ABOUT HOZ

The things you were afraid to ask 😉

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About Hoz

This blog is owned and run by José Gonzalez Riley (aka Hoz) a British-Spanish blogger and content creator from Liverpool (England).

All the content on this blog is written by Hoz; there are no guest posts or sponsored content here.

About Hoz...

As a university student, I worked part-time as a junior computer programmer and general IT guy in a small firm where the accountant couldn’t for the life of him pronounce (nor write) my first name. He began writing Hoz on my wage packet instead, much to my horror.

Despite my best efforts to keep the matter secret, it wasn’t long before somebody saw one of the offending envelopes and, before I could concoct a likely story, everybody in the office (including the boss) began calling me Hoz.

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Then, still reeling from shock and dismay, just when I thought things couldn’t get worse, a coworker visited me at the student house where I was living at the time, and uttered the name by which I was known in work. Others heard; all laughed. And thus the nickname spread like a virus, infecting everyone in the house.

My only remaining refuge was my personal circle of friends, but that sanctuary too was doomed. One of my fellow students was part of my personal circle of friends. There was nothing I could do. It took one single night out for the nickname to stick to the lips of everybody I had known and trusted as a friend.

Years later, and still to this day, I go by this nickname. There are now people walking among us who don’t even know I have my own name.

And there it is. That’s why They call me Hoz.

Some Facts About Hoz...

  • I started writing horror stories and novels in my late teens. I still do to this day.
  • In the early days of the web, I began writing how to ebooks to make $.
  • I learned to code HTML so I could build sites for my ebooks.
  • In 2007 I started my own company building websites for clients using Joomla.
  • I later discovered WordPress and I was hooked!
  • I taught myself flash and started coding flash sites. It was awesome.
  • I worked in ecommerce for 5 years, building a niche business.
  • In 2016 I lost everything overnight in a freakish turn of events.
  • In 2017 I started this blog, having decided never to be at the mercy of clients again.
  • In 2019 I published my book Perfect Solopreneur (Amazon) to share what I learned.
  • My goal today is to share with you the things and tools I use to make a living online.

Hoz Was Mentioned in...

  • Hoz was mentioned in a 5 star review in Googreads.com
  • Hoz was asked to contribute to 52 Entrepreneurs Business Resolution / Goals For This Year in ColorWhistle.com

Places You Can Find Hoz in...

How to Contact Hoz...

To contact me, please visit the contact page here.

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