G’day there, this is Wayne from Wealthy Affiliate and welcome to my ‘About Wayne’ page where I’m going to give you a little bit of an insight as to who I am…
This is me in my early 30’s ready to
slog out another 8 hour day 🙁
P.S. If you haven’t already guessed, I am an Aussie from the ‘Land Down Under’, and I live on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
For the past 30 years or more, I have been working hard just like millions of other working-class citizens around the globe. When I left school, I started working in smelly, oily, hot factories. But after 9 years, I had enough and decided to do what I love the most, and that was working with computers. 4-5 years later, I graduated with distinctions in Information Technology, Graphic & Web Design.
After I obtained my above qualifications, I moved further north from New South Wales into the sunny state of Queensland where I started not only applying my skills in I.T, Graphic Design/Office jobs but in my spare time, I would dabble into probably what was referred to as taboo back then… Internet Marketing!
I had a true passion, believing there was an easier way to make money from home so my life was more fulfilling and the future would see me retire very comfortably.
But of course I never really found anything that was legitimate and did not relate to that famous word “Scam”!
Actually, back 15 years or more, any so-called online business practically all related back to being a scam in some shape or form. I would literally spend hours searching, wasting time and money, not to mention, there was never any help as in real customer support!
But I never gave up and I always knew with the experience I had gained from working in Information Technology, that one day the future would bring ‘Real Money Making Opportunities’ from the comfort of home and from the internet!
“I never gave up on continuing my search.”
I did finally find an online marketing group approximately 15 years ago, and I actually turned over a profit of $8,000 AU. But unfortunately, the company went bust and shut their doors after only being open for 18 months or more.
“So, I had the taste and I knew it was possible to do.”
Even back then, technology was nowhere near as advanced as it is today, and again I had no support, guidance or help. But I struggled on and learned the ropes the hard way just by sheer persistence and determination, that I could make it work and prove to my friends and family that it was actually possible to make a living online.
I still give my mum a hard time with the proof I showed her, with a bank statement showing a whopping profit of 8k, all from internet marketing. Back then, that was unheard of and would have taken an average hard working man or women to make in no less than 6 months.
Before I even started making a profit online, my mum would constantly tell me I was crazy and how I was wasting not only my money but my time. Of course, she was old school and you had to work hard for your money in her day, only to die poor and not see or achieved anything with your life. A thought that always haunted me and made me feel really sad. But at the same time, it made me even more determined to make sure my life never took that same dreaded path.
15 years later and there has been a lot of changes.
But it was well worth the experience and I’ve traveled to a lot of different countries over the years. My life so far has had a lot of ups and downs, but I’ve been pretty fortunate thus far. I’ve got my health, I have my big boy toys, haha, and I’m now happily married to my beautiful wife who has supported me every step of the way with Wealthy Affiliate. We have even booked our next trip this year to the beautiful Island of Bali (Bali done and dusted in 2017… Loved it so much, we are going back again this year. But after Bali, we will be making plans for Europe).
Yes, it took a long time to reach this point and to finally find something that is not only real and legitimate but has never missed one payment to it’s 1 Million + members since 2005. So if that’s not real enough for you, then I don’t know what is!
So please feel free to come on over and visit my local hangout at Wealthy Affiliate. It is completely FREE to join and I know you’re going to love it.
If you would like to give Wealthy Affiliate ago, You Can Register Here to create your free Starter Membership.
“You will have a life that only you are in control of, a life you enjoy, and a life that you get to spend the way you want to.”
At Wealthy Affiliate, we are not going to lie to you, and even though the entire community, including myself, guide you every step of the way till you are comfortably earning your own online income, you still have to work at it and apply yourself to be successful, just like in any real business.
It can be done and you will see the proof, but only after you complete the hard yards. Put in the effort every day (even if it is just a few hours) and I promise you, you will start seeing the benefits.
You will have a life that only you are in control of, a life you enjoy, and a life that you get to spend the way you want to, but only YOU can do that. Trust me when I say… No one else is ever going to do it for you!
This is what I now do in my spare time:
- Traveling around Australia and overseas with my wife every year.
- Spending time with our families.
- Playing Xbox / Playstation games (yeah I know, I’m a big kid).
- Lazing around or enjoying stand-up paddle boarding on our gorgeous Gold Coast beaches that stretch for 57 kilometers along South East Queensland.
- Home gym workouts.
- Keeping and breeding reptiles as a hobby.
- Riding our Harley Davidson Motorcycle around the Gold Coast mountains and highways.
- Wine and dining in beautiful Gold Coast restaurants with my wife.
- Shopping and buying whatever we want or need without constantly checking the bank balance.
So this is my life. And it’s my goal to help you do the same (minus the false pretenses and scams out there).
Wonderful to meet you and please feel free to contact me anytime if you ever need any further advice. You can also drop me a comment below or you can simply get in touch with me via this website: Legitimate-Online-Business.com.
Here is a link if you wish to find out more about Wealthy Affiliate. Hope to see you inside shortly.
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This is me today 🙂