Welcome to the NoBSIMReviews about page.
If you’re reading this page you’re probably interested to know who the person behind the website is, and whether you should listen to them.
My name is Mark Charles and I’m the founder of NoBSIMReviews.com which I launched back in November 2016.
But my journey started way back in 2007.
Back in August 2007 I’d just left school and started my first job as an apprentice at an engineering company.
The job was boring and my very first day I found myself on Google searching “how to make money online”.
This led me down the rabbit hole which lasted for several years with no success.
Over the next few years I tried everything from internet marketing to selling on ebay, network marketing, blogging and even forex trading and I lost money with pretty much everything that I tried.
By 2010 I was completely fed up with work.
I’d been working at the engineering company nearly 3 years (although it felt like an eternity) and I was miserable.
So I was determined to find a way out and which is when I discovered freelancing.
I noticed there was a lot of demand for writing jobs on freelancer.com so I started bidding on jobs and ended up winning the contracts.
I started doing easy tasks like article writing and then I noticed a big demand for SEO jobs.
SEO stands for search engine optimization which is the process of optimizing a website so that it ranks higher in Google.
During my time attempting to make money online I had learnt quite a lot about SEO and had already built several WordPress blogs (even though they mostly failed at making any money) and felt confident enough that I could provide the services that were being asked.
I started bidding on jobs and before I knew I had won the contracts.
With sites like Freelancer you bid on a job with the price you are willing to do it for.
In the beginning I could undercut the competition and as I gained more experience I could up my prices.
The business that listed the job would then decide which person to pick depending on their price, skills and history.
Even to this day I still think freelancing is one of the best ways to get started making money online and nowadays there are far more services you can offer.
2010 – Quitting My Job To Pursue Freelancing
Within a couple of months of starting freelancing I decided to pursue this full time and quit my job.
It felt great to be out of the job that I’d hated for so long, although the hard part was just beginning.
Over the next couple of years I focused my efforts on SEO services.
I created a website to sell my SEO consulting services and was able to get it ranked in Google for SEO related keywords such as SEO Company and SEO Consultant.
This allowed me to build up a few clients.
I was earning a few £1000 per month which at the time seemed like a huge amount of money, however I kept an eye on the internet marketing niche.
I knew that what I was making was small change compared to some who were pulling 5 and even 6-figures per month online.
It didn’t take me long until I was pretty fed up of clients.
So by the middle of 2012 I had pretty much got rid of all my clients and I was focussing my efforts on blogging and SEO.
I figured why bother ranking clients websites when I can rank my own websites and make money that way.
I focused my efforts on blogging and I would make money from affiliate marketing.
I then discovered that each month, there was a network of internet marketers who would launch their own digital products.
They all had huge email lists and would help each other promote their own product launches each month.
Each time they launched a new product, 1000’s of people would flood to Google looking for reviews and bonuses.
I decided to capitalize on this and created blogs offering reviews.
Here’s one of my blogs I managed to find from April 2012:
I started reviewing products and between January 2012 and April 2012 I was making several $1,000 per month in affiliate commissions.
But then in 2012 Google changed their algorithm and what I was doing stopped working.
I had to re-invent how I was able to make money, so over the next 12-18 months I went back to being broke whilst I figured everything out.
2014 to 2016
In February 2014 I had my first ever 5-figure month online.
It was the culmination of the previous 6-12 months work after I had to re-invent my entire online business.
This continued to snowball and I ended up becoming the number one affiliate in a network marketing company, all because of the SEO strategies I was using.
This allowed me to save up enough money to buy one of my dream cars a Porsche 911 in September 2014.
My income during this period increased but also didn’t last.
A lot of the strategies I was using were shortsighted and high risk.
By the end of 2016 a lot of the strategies I was using stopped working and I had to go back to the drawing board.
Fortunately I’d built up some savings by this point, so the drop in income didn’t affect me as badly as it could have.
Instead of focusing on short term methods I needed to look at building long term income.
So I decided I would launch a new project.
2016 – I Launched NoBSIMReviews
In November 2016 I launched NoBSIMReviews.com with the goal of reviewing business opportunities.
I started to review various business opportunities and by January 2017 the blog was getting 1000’s of visitors a month.
In fact the first year of operating NoBSIMReviews the blog did over 500,000 visitors:
Through 2017 I reviewed a couple of 100 different products and systems and partnered with 1 that I believed would be the best for anyone looking to make money online as they provided legitimate training.
We are now approaching 2024 and the blog has developed into a team of writers.
In fact for the last couple of years I’ve handled the day to day operations of the website and overall direction whilst my editor David has done the heavy lifting researching new reviews, writing content and editing other writers work.
The focus now is still on reviewing companies but we cover a vast range of topics such finance gurus, stock investment newsletters, cryptocurrency, internet marketing, software tools, online gurus and even influencers and celebrity figures.
I’ve used the skills I have developed in blogging and SEO to branch out into other niches, creating other blogs in the stocks, finance and even health and fitness spaces.
Meet Our Editor – David Fortune
David Fortune has been the editor of NoBSIMReviews since September 2019.
Day to day he handles all the content management, writes his own articles and also edits other writers work to bring up to the standard that we require.
In his own words:
Content creation is my bread and butter but I am also a finance and economics enthusiast. I have a keen eye for identifying genuine opportunities in the vast landscape of online money-making programs and decoding the intriguing teasers found in financial newsletter presentations.
I am committed to providing unbiased, in-depth reviews that help individuals navigate online entrepreneurship and financial investments with confidence.
I empower people with the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions in their pursuit of financial growth and security.
When David’s not working he has a keen interest in health, fitness and staying active. You’ll find him out on the trails on his Mountain Bike.
When it comes to starting an online business there are more paths than ever you can choose.
On one hand it’s great, because the internet has levelled the playing field, allowing us to access information from experts on any subject.
On the other hand it’s easier than ever to be overwhelmed and end up doing nothing.
Below you can find our in-depth guides on various ways of making money:
- Guide To Freelance Work: How To Freelance In 2023
- How To Start A Blog In 2023 [Ultimate Guide]
- How To Make Money Online: 37 Ways For 2023
- How To Start A Side Hustle: 10 Best Ideas For 2023
And if you’re wondering what the best online business is for 2024: