“Life is a journey, we just need to find the right path…”
Nick Squires has certainly been on the path for some time now, having been a pioneer for his first network marketing company by being the number 1 income earner within France and one of the top 5 in Europe. Picking up awards and the financial benefits of this.
Those early years were no bed of roses for him building an online reputation from Paris while doing all of this from internet cafes, having to borrow computers and phones and deal with an industry he had no previous experience of, but persevere he did.
Now this adversity has helped him become a respected and knowledgeable business owner and advisor/teacher within Direct sales/Internet Marketing, giving new and refreshing assistance to anyone who desires a life of choice and freedom via an online income but does not know how to achieve this.
Nick really does have a passion to show others that life can be fun and can be lucrative at the same time, there does not have to be a trade off. With his experience, knowledge and industry leader contacts, he is looking to touch the lives of many more people who know that they want a change for themselves and can see the internet as the answer but just don’t know how to go about it.
I was born in the late 60′s in a place called Malvern in England, a very beautiful part of the world close to the city of Worcester which is about 200 miles north of London. Malvern is famous for its bottled water and its hills which permit you, on a very clear day, to see into Wales to the west. All of the area is known as the Cotswolds and is very popular with tourists.
My time in Malvern was a very short one, approximately one year but I have always returned as I still have close family there and of course it’s a great excuse to see the countryside.
I was in fact born in a house rather than a hospital due to no bed space at the time. The house is still standing and I often joke that one day the council will come to their senses and place a plaque on the outside wall commemorating my birth but still I hold my breath on this one.
My father’s work was the reason for leaving Malvern so soon as he needed to be closer to London. So with this in mind my parents and I headed for the leafy county of Surrey: Camberley to be exact, about 30 miles from the center of the metropolis. Looking back on my life so far the decision to leave Malvern was a good one for me as being so close to London opened up a lot more opportunities for me as I was growing up. Malvern for all its beauty would have been perhaps a bit too quiet.
As for my childhood, this was an extremely happy one, I am afraid if you’re looking to work with someone whose life was a complete roller coaster of personal tragedy then you’re probably going to be quite disappointed.
No life was good, there weren’t too many troubles for me and the soon to arrive 2 brothers and to this day we still have the same family home with all the great memories to go with it.
My time at school was enjoyable , I particularly excelled at sports, athletics and football but academic wise I was always middle of the road, no educational retard but not always showing the look of Einstein, much to the disappointment of my father.
Working and Traveling
After leaving school I flirted with college but realised this was not for me. My time in formal education was over and I was eager to get out in the world to earn some money and travel. So I found some work with a local car auction house which lasted a few years on and off and was actually great fun although it was never going to be my future. This is a feeling I have always had when in a job. The thought of doing the same thing for 40 years or more is just too scary a prospect.
It was in these early years that I really got the taste for travel. Even while at school I could feel this energy inside of me just wanting to explore the world, a knowing that there was something better out there. This is probably why I gazed out the classroom window so much. So travel I did.
Most of the time I would travel by myself. I found that when traveling I wanted to devote most of the time to my schedule rather than someone else’s. Please don’t get me wrong I am no loner, it’s just I would rather find travel buddies as my trip progressed.
For the most part I explored Europe and the Americas, North and South. In fact as I write this bio I am actually in a hotel in central Lisbon at the start of a 4 month stay here with my partner.
Espana Por Favor
For a long time Spain for me has been a destination I constantly return to, I just love the diversity of the landscape, the people and studying the language has always been a passion of mine. And with it being so close and cheap by air from London it was never a long time before I was back to being a gringo.
This may sound like a bit of a cleche but travel really does broaden the mind. I have truly seen some amazing sites and met some incredible people along the way, my partner being one of them. Although it has to be said, I have met some right idiots too.
The thing with travelling is, it needs funding and the only way I knew at the time was to keep finding jobs (just over broke). Remember this was all pre internet days. So my life from late teens to my thirties was one of travel and then return to the UK to work. I did find work sometimes while travelling but earning any decent money for me meant returning home.
