I am a firm believer that anyone can make money online, and this is where I introduce Bob Finn.
A couple weeks ago I was working on one of my projects, hockeyfreeze.com, when out of nowhere I see a call coming in from Canada. I think to myself, who do I know in Canada that I would talk to? So I answered the call and on the other line was a gentleman named Bob Finn. Bob had bought a product off of one of my old, never used affiliate websites that he was trying to get a refund for. I remembered the product and felt horrible that I even promoted it in the first place. I apologized to Bob and promised him I would do whatever I could to get his money back. 2 days went by and I get another call via Skype from bob and he said he was able to get most of his money returned. I started to really get to know Bob after numerous Skype conversations. He told me that he had bought a few other “push button” money making products that never really worked. I explained to him that back when I started doing this I promoted those types of products and there was no such thing.
Bob Finn is a 62 year old retired postal worker living in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada. He was telling me how he was recovering from a flood and trying to get his house cleaned up before Christmas. As I spoke with him via Skype I listened to him talk and peck on his keyboard looking for different things I was showing him he could use for training, etc. I could see his wife Lillian in the background cleaning up the kitchen and then I think on our 4th conversation I heard her say “Hi Fred.” I replied back saying hello of course but as I was responding to her I was thinking to myself, these are 2 sincerely nice folks. I came to realize I was developing a friendship with The Finn Family and it really brought back why I was doing this profession in the first place, to help others succeed online.
The holidays came around and I was so jam packed with projects that I missed a few Skype calls from Bob. A few days go by and I was online when he tried to Skype me again so I of course took the time to answer. We started chatting and he said he had some good news, he was cancer free! I was extremely happy for him and told him that was a true blessing. The conversation continued and Bob had finished the start up training on Wealthy Affiliate as I recommended him to do and he asked “what now Fred?” I looked at his website he started, it was very simple, barebones, and still had the theme logo on the header. One thing I was really proud of was that he had already had his about me and privacy page set up.
Now at this point in time I started thinking to myself, should I direct him to purchase the premium membership that I use daily on Wealthy Affiliate to train even further or should I bring up that I offer coaching sessions and he could pay via Paypal. Then I thought back to how we first met and something happened.
I had an idea…but I had to ask Bob a few questions…
- Question: Bob, what are you trying to achieve online? Answer: generate some income to supplement his retirement income.
- Question: How bad do you really want to learn how to create a website and earn money doing so? Answer: Very much, It really interests me.
- Question: Will you do the training I provide for you, take notes, and retain it. Answer: Yes I will
So I made a proposition to him, If he allowed me to coach him on the basis I could show his progress and learning on my site, and that he would work hard doing so than I would coach him for free.
His answer was “yes” and that he really appreciated that I would take the time to do so.
So, I am extremely excited to document the true story of a 62 year old retired postal worker from Canada's journey to make his first dollar online! Please stay tuned weekly to see the true story of Bob Finn and his dream to make an income to help him during his retirement. I plan on covering via video as well as Bobs point of view on what he is learning.
Resources Bob has used so far
- Bob has signed up for Wealthy Affiliate start-up package – Cost $0.00
- To purchase his new domain Bob used NameCheap.com – Cost for 1 year $10.69
- Bob Purchased hosting from Bluehost – Cost for hosting – $3.95 a month
Total amount Bob has invested in his online Training – $14.64
Ladies and Gentlemen, I like you to meet Bob Finn!