About AndyJ
Joined November 2014
Hmmm...Hello there! Suppose I need to conjure up some stuff to say here!

On the personal side of things I appreciate most types of music and enjoy outdoor activities such as mountain biking, snow skiing and camping. I like to travel, take long automobile trips, an occasional summer cruise ship to the Caribbean and snow ski the Rockies out west in the winter.

I spent a number of years working the Customer Service and Financial Service Industries and I took a few years off to be a stay-at-home dad....nothing wrong with taking a few years out of your life to be there for your kid's and raise a couple of decent human beings right? However noble this may have seemed at the time the choice resulted pretty much in career suicide. Trying to enter the workforce after being inactive for so long is well...at the very least really gnarly!

So before attempting a return to "cubeville" and telling people "Their check is in the mail" I started looking for something that might offer a better opportunity and stumbled across WA.

It is my hope and expectation that I will come to enjoy the same passion, enthusiasm and success others seem to have found and openly share within the WA system and community.

Website: http://cattreejunction.com/
Follow me on G+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102221589093479756823
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StubearBlack Premium
Hey buddy! Long time no talk! How have you been?
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Thanks for the follow Andy. Wishing you much success!
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Jwayne75 Premium
Good luck Andy... you can do it!
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JeanR Premium
Hey Andy, Thanks for the follow. .Enjoy Much Success here in WA.
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BigDaddyFred Premium
Hi Andy!

Love the description of your outdoor exploits! I was also a stay at home dad for all three of my kids, at least for their first couple of years. And I would never do it any other way. Thank God for online income!!! And, now that my construction supervisor days are over, I am back to supplementing my income. Somehow I "mysteriously" found Wealthy Affiliates. I guess I could have spent a few years catching up on technology, or.. . I am really glad smarter minds than mine have done that for me.

Best of Success to you!
BDF
--"Can health be found in Secret Mushrooms?--
Check out www.bigdaaddy.com
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clue Premium
Hey Andy thanks for following me back.
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AndyJ Premium
You bet!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Andy for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain 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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smnorris33 Premium
Thanks for the follow Andy. I hope everything is going well for you here at WA.
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Dan-L Premium
Hi Andy nice to meet you.
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AndyJ Premium
Love the hat man!
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Dan-L Premium
I love it too. Its just a little to small for my large cranium but i think it looks cool. Got it at a store called LIDS.
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AndyJ Premium
NICE!
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Temujin1 Premium
Thank you for the follow Andy. Nice to have you in network. Bless you.
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jtb527 Premium
Good to connect with you. All the best 2U :-)
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MEBusiness Premium
Thanks for the connect Andy!
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hectoroliver Premium
Hello Andy, I want to thank you for the follow and wish you success, your website is great for cat loivers. Hector Olivera
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Hector....all the best!
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Kempers Premium
Thanks for connecting! :)
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Andy, very nice to meet you here and hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Jewel. You too!
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darrenlee9 Premium
nice job!
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MsDebbie Premium
Thank you Andy for reading blogs and commenting. I apologize for not having introduced myself properly. Welcome to WA! Best to your success
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AndyJ Premium
I understand 100%. Time management is paramount and something I'm working on as well. There are only so many hours in a day.

All the best!
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DaveSum Premium
Hey Andy thanks for the follow! You're rockin this place. Best of to you with WA! Dave
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Dave...all the best.
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kennnyb Premium
Thank you for the follow Andy
Ken
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AndyJ Premium
You bet Ken....have a great weekend!
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GARYPICK Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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AndyJ Premium
You betcha!
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WillieS Premium
AndyJ, thanks for the follow!
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AndyJ Premium
Your welcome!
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Mandoz Premium
Love your cat pages
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks! Appreciate you taking the time to take a look!
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PaulChetwyn Premium
Hi Andy
Thanks for the follow back
Paul
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AndyJ Premium
You betcha!
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oggy1968 Premium
G'day Andy thank you for your follow mate and wishing you happiness and success on your journey mate
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks for the reply and the comment!
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oggy1968 Premium
No props mate and have an awesome day
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WillieS Premium
Hello AndyJ, thank you for the follow!
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CynthiaJacob Premium
As a Cat Lover, Thank you Andy
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks for the kind words! (=^-^=)
How's the training coming along?
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CynthiaJacob Premium
I'm taking my time to learn these skills.
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AndyJ Premium
Brick by brick is my philosophy!
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Clarie Premium
Thanks Andy.
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AndyJ Premium
You are very welcome!
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Trialynn Premium
Welcome to the WA family. I truly believe that if you apply yourself by following the lessons and asking questions you will be able to achieve success. I wish you the best in all you do and a chance to reach out to the community, if you feel the need to. Tria
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whypreuneur Premium
Thanks for follow
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the follow Andy. Welcome to the WA community.
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Verina Premium
Thank you for the follow, Andy! A lot of success to you!
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despatis Premium
Hi Andy, thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. I would be very pleased if we can stay in touch!

