About Me

About Me

Hi, my name is John W. Newman, lifestyle entrepreneur, online business mentor, avid investor, and proud husband and father of four beautiful girls… and welcome to My Road to Financial Freedom.com!

The purpose of me creating this website is to help people to take the driving wheel on their OWN road to financial freedom.

My aim is to empower, inspire and equip you with the money management, mindset and strategies for success.

My number one goal is to help people to create BOTH time and financial freedom, to escape their comfort zones, and live a balanced life with their health, wealth and relationships.

I have discovered that this can best be achieved by building a successful online business that will create both the cash flow, and the lifestyle, so you can FINALLY live your dream life, WITHOUT the money worries!

This site will be full of tools and strategies that have worked for me, and I will be sharing my experiences and successes, as well as my mistakes and failures.

But one thing I always believe, is that you only ever truly fail if you quit!

But first let me tell you a little bit about myself.


I grew up in a small country town in northern Tasmania, raised by a hard working single Mother who worked as a cleaner at the local hospital for over 20 years.

My Mum had a lot of help growing up from My Nan and Pop and I never felt that I was poor or I was missing out on anything, although this may of had something to do with being an only child and the eldest Grandson, and I was a little bit spoilt. (this is why my wife says I have trouble with sharing now ha ha! 😉 )

Anyway, I grew up in a happy household, I went okay at school but never really excelled, although I did well at sport playing golf, cricket, volleyball and Australian rules football.


Eventually at the age of 21, my best friend and I left the chilly shores of Tasmania and crossed the country on an adventure to the goldfield’s of Western Australia, eventually gaining jobs as dump truck drivers in the mines.

This then became my life until I turned around one day about 15 years later and realised here I was… middle aged with a couple of failed relationships, paying child support, working in a job I pretty much hated, I was overweight, drinking too much, but in my mind I was doing “okay”.

I was earning good money and I spent time with my daughters as much as I could, but I was just drifting through life not really going anywhere!

I was stuck in my comfort zone, asleep at the wheel!


Then some things started to change.

First I met the love of my life, my beautiful wife Natalie, then my eldest daughter moved in with us full time.

Things were starting to look up!

Then one day while I was at work, the machine I was on was on standby, and I was reading a book I had come across called “Rich dad poor dad”.

Now this book completely opened my eyes to the way I had been managing and investing my money up until that point.

As I was reading this book, I looked behind me, and there was this old guy who was about 60 years old and he was operating a bulldozer.

He was on some sort of a weird angle rattling and bashing his body about.

It was at this point I had a total epiphany… there was NO way I could continue in this job for the next 20 years or more!

I had to educate myself on creating wealth and financial freedom, for both myself and my family.

I had escape out of this rat race I was in for my own health and sanity!


So for the next couple of years that’s what I did.

I read books, listened to audio’s and went to seminar’s.

I joined a property mentoring group, surfed the net for information, and I also started to work on my mindset because I soon realised that it was my own mind that would either get me to where I wanted to go or stop me in my tracks!

I also started taking action.

I bought a few properties and things were humming along, but I also hit some blocks.

I made heaps of mistakes, got some bad advice and made some bad decisions.

I was mortgaged up to the hilt, in a lot of bad debt and cash flow was becoming a real problem.

I had bitten off more than I could chew…but I was chewing like hell!

I knew I had to increase my cash flow and fast!


But I NEVER gave up.

I kept educating myself!

I found some great mentors that had actually created financial freedom themselves, and I modelled their techniques, strategies and mindset.

I continued to keep learning and growing, and changed my thinking to that of an entrepreneur!

About John My Road to Financial Freedom

One of the best strategies I learned that has really moved me forward, was learning the skills of making money online and starting up an online business, after I discovered the top internet marketing community of Wealthy Affiliate.

Throughout this site I will be showing you how you too can create financial freedom via a successful online business.

Together with Wealthy Affiliate, I want to become your online business mentor, and help you to achieve success in the online world!

The opportunity has never been greater for ANYBODY to be able to create an income online… whether part time or full time.

All you need are the right tools, training, and support, and you CAN succeed online!

This is not some get rich quick scheme, however, it WILL take time and effort!

But this is a legitimate opportunity to learn the skills to create a successful online business, that will lead to success for the long-term.

One thing I have discovered is there is no such thing as a free lunch, and anyone offering overnight success or riches, is most probably a scammer.

If you would like to join me within Wealthy Affiliate you can learn more at my getting started page, or if you’re ready to take immediate action you can register here for your free starter membership.

This is where I now network with other successful online entrepreneurs and offer my help each and every day to people just like yourself.

You can view my Wealthy Affiliate profile here.


Over the last couple of years I have steadily built up my online business, and I have created my own eBooks and online courses.

I have even been fortunate enough to be involved in a group project that has resulted in becoming a #1 Amazon best-selling author!

About me - My Road to Financial Freedom

Here is an interview I did a little while ago talking about my experience writing my chapter:

Your Road

Now my goal is to help you to succeed in creating time AND financial freedom for yourself and your family, and I believe this can best be achieved by creating an online business and making money online.

So why not join me on your OWN road to financial freedom?

Spend a few years now doing what most people won’t, to achieve what most people DON’T!

Imagine how you will feel in a few years time when you have created your financial freedom, you have secured your families financial future, and you are living life on your OWN terms!

That is FREEDOM!

My goal is to help as many people as I can, with everything I have learned to make financial freedom a reality!

Financial Freedom is a learnable skill!

You CAN do it!

If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

To your success,

John W. Newman

Lifestyle Entrepreneur and Online Business Mentor.

Helping you create TIME AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM by building a PROFITABLE Business Online!

