January 1973, successfully passed with a score of 100% real estate examination to become a real estate agent in the state of Michigan.
January 1974, became the number one listing agent in the entire county Board of Realtors of Midland Michigan.
1974 through 1976 honed sales skills and knowledge of real estate practice.
January 1977 successfully passed state of Michigan’s real estate Broker license examination, becoming one of the youngest brokers in the state of Michigan
November 1977 elected to the White Lake township, home township, Board of Trustees for a two year term obtaining more votes than the next three candidates combined. Served as White Lake township board of trustee member from 1978 through 1982 / two consecutive terms as a trustee.
1982 became the first and only that year Buyer’s Broker practicing in the State of Michigan, a concept developed by Mike G, including all legal documents and full compliance with real estate laws.
1984 was elected to President of the Michigan Rental Housing Association, a 3,500 professional membership, serving 1984 and reelected in 1985. During his tenure he held two private meetings with the then governor of the state of Michigan, and co-authored legislation benefiting the impoverished, and rental housing owners, so as to provide a mechanism by which those in need would have their rent checks paid directly to the property owner, effectively opening up the rental housing market for these individuals in need were to beforehand virtually locked out of the marketplace.
1986 became the number one selling real estate broker or agent in the entire United States. Having successfully sold 188 individual transactions (the closest competitor that year was 156 transactions).
1988 retired from real estate practice, owning at the time over 300 individual pieces of real estate. (Retirement lasted 90 days.)
1988 Wrote and conventionally published “Hotwires: Secrets of the 900 Number Business.” And this was before the sex scams ruined a remarkable legitimate marketing through technology with 900 Numbers platform. This book was the very first book to have been traditionally published with a bonus unindexed chapter of 12 pages selling Mike G’s Home Study Course, all about 900 numbers, selling approximately 70,000 copies of Mike G’s “900 Number Home Study Course” at $295.00, all directly through the final chapter of this book.
1988 Held two marketing through technology week long boot camps in Las Vegas. 50 seats, $5,000 per seat. Sold out each time, back-to-back months.
1989 started a telephone company first as a reseller for AT&T, and six months later as an independent phone company, not as a reseller, with offices in all 50 states and approximately 77,000 independent salespeople, and not an MLM company.
Business Network Communications was doing roughly $18 million per year in sales in the commercial phone business, just 18 months after formation of the company.
Business Network Communications was the first telephone company to offer brandable and rechargeable prepaid calling cards, many of which are still collector’s items today.
1996 sold Business Network Communications and retired for the second time but only lasting 30 days this time around at retirement.
Early 1997 Mike G became involved in the new emerging World Wide Web.
1997 One of Mike’s companies was the first to give away free web sites Based upon fill in the blank templates. Giving away over 60,000 free sites with an average income of $24.50 per month from the extensive list of options made available. Like email connected to the site, auto responder, photos, opt in form, order form ETC.
1997 Mike developed several new methods of marketing and direct marketing strategies for the Internet, such as
1) The first company to offer an affiliate program
2) The first company to develop a privacy statement on the page where any prospect was asked to enter any information about themselves otherwise at the time the methodology was the Privacy Statement always was shown on another page, i.e., distracting the prospect from taking action on the order form. This practice now which reads basically “We promise never to rent or sell or share your personal information with anyone for any reason”. This method is widely in use to this day as marketers have learned not to distract a prospect from the call-to-action page.
1999 Mike G developed both BannerCo-Op and then BannersGoMLM. BannersGoMLM was, and is, a free network marketing program rewarding the members not with money, but with advertising and a system which provided for a one-to-one exchange. In other words, every time a banner was hosted and seen on a member’s page, that member would earn a credit to have their banner posted on another member’s page. It was wildly successful and built one of the largest databases at the time on the internet.
2001 Mike G was asked by the senator with auspices over the FTC to prepare a white paper which led to several important modifications to the now existing CAN-SPAM Act.
2008 We’ll fast forward. Mike G, this year and the next, earned the distinction of sponsoring more people into a network marketing program than had ever been done. 11,000+ people in program one, over 5500+ people in program two, and over 5300+ people in program three. And we are not speaking of downlines, but directly sponsored members into three different network marketing companies.
Mike G. has gone on to become one of the most prolific website owners and marketers on the internet.
Every week on Tuesday evenings at 7pm Eastern, Mike G has for years hosted a free conference call/ podcast teaching people specifically, “How to be a better you.” It’s all about marketing. It’s all about sales. It’s all about life and success.
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