I.M thing that I started about 3 years ago. Why?
Because I see the potential in it. I.M. or internet marketing is just like anything else in the world. You have to keep doing it to see the results. You can’t quit. I know a lot of us get discouraged out there but you have to keep moving forward with ANYTHING that you want to do in this world. Internet Marketing or otherwise. I just so happen to have the pleasure of showing you both sides of my life on this blog.
One thing that I won’t show you is my family. Why? Because I don’t want too, that’s why. I’ll talk about them from time to time, but the majority of the time this blog will be about me and my journey in I.M and firefighting. It’s worth noting that I am a father of 3 and a grandfather as well. These things also take up my time, but I keep on chugging along because I see the potential in this I.M. thing. How did I get involved in I.M?
About 3 years ago I started to see that firefighting wasn’t enough money for the way that I wanted to live. I’m not saying that I wanted to live like a rap star, but I wanted to make the ends meet better than they were. I’ve always been a hustler and I’ve always had 2 jobs every since I’ve been on the Fire Dept. But you know how the saying goes: “Work smarter, Not Harder!” So I started looking toward the Internet for another way to make money.
I don’t remember exactly what it was that made me look at the Internet, (maybe it was one of those unbelievable ads where some guy makes 100,000 in a week…), but I started looking that way for a way to make money. I researched and researched and it came down to the difference between 2 sites to learn I.M. One was called “Profit Lance” and the other was called “Wealthy Affiliate“. Profit Lance was a flat fee of 77 bucks whereas Wealthy Affiliate was a recurring monthly charge of 30 or 40 bucks. Since I had very little money to start with and I was a little hesitant I chose Profit Lance.
I studied and studied the lessons and watched the videos in that course and came away with a nice general knowledge of what I.M. was. I applied those techniques and I made 1 sale about a week later! Boy was I happy! I said to myself,”This stuff really works!” But to my dismay that was the ONLY sale I made that year! I was frustrated and about to give up but then I ran into a Internet marketing forum that was instrumental in pointing me in the right direction. And that direction was a beautiful lady by the name of Potpiegirl.
It sounds like a weird name but this lady knows her stuff. She helped me to get my first check online. It wasn’t a lot like you see in those ads but it let me know that this stuff worked! I ‘ve been getting checks every since then. I’ll go into detail later about how that happened, but right now I wanted to give you a brief introduction about me. With this blog I intend to show you all of the sides of my life. From the firefighting to I.M.
Along the way I plan to show you some of the fires that I’ve been involved in, just to liven up the site a bit. I mean I could write and talk to you all day but pictures are worth a thousand words. And since I’m in the unique position to show you the kind of job that I have, I figure why not? All of the pictures used on this site are used with the permission of my good buddy Phil Cohen over at dvrbs.com
The first pics I want to show are the pictures that got me to thinking that I should start a personal blog. These are from a fire that I was involved in just 2 weeks ago. As I stated above, I work in the city of Camden, N.J. we are located right across the Delaware river from Philadelphia, P.A. If you don’t know about my city, it’s a dangerous city. Camden, N.J. is in the FBI’s top 5 for the “most dangerous cities in America” every year. There are many reasons for this and we won’t go into them here on this blog. But you have to know that it’s a city filled with high crime, open air drug markets, and plenty of abandoned buildings and factories.
With that being said you can see why my job is a dangerous one. And you can also see why my Fire Dept. is the busiest in S. Jersey. My company SQUAD 7 is located smack dab in the middle of the city so we’re pretty busy. 95% of the calls (runs) that come across the radio are for us. So you have to be an aggressive person to be in this company. But that also makes you a go-getter as well. And I decided sometime ago to give my hand a go at I.M. and I’m determined to make this work!
I plan on posting to this blog at least once or twice a month to let you know what’s going on in my life. I also plan on showing you the latest pictures from the latest fires that I have been involved in, and some I haven’t. My short term goals are to build at least 10 websites every year and make enough money where I can quit my 2nd job so I can concentrate on this I.M. on my days off from the fire dept. I am not a volunteer my friends. I am a career firefighter with 11 years on the job. I have another 14 before I can retire.
My long term plans are to make enough money from I.M. so that me and my family will be able to live the way I want to live when I retire. I’m talking $10,000 a month online only, WITHOUT the money from my pension. Since we don’t contribute to Social security, my pension is the only money I will get when I retire and I don’t think it’s going to be enough so I’m banking on I.M being my other income stream.
Of course I will document everything to you to let you know where I stand. But unlike other webmasters I will not be sharing with you how much I am making with slideshows and pictures of my earnings. What you will get is an update as to when I am able to quit my 2nd job. When I announce that to you then you know that I have reached one of my short term goals. And oh yeah, in order to do that I figure that I need to be bringing in at least 2,000 a month online. So when I tell you that I was finally able to quit, you’ll know around how much I’m making. I think that this is a nice and discreet way to inspire you.
In the meantime here are the pictures from my last fire that occurred about 2 weeks ago. I should have been wearing a mask because we breathed in a lot of crappy, yellow smoke while we were outside. This job was is what we in the fire business call a ” Surround and Drown.” No one is going inside to put out the fire because of the condition of the building. So we just put water on it from all angles. I’ll talk to you later my friends…