…says Walter Bagehot about the value of Dedication to pursue a dream, a new idea – even the craziest one. When people can’t do something themselves they will tell you that YOU can’t do it. It’s human nature. I had a lot of that in my life. And the more it happened, the more I became convinced I was actually doing the right thing. Hi, my name is Frank and I decided to start this website to (hopefully) give back a few things I learned about wealth creation over the last 20 years. This blog will talk about finding inspiration, approaching business with the right mind set, experiencing failures and successes and how to learn from them. On the material side, it will talk about wealth creation, web entrepreneurship, making money online and offline.
A software developer by trade, I currently specialize in payment gateways integrations, SaaS implementations and web development in general. I am a graduate (BBA) in Finance and Investments from Baruch College in New York City. In my previous life I was a full time Series 7 licensed proprietary trader on Wall Street but more than anything else I have a knack for making money.
I have made money in pretty much everything I put my mind to. I made money working as a messenger in my late teens. I made money during my time on Wall Street. I made money in software development for clients. I made money in real estate. Of course, I had my failures too but thanks to diversification I was always able to “limit my losses and let my winners run”. I have never worked a single day in my life in a “regular” 9 to 5 job. Other than a Merrill Lynch internship (unpaid) while I was still in college, I have always worked for myself. I’m 43 and I started building wealth in my late teens.
Between the time I spent on Wall Street as a proprietary trader/software developer and the last 8 years as a web developer, I have a total of more than 15 years of experience in software development. However, after all these years, I realized I have never actually made money as a pure website owner/operator. I made money developing software for clients yes. I made money developing financial software to trade my own account yes. But I never made money owning websites even though I have seen clients making truckloads of money with them. Why? I never tried. Pretty silly you may think, considering I can build pretty much any kind of application you can think of.
Why this blog?
Time has come for me to try my hand at developing my own network of online properties. It is something I have been wanting to do for quite some time. The idea of owning and managing my own network of websites intrigues me quite a bit. Therefore, I would like this blog to serve a dual purpose:
- To give something back. I realize that, financially speaking, I can consider myself accomplished. Not only do I have a knack for making money independently but also to retain it. I am very grateful for this. As a result, I thought it would be nice to “give something back” to society through this blog. Hopefully, somebody will be able to benefit from it.
- To keep a journal of my journey to becoming a website owner, my new endeavor. I expect a lot of failures especially at the beginning. Failures are actually very welcome as that is the only way to keep ourselves in check, stay humble, and learn from our mistakes.
I hope this very first post did not overly bore you. I promise I won’t make this into just another WordPress blog!