About 1signbanner
Joined October 2017
I'm from Hawaii and I'm 63 years old and would like to learn a side skill. E-commerce Marketing. I am currently still working for the State of Hawaii
Dept. of Transportation. Yes, I did not prepare for retirement. It seems this maybe a fun part time job for me.

Not sure where Wealthy Afliliate will take me but this "homeless" feels like he found a home. Thanks to Brendan I stumbled upon his article about WA and whaddaah you know, I think I found a diamond in the rough.

One of the most awesome feeling I'm getting is the "people here in the know" appears to me to be sooooo humble and self-confident. Dang it WA and the founders Kyle and Carson I do believe you created a platform that to me, and like me, others have prayed for. You guys are beyond awesome. Are there words better than awesome, let me know.

This will be a journey I'm excited to pursue. I want to share a poster DomW (see my follow you will find him) shared on one of his articles. Here it is below I would hope you love it as much as I do.

"EVERYTHING IS ENERGY AND THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT.
MATCH THE FREQUENCY OF THE REALITY YOU WANT AND
YOU CANNOT HELP BUT GET THAT REALITY. IT CAN BE NO
OTHER WAY. THIS IS not PHILOSOPHY. THIS IS physics"

- Albert Einstein

To me this applies for me here with WA. Thank you so much for
allowing me to share my thoughts and DomW's priceless article where I found this valuable advice from Albert Einstein. Thank you Dom!

Mahalo & May God Bless You'all!


Frank Uratani

If you have the time check out my website not done yet. Got to consult
Bo Tipton my coach!

websites, here they are;

wanttobeapartycartoonartist.com
uratanifrank.com
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BeCalm Premium
Aloha Frank, Mahalo for following me. As for your answer to the question about healing touch; I believe we all have the ability to offer each other reassurance through touch. Just think about when you reach out to a loved one to soothe them by gently stroking them on their shoulder to offer comfort or encouragement. Then take that to the level of touching another to help reduce pain and discomfort and you have reached healing touch. All the best, Julie
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Thank you Julie!


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Loes Premium
Hello Frank,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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RebeccaL1 Premium
Hi Frank, I thank you for the comments on my essential oils website, I haven't been on for a bit as i have had other stuff going on. I looked at your site and I absolutely love it! I am an artist myself and have done illustration and oil painting which I studied years ago! I love the tips you give and the generosity of information. I have bookmarked it so I can try and caricature my family! Cheers Bec
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1signbanner Premium
Wow I finally met an artist. A real live one! Good! When you say I am generous. You and not many others see the value I offer.

Thank you Rebecca, now for the confidence, I know you have. Y'know I work with just a pencil. Not like your brushes and oils and stuff.

I know you can do this. Just follow what I tell you and you will eventually "get it" my dear friend!

Yes and I love you too for this post!

Mahalo from Hawaii!

Ohhh and I will follow you too! It will be an honor my dear friend!

Frank
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SachiKashi Premium
Eh bruddah! I love your website! You are so talented! I just stumbled on WA recently and I agree this platform and community is incredible. I'm from Oahu but live in San Fran. Much Aloha and success to you! I'm following you so I can keep up on your success!
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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, 1Signbanner. It's nice to meet you. Thanks for following me back. Welcome to WA and to my network. As you work on the training, don't hesitate to ask the community for help if you get stuck and need help. There's always someone who knows the answers to your questions and are happy to help. Best wishes in your online journey.
Carol
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1signbanner Premium
Thank you young lady!

Mahalo from freezing tundra cold Hawaii!
And you thought you had it bad!


Frank
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CarolMeador Premium
Love your sense of humor. Nothing like a good laugh, or at least a chuckle!
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I am a newbie... just started today. MaryCameron commented on my bio and so I went to take a look at hers. When I read her comment to you that said, "Frank, to not follow you would be a mistake," I had to come and take a look.

I just spent some time on your website. I LOVE your caricatures! I also love your commitment to not make a woman look bad. Your sample subject and the final ballerina caricature is fantastic! She is beautiful in both. You have a gift.

Constructive (I pray) criticism. I find that fancy fonts (multiple colors and particularly script fonts) are distracting. I find that I love clean and simple pages best. Your artwork and instruction should be the star attractions. The beauty of unsolicited advice is that you can take it or leave it.... I may just be boring ;). I can't leave a link yet as I'm not a premium member so you can find my blog by searching for blessed and bewildered. On what is primarily a book review blog, I use a simple black and white design. I would love to know what you think in return. I would also like to know if you make caricature logos. I love yours and would be willing to buy one from you!!!
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Ohh my Lord, what a wonderful compliment. I am certainly honored and humbled by your comments on my site! What can I say you made my day!

