About Berandboy
Joined February 2014
Hi fellow members, my name is Bernard.

I have just joined wealthy affiliate, having just discovered it whilst looking for a review on yet another product to help me with my venture into the world of online marketing. But before i get into my reasons for entering this world, let me tell you a bit about myself first.

I am scottish, and semi-retired , now, but have had a very active career in the British civil service, in the human resourse development sphere to be precise.

This was a job i really enjoyed, in which i delivered consultancy and training on a variety of topic areas, to the developing employment service area of the civil service, as it evolved to compete with the fee charging employment agencies out there, who were helping employeres and employees with filling job vacancies.
So marketing is not a new concept to me, but online marketing is. My job afforded me a lot of travel around the United kindom, and even overseas, to Russia for 2 years,allowing me indulge another passion of mine,travelling. I have spend many years travelling the world. Within the contract in Russia, i was helping the russian equivilent , deal with unemployement after their radical restructure and entrance into the open Market.

After taking volutary severance from this job, myself and my partner moved to a Spanish tourist town, and opened a small tourist bar/restraunt on the beach front,
I have Always had a love of cooking, and developed some skill in this area over the years, and decided to try and make a small living from it, and i did for 10 years, until the recession put an end to any real earning potential in this area. After all when Money is tight, the luxuries of a Holiday and eating out on Holiday, are one of the first things to be sacrificed.

So i sold up, and moved myself to Rio de Janeiro Brasil,18 months ago now, living with my brasilian partner, and currently trying to master portuguese.

Because of my cooking skills, i still indulge my love of cooking, and do some private chef work, catering private house dinners, and parties, mainly to friends and their bussiness contacts. It helps to supplement my small government pension for the moment.

However i developed an interest in working from home, as i have a lot of free time on my hands, and an internet connection, and after researching it extensively, the only realistic option that i was drawn to, was to develop a skill for online marketing, and control my own earning potential as far as is possible.

I started this about 6 weeks ago, but with not a bit of success so far, however i have not spent much Money on it either. So this is what eventually led me to Wealthy Affiliate`s doors, and i am so glad to have discovered it. Hopefully i will get on my way now, and get closer to my goal of earning a liveable income.
At the moment, i do not have huge earning expectations, but this is because i am giving myself a reality check, in line with my level of experience at the moment, but i hope to develop my success into something that will make my efforts worth while, and give me a lot more financial security in life.

Well as usual i have gone on too much, but you get the picture now of who i am.

I am looking forward to learning this online marketing skill set, and also to making new friends in this area, with, whom i can network.,Whilst eventually sharing anything i can offer to anyone else in the same position as i am.

I really warm to the ethos of sharing knowledge,within this community, coming from a developmenal background, helping and encouraging personal growth and development, are part of who i am. and am more than happy to share any knowledge i have, when i learn anything anyone will be interested in of course.

Thank you for your attention my friends

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youbetcha Premium
Hello Bernard. Thanks for following back. Enjoy Rio!
ReinventMe Premium
Hi Bernard!
thanks for following me back -its great to meet you especially as youre just from over the border to me! :-)
Maria :-)
OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow Bernard.
Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.
I still highly recommend this site too!
Please also read and "like" my blogs, (also top of each post Facebook), for my insights, tips and tricks!
Go for gold!
My blog for today is: Blogs and banners!
boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Bernard for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

You can also check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. Enjoy!
freedom42 Premium
Hey Bernard! Thanks for the follow! I hope you have great success here at WA. God Bless You!
pas1745 Premium
Hello Bberandboy, thanks for the follow, I wish you success here at WA.;
michaal Premium
Hi Bernard. Thank you for your comment on my webpage and helpful advice. I wish you luck.
softwind Premium
Hi Bernard! Thank you for your follow! Welcome to your new family here at WA! Lots of people have found this to be a safe haven to develop their creative interests in attaining an online presence. The courses are world class and the community is extremely supportive, caring and will help guide you to your ultimate success! I'm so glad to have you as a new family member and looking forward to all that you create here! Let me know if I can ever be of assistance!
berandboy Premium
Thank you Sharon, like wise. if anything i come acroos i feel will help others, then i will post it, and i offer anyone to contact me if they think anything in my career or areas of interests will be of any value to them.
Focused1 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Bernard. Wishing you great success on your online journey and business.
Jay Gumbs Premium
Hey Bernard, just checking to see if you need a hand with anything. Let me know.
MLundrigan Premium
Thanks for the follow Bernard. Welcome
freedomforus Premium
Hey there Bernard!

ONE BIG, WARM WELCOME TO WAU. You have a very nice profile regarding Brazil etc. Just click on the blue freedomforus above to see mine and then tell me whose is longer - yours or mine!

. Once you start working on your niche please share your focus with me. If I can help, I will. Thanks - Larry
Hello Bernard
Nice to meet you good luck at WA
coolcatzac Premium
nice to know you exist, and thanks for following me
DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow"
Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back
mamazepp Premium
Oh, and thanks for the follow!!! :D
Thanks for the follow! good luck on your journey!
bap0304 Premium
Thanks for the follow and good luck. Have you decided on a niche yet? Sounds like you have a few passions that might work well for you. Do what you love, don't love what you do :)
berandboy Premium
You hit the nail on the head, do what you love, and i love cooking, so decided on a quality cookware niche, as anyone professional or at home, if they love to cook, they want the best quality tools to do the job. Thanks again
nking12 Premium
Thanks for the follow, best of luck to you! If you need any help driving traffic to your site give me a shout :)
berandboy Premium
Thank you for this generous offer, once i have the site completed, i will seek some advice on this from you without doubt
rodkrug Premium
Thanks for following me back Bernard. Nice to meet you. See ya around the WA campus.
Kyle Premium
Hello there Bernard! Would just like to introduce myself. I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you out if you ever need anything or need to be pointed in the right direction. Don't be afraid to ask questions when you need help as there are a ton of awesome people here within the community. :)

See you around!
Jay Gumbs Premium
Hey Bernard, I just want to take some time to welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate. Glad you made it.

If you do need my assistance with getting started just click on my picture and leave a comment or reply to this comment.

All the best.
berandboy Premium
Thank Jay for your good wishes and offer of support, i am sure of a commumity with this level of openess and willingness to help new members