Who is Reed Floren?


From a young age, I discovered that I wanted to blaze a trail of my own and have the freedom and flexibility to enjoy life on my terms.

On the first day of Kindergarten, my dad lost his job. It took my dad over a year to find a comparable job.

We ended up living off credit cards and shopping at thrift shops/garage sales.

From this hardship, I learned that there is no such thing as job security.

My dad found a job that was 150 miles away round-trip.

He commuted to work 3 hours every day.

Because of how much time my dad spent working/driving I didn’t get to see him much and I knew that I wanted it to be different for my children.

In elementary school, I started acting in plays and by middle school I was acting at the local college.

This gave me confidence to speak in front of large audiences.

On March 29, 1998, a tornado destroyed many houses in my town.

We were without electricity for weeks.

My dad ended up canceling TV service, which I have still not reactivated.

I credit the hardship of the tornado and the time spent not watching television with allowing me to focus on learning.

Then came 7th grade, I went to new student orientation and quickly realized that the local middle/high school was not for me.

All they could tell us was what we couldn’t do.

I hated it.

We started looking for alternatives, and my dad’s former colleagues introduced us to this unique school called the Minnesota New Country School MNCS

What made the school unique was you would work on projects that interested you instead of being told what to do.

Your learning was on your own pace and at your own level.

With a computer on my desk all day long, I began spending a lot of time on the Internet.

I started searching for ways to make money.

I stumbled on a program called AllAdvantage which paid $0.50 an hour to surf the Internet; all you needed was to install their software which displayed a banner advertisement at the bottom of your screen.

You also would get paid $0.10 an hour for every hour people that you recruited were online.

I ended up signing up my parents and a bunch of college kids. This was my first lesson in the power of leverage.

I could make money off other people doing work.

Since MNCS is a small school and we didn’t have a cafeteria of our own, one of the local restaurants would cater a lunch to us every single day.

These lunches would go for $1.75 and you had a choice from about 20 different meals a day to choose from.

I would sell various parts of my meal to the students.

I don’t like pickles, and my cheeseburger would come with three. I would sell each pickle slice for $0.50 a piece and nearly pay for my entire lunch!

I would also buy six packs of Mountain Dew and sell them for $1 or a lunch ticket ($1.75) per bottle. Some days I would bring candy into school and I would sell them for about a 10X markup.

I would always have $20 or more in $1’s in my wallet I would make small loans of $1 or so to my friends when we were on field trips and charge interest that doubled the next day.

During my 8th grade year at MNCS, my school was awarded a multi-million-dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to replicate the school all over the country.

They hired me as an independent contractor to help, while I was in school on certain projects of theirs for at least $10 an hour and oftentimes on a project basis of $1,000 or more.

I ended up helping them put on workshops where I spoke all over Minnesota about education, created information products to market the school, and I worked with a National Geographic videographer to make some very professional looking videos to teach others about MNCS.

I started doing other technical and video work as an independent contractor for other local businesses.

I even hosted training after school and charged people for computer instruction.

In 2003 there was a fantasy stock market simulation game which allowed us to buy and sell real stocks with a simulated $100,000 of cash.

I was #1 and had made $140,000 within a few weeks.

I ended up getting greedy and made riskier investments which dropped me down to $77,000.

I went from the #1 spot to the bottom.

Within 90 days of hitting rock bottom of went from $77K to a whopping $2.3 million dollars in my account.

I won the game.

With this dramatic success in the stock market I ended up buying every stock market book and training program I could get my hands on and opened a brokerage account so I could trade stocks while I was at school.

I decided to teach others how to research stocks and make money with the stock market. I ended up joining various forums and discussion boards on investing and I posted advice on the stock market.

I even started hosting a local meetup group for stock market investors.

In a short time, I had developed a loyal fan base, which was asking me to create my own site, so they could spend their time focused on my systems and learning from me.

To achieve success, you need to develop a loyal base of customers and give them what they want; success is easy then.

I got a cease and desist letter from a large financial newspaper for having a website name too similar to their established brand.

Now as a teenager, I had no idea about copyrights or trademarks and I was devastated that a business I highly admired wasn’t happy with me. It didn’t take long for other publications to get wind of the story; I was getting my 15 minutes of fame.

In 2004 and 2005, my senior year of high school, I realized that I could achieve real success from the Internet.

My stock market site was ranked number one on Google, Yahoo and MSN (Bing).

I ended up trying lots of strategies to make money online and did a senior presentation to a hungry group of over 100 adults on how to make money on the Internet.

Shortly after graduating from high school I ended up investing in a course which taught me how to become a joint venture (JV) broker.

A JV broker lines up people who have a product to sell with affiliates/JV partners who can promote it and then take a percentage of the sales.

I ended up buying the JV course from Russell Brunson’s affiliate link and his bonus was that you could broker one of his products in return for investing in the course.

I eventually connected with Mark Joyner who gave me a ticket to my first Internet marketing conference and I met hundreds of marketers and this gave me the opportunity to work one on one with a marketer named Henry Gold.

In December of 2005, Henry and I teamed up and we launched a web site called 117ChristmasGifts which is a massive list building giveaway.

We got over 1,000 joint venture partners to participate and at the end of the month had built a list of over 50,000 new members!

In March of 2006 I had literally cracked the AdSense code and was spending money on Google AdWords to send traffic to my sites which had articles and AdSense advertising on them.

By April 2006 I was on track to make $30,000 per month before Google decided to shut me down.

This was a devastating loss for me as I was living relatively high on the hog for a young kid.

I had bought a bunch of new expensive toys including my first car.

It took me several months to recover from that loss and I decided the best way for me to make money was to build my own list.

I did a JV giveaway event and I invited only 10 marketers to participate; we built a list of over 3,000 people in just 7 days.

Within one week of building my list I was one of the top affiliates for a product. I ended up making over $1,000 in commissions and winning a Skype Cordless Phone from my affiliate efforts.

This began a long stream of placing in or winning affiliate competitions.

I brokered hundreds of products for various marketers and spoke at different events. I even started hosting my own events with Jeff Mills every month in the Minneapolis metro.

In 2007 I sold over 100 copies of my own coaching program on joint ventures. I learned that you could get paid upfront before creating a course by offering it as live group coaching.

In 2008 I became a dad; my son Zachary was born.

Becoming a parent has had a tremendous impact on my life and my business as it FORCED me to focus on my priorities.

In 2009 I started doing a lot of high ticket coaching and consulting between $1k-$5K.

I would work with a lot of new marketers and help them build their first email list.

I got invited to speak in London by Mark Anastasi and eventually started having my own events there too.

I started camping fulltime in my own motorhome because I had gotten the travel bug and I wanted to prove that you could make money online from anywhere even in a remote location like a campground.

In 2010 I spoke all over the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

I also developed a successful site called http://www.SoloAdDirectory.com where I show the results I have from solo ads that I have purchased.

In 2011 my son Connor was born in London.

I had met his mother while speaking in England.

We eventually filled for her to immigrate to the United States so we could get married.

In 2012 after only 6 months of marriage I filled for divorce which led to a nasty custody battle.

I had a team of 4 attorneys working around the clock at hundreds of dollars an hour each and it just sucked my energy and savings and I spiraled into depression.

My divorce was finalized late 2013 my ex-wife and son moved back to England. During my divorce, I had a very hard time focusing on business and essentially it fell apart.

In 2014 I released a bunch of new training products on the WarriorForum/WarriorPlus I ended up having 10 courses in a row get product of the day.

I replenished my savings and even started investing in the stock market again.

I also placed in a ton of affiliate contests and used a lot of paid traffic strategies to market other people’s products in addition to using my list.

I credit much of my success in 2014 to my girlfriend who motivated me to get out of my funk.

In 2014-2020 I focused more on affiliate marketing mainly higher ticket offers and recurring subscription products and only put out a handful of my own products or products with partners.

In 2019 I created a viral funnel which allowed customers of a particular lead gen company to promote with their link hard-coded into the followup emails it so far has generated over 55,000 subscribers for me for free and nearly 5,000 customers for the lead gen company with members paying $30 a month.

It’s now 2020 and I want to take what I’ve learned in my lifetime and help a lot of entrepreneurs achieve the success they are looking for.

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur you need to never give up on your dream, focus on learning new strategies and always provide massive value.

There will be hardships but if you do the right thing you can overcome anything!


  • Lee Jones

    Reply Reply September 3, 2008

    Good stuff Reed

    Its always good to read a success story, and your story is exceptional for someone as young as yourself……… Well done

  • Saul Maraney

    Reply Reply September 3, 2008

    Well Done Reeed!
    You are an inspiration!
    Keep up the great work.
    Saul Maraney
    Johannesburg, South Africa

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 4, 2008

    @Lee @Saul thank you

  • Lakshay

    Reply Reply September 4, 2008

    Hey Reed!

