He is ranked among the most trusted Internet Marketers in the world (among hundreds of ‘experts’ his name keeps showing up on top) according to the 40,000 voting members of the independent watch dog service IM Report Card.
He actively sells on Amazon, eBay (since 1997), and coaches business and individual clients toward business success online. He’s sold or helped his clients sell tens of millions of dollars of products and services online since 2000. His ideas have helped everyone from stay home entrepreneurs seeking to start successful eBay or Amazon based businesses to large corporate clients seeking to use the Internet as a creative marketing tool. He earns his living from the Internet and he works full-time studying effective Internet strategies and educating individuals and businesses on the creative and powerful marketing potential of the Internet.
His free newsletter “CES News” has added well over 250,000 subscribers since it first launched in 2002.
He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Men’s Health magazine, eBay radio, and in countless news and radio programs as an Internet and online business expert.
He’s probably best known for his all time best selling book titled “The Silent Sales Machine” now in its seventh update and re-release, as well as his two membership sites at OfflineBiz.com and MySilentTeam.com. September 2011 marked the release of his first “book store shelf” book Free Marketing: 101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business, Online and Off. The book quickly vaulted to the #1 position on Amazon.com among “Marketing” and “Internet Marketing” titles among raving 5 star reviews. For several weeks after launch it was among the top selling books in the world.
Jim on stage in San Diego at an Internet Business conference introducing his family in early 2010
I can stop talking in third person about myself now right? I have to do the professional bio that way because it shows up in articles about me etc. Hope you understand.
As parents of five my wife Andrea and I stay very busy with family activities. When I have
free time I love to run or play basketball to stay in shape. Andrea and I try to get a date night in at least every couple weeks though – I love those best of all!
My personal walk with Christ is foremost in all my day to day affairs. It is a life journey that directs my every decision.
Three of our kiddos are from international adoptions. We are also active in assisting other families through the decision making process of international adoption. We’ve become close friends with many families that have chosen to expand their own families through adoption. Here’s a short documentary video that was made by a teenage friend of ours about Tye when he was 10. He’s our special needs son from China:
We are also homeschooling parents who hold a high regard for non-traditional approaches to education.
We aren’t afraid to travel as a family and do so more often than anyone else we know with this many kids! You might find us in some crazy location raising our kids some day. When you combine the flexibility of homeschooling and having an Internet based business you can do just about whatever you want whenever you want. We enjoy the flexibility of the Internet Lifestyle.
Our Family Mission:
As a family we have committed our lives to helping others find their true calling and passion that we believe is placed in each person by God. We want to model “other oriented” thinking in every area of our lives.
My Business Mission:
I am committed to staying sharp, up to date, and creative in my pursuit of business and marketing excellence. I try to model transparency, integrity, creativity, genuine relationships, and leadership to the best of my ability. I direct my business and personal clients towards the most effective online and traditional business and marketing strategies in order to help them achieve the greatest success possible.