Hi everyone, I'm Marty. I live in Melbourne, Australia with my wife, Akiko, and two girls Sophie, 3, and Mona, 5.
My passion in life has been music since I can remember. I played piano when I was younger and have played the sax for the last 20 years. I have spent a total of four years studying music, mainly jazz, full time. I would have studied funk, but there's no funk music courses in Australia that I'm aware of... anyhow, I learnt a lot about improvisation and it greatly improved my general appreciation for music.
I've jumped around a lot for work and done many different things, such as warehouse work, retail, sales, imports and exports and I also lived in Japan for 3 1/2 years as an English teacher for children, which was really rewarding!
I recently decided to seriously start looking at different ways that I could make money online, as relying on one income stream is not such a wise thing to do anymore, when I stumbled across this site via a forum. While I've entertained the idea in the past, I'm committed now to really GO FOR IT! I'm new to online marketing, so really hoping to learn as much as I can, start slowly, and keep building over time.
I plan to return to live in Japan with my family in the future, but would like to have the economic freedom to be able to do so without being reliant on full-time work there, or even be able to travel regularly between both countries. This is also a strong motivator for me to succeed at this.