About Arnoldmm54
Joined September 2013
Worked in software my whole life as a senior software engineer, programming mainly in C/C++. I have many varied interests, read a lot and would like to start creating streams of income from affiliate marketing. I live in Silicon Valley in the center of the tech world which certainly has its pluses and minuses.

In 2007 I followed my passion and started a website on African Drums. I'd import and sell drums from West Africa. The logistic problems were huge, finding reliable, quality manufacturers , shipping costs, customs, storage etc.

I have not touched the website since 2007 except to take most of it offline a few months ago, because large parts were hacked by Chinese hackers. Beyond selling some drums, I never monetized the site despite being a techie. I've had around 50,000 visits and at the least could have had people sign up for a free ebook about African Drums or a newsletter, but I never did.

I want to monetize that site and start new ventures and that's why I'm here.
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ThirdEye19 Premium
Thanks For Following me.. Wish u good luck and great success:)
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arnoldmm54 Premium
Thanks I appreciate and wish you the same.
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2yorkiemom Premium
Thanks for following. It seems to me that we need to avoid having any inventory. Are you still going to do your own importing and resell?
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arnoldmm54 Premium
I still import and sell but I have not fixed the website and sales are slow. I import by air cargo and price per kilogram goes down the more weight you ship and they will not accept anything below 100kg, so I end up getting fairly large shipments of at least -300kg.I wish I had better control of my inventory. Other competitors import by sea, so they get even bigger quantities, whole containers and their shipping costs are lower. But my drums are better quality and the sea air and humidity is not good for exotic tropical wood the drums are made from and the goat skins the drums are topped with can develop mold.
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sidekick Premium
Thank you for following us. We wish you much success in WA! Let us know if you have any questions.
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CoachEd Premium
Once again thanks for following me ---You hit on something I have tried to tell my local tect people ---let me help you learn my world affiliate marketing --I find they just dont want to be the ones to shake and move for the sales part but like being in on the after market of Mr, fix-it or make some tool to help others who have a problem as long as they do not have to sell it. . I know this is not all of them but a big % of the tect world.. Now, If some one could find a way to recruit them and get residual income from teaching them ---he would make millions online. Now there is a idea for you and me to build a website to do that --you be the techie who can talk there ling-go and I build the marketing side --Hey you want a partner ?? LOL LOL LOL --If I can help you let me know --O- By the Way my family now calls me geek lol lol --the old hand to hand fighter --the old high impact guy. --life is something --!!! O-also my family thinks that a geek and a techie are the same ==I want tell them any different for now He HE HE ----let me hear from you !!!
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AdiFletcher Premium
Thanks for the follow, man.
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arnoldmm54 Premium
Your'e welcome, I wish you best of success ...
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HelenSarah Premium
Thanks for following me Arnold, I wish you lots of success at WA, I am also quite new, look forward to seeing you around. Helen
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arnoldmm54 Premium
Helen, Thanks for the kind words and I want to wish you success and all the best. Arnold.
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DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow!
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arnoldmm54 Premium
Thanks for the follow and wishing you success!
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MikeyB Premium
Hello there, Thank you for the follow and I hope your time here in WA is fruitful, such a great community. I am here for support and help if you need ok.
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arnoldmm54 Premium
Hi and thanks for the welcome, so much to learn and the community really is great. I appreciate the offer of support and help, I'll take you up on that :)
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask.
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arnoldmm54 Premium
HI Labman, thanks for the kind words, I am sure I can learn a lot from you. Gorgeous dogs and I love what your are doing with the Monarch butterflies.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Arnold, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! :)
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Kyle Premium
Hey there Arnold 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".

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

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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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 Arnold, 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,

Kyle
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arnoldmm54 Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks for the note. I've been here about two weeks and learning tons, really amazing content and courses and great community support. I joined the Premium membership and also pro membership with Jaaxy, a great tool. Could see myself signing up for the year. I have a feeling in my gut that I am going to succeed and I have the patience to see it trough.
Cheers
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Kyle Premium
Congrats, great to have you here Arnold and I can assure you that if you take action on what you learn here and you give yourself adequate time to success, you definitely will. I look forward to working with you! :)
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