About Beards
Joined August 2008
Just a plain old guy from the mid-west. Happily married for over 31 years with four kids, two older girls, two younger boys and 3 young grandchildren we don't see enough of.

I have owned and operated a Home Based Business for the past 25 years.

At the age of 28 I started a Janitorial Service cleaning office buildings at night while I worked full time during the day. I did this for a couple years to be able to make enough money to send our growing children to a Christian school. My wife and I managed to send all four of our children to a Christian school all of their lives. Wow, was that expensive but worth it.

A couple years later as my home based business grew I quit my full time job and started cleaning buildings, doing floor maintenance and cleaning carpet at night full time and have been since. One year I was extremely blessed and acquired 11 accounts in one year, believe me I was hoppin!

25 years later I am still cleaning at night and it is REALLY old, as am I, my body feels old that is. Therefore, I have needed to do something different for quite some time to save my body.

Since I have no degree and really know nothing else other then cleaning toilets I ventured online looking for ways to become a rich man overnight while working from the beach! LOL!!!

What a joke all the promises are out there from all the so called Internet Marketing Guru's, that is why I am here at WA and here to stay.

I was SCAMMED online by many of those so called Guru's. Matter of fact I lost a good $2500.00 over night through one joker not to mention all the other hundreds of dollars I threw down the toilet (after I cleaned it of course) trying all the get rich quick schemes.

Yeah, those guys might have gotten paid once from me and maybe a few others but they don't get any real satisfaction of building a legitimate home based business online that can help someone else.

That's why I like Wealthy Affiliate so much. THEY HELP PEOPLE!

Yeah, all the time. If it was not for this community of Internet Marketers or Affiliate Marketers I would have been lost. Well, actually I was lost and had absolutely no clue until I asked questions and people here gladly guided me to my solutions.

Shoot, the FREE video training is so detailed and step by step (9 video tutorials) that it is really hard to NOT know what to do next. So, I thank you WA Community for being so helpful when, regardless of who we are, our occupational background, nationality or education for you still lend a helping hand.

I noticed that people are searching online, "Is Wealthy Affiliate A Scam"? Once you are inside even as a FREE member and see all the help you can get you would never need to ask such a question. So, take it from someone who has been scammed multiple times, NO, Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam!!!

Now that my wife and I are geared for retirement we have a 3-5 year plan to replace my businesses income so we can retire anywhere we would like. Why? Because I will be so loaded with cash from being an Affiliate Marketer?

No, because AS an Affiliate Marketer we can work anywhere in the world as long as we have an internet connecting.

That way we get to go see our grand kids any time we want.

That's right, THAT is my motivation! (I would love to hear what your motivation is)

Since my children live all around the US we would like the freedom to go see them much more frequently then we do.

A home based business working to earn our income from our own personal website I designed myself is VERY rewarding to me and I would guess would be for you too.

If I can help you become successful like so many others here at Wealthy Affiliate please don't hesitate to ask.

See Ya at the Top,

Randy
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William777 Premium
Great profile and I hope to get to know how you're fairing in the future.
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Welcome to Beards to WA Premium!
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Hello and CONGRATS on becoming our newest Premium Member! You made a wise decision to invest in your online businesses! As you know, we're always here for you! Again, CONGRATS!
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Congrats on going Premium! :D
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Welcome to WA Beards & congratulations on going premium. You have just made the best decision you could make to help you succeed in your online business. Plugin to the training, complete the exercises, participate in discussions, build your network, & above all ask a lot of questions. Here you have a wealth of experienced business owners eager & willing to help you succeed. Best of Luck to you!!!!
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Hi Beards. Welcome. Wish you all the best, ask if you need any help.
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Hi Randy - Welcome aboard! Best of luck to you...
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congratulations going premium. Wishing you all the best with your business. Regards, Chuka
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Hello and welcome to WA. Congratulations on going Premium. I hope you are enjoying the training and wish you the best success
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oggy1968 Premium
G'day Randy and thank you for your follow and may all your dreams and goals become your successes on your journey mate
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despatis Premium
Hi Randy, really enjoyed reading your intro! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Let's stay in touch, Desmond.
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BeauAndNik Premium
great Bio Randy. I too am a self employed business man who has spent more time working for myself than other people.