Desmond
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Outlawcowboy Premium
Thank you Andy for the follow and your support, you have my thanks and ill be sure to return the favor!
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Nuvo Premium
Thanx for the follow Andy. Good luck in your endeavours. Paul
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AndyJ Premium
Thank you!
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ClaudB Premium
Hello Andy,
Thanks for the follow, I'm following you also. Let's get to work and make things happen :).
CB.
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AndyJ Premium
Agreed! :)
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ToddBlank Premium
Good luck to you AndyJ.
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Todd.
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Vero72 Premium
Thanks for the follow and good luck
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apache1 Premium
Hi

Thanks for the follow appreciated.
Best wishes with your future success.
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Take care be well.

Andre
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Andre...nice name! LOL
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apache1 Premium
Ha Thanks appreciated. Take care be well and wishing you great success in all you do.
Andre
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mwilly Premium
Welcome AndyJ, and thanks for the follow. Many successes to you here at WA.
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MarieKi Premium
Hi Andy. Have you seen the Modcat? I have it at home and like it a lot.
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AndyJ Premium
Are you referring to the litterbox?
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branchb Premium
Hi Andy. Thanks for the follow. I enjoyed your story about returning to "Cubeville". It is my goal to leave that town far behind me very soon.
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AndyJ Premium
Hi Bonnie, keep in touch and let me know if there is anything I can to to help things along for you.
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branchb Premium
Will do, and I'll do the same. Happy New Year!

Bonnie
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AndyJ Premium
Hi Sibyll, it's a pleasure to connect with you. Yes, cat's are a great comfort. Thank you for you support.

Wishing you all the best in 2015.

Andy
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Sibyll Premium
Hi Andy, your website is just up my alley - will be following it with interest! Am a cat person, but, being in Germany, too expensive to get anything from you, unfortunately. To your continued success!
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Wedge910 Premium
Hi AndyJ. Thanks for the follow. I wish you continued success in your business endeavors with WA. I wish you a Joyous, Prosperous and Safe New Year.
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AndyJ Premium
Thank you!
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Larry_T Premium
Hi Andy, you are right, being away from your career for an extended time can make for a tough road to returning. Technology changes all careers almost overnight and being away can destroy the career you once had. Luckily, you have decided to move on and develop a new way to earn a living. It will be rough at times and require a
lot of work on your part but I'm sure you will succeed. It is apparent that you have the right mind set.

Good Luck, Larry

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AndyJ Premium
Thanks for the much needed encouragement Larry. Old dogs can learn new tricks....with a little patience and perseverance.

Andy
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theduke Premium
Andy, thanks for the follow. Great success to you in the new year!
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Tinnakon Premium
Hi Andy I just return a favor to you. See you again.
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Tinnakon!
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tommydillard Premium
Thank you for following me and good luck
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for following me. It is much appreciated. All the best at fulfilling all your goals especially the ones that brought you to W.A. in the first place.
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Larry MaC Premium
Hey Andy thanks for the follow. Hope we both grow here at WA
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks. Working on it Bud and it's definitely a challenge!
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Loes Premium
Tel me about it, as a staying at home mom and working as wife at the business of my husband, it seems the next job I am suitable of is cleaning up other peoples mess, so I choose the thing I am good at, daycare and educating children:) wish you all the success and satisfaction to build up your own business! See you around Andy, greetings Loes
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AndyJ Premium
Loes, LOL....sorry couldn't help myself. Your first sentence says it all. When we choose to serve it's never easy! Someone should paste like a million gold stars on your forehead.
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Loes Premium
:)))nice:)))
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pmenke Premium
Thank you for the following and I wish you the best!
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Dgegegegwg Premium
I'm going through exact same thing, and I'm starting to think I'm unemployable. After 5 years out of cubicle land I don't have the right skills and the ones I do have are rusty and not even close to the level employers are looking for, so I'm finding it impossible to break back in. Also 3 years as a captain running my own business doesn't do much for me since captains are a dime a dozen, and I know plenty with 20+ years of experience who are having trouble finding a decent job.

