About James George
I supposed this is where I get to tell you a little about myself. I am 30 years old, and I have a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design. My life is pretty awesome. I consider myself lucky, because I have a great family. I am married with 2 young children. My daughter, who is 7 and my son, who is 16 months. We have 2 dogs, who I love and a cat that I tolerate (she is my daughter’s cat). We live in a small house and I work as a web and graphic designer. I love my career, and my favorite things to do is build custom websites for businesses, and help other designers. I own a few different websites, one is called Creative Beacon, where I share web design goodies and write tutorials and articles for other designers. I have written and continue to write professionally for a few design blogs. I have written for GraphicDesign.com, FuelYourCreativity, DesignFestival, SitePoint & many others.
Why I started Powerblogger
I started Powerblogger for the same reasons that I started Creative Beacon a few years ago. I didn’t know anything about blogging. When I started, I sucked at it. I had no idea what I was doing and I made tons of mistakes. One of them I consider to be huge! At one time when I first started creative Beacon, I built it up to having 4000 – 5000 pageviews per day! This wasn’t the mistake. The huge mistake was not having a subscribe form on my site. I never collected any of their email addresses. The old adage of hindsight being 20/20 is true. It took 2 restarts before finally getting my site to take off where I could actually make money with it.
I don’t want you to make the same vital mistakes that I did. When I started my main blog 3 years ago, I jumped in feet first without knowing what I was doing. Now, I understand the marketing aspect of it. I know what really works out there, and what it hokum. A lot of people on the net don’t care about you. They just want you to buy something, make them some money, and keep to yourself. I want you to succeed. There’s plenty of room on the web for everyone to make money. I want to show you what I know, so you can make money blogging about what interests you.
Hate your day job? I did!
Why work for someone else, making them rich while you struggle to pay your bills? Why live your life, asking permission to take a break, a day off, or a vacation? It’s your life! I like being in control. I am a control freak, and I hate the thought of someone else having control over how my day is going to go. I like writing when I feel like it, working on a client’s website for a few hours, and then playing with my kids for a few hours in the evening. I am a firm believer in the idea that your time is your most valuable possession. When someone rips it from you, you can’t get it back.
No one wants to pay you what you’re worth. You have to work for yourself to make what you deserve. I’ve had success at blogging and I want to teach you how, so you can have the freedom to enjoy your life. This isn’t for everyone, but if you have the drive, the determination, and the will to learn, anyone can succeed.