About SimoninAsia
Joined March 2014
Hi, I'm Simon.

Thanks to Wealthy Affiliate I've moved continents - from my mum's house in the sleepy village of Swillington, England to my own condo in the bustling city of Sriracha, Thailand.

I changed my job - for years I worked in their call centres talking about loft insulation and needed to ask before I could go to the toilet. Now I volunteer full-time as a Christian missionary helping to give slum children a brighter future.

And the biggest change of all - I've become financially independent. More than not longer struggling month to month, it's the confidence that comes from having control over your own life and freedom to make your own choices.

My life's motto: "Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God."
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ttabor Premium
Hi Simon, thanks for connecting with me. Great to hear that you made it in IM using guidance from WA. And you are absolutely right the confidence comes from having control over your own life and freedom to make your own choices.
We haven't been yet in Thailand but it is on our radar...
Keep in touch please. Thanks
Tom
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ozuell Premium
Simon!
I offered a comment on your site, and I was so impressed with your content. You found WA in exactly the same way I did! I tried to sign up for your 10 day course, but was unable to because I am already a member of WA. Why don't you pm me.
Zuell
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SimoninAsia Premium
Hi Zuell,


Thanks so much, I really appreciate that!

Sure I made both an email and website version. If you head over to https://themakemoneyonlineblog.com/day10 you'll see the links at the bottom for all the days.

To be honest, it's just set up to compliment the first course of the Online Certification course but you might get something out of it : )
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IMTim Premium
Hey Simon-inAsia, good to hear took the plunge into living where you want to and doing what you love! It is much the same for me here in Argentina- having moved from the U.S.
I would offer you help with anything you need, but as you have been with WA longer than me, maybe I should ask you :)
Cheers, Timo
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despatis Premium
Dear Simon, thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks for the follow Simon....It sounds like you have a nice life in Thailand, good on you! Never know we may be able to meet up one day, my partner's wife is from there and we have a warehouse operation there outside of Bangkok...Good to meet you! Cheers! Dave : )
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. Love you moto and love what you are doing - mission work is so gratifying and important to our spiritual beings. Love to hear more how you made to leap from dependent to independent.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Simon and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will surely have realized by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me so thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Remember - get involved.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
ps
As you are a practising Christian perhaps you might be interested in a blog I published last year.
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Writer93 Premium
Hi Simon,

I know it has been a month since you comment on my page. I desire to let you know that I really enjoy what you shared with me. Thank you, and I am happy you are financially independent. Thank you for helping the children in Thai. Thank you I hope you are walking with Jesus and support for you will multiply and grow stronger. Luke 6:38 God said "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." God bless you have a great day
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SimoninAsia Premium
Thanks so much Pamela, I'm so happy you're doing well and are liking Wealthy Affiliate, it really is an awesome community isn't it? : )

I love what I'm goig in Thailand, hundreds of kids every wekk, all singing "our God is a great big God" and dancing and running up and giving big hugs - I think I have the best job in the world!!! So grateful.

How's your business doing, what stage is your website? Is there anything I can help you withor you're not quite sure about? Just hit reply! : )

Bless you and may God prosper the work of you hand also! From strength to strength!
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CraigW315 Premium
Hi!. Thanks for the follow! Sounds like you're doing extremely well for yourself. That's awesome. I look forward to the day when I can say I am financially independent. It seems like it's a far ways off, but i"m working toward it.

Best of luck for the rest of 2017!
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SimoninAsia Premium
I love having something to work towards and feeling like I'm making progress! Keep going Craig and it's just a matter of time honestly. : )
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Hi thanks for your advice. I noticed your sight is about growing the church, that is amazing. My question to you is how I could do something relatived. I would love my sight to be a place where I can blog about being a homeschool mom, and talk about Jesus. But I don't see how I can make money like that. Don't I have to focus on a product. Sorry so long. Any advice appreciated!
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SimoninAsia Premium
Christian homeschooling could be very interesting.... and it's specific and broad enough to be a good niche. You could build an authority site on this topic and have lots to talk about:

From the top of my head:

- how to homeschool
-lesson tips and ideas
-things related to admin/regulatory side of homeschooling
-reasons you chose to homeschool (Christian aspect)
- benefits of homeschooling
-free printables, lesson ideas etc.

If I were you I would grab a pen and paper and try searching for "homeschooling blogs" for ideas and "homeschooling affiliate programs" or "christian homeschooling affiliate programs" for some great ideas.

I'm sure you'll soon see the possibilities to build an online business around this topic alone is huge!

Working from home/homeschooling moms is popular, so narrowing it down a little to Christian bloggers could be good too.

Hope this helps : )
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Huge help thank you!
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dongraysa Premium
Hello Simon -you're a guy I'd like to be like and follow! You've done this already -you've moved from being DEPENDENT ON to being INDEPENDENT OF - you have an independent income and you have moved continents and experiencing new challenges.
I live in South Africa and strangly want to move to Bingley in West Yorkshire -commuting every few months back to Duran where I live at the moment.

I too share a similar 'world view'and would like to make a difference in what I do -spreading the GOOD NEWS.

Could you share a little with me as to how long it took for you to go from ZERO TO HERO ? I'm new to WA and have no idea as to time lines.
Thanx Don
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SimoninAsia Premium
Hi Don, nice to meet you, I know Bingley well : )

It takes work and time Don, that's for sure. It took me 12 months to replace my full-time income and I worked at it night and day (120 posts all 2-3000 words long) for my first site.