I created my own service business when i was 24 and I have owned several businesses for the past 11 years.

2 kids to my high school sweetheart and we are still going strong.

I wish you all the best mate and i hope you are getting some success here with WA.

I always tell people if you can make $1 online you can make $10 and if you can make $10 you can make $100. It's all about scaling up through automation.
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Beards Premium
With a long term 3-5 year goal I have to replace my present income I am trying to be patient for it has only been since November of last year. I really do believe that the training here at WA will help within time. When I started my other business I had absolutely now knowledge of carpet cleaning or stripping and waxing a floor. It was ALL trial and air so I don't expect any difference with all this, BUT a little something is always nice just for some encouragement.

Thanks for the following.

See at the TOP,

Randy
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kholmes Premium
Thank you for your follow. Kim :))
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tcb2015 Premium
Thanks for the follow and it is returned. You definitely have what it takes to have this all be a "happening" for you... a devoted family, an excellent writing style (great Profile), an entrepreneurial spirit and not afraid of hard work... oh yeah - and all us WAers rooting for you.

Much success!
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Beards Premium
Thanks Loretta, stay warm up their! It's cold enough in Michigan.
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GFHaze Premium
Greetings Randy,

Thanks for the Follow.
I checked out your site at http://allaboututilities.com/ and I dropped you a quick comment. I see you are just starting out with it.

If you have the time feel free to return the favor, and if you need any help with anything drop me a note anytime, glad to help.

All my best,

Gary
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Beards Premium
Ya the allaboututilities.com stalled out since I have been concentrating on my WA Affiliate site. Thanks for the comments on both of my sites. And yes I'll return the comment favor.

See ya at the top,

Randy
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whitsunday Premium
I'm hearing everything you say, loud and clear! Sounds like you have a few good reviews up your sleeve. Keep going well from Janelle
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MarineMom Premium
Thanks for the follow and keeping it all real.✳✳✳‼
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NemiraB Premium
Hello Randy, thank you for following, all the best, regards.
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floridajf Premium
Wow! You have such a great story. It is really inspiring and thorough. I really like some of the comments that you have to share. I was actually scammed out of about $20,000 which is a lot more than what you were scammed out of. I definitely learned from my mistakes and you are definitely right when you say that Wealthy Affiliate is NOT a SCAM in any way. I really love what you have to share on your profile. Thanks for supporting the community.
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Beards Premium
As bad as it has made me feel that I allowed myself to loose that amount of money I just can't imagine loosing $20,000 and how you felt after working so hard.
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floridajf Premium
Oh yeah I was completely devastated, and I kind of still am because I never actually recovered ANY of that money.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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AllynBeekman Premium
Oops! Just realized I haven't followed you back. Let's stay connected through this great business.
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Beards Premium
Yes, lets do that Allyn.
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AllynBeekman Premium
Left a comment on your site, hopefully one you can respond to and also build in an internal link to another post. Thanks for commenting on my site.
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Beards Premium
It was an awesome post thank you and yes I did put a couple links in there. I appreciate the way you wrote it thanks.
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AllynBeekman Premium
You're very welcome. I'm trying to make better comments on other's blogs so the comments can be more helpful. Glad it worked in this case.
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wardchambre Premium
You have a great attitude. I am sure you will do well. I also think there is an art to cleaning a toilet well. So if you can do that you can do anything
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justeileen Premium
God bless you Randy, I hear ya! Been there, done that only didn't make it as long, or in quite the same way. But I know that WA is the place that is going to help you succeed and be free of the floor maintainers and toilet brushes!
Your friend on this incredible journey,
Eileen
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Beards Premium
Eileen, God has RICHLY blessed me. I deserve absolutely nothing I have right now for it has ALL been a gift to me.
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HenryKopersk Premium
Awesome bio!
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Beards Premium
Glad you think so Henry. Be faithful and this will work like it has for so many others.
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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trekrider Premium
Hello Beards...I enjoyed reading your bio. I am new to WA so there is not much I can offer in assistance. I do look forward to following your success at WA. Best of luck.
Jeff
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tommydillard Premium
Thank you for following me and good luck with your future in internet marketing.
Tommy
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Beards Premium
Yes sir Tommy, Thanks for your good training Videos. I'm still working through them.
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Kyle Premium
Randy, 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 Randy.
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Beards Premium
Kyle, I promise you I will ask you some questions if I get stuck. The people here at WA are so helpful with most all the questions.

