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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, and vice versa many times, 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, or on the left side if 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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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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Jennifer123 Premium
Hi John (and hi to Kate too!).

Thanks for following me! I am now eagerly following you back as well. Reading your profile was absolutely delightful...and inspiring! What a fantastic life you have created and are living. I am just starting out with WA, creating an online business, but reading about what someone like you is doing reminds me what is possible. (I think when I get frustrated on this journey I'm going to go back and read your profile again!)

Best of luck to the two of you in your travels!
Jennifer
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Thanks for your message and welcome to WA Jennifer. Everybody has a success story to tell, you have your own too. You have done amazing things in your life and still have a lot of time to do more. If you want a bit more exciting stuff to give you courage (not that I think that you need more than you already have), just read my last post.

I look forward to seeing you around and reading your success stories Jennifer, and watching you progress here at WA.

John ツ
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Jennifer123 Premium
Thanks John. I'll look forward to sharing my success with you in the future! And continuing to read about yours. I'm heading over to read your last post...and your progress reports.

Have a wonderful day!
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Wayne66 Premium
Thanks for following me, John and welcome to WA. I will follow you also and I apologize for taking so long to do so. I haven't been very active here or with my website for some time now.

I don't know if it can be resurrected or not but I am going to try again and see if I can't make something happen by the time my renewal comes up in November.

I wish you every success and encourage you not to give up but after reading your profile, it sounds like that is something you are not inclined to do In the meantime all the best and I look forward to connecting from time to time.

Wayne
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Thanks for your message Wayne and for following me back. I look forward to seeing you around and reading your success stories while watching you progress here at WA.

John ツ
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rena0423 Premium
Thank you John for the follow, You are appreciated, You have done a lot concerning business and I would surely like to learn more from you. I have a quote: In life, it's not what you know, it's who you know. You came to WA at the right time to share your knowledge with the community, we all here can benefit, thank you for coming, have a wonderful day.
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YourBizTips Premium
Thanks for your message Ruby and welcome aboard. I hope to be able to share my experience with the members of WA soon and you can count on me to help you, so do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

I look forward to seeing you around and watching you progress here at WA.

John ツ
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Chris65 Premium
Wow, you and your wife have amazing life journey! I laughed when I read you spent basically no time in France until age 65. I love story of being international pet and house sitters. Thank you for sharing your life story, and your two favorite quotes. I wish you much success with WA.
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Thanks for your message and welcome to WA Christine. I look forward to seeing you around and watching your progress here at WA.

John ツ
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Chris65 Premium
Thank you John! I'm anxious to learn but nervous. I'll dive in and maybe lose the nerves.
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YourBizTips Premium
I may look like a lot to assimilate, especially if you have never done that before, but there is not rush, just follow the training at your own pace and remember that we are all here to help you, you just have to ask a question and you will have many answers.

Best wishes,

John ツ
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Chris65 Premium
Thank you John for the encouragement!
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petervcrisp Premium
There is a famous quote from Mark Twain:

"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."

And that just means - do your hardest task first or at least as soon as you can in the morning. If you do this then the rest of your day is easy from there!

ANYWAY…

Hello, thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. You are definitely in the right place!
People have plenty to share and there is plenty to learn also so take your time and enjoy the experience.

I may not be in the top 200 list anymore (because I don’t socialize here much) but I do have many interesting posts on my site and some you might really like, many people do. I have over 5,000 positive comments, so take a look and get some ideas as to what you can do with your site.

Let me know if I can help you in any way

Cheers Peter :)

P.S You might like this one:
http://onlineaffiliatewealth.com/the-missing-magic-internet-marketing-ingredient
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Thanks for your message Peter, also for sharing your website's link. I have bookmarked it and will study it in detail once I am finished with answering my messages, main while I have posted a comment.

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

John ツ
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