    This is a great story, excites me a lot as it is pretty much similar to mine as well. I am 19, and I have recently quit IIT, the best known engineering institute in India.

    I really am inspired by you, and look forward to meet you at some event very soon.


  • admin

    Reply Reply September 4, 2008

    @Lakshay where can I learn more about your story?

  • Vicki Hale

    Reply Reply September 4, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    I am a subscriber to your list, and I follow your (and your Dad’s and Marisa’s!) IM career with interest. I just started my own site this summer, and am in the middle of my first JV giveaway. I’m so excited to actually be getting opt-ins! I will be following your blog posts religiously. Great advice and keep it coming!



  • admin

    Reply Reply September 4, 2008

    @Vicki awesome nice to see someone following the family You may be interested in my mom http://www.susanfloren.com/ and my sister http://www.alexandrafloren.com/ we still need to finish setting stuff up for them but they will do quite well do I imagine. Congrats on your success with your first giveaway, which one is it?

  • Anang

    Reply Reply September 4, 2008

    Hi Reed
    Thanks so much or your all news letter.
    Its very excites for me to many learn from
    your free course.
    Great work Reed , you are the inspiration.

    Tons of miles from your country.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 5, 2008

    @Anang thank you 🙂

  • Ivan Marin

    Reply Reply September 5, 2008


  • admin

    Reply Reply September 5, 2008

    @Ivan what?

  • Jeff

    Reply Reply September 5, 2008


    Your story is inspiring to say the least. I am just getting started in information marketing and building a list, though I have been marketing real products online for a while.

    I have corresponded with your dad, he is a great guy. It must give you a lot of satisfaction to be able to coach your entire family in building their own successful businesses online.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 5, 2008

    @Jeff thank you, yes it is a lot of fun to get your family involved.

  • Laurie Brandt

    Reply Reply September 5, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Love your Articles, Ideas, etc. Great potential. I hav worked a JV or two with you and hope to many more. I always learn from you and that is whay I take all opportunities to do so.

    I look forward to following you as I know quality benefits will come with that. You truly have a fan base growing, keep on keeping up with the qaulity content and I will for sure be around. And suggest you to others all the time and will continue to do so.

    Laurie Brandt
    Laurie Brandt Services
    http://www.Laurie-Brandt.com (Under Construction My Blog Will Reside Here)

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 6, 2008

    @Laurie thank you very much 🙂

  • Muniandy

    Reply Reply September 6, 2008

    Its is challanging college life you was having
    Reed. Great Works Keep it going.

  • Yusuf Kirmani

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    Reed, everyone can learn something from you. Really this was very special for me. Thanks a lot. God bless you.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    @Muniandy not challenges only opportunities

    @Yusuf thank you.

  • Seeta

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Reed, your story is most inspiring! Do you have any article that explains how to build a list? I would like to start my internet business and would like to get as much information as possible as to how to go about it!…Many thanks, Seeta

  • Olas Manns

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Awesome story Reed! Sounds like me selling candy at school, the big sellers for me and a friend were atomic fireballs! Such an inspiring story from someone that is so grounded and down to earth. Looking forward to meeting you soon.

  • B&B Marketing

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    I just want to make an income on line without spending years of try and test like most have done ,nearly everything costs a monthly fee and thats okay as long as one has dollars coming in to be able to afford those monthly fees ,I HAVE A WEB SITE but took the Search Engines away from it because the products were not bringing me dollars CHEERS B-B


    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    I am in Nigeria presenly in I hope to join you in America probably by next year because I am one of the beneficiary of America Visa Lottery for 2008/2009. My question is that is it possible to do Affiliate Marketer here in Nigeria.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    @Seeta I’ll have some articles on that eventually keep coming back to the blog for more tips

    @Olas nice to see someone else who enjoyed selling to the students

    @B&B Marketing I’d focus on building a list. For me my web sites make hardly anything compared to what a list makes.

    @Raji It may be you’d need to check with the programs you promote.

  • Ray Johnson

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008


    Just got to say HI.

    What a wonderful insight into your life. You are a great friend to me bro, you were the first BIG marketer to give me a “shot” and for that I owe you immensely.

    Thanks for sharing – it was a pleasure to Reed 🙂 Erm, read.

    We are pretty similar in some ways, as I woul;d like to invite your readers to my blog to hear my story:


    It seems those with adversity in life become the best. I just hope I can achieve all you have with the obstacles I face.

    Much success


    Ray Johnsons last blog post..Do You Want An Automatic Blast Of Traffic?

  • Rick Lawson

    Reply Reply September 9, 2008

    Reed you sound a lot like my 12 yr old son a 7th grader he has your same ambitions good job.

  • Ari Lestariono

    Reply Reply September 9, 2008

    The story is compelling and inspired me.Tell me during those tough times struggling, what was your mental and thought on what you are doing?

    I hope your answer will motivate all of us

    Ari Lestarionos last blog post..Using Social Bookmarking to get backlinks for your Home Business

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 9, 2008

    @Ray nice to see you here. Guys Ray has an incredible story and I’m always amazed at what he can do, he’s unstoppable!

    @Rick I’m glad to hear about your son, keep up the great work.

    @Ari back in ’91 I remember a fear of perhaps my dad and I having to take part in the gulf war (although we didn’t) and I recall the struggle and my parents looking into various business opportunities which probably convinced me that you could make money and not work for someone else. When investment companies went after me I was really scared but didn’t feel I had done anything wrong. When Google made it so I couldn’t have an AdSense account it really hurt since I had spent a lot of money that I didn’t have on hand so I freaked out. All in all I wouldn’t change how things have ended up since every major obstacle has given me new opportunities and made me grow as a person.

  • A friend

    Reply Reply September 9, 2008

    Hey Reed.
    I just happened upon this website and I just got done reading your bio. I’m very impressed and very proud of you. You have come so far, I remember when your Google thing didn’t work out. I knew you would figure things out. You are so smart, I’m truly inspired by your story and I hope that your business and everything you do goes in wonderful places.
    All the best.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 10, 2008

    @A friend thanks.

  • Ivan Marin

    Reply Reply September 11, 2008


  • admin

    Reply Reply September 11, 2008

    @Ivan how am I being intrusive this is my blog and you choose to visit it and then leave a criticizing comment on every post. Now I respect that you may disagree with me but I’m not to blame for your lack of success. Judging by your comments on every post of mine you have a mindset issue that has turned you into a victim and doesn’t allow you to take responsibility for your actions. My suggestion to you would be to try what I suggest and then if you feel the need to bash me go ahead. I wish you luck.

  • robert

    Reply Reply September 11, 2008

    need money

  • Anatoly Silkin

    Reply Reply September 11, 2008

    I hope by means of my sponsor movement to success will begin!!!

  • Esther Ossai

    Reply Reply September 11, 2008

    The two emails i sent to you have not received any message from you. I don,t know the reason, till i hear from you Thanks.

  • Esther Ossai

    Reply Reply September 11, 2008

    I don,t have more to post till i got an answer please.

  • The Bad Blogger

    Reply Reply September 11, 2008

    Is great to see a young success, but actually to my opinion, you shouldn’t even reply to Ivan… here’s what I learn from a marketing level which might not be lower then you or higher then you and that is… concentrate on selling the foxes and don’t worry about offending the dogs…
    May be you heard this but is true you shouldn’t reply to dogs… I’m not sure about you, Reed but I believe not everyone can be successful, and that is why there are dogs around hunger for success people like you to offend…

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 12, 2008

    @Robert try the tips on my site and keep us posted on your results

    @Anatoly keep trying the tips on this site and I’m sure you’ll achieve some level of success

    @Esther what email address did you email me from? I don’t see an email from you

    @The Bad Blogger thanks, I’ll probably just ban Ivan pretty soon since he’s got bad energy which isn’t good for the others.

  • Fran

    Reply Reply September 12, 2008

    Hello Reed,

    I am new to your info pages but found your story very interesting. I congratulate you on your commitment to yourself. Nothing can get you there if you are not committed to doing what you need to do to get where you want. Your creativity is exceptional. That quality will always propel you ahead of others. I look forward to your seeing what you will be bringing to the rest of us in the future.


  • admin

    Reply Reply September 13, 2008

    @Fran thank you 🙂

  • John

    Reply Reply September 14, 2008

    Hi Reed,
    I do not have my website up yet. Hope to get it going in a couple of days. I have to hand it to you having all the determination and gaining the knowledge the way you did. Man that is great. Wish I had started when I was younger. The best to you and your family and thanks for all the good info.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 15, 2008

    @John thank you, keep me posted on your web site.

  • Dora Kok

    Reply Reply September 15, 2008

    Very impressive biography indeed, Reed.

    There aren’t many like you who are so successful at such a tender age.

