On The Subject Of Me…
I am a well mannered guy who used to excel at given specialized jobs and at one time owned and operated my own restaurant with my now Ex-Wife.
I have one grown son attending University and he is pursuing his ambition in Modern Medicine. My Son and Ex-Wife currently live in Western Canada.
I have also been blessed with one older brother, one older sister, four nephews and one niece. Dad passed away in 2013. Mom is still with us but requires some special attention that neither of us kids can any longer provide sufficiently.
I now live a simple lifestyle without too many distractions in a humble and quiet setting in Ontario, Canada.
I came to the Internet in search of practical and understandable knowledge. Knowledge that would lead to opportunity to improve my life and the lives of others, yet understandable enough to be able to implement in a structured and sustainable manner. And yes, the underlying theme in my search had to do with money, and how to acquire it through the online.
Up until about the beginning of 2015, I had only used my computer for my personal business use. Email, Microsoft Word, Spreadsheets, Power Point presentations and not too much more.
In May of 2016, I came across an Online Open Education Platform that is teaching me how to create long term success using the Internet. It is the best thing I have done for myself.
Please visit my profile page by clicking on the Wealthy Affiliate Image below.
Do Not Take Things Too Seriously…
After a busy and very demanding career as a Chef, I now enjoy the more simple things in life and do not take things too seriously.
Unfortunately, things aren’t as regular as they used to be.
“The best and worst things in life are usually the things that happen unplanned.”
I have lived and worked in Ontario, Canada for most of my adult life. Since leaving the Profession of Cooking, I have been doing freelance work as an Independent Contractor in the Lending Industry as a Loans Referral Agent and I also represent a ‘Green Energy’ company that has just been launched recently by a very close friend who I admire and trust. I have also dabbled (still do) in Network, Affiliate and Direct Marketing and like most, have had some failures and some success.
I like what I’m doing but ‘Commission Only’ Jobs are often ‘Feast or Famine’ situations and require careful planning and budgeting. That, compounded with my recurring lack of physical mobility due illness makes things difficult at times to move around freely to attend face-to-face meetings and presentations to build the foundations of success for my various business interests.
Outside of the one-time that I owned my own my own restaurant (1983-1994), I have worked for others. Unfortunately, leveraging one’s skills and efforts for others does not always provide the type of outcome that we were born to experience and deserve.
The Right Path is sometimes the one…
“The right path is sometimes the one… we make for ourselves that leads to our version of happiness and prosperity.” I recently came to the conclusion that I have to “Inhale the present and future…and Exhale the past.”
I had thought about going back to school to get an accounting degree from one of the colleges nearby. That way, I could set up a small practice from home and work for myself well into my final years. Then I looked at the Tuition Fees. Ouch! And then the time required…4 years just to become an ‘Undergraduate’ just to get started in the field.
The ‘going back to formal schooling’ idea was not going to work for me. I had neither the time nor the money and I certainly did not want to, at this stage in my life take on ‘Student Debt’ .
I think that the most important thing that my Dad left with me was his firm belief that “It is never too late to start today what you should have or wanted to start yesterday.”
So, for many years, I had been searching the Internet for opportunities and finally came across one that made complete sense to me.
I worked out the cost of a 4 year undergraduate program from one of my local Universities. About $75,000 on the low end. I am an annual member here at WA and it costs about $425.00 per year for everything that I need. That’s the equivalent of over 175 years when compared to the cost of a traditional education.
I have given myself a timeline of about four years to become extremely competitive on the Internet and create very steady streams of revenue and income.
This success does not come overnight or by ‘pressing’ a ‘magic’ button. It requires hard work, dedication and consistency.
Get Rich Now!
‘Get Rich Quick’ Schemes have mutated into an Online Monster. A ‘Network of Pitchmen’ and self-proclaimed “Guru’s” have used and are still using The Internet and the ‘Fear of Failing economies’ to play the ultimate ‘Long Con’ on innocent and unsuspecting people all around the World.
There seems to be a common aspiration that making money online quickly through Internet Marketing is a real possibility…that E-Commerce may open more doors. The big question is how to find Integrity, Value and Honor with the producer or marketer of any program?
The term Internet Marketing in this context describes both a particular business model used to sell fraudulent products and services online, and the community or subculture that embraces it. It operates out in the open — with poorly designed websites, tacky infomercials, and outrageous claims designed to scare off the wary and draw in the curious, desperate, and naive.
The Syndicate (Business Group)
The Syndicate is a business group that uses digital marketing to sell get rich quick, work from home and self help products. Watch the Video below titled “Scamworld.” It is not intended to scare you about Internet Marketing but instead to let you know how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Scamworld: The Video
Members of the Syndicate use online advertising, email marketing, affiliate marketing and multi-level marketing to sell “info products”, such as self-published books and videos that purport to teach customers how to get rich through online business. They also do lead generation for pressure-sales telemarketing companies called “boiler rooms“. The Syndicate’s members use the group as a way of coordinating product launches and release dates, and of enhancing perceived credibility through social proof. According to Syndicate member Frank Kern, “Have you ever noticed that all the people in the Internet Marketing world are promoting each other? I mean, we’re not psychic. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I suddenly realize he’s having a launch today, I have to nail it’. We all work together, all the top people work together.”
Critic Jason Jones, who blogs as The Salty Droid, has accused the Syndicate of being a cartel that harms customers through price fixing and unfair competition.Syndicate member Frank Kern denies this, and claims that the Syndicate’s purpose is to “help the customer have a great experience”.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.
–Source Wikipedia (you are going to see some names that you wouldn’t think would be involved).
Wealthy Affiliate University
Is an Affiliate Open Education Project and one that is very close to my heart.
I am a firm believer of Education and I am a full-time career student now. I am fortunate to be in an online environment where I can Learn and Earn at the same time. I wrote at the beginning of this page that I was thinking of going back to ‘Formal Education’ to get an accounting degree but the cost of doing so was prohibitive for me. Call it ‘luck,’ call it ‘diligence,’ or just simply call it ‘destiny’ that In May of 2016 I came across an opportunity to look at something for FREE.
I had looked at some other FREE stuff in the past, but it always ended up costing me wasted time and a good chunk of money. This program is now in its eleventh year on the Internet and I have no intentions of ever leaving. You can view my Profile Here.
I am learning that the only way to ‘Get Rich Quick’ is ‘to do it slowly.’
- Find an Interest or have a Passion;
- Get Educated
- Be Diligent
- Be Persistent
- Always maintain Integrity
- Capitalize on Ingenuity
- And above all, do not be afraid of Opportunity
Notice that all of the things I have advocated are actually character traits. They’re not methods or business processes any more than they are just ways of living your life.
I contend that building wealth and being successful in any avenue of life has more to do with who you are rather than what you do.
We all want to be rich. And we all want to be rich now. This is not going to happen unless you are really lucky and win the lottery. If you came across this site looking for quick ways to make money, I also contend that you are taking the wrong approach.
For less than $400 per year I have all the tools and training I require to build my presence on the Internet on my terms and on my time. It’s the first logical step. I am now capable of presenting other opportunities to the entire Internet World with relative ease.
Learn why you should think about becoming a Wealthy Affiliate by going HERE. (Coming Shortly).
I’d like to Thank You for taking the time to learn a little something about me.
I look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you as we all move forward here together.
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