Transcribe of “Neil Waterhouse”
First of all, I’m no Superman. I’m just a regular guy that went to a public school. And who was brought up by his mother after my father left us when I was 12. I didn’t have any more abilities or resources than the average person. I don’t have a university degree. In fact, I dropped out of high school in year 11. In this video, I’d like to share my story with you. My journey begins back when I was in my teens and started to build my own computer company from inside my mum’s house.
I called it Cam One Computer Wholesale. By the time I was 24, I had a very successful and established company. With it’s own commercial premises, supplying companies like BHP, CSRO, University New South Wales, you know, others. And then basically I got married. I had two boys, continued to grow and prosper. We built a brand new six and a half thousand square foot luxury home. Complete with in-ground pool, home gym, triple car garage. You know more rooms than any small family can shake a stick at.
Had a luxury boat worth a quarter million dollars
We had a luxury boat worth a quarter million dollars. A $200,000 sports car, the latest flashy four wheel drive for my wife and frequent luxury holidays overseas where we all flew business-class. I also had a portfolio of investment properties. We had all the stuff and we were living the good life. Well, at least on the outside we were. You know of course appearances can be deceptive and there was an undercurrent that we’d basically been picking up speed. Momentum for quite some time.
I worked long hours, I didn’t see my wife and children a great deal, and it began to take it’s toll
I worked long hours, I didn’t see my wife and children a great deal, and it began to take it’s toll. In addition, the recession kicked in. My wife and I separated and then ultimately divorced. The recession took it’s toll and I got left with a six-digit tax bill. I lost it all. It was a very painful time of my life, I went from having it all to having nothing at all. I sat in a small apartment on my own, most nights I was sitting, lying there missing my family terribly and wondering where it all went wrong. All that hard work and now I had nothing to show for it.
My life was literally torn apart
My life was literally torn apart. My lofty dreams of living the, happily ever after life, basically were crushed. Seeing my family everyday in the morning, was replaced with waking up alone. I was lower than low. I’d never experienced such a profound sense of loss ever in my life before. And basically emotionally and financially and even spiritually. Eventually, I was able to put myself back together again.
I started searching in earnest
I started searching in earnest, searching deeply for a new business model, one that would not involve me exchanging time for money again like I had been while running my computer company. So although it was very successful, I did spend long hours at work, and you know, as a result it took it’s toll, not only on my marriage, but on my own happiness and sense of fulfillment. I didn’t want to repeat those same mistakes again. I searched the world, quite literally and found a really promising business model that I could replicate.
I started to rebuild
It ticked all the boxes, so I started to rebuild. Not just financially either, I started dating and I fell in love again. I met my new wife, Nicole and we started this journey together. In my searching for a viable business model was not time wasted. I started selling online using eBay as a platform just testing the waters at first, and then Nicole, she was in hospital giving birth to our first daughter while I packed boxes on the floor in our modest townhouse. Our business really started to grow.
I got a call from our eBay rep announcing me one of the top eBay sellers in Australia
Out of the blue, I got a call from our eBay rep announcing me one of the top eBay sellers in Australia. And would I do a talk on behalf of eBay at the Professional eBay Sellers Alliance in Melbourne. I was pretty chuffed and flattered of course, I said yes. So I continued studying the stuff until I had it down to a, basically down to a science. It didn’t happen overnight though, but you know, it got to the point where I was getting noticed by others. As well as we were turning over in excess of seven figures annually.
We were the first multi-million dollar seller for Channel Buyers Australia
We were the first multi-million dollar seller for Channel Buyers Australia, and one of the very first eBay sellers asked to beta test the new eParcel System for Australia Post. Shortly after, I started selling Amazon in the US and Europe, and that success got noticed by Amazon and in 2015 I got a call from them saying they were thinking of opening in Australia and would I consider being the guest speaker for an Australia-wide roadshow. I did say yes, and enjoyed teaching and encouraging others to also sell on Amazon and I also got to share my own story.
