Retire Early And Travel
Paul and Michelle are an Australian couple in their early 50’s who loved their hobby involving model trains. For some years Paul and Michelle had wanted to attend the annual Model Train Convention, which was held in a different country every year, but so far they hadn’t been able to make it.
Their story starts when Paul was made redundant from his job and decided to do some online searches for starting his own business. He was tired of the everyday grind of working for someone else and the fact that he was over 50 would make it hard for Paul to find work anyway.
He had heard of people making a full-time income and more working from home on the internet and thought he would see what he could find doing some searches in Google.
He liked the idea of being able to spend his days at home with Michelle, working together and wondered if this could really be a possibility?
They never had any idea that their hobby would make it possible for them to retire early and travel! But that is exactly what happened. Read on to find out how.
Paul finds Wealthy Affiliate University
While searching the internet, Paul kept running into a place called Wealthy Affiliate University. This place claimed it could teach anyone how to build and run a successful home business. Paul felt that this was just the type of resource they were looking for!
He went ahead and took the free starter account and began checking the place out. He loved what he was seeing. They had courses that would walk you through their training with hands-on work and 24/7 live training.
This was looking better and better by the day!
Building The Business
Paul and Michelle went ahead and joined Wealthy Affiliate University as a team and started building their home business around their hobby, model trains.
They followed the Wealthy Affiliate training and soon had their own website up and running. They then started a blog by writing about their hobby daily and pretty soon they started getting a pretty good run of steady visitors to the site and they soon began to figure out that this could turn into a profitable business.
About this time Paul and Michelle decided to finally go ahead and attend the mother of model train conventions, which was to be held this year in South America. They would treat this as a business trip and figured it would be great research for their model train niche.
They both had the time of their lives and ended up coming home with all kinds of ideas to blog about for their new home business they were building.
They were now thinking, hey, this could really work!
Back home again
As soon as Paul and Michelle returned home, they started listing all of the topics they learned were hot topics in the model train niche, and got to work.
Within the next 6 weeks, they were gaining traffic daily and building up quite a mailing list and customer base. They went ahead and built an online store for their website and started selling model train accessories and everything involving model trains.
Now a model train authority
As their business grew their website soon became the place to go for model train info, merchandise and convention schedules.
They had now been working this business for about a year and life was getting pretty good. They had steady money coming in, steady traffic to their website and were becoming quite well known in the model train circuit.
Income was pouring in and Paul and Michelle were setting up trips to conventions all over the world and the business was covering all the expenses plus running their household!
Paul and Michelle could now travel around the world and enjoy their hobby by attending conventions and using these trips as opportunities for more business!
They had successfully built a home business around their hobby, and they now share their story with anyone who will listen to them.
Wealthy Affiliate University
Paul was lucky to find this place and was smart enough to see they really had everything a person needs to create and build any business online and he was very glad he took the plunge. The results were beyond anything he and Michelle could have ever imagined.
They are both now full-time home business owners who are travelling the world doing what they love.
This opportunity is still available for anyone who wants to follow Paul and Michelle’s path and it is my recommendation to anyone wanting to start their own home business.
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Come on, take the plunge!
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