Thanks for stopping by my website! Let me shake your hand (I’m kinda old fashioned) and introduce myself.
My name is Vitaly Grinblat.
I help people launch online businesses and work with entrepreneurs to create marketing and advertising campaigns that significantly boost their bottom line. I also run a blog, write sales letters, videos, emails and all kinds of ads.
On top of that I have an e-commerce business, a nutraceutical company, and a best-selling product on Amazon. And I’ve also been a Power Seller on eBay for over a decade.
Now here’s the kicker…
I do all this from home. On my own schedule. Without anyone breathing down my neck, telling me what to do.
I am happily married, with 3 kids and a crazy cocker spaniel. (That’s our little clan in the picture below.)
Working from home, although chaotic at times, allows me to watch my kids grow up. Literally, because I’m home ALL the time. Be fully involved in all their activities. As well as take long trips (sometimes over a month long) with the family, since I can work from just about anywhere I want.
Before settling on being home business entrepreneur, over the last 20+ years I wore many hats as a marketing consultant, copywriter, internet marketer and even a financial advisor for over a decade.
But I sure as heck didn’t start there.
In fact, let me give you a little glimpse into my colorful background.
I was born in Kiev, Ukraine, which was Soviet Union at the time. A land of ZERO freedom and NO opportunity.
My family wanted to get out and after being denied exit visas for over 6 years, we were finally granted permission to leave in 1987.
Moving to another country, with no language and no money is not easy. But on top of that my mom had a very serious illness, and was given less than 6 months to live. Fortunately, thanks to modern medicine and her positive never give-up attitude, she beat the odds and lived for another 29 years.
Anyways, times were tough. Both emotionally and financially. So naturally I was HUNGRY and wanted to make money ever since I can remember.
My entrepreneurial journey began at age 17.
Must have been a combination of being born and partially growing up in the Soviet Union, moving to the United States while still in school, and living in an immigrant family, that set me on this path and has ignited a spark in me.
As far as I can remember, I was always hungry and determined to make money. I started working at age 14. Had a few part-time after school jobs at restaurants and a bakery. And by 17 I thought I was ready to launch a business.
My First Business Disaster
After working in a couple of jewelry shops for a year, I thought I knew enough to run my own little shop on the side. So I borrowed some money, and was determined to build a successful money making jewelry business with my friend.
I remember putting on a suit and a tie. Getting in my little red 2 door Toyota Tercel. And driving all over metro Detroit, going from one jewelry store to another, showing them a ring I made, trying to land some orders.
A year later, at the age of 18 I discovered what it’s like when you run out of money… feel the pain of a failing business… have your business partner (and a friend) stiff you… and be in debt for the first time.
This little stint taught me 2 very important lessons.
Lesson #1: If you want to become successful, be prepared to fail. A lot.
Lesson #2: If you start a business, you must understand that the key to success in ANY business is the ability to sell. (Clearly, I didn’t sell enough in my first business)
I Must Be A Glutton For Punishment
Just before turning 19, I got involved in a direct sales company, that sold financial products and services. Which is a fancy way of saying, I sold life insurance, investments and mortgages. Plus I recruited and trained other agents to work with me.
Now, being an introvert, I definitely chose the wrong path. Almost everyone I knew laughed at the idea and said it would never work.
But that only fueled my desire, and I spent the next 11 years of my life in that business.
Before I turned 30, I’ve recruited and trained dozens of people, sold Millions of Dollars in life insurance, and personally had over 1,000 investment client accounts with Millions of Assets Under Management.
Completely Burned Out
By that time, I’ve probably made in excess of 20,000 or more phone calls. Made over 1,500 kitchen table presentations. Hundreds and hundreds of recruiting appointments in coffee shops. And ran 2 meetings a week at our office in Southfield, Michigan… for 10 years in a row.
And you know what?
Eventually business was good.
I won a lot of top producer awards. My wife and I went on a lot of all-expense paid trips to some of the most luxury resorts in places like Hawaii, Boca Raton, Vegas, Miami, etc… BUT… after over a decade, I found myself completely burned out.
At the time, I had a small child at home, and yet I was gone 4-5 nights a week.
In October of 2005, I made over $18,000… was the #1 producer in North America out of over 100,000 agents… and yet I was totally exhausted. So in 2006, after making $120,000 in my financial services business, I made a decision to close shop and move on.
Now I didn’t quit cold turkey, but over the next couple of years I transitioned to a completely different online business, so that I can work from home, and watch my now 3 kids grow up. By 2010 I was out of financial services for good.
Since then I’ve launched different products, selling them through different channels. Created marketing systems. And developed advertising campaigns in the internet marketing and publishing, and health industries. All in all, it resulted in over $10,000,0000 in sales, and that number keeps growing.
Over the last 20 years of my entrepreneurial journey, there were many more lessons learned. Occasionally I share them on webinars, and at LIVE events and private workshops, pictured below.
The most important thing I’ve learned about success is this…
To be successful, you need to put yourself in the right environment and surround yourself with like-minded people.
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