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The further I get into this internet thing, the more I learn about the who’s who of  Web 2.0.

In Cleveland, we happen to have a who..Jim Kukral. Here is an interview with Jim, and his new project…

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Hi Jim! I met you online several months back, and am a part of your AwesomeMillion website. I also met you in person at a marketing event that featured John Jantsch, of Duct Tape Marketing fame.

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1. Jim, when did you start getting interested in the internet?
>>> In 1995 I had two job interviews.
One for a traditional ad agency in Akron, OH who wanted to hire me to do desktop
publishing stuff. The other interview was for a company called Mozes Cleveland
& company, a "new media" startup with 3 people. I decided to try the "new"
job. My first day at work they gave me an HTML book and said learn this. I had
never even really surfed the web before. I made the right choice looking back

2 When you decided to be an internet marketer full time, did
your family think you were a tad nuts?

>>> No, because the day I decided to
do it was after many months of bringing home extra checks from my efforts. They
thought I was nuts to keep my full time job, and to stay up half the night still
working on my other stuff.

3. I have read that you own, or have
owned 100 websites. What do you do with them?

>>> I own close to 200 domain names,
with about 70 active. Most are just frivolous stuff like or Then there are my
affiliate niche sites or landing pages. But mostly, I have a couple of bigger
main projects like
that really rule the server I own. But make no mistake, almost every website
earns money, even if it’s only $5/month.

4. You seem to have new
ideas constantly, but the one that is starting to generate buzz in the internet
marketing world is something you are calling  Scratchback. What exactly IS

>>> It’s a publishing system that
takes a unique approach to helping anyone with a website or blog have fun, and
also maybe earn a buck. We’re looking for more beta applications, so come to the
site and sign up.

5. When will Scratchback be live?

>>> Beta users will begin testing
sometime in August.

6. What advice would you give would be
internet marketers?

>>> Get creative. Even the most hard
to tackle niches can be conquered with creativity and a unique marketing
message. Try something new. Do video… today!

7. What is the most
promising technology that we will be seeing and experiencing in the next year or

>>> I’m going to say that mobile
will be the next huge thing. Imagine being able to watch a movie on your
phone, or to send a live, streaming video of your kids to grandma’s phone 1,000
miles a way? Every phone in the coming years will be like a little video camera.

Jim Kukral. Think he "gets it"?

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