Welcome to Achieve Success From Home, a website I created which is dedicated to helping aspiring individuals who are looking for a way out of the 9 to 5 drudge and to finally tell their boss where to go.
Something that pretty much everybody would like to do right?
Anyway as you have obviously clicked on my website which hopefully made the first page of Google (likely story, but I can live in hope) then it is only right that I tell you a little about myself, my journey and where I am today.
My Story from what seems a not too Distant Past.
Hi there my name is Mick and here’s a picture of me in my garden in deep thought thinking, how or more to the point who is going to help me sort this garden out?
You see I have never been into gardening although part of my decision to purchase this house was partly down to the garden.
Doesn’t make sense, does it?
I am the eldest of three siblings, two brothers, and a sister, and we all live in the UK and are pretty much spread around the country, and very seldom manage to get together due to the distance.
Where it all started…
I left school and joined the armed forces, which pretty much took care of my first six years of employment. Had some great times, met some great people, traveled and saw quite a bit of the world, and as it was peacetime then, there was very little to worry about as to whether we would make it home or not. Not like today, as it would appear we are constantly involved in wars.
I had to endure plenty of “BS” whilst serving in the forces and thought after I’d left, that would be the end of it.
How wrong was I ’cause the Internet is absolutely full of it!
Left the forces to try to better and improve my life although at the time I hadn’t a clue what I was going to do. In fact, when I did leave the forces I never mentioned this to my parents, but told them I was on three weeks leave. How crazy was that? I thought I’d have at least a few weeks to myself before all hell broke loose. Anyway, that’s exactly what happened when I told them the real reason, all hell broke loose!
My stay with the parents didn’t last long, too much friction and the fact that my father thought I was going to make a career of the armed forces. I did reach the rank of Sergeant which I suppose was something, but there comes a time when a change is required.
I moved to a fishing village on the North East coast of Yorkshire. A beautiful place, and a place that is very dear to me, namely Whitby also my place of birth, and where Bram Stoker got his inspiration for Dracula. Just think, if Whitby hadn’t have existed. Would there ever have been any of those Vampire/Dracula movies and series’ made?
If ever you are in the vicinity, I would recommend you check out Whitby as nowadays it is one of the most visited places in the UK, however bad the weather is, and it usually is BAD, the weather that is!
My time in Whitby was short lived due to the lack of work and therefore let’s forward five years…
In that time I’d moved to the Leeds area, met a girl, moved in together and we had a child. Lee-Michael, who incidentally is doing well for himself.
Managed to find a training course in Computer Analysis/Programming at the time was run by Manpower services, which was a government-run employment and training services.
As a result of the training, I found my first real job in London on the Old Kent Road. Spent 14 months learning my trade there as a programmer and decided to move back home which at the time was West Yorkshire.
Fast forward 6 years and my decision to move into the IT Freelance World.
Around the time that I met Susan and here she is with our beautiful granddaughter Hope Liberty, out walking the neighbors’ dog.
Had some great contracts, and worked in various countries across the water and in Europe and Scandinavia. My last contract was in Basel, Switzerland where I spent two and half years. What a great place and a great country, and such a friendly environment. Even to this day parents walk their kids down to the tram and let them travel alone to school. It’s such a safe place even in today’s CRAZY world!
Thing’s really dried up for me in the Software Development arena way back in 2012, and I found myself trying to learn a new skill on the Internet but not really having a direction as to what to get involved with.
Does a background in a certain skill help you online?
Of course it does, and there are many skills that people have that can help you when learning how to make a living online.
Mine you might say would be software development, and 10+ years ago that skill would have helped me a lot, but nowadays things have moved on so much, with the technology improving vastly on a day to day basis. It is nice to have this knowledge if you keep up with it, but I seldom do, and there is a misconception here which I would like to put you straight with.
If you decide to get involved with some form of training regarding let’s say Affiliate Marketing, which I certainly would advise you in doing, especially if you want to succeed and build an online business, which will (not if) give you a sustainable income for life; then you really don’t need any technical skills at all. It helps but it doesn’t matter!
Forget about mindsets and all that crap that Internet Marketers bang on about (just to get you into their fold) because what you will find is that once you have chosen the right path. In other words, a “Training Platform” that you can trust 100% and not some crappy MLM (pyramid) garbage where you have to con people into getting involved, then everything will fall into place.
Some people think (myself included at the time), that there is some magical formula that the so-called guru’s know and will give you. There isn’t, but all the same, it will cost you, and this is where things get costly and frustrating, because you rarely learn anything that is going to benefit you, and you find yourself jumping ship from one “Scam Artist” to another. You have to find the right training and this can be difficult because there is so much “Garbage” out there.
This can be difficult I know because it took me time to find the right training, but hey we’re only human and we live and learn don’t we?
My delve into the Internet Marketing arena
The best way to describe my involvement with the Internet is that I dabbled and didn’t have a clue what I was doing!
