About Self Made Minds

Self Made Minds is run by two Internet entrepreneurs Al and Scott. The aim of the site is to share experiences and knowledge that we’ve picked up along the way. Neither of us have a job and rely solely on our businesses to put bread and beer on the table.

About Us

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Al Carlton
Al quit the 9 to 5 rat race in January of 2007, before then he was a software engineer and systems architect of financial system. Nowadays Al spends the day browsing the web for gadgets, creating new sites and looking for cool shows to loaf around at. He also enjoys Hold ‘Em Poker but has a tendency to go “All in” when he should really know better.

One of Al’s worst skills is writing about him self in the third person, as it feels like he’s writing his own epitaph.

You can also follow Al’s day to day ramblings on Twitter.

Scott Jones
Scott hails from the north east of Scotland and started earning online at the end of Sir Alan Sugar2000 building websites for local businesses during which time he won an award from Sir Alan Sugar for Excellence in Enterprise.

He then developed an interest in SEO winning the V7N competition and now enjoys developing, marketing and monetising his own network of domains and websites along with the occasional bit of domaining. Follow on Twitter

Guest Authors

Jason RickardJason Rickard
Jason started in business when he purchased a franchise early in his career. Although it offered lots of benefits such as in house marketing, brand awareness, and a large support staff, it didn’t really satisfy his urge to build something that was his own. Coming late to online business in 2002, he found success by applying old school strategies to a new school arena.

He supplemented his old school knowledge through forums under the nickname yfs1 (Although moderated SEOChat for a few years from 2002 under another nickname before a rough split). His latest venture is an attempt to document what he has learned in his Online Business Guide. He hates those over the top sales pages too but they convert so he reluctantly used one. He also now understands why Al feels weird talking in the third person.