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TBT: English Language Game Throws Down Amazon Gauntlet

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from an English teacher who turns his passion for verbs into online income.

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What It's About

An update from an English teacher who turned his passion for verbs into online income.

Notes from Chris

Episode 1307
Welcome to Throwback Thursday / “Where are they now?” where we take an in-depth look at someone who’s story has evolved considerably since we first featured them.

Last week we heard from a blogger in India who earns affiliate commissions on financial products. This is a mature market in the U.S. but still fairly new in India, so he’s been able to profit from it quite well.

Today, in our latest feature, we’ll hear from Alex Bricker, an English teacher who turned his passion for verbs into online income. We first featured him many days ago - about two years ago, in fact - in Episode 499.

What’s happened since? A lot of things have gone well, but not everything

Listen to today's episode to hear Alex's updates...


  • Learn more about Alex, Phrase It (his English learning game) and his techniques at his website, ESLWithPurpose.com

  • Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA): The model that Alex used that allowed him to pass on the responsibility of keeping stock and shipping out orders

Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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