Hi. My name is Joey Massenburg, and welcome to my site. I am a 29 year-old internet marketer from NC (hence the blue blog). I am been an internet marketer for more than 3 years. What started out as a hobby has now become my passion. My passion for internet marketing stems from the fact that the internet and being able to make money online is the one place in which everyone is on an equal “playing field,” so to speak. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, what walk of life you come from, or if like me, you have a disability.
I have Cerebral Palsy and walk on forearm crutches. Although my life experiences differ from those of the average person, I was always brought up thinking that if I did well in school, went to college and got a degree, and “kept my nose clean,” I would be successful. I did all of those thinking that my life was just going to be “peaches and cream.” Unfortunately, once I got out of college and tried to get a job and go on interviews, the real world hit me like a ton or bricks. Looking back on it, perhaps I was a bit naive.
First, they seemed to be shocked that I went to college. because apparently that’s not normal. They are even more shocked by the fact I went to college 4 hours away from home on the opposite side of the state and attended a “regular” university rather than community college or something of the like. Since I am physically challenged, lots of people seem to assume that I am “mentally challenged” and went to a “special” school. Once they realized that I wasn’t and didn’t, they couldn’t figure out why I wanted to get a regular job.
Even though I have been disabled all my life and have two brothers and a sister, my parents made too much money for me to qualify for disability even though they were always broke (go figure), so I had to get a part-time job like everyone else to have money and such. I didn’t know any different. Unfortunately, I had only had one job up until that point (Wal-mart), so I think that kind of scared them a little. They kept telling me that they didn’t have any jobs they thought I could do or asking me why I wanted to work when I could get on disability. I did grow up and go to university in really small towns where they were mostly fast food restaurants and factories, though, so I’m sure that had something to do with it.
I then came to the realization that I am not “normal” according to societial standards, which caused me to ask myself why I was taking the “normal” path. It was this realization (and the fact that I had had several serious medical problems which caused me to be in the hopstial and caused me to ultimately apply for disabilty since I had no medical insurance once I graduated from college) that led me to the internet.
Once I realized the limitless potential of the internet, I was like “This is going to change my life!” That’s not to say I didn’t get bumps and bruises along the way. I spent years trying to make money online before I actually made any. I know what works and what doesn’t,which is what led me to create this site. I often wonder how much money and how much faster I could have made if I didn’t get scammed and stuff. This site is my way to “pay it forward.” I know what it’s like to be where you are and refuse to let what happened to me happen to you.