Eventually enough was enough, this yo-yo lifestyle was fine when I was young and although I still loved to travel my mind was looking for a bit of stability. This was when I decided the best option was to just move abroad.
As I mentioned earlier I had a love for all things Spanish so with this in mind I decided upon Andalucia in Southern Spain. It had great weather, low cost of living, I knew it well and it was only 30 minutes by boat from North Africa and just over 2 hours from England. Perfect.
Marbella it is
The actual location I chose was Marbella, right on the coast and very close to the city of Malaga. Marbella for me has a perfect mix of all I love about Spain. It has retained its old Moorish Arab feel to it but at the same time it has a modern side to itself as well. Plus I like being able to absorb myself in the Spanish way of life but then mix it up with the large international community who have always been going to this region.
In Marbella I rented an apartment in the old town near Orange Square with a huge balcony, great views and made friends everywhere and really did live the beach lifestyle. Although as for improving my Spanish this was a very slow affair, everyone just wants to speak English in this region (how inconsiderate).
Moving to Paris
Now during my stay in Marbella I ran into a wonderful French lady, who was on holiday. We hit it off immediately and of course one thing led to another, a typical boy meets girl story, which eventually involved me moving to Paris where she lived. This was in 2007 and I am still with the same lady, “mon dieu”.
And yes it’s all true about Paris, it’s so beautiful, so expensive and the waiters are even ruder than you could imagine but I love it.
At first I badly missed Spain with its excellent climate, the weather in Paris is the same as in London which the French don’t seem to believe, but the city just grabs you.
Whenever I am away the lure of Paris is always calling me back. Our apartment is in the 18th district, close to Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur, which has some of the best views of Paris but we are also very handy for Gard d’ Nord and the Eurostar so train trips back to London through the tunnel are no problem.
Becoming A Business Owner
It was my arrival in France that really got me looking at the idea of being an entrepreneur and using the internet. At the time of arriving in Paris my French was non-existent, save for a few lessons I took in Spain, so finding employment was probably going to be the same. Besides, my days of working for someone else were over.
My eyes were now open to the madness that a job is. Trading time for money is crazy and spending this time in a place where you have no desire to be is even crazier. Life is just too precious to waste, you have got to make it count and make the most of it. There are only so many tomorrows.
I could see all the advantages for me of running a business or at least earning an income online, such as the flexibility in when and where I worked and the choice of income I can have. This was very important for someone who still liked to be on the move to some extent.
And since those early days I have built an online business/income that allows me to do exactly that. My business has allowed me to continue seeing the world along with my partner but at the same time it’s been a great financial decision too.
How My Business Evolved
Initially I became involved in a business opportunity based out of the USA that I quite literally stumbled upon looking through the classifieds of an online advertising site. Essentially it was selling personal development products along with the opportunity for the customer to do the same, better known as Multi Level Marketing.
I was already very interested in personal development by this time. Understanding how, we as humans, really do dictate how our lives go rather than thinking everything is just a random act had always fascinated me. But the thought of making money from it had never occurred to me.
Very quickly I became successful with this business. It was not easy by any means, plenty of obstacles to overcome from day one. But I could see others making a success of it, I could see they were making money and that was all I needed to know.
Soon I was the number 1 income earner in France and one of the top 5 in Europe. In the 2 years I was with the company I travelled all over the world to various events (Los Angeles, Barcelona, Acapulco, Malaga) and really did have the time of my life but changes were a coming.
Some time towards the start of my third year with the company they decided to take a completely new direction ( don’t ask me why, I will never know). It was still personal development to some degree but now it was more media. The company had a complete face lift and changed the compensation plan. Overnight, what was a great business, had now become the opposite.
People were leaving in droves, it was a sinking ship mentality. I did persist for a couple of months more but my heart was no more in it, plus the business was not making any money (major issue to say the least).
After leaving the company I decided to venture out on my own and started mastering many of the other ways to make a living online. I was already aware of these ideas but as I had been making great money anyway there had been no real reason to implement them.