I listened to advice from everybody whether right or wrong! I couldn’t tell the difference which was which. What I did find out very early on was that everybody was an expert trying to get you into their “thing”.
Pretty much like a cult with followers been sucked into whatever it may be at the time!
I’m sure you have noticed and had your fill of it!
Tried a few things, and as I’m such a cautious person managed to avoid many scams, and due to this, I found myself not taking chances, and therefore never really giving anything a chance to succeed, if at all it ever would.
The Internet (World Wide Web) is a wonderful piece of technology, invented by a British scientist at Cern way back in 1989, so really it is relatively new but expanding at a rapid rate. It’s full of great resources and a lot of “Rubbish” too, and it’s this “Rubbish” that you have to wade through and eliminate, which is extremely difficult to do, and as a consequence you put up a guard, a barrier, and decide that everything whether good or bad will be first put into the “caution” or “bs” category, unless proved otherwise.
If you don’t already do this, I certainly advise that you do!
The Internet is full of “SCAMS” with up-sell after up-sell!
A very large percentage of products have this common factor, and it is only after purchasing the initial product that you are faced with that dilemma! Do I really need these additional products in-order for everything to work, and bang before you know it you are 100’s and sometimes 1000’s of dollars out of pocket!
These marketing ploys are extremely underhanded and should be outlawed, but in essence, are they doing anything wrong? No, they aren’t, but hey do they have any scruples, most probably not. These unscrupulous “So-Called Gurus” are only interested in one thing; how much “Dosh” they can get from you and cram into their pockets. The last thing on their minds is helping you or whether you are getting value!
These tactics I can assure you only work on people who are new to Internet Marketing, who are just trying to learn something new and make some extra cash.
You see, when we are looking for a way to improve our lives, we will listen to pretty much anybody who comes across as some sort of “Expert” and the Internet is full of so-called “Experts” and easy to fall into their trap.
People new to the Internet will follow these so-called “Gurus” and it is extremely difficult to wade through all the garbage that there is, it really is. I know because it happened to me!
In this age of the Internet, you will find that an extremely large percentage of products promising you wealth fall into the category of “SCAMS” and should be avoided at all costs.
I’m not here to try and con or trick you into anything, and I won’t promise you great amounts of wealth because nobody can.
I will not brag about living in a massive gated house and driving a Ferrari or constantly traveling around the world living the so-called laptop lifestyle because I’m not and I don’t! I’m just an ordinary person (like yourself) trying to live a better life.
I will not attach proof of earnings because quite frankly anybody who does I am very wary of. Nowadays, anybody can falsify proof of earnings, especially with the advanced software that is out there on the market. I’m not saying that everybody does this but you have to be aware of those claims.
What I will tell you is that I have been Affiliate Marketing now for 3 years and I do make a living, but I’m not going to claim that it is easy because if it was then everybody would be millionaires, right?
What I will do is give you my honest opinion across a wide spectrum and help you the best I know how and whether you believe me or not I will leave that for you to decide.
The more you give the more you get back
If I can help others in any way possible then I’m a happy person. “The more you get back” is the pleasure I get when I have helped someone, and the “get back” doesn’t have to be much, if anything at all.
I remember a young student not too long ago who connected with me through Facebook. He was a struggling student living in Nigeria trying to make ends meet. Not just funding himself through his education but helping his family out as well. I gave him some advice, along with some software to help his studying which was well out of his reach, money wise that is. He is now doing extremely well and earning from the Internet and that gave me total enjoyment and we still keep in touch today.
Helping out family and friends goes without saying, but going that extra mile with somebody you don’t know, or barely know, is a breath of fresh air, and what life is all about and what I am constantly striving to do.
My Objective with AchieveSuccessFromHome.Com
As the name suggests, achieve success from home, anybody can do it really. All you need to do is find the correct platform and hopefully, I can steer you in the right direction.
Making a living online is extremely possible, but it takes time and if you are prepared to set out your stall in the correct manner and work hard anything is achievable.
One to two years isn’t a long time when you are building a business and building it in the correct manner.
One to two years goes by extremely quick when you are bouncing from this “shiny new object” to that “shiny new object” and learning absolutely nothing in the process, and all you seem to be doing is losing money.
Stop following a cult and learning how to copy. You need the right framework in order to build a solid business foundation.
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Hopefully, I can bring to people’s attention the endless possibilities that are out there for earning a living working from the comfort of your home, and try to eradicate many misleading and outright false information and claims that currently flood the Internet Market today.
If you require any help whatsoever or have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments below, and if you have any ideas at all or opinions then I would like to hear them also, and I will be more than happy to help you in any way I can.
Sorry if I have gone on a little but I would like to thank you for stopping by at Achieve Success From Home and listening to my story.
Enjoy life my friend and all the best for the future
Owner – AchievesuccessFromHome.com