About Bamannisi
Joined April 2016
I'm the 35 year happily married wife to a darling of a man and mother of 2 incredible adult children, both happily married themselves to wonderful spouses, and a brand new grandmother to my daughter's first baby. His name is Gio and I'm in Love!!
I've always been fascinated by shape and color and recently decided to indulge my passion by card making. I've also made some scrapbooks for my children highlighting their weddings. I already have a WordPress blog but haven't done anything with it other than creating my logo which you see here.
I spend much of my time on card tutorials learning various techniques to make my cards both fun and engaging. Thanks to my creativity and the generosity of other and more experienced card makers I have acquired a wealth of knowledge and would love the platform to share what I've learned.
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The reason I found WA was that I wanted to create a blog about my card creations. Color and pattern are what drive me to want to create a card.
I enjoy making cards. It's relaxing and, even better, gives me the opportunity to 'burn off' some of my creative energy. When I've not had the time to indulge my creativity, I find myself overwhelmed by all the ideas in my head.
What I like best about making cards is the opportunity to individualize a card. That requires I know something about a person, even something insignificant. I then create a card around that inspiration.

So, of course, I don't create cards en mass. However, when I find a color and pattern combination I love, I do make some cards that are nonspecific. It's more economical to buy paper packs, but since these don't have more than 2 or 3 of the same pattern or color, I can't make more than a few cards.

Many card blogs have tutorials on how to make a card.

Wait, you thinking "What? Just fold paper! Anybody can do that."
But, see, there are so many variations on folding paper; Gate Fold, Accordion, TriFold, Shaker, Slider/Spinner and Aperture, to name a few.

Now, I enjoy and have learned a great deal through these tutorials, and I had thought that my website would feature a few tutorials. However, this particular aspect of the card making niche is already well served. Creating tutorials, while exciting and fun, would not be offering up anything new.

Now perhaps my 'individualizing' cards would make a tutorial. So that's the direction I'm thinking of going.

In addition, I'm currently working on a Grandma/nanny website.

So consider yourselves updated!
Thanks for reading.

Barbara
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stevecox Premium
Thanks for the follow Barbara. Great Profile and it will be fun working together!

Steve
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Bsharp78 Premium
Thank you for the follow, Barbara. Best of luck!
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JeffDolson Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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janmar Premium
It is great to meet you. Thank you for following and best of luck to you in your adventure!
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Margherita Premium
Hi Barbara, thanks for the follow!
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi from Australia...thanks very much for following me...it's great to meet you & I wish you all the best here at WA!
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Barbara and welcome to our WA community. Wishing you the best with your online journey.
Marcel
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angelam12368 Premium
Hi bamannisi, Thank you for the follow.
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johnmcge972 Premium
Best of luck in your card making! Sounds intriguing!
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MelanieW Premium
Hi Bamannisi, Thanks for the connection. Wishing you great success!
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drric Premium
Hi bamannisi,
Thank for the follow and all the best in your internet venture. You can also follow me on social media (see my profile).
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jaytech Premium
Hello Barara, thanks for the follow it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope you're enjoying your time here at Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you every success.
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StephanieGo1 Premium
Hello Barara,
I wonder that you read my reply in Reflexology. I re- post here below. I hope this helps. "I know how you felt, I suffered right side of my body pain over 30 years. You can massage Shou San Li acupuncture point. Breathe out when you massage this point, you need to press very hard on this point. Release the point when you breathe in. 30 to 60 times is a treatment"
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bamannisi Premium
Stephanie, thank you so much. I appreciate your comments.
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wecwish Premium
I cannot wait to see your website. You can put a design or how to on different pages. You may want to register at Etsy and put your cards on there to sell. You saw what I did. You can go on through my site and get your own account. Just an idea. It can also help you to start your website.
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despatis Premium
Dear Barbara, 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, most appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch, Desmond.
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dunbar Premium
Hi Gio and thanks for the follow and all the best with wa cheers Helen
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GayleneNepia Premium
Hi there, congratulations on becoming a grandmother. Thanks for following, have a fabulous day :-)
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jivitaa339 Premium
Hey Barara thanks for follow, and wish u all the best for your future projects:)
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ChrisScott Premium
Hey, Barbara

Okay, I can tell you a couple of things right from jump street;
#1. Your a nut!.
#2. We are going to be bestest of buddies here at WA.

I love life and I love family and I love good people and I can tell that you are GREAT people.

It is so refreshing to see other people who are in love with being in love with their spouses. I am here if you need me or if you just want to drop by and say hi.

God bless you, Barbara.
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bamannisi Premium
Yep, I never walk away from a best buddy offer.
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ChrisScott Premium
So glad you accept.
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bamannisi Premium
back at ya.
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MHainsworth Premium
Hi Barbara thanks for the follow and best of luck, Marie
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Projman6 Premium
Hi Bamannisi, thank you for follow me. Wishing you an awesome weekend.
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bamannisi Premium
you also!
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ArmaniTol Premium
HI Barbara! Thanks for following back. May you find success in your online business ventures. All the best.
Armand
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Maggie2016 Premium
Dropping by to say hi and add you to my network. All the best to you. Maggie
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Temujin1 Premium
Hello Barbara, thanks for the connection. All the best.

