About Belden
Joined May 2016
Hi, I'm Belden,

I am a member for more than 3 years now and I did not regret my decision in joining last May 16, 2016.

Wealthy Affiliate helped me to shake my employee mindset. It is the major factor that makes me quit my job in aviation (early retirement) last March 2018.

Since then I am running 2 successful offline businesses (a pharmacy and a wedding venue rental business). The latter was promoted online using the skills I learn here in Wealthy Affiliate.

I am still into online affiliate marketing as the scalability is endless. I purchased all my domains here in Wealthy Affiliate and some are registered until 2027.

I am a yearly paying member at $299 annually which I find very cost-effective.

I am running multiple websites and I think this business will eventually replace all my offline businesses.

When I joined Wealthy Affiliate I was a total beginner. I did not have prior knowledge about building websites, let alone run an online business.

Wealthy Affiliate is the website that I have been looking for, for a long time. Going back some years ago, I wanted to have a website to share my passion which is anything about guitars.

It did not materialize because at that time I needed a professional to set it up for me, and it was very expensive and requires a lot of knowledge.

Then comes Wealthy Affiliate and WordPress. I still could not believe that I am running this business without any professional help.

I thought online business is just for professionals. I am very grateful that I found Wealthy Affiliate as it is where I learned everything which until now I am still amazed by what I have accomplished online.

I do electric guitar repair, modification and customization as a hobby (paid hobby actually) and I love it because it is my passion. I cannot live without a guitar on my side.

I jam mostly with my wife who plays bass guitar and my teenage daughter who plays drums.

I have a physical business which is a Venue for Rent which is run by myself and my wife. I am doing my part remotely, though.

It is situated on a hill on a point of land near a lighthouse, and it is overlooking the ocean.

It is a failure at the moment as I relied on a single caterer to promote the venue and I am trying to find a solution.

My wife is a Pharmacist and running a Pharmacy and General Merchandise Store on our own land.

I was employed in Aviation as an Aircraft Mechanic. I am certified in Airframe and Powerplant which means I do the Airworthiness Release of the aircraft I am certified.

I have Certification for all the Boeing 747 series which makes me proud as not many mechanics have the chance to be certified in all the series.

From the 100 series to the current 800 series which I am sure is the last series Boeing will release. I am also rated on Boeing 777 and Airbus 320 series.

This is already my second major airline employment. Both are Flag Carriers, meaning they are the national airline of a country.

I love my job as it is well paying plus it offers good travel benefits, but it keeps me away from my family. My job overseas is really hard for us.

I need something going, so I will have time for my family and enjoy our passion together.

I wanted something to back me up in the event my physical businesses will experience a downturn.

When I learned about Wealthy Affiliate, I was convinced right away that this is the website I have been looking for, for a long time.

I am on a Quest to Financial Freedom, and I found it here in Wealthy Affiliate.
Finally, after 20 months as a proud Wealthy Affiliate member, WA sent me home and my quest is over.

I got my financial freedom plus a lot of free time in my hands to focus more on my online business!

I am now settled in my lovely hometown in Liloan, on the island of Cebu, Philippines!

To all our success,

Belden
Belden's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$5000 per month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$10000 per month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As long as it takes
 
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How much money per month would you be happy earning?
$5000 per month

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?
$10000 per month

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As long as it takes
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MarieOkay Premium
I love that response TheHobbyist, I think I have inadvertently limited myself :)
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Lislienid Premium
Ambitious and enthusiastic, although it's great to have some short term goals. Good Luck!!!
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daunt Premium
Don't confuse goal with limits. Achieving a goal is a spring board to the next goal. Oh another note, without a visible goal, your limits may be your first point of frustration.
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i agree with you. you have to start somewhere
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nathalym Premium
Belden, it seems that a lot of affiliates have the same aim, achieve financial freedom. For my part, I wish Wealth affiliate would generate working capital to develop my property in NEW CALEDONIA and help me build a house on my land so that I have a place to call home.
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Belden Premium
Nathaly with hard work and determination nobody will fail. Best wishes
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CarolJameson Premium
Hello Belden.

Thank you for the welcome and we already have something in common besides WA. I have owned a guitar for 35 yrs. I took a class as soon as I bought it. Back then, I was a mere 100 lb. and I got PG. I got huge quick and I could not sit and comfortably practice. Then we moved and it was really hard to just complete the class. I get it out a few times a year and try to play some basic chords but I suck. I have no ear for music. Still, I cannot part with the guitar. Maybe I will get hit in the head and have musical abilities! LOL I hope that one day one of my grandkids will learn to play guitar.

Thanks for the welcome.
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Belden Premium
Hi Carol!

Yes learning to play the guitar is hard. I was about to quit but my passion for it took over. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Cheers,

Belden
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LaineyMoney Premium
Hi Belden. I truly enjoyed reading about your background, your rental business, your aircraft mechanic career, and your love of music. With so much ambition and drive, you are sure to succeed with WA. All the best. Take a look at my site www.cat9lives.com and comment if you have a moment. Following you back. Lainey
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Belden Premium
Thank you.
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TMK Premium
Belden...I know what you mean about working overseas away from home and your family. I have been doing that for years now in Iraq and Afghanistan. Difficult being away...you miss a lot. WA will help in returning home never to be away again...since i'll be working from home...or wherever...on this laptop I'm writing to you on...Tim
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Belden Premium
Thanks for the kind words, Tim. Best wishes to you.
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TMK Premium
Likewise...
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RichE8475 Premium
Hi Belden,

Thank you for the follow. It is awesome that you are able to get paid for your passion. I have been trying to teach myself the guitar for the last couple of years. I taught myself piano when I was younger. Good luck on your adventure with Wealthy Affiliate.

Richie
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Belden Premium
Thanks. When you love doing something the money follows. Same to you Richie
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