About AJsaid
Joined September 2016
Hello everyone!!
I have traveled a bit in my lifetime. Started life in Uganda, Africa and then moved to India where I finished my high school. Immigrated to Canada and began studying Music and doing various jobs that paid for my studies. Running out of money, I began playing piano in Piano-Bars in Toronto, Canada.
Then had a chance to replace a friend who was going to Europe to work as a Pianist. My goal was to have at least ONE person leave every night with a smile knowing that he/she had forgotten the troubles of that day.
I really enjoyed the European experience of playing piano and entertaining the high class audiences in places like St. Moritz, (where I had Sting his wife Trudy and his family for 2 weeks beside the piano) Davos, and Gstaad in Switzerland. The piano bars on cruise ships and Scandinavian ferries was really fun. The city hotel bars were nice and it was enlightening to meet Business owners, Politicians and important people from around the world.
Unfortunately, music has changed and the younger generations are looking for music that they would like to hear, but almost impossible to reproduce on a piano without computer or play-back help. Many hotels have cut costs and eliminated the once renowned "Play it again Sam" piano player.
I had a full time job at a wonderful 200 seat restaurant in Winterthur, Switzerland where I worked 7 years, 5 days a week. But that ended with a new owner.
While employed in Winterthur, I got a Swiss Residence Permit and now live in Wettingen, Switzerland.

I found myself UN-employed and impossible to find work as a pianist for the coming 12 months as most places booked in advance. The Agencies had their favorite pianists and as I has worked independent and out of the agency system, I was not a preferred choice for upcoming jobs. Besides playing piano for 6-7hrs is no fun anymore as one worked without passion.
I then teamed up with Sandy Patton a renowned Jazz Vocalist living in Bern, Switzerland and Melanie Adami an Opera and Operetta singer. Work has been scarce as both singers have their own schedules with other Musicians and use me when needed.
A friend then hired me at his company packing parcels for shipment. This 3 day a week job gives me the steady income and the music jobs come from the contacts that I make doing my favorite HOBBY: Golfing.
I am a 9. 0 Handicapper and play golf as often as I can. I am in the process of starting a travel group with a Golf Pro from Australia, Andrew Gossage. together we plan to take golfers to Golf destinations just to improve the Short Game, the most important part of golf.
Playing with a few people I learned about Wealthy Affiliate and have now joined and will try to promote my music and golf Trips with Websites and hopefully make a little extra money from doing this.
I am looking forward to begin this new journey......
AJ
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Alywin, nice to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend.

It certainly is a shame about the old 'piano man/woman. We used to specifically go to bars and pubs to listen to them. So much of the modern music is, too me, artificial with all the machines used.

The older bands from back in the 60s and 70s made the music themselves and look how long that has lasted. So many are covered by new musicians without the same punch!

I believe from listening to my dad, that you have a pretty good handicap. There are some great courses in Australia. You should plan a golf holiday over here.

Work hard, have some fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away.

If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in touch.
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AJsaid Premium
Thank you so much for your reply. Yes, the old piano bar scene is on the decline. It used to be a lot of fun in those days. But music has changed, no more smooth MELODY, today it's more to do with the BOOM BOOM stuff. But not bad if one has an open mind.
My Aussie friend here in Switzerland is a golf pro and we are working on some Golf Trips and courses for golfers. Would send you the Golf Site, but I think we cannot do that on WA but it is on my profile page. Off to Italy on Monday to check out some new courses for 2017 trips.
Would love to come to Australia, but have to wait till I make some money at WA. Hopefully soon.
Keep in touch and tell your Dad to keep on Golfing. AJ
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Lady May Premium
Hey thx for following me it's an honor! I'm sure you'll do really well at WA! Here is one of my blog articles to help you move forward I hope we can continue to connect and share ideas with each other in the future. Sharon :)
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AJsaid Premium
Like every new project one starts, its a bit mind boggling and frustrating. But I'm over that and just putting the hard work in. Struggling with the web sites, but with a lot of patience, they are coming along. If I do get stuck, I'll ask you for help. Hope you have a wonderful 40th week of the year. Keep strong.
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AJsaid Premium
Hi Lady May, Could you check my sites and let me know what I should do to make it look better. I still have not figured out how to do "comments" and "Blogs". AJ
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despatis Premium
Dear Alywin, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your course, keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks for following. I am enjoying this experience, lots to learn and that is good. Have a good weekend. AJ
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SandiT Premium
Hi AJ. Thank you for the follow and I'm following you back. I hope you achieve your dreams here at Wealthy Affiliate and with your online business. Follow along with the training and check out the training that other members have provided. The live video classes are also a great source. Best of luck to you...Sandy
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks for following and I hope you are enjoying the WA experience as I am. AJ
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BBrandt Premium
Hello AJ,
Thank you for following me. I am now following you in turn. Welcome to WA's Premium membership. I have found that here are all of the tools needed along with the support to build a great online business. Follow the training and remember to ask questions when you get stuck.

