About 2Achieve
Joined December 2014
Greetings, my name is Nick and I have been an Environmental Scientist since 1974 and had the pleasure to work throughout Central, South America and the Caribbean regions within the agriculture and mining industries. I consulted technological advancements in each of these fields.
In 2004, I developed an organic enzyme cleaner, and today, I would like to learn how to market it online beginning learning here at WA.
HERE IS MY STORY:
(I've been asked to tell my story, so here we go...)
We formally started in 2004, but were put to a full test in 2005 after hurricane Katrina hit the Southeast and Gulf States... we were one of many thousands of mold and remediation companies that staged within Louisiana and the Gulf region.
We cleaned with pressure-washers and hand-pump sprayers inside and outside residences, retail stores and industrial complexes. We cleaned everything from wood, stone, brick and concrete... and everything in between. We cleaned walls, ceilings, floors, sidewalks and streets.
We noticed fairly immediately (that first night - going back to our trailer to clean up) that our product not only cleaned very thoroughly, but... it cleaned without any ill-effects to our remediation technicians.
There were no skin irritation, no breathing concerns, and our cleaning process was so thorough with each project... we never failed a re-occupancy inspection!
We had quickly become the first All Natural & Green Mold & Bacteria Remediation Company in America.
Our business began to grow beyond our expectations, and in 2007, we were invited to speak on a National "Home Improvement" Radio Talk Show where we talked about our products safety and its high degree of efficacy.
Two weeks later, the Host called me and asked if we sold our product and I said, "No" we were a service company we simply "cleaned all contaminated environments indoors and out!" We were essentially green janitors that cleaned sewage, chemical spills, and all forms of organic bacteria and mold deposits from all washable surfaces... safely and effectively.
Well, after a couple more weeks, the host contacted us again and said, "I've been working in radio for over 20 years, and my listeners have been calling our studio and emailing us continuously wanting to know "where they can purchase" your product?" He then asked if we would consider bottling it and advertising on his radio show as he felt we would develop a good business.
We decided it may be a good change of pace, so we accepted his invitation and began bottling our product and within 18-months, we were on track to reach $1.2M in gross annual revenue, and all the purchases were online and directly through our website, but... all advertising was 100% offline with national radio, TV, and newsprint advertising. In our prime, we had a $20-30K/monthly ad budget.
Then in 2009 we were approaching our next record breaking year when in June, the US-EPA came crashing through our doors and shut-down our organic green enzyme cleaner business completely! They said; "We have classified your product as an unregistered "pesticide" and you are hereby closed immediately!
In total shock and dismay... we complied (no choice there)... but our contracts with suppliers, vendors, and landlords didn't stop... and we became virtually bankrupt within 15-days!
Being an American Vietnam era Veteran... I was first totally astonished by these allegations... then pissed off beyond belief... and found the entire ordeal illogical and unjust!
I decided I was not going to take this situation sitting down, as I had just spent several years not only working with the EPA, but listened to our EPA since 2002 making statements over; Television, Newsprint and Radio Talk Shows stating emphatically that they wanted American businesses, and consumers to help change our country and to make it a Safer Greener America!
Well, we honestly were the most safe and effective green enzyme cleaner in the marketplace, but I guess we were gaining too much market share and much too quickly for corporate chemical America?
It has been a huge disappointment, learning lesson, and we went from a highly successful offline/online business to barely making our monthly expenses... and forget about anything extra - that was out of our reality for 4-years.
I began my sincere research and study of Internet Marketing in 2012. The first thing I remember was being scammed and slammed almost on a daily basis with email marketing promises and actually... all types of marketing promises that guaranteed I could reach success within days or weeks by simply following their step-by-step process! I lost several $1,000s (well over $3,000) believing and trying to follow their SCAM!!
Then finally, I came across Wealthy Affiliate - and although it has only been a short time ( as of this writing) I did spend a few weeks’ prior (because of my skepticism) researching online reviews of this incredible program. Finally, I realized that WA was worth taking the first step. I did, and Kyle would ask me to consider becoming a Premium Member as it would open up a "world and community and training" that I never experienced before.
Finally after 6-days and just before the end of the "special initial offer period" I said YES! I've never been so pleased since my acceptance back in 2007 with the Home Improvement Radio Host.
I now wanted to learn how to market online as my sole support. That is my goal, and I know it works as there are far too many successful stories… real successes not scam stories.
I want to bring my product back to a level that will allow me to spend special time with my wife in our later years of life - we are both in our 60s and the opportunity to seek other work isn’t there for our ages.
The stress and depression of not only losing a highly successful business, but having it shutdown in 24/hours... simply was something I would never wish upon anyone!! I mean that sincerely!! It is devastating, painful and FINAL!
If our product and especially our "loyal customer base" were not so active, we positively would've been bankrupt... but we made just enough revenue each month to continue to pay our monthly expenses, but certainly not enough to save or go on a vacation or enjoy what we had planned for when all was going so well.
Today, that is my goal. I will succeed again, because the product works… it is that good! Thank you for reviewing this lengthy overview - but a couple of WA members asked me to speak about my past and I've decided to share it.
I sincerely appreciate you taking Your Valuable Time to review that period of my life and business... Thank you!
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My goals are quite simple. Imagine, Believe and Achieve. These are the principles that I have learned to live by and within for more than 23 years. I believe that money is a relative commodity and by that I mean it is what I consider an amount necessary in order to live by my standards... and not what anyone else believes I should. Everyone has their own unique "image" or "perception" of what they believe they need to achieve. I place my personal desires and images into the energy and then use the energy to achieve what I believe. Time; I always commit the necessary amount of time required to accomplish my desired (goals).
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My goals are quite simple. Imagine, Believe and Achieve. These are the principles that I have learned to live by and within for more than 23 years. I believe that money is a relative commodity and by that I mean it is what I consider an amount necessary in order to live by my standards... and not what anyone else believes I should. Everyone has their own unique "image" or "perception" of what they believe they need to achieve. I place my personal desires and images into the energy and then use the energy to achieve what I believe. Time; I always commit the necessary amount of time required to accomplish my desired (goals).
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Kyle Premium
So awesome Nick, I know from experience that goals are what lead us to success. Work relentlessly in pursuit of these goals and they CAN and WILL happen.

