Ron Killian ~ From Underpaid Retail To Full Time Internet Marketer

The month of March is almost gone and I’m here again with someone worth knowing and connecting with. You know one beauty of blogging is the fact that we get to know people from all over the world. Blog commenting is the awesome blogging exercise that connects people.

On Thursdays, I reveal to you awesome bloggers and their blogs. After reading about them on my blog, step over to theirs, read and start commenting. Drop meaningful comments and your community will keep growing.

Meet Ron Killian

ron killianRon lives in Michigan, USA with his wife and three children close by, plus two young grandchildren. And an overly active Great Dane that goes by the name of Zarry.

His hobbies include making sawdust in the garage, which he calls woodworking, and making endless chips of wood which he refers to as carving. He is also a vivid gardener and enjoys canning the harvest. As an amateur cook he greatly enjoys creating dinners that are “almost” always editable. 

How Ron Got Started

Way back in 1998 Ron was completely frustrated working for someone else in the retail lumber industry. It wasn’t his last boss, who was actually one of the best guy’s he’s ever worked for. It was the fact that he never felt he was in charge of his own destination or income.

Add to that, he was forced to work a schedule someone else set and take the limited income he was paid. Not only did he feel his income was capped, he was missing important events with his family and children.

He knew there has to be more, there had to be a better way. There had to be a way to take charge of his life and his income.

It was his tipping point.

Surfing the web (as much as it was back then) on a, slower than drying paint, dial up modem, Ron discovered others not only earning online, but building businesses that afforded them the lifestyle most people only dream of.

His first venture into the online world was affiliate marketing. He quickly learned how to drive traffic and sell one-time and recurring affiliate products and services.

Ron started with link directories, trading links and search engine optimization. He started several directories with tightly related content. He also made it a point to track and test his advertising and it paid off.

Ron attributes his quick success to his complete and total belief that he would succeed. There was no doubt. This belief drove him to work long hours in the beginning, some nights with no sleep, only to go to the job in the morning.

In less than 6 months he was earning more than his retail job was paying him. Giving his “boss” his noticed and two weeks later walked out the door of the job for the last time.

To this day he still remembers telling his wife what he had planned to do. She was not happy to say the least. It wasn’t the first time he’d tried a money making scheme.

It wasn’t the first time he had the “dreams” of being rich. She was convinced when the commission checks started rolling in. He proved not only to himself, but to her, that it was more than possible to earn on the internet.

More importantly he proved that if he could do it any one could. 

Time For A Change

With just shy of 10 years of affiliate marketing under his belt, he found the market he was in started to degrade. Sales conversions soared (in the wrong direction) and the competition was growing daily.

And frankly he was getting bored.

He knew it was time to do something else. It was time to move on.

Around 2007, he sold all his web properties. Every last domain.

In 2007 Ron launch His goal was to provide quality private label rights products that gave any internet marketer the opportunity to create their own digital information products quickly and easily. To give the any person a product they can call their own.

He soon discovered that more could be made creating and selling his own digital products. While affiliate marketing can be very lucrative, he found that when you have your own products are services, it opened more opportunities and had the power to generate a higher income.

Empowering Work From Home Entrepreneurs

With over 5,000 PLR products, in various formats, and all profitable niches, offers internet marketers the ability to put together their own digital product and put it up for sale the same day.

The store also offers Done-for-you pre-written PLR Autoresponder Messages to make email marketing even easier and profits more obtainable for marketers of any experience level.

You will also find an almost endless selection of ready-made content with 1,000’s of PLR Articles.

Be sure to stop by the store today to seize and expand your opportunities.

Don’t forget to sign up for his FREE newsletter that gives tips and tricks on how you can profit from PLR and digital information products.

Click Here To Claim Your FREE Subscription: PLR Newsletter 

Online Business Philosophy

Ron’s core concept of earning a living on the net comes down to two basic components:

  • Something to sell
  • Someone to sell to

While it might seem simplistic, he says far too many people over complicate the process and often get overwhelmed, or go into information overload and never get anything up and running. Unfinished projects give us nothing.


