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Bookkeeper/Pub Owner turned Internet Marketer.

Hi!  My name is Victoria Wallis & I live in Queensland, Australia.  I am 57 years old and have been married to my husband since November 2011.  I am the oldest of 3 children.  I have one living brother (my youngest brother sadly passed away back in 1992 at only 25 years of age).  Both my parents have also passed away about 7 years ago, only 6 months apart!

I was born in Tamworth NSW where my parents lived in the country approximately 40 miles out of town.  Unfortunately, my Dad had to sell the property when I was only 10 yrs old due to the drought.  We travelled around quite a lot until my teenage years, where we settled around the Armidale area, again in the country on a property running mainly sheep & a few cattle. I finished high school and went on to technical college where I did a Secretarial Course.

Mum & Dad decided to have a change of pace and leased a Hotel/Motel in Tenterfield NSW where I helped them for around 5 years.  From there I moved to Brisbane and went back to Secretarial work and also where I met my ex husband.  We moved to Gove in the Northern Territory, Australia where we lived for 3 years and this is where my first son was born.  I had another son 3 years later.  Unfortunately my marriage broke down and I found myself divorced with 2 young children.  I was on my own working fulltime for around 6 years when my daughter was born.  I continued working full time, without any support of a partner,  doing mostly office work and then I started my own business doing contract bookkeeping.

In late 2006, after my parents passed away, I decided I’d love to have my own pub, like my parents did many years before.  I came across a beautiful old country Hotel in a little country town in the Southern Downs in South East Queensland, on a motorbike ride one day and I loved it so much that I bought the hotel!  crown-hotel-qld-6629I ran the hotel for 2 ½ years with many ups and downs.  I met my husband there, and as he wasn’t interested in running the hotel with me (he’s not really a peoples person), I sold the business in June 2009.

My daughter and I then moved out to my husbands place where he was renting a house on a property.  We were fortunate enough to be able to purchase our 450 acre property from our neighbour, which was right opposite to where we were living in the rented house.  But there was no dwelling there, just paddocks, so we had to continue renting in the rental house, plus pay off our property, which was very hard due to the lack of employment. And try and come up with the funds to build a house.

Well, we didn’t really have the funds, but we managed to buy a steel framed shed with a verandah which we got approved with a toilet (I had to have a toilet!) and septic system!  My husband and I built the shed which has now become our home, although I still don’t have a bathroom or hot water system, so it is pretty basic!  I have to boil the jug/kettle for hot water to wash up!!   We have a caravan out the back where we have our showers!  A bit chilly in winter though, when you have to go outside to the van to shower or even when it’s raining!  Brrrrr!

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Due to the economic downturn our fencing business came to a standstill and both my husband and I had to find full time employment, which in our area, isn’t the easiest thing to do.  Both of us decided to contract again and my husband is a maintenance manager at a piggery, which he loathes and I went back doing bookkeeping again back in Brisbane.  So, I travel every Monday morning, leave home at 5.30am and drive 2 hours to Brisbane.  Stay at my sons place 3 nights a week and then travel all the way home on a Thursday afternoon when I’ve finished work.  Being away from home and my husband isn’t much fun, which is why I’ve turned to Internet Marketing.

Now, before I discovered internet marketing I was always thinking that there must be a better way of earning money other than the normal JOB or traditional business.  I’ve tried MLM businesses before with a couple of different companies, but failed miserably due to the fact that you were always told to get your “family & friends” interested in the business etc etc….but of course, that never worked.  It was always about being at the top, instead of “helping” people achieve their dreams.

The First Thing I Noticed was that it would be a dream come true to work from home with just my laptop and an internet connection.  To have the freedom to be able to do what you wanted to do, when you want to do it.  To be financially free and help like-minded people to do the same.

Since Then I’ve learned that there is a lot more to it than I originally thought. When you first start out, there is always lots of promises, bells & whistles and shiny objects that get in the way and distract you from what you are supposed to be doing.  Focus is one of the main things that you need to be aware of as it is so easy to become distracted and flit from one to another and get absolutely nowhere!  I have learned so much in the last 6 months or so.  I have made some mistakes along the way, but we all learn by our mistakes, don't we?  So I have picked myself back up, dusted myself off and am forging ahead and have become a better and stronger person for it!

And the Best Part  with Internet Marketing is, you can run your business from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection of course!  Earn good money from anywhere where you would like to live!  Have the freedom to travel if you want to!  Becomes friends with so many different people from all around the world, it’s just amazing!  I just love it.

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I have also learned, that the best way to be successful, is to be coached by someone who IS successful.  Follow them and ask questions!  They are successful for a reason.   They are there to help you and support you and are always willing to give you guidance in the right direction, which I feel is so important in this age of technology and the worldwide web!  Someone to show you the way and to hold your hand, share their experiences.   True Leadership!

The great thing about an online business is that people join people.  It's a people's business. We are all aiming towards our own personal goals and we have all the support and guidance to help us to achieve it. I am so excited as the months go by, learning what we have learnt and what we are still learning and to see what our future now holds I, in turn, then want to help as many people as I can to achieve their goals and aspirations with everything that I have learned.  There are so many people out there in this day and age, with the economy the way it is, and loss of jobs, that need our help it is astounding.

My family can now look forward to a much brighter future with a bit of hard work and my WHY.  I will certainly look forward to being able to help and guide as many people as I can to achieve and have their own financial freedom.

So, if you are scared to death of the thought of retirement because you just don't have sufficient funds or you're sick and tired of your boring old job, travelling through traffic just to earn a quid, then just take that first step and let me help you.  Then you will be well on your way!

Wouldn't it be a beautiful feeling to go into work tomorrow and say to your boss “Sorry boss, but you just can't afford to pay me anymore!  I'm quitting!”  Wooohooo!

To The Top

Victoria

Website:  http://workingwithvictoria.com

Skype ID:  victoria.bowyer1

Email:  vwallis57@gmail.com

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/workingwithvictoria

Find Me On YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwF2lYrxWnx06l7IAbU8Xw

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Victoria Wallis

I'm an Aussie entrepreneur who lives and runs my internet marketing business from my home in a small country town in S.E. Queensland Australia. Like you I was overwhelmed and confused when I first started online but I've worked out how to ethically make money online. If you enjoyed this post then SUBSCRIBE TO MY COMMUNITY where you will get lots more information about how to make internet and affiliate marketing work for you.

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