I love to do you a caricature logo but right now I don't have the time but be ready I will do you one but not a logo. Let me surprise you! If you like it, be my guest and use it for your logo!

Because you made my day young lady I will do you a caricature.it will be coming sometime today or tomorrow!

Mahalo and tell that other young lady Mary Cameron thank you for me! She almost brought me to tears last night I'm so glad I'm a macho-man because if it wasn't I would be crying crocodile tears!

Please tell no one. I'm a proud man! Thank you! =)

Frank



Pssssst, Zoe I was! Keep it a secret ok! Thanks! =)
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You are incredible!
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Shierly Premium
Hi! Frank,

I visited your site, you are a very skilled and talented caricature artist. I was amazed of all your accomplishments. I was thinking your website is likely my other website, it's about Personalization. because I also love designing. I guess, I have a slite talent but not much with the skills. I believe, if this two will combine Skills + Talent = Power!
My site is about designing your own gifts to give or Items to keep. It is about Occassions to Remember...where I have learned that you attend parties to do Caricatures.Lovely and Awesome.
If you could visit and give me a comment, I will appreciate it so much. As I did to your awesome website, a comment that brings out my joy of admiring you as a Professional Caricature Artist.Thank you, I am inspired of the work of your hands...All the Best!

I am interested about your Membership Tutorial Service.I will come back to your site and update if it's already available...
Thanks,Friend!

Please, visit: https://keepsakesandgiftsbymom.com

Shierly
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Frank!

Saw the drawing you've made of Tony! Thought I must go and visit you at your profile page. You are a really talented person!! It has to be such a bless to be as creative as you are.

Love the quote by Einstein, what a wise man. Frank I 'm sure you have the frequency to match the reality you want already - here at WA you can tune it and get into even higher dimensions!!

I'm very pleased to be your follower.

Mahalo nui loa Frank for sharing your thoughts.
Maikaʻi loa,

:-) Pernilla
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1signbanner Premium
WHAT! WHAAAT!

Pernilla I am pleasantly surprised to have around here a local girl.

Nice! I will follow you too!

Yes ain't that a nice quote by none other than the great Einstein himself. It is so true Pernilla.

Again, mahalo my friend!



Frank
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Pernilla Premium
How great to be your Crew-mate now!

Frank, I'm so sorry to disappoint you, I'm not a hawaiian. I'm just a Swedish girl who loves languages. Don't know much Hawaiian, only some phrases.

Yes, let's follow Einsteins advices!

Aloha ka'u hooaloha,
Pernilla
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1signbanner Premium
He he! Lols! I saw your profile picture.(small circle) I hope I didn't offend you but that beautiful name "Pernilla" sounded to me to be a Filipino name! =) So I assumed you were from here.

When I got to your profile page....ummm...well....(big circle bigger profile picture) I was shocked to see you. You ain't close to looking Polynesian! =)

I was impressed Pernilla, anybody who loves new languages must know a little about the culture, etc. You are awesome my friend!

Mahalo and Aloha Pernilla!


Frank
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Pernilla Premium
YOU are awsome!
Happy to know you.
Aloha,
:-)
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Bob-1 Premium
Aloha Frank! I'm really new here, about 2 1/2 weeks and I too have been blown away by all the fantastic people here in WA. So one of those people was Dave (DaveSw) and I complimented him on the drawing he did for his profile picture. He, of course, gave you the credit and said I should come check out your profile page.

It is an pleasure and honor to meet you Frank! I love drawing, my favorite being pen and ink or pencil sketching, but I am very much a novice. I just enjoy it for it's relaxing, cathartic peace!

Okay, I better get back to doing my lessons so I too can become an experienced WA member! I enjoyed your bio you tell good stories Frank.

Health and Joyful Living,
Bob
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1signbanner Premium
Wow! I thank you my brother.

You love drawing!? Remember this Bob, keep drawing. I have a secret, By just doing what you love will make you better.

You have no choice on this. Why, you ask? Because for me in the last 3 years of my 30+ years in my crazy profession I can honestly say most would not recognize my work compared to now.

Einstein's quote says it all Bob! I would hope you remember this.
I can only promise you this YOU WILL GET MUCH BETTER.



Btw my friend, I did not go to school for this. It was all self-taught
and MAD MAGAZINE. lols!


