Who is Russell Brunson
Russell Brunson of Boise, Idaho is one of the biggest names today in online marketing. Russell started his company, DotComSecrets.com (http://www.dotcomsecrets.com/) in 2004 when he was a student and wrestler at Boise State University. Within a year of graduating, he had made his first million. His courses and products include Micro-Continuity, a six-month video coaching program that teaches anyone to set up a online business in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Known for teaching budding entrepreneurs to turn their hobbies and passions into online income, Russell Brunson also helps small business owners of all kinds to increase profits through Web marketing. An avid wrestler, he is now training to pursue his dream of wrestling in the 2012 Olympics.
Broadcast BIO: The recession may have shattered America’s faith in large employers. But it has also renewed an entrepreneurial spirit as countless people pursue their dream of making money online. No one better exemplifies this new spirit than Russell Brunson, 29-year-old creator and owner of DotComSecrets.com (http://www.dotcomsecrets.com/). Russell Brunson made his first million within a year of graduating from Boise State University. Today DotComSecrets.com employs more than 60 people and earns more than $10 million in annual sales. Russell is now training to pursue his dream of wrestling in the 2012 Olympics.
Full BIO: Russell Brunson started his online business five years ago when he was a student and wrestler at Boise State University. His first product was a DVD teaching people how to build a potato launcher. The Utah native became fascinated with online marketing and tried every product and course he could get his hands on before coming up with his own system. With $20 and a simple idea, he sold more than a million dollars of his own products and services within a year of graduating. Russell’s company, DotComSecrets.com (http://www.dotcomsecrets.com/) has grown from a very small one-man shop in his basement to a major online business with over 60 employees and more than $10 million in annual sales.
Today it teaches tens of thousands of students from all over the world to start, build and promote their businesses online. Russell Brunson has been featured on ABC, NBC and Fox news teaching beginners how to start their own online businesses. His courses and products include 12 Month Internet Millionaire and Micro-Continuity, a six-month video coaching program that shows people how to start an online business in as little as 24 to 48 hours. An avid wrestler, Russell is chasing his dream of wrestling in the 2012 Olympics. He bought a gym and brought top Olympic wrestlers to Boise to work for his companies and train with him, while paying for 12 wrestlers to compete for a spot in the Olympics. A father of three young children, Russell Brunson is also starting a program to create wrestling clubs in Boise schools. With all his accomplishments, Russell’s focus remains on one thing — the success of his students. His greatest pride is in seeing others use the systems he developed to create wealth online.
Russell’s main product is the DotComSecrets monthly membership. Customers get a DVD and accompanying magazine delivered every month. The DVDs contain information about business management, copywriting, video creation, affiliate marketing, content development, web design, SEO, and more.
While some of the content was valuable, I was looking for more complete information on different topics such as SEO. Each month you get a few tricks and techniques in each area but I prefer to get the complete picture on a topic. Marketers who are looking for a tip of the month format will enjoy the membership the most.
Russell Brunson has a community site, the Conquer Your Niche forum, is a great resource for Internet marketers. It is an active community that allows you to connect with other people who are starting out on building a business or interested in growing their existing one. There aren’t many active IM forums so I found the forum a great way to network with others, seek feedback, review products, and discuss strategies.
The forum also lets you buy credit and gives you credit for posting. The credit can be used to buy classified ads which run on the top of the Conquer Your Niche forum. This credit system is probably helpful for those who actively promote Internet marketing products but for people involved in other niche markets, it won’t be of much value.
Overall, Russell Brunson has products that are geared mainly towards beginners. While he does provide solid Internet marketing strategies such as keyword research, pay-per-click advertising, joint ventures, affiliate marketing, and email marketing, there is not much information for experienced and advanced marketers. His courses walk beginners through a step-by-step process, from setting up their website, creating their product, to marketing it.
Visit Russell Brunson at his public Web site at Dotcomsecrets.com