Hey, there. I’m Shaun Connell — the brains and owner of Stand Strong Media. I’m a 22-year-old living in Conway, Arkansas, and I love wealth building, web publishing, and lifestyle philosophy. Most of my interests can be seen referenced in almost any feature-length article I’ve written on any of my websites.
About My Network
In November of 2008, I had spent roughly a year building a network of websites related to lending, job opportunities, tech products, and other niches. I was essentially clueless and completely broke. After nearly a year of work, I tried to move my websites to a cheaper host to save on money, and hired a web tech to do the project because I was mostly tech illiterate. He ended up deleting the websites, and not doing the project. I lost my search rankings and my income completely died.
I lost everything.
Later that week, I decided to completely restart everything and registered StandStrongMedia.com as my home domain. Maybe it’s a little melodramatic to associate myself with the phrase “stand strong” after deleting a year’s worth of work, but it felt pretty dramatic at the time.
Since 2008, I’ve experimented with almost every popular online business model. I’ve launched dozens of blogs, purchased websites, sold websites, flipped undeveloped domains, managed newsletters, done freelance writing, freelance marketing, affiliate marketing, and pretty much every other marketing business model popular among web publishers.
In early 2011, I sold off my biggest web projects and started fresh with a few newer domains. I’m essentially in the middle of reinventing my personal brand and recreating my income. Having a store of cash is nice, but being free to start over with a blank slate is even nicer.
About My Beliefs
My life is dedicate to living a life of rational creation. My business model is this: create value and give valuable content. The income will automatically follow. It’s worked so far.
Part of a life of creation is that I won’t ignore political topics while writing the content. Expect to see a pro-liberty slant to every article I write plus in many of the articles written by others that I also publish on the network.
Free markets are the only markets that encourage creation, innovation and achievement. They’re also the only moral markets — and yes, morality plays a role in good economics and investing. A moral code that doesn’t dictate how we approach money is an incomplete moral code that is essentially a waste of time.
If you want to reach me, email email@example.com.