From Outback Shearer to Townsville Home Business Entrepreneur
The Home Business Entrepreneurs
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Outback Shearer to Townsville Home Business Entrepreneur
It has been a big sea change, Industry Change for Townsville Entrepreneur Peter Wheaton. Moving from the Outback Queensland town of Cunnamulla and moving 15 hrs North West to call Townsville home.
Peter has spent most of his life working on stations in South West Queensland, operating his own shearing and fencing operations and after seeing the sheep numbers decrease, he decided to learn about the Internet and this week has launched The Home Business Entrepreneurs.
It is a far cry from the dusty musky shearing sheds and wide open Mitchell Grass Plains of Outback Queensland to the tropical beauty of the Coral Coast. Today I swap the Jackie Howie for a balcony view of the strand and office in a unit instead of a 40 degree paddock.
The greatest challange was finding an online business which could earn a similiar income to which I was a customed. After a few steep learning curves and a few false starts, Peter finally found an opportunity which has sent him into a completely different direction.
“ If you had of told me 5 years ago that I would be operating a Successful Home Business I would have said you are mad. I didn’t know anything about the Internet, Mouasics, Blue Tooth advising and mobile marketing, Facebook, Linkin or Twitter, let alone using the computer as my main tool box.” Peter laughs at how his hands now know how to touch type as he does with his regular blogs Outback2Ocean instead of holding a hand piece.
The change of direction came when I started bringing people into my business, who I have been able to change their life and make them happier people.
There are a lot of people who get up everyday to do their job because they have to. They would like to try something different but due to many reasons can’t or are not able to. I have been one of the lucky ones, I enjoyed shearing and stock work and station work. I liked making the money from fencing but after 1000kms it didn’t excite me much and I knew that the Internet was the future and I needed to change or get left behind.
It has been one of Peter’s major achievements and his interest in Marketing and Advertising which now gives him the platform to operate from anywhere and work with businesses wanting to go digital. He has also become quite capable at building his own computers and servicing them. Not bad for someone who only started using them 5 years ago.
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