About IanHannaford
Joined July 2019
Recent graduate from the Masterkey Masterminds Scholarship. Entrepreneur, Global Direct Selling, Telesales & Social Media Professional.

Investing/Trading in Cryptocurrency Mining - Coaching - Mentoring

Brokered the lease of Richard Branson's first Boeing 747 for then literally Virgin Airlines. We have stayed in touch all these past years and I have his private em@il and his PA's mobile #

Founded the mobile service provider Europa Communications in 1975 and it was sold to Sweden's Talkland a few years later.

I built a big financial telesales business; put my all in it; I was making a month what many dream of earning a year and on autopilot! Could have made millions; all crashed after the 2008 Lehman's moment, 4 years later I ended up living 67 days on Trafalgar Square; Have now rebuilt my life and have learned from my mistakes - I now help people get what they want in life and to fund their multiple income stream Plan B.

Now I am using that experience and great business skills to help others avoid making the same mistake!

A middle-aged Culturati with a Wealth of Experience and Passion to Make a Difference. Formerly UK Sales Manager at Finansscandic.

Specialties: Coaching, Headhunting, Mentoring, Business and Leadership Development, Global Branding & Marketing, Philanthropy. Trained in Hypnosis and as an NLP Practitioner.

My goal is to help others create a "Plan B", which is a PROFITABLE home-based business that does not affect what you are doing now, your "Plan A", which is your job or small business. If your "Plan A" stops working or fails, you and your family can go on with your lives without much hardship.
Skype: ilstupendo
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RichD1 Premium
Hi Ian, 🙋🏼‍♂️

Thank you for the follow, I'm following you now as well. I read that you have had the ups and downs and back up again in life.🎢 You have had quite a journey and I am happy that you have become a part of the family here at WA.👍🏻 Good luck 🍀 and much success.

IanHannaford Premium
Thank you Rich, much appreciated.
ecocatherine Premium
Hi and thank you so much for the follow, I have returned the favour.

If you every need any help, please feel free to ask as I will be more than happy to try to assist you.

I am currently focussing on the green living niche and enjoy learning more about this niche so if you come across some good articles, please send them my way.

All the very best here!
IanHannaford Premium
I look forward to connecting with you.

Have a great weekend.

Ian H
terrycarroll Premium
Hi Ian and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here in WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
apache1 Premium
Hi Ian,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for the follow much appreciated.

Follow and apply the training given to you by Kyle and you can do well

Keep going forward and believe in yourself and in all you do.

Enjoy all before you and wishing you well along your online journey

BlueJasmin Premium
What a resume! I am superbly IMPRESSED.

The one thing I am wondering about is: how about diversification? Being in finance, you know that it is the fundamental rule. Right?

Sorry, I am just curious...

Anyways, welcome to the club. I know that you will do amazingly well with all this experience and background.

Thank you for including me in your network. I will do the same.

Good luck and I will be checking with your periodically.

IanHannaford Premium
To be specific I teach the multiple income stream Plan B to mine #Bitcoin with one app then to use others to create your own central bank with Crypto and precious metals.
BlueJasmin Premium
That is awesome.

Loes Premium
Hello Ian,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
BBrandt Premium
Hello, Ian,
Thank you for following me. I have added you to my network. I to have found the training and support here to be the best. Please check out my profile page and visit my websites at your leisure, I just finished my second website. I am passionate about health/well-being. I will look for you on your social media and look forward to working with you.

God bless and much success to you. Above all, let's have fun!

YayasHome Premium
Welcome Aboard! I'm so happy you found Wealthy Affiliate an' I'm very happy to meet you.

Sounds like you have a very strong foundation for building a strong business in WA. This is a place where everyone is as anxious for everyone else to succeed as they are to succeed, themselves. Helping each other is a common practice an' we enjoy learning an' gettin' to know each other.

I do hope that if you have questions, you will ask for help. The lessons are very well structured, but most people do run into a bit of a snag, now an' then.

I am sorry to hear of the struggles you've encountered. I hope that by building up your WA business, you will also find many levels of success an' fulfillment.

~ Yaya
dpanic63 Premium
Hellos Ian..

And Greetings from Canada

Great to meet you and officially welcome to the WA Community and Platform

Looks to me as though you already have your "Niche" locked down


Thanks so much for adding me to your network will absolutely do the same

Reach out if you are in need, for we all do at some point.

Let me know how it has been going


BobMargroff Premium
Hi Ian, thanks for the follow and I am now following you back. You have quite a bit of successes under your belt that it’s hard to say “I look forward to seeing your future successes.” LOL!!!

But...as you have had the past successes, you will still have future ones. 😀

I wish you the best!

Bob M
Cmbano19 Premium
Hi Ian:
Thank you my friend for the follow and I'm following you back. With your wealth of knowledge, skills, the sky is the limit. It is noble to think of others as you do. Many of us here will gain from your experiences.
Thanks, good luck and welcome to WA.
smartketeer Premium
Hi Ian,

Thanks for following :)

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

You can check out my websites in the Follow Me On section of my profile page (bottom right corner).

