About me

James Saunders 

So you want to hear my story.! Great.

I was born in the United States in Florida by an American Father and a Greek mother.

 I studied computer engineering in 1989 (I'm 48 years old now). But my first job with computers was in 1996 and I started my own first internet business in 1998. 

I'm married twice. I was married the first time with a child and divorced by the age of 27.

I started my internet marketing steps with some lessons I bought from the internet marketer Corey Rudl. That was about a $200 USD investment (with shipping cost and import tax in Europe) and I'm still saving the CD's that came along with the books from Corey until this day.

I build my first e-shop (using cubecart a PHP self-hosted software) in 2000-2001 and I started working with e-commerce (drop shipping from China mobile phone related products) while Yahoo was the top search engine and Google was just starting to take over the indexing and search engines market. Guess what. There was no Facebook either... Internet marketing was unknown to any college at that time. We had Ebay, PayPal but no Amazon (not at the current form - it was a bookstore only at that time).

In 2004-2008 I was creating in parallel and selling my own internet marketing automation. I created back then the first twitter automation bot app (Thetwitterbot.com). That was the time Twitter and myspace were dominating the social media.

That was the time that Google was taking over the search engines war. That was the time I started my SEO business and in 2009 I was certified in SEO. That was when Facebook becomes available to the public in every country.

 In 2009 I started a local import business in Greece (Europe) and it was going very well until in 2015 the Central European bank decided to force capital control at the Greek banks. This was the end of the Greek economy and the businesses in this country. They lock all Greek bank accounts and there was no way to send money abroad to import products without several licenses from the government and a very long wait list for approval. I had to shut down 3 of my offline shops to balance the loss. Soon I lost everything related to my import business and I had to start over. (But I never give up. See Jeff Bezos Photo above).

The idea to invest in the United States and forget about Greece and Europe started to grow in my head 3 years ago. The tax and social security in Greece right now is at the unbelievable cost of 80% of your profit and also 100% of your profit paid in advance as the tax for your profit next year whatever that is based on the last year's profit. It doesn't matter if you are negative next year. In other words, if you have $100,000 profit this year, you have to pay for tax $180,000 and you and your family must live out of the thin air.

 In 2009 I have also married again and I'm married ever since. I have a daughter from my current marriage which is 8 years old and a son from my first marriage which is 25 years old.

So back to my business background. In parallel with my import business (thank God), I was also running a social media agency and AdWords advertising business for local customers. Never keep all your eggs in one basket.

At the home page, you may see my Google certifications. I'm a Google Partner (certified) since the end of 2016 (Google renew certificates every year and every year Google partners must take exams in order to renew their certifications).

If you are in e-commerce and already have a Shopify store or if you are starting now, then I'm your man. Either you import products or use the drop shipping method I can help you on every step of this journey. 

Any issue you have with e-commerce I can solve it.

I've been there. I've been in your shoes and my e-commerce knowledge goes back to the year 2000 (that's 18 years of experience with e-commerce, drop shipping from China and internet marketing).

  • How to source products (From China or the US)
  • How to test them out before you spend any money
  • How to advertise on Google Adwords, Google Shopping, Youtube Ads, and Facebook Ads the correct way that will not kill your bank account.
  • How to avoid scam orders
  • How to fight chargebacks and how to minimize your risk.
  • How to start and grow a Shopify store to a two comma business.

See an extensive list of our Ecom Maximizer Program or visit my Youtube channel.

I can do this in two different ways. I can do one-on-one strategy sessions and you get to have sessions with me every week and every month, or you can watch over and over again my free and paid lessons in our blog and Youtube and do everything your self. 

I'm not trying to pitch you anything. I'm an internet marketer and I must also make a living. I will show you everything I know. "Give a man a fish and you will feed him for one day, teach a man how to fish and you will feed him forever". I plan to make for you both.

In the one-on-one sessions, the first week is 100% refundable if you are not happy with my service and on the paid lessons this is a program for 3 months that I will take you step by step and show you all my secrets from start to finish. Ecom Maximizer program has a money back guarantee for the first two months no questions asked. 

 For those looking to start a social media agency, there will be an extra cost with additional lessons and I will provide at the end a certification. This is not something that you can learn in a college. This is 20 years of experience with every search engine and every social media site ever existed so far since day zero of internet life from 1997 till now.

You may think what does this doing on an about page. Well here is the simple answer: Because most of the people are reading it. 

Are you still here?

Good. Then take your first step and read our blog posts, watch our free youtube videos, then let's start working together ASAP.

 

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