It was at about the same time that I began offering help to others who were interested in making a living online. Having seen the success I had as well as people around me I realised that there was a common thread to all this that could be taught to anyone who was willing to learn.
This is what I continue to do to this day business wise and I love it. Doing my own thing and sharing my knowledge and experience with anyone who is interested is a real buzz.
Personal Life Update
As, fortunately, my life is still going strong there have been some great updates to my life story that I will quickly share.
Since the beginning of 2010 the partner and I left Paris to sample some new locations. Yes it’s difficult to shake that travel bug.
For the first part of the year we based ourselves in Lisbon, Portugal which was a great move. I can really recommend a visit to Lisbon. Such a great way of life and a place I could see us moving back to.
We had a beautiful apartment very close to the center and overlooking the river Teijo. I always found it fascinating to watch from our terrace the tourist cruise ships sail up the river from the Atlantic sea and unload their passengers for me to see. It’s times like these that I really appreciate being in charge of my life and deciding how it will be.
Tahiti, Why Not!
We left Lisbon in June and departed for Tahiti in French Polynesia after a few weeks back in the UK and France visiting friends and family. And wow what a contrast to Europe this was. It’s a real tropical paradise, particularly Tahiti’s other islands such as Moorea, Bora Bora and the Marquises.
It’s never cold there, regardless of what the sun is doing. Can you believe I brought a coat (always a true Brit). We really did enjoy the lifestyle there. We had a beautiful house in the hills overlooking the sea and the capital Papeete and we made some great friends. A word of warning though, if you’re thinking of going to Tahiti, the cost of living is outrageous. They grow or make hardly anything so everything is imported. I don’t care how much you earn, walking around a Tahitian supermarket or any other shops for that matter is a sobering experience.
We stayed in French Polynesia until mid January 2011.
And Why Not The South Of France
After returning from Tahiti and spending a couple of months back in the UK, which I have to say was really nice spending time with friends and family albeit bloody freezing, we shipped ourselves out to the South of France for a few months: Marseille to be exact, right on the coast. Marseille is France’s second biggest town and has one of the busiest ports in the world.
We rented an apartment that was in the center of town (perhaps a little too central) and not too far a walk from the beaches. Now I am going to be up front and honest with you here, although we enjoyed our time in Marseille it’s not somewhere we are looking to return to. In my opinion it could do with a damn good clean and a few less people. The town seemed very over crowded.
But having said that there are some lovely places to visit in and around Marseille particularly along the Riviera. Places such as Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice, Antibes, Cap D’ Ali, Cassis. We had some great weekends away to these places especially in Cap D’ Ali, a place I had never heard of but am now desperate to get back to. If you could see what heaven looked like before arriving then I am sure it would look like Cap D’ Ali with its stunning coves and beautiful coastal walks that take you into the heart of Monaco or towards Nice.
One thing I don’t recommend and that is to visit Monte Carlo a week after the Grand Prix, its full of scaffolding from all the grand stands, C’est pas grave.
We stayed in Marseille until mid July 2011 spending the rest of the year between Spain and the UK. From January 2012 we have now based ourselves between Paris, France and Surrey in the UK with the view of settling down for the next couple of years.
Just About There
So as far as meet Nick Squires is concerned we are just about there. The sort of lifestyle I lead now is one I could only have dreamed of a few years ago and certainly dream I did. I am truly grateful for what I have now and what is to come.
If you are looking for something new or better in your life then understand it’s not hard to do but rather it’s all about making the right decisions now and then sticking to them with the persistence to see them through.
Would you like some help?
If after reading my bio you feel this would be the sort of lifestyle your after, one where you get to work when and where you choose then why not let me know. I would be more than happy to talk with you about the various options available for making a living online.
Just leave your contact details and a quick message on my “Contact Me” page and then I will get back to you with some details.
So there you go, you have now met Nick Squires.
I thank you for your time.
“Life is what you choose, So choose well…”