After 5 years doing business online see what I use on https://jerrybanfield.com with Wordpress to create and host my website while making commissions from affiliate marketing! See my hosting plan using GoDaddy managed WordPress at http://jerry.tips/2h9E6al. View my domain registrar GoDaddy at http://jerry.tips/2h9EMfR. My WordPress theme is called Enfold at http://jerry.tips/1Tu7jN1. I was a customer at HostGator before with a dedicated server and would go back to them http://jerry.tips/2hkq9LF. If I had to switch, I would try managed WordPress hosting next with Bluehost at http://jerry.tips/2iog9gt because they are officially recommended by WordPress. While I designed my own website, if you need help hiring a freelancer on http://upwork.com might save you thousands of dollars versus finding a company to make a website for your business.
Get all of my courses for $0.99 on Skillshare at http://jerry.tips/skillsha.
Would you prefer to see only my tutorial videos and to skip seeing gaming and podcast videos? View all my classes on Skillshare at https://www.skillshare.com/r/jerrybanfield.
Which classes are available free directly on Skillshare?
BEST ONLINE TEACHING BUSINESS SYSTEM FOR SKILLSHARE, YOUTUBE, AND PATREON FOR 2017! http://skl.sh/2hWRkvQ
Best Facebook Marketing Class for 2017! http://skl.sh/2hIYbbJ
YouTube Partner Program Secrets http://skl.sh/2eP666u
A Complete Online Teaching Business Setup! http://skl.sh/2eHcYPP
10 Daily Goals for Entrepreneurs! http://skl.sh/1LLOQdv
The 4 Hour Workday http://skl.sh/1Y3xdH3
Facebook Event Promotion Tips from Start to Finish! http://skl.sh/1SIGZNF
How to Date, Build a Relationship, and Stay In Love! http://skl.sh/2e9AeXi
12 Steps for a Spiritual Solution to Any Problem! http://skl.sh/2dGqa6q
Help Me Reach 100,000 Skillshare Followers! http://skl.sh/2f0LwiZ
Google AdWords for Skillshare Enrollments with Responsive Display Network Remarketing Ads! http://skl.sh/2farss0
Hellobar for Email Subscribers in MailChimp! http://skl.sh/2f5jjHt
QuickBooks Self-Employed Basics for US Business Owners Online! http://skl.sh/2gL5hJr
YouTube Bumper Advertising in Google AdWords for Video! http://skl.sh/2gYgxT7
What Skillshare classes require a premium membership for $0.99 to watch?
How I Make New Skillshare Classes Daily! http://skl.sh/2eCAFJ0
Freelancing with YouTube, WordPress, Upwork, and Fiverr! http://skl.sh/2hIYjb8
How I Got 300,000 Google and YouTube Search Clicks! SEO 2015 http://skl.sh/1jaUqbr
The Complete Google AdWords Course: Beginner to Advanced! http://skl.sh/1HsPwlM
The Complete YouTube Course: Make Viral Videos and Rank #1 on YouTube. http://skl.sh/1MIKS24
The Complete Facebook Ads and Facebook Marketing Course 2015. http://skl.sh/1OkAO1E
The Magic of Imperfect Artistry http://skl.sh/2f2KyQM
Creativity Productivity Challenge: Starting Over! http://skl.sh/2fINgLc
What Makes an Amazing Ad on Facebook? http://skl.sh/2eoLyOE
Fast and Beautiful Thumbnail Design! http://skl.sh/2epxhWo
YouTube Ads with Google AdWords for Video! http://skl.sh/2dYtcmR
The Art of Editing Fast! http://skl.sh/2exkTPI
Software/Hardware I use to Live Stream on Twitch & YouTube. http://skl.sh/29TwVl6
Why Teaching on Skillshare is Exciting! http://skl.sh/2dEfuFK
Affiliate Marketing Setup Example! http://skl.sh/2ejigjm
Introduction to Facebook Advertising in 2016! http://skl.sh/1TeOe35
Introduction to Facebook marketing! Learn the basics and see where to start. http://skl.sh/1TmpBzL
Twitter Marketing for 100,000+ Free Followers http://skl.sh/1MVJ57O
Retargeting PPC Ads in Google, Facebook, YouTube, and AdRoll. http://skl.sh/1OkBHqW
Email marketing without asking for an email address! http://skl.sh/1HsTATd
How I Built a Simple Website + Sold it on Flippa for $5500! http://skl.sh/1OkBrbA
Introduction To Twitch TV Video Game Live Streaming. http://skl.sh/1TItnDo
Learning simplified! Get inspired to just do it! http://skl.sh/2e4r1Ax
Make More, Work Less! Time Management + Productivity Skills! http://skl.sh/2a3ts6g
The Complete Fiverr Course: Beginner to Top Rated Seller! http://skl.sh/1RAQvin
Facebook Advertising for Sales: March 2016 Success Strategy! http://skl.sh/1UlFbgX
The Complete Social Media Marketing Course: Go Viral on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn & More! http://skl.sh/1OkAwrD
Equipment I Use to Film My Video Courses. http://skl.sh/294Eh7h
Camtasia Studio for Windows: Record your First Screen Capture Tutorial Today! http://skl.sh/298S3nd
Camtasia 2 Essentials: My Favorite Recording Software on Mac! http://skl.sh/29u2IbE
Final Cut Pro X: My Software of Choice for Advanced Video Editing and Rendering. http://skl.sh/29O00z4
How to Get Donations Streaming Games! http://skl.sh/2dVMNH4
Genius in 21 Days: Week 1! http://skl.sh/2echFkz
Bitcoin Trading Basics with Poloniex. http://skl.sh/2enxI1f
In 2005 while I was in college at the University of South Carolina, I tried to start working online. I signed up for an MLM program and a survey website. A month later, I had refunds from both and figured working online was not possible because everything was a scam. The truth was I was afraid to fail again.
In 2011, I moved in with my wife and launched an online business focusing on video game addiction in an attempt to avoid dealing with any of my other problems. In a few months, I changed my business to selling shirts because I realized there was no money in video game addiction. A year after starting my business, I dropped out of my criminology PHD program at the University of South Florida to run my business full time which by then had changed to helping clients with Facebook and Google ads based on my experience failing to do them successfully for myself.
In 2013, I starting sharing everything I knew for free on YouTube because I hoped it would help me get more clients. By April 2014, I was nearly bankrupt after failing at 15+ different business models. I was also nearly dead from trying to drink the pain away and fortunately the fear of death motivated me to get into recovery. Being in recovery motivated me to focus more on being of true service to others and less on what I would get out of it. I started making courses online with Udemy which soon turned into my first real business. I partnered with as many talented instructors as I could and learned from top instructors how to get my courses the most sales.
In 2015, I tried making some inspirational videos sharing what I learned in recovery and got an amazing response on YouTube. To make the background on my videos more interesting, I started making the inspirational videos while playing video games. To make a more helpful website, I hired a freelancer to convert the videos into blog posts including this about page originally.