Peter
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Barbara,
Thanks for the follow, it's much appreciated.
I am now following you as well.
Wish you all the best with Wealthy Affiliate!
~ Mike
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Barbara - Thanks very much for the follow. I am now following you in return and I wish you great success with your WA venture :)
Valerie
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Hi Barbara, thanks for the follow. Great to be part of your network. Cheers Kev
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bamannisi Premium
back at ya, kev!
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betcha Premium
Hi Barbara, thanks for following me. I'm looking forward to more fruitful networking with you in the days ahead! All the best ~Betcha
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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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bamannisi Premium
Thanks Kyle. I have a niche that I really like. Thought it would be greeting cards, but I'd just be copying other's tutorials. I do have some lovely cards I've made but I'm not consistent.
On the other hand, I'm the nanny for my grandson. So my niche is... the granny. I'd like to focus on everything baby - baby activities, games, clothes (Pinterest handmade), product reviews, songs, books, fingerplays, rhymes, stories.
I'm working right now on making my website.
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Kyle Premium
If you head in the direction of the baby niche, I would definitely recommend you narrow things down a bit to a much more specific aspect of the broader baby category.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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bamannisi Premium
Well, my target audience would be people like me ..... grandparents taking care or spending time with their grandchildren who would like to have activities they can share. I'd like my site to be the go to for the things I mentioned above. I know my own search for these things required me to visit multiple sites and STILL I felt disappointed in the lack of variety in what I found. True there are some sites who have devoted a small portion of their space to some of the above, but there is a paucity in what they offer.
So I want to help grandparents find activities they can share with their grandchildren that would provide be educational, stimulating and engaging.
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bamannisi Premium
I find myself stuck right now because I now have two ideas for websites, both of which interest me. I already started a month ago to create my greeting card website, though I still have a lot to do with it.
I understand that it's good to practice techniques and so, I wonder, if I should continue working with the card site, although, the granny site is what I believe ultimately be my first to publish. Or should I plunge right ahead with my new choice, which I believe through the research I've done is an underserved niche.
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Kyle Premium
You can definitely get involved in your other niche as well if you think you can handle that. If you wanted to run that niche idea by me, please do let me know and Iw ill give you some feedback. It sounds like you may be onto something and that it would be something that you are passionate about.
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bamannisi Premium
Actually, I'm thinking of working on only one site at a time. Too overwhelming otherwise. The site I'll be focusing on now will be the Granny site, for, as I mentioned, the time seems to be ripe for my entry into this niche.
I love creating greeting cards, but this niche is well served and I don't see my site being that unique. I'll work on that to satisfy my own creative needs at a later time.
Thanks, Kyle, so much for your input.
I've spent the morning (on vacation, in Florida!) finding inspiration in images and found one that suits my needs perfectly.
Now I'm getting excited.
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Kyle Premium
Wow, Florida is a beautiful spot (I have been there a few times). I hope you enjoy your time and new surroundings can always lead to a new sense of inspiration. Let me know if you do need a hand with anything going forward. ;)
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Suki88 Premium
Hi Bamannisi,Thanks for follow me, I follow you back now. Nice to meet you. Busy Monday Cheers, ~Suki~
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bamannisi Premium
back at ya!
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GlenPalo Premium
Nice meeting you and thank you for following me!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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Hey there. Thank you for the follow. I hope you doin good.
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bamannisi Premium
Sorry for my tardy reply. I'm doing well. How's things going?
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BobBarr Premium
Thanks for the follow, Barbara -- following you back. Welcome aboard and all the best to you here at WA.
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bamannisi Premium
Same to you, bob
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Hello Barbara, thanks for following me. I am new here and still trying to find my way around.
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bamannisi Premium
Please feel free to contact me if you feel lost.
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vanbot Premium
Thanks for the follow Barbara, you will love it in this community and good luck for your success.:-))
Steph
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Barbara and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Lots of help here within WA for Newbies and for people who have some experience as well..
Internet marketing is a steep learning curve though so can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
I'm sure you will go away with lots of tips and advice.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, you get stuck, you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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bamannisi Premium
I will Robert and thank you
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Chrissies Premium
Hi Barbara,
Its really good to meet you, and many thanks for following me.
Your cards sound really interesting! I am following you back,and I wish you every success
Chrissie :)
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SadieChan Premium
Thanks for the follow Barbara, You have an interesting niche. Perhaps if you can create a Wedding card on my Wedding site with a link to your site in future. Regards Sadie
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stephhill Premium
Hi Barbara!

Pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much for following me. Your cards that you make sound very lovely. I really like your logo that you have for your profile picture. I think you could create a website highlighting your business and sell your greeting cards from there. It would lead to so much exposure for you.

