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Online Success Cast #19: Mark “Marketing Bum” Shilensky

onlinesuccesscast-smWelcome to another episode of the Online Business Success Cast.

This week, I have Mark “The Marketing Bum” Shilensky, with me.

I've hung with Mark and his beautiful bride, Heidi, on several occasions. The first time, I met Mark, it was very quick and I wasn't quite sure what I thought of him. But, the second time, when I actually got to talk with him, I became quite smitten! (In a completely appropriate business sense of the word.) 🙂

Seriously, this guy is … well, we need a new word in the dictionary that means “Really Freaking Smart About Business Stuff”. He's that.

The audio recording of our interview is at the end of this blog post. Just look for the “play” button and listen. It’s free!

In the interview you'll find out about how Mark lost 90% of his internet income overnight – and how he handled it. You'll also find out what this big guy knows about quilting. (Nope. NOT a typo. I mean, quilting.) And, you'll hear the story of how a University Professor gave him a *failing* grade on a paper in which Mark actually wrote a case study of what was WORKING in his online business. Go figure.

You guys are going to LOVE Mark. I sure do! Here's more about Mark Shilensky so you can see why I think he's cool:


Mark Shilensky began his consulting and speaking career 20 years ago. Over the last 2 decades, he has worked with some of the top Personal Development, Motivational, & Well-Known speakers in the world.

In addition to his experience in creating & managing seminars ranging from a couple of hours with 25 attendees all the way to week-long seminars with 5,000 attendees and more. Mark has been involved in the development and implementation of multiple types of marketing strategies for these events.

As “the Marketing Bum”, Mark has created and launched online & offline marketing campaigns to assist associations, companies, and individuals to promote product launches, seminars, events, and more.  The concept of the “Marketing Bum” is that you can manage a successful and profitable business, while living the lifestyle of your dreams.

Mark and his wife currently live in Florida, and they continue to travel extensively enjoying life, while managing multiple successful businesses.

Learn more from Mark at


“Must Have” Online Business Tools Recommended by Mark:

Takeaway Success Points from this Interview

  • Too many to list. 🙂

Be sure to post your comments below. I'd love to hear what you learned and will apply from this interview.

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