    You were born and gifted with a business brain and I’m sure your parents must be very proud of you.

  • Stan

    Reply Reply September 15, 2008

    Reed, I wouldn’t pay much attention to Ivan. He is obviously a foreigner with no command of the English language. His first post here is not understandable. Maybe he’s a little crazy?? Anyway, I like your story and am going to try some of your suggestions. Good Luck from this 79 year old.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 15, 2008

    @Dora thank you 🙂

    @Stan thank you, I think Ivan is now banned so hopefully we won’t have to deal with it anymore.

  • Joyce

    Reply Reply September 19, 2008

    Please let me know when you’re next teleconference re: hypnotic selling will be. Thanks.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 19, 2008

    @Joyce hypnotic selling teleconference?

  • Najat Engineer

    Reply Reply September 21, 2008

    very inspiring story

    I’ll do what you do and call my self “The Graphic Designer” 😉

    So you were born in 1986, right? I’m older than you by 2 years yet your brain seems too be larger 😛

    Wish you all the best and success

    Warm Regards
    Najat Engineer

  • kauai massage

    Reply Reply September 21, 2008

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  • kauai massage

    Reply Reply September 21, 2008

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  • kauai massage

    Reply Reply September 21, 2008

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  • JB Linzy III

    Reply Reply September 22, 2008

    Hey, great testimony! It is very inspiring to me. I wish much more wealth to come your way!

    God Bless,

    JB Linzy III

  • Kristina

    Reply Reply September 22, 2008

    Hi, What a great story! You are a very special person. I hope I can raise my kids to be like you and myself. But I seem to be working crazy hours like 60 hours per week and getting knowwhere!

    I would love to learn more about how your list is better then a website. I have been online for 7 years, own 20 websites online, 60 domains, and still only making about $1500 per month. I would like to make at least $5000 per month. I would love to learn how.

    also can you tell me more about the 117ChristmasGifts.com site and how that worked to build your list.


  • Fantastic life story! Congradulations, for learning how the real world operates before they never taught you.

    Respectfully, Matt Thompson | Mattheosis.com

  • Charles

    Reply Reply September 23, 2008

    This is fantastic. Do you think we can copy u and find this success or r we too late already?
    Am keen on these ideas and making money online. any help from your end?

  • AidanBreslin

    Reply Reply September 23, 2008


    Inspiring story – thanks for putting it on your blog. I have just started in internet marketing & I’m learning a lot from people like yourself.

    All the best with the new baby too – my wife just had our first 8 weeks ago (a little girl) & it’s great. Get ready for the sleepless nights though!

    All the best to you and your wife


  • Jussi Koiranen

    Reply Reply September 23, 2008

    I finally got round to reading this whole story. Very interesting and thought provoking. Quite literally awesome…

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 23, 2008

    @Najat you may want to niche that out a little more like “The ECover Graphic Designer” because there are a ton of graphic designers

    @kauai glad you like it

    @JB thank you

    @Kristina success didn’t come to me until I learned the power of joint ventures, list building, product creation, copywriting and now outsourcing.

    @Matt thank you

    @Charles my success is duplicate-able pay attention to this blog and you will learn how.

    @Aidan thank you, and congrats to you and your wife

    @Jussi thank you.

  • Tripti Soni

    Reply Reply September 24, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    I am really inspired by your story and i derely hope to be as successfull as you are.

    All the best

    Tripti Soni
    http://quickincomewithsuccess.com – [Make Money Online]

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 25, 2008

    @Tripti thanks, keep reading this blog and you will find the success I have found.

  • David Smyth

    Reply Reply September 26, 2008

    What an amazingly inspiring story Reed!

    You are so young yet so successful! Good for you!

    May you have many more successes too!

    Best to you and the family!

    D. Smyth.

    David Smyths last blog post..A LIST OF SCAM SITES!! ‘BEWARE’!

  • Jerry Goodwin

    Reply Reply September 27, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Absolutely fantastic, Great story, shows what the entrepeneurial mind can do at any age. Way to go!

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 28, 2008

    @David and @Jerry thank you 🙂

  • Olga

    Reply Reply September 28, 2008

    I am happy for you, Reed.

    You. certainly, are a SUCCESS STORY to look up to.

    As for Ivan – he must be the Product of the Communist Regime, where only the High Officials had access to all the money and for the rest of the Society it was considered not adequate.
    It takes time for people with that kind of upbringing to see the World non-subjectively.

  • gwyn

    Reply Reply September 29, 2008

    what an inspiring story…dedicated guys like you should succeed in life..thanks for sharing your story!

  • Paul Hardingham

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    Hi Reed

    I’m 40 now but reading your story is INCREDIBLY similar to my own story. I was selling and trading things at school from about the age of 8. Unfortunately the internet wasn’t around when I was still at school though so I had to wait until 1999 to start getting involved. I was also trading stocks and shares in a pretty big way and came 13th in a national magazine here in the UK for a fantasy share trading game – Investors Chronicle. I quit the rat race in 2001 – and went full time internet marketing. A slightly different route and I guess not earning as much as you – YET! But I am totally determined to crack this nut once and for all in the next 24 months.

    All the best and God bless!

    Check out my list building site for op seekers – http://www.quit925.co.uk


  • Becky

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    Hi Reed
    I just happened upon your website, I’m hoping to make a little extra money and have more time to do what I want. You seem to have it all together and I was just wondering if you could give me a hand getting it all started. You seem so successful and happy, I’d like a little slice of that pie.

  • Paul Hardingham

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    Oh, and I forgot to say, I also had a “cease trading” threat from a company on my first web site. I fought my position though and they gave up on me! Ha!

  • Jay

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    We can relate to Reed’s story and see ourselves somewhere nearer to the beginning of his. But all Newbies start somewhere and it’s great to find someone to trust and tell ya like it is!
    Keep up the good work, Reed, hope to see you soon.


    Jays last blog post..Selling on the Internet–Who Knows What They Are Doing?

  • Bloggingoff

    Reply Reply October 1, 2008

    Great stuff young man. Go for it. And I hope to hear more from you through your twitter account

  • Michelle Babb

    Reply Reply October 1, 2008

    You got my interest by the announcement of your new baby, being a mom myself. What determination you are blessed with. Great encouragement to me for my new home business.

    Check me out on-
    http://mygoldplan.com/hoorahprosperity(prosper while helping others)

  • Lorna Arnold

    Reply Reply October 2, 2008

    I found your bio very interesting since I coach small business. I teach, but you can’t teach drive and ambition. As an older person ( how I hate to say that) I appreciate your aggressiveness. If you get the chance I just put up a site for one of my clients. Still learning but i need to learn the new tricks. http://addressgreen.ruqqa.com

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 3, 2008

    @Olga thank you

    @gwyn thank you

    @Paul cool nice to hear we have a similar story

    @Becky I’ve got a coaching program that will help you http://www.thejvbootcamp.com

    @Jay thank you

    @Bloggingoff thank you, glad you are on twitter

    @Michelle thank you, it’s fun being a daddy

    @Lorna thank you

  • Harry Freelove

    Reply Reply October 3, 2008

    HI RUSsELL I just bought your system affilate land mine i tried to download and was unable to while trying i lost contack please advise on action thanks Harry

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 3, 2008

    @Harry can you shoot me an email at reedfloren AT gmail.com ? I’ll connect you with someone who can help you with Russell’s product.

  • Michelle Babb

    Reply Reply October 3, 2008

    Dear Smyth,
    I would like to print your blog page ‘A list of scam sites beware’ but am having trouble doing so.

    When I activate the printer button from file it gives me only the No 1 list,some of the images at the side and the map at the bottom of the your blog page.

    I looked at the print review of ‘Who is Reed Floren’ page and it is okay to print everything I can see.

    What suggestions can you give me to solve this problem?

    Michelle from
    http://mygoldplan.com/hoorahprosperity (prospering,ready to help others do the same)

  • Wayne Bell

    Reply Reply October 4, 2008

    Hey Reed:It’s Wayne bell here and I just wanted to say WOW!! Your story reminds me of myself, except for the successful part that is. I don’t really know you but i like you and because of that I am placing a link to your site on my site at “MILLION DOLLAR AFFILIATES”. It may not benefit you but It’s just my way of saying “Thanks For Sharing Your Story”
    and all the best to you and your family. If you see this or have the time check out Your Link at:> http://milliondollaraffiliates.synthasite.com/



  • admin

    Reply Reply October 4, 2008

    @Michelle it may be best to just copy and paste the page you want to print into Microsoft Word or some other text editor on your computer

    @Wayne thanks for linking to my site.

  • Brian Carelse

    Reply Reply October 5, 2008

    Hey Reed,

    I really enjoyed the inspirational story. Would do really well as part of a book, maybe the early years.

