Who Is Deon Christie?
My name is Deon Christie, a successful affiliate marketer from South Africa. Been actively involved with internet marketing for several years. Assembled quite the arsenal of knowledge, methods, tactics and systems which I now share with my valued audiences. Writing is one of my passions and I enjoy creating interesting, relevant and useful content. My fascination with the entire concept of making money online is what drives me to constant new achievements, with no exception to failures.
Failure is as much a companion as success on this journey which has no final destination. In fact I have faced way more failures and brick walls than success and paved roads, so to speak. I also learnt that nothing you do online is in vain, with no exclusion to ones failures. I enjoy the privilege of being able to publish my own eBooks and articles with high ranking publishers. Received the Diamond Expert Author Certification from these publishers, complimented by the Word Smith Badge for content creation and context. Content is what determines your level of success, and amount of online sales because content will always be King. Therefore I have gathered sufficient knowledge via product review and testing to get recognized as a Professional.
There is no single method, tactic, program and/or system that is the final destination to internet freedom. There is no such thing as a giant leap, but rather a careful combination of methods and tactics. I soon learned that success is tiny objective steps in the right direction, rather than a race to fame and fortune. Internet Marketing is more of an enjoyment really because there are so many different options it’s overwhelming, and therefore important that you have to enjoy what you do. Considering a single method and/or tactic at a time comes highly recommended, because building an empire takes time.
Adding to my online activity, I have published and indexed several Websites and Blogs and am a regular Blogger on all my sites. This blessed me with extensive knowledge on Keyword, Product and Anchor Text research which is crucial to your Website’s Ranking ability. This in turn is crucial to actual sales online, and also to build your email lists. Viral Marketing is one of the preferred methods to obtain Website Traffic, which also lead me to building and nurturing several Email Lists to this day. Sharing my knowledge and expertise makes it so much more exciting when writing articles and eBooks where I share my journey and all the different destinations. I now understand why the successful marketers were always hammering on knowledge back in my newbie days. Once you have sufficient knowledge you will absolutely be unstoppable, but it takes time to gather that kind of knowledge. My flame of fascination for internet marketing as a whole, went from yellow to bright blue the minute I touched S.E.O (Search Engine Optimization)
It’s always been in the back of my head as a newbie, but it all seemed so technical back then in 2012 but all because I was trying to do way too many things at the same time. Needless to say, I soon learned to pace myself and be a lot more specific. Search Engine Optimization seem scary as a word, because it kind of is. But when you have patience, then you’re half way there. With S.E.O you must never rush anything, and there is a reason why I have grown to love it so much. It’s like fine tuning an enormous money making machine, where preparation, dedication and a willingness to learn are extremely important. I have learned to use Plugins and Widgets combined with certain site settings for outstanding results.
Not because I am an internet Billionaire or Computer Wizard, but simply because I accepted the fact that I’m building an Internet Empire. And sometimes Empires can take decades to build. To my unexpected surprise, my results were a lot more successful a lot faster than I have anticipated.
But where did everything start for me?
Well, back in January 2012 I received an email quite randomly with a training product on how to make money online. At the time I had not the foggiest what it was all about, and to add to the challenge my PC Literacy was that of a cave man from a technological point of view. I had basic email skills and some internet browsing time while playing music, this was the extend of my tech savvy. Not to even mention hand held devices like a smartphone, tablet or iPad. It was all completely new, and an extremely challenging landscape I soon learned.
The program I received by email back then, involved generating certain code to add to your site and naturally guided me toward getting a domain and website. I had such a fright, because the screen in front of me held not a single clue of what I was doing. I must admit, what scared me most was the hosting costs and I soon lost a little interest in the hosting option to making money online. It was at this point in time I realized that the Niche I chose is one of the most competitive Niches at the time and I believe it remained constant. Who doesn’t want to make money online, drive sport cars and chill on yachts as opposed to the 9-5 alternative.
My next decision was final, I realized the need to learn as much as I possibly can about this Niche I knew Nothing about. The “Making Money Online” or “Internet Jobs” are indeed most challenging, but also most profitable once you prove your worth to your audience. But that’s exactly why it’s so much work.
From designing and publishing Facebook Pages to Websites and Blogs with Email Lists and auto posting tools. Perhaps I went on a learning frenzy, but couldn’t get enough knowledge to satisfy this fascination which also lead me to victory. When you’re truly fascinated with what you do, then giving up is simply impossible. However, none of my efforts were all that fruitful even months after I got started (This is where those sport car and yacht dreams start fading), and where many newbies lose interest and give up. It just seemed that nothing worked, when in fact everything was assembled correctly and in perfect working order, I just needed to be a little patient and allow more time. Sometimes what we need to focus on is right in front of us, but distant glitter can easily distract.
