As an internet marketing consultant, I advise merchants on strategies to increase sales (primarily using “performance-based” marketing techniques, including affiliate programs and pay-per-click search advertising).
Earlier, I was an attorney. I also briefly explored a career as a teacher. Before that, I was a reporter, reviewer, and editor for computer magazines, and I co-authored a nationally syndicated newspaper column.
I created my first web site in 1996 to promote my estate-planning law practice; I later sold that site to another law firm. I also created a web site about “web site banner advertising” in 1996, which evolved into Adbility.com, which I also sold in 1999 (via eBay auction). I’ve also created and sold several directory web sites.
I have lived in California since 1985, and in Alameda County since 1986. After 14 years in Pleasanton, I moved to Hayward in 2005. Earlier, I lived in Dublin, Berkeley, and San Francisco, California; before that, in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in Hopkinton, Westborough, and Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; and Port Washington and Waterloo, Wisconsin.
My email address is Mark Welch at Mark Welch dot com.
(Updated June 26, 2010)