In fact, wipe failure out of your mind right now. It simply won't happen. You have too much help, support and an entire community of help behind you to ever let that happen :)

If you need anything going forward, just let me known and I will be happy to give you a hand.
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Nick and welcome to WA.

Thanks for sharing your story. I am so sorry you were shut down-that is crazy. They probably didn't want you for the competition which is ridiculous, because we need cleaning products like yours that don't have all the junk added to them.

I am glad you found WA and as you mentioned and you will find success again. Never give up.

Thanks for the follow and anytime you need help or encouragement, just ask. :)
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Thank you so much Jenna7 for the kind words. Yes, we will keep on moving forward and with a positive goal and attitude. It was unreal to say the least... very unnecessary and illogical, but it "fueled" my wife and I to get back up and re-build. We have a very interesting approach that will begin next week here on WA!! Thank you again!
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terryo56 Premium
Thank you for following me right back at you!
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My pleasure for sure!!
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jazminf Premium
Hello, thank you for the follow. Wish you all the best:)
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:)
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I am also looking forward to seeing your product online
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2Achieve Premium
Thank you. I should be up soon... I appreciate your comment and interest. All the best in 2015!
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mwilly Premium
Wow, what a story. I don't know your religious background or anything else about you, but if you believe, when God shuts down one door another one opens. WA could be the door. I can't wait for your site simply because I'll buy some. Keep us informed.
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You are so very right!! WA is a wonderful community and training center. Our primary website has been active for several years and we have an affiliate program in place. I wish you all the best in 2015!!
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