My Name is Theunis Gert
Victor born in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 10, 1956 into an
ordinary South African family.
My father was born in one of the most
beautiful little towns in the Western Cape called Bonnievale, between
Swellendam and Robertson. My mother was born in a Southern Free State
Town called Bethuli on the edges of the Orange River near what is today
called the Garip Dam. I have one brother who is a lawyer in Cape Town,
After school I left for Pretoria to start
a military career in what was then called the South African Defence
Force and in the South African Army starting of as a personnel clerk
and later during my officers training re-mustering to the logistic side
as I decided I was more interested in logistics than human resources.
After my officers training at the then
Services School and The Army Gymnasium I was sent to Grootfontein as
the Quartermaster of a newly established unit and that started my
professional military career as an officer.
In 1978 I was transferred from Northern
Transvaal Command in Pretoria to 1 Maintenance Unit in Kimberley where
I served for 2 and a half years until transferred to Messina (today
Musina) until the end of 1980 when I ended my military service due to a
lack of proper compensation.
It was during my term of service at 1
Maintenance Unit which I got introduced and fell in love with my first
wife and got married in October 1980. Three children had been born from
the marriage however, I have to say it was a stormy 34 year marriage
and after she decided the affection of another man was more acceptable
we got divorced and I got married again too soon and the marriage only
lasted a couple of months.
In general I have always been someone who
has been prepared to take a risk in order to better my life and that of
my family. However, there are those who get concreted into a job, and
what is only a job, who will stick with it for 40 years and this also
did not really suite my first or second family.
During my career life I have changed jobs
several times always looking for that one golden opportunity which will
not necessarily make me a billionaire but which will afford me the
opportunity to better my lifestyle and that of my loved ones as well as
to, in the process serve others in any way I can.
These job changes did not always meet
with requirements and in some cases working conditions in general had
been to say the least appalling and just not my way to a better life.
In 2007 I returned to the now South
African National Defence Force in my old capacity as a logistics
officer and stayed there until forced to early retirement through
government policy in 2013.
It was during my career life while
working as an insurance advisor in Cape Town that I was introduced to
my first personal computer and although interested in computers before
I was now fascinated with the idea. I utilized every spare moment I had
available to investigate and experiment and to practice.
You see back then we did not have all the
fancy gimmicks and gadgets which are available today. Everything had to
be done manually and to enter the interface of an application one had
to type a long command at the prompt to be able to do so.
However, this made me more determined and
since that day in February 1990 when I purchased my first 20mb hard
drive XT personal computer I have never lost my interest in the magic
This caused a lot of bad vibes between my
first wife, my kids and me because not only did I like to play with
things and constantly try new things but I liked to play games when I
was younger and this caused a lot of annoyance with the family.
One of the first gadgets included with
that first PC was a modem and this even grabbed my attention more. With
every new PC I bought after that I just had to have one in order to
communicate with others, even though in the beginning years it was
through bulletin boards and things like that.
Online Marketing Mania
Since buying that first PC and having a
modem to have some sort of communication with others I had it in the
back of my head all the time to help people all over the world and to
be in business on what is today known as the internet.
When the first commercial website was
launched back in 1994 and the superior Windows 95 with a processor
introduced as the Pentium I saw the light in 1995 being able to have an
online business became a dream and eventually an obsession.
I followed some of the big online
marketers on the internet for a number of years and always dreamed of
having what they have. However due to a lack of the necessary
"technical" knowledge and skills this never materialised.
This dream kept on becoming bigger and
the obsession became a phobia. When retired in 2013 and after a stormy
period of employment with some security firm for about 18 months I just
could not adapt and left to "go and do my own thing". It was at this
time that the reality of starting to build my own online business took
shape and I started digging into the internet to find ways to start
"making money online". Several options was investigated and after
getting involved with one scammer after the other I realized this was
not going to be easy but, never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine
running into the nightmare of online marketing the way I did.
Hype, Bullshit, Bullies, Lies and
The wickedness of what was actually going
on behind the scenes when it comes to online marketing shuddered me to
a rude awakening since I started this endeavour a year and 7 months ago
and I have to admit I have been indescribably disappointed with the
volume of complication, disinformation, misinformation, lies,
deception, hype and overall crap which are fed to especially newbies on
a daily base.
