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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1) I would be happy earning £2000 a month
2) I would be ecstatic earning anything upwards of £3000 a month
3) I am willing to invest a good 70% of my free time in the pursuit of making that kind of profit a reality
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1) I would be happy earning £2000 a month
2) I would be ecstatic earning anything upwards of £3000 a month
3) I am willing to invest a good 70% of my free time in the pursuit of making that kind of profit a reality
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RethaT Premium
Wow, that is a really great answer and very awesome goals you have set. They are absolutely possible without a doubt with the training provided here at wealthy affiliate. If you have that kind of time to put forth here, you should be on your way in no time. This is an awesome community and will help you in any way you need it, all you have to do is ask and we will be happy to help. Great luck!
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Carson Premium
Success starts with goals and you're that much closer to achieving them now!

Your goals will be a reality and you will come closer to achieving them with every lesson here at WA! I know that you can do it and you've got an entire community of people in your corner :)

I look forward to working with you and helping out in every way I can!

Carson
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mjpd Premium
Fantastic! You are in the right place to get the help you need. Wealthy Affiliate has all the training, tools and support you need to get you to your goals! Good luck and take care! = )
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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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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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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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