Working With Neil Stafford

neilstaffordIn an earlier post I hinted that I had found a new focus for my business, but I didn’t want to say too much until the details were tied up. “It” was all finalized a couple of weeks ago at a two-day conference in a London hotel.

I am now pleased to announce that, going forward, I will be working with Neil Stafford as my coach. Neil is a well respected Internet Marketing publisher and trainer based here in the UK. He is an in-demand speaker at many UK and international events.

Neil and I actually first got to know each other about 15 years ago when we both wrote for the same business networking magazine. It was an extremely popular print-based monthly publication run by Shirley, an early business mentor, and one of the nicest ladies I’ve come across in the Home Business world.

desert-island-webShe ran an honest and extremely successful business. Then one day she took us all by surprise, by announcing she was closing down her magazine and took herself off to (I believe) a Greek island somewhere, never to be heard of again – well – not by Neil and I!

I hope Shirley is enjoying a happy and relaxed lifestyle “somewhere” because I have a lot to thank her for – including introducing me to Neil!

Over the intervening years Neil’s and my paths followed different routes – I took my complementary therapy business online, then entrepreneurship took a bit of a break for the usual family challenges that take over when bringing up two sons. Now having safely delivered them into the care of two lovely ladies (one each LOL) I have been finding my way back into online business.

KTS Publishing

Neil on the other hand went on to build up a huge online publishing empire (KTS Publishing), with a formidable number of impressive Internet Marketing courses and training programs to his name. He also practices what he teaches, as he has cornered the market in some fascinating “non-IM” niches, so his methods really work.

imrstackfrontcoverFrom time to time over the intervening years our paths have crossed. Sometimes at Internet Marketing conferences, and other times when I have purchased his training courses. We have always kept loosely in touch as I am a long-term member of Neil’s Internet Marketing Review help and support group. Unusually, for an Internet based community, Neil also produces a “members only” print publication.

Recently I heard that Neil was looking to work more closely with, and coach, a few individuals to expand his, and our businesses. I applied, and was delighted to be among the few to be selected. And I do mean few – I’ve been “selected” before, only to discover that the “few” meant “few hundred”. Not with Neil. When he makes a promise he honours it and has a reputation for over-delivery and reliability.

Going Forward

To start with I will be getting familiar with Neil’s products and reviewing them, although some I already know from previous purchases. Going forward he will be coaching me in developing and taking to market my own Internet Marketing products – something I’ve always shied away from in the past! I still find the thought of that “scary” but, perhaps it’s time to stretch that confidence zone a little.

What Will Change Here?

Not a lot to be honest. My usual posts will be supplemented by reviews of some of Neil’s products, and progress reports of my own products – to keep me accountable and on my toes,

I am not an employee of KTS, so I’m free to promote other products as well as Neil’s. These will still include the tools I have found helpful in my online business and the combined auto-responder and hosting starter pack “Host Then Profit” from GVO. And if I see a short-coming in the KTS products I review, I will disclose it. Neil wants it that way too.

Looking forward to learning, and sharing, lots in my journey working with Neil Stafford. Busy time ahead!

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  1. Angela McCall

    Hi Joy,

    First off, I’m glad you’re back in your domain and left Empower.

    I’m happy to know you found a coach for Internet Marketing. You know as I’m contemplated more about this, the word Marketing is a broad subject. There is Marketing offline, Internet Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Billboard Marketing, Podcast Marketing, Email Marketing, Video Marketing, Content Marketing…I can go on & on and it’ll just keep going.

    Marketing is not easy.

    It takes time, consistency, dedication, and incredible amount of PASSION doing what you love doing. I’ve heard so many incredible successful stories on some people, they didn’t even think they would make money on such thing and yet they just fell in love doing it, then money comes after. So yeah it’s the PASSION of doing something you love, believing in something 100%.

    Marketing is different from school. Best teacher is EXPERIENCE. Anyway, will talk you more later.

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    • Joy Healey

      Hi Angela

      I’m glad to be here again too and I’m looking forward to working with Neil and learning from his experience. I know the theory, it’s the experience I need some practice with.

      Goodness knows how I’m going to fit everything into the day – as ever, but I enjoy doing this and just want to keep some momentum going. I guess if I didn’t enjoy it (at some masochistic level) I would have given up long ago.

      Thanks for your comment. Joy xxx
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  2. Bonnie Gean

    Here’s to breaking new ground under the direction of Neil. I wish you the best Joy. You deserve it!

    I’m excited for you so I know you’re grinning from ear to ear too! :)
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    • Joy Healey

      Thanks Bonnie, for your encouragement today and over the last year! I have learned so much from reading your blog and others like it, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to go for this without you all.
      You’ll be hearing more about the continuing journey – which will help keep me “on track”!!
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  3. Una Doyle says:

    Focus, Focus, Focus! Great to hear you have a new focus and that you are happy about it Joy.

    Do please remember that in order to move forward with a new focus, you need to release old ones… That way you’ll fit it all into the day. 😉

    I’ve been terrible with focus in the past so this was a massive lesson for me in my life and business… LOL

    • Joy Healey

      Hi Una

      You’re right – that’s a really BIG problem challenge I have. What I usually do is just add another plate to the six already spinning.

      Learning to let go is tough – another thing I need to focus on!! AGGGGH

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