    I have written two products which will revolutionise the world of the responder. It is just focused on giving the client what they want when they say they want it. Which is the basis of all opt in lists.

    Finding it really hard to find a JV Partner! If you have any suggestions I would be eternally thankfull.

    By the way I have a 6 month old son Josh… who some nights decide I can have some sleep… ha ha

    Talk soon and prosperity

  • Brian Carelse

    Reply Reply October 5, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Just wanted to let you have the two website address for those ebooks.

    The Email Butler is http://theemailbutler.synthasite.com

    The Revolutionary Internet Marketing System is

    I would be honoured if you would consider doing a joint venture with me.

    We’ll call it ourkidsgiveaway
    we could tie in some baby product affiliate type systems.

    Let me know what you think.


    Joint Ventures for our children!

    To peaceful nights!

  • Karen Ryce

    Reply Reply October 5, 2008

    I loved reading your story. I just got an invitiation to participate in one of your jvs. I actually have two free products. I know that you have checked out one, a free mini-course on the Power of Respect and Ending Conflict in the family, though it can be adapted for the classroom, too. (I taught in Montessori for 15 years in a school I founded, and in public school for 5.5 years)

    My other product is an ebook compiled from a Q&A newspaper column I had. Shall I include that, too?

    I was planning to remove the free items from my websites, but now I won’t.

    I was very interested to read about the school you went to starting in 7th grade. One of my goals is to help all students get “respectful” education. It sounds like that is what you got at that school.

    Forcing someone to study what they are not interested in is not respectful.

    Well, I’m going to download the gifts to you jv and send out the first email.

    Best Wishes,

    Karen Ryce
    The Miracle Worker…of Education and Parenting

  • John David Cardosa

    Reply Reply October 6, 2008

    Hi Reed,
    I was most impressed by your story.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    You deserve every bit of the success you have had, and no dopubt will continue to have.

    I am 82, a retired teacher, and new to tyhe Internet, and I admire you for what you have achieved at such a tender age. I try to make money on the Internet in order to be able to help people in my favourite charities which are:
    The Cancer Society,
    The International Ostomy Association.
    Every dollar I make on the Internet goes to helping other people who need the money more than I do. I have survived two cancers, and have vowed to help other cancer sufferers for as long as I am able to.
    I hope to learn from your methods. Thank you for sharing with me. God bless you.
    Incidentally, my eldest grandson, Khoo Wu-Chen, aged 31, lives and works as a computer engineer in Minneapolis/StPaul. He has been there since 1996 when he first went to college there. We are from Malaysia.

    Yours sincerely,

    John David Cardosa
    email: cardosajd@gmail.com

  • jane semng'indo

    Reply Reply October 7, 2008

    Your life story has inspired me.I’m a lady of 48 and new to the internet,computers and online business.You have inspired me.I can see myself,very successful already! Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration, please visit my website whenever you can.

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 8, 2008

    @Brian thanks for the heads up; we’ll continue our conversation via email.

    @Karen thank you, glad to have you on board as well.

    @John I applaud what you are doing by giving away what you make online. That is wonderful

    @jane I’m glad to inspire. to your success!

  • Shane

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Great story Reed.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.


    Shanes last blog post..Use a Blog to Attract More Customers

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    @Shane thank you

  • irving adams

    Reply Reply October 11, 2008

    Hey Reed,Your story is inspiring and makes me
    want to continue on.I’m making money on the net
    working 2 jobs in the process.My main problem
    is keeping everything organized.I’m trying to get
    a synergistic presentation of whats working for me but its not easy.I don’t make enough off the net to quit my jobs and with one I’m contractually obligated.Any way you inspired me to keep going.
    Thank you>>> Irving

  • John Caldecott

    Reply Reply October 12, 2008

    Great read Reed (sorry) very inspiring – and it just shows that when you set your mind on something – you can acheive it. Well done and good luck in the future.

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 12, 2008

    @Irving glad to inspire, thank you

    @John thank you

  • Miguelo

    Reply Reply October 13, 2008

    Power Reed!
    You really inspired me and I believed there are a lot more out there really have to hear what to said here.

    More Power Reed!

    Miguelos last blog post..Web 2.0 Reaches a New Level For Marketers

  • Edward

    Reply Reply October 13, 2008

    Reed, that was a very inspiring story.

    I have a 13 year old nephew…he’s obviously the same age when you started…what advice would you give him about making money on the Internet? Obviously he’s not going to be brokering joint ventures, managing a list, etc.

  • Reed, it was very encouraging reading your bio. I am 21, and have been involved in online ventures since 12 years old. Being home schooled through my high school sophomore year, I experienced a very similar education to what you did.

    Though my main focus has been in graphic design, in the recent months I have successfully used outsourcing to leverage my time and work flow for my advantage; my goal is by the end of this year to have my graphic design company 95% automated, leaving my time free to work on several other ideas I’m ready to start that are in the internet marketing realm.

    Get in touch with me if you’re interested in a JV; I’d love to learn more about you and work with you on a couple of projects.

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    @Miguelo thank you glad to inspire.

    @Edward thanks… If I were to start over I would go to seminars, buy more higher end products (like coaching programs/home study courses) and I would focus on my own products and building a list. Now if your nephew isn’t passionate about making money online then just wait before you invest this kind of money to change their thinking. Most kids and young adults don’t care enough to change their circumstances.

    @Daniel nice to meet you; shoot me an email at reedfloren AT gmail.com

  • Missy (from G34 Media)

    Reply Reply October 16, 2008

    Hi, Reed:
    I found you via Twitter, i think you responded to a tweet by TheLazySlacker. I picked up on it and followed you all they way here.

    Imagine that? Gotta love web 2.0

    Your history is nothing short of inspiring and to think you are just getting started. Wow!

    It is so important for young people to ride any early momentum. Isn’t success sweet? Of course and when you get that first taste, you want more and more.

    It is clear that you are a natural entrepreneur and awesome that your now helping others.

    Nice to meet you.

    G34 Media

    Missy (from G34 Media)s last blog post..10 Ways To Generate Blog Income, Part I

  • proson

    Reply Reply October 16, 2008

    Hey Reed, it sounds like you are a young
    “warren buffett”. I read his story and you basically did what he did during his younger age. He bought 6 packs of coke and you sold six pack of mountain dew.. 🙂

    Anyway, I guess your success developed through your younger age where your family financial situation wasn’t that good….

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 16, 2008

    @Missy thank you; nice to see some people finding this site via twitter

    @Proson thank you nice to be compared to the current richest person in the world (just ahead of Bill Gates at the moment)

  • raffimax

    Reply Reply October 16, 2008

    Very inspiring, indeed.
    Thanks for sharing your great story Reed..

    Good luck,

    raffimaxs last blog post..Why Affiliate Marketing is an Amazing Online Business?

  • Hi Reed

    Truly an amazing story. I fully agree, and see where you’re coming from. Seizing an opportunity will oftentimes make others jealous, but it is true: we are our own best motivators when we allow creativity and good thinking to move us forward.

    Most people move backwards because they are afraid to make mistakes, but pioneers will indeed succeed. Thanks for sharing your biography. Very interesting indeed. 🙂

    Henrik Blunck – Denmarks last blog post..When The Gloves Come Off

  • Nayanika

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    Hi Reed

    You seem like a swell kid
    Thanks for stepping in to help me
    I am a foster mother dearest one
    so you could be sure this merits more attention than meets the eye
    since I have two daughters into their late 20’s u could well step in as a son…
    Give me tips and help me sum up the way to get to make the videos and I will be with your suggestions
    God bless you my son

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    @raffimax thanks

    @Henrick thank you I agree most people are afraid to fail, if we aren’t failing we aren’t living

    @Nayanika continue reading this blog and you will find more tips and techniques that can help you achieve internet marketing success


    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    Dear Reed,
    It’s really an inspired story.
    Have a great day.

  • Phil Newton

    Reply Reply October 20, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    What an incredible story, I’m nearing retirement age and have spent a few years trying to learn this internet stuff and your story just motivates me to not give up.

    I have a blog (philipjnewton.com)but not getting the traffic, haven’t made any money (spent plenty!) and just partners with someone in a new venture that Jack Humphrey and others have just launched. Our website (DirectoryOfNewZealand.com)launches 1st of November. We knew we made the right decision when Joel Comm joined!

    Not long joined Twitter and only following one and that’s you. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story.


    Phil Newtons last blog post..Here’s How To Speed Up Your Success!

