My name is Rina and I am an online entrepreneur working from home. Home is Tauranga New Zealand and I was born and raised here. I have been married to John Pura Walker for 35 years. We have 6 adult children and 9 grandchildren and two more on the way. Read my WA profile here
I’m also a social entrepreneur and have had over 30 years of experience working in Maori education, then I worked 6 years in social services and now an online business owner, coaching others on how to do the same.
I have always had a great interest in education success through the medium of te reo rangatira, the Maori language. However, many of the students I taught and their families were struggling, due to complex social issues including great financial pressure due to unemployment. Joblessness affecting their ability to provide adequately for their whanau (family) and some of the students I was teaching.
Unemployment applies great pressure on any family and has a negative ripple effect on a person’s life, both practically and mentally. Not having enough money to provide for the basics including nutritional food, warm shelter, healthcare, and education is a great strain on a person and their family. So, if this situation could be improved, it would go a long way to improving the pressures on families who are unfortunate to find themselves in this situation. John and I have been there a number of times ourselves when trying our best to bring up our young family, so we know what it’s like.
Why I Became An Online Business Coach?
Seven years ago, I was fortunate enough to have supported and worked with a group of about 15 adults who had inherently struggled with living below the poverty line, unemployment was long-term, reliance on social welfare benefits, unable to afford basic health care, substandard living conditions or homelessness, complex social issues and institutional abuse (government agencies blaming these people for being in these situations, therefore, removing responsibility from themselves as evident in policy). This is how bad it has gotten in our country. What the hell happened!
I am forever grateful to these families who let me work with them so closely and who taught me a great deal about their spiritual endurance. It was this same spiritual endurance that gave me hope about what was possible and what a person is capable of, no matter what their circumstances and situation. Given the opportunity, this spirit could be sparked into action when an opportunity presented itself. It was an infectious spirit that this group of people had – and if you were near it long enough, you would catch it. Collectively, this group went on to form The Kete Kai Cooperative and together created a stream of income which bought tools to create maara kai (food gardens), a small lawn mowing and section clearing business, and a catering business, in their community. This entrepreneurial spirit manifested itself among this group of long-term unemployed folk, and magic happened!
What’s My Mission
I decided then that this is where I wanted to expel my energy. My mission to help people make a difference in their lives through online business, so one can afford a better quality of life – be able to afford good healthcare, be able to afford a decent education for the kids and to afford a nice warm safe place to live. So I set about researching the best ideas the internet had to offer – LOW-COST, LOW-RISK business ideas that anyone with an internet connection and a computer could start themselves with the right training support and tools. This is when I realized that affiliate marketing offered just this. But first I needed to get trained myself and the best way to do this was to start my own online affiliate business. So that’s what I did.
What’s My Online Business?
It was natural for me to choose a niche involved with teaching and helping people. When I first registered with Wealthy Affiliate, my entrepreneurial hangout place, I had already decided that I wanted to teach what I was learning in the WA training so that I could help those who had a desire to give online marketing ago. Although my passion interest was permaculture, working on the land and in the environment, I knew that I would have to help those that were soon to follow me into the online affiliate world.
So I started a website in Wealthy Affiliate and set it up as a review website regarding online affiliate marketing training and hosting products. Earning Online is this website and this is where you are right now.
AMAZINGLY, the business started generating an income in just under 2 months and has generated a steady income from that time. When this happened I was shocked, because I really didn’t understand how it all worked. Since then, I have learned a load about online marketing thanks to the wicked step-by-step training I received while building out my online business and while earning from it as well.
If you want to give this a go and make a REAL revenue earning online business of your own then the Wealthy Affiliate Community is a great place to connect with industry leaders and to get help with various aspects of building out an online business. You can also have all the help you want from me – PERSONAL help. If this is you and you are ready to get started then register here.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please make contact with me or leave a comment, message or question in the comment box below. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!