Frank =)
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Bob-1 Premium
That's such an awesome story Frank! I need to do more than the occasional doodle, I know. I feel better when I draw, you are right my friend!!
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Vpublisher Premium
hi Frank, thanks for following me back, I wish you good luck here and you are welcome to my WA profile any time or to my sites to get cool tips and freebies. I hope we can do great things together :) Vitaliy P.S. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family
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1signbanner Premium
Thank you back too Vitaliy!

Merry Christmas my brother!

May God Bless you!
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Frank,
Thank you for the follow back and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate too, btw! It's great to meet you and I'm honored to be a part of your network here.

Wow, I just had to take a look at your caricature art....amazing work! Keep up the awesome job of it...I've never tried caricature art, but it does look like a lot of fun.

I'm sure you'll do fine here, just keep working on the training and do the tasks in each lesson...it does work! If you get stuck, just ask. I'm always happy to help when I can.

Looking forward to hearing more about your journey to success!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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1signbanner Premium
Ohhh thanks Sherry, I do mean it. You are so kind ot compliment my work. Send me a pic of you and I'll draw you with a Hawaiian theme, I'd be honored.

And thank you for the offer of help, I will be on a 3 week mandatory vacation accumulation leave. I will hit the books here at
WA.

My whole "being" is ready. I may if you don't mind tap into your brains for help!


Mahalo again!

Frank Uratani
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Freedomseekr Premium
You're welcome, Frank! I had to say something about it...I think your artwork is amazing! Wow, I'd be honored indeed to have you draw one for me when you get the chance...I'd have to look for a pic though first, lol. That'd be awesome!

Glad to hear you'll have some time to hit the books here too! Yup, pick my brains whenever you need to...I usually stop in here everyday at some point.

Best wishes again and have a great weekend!
:) ~Sherry
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1signbanner Premium
Please send it I will be honored. Don't know how we
gonna do this.

How's this!

Send me a profile of you (left side please)
maybe a little of your right eye showing.( not a complete
profile)

Here's my email address. Please pick from my poster on my
website; frankuratani.com Mi

You will find it on that page. Homepage.

frank.uratani@gmail.com

When done, I'll download your drawing for your approval. I'll put the original in the mail. Just give me your address. I am sure you will love it. You can be a hula dancer #27, UFC female boxer #46, SuperGirl #42, Miss Universe #32, Mermaid #31.
Not to forget Wonderwoman #59.

Anyone of these look closely but look closely there's more. I just touched on some for you. "Your dream is my command! lols"

Mahalo Sherry, from bitter cold 65o Hawaii!


Frank =)
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1signbanner Premium
Ohhh boy I got it mixed up sorry.
Here's my email address;

frank.uratani@gmail.com

To find my poster go to my homepage; Scroll down some and
you'll see my poster. You might need to magnify it up some.

frankuratani.com

There now I got it right.

Remember I do it in under 3 minutes so by the time I get
it and if I'm on my computer you'll get it in a few minutes.

See an example #42 Supergirl.


Frank
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Freedomseekr Premium
No worries, Frank.... Will do, will do! I'll check those designs out some more on your site...wow, such cool designs, can't wait to see who I'll be once I make up my mind, lol
Oh, I'll send you a PM here once I find or get a profile picture like you mentioned...that way you know to look for it in your email. That is amazing to me how fast you are at it and still looks awesome! Oh, might take a bit to get you that picture, I'm sure I got one like that somewhere, or if I can't find it, I'll recruit my son or hubby to take one.
Thanks again, Frank! What weird weather it's been everywhere it seems, I'd thought I'd heard something just yesterday on the radio news about Hawaii having a winter weather advisory or something like that...Oh my, strange times! And, we still have no snow here, usually it's anywhere from a few inches to a foot or two by now.

Stay warm over there!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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1signbanner Premium
Sherry I have #16 if you want you and hubby together. No problem send me a pic of your son, too! I'd be honored to do him. Just tell me what he wants. No worries, on my homepage there's a poster I made/design that reads;

"I make the young cute. The adults beautiful or macho-handsome and the seniors 42 years younger! A feel good experience!"

Going into this profession I knew the dangers!

I may look stupid but I'm not crazy! I make everybody look like gorgeous or macho- movie stars. I know everyone's darkest flaws.
For example, women ( not you you have no issues.) ....ahhh
men too when I think about it, their greatest fears are their double and even quadrupal chins. I tell them I am blind, I don't see it.

Most are happy with the results. So glad I'm doing them and not me. Anyways send me up to 5 people who you want and I'll do them all. No worries about postage I'll take care of that.

Mahalo Sherry!

Btw, I was joking about the weather, I know most on the mainland
are freezin' their y'know off. I really should be counting my blessings!

