About Kingfisher
Joined September 2014
I joined WA, several years ago now, and didn't really know what I was doing, I was a mature student at the University of Liverpool; and I guess, I just lost focus on WA, that was the stupidest thing I ever did :-). However, I've come on a bit since then and I'm really focused on making a new career, and a lot of money, with the help of this community
I'm 76 years old and was born, and still live, in the city of Liverpool, in the UK. I'm a writer with a passion for war stories, particularly about World War 2; and, conversely, I also love comedy. Throughout the world there's an undeniable, and slightly uncomfortable, interest in all things to do with War; and, whether we admit it or not, thousands of people just love looking at, and reading about, anything to do with the subject. I often ask myself, is there something in our DNA that causes this? Do we actually need war to satisfy some deep primal need in our psychological makeup?

I recognized this interest within in myself as a very young boy; and, since then, I've had a lifelong interest in the subject of war in all its various forms. Maybe it's because, as a small boy, I lived through Herman Goering’s Luftwaffe "Blitzkrieg" of my home city. Maybe, despite my tender years at the time, it’s because of that; that I still have very vivid memories. Memories of the wailing sound of the air raid sirens, signaling "Raiders approaching"; which, I’m ashamed to say, still never fails to excite me. I remember hearing the sounds of anti-aircraft guns firing, and the ‘crump’ sound of bombs exploding: maybe that’s why the subject of war, in general, and World War 2 in particular, holds an interest for me.

So much so that, since I graduated from university, I've written extensively on the subject. However, I have also spent many years wrestling to come to terms with just how a sophisticated and highly civilized people like the Germans ever allowed themselves to be dragged down to the depths that they did, during World War Two. I say this because I have visited, spent time in and researched, both the Auschwitz and Birkenau death camps! I've wandered around both camps, which are now museums, and I can testify that no swallows build their nests in the wooden ‘barrack huts’ where so many people died: is this perhaps because some vestige of what happened must still linger there?

Paradoxically, war can also bring out the best in some people, and there are many accounts of truly inspirational stories of heroism and self sacrifice, from both sides: sometimes in the face of overwhelming odds. It would seem that, as much as we would deny it, there is something deep in the very soul of mankind that, every few years, causes us to want to go to war; and, when we aren't involved in the actual act of war, we seem to have an almost obscene fascination with reading about the subject.

What else can I tell you about myself? Well, I've done lots of other things in life, I've been stuck in the ice at the Arctic circle and had to be rescued by an icebreaker: and I've fished for shark and most other things! I've seen the Aurora Borealis, and the Aurora Australis. I've floated in tropical seas, at night, and marveled at the beauty of the firmament as I gazed up at the Southern Cross blazing down at me from a black velvet sky! I've been inside the great pyramid, at Giza in Egypt, a truly awe inspiring experience. I've swum with Dolphins and I've jumped out of an aeroplane with nothing more than blind faith and a bag of silk on my back. I've been shot at, shipwrecked and shafted: I've been mugged in the Caribbean; I've spent a night in a Chinese communist jail, and one in a European, democratic, jail!

I've seen most places in this world and I met some great people; and, some who were not so great! In 1995, when I was in business and living in Brazil, I got tired of being shot at there, so I returned home to the UK. All my life I've always known that I wanted to be a writer; however, life kept getting in the way! That was until I remembered the words of one of my fellow 'Scousers', a certain John Winston Lennon: when he said the following: "Life is what happens to you, while you're busy making other plans!" So, a few years ago, I decided to go back into education, and discovered what I'd always suspected: I did have the flair, and I worked hard and I graduated with a Masters Degree, (MA), in screenwriting for film and television!

However, undoubtedly, the best thing I've ever done in my life was fifteen years ago when I married my lovely wife, my soul mate: who, incidentally, is thirty seven years my junior. How we came together is a story in itself, she jumped on a bus in Bratislava, in Slovakia, and found me, here in Liverpool, for which I will be eternally grateful: and, for the last fifteen years I've happier and more at peace than at any other time in my life. I have recently turned from writing film and television material, to writing books; you can see my work at my writer's web site, here's the URL http://www.Ian-Mckay.com
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In answer to: the QUESTIONS #1: How much money would you be happy earning?
A) In my first year I will be aiming for $10,000 per month

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic earning?
A) $20,000/month.

# 3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
A) As long as it takes. I'm retired so can spend 8 hrs a day if necessary. :-)
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In answer to: the QUESTIONS #1: How much money would you be happy earning?
A) In my first year I will be aiming for $10,000 per month

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic earning?
A) $20,000/month.

# 3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
A) As long as it takes. I'm retired so can spend 8 hrs a day if necessary. :-)
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use good time management at your age, take walks, inter act with family members, maybe a webinar or two during the day. And eat atleast 3 meals a day at the normal time frame.
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Welcome to WA Kingfisher. Best wishes.
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weprofithere Premium
Great story and writing you definitly have a flare for writing . I was have tou ever considered all things fishing or better yet how to catch 1 pativular fish with a very special lure. A rare little know lure for certain fisn or more than one type. Just a thought. Or all books war. Just find them on say amazon as an affiliate. Nice to meet you


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Hi Wepro
Thanks again for the 'follow'. Yes, I have got my next site all lined up and yes, you've guessed it, fishing will be my next niche. I've done it all my life, and I could write about it until the cows come home! :-)
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Hi welcome to the premium level. it's definitely full of great info. be sure to get started with the get started tab on the left hand side at the top. keep in touch
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AngelMom22 Premium
Welcome to WA! Enjoy and have fun, much success to you!
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Kingfisher Premium
Cheers Frances, glad to be aboard!
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Kingfisher Premium
Sorry for the late reply Frances and thanks for your "Follow"!
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Kyle Premium
Hey there Ian and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(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.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Ian, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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Kingfisher Premium
Hi Kyle
Thanks for your welcome email. I was, previously, a member of the Wealthy Affiliate community, quite a few years ago now, but I really didn't know what I was doing at that time. I was in University at that time and I guess I just lost focus and I cancelled my, then, $30/month subscription.

However, I've come on a lot since then and I'm looking forward to being back and really getting to grips with affiliate marketing, back in the WA community: it already feels good to be back! :-).

Best
Ian
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you back. I just posted about our journey yesterday:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/9-years-later

We started out in 2005 and if you are a yearly member here, you can get the very same price as we did when we started....although we have come a long way.

A testament that we care about you and your success Ian and I really do look forward to working with you this time around. :)
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