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Hi and thanks for visiting my profile. My name is John. I am presently retired in the south of France with my wife Kate. I am French and Kate is English.

In 2001 we were drowned in credit card debts and loans, no jobs and no qualifications to back me in my search for a job. As I have hardly been to school I developed a strong thirst for knowledge and became totally self-taught early on in life.

As the Internet became available to everyone I thought that it would be an excellent tool for gaining skills and perhaps earning a living off it, and it became my passion.

Since then, I have done just about everything that is legally possible online, sometimes made a lot of money, lost a lot too, and picked myself up more times than I can think of.

But hey, as Thomas A. Edison said: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."... don't worry, you don't have to fail that many times in order to succeed, we are talking about Wealthy Affiliate here, where people who are willing to do something with their life, do succeed!

I have become an expert in social media marketing and I am running several very profitable online businesses. I came across Wealthy Affiliate as I wanted to add other streams of income to my portfolio and what convinced me to join and upgrade immediately was that I have created many, many websites and blogs in the past but they never have been very profitable and I found out that at WA I could find the missing link. I read a lot of positive reviews about WA, so I decided to join to see for myself, and here I am... "Happy As Larry", with a new business that is progressing magnificently well month after month, earning me already much more than I had anticipated.

Kate and myself have been lucky enough to have traveled the world from North to South and East to West as we have nearly never had a boss.

I was born in Vietnam of French parents, Kate was born in the UK. We met and got married in Lesotho (southern Africa). I/we lived in Liberia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Lesotho, South Africa (farm owners), England (house/pet sitting), The Channel Islands (house/pet sitting), Florida, South America, Australia (house/pet sitting), where we often go back because we have children and grandchildren there, Tasmania (house/pet sitting), New Zealand, Italy, Spain (house/pet sitting), Malta, then finally France my home country, where I practically never lived till I retired at age 65, and I am not listing the countries we are visiting while house/pet sitting worldwide, or while Kate was lecturing and teaching bead work on the QE2 cruise liner, which took us from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) through the Panama Canal and all along the west coast of South America down to Chili, or along the west coast of Africa down to Capetown, then to Mauritius.

We are International house and pet sitters which enables us to travel the world, Where We Want, When We Want, and in Luxury as we do chose only high standard country properties. We form a perfect team, Kate takes care of the bookings (and makes sure that we have the best) and I, with my laptop, provide the income. This is FREEDOM at its best! As Kate likes to say: "We are the most upmarket Gypsies in the world." She is also a published writer, her books are available on Amazon Kindle (look for Kate Fagalde).

So, yes, if you are interested in this sort of lifestyle, or if you are a stay at home mom, a disabled person, jobless, etc., all you have to do, if you are not yet a member at Wealthy Affiliate, is to click on the green "Join Now!" button at the top right of this page. It is 100% FREE to join, learn and earn. Then I will be more than happy to mentor you (also for free).

If you are already a member and don't know who is the person who referred you, or can't get hold of them, no problem, we are thousands of experienced marketers here who are ready to help you to succeed, just shout for help, or contact me direct.

John

Two of my favorite quotes are:

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." - Peace Pilgrim

and

"You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds.'" - borrowed by Earl Nightingale from the book "Acres of Diamonds" by Russell Cornwall
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Money I would be happy earning
$5,000 per month on or before Dec 31st 2020
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$10,000 per month thereafter
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
8 to 10 hours a day till I reach my $10,000 a month earning, then 20 - 30 hours a week helping others to do the same.
 
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How much money per month would you be happy earning?
$5,000 per month on or before Dec 31st 2020

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?
$10,000 per month thereafter

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
8 to 10 hours a day till I reach my $10,000 a month earning, then 20 - 30 hours a week helping others to do the same.
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PaulRegan Premium
G'day John,
I am completely new to this IM challenge. I've spent many years working in direct sales and MLM. Reasonably successful with my wife as my buddy and office administrator.
We are a good team, but its really time to embrace the IM world through WA.
We are thrilled by what we see Kyle and Carson doing ...and their 'stickto-itiveness'.
They are the real deal when it comes to refinement and persistence.
It's profiles like yours that grab my attention because I am roughly in the same position as you were at 65.
That is to say, knowing what I want to achieve but not understanding how best to use the Internet tools.
So congratulations John, a great effort.
Who says "you cannot teach an old dog new tricks"
Please drop me a line at you convenience.
Our best wishes to you and your wife.

from Paul and Sandra Regan...Adelaide South Australia
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for your message and for joining my network. I have followed you back. We know Adelaide very well as we house/dog sat twice up on the hills at Belair. Wonderful city and area.