Dream It… Believe It… Then Achieve It!

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  1. Thank you so much for the information that your presented about gaining financial freedom. It seems like you have been quite successful in your relationship with Wealthy Affiliate. You really have a well written review of the program. I am really curious and plan to go and check it out. Best of Luck with your adventures.
    Take Care,

  2. H John,
    The post on your journey is very uplifting and inspiring.
    I have recently joined Wealthy Affiliate and I find your words true in relation to “this is not a get rich quick scheme”. Put the work into it and it will pay off. Your points are very well taken.Thanks for the push.

    • Thanks for commenting!

      Yes, WA is definitely not a get rich quick scheme, in fact quite the opposite, it requires a lot of hard work to succeed, and unfortunately, I have seen so many people give up when they don’t get instant success!

      But just imagine in 5 years time how far you would have come if you just follow Wealthy Affiliate’s proven blueprint?

      It beats being in the same place in twenty years time I assure you!

  3. Hello,

    I have read your site and found many interesting pages. I am Sean Lee and I am very much interested to contribute high quality, relevant articles for your visitors.

    Let me know if you allow guest content in your site patriot-finance.com.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Sean Lee
    Professional writer

    • Hi Sean and thanks for the comment and offer.
      At the moment, I am not adding guest content to my site, but I will keep you in mind in the future.
      Thanks again 🙂

  4. Hi John,

    I enjoyed reading your personal story and I think there are a lot of people who go through life working a job their unsatisfied with and realize that their not living up to their potential, that they have more to offer the world than what they are living or giving.

    I too read Rick Dad Poor Dad when I was in my twenties and it had a pretty profound effect on the way I few money and think about finances, etc.

    It’s great that you found a way to improve your life through working online. I know that this is a dream for many people, but not so many folks know the way to make it happen.

    It’s good that you’re sharing your experience with others and have the spirit of giving back to others – a lot of people forget this as they start to become financially successful.

    I really have enjoyed reading your posts on your site and you offer solid, honest information for people to learn how to make money online. I notice your top recommendation is Wealthy Affiliate and I agree with you that they are the top educational program to teach people how to put up successful online businesses.

    Online business takes a little bit of time and effort, but works perfectly if you have a little bit of vision and the intent to help people within your respective niche.

    Great advice and encouragement as always John.


    • Thanks for your comment and kind words Todd, I am glad that you have been enjoying my posts!
      You are right that having success with an online business take a bit of time and effort, but so does anything else worth doing!
      The big problem is that people buy into the dream of overnight success and when they struggle to make money initially they give up and label it all a scam!
      Making money online IS an achievable dream, but it requires doing something a bit different to other people, learning new skills AND having a bit of determination and applying a bit of elbow grease!
      Just thing how long a University or college degree takes, then the years working your way up the ladder!
      Imagine what a few years learning the skills of an online business the right way could do for you and your family!
      I know what I would rather do!
      Thanks again Todd 🙂

  5. Man, is this website chock full of info. I read with great interest your ups and downs in life. You never lost your positive prospective. Good luck with your online business. It will survive and so will you.

  6. I like this site. Any time you share your real story it is captivating. I like that you focus on mindset. You have a simple, clean web site with many menus and sub menus that catch my attention. I think I will actually stick around and browse some of your content. The free ebook offer is a nice touch as well. Job well done.

    • I am glad you like my site Matthew, I appreciate the support!

      I hope you get some great value from my eBook as well!

      I wish you great success!

  7. Hi John,

    Dave Cook here, I’m the founder of Cancer Goes Away and I’m committed to sharing this wonderful truth:
    There are several natural cures for cancer and we’re promoting the fastest and the most powerful one on our website.
    We used to advertise on Google and Facebook and recently decided to join forces with publishers and leverage the power of Affiliate Marketing.
    So I’d be honoured if you could promote us on your site(s) while you earn 65% in revenue.
    Our affiliate program is up and running in the Clickbank.com system.
    With Clickbank, you get paid weekly or bi-weekly by check or direct or deposit to your bank account or Payoneer account.
    Please take a look and don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions.

    Thank you,


    • Thank you for your comment Dave and it is great that you are promoting such a worthwhile cause, I will certainly investigate your offer further!

  8. Hey, John

    It sounds like you’ve got your hands pretty full with your business ventures and big family to go along side it. How do you manage with 5 females in the house? HaHa!

    After reading your story, I can connect with you on that one because I was raised by my mom and grandparents, and times were tough, so I know where you’re coming from.

    After reading the rest of your article, you’ve been on a long journey and I hope you achieve the financial freedom you so deserve. Dream BIG and Never Give Up 🙂

    I wish you all the best along the journey and let me know if there’s anything I can help with, Neil.

    • Thanks for your feedback an encouragement Neil!!!

      Life can definitely get interesting at times, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Asha!!

      The #1 key to start you on the path to financial freedom is to educate yourself and become “financially fluent”
      Remember no one will ever care more about your money and success than you will!!!

      I recommend you start with a few good books such as… “Rich Dad Poor Dad” “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” “The richest Man In Babylon” and You Tube anything from Anthony Robbins!!!

      I am happy to help you in anyway I can!!

      Thanks, John

    • Thank you so much for the feedback Cindy!
      It is fantastic to know that you like my information and that it is making a difference!!!

  9. Hi John, What an inspiring profile! By God’s Grace, we were picked up from certain low point in our life to move on, I am absolutely certain that Wealthy Affiliate is the right place to prepare us for something great ahead, while working towards meeting our goals, the sharing and support along the way makes it so meaningful! Best wishes to you and all those who comes to know you!

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