About -Charlie-
Joined October 2014
Hi there! My name is Charles and I live in South Africa.

I've been here at Wealthy Affiliate since October of 2014.
I've learnt a lot so far. WA really is a great place to come and learn.

Within twelve months I will start doing this full time or I will be working a day job which is more closely related to the IT industry.
My main goal is to do this full time in 2015 and I will update my profile here accordingly when the time comes.

Best of luck everyone,

Charlie

12 October 2015 Update:
I haven't been lucky enough to make any commissions that would replace my day job earnings. I have made around $35 but I only worked on my site for about 2 hours a day for 3 months strait.
I will try and build my sites through Wordpress directly because I'm even more broke than I was when I paid the $299 last year.
If you dedicate yourself for a few years on the right website, things can turn out great but everything is so oversaturated at the moment its hard to get your finger in the right "pie"
I should have done my 2 hours every day for 12 months and not 3 and I would have seen better results but I didn't and now its too late.

Best of luck to everyone,

Signing out October 2015
Charles.
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$1500 and $15000 per month. I would spend any amount of time required as long as I'm enjoying the process, which I will!
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Money I would be happy earning
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
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-Charlie- Premium
$1500 and $15000 per month. I would spend any amount of time required as long as I'm enjoying the process, which I will!
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RichFar Premium
Great goals Charlie and I know you will enjoy the process - WA is the Best!

Blessings Be,

- Rich
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tajord Premium
Realistic goals, and having fun while doing it here you will experience, welcome to the community.
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Carson Premium
Great to see that you've added some goals Charles!

Working towards achieving these goals will happen as you take action on the lesson tasks here at WA. Ask questions when you have them, and take your time. This is not a race, and your time investment will have you up and running before you know it!

You're going to do just great!

Carson
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yakoo21 Premium
Greetings Charlie

Hope all is well

How's South Africa...

i see both your website weblinks are down..

Are you still active on WA ?

Have a nice day

from Jaco in
South Africa
West Coast..CT
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Yvonnew1 Premium
Hi Charlie, I joined WA June 2015. I liked your blog on making your first commission. How things going for you now, are you making bigger commissions now?
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-Charlie- Premium
Hi there, yes, small commissions unfortunately because I have been so busy with my day job. If you dedicated a certain amount of time each day it can grow big. Good luck
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gombirot Premium
Charles.

This is a deeply moving story. I have opened a GoFundMe account to help him meet his goal. We can all help in a small way as I notice no one has yet donated anything 9 days since he opened his crowdfunding page.

I will PM you for further details so as to transfer any proceeds to him when the initiative winds down.

You can share this link on your WA wall as I will be doing the same.

gofundme.com/sh7q52s

Best regards

Tich Gombiro
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-Charlie- Premium
Thanks man :-D
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la1 Premium
Awesome Website Charlie, have a blessed day!
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LTran Premium
thanks for the follow! hope youre doing great with wa! look forward to connect with you!
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-Charlie- Premium
All good, let me know if there is anything you have trouble with :-)
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LTran Premium
Thank you so much! Hope you are doing great with WA as well :D. Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you to turn your mobile to a 24-hours cash machine. regards Lina
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sdawson Premium
Hi Charilie, good goals and best wishes. Thanks for the follow. Shirley
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DustinG Premium
Hey man! Where are you from in SA? My fiance is from Cape Town! It's a beautiful country. I spent three months there this last summer (winter for you).
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-Charlie- Premium
Hi there, I live in Gauteng but I want to immigrate to Canada within two to three years. This country is beautiful, greed and corruption has just made it difficult to live here. I also don't like the heat here, I love cold weather so going to the other side of the world makes sense for me.
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DustinG Premium
Haha... Well, you'll certainly get plenty of cold. Where I'm at, a few hundred miles south of Canada and we had windchills of - 40C. I don't even wanna think about what it was like in Canada!

I can definitely understand the frustration with the government. I've been fairly keeping up with the news from SA and there's definitely some sketchy stuff going on. I'm sure the news doesn't even cover the half of it.
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-Charlie- Premium
Unfortunately the news is controlled by the corrupt leading party if you. There's things that go down here on a daily basis that will shock you but it doesn't get reported to the public.
Today in the town that I work, Benoni, there was a 10 to 15 minute shoot out with illegal miners armed with AK-47's. The miners escaped into the mine shafts and were not found by the police.
Its cool, there's no future for me here, its pretty much impossible to be able to start a family here unless you super rich and willing to take the risk of being killed in a armed robbery etc.
The reason I say that is because the Hospitals, Roads, Electricity, Water, Fire Departments, Police and everything else managed by the current corrupt government is a mess.
They actually leave you to die in some of the government hospitals here. 80% of the roads are damaged and have huge holes in them.
I could carry on explaining but I just realized that I already ranted too much now lol.
I will go and live in Canada even if I have to dress like an Eskimo. So worth it...
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DustinG Premium
Do you get the sense that the level of corruptness varies by province? I spent most of my time in the Cape Town area and never really felt too unsafe in most areas. However, when I was in the Joburg area the overall feeling of everything was much more tense. Everyone seemed to be on more of an edge than in Cape Town.

