Welcome to my site.
My name is Steve Norris. I live in Caldwell, ID, just outside of Boise with my wife Cindy to whom I’ve been married for 30 years. We’re empty nesters with 2 adult daughters, one son-in-law and a grandson. Besides the kids, we also have a live-in cat.
I’ve spent most of the last 20 years in the convenience store business, managing stores, managing groups of stores and owning stores. During that time I’ve worked and lived in Bellevue, WA, Portland, OR and of course Boise. It’s an interesting business and I mostly like it. The customers are great, the business has and continues to evolve and I get a kick out of developing teams and managers.
Even so, the business operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If there’s an emergency, I’m always on call. Even on vacation, I keep my phone handy, just in case. After 20 years, the relentlessness of the 24-hour grind is beginning to take its toll.
Always a side-hustle
Over the years, I’ve usually had some kind of side-business, ever since I sold greeting cards and garden seeds door-to-door as a 12 year old. I sold real estate for about 8 years. We fixed up and flipped houses for a few years, too. In addition to that, I sold novelty items to c-stores throughout southern Idaho.
I’ve gotten pounded in a couple market crashes, both stock market and real estate market, so even though I’ve played by the rules and worked hard, retirement just doesn’t pencil out right now. And time is catching up with me.
A few years ago, I started looking into how to make money online. Something that would generate enough cash flow to live on and would also let me live anywhere I wanted. You see, I grew up in north Jersey and have spent all my life living in the northern half of the U.S. For once I’d like to see what it’s like to live where it doesn’t get cold in the winter and I don’t have to put on foul weather gear to ride my bike or play a round of golf in December.
That’s how I got into network marketing and affiliate marketing. Both are businesses you can run from your kitchen table or your home office. Also, they both have the potential to generate a full-time income without the need for full-time hours.
What excited me the most when I learned about network marketing was how many people, average folks like you and me, turned their lives around and created total financial freedom through building their home based business. I mean, you can earn more money part-time in Network Marketing than most people earn full-time. Stories about people who were in foreclosure but are now taking in 6 figure incomes. There are people who were waiters, beauticians, housekeepers, teachers, bartenders, CPAs, lawyers and just about any other job or profession you can think of who built substantial businesses and “dream” lifestyles through the power of network marketing.
What’s so amazing about this business is about bringing value to people and helping them change their fortunes. It’s about helping them grow and prosper on multiple levels.
There isn’t a better way to make a living.
How I got here
I’ve invested loads of time and money learning how to make Facebook and Twitter work for generating sales and leads. In addition to that, I’ve learned how to generate leads in the real world, too. To get there I’ve bought courses, implemented ideas I’ve learned from blogs and trainings from top performers in the field. I’ve read books by the masters. So that I could test and refine ideas, I’ve made mistakes, embarrased myself and banged my head against a wall or two.
The thing that excites me to this day is that you can succeed beyond your wildest dreams by following the steps and tactics of those who have already mastered the business. This means you don’t have to start from scratch and you don’t have to re-invent the wheel. You can take an easier path and learn everything you need to know by modeling people who have done and are doing what you want to do.
The bottom line
And that’s the purpose of this site. To give me a place to share the things I’ve learned that make this business of network marketing fun and profitable.
Yes, I will try to sell you something here and there.
I mean c’mon – I’m a marketing guy.
And that’s what you’re here to learn about, isn’t it?
We’re talking about how to earn money from home. Well, no matter what business we’re in, we make our money by selling stuff. I will try to sell you something and I probably won’t be subtle about it.
However, any selling I do is preceded by genuinely valuable strategies and tactics that you can use in your business. And that stuff will always be free.
The idea is that you’ll read my posts or watch my videos and think, “Man, this free stuff really helped me. I think I’ll try the paid stuff.”
Maybe you’ll even want to work with me in my Network Marketing business.
Pretty simple, right?
I call it the old “Show People You Can Help Them By Actually Helping Them” trick.
It’s a pretty simple model and it works really well.
So make yourself at home. Read the articles, watch the videos. Download the free tools. Sign up for my newsletter and get new ideas delivered to you weekly. Ask questions, learn as much as you can and take action to get your business screaming forward.
Then maybe we can go find someplace warm and sunny to play a round of golf together.