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How The Dressage Husband Started Internet Marketing
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How the Dressage Husband Started Internet Marketing

For anyone contemplating Internet Marketing as a career the hardest part is finding out how to go about it. So here for your edification is "How the Dressage Husband Started Internet Marketing". I met my current wife Shauna while working as an expatriate Information Technology Audit Manager in Saudi Arabia. This was all very romantic as we met in the desert outside of Riyadh, but that is not today's story!

The problem for us was that I was going through a divorce at the time from my first wife in England, an expensive and not to be repeated experience for anyone contemplating that. Shauna is Canadian and I am English and she keeps horses and is very much interested in Dressage, so guess where my nickname comes from!

At the time Saudi Arabia was getting to be a little unsafe for anyone from the USA or England as Osama bin Laden and Al Quaida were just getting started bombing the American bases and anyone that they thought might be involved in anti-muslim (fundamentalist ideas). My mother was ill and I felt I had to return to England before she passed on, so I did.

Our situation was a little complex because at the time that Shauna and I started our relationship I was involved with another lady also, again something I would advise any sane man to avoid! Shauna and I stayed in touch by Email and Sleepless in Seattle was nothing on us! Eventually we met up again in England just after my mother had finally passed on. There followed a period of consolidating households I had furniture etc. from Riyadh, my former home in England and my mothers old home. I had also acquired a flat as an investment property.

All of this was happening as the world was entering the economic depression in the late 90's although there was worse to come we did not yet know it. Shauna became pregnant and this was awkward as she craved for home and her horse Native Mint whom she was really missing. So she decided to go home to Canada, we had only just been married. I decided to sell up and follow her assuming that I would find work and that everything would be fine. I was offered a job through an Internet Connection and it looked as if it would be.

However Immigration had other ideas the naturalisation process was supposed to take 6 months or so, but you are not allowed to contact them until they tell you that the papers are ready in my case in Halifax. I had sent in everything they needed and my new employer had indicated he was prepared to wait. The process dragged on past 6 months and eventually I rang immigration in Halifax after my new employer had indicated he was wondering when I could start for the nth time. It transpired they had had the papers approved for about 5 weeks but had forgotten to advise me! Of course by this time I had lost the job!

For the next 10 years I tried selling Insurance (I had worked for the Royal and Sun Alliance), Mortgage Broking (My finance background), Sales for Bell Aliant (my Computer and previous work for Standard Telephones and Cables) and now technical sales for an office supplier. The list goes on, of course I tried finding work in my former field but being in my late 40's now 50's I never seemed to be quite what they were looking for. Age-ism and prejudice appears to be strong and well despite the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada.

Trying to think what to do I came to the logical conclusion that Internet marketing could be the solution. After all I was computer literate and I could write (30 years of writing Audit reports should not be wasted!). The big question was how and where to start? I found many scam merchant sites and was losing my desire when I eventually came across the Wealthy Affiliate University and at last had the answer to where and how I should begin. They had all the tools I would need and more I started on one of their 30 Day Clubs, and on completing this had my first two sales of Wealthy Affiliate Memberships.

I have had days where I earned $350 while eating breakfast and am working towards achieving this on a consistent basis. I hope my story will inspire you to try, and to achieve for your self there is nothing like the feeling of income from work long since completed and in the case of WA which continues for month after month for as long as the member stays signed up. There are thousands of Affiliate Products you could sell so the only thing holding you back is fear of the unknown and finding the right tools.


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Thank you for your kind thoughts.

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  about 1 decade ago

Oops! Stephen, sad to learn of your immigration wait that lost that job. Thanks for sharing your story on how you got involved in Internet Marketing. Congratulations on your successes and best wishes for many more every day! blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago
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