On the other hand the junky retail and other low paying jobs that I'm applying for out of desperation are impossible to get too. They see the captain, business owner, web and graphic design experience, and it hurts me more than it helps. They won't hire me because they don't want me to leave when something better and/or better paying comes along. That's exactly what the manager of a boat equipment store told me. And someone at a marina hiring a dock hand for a whole $9/hour told me I'd probably never get hired as a captain, because captains always leave.
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AndyJ Premium
:) I hear ya buddy!!!
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glycogen Premium
I already did follow you on goggle plus it turns out. Mine is
https://plus.google.com/112175503918052850592
in case you didn't already add me there. Glyn
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glycogen Premium
I know what you mean about re-entering the workforce. I have worked in universities all my life but funding cuts put an end to that. Now industrial companies are not interested in me and it's very hard to get back to Univ. position. So, I'm trying this and I hope it works out for both of us. Following you back and adding you on G+. Best of luck to us both!
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Glyn!
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TJRANDO Premium
Thanks for the follow Andy!
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kiliwia62 Premium
Thanks Andy for the follow :)
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boucherda Premium
Brave decision. Good luck at WA.
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alanh Premium
Hi!
Welcome to WA. Thanks very much for the follow. All the best to you.
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Alan! That's an awfully big kitty in your profile pic....I'm betting it's not on a diet of Kibble and Bits....LOL.

-Andyj
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kholmes Premium
Hy Andy, nice to meet you. Thank you for your follow and best wishes to you. Kim :))
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KLewis Premium
Hello again,Andy.Thanks for the follow,Right back to you.There are many people out there where they can't handle the truth.Like that movie with Jack Nicholson.Very glad that you are here.Ken
PS>We will keep in touch......................
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KLewis Premium
Big hello out to you,Andy.Welcome to WA. I just read your replies,On a post.Great response that you gave. Glad that you are here.Ken
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Ken. Long ways to go yet.....but I'm EXCITED!
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JennyAnn Premium
Hi Andy, you have a lot of interests especially outdoor interests which are great niches, so wish you well and good luck and much success too!
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Veganlife Premium
Thanks for the follow back Andy! Shout if you need anything.
Van
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MozMary Premium
Hey there! Glad you 'conjured up' up something for us, as you have quite a way with words and it is a giggle! Your site should be fun, whatever the niche!
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Moz, Sorry for the slow reply....I've been out of town with limited internet access. I appreciate the compliment!
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kathyminne Premium
Hi Andy! Welcome to WA Premium!!!
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Veganlife Premium
Hi Andy, and welcome. I think you will find this a refreshing community of helpful, hard-working people with dreams and goals similar to yours. Let's help each other up!
Van
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Van. Sorry for the slow reply. Been traveling with limited internet.
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Veganlife Premium
I understand. Been there.
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KevinYoung Premium
Hi there and Welcome to WA Premium! I hope you have much success here at Wealthy Affiliate and in all you do! If you ever need help or just have a quick question - don't hesitate to ask - that's what we're here for...
Regards,
Kevin
www.anxietydepressionandbipolar.com
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Veganlife Premium
Andy!
Welcome to premium. You've made a wise investment. Best wishes for your success!
Van
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EmpoweringU Premium
Well done Andy for upgrading to the Premium membership. You are on your way to a great future if you apply the things you're gonna learn here at WA.
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MisterWailor Premium
Thanks for following back. Nice to meet you.
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AndyJ Premium
Hey David. Thanks for the followup. I am located in the upper midwest of the US....which thanks to a polar vortex is about to receive a huge dump of snow today and tomorrow (possibly a foot or more) so winter is here. Fortunately I like the white stuff. It's those sub-zero temps that leave a sting! I am a firm believer in the "brick by brick my citizens, brick by brick" mindset so hopefully this philosophy will pay dividends later down the road. Best of business to you.
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Andy! -

I notice we were both referred by Marcus.

Can I ask where you are based my friend?


In the meantime...

Welcome to my Network!

Thank you for the Follow - I am Following You Back!

I wish you all the success - you are willing to work for! :)

If I can ever be of Help - do not hesitate - to contact me!


** Have a Great Productive Day - Andy! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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Marcus WFHW Premium
Hey Andy!

How are things going thus far? I just thought I would drop you a quick line and see how things are going! I hope everything is going well so far and you are enjoying your time within the Wealthy Affiliate community!

