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Hi, I'm Dean.

I Founded Ecomphox to help others in their journey to online entrepreneurship and financial independence. 

I believe anyone can achieve financial freedom online. Provided they have the right mindset. There are simply so many ways to make money online, I believe there is a right fit for each and every one of us.

So if you dream of starting a business, working online, or creating a passive income source online — you came to the right place.

My Backstory

My journey with entrepreneurship started in 2017 while I was backpacking through New Zealand.

I was 20 at the time and I honestly had no idea what I was doing or where I was going in life. After I graduated high school 2 years prior, I attempted to go to two different colleges, dropping out of both of them almost instantly.

I knew at the time I wanted to become an entrepreneur and start my own business but I had no idea where to start. I’d always dreamt of becoming a freelance web designer but I had no experience with client acquisition.

I fantasized about traveling the world all the while earning an income as a freelancer, living the digital nomad lifestyle.

So when I found out one of my friends was living and working in New Zealand (complete other side of the world for us Belgians), it sounded like music in my ears.

As impulsive as ever, I instantly started planning my very own trip to the other side of the world, leaving everything behind me.

Backpacking new zealand changed my life

That’s me on top of the Ben Lomond, I still had no idea where life was taking me at that point, all I knew was that I wanted to travel.

A couple months into my trip, as I was taking on the crappiest jobs, I stumbled onto a dropshipping ad on Youtube.

My eyes started sparkling and my heart started pounding. Could this be it? From there on out, I was sold. I spent morning to evening researching every single part of this business-model until I was finally ready to get started.

working hard to make money online

Now I was by no means a dropshipping prodigy and I lost a lot of money initially. But I also didn’t jump into the whole thing thinking it was going to make me rich overnight.

Starting my first dropshipping business, opened a lot of doors for me. I started blogging about my dropshipping experiences and quickly others started looking to me for advice and even started requesting me to create webshops for them.

All of a sudden, I was a dropshipper, a blogger AND a freelance webdesigner!

And my thirst for online business didn’t stop there…

In the next couple of years, I started MANY different online businesses.

For example, I started a print on demand store, learned all about SEO and started creating niche blogs, I re-sold services online and so much more.

Now if you’re still reading this (which I thank you for) you’re likely very interested in online entrepreneurship yourself.

But just like I was, you might be stuck and unsure where to get started…

not sure how to get started with online business

And getting started honestly is the hardest part.

But here’s the thing: you don’t have to go big.

Any start will help you get closer to your goals.

And don’t be afraid to fail, failures are the best teachers.

But you should get started. Today.

Not tomorrow, today.

You can start as small as possible but if you don’t get started right now, you’ll just continue to postpone it just like I did.

It really took me that trip to the other side of the world to realize I’m wasting my time. And I’m SO lucky I stumbled onto that dropshipping ad.