Since the late 90’s he’s been on a mission to help entrepreneurs THRIVE by using the Internet creatively. Why Listen to what Jim has to say about creative Internet business strategies? Because he now has over 1,000 success story testimonials from successful entrepreneurs who have grown thriving businesses – and his audience of readers and followers is exploding!
Jim 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 one independent watch dog service he was voted the number one "most trusted" internet marketer online. His best selling book "Silent Sales Machine" has been read by an estimated 500,000 people around the world and is a consistent top 10 seller on Amazon in the Internet business category. You can get two free chapters here to see if it’s for you…
His business mission in life is to see those who have an entrepreneurial heart thrive by using creative Internet based marketing and connection strategies. Because he believes online is where the most compelling business opportunities in the business world reside, so he focuses his study and business models on what he calls, "the most effective communication and relationship building tool ever given to mankind – the Internet."
He doesn’t simply teach multiple income streams strategies – he lives it! Jim has businesses actively selling on Amazon & eBay (since 1997), a publishing company, a consulting company, two membership sites with tens of thousands of paid members at MySilentTeam.com and OfflineBiz.com and several other related income streams. Along with his two closest partners (Nathan Bailey & Brett Bartlett) Jim helps run a combined $25 million annual sales empire.A large network of his former students turned partners & coaches are a part of the team of more than 70 people who, while all running successful businesses online themselves, also help coach others do the same (See JimCockrumCoaching.com). His 26,000 member free Facebook community actively and freely assist any online seller, author or entrepreneur with online business questions.
Jim’s coaching clients have sold hundreds of millions of dollars of products and services online since the coaching company was founded. His training helps everyone from stay home entrepreneurs seeking to start their first successful online businesses, to large corporate clients seeking to use the Internet as a creative marketing tool (see ecomnexus.com for examples).
His free newsletter “CES News” has added well over 250,000 subscribers since it first launched in 2002.
Jim 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.
Although written in September 2011, Jim’s first "book store" traditionally published book Free Marketing: 101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business, Online and Off (101FreeMarketing.com) is as relevant today as it was when it was written. Jim believes the rules of success online, in life, in business and even in relationships never change and cost nothing to implement, so he tried to write a timeless book about Internet strategy based on those timeless truths. Perhaps the most compelling success story that resulted from this "101" book can be found at PickMikeBrown.com. There you’ll find the story of Mike Brown who had a struggling small business that credits Jim’s book in no small part for helping him rise to a nomination for Entrepreneur of the year in New York, and also for having his own Super Bowl commercial – paid for in full by someone else! It’s a great story. Visit PickMikeBrown.com for the simple story.
I can stop talking in third person about myself now right? I have to do the professional bio above that way because it shows up in articles about me etc. I 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 (I’m training to run the Boston Marathon someday as a goal). 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. I believe that the greatest business book and life instruction manual ever written is the Bible. Even if you aren’t a Christian yourself, the lessons are timeless and the foundation of countless success stories!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. I believe (and believe I can prove) that if you teach a child about proper relationships (with God and others) and about money/business, then you’ve given them all the tools they’ll ever need to succeed wildly in life!
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.