About Hirohurl
Joined November 2015
I'm a British bloke who lives, Japan. I am a freelance English language teacher based in Hiroshima.

I have been involved with Internet marketing in various ways for about 15 years now. My first online business was selling Japanese games, comics and other goods to customers all over the world.

A few years later I moved into affiliate marketing. I joined Wealthy Affiliate to improve my online business skills and connect with like-minded business people.

I am also keen on playing chess and Japanese mahjong.

You can see from my profile pic that I am also a long-suffering Dad!

David Hurley
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#1: I'd be happy to earn $500 a day from my online business.
#2: I'd be ecstatic to earn $3000 a day from my online business. ($1m per year)
#3: 12 hours a day when possible. I'd like to get to $500 a day in the next 8 months, and #2 in the next 3 years.
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hirohurl Premium
#1: I'd be happy to earn $500 a day from my online business.
#2: I'd be ecstatic to earn $3000 a day from my online business. ($1m per year)
#3: 12 hours a day when possible. I'd like to get to $500 a day in the next 8 months, and #2 in the next 3 years.
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Kyle Premium
Wonderful goals David! You have an entire community rooting for your success and willing to help you at every step along your journey! :)
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dakochan Premium
Amazing target you put there. I follow you, so I can learn several things from you. :)
Gambate.
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CraigW315 Premium
It has been a longstanding dream of mine to visit Japan! I have wanted to go since I was about 22 or so... I actually had the opportunity at one time to go teach in Nagano, but like a fool, I didn't take it.

I can't complain though. If I'd gone, I likely would never have met my incredible wife and had the two wonderful boys that I have been blessed with.

Still, one day I will go... Hopefully WA will provide the means for me to do some travelling at some point.
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hirohurl Premium
I'm based in Hiroshima, so a long way from Nagano. I've travelled around a lot in Japan, from Tokyo to Kagoshima in the south of Kyushu, but not ventured further north than Tokyo yet.

I'd love to go up to the Japanese "snow country" one winter, but that won't be this year.

Well, if I'm still in Japan when you realize the dream of becoming an Internet marketing traveller, get in touch and I'd be happy to show you around my neck of the woods.
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Sftat Premium
You should hang onto that dream, Craig. In my opinion, there is no place better for North Americans, Brits and Aussies to visit as tourists than Japan. It is super-safe, easy to access by train, and surprisingly welcoming to English speakers - though a little Japanese does come in handy.

I didn't make it to Nagano, but back when I had business in Japan I did enjoy visiting Yuzawa Onsen during the winter, which is also in the Japanese alps. It is a beautiful spa & ski resort town right on the Joetsu Shinkansen (bullet train) line North of Tokyo- north east of Nagano.

I expect Nagano is wonderful, especially in ski season, though I've yet to see it; maybe next time. Yuzawa is popular year round, as the hiking trails and mineral baths (onsen) attract tourists from Tokyo no matter the weather. I've visited in winter and spring, and I recommend it highly. I stopped there on the last day of my final business trip to Japan, to enjoy the onsen a short walk from the bullet train station. I liked it so much that years later when my daughter and I visited Japan for the wedding of a friend of mine (near Nagoya) we visited Yuzawa again.

If you come as a tourist or business visitor from abroad, Japan is easy and fun. With a JR rail pass, you can go almost anywhere, and get there fast by bullet train. If you want to experience the country like locals do, and not like a western tourist, it is inexpensive and great exercise (LOTS of walking in hilly terrain). The castles, temples, shrines, shopping streets and museums are all amazing and user friendly. And you only need about a 10 minute Japanese lesson to ensure you never get on the wrong train. When you have a bit of time, money and curiosity for travel, this should be on the top of your list, IMHO.
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CraigW315 Premium
Sounds great... I still definitely want to go. It's just a matter of money (but isn't everything?)
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Janoch2 Premium
haha, love the profile! that sounds pretty interesting!! selling japanese comics and games world-wide. Not going to lie, Japanese culture I've found quite bizzare but very entertaining.

(I just finished watching a video which I believe translates to Is it candy? where people try taking a bite out of random objects like shoes, desks, book shelves and whatnot... sometimes its candy, other times its not.)

very confusing, but i laughed my arse off.
thanks for the follow! I'll be staying tuned looking forward to reading of your adventures ole Chum.
cheers
-Rob
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hirohurl Premium
Ah yes, Sokkuri Candy, just a part of the background craziness that is life in Japan (not to mention the foreground craziness)...

https://goo.gl/images/otfuEJ
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Janoch2 Premium
haha, yes that's the one! I also really enjoy Japanese Commercials. If you can think of any decent ones to share, I would be much obliged.

Seriously, I thought North American media was getting weird... Japan is just on a whole other level of weird.
I love it!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you David for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. As a Premium Member you are probably aware of the AWESOME and FREE WA Keyword Tool we have unlimited access to.

This is the keyword research tool I have used exclusively after I became a Premium member 3+ years ago and it has helped me many times to find awesome keywords that have led to Google page 1 rankings.

I created very popular WA Training Tutorials, Part 1 and Part 2, on how to use the WA Keyword Tool for keyword research. If you have not seen it and would like to learn how simple it is to use and a little about keywords, click the below link.
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hirohurl Premium
Thank you, Robert.

I use the keyword tool a lot for my blog posts. I will check your training tutorials as I'd be happy to learn some new tricks.

All the best,

David
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DaveSw Premium
Good to meet you here David and thanks for the follow...I have followed you as well...Japan! Cool! I have been there on business for a project I was involved in quite a few years ago now and loved the place...Best of luck to you with your online marketing program...Cheers! Dave : )
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hirohurl Premium
Thank you Dave, and thanks for the follow.

Yes, I have been in Japan for 23 out of the last 26 years. 1 year (1990-91), then 5 years, and now 17 years so far!
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Loes Premium
Hello David,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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hirohurl Premium
Hi Loes,

Thank you for your message. I hope to follow your lead and write some training material this year too. You are setting a great example as well as providing additional value for the members.

All the best to you too.

David
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