About JohnEdwards1
Joined August 2017
I am an English gentleman living in the South West of England
I started working as a trainee mechanic for the local bus company at the age of 14
after completing my National service in the Army and serving in Germany
I returned to England and married my fiancé whom I had loved for five years
I was put in charge of the experimental records office for the bus company
I then worked as an inspector for a company rebuilding army vehicles
after a few years, I moved to the better-paid aircraft industry building Westland’s
twin rotor helicopter, the Type192 named the Belvedere
when the production run was completed there was still work to do and I moved
to the electronics development laboratory, later Westland’s were obliged to reduce staff
in the factory so I transferred to the Bristol Aeroplane Company in Bristol as a technical engineer
I was employed in the fatigue laboratory designing equipment to stress test aircraft including the BAC 111 and the world-famous Concorde
a few years later in order to be closer to the hospital that my wife was a patient in I took a job with a local fan manufacturing company as a fan designer.
Shortly after my dear wife died of an incurable cancer leaving me with four children to bring up, including a 14-month-old baby;
In order to improve my income, I got employment with Rolls-Royce who were designing and building aircraft engines, I was employed as a technical engineer, six weeks later Rolls-Royce announced that the company was bankrupt, I have always jokingly said “it was nothing to do with me”
It made no difference to me as I was working on a military project seven days a week my task was to make sense of the designer’s requirements and apply modifications as required to the 40 engines in the Pegasus development program. To be used on the jump jet aircraft.
Two years later I was promoted upstairs to a department costing and planning the development of every engine that Rolls-Royce produced.
On the home front, I had purchased a small hotel with 10 bedrooms which I was refurbishing in my spare time, my eldest daughter had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in teaching and had gone to Australia to begin her teaching career.
Seizing the opportunity for a holiday in Australia I took my 11-year-old son on our first overseas holiday,
I took no holiday from Rolls-Royce in 1976 but I had booked the whole of December in anticipation of our Australia trip,
it’s a long way to go for a few weeks so I said to my departmental head
“When you put the holiday chart up for next year please mark me up for the whole of January"
We had a lovely educational two months in Australia but when I returned, admittedly one day late, They made such a fuss and told lies about me making prior arrangements. I was so disgusted I resigned.
Driving home in the middle of the day I resolved to turn my life around
I quickly sold my 10 bedroom hotel and bought another hotel that had 46 bedrooms, it needed a lot of renovation but it was all work that I could do myself. And it was quite close to the seafront
By 1984 my bank balance was finally in the black
Then came the recession of. 1988 and I finally sold up in 91 and retired.
Just think that is 26 years ago.Time marches on
I had built a Sinclair Z80 years ago so I spent my time developing computer programs, When the national lottery started I even wrote a program to forecast the lottery results, it did have some wins, but I did not make much money.
In 1997 I visited my son in South Africa on the occasion of his wedding to a South African girl.
I spent the next 17 years traveling all over the world
I spent 30 years as a naturist visiting many beaches in many countries
I now have 19 grandchildren and my family has spread to Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia
I am deeply concerned about the effects of climate change I have a social welfare website to help prepare people for disasters both man-made and natural
I am also an amateur inventor and have applied for several provisional patents
I am still fit and mobile despite my 86 years existence
My websites.
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Great to meet you and thanks for the follow. Wishing you continued success. Jay
beachlife Premium
WOW just read your profile! Your amazing! Thanks for the follow I am now following you back. Got love us Kiwis lol, much love from New Zealand.
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Hello John, welcome to WA. Your bio is quite impressive. You should write a book and market it here at WA. You have a great writing style.
Good luck here starting out. It sounds like you are already familiar with websites so that shouldn't be a problem for you. I'm looking forward to getting to know you here through WA.
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A question if I blog from my web page, who sees it?
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Blog entries that you post to your site are visible to anyone on the internet unless you take specific steps to hide them.
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Hi Mr labman
be careful laboratories can be dangerous places to work in. Thank you for your contact
I have a niche for you,.dog food supplies I expected you know all about that.
Ah yes, and another one protective clothing
you are doing well, but I wish you all the best.
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Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Welcome to the Community, John, and thanks for connecting with me. Wishing you every success on your WA journey :-)
JCassone Premium
Great for you! Still going at 86, very motivational
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Hi and thanks for the follow.
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I have updated my bio, added a few snippets of information and also listed my websites
Feel free to check it out. John
Mhibdon Premium
hello and thanks for the follow, 86 years young and you have done a lot, and congrats on the family, when I was in the service I loved traveling to different countries, best wishes and good luck
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what is the best way to make money blogging
Gkyra Premium
Wooowww...such a colorful story you have! For sure, you would become a great blogger (if you choose that path) because maybe it was a long profile description but it was sooo moving! You have great writing skills. You are in the right place. You have also your own website. Seems like you are gonna meke big buks faster you think.

