Welcome to our blog! Its purpose is to provide quality edutainment for all interested passers by. Though not all of our posts are serious marketing information, we will assure you that you’ll learn some things along the way, whether you’re just a beginner or a seasoned pro. Follow Tellman and the OE crew as they discuss myriad topics, with an eye toward helping you to become better marketers and bigger money makers! Let us help you to achieve financial freedom and provide some kick-ass fun along the way.
Learn more about the people who write for this blog below:
Tellman Knudson, CEO of Overcome Everything
Born in rural New Hampshire with severe ADD and twisted legs, Tellman Knudson is “The Backwoods Millionaire” well known for achieving the impossible and helping others to do the same. At the age of 16 he defied his doctors predictions, setting the record for speed on his cross-country course and going on to run marathons. A self-made multi-millionaire before the age of 30, Tellman took his company Overcome Everything, Inc. from zero to multi-millions a year in under 4 years. Now recognized worldwide as the authority on Listbuilding and respected for his work helping homeless teens with his barefoot run across the United States, Tellman (when not running) lives in his home, “the Tellmansion” in Southern Vermont.
His company, Overcome Everything, Inc. is a multi-million-dollar virtual information publishing company, with 15 employees, who all work from home in places as far distant as San Francisco is from Brattleboro, VT.
For more information and to learn how to Send Email and Make Money, please visit http://listbuilding.com/overcome
Victor Grosser, Tech and Copywriter-in-Training
Victor Grosser brings a wide range of experience to the Overcome Everything Team. He is currently a ninja tech implementor for OE. He also is co-editor of the Overcome Everything blog and posts there weekly. Victor brings a wide variety of skills and life experience to OE. He has a random and offensive sense of humor which surfaces at the most inopportune moments.
If it’s technical in nature Victor has a hand in it, from list management, to blog installations, to building new sites, all the way to driving traffic.
In his free time Victor enjoys anything with an engine, keeping the fish population in check, ice climbing, kayaking, traveling, and wrestling small to medium sized bears.
Pat Marcello, Product Development Manager
Pat Marcello is a professional writer, turned SEO and Blogging ninja. She came online to sell her books, but got caught up in the excitement of Internet Marketing. Two years later, she became a coaching client of Tellman’s, who was so impressed with her skills that he asked her to come onboard at Overcome Everything. Today, she is the Product Development Manager for OE. Through her & Tellman’s SEO project SpiderLanguage.com she teaches the newest marketers about attaining high rankings with the search engines. Her superhero name is “The Optimzer.” Look for her in a search engine listing near you.
Kyle Battis, Marketing and Affiliate Manager
Kyle Battis is a former personal trainer who became a student of Tellman’s and used the http://www.MyFirstTeleseminar.com system to build a list of over 5,132 people in a 12 week period of time and replace his full time income working online from his house in New Hampshire. He is now the Marketing Manager of Overcome Everything and is now able to help tens of thousands of people improve their fitness levels by promoting his Information Marketing products on virtual autopilot. Kyle, Tellman, and Mike Purvis recently created http://www.EasyTrafficSteps.com — a traffic training membership site. To learn more visit www.EasyTrafficSteps.com
Josh Burns, Copywriter
WARNING: For your own safety and sanity, steer clear of “Bonkus” (AKA Josh Burns).
Josh was raised by a pack of wolves in upstate New York, just south of the Adirondacks. His social skills are horrible, he eats raw meat, and he always reeks of some exotic foot cheese. Here at Overcome Everything, we’re still not sure exactly what it is Josh actually does…
His title is copywriter, which sounds right…
But all we ever get from him are the strange brown packages he sends in every week. They usually contain some form of awful smelling roadkill wrapped in home-made parchment, upon which he scrawls pages of “secret code”.
(We still haven’t cracked it).
His “office” is run out of a converted bomb shelter in an as-of-yet-undisclosed location. In his spare time he works on his pet project which is constructing a pack of robot wolves to be his new family – and when he’s not doing that he yells at cacti in the desert for hours.
We don’t know how he got on the payroll but we’re pretty sure he’s dangerous… so we haven’t had the guts to fire him yet. Luckily he insists on being paid in salt (he only trusts the ancient Roman economy) so he’s not too hard to keep happy.