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

JasonKim Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, Ian. Great to have you here in our community. First of all, congratulations on becoming a Premium Member.

I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business endeavor and hope you achieve all of your personal and financial goals.

JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Ian. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile.
We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
starfalex123 Premium
Hello Ian,Welcome to wealthy Affiliate the place were dreams an goals can be achieved with the training an community not forgetting Leadership. Thank you for being a part of my network great knowing you an thanks for allowing me to following you.may you have great success with your business. Have a wonderful weekend. F
Wdcope Premium
Appreciate the follow, and will reciprocate. Per your bio about plan "A" & "B". Been through both several times, so it awesome you never gave up and keep moving forward. In my retirements years recently my plan "B" blew up with a not so good business partner. Even with years under our belts we still fall for situations that cost us.
Even still I move forward because of how I was raised and grew though life.
Look forward to seeing how it works out here for you, and wish the best in this journey.
Take care,
Petra4 Premium
Hi Ian and thank you for the follow - also following you in return.
Interesting bio. Congratulations on rebuilding yourself as well as coming as far as you have.

Don't you love reality checks . . . ?

Have been in your shoes which I will call my Plan A. Living my Plan B without much hardship. Enjoying it & hoping to stay on this path :)

Wishing you every success here at WA, its community and on your journey
Jerrick75 Premium
Hello there Ian!

Thank you for the follow, I am doing the same in return. It looks like you have had a very busy life filled with all kinds of endeavors. I look forward to seeing/hearing what comes next. Best wishes to you and your future my friend.

Thanks again!

Jerrick S.
JohnJStanley Premium
Welcome Ian,
Thanks for the follow, you have done a ton of interesting things.
How do you think Wealthy Affiliate can help you to help others create a "Plan B"? Is that more in the area of crypto, direct sales or another field?
It seems like you can help people in many ways!
Impressive and wish you success
LamaRama Premium
Lovely to meet you, Ian! Wishing you every happiness. I love your plan to help people form a Plan B. This is what I'm hoping to create.
Thanks for sharing your story!! Love your perspective.
Warm wishes
Lyndal and Remy (my son who is doing the training as part of his homeschooling)
KenSenyk Premium
Thx for the follow and happy to follow you back. A very interesting bio and thinking you will be an asset to the WA community!

Wishing you success in your ventures. WA has taught me a lot so far and now I have ventured in a few different directions with what I’ve learnt here.

Kind Regards,
KayeLyon Premium
Welcome Ian. I have been with Wealthy Affiliate way to long not to have done anything with it. I keep letting things like selling real estate and no time to learn the business. This is what I want to do. I want to retire in a year or so and hope to have spent time on Wealthly Affiliate to be making some money. Nice to have someone like you aboard. Maybe you can give me some tips in the future.
Nancy29 Premium
Welcome to WA, and thanks for the follow, Ian. It's great having you with us. We share a similar goal here at WA. However, you have a MUCH more impressive bio! What fun.

Hope you weave a few Richard Branson stories into your WA blogs. He's someone I've enjoyed following through the years.
cris1018 Premium
Hi, and welcome to WA! You sound like a busy man, and a good fit to make use of this platform for yourself and for others. Thank you for adding me to your network. I have returned the favor. Glad to connect here, and wish you the best in doing what you do!

Take care,
GazBower Premium
Hello Ian and thanks for following me here on WA. I have added you to my network too.
Reading through your bio I have to say... Wow.... You certainly have had an eventful life. If anyone has what it takes to succeed here it's you.
I will follow you with great interest to see if I can pick up some tips for my 'Plan B'
Best wishes mate.

LouisMunro Premium
Geez Ian what a life story my friend!

You have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer. I am exactly doing that Plan A-Working as Chartered Accountant selling time, very hard work in a hopeless going-nowhere unequal economy. Plan B - Cloud Accounting Software earning commission using Wealthy Affiliate's platform.

It would be nice having you in my corner. If you are ever in Africa, particular the South, come visit me.
OSegun Premium
Many thanks for following me Ian. I have returned the kind gesture.

From your profile, you have been to many places. Quite a lot of people will have something to learn from you.

It's great to read on your profile that you are willing to help. Bravo.

I wish you all the best.

Louis55 Premium

By the look of your profile, you have lived the life of adventure. And you are right in saying that others should have a plan B. I too have been preaching that to others in my inner circle.

I have experienced losing all as you have and I believe that those of us who get that lesson in life develops the ultimate survivalist mentality.

I look forward to seeing your future projects. Good luck my friend.

IanHannaford Premium
Thank you those very kind words Louis, I look forward to chatting with you.
klchang Premium
Thank you, Ian, for leaving a message in my profile.
Instead of replying there, I prefer to reply here.
Appreciate that you add me to your network where I can learn from you. I am really, really impressed with your qualifications and experiences.
All the best to you, Ian and blessings.
IanHannaford Premium
There is a tonne of help here from the other members, very impressive. Frankly at my age I did feel the WA project is too techie for me but with help I'm getting there. Keep in touch.
Robert-A Premium
Hello Ian And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you will no doubt have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there will always be something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 500+ blogs I have published within WA.

