CJ Dodaro

Biography

CJ Dodaro

I am a semi-retired, 66 year young man, who has worked very hard my whole life. Although I have occasionally worked for other companies, I have been an entrepreneur since I was a young boy.

I starting out selling things door to door when I was around 10 years old; seeds, greeting cards, and wrapping paper for all occasions. After a couple of years, I graduated to lemonade/kool-aid stands, washing cars and cutting neighbor's lawns. I did just about anything to make a few bucks.

When I graduated from high school, I did not really know what I wanted to do for a career, so I went to auto mechanics school to learn a trade. I figured that even if it was not what I eventually wanted for a life-long career, it would be a skill that would always come in handy. After graduating from the trade school, I worked in the auto repair industry for only a couple of years. While I enjoyed the work, I quickly got tired of smelling like grease and oil every day, yet I continued working on cars as a hobby.

Variety being the spice of life, I have owned and operated many successful businesses during my lifetime, many of which I started from scratch; a full service landscape company, soup and sandwich restaurant, and a gas station and body shop. I also had a three-piece 50s & 60s rock & roll band which was a lot of fun for many years.

I have also owned and operated several online businesses; a couple of e-commerce stores, and currently operate two Affiliate Marketing websites. My current sites are:

• HelpMeFixHome.com, where I have instructions for many types of home repairs. My second site is:
• HelpMeGetMine.com, where I instruct you how to start and operate a business of your choice.

My hobbies are: stamp collecting, playing guitar, and home repairs.

I also have plans to start a Charity, possibly an MLM website, as well as write some additional eBooks. If any of these interest you, drop me an email, and I will keep you apprised of their creation: cjdodaro@att.net

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I began writing professionally in 2016, when I started my first website: HelpMeFixHome.com. It is a website devoted to those interested in learning how to do various home repairs. I have a variety of blog posts that contain step-by-step instructions for completing those repairs, as well as where to purchase the materials and tools needed for completing each project.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was 21 years old when I had the opportunity to purchase a portion of a Landscape business from the individual that I was working for. I remember how initially nervous I was, not having worked for the owner for very long, and unsure how to really operate a business.

However, the price was right, and the owner agreed to work side-by-side with me for the first year to teach me all the ropes. I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I eventually went on to build it into a great business that I successfully ran for more than 25 years.

Having said all of that, I realize that there are probably plenty of individuals out there that would love to own and run their own business, but just don't know where to start or are as equally nervous as I was. It is my intention to Pay-it-Forward with my series of eBooks on the subject, since I really appreciated the mentoring that I was given.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find CJ Dodaro online


Series

Being Successful in Your Own Business - A Step-by-Step Guide to Success
Whether you already know what you want to do for your business or you are undecided on what type of business that you want to start, but simply know that you are tired of working for someone else, then this Series of Books is for you. If you are already in business for yourself, but things are not going as well as you had hoped for and need some assistance to take your business to the next level, then this Series of Books is also for you. I will walk you through the complete process of starting and running a business, from start to finish with easy to understand, step-by-step instructions. If you are starting a new business from scratch, then you will benefit from every step in the process. If you already have an existing business, you can skim through the sections that you feel have already been properly completed, being sure that you haven’t missed anything in your process, and make any needed corrections. Then concentrate on the steps that you need to complete in order to improve your business.

Books

Being Successful in Your Own Business - A Step-by-Step Guide to Success - Book 3 of 3 in the Series: Get Social, Videos, & Money Management
Series: Being Successful in Your Own Business - A Step-by-Step Guide to Success. Price: $9.99 $6.69 USD. (33% off until March 1!) Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » New business enterprises, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship
In this 3rd book in the Series, you will learn how to set up and work with: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You will also learn: how to create Videos, about Money Management, how to do your own Taxes, and how to create Additional Income Streams.
Being Successful in Your Own Business - A Step-by-Step Guide to Success - Book 2 of 3 in the Series: Work on Your Website
Series: Being Successful in Your Own Business - A Step-by-Step Guide to Success. Price: $9.99 $6.69 USD. (33% off until March 1!) Words: 41,400. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship
In this Book, you will learn how to create: a Logo, a Home Page, additional Pages, Menus, Sidebar Widgets, and a Blog Post. You will also learn about: a Call to Action, Keywords, Images, Affiliate Links, Product Reviews, and how to best benefit from Google and Bing.
Being Successful in Your Own Business - A Step-by-Step Guide to Success - Book 1 of 3 in the Series: Your Business Setup
Series: Being Successful in Your Own Business - A Step-by-Step Guide to Success. Price: $9.99 $6.69 USD. (33% off until March 1!) Words: 48,470. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » New business enterprises
In this first book in the Series, you will learn how to choose: your Business, your Business Name, and your Business Structure. You will also learn how to: set up a Home Office, set up your Bookkeeping, create a Business Plan, get your Business Licenses, choose and purchase your Domain Name, choose a Host, choose a Website Theme, and initially set your site up.

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