My name is Geoff and I aim to learn affiliate marketing learning from and particpating with the Wealth Affiliate community.
I live with my life partner Julie in one of the most desirable places in Australia at Noosa Heads in Queensland.
My journey into affiliate marketing began about 2008-2009 when the GFC started to kick in. After more than 30 years working with a major global mining company, I entered into the small business arena in 2005. I bought a photocopying business and over the initial eight years turned it into a graphic design and printing business. Things were going great until the GFC started to kick in. As the business has gobbled up my savings I needed to find something extra (do not get me wrong, the business is still operating but not generating sufficient revenues to return my investments with interest.) So I began exploring internet marketing.
I am now past retirement age but have no intention or do I want to take that road. My dream is to continue developing my graphic design and print business and sell it within the next 12 months (any buyers!) and have the expertise and knowledge to grow my affiliate marketing business.
“IT IS NOT A DREAM, IT IS AN ACHIEVABLE GOAL!”
Over the last 3-7 years I have looked into a number of training programs and also have come across a lot of scamy get rich schemes. In my honest opinion there are only a very few that are worth the money and time investment required. I believe Wealthy Affiliate to be in the top three.
My goal is to build a comfortable life style that will give me more time to spend with my gorgeous partner. Being able to play golf again and more time for travelling, boating and fishing.
I join this community on the path to success in affiliate marketing.
Update May 2018
Well I did not sell the business but have closed the shop and am now doing it all from home. Fortunately we have a house with enough room for the office and all the equipment downstairs. Whilst still doing a lot of printing and graphic design I am now also developing my local business SEO capability taking inspiration from @magistudios (Jay) training in January 2018 SEO Process for 2018 https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/jays-seo-process-for-2018/play and his series on Local SEO that followed.
Have not done a lot with WA for a while and am now reviewing it all and virtually starting again.