9 months ago I started a bootcamp site too and it's going well so far. I set up a second site because though I was getting $3000+ a month from first site I didn't want to just rely on one income source or one affiliate program.

My dream is to eventually invest into property and own a buy to let property portfolio, In the UK, Thailand or both.

It's amazing, I knew this was God's way of providing for me. Little did I know, 12 months after I came out here to serve as a missionary my home base church in Leeds closed. If it wasn't for my websites I would have had to go back home for lack of support. Praise God because He knows all and knows exactly what we need before we do!

Hope this helps : )
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Kav Premium
I am truly blessed by this.
Is your first site still live?
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SimoninAsia Premium
Yes of course, working on it everyday : )
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Kav Premium
Please send me link.
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SimoninAsia Premium
Here it is mate - enjoy : ) http://themakemoneyonlineblog.com/
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you Simon for your input. That's an amazing experience and requires a LOT of faith - REAL faith!!
Am I to understand that you make you're money from helping people learn about blogging using the WA platform - it's very good.
YOu would then make residual income from the revshare commission from their PREMIUM membership commissions.
To me that's what I was going to do with my 57000 FB members. If I manage to engage with just 1% of these I'm OK!
500 x US$23.50 - is enough to live on!! And more than enough to support some of the work that needs to be done 'in the Kingdom'
What do you think?
There is good money to be made from encouraging people to sign up for PREMIUM membership - if I have the numbers.
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SimoninAsia Premium
Yes absolutely, if you're already an influencer with an audience and WA is relevant to what you know that group is interested in so its a good fit - go for it!

My 2nd site is WA/how to build a blogging business yes. The reason I love WA is its interactive and I think once people start the training they'll love it.

Plus with the community, after the first couple of days the support I need to give is minimal - the community jumps in and makes my job of having to coach each aspiring blogger a whole lot easier.
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you Simon - you're a great encouragement. I'm going to try and see what happens with my group! I'll keep you in the loop - it makes sense.
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Kav Premium
Thanks l left a comment on this through discernment.
I wanted to see the first site based on leadership.
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SimoninAsia Premium
oh yes of course, it's http://growchurch.net/ - i use the same theme and template (because i didn't want to learn how to customise two different sites, but who will know ; )
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Kav Premium
Great Site.
I have a lot to learn from you.
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PatriciaWarf Premium
Awesome testimony. Thank you for following me. I aspire to your success. Not living abroad, but the lifestyle. I want to streamline my blogging. I have so much material, so many directions, and want to earn a living in the process. :) The affiliate marketing side is totally new and exciting. I love your commitment!
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Happy12 Premium
Hello Simon, nice to meet you! True God has a plan for each of our lives ! I pray everyday for my boys and I , this opportunity that my business here will take off soon. Thank you for the follow ! I wish you all the best here and with your endeavors! : )
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tracyq66 Premium
Hey Simon :) just dropped in to say thanks for the follow, great to add you to my network, I have followed you back, I enjoyed reading your profile and love that you're now living the dream and still here to tell us about it as it serves to inspire the rest of us :) All the best to you Simon, I wish you continued success, Cheers Tracy :)
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Simon!
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 month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Simon, nice to hear from you. Now I must admit that I am not religious. But I do love helping people. I did have a quick look at your website and it looks full of information for people like minded with you.

I was almost born in Thailand (Siam) as my father was a mining engineer and had been offered a job there. He decided instead to work in Ghana. Then mum stayed in England until I was born and then sailed on down there. Apparently the hospital system was better in Ghana but who knows how good that was at that time (ages ago).

So now you live in Thailand we are almost neighbours.

Happy journeying here and do keep in touch.
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SimoninAsia Premium
HI Helen, it's nice to meet you! So you were in BC for a time too? The missions organisation I'm working for here has lots of Albertians (is that what you call them?) mainly from Calgary/Edmonton/Lethbridge area.

Now you're in Tasmania? Sounds like you've had a globe-trotting life!

The hospitals and dentists are now very good in Thailand and lots of Brits come here to get work done on the cheap :)

It's lovely to meet you! We've both been here since 2014 - how have we not crossed paths before?!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
We call Albertans very bad drivers! Lots of Aussies get there teeth done there. They swear by Thai dentists and I am sure they must be better than some of the other country's dentists in the region. And I think the region is far to big for casual crossed paths! Thailand is one of the Asian countries I wouldn't mind visiting at some time.
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rarediva Premium
What a wonderful profile and love your motto! I hope you don't mind me "stealing" and adding it to the others on my office wall! Also, keep enjoy your tea with the service you provide you deserve a vice and if that's your vice...drink up!!
Have an awesome day and God Bless!!
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SimoninAsia Premium
Yes feel free to "steal", I've stolen it too! : ) It's a quote from William Carey, missionary to India : )

Thank you so much for encouragement - it's amazing how tea just seems to solve every problem - OK now I'm starting to sound like an addict, lol :-D

Keep in touch :)

All the best!
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philp Premium
Hi Simon, thanks for the follow, I too have seen the scammers, and been caught by a few! At 72 I was flabbergasted when I found WA, having been marketing my novel for four years and getting nowhere, it was like opening a door and finding sunshine - wow! God helps those who help themselves.
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