Good luck,

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God Bless you John! Great story! I traveled a lot too, worked and lived in 6 countries and always in the Hospitality business.
I wish you all the best and lots of success within WA and your life!
Bentatou360 Premium
Hi John thanks for being a fan of Mother earth. It is inspiring to hear an 86 year young man speak the way you do.
I don't know if you golf. I want to share a story with you about your friend Winston Churchill.
It is said that after the war and The allies won, he had a break one week end so he asked to go hit golf balls then play.
After the club where he was going got the call, the head pro got all excited, cordoned off a section of the range and was waiting. Sure enough, lord winston showed up.
The poor golf pro put the best advice he could offer to no avail.
Winston tried hard, he just could not put the club face square on the ball.
When he had enough, he slammed the club on the ground, looked at the pro and said
" laddy, golf is a game devised by the devil played by tools ill suited for the purpose" and left. He came back a week later.
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See progress blog number three
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Hi John, Thanks for following me.
Keisi Premium
Hola John!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU!

JohnEdwards1 Premium
Thanks, Sylvia interesting what we dig up looking back
we will speak again, follow me I'm moving fast
SylviaMG Premium
Hi John!

WOW! What a bio! You have quite the work record!

My fiance is a WWII Historian, airplane guy, car guy and more. I will share this with him as it will blow his socks off! lol

I have inventions that I want to do, so that life can be a better place for my family.

Rolls Royce cars are my favorite Luxury car! I would love to ride in one someday... :D
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Hi John.
Sue and I thank you for your following. What a rich work related past. Sounds like a wonderful family eve if they are scattered a bit. Best wishes for your success at WA.

Bill & Sue
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You should be able to see it okay now
HarveyBrown Premium
Hello John, nice approach. Have you tried copying the link and then pasting it into your post?
JohnEdwards1 Premium
So I put it on my website essentialvitamins.siterubix.com
see if you can see it there
JohnEdwards1 Premium
I don't know how to put the video up
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Hello John, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
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Hi John, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on going premium jump on board and make the most of the opportunity, best wishes for your online adventure.
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Congratulation For being premium member. You can learn a lot in here. In the last 2 months i have made progress from the course and the help from this community. Check out my work and i hope you will be motivated
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My Accomplishments? does having 20 grandchildren count, I need some sales, Christmas is coming
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Great job on going Premium, you are going to love it. If you ever need help with anything, please don't hesitate to ask :) Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing your success here at WA!

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Hi John! Welcome to premium. Hugs!
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welcome to WA, I hope you enjoy it here!
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Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership. Best of wishes.
JohnEdwards1 Premium
I have no idea if this is going to work but I will keep trying, they say, persistence pays off
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Time will definitely tell John. All I know is that sticking to it pays. Have a great weekend.
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Welcome to premium
Here are my 3 tips I like to give out
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2. Be patient
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Please feel free to follow me.
Good Luck Paul.
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Hi John,

Brad here again. I just wanted to followup with a specific example of an advanced strategy you can take advantage of here at Wealthy Affiliate that is not possible anywhere else.

First, I noticed that you have not yet completed your account setup. Setting up your profile is key to getting the most out of Wealthy Affiliate. This is your calling card when it comes to contributing to the community and getting other members here to help you out learning strategies like the one I will explain here in this post. People are just less likely to respond to "invisible" people.

To complete your setup, go into your profile page (click the box to the right side the blue Rank box at the top right of any page in Wealthy Affiliate to get there). From the top of that page, click the big green "Edit Your Profile Here" button to enter a bit about yourself and your goals.

Then click on the green "Add an Image Here" button to upload an image of yourself or your dog or anything really that you would like people to associate with you. Some people change their images frequently just for fun, like rotating between their favorite Star Trek characters or whatever.

Ok, back to the advanced strategy I promised.

