Hi there. It’s nice to meet you. My name is Leonard and welcome to Hazina Online Marketing
A little bit about me
Some of my friends call me Leno. I am married to the love of my life, Trizza and we have an adorable 11-year-old son.
I grew up in Kenya before migrating to Melbourne, Australia years ago to pursue a career as a graphic designer.
I finished my studies in 2009, then sent hundreds of applications while doing all sorts of jobs to survive in the hope of getting a job. Months went by without much success. That’s the reality of education these days, isn’t it? I still do design and I am very proud of my graphic art.
In 2010 I decided to get into the transport business so I bought an old truck. I loved the job even though I didn’t make much money that year. A year later I sold the old truck and took another loan and got myself a bigger, newer truck.
I had a good run until 2014 when everything went south. I lost my contract due to changes within the industry. That hit me hard. Without going into details, let’s just say I went downhill pretty quick.
I could not sustain the business so I sold the truck and my financed car. That was not a happy time for me.
Why Hazina Online Marketing
The idea to go into internet marketing came to me by accident. Soon after my transport business hitch, I got involved in network marketing for a brief period of time and stumbled across affiliate marketing. I started reading about it and I realized immediately that this was something worth trying.
So, I dug in and here I am 4 years later. I have no regrets about having gone down that route.
Hazina means treasure in Swahili. If there is one lesson I have learned about employment or self-employment is that you need to think broad. Self-employed is the same as buying a job. The returns might be better but the risks are higher.
An income-generating website is like treasure. However, you have to work hard for it to work. The internet does not sleep. People will always buy products and services online and that is where you come in as an affiliate marketer.
Most importantly, I needed to find something that I can do on my own terms. Having a job is okay but it also means there will always be someone telling you when to come into work, leave work, have your lunch, work overtime and at the end of it retire. I especially wasn’t crazy about the idea of living from paycheck to paycheck till I retire. That is depressing.
Building websites gives me a reason to wake up every morning. I love the creative process that I have to put in and I am also glad that I am able to help others through informative content.
Hazina is not just about me building my own treasure but also helping others along the way.
Why do I want to help you?
First, let’s just say that I am not an internet guru. I am just a regular guy who stumbled across something that works. Knowledge is great but learning is an even greater asset. Hard work pays in the end whether you are running an online business or otherwise.
I don’t know everything but I know what works. What doesn’t work is quick returns for little effort.
Secondly, I believe in sharing. There is nothing that we know today that we didn’t learn from someone else. Maybe you too can teach me something that I don’t know about. That’s how we grow. When we put our heads together.
Hazina is a product of the Wealthy Affiliate education program. WA, as we call it here, is a pay-it-forward community. You learn, share and earn. That is what attracted me to the WA training program. Check it out and see whether it’s a good fit for you. After all, it’s 100% FREE to get started.
That’s me and Hazina in a nutshell. It’s great to get to know you.
I am here to help you if you feel building an online business is something you may want to have a go at.