I’m Joshua. I’m a 31-year-old guy from the Gold Coast, Australia who makes a living from the internet, operating numerous ventures. I don’t believe in luck, nor do I believe success comes fast or easy. I’m simply a product of consistent work ethic.
Just like you, I didn’t win the lottery, my car is by no means fancy and I’m certainly not social media famous. In fact, I recommend disconnecting (mostly) from the destructive rabbit hole of social media glorification.
My choices, but most importantly, my actions, have led me to where I am today. My work has helped me move into a better lifestyle that allows me to have greater flexibility in how I work.
Among other things, I’ve built the biggest Amazon FBA business blog in Australia. From this, I’ve inspired many to be apart of this journey through my guides and resources.
My Personal Story
I used to have a very well paying job, yet one that I really didn’t enjoy. I was working long and hot days in the mining industry with some not so happy people. In some ways, this helped build a more resilient character.
I had plans to leave, but I didn’t have a system or strategy that could allow me to do that. In 2013 I was laid off.
Being shown the door is a strange feeling. One moment you’re in a sphere of stability and confidence, and the next you’re not even sure what your next move is going to be. Job application after job application goes unanswered and you wonder if there could be something better.
Turns out that this roadblock in my life was the best thing that ever happened to me. Without working those long, hot days in the sun I was able to focus on earning more money whilst working less (with flexible hours from home), which ultimately allows me to spend more time with my friends and family.
What exactly is the Work With Joshua blog?
With my blog, I want to give you the tools, strategies and opportunity to create your very own online (and somewhat) passive income primarily through Amazon. I’ve found that these skills match to many other marketplaces, such as Shopify and eBay.
I’m certainly not trying to show off my success, but instead, be a guide and a friend to show you what’s involved and how you can get started today. I’m simply Joshua – someone who is still right here on the journey that continues to dig in the trenches, each and every day.
Please read the following carefully:
Whilst I have strong skills in online marketing and eCommerce, I do not consider myself a guru, and my techniques are not those “get rich quick” schemes. Those things don’t work, sorry.
I don’t believe in cheap, as cheap often means low quality. Amazon, in particular, is an expensive business model that requires a significant capital outlay. I also don’t believe in fast or easy. It takes a lot of hard work and time to find success with any business model. There is no magic bullet for success.
Many people quit as they do not underestimate what’s actually needed to build a business online. Lastly, Amazon isn’t risk-free, as much as those other dudes might proclaim.
I do not provide any paid consultations, simply because most of the knowledge I could give you can easily be found either here on my blog or on other websites. If you’re needing a hand to figure something out, then drop me a line in the contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
What I do have is an inspiring story, one that speaks from experience. You’re not into hard sells, long sales pages and hyped up information. My blog posts and recommendations are based upon my own experiences, or simply thoughts and opinions as an online marketer, blogger, Amazon FBA seller and my affinity towards an online income and location-freedom.
I may earn commissions on some of the products recommended here, but I’ve got a well-trained bullshit meter, and I’m happy to call out things for what they are.
You are welcome you to have a look around and be inspired to chart a new path in your life. But well-intentioned dreams aside, this journey takes work. A shit-load of work in fact. If you’re willing, able, prepared and committed, I’d love the chance to work together.
– Joshua Smith