Check out this ridiculously staged photo of a couple sitting with their laptops by the poolside.
Let’s be real here, it’s bloody difficult to see your screen in any blazing sunshine.
Well that’s me and my better half Sammi, laying poised for our ‘about us’ profile shot.
But I can assure you our lives are not that filtered.
We are actually just your regular Scottish couple.
We like haggis. We’re partially addicted to Irn Bru (try it I promise) We swear too much and complain about weather far too much.
Hence why our mission became to rid ourselves of the Scottish climate all together and suss out this “online marketing stuff”.
So let explain who I am.
My name is Gary White. I’m a self declared Funnel Junkie who helps smart business owners build marketing funnels to scale their business, sell their expertise and explode their sales.
Now I’m not some big shot “marketing guru”. I won’t tell you I have some bullshit get rich quick system because quite frankly I don’t.
I can tell you however that I’ve built funnels for some of the biggest names in the marketing world including members of the ClickFunnels 2 Comma Club.
That’s people who have generated over a million dollars in revenue from a single funnel!
Now it’s been one hell of a journey getting to this place.
You see back in 2015, I was leading a double life.
Sammi and I were “living” in the centre of Edinburgh whilst both working our 9-5 jobs.
“Living” maybe isn’t the right word to use. I’ll say merely existing in our flat together.
An old crooked Edinburgh flat with over-priced rent we couldn’t afford, high ceilings and single glazed windows which made it absolutely freezing.
We were miserable.
Unable to afford nights out with friends, date nights with each other, let alone pay for some bloody heating.
The worst part for me was seeing how unhappy Sammi was. This wasn’t the life I wanted for us.
We had graduated together a few years earlier but we were still stuck in unfulfilling jobs, living every day the same.
Desperate to change things, I was working 40 hours a week along with attempting to make my online business work at the same time.
I’d seen people making money from their passions so I started my own blog about DJ’ing. It made sense to try and turn that into a business.
I tried everything I could to get things off the ground. Yet, despite my passion and commitment, nothing worked.
I had managed to build up a small email list but the problem was I had no idea how to actually get the right people to buy my course.
I’d invested too much into it which made me stubborn to make any changes.
And that was my double life. I lied to everyone around me, including myself.
Whenever Sammi asked if I was okay or how the business was going, I would lie and say everything was on track.
It definitely wasn’t.
Deep down I was a miserable bastard, working every hour possible, pushing Sammi out and even began questioning if making money online was just a myth.
But at that time, I was already too far down the rabbit hole.
I felt like everything I was trying to keep together was falling apart.
Luckily one of my good mates was kind enough to lend me his cabin up north one weekend.
We needed a break and I was desperate to try mend our crumbling relationship.
It was late into the evening and after a few drinks, Sammi drifted off and for some reason I just couldn’t sleep.
My mind wandered back to a marketing event I had attended in London where some dude had spoken about this thing called ClickFunnels.
So I typed it into my browser and that’s when my addiction started.
I went through their training and spent the next couple of days in the cabin glued to my laptop building my first funnel.
Not great for the relationship rekindling but I couldn’t help myself. I was hooked.
I’m not actually sure at the time if I knew that what I was building was a funnel but it completely changed the way I was thinking about everything.
On the last morning I woke up and grabbed my phone to check the usual Facebook notifications.
To my absolute friggen delight I had one from Stripe telling me I’d made £157 in sales overnight – completely automated!
That was the moment.
That was when I realised it actually works!
The next few months were some of the most exciting times I’d had in my business. I absorbed everything I possible could about Funnels.
And I started to team up with other people to help them create their funnels. We started to build funnels in the travel and fitness market.
And a funny thing started happening…
I started to realise that I actually became passionate about helping people with their funnels and marketing.
Now it’s 2017 and I have established a passionate community of self proclaimed ‘Funnel Junkies’.
I work with incredible clients from all over the world who share a passion to serve other people. To change lives which brings a huge sense of fulfilment and incredible responsibility on my part.
Plus Sammi and I were finally able to break free and travel the world.
Already this year we are on course to do 6 countries in 6 months. We started the year off in Australia, then lived by the beach in Bali, celebrated Sammi’s birthday in America, attended awesome events in London and now we are living here in sunny Spain before heading off to the south of France.
Now travelling is great but I think my proudest moment has been Sammi finally being able to quit her job and find her own passion for branding and copywriting.
And she’s pretty damm good at it!
But the biggest learning experience has been realising what all of this is actually about.
It isn’t about us anymore. Our passion has become creating the actual funnels that make a client’s vision come to life.
If you’re not sure what kind of Funnel you should be using in your business or you’re just not yet seeing the results you expected, then I invite you to take my Perfect Marketing Funnel Quiz to determine what funnel will work for your business and help you get started TODAY.