About This Site

This page is split into two parts:
  1. What this site can do for you
  2. About me

What this site can do for you

This site is about helping you to create a sustainable, successful online business.

Here's what you'll find inside:

They're all contained in one of the categories listed under 'See Articles On' in the sidebar to the right.

You can also check the 'Most Popular' and 'Product Reviews' listings and, if you're still not seeing what you want, use the 'Search This Site' box - it's powered by Google, so if it's on this site you'll probably find it!

But let’s make one thing clear up front:

This site is not about making millions online within the next month, or even 6 months. There are no secret systems or silver bullets.

I’m talking about developing a sustainable, long term business. That requires planning and hard work, and that takes time.

So although I’d be delighted if you grabbed my eBook on creating an online business, which will mean you’ll need to give me your email address, I will not be spamming you with spectacular offers and I certainly, definitely, absolutely will not be passing your email address on to anyone else.

The term Internet Marketing has got itself a bad name as a result of hundreds of scammers promising the earth, taking every last cent they can and providing nothing in return.

But there are also hundreds of genuine, highly ethical online businesses making a lot of money with good, valuable products, and that’s the side of the road that I, and this site, are on.

So, just to be clear:

  • There are no get-rich-quick schemes here - you will not be making a 6 figure income by this time next month, but you will discover how to develop a sustainable income online.
  • There are no silver bullets here
(This site is about building a serious, sustainable business)

Your reasons for starting an online business in your 20's will be different from what they'll be if you're in your 50's.

But you still need the same knowledge and skills, many of which you can learn with the help of the articles on this site.

So dig in, enjoy and leave a comment on the articles or contact me if you need any clarifications.

About Martin Malden:

Today I run my own business doing Internet Marketing and Website consultancy services. And I love every minute of the independence it brings me.

But here's how it all started:

I grew up on a farm in what is now Zimbabwe.

My parents moved to what was then the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from England in around 1950.

They bought 1,000 acres of virgin African bush and literally had to move the game (wild animals) off, clear the land and start working it.

They made their own bricks and they built their own house and barns - click the image on the left for a bigger version of the brick-making pit.

At the age of 7, I went away to Boarding School, about 200 miles away. Having grown to that age in a pretty solitary environment on the farm it was a tough adjustment but, looking back, probably a very necessary one to make.

Living in a boarding school does teach you how to get on with others!

In November 1965 I was on a train going to Salisbury (now Harare) to write an entrance examination to my senior school. It was 11 November, 1965, the date Ian Smith declared UDI (Unilateral Declaration of Independence) from Britain.

The train came to a stop near a small out-post called Eagle's Nest, and we sat there for about an hour and a half while the announcement was made.

I had no idea what it was all about but when we eventually arrived at Salisbury station my mother, who had driven into town to pick me up, was all excited about it.

And over the next few days I became aware, by listening to the conversations that my parents had with friends and neighbours, that something of some importance had happened.

But I still didn't really understand what.

I passed the entrance exam, entered my High School and eventually passed my Matriculation exams and was accepted into Natal University at Durban, South Africa.

This awesome looking building on the left is the hostel in which I lived at my high school.

I eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at the end of 1975 and returned to Rhodesia.

Part of my University education was paid for by a Rhodesian Government grant and the quid pro quo was that I had to work for the Government for the same number of years that they had paid for my education.

So I started work in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

As a result of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence 10 years before, Rhodesia was now living under compulsory international economic trade sanctions, imposed by the United Nations.

Apart from the terrorist war, which had started in earnest in 1972, the government was also focusing a lot of attention on how to beat the sanctions - and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry was at the front line of that effort.

Working for C & I, I was able to see a lot about the state of the country's finances, and I realised that Rhodesia wouldn't be able to sustain the terrorist war for much longer.

So I took the 'chicken run' as it was called, by packing my bags and leaving for England.

I lived and worked in England for 16 years, but never settled. I always felt a little at odds with everything.

In 1994, thoroughly fed up with the nonsense that surrounds company politics, I set up my own consultancy business. Shortly after setting that up, I came to Hong Kong for a 3 month project.

And I've been here pretty much ever since.

As I said up front, this site is about developing a serious online business - and it reflects my views that all businesses need work, perseverance and persistence to be successful.

I don't like the over-hyped promises you see everywhere online, particularly in relation to what you can earn.

Lots of people have made lots of money, for sure, but they did it through hard work and application!

Again - thanks for stopping by and I wish you all the best for your online endeavours!

Sincerely,

MMSignature

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