About Aestek
Joined June 2019
I was born in Chicago, graduated high school in 2000. Joined the Air Force in 2001 and moved to California.

I've been deployed 8 times and ventured to Oman, off the island of Masirah, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Kuwait again, Afghanistan, Afghanistan again, Germany and an undisclosed location.

I've also been to Korea twice but they don't count as deployments. If you look closely at my profile picture, that is Barack Obama. He came to Kuwait in 2008 to meet the troops before he was president, that was a very cool experience.

I have a year and a half before retirement and I want to do something where I'm my own boss and I hope to a good handle on this before I get back to civilian life.

Aestek's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
I would be happy earning $166 a day after taxes, equivalent to what I'm making now.
Money I would be ecstatic earning
$300 a day. If more than that my head will explode but I'll still be ecstatic
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much TIME as it takes, I'm close to retirement and need something else. minimum 2 hours a day.
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Jun 27, 2019
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Aestek Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
I would be happy earning $166 a day after taxes, equivalent to what I'm making now.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$300 a day. If more than that my head will explode but I'll still be ecstatic

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much TIME as it takes, I'm close to retirement and need something else. minimum 2 hours a day.
Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate

These goals are very achievable all you have to do is follow the step by step training here at WA and you can become successful. You also have the wonderful community here for support if and when you need us, just ask your questions and someone will get back to you.

The community here at WA are second to none so you truly cannot go wrong. Wishing you the very best success here at Wealthy Affiliate
Kyle Premium
Those are wonderful goals Ibrahim and I can tell you firsthand that these are more than achievable. When I started out I had very similar goals and with some hard work and dedication, I exceeded any goals that I could have ever initially set.

You will get there if you invest some hard work and dedication to this, I don't have any doubt. :)
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Dadaz123 Premium
HI Aestek, Thank you for the follow and allowing me a toehold in your network. I return the favor with an assurance that you have made a wise decision by going WA Premium. You are in a community where you can actualize your dreams if you are ready to pay the price. You are welcome on board
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Hi Ibrahim! Thank you for connecting with me. I'm following you now as well and look forward to hearing about your online successes. Also, thank you so much for the sacrifices you made while serving in the military. I am very grateful for each person who has served to protect our country and our freedom. If I can ever be of any help on your WA journey let me know. :)

All the best to you!
JStepnowski1 Premium
Thanks for the follow and thank you for your service. I also served in Kuwait and Germany. Of course, it was quite different back then.

Good idea to plan ahead. When I got out I was lost at first, then I found teaching. I hope you can get this off the ground and then you can afford to be a little pickier if you want to get a day job.

All the best,

Mike177 Premium
Hi Aestek-
Thanks for following me. It seems that you have a good game plan. Many people probably think about joining the armed forces and retiring after 20 years so that they will have a pension and benefits. But I'm willing to bet that not a lot of people stick it out the whole way as you seem to be doing.
Congratulations to you for being so far sighted-especially at such a young age. I'm going to follow you. Chances are that I'll learn as much if not more from you than you'll learn from me.
Good luck.
Aestek Premium
Thank you sir! I appreciate the insight
AnaB7 Premium
Thanks for the follow and I am following you back. I wish you great success here, and the key is to complete your training lessons. There are a lot of excellent lessons that will help you with your learning.

All the best and thank you for your service to our nation.

kpercival55 Premium
Hello and welcome to the WA community Ibrahim!
First I want to thank you for your service,
all service members are heroes to me.
Second, thanks for following me, I’ve returned the favor and look forward to networking with you.
We are all here to help and support each other so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
I look forward to seeing your progress.
All the best,
Scott36385 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I was an army man myself. Worked closely with the airforce when i was deployed. Glad to see you maling it to retirement. I got injured in Baghdad. Im fine but the injury to my leg caused me to leave too early for retirement. Anyway good luck and hit me up if ever get stuck or got a question. Another soldiers another brother.
TonyJS Premium
Hi Aestek, thank you for following me and inviting me into your network.

I absolutely respect the fact you are serving your country and unreal that you've met Barack Obama!

If you are retiring from the Air Force then this is a great place to learn how to make an income online.

I wish you the best of luck on your journey here

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Thanks for the follow. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile.
We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
megawinner Premium
Thank you for following me.

The best opportunity today because the critical part, for majority of us, is the technical aspect of say, connecting to Bing, Yahoo and and Google and confirm our ownership of our own websites. We also need to understand the strategy on how to create more chances of getting more earnings.

You may want to read my blogs, they may help you achieve your goals!

I wish you the very best in your endeavors!
BobMargroff Premium
Hi Ibrahim, happy to meet you and thank you for your service.

I also thank you for the follow...I am following you back. You picked the right timing to join and start working on your “after Air Force” plan. I look forward to seeing your success.

I wish you the best!

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Thanks for inviting me to join your network. You are experiencing a dream that most of us have, to meet Obama in person. I am in Jamaica. There is a lot of training in WA activities and a lot of support . You can also share your vast military experience. I’ll be following you too.
Aestek Premium
Thank you!
Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you for following me Ibrahim. I am following you back.