A somewhat little known fact about Wealthy Affiliate is that the internal blog system here ranks highly in Google. If you are in your profile page reading this, then you should see a "My Blog" link at the top of the page. Go there and simply click on the big blue "Create a new blog" button to create your first blog post.

This is different from your own free blogs that you will create here using SiteRubix. The most well known aspect of the My Blog feature is that all your followers within Wealthy Affiliate will be notified of your new posts. That is how most people think about it and how they use it.

However, with the My Blog feature the blog posts you create show up directly on http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com. The posts are accessible there by anyone searching on Google (no need for them to be a WA member). According to the backlink checker I use, http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com has over 35,000 backlinks pointing to it from other websites. Type site:my.wealthyaffiliate.com into Google and you will find it has over 400,000+ pages indexed in Google. This makes it an authority site and gives it ranking power in Google.

Even better, when non-members access your WA blog posts from google you automatically get credit if they signup for Wealthy Affiliate (e.g. your WA cookie gets set even without your affiliate link, you get credit based on the fact that they visited your WA blog post).

And it gets even better. When non-members visit your WA "My Blog" posts, if they click on a link on that page it automatically opens a signup form for Wealthy Affiliate, where you get credit for that referral in the WA affiliate program. Even if they don't click on a link, that signup form pops up after 15 or 20 seconds of arriving on that page. Outside visitors can either signup or close the popup and continue reading your blog post. You can see how this works by creating your own WA blog post and visiting that page in a browser where you are not logged in to WA.

There is no other program out there that allows you to write posts directly on their authority site and make commissions from those posts. In your other promotions on your own blogs you can link to your WA My Blog posts without using your affiliate link, since you get credit anyway. There can be various advantages to this, as you will learn in later training here at WA.

The only caveat to this strategy is your My Blog posts should be helpful to the other WA members. You can't blog about dog training for instance, it should be about affiliate marketing, blogging and online business topics.

However, since it is all optimized to support you in making money from the WA affiliate program, this isn't really a downside. Just use your SiteRubix niche sites to promote niche topics like dog training, and use your WA Blog as (one way) to promote the WA affiliate program. For example, you could use one of your free Site Rubix sites for a favorite niche topic, and one for an online business related niche to promote the WA affiliate program.

Here is a link that explains more about how to make the most of this strategy:
Here is the next step in that training that shows how one WA Blog post is ranking in Google: Hope that helps!

PurrPower Premium
Hi John,

I'm glad you made it! After you begin to see the powerful tools, training, and remarkable opportunities available here, I know you will be glad also.

Beyond giving you everything you need to succeed as an affiliate in your area of interest, you can also promote Wealthy Affiliate as an affiliate:


With a strong recurring commission structure, and a product that people love, this is a dream affiliate program that you now have access to as a Starter Member.

Although it is worth noting that the commissions are double for Premium Members, so the premium upgrade is worth considering for that reason alone if you decide to pursue this aspect of Wealthy Affiliate. To learn more, click the black "Affiliate Bootcamp" button at the top left of this page.

If you are new to making money online, it will take you awhile to fully appreciate everything that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. If you have been struggling to get things working with your online business, then be prepared for some "light bulb moments" as you go through the training and begin to understand how the Wealthy Affiliate platform can accelerate your results.

I will follow up with you in a few days to give you a concrete example of an excellent advanced strategy that is possible here at Wealthy Affiliate. This is a strategy that is simply not possible anywhere else (check this page for that update in a few days).

In the meantime, I would suggest you take the following 3 steps:

1. Complete your profile with a brief description of your goals, and of course with a nice photo of your smiling face! This makes a huge difference when interacting with the community here.

2. For a quick look at how easy it is to setup your first website (which is the basis for any online business), I highly recommend you take a look at Kyle's excellent video on creating your first website right here within Wealthy Affiliate in under 30 seconds (yes, this really is possible!): 3. Complete the free training lessons and videos to get started with your first niche website. Just click on the green "Get Started Here" button on the top left side of the page.

The fastest way to get your questions answered is to take advantage of the live chat and the question area at the bottom of each training module. There are many members here willing to help out.

These ways are faster (than asking an individual person) because you are more likely to connect with people that are actually online here at WA at the same time you are asking your questions.

Even before asking however, the search bar at the top of every page in Wealthy Affiliate is great for finding answers. That is what I use the most. WA has been in business for over 10 years, so almost any question you can think of has been asked and answered already. The search bar is great for finding those answers,

Have fun in your first few days at Wealthy Affiliate!