I'm sure you are busy following the training and building your online business, but get in touch with me if there is anything I can help you out with. Tons of support within the community if you are ever "stuck". :)

Cheers,

Marcus
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AndyJ Premium
Hey Marcus, Yeah things are great. Ran into a snag with my website name... so that has slowed me down a bit. Searching the internet I discovered that name was already out there on the web in a .com after I built it. No wonder it looked so good and that's what I get for not taking the time to do research before charging in. So under "getting started here" program I'm gonna have to rebuild the site. No Problem. It's not that big of a deal.
Also started Affiliate Boot Camp to get a bead on that program as well. In short since I have literally no social media foot print on the web...face book, twitter etc. its gonna take some think tank time to figure out where to place my 3 affiliate url's so I'm not blowing smoke. Looking into some "free job posting" websites as possible posting alternatives.

Any thoughts, comments or observations?

Gotta be out town most of this coming week for personal stuff so that will put me a little behind as well. Most likely go Premium on my return the week of Nov. 17th and then "push on man!"

Thanks for the followup. As a seasoned member I'm sure your kept hoppin'.
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Marcus WFHW Premium
Hi Andy,

Argh...sorry to hear about that. At least you didn't get too advanced with the development of your site, and on a positive note the building process will be a lot easier second time around. You have a great attitude towards this.

Regarding the social aspect, don't be concerned about the fact that you have no presence as yet. It's an additional way of spreading the word about your website...not the only way. That said, it might be an ideal time for you to dip your toe in the social media pond.

Great content is ultimately what will get you traffic and sales. This should be your area of focus both now and going forward.

Have a good week away Andy, and I'll be here if you should need a hand when you return.

Cheers,

Marcus
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AndyJ Premium
Hey Marcus,
Quick question. Are you a member of both FB and Twitter and if so as a newbie would you recommend one over the other for starters?
Thanks, Andy
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Marcus WFHW Premium
Hi Andy,

Yes, I am a member of both but prefer Facebook to be honest. I feel it allows you to be more expressive and come across in a more complete way than on Twitter.

In the grand scheme of things they are both good for spreading your content socially, so for someone new I think it's a case of opting for the more personal approach (Facebook) or the more direct approach with Twitter.

Others my say differently but those are my personal thoughts.

Cheers,

Marcus
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks Marcus. I'm assuming you are my sponsor (if that is the correct term) since I found WA through your Watchdog website. Is that correct?
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Marcus WFHW Premium
It's great to meet you, Andy, and that's a superb profile!

Completely agree about taking yourself out of the 9-5 to raise your children. I did a similar thing although my situation was a little more forced. That's when I found WA, and the rest as they say is history.

I've been here since late 2006 and it really is a great place to learn how to generate a consistent and legitimate income online. I think you're going to love everything that is on offer here.

Take action on what you learn from the training and definitely don't be afraid to ask questions if you get stuck. You will quickly learn that everyone here is very friendly and willing to help if they can.

Wishing you all the best, Andy :-)

Marcus
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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dynamite8 Premium
Hi Andy, Welcome to WA. I hope it surpasses all you expect it to be. Wishing you much success in reaching your goals.
Remember is you have questions just ask. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the overwhelming community here that wishes and helps each other to succeed.
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Marcus WFHW Premium
Hey Andy!

It’s Marcus here from Work From Home Watchdog.

First off, congrats on making the decision to join me at Wealthy Affiliate. It’s here that you are going to learn the best way to earn a legitimate income online.

This is that place that I have called home since 2006 and it is the only program that has helped me go "full time" within the online world. I have every confidence in what you are going to learn here and the community support that is offered to you. You will be more than capable of doing the same as me.

Let me help you get started by giving you the link to your 10 lesson training program on making money online. It’s here that you will get to learn how Wealthy Affiliate will help and you will also get to meet Kyle & Carson, the co-owners of Wealthy Affiliate.

This course has helped me and 10,000’s of others get started online, and I know it can do the same for you. Here’s the link:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

Take your time and work your way through the lessons. Most importantly, take action on the “tasks” and what you learn. In doing so you will give yourself the best possible chance of generating an online income ASAP.

Everything you need to do that is right here at WA, so I hope you take full advantage!

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All the best for now :-)

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Owner & Founder of Work From Home Watchdog

PS - Please don't be afraid to ask questions, no matter how simple you think they might seem. I felt that way when I first joined and it maybe prevented me from getting up and running quicker than I did. I am here to help with ANYTHING so just ask away :-)
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