All that work came together and put me in the fortunate position to share my work over social networks with complete and interesting profiles, and this all as a result of that dreadful thought “Failure”. Trust me, you never really fail online. Either you learn or you earn. All of this eventually pushed me toward independent hosting (Which I so dreaded), and isn’t all that complicated. But this time around, I had months of tutorial attempts to make money online to back me up. This time it was a lot easier to add web forms, widgets and plugins. Play around with the blog layout, design and themes.
The one advantage I had through all of this is my writing talent, just always loved writing about all kind of things. Internet marketing had indeed been my most challenged decision when deciding on an Internet Career, and today I love writing about the actual simplicity of this evasive “Money Machine”. This love took my journey to the destination of article writing, guest posting and writing jobs. Just three destinations in a series of destinations because there really is no final destination with the journey to making money online.
A little about my favorite tools and preference to Blogging.
You will be blown away at the difference a few Plugins and Widgets can make. Simple things like html coding and image information and tagging, are just some of the many tiny steps in the right S.E.O direction. The only reason S.E.O may not always be a preferred method among the masses is that it takes time, and many people are in too much of a rush to make money faster. I can tell you that it’s worth the wait because nothing online will result in the kind of Traffic that S.E.O will bring you.
See, life surprises you in one of two ways. By nothing happening at all, or by everything happening at once. And it truly was a welcome surprise the second time around, which is another reason I love sharing my experience with my audiences. It feels nice when my readers experience positive results from my suggestions and tools on topic. There are so many different S.E.O tools out there, and most of them are free tools, you just have to look in the right places. My two favorite tools are my keyword research tool, and my page rank checking tool. These two babies are the first two windows that I open after switching on my PC, because everything you do must be about keywords and optimized exposure.
Which is basically what these two are exceptionally good at, but any tool only works as well as the person using it. The effectiveness of any tool lies in the understanding of it, which is why I love sharing valuable tools on my Blogs. It’s also pretty exciting when you share tools and tactics of which you have extensive knowledge, because it makes for interesting engagement when you show your audience how to use the tools. I will continue to Post on this Blog with relevant and useful content because it feels good to offer solutions to common needs within the Internet Marketing and Blogging Niche. Blogging soon turned into my most loved activity, once I mastered WordPress, Google Traffic Tactics and Search Engine Optimization.
And I honestly have to consider shutting up, because this “About Deon Christie” Page is busy turning into an eBook. Supposedly, that’s what would happen when the writer takes over or so I’m told by fellow writing addicts. What can I say?I have the imagination to go with the writing which forces me to drink way too much coffee, and use way too many keyboards. I suppose devices can only take so much abuse…Anyway, I really have to go, so enjoy my Blog and contact me if you need any advice and/or help. I will always try to assist you as best I can.
Who is Deon Christie Offline?
Nature is the best remedy for stress and there are no equal, with no exception to coastal areas and rain forests. Which I have also had the pleasure of enjoying the scenery from places like Knysna, George and The Wilderness. Yes, it’s literally called The Wilderness and with good reason. Nature reminds us that there is a higher power, regardless of what people choose to call that power because all living things are linked in my opinion. From plant to insect, human to animal we are all linked to something much larger than all of us combined. That something that we all know exists, but none of us truly understand it. Human nature sometimes disgust me, especially when I see what is commonly known as “Road Kill”. When will mankind realize that it was in fact a living, breathing life that was destroyed because of ignorance? A person’s true colors will be seen in the way they treat animals especially. Honor is the cornerstone of greatness, and there’s no honor in mindless slaughter. I think a good motto in life may be – Do No Harm, But take No Shit!
And then there’s Gaming, when I’m not Blogging!
And the fact that I’m the oldest teenager on the block, fuels my imagination which is a great thing when you’re gaming. Trust me, Any Gamer will tell you that. But, not PC gaming as it’s not much of a strong attribute of mine. The whole Keyboard, mouse thing is just a little too much. I’m more the Xbox One And PlayStation 4 kind of gamer. In fact, I purchased my Xbox One when Rise of the Tomb Raider was released. It was only to be released later on P.S.4 in South Africa, and I simply refused to wait. So, I have the console side of things covered.My gaming preferences will include First Person Shooter, Adventure, and a Combination like Uncharted, Tomb Raider and Last of Us. Games like Sniper Ghost Warrior, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, and Sniper Elite are among my all-time favorites.
Gaming comes in handy when taking a break from blogging because sometimes you need to. Constant research and testing result in a lot of knowledge to take in and record. As a professional you reach a point where your mind feels empty and without direction. That’s called information overload, and time to restart your own system. Which is when I simply turn on my Favorite Console and completely get lost in my other fascination. It completely takes my mind off things, and any Pro Blogger will tell you that it’s extremely important.
When you get back to blogging, your mind is reset and packed with new knowledge to create awesome content with. My two most loved activities at home you must’ve guessed by now, Blogging and Gaming. And yes I am 40 something and loving it!
Wishing You Prosperity And Success,