About Me

Hi! I’m Colin, full-time internet marketer and entrepreneur. You might know me for one or several of the many sites I have created over the past few years: ViralUrl, ViralNetworks, ViralHosts, ViralinBox… Want to learn a little more about me?


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I was born in South Africa, moved to the UK for 6 years for my middle schooling and then immigrated to Australia for high school and college. I am currently 25 and now live in the South of France (Monte-Carlo). My interest for internet marketing began in 2003 when I was only 18. I spent a lot of money in educational programs but started to make money online soon after. I have learned from both failures and successes. My first big site made over $2 million in sales in over just 2 years and is still running and growing!

I have launched and run some very successful membership sites and, through trial and error, know the formula that works. I am working on a couple of very exciting projects as we speak, but it wasn’t always like that for me. I was the high school failure, College drop out, pizza delivery guy who maxed a credit card the bank should never have given me, trying different ‘schemes’ online.

A Shift in mindset, understanding that this is a real business, not a ‘get rich quick’ hobby, and years of training courses, testing and educating, I now run a real, successsful online business that grows every year. The point of this blog is to drastically shorten and minimize YOUR learning curve as well as get to know some really great people in the industry. Welcome to my community, I look forward to getting to know you.

So… Please subscribe to my RSS feed and follow me @ ColinKlinkert as I regularly publish breaking industry news as well as miscellaneous ramblings and make money online tips and keys to success. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you exceed your goals! Make sure you download my 10 Action Steps to a Successful Online Business ebook (enter your email address in the opt in form on the left). I reveal quite a few of my secrets in it!

My Life:

I have a loving family (Mum, Dad, Brother & Sister) who live in Australia and I try and visit them for a couple of months every year. I live the ‘Dot-Com Lifestyle’ so it is possible for me to run my business from anywhere (except on game farms in Bostwana as I found out only after arriving, there is no internet, cell phone reception or fixed line telephones!) This means I spend summer in Europe on the Mediterranean, and summer in Australia! (Not a fan of the cold)

I also have a loving girlfriend who now lives with me in the South of France. We have been together for over a year at time of writing and she has proven to be very supportive on all fronts. Having people believe in what you doing definitely makes things easier… in our industry it is sometimes hard to explain to loved ones what we do, especially when things are still in the ‘laying the groundwork’ phases (Click the images to make the bigger)

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My Ride:

I’m very fortunate to not only be living the ‘Dot-Com Lifestyle’ and enjoy all the freedoms that comes with that. No boss to answer to, can travel when I feel like it, can sleep in if I wanted (I’m a morning person though) and the ability to work from anywhere and a lot less than most people might work… BUT, I am also successful at it to the point that I don’t only cover my day to day living, but earn enough to buy some toys too ๐Ÿ™‚ Late Last year I got myself a 911 Porsche Turbo for $180,000 (110,000 Euros). I paid cash and didn’t need to take a car loan where you really do get hit hard by repayments. Something I learned fast when I needed to get bailed out on my credit card debt by my parents – Never take a loan on something that is not an asset. Always view a car as an expense, so never take a car loan unless you absolutely have to. (Rather take the loan and invest it somewhere smart) Here is my car: Suzy (yes, I’m one of those strange people that names their cars! The name comes from my last car, a Suzuki Liana):

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You Can Have It All Too:

I also provide consulting services in the areas of marketing and business development (in relation to the internet industry). I only take a few clients per year though, so if you are looking for a creative, forward-thinking consultant with a lot of experience in internet businesses, make sure you visit the dedicated page: Colin Klinkert Consulting.

To Success in Business & Life,

Colin Klinkert
Colin Klinkert
CEO, ColinKlinkert.com
Colin Klinkert

Follow Me on Twitter: http://www.TwitterColin.com/

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32 responses to “About Me”

  1. Ed says:

    Good To be a Part of viralurl Colin, can’t wait for what’s to come…?