Ron is also an avid blogger. The best his two fingers can type. Some of his popular blog posts include:

Other Ventures

Ron also owns and operates the following websites: – A quality resource covering multiple income opportunities with how-to video’s and reports that will help you profit madly online. Includes, Affiliate Marketing, Email Marketing, Listbuilding, Sales Funnels, CPA and so much more. – Simple and effective ways to drive quality and targeted traffic to your websites and salespages. This site covers all aspects of website traffic generation including, SEO, Social Media, Video Marketing and much more. – Scouring the tubes and the web to find the best and most informative video’s covering all aspects of internet marketing. Hand Picked to help you succeed and build your business on the web. 

Be Friends with Ron

Ron is always happy to make friends with like-minded entrepreneurs.  He welcomes your connection on his social profiles:

Leave A Comment

Ron is happy to interact with you here, so be sure to drop a comment below. If you’ve brought a snickers bar, you get extra points.

47 thoughts on “Ron Killian ~ From Underpaid Retail To Full Time Internet Marketer”

  1. Hi, Enstine Muki.
    I have visited so many sites which are writing about ron killian but never found anything like this. Just one word for you. An outstanding post. I have followed almost all of your posts and it’s really one of the most informative ones.
    Thanks for this article

  2. Hello Enstine,

    I love what you are doing here. It is one thing to try to use words to inspire people for success, but it is a different thing all together to show practical examples of people who were struggling but who finally became successful. That is the best form of inspiration. Thanks for inspiring us, your blog readers with such posts.

    And Ron, that is an incredible story. I can imagine how you must have felt when you found out you can actually pay yourself much more than your boss was paying. Kudos to you and to every other entrepreneur who had the courage to take a plunge towards entrepreneurship and drop the 9-5 life.


  3. Thanks Enstine for introducing another inspiration to us. It’s really an awesome motivational story. Liked it.

  4. This is really an inspiring success story, with you can DO IT decision .

    Am willing to start Affiliate Marketing in addition to my fiverr business, and with Ron tips and his plrstore I believe it will a guide for me and anyone wish to start online business.

    Thanks for sharing your experience here.

    • Hello Tola,

      Nice to meet you. As you know, affiliate marketing is how I started and of course it can still be quite profitable. Hope you’ll find big success!

      Appreciate the comment 🙂

  5. Hi Ron

    Wow! What a story and it is great to know that you took the leap to financial freedom. I am also impressed with the number of blogs that you manage. It is so great to meet you. Welcome to the Club.

    HI Enstine. Love this series and thanks for introducing us to Ron and sharing his story. Take Care.

    • Hello Ikechi,

      Good to meet you. As I said, I couldn’t stand working for some one else so it wasn’t so much a leap, but a way out, to a better life. They say money can not buy love or this and that, but not having money really, really, really sucks.

      I agree, it is great series by Enstine. I need to read the rest of the people featured.

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

  6. Hi Enstine

    Thanks for featuring Ron here

    I already knew about Ron and his PLR platform – th PLR Store. It’s got a good reputation in the marketplace, for sure.

    Ron’s story is quite inspiring. I always love stories that show persistence and self belief. Ron obviously has both qualities in abundance.

    Thanks Enstine and Ron!


    • Good to see you Kim.

      Appreciate the kind words. Well, some days I wish I had more persistence and self belief. Guess we all have those days huh?

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

  7. Hi Enstine. Thanks for introducing Ron. Ron, I agree very much with your belief that a lot of people overcomplicate their business. It’s as if they feel that it has to be complicated so that they can justify themselves. Keep it simple. Do what needs to be done. I’m looking forward to checking out your blog.

    • Hello Nazish,

      Belief can be powerful, no doubt about it.

      Could be that people complicate it to justify. That or there just so many new get-rich products out there every day. Or both 🙂

      Thank you for your comment!

  8. Hi Ron and Enstine,
    In my opinion it is not about being underpaid but freedom to work and enjoy what we do.
    Ron is one of best example of that.
    I would like to thank you Enstine for introducing another great personality of online business.

  9. Hi Enstine ,
    nice to meet Ron here on your blog with his inspiring story.
    Good to read for many who try to get the online business work
    and dream of being their own boss.It needs time and being consistent ,
    but finally, it will work out. Keep inspiring ,Enstine
    Thank you both

    • Nice to meet you Erika.

