As you may have heard me say before (i’ve mentioned it once or twice), I am fortunate enough to live in the most amazing place – New Zealand.
With it’s stunning scenery, fantastic climate, amazing people and unparalleled lifestyle, it really is a piece of heaven on earth.
There is not a day goes by, when I don’t open the front door, look out over the fields to the sea and stand amazed at what is in front of me.
Originally hailing from an over populated island, just off the French coast called England, it’s a far cry from the life I used to lead. That is, with one major exception!
Before we emigrated here, people had mentioned that New Zealand is a little like England was in the 1970’s. So we were somewhat surprised upon arrival to discover that was not the case at all. New Zealand is pretty much like much of Europe, the US/Canada and Australia. The major cities of Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Hamilton (temporarily excluding Christchurch due to the nightmare they lived through in early 2011) are just like any other first class city. Everything is there….
But don’t get me started on broadband! Of course it does indeed exist here in New Zealand, but it’s painfully slow and somewhat limited, caused by the archaic copper wires feeding into the country to supply it.
Even worse, all the Internet Service Providers are still stuck in the dark ages, offering limited bandwidth, so you really need to be careful about consumption. The government has recently issues an initiative for ultra fast broadband to be installed in major cities and schools, but that discounts a huge section of the population who live rurally. In many cases, the best that can be supplied is satellite and trust me, you don’t want to go there.
The knock on effect of all this (I am getting around to my point), is that New Zealand is absolutely light years behind the rest of the Western World when it comes to all things online and especially making money online.
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I am not being disrespectful, but I conservatively suggest that New Zealand is at least 5 years behind the UK that I left 3 years ago! And I may well be being overly generous at that!
The looks of confusion, suspicion and often downright disbelief that show on peoples faces, when they ask what I do and I reply “Internet Marketing” is second only to the guarded comments of “you make porn?”
And when I occasionally explain in a little more detail what the industry is all about, you can sense the fact that I lost them at “well……..”
Now, to the great credit of New Zealanders, this is hardly their fault. As a country perched on the edge of the world map, combined with such a small population (4.5 million people), the need to bring ultra fast fibre optic has been neglected.
Add to the mix the above mentioned bandwidth restrictions and the Internet has become more of an extravagance than a necessity. The idea of investing any major percentage of already stretched marketing budgets on online marketing, is just foreign.
However, the tide is changing. And in the last 15 months or so, more so than ever, largely down to the coverage given to one ‘larger than life’, Kiwi resident of German origin, Kim Dotcom.
Those living here, know the saga only too well (unless they have been living under a rock), but for those that don’t, let’s say he has had an interesting ride! I cannot recommend highly enough ‘Googling’ his name for the full story.
But the reality is simple. Internet Marketing in it’s many forms is a ‘boom’ industry. There are people all over the world setting up businesses from the comfort of their own homes and earning the kind of money that would make an English Premier League footballer show interest. And it’s not just one or two either, it’s thousands and thousands every year!
So it really is time to throw off the shackles and make money nz . Take a good look around at what is happening in Europe, The America’s and Asia. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need the skills of an IT Network engineer, in many cases the ability to switch the computer on and operate a mouse is enough.
With the right support, advice and training, ‘killing it’ online is there for anybody, as long as the desire to succeed burns within.
There’s no ageism, sexism or religion requirements in our industry. There are no requirements at all. From the student looking for a side income to the stay at home mum (or dad). At the other end of the scale, the babyboomers and grandparents or simply anyone looking for additional income, full time or otherwise.
Perhaps the thought intrigues you? Perhaps your interests have been aroused? Perhaps you want to know more? Come on – Let’s make money nz !!
Perhaps then it may be a good idea to get in touch? After all – what have you got to loose?
ps: Of course, you don’t HAVE to be from New Zealand. We have people working with us from all corners of the globe and welcome you no matter where you are based.