I really love the community here and without it I would be lost online. I have tried my hand in a few things over the years but not being techie type of guy I failed a lot so I have to have videos to watch and flip back and forth to applying the teaching as I work on my site and then back to the video, etc. The training here is so helpful, I love all of it and feel confident that within time things will transpire for me.

I do have one quick question for you. In your Affiliate Bootcamp training you say it is possible to make $10,000.00 per month in commissions! Wow, I just can't wrap my brain around that. Are there actually people within WA making that kind of income with ONE website promoting WA? I can see a couple thousand, maybe 5000 but $10,000? I can promise you if this training can help me and my wife to produce a legitimate income you will be responsible for changing our lives. We have a goal to be able to save enough to go see our grand children scattered around the country more often throughout the year.

So, anyway, thanks for making yourself available to all of us here at WA.

Thanks for taking notice of my progress through the program Kyle.

Randy
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Kyle Premium
So glad you are enjoying everything Randy, that is wonderful to hear!

RE: Your question, yes this is a reality and there are many people earning $10K+ per month from one site...in fact much more. The reason we say to focus on one website is it is much better having a website that is GREAT than to have many that are mediocre.

The sky is the limit and the audience of people that is interested or that can benefit from WA is literally everyone. Nobody starts off at 10K per month and it may take you a couple of years to get there with hard work and dedication, but you absolutely will get there if you don't let anything get in your way Randy.

I am here to help you every step of the way, so if you ever need a hand with anything, just let me know. :)
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Beards Premium
Thanks so much!!! It is very encouraging to hear. I never expected it to happen over night and have a 3-5 year plan to replace my present income. I'll stay the course.

If you get a minute a critique of my site would help. One of the main things I am wondering, even though I did write from the hip I used other sites as examples, do you feel I stuffed the keyword "the wealthy affiliate" in the review to much or any other keyword for that matter.

http://toptenhomebasedbusiness.com/the-wealthy-affiliate

Thanks Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, this is definitely doable and if you give yourself at least a year (and definitely 3) to achieve something brilliant online it can and will happen. In fact, I know if you push hard with your website in the year ahead there is going to be a very good chance that you are sitting in on the Las Vegas Super Affiliate conference next year!

Your content is fine, if you worry about keyword stuffing then chances are you were thinking about the keyword too much. When I write I focus on getting my target keyword within the title and then somewhere within the first block of content....and then I just write naturally after that.

Your content does look good though, I just don't like the Not! image at the bottom. You ideally want an image that is green and that says something like "Legit" or "Great Product!" in green writing. Not puts a bad tone and it feels like a negative review. I would recommend you make those changes.
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Beards Premium
Great advice Kyle! I'll make the change right now and as always thanks so much for the encouragement. If Vegas happens so be it but I truly have a much better motivation then that - my kids and grandkids.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is some great motivation. Whatever motivates you to achieve success is what you should use. For me, it is many different things. :)
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BobBarr Premium
Thanks for the follow -- following you back. All the best to you.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Beards Premium
Yeah, I was a member before and had some issues so hopefully, since I am a member for the next year, I can incorporate online sales with what I am doing offline. That is my goal anyway.
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MarineMom Premium
Welcome to Premium!
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Congrats on going Premium!
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