Wealthy Affiliate Ended My Career in Aviation!
I haven't blogged for a long time so this will be a long blog.
I have been working as a Certified Wide Body Aircraft Mechanic for a straight 28 years. It was my childhood dream and I love the job.
I made a small fortune on the job I had because I work in a tax free country in Saudi Arabia and the pay is great. I worked for Saudi Arabian Airlines for 24 years and the benefits are great like free tickets for the whole family, car allowance and free housing.
Although I was set, I was dying to go home to my lovely hometown in Liloan, Cebu, Philippines. So I saved and invested my income in acquiring properties and eventually a couple of businesses.
The First Stage of Retirement Planning
Then I build a pharmacy and general merchandise store for my wife ( she's a Pharmacist). When it started making money, I thought maybe that was the retirement time that I needed.
I hold back, and thought, not yet.
Turning Liabilities into Assets.
I have a big house on a large piece of land and friends kept telling me " Don't you know that a big house is a big liability?" I just smiled.
Then I bought the adjoining land behind my property, and my friends went wild and said like " You gonna live like a king?" I told them "Well if am that rich, then why not?"
To myself, I said, "If I am rich enough, I will keep this property all by myself, but I was born poor and raised poor, so I said to myself I would turn this into an asset."
So I built the second fence around my house and developed the outer area into an Event Venue.
It was a Failure.
I made a mistake of giving the sole promotion to a single caterer. Months passed and no bookings.
I was introduced to Wealthy Affiliate by Vince, and I was so thankful that he did. I saw the value of this community, and I progressed even though I was working 60 hours per week.
Wealthy Affiliate Saved My Business.
I did local promotion using what I learned from the WA community, and it did boost the rentals. It works!
Wealthy Affiliate Made Me Quit That Day Job.
After I saw the results that my online venture helped my brick and mortar business, and my websites are getting good results, I decided that this is the time to quit my job.
Time to Scale Up!
I am already getting good results, and without my job, I can focus more on my businesses. I will be gravitating towards full online because I love doing it and it has endless potential.
To the Newbies.
Remember, online business is the only business that you can start without a lot of money as capital. It took me more than 20 years to have offline businesses up and running.
I don't think I need that long to have the same results with my online business. I am not yet done with my second year in Wealthy Affiliate but I am seeing good results.
This platform is the real deal. If Kyle would offer me a longer subscription than yearly or even lifetime, for sure, I will grab it.
WAer's Lets Meet Up!
Anybody from Cebu area, let's meet up in my place. Drinks and entertainment on the house! I will be settled in by the first week of March!
To all our success,