Stephen Pierce is an internet millionaire who runs an empire of online businesses and three different coaching clubs. He is known as one of the powerhouses of the internet and teaches others to replicate his success. However, Pierce didn’t start out successful. His story is one of hope and inspiration for millions of Internet marketers and bloggers.
Classic Rags To Riches Story
Growing up in the mean streets of DC, Pierce was kicked out of school at age 16. He did what most high school dropouts did: look for trouble. When there wasn’t any trouble to be found, he made trouble. After a couple of years on the streets, Pierce was caught in the middle of a gang street fight after a drug deal had gone bad. He was shot in the leg. He was whisked to the hospital but spent a long time laying on the gurney looking up at the harsh lights. He didn’t have insurance, didn’t have a support system and no one believed in him anymore. It was at this point that Pierce figured out he needed to stop blaming everyone else for his problems and start claiming the future he knew he deserved instead of just waiting for it to happen.
The doctors treated him but left the bullet in his leg. Pierce assumed this was because he didn’t have insurance, and they probably expected that he wouldn’t survive much longer anyway, but the bullet is there to this day and it remains a symbol of where he came from and reminds him to be grateful.
Pierce spent the next few years turning his life around and went bankrupted in the process. He started one business after another and they all failed. Even though he wasn’t hanging out in gangs or dealing in drugs anymore, his family disowned him. After filing for bankruptcy in the late 1990s Pierce literally became homeless. An acquaintance let him sleep in his office at night. Pierce borrowed a computer and an internet connection and started to learn about something called the Internet.
Pierce discovered he had a knack for picking stocks. After a year of giving his stock tips away for free on a forum, he started a membership site even though he didn’t know how to put together a website. He sent out an email to the 1,200 people on his email list and waited. After that first $350 order came in several minutes later, the momentum didn’t stop. Pierce made $500K that first year and now, ten years later, grosses $10 million per year selling products on several websites as well as a lucrative speaking career.
DTAlpha Talk Back with Stephen Pierce
DTAplha Talk Back is the blog where Stephen Pierce dishes out his wisdom and advice on life, success, personal development and making money online. Some of the quality posts you’ll find on DTAplpha find include:
- Passive Residual Income Secret Exposed?
- 3 Critical Success Factors In Making All The Money You Want
- 7 Proven Steps To Make Money Online
- 201 FREE Twitter Tools and Twitter Apps
- Use This Simple Free eBook Marketing Strategy And Produce More Traffic, Optins & Sales
Much of the content on DTAlpha are video posts where Pierce is talking back to his readers (hence the talk back name). You can spend hours on the blog and not even scratch the surface.
From a marketing standpoint, DTAlpha does a lot of things right. Pierce does a great job branding himself and he has a good lead capture system in place. DTAlpha is designed to promote Pierce and his work and it does a great job at it. However, the blog could use some help in the SEO department. For example, instead of using Google friendly URLs, DTAlpha still uses the default WordPress URL structure.
Pierce’s motto is “create value, to create wealth” and this maybe part of the reason for the lack of SEO work. DTAlpha definitely offers great value and in the end, that’s all that matters to the readers. you can learn a lot by copying what Pierce does.
Pierce is currently on a 2009 World Tour. He’ll be speaking all over the USA, Canada, UK, India, Dubai, Thailand, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and South Africa. If he’s coming to your city, I highly recommend you go meet him. Here’s a clip from one of his presentation.