Jeremy has been around business all of his life and grew up in an entrepreneurial family. His father has had his own business for over twenty-five years and Jeremy assisted with the day to day operations of the family business while he was growing up. This environment helped Jeremy to decide to take the path to financial independence as a self-employed/business owner rather than work for someone else his entire life.
Jeremy traveled overseas a great deal, especially throughout asia in the early 90's and eventually decided to settle down in Japan. He and his wife both quit their 'regular' jobs in the spring of 1997 to fullfill their dreams of running their own business. Through hard work, determination and faith they were successful and their business saw continual growth despite a recession in the Japanese economy since then.
Jeremy says, "Doing business in Japan has really opened my eyes to customer service and the way people should be treated. Japanese have the utmost respect for customers, as should all businesses. There is a saying in Japanese - "Okyakusama wa kami sama desu", which literally means "Customers are Gods". If you think about this, it is very true as without customers, we'd have no business. Take care of your customers and they'll take care of you by remaining loyal lifelong customers and recommend your business to their friends and family."
In addition to traditional offline businesses, Jeremy has also had extensive experience with offline and online network marketing companies. He worked very closely for a few years in the mid 90's with a top marketer and distributor who went on to become a multimillionaire in a very large network marketing company who helped open the door to Japan for their products. While Jeremy prefers working and building traditional businesses, that experience was invaluable to help him improve his people and sales skills which are both important requirements for any business to succeed.
Whereas the Gislasons' offline business had been good to them, they realized that the only way true financial freedom and retirement is to have a substantial amount of continual passive income every month and the potential of the Internet to do just that. After over a year of trials and errors trying to establish an online presence, Jeremy finally got the break he'd been looking for. Between 2003 - 2004 he was a company advisor at ISORegister Inc where he gained much needed online experience in building membership sites and online marketing.
He then ventured on his own and launched his flagship site SureFireWealth.com in Jan. 2005. He then incorporated SureFireWealth Inc and has been expanding rapidly ever since. He works with some of the best copywriters, video and audio producers, programmers and marketers on a day to day basis in order to provide the best services and products possible to his members and subscribers.
Membership based sites in the SureFireWealth, Inc. network currently include SureFireWealth.com, ElistSecrets.com, SavingYourTime.com, LearningToEarnOnline.com, ResellMasterCourse.com, ViralTrafficListBuilder.com, VIPProfitZone.com , HowtoMarketYourVideos.com and has several other websites in development.
In 2005 Simon Hodgkinson and Jeremy Gislason partnered and went on to create a multitude of successful membership based websites and business ventures including: MarketingMainEvent.com, MarketingMainEvent2.com, Audio.MarketingMainEvent2.com, MarketingExplosion.com, and MarketingMainEvent3.com .
Between those sites they did well over $3 million in sales together. They established MemberSpeed Inc and now also manage MemberSpeed.com, MembershipMillionaire.com , ProtectYourOnlineAssetc.com , MembershipMarketingExpert.com and more services coming soon.
In 2008 Jeremy and Simon joined forces with internet marketing expert John Delavera and niche marketing expert JP Schoeffel and went on to create the very successful Dynamic4Marketing.com series.
He also partnered with video expert Louis Allport in 2008 to create their very successful site InstantVideoEmpire.com which is dedicated to helping others profit with private label rights.
These strategic partnerships over the years have helped to form very powerful mastermind alliances and are a perfect example for the new Mindmap to Riches series of success books.
Jeremy and his wife are currently raising three boys whom they love and cherish. Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family when he's not working. He also is an avid reader and tries to read at least one book a week mainly on business, marketing, and self-development. He also studied Japanese for many years, has over 6 years of training in the Japanese martial art of Aikido and is an avid outdoorsman.