About JohnLewis
Joined May 2015
Thought I better update my bio as it's now 2017

So this is where I am suppose to spill the beans all about myself. Ok then let's go, I am 67 recently divorced (2 years ago), have 3 wonderful adult children, a Grandson and a gorgeous Granddaughter. I live in Penrith New South Wales Australia. (yep the place where kangaroos bounce down the street, I actually seen one the other day doing just that)

For most of my life I always worked for someone else helping them build their dream however in September of 1999 the Building Maintenance company I was contracted to and had been working with for 18 years decided to close their doors so I got thrown in the deep end you could say, do I try and find another JOB or grab the opportunity of working for myself.

Since I did most of the work in the previous company many of their clients actually thought I owned the company but after explaining the situation to them they all said well why don't you just keep going with it and work for yourself, instead of ringing them we will ring you, I decided to take a step out of my comfort zone and try it what do I have to lose, so I started working for myself, that was 18 years ago and I'm still self employed.

Growing up my Father used to always say better the devil you know than the devil you don't, it was many years later I actually found out he was offered a partnership with the guy who was a good friend of his, he turned it down because my Mother was very security conscience and talked him out of it - the partnership was to be at the very start of a brand new business - Victa Lawnmowers - I don't think he ever forgave himself for not taking it.

Anyway having started my new venture I thought good now maybe I can build my dream instead of everyone else's, it has taken a while to realise it and after talking with many other business owners we have all reached the same conclusion - yes we may be working for ourselves being our own boss but basically in the end all we did was build ourselves a be your own boss
Just On Broke (JOB)

As my business is mostly all physical work which has kept me in good shape I thought it's about time I considered my age and how long I can maintain it before it started affecting my health so I started to look around for something I could do to replace my current income and free up my time a bit more to spend enjoying life with my family who got a bit neglected whilst building my business (most business people know this is one of the unfortunate parts of building a business)

My needs are fairly simple, good relationships, good health are the two most important things to me but I would also like to travel more and be able to help my children live the best live's they can.

Love this quote by Seth Godin - "Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set yourself up a with a life you don't need to escape from." (well it's close to what he said)
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi John,
Just dropping by to thank you for the follow and also for the opportunity to be part of your network, I hope that your WA experience is going well
Alex
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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JohnLewis Premium
Gidday TS how are you, loved your idea of transforming photo's into keepsakes that's a brilliant idea, actually it would be a good niche to work on.

Cheers ........ John
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Fleeky Premium
"Life you do not need ro escape from..."

How true
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delroy2222 Premium
Hi John

Welcome back to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on upgrading to Premium.
Best wishes.

Delroy
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JohnLewis Premium
Thanks for your wishes much appreciated.

Cheers ....... John
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delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome John. )
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it John and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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Kyle Premium
Hey John,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well John and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well John! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance John!
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Kyle Premium
What's going on John? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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Carson Premium
Hey John! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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Kyle Premium
Hey John, nice to meet you. It sounds like you have a lot of experience in the business world thus far and I think your experience is going to really help create a successful journey ahead within the online world.

Simply drop me a reply if you do need a hand with absolutely anything going forward.

PS. I hope you are having an awesome week thus far!
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JohnLewis Premium
Hi Kyle, nice to meet you to. I may have a fair understanding of business outside of the Internet but inside it I'm feel like a floundering fish left on the beach after the tide went out.

If I can devote one day per week to this how long do you think it would take before seeing any substantial results?
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Kyle Premium
The more time you invest in your business, the more you get out of it. One day per week may be more than enough time when starting out. I have actually created a thread on this exact discussion recently that will give you a lot of perspective:
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craig6 Premium
HI,thanks for the follow..all the best to you on your journey here at WA..let's stay in touch,great to connect,Jay
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mjpd Premium
Hello and welcome to WA! It is fantastic that you joined the WA community and that you are moving forward on your dreams. Start following the lessons and don’t forget to ask for help if you get stuck! I wish you all the best in your endeavors!
Cheers!
Maureen
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BigDaddyFred Premium
Welcome, John:

I too am 64 with three natural grown kids and a few adopted-by-heart kids, five grands and...... Well a whole bunch of special people around me.

When I found Wealthy Affiliates, I was just looking for a way to occupy my time in a beneficial way (read - turn time into income).Not because I don''t have enough, I do. But there is just more one can do with additional income.

But I have discovered that WA is much more than income. It is a way for people to express their heart and dreams in a community of support.

Here's to you accomplishing your goals!

Best to you,
BigDaddyFred
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WayneWright Premium
Hi John welcome to WA wish you all the best and goodluck :)
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JohnLewis Premium
Hi Wayne Thanks, took me a while to find how to answer you, the site can be a bit overwhelming for an older guy
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WayneWright Premium
Your welcome John and you'll get the hang of it in time, it took me a while to get the hang of it myself :) any help you need now or anytime in the future am always around and if not you can always ask the WA members everyone here is very helpful and always happy to give a helping hand, on the left of the screen you'll see live chat click there anytime you need help or just write on my profile or send me a message :)
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