About Alan-C
Joined January 2017
I'm from The UK but I've lived in 2 other countries so far, Canada and China, and I'm currently living in Kunming SW China. My wife is Chinese so she helps a lot with my integration into the community here. I have been here nearly 4 years now and things run smoothly most of the time.
My biggest time commitment here in China is spent teaching English and preparing classes. I have had several careers in my life and changing again is not a problem for me. I spent 30 years in IT as a programmer, systems analyst, application development manager, IT project manager and finally an IT Director. But since those days I have also been a business coach too. I once tried my hand at generating internet income but workload and lack of direction caused me to lose may way but I also learned some good stuff and built a couple of websites for other people. Right now I feel my teaching years are coming to an end and I want to move to something I can choose my working hours and place of work too. So here I am with a decision made that I will build my own business online.

My hobbies are Qigong, a Chinese health exercise system and my particular style is based on Daoist methods. I am also keen on hiking and recently I became intrigued by 3 day survival skills in the outdoors, which I feel is necessary for hiking here in China, which I never do in a group, but sometimes with my wife and sometimes alone. Here in SW China there is no rescue service, no park rangers and there are no helicopters for rescue. I've traveled to 30 countries now and hiked or trekked in many of them too, but there has always been some kind of backup. Not here. So, my survival skills have had to improve just in case the worst happens. This will probably be my chosen niche. But lets see.

I am really looking forward to creating my business with a goal to at least earn enough to live, within 12 months, and then move on from there. I have completed other courses with other people that were good, but having found WA I think it is awesome. So I am really excited and looking forward to getting on with and being a part of this community building a new career.

My website is: https://hikingandbackpacking.org
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Money I would be happy earning
£1,000
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
£10,000
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
50 hours a week once I give up my full time job. Until then 10 hours per week.
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
£1,000

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
£10,000

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
50 hours a week once I give up my full time job. Until then 10 hours per week.
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kevinmj Premium
These are definitely realistic goals to aim for Alan.

You absolutely have everything here at WA to achieve them. The training, tools, support and community are first-class in online marketing training and the combination of all of these will undoubtedly lead you to online success.

If you ever need any guidance as you progress through the training or have questions then please ask.

Wishing you every success. :)

Kevin
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This is my appreciation message to all community members that willing to spare your ample time just to following me together networking under WA.

I wish all the best in your 2017 journey and beyond!

Keep it up and Welcome aboard! :)

*P/S: Glad to being able to send out my message to every following friend Dashboard Page on my networking. I take this opportunity to briefly know each and everyone. Hopefully I can remember all :)
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kmer6 Premium
Good evening to you Alan, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back. You are wise to see the opportunities that await you here. I suggest you tune up your IT skills by starting with the lessons Get Started Here section [top left green box]. They are the basics but many things have improved since just a few years ago. Follow your passion and you will find success.
I look forward to working with you and wish you much success and prosperity in your journey.
Ken
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Alan-C Premium
Thanks Ken.
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kevinmj Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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Alan-C Premium
Hi Kevin, I have just been running through keywords. My niche is around hiking and backpacking. I am a keen hiker. But what I noticed when doing this was that the word "backpacks" was really popular and some variations on that word too. I need to look at the data I downloaded and make a decision which will also affect the name of my first website. Thanks for the message.
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Alan-C Premium
Hi Kevin, just signed up for Premium. This is national holiday here in China where I live. This means internet is slow. I have been away for a few days and now the main days of the festival are over I can get some bandwidth to look at training. I'm really impressed with the offer for the Premium. Now I have 3 weeks vacation home to get started before I start teaching so I intend to get a good start and work at it everyday. Once I start teaching again I will be less active but will get 4-5 days a week of a couple of hours.
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kevinmj Premium
Great that you have signed for Premium Alan. You now have access to the full range of courses, tools, support and community. If you ever need any guidance as you progress through the training then please do reach out. Wishing you every success!
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kevinmj Premium
Hey Alan, how are things going? I'm Kevin, I got a notification that you just joined through my site so I'd like to welcome you to the Wealthy Affiliate community!

You must be eager to get started with WA, therefore the first thing you need to do is complete your profile. Here's a quick video explaining how to do it: Once you've completed your WA profile you'll need to get started with the first lesson: You're in a good place right here at Wealthy Affiliate to learn all about affiliate marketing and how to build a successful online business.

You'll get access to first-class training, tools and support, even if you're new at this.

Again, welcome and please reply back with any questions you may have! :)

-Kevin
P.S. What's your No.1 goal you want to achieve here at WA?
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Alan-C Premium
Thanks Kevin. My No. 1 Goal this year is to get out of teaching English here in China and replace my teaching income with income from other sources that I feel more in control of.
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kevinmj Premium
You're most welcome Alan. You absolutely can achieve your No.1 goal and everything is here at WA to help you succeed online. Wishing you great success!
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