Hello, I’m Peter, one of the many English living in the Dordogne area of France. I have been working for myself for about 35 years now mainly in the holiday rental business and years back I also had a couple of shops.
My days now are made up of grass cutting, gardening, cleaning the swimming pools, a bit of maintenance and some time on the computer.
While the rental business is a nice way to earn a living and bring up children, it does have its drawbacks. The main one being we never have any spare cash.
Online since 2000 for the rental business, I have often considered starting an internet business but never had the courage to take the plunge.
Sure I looked around, found tons of “opportunities” but always afraid of being scammed I never took any real action. That is until I found Wealthy Affiliate!
Yes, like many people, I did try a few online programs that promise easy money but quickly found that these get rich quick programs aren’t the way to start earning online.
When I first joined the Wealthy Affiliate platform, I was amazed at how much information, training, and support that was right there at my fingertips. I couldn’t begin to tell you everything I learned in a very short time.
Another reason that initially encouraged me to join Wealthy Affiliate was to learn how to build a website with Wordpress. They have a very easy to use site builder that makes setting up a website easy for everyone, even for someone with very little computer experience.
If you do have problems the friendly online community goes out of their way to help you and this is very important when you’re building your first website or starting an online business.
I tried it and am delighted!
Within a few days I had a WordPress website online and after a few months, I started to earn an income online.
The purpose of this page is to give you some background information about me and to encourage you if you would truly like to start your own work at home online business.
Feel free to contact me if you ever need anything or leave a comment below.(see my WA profile here)
Here’s to your online success!
Hi Peter, kindly give me more info. on https://www.freelancewriting.com/ and how to successively apply and successively qualify / be hired for projects
I think the best idea is to follow the tips on freelancewriting.com. On their freelance writing jobs page they have a list of 10 steps to follow to get a job. Hope that helps and best of luck!
Great site! Lots of very valuable information.
I love how you have “Recommended” and “Not Recommended” products. Helps to get the weeds out!
Very easy to read blogs, and great visuals.
You make it easy to learn!
Thanks for the compliments Roger!
All the best,
Hi Peter, I’ve read both your reviews of income shops and WA, both great reviews and I’m really interested in opening my own store.
Just a question, income shops make a big play of their links to the UK’s biggest retailers that we can then choose which to sell, is it the same with WA? Having read your review they seem to be the better platform.
Finally have a good new year
Before getting started, I would try a couple of free trials. It’s worth taking the free trial with WA setting up a siterubix subdomain site, installing the Woocomerce plugin and trying it out. If you think it might be good for you can try it for as long as you like before committing.
You could also try Shopify. They offer a 14-day free trial and they have a very good reputation.
IncomeShops aren’t a bad platform and they make setting up your store quite easy, however, it’s a shame they don’t have a free trial. If you leave you keep only the domain name and I have read reports of their support being a bit slow. Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t have links to any retailers, you will have to find the products you want to promote and add them manually.
It’s worth remembering you can set up a great looking store with any of these platforms, but getting people to your store will be the biggest problem.
Wish you a great 2016!
Thanks for your feedback,
My name is Wayne. I have also joined WA and just started this week. I am almost done with the website. I am really impressed with Kyle and Carson and the members. Truly is a team effort and family community. So much wealth of information, encouragement and help. The only way someone could not do well is from not really trying. I Enjoy your website. Mine is similar in niche. I am just out to help others discover and make goals in their lives. Be productive.
God bless you and your endeavors.
I agree with you, Wealthy Affiliate is a really great community, and the training excellent. If someone follows the training, works hard and never gives up, they will in the end be successful. I wish you much success with your website and if you ever need a hand let me know.
All the best,
I was trying to find a contact page but I couldn’t find one. Anyways, I wanted to ask if you’re interested in hiring me to write articles for your website. It could save you a lot of time. Check out my website for more details.
Oh, and I really like your website. Makes affiliate marketing look simple and easy – might have to check out Wealthy Affiliate as well.
Thanks for your comment and pointing out that I need a contact page.
For the moment I am happy writing my own articles, however if I ever need your services I have bookmarked your site.
All the best, Peter
Thanks for visiting my site and for your comments. Much appreciated as every little helps. I left you replies so I’m afraid if you want to read them you will have to visit my site again.
This site of yours is very well set out and you have loads of very useful information for the would be internet marketer. I do think you could have some more graphics placed throughout the site though. Something about a picture and a thousand words springs to mind.
Thanks for leaving a comment and thanks for your ideas regarding graphics. Always good to have someone else’s advice.
Have a good day, Peter
I’ve always been really interested in the “renting” “property management” business. However, unlike you I haven’t actually been in it much yet.
I’m hoping that after I become successful online I will be able to purchase some property and do some renting myself. I may hate it, but I may love it, who knows!
Hi Dustin, after 25 years in the vacation rental business, I must say that it’s a great way to earn a living. You get to meet some lovely people who for the most part are relaxed and happy to be on holiday. So if you get the chance I would certainly recommend it. I wish you great success with your online business.
All the best, Peter
impressed…..good luck with it,
Thanks for reading John. All the best to you, Peter