After under going a total laryngectomy operation in July 1995, as a permanent cure for cancer of the larynx, I had to learn to speak again at the age of 49, and till to-day continue to speak with the help of a voice prosthesis.
In May 2004 an American company, StoresOnline Inc, of Orem Utah, held a workshop in Melbourne, Australia, promoting ‘Internet Marketing’, and their web hosting services.
This was what I was looking for. As an Internet Merchant, emails and published WebPages would do all my talking for me. I purchased a package of 6 websites.
To the question ‘what do I sell on these websites’, I was told to try and sell things that I had a passion for, understood, and used a lot.
My passions are Animals, especially Cats, Children, Photography and Gift giving, not necessarily in that order.
When I started this venture in May 2004, I discovered that Australians were not yet ready to trust the Internet as a Market Place. Building websites to sell consumer products to the Australian market would have been pointless.
The best International Market I could find was the 48 continental states of the USA.
The first site that went live in August 2004 was www.catbedandtoy.com, and gradually the other five followed, but do not exist anymore.
This blog is to support the website ‘Discount Cat Furniture’ (www.catbedandtoy.com).
Noel Benjamin DCosta
St Joseph’s Centre
23 – 25, Llewellyn Court
Noble Park, Victoria 3174
Phone 61 03 97016125
Mobile 0425 773 806