Who the %$!# is ... H.T.!?
Well that's a good question, isn't it? ;) Honestly, it's not that important of a change. But if you're interested in the reason behind it, here you go:
Ever since my Marketing business was first developed in 1998, I've been known and built a stellar reputation as "Harmony Major". (And if you're new here, yes ... it's my birth name.) However, when I came back to the wonderful world of online business, after a brief hiatus, I decided I wanted to "refresh" my online persona, separate myself a bit from the "Marketing" Harmony, focusing solely on Design.
I basically just wanted to create a "new-ish" image for myself (because honestly, I'm very different than I was those years ago). But I of course didn't want to completely start from scratch (because honestly, I'm still the same, familiar "Harmony" underneath ;)).
Hence "H.T." was born -- it embodies the "old" me, as well as the "new". (And nope, I won't tell you what the "T" stands for. Sorry! ;))
Well, see ... I tried to tell you it wasn't all that important. *shrugs*
On to the Real Stuff: Bios & Such
Alrighty, sooooo... What else would you like to know? Okay, okay. If you're interested in a very old (like, very old. Like, 2003 old) business bio, click the links below to satisfy the relevant curiosity. ;~)
During my Marketing business (from 1998 to 2005), my focus was helping micro-business site owners and affiliates increase their productivity and promote their websites a lot faster, with the use of aggressive, tightly-focused, power-marketing strategies to quickly and steadily increase their profit.
Now that I've moved from Marketing to Design, I'm putting that seven years of Marketing experience to work for new design clients, helping them finetune business and marketing goals to maximize profitability, while offering websites, logos, photo editing and retouching, and graphic designs that are priced perfectly so that businesses can succeed in today's tough economy.
As you can see, not much has changed. :~)
My articles had been published in several major industry 'zines, including Active Internet Marketing (A.I.M.), DEMC, Internet Marketing Challenge (IMC), and others, and my success has been mentored over the years by several "Internet Marketing Greats" ... including Monique Harris of Make Your Site Sell, Terry Dean of Netbreakthroughs, Tony Blake, best known for his ownership of the most popular forum online, and Mark Joyner of ROIbot.
You probably don't know this one, but also Donna St. Andre' (my sponsor in Outsource 2000). She's still actually doing the program, right along with Elizabeth Wilkins, HER upline sponsor from four years ago. That's really amazing to me. Good grief that woman helped me out a lot.
I design and maintain an ever-growing network of e-business and marketing websites. And through much hard work, perseverance, and many long hours, I was able to make a steady profit from my sites (I only had two at that time) AND go full-time with my e-business by my 20th birthday, after only one year in the field. (Wow.)
If you've followed my work for long, you've probably started to notice a change in the way my business is run, my style ... everything. I've grown so tired of trying to conform to the image of what "Internet Marketing Gurus" want us to be.
I'm tired of being afraid to completely reveal the real truth of who I am for fear of offending, being labeled as "unprofessional," or even stepping on toes.
Now don't get me wrong -- I'll always treat my customers and visitors with the utmost respect.
But now, I'm dedicating my time to helping restore (introduce!?) a certain level of honesty and integrity on the 'Net as far as e-biz is concerned, and am dedicated to helping netrepreneurs better decide who (and WHAT) to trust as they run their businesses.
Hopefully, that's okay with you. And hopefully you'll join me, or at least follow my progress during my journey.
I'm sure it'll be a bumpy ride, and not in the least bit easy, but at least I'll have fun doing it -- and will get to help a(nother) drove of people along the way. And fun is something that, because of the above, I haven't experienced from my e-biz in a long time.