About IainStanley
Joined May 2016
Hi everyone, my name is Iain Stanley. I'm from Sydney, Australia originally but for the best part of the last 20 years I've been travelling the world and taking in its wonders.

My home is now a beautiful seaside hamlet in far SW Japan. It's called Miyazaki. Why do I live here? Because it's quiet, the people are friendly, the air is fresh, I have a great job teaching at university and, most importantly, I can pursue my two great passions in life - surfing and photography.

The natural scenery here and the gorgeous coastal stretches allow me to wander all over the place with a camera in my hand and a surfboard under my arm. If I'm not out shooting the rivers, waterfalls, mountains or seaside beauty, then I'm paddling around catching waves on my shortboards, longboards and single fins.

It's a great life, and I'm surrounded by great people.

However, I'm also in my 40's. And in the last couple years I've become a first-time husband, a first-time father, and a first-time house owner. Which means I now have responsibilities I never had when I was roaming the globe alone.

To that end, I understand that I don't have another 40 years in the workforce to provide for my family and for my retirement.

So I'm harnessing the power of the internet to add multiple streams of income to life and learning how to turn my passions into actual ways of profiting.

One of the ways I've done that is through Instagram. Over the last 18 months I've built my total followers to 125,000 and used those followers to build an email list of over 10,000 subscribers.

It has been absolutely amazing for my photography business and for teaching people about Wealthy Affiliate.

You can learn more about how I built Instagram from scratch here:

https://livingtherightway.com/get-instagram-followers

I love teaching and helping others learn how they can be more effective in how they present themselves online, especially through Instagram and blogging, so if you'd like to know more about those things, check out my website at:

https://livingtherightway.com

I really hope to become part of the community here and learn about ethical marketing and helping others do the same.

I love writing so I'm really looking forward to taking advantage of the blogging system here and what it offers.

And if you're into photography or surfing then I'd absolutely love to hear from you :)

I really look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cheers,

Iain (not Lain)
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#1 5k/mo
#2 10-15k/mo
#3 A genuine 2-4 hours every day (I'm still working F-T as a teacher in Japan and juggling husband/father duties). Therefore, I don't want to say 'whatever it takes' because that is setting myself up for failure. I want to use my time well, and set aside a genuine 2-4 hours per day where I'm not checking FB, or doodling on paper, or......but really getting the most out of the training and and the community here. I'm not new in marketing/affiliate marketing, but I haven't succeeded at all thus far.

It mostly comes down to lack of education and lack of clear help from those more experienced. No matter how educated you are in different fields, if you don't know the field you're striving to succeed in, you'll never get ahead.

So I'm looking forward to learning from those who have gone before me, and succeeded before me. :)
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#1 5k/mo
#2 10-15k/mo
#3 A genuine 2-4 hours every day (I'm still working F-T as a teacher in Japan and juggling husband/father duties). Therefore, I don't want to say 'whatever it takes' because that is setting myself up for failure. I want to use my time well, and set aside a genuine 2-4 hours per day where I'm not checking FB, or doodling on paper, or......but really getting the most out of the training and and the community here. I'm not new in marketing/affiliate marketing, but I haven't succeeded at all thus far.

It mostly comes down to lack of education and lack of clear help from those more experienced. No matter how educated you are in different fields, if you don't know the field you're striving to succeed in, you'll never get ahead.

So I'm looking forward to learning from those who have gone before me, and succeeded before me. :)
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Awesome. I am a husband and father of 4 (twins Hannah and Bethany just turned 4; Ruth Lynn, 2; Lil Joe, 1. And I also work F-T as a cabinetmaker.
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MelanieF Premium
I can relate. I wish you well on your journey.
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Carson Premium
Great to see that you've added some goals Iain!

Working towards achieving these goals will happen as you take action on the lesson tasks here at WA. Ask questions when you have them, and take your time. This is not a race, and your time investment will have you up and running before you know it!

You're going to do just great!

Carson
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Camarosmith Premium
Hi lain, thanks for adding me to your network. Will do likewise.

Sounds like an awesome lifestyle, I must say I am a bit jealous :-)
I love to travel but not been to Japan, although I am fascinated by Japanese culture and design.

Hope you are having success here at WA, I am still pretty new to the online marketing game so I am happy to share my knowledge as well as learn from others

Have a great day

Michael
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PietSwart Premium
Hi Iain,

Nice to meet you and thank you for the follow, I appreciate it.
Wow, you are living the life that I always dreamt of... I lift my hat to you for taking the decision to live the life you wanted.

All of the best to you. See you around.

Regards
Piet
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Lodge Premium
Hello Lain, Thanks for adding me to you network. Great Bio and it looks like you have made it here for over a year. How is your website going so far if you don't mind my asking. I will follow you as well! Surfer and Scuba diver here in Northern California..
Sincerely,
Curtis
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GomMagtibay Premium
Hi Lain,

It's good to know that you are open to the idea that WA and programs like DA can co-exist nicely with one another (some WA members call it a scam). I just came from your blog via SiteComments, and I found you here, I decided to follow you. Bird of same feathers flock together.
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Iain

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month; Please feel free to follow me on social media;
https://www.facebook.com/kdforsman/
https://twitter.com/PaidBlogJobs
https://plus.google.com/+KDForsman
https://twitter.com/kdforsman_nz
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
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