      You got it, it can work if you work it. Too many people don’t seem to see things through to completion.

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

  10. Hey Ron and Enstine,

    I met Ron a couple of years ago on and I can tell you that he has a big wealth of knowledge. The one thing I like about his content is that he simplifies everything for any Joe Schmoe like myself to learn this internet marketing thing.

    On top of that he’s one of the few who will actually respond to you on the internet. We’ve been communicating back and forth between twitter and Google+. He’s definitely a great friend and supporter, and if you have any questions he’ll answer to the best of his ability!

    • Well Thank you Sherman, you are too kind. I could repeat the same about you.

      I enjoy communicating with like-minded people. It’s always good conversation, with good people.

      Thank you greatly for your comment 🙂

  11. Hi Enstine,
    I just loved this story about Ron Killian and more importantly the message you were sending .
    Nothing in this world beats “self belief” and commitment if we ever want to success anywhere – online or offline.

    One big take away for me was to keep things as simple as you can like Ron’s online philosophy of “having something to sell and someone to sell them to” – this says it all!

    Far too often we complicate things or look for ways to complicate a process or a strategy because it looks too simple to work – I’ve been guilty of this a few times!

    Many thanks for this great share Enstine

    Best wishes as always from the remote Thai village blogger


    • Hey Peter,

      I thought for sure I replied to your comment. Another internet blackhole mystery.

      Still say 100% belief is the starting point. Most people would say to “take action”, which is true, but belief can be the motivation to taking that action in the first place. Belief can create motivation. Well, I am no Tony Robbins, just my opinion 🙂

      K.I.S.S. right?

      Think we’ve all been guilty of overloading ourselves and over complicating. Don’t think any one can escape it completely.

      Thank you for your comment Peter 🙂

  12. Hi Enstine Muki,

    Ron you are such an inspiration.
    It’s always good to hear about your friends, what they were and what they are now.
    God give every one with friends like that.

    Ron took the action and that action worked on him. Its great to hear his achievements.
    Thanks for inspiring us with your story.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post among us.
    Shantanu sinha

    • Hey Shantanu,

      Thank you for your kind words. Just my story. Every one here can do the same and probably even better if they figure out how to light the fire and put their mind to it.

      Take enough action and something is going to happen. 🙂

      Appreciate your reply. Have a great day.

  13. Awesome story from Ron! Very inspiring and always great to read how our friends got to where they are. We all have our own adventures. Thanks for featuring Ron, Enstine!

    • Always good to see you Dennis. It’s been a bit.

      That’s so good, “We all have adventures”. I like that. So true.

      Thanks for leaping by 🙂

      Appreciate your reply!

  14. Thanks Enstine for bringing Ron to this community.

    You revived my hope once more, Ron’s story is one of the best for this month – he took the action and it worked for him.

    Thanks once more!

  15. Hi Enstine. Thanks for introducing Ron. Ron, I agree very much with your belief that a lot of people overcomplicate their business. It’s as if they feel that it has to be complicated so that they can justify themselves. Keep it simple. Do what needs to be done. I’m looking forward to checking out your blog.

    • Hey Ben,

      Nice to meet you. You got it, too many people over complicate, get overloaded and get stuck. That’s my story and I am sticking to it. Could very well be a way to justify it to themselves, never thought about it, but sounds right.

      K.I.S.S. right?

      There also seems to be a lack of focus for some folks. Guess you could call it shiny-object-syndrome or a host of “reasons”. So much so, they never get anything finished. One project to the next with nothing getting completed. Not that I haven’t done it.

      Thank your comment Ben. Yes, hope to see you on the blog, and around the sphere. 🙂

  16. Hi Enstine

    Thanks for introducing Ron to us here on your blog. I had never heard of him or his websites before.

    Ron it is a pleasure meeting you and to learn more about you through your great work . With that many websites and the other craft work that you are engaged in I am sure you are quite busy. I am also a grandparent 🙂 congratulations! Family is very important – it is the fabric of our society. It can be a bit challenging also to keep the balance between the business and family life. You seem to be doing a great job with that so continue what you are doing to keep it all together.

    So many blogs have emerged since 2007 it is great to see that PLR is still around.. Keep up the great work. Cheers!