Much success to you.

Bruce
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks for following, it's hard work but we're gonna get there
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Alywin,

I am also new to WA. It has been a fun 4 weeks.
I have learned a lot, having almost no education in computer science before now.

The community here has been very helpful, and I've only made progress due to the help from some great people.

I wish you great success.
Have a nice day and God bless,
Mike
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks for following, it's hard work but we're gonna get there
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Amen to that.
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Dmitriy Premium
Hi AJ, thanks for following me - it's nice to meet you here at WA!

I wish you to become an AWESOME online marketer (if you aren't already :) ) and live a life of your dreams!

My greatest passion is video games and I strongly believe that games can influence our lives in a very positive and beneficial way. I'm always ready and willing to discuss the topic, so feel free to contact me anytime, if you're even slightly interested.

Also, if you ever need anything, have questions to ask, thoughts to share or just want to chat – just send me a message and I will try to help as best I can.

Cheers, good luck and see you around!
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks for following and I appreciate you offering your help. I will do so when I need it. Just going thru the Phases and learning procedures. Slow, but I'm getting there. Thanks
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Dmitriy Premium
Anytime, AJ!
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Martstervt Premium
Hi Aj,
welcome to WA,it is nice to meet you. As A musician, I found your profile very interesting. I could not see myself making the money in music to raise a family so I was out of it while I drove an auto-transport for 35 years. I am now back into music and loving it. My wife and I have raised 4 kids and they are all grown and on their own.
Thanks for following, I am following you also. Best wishes on your WA adventure and remember we are hear to help when we can.

Marty
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AJsaid Premium
Hey Marty, Thanks for the follow. Quite a few musicians here at WA. We should all get together and have a WA jam session someday. Will keep following you.
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Loes Premium
Hello Alywin,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks Loes, You really took the time to write a lot a give me some information. I will definitely look into it and I have booked marked this Thanks and keep in touch. AJ
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Alywin and welcome to our Wealthy Affiliate community.
You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Thank you for following.
 
Wishing you the very best with your online journey.
 
>>>> A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple that comes back to you..
 
In Friendship
 
Marcel...
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks Marcus, Nice to have people like you in this world.
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stephhill Premium
Hi AJ:

What a neat story you have. I enjoyed reading your profile. Your story of being a pianist really put a smile on my face. How cool!

Anyways, I wanted to thank you for following me and let you know I am also following you. Let me know if I can be of assistance. :)

Steph
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lynndrew Premium
Hi AJ,
Welcome! What an interesting profile! I enjoyed reading it very much and look forward to your sites on music and golf trips. What a great idea about the golf trips. :)) That would make for some good reading. Hopefully you can put some audio of you playing the piano on your site.

Blessings,
Lynn
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks Lynn, Working on the sites now. Going thru all the learning modules at the same time, I will let you know when I have a more firm grip on the sites.
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lynndrew Premium
Thank you, I look forward to it!
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mrkmccllch Premium
Hey AJ,
Welcome to WA. I'm a relative newbe myself. We share the game of golf as a favorite hobby. Maybe we could even play together one day..?

