How to Start Your Online Business

A Step by Step Guide

About me and my Journey

Welcome all, I’m Doug and this is a little about my journey.

I have always had a struggle with money, sound familiar? I have worked hard all my life. I started young working with my dads construction company when I was 15, anytime I wasn’t in school. Summers, weekend, holidays off from school. After college I was a sales representative for a paint sundries company, then for a major hardware company, then hired by one of my store owners to run his growing chain of hardware stores. I made all of them money but not me. When the internet started, (it seems so long ago) I keep searching for opportunities online to make some extra money. The opportunities were everywhere but they all cost something to get involved.

If I could only get all the money back

I tried so many things online, always having to pay to get involved and never seeming to go anyplace. I had a sporting good store, I sold (or tried to sell) e-books, I had a sneaker store, my daughter and I put a recipe book together and we sold 3 in 6 months. I tried just about everything but still failed. The problem was I was doing it all myself. There was very little guidance, training or live help for me to tap into. But that all changed.

I found the help I needed

I finally found a place that would help me step by step. A community of like minded people I am now calling friends, that are willing to answer questions if I get stuck. Video’s to watch that walk you through every little thing to not only succeed but prosper like I never thought would be possible. Best of all in my book, it was free. Free to join, free to learn and free to start your own business. That community is called Wealthy Affiliate.

My time is MINE

Now I am what I call semi-retired.  I spend some time on my online business, then I can be found on the golf course, taking a road trip someplace, (which I love to do) or hiking in the great Colorado Rockies. Because of the time I had and the money I was making, I wasRiviera Country Club able to caddy for my favorite Professional Golfer, Jordan Spieth during a pro-am tournament in 2014. That is me standing behind Jordan.  None of which would have been possible without Wealthy Affiliate.

Feel free to leave a comment, I hope that I can help you obtain your goals and get you on your road to your dreams.