Member since September 2010
Hi, my name is Wolfgang Bloomfield, I live mostly in sunny Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, in Spain, I say mostly as I still have a place in England that I do vist from time to time, but I couldn´t live there permantly now.
I moved over here around about 10 years ago, I couldn’t stand the weather in England any more, and as I had been playing in a band for about 12 years, I wanted to make my guitar playing my full time Job.
I formed a duo with the singer of our band, as I had convinced him that we could find full time work over here, with all the Bar´s, and Restaurants that are here, and at the time we had there was plenty of tourist´s as well.
We had been here for about a week when due to family commitments he had go back to England. He asked me what I was going to do, and I said that I was staying. The only problem that I had was that I am not a very good singer, so I practiced singing whilst playing my guitar,and I practiced non stop for about 4 months day and night.
It was strange really as I could sing harmony perfectly well, and that was the problem I could only sing harmonies. The choice I had to make was shall I go back to England, or should I lower my sights, and that´s what I did, I felt that I was only good enough to work as a Karaoke compare, and the extra ability of playing the guitar helped, as well as the fact that I was used to being on stage.
That kept me going for about 3 years, but I must admit that I did not like working until 4 in the morning seven nights a week, and people do the strangest of thing´s when they are off their heads with alcohol. Any way my boss did a runner, back to England as he had run up large depts on the bar, as the tourist trade took a big dip.
I am quite a spiritual person really and I enjoy peace and quite, so I bought myself a place in the hills, I´d had enough of the night life, and enjoy going for walks with my dog Cindy.
I think that this is because of my very busy working life back in England, you see I have been in sales and marketing for about 40 years, and when I moved here I was thinking of it as a semi retirement.
Most of my working life I spent working on a self employed basis and if I didn’t sell I didn´t get paid, so I became a really good sales person, and have worked for many big companies such as GKN, Vendepac, and Trutex, I don’t know if these companies are still going now.
I have also had my own successful companies and ran my own sales teams, so I know a lot about sales and marketing, but my intention was to leave that behind me when I moved here.
The trouble is that when you have been used to such a busy life, after a while you start to miss it, so I had to find something else to do, and that´s when I became interested in Internet marketing.
Anyway I joined a program where they give you a ready made website, but I had to pay out around about $200 every month, but there was no money coming in and I realised that I was being scammed, so I got out before my money ran out.
I then bought a training program on how to build your own website, which was quite good really, except that these programs never tell you everything that you need to know to do it properly, so I wasn´t getting many people to my site, and therfore not getting any sales.
I am a very determined person, and I decided that I am going to find out how to do this properly, so I put everything on hold for the time being, and started to do some studying instead.
I again bought a few different courses on SEO, and spent my time working 8-10 hours a day trying out the things that I was learning on the site that I had built, and started to make a few sales, all in all I spent around about 2 years doing this, and I decided that I was going to build a new site based around my passion of guitar playing.
I joined a few affiliate programs and started to promote these on my new site CountryGuitar-Lesson.com and I started to see a few sales coming in.
That got me thinking about offering this service to local businesses, the problem was that I couldn’t bear the idea of moving back to cold old England, and there really is not much scope on this Island, as there is no money here, and not many English speaking businesses.
So I have decided to offer this on a world wide basis, as being in contact with people these days is not difficult, and with Skype it´s FREE! when you talk on the Internet, in fact it´s better than a normal phone, why not get it yourself, just type Skype into your browser and get it FREE!
You can leave me a message on my talk page.