Mark has over 27 years of experience as an online entrepreneur and has been in business for over 25 years. His varied and sometimes controversial career began in earnest in 1997, when he seized an opportunity to enter the adult entertainment industry. At the height of his success, Mark was living with his wife and first son in The Bahamas, enjoying his millionaire status and had over 32,000 websites.
In 2002, having dramatically lost everything during a progressive move to increase business, he moved back to the UK, bankrupt and desperate to re-gain his status. His marital break-up and even a subsequent prison sentence could not make him lose his resolve. In recent years, he has emerged like the phoenix from the ashes of his former career, rebuilding his Internet business and re-inventing himself with hard work, dedication and with some inspired creative product making.
Dedicated to his business goals, he currently works as a publisher, marketer and public speaker with a team of loyal people behind him. His international public speaking appearances have seen him speak in the UK, Japan, Hong Kong, St Maarten, Spain, Ireland and he continues to spread his no B.S message to audiences world-wide. He also creates and presents his own training workshops throughout the UK.
His book: Rebel Entrepreneur: Porn, Paradise, Pot, Prison is charting his experiences in life and business was released in September 2013. His new book Real Entrepreneur is coming in 2023.
Mark is single, lives on a farm in Ashby de la Zouch in the midlands of England with his dog Bella, parrot Harry and has two children, James 22 and Alexander 18.
Mark Lyford – Real Entrepreneur Founder