About EBeins
Joined August 2019
I am a father of three beautiful kids of my own, Nick, Viviene and Abigail and two kids of my wife Sofia, Aldi and Afi. My life has been turbulent, to say the least.

I have been married three times. Opportunities have come and gone in my life but now I am embarking on the greatest one. The wonderful world of Affiliate Marketing.

I was born in the Netherlands and through Karen my first wife, she is Australian, we moved to Melbourne Australia, my son Nick was 5 years old, it was 1998.

Exciting times, new place, new opportunities. I was working at Nestle at the time before I left for the Land down under.

My brother-in-law Graeme had his own business and offered me a job to get his production of toner cartridges going.

2 months later his business went into receivership and unknown to me that he was in financial trouble.

I was out of a job again, so back out in the job market again. Went to interview and got comments from interviewers that "I was overqualified" and "if I had Australian experience?"

I said to them at the time "isn't that a good thing that I have lots of skills and experience", but I guess they were just afraid, that I would take their jobs.

And to the Australian experience question, I answered, "if you can tell me what that is, I have worked all around the world and so far and I only have come across humans, are you a different type of race down here?". It was silence after that.

It didn't land me the job though, but it gave me a huge satisfaction. That is when I decided to start my first business, the year was 1999. It was a business in promotional products for other businesses to give to their clients.

Although I had many skills, I lacked in business skills. And there wasn't much help around. So mainly my business failed because I didn't have the marketing skills to promote my products.

I focused too much on the products and not enough on my sales network.

I ran out of money and went through my first spell of depression. Back to the job market again.

I scored myself a job teaching manufacturing workers how to program industrial robots. I had done industrial automation in the Netherland for Nestle. How hard can it be and I learned while I was on the job and I learned fast.

It gave me my first inside in how do you teach other people new skills, although the job was way below my ability I worked my way up quickly in the company.

Disaster struck again, my marriage of 12 years broke down, my wife Karen at the time, she had a split personality. She had these enormous mood swings and I couldn't cope with it any longer, so we broke up.

I got the opportunity to become the Service Manager for South Australia with the company I was working for. And I took it. Moved to South Australia to start over again.

Got married again in 2003 to my second wife Janti, she was from Indonesia. The year is 2006, the work was drying up for the company I was working for in South Australia because of economical downturn so I joined a local automation company. To build up their knowledge and skills in robotics and automation.

Forward again 2010 decided to start my own Robotics and Automation company in Adelaide South Australia with a partner. We were doing well and business was growing, we supplied the local automotive market for Holden (General Motors).

The year is 2014 disaster strikes again Holden announces they are going to close the factory in 2017. Going from having a business to no business in a blink of an eye. We close up shop and moved on.

Back to the job market again, scored a job with one of my customers to redesign their product for being automated and cutting production costs.

This time I moved to Perth Western Australia.

The year is 2016, I am being laid off because I was too good at my job, I redesigned their product in 4 months, build a new prototype and it worked 30% better than the old one and was 20% cheaper.

I got laid off because I did myself out of a job and my engineering colleagues were saying bad things about me because they felt that I made them look bad. I can see the point now.

Tried to start up another business in Perth in a different field, but my heart wasn't really in it. My wife decided to play around my back with other guys and my marriage broke down again. I got divorced again.

I guess I am just like a cat, I seem to always land on my feet again. No matter what life throws at me. One door closes and another door opens.

I score a job as a surveyor, working in the mining industry in Western Australia.

Work is not hard, just need to walk 16 to 22 km a day with 15 kilos of equipment and do gravity readings in the outback. Temperatures can go up to 45 degrees Celsius. But hey, free exercise, fresh air, meals are catered for and nothing to worry about.

The good thing is I am outside all-day, see the beautiful sunrises every day.

Come across all sorts of wildlife. I can clear my mind and process my thought and become sane again.

I make a decision that I want to live a meaningful life, I want to have passive income and not having to go to a job again.

The year is 2019, to be exact June 2019. I got married again to my girlfriend and now my wife Sofia. She lives at the moment in Indonesia and I live in Perth Western Australia.

August this year I started my affiliate marketing journey with SFM. I decide that SFM wasn't for me after a one-month trial.

If you are interested you can read my review here. https://howdoyoustartonline.com/six-figure-mentors-review-scam-or-is-it-worth-your-money-and-time/.

It is now the 26th of August 2019 and I remember that I had a look at Wealthy Affiliate before in 2013. Luckily I still had the link on my chrome browser.

I started with Wealthy Affiliate again and realised now what an opportunity I missed in 2013 but hey that is how life goes.

One door closes another door opens. Or what the Chinese say "You can only become a good tea if you go through some hot water"

And believe me, I have been through plenty. I am still very positive and believe in the goodness of people.

In your life, certain things will work out and other things won't. If you worry too much what can happen along the way, you will never start living your life.

You might think after reading this that I had a hard life but I don't see it that way. On my journey through life, I have been fortunate enough to travel to 70 different countries, I have loved 3 women, in my life and live now with the love of my life Sofia.

I have 5 kids, ranging from 26 to 12, they give me love, joy and sorrow, but I wouldn't miss it for the world. Yes, I had adversity in my life, but have no reason to complain.

I am 52 years young and I have just realised that I am embarking on the greatest adventure of my life. I am going to live a life of abundance. An abundance of love, joy and sorrow with the people whom I love.

My motto is, live your life today, be the best you can be today, don't put the things you plan to do today onto tomorrow because tomorrow will never come, it is always today!

Be your natural self, that is the only person you can be, everyone else is already taken.


EBeins's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
$3000 per month
Money I would be ecstatic earning
$10000 per month
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
10 hours a day
Goal created on
Aug 26, 2019
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EBeins Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$3000 per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$10000 per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
10 hours a day
keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Eric & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate starter!

Excellent goals to work on and to achieve, yes, absolutely, go for It!

All the best to you for every success, cheerio .... :)
PShackleford Premium
I like your goals! What I like most is your time commitment. 10 hours a day is very strong.
Kyle Premium
Excellent Eric, I know you will achieve your goals. As you start seeing more progress and results, you will be able to spend more time on your business.

When I started out online, I had limited time because I was in school full time and I was able to achieve "full time" status within the online business world in a year. I totally understand that we all have "time" issues in life, but I absolutely know you can do the same and accomplish the same sort of success!

Take action on the training here, immerse yourself within the community, and ask for help when you need it. This is your sure path to your own personal goals and successes Eric! :)
Lets go!!!
megawinner Premium
Geat goals!

Way to go. Keep it up.

You may want to follow me and read my blogs, they may help you in achieving your goals.

All the very best for your success.

FlorentinoGeat awesome goals!

Way to go. Keep it up.

You may want to follow me and read my blogs, they may help you in achieving your goals.

All the very best for your success.

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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.
Congratulations in investing in the rest of your life
If you need any help please ask in the questions section and someone in the community will be more than glad to help.
We all want each of us to succeed Wishing you all the very best success here
EBeins Premium
Thanks Jennifer
Jadatherapy Premium
You are most welcome

Here's to making it happen here at Wealthy Affiliate

Carson2 Premium
Great news.
EBeins Premium
Thanks Carson
smartketeer Premium
Hi Eric,

Congratulations on becoming a Premium member!

Wise decision!

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

To YOUR success!

EBeins Premium
Thanks mate.
SuzaMarie Premium

Congrats and welcome to WA premium! Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!

All the best,
EBeins Premium
Thanks SuzaMarie
Kyle Premium
Hey Eric and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Eric, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

EBeins Premium
Thanks, Kyle. I appreciate it.
Kyle Premium
No problem at all Eric, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)