It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, and it’s a new life for me…

…and I’m feeling goooood…

What would running your own business mean to you? Particularly your own ONLINE business, that can be run and managed from anywhere with an internet connection?  It’s a freedom that I almost don’t dare to dream of, although having seen others that are living this dream, I want a piece of this action.

Don’t get me wrong, I like my current job.  I’ve worked reasonably hard to get to where I am, and in that respect consider myself a success.

However – financially and mentally this is only part of the story.  Do I really want to do 9am-5pm 5 days a week for the rest of my life until I hit retirement age?  In the UK this would mean at least *counts on fingers* another 33 years.  Or would I rather be working to my own demands for my business, rather than the demands of someone else’s business?   What if you could set up a business that would run for you providing the backbone of it was well-structured?  That’s where Alex Jeffreys and Dean Holland come into the equation, or they do for me anyway.

I’ve been following Alex for a while, and if you don’t know who he is then I strongly suggest you check out his website.  The man clearly knows his stuff and is very successful with it, and not only that, he is also generous with sharing his information.  You know that there are some people out there that promise you the world for a sum of money – you pay, hoping to have found the magic button to solve all your problems and make you a millionaire overnight, and then discover that the information is all well and good but doesn’t actually help you very much.  So it goes on a shelf (or a folder on your computer) to collect dust.  And the Groundhog Day continues.

This is where Dean also comes into it.  Check his blog out here.  Dean met Alex at a recent seminar event, and this transformed Dean’s thinking and way of working his business.  This got Dean to start his own blog documenting how he’s starting his own online business.  Alex is supporting him every step of the way on this.

This in turn has inspired me – it almost seems rude for me to not try it, when Dean is putting it into nice easy straightforward bitesize lessons.  Now I don’t have any excuses to avoid taking control of my life, despite my best efforts!

So I signed myself up for Alex Jeffreys’ coaching programme, and have been busy leaving comments on the blogs of other students in his programme.

The fact that you are reading this here and that I now have an online presence is fundamentally down to the following people, who have very patiently helped me even when I was asking the most daft questions:

* Dean Holland
* Gary Simpson
* Garry Parkes
* Harry Harris
* And of course Alex Jeffreys.

Since the course has started I’ve been learning all I can from these people (peeps – that one is for you Dean!), and putting their advice into practice.

So thank you for reading this far, and wish me luck with the next steps in my search for freedom!  I would love to hear your thoughts / suggestions, so please leave me a comment here.

For those of you that would like to know more about me, then please visit the About Me page at the top.

Until next time, take care!


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27 replies
  1. Bob Allison
    Bob Allison says:

    Hi Nikki,
    I really like your blog, especially the way you relate your story and how you will be building your online business. I am in the Alex Jeffreys coaching program too and can relate to all your struggles. The Alex Jeffreys program and Dean Holland’s new ebook are great and are just what we need to get started. I will visit your blog often to see how it is going. Here is my blog:
    Keep up the good work,
    Bob Allison


  2. Dave Pumfrey
    Dave Pumfrey says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Congratulations on getting your blog up. It looks great – an excellent choice of theme.

    I really like your writing style too – you have a natural talent for expressing yourself very clearly and emotively. Your determination to succeed shines through and is to be commended.

    I am also a member of Alex Jeffreys mentoring group and from the progress you have made so far, you will see a return on the time and effort invested in yourself very quickly.

    To your success,



  3. Gary Simpson
    Gary Simpson says:


    FIN-ALLY the Gaz-man from Gazz-Land has been able to visit the Nickleback-Nixster from the NICKLEODEON!
    (apologies to the “RocK” of the WWE – if no-one understood that… just forget it! LOL!)

    Nikki, you are here and I sooooooo like purple. Thanx for your very kind words above. You are gonna be a star. I see your writing moving ahead in leaps and bounds.

    That Groundhog comment was very funny. You have a good blend of info happening on your very FIRST post. Congratulations Nix!

    I’m looking forward to coming back here – the NICKELODEON. After my weekend at “Noof-Noof” I need some other places to visit – even if it is only cyberially!

    You will be up on my blogeroo very soon, darls.

    Gary Simpson (XXOO)


  4. Paull Hamilton
    Paull Hamilton says:

    Hi Nikki,

    I just thought I would pop over to hi and congratulate you on your blog, really cool colour ! For the last few days I´ve been trying to go round the other students blogs and leave comments, sorry It´s taken so long for me to get to you.

    Best wishes,



  5. Nikki
    Nikki says:

    Wow indeed! 6 responses and I’ve only been effectively live for a couple of hours! Problems with permalinks, don’t ask!! (Well, do ask if you’re also having problems!).

    Thank you for all of your kind words so far, it’s really rewarding to get feedback like this from you.

    Really quick comment – in my post above I mentioned people that had been extremely helpful to me in getting me started online – Garry Parkes is currently running an excellent post that could make all the difference – viral networking in action. Have a look here for details – you REALLY don’t want to miss out!!

    Till next time…



  6. Gary Simpson
    Gary Simpson says:

    OK Nix,

    You are on your way, my dear. I am being summoned elsewhere – all over the damn place actually. At this rate I am never gonna get “PROJECT X” done – it is so cool too. I am desperate to get it going.