Send them all it would be an honor to do your family!


Frank =)
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Freedomseekr Premium
Oh wow, Frank! That is so sweet of you to offer to draw hubby and me together, I noticed that #16 design...pretty cool, I love the idea! Bet my hubby will love it too!

Haha, I knew you had to be joking on the weather, LOL! But, I thought I heard about Hawaii having some icky cold weather on the news the other day though at work...unless my hearing is playing tricks on me again, ya never know what you might hear there, but at least it keeps the day interesting, lol.

That is too kind of you, Frank! Up to five people? Well, I'd have my son and daughter that I'm sure would be tickled pink on having their caricatures done too, but I'd definitely want to pay you somehow...I'll send you a PM later on today, since I guess it's almost 3 am here, I better call it a day! Plus, I'm hoping the power doesn't go out before I can turn off the computer, lol...the wind is howling out there and making the lights flicker...gotta love our winter weather!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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1signbanner Premium
Go right ahead Sherry send it I will do it. 2 things pics and address I will send it to you no charge, my honor.

Ok, ok my payment from you. Teach me the innards of creating my own website all I ask Sherry. I'm a slow learner but once learned I will only get better. That's my years of experience on this earth.

Heck, that's the only way I learn .....slowly. To much info short-circuits my braincells...not good for me. I tend to be off and hiding like I do here. It's almost 3-4 weeks now that I have not touched or go close to my lessons.

Tomorrow is my first day of 3 weeks I can focus on WA. Hopefully without too much interuptions. My wife have flooded me with assignments and chores. Y'know the kinds Dad's do around the house etc. lols....ughhh!

Anyways Sherry go ahead send it, I can fit it in and as soon as done I'll shoot it straight to you..Ohhh I'll scan it for you to look at before you get the actual originals in the mail.

Maybe don't tell your famlly, give it as a surprise gift, afterall
Christmas is right around the corner. Heck cheapest gift money can buy. lols!

Anyways take care and I'll be waiting.


Mahalo!

Frank
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Freedomseekr Premium
Wow, that is so awesome of you...haha, oh boy, still searching about for those pictures, lol...I'm finding lots of everyone else, the dogs, and all kinds of scenery, but I guess I'm hiding somewhere in them. I'll find em though, I know I seen me somewhere, lol.

That'll keep me busy for a bit yet, wish I'd have organized all the pics I have better...how I have so many on the computer is beyond me! I'll let you know soon as I gather them all, and yeah, that is an excellent idea...they'd be soooo surprised on Christmas! OH, I hope I can keep my mouth shut...almost spilled the beans earlier already!

Anyways, I'll definitely do what I can to help you out with your website...just let me know where you are in the lessons, I'll be off the next couple days, so I'll check in here more often...just give me a holler anytime in a PM, that way I'll see it first thing when I get here.

Take care and I'll be back with those soon I hope, lol!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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First tutorial question Sherry what do you mean "PM?" Sorry like I said you're looking at a newborn baby....me lols!'

Thanks ahead. Ohhh and yeah send it to my email. When done I'll send it back and if liked I will send the original. Give address and it'll be off on the plane.

Frank
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Freedomseekr Premium
OH, sorry about that...no worries! I should have explained what I meant by PM...it means private message here and can be found on each of our profile pages next to our pics. Another way to find it or PM someone is by clicking on the little envelope icon up to the top right of your screen, it's white if you have no messages, but it'll turn red if you have an unread message.

Hope that helps, and yeah, I'll send it to your email, the one you have up there...well, I'll send you a PM to confirm the email address, so you can try it out anyways...best way to learn is to do.

I'll do that now...might take a few minutes though.
~Sherry
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1signbanner Premium
Dang first lesson learned. hee hee No wonder that red envelop was there for over 2 months. It's white now! I finally answered Brendan who intro. me to WA.

I apologized to him few seconds ago.

Thanks Sherry!
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Freedomseekr Premium
No problem, haha, it might be red again now though, just sent one...LOL! Well, at least you answered him, better late than never!
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1signbanner Premium
I just red yours thanks! Boy I can say I'm partly
"experienced" here now.

As for the rest of my schooling I have 99,999999999% to go, lols!
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StunningBell Premium
I love this. Wow you got talents dude!
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arielharris7 Premium
Hello Frank! I really hear the energy in your words and heart. I know you will always have exactly what you need. And how fabulous that you live in Hawaii..isn't the translation the place of the gods? So I am guessing you are truly rising to the top. I wish you a grand journey. ariel
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1signbanner Premium
Thank you Ariel! Sorry so late a response.

