Journey to Financial Freedom With An Online Business
My name is Tomaz Mencinger, and although this blog is about becoming financially free, my main profession is teaching tennis.
I’ve been a tennis coach for 15 years and my main focus is the mental side of the game.
I’ve also been quite friendly with computers all my life. My first computer was a ZX81.
And, yes, I played games on a Spectrum, a Commodore 64, an Amiga and more, which I later employed for other personal pursuits.
I have a degree in Electrical Engineering, played semi-professional volleyball for 16 years, and yet both of these exist in my life now only as memories.
I started my first website in 2005, but had no idea how exactly I was going to attract visitors to it.
I wasted about $700 on design and hosting before I realized that I needed some guidance on this topic.
Maybe I was lucky, or maybe it was a matter of my persistent looking for solutions that I found Sitesell.com.
And the day I paid $299 for my first website, http://www.tennismindgame.com, was the day my life changed.
I learned what it takes to build a successful website and share my knowledge with thousands of tennis fans all over the world.
I also learned how to earn money online.
Fast forward two years and my monthly income from online business in July 2007 is $7,580 of which 98% comes from only 2 SBI sites.
My goal is to become financially and personally free; my contract with the Tennis Academy of Asia, where I work right now, ends on the 31st of December 2007.
That’s the last day of my life when I will work for someone else.
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If you wish to contact me, email me at tomaz (at) freedomideas.com. I also have a profile here at Google Plus: +Tomaz Mencinger.
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