Anyways, if this is something you don't wanna keep talking about it's no worries. I just find it interesting to get the "inside perspective".

How have you websites been going so far?
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-Charlie- Premium
haha, cool man, yeah Cape Town is the last dying hope of the beautiful, economically vibrant country South Africa once was.

The sites are coming along, I'm currently very busy with http://mrandroider.com :-) lots of work, I can't believe that what I have on that site is a months work, I was slacking off and now I need to get back into publishing something every day.

How you doing? Any assistance required?
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DustinG Premium
That site looks pretty good!

I'm doing pretty well. I didn't really have a good idea for my own site so I've just been working on the "Bootcamp" site, although I'm not only promoting Wealthy Affiliate. I've been working on it for about 9+ months now and have 70+ posts. I'm up to over 4,000 visitors a month and growing and have started to turn a monthly profit. So, everything's on the upswing!

I think I will branch out to a second niche site soon, once I can get a steady income from my WA site, but still haven't determined what I want that to be yet.
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-Charlie- Premium
The problem I had with a WA promo site is that I have no interest in Internet Marketing Products and programs and therefore it was very difficult to write articles about the traffic black book or other affiliate programs because its so boring for me.
Do you have an interest in internet marketing products or do you have a different way of going about things?
Maybe I should think of an alternative way of promoting WA without blogging about internet marketing stuff.
Once my Chromebook site picks up a lot I can probably pop my WA link somewhere into it. For instance, if I have 5000 new visitors per month and I have a WA link in there somewhere, maybe 500 will click on the link, 50 might sign up and 5 MIGHT go premium lol.
But I don't want to advertise irrelevant products and services on any of my sites so I don't know. Any advice man?
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DustinG Premium
Yeah, I definitely agree. I wasn't particularly interested in it, but I just committed to it. I basically read a lot of the financially successful members here talking about how you just have to stick with it and keep adding content, so I was determined to do just that, even though I wasn't particularly interested in it when I first started.

I think I'm more interested in it now since I've been doing it for a year, especially now that I've started getting results. But, I do definitely want to branch out sooner rather than later because, really, it is a bit boring! Haha
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-Charlie- Premium
Ah so you have done what I wanted to do. Research, learn, research, learn and learn more about Internet Marketing programs and services haha, in the the process, force yourself to take interest in it.
Thats good man, well done.
Right now I'm just trying to live according to a quote from Steve Jobs, "You have to do what you love, if you haven't found what you love doing, keep looking"
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dirtbroke Premium
I admire your lofty and yes attainable goals. I'm here only for 11 days.....are you still inspired....and able to spend enough time on your business?
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-Charlie- Premium
Hi there, yeah I'm still inspired hey, once you accept that this takes time and hard work to accomplish it helps a lot. I also payed for a year in advanced so I'm all paid up for a year!!!! awesome stuff.
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gohealthy Premium
Hi Charlie, thank you for the follow and welcome to the community.
Follow the lessons and take action. Wishing you all the best in your endeavours.
Norleila
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EnglishLady Premium
Thanks for the follow :) It is nice to see people sticking with WA and makes me feel like I made the right choice to join :)
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ramses2378 Premium
Thanks for the help. Appreciate it
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-Charlie- Premium
anytime man! Check ya later
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fay2011 Premium
Just stoping by saying hello and thanks for the follow many blessings to your from mine .. Happy endings always comes last . Cheers
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lm45678 Premium
Please leave a comment on my website.It is in portuguese.http://comoganhardinheirohonestamente.com/como-comecar
thanks
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LCJohn Premium
I got an unexpected day off from my day job. Thought I would go back and thank everyone who decided to follow me. Thank you and best to you and your journey.
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smileyharp Premium
Thanks for the follow! Cheers
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SylviaMac Premium
Thanks for the follow Charlie
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KatieMac Premium
Many thanks for the follow wish you every success have added you back
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skc Premium
Thanks for follow Charlie and good luck! I in Durbs
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HWachter Premium
I am enjoying the experience as well ...Good luck to you
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PerryR Premium
You're almost to 150 mate! I'm proud of you Charlie, keep up the good work brother!