Thanks for the help the other nigh on he Amazon links. You took a lot of time to help me. I appreciate that!

Thank you for your service to our country! I live in Bellevue home of Offutt and SAC.

Best wishes, Doug
Aestek Premium
I was wondering if that helped. Glad hear back from you! Let me know if you need anything else.

I can assist an anything my knowledge allows
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Hello Aestek,welcome to WA the place were dream an goals can be achieved by the training an community not forgetting Leadership. Thank you for being a part of my network great knowing you an thanks for allowing me to following you.Used the training an community to help develop an grow a successful business .The training is very important. All the best to you on your journey at WA. Fitzgerald
cris1018 Premium
Hi, and welcome to WA! That's quite the profile, and picture to go with it! Thank you for your service. How forward-thinking of you to seek your online training before you return to civilian life, so that you have a solid foundation already built. I appreciate the follow, and have returned the favor!

Take care,
kmer6 Premium
Good day to you, Ibrahim, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back. I thank you for your service and am honored to know you. You were wise to join WA to get the skills necessary to achieve online success. You'll be able to do anything.
I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve success. I wish you much satisfaction in your online career.
Hello Aestek, I admire your courage and thank you for your service! I am a military 'brat' as my father was in the first graduating class of the Air Force Academy in Boulder, CO (but of course that was some time ago!). I was born in a military base and my family moved around a lot during those years when my father flew fighter jets during the Vietnam War. My father eventually left the military and worked as an airline pilot until he retired. Anyway, I just wanted to send a note to be safe and to wish you success in your new venture. I am just getting started as well and have high hopes.
smartketeer Premium
Hi Ibrahim,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

You can check out my websites in the Follow Me On section of my profile page (bottom right corner).

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

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Your website is very inspiring to me. Mine is very shabby at this point, because this is all very unfamiliar to me. I'm hoping to get past the lessons and probably start one or two other sites, because my niche doesn't really have enough products that derive from it. I'm going to use this site on ballet, music and film to learn the basics (if I can, I don't have a background in business) and then try to figure out something that is more obviously salable, as with 'New and Used Pianos', but I need to figure out something smaller that I can research You already seem to know a lot of air fryers. Also, you've just recently started and already accomplished a lot. I've been here for months and can't get going.. Thanks.
Aestek Premium
Thank you. I'm not sure if this will help, but when I first started, I said I was going to think of this as a job and I work a specific set of hours. I also do my best to complete at least one section of training each day and do what Kyle says. If I get stuck, I ask for advice on the live chat. Keep in mind, a LOT of hurdles are going to be thrown your way and it isn't easy. If you keep going, these things are going to become second nature to you. You mentioned starting two other websites. That's all well and good, but I think you should focus on one website right now so you can get it where you want. once that's done, then maybe you can move on to making a second site. Think of it as going up a flight of stairs, if you skip too many steps, you might fall down. Take it one step at a time and keep the foundation underneath you steady and stable
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I am finally picking up speed. and able to spend more time every day. As of today, you and DianeScorpio cleared up a lot of things that were slowing me down--mainly, I was doing the lessons, but blindly. I knew it was a good program, but after awhile, not knowing why it 'doesn't feel quite right' becomes too hard, and you need to know, like all those things about Amazon. I know I don't have to rush, but was impressed that even without much knowledge of ballet, you thought of attire for girls (and the boys have to have these too, doesn't matter if they're pros yet.) I am going to stick with this website as you advise, because I am not 'rushed to produce' , but will then probably do one on pianos, because, even though I knew children would need ballet shoes, etc., I know a lot more about pianos already, and am not even quite sure why I didn't start with that. I know there will be more hurdles, and that doesn't bother me since I know that they're still within the realm of the possible.

You military service is totally impressive, though, and is surely part of why you can set aside a certain number of hours per day and it be 'like a job'. I will probably just increase the time till I'm doing it all day as it feels more natural. I am right now reading Admiral McRaven's new book 'Sea Stories'. I think he is one of the greatest Americans living, and certainly has not been afraid to speak out strongly a few months ago. I used to see him on 'Charlie Rose', and read his small book a few months ago. He's a real role model for me.
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Glad that you joined us. 

Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing environment to learn and apply our skills towards creating an online business. I tried to do this alone before and was completely lost. 

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Hi Ibrahim,

Welcome to premium membership! You have made a great decision to upgrade to premium and with this membership you will have access to more training, tools and you will receive greater benefits at WA!

Much success on your journey here at WA!

Kind regards,
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Hey Ibrahim, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! This is Mike Rogers from http://AffiliateMarketerTraining.com. Wealthy Affiliate is the absolute best place for new affiliate marketers to kick off their online business and even as a seasoned pro, I love spending time here chatting with people. Make sure you really spend time going through the training (don't just rush through it!) and if you do that, you'll be way ahead of 95% of anyone else trying to start an online business.

By the way, even though I'm usually busy running my own websites, I am very active here at Wealthy Affiliate as well, so if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to send me a private message.

Best of luck as you start your new business! All the best! :)

Mike Rogers
Kyle Premium
Hey Ibrahim and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Ibrahim, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,