  • Erick

    Reply Reply October 21, 2008

    Hi Reed,
    This is very impressive, I am happy to hear that you had such exceptional opportunity and was able to recognize it so early. Your story is great!
    However, as you probably know, the internet was not always available to people. If it had been, or they had had access to a school that not only supplied computers but access to the internet and unlimited time to “play” on it, many more stories like your’s would have been possible for sure.
    I believe, from what you’ve said, that as highly motivated as your dad was to succeed for his family, he would have beaten you there, having had the same opportunities which he has provided for you!
    Most of us did not have that kind of access to technology, or even computers (home computer systems did not exist till recently in the scheme of time) not to diminish your achievements to any degree, they are quite admirable.
    Now, having said all that, I have but one question that I am really wondering if anyone in internet marketing has the answer to, namely – “Do any of the so-called internet marketers actually ‘sell’ or market anything other than ‘internet marketing’?
    I mean telling others how to make money on the net, by telling others how to make money on the net, seems like a sort of ‘wealth sharing’ type business, rather than actually selling a product that has to satisfy and continually provide new value to a market for a particular ‘real’ product or item like say a Video Game or Styles of Clothing, this would not be the “walk in the park” that charging outrageous sums for telling others how to sell the “Idea of Charging Outrageous Sums For Telling Others How To Charge Outrageous Sums, etc.” has been for you and others.
    It seems a little like a cat (though a very “Sly” Cat) teaching other cats how to chase their tails and charging them for it, so that he won’t have to chase his own tail…as you yourself have stated, you weren’t satisfied with the money that could be made in the stock market and so decided instead, that it would be much more lucrative to “Teach” others how to make money on the stock market (which you’ve said was not enough to excite you to continue with stock marketing), again charging outrageous sums for teaching something that you yourself would not do cause there just wasn’t enough money in it for you to spend your time on.
    I hope that I can depend on such trusting and unobservant clients, as you have had, in the future, as I would very much like to convince others to pay me extreme money for teaching them how to teach others to teach others to teach others to teach others to…..(well by now you see that I see), without their waking up and realizing it!
    We should really talk, I must give you credit, I really have not seen the “Shell Game” played with such smooth expertise before, and it is quite impressive indeed!!!
    Oh, how sweet it is!!! To quote a once famous comedian and how comical it must seem to you! I mean I was a very good Artist and sold everything that I put my hands on for years to support myself, but had I only realized that I could charge much much more to teach others how to make mediocre money doing what I could only make mediocre money doing, but could make fabulous money teaching them to make mediocre money doing….LOL…and they chase that tail don’t they? ……hahahahahaha …how brilliant is that?!!!!! Sooo, goes the old old adage – “Those who can, Do!, and those who can’t, Teach!”.
    I wish I had been smart enough to “see” the real Pearl in that oyster…..and now, thanks to what you’ve said here, I do!!!
    Wow, so you have managed to convince others that they can make the money they’ve always dreamed of, doing things that you don’t find it profitable enough to do yourself, but are happy to teach them how to do, for enormous sums of money in hopes that they will duplicate your success!!!
    But they never will, because what they don’t realize is that your “real success” is in doing exactly what you are doing – Teaching them, something that they, with a little help from “Hype” and the internet and their own assumptions, have convinced themselves is how you have succeeded in making money from the internet!!!
    So, can you or any of your marketers answer the prime question, What do you sell online other than how to sell how to sell online to others? or in the form above – “Do any of the so-called internet marketers actually ‘sell’ or market anything other than ‘internet marketing’? Oops, did I show the cat it’s his tail he’s chasing? 😉

  • juan c

    Reply Reply October 22, 2008


  • Joe Guarascio

    Reply Reply October 22, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Enjoyed the story and I look forward to working with you one on one for my upcoming product launch.

    I love your emphasis on getting to spend time with family and friends. That is what drives me as well.

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 23, 2008

    @Vladimer thank you

    @Phil thanks glad to see you come in from Twitter

    @Erick interesting points your bring up. There are a lot of marketers out there who haven’t made money in other markets and/or haven’t made money online at all and decide to teach others how to do it. I however have made money in various niches for instance things like finance, family related issues, technology and even obscure things like hairstyles. Now my focus is on my passion for marketing and teaching others how to do it. They can sell IM how to products or they can promote other items whatever they are passionate about and can make it profitable.

    @juan you’re welcome

    @Joe awesome, glad that drives you as well 🙂

  • Lori

    Reply Reply October 23, 2008

    Hi Reed, Wow, what an inspiration you are! I hope one day my kids can tell a similar story as yours since that isn’t even close to my story and still working on mine to be at a point where I can be retired if I choose to be.

    I too live in MN and look forward to meeting you soon at one of yours and Jeff Mills Mastermind Meetup meetings.


  • Erick

    Reply Reply October 24, 2008

    Thanks so much for your reply, Reed,
    My point is not that you can’t make money in Niches online, but that making the “Huge” profits from online endeavors, that is usually described by internet “Gurus”, is usually “Hit or Miss”, at best, and just as risky and unpredictable as any other business venture, but that when someone like yourself succeeds in an an enormous way Very Early, normally by “Pure Luck” as much as anything else, into the internet marketing venue, they almost always begin to continue their money making based exclusively on “Teaching” others what they know about marketing techniques, rather than to focus on what seems, up to this point, to be the much much less profitable practice of continuing to take the chance of Huge losses by seeking products and services to market on the net that do not have anything to do with internet marketing or marketing education period!
    I have lots of mature, savvy business associate friends who’ve run very very successful internet and non-internet businesses, and they ALL, without exception, say that succeeding in internet marketing is as much dependent on lots of research into the product being marketed and “Pure Luck” in choosing a product that you can successfully generate a high consumer interest base in, than on any other single thing!!!
    In fact, the most successful business professionals (in internet businesses) tell me invariably that, success on the internet is almost always “Pure Luck” in choosing a product that will become a “HOT” Seller, since no money is made in any market internet or otherwise unless “Sales” are made, and that unfortunately this is soooo true, that most of them have spent literally years building up markets with enough customer based interest on the net, to make enough money to pay them even a small profit that would suggest that all the many many heartbreaking hours and months and years that they have poured into their online businesses was worth all the time and frustration that they have experienced in the process, Until they finally “Hit” on a money making business that is usually a result of “Accidentally Finding” a Product that “Takes Off” on it’s own and then once that “Success” has been achieved most of them VEQuickly “Switch” to Teaching the “How To Do Its'” of their so-called Brilliant Marketing Plan for Success, because there are so many Desperate Internet Marketers who’ve failed over and over again just like they did, to “Hit On The Lucky Product” that finds a niche that is promoted by already established credible sources like Television and other News/Media sources that causes that product to “Take Off” and Sell Like Mad because of the Mass Media Attention it received!!! Creating an “Automatic Market” for a very lucrative income, Selling the one thing that is Sure to Sell to those Desperate to “Make It Too” and that is Marketing and Marketing Tools/Products that “Seem” to promise, finally, Success! to those Desperate to Stop up the Cash Leaking Holes in their internet Businesses that many of them are working conventional jobs to support, and sometimes doing without life’s necessities to support their internet niches till they can make them turn profits for them!

  • Erick

    Reply Reply October 24, 2008

    Please excuse the “Numb Fingers” syndrome that caused that last post to have the Loss of the information in VEQuickly should say VERY Quickly and then I had not finished saying what I had wanted before it Posted by some miracle of finger cooridiation loss, that can’t be corrected once you have made the boo-boo of hitting the wrong key that gets it posted, but I think that I have made enough of the point that I had in mind with very little left to add. If you can change these facts for me or anyone, without “Cost” and usually Major Costs, then I may want to start some internet business Websites, but till then, I really don’t have the resources to waste on “Hit or Miss” techniques, I just haven’t mastered my “Crystal Ball” to that degree of Market prediction just yet, most really successful market endeavors are just as big a surprise to those who start them as they are to everyone else, please convince me otherwise, I would love that degree of success, without having to shell out enough Moola to “Force” any business to succeed, I mean it’s been known that if you throw enough Money at any business that has any chance of succeeding at all it will finally succeed to a degree, but will it even replace, with it’s so called success, the Money that been literally thrown into it, not usually! unless it stays very successful and profitable for a very long time, which usually is not the case, I just refuse to spend Money that I don’t have on this kind of Buying of Success in business, show me how to do it with “No Money” and then you will have me CONVINCED, but right now, living on disability, I just can’t Create Business Success by Pumping any and all my limited Resources into it till it starts succeeding and then Rapidly “Switching” to “Marketing Education” to take advantage of all the other Poor Losers that have been Pouring Unrecoverable Money Into the Net till they desperately make me rich telling them how to sell stuff online, when they can find that out at any public library since “Sales” and “Salesmanship” is still what it is, and has been virtually forever. Thanks but “Show Me” and do it without investment except for time which is also not “Free” and IS Very Valuable in it’s self and I will help you to convince others that they should do the same!

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 25, 2008

    @Lori it’d be great to have you at one of our meetups

    @Erick I think we make our own luck. Granted there are things that can happen that can be “lucky” for you but it really boils down to being prepared for the right opportunities and taking action on them. One of the best ways to ensure success in internet marketing is to start building your list right away. Without a doubt my connections and my list have made me the BULK of my income.

