Just a plain old guy from the mid-west. Happily married for over 31 years with four kids, two older girls, two younger boys and 3 young grandchildren we don't see enough of.
I have owned and operated a Home Based Business for the past 25 years.
At the age of 28 I started a Janitorial Service cleaning office buildings at night while I worked full time during the day. I did this for a couple years to be able to make enough money to send our growing children to a Christian school. My wife and I managed to send all four of our children to a Christian school all of their lives. Wow, was that expensive but worth it.
A couple years later as my home based business grew I quit my full time job and started cleaning buildings, doing floor maintenance and cleaning carpet at night full time and have been since. One year I was extremely blessed and acquired 11 accounts in one year, believe me I was hoppin!
25 years later I am still cleaning at night and it is REALLY old, as am I, my body feels old that is. Therefore, I have needed to do something different for quite some time to save my body.
Since I have no degree and really know nothing else other then cleaning toilets I ventured online looking for ways to become a rich man overnight while working from the beach! LOL!!!
What a joke all the promises are out there from all the so called Internet Marketing Guru's, that is why I am here at WA and here to stay.
I was SCAMMED online by many of those so called Guru's. Matter of fact I lost a good $2500.00 over night through one joker not to mention all the other hundreds of dollars I threw down the toilet (after I cleaned it of course) trying all the get rich quick schemes.
Yeah, those guys might have gotten paid once from me and maybe a few others but they don't get any real satisfaction of building a legitimate home based business online that can help someone else.
That's why I like Wealthy Affiliate so much. THEY HELP PEOPLE!
Yeah, all the time. If it was not for this community of Internet Marketers or Affiliate Marketers I would have been lost. Well, actually I was lost and had absolutely no clue until I asked questions and people here gladly guided me to my solutions.
Shoot, the FREE video training is so detailed and step by step (9 video tutorials) that it is really hard to NOT know what to do next. So, I thank you WA Community for being so helpful when, regardless of who we are, our occupational background, nationality or education for you still lend a helping hand.
I noticed that people are searching online, "Is Wealthy Affiliate A Scam"? Once you are inside even as a FREE member and see all the help you can get you would never need to ask such a question. So, take it from someone who has been scammed multiple times, NO, Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam!!!
Now that my wife and I are geared for retirement we have a 3-5 year plan to replace my businesses income so we can retire anywhere we would like. Why? Because I will be so loaded with cash from being an Affiliate Marketer?
No, because AS an Affiliate Marketer we can work anywhere in the world as long as we have an internet connecting.
That way we get to go see our grand kids any time we want.
That's right, THAT is my motivation! (I would love to hear what your motivation is)
Since my children live all around the US we would like the freedom to go see them much more frequently then we do.
A home based business working to earn our income from our own personal website I designed myself is VERY rewarding to me and I would guess would be for you too.
If I can help you become successful like so many others here at Wealthy Affiliate please don't hesitate to ask.