About Dmitry Tatarinov
Hi. My name is Dmitry, and I’m an entrepreneur who makes a full time income from my Internet business.
So about me and my path to online business…
How it is all started
It all started back in 2006. I was serving tables in one of the local restaurants in DC area. It wasn’t a bad place to work at, but it wasn’t something that I liked and enjoyed doing. Being immigrant student I was on a student visa which does not allow full time job at any place except college campus, so even my restaurant job was illegal. My future was rather humble than bright and shiny. I was by myself in another country, my parents and relatives were thousands miles away, not being able to help me. The money was tough; especially after several dental treatments which have drained my savings. So problems started to snowball. I wasn’t making enough to pay for both my college and living. So I chose second option and dropped-off college. Because of dropping-off college I was not able to renew my student visa and as a result joined troops of illegal immigrants. So now things became even more fun, as an illegal immigrant you can’t get any real job, any type of id, enrol in another college etc, list of privileges goes on… So I was facing opportunity to work my humble job for the next century, saving money for a layer to be able to get my papers. Now, after several years, analyzing things I understand that it was great experience that I needed to go through. But at that time I wasn’t too happy about it. Like many of you, I reached point in my life when I desperately needed more money. I was inclined to have stream of income that would allow me to pay a layer and have acceptable lifestyle; rather than working more on my “exiting” job. So I decided to pursue online business ventures.
First steps to online success
There’s SO much you need to learn about eBusiness before you have to spend a DIME. And I have learned it hard way. I started from eBay; I was selling old stuff from my house. But soon I ran out of stuff to sell and realized that you can not make living from that for the same reason (the stuff to sell eventually ends). So my next step was search of the source of goods to sell. And there I got scammed the first time. It was BIG for me. I spend 2500$ for eBook and some software that suppose to “BOOST” my sales on eBay and “Reveal” all the power sellers secrets. As you can guess I just flushed my money. I was UPSET. But I was still trying to get my way to financial freedom. So I decided to open online store to sell products from drop shippers. And there I got scammed the second time. Online company offered to develop a web store for me and even populate it with pre-selected products from their drop shipping directory, just for 2700$. All I left to do was to confirm orders and count money on my bank account. NICE. But guess what. Nobody wanted to buy my products because the prices were so high. Amazon was selling same goods for half the price. It was not real drop shipper, but a middle man that was making his buck from fools like me. After all I still didn’t give up my hope to make money online. Finally I come across the right companies that do what they claim.
It is time to hustle
It wasn’t like I instantly start banking thousands of dollars after I bought Worldwide Brands and Wealthy Affiliate membership. In fact, when I first started WA (Wealthy Affiliate) course, it took me almost 6 weeks to get my first sale, because I had to overcome obstacles as poor English and bad grammar. As you can see English is not my first language and back when I joined WA it was bad… I mean BAD. I was ok in conversational English, but my technical English sucked. I barely understood 50% of what I was reading and had to sit with online dictionary translating whole bunch of words to understand what it was about. My grammar was not better. I’ll admit, my grammar is not the greatest now. It used to be atrocious. I do try to learn and get better each day. To this day, I really don’t know how to punctuate all well either. But I refused to give up because of insignificant obstacles as bad English and poor grammar. I had my share of flops and projects that failed. But every time I made a mistake it made me smarter. I guess I was following one of the Thomas A. Edison quotes:
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”
And my persistence was rewarded. I found something that I enjoy doing and very rewarding money-wise at the same time.
What this blog is about
Back in the beginning of 2008 I created PowerOfComparison.com(PoC) as one of my first Internet marketing projects and a test platform for knowledge I was learning about SEO (Search Engine optimization), PPC(Pay Per Click) advertising, Social Media, copy writing and other aspects of Internet marketing. Since I was learning so much about ways to make money online, different tools, programs and courses that were available, this website became reflection of my progress and what was working for my business and what wasn’t.
What you can get from it
My purpose for PowerOfComparison is to provide you with insights needed to succeed online. Here, you’ll find reviews of many programs and helpful services to start your own successful internet business or just to find the right information. It will help you to get started or point you in a right direction. PowerOfComparison is my attempt to shorten the learning curve and prevent people from getting ripped off.
So what you need to make this work?
- Set your business goals – whatever it may be: additional $100 or $5000 week, building your first website or getting 10 000 subscribers to your list.
- Take action now – there is no time for procrastination. “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”
- Learn from your mistakes.
- Focus on what’s working.
- Stay committed to your goals, but flexible in approach. Don’t be scared to fail. Remember “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”
My Challenge For You
Whether you’re a student, stay at home parent, internet marketer looking for ways to increase commissions or person working 9-5 job that you don’t really like and enjoy doing I challenge you to start earning additional income online. Without shadow of a doubt I am telling you there is an opportunity for everyone to make significant amounts of money online doing what you love to do. Ten years ago in 2000 there were around 15.6 millions websites in 2005 – 70.4 millions websites, in the beginning of 2009 more than 190.3 millions of websites. Internet is growing at exponential rate. Five years ago only small percentage of companies considered Internet as channel for getting sales and customers, it was prerogative of large companies. Now with wide expansion and strengthening of Search Engines, powerful local search, social media every business, large or small, wants to have online presence. They are not large enterprises anymore, your local bakery, hair saloon, painting gallery, small restaurant they are using Internet as major channel for driving sales and customers and more to come. This means billions and billions of dollars will be spend online by consumers and you can have your share of this pie. “But how I am going to start” – you are probably thinking. Here is what I am going to do for you – take this “Home Biz Test” and I will send you my personal recommendation on how to start or improve your online business.
If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me via Contact page.