  • Erick

    Reply Reply October 26, 2008

    Great! Reed,
    I believe that it is possible to “Create” your own luck also, like Loretta Lynn and her husband did when they traveled the country visiting one radio station after another until she was a well known singer/songwriter. But, again, she and he, sacrificed almost everything they owned to “Create” that so-called “Luck”, when in actuality it took all that they had and all of their time, while literally living out of their car, which was a cramped station wagon filled to the brim with the tapes of her songs which they’d spent every dime they had on! That, to me, was not much “Luck” but lots of hard work, talent, and hardship!, which, as I said before, is more like “throwing money at a business till it becomes successful”, doesn’t sound like “Luck” at all, however, it was very “Lucky” that she (Loretta) had the incomparable songwriting Talent which she already had, and that she and her husband knew and believed in that talent enough to literally “Sacrifice Everything” to push it! And as I have also stated “any business can be made successful in this way” (by throwing all your money at it) and that is well known, but what about those who are like me (disabled with poor health) or who are raising families? They can’t really afford to just chuck everything, for health or other reasons, and “Follow That Star” so to speak, while pushing a business or investment into succeeding. What would you say to them?, other than “For 997 dollars (that they don’t have, which may as well be 9,997,000 dollars that they just don’t have, or even 97 dollars that they don’t have, or even the dollar for a dime that you asked your friends at school for (figurative of selling them candies for a dime a piece that only cost you a dime for ten pieces) I will “Teach” you how to be a success or sell you this program that will make you a success, or send you this seminar that will…..etc. etc. etc., when they can’t “Eat” or “Stay Alive” (referring to medication costs) on the promises of success while they follow that star they could or should or would like to follow? I would say, “Don’t expect to be successful, no matter how much or what you are ‘promised’ by anyone or anything, like a program or a list that changes with the wind, whenever someone changes their email address (they do this like I change my shirt) every time they change internet service providers, and when you include just One of those “invalid” email addresses in a mail out, no matter how much “work” you put into it, the server “bounces” the email back to you and you may get it bounced till all you do is read and delete invalid email addresses and wonder if anyone got any of that mail! And again I would say that without a “Bird in the Hand” so to speak, like Loretta’s Amazing “God Given” Talent for songwriting and singing (her Luck, Lucky Product, etc. as she never studied music or went to school to Make that luck for herself) or like already “Succeeding” by that type thing, so that you can “Switch” to selling Marketing Strategies to desperately struggling people, you’re kind of “Stuck” trying to “Sell” whatever you can for whatever you can, to People who may or may not want or need whatever it is you can find to sell, at some kind of profit that would truly make you a success.
    I guess what I am asking is – Where are the Internet Marketing Specialists/Gurus who say that they want to help others, who will “Give” these folks the Tools, Techniques, Programs, Seminars, and Strategies that they need, which is what they “Sell” to make themselves successes? (like the friend that “gave” you that plane ticket to attend your first seminar) and then, after they’ve succeeded to the point of having reached “Those so Called Guru’s Level of Success” ask them for the 997 dollars, or the 97 dollars, or the 47 dollars, or whatever the so-called “small” price that they want for what their “Free Help” is costing them, I am sure they’d ALL be very Gratefully Glad to pay those amounts then, being now independently wealthy, after it won’t be such an amazing burden on them!!!
    Hey, Reed, now I am very serious here, I would be willing to try whatever you or any of these successes say that I can (which means without spending money that I don’t have), to make it like you and others have in internet marketing, as long as I don’t have to feel like I am cheating someone who can’t really afford what I am offering, which has “No Guarantee” of working for them, as it may have for me or others who sell all this internet marketing stuff, when this is largely dependent on so so many factors and “Timing” and No One is admitting to, or telling the poor slobs that “Major Truth”, because it would cost the person who admits these Truths money, because, like me, there would be far fewer “Takers” of these “Wonder Offers” and “Millionaire Making” Seminars which keep all of them afloat.
    If, you lay it all out clearly and truthfully for them, the truth seems to me to be that “If you want to be an internet marketing success, you have to either “Hit” on the next amazing product that you can smooth-talk people into believing they just can’t live without and be able to repeat that over and over again, or be very good at Convincing others to buy ‘Your special plan’ to succeeding on the internet!!!” otherwise don’t expect that level of success although, as always, I will admit that if you work long and hard enough at moving enough different types of product on enough low cost venture sites you will eventually get somewhere if you have to run 10,000 websites to do it!
    Now, how close is that to the real state of it all? really? I just want to succeed at marketing something even if it’s just an opinion, so that I can get off of disability and make a living without having so many limitations placed on my life, just like everyone else here.
    I should not need to ask you these things again, I think by now you know what I am trying to say, Like you I understand what drives markets and money, I am just in a position where I can’t afford to purchase every gimmick on the internet to try and succeed at it. So, what else is there to say?

  • Erick

    Reply Reply October 26, 2008

    Oh, an by the way, I would sincerely like to thank you for the opportunity to sort of “sound off” about the frustration that I am sure so many other people in my position are thinking every time they read some of the stuff (offers to help you be a success) they all read everyday.
    I am truly glad for you and for your phenomenal successes, and hope that they continue for you and for everyone else who manages to get the net to work for them. I am sure it takes real courage to see these comments here, and to let them stay (most would not have the guts) you must truly believe in what you are doing.
    Thank you so very much.

  • Dale Kydd

    Reply Reply October 27, 2008

    Hi Reed,
    Firstly Ray Johnson’s coments and those also who have had hard times in growing up and in adulthood in other words “those with adversity in life become the best”.

    many people do not understand this ad this is a shame because they have neither had to struggle for a thing or to be in a position that they have not feared to-morrow.

    When things are so desperate that you do fear to-morrow because you neither have the finances or the ability to do anything about it you do not know if you will be alive in the morning or not. Lack of food, shelter, or financee will give you that dreaded fear.

    This is when you say a person has been successful when you find they have overcome that fear and continued their life and have go to the stage were they have a roof over their heads food on the table and money in their pocket.

    If they can become internet big wigs or the cheif of their field then they are DEFINETLY successful and anyone would be foolish not to follow their example.

    There are a lot of people out there that are in such a position but they remain nameless because they KNOW they are successful and do not have to advertise it.

    To ERIC’s coments:
    Eric have you not heard of the people that sell water that comes from the tap and make a fourtuneor those that sell fresh air and do the same.
    You will find on the net that there are great products for sale and you only have to look or search for any item and it will tell you were to go to get them.
    But I will admit you gave this internet person a great laugh and for that I thank you

    Now to REED:
    I realy enjoy your blog and your ITEMS you have for sale and the simple way in which you explain the use off and how to impliment them.
    A BIG thank you.

    I would like all of your friends in here to take a look at my web site and give a coment on it as it is a charity and I would like any coment that would help me improve it. One from you would also be helpful.

    thanks again for your info and email’s

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 27, 2008

    @Erick Right now I’m in the planning stages of a new product that will allow someone with no list, no contact, no experience to invest in the barebones amount of things required and be able to build a list that will produce profits within 21 days. I’ll let you know when it is ready and you can have a free copy. (that goes for everyone here)

    @Dale thank you 🙂

  • jane semng'indo

    Reply Reply October 29, 2008

    Hi Reed,
    Please visit my site and be my mentor, I have learnt so much from you but I need to put it into practice.Would you mind to link this particular site to yours as you requested? I’m waiting to hear from you soon,so that I take off with you.Thanks for being a blessing to me.

  • Mike D'Auria

    Reply Reply October 29, 2008

    I’ve been receiving your e-mails for some time and I feel you are very knowledgeable and have some good info to offer. Unfortunately I am not computer literate and have wasted a lot of money on programs and subscriptions that I could not take advantage of so I am a bit gun shy about investing any more money unless I can partner with someone who is willing to guide me and point me in the right direction. I would be happy to share profits with someone who is willing to do that but not invest money up front. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or if you are interested in a JV with me. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Mike D.

