For a long time now I have wanted to create a website about some of the best ways to build a business from home and how to avoid a lot of the mistakes that I have made over the years. There are so many opportunists out there looking to grab your hard-earned money for very little in return.
I write all my articles from the heart and with the best intentions. I want to be able to guide people through the process of getting started and hopefully there will be something here for everyone. I hope that you enjoy.
If you have any advice you would like to share then I want to hear from you. Please leave your comments in the box below.
Where Did All The Time Go?
I left school in 1988 and started my first full time job selling kitchens and loft insulation on the streets door to door in Portsmouth UK and the surrounding areas. It was a tough way to make a living as you can imagine and it didn’t last too long. After that, I got into kitchen design at a local builders merchant which was great fun and had me attending all kinds of courses.
In the early nineties there was a bad recession. I lost my job and finding a new one was hard so I ended up serving customers in the same builders merchants and driving a delivery lorry and ended up staying there for three years.
There were a couple of older people working with me who had been there for nearly forty years and coming up to retirement. I really struggled with the thought of staying there for that length of time.
I wanted more out of life so started looking at opportunities to better myself.
One day I called in sick and spent the whole morning in a careers office looking at new jobs and courses. It was there that I found an aircraft engineering course which really appealed to me so I applied for it but was told that at the age of twenty I was too old and should never leave my job. This gave me the push I needed to really go for it and make it work. Three years later I was a Licensed Aircraft Engineer.
This was an incredible time for me and really exciting. Of course it’s all well and good being qualified but without experience it became apparent that nobody was willing to take me on. I ended up doing to really dirty contracting work all over the country as an aircraft general hand. Very depressing and soul destroying.
Never give up!
Two years went by and I was on the verge of giving up looking for a full time job in aviation when through the door dropped a letter inviting me for an interview with a major airline at my local airport. The interview was fun and went really well and one thing I will never forget is asking what the large pile of paper work was in the middle of the table was with my name on it. It turned out to be about fifteen applications and CV’s that I had sent to this company over the years. They had kept them all on record.
My first lesson, persistence pays off.
They offered me the job and I spent the next twenty years working my way up through the ranks of various major airlines.
So I had a stable job with great prospects but for me I still felt there had to be more in life. I STILL didn’t fancy staying in the same job until retirement and then struggling to survive with a crummy pension. It just didn’t sit right with me.
In 2003, I started to look for opportunities that would allow me to work from home. I didn’t want to rely on other people to provide me with work for my income. I was hungry to go it alone.
Is it really possible to stop the world and jump off?
I started to search online for jobs that I could do from my laptop and this led me to all kinds of online scams and cons and yes I did lose a lot of money in the process.
I wanted to go it alone and not be part of the same system everyone else was part of.
Have you heard of the 40-40-40 Scam?
It’s where you make someone else rich by working 40 hours a week for 40 years then the retire on 40% of what you couldn’t afford to live on in the first place.
When I read this it really got me thinking. There had to be a better way and I was determined to find it.
It’s A Minefield and You Can Get Hurt
Needless to say I have spent thousands over the years on courses from selling mobile phones to buying stocks and shares, network marketing and pyramid schemes with little or no return. I even sold ice cream from a boat!
The one good thing I gained throughout all my years of searching and building is the experience I now have when it comes to building a business from scratch.
I want the help other people by being as honest as I can when it comes to the opportunities available online. I found it so hard to find this. Trying to get the truth out of people that just want to recruit you into their business for that commission payment.
It’s a tough game but I believe that you can get there if you keep looking and searching and being pro active.
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I Want To Tell You The Truth
There is good and bad opportunities out there and I have to say It feels like I have tried them all. The truth is that a lot of them hold back the harsh reality of what is involved in making a success. There is always a hidden agenda and unfortunately you don’t find this out until parting with cash. Your are always told that it is so easy that anyone can do it.
Easy money and get-rich-quick……. I don’t think so!
One piece of advice that I will give to you now is that there is no such thing as easy money and get-rich-quick schemes. They DO NOT exist so from this point onwards forget about it.
If you want to make a successful business that will provide you with a passive income that leads to financial freedom, you better be prepared to work and I mean work really hard for it.
If you ever need help or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,