My goal was to find the required sites
and organizations where one could find all the tools and resources to
work online and to post it on a website where my South African
compatriots, ravaged by lay-offs, reduction in the actual creation of
jobs, closing of factories, mines and industries providing jobs, etc
could then find it and start a process by which they could become
independent and self-sustaining. This however was wishful thinking
because, regretfully I have to admit, Sorry to say but the majority of
us South Africans are a lazy people who want to make money doing
nothing and becoming millionaires overnight.
This became the nightmare within a
nightmare as I had soon realized that this was a wasted effort. For
example, to pay a simple one time subscription fee of $18 to eventually
retrieve a multitude of payments over time is not considered a job
because one has to pay for the information, resources and knowledge.
So, if I have to pay for something to make an investment in my own life
and be able to get a 1,000 more in return that is not considered a true
job. Starting an online business according to the majority of my
compatriots should be totally Free, Gratis and without any financial
commitment of any kind.
Getting back to the matter of all the
rubble being spread on the internet and considering all the blockades,
barriers, walls and oceans I had to endure with and get around,
through, over and underneath, the one thing I did realize was that
there was a massive need for information to answer newbie specific
One of the biggest challenges is coping
with the information overflow coming to one in the beginning, like the
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, there just is not enough place to hold on
not to get swallowed up and sucked in to a situation where one is so
busy "Taking Action" that you don't take the right action. Much of the
training presented on the internet by a multitude of individuals, joint
ventures, organizations and institutions are excellent training,
however, in 98% of the cases it is not newbie friendly and even though
the providers of this information would tell that it is
"BuildaWebsite101, it lacks the nitty gritty detail when it comes to
setting up anything.
To register a domain, for example is one
thing and one can find literally 1'000's of places and pieces of
information on the internet to take you through the basic steps but, if
one does not know what each piece of IT jargon means and one does not
know what the requirements are for each field in the signup section and
the register domain section then if nobody tells you what it means, you
could sit and struggle for days to register and host your domain.
Many sites have very lucrative offers on
their websites but once you get inside and it's time to submit your
credit card detail then you find out the $2.95 per month has now all of
a sudden changed into $314.67 after they have added all the extras and
calculated the payment for a minimum of 12 months up to 3 years.
These factors I have found to be
deceiving and in the end discouraging and it is against the background
of matters like these and a vault full of other misleading and
disinformative rabble that I have decided to change my approach towards
my personal online business.
The aim of "Reduce the BS" reducethebs.com
will be to provide information to especially newbies and those who have
been struggling for at least the past 24 to 36 months to generate a
proper income online, to get past the Hype, BS and Lies and to help in
any way I can by providing those pieces of information left out when
approached by established online marketers.
Regular updates to new information will
be provided and shared. All the pages on the site have an opt-in form.
Membership is Free and all you have to do is submit your details and
receive these updates.
I believe that 95% of the work, systems
and procedures to "Take Action" and start making money online is
available Free on the internet and once you have discovered these
gateways becoming profitable could be just around the corner.
As much as I would like to be one of the
many who earn millions right now it is more important for me now to
help others get through the maze I have been stumbling through for
months before getting to a stage where my own plane got airborne and of
What some people however do not
understand is that one cannot build a house and then come and lay the
foundation afterwards. In some countries this is possible but in South
Africa where house is generally build with brick and mortar this is not
possible. To get systems running smoothly one has to do the basic
things right from the start.
In the words of one of my all time heroes:
"I Don't Pay For The
Same Real Estate Twice"
S. Patton Jnr)
My Best Wishes accompany you
in your endeavours and;
"Never Let Anybody Tell
You, You Won't Make IT".
online marketing cake is humungously Huge and there is a piece for
You at The Top
When visiting this site keep
your eyes open for a special announcement of a Facebook Group
exclusively for newbies. The group will be established soon and will be
there for the exclusive membership of newbies and struggling marketers
to exchange ideas and information to help each other succeed with their
online marketing efforts.
will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your
full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door
to personal excellence: Confucius