About NickBanks
Joined September 2015
Hello Wealthy Affiliate User,

I'm Nick and I live in a small city called Swansea in Wales, UK. First, it is only fair to say a few things about myself so you have rough idea of what kind of person I am. Outside of professional life, I enjoy a multitude of hobbies wherever I can find the time. I like to write and have a few book projects on the go. My passion with writing has led me to have a go at science fiction, horror, contemporary drama and even a smattering of erotica. As with many things, I figured 'Hey, if I like it, I may as well try all aspects of it and do my best to be excellent at it'. I am a firm believer in striving for excellence. Why pursue something with passion if you don't ensure excellence in it?

This passion and sense of excellence carries me over to the gym aspect of my life. It is only really in the past year that I have adopted this 'excellence' ethos and I really get to vent it when I am in the gym. Like many of you, I am sure that you feel full time working life has led to a sense of stagnation. More importantly - a sense that you are not developing anything; bettering anything. At least in the gym, which I go to religiously four times a week, I can have a sense of betterment with every session and leave, feeling that my body is that little bit more 'excellent' than it was the day before. I really hope this sense of drive and betterment carries over to my activities here on WA.

As far as professional life goes - I am a graduate in English Literature and Language and over the three years on the course, I also got a good smattering of historical knowledge. This included stuff like Dante's Inferno, Arthurian Legend and Beowulf and, it should go without saying, plenty of Shakespeare (a little too much in my opinion). It was great stuff and, unlike a majority of my fellow students, I was genuinely fascinated and interested in it all. I would spend entire days enjoying (what was to me) the thrill of diving into the depths of the library, learning new things that weren't in the lectures and getting it all down on my 'world famous' essay plan spider diagrams.

Unfortunately, after that, I fell into the same trap that a majority of successful graduates fall into. I finished the degree and ended up phone bashing in a call center. I felt like life had cast me aside like a green potato. I endured this for two years and sadly only really learned how mean people could be when being cold called. It is worth mentioning at this point that this kind of scenario is all too common, especially here in Wales, where specialist graduate jobs are severely lacking. I had to pay the rent, basically. After that I managed to get a cushy admin job for a PPI company. I was happy with that for a long time as, in contrast to the cold calling, it was indeed very cushy. After doing this for a year and a half, here I am, finally asking the question 'Where am I really going with all this?'.

I figured the answer to my life's direction really lay at the bottom of a pile of money. I am certainly not making enough of it now. So here's to Wealthy Affiliate. Here's to me actually finding it and here's to a, hopefully, prosperous time on a system that could get me to the bottom of the pile of money.

Peace,

Nick Banks
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Schilling Premium
Thanks for your follow Nick, love your site, keep it up!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Nick!
Thank you very much for following me. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a couple of months ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost five months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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NickBanks Premium
Fantastic! Thank you for offering such a helping hand.
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Nick. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Regards,
Shawn
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AngelBcn Premium
Hi Nick,
Thank you for following me :)
I look forward connecting with you and wish you all the best!
Angélique
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DeeHesa Premium
Hi there Nick,

Just followed you

Would really appreciate a follow back if possible

https://plus.google.com/109626301305743699739/posts

Kind Regards

Dave
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NickBanks Premium
Done and done :)
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justinohia Premium
thank you for the follow leader I follow you back a thank you to you
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you so very much for your follow. I am very honored to get the chance to know you better.
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FHagstrom Premium
Hi Nick, thanks for the follow, good luck to you
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NickBanks Premium
Hey there. And thank you for your help on the live chat the other day :)
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FHagstrom Premium
You're welcome Nick, any time
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TerrySmith Premium
nice to meet you thx for following :)
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NickBanks Premium
No problem. I see you're fairly new to WA. If you have any questions about site building or going premium, feel free to PM me. I'll do my best to help out wherever possible
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TerrySmith Premium
great thx
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acelaya Premium
hey nick, you found a new follower
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NickBanks Premium
Happy days. Thanks a lot. Check out the site, if you like. Been working on it loads today :)
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kennick2015 Premium
Hi Nick and thanks for your follow. I wish you all the best fulfilling your goals here at WA. Good luck.
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NickBanks Premium
No problem. Best of luck to you too. I may contact you for a second opinion on a few things :)
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kennick2015 Premium
We are all here to help if possible.
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krazykat Premium
Hi Nick
Thank you for returning my follow
I wish you all the best in your WA journey.
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NickBanks Premium
Thanks. Same to you. If you need any opinions / comments on your site, let me know :)
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Zorg100 Premium
Hey NIck! As i can see you joined WA almost the same time as me. If you need anything, just send me a pm, i will do it likewise :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Nick ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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rj3 Premium
Welcome to Premium Nick. I am sure you will learn a lot about online marketing.
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divadejunk Premium
Welcome to WA. Congratulations on upgrading to Premium. WA is the best place I've found to build and grow a successful online business. You made a wise decision. All the best to you.
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hotboxdeals Premium
Beautiful Nick Absolutel Beautiful. Also thanks for following me and sending me some advice. Its very nice to have fresh eyes on building a site. I think you will do very well at this. Please keep me in touch with you. Thanks for the IM. Its really the only way to keep in touch with ones I need to the most. Best wishes and I already see you succeeding. Thank you Nick.
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LynneHuy Premium
Welcome to Premium! Best wishes for your online venture :)

If you need help with anything don't hesitate to ask :)
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NickBanks Premium
Thanks. I'll be sure to keep you in mind
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Sophied73 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA Premium. Enjoy and good luck with it all. Always here to help if I can. Sophie
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NickBanks Premium
Thanks a lot. I continue to feel welcomed into a community here, which is great :) I'll be in touch if I have any questions. Just wrote my first blog all about the leap to premium
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Sophied73 Premium
Cool, only just read you're from Swansea. My dad is Welsh from Tredegar and I've lived on the Welsh/Herefordshire borders in Presteigne, Powys for a few years. Anyway, I disgress! I know where you're coming from having fallen into many unfulfilling roles after graduating myself too. You sound like you have the drive to really succeed though- with your writing skills and determination what an excellent combination. I'm really enjoying WA, it definitely gives a new perspective on life for me and ways of earning. Good luck with it all Nick and hope to hear about your progress soon. Sophie
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NickBanks Premium
Ah bendigedig! Small world after all :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Nick! 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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NickBanks Premium
Hi Carson. Thanks for dropping by! I have just got to the end of the free lessons and have so many ideas for my website. There's a whole bunch of questions I could ask but I'm sure its all in the premium lessons. That membership is looking really good right now. Only money is so tight, so I may be living off bread and water for a while XD
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RethaT Premium
Hi Nick, thanks for the follow, I do appreciate it. Have a wonderful first week!
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