About ShihTzuSteve
Joined November 2017
I’m the one in the big picture! Underneath are my two business partners, Bruno and Charlie.

Blog writer at Shihtzuandyou and now also homewealthadviser.com. After 25 years of trying to make a viable online business and failing miserably, this time I'm going to use all of the experience I've gained from those 25 years and I am going to make it!

I am semi-retired, having worked as a mechanical technician in the brewing & catering, industrial ceramics and aerospace industries before moving to my dream job at Imperial College in London where I remained for 23 years. Amongst other projects at Imperial I made hardware for European Space Agency missions. My last project is now on its way to Mercury.

I moved to Gibraltar in 2013 with my Gibraltarian wife, Elizabeth, and Bruno, our shih tzu, so that we could be closer to her two children and the increasing arrivals of grandchildren. We now have four grandchildren and another shih tzu, Charlie, to keep Bruno company.

Bruno and Charlie are the inspiration for my website, shihtzuandyou.com. I just knew that I could write reams and reams about shih tzu!

Until my website starts earning cash I am working as a Security Officer in the gatehouse of an estate where some of Gibraltar's richest people live. I don't think I could do this job, it's so quiet and boring, without access to my iPhone to research and write for my website and also now to take an active part in WA.

If any of my past experience can help anyone out with their niches, please do get in touch. I will do the best I can to help you.

I also have many years of experience as a club standard road runner and cross-country runner covering any distance from 1km or 1 mile up to 85k or 55 miles.

I wish all in the WA community all the best of luck and success with life and dreams.
ShihTzuSteve's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
Enough to get by every month.
Money I would be ecstatic earning
Enough to get by every month, afford one or two luxuries and have enough left over to help others.
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much as it takes.
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Nov 7, 2017
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How much money would you be happy earning?
Enough to get by every month.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
Enough to get by every month, afford one or two luxuries and have enough left over to help others.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much as it takes.
Karlito76 Premium
It's good to set some goals so you know where you are at and you know where you want to be. I like your attitude because you are willing to do what it takes to achieve your goals. Just follow the training and ask questions if you have them and you'll do great. Best of luck to you!
SyerryZ Premium
Totally agree with u! I also love that he already thinking to make enough to help others! Great mid with great heart! Hope ur goals come true!
pribs Premium Plus
Great goals, Stephen! Ambitious but not crazy, and definitely achievable in time if putting in the number of hours you're planning on. If I can help with anything to help you achieve these, don't hesitate to reach out!
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Hey Stephen, when you first joined Wealthy Affiliate through me I mentioned a bonus if you upgrade to premium within the first seven days. I just wanted to let you know that I'm now giving that bonus to all members regardless of what day they upgrade, so if you decide to take the leap and get really serious about your internet business and working through the lessons here at WA, I'll make sure to send it your way as soon as you upgrade. I hope everything is going well! As always, let me know if you need anything.
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Hey Stephen, I see that you're able to communicate within the WA community again! How's everything coming along?
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Hey Stephen, how's everything coming along now that you've been a member for a few days? I hope you've found your way into the "Get Started Here" training toward the top of the menu on the left and that you're enjoying yourself so far!

Some people gravitate towards the "Affiliate Bootcamp" training which is something I don't recommend right off of the bat if you've never made money in internet marketing before. I have a detailed blog post covering this topic if it's something you're wrestling with and you'd like me to send you the link.

I know that may be a bit confusing, but if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask! I hope you're enjoying your time here so far :)
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Hey Stephen, I was just scrolling over a few things in my dashboard and saw that you signed up a few days ago but haven't completed your profile yet. Is there anything I can help you with? I hope you've at least enjoyed a little bit of the content and community that's come together here!

If you get a couple of minutes, completing your profile will help you get A LOT more out of Wealthy Affiliate. People are much more likely to interact and engage with you if they can feel that personal connection, so just keep that in mind if you plan on pursuing affiliate marketing and engaging with this community!

Also, here's a free lesson I put together on the 5 Rules for Succeeding in Affiliate Marketing: http://youtu.be/p3iYfoy4SOQ

That will take less than 5 minutes to watch, and should be VERY helpful as you continue pursuing affiliate marketing.

Best of luck to you and, again, let me know if I can answer any questions you have!
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Hey Stephen! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):

1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.

Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.

After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.

2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.

3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.

4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.

Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!

On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.

I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!

I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.

Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!

You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl

P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c

Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!