As you say, Kyle and Carson did do a great job (and are still doing). Having been in the social media marketing business for the past several years, promoting other people's businesses on my social platforms, I did come across clients wanting to promote WA, but my curiosity had never gone further than that, as I couldn't possible join every programs that I was asked to promote, because each and every offers seemed to be better than the previous one, and I had so much on my plate (and still have), so I let it pass, thing that I sincerely regret now that I have finally stopped and and taken the time to learn more about it. Anyway, I guess it is destiny, and I was not ready for it then.

Reading your bio, you seem to be ready for it and I am quite sure that you will do well here, you have a strong determination and all you need to do is to let Kyle and Carson (and also some of the experienced members) guide you through the journey.

My regards to Sandra and I look forward to seeing you around and reading your success stories.

John ツ
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verna8767 Premium
Hi John, very pleased to meet you. Welcome to WA. What a great BIO. Now, that's the life I would have loved to have led. You must have so many experiences and niches you can choose from.

Already having online businesses is a big plus for you here and you will most likely have a lot of inspiration and assistance for the other WA'ers.

Wishing you much success with meeting your goals and and look forward to seeing you around here often!

Verna
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Thanks for your encouraging words Verna. You must have had a very busy life as well and hopefully now enjoying a well deserved retirement. We both have skills that will help us and help others to succeed here on WA and I look forward to learning a few things from you as you have already written so many interesting posts which I intend to start reading soon.

I look forward to seeing you around and reading your success stories.

John ツ
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verna8767 Premium
Thanks John. I still have a lot of work to do yet. Doing it all by myself makes for slow going. But, I'm hanging in there.

Verna
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Keep at it Verna, and you will succeed!

John ツ
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rhondac12 Premium
Hi John! Welcome to WA and thanks for the follow! I am following you back. Your bio is very interesting and gives me hope for creating the kind of lifestyle I am hoping to achieve. Thanks for being inspiring! I believe you will be very successful here at WA.

Cheers!
Rhonda
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Thanks for following me back and for your kind words Rhonda.

You sound like a lady who doesn't give up that easily, I think that this is the number one quality for this business and everything else will fit around like the pieces in a jigsaw puzzle.

I look forward to seeing you around and reading your success stories.

John ツ
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BBrandt Premium
Hello John,
Thank you for following me. I have added you to my network. I believe that the training and support here is top notch. Please check out my website, I am passionate about health/well-being. I will look for you on your social media and look forward to working with you.

God bless and much success to you.

Bruce
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Thanks for your message Bruce, and for following me back. I look forward to seeing you around and reading your success stories.

John ツ
P.S. I have posted a comment on your very interesting website, please check if it has gone through, or pm me if it hasn't and I will post again.
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BBrandt Premium
Thank you John,
I have a notice of a comment. I appreciate that.

Have a blessed week.

Bruce
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RoyBaxter Premium
Hi John. Enjoyed reading your profile. Very interesting. You sure have lived life hey. Hoping to learn from you on this WA journey which we've undertaken. All the best. My wife and I will be in the South of France towards the end of the month. Love it there especially at this time of the year.
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Thanks for your message Roy. My wife and I also loved South Africa and we now love the south of France, especially in the spring and autumn. My wife lived in Lesotho for over 20 years, where we met, and we went over the border to the Free State to get married, bought a farm and lived there for the following 8 years, then sold as it was becoming too dangerous to be a farmer then. South Africa and the south of France are our two favorite places.

I look forward to seeing you around and reading your success stories.

John ツ
P.S. I posted a comment on your blog.
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