Perry
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-Charlie- Premium
I'm going for top 10 xD before the end of the year. Chat later man.
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PerryR Premium
You'll be there before that! :p See ya Charlie :)
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PerryR Premium
Hey Hey Charlie! :)

Thanks mate :)
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hakemp001 Premium
Thank you for the follow. I see that you are really doing quite well and am proud to be in your network.

Heather
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Silly question, but how do i create content within my menu buttons? If I click on a menu button, and want my readers to have several options within that page to choose from, how do I do that? Hope this makes sense.
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-Charlie- Premium
Yeah I can help with that hold on....
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-Charlie- Premium
please email me and I'll email you a youtube link :-)
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Hi again. I have a notice that reads: Your ability to ask questions ends today. Within one hour ;0 So, you said that I could e-mail you if I need help after this. Is that still alright? Also, to which address should I mail?
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Great, thanks.
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-Charlie- Premium
No probe, please jot it down and then let me know once you have it :-)
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Done.
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You may delete it now :)
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Hi! I want to know if you can help me. With the Starter membership, can I add more widgets of my own?
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-Charlie- Premium
I'm not 100% sure but what I suggest is, try adding them and see if it allows you. Or am I misunderstanding?
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You're understanding right. Also, regarding menu buttons. I want to add more menu buttons, as the lessons show you how to do three in the beginning. So, I added more, but the layout is not right. It looks like it's too many, though I did research on their websites, similar to mine, that have more button than mine. So, do you know what I can do to have more menu buttons, while having it in a better, more concise display?
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-Charlie- Premium
are your menu buttons all bunched up next to, on top and below each other?
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-Charlie- Premium
Ok, let me know if you come right with that YT video and training. I'll just hang around here...
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-Charlie- Premium
I see you came right :-)
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-Charlie- Premium
Hi there, I know your first week trial is almost up. I know you would like to upgrade soon but can't right now. Email me if you need help with stuff. I THINK we can still communicate here after 7 days as well but for faster response times, you can email me. :-)

Charlie
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Thank you very much, I will do so. So far, the button thins seems to be alright now.
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Simowatto Premium
dya mean here?
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tommydillard Premium
Thanks for he follow
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veronica.l Premium
Hi, I like your t-shirt :)
Yes I am Swedish.
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-Charlie- Premium
Awesome, I have a supplier there of Water Treatment equipment we import. :-)
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nicealessa Premium
hi Charlie thanks for the follow ...
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tomtitty006 Premium
Hello Charlie.Welcome to WA.Unless you have a mountain of knowledge in marketing you are not going to make it here in three months.I do not mean to be cheeky but WA is not a get rich quick scheme,you are building a business that will hopefully set you up with a decent income each month;that will not happen in three months.I just want you to be a realist,I have been here from February and I have not earned anything worth talking about but I do understand it is watching and learning and applying the knowledge you receive here.The money is the last thing that will come.I do wish you well in on your journey here.
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-Charlie- Premium
Hi there, thanks for the great info. Although I've never heard of a get rich quick scheme that takes 4 hours a day every day for 3 months which totals 360 hours of work, I mean, think about how much thats worth, 360 hours of work. For me at the moment 360 hours of work equates to $6000, thats what I'm getting now.... and its peanuts... So if I invest $6000 of my time into this you are GUARANTEEING me failure to earn a dime? not to mention $141 of subs incurred.
lol, not the most happy story for a Sunday but at least you warning people right? Then again I have met a few people that made a decent amount of money in month three, a dude selling clothing and he's a high school kid. Another guy selling holidays also succeed in earning in month three. Kyle also earned in month three.
I'm not sure how long it will be before I earn anything from online marketing, I don't really care, I'm just going to do it until I succeed.
Thanks for the encouraging words though :-)
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tomtitty006 Premium
No problem Charlie.I do wish you well and you sound as if you are a grafter.
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Carbli Premium
Wow Charles, I thought you had been around awhile! Thanks for your help today. Good luck.
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow, Charlie, and WELCOME TO WA!!! I look forward to working with you.
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rebeccas Premium
Hello Charlie! I am happy to connect with you.Thanks for the follow! I wish you a prosperous journey as you build your dream for online success. Let me know how I can help you. ~Rebecca

P.S. When you get a minute, here is a training resource to help you:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/show-me-the-moneyhow-to-quickly-identify-your-online-money-making-niche
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Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks for the follow Charlie