You mentioned how you did a scrapbook for your childrens' weddings and that is such an awesome gift. One of my best friends is getting married in a few weeks and I designed a wedding website for her. That way she has something she can remember always.

Keep in touch Barbara and let me know if I can help at all.

Steph
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bamannisi Premium
thank you, Steph. I love this caricature. thanks for your kind comments I had so much fun doing the scrapbook. My husband said it's a family heirloom, now. How wonderful designing a wedding website for your friend. That kind of things is irreplaceable because they're gifts from the heart.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, Barbare, thanks for following me back.
It looks like you've found your passion and you're probably in the process of turning that into an online business. You've come to the right place. All the education and help are here for you.
You just need to make if happen.
All the best.
Phil
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Loes Premium
Hello Barbara, ♫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. It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right under training (click on my picture). 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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bamannisi Premium
thank you Loes. I will check out the training you offer.
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JaniceNichol Premium
Welcome to WA. And, thanks for the follow. Just ask questions when you're stumped and someone will help you out. Good luck to you.
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theresroth Premium
Barbara, I sense a highly creative personality waiting to expand.....
Welcome to WA!

Greetings
Therese
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bamannisi Premium
Thank you for those kind words. I hope you're right. I'm finding everything a bit overwhelming, not sure if I truly understand doing a blog - what to write, I mean. Something that's informative to others, but still unclear.
Thanks for listening.
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theresroth Premium
That'll all look easier to you in a months time!:-)))))
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Barbara, 35 years of marriage....2 incredible children... young Gio...wedding scrapbooking... your family is clearly your passion and this would make for a wonderful website. The world is desperately in need of stories of happy fulfilled beautiful loving families. Think of your website as your digital scrapbook. It is overwhelming at first, so much to learn... but content won't be a problem for you if you write fr om your heart, from your personal experience - exactly the way you wrote your profile on here. All the best to you.
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theresroth Premium
My compliments for your answer to Barbara
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bamannisi Premium
Thank you Laurenjean. Very kind supportive comments. I feel elevated several feet of the floor right now. I second Therese's comments. Wonderful words. Thanks. I needed that.
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FrankT1 Premium
Great to meet you, Barbara, welcome to premium WA
Stay focused and always ask questions when confused or frustrated
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bamannisi Premium
thanks Frank
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
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 website on sleep apnea. You can find the link on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Rich908 Premium
Welcome to WA
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome back to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Genie3733 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Blessings to you.
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MPollock Premium
Thank for the follow and have a great journey this year.
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jefftan Premium
Welcome Barbara to WA. Thanks for following me and I will follow you.
You have definitely made the right choice in upgrading to Premium membership. You will find the community here very helpful and encouraging.
Wish you all the best in your card making and looking forward to see pics of your cards on your site soon!
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Barbara.Thank you for following me back. I would like to welcome you to WA and to congratulate you on upgrading to Premium. You will now have the opportunity to access all the essential tools and lessons that will give aid you in creating a profitable online business. You made the right decision to join WA.
WA has a unique platform of educating, bringing like-minded individuals to know each other and network along with a Q&A, wherein you can have the chance to ask questions as you go along throughout your lessons.
May this be the start of an online career for you. Wish you every success in your online business journey!
Adel :)
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bamannisi Premium
thanks Deljar.
I'm really kinda surprised how much fun I'm having in reading everyone's profiles. I don't do Facebook (other than view and post pictures of grand baby), so I was not sure I'd take to WA network marketing. But everyone's really positive and supportive. It's so uplifting. I have a lot of work to do. Gotta learn wordpress!!
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow and may you obtain much happiness and success in the days that follow;)
Don
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bamannisi Premium
You also
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Herbie1 Premium
Great to find you and pleased to be following! One day, card making might just be a choice interest! welcome and good luck! Ask all you want from the WA community! Chris
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KevinHayes Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member! If you need any help, reach out to the community anytime. We are here to help. Good luck!
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GailKing1 Premium
Hi, and welcome to the Premium side of WA! You'll enjoy and learn so much from all the courses, classes, and community blog posts, that you'll soon be up and on your way to $$.
Be blessed with success!
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Cristina11 Premium
Hi, Barbara!
Congratulations on going Premium!
I’m glad to meet you here @Wealthy Affiliate! I hope you will enjoy the training, the community and also the opportunity of making money online.
Cristina
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Lori3030 Premium
thanks for the follow!
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Mac01 Premium
Congrats on going Premium! All the best :)
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caisaki Premium
WELCOME TO Wealthy Affiliate Premium! :)

You've made a great decision and this is going to really change your life if you work hard to achieving your goals!

Just remember not to rush anything, as this creates confusion, and don't forget to enjoy the process.

Hit me up if you need anything, I'll be glad to help any way I can. :D

Cheers,

Pearl
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Congrats on becoming a premium member. I wish you have amazing success here!
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