Meet John

Anno Digital – Join the digital era

Photo of John with his fiancée Bernadette

My name is John Conleth, I’m founder of Anno Digital.

If you’re anything like me you want to know that in a year or twos time you’ll still have a secure source of income and enough time to enjoy that security.

That’s why I started Anno Digital, to help anybody start their own digital business and break free from the 9 to 5 world!

Since I was a child I’ve been dreaming up mad ideas for businesses that I’d run and it’s something that has never left me. I love building stuff and I’ve always been into computers so after school I became a software developer. During my career as a web developer I’ve transformed a lot of businesses through digital integration, automation and self-service of digital tasks. It is rewarding work but it’s more rewarding for the companies I work for (if you get my meaning).

In 2011 I made the decision to take my best idea out of my head and make it a reality. So every evening and most weekends I worked on my new digital product and it was a massive project. I was so excited when it was finally built, it was a unique and clever product that had the potential to become a household name like Google or Facebook. So why am I not a millionaire you might be asking? Well the answer is marketing… I built a product without ever thinking about how people would find it and how I’d make money from it! Yes, silly me 😉

I quickly realised that I had made something that required a lot of selling with very little return. It was a very low point for me.

I marked the failure down as a life lesson and decided to try find out how people were making money online. I quickly discovered that people with far less digital prowess than me were making a far better living from the digital economy and they were spending a fraction of the time doing so.

Normal people like you and me just decided to branch out and learn to become digital marketers! With a basic knowledge of the web and the right digital marketing training anybody can build a massive profitable business online. You just need to know where to start.

So I signed up to every free (and some not so free) get rich quick and internet marketing list I could find. I even got stung by one but that story is for another day. One stood out miles above the rest. I don’t know about you but I’m very cautious about getting my credit card out but after multiple emails and phone calls I just knew that if I was ever going to have my own digital business then this was it… there was nothing else in the same league so I joined the SFM and it was the best decision I ever made – oh apart from marrying Bernadette of course 😉 – wow dodged a bullet there!

Having the system, products, tech support and phone selling all done for me is a God send, without it I would have given up on my digital lifestyle dream.

At this point you might be thinking why would I want a second job if my 9-5 is so great? Well I do have a great job that pays well etc. but last year the company went through a bad financial patch and started putting people on half time and cutting wages. I wasn’t affected because I work in digital but I hated the idea that something outside of my control could have such a massive impact on my life. It wouldn’t matter if I worked harder or longer hours etc. if the company decide to cut employee number 8930297 then I was cut.

I’ll quickly share that another eye opener for me was comparing a large traditional company to a digital company.

If you have any questions about how to get started or have any fears about taking on your own digital business then feel free to send me a message. We are always looking for people who want to learn how to become digital marketers, work hard and reap the massive rewards.


To your success!
John – Anno Digital

If you’re thinking of joining but you’re worried about not being enough of a techy, don’t fret as there is a massive amount of training available from the basics to things that go way over my head! As part of my day job I build websites, social media apps, plugins for WordPress, setup social media campaigns etc. so if you have any technical questions send me a message and I’ll do my best to help you. By joining a community you’re never alone!