    • Pleasure to meet you as well Yvonne 🙂

      If I can only learn to work smarter, it might not be so busy.

      Congratz on the grandkids. They are such a joy aren’t they? They are my wife’s happy pills. No sweeter words in the world than my granddaughter saying “Papa”. Family is the most important, no doubt about it.

      You are right, it can be a balance. Well, don’t know if I’ve always done a great job at it. Like you said, it can be a challenge. Just have to do the best you can.

      I did have some blogs older than 2007, but I sold those off. Actually when WordPress wasn’t much of anything. Seems to me I use to use Movable Type back then. I even had to pay good money for it. Things sure do change.

      Thanks for your warm welcome and kind words 🙂

    • Hello Robin,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The frustration of working for some one else was my driving force and motivation to break out of the job. We all need something to light that fire under us. Gotta have a reason to push forward.

      Good to meet you 🙂

  17. Hi Enstine, another feather in your cap. Through you I have met Ron. And I am really excited and priveleged to meet him.
    I remember you introduced the plr store site to me 4 – 5 days ago. It is such a nice place and a time saver for newbie marketers as well as for others who will just prefer not to write or create their own products. And virtually, major niches are covered.

    I seize this opportunity to welcome Ron on board. I am highly impressed by his tenacity of purpose which invariebly has paid off. I know the plr store is serving as a launch pad for most newbie netpreneurs including some of us learning the ropes.

    Thanks. This has been a very helpful post indeed

    • Hello George. Nice to meet you as well. All kinds of warm friendly people here.

      Not creating completely from scratch can be a time saver, that is for sure. And it’s not that difficult to change a pre-made product into something unique and different. Doesn’t have to stay the same.

      Thanks for your reply 🙂

  18. really inspiring can achieve at any point of time in his life..Ron Khillian has proved it..thanks for inspiring us

    • Hello Purusham,

      Nice to meet you. 🙂

      Thank you for your comment. I believe it takes action on the right plans. Something any one can do. I am sure not special or a genius. And of course some flops along the way, it’s going to happen. Just got rise above and keep typing.

      Appreciate you leaving a reply 🙂

  19. Hi Enstine and Ron,

    Good to meet Ron – I knew the name, but it’s a much better “connection” when you read someone’s story.

    I just popped over to look at Ron’s PLR site – WOW! So many different topics. There’s certainly something for everyone there.

    Using PLR as a basis for your own article can be a big time-saver on the days when inspiration fails and all you can see is a blank screen.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

    • Hi Joy.

      Good to meet you as well. We’ve crossed paths as well out in the sphere. I completely agree, learning about people can make for a better connection. I know I enjoyed reading your featured story here.

      PLR does have many benefits. Though I might be bias. Oh, the blank screen, been there too many times myself, mostly blank mind.

      Thank you for leaving a comment, it is appreciated. 🙂

  20. Hi Enstine and Ron,

    Wow, you have accomplished quite a lot online and seems like on your way to more.

    It is nice to meet you. Looking forward to connecting with you on the other social sites.

    • Nice to meet you as well Monna. Thanks for leaving a comment. Think we’ve crossed paths before.

      I’ve learned ALL kinds of things that don’t work over the years, that’s for sure. 🙂

      Always happy to connect.

  21. Thanks so much for the feature Enstine! It’s a privilege and an honor.

    Need to read through your featured section myself, so many interesting people and so many interesting stories.

  22. Hi Enstine, thanks for introducing Ron here. I hadn’t seen his blog or sites before. I just read the blog post you recommended – Unlock Hidden Profits from Your Blog and I really enjoyed his writing and his honesty about the topic. He must be a very busy man with all those websites and blogs. I’m sure he has seen a lot change too since 2007. So many bloggers and website owners have come and gone since then, it’s great to see someone who has stuck it through and succeeded.

    • Hello Lisa,

      Nice to meet you, thank you for your comment and kind words. It’s busy when things break, like they seem to the last day or so. 🙂

      Actually been scratching it out online since 1998. Oh yes, so many things have changed, some good, some bad. So many things have come and gone. So many people have come and gone. Knowing how to adapt and change seems to be a big key. Not that I’ve mastered it.

      But I believe it has only gotten better over the years.

      Thanks again for your reply 🙂

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