After under going a total laryngectomy operation in July 1995, as a permanent cure for cancer of the larynx, I had to learn to speak again at the age of 49, and till to-day continue to speak with the help of a voice prosthesis.
In 2003, things so happened, that I faced the imminent threat of not being able to use a voice prosthesis any more. When this happens I would become a ‘mute’, totally speechless, creating the need for me to find alternative employment wherein I could work without having to talk.
In May 2004 an American company StoresOnline Inc, of Orem Utah, held a workshop in Melbourne, Australia, promoting ‘Internet Marketing’, and their web hosting services.
This was what I was looking for. As an Internet Merchant, emails and published WebPages would do all my talking for me. I purchased a package of 6 websites. To the question ‘what do I sell on these websites’, was told to try and sell things that I had a passion for, understood, and used a lot.
My passions are Animals, especially Cats, Children, Photography and Gift giving, not necessarily in that order.
When I started this venture in May 2004, I discovered that Australians were not yet ready to trust the Internet as a Market Place.
Building websites to sell consumer products to the Australian market would have been pointless.
The best International Market I could find was the 48 continental states of the USA. The first site that went live in August 2004 was www.catbedandtoy.com, and gradually the other five followed.
All the products I sell are purchased from manufacturers and distributors in the USA. They send what I buy directly to my customers, cutting out the middle men, thereby making it feasible for me to sell at discount prices.
This is a business venture and the only means of livelihood for me and my dependants. This eing the case, I am Honest and Professional, qualities without which, I cannot succeed in this highly competitive business.
I now own numerous websites. All sites apart from the first SIX have been recently added to help promote the first six sites and to augment my income.
Currently my two most important websites are, my blog ‘Internet Marketing Works’, and my list building site http://www.dcostandcosta.com.
www.basicpuppytraining.net is dedicated to providing quality information on the subject of Dog Training and in particular, Puppy Training. Here you will find helpful reviews, valuable information, tips and much more.
This site is in the format of a ‘weblog’ so that each time I post new information; it will come to the top of the front page. This means that you can check back here frequently to see new updates to the information found here.
You can navigate through the site by using the menus on the sides of the page. Also don’t hesitate to follow the links you see in bold throughout each post to learn more about the product being spoken about.
I hope you find the information I provide valuable and helpful.
All the best,
Noel Benjamin D’Costa
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This post was written by Noel DCosta on February 6, 2009
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