About Sal18a
Joined November 2017
Greetings All,

My name is Sal, and I am a complete newbie in the world of internet marketing.

I am a loving husband and father of two awesome boys. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports with my kids, travelling, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people.

After graduating college, I got trapped working the 9 to 5 rat race in corporate America. Well, in my case, it was more like the 9 to 9 rat race, or the 9 to 5 rate race on steroids. I worked in the investments and financial services industry, and the positions I had often required 60 to 70-hour work weeks, sometimes more.

My wife, who’s a software engineer, is also no stranger to long hours of work. I remember her going back to work after maternity leave (twice, after our two babies were born) and doing all-nighters a couple times a week for a few months straight, just to meet deadlines.

Those were very difficult times for us as you can imagine. We barely got any sleep, working crazy hours while taking care of our children. Over the past few years, we felt stuck working at our careers that wasn’t very fulfilling to us anymore. We both wanted to quit our jobs, but couldn’t because we needed the money.

Fast forward a couple months ago, and I got what I wished for. Well, almost. The company I was working for had to wind down operations, and as the senior executive in the company, I had the tough task of terminating all employees - including myself. Although I got what I wanted in that I lost my job - albeit involuntarily - it felt like the lowest point of my career as I did not like letting go of good people, especially those who I hired, trained and had a great relationship with. So that wasn’t exactly how I wanted it to go down.

My wife, however, helped me see the light. She told me that losing my job is a blessing in disguise. It gives us the near perfect opportunity to finally take a chance on starting a business - one that doesn’t require a lot of capital, where we can somehow help people and enjoy what we’re doing. And over time, build our business to the point where it can provide us with enough income and financial freedom to live the lifestyle we desire.

If we can do this, then we can show family and friends how to do it as well, including the people that used to work with me since we’re all essentially in the same boat - trying to achieve financial freedom. That’s the goal!

And that’s how I arrived here at Wealthy Affiliate. I know it’s not going to be easy and there are no guarantees. But from what I’ve seen so far, WA is the best place for me to learn internet marketing, get the support I need from like-minded people, and pay it forward - all good stuff!

I’m excited to embark on this new journey and can’t wait to see where it takes me and my family.
Sal18a's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
10K a month
Money I would be ecstatic earning
anything over 13K a month
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
at least 8 hours a day
Goal created on
Nov 30, 2017
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sal18a Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
10K a month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
anything over 13K a month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
at least 8 hours a day
Druig Premium
great goals. . . now do ALL of the trainings, ask questions, and implement as you go.. .
Best to you
smoothk Premium
Take these goals and work out the milestones that are needed along the way to get you to your goals. Start with the "happy earning" amount and build/adjust along the way.

Stick with the training. That is key to staying motivated and not so lost and alone. We are all in this together. This is a great community of people that want to help others as much as or more than helping themselves.

Good luck!

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Keisi Premium
Hola Sal!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Vpublisher Premium
hi Sal, thanks for following me back, you are welcome to my profile or to my site http://reading4uduringweekend.com/real-deal-guy/ to get cool tips and freebies. Best wishes, Vitaliy
TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
sal18a Premium
Hi Kyle, Thanks so much for the opportunity to join your great community here at WA. I'm looking forward to learning and engaging with you and everyone at WA throughout my journey.