Anyway, I am following you back and wish you all the best here at WA. I will be keeping an eye on your golf / travel group, as that is a passion of mine.. :)

Cheers,
Mark
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AJsaid Premium
Probably taking groups to Spain or Portugal.
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hi AJ, thanx for the follow. Good luck and I followed you back. Looks like a lifetime filled with music, keep it up. WA is the place to be to do what you want and as an Aussie myself your partner in business sounds like a great bloke. Good luck again. Steve
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whitsunday Premium
Hello AJ. Both of your ideas for websites are good. I particularly like the golf tours. Niche Tour packages are very popular across so many categories. And people are willing to pay serious money for their passions. I like that you have refined your golf tour to 'improving the short game'.
Good luck with your work. Janelle
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks Whitsunday, A nice life you have.
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judebanks Premium
Thanks for following me, AJ. Great to meet you. I enjoyed reading your profile. You have an interesting life and lots of exciting times ahead with your new business venture. .

You can do well in the music or golf niche. Follow the training, take consistent action and let us know in the community when you need a hand with anything. All the best. ~Jude
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Rbane Premium
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Alywin and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Since you joined you will have found out that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you haven't already been doing so, can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow anyway and I will follow you as well.
Remember, if you get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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JeffL61 Premium
Hi AJ! First of all welcome to WA and congratulations on your decision to join at the premium membership level.

Second, thank you so much for the follow! I have done the same for you, adding you to my list, to reciprocate your kind act of support.

I wish you all of the best in whatever specific online business venture that you choose to pursue here at WA, AJ!

Sincerely,
Jeff
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cyd02 Premium
Wow AJ and welcome!

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

It seems, you have a lot planned so you have a definite direction of where you are going and that is half the battle! You already seem to have connections that you can share your site with.

It looks like you are going to do great!

Best of luck on your journey!
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theresroth Premium
AJ, this is fantastic!
I live in Langenthal, perhaps you'll be the first WAer I meet face to face!
Is it possible that you have a relative in my area married to a lovely lady named Vreni?
Vreni Said, she's one of my friends....
Anyway, it's so cool that you have joined, and thanks for your follow!
All the Very Best to you!
Cheers,
Therese
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Kyle Premium
Alywin, 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 Alywin.
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks Kyle, Will ask for help when needed. Pushing thru the tutorials. www.marketingisfreedom.com
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Kyle Premium
You are off to a brilliant start here Alywin, nice job. Just one thing I would mention you should fix initially.

Your header image is far too large and takes away from your actual content. People need to scroll down in order to see your content. The visuals and the relevant imagery should be placed directly inside your content instead of a static and overwhelming header that shows on every page.

I would either minimize this or remove it altogether, it is not offering any value to your end user and is impacting their experience in a negative way.
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks Kyle, was thinking the same a few minutes ago as I was doing some banners. Will do that tomorrow, as it is 9pm in Switzerland and have to be up early tomorrow.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, sounds good. Chat soon Alywin!
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Donnolan Premium
Hello AJsaid, excuse me, A.J. said what? No, no.....AJsaid, yea what did A.J. say? No, AJsaid...are you going to tell me what A. J. Said or what? No, man his name is AJsaid....oh, I thought you said A.J said something.....kinda like "who's on 1st?
Welcome AJsaid, so in all of your worldly travels, have you ever???

Don
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AJsaid Premium
Love what you said. Man that's cool.
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Judy-B Premium
Hi AJ,
Nice to meet you and welcome to WA. Thank you for the follow and I return the favor. I wish you the best. You've had an exciting life.

I noticed your question below and no answer. I don't know the answer either, but put the question above where there's a star and it says "Hey (your name) search for help here..." choices will pop up and hopefully someone with greater knowledge then me will have an answer for you. Take care.
Judy
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AJsaid Premium
Thanks,just did that.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Alywin!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Lundquik Premium
AJ, welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate family and congratulations on going Premium! If you wonder what’s possible with Wealthy Affiliate, check out my 3 Month Progress Report for an example: Please let me know if there’s ever anything I can do to help you along your journey. To your success, Kevin
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on going Premium! I'm glad you decided to take that next big step because now you have access to all the great training and tools and my most favorite, the live chat. If you ever need help with anything please feel free to let me know. Take care and good luck to you here at WA.

-Jaime
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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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