Birthdays are rather exciting celebrations. Last weekend we participated in a street party to commemorate the Queen’s birthday. It went on from lunchtime into the early hours. A group had been organized, and they played throughout the afternoon. There was beer, with burgers, pork rolls, and chips, all delicious and provided by the owners of Orchard Park Caravans where we are staying, a generous feast enjoyed by probably 100 people. To top it off, a local ice-cream van arrived at an appropriate time, and we were able to enjoy ice-cream. We were blessed with sunshine for the only day this week, and children and adults alike enjoyed the festive occasion.

Sunday is my partner’s birthday, and once again, the sun is forecast to appear, which will be a blessing following the rain-drenched days we have encountered. Hopefully, we will be capable of experiencing the warmth and having a great day out. It has been a disappointing week for all the holidaymakers.

However, despite the weather, children and teenagers enjoyed the fresh air on their bikes, scooters, and skateboards, which was a refreshing sight to see. Usually, youngsters are cooped up with electronic gadgets, probably why a proportion of the nation’s children are overweight.

Also, around this time of year was the rebirth of my business, I had been struggling to make much headway when I discovered my mentor and coach on YouTube, and I turned my business around. YouTube is a fantastic source of information with videos on every subject you can imagine.

Since I discovered my mentor and joined the group of entrepreneurs, my business has doubled. Having a community to support you and feel part of when you work at home is excellent.

Anthony Robbins is an advocate of finding a mentor. He suggests following a mentor for success many times throughout the book: “The most important way I’ve learned to compress time is to learn from other people, experience” quote from “Awaken the Giant Within.” He also has several valuable videos on YouTube. Save time and effort. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Follow a formula proven to work.

If you are beginning online, or indeed any business, it is great to have a coach and mentor to turn to and to know you are following a tried and tested path. Perhaps that is why franchises are so popular and usually successful, although typically pricey to buy.

With affiliate marketing, the start-up cost is low, and with the guidance of a good coach, you can begin making money while you are still learning the techniques; so whereas in traditional businesses, you probably won’t be in profit for a couple of years, and overheads are high; working online benefits can begin quicker. The pace at which your business develops will depend on your time and commitment. However, there are many millionaires in the online world and equally many part-timers.

Affiliate marketing is an outstanding business for anyone who is committed to success and prepared to invest their time and effort to succeed. With the guidance of your coach providing unique saleable products for your customers, professionally prepared sales pages, and marketing training, it is a simple way to begin online. Don’t attempt to find new techniques until you understand the market. Follow the tried and tested formula.

So if you are searching for an interesting, satisfying new adventure, begin part-time and build an online business. I wish you an exciting future.