    Ed

  2. Anne Dix says:

    Hi Colin
    This is a neat spot! And although I’m already impressed by you guys & ViralURL, I’m now even more impressed to learn that you are an Australian, live in Europe – but originate from the good old S of A! I was born in the poor neighbor up North (Zimbabwe) but now live in that huge country North of the US of A! Yes – you guessed right – Canada… One thing I’m curious about – how do you find the time to do all this work, and networking, and developing etc. etc.?! Really awesome! Thanks for all the support on ViralURL – will be keeping an eye on this one too now.
    Sincerely, Anne

  3. Emil says:

    Hi Colin,
    This is Emil Paz from PPC Bully
    Trying to catch up with you

    Shoot me an email…..

    Cheers, Emil

  4. Hi Emil,

    You can get me on my helpdesk for a fast response and can give me your IM info so we can chat: http://www.reply2colin.com/

    Thanks mate

  5. Hi Anne,

    Thanks for the comment and checking out my blog. Yeah i love Africa and a big Springbok supporter. Shame about the political climate though and nice to know you’re living in the gorgeous and ‘safe’ Canada. I’ve only heard good things and am planning to go to CAD next year some time

  6. Emil says:

    AIM – PPCBully
    Skype – PPCBully

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. shree says:

    hi,

    nice to see you here.. nice knowing you also. do let me know if there is any goos ventures in india to do… lets keep in touch

    regards
    shree
    9880542406

  8. dorothy says:

    Hi collins, I have known you ever since I joined ViralUrl, it is so surprising, I like the way you and Frank inspire me, I am from Ghana, I wonder how many Ghanaians you have come across with this type of internet marketing.

    At times I found myself a nuisance, becos I do not seem to understand most of the things, but you have time to direct me most of the times, you are a real teacher who want his pupils to get somewhere. I am really interested but only I am find it tough and nothing seems to work for me the way I want it on the net, many programmers have scammed and taken my monies. They should feel ashame of themselves.

    I learnt there is a lot of money in adsense, I am a member of adsense. How can I fully enter adsense and make a living.

    I have not earn from what I am doing so when people talk of massive earnings I just wonder, how did they do it. I know one day my time will come and I boast of earnings like you are doing.

    I always receive mails from you. Give me one program and make sure you lead me to make a earnings I will be very happy.

    Your ViralUrl, processor is Paypal and Ghana is not in Paypal list of countries, so how do you help us with that.

    Let me hear from yu. dorothy.

  9. simeon abo says:

    Hello Collin
    Seen your pictures of, the places you go to. Great !!!! tell me what do you do for a living ?

  10. Ill add More pics soon, I am a full time marketer as it says on this page ๐Ÿ™‚ Please click the ‘My Sites’ tab to see some of the sites I run

  11. Victoria Durham says:

    Hi Colin: I got an email from you and dont have your email but I signed into Virul URL to take advantage of the cloaking capabilities, but I am not an MLM’er…so I am getting alot of emails from MLM’ers, and wondered if you would be so kind as to help me out a bit. One note said to just edit myself out of the site that wont work obviously, what do I do to edit the emails? Thanks and best of luck to you, Sincerely Victoria

  12. Hi Victoria,

    I guess there are 3 options you can take to stop getting mails in your main account in Viralurl. The first one is, you can upgrade. We have an upgrade option for $17 a month as a free member or $9.95 as a gold member. This opts you out of emails and also gives you $12 a month worth of advertising credits.

    Option 2 is you can change your email address from the ‘edit account’ section. This email will need to be a real one and you will need to confirm it, but then it wont be mails in your main one.

    Or you can setup a filter in your current account ๐Ÿ™‚

    Of course, you can delete your Viralurl account, but then you will not have access to all the features…

    Thanks for reading my blog and for your support

  13. Hi Manohar,

    Sorry to hear you are having problems upgrading. Because of our accounting system we only accept paypal and credit card. Good news is you dont need a credit card to use paypal, you can transfer money from your bank. You can signup free at http://www.paypal.com if you don’t have an account yet. Thanks for the support ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thanks for your reply, but when paypal payment options open it only shows credit card option. Although I have added my Bank Account to it it never shows the option. Can you throw some light on it or should I address this question to Paypal

  15. The thing to do is to login to your paypal account, then click on ‘add funds’ from there add from bank account, then once it is in your paypal balance, you will be able to select ‘Pay With Balance’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Joel Canepa says:

    Colin,

    Next time you get to the east coast of the US with that boat, I’m ready. Live on the Chesapeake Bay and love being out on the water, of course my boat isn’t quite the size of yours! LOL

    Keep the great creative ideas coming. I see you are doing well in recruiting for HWU as well, and you are my immediate upline. Hope we can generate a strong team together.

