Who Is Vitaly Grinblat And How Can He Help You?
Hi, my name is Vitaly Grinblat, thanks for visiting my blog. This is my family and I enjoying our month long stay in Florida, in June of 2008.
And this is right after we purchased our new 3,200 sq. ft. home in May of that year, just a month before.
You just can’t beat this commute 🙂
How I Started & My First Setback.
I’m not going to bore you with pictures of my life, as I’m sure you could care less about this stuff, but if you’d like to know a bit about my background and how I’ve arrived to a point where I’m able to run an online business literally from my laptop, let me give you glimpse into my life.
I’m a serial entrepreneur and have been my whole life. Since 1995, from the age of 19, I’ve been formally involved in my own business.
Actually I started even earlier than that. First I got involved in a jewelry business, and at 17 thought I knew enough to run my own little shop, so I borrowed some money, dropped out of school and was going to build a big business. Well, that didn’t work, and by 18 I ran out of money and lost several thousand dollars (which seemed like a million at the time) and had to basically sell off all the equipment at 1/4 what I paid for it.
Now most people would look at that as failure. As a matter of fact, most fold at the thought of defeat. They quietly crawl back to playing it safe and settle for mediocrity.
I guess I’m just not made that way. Like the famous quote by Gene Kranz, NASA flight director, to Appollo 13 goes “Failure is NOT an option”.
I also sold Kirby vacuum cleaners, door to door. The ones that cost $1,600 (or so they used to). I only lasted there for 3 weeks, but actually sold 3 units. Something about going door to door in a suit trying to convince people to let me in and shampoo their carpet for “free” (that’s the sales presentation) just wasn’t for me.
But what I did realize at the time, is to make the most money you have to sell something. Most people have a very poor opinion of sales, and that’s understandable, after all, the typical image that comes to mind is one of “used car salesman”. And there are plenty of them out there. But that’s NOT what professional sales is all about.
Before turning 19 I got involved in the financial services field, where I spent over 10 years, prior to discovering that you can make money from home on your computer without EVER having to make sale (in person) or call anyone or prospect anyone, all that crazy stuff I did for over 10 years, that most people wouldn’t do if their life depended on it.
This is where I cut my teeth in selling and persuasion.
Here was the problem though.
You see at that point I’ve done more than 1,500 kitchen table presentations in my business, have recruited dozens of people into my agency, and personally had over 1,000 client accounts I was managing.
I’ve probably made in excess of 20,000 or more phone calls over the years to people I didn’t know trying to see them or get them to come to my office. For 5 years in a row, I did 2 meetings EVERY single week, without an exception, unless I was out of town. A meeting for potential agents and weekly training for existing agents. Fun wouldn’t you agree?
As you can imagine, I worked day and night and with small child at home it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t the kind of life I wanted to live.
Although business was good, THIS WASN’T the lifestyle I wanted. I was willing to work HARDER than anyone else to have more freedom, but it seemed like the harder I worked, the more work I created for myself. And although I was one of the top producers, winning all kinds of awards and exotic trips to places like Hawaii, Vegas, Boca Raton, etc…. ultimately I still had to get up everyday and do all the manual labor it takes to manage that business.
I wrote an article about the firm I was with while in financial services. And I really don’t want to spend much time on it here, but if you want to know the Truth about that business, you can read all the details by Clicking Here
See I wanted to have a business that gave me MONEY freedom as well as TIME freedom. Do what I want to do when I want to do it. And honestly, I got very, very good at sales, but I was sick and tired of chasing people, making calls, follow ups, and constantly having to rely on my daily drive and motivation (which I did all those years) to go and make money for my family.
I had a business, I just didn’t have the freedom I wanted, and I became a slave to it.
In Oct. of 2005 I somehow stumbled onto some information about making money online and actually made my first online sale for $50, which was enough to get me excited about the fact that you truly can leverage your time and have lots of freedom IF you have a business that works while you don’t.
Because if I can make 1 $50 sale, that means I can make 10, 100, 1,000 or more.
So I committed to studying and implementing internet marketing strategies and techniques, and over the next 3 months, I started making more money online than I ever did in my financial business.
Because the internet allows you to leverage your time by being in many places at the same time. Meaning people from all over the world could be visiting your website while you’re doing something else. Where as in my old business, I was the one that had to personally pound the pavement so to speak to drum up appointments to go see people. And did I mention I had to do it personally?