Also feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.

Have a great day.
PMindra Premium
Hi, Ian.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate Community.

You have a great background story, Ian. Sorry, you had to go through the meltdown the way you did.. I was affected too but not to your extreme. 20 trillion dollars later and here we are.

I admire what you would like to do moving forward and I wish you much success in accomplishing your goals.

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance.

Kindest regards,

McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

Always here,

IanHannaford Premium
Thank you I am 2 weeks in and struggling. Second site built out but oh my the tech is not easy in fact darn difficult! Still can't figure out my niche and how to make desperately need money here to be honest.
Vesna2 Premium
Hello Ian, it’s a pleasure to meet you and be a part of your WA network!
Wishing you the best of success,
adanac4277 Premium
Hello Ian! A very interesting biography. I am following you now. Bob
Sisbubbles84 Premium
Thank you for following, You indicated you need a niche I would start by promoting Wealthy affiliate and work at home jobs. It will at least get your feet wet. Don't get bogged down. More ideas will come with time.
IanHannaford Premium
Thank you Sis, much appreciated. I am into home based business, with a travel app. that pays in #Bitcoin (lovely Jubbly) and a couple of others that are into gold.
APouliot Premium
Thank you for the follow and welcome at Wealthy Affiliate Ian!
megawinner Premium
Thank you for following me. You may read my posts as they may help you achieve your goals. Keep learning.
megawinner Premium
Thank you for following me. You may read my posts as they may help you achieve your goals. Keep learning.
shmooel18 Premium
Hello IanHannafo. Welcome to WA premium. the training provided is top notch and you can always get answers to your questions. You are now part of a large community, where someone can always help you. Just put in the work, realize that success does not come overnight, don't give up and you can't help but to succeed. The best of luck for your future success
ExpatMark Premium
Hello Ian and welcome to our WA community.
Congrats on going Premium and good luck in all your online endeavors.

IanHannaford Premium
Hi Mark, I am too an expat, living on the fantasy island of Mallorca, Spain, a mere 94F today!
ExpatMark Premium
I got a few friends in southern Spain and they said the temperature hit 112 degrees this past week. Expat life is the only life.

megawinner Premium
Welcome, to WA Premium. You may also want to follow me and read my blogs as it may help you achieve your goals. I will appreciate it if you could also leave a comment. All the best.
IanHannaford Premium
Of course I can. I need as much help as I can get at my age! I am struggling with the wordpress website build to be honest. No replies from Kyle in 3 days...
WMarshall1 Premium
Hi and welcome to Premium.
This is an incredible community and the training is terrific. Everyone is so willing to help you out. You will be successful as long as you stay focussed and keep positive.
All the best to you!
IanHannaford Premium
Thank you Wanda
TimMoto Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and to Premium. You made a great decision to upgrade. It shows your commitment to succeed. There are so many valuable tools and training available to help you achieve your goals, and a great network of incredibly helpful people.
Reach out if you need any help.
IanHannaford Premium
Thanks mi Amigo much appreciated!
harperaa Premium
Welcome to WA and congratulations on becoming a premium member. You will find more than you dreamed inside the member areas. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you. Please follow me as well.

MMacLeod Premium
Welcome to the WA Premium Community!

IanHannaford Premium
Thank you.
MMacLeod Premium
Make a lot of friends and enjoy the journey.
JeffreyBrown Premium
Welcome to WA, Ian!!

IanHannaford Premium
Thank you Jeffrey ;-)
keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Ian & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!
Tinababy25 Premium
Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
IanHannaford Premium
That is my MAJOR issue! I wanted to focus on mining Bitcoin and developing a financial Plan B.
Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this Ian, and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
IanHannaford Premium
Hi let's schedule a chat as I do need HELP with the right niche then can find the right keywords.
Kyle Premium
Keywords are the premise of all of your content. Ideally you will be finding keywords with a lower competition (also known as QSR) because it means that you are going to be competition with less websites in Google when you go to create your content.

You want your keyword to meet the following criteria:

(1) Must be lower than 100 QSR initially, as you get more authority in search engines you can tackle more competitive search terms.
(2) Must get some traffic, I ideally aim for over 50 searches per month
(3) Must make grammatical sense

I recently created training on how to come up with great keywords here and this is a strategy I have always used to build out my website Ian ... Once you have your keyword, you are going to create a page or a post on your website targeting that keyword. It should be within the following places in your content:

(1) Somewhere in the page/post title
(2) Somewhere within the first paragraph

And then write your content naturally and make sure it is engaging. People search "keywords" when they are looking for something so as you start getting ranked under these keywords, you are going to start to see traffic.

Once you have traffic...you have a ton of opportunity to generate revenue.

Hope this helps you out Ian!
WendyMx Premium
Greetings, and welcome to Premium. I think it's a great opportunity for learning, doing, and interacting with like-minded people. I hope your experience here will lead to success beyond your dreams.
All the best,