Hawaii means "Place of the gods?" Thank you I didn't know that.
I'm blushing. It took someone like you outside of my home state to
let me know that.

I guess I take Hawaii for granted. 63 years and never knew that, sorry Ariel I can never be a tour guide.

Mahalo again!


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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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1signbanner Premium
Kyle you came at the right time. I am about to pick a domain name, here it is. What do you think Kyle. I appreciate your feedback on this. And yes I do have a niche. Here is my domain name and could you please open your opinion about this.

"iamsofatineedhelp.com"
"ihatebeingfatpleasehelp.com"

- domain name I'm thinking about or something close to it Kyle.

My niche, I want to sell food and books for losing weight.
Would this be too "general." A small bit of my history, when I was
47 years old I suffered a mild stroke. At the time my daughter was 11 years old and need a dad and my wife needs a husband.
My family Doctor told me to lose weight. He suggested the Atkins diet, similar to the caveman's diet. No carbs. From 230 lbs I came down to 165 lbs in a very few months. i am grateful and from then on I have saved many at my workplace. They are grateful and claimed I save their lives. Enough of me Kyle, anyways I have this mission to save people from the ravages of diabetes, heart disease etc., etc. Ohh and Kyle I too love basketball. I do play every Sunday full-court basketball. We a group of old 50's and 60's NBA dreamers come together to make an a//s out of ourselves.
All fun Kyle.

Thank you for allowing me to give a bit of history of why I'm driven to help people who I feel don't have an idea why they are getting fatter and fatter.

Kyle thanks for your opinions ahead.

Frank
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Kyle Premium
I like your domain name choices, you could head in either direction. Maybe you want to get both just in case you want to head in another direction down the road, that is up to you.

Either way, I think you have a good handle on the direction you want to head here Frank. :)
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1signbanner Premium
Thanks many Kyle. Funny I was driving my wife and I to work when (before reading your email) I got an, "aAAH Haaa!" moment not sure what it is, but it was like an overwhelming kind of feeling that was a feeling of excitement, etc. I quietly got all giddy and my wife who was in the car noticed me kinda talking to myself and asked, "what the heck was that?" I told her nothing.

Y'know Kyle like I mentioned somewhere that my wife thinks I'm going thru one of those moments of "I think this is gonna make money." Kyle I'm a dreamer at heart. My wife, well, she's what I call a skeptic. Sorry to say my own daughter shares the same sentiment about her own Dad.

Anyways I won't say anything (I learned my lessons ) I can't gonna say a word about it. I just know my inner self is saying this WA is a "winnah chicken dinnah."

Thanks Kyle for allowing to share this to you.


Frank (the dreamer) Uratani :)
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Kyle Premium
You don't need to be a dreamer to think this is going to make money. This is a business you are creating an we teach the proper way to build an online business here at WA, and provide you with all the tools, education, support, and resources you need to do so.

If you work at this and work at your business, and get yourself adequate time to achieve success, it will happen.
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1signbanner Premium
Thank you Kyle. I know this is not a get-rich platform.

I know what I put in is what I get. No blaming anybody here that's for sure.

Thanks for being there and for creating this program, ohh and Carson too!

Frank
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely and the more realistic you are about the process, the bigger your business will become. All vastly successful businesses and brands all start with the a seed.
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1signbanner Premium
Thank you Kyle I will take your point to heart. Btw, I'm still waiting for you pictures of you and family. Send profile's and I'll do it, it'll be an honor. I have a couple drawing of you and wife tandem surfing in Hawaii. Your precious son can be the Incredible Hulk. Anybody of choice. check out my poster on my website.

My offer still holds Kyle! My pleasure.


Frank
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Levan90 Premium
Hey there, Frank!

My name is Brendan. I'm currently a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate and I've taken it upon myself to welcome you to this great community.

Congratulations for taking the first step to being financially free for life!

Your first week here will be a big one if you work hard at it and it all starts with setting up your account. It takes just a few minutes and then you'll be able to look back and see how far you've come from the goals you set. You can get a lot done in seven days, you just have to start.

If you're just getting started and don't even know what niche you want to get into then the first thing I'd recommend you check out, after a couple of the getting started lessons, is this article. That one was very helpful when I was just getting started.

I want to personally extend my hand and tell you, If you ever get stuck and need a hand you can come to me and I'll do all I can to help you.

Good luck, Frank!

Brendan
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Thank you Brendan, your article turned me on to WA.
You are my hero my friend!

thanks again!

lot to learn and enjoy!


Frank
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