The Dude Behind The Curtain
Charles Kirkland is a walking, talking, networking blend of credibility and know-how. Raised in a working class family, he combined a tenacious work ethic and keen sense of curiosity that ushered him over one hurdle after another. Nearly thirty years after computer technology first became accessible to consumers, Charles has harnessed the marketing potential of the Internet, creating limitless income for himself…and sharing his formula for success with YOU.
After working in his grandfather’s construction business as a child, Charles managed to get his first computer and knew he was on to something, paying no mind to naysayers who told him, “He wasn’t smart enough to have a computer at his age” Unable to afford game cartridges (or an Atari like his friends!), he bought a book on programming and created his own games. Little did he know then that he had tapped in to technology that would shape his life and allow him to help countless others in the process.
Stricken with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in his late 20s, Charles was forced to quit his job at an engineering firm. Married and with a baby on the way, he continued to educate himself on the Internet while selling free-standing metal buildings on commission. That job, too, fell apart when he out sold even the boss and the company was back-logged with orders for three months. His worked himself out of a job, and his back-end commission went to the company, but he took away a great education in sales and marketing.
Broke and with nothing but time, Charles dove full force into Internet marketing, taking on all sorts of independent clients and making great money. Creating his own on-the-job training, he was selling everything from his own construction blueprints to canoes and doing SEO work for MLM companies and major casinos. Then he abruptly lost it all again when Google first entered the scene. As SEO rankings and traffic dropped, income disappeared and so did clients. After just six months, he was broke again.
With two children now Charles was determined to create a better life…and get his family out of their 600-square foot house. He found a job as a project manager for a State University and then as a drafting teacher for a high school. With flexibility to continue his online marketing work, and passive income from publishing house plans, he had got back up to speed on Internet Marketing. After one year, his PPC and SEO knowledge had him back in the game.
It wasn’t until he caught the attention of Keith Wellman and was selected to participate in his Million Dollar March that Charles even fully realized just how good he was at driving traffic and gaining rankings. Virtually overnight, Charles went from an unemployed guy from South Carolina to enjoying his stature as an Internet Marketing Guru, rubbing shoulders with the best of the best.
“I’ve been broke and successful and broke and successful so many times,” says Charles, “that I just want to help other people to avoid the roller-coaster and just enjoy the climb. I can show people how to make the most amount of money in the least amount of time with the least amount of effort!”