About Azgorilla
Joined June 2014
Hi there! My name is Tom McDaniel and I am new to WA but not new to online opportunities. I've added a few more below my profile pic so you can have a "feel" for what I've done in the past, feel free to have a look see. I'll add more as time goes on.

Just put up another profile picture as part of the WA training. WA says that we need a "mug" shot...er, I mean... a face shot. :) so here it is. ( Sunny days makes me squinty eyes. Sorry. ) It's great training because we'll be getting ourselves better ranked with Google. Yay!

FYI I'm one of those people that have been "forced" into a huge variety of different jobs over many years, mainly because of the economy. Because of that, I've been able to have a rather interesting background.

Let me explain. First of all, I am what is called a "blue collar" worker. You know, people who are not afraid to get their hands dirty. I love working with my hands and either building something or fixing something. :) I've been in the steel trade for many years. Welding, and steel fabrication. Pipeline work is also included when working with the natural gas companies.

As much as I enjoyed what I was doing, it began to bore me and many times the jobs just ran out. So I was again, "forced" into a totally different type of industry and began to do automotive painting. After a number of years doing that, I changed things up again and began taking schooling as a crane operator.

Tower crane, hydraulic and a few more were now in my certifications. Great fun, but highly dangerous. Not from my point, but for the point of view of the guys that are working on the ground as I move a load around them.

OK, so with that under my belt, I needed to also have a class A CDL license in order to drive many of the tired cranes on the open highway. Another notch in my belt.
Then, because of injuries on the job, I was "forced" into early retirement.

In the mean time, I was taking further classes in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration fields. That called for lots of electrical troubleshooting.

At the same time, I was learning the sheet metal trade, along with classes using calculus math. I was surprised and pleased when I got an A for a grade in the math class.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not so smart, but it's mainly the teacher. His techniques were so easy to follow that pretty much everyone in his classes received either an A or B+.

I also do public speaking and am now in a position to teach others to do the same. It's great fun.

OK, so what is next? About 4 years back (2010) I began my online exploring on business opportunities. I read all about how some have made fortunes online. So my thinking is...if they can do it, so can I, after all, I am not afraid of doing hard work.

However, as time went on, and several 1000 dollars later, I realized that it is not as "easy" as these guru's claimed it to be.

So what to do now?

I began my research once more, on scams. I came across an interesting site that mentioned WA.

I investigated it and was amazed at all the positive input from people just like me, that was actually able to make some $$$ from the program. It was not viewed by anyone as a scam.

Needless to say, after emailing the young man whose blog caught my initial interest, asking him many questions, I am happy to say that I've just come on board with WA.

Looks like a great place to be. So much great information, I'm not sure where to start. I feel like a kid in a candy store with permission to go and have anything I want! YaY! :)

OK, so, enough of that, I'll be in touch.

UPDATE: Got my site up and running.
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Happy earnings would be $6000.00 per month.
Ecstatic earnings would be $15000. per month
Time to invest is now and will continue to be a minimum of 3 hours, 5 days per wk
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
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azgorilla Premium
Happy earnings would be $6000.00 per month.
Ecstatic earnings would be $15000. per month
Time to invest is now and will continue to be a minimum of 3 hours, 5 days per wk
Kyle Premium
Wonderful goals Tom! I look forward to helping you achieve these! Work hard and work through the training here at WA and you will be well on your way to success.

Everything you need to achieve any level of success online is at WA, including the help whenever you need it!
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MariosN Premium
Greetings Azgorilla,
Thanks for following me.
Good luck to you with your goals.
I hope you find what you seek here.
amyF Premium
Welcome Azgorilla, I think you will enjoy being here. a lot of friendly/helpful people and the training is informative and packed with a ton of stuff. best of luck in your new endeavors!!
azgorilla Premium
Hi Amy, and thanks for the comment. You are SOOOOOO right when you say friendly people and lots of training. You are really underestimating all the great things at WA. I would have to say it is TONS of stuff.
suxcessful1 Premium
bro welcome to the community and as you i also know what it is to have and what it is not to have and is now looking to get the breakthrough that i always worked for and never seems to be near so i must say this! hold on as you did with your crane experience and your faith would carry you up to the top where the air is rear.
azgorilla Premium
Thanks man, for the great comment. I totally agree with you that it just takes perseverance to really get good and anything. Since I did not grow up in such a "happy childhood home", I've always told myself that I will become better than I was as a child. So my thinking is, and always has been is : If he/she can do it....so can I !
Carson Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Tom!

I hope that you are enjoying your first day here within the community and have had a chance to poke around and see what we have to offer. As you get started I'd like to suggest working through the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course as it will give you a very solid understanding of how Internet marketing works and how you can leverage the Internet to earn revenue.

This training is on your Dashboard and can be found in the main menu:

I am here to help at each step of the way so please do not hesitate to ask for anything :)

azgorilla Premium
Hey there Carson,
I am totally blown away that you, as one of the co-founders of WA, would take the time to actually shoot me out a personal comment. A great company ALWAYS starts from the top down. After all, the individuals that come into a company can only imitate it's leaders. You and Kyle are two of the best I've ever come across. Keep doing what your are doing. Thanks again.....
Carson Premium
You're more than welcome Tom. Kyle and I reach out to all members that join the community to make sure people know that we are part of the community and highly active within it!

I look forward to getting to know and work with you :)

nathaniell Premium
Hi Tom, Nathaniell here. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started.

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This means you will be able to bypass these typical mistakes, get started faster, and on the right foot. This is an exciting time - you are building the foundations of a profitable online business, and I want to help you get started as quickly and smoothly as possible.

azgorilla Premium
Nat, it's always a pleasure hearing from you. You come across as an extremely generous person. All the great knowledge you've gotten in the past 4 years has not "gone to your head", but your heart. Thanks for the superb info. :)
nathaniell Premium
No problem Tom. Happy to see you have gone premium and are making progress in WA.