Hello and welcome to the about me page!
My name is Michel (Mike) Snook and I am the face behind Glowball Web Network.
I reside in the United States, in the state of Ohio, and town of Massillon where my home office is located. I am a widower with the loss of my wife (in 2016) after being married for more than 34 years, have two adult children and two amazing grandsons.
I suffer from a multitude of interests and rarely completely master any one of them. It may explain why I have 3 college degrees, a number of diplomas, and around a dozen or so niche websites.
I began my online journey of experiences when I was finally cut loose from my dog collar in May of 2008. That is when I bought my first laptop computer, a printer and router to connect with the Internet.
During 2008, I researched many opportunities throughout the year quickly becoming overwhelmed with all the offers that I ran across daily. Plus, I had to learn all the online jargon so I could understand what was being offered, the who’s who of Online marketing and why I needed to have it or know it.
After buying several lower priced eBooks and beginner online programs, I finally settled on one that cost more than I could actually afford. I believed that it was the “done for you” online business that I was desperately looking to get. So, I invested $3,200.00 into this program and put in countless hours of my time. I was assigned a “mentor” and given a ready-made website to promote. To say the least, the program and help offered fell far short of what was promised leaving me hanging high and dry.
By the summer of 2009, I still strongly desired to succeed with a business of my own and continued to search for a trustworthy expert who could help me succeed online. I ended up buying another program, this one costing me $997.00. The program was more complete than the first one, but greatly lacked in quality of information and understandable instruction. Even though it claimed to be a “newbie” program, it really made a lot of assumptions and was hard to follow. From this experience, I did learn about niche marketing as an affiliate getting two websites up and running on my own: while becoming sort of an expert with WordPress in the process. And I did make a few affiliate sales with me being my best customer.
The next move I made for the following few years (2010-11) was investing into a series of training programs offered by other online “gurus”. At least I could understand everything that was said. One program provided decent organizational tools that helped me out (or at least made me feel good about myself and what I was attempting to do online). So, I ended up getting his Online Affiliate Income program. After following all the step-by-step instructions and watching all the training video’s, I ended up putting together another website. This time it was a “niche” site focused on helping others with WordPress while promoting related Clickbank products. My site was also critiqued by other members and a mentor of the program. I made tweaks to the site from the advice given, then regularly posted articles and waited for the avalanche of sales to roll-in… however, I just heard crickets.
Moving on and up till 2020, I have purchased enough premade niche websites, PLR products to promote while staying in affiliate marketing primarily focused with Amazon. I have used different marketing tactics (unfortunately haphazardly) with mixed results. Even though I continue to make sales, I could never make a living off of it let alone enough to buy a meal. And I would keep at it for hours on end each day, 6 days a week never giving up as it was all wearing me down.
But now I have reached a crossroad of sorts; putting my faith, time and money into another program that I hope will lead to the promised land… regular consistent income. In the process of my online business journey so far, I have learned what doesn’t work! Now I am focused on learning and developing what will work!
As I have said before, life is a journey to a destination, without it becomes meaningless. Now I am focused on enjoying the journey as I pursue my destination and welcome you to follow along as I post my progress, observations, and results along the way.