Brent Hodgson is an Internet Marketing Consultant in Melbourne, Australia.
A kid in the 80’s and 90’s, watching movies like “The Associate”, “Wall Street” and “The Secret to My Success” (although too young to really understand them), Brent dreamed about life as a fast-paced and exciting corporate dealbroker.
But in 1998, at the age of 15, a moment of clarity lead to Brent’s whole life being turned around.
The corporate ladder which loomed before him – looking up, all he saw was a sea of asses, one on each rung.
These people were working 50, 60, 80, even 100 hour weeks. On the trains, their faces were grey paintings of misery. They had stress problems, health problems, poor relationships, hated work and hated life.
A few hours “unwinding” before bed, a few weeks holiday each year, and a few years retirement before death – that’s all they had to look forward to.
This was far from the life Brent dreamed about.
Brent made the decision to trade his book-smarts into street smarts.
He was determined to find a better life.
He’d already established his own web design company, developing corporate websites in between classes at school.
He also began to show a talent for list building online, quickly setting up a Melbourne-based Real Estate Investors network of 150 people in the hope that he would find mentors.
It wasn’t long until he found the mentors he was looking for.
Two accountants who were still early in their careers as real estate investors, David Bradley (author of “Supremacy Negotiating Real Estate Deals”) and Steve McKnight (best-selling author of “From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years”) took Brent under their wing.
During the same period, Brent studied in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Program (a Bachelor of Business majoring in Entrepreneurship) in the program’s second year since inception.
For the next 5 years, Brent would work for Steve McKnight and David Bradley. As he was their only employee for much of his time there, his role was very hands-on and varied. In a given day, he could be doing general day-to-day administration, developing marketing materials, promoting and event managing seminars and more.
His marketing and web-site expertise helped one of their internet assets grow from a concept on paper to a multi-million dollar online business, with a database of over 60,000 members, generating over seven figures in income each year.
Some of Brent’s notable marketing achievements during this time included:
– Developing 3-week online marketing campaign responsible for generating over $960,000 in 3 weeks, and;
– Writing a product launch salesletter responsible for generating over $570,000 in sales in under 24 hours;
Leaving PropertyInvesting.com in 2005, Brent briefly took on a role as Business Development Manager for a major Australian Stock Market Investment Education company, before being “head-hunted” in 2006 to join Alliance Software as an Internet Marketing Consultant.
Since then Brent has been hired by, and worked alongsied, many of Australia’s most successful Internet Marketers – respected names including:
- Scott Bywater – Australia’s Foremost Direct Response Copywriter
- Alister Cameron – Respected Blogging and Social Media Expert
- Peter Williams – Australian Guerrilla Publicity King and Successful Online Business Owner
- John Bertone – Renowned Internet Marketing Expert
- Eugene Ware – Respected Internet Marketing and Digital Video Expert
- Steve McKnight – Successful Online Business Owner and Best-Selling Author
- Shaun Stenning – Respected SEO and Online Business Expert
- Hans Jakobi – Successful Online Business Owner and “Australia’s Wealth Coach”
- Jon Giann – Successful Online Business Owner and Internet Marketer
- …and more…
Working full-time on cutting edge marketing projects, Brent’s internet marketing expertise extends to copywriting, conversion maximisation, search engine optimisation and Google Adwords (PPC) management.
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