    Mike D’Aurias last blog post..Scheduling Your 1st Tee Time and Playing Your 1st Golf Round – Part 4

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    @Jane my coaching program is for my students of this course http://www.thejvbootcamp.com/

    @Mike I do partner with people but for the most part they are students of this course http://www.thejvbootcamp.com/

  • Erick

    Reply Reply November 1, 2008

    Thank You Reed,
    I will be excited to receive that “Free” Copy and to pay you for it, “if” and when it produces the expected WEALTH!
    That is what I like to see, someone who is up for the challenge even when NOT asked to put their knowledge and expertise to the test!
    I have been helping a friend to move for several days now and have been so caught up in that, (health not being very good to do so much physical work) that I have not even had time and energy to check for your reply until now.
    Thank You again so much for your generous and kind offer. I am on your mailing list with another email address that I am afraid that I will have to give up due to spam, and am sure that I am missing out on so much more content from you and others free or not, simply because of receiving soooo much spam and Nigerian Money scheme offers which I have never ever even looked into much less requested! and do not ever intend to respond to, funny thing though, no matter how many times I mark them as spam and block them, they just keep coming and more, it seems, each day.
    I hope that my “New” email which you now have, will not only be a better sounding, but also easier to remember one, that won’t be targeted in this way.
    I will tell you why I think that, if you like, in private communication if you email me personally, and again thanks for having the courage to put your expertise and information to the test with me as one of those who will be happy to test it!!!
    I did not really mean to “Challenge” you so to speak, but if I had, you seem to have proven that you are “ONE” who is willing to “Put Up” or “Shut Up” to say the least! and again I say CONGRATULATIONS on your ability to withstand both constructive criticism and scrutiny, and to meet that with such valiance and good natured confidence in your ability and your knowledge. I remain humbly Erick.

  • Erick

    Reply Reply November 1, 2008

    Hey Reed,
    I do have to say this also in combination with my earlier comment tonight, and that is, this is going to be a real hard thing for this package you’re planning to give me to do, because of these small things – 1) I don’t have or even know how to build a website. 2) I don’t have an Auto-Responder, even a “Free” one, much less what I am told would be a “good” one. 3) Even if I had those things, I don’t know how to use them yet, though I am very very willing to learn and I have always been told that I learn things very quickly. 4)What I would really like to do is to sell “High Commission Products” or Novels, Short-Stories, and informational manuals of “good value” which I might be able to write myself. 5) I would also be interested in succeeding in any area of the “Self-Help” industry, but don’t think that I can be interested in representing myself as “expert” or “Knowledgeable” in the “Internet Marketing” Niche, until I have “Truly Succeeded” in other areas of business on the internet, so that I don’t feel that I am “Scamming” anyone out of their money, as I still seem to have a conscience, so I won’t be selling any “Tap Water” or “Fresh Air” anytime soon!
    I hope that your “New” Product can address these difficulties and issues also, because I don’t know how I or anyone as inexperienced in this can succeed otherwise, and again thank you.

  • admin

    Reply Reply November 2, 2008

    @Erick I just sent an email to your yahoo account. subject is “Erick – free review copy”

  • lew Peter Bither

    Reply Reply November 10, 2008

    I need to learn what where when How because I spend 8 hours a day and read most of what I get in my emails( I enjoy learning new things)but I dont think I am getting anywhere fast I need to Know What to do from the start my head is spinning every day from every body pulling me this way and that way!! Please from the begining show teach what ever from the start help someone Thanks *Spinning Head*

  • admin

    Reply Reply November 15, 2008

    @Lew I would suggest a coaching program I have one and so do a lot of other marketers http://thejvbootcamp.com/

  • Kevin "Mr Ebay" Johnson

    Reply Reply November 18, 2008

    Hey Reed,
    Greeting from Kevin “Mr Ebay” Johnson. We communicated some time ago about you promoting a product of mine and I guess we both just real busy at that time. Now a finally have a real product that I would love for you to help me promote. (see the website) If your interested feel free to email me. Your results speak for themselves. You are one of the best people to work with on the internet.

    Kevin “Mr Ebay” Johnson

    PS Matthew Glanfield and Jim Cockrum have already promoted my $77 product with above average results.

  • admin

    Reply Reply November 18, 2008

    @Kevin shoot me an email reedfloren AT gmail.com

  • Thomas

    Reply Reply November 19, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    I am an e-mail subscriber and this is the first time I have checked out your blog. I have enjoyed reading your story and you are an inspiration to us all.

    I can see exactly where Eric is coming from. How does anyone decide if an opportunity is legitimate or a scam. Most of these Internet Marketing programs are nothing more than a rehash of some other “Guru’s” program.

    With any web-site pushing any product or program, the problem has always been and always will be traffic. The more traffic the more sales. That has always been my problem getting traffic to my web-site.

  • J.H.Carlson

    Reply Reply November 19, 2008

    Quite a story . . . Yes, quite a story . . .

  • Jay Rossi

    Reply Reply December 1, 2008

    I started to take an interest in IM since my mom who is 90 y/o came to live with me. She has acute debilitating Alzeimers and this prevented me from keeping my job. I am a single mom and am trying to make a living for my family. It has been a terrible struggle for us. With my savings which is completely depleted due to all the programmes that I purchased and have never used. I have been searching on the Internet for ways to utilise them, but to no avail. Everyone wants you to purchase their products and so on and so on. Which leaves me in square one. I have been chasing my tail for the last 8 months. I am no better off now than when I first started. In my pursuit of chasing for knowledge and know-how, I am now receiving close to 500 emails a day and even on Weekends. Most of my day goes into answering these emails and taking care of mom 24/7. This leaves me no time for for my children and leisure activities. My family are symathetic towards my situation because they understand how desparately I am in need of some sort of help. I need to know how the technical side of these programmes work.Its fine to buy a “Free Website Builder”, but when you are not familiar with “HTML” and other computer jargon, how in heavens name do I start doing all this. I realize that I need to have my own website to make any money out of this type of living, but where do I find the help I need. Also, these PLR programmes that I purchased, they say “you just have to copy and paste”, but where and how?

    I’m glad I am a conciencious and diligent worker who sticks with things and doesnt give up easily. But if I knew how and where to do things, I could be well on my way to earning some money.

    Reed, you wanted to know so there, now you know why you have not heard from me.

  • Carmo

    Reply Reply December 1, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    I basically need help in several areas to build my business in the internet… How to build a list, how to have traffic, how to get a product (without spending too much money as I am unemployed). I would really be very grateful if you could guide me step by step… and help me to get started really, as I’m really new to all of this. Thanks in advance! Carmo

  • Peter Anokwu

    Reply Reply December 3, 2008

    am really happy to hear from a practising internet business enterprenuer that making money online is clean business and is REAL.

    keep the good job up

    am just starting out and believe God to make great profits like you..


    Peter Anokwus last blog post..Fibonacci Forex Trading Technique

  • Femi

    Reply Reply December 5, 2008

    Hey Reed,

    Great, great content. I just sent you an email to your personal email account. Please respond to my question there. Thanks.


  • admin

    Reply Reply December 6, 2008

    @Thomas for traffic I would do what all the guru’s do and get their buddies to promote them that’s what keeps this industry afloat.

    @J.H. Thanks

    @Jay Have you tried selling some of your stuff on eBay that’s often a good way to clear out your house and make a bit of cash

    @Carmo I’ll keep those in mind for future things to teach

    @Peter thanks

    @Femi will do I’m playing catch up on emails and blog posts today.

  • Harry Freelove

    Reply Reply December 8, 2008

    HI Reed this will make you wince i have been trying to make money on internet. but i have never been able to get an answer as to how to put a website up and how to operate it like advertising joinning affiliate . i am at low tide right now thanks Reed Harry

  • Kelly

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    I have “bought” you info and do not understand what I am to be doing to get on line and make money. Is there someway or someone who can help me ? I am so confused and overwhelmed to say the least. Thank you so much !

  • Ted Alexander

    Reply Reply December 9, 2008

    Great story. Me, I just need help to set up to set up a website. I want to set up a membership website. Any recommendations?

  • Bob Howard

    Reply Reply December 14, 2008


    I am wondering why you are emailing me every day. you have become like all ther others./ Bombard us with emails. We are getting treated as your personal ATM machine. I think that just because we gave away our email addresses that does not give you the right to hit us for money every day even if you say “nothing to Buy” if that is so why the clickbank link. It would be good if you gave this a little thought. regards Bob Howard

  • admin

    Reply Reply December 15, 2008

    @Harry keep coming back to this site for more tips that will help you

    @Kelly which product do you need help with?

    @Ted what’s your budget?

    @Bob feel free to click the unsubscribe link, but thanks for your feedback.

  • Joe Jacobs

    Reply Reply December 15, 2008

    Reed first, Nice story.
    Second, I’ve written you many times just to find out what happened to my other programs that I bought from you.
    I have paid you for them could I please get them?
    Thank You
    Joseph L. Jacobs

  • phyllis neff

    Reply Reply December 16, 2008

    wow!wow!wow! are you ever an interesting individual and ,I am so glad I read your story!

    My oldest brother worked his 2nd gob at Cincinnati Milacron and took sandwiches to sell at work along with tomato stakes made from extra wood from unfinished waterbed frames. you guys would really hit it off!

    thank you so much for reading your story! It is very encouraging to me! phyllis neff

  • John Bonzo

    Reply Reply December 25, 2008

    Hi Reed,
    Your story is great! It’s the kind of thing people need to see to inspire them. You’ve always inspired me.

