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Adam Stemp-Johnson
10-16-2011, 10:17 AM
Hello Friends :D

My name is Adam, as the more perceptive of you will undoubtedly have figured out by now...

I'm a recent transfer (Toniy) from the Warrior Forum, moreover the 'Copywriter's' sub-forum / sub-culture...

After a little research it's become clear to me that this is where you'll find all the movers and shakers in the IM world, so with your blessing I'd like to immerse myself in your community here...

Ok... to the intro...

A few years ago I enrolled in a Business Management degree at the University of Surrey, in the UK... Guildford to be exact.

My first year, I was on fire... distinction, first class all the way.

Then the second year hit and I started to feel like I hated everything.

Then I spent a year in an internship with Hewlett-Packard and spent more time writing hilarious emails to the intern community and developing my new found celebrity status, than I did doing the job I was paid to do.

This let to several 'review' meetings throughout the year and I finally realised 'I am not supposed to be working for anyone'... I'm incorrigable :p

As such I finished the internship (and wasn't invited back for the Grad Scheme) and finished my degree... I went to about 6 lectures in the final year since I'd realised by then how easy it was to pass the exams.

6 hours studying the course notes that were supplied online for each exam.
= 2nd Grade pass.

I specialised in finance for some reason, I thought I wanted to get into Real Estate at the time... but it was my weakest subject (the notes weren't enough).

As such I feigned depression and went to visit the school's counsellor... I convinced her I was very sad and unable to focus, thus fearing a bad grade in my finals.

I was hoping that just in case I failed an exam, they'd give me the extra marks to compensate... which I did and they DID :D

Although it wasn't my most honourable hour, it did make me realise that not only do I need to work for myself... I need to do what I'm best at... and I LOVE writing.

As you can probably tell...

So after a year as one of Swansea's top waiters, and a stint in telesales, I broke free and started my journey into the copywriting biz.

Turns out, I've found something I'm really good at.

I like to think of myself as an Idiot Savant... incredible copywriter, but can't figure out how to pay taxes on time.

Can sell $1,000s and $1,000s of product... forget to do the grocery shopping.

You get the idea.

So I'm looking forward to meeting all of you, and forging long-lasting and lucrative relationships with a few :)

All the very best,

Adam

Mike Merz
10-16-2011, 10:33 AM
Welcome to JVNP 2.0, Adam. ;)

You'll find a number of fellow Warriors here, including myself, so I'm sure you'll feel right at home in no time.

We're also in a bit of a slow transition from our long time JVNP model to a more robust and full featured JVNP 2.0 version ... still working out the kinks and turning new features on and off until we get it right. We should be in pretty good shape within the week ... but you may see a few quirks here and there, so please bear with us. ;)

Cheers,

Mike Sr

Kenster
10-16-2011, 10:41 AM
Hi Adam,

Mike has a great community here and yes, a lot of the movers and shakers in this industry roam this place from time to time!

I have seen your copywriting work and have been pleased with the work you have done for me. I have no doubt you will have a lot to contribute here!

And yes, entrepreneurs like ourselves have very difficult times navigating the traditional bureaucratic mess that makes up most workplaces...and most universities (I graduated as well a few years ago).

See you around here Adam

Adam Stemp-Johnson
10-16-2011, 01:01 PM
Hey Mike!

Thanks for the kind words and the warm welcome... it's a real boost to hear from the man himself :D

The only issue I've come across so far was looking for my thread subscriptions... but that was down to my own ineptitude, rather than the site features :D

So far, so good! (although I'm gonna have to get used to this 4 smiley face thing...!)

Ken - Sir I'll be contributing until my fingers bleed :p

(Vivid Imagery like that comes with the territory of being a writer ;))

Again, thank you for the wonderfully warm welcome, and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next...

And 'Traditional Bureaucratic Mess'... yep, that about says it all... nice one buddy :-)


Oh hey... I can just give the smiley faces a nose and it still works :-D

Hellooo expressive writing!