About SimonAdams
Joined July 2018
Hey!

If you're like me, then you had or are still having concerns about your future. Feel free to check out my story so far below. I had concerns about my future and I felt stuck in the corporate world.

Having a 9 to 5 Job just wasn't feeling like the right thing to do. It felt like running in circles - spending the biggest part of my time in a job that I don't like to then receive a paycheck at the end of the month only to realise that I don't have the time to spend it wisely. I was a constant underachiever!

So without further a due, here's how I changed my perspective and therefore changed my Life:


MY BACKGROUND

I've always been a person that loves freedom more than everything else. Growing up on the countryside of Switzerland gave me this feeling of being free and doing whatever I want to, whenever I want to with whoever I want to. Back in the days we used to play outside and just enjoy life everyday and everynight.

Then I grew up...

In Switzerland it is usual that you go to School until 9th Grade and then get some sort of apprenticeship to settle in the corporate world. It wasn't working out for me and I wanted more of life. I attended a Business School instead of going through an apprenticeship. After Business School I had to make sure I generate some income, so I applied for some Jobs. Until now I've worked in Customer Relations, IT, Sales, Administration, Retail and Call Center Jobs.

Being a constant developper I decided that I don't want to work full-time anymore and applied for a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Informatics. So speaking of right now, I am studying and working both part-time.

THINGS I DIDNT LIKE ABOUT MY BACKGROUND

The payment I received when working full-time was decent but I never felt like having this freedom that my heart craves for since I was just a little boy. I felt like being stuck in a rat-race, chasing pay check after pay check to then realise "Wait a minute, I have money but no time to spend it!"

So things had to change. I started reading books like the law of attraction and got deeper into self-development. I started visualising a Lifestyle where I don't have to trade my money for time - a lifestyle where money works for me, because that's the only way to have financial freedom.

Applying for studies was the first step in the right direction because ever since I started studying I got in touch with my intellectual part - the part of me that loves to learn, read and acquire new skills.

Studying developped new habits!

I started reading books like "think and grow rich", "rich dad poor dad" and "the richest man in babylon". I started listening to podcasts from guys like Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor and Jim Rohn.

HOW WEALTHY AFFILIATE CAME TO THE RESCUE

Infused with this new belief, with this new vision of actually being able to create the Lifestyle I desire, I started looking for ways to achieve my goals. I came across an online marketing program that I don't want to mention here. It wasn't a bad one but it was just way too overpriced and It felt like I was wasting my time.

Wealthy Affiliate has heard my prayers!

I was having doubts on making money online and was afraid that the internet is full of scammers and illegal schemes. I started doing my own research and came across WA all the time. It was compared with a dozen of other programs so I started to believe that this must be the go-to place for learning the necessary skills to build a Digital Business.

And I was not disappointed!

RESULTS & HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE FUTURE

I know for sure that with Wealthy Affiliate, I am in the right place at the right time. I love how they don't put any pressure on me while I'm going through the trainings. I always was kind of an autodidact person that rather chooses his own terms and own tempo when learning/doing something. Wealthy Affiliate gives me exactly this freedom whilst still giving me the feeling of being in a community with like minded people.

I know for sure that with the training I receive here I can and will achieve my goal of financial freedom. I will life the Lifestyle I always desired because I took a decision to. I've set myself the deadline of 5 years to life in complete financial freedom (meaning not having to go to work, rather working because I choose to).

So do I have concerns about my future anymore? Absolutely not!

Let's rock this world. Let's take back control over our lives. Let's create something unique together. Let's work together to actually live our dreams instead of just talking about them!

UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDED WE FALL

xoxo

Simon





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and thanks for reading!
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Simon, thanks for following me and welcome to WA! I totally understand how you feel. I grew up in a remote part of Alaska and I got used to ultimate freedom. We were in the middle of a National Park so we had no neighbors. No fences, no property lines, no streets even! I could go anywhere (we just had to be careful of bears) and go to the mountains, rivers, lakes and forests in any direction.

We lived on a lake. I could take the canoe out whenever I wanted. I miss this freedom now that I live in a city and have a good job in state government. It is a great job. I can't complain. I have great bosses and co-workers, a flexible schedule and lots of leave (compared to most Americans). I still miss the freedom I had in the woods. I hope to use what I learn here at WA to build successful websites and combine that with investing in real estate to gain my freedom back!

Onward and upward!
Jessica
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SimonAdams Premium
Hey Jessica,

Thanks for sharing your story! It's always nice for me to meet likeminded people. It looks like we're both here for the same reasons : recapturing our beloved freedom!

The lessons and skills we learn here are incredibly helpful in paving the way to a lifestyle we designed ourselves. I hope to see you succeed soon!

cheers

Simon
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Simon. You too!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Simon And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 440+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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SimonAdams Premium
Hi Robert,

Thanks for sharing! I agree with you on sticking to the training and I do believe that most of the success in online marketing comes from understanding the basic and core principles of how it works. I'm really glad to have you here!

cheers

Simon
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Simon and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.
Have a great Tuesday.
Robert
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Loes Premium
Hello Kofi,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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SimonAdams Premium
Hi Loes,

Thanks for providing me with that info! How well did writing trainings on things you had issues with help you in creating success with online marketing? I'd suggest i'ts a lot!

let me know your thoughts!

cheers

Simon
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Loes Premium
For one, it made the learning material stain better:) And I have quite some HTML experience now:) besides that, when I started, I wasn't a really good writer, I work now from a template, and it's easy to get 1000 words and not forgetting anything.
This is my system:
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
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SimonAdams Premium
You're most welcome Jonathan!