    I read your articles all the time. I am trying to copy some of your actions in my own internet business. I hope to be just a little successful as you have become. Keep up the great work.


  • Hi,
    You have good life story i would like to join you

    Tell me How?


  • Steve Lincoln

    Reply Reply December 30, 2008

    Very inspiring, great story and as they say, facts tell, stories sell. Employees everywhere should take recognition.

  • bet

    Reply Reply January 1, 2009

    A lot to read and think about. I checked out your boot camp link and immediately clicked it off. How can folks who have lost their jobs or want to quit them, afford that? I also think many are not intelligent enough to understand all this. Then they’ll be out that money. You are my second favorite guru and I will enjoy your e-mails and tips forever, but can’t afford to take the class.

  • Pat Gunning

    Reply Reply January 1, 2009

    This is a great site with some very valuable information Reed and I’m very happy to make your acquaintance.

  • Free IQ Test

    Reply Reply January 16, 2009

    Hey! Nice WP blog, may I ask what theme you’re using?? Thanks.

  • jim

    Reply Reply March 1, 2009

    i would love for this is happen to me. Let me learn how to do this.

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  • Richard Beekman

    Reply Reply April 13, 2009

    Hello, Thank you for sharing your story. It gives me Hope. I have several Degrees yet I went out of business. Now I am trying to start all over and your story gives me energy to learn and realize I can do it if I keep learning and focus and I will get over my slide to the bottom. I see my self a success and I will not stop until I do. Thank you for sharing.

  • normz2

    Reply Reply April 13, 2009

    Wow, I am impressed. You will far.

  • mustafa

    Reply Reply April 16, 2009

    Hi reed! I’m a 23 year old youth myself, jobless and hungers for opportunity. Currently pursuing a long distance learning from Singapore, to the university of buffalo, majoring in psychology and the itch to make money as a student just grew stronger and stronger. Do keep on inspiring others!

  • Mold Man

    Reply Reply April 18, 2009

    I am glad you are successful. It takes work and a lot of faith in yourself to make it happen. Best of Success

  • Anatolii

    Reply Reply May 1, 2009

    Hi,Reed, I am 55 years old man and my 3 kids are older than you are.I am fighting online for over 10 years and still can’t say I became full time Online Marketer.
    I am glad you found your way and became successful!It means that our Planet became richer for one more successful guy!
    Wish you all the best!

  • Moe

    Reply Reply May 2, 2009

    “Who is Reed Floren” is one long about us info,nevertheless, is inspiring and motivating. You a lot of information on your website, thanks for many practical info that you provide.


    Moes last blog post..Womens Fitness Articles

  • Carolyn Hansen

    Reply Reply May 16, 2009

    Hi Reed

    Just got your email about the giveaway, I am interested, please hold a spot for me if you would hold a giveaway in the fitness/weightloss niche for me.

    Carolyn Hansen

  • SA auction site

    Reply Reply June 7, 2009

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  • johnny

    Reply Reply June 9, 2009

    Are You Ground Floor In?

  • J.Lamar Ferren

    Reply Reply June 10, 2009

    So that’s the story behind Mr. Reed Floren. What an amazing story my friend. Very inspirational. Keep doing what you do.

    -J.Lamar Ferren
    “New Breed” Investor

  • Noble Owen

    Reply Reply June 23, 2009

    Hi Reed,

    Congratulations on your achievements and
    perseverance in the face of many obstacles.
    We would all like to see ourselves do the
    things you have done, but very few of us
    would succeed. Thanks for a great read.
    I hope to have a website up & running soon.

  • Googler

    Reply Reply July 10, 2009

    Thank you!
    And I just found an interesting post, pie-ing.blogspot.com

  • Thomas Wheelock

    Reply Reply August 19, 2009

    Hey Reed,
    Wow! You have a very impressive story, especially since you are so young! I am looking to emulate successful marketers that have integrity and morals, and I believe you have those attributes. I look forward to reading your newsletter, and working with you down the road.

    much respect,

  • Nikhil

    Reply Reply September 4, 2009

    Great story.I also want to succeed online and concentrating on product creation.


  • haroon.O.abdullah

    Reply Reply October 3, 2009

    what is the starting cost of this business & what are the benefits to join? Also I do not reside in USA but reside In UK

  • Rita

    Reply Reply October 3, 2009

    I found this very interesting. It’s not often that a school lets its students work for them.
    I bet you kept you mom guessing what you were up to most of the time. Takes a special mom to watch and not be too questioning on all the projects you started. I live in southern Minnesot also, so it’s interesting to see what other people do with the internet. Retired at 74 so am just now trying to figure out how to make money on the internet. Nice to see local people do well.

  • Nirja

    Reply Reply October 4, 2009

    Very inspiring! I want to be as successful as you in this business, but I really need a guide like you to lead me.

  • George

    Reply Reply October 4, 2009

    Great stuff Reed, my name is George an i’m a newbe to Internet marketing.I can’t tell you how much money i wasted on scams.I was ready to throw in the towel until i read your story,it made me re-energize.I just started promoting ( My Product Center ,How to catch a cheating spouse )hopefully with your help i can be sucessful Thanks George

  • alisa@kongdogtoys

    Reply Reply December 2, 2009

    Great information on this site which has given me a few ideas that I can check out.

  • Gregory Despain

    Reply Reply March 30, 2010

    Great post thx!

  • Melba

    Reply Reply April 2, 2010

    Reed, I enjoyed reading your inspiring life history. Your parents have invested well in your life and I know they are very proud of you and for you.
    I’m a disabled grandmother-PostPolioSyndrome-and I appreciate all the free info you have shared with me and I thank you. This industry would have a better reputation if there were more people of integrity like you. Yes, I keep being scammed and I say to those greedy individuals that payday always come and it probably will not be monetary, however, I believe kindness and generousity are the very best investments that pay dividends beyond ones wildest imaginations. We are in the passover season and eternity is real, my prayer is that you and all your supporters are preparing for eternity in Heaven with our Heavenly Father because he gave his most precious gift,Jesus, to pay for our sins so we could enjoy eternal life with them. Reed, continue to bless others as you have been blessed to teach. Thank you.
    Continued blessings,

  • Dr.John Char

    Reply Reply April 2, 2010

    Saw your video on Boost seminar. Wanted to ask a question: i just outsourced to a webdesigner from the Phillipines who is planning and building my website. I want to sell my health products and professional services. How can your program that you offered from Boost be included in the my website. I don’t want to waste time duplicating parts of the website with your program. I going to need you to drive the traffic to our health related website and sell the services and products with your program once it is ready. Once I find that it is feasible to combine your program with mine, I’ll send Jeff the order.
    Aloha, Dr. John Char

  • Gregory Palumbo

    Reply Reply April 6, 2010

    Hi Reed, Dr. Phil promotes our company’s products from time to time. My partner Dr. Lawlis is his mentor and chief advisor. The last time we had a plug on the show, we netted over $1 million, and I had poor marketing strategies in place – in fact, I knew nothing at all about online marketing, or any kind of marketing for that matter. On April 15, Dr. Phil is going to offer Dr. Lawlis’ new book – The Autism Answer – for free as a download. Dr. Lawlis is a best-selling author, so giving away his next book free for National Autism Awareness Month is kind of a big thing.

    I’m looking for JV partners that are heavy hitters, but that should also have something that I can cross-market to my list.

    I’m at gp@mytherapynet.com.

  • Al Hodgson

    Reply Reply June 7, 2010

    Dear Reed,

    We run the Meet The Giants program (www.us.meetthegiants.com ), the world’s largest gathering of entrepreneur ‘Giants’ including Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Roxanne Emmerich, Jay Abraham, Janet Attwood, Michael Gerber and over 170 others, all brought together to help aspiring entrepreneurs build remarkable businesses of their own.

    We would like to talk to you to discuss a possible partnership where your website clients could leverage the exclusive interview content of our 170 + hour long interviews with the Giants to increase the value of your offer to your users.

    We have developed an excellent licensing model and Reed Floren.com would be an ideal partner for us. Our proposal has the potential to create a considerable ongoing revenue stream for Reed Floren.com.

    Please let me know if you would like some more information, otherwise I would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you further over the telephone.

    Kind regards


  • Knight Elite

    Reply Reply August 2, 2010

    Wow, truly inspiring story, and even better are all the helpful questions and comments. Thanks guys!

  • Josh

    Reply Reply December 9, 2010

    Very inspiring story.

  • Hi Reed, a great story. Thanks for taking the time those years ago to write this. Time for an update as to what you’re doing these days? Still self employed? Paul.

  • Paul Marchbanks

    Reply Reply March 6, 2011

    I like what I read about and I would like to
    learn more from you. Thank you Paul

  • Prabinesh

    Reply Reply June 16, 2011

    Very inspiring success story.

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