About Chazdb
Joined July 2016
I live in New South Wales, "Australia" I am 69 years old.
My ancestors originally came from Wigtown in Scotland and moved to Australia in 1852.
I was a professional driver all my working life, I first got behind the wheel of a car and farm tractor at the age of 6 driving on our family farm.

At the age of 9 my father bought me my first car for 10 pounds which was a 1929 Chevrolet soft top with timber spoke wheels. It was originally Beige and when my father bought it it had faded to a light pink color, He bought it for me so I could drive to the farm entrance gate to meet the school taxi every day. I would have my younger brother and sister with me.

The taxi was a Valiant Station wagon which by the time it had picked up all the children on the run it would be well overloaded with sometimes more that six children in the rear compartment and many times with a child sitting on the floor in the front passenger foot well. This changed in 1962 when a bus was used from then on. I can remember being in the front foot well of the taxi myself on occasion.
The Taxi driver said to my mother years later that every time he saw my car coming he could never see the driver till I stopped and got out.

Professional Driving was my working life until I retired on medical grounds in 2007.
My wife and I were married in 1980 in Cowra in the central west of NSW, We lived in Orange for the first 8 years, we had 1 daughter while in Orange.
My wife was a medical receptionist and I ran the local Driving School which I started in May 1979, and sold the business in August 1988 just before we moved to Port Macquarie.
We lived in Port Macquarie on the NSW central coast for 28 years till 2016 when we decided to move further south to be closer to our daughter and her family.
Through old friends we found out about House sitting, one of our friends had been house sitting for the past 10 years, our friend said she had a sit in a the north eastern suburbs of Sydney which she could not do and would we be interested in doing it for her if the owners agreed and we could see if we liked it. They agreed and we did the sit.
We did like it. Now it is coming up to 5 years since we started and we are at our 58th house sit.

We look after pets in their own home environment so the owners can go away on holidays knowing that their animals have still got their normal routines
Many pets do not handle being taken out of their home environment. And some owners have not taken holidays in years until they found house sitters to care for their pets at home.
I have looked at affiliate marketing in the past but now am very keen to see the fruits of my work with WA.
The is a great opportunity for those who are regularly on the move like we are.
Then Covid!
It has been about 10 months since Covid 19 hit and in that time I have had a heart attach & Triple Bypass early February and then lost all our house sits due to no one being able to travel. When we started house sitting we decided no longer to have a house of our own to fall back on, We usually had our daughter and family to call on and keep up with the grand kids.
Covid squashed a lot of that, We could not call in on them for months, No home, No house sits and No family visits.
We lived in a wool shed for a few months in very cold conditions, Then moved to another farm with much warmer conditions.
We are lucky in some ways because we have limited debts, No house to pay off we own our car.
The biggest problem that we have had has been my health after the triple bypass and access to medications due to not being able to get to the doctor every two days to check med levels.
Chazdb's Goals 6
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
I would be happy earning more than $3000 a month by my 70th birthday May 2021
Money I would be ecstatic earning
I will be aiming $20,000 a month by the time I am 71. May 2022
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
20-30 hours a week.
Goal created on
Sep 23, 2019
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Chazdb Premium
How much money per month would you be happy earning?
I would be happy earning more than $3000 a month by my 70th birthday May 2021

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?
I will be aiming $20,000 a month by the time I am 71. May 2022

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
20-30 hours a week.
JCasias Premium
I like these goals. Nice job.
Des216 Premium
Great goals!
Chazdb Premium
Thanks JCasias,
It is appreciated, I have been with WA for a while and had not realised that I had not listed my goals on my site. I have had up and down times with my site but now hopefully heading in the right direction. It gives you a bit of a boost when you can see your goals written down in front of you.
Great specific goals!
Kyle Premium Plus
So awesome Charles, I know from experience that goals are what lead us to success. Work relentlessly in pursuit of these goals and they CAN and WILL happen.

In fact, wipe failure out of your mind right now. It simply won't happen. You have too much help, support and an entire community of help behind you to ever let that happen :)

If you need anything going forward, just let me known and I will be happy to give you a hand.
HotDogMan1 Premium
Very nice! Remarkable ambition. I’d like to get in your dust trail.
kevinmj Premium Plus
These are some well thought out goals Charles! Goals are really important as you start to build your business.

Action too is very important. All of these essential ingredients will help lead to your desired results.

I'm really looking forward to hearing about your successes over the coming days, weeks, month and years ahead.

Wishing your great success! :)
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By the 1st January 2020 we will have sold our very large and thirsty 4WD which has just under 400,000 Kms on the clock and buying a smaller 4WD that is much more economical.
Due date
Jan 1, 2020
By 1st of February 2020 we will have arranged and booked our next Cruise.
Due date
Feb 1, 2020
Get to the point where we are no longer relying on our pension for our day to day living.By the 1st January 2020, just over 3 months away.
Due date
Jan 1, 2020
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I noticed you haven't quite setup your Wealthy Affiliate account completely with a photo and/or profile description.

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