    Cheers!

    “Remember, Today is Yesterday Tomorrow”
    Gator

  17. Julien says:

    Hey Joel,
    No matter the size of the boat, it’s always good fun.
    Thanks for your support and all the best with HWU!

  18. Kat says:

    WTG Colin. You’ve actually shown that hard work, discipline, and the will to learn actually pays off. Alot of people don’t realize the amount of time and research that gets applied to
    marketing takes time and practice. How long have been at this? You must’ve been 8 at least when you discovered the computer…lol Oh to be young again….. Congrats and Good Luck.
    Kat

  19. Kat says:

    PS Did u build Virul URL?

  20. Hi Kat,

    Yes I got my old team to build it to my specs, then when Frank joined the project he fixed the bugs and changed it a bit ๐Ÿ™‚ We keep improving it over the last 2 years and will continue to do so

  21. raneeta says:

    Hi colin,
    I found your blog through a website with viralurl. Im keen on learning something about internet marketing etc but i live in NZ will it work for someone like me that lives half around the world. I found a lot of sites and ebooks etc but most dont cater for the market down under
    Cheers
    Raneeta

  22. Hi Ranteeta,

    Glad to see someone from NZ, I was there last year, it was beautiful. I will be there for the Rugby World Cup next year as well.

    Regarding marketing from NZ, if you have an internet connection, and a paypal account, you can do this business. Iโ€™m from Australia, and also live in Europe. Iโ€™m not from the USA, so I know what its like to market from โ€˜outsideโ€™ of where the vast majority lives. Learn and apply, you will be just fine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Mike Larter says:

    Hi Colin your new blog is ULTRA IMPRESSIVE chock full of fantastic content on your life, skills, website portfolio, and immense knowedge of internet marketing and wealth generation. I know you offer MEGA value as I am a disciple of yours at ViralURL, ViralNetworks and Viral Hosts and you have a justifiable reputation of a guy that overdelivers on your services & bonuses offered to new members and wannabee online moneymakers. I would like to crack open a ‘virtual’ cold can of Fosters or CastlemaineXXXX or a glass of red with you.
    Would like to invite you as a friend/influencer to my Skype network (mikelarter1) and pick your brains further. I also would like to pinch a favourite film quote with you if I may be so bold.

    Rod Tidman (Cuba Gooding Jnr) to Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!”

  24. DistekRomania says:

    Hi Colin! In socialmonkee I see Elite Members are able to: “Auto-Pinging of Your RSS Feeds (Optional) “, is this Feature Standard included for elite or is Optional?? thanks

  25. cklinkert says:

    Hi ๐Ÿ™‚ By default it is included. In your profile in SM you will be able to see that option is ticked. If you leave it ticked links will be auto pinged ๐Ÿ™‚ @DistekRomania

  26. cklinkert says:

    Hi ๐Ÿ™‚ By default it is included. In your profile in SM you will be able to see that option is ticked. If you leave it ticked links will be auto pinged ๐Ÿ™‚ @DistekRomania

  27. cklinkert says:

    @jjakobs Hi, yes sure the url is http://www.viralurl.com – then simply login from there, or request a new password. If you need more help, please open a ticket at http://www.reply2colin.com/ Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. RJornd says:

    Hi, Colin! I signed up for SocialMonkee two days ago but still haven’t been able to log-in. There was something about needing to verify my email address, yet I haven’t seen any verification email in my inbox (I’ve check spam folders on both server and client). Support ticket has been submitted, but no reply yet after more than 24 hours.

  29. cklinkert says:

    @RJorndย Hi, Sorry it was a weekend and I was flying to South Africa.ย 
    You will get a reply today for sure

  30. RJornd says:

    @cklinkertย  Thanks Colin. Reply has already taken place. We’re all good now. Just have to figure out how to use my membership now. ;o)

  31. cklinkert says:

    @RJorndย Good stuff… if you need anything please do open a helpdesk ticket, happy to answer any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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