Hi all at wealthy affiliate, my name is Simon I am 41 yrs old from North Wales, Rhyl which is a seaside resort like a little Blackpool where folks come here on their summer holidays,
I started my working life at 13 yrs old working in catering as a kitchen porter and built myself up to a chef, I only kept this up until i was 23 due to the hours of work/split shifts/nights,also owned a kiosk in my hometown on the promenade for a number of years,
only to move on to painting and decorating as my father was a decorator who always took me to work with him if I was out of work to pay my keep so i learned enough off him to then go on my own in the sub contracting world of the business in which i started in surrey/london where I stayed for 15 years on and off,
to then return home as i built a family of my own which i wanted to spend time with and see my children growing up instead of working away,therefore i took a big drop in pay to do this,
I am self employed in a number of different business types, my main business is painting and decorating, my second small business is a tanning salon,my third business is yet another kiosk/food bar 30 miles from my home town in which is successfull but all this is a lot of hard work and organisation to keep it all going
I have been studying affiliate marketing for three years now in my spare time, having only an affiliate program with amazon promoting products for my salon,also I have created other page niches on facebook to promote,i made conversions in my first week but nothink im going to be able to retire on or have the financial freedom i am looking for to spend more time with my loved ones,take them on holidays which is very difficult with three business`s to run week in week out,
I have scoured the internet for good affiliate programs seen lots of rubbish and lots of scams ,the reason why I am here today joining wealthy affiliate as I have done my home work on the company and it looks to me the best thing there is on the internet regarding affiliate networking and the most honest program there is out there,
I really like the idea of the community forum/help also the dashboard seems simple enough to use even if im not a computer wizard, so here I am to give it a go, I look forward to working with all at wealthy affiliate.