Jim Westergren
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Annual report number 8: My Success

Posted in My life on February 17th, 2013.

Back in December of 2004 I started a new life from zero. I was 22 years old without any money, education or connections. I borrowed my mothers computer and started to learn HTML and internet marketing. That is now 8 years ago and each year I publish an annual report. Earlier reports are linked from [...]

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Annual report number 7: My Success

Posted in My life on January 9th, 2012.

Back in december of 2004 I started a new life from zero. I was 22 years old without any money, education or connections. I borrowed my mothers computer and started to learn HTML and internet marketing. That is now 7 years ago and each year I publish an annual report. Main highlights from 2011 My [...]

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Sixth Annual Report: My Success

Posted in My life on February 13th, 2011.

I know that I publish this late, but better late than never. On the 5th of December 2004 when I was 22 years old I changed my life 180 degrees. I quit my earlier very special life and moved back to Sweden to change my life totally and start a new life. I can now [...]

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Fifth Annual Report: My Success

Posted in My life on January 11th, 2010.

On the 5th of December 2004 when I was 22 years old I changed my life 180 degrees. I quit my earlier very special life and moved back to Sweden to change my life totally. I had no money, education, experience or connections and some people highly doubted that I could get successful – personally [...]

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Fourth Annual Report: My Success

Posted in My life on December 31st, 2008.

On the 5th of December 2004 when I was 22 I changed my life 180 degrees. I quit my earlier very special life and moved back to Sweden to change my life totally. I had no money, education, experience or connections and some people doubted that I could get successful – personally I took it [...]

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Latest news of 2008 so far

Posted in My life,My Plans on April 21st, 2008.

I have not been posting any updates or reports on this site since the end of last year so here comes all major things since the last 3 and a half months. There has been quite a lot of positive things that has happened. Major consultant work for Svensk Internetrekrytering AB In the beginning of [...]

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Third Annual Report: My Success Online

Posted in My life on December 20th, 2007.

On the 5th of December 2004 I changed my life 180 degrees. I quit my earlier life and moved back to Sweden to change my life totally. That is now 3 years ago. This is the third annual report on how I with no money, education, experience or connections could sit down and learn, observe [...]

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SEO Fusion Acquired by Epiphany Solutions Ltd.

Posted in My life,SEO on October 2nd, 2007.

SEO Fusion represented the non-Swedish part of my company. I am very happy to announce that I have just finalized a deal with the british SEM company Epiphany Solutions Ltd which will help me reach the new life I strive for as well as turning over a big part of the company to someone elses [...]

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An update, what helped my success and what happened then

Posted in My life on September 7th, 2007.

During March to June my company grossed around $30.000 a month (a total of $95.000). For two of those months we had a result of over $20.000 after all salaries, taxes, payments to partners and other expenses paid. Most of the money left over was invested to buy new PR6 and PR7 web sites and [...]

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Best month so far: March 2007

Posted in My life on April 5th, 2007.

In the previous month I surpassed all expectations in terms of income, establishment and investments I could possible imagine. Income Here is my graph of the monthly gross income since my company started June 2005: And so far this month (5 days) we have gotten in 40% of the amount of the previous months income! [...]

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Second Annual Report, My Success Online

Posted in My Plans,stories from the past on January 12th, 2007.

This was supposed to be published on the 5th of December but the work in my company has been overwhelming, so I give it to you now instead. This is the second annual report on how a young person in Sweden with absolutely no money, knowledge or connections could sit down and learn, observe and [...]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Posted in Humor,My life on December 18th, 2006.

John Scott tagged me EDIT: also SEO4Fun There are probably hundreds of interesting things you didn’t know about me as my life has not been that ordinary … But I give you here five: In 1999 I made my own card game which I play with relatives and family. Last time we played was yesterday, [...]

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Important Major Business Decision

Posted in My Plans on October 2nd, 2006.