Wishing you every success in your new ventures here at WA :)
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-Charlie- Premium
thanks man!
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scottyb2good Premium
Hi Charlie Scotty
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-Charlie- Premium
Hello there, good job your your site so far. results page 1 coming up soon!
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apache1 Premium
Thanks for the follow Charles enjoy your day enjoy WA . Wishing you well.
Take care
Andre
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Charles for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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-Charlie- Premium
Thats awesome, I was so busy with training etc until now that I haven't even had a chance to read these messages. Thanks for the info, I'll definitely follow.
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Kyle Premium
Charles, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Charles.
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-Charlie- Premium
Thanks Kyle, I really appreciate it a lot. The day I quit my job to do this full time will be the day I start making MANY premium sign ups, I'll be the evidence that it can be done and I'm going to sell it in that way once I do it full time.
Please tell me, if I use banners on my site, will the "clickers" still be directed through me to Wealthy Affiliates? Are those banners specific to me? Hope you know what I mean.
Charles.
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Kyle Premium
You can absolutely do this and I am here to help you every step of the way Charles. I have no doubt that if you work hard, give yourself enough time to succeed, it will happen.

You can use banners on your website, but I do recommend that you use text links. They tend to convert much better.

You can get all of your affiliate links from the WA Affiliate Program page Charles:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

Here you will get everything from your stats, the program details and commission structure, your affiliate links, create your custom messages, get banners, and some other awesome features.

If you are interested in promoting WA, I highly suggest you work through the Affiliate Bootcamp. This is training that I created and put a lot of thought and energy into. It is very interactive and if you work your way through all of the phases I can assure you that you will have a business in place.
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-Charlie- Premium
Hi there Kyle, I became so busy with my day job and then the WA training I didn't even get a chance to say thanks for the above help. So far everything is going well. Thanks for the initiative when creating WA with Carson. Brilliant work..
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Kyle Premium
Glad you are enjoying everything Charles and no problem, it is wonderful to have you here man. If you need anything going forward, just let me know. ;)
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AllynBeekman Premium
Thanks for following me, Charlie. A four man team should be able to get a lot done when it comes to writing content! Good for you. I wish you all the best as you build your business here in WA.
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Damien-P Premium
Thanks for following Charlie!
Tried your website but it must be temporarily down. Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. I'll check back later though!
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-Charlie- Premium
thanks man please do :-)
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Damien-P Premium
It's back up! lol! Glad it is exactly what I thought it was going to be about. Great timing too because it's a huge discussion now. Politics especially.

Up for comment exchanging?
If so, I can really use one here: http://successful-lifestyle-secrets.ca/brainwave-frequencies-power-and-purpose

Leaving one on Mary Jane's Kitchen. Be sure to approve it!
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Damien-P Premium
Waiting on my girlfriend so I can give you her cookie recipe to use on your website. :-D
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Jonicas Premium
Hello Charles,

'n Boer maak 'n plan, goed!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Thank you for the follow and I will be following the team back.

Wish you all the very best of success.

PS: This program is the real deal so you guys put in effort you will see results.

It takes time to learn all these concepts and put them into practice but you will see it will be worth.

Remember one thing though, results are NOT IMMEDIATE, expect 3 to 4 months of HARD GRAFT before starting to see some real results (it could happen sooner but count on it, to avoid disappointment) and with said I bid you farewell and good luck.
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-Charlie- Premium
Thanks man we all appreciate the support! Good luck to you and your future as well.

Charles.
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kholmes Premium
Hey Charles, nice to meet you. Thank you for your follow and best wishes to you and your team! Kim :))
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-Charlie- Premium
Thank you! Best of luck to you too.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Charles, thank you for the connection
Your team is in the right place, here at WA.
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-Charlie- Premium
My pleasure. Thanks for the warm welcome.
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Charles and thanks for the follow.
Also, thanks so much for your help earlier today.
Have a great weekend. :)
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-Charlie- Premium
Only a pleasure. :-)
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1sourcebiz Premium
Thanks for the follow Charlie & Co. Wishing you the best of luck on your online journey! A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step ... or in your case four steps!!! Nevertheless WA is the best place to start!!!
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Moonrock2 Premium
Thanks and welcome!
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Kathy331 Premium
Thanks for the follow! :)
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nathanpall99 Premium
Hi Charles! Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA! I'm new here too but from I've experienced so far you are in the right place.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi Charles!
You can to the right place!
Thanks for the follow!
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nmsaleme Premium
Welcome to WA. Hope the four of you find success :)
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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LisaShuman Premium
Hi welcome and best wishes!
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Carson Premium
Hey Charles! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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RichFar Premium
Hi Charlie,

Welcome here to WA and our great community,

wishing you all the Best,

- Rich
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-Charlie- Premium
Thanks, I will ask when I have a question. Enjoy.
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