On a serious note though: Josh is a killer copywriter with two years of in-the-trenches-experience, and he’s penned some of our most ass-kickingly awesome sales letters, sales videos, and emails. If you ever encounter him at a seminar or event- buy him a beer.
You’ll be glad you did.
Jim Morrison, Tech Ninja
James Morrison creates interactive fractal video art. In his spare time, he does tech work for Overcome Everything, which is some sort of internet company apparently. Everyone thinks he writes code all day but really he just types gibberish and peppers it with triangle brackets, question marks and semicolons. Then he posts it online and pretends it does something useful. So far no one has noticed. Recently his job duties have expanded to include driving traffic, which he greatly enjoys, especially the part where he gets to lasso wayward cars and trucks back into the herd.
Danny Frank, Man of Mystery
Our guest poster Danny has spent a good portion of his life defying labels. A few that have managed to stick (at least for a time) are Clown, Teacher, Artist, and Yogi.
According to his Mother, he was not born, rather he was dropped into a canal by a Hawk. There may be some truth to this, in as much as his nature suggests . Still, the verisimilitude of this claim is called into question by the existence of his identical twin brother who was apparently brought in to the world through natural birth.
A former Circus Clown With Ringling Brothers, Certified Sky Diver, Mandala Painter, occasional Yoga Instructor, House DJ, Physical Theatre Artist, and Half of the creative team COSMOCTO.
His Favorite question is “Once you’ve got the wolf by the ears, what do you plan to do?”
His Zodiac Sign is Scorpio.
Brian Terry, Tech Manager and Graphic Designer
Over the past 20 years Brian has founded 2 successful Graphic Design companies specializing in direct response marketing. He’s also a master of creating websites that not only look great but also convert into massive sales.
Over the past 8 years online he has worked for and partnered with many well known and highly regarded direct response marketers including Terry Dean, Ewen Chia, Matt Gill, John Delavera, Jason Potash and Tom Venuto to name just a few.
Lindsey Meehan, Finance Manager, Affectionately Known as “The Accountess”
Lindsey Meehan manages the finance department for Overcome Everything Inc. , and has been with the company almost since it started. She loves numbers and spreadsheets. (How anyone could get excited about this remains a mystery to most of us…)
When she’s not crunching numbers, she barrel races her horse at the rodeo and enjoys hiking and backpacking, rock climbing, gardening, and almost anything else that can be done outdoors.
Donna Farrar, Client Relations Manager/Traffic Ninja
Donna has been with Overcome Everything, Inc. since November of 2006. Over the years she has worked as Tellman’s Virtual Assistant and as a Client Support Representative. Currently, Donna holds two positions within OE, Client Relations Manager and Traffic Ninja. Donna is enjoying her added role of Traffic Ninja in which she concentrates on Social Media. You can find her most days Tweeting about cool informative stuff, supervising the support team and working on new traffic initiatives. In her off time, you can find her with her family and friends in New England or sometimes soaking up the sun in Florida!
Sarah Knudson – Traffic Manager
Sarah Knudson brings a unique perspective to the cultural dynamics (not to mention childhood stories about the CEO) of Overcome Everything as she is Tellman Knudson’s sister. She is very different than her her older brother and some may not believe they are even related. However, they do share one very important characteristic and that is an ambition and drive that makes Overcome Everything a company that is dedicated to helping its students reach their goals! Since 2005, Sarah has held several roles within the company starting as a Customer Support Manger to Human Resources extraordinaire and currently enjoys the challenge of spearheading a company-wide Traffic initiative.
Mike Purvis – COO
Mike is an ex-mechanic of 15 years who stumbled upon the power of the Internet to make money. Once Mike realized the leverage the Internet gives, and discovered that you really could make money while sleeping, or on vacation – there was no turning back. Just a couple of years in – soaking up knowledge and applying it as fast as possible, Mike wheeled his 3 bay Snap-On Toolbox out the back door of the shop and has never looked back! Mike’s biggest thrill in working online is helping other people to succeed, and live their dreams as well. Mike was introduced to Tellman and Overcome Everything at one of the first live conferences he attended in Florida, and after seeing what OE stood for and sharing the visions the company had – there was no going back! In addition to being the COO, Mike also manages the pay-per-click and various other paid media campaigns for Overcome Everything Inc, and says he’s looking forward to helping Tellman and the crew to colonize new planets. Mike’s motto is “Dream big – and live larger…”