If you have set goals in your mind and you can see yourself achieving them then you can definitely do it!

If you need anything I'll be here!

cheers
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Congratulations on going premium. I can assure you that you have taken the right decision.
Please read this blog post I just did on 13 things to expect as you start an Internet marketing business today. Regards
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Hej!
Thanks for the warm welcome! Just read your blog post and it's great as it gives newbies a realistic approach on what to expect on this journey - well done!

cheers
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Hi! And welcome to WA Premium. You have made the right move and you won’t be disappointed. Take in all the knowledge on offer. The thing is, it will only go as fast as you can push it, but one thing is certain and that is, you have the whole community to support you. It can be overwhelming when starting out and feel free to message me when ever you need help and I will try my best.
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Hej!
Thanks for showing support, I'm here for you too bud!
cheers
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Hi there. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. My name is Shalisha. I'm so happy you've joined. You'll find so much help here from the very start. I hope you stick around because you're going to learn how to build your own business online if you do - in a very short time. If you need anything, PM me.
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Hej!
I see you're new to the community too so lemme give you a warm WELCOME!
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Hi SimonAdan
Welcome to WA Premium you are in the best place to be. You have made the right decision and now have access to all the benefits here. Continue with your step by step training with Kyle. He will explain everything you need to know in detailed on how to build a successful online affiliate marketing business. If you have any questions you can ask them in the live chat. We are all here to help each other to be successful.

To your success.
Mary
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SimonAdams Premium
Hej!
Feels so good to be here right? Thanks for checking me out!
cheers
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Renede Premium
you are welcome and stay focused on your goals.
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MikeC69 Premium
Congratulations of upgrading to premium!
Looks like you are really serious about building your business !
Best of success !
Mike
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SimonAdams Premium
Hej Mike!
Thanks mate, I am serious about this and I'm in here for the long run! See you around the way!
cheers
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andresh Premium
Hello, and welcome to WA; congratulations on going Premium! You've made a great decision, and may awesome things await ahead of you!

There's always going to be a helping hand around here, Wealthy Affiliate's community is really incredible. Feel free to ask any question anytime.

My best wishes to you!

-Andrew
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SimonAdams Premium
Hej!
Thank you for the warm welcome, I do love this community it's just so easy-going and everyone's really nice. I'm here for you if you need anything!
cheers
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Congrats on joining the best community on the internet! If you ever need some help feel free to ask! I am always trying to help other members!
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Hej!
Thanks a lot bud! You're most welcome!
cheers!
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Hello and congratulation on becoming a premium member
Wishing you much success here
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Hej!
Thanks a lot and I do wish a lot of success happening to you!
cheers
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You are most welcome and thank you.
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Welcome to WA!

You may find this post helpful on your journey.
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Hej!
Thanks a lot! I'll check out the post , appreciate your support!
cheers
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You're welcome.
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BillCoton Premium
Hello fellow premium member, here’s to your success.

If your new to affiliate marketing just take your time and follow the training, success is yours for the taking.

If you have some experience in affiliate marketing try to forget what you already know, and view the training as if this was your first time round.

Bill
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SimonAdams Premium
Howdy! I'm all hyped to learn a lot of new skills!
How's your journey as an affiliate going so far?
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BillCoton Premium
I have just completed the training it took me a few months but I have learned a lot along the way, it's just a matter of putting it all into practise.

Bill
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Congrats on going premium!! Wish you the best!
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SimonAdams Premium
Thanks! wish you a lot of success too out here B-)
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Hello and welcome
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Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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SimonAdams Premium
Thanks for checking out! I actually don't have an issue finding a niche, got a little notepad and wrote down about 12 niches that I'll try out :)

talk to you soon
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good Simon! :) When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)

Focus on just ONE website and create success with that before diversifying and creating multiple niche websites.

It only takes ONE website in one niche to be very successful online. I usually find that folks that try to do too much at once (focus on several niche websites) end up in a state of mediocrity because it can be overwhelming and you don't really ever become the expert in just one niche.

It is the experts (specialists) that create long term, successful businesses in any niche.
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SimonAdams Premium
I agree with you. I shall first build a Website in a niche of my choice and try to optimise it as good as I can so when I decide to launch another Website - I already have some experience and it will probably be smoother.

Sometimes I'm a bit too impatient but you're right I'm here for long term wealth instead of short term out of the blue success!

Thanks for the tips bud!
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Kyle Premium
It happens to the best of us, but from experience the worst thing you can do is jump around from niche to niche, idea to idea. It takes some sustained focus to be great at anything. :)
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Kofi, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
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SimonAdams Premium
You're most welcome bud!
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