    My email is stuffed with requests and my blogsite is getting stampeded. Just wait Nix, this will happen to you too and then… you simply get overwhelmed like I am.

    I don’t have neough hours in the day. It’s insane.


    Gazz-Man from Gazz-Land


  7. Honey Wesley
    Honey Wesley says:

    Hi Nikki!

    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog! At the risk of sounding like an echo, I LOVE your site! Just absolutely gorgeous and I adore it!

    I truly enjoyed your writing style, and, echoing again, I agree you’ll build up a large readership quickly.

    Best wishes for your success!



  8. JT Maritn
    JT Maritn says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Love the look of your blog. I know it’s tough when your first starting out. The tech issues that pop up can be sooooooo frustrating.

    Do you have your PPP up yet? If you run into any snags let me know if I can help. I have been doing this for about 4 years now and can put up a website in my sleep.

    Listen to Dan and get an opt in form on your blog as soon as your squeeze page is up and running. At least put up a clickable graphic that links to your squeeze page. That’s what I have on my blog.

    Here is some other advise that will help with your search engine optimization.

    Always use a category when you make a post. Also, make the categories relevant keywords like “make money online” , “internet marketing”, and so on. Of course it needs to be descriptive of the blog post.

    I am creating a bunch of “how to” videos and I am going to make one on how to set up your blog for SEO. What was the problem with your permalinks?

    One of the things that I do is create a custom permalink structure to make my post urls more search engine friendly. This encourages the Google spiders to dig deeper into your site.

    Stop by the blog and check out the videos.


    PS – I have put you on my blog roll.


  9. Nikolett Summers
    Nikolett Summers says:


    Your site is simply gorgeous! Great job on getting your blog up and running. I too, am in Alex’s Coaching Program and it’s good to see all the progress others are making.

    Keep Movin’ Forward



  10. Anthony Arias
    Anthony Arias says:

    Hi Nikki,
    The blog looks great and congratulations on making your first post. Believe me that’s the hardest one, after this it’ll really flow. We have so much to share as a group, that everywhere we turn there is an other offer for help. That is the most amazing thing and shows that we are building something awesome here. I added you to my blogroll over at my “place” :)Talk to you soon and good luck

    Anthony Arias


  11. Gary Simpson
    Gary Simpson says:

    Nix of the Nickelodeon,

    Just swanning by to see how you are doing Nixster. Fine by the looks of things.

    Thanks for stopping by the home of the G-Man. I’m trying to re-pay the fave. LOL!

    It is so difficult to get around to everyone – a FULL time job in itself.

    Anyway, I have a little competition going on over at Gary-Land where you folks get to tease my “PROJECT X” details out of me in a game of YES/NO.

    Wanna play?


    Gary Simpson


  12. James Woodfield
    James Woodfield says:

    Hiya Nikki

    Thanks for visiting my blog. If I’d known you were coming, I’d have tidied up a bit!

    I feel that in any new enterprise, we have to find a balance between
    (a) starting off well (first impressions count, and some wrong moves are more difficult than others to put right later), and
    (b)’You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going!’

    I’m not sure where I am yet, but you certainly seem to have got the balance right, and you’ve got off to a great start. Well done! It looks like a success in the making.

    Keep on keeping on!



  13. Nigel Yip
    Nigel Yip says:

    Hey Nikki

    Thought I pop by as I saw your exchange with Gary (Simspon)on Garry (Parkes) blog. It’s great to see you’ve got your blog up and running as well as creating your first wonderful. Most delightful to read – looking forward to your next blog post.

    Btw, your blog colour scheme is so unique, plus I like it because it’s neat and tidy.

    All the best and keep up the great work


  14. Gary Gilliam
    Gary Gilliam says:

    Dear Nikki,
    I really like your blog and hope to be able to learn as much as you have so far, as I am also a student of Alex. My goal right now is to make some good contacts in this internet marketing community and possibly make a few friends along the way.

    P.S. If you get a chance I’d love for you and your friends so far to come by and comment on my blog. I’m just getting started so I could use the help.

    To your success and mine,
    Gary Gilliam


  15. Robin Pike
    Robin Pike says:

    Hi Nikki:

    You have done a great job on your blog. The color purple suits your site perfectly!!!

    There have definitely been some great leaders come out of this class and following them is key to moving forward and becoming successful.

    If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.

    Keep up the great work!!

    Robin 🙂


  16. Paul Bailey
    Paul Bailey says:

    Hi Nikki

    Stumbled across your site whilst reading some of the comments on Andrew Fox’s Blog.

    Trying to do much the same as you, currently setting up my site around one of my chief interests – beers of the world. Aim eventually to buy myslef enough freedom to travel the world, whenever I want searching out different brews, visiting really interesting places and meeting really nice people.

    Good luck with your site. From what you say I am certain you are doing all the right things.

    Best Wishes



  17. Ross
    Ross says:

    Nice work getting started and getting your blog setup. Im trying to get a complete list of all the students for my blogroll and to get to know everyone. Please email with your full name, link, and twitter link if you have one. Best wishes, Ross The Boss



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