This is what we can manual labor. Nothing wrong with it, IF you want to limit your reach to what you can do personally, but no one has become a rich by doing it all themselves. What online marketing lets you do is have your website(s) be the salesperson and do all the talking. I think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I guess you have to go through years personal selling to have a real appreciation for this business.
Beginning Of A New Life
Since then I’ve been working from the comfort of my home, making a nice six figure income, and having a blast.
(This is where I go to work every day.)
I went from making prospecting calls and going on appointments every night, to staying at home ALL THE TIME.
This has allowed my wife to stay at home and both of us to spend lots of time with our daughter. Because you never get that time back with your kids.
(UPDATE: since I first started this blog, we had 2 more kids, twin girls, so now we literally spend all our time with them.)
We also travel quiet a bit. This is since I left my old business.
In 2006 we spent over 2 months traveling to Europe, Israel, Hawaii, Dominican Republic, Quebec Canada, Las Vegas, New York and I probably missed something.
In 2007 we’ve been to Mexico, Las Vegas (we love that town), Mackinac Island Michigan, 2 weeks in Orlando Florida, the Poconos in Pennsylvania, and Maui Hawaii.
In 2008 we went to Jamaica, spent an entire month in Florida, visiting Disney World, Palm Beach, and Miami, and Ontario Canada.
In 2009 we’ve spent a week in the Dominican Republic, went on a 7 Day Royal Caribbean Cruise, and a week in Daytona Beach Florida. All in the first 4 months of the year.
(Now we’re taking a little break, with 2 little ones, we’ve put our travel plans on hold for a couple years, but we’ll be back on the beach soon, I hope 🙂 )
We love to travel :), working from home truly is the best way to make a living I can imagine.
What’s The Secret?
Don’t get me wrong, this takes work and lots of it. Anyone that tells you anything different is full of BS.
BUT, there’s a HUGE difference between working hard and working smart.
I believe success comes to those who want it, desire it, and are mentally prepared for it.
It takes a certain attitude, expectation, and thought process to make serious money. How you think and how you respond to challenges in life will determine how successful you’ll be.
I made a decision back in 1995, when I was 19 years old, that I will never work for anyone, and that I will build a business that can provide for me and my family and allow me to live like I want to, and not be at the mercy of the economy, my company, or anyone else. And although I had to make some changes in the course along the way, I didn’t stop seeking and searching, until I found the “magic formula”.
Actually, the truth is there’s no “magic formula”, although everyone wants to believe there’s one.
When it comes to making money online, there are a few basic principles you need to know.
1. You need a good product (whether your own or someone else’s)
2. You need targeted traffic, which is visitors that are interested in what you’re promoting
3. You need a good web page that can convert that traffic into leads and sales, which means $$$ to you.
From the moment I’ve decided to get into this game, I’ve bought everything I could get my hands on to master these things. From scammy $37 ebooks that promise you to make MILLIONS overnight, to thousand dollar courses taught by real pros.
I know a lot others have too. But the difference between me and 99% of people that buy these programs is…
… I’ve actually taken ACTION on what I learned.
Through trial and error, testing, tweaking, and spending tens of thousands of dollars out my own pocket to build sites, buy traffic, and see what converts, I’ve formulated my own process that works for me.
Since I started online marketing, I’ve been called, emailed, and approached by many people (as a matter of fact some of my sites get 300+ people a day) all wanting to know HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE.
In this blog I will share my “secrets” (so to speak) to making money online, resources, killer marketing strategies and techniques, the psychology of success, and more importantly how to build a REAL online marketing business working from home and living the dream. Whatever your definition of living the dream is, it’s different for everyone, but for me it’s been to work from home, call my own shots, and not rely on anyone or anything for my results.
I developed a full blown game plan outlining my entire system which can help those who are serious about making money from home, using online marketing techniques and strategies.
You can get all the details at: www.NoBSOnlineMarketing.com/mysystem
It’s the most complete system, with step by step video tutorials on how to make money online, starting from scratch, even if you know absolutely nothing about this.
I wish you lots of success and hope you find the information on this website both inspiring and educational in your journey to becoming a successful online entrepreneur.