Swedish translation My company has expanded far more than expected. Today I have partnership with over 10 companies and individuals around the world and additionally my father, brother and sister are working with administrative duties. It has come to a critical point in which I impossible can deliver from the demand of service that I [...]

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Some random news #1

Posted in General,My life,SEO on September 2nd, 2006.

I don’t really have time to blog so here are you get the short version all at once and in no order: You can now change colors of this site. This site got just listed in DMOZ. I won an alexa competition. My business partner who is also my father sold his house and is [...]

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My Other Interests

Posted in My life on July 25th, 2006.

You probably know that one of my main interests is SEO – Search Engine Optimization and I also like to design web sites. Perhaps you also know that I have a strong interest in writing fiction. And you might also know that I am also very interested in philosophy – especially metaphysics. Let me list [...]

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Self-employment the way to go

Posted in General,My life,Tips For Success on July 25th, 2006.

I have just read one of the recent articles by Steve Pavlina: 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job I really recommend it but I want to say that it is not as simple as it might look like. Steve is talking about making a living out of blogging and I can tell you [...]

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Vacation mixed with company planning

Posted in My Plans on May 26th, 2006.

On the May 11-12, 2006 I was out for vacation/planning in a very nice place in Sweden called Båstad and Hovs Hallar. I had been working for many weeks in front of the computer and so it was very nice to have some real nature. With my partner Peter Larsson we did some major financial [...]

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New jobs from clients never ending

Posted in General,My life on May 17th, 2006.

I got some major media coverage in Sweden recently and together with my partner Peter Larsson we made a decision that from now on we only take big jobs for big clients and I increased my rates 3X. Rather do a tip top SEO job to a big client that can really pay than smaller [...]

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V7N SEO Contest is over – Which KWs is next?

Posted in General,My Plans on May 17th, 2006.

Ok, I came #2 on the contest. I had planned to win, but ok. For more info on that contest, read my contest page here. I got some major media coverage, especially in Sweden. Newspapers, radio and even TV (unknown channel). So now that is over – which keywords do I plan to “win” now? [...]

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Forums, Branding and Public Relations

Posted in My life,SEO Articles on March 18th, 2006.

If you are an SEO Consultant that charges $80 per hour like me, have too many clients and too little time – why would you go to forums and spend 15 minutes only to answer some guy asking SEO questions on a forum, for free and giving out valuable information? Why? And why would you [...]

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Interviewed by Aaron Pratt

Posted in My life,SEO on March 8th, 2006.

Aaron Pratt is a friendly guy and runs SEO Buzzbox, a very interesting blog. On this blog he has interviewed known profiles in the SEO/SEM industry. And so far in the SEO/SEM field he has interviewed: Aaron Wall Greg Boser Jeremy Zawodny Jill Whalen Jim Boykin John Scott Lee Odden Michael Gray Mike Grehan Rand [...]

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I became a Spirit Walker

Posted in My life on March 1st, 2006.

Those that are not active in forums will probably not understand this. Digital Point Forums is like my home on the internet. All my online friends and business partners are there. That is the place you go to do business, get partners, help or share knowledge. Or just to have some fun reading. Everytime you [...]

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Major business investment done

Posted in My Plans on January 11th, 2006.

I have just finalized negotiations and invested quite some money on something that will take my SEO business to a whole new level in the future. It is not released yet, so I won’t give you more info. Perhaps I can announce it a week from now. Meanwhile I want to tell you that you [...]

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My online friends and partners

Posted in General,My life on December 26th, 2005.

I want to thank and acknowledge my online friends and partners that has helped me make it possible to succeed online. Din, Alkesh and the rest of the staff at Elite Softech They are my good friends and partners in Jaipur, India. We work close together and in April I hope to be able to [...]

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Very nice christmas celebration with my family

Posted in My life on December 24th, 2005.

I was away some days celebrating christmas with my family for two days. First my father and my little brother played bowling – that was real fun . Then air hockey – real action, excitement and fun. The next day I was playing computer games with my little brother until the nice dinner. After that [...]

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