Joined 8 years ago from Australia
Hi , My Name is Andrew McMullen
I've been involved with computers since the late 80's when I first taught myself how to use windows 3.1 and then thank god for windows 95. From the start I was hooked by them, I pulled them apart to see how they worked, I bought and devoured magazines and books, I taught myself to build them, fix them and network them. While all this was going on I was also earning a bit of extra money with mailorder shareware disks. From the start I could see that computers would be fantastic tools to make money with one day..
Sometime around 1997 I setup and ran a multi player LAN gaming centre called "Gameznet".
It was fantastic, there were arcade machines and games to buy or hire downstairs and a killer LAN made up of 12 pentium 2 PC's with windows 98, Big 17inch Monitors, and a huge projection screen. That was top of the line hardware at the time and the games available all played beautifully.
Things were going along well as the business began to grow.
Unfortunatly my business partner at the time decided it was time for him to take the business over completely and he hung me out to dry, he moved the LAN to a more upmarket location and eventualy sold it on to someone that ran into the ground. So that was the short version of the Gameznet story.
Meanwhile I kept the gameznet website and started teaching myself about html and php.
I built a site called "The Gameznet Special Interest Portal"
and put loads of content into 30 different special interests ranging from aliens to dinosaurs, dolphins to web 4 women. I did all the right things at the time as far as SEO goes and the site was getting a lot of traffic, I then started using free traffic services and the traffic exploded. At one point I was getting over million hits a month.
Then of course it twigged in me that hey "I could make some money" if I learn the right things and get the right tools. I got sidetracked so many times and the site was pretty much in a constant state of change as I played with adsense and affiliate programs. learning php or finding scripts to do special things. exploring CMS options and getting side tracked on buying into money making program after money making program.
Jump ahead several years later and I've made some money online, But I have lost a LOT of time and I have also lost a lot of money experimenting, straying, reading, surfing.
I now know that if I had simply monitised the site as it was it would have made money, if it was making money I would have worked it better. oh well, that incarnation of the site disapeared long ago, I missed the boat on monitising it when I had top listings in google and 1,000,000 hits per month going to it but I am in the process of developing the idea again only this time doing things very differently to maximise earnings and leverage what I have learnt over the years.
Now a days I am working on several Special Interest sites which I referr to as the Gameznet Network. I am developing them with wordpress and inviting interested parties to join me as blog authors. Authors can get paid for posting quality content with the integrated revenue sharing.
So basically my hub will be about a range of topics related to the sites that make up the gameznet network. the topics range from business and money making to aliens and ufos, big boys toys, dragons, dinosaurs and web for women. Its a massive project but I love doing it.
Interested in getting paid to blog on?
You will find some information in my hub pages about it but for the full details check out the following link about becoming a Gameznet Author an lets make some money together http://gameznet.net/authors.html :)
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