Now my life looks completely different to what it did back when I lost it all
Fast forward to today, now my life looks completely different to what it did back when I lost it all. I did rebuild my life, I did find love again and we’ve been happily married, together now for over 14 years. I’ve two beautiful daughters to add to my two wonderful boys. We left Sydney behind more than five years ago to pursue our dream of living life in the country. We fulfilled our dream and so much more. Our girls go to a fantastic private school overlooking green hills, cows and horses. We don’t get dressed up in fancy business attire in the morning to then sit in agonizing traffic for an hour or more, and there’s no traffic to speak of here.
The closest town we have, we live next to, it’s only got one traffic light
The closest town we have, we live next to, it’s only got one traffic light. We operate our business from our home, and we work the hours that we want to work. We’ve got no staff or inventory in the house, all our staff work for us remotely. If it’s a beautiful day, we go for a walk together in the afternoon, whilst the girls are at school. I never got to see my boys very much when I was first married, ’cause by the time I got home from work they were already in bed. That was a mistake that I didn’t want to repeat.
With my new business model, get to walk to the end of our long driveway and meet my girls when they get of the bus
And now with my new business model, get to walk to the end of our long driveway and meet my girls when they get of the bus. I also drive them to the bus stop in the mornings on my quad bike. And I still get a kick out of that. When I go the office, I can wear my boxer shorts if I so desire. And of course living in the country, it’s not for everyone, but some people love the city and that’s also awesome. Some people may want to see change, a tree change or you know, just a change.
What we all want though, is a fulfilling life where we can be happy and pursue our dreams
What we all want though, is a fulfilling life where we can be happy and pursue our dreams. My journey really helped me to get an insight into what it’s like to be a single parent, a divorced dad, what it’s like to be financially at rock bottom, and just be thoroughly frustrated with wanting more out of life. When I was at rock bottom, I found it really hard to get help, I promised myself that, if and when I got my life back on track, I would do my little bit to help others get their life back on track.
I started teaching other people how they could also leave the workforce and work from home to spend more time with their family
So I started teaching other people how they could also leave the workforce and work from home to spend more time with their family. So they could also be there to see their children off to school, you know, and be there to greet them when they came home. You know, or whatever their dreams of fulfillment and happiness can basically entail. I really discovered a passion for helping others in a similar situation, which is a lot of people.
I’m the host and founder of the four largest eBay, Amazon Meetup Groups in Australia,
Now I’m the host and founder of the four largest eBay, Amazon Meetup Groups in Australia, I share my free own strategies and gold nuggets in how I systemized the scale of my online businesses. We currently have over 5,000 members, I’m an Invited Guest Speaker by eBay, Amazon, Channel 9 and others.
I’m also the author of best seller, “Million Dollar eBay Business From Home”
I’m also the author of best seller, “Million Dollar eBay Business From Home”. One of my students, Sean, left his job in Sydney, Australia, now he roams the world whilst operating his eBay business and he’s begun branching out now to Amazon. When we talk, he’s sometimes in Thailand, sometimes in India. Last time we spoke he was in Cambodia. All the time, still running his business remotely.
Another of my students, John, left his corporate job is now able to take his children to and from school and make dinner for his family
Another of my students, John, left his corporate job is now able to take his children to and from school and make dinner for his family. He said his wife hasn’t cooked or shopped for over six months. You know, and he thoroughly enjoys being there for his family. He spends a scant amount of time each week monitoring his business. That’s the beauty of this. I teach others how to put in systems that allow them to work on their businesses not in their businesses.
I teach them how to outsource doing all computer related tasks, how to optimize and then scale
I teach them how to outsource doing all computer related tasks, how to optimize and then scale. How to generate sales with no capital, with as little as $100 initial investment. Collectively my students have sold over $1 billion on eBay and Amazon and their own websites. My name’s Neil Waterhouse, and I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day, to listen to my story.
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