This is another in our series about the high achievers here at the IBOtoolbox. Our participants graciously agreed to participate in this series, where we take a peek behind the curtain into the life of our IBO Champions. Each participant agreed to an email interview, answering questions about their life and business. It is a fun way to get to know our fellow members ... up close and personal. Let's get started! We welcome ...
Warren Contreras ...
... up close and Personal
1. Warren, please tell us a little bit about yourself, where you live, and a little about your background.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA in 1938 and moved to Oregon in 1969 where I now live near Portland, and have no desire to leave. I owned a computer business for 25 years until I retired in 2000. I joined IBO Toolbox in February of 2011 and must admit my activity has been hot and cold, until they came out with version 3 and I became enchanted once again.
2. What is your main business?
My main business now is learning all I can about Internet Marketing using free (or low cost) tools and sharing what I learn with everyone I can for fun and profit.
3. What attracted you to the internet marketing world?
My previous business was working for auto dealerships doing point of sale systems and websites, so when I retired it seemed like a natural step.
4. What do you like best about IBOtoolbox?
That's easy, its version 3 and its simplicity of navigation (once you learn it) and the friendly like-minded people you meet every day.
5. What is your passion?
That would have to be, to not let what I learned go to waste when I know there are so many people (especially retired folks) that could use it to make life happier, just like mine has been.
6. Who is the number one hero in your life?
It was an insurance agent who sold credit life insurance to auto dealers and got me started programming the point of sale system I sold nation wide for all those years and is still being sold today by my programmer that I gave the business to.
7. What is the last book you read?
Rich Dad, Poor Dad that still inspires me today, even after all the pundits claiming it is all fake. Who cares, as long as it continues to inspire me.
8. What is playing on your iPod (CD,cassette,LP) right now? Your favorite music? Your most favorite song?
Long Black Train by Josh Turner, who by the way I traveled from Portland, or to Nashville, TN to hear him perform it in the famous Ryman Auditorium.
9. What is your favorite food?
My wife is such a fantastic cook that it is easy for me to have lots of favorites, but on the top of my short list is the Lobster we ate on a trip that included Portland, ME and I still get a kick out of wearing a T-shirt from there around Portland, OR.
10. What is your weirdest habit?
A lot of my friends think it's getting up at 4 or 5 AM to click on surveys for pennies for hours on end.
11. What is your dream car?
A brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee to replace my 1993 model with over 200,000 miles on it, but I am afraid it will remain a dream for the foreseeable future.
12. What is on top of your bucket list, the one thing you want to do in your life?
Leave my wife with a sustainable income when I pass on.
13. Which person, dead or alive, would you like to have dinner with?
As an accomplished vocalist, my idol has been Frank Sinatra for many years.
14. What do you do every day to keep yourself motivated?
Since I have nowhere to go and all day to get there, I am naturally motivated every day.
15. How would you like to be remembered, your legacy?
To have as many people as possible say, "He really helped me".
16. What is your most profitable activity online today?
I love the old saying, "Life is just a big game and he who helps the most people wins".
17. Share with us the one link you want to share with the world, and why?
I would share my favorite web hosting solution, NoSupportLinuxHosting.com because when I was close to being broke, they made it possible for me to start a blog that they continue to host for over a decade for $1 a month and if everyone know what a bargain that was, more dream websites could be established.
Thank you, Warren! I appreciate your time, it was fun!
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