About Belden
Joined May 2016
Hi, I'm Belden,

When I joined Wealthy Affiliate I was a total beginner. I did not have prior knowledge about building websites, let alone run an online business.

Now I am running multiple websites and I am already in my final planning stage to leave my good paying job in aviation.

Wealthy Affiliate finally ended my long career in Aviation!

Update January 20, 2018

Please read my post on the right side of this page.

Wealthy Affiliate is the website that I have been looking for a long time. Going back some years ago, I wanted to have a website to share my passion which is anything about guitars.

It did not materialize because at that time I needed a professional to set it up for me, and it was very expensive and requires a lot of knowledge. Then comes Wealthy Affiliate and WordPress,

I still could not believe that I am running this business without any professional help. I thought online business is just for professionals.

I am very grateful that I found Wealthy Affiliate as it is where I learned everything which until now I am still amazed by what I have accomplished online.

I do electric guitar repair, modification and customization as a hobby (paid hobby actually) and I love it because it is my passion. I cannot live without a guitar on my side.

I jam mostly with my wife who plays bass guitar and my teenage daughter who plays drums.

Please check our jam video on Youtube. The link is in the right lowest part of this page below my website.

I have a physical business which is a Venue for Rent which is run by myself and my wife. I am doing my part remotely, though.

It is situated on a hill on a point of land near a lighthouse, and it is overlooking the ocean.

It is a failure at the moment as I relied on a single caterer to promote the venue and I am trying to find a solution.

My wife is a Pharmacist and running a Pharmacy and General Merchandise Store on our own land.

I am presently employed in Aviation as an Aircraft Mechanic. I am certified in Airframe and Powerplant which means I do the Airworthiness Release of the aircraft I am certified.

I have Certification for all the Boeing 747 series which makes me proud as not many mechanics have the chance to be certified in all the series.

From the 100 series to the current 800 series which I am sure is the last series Boeing will release. I am also rated on Boeing 777 and Airbus 320 series.

This is already my second major airline employment. Both are Flag Carriers, meaning they are the national airline of a country.

I love my job as it is well paying plus it offers good travel benefits, but it keeps me away from my family. My job overseas is really hard for us.

I need something going, so I will have time for my family and enjoy our passion together.

I could quit my job any time now, but I am still worried that I will not be comfortable financially.

I wanted something to back me up in the event my physical businesses will experience a downturn.

When I learned about Wealthy Affiliate, I was convinced right away that this is the website I have been looking for a long time.

I am on a Quest to Financial Freedom, and I am finding it here in Wealthy Affiliate.

Update January 20, 2018

Finally, after 20 months as a proud Wealthy Affiliate member, WA sent me home and my quest is over. I got my financial freedom plus a lot of free time in my hands to focus more on my online business!

I am now settled in my lovely hometown in Liloan, in the island of Cebu, Philippines!

To all our success,

Belden
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA....

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
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Then you should do fine here wishing us both success
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Belden Premium
Thanks for following back, I am already a member for more than two years.
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome. Good job
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Belden Premium
Thanks :)
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jaks5 Premium
Hi Beldon,
Thanks for the following. What an inspiring story you have! When I joined WA 2 months ago, I did not expect my world to turn upside down! Now I am back to build my business and your story will keep reminding me what can be done with hard work and a passion!

Joanie
jaks5
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Belden Premium
You're most welcome :)
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mottomoerai Premium
Hi Belden!thank you for the follow.
I was inspired by your story. I am now the same situation as you 2 years ago. I am always away from my family. I hope I can get home soon through WA.
By the way Cebu is famous for guitars. Hope to get there in the future.
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Belden Premium
Hi Dan,
Yes, you are most welcome to visit me someday :)
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joyfuljohn Premium
Hi Belden
We spent 4 years in the Philippines (mostly in Manila) about 35 years ago.. The Philippinos are very nice people. However, I had to travel all over the Far East at that time, so I didn't have enough spare time to learn enough about the Philippines and its history. I hope that things are changing now, because the Philippine people suffered badly under the administration at the time when we lived there. The wife of the President was not at all a nice person.
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Belden Premium
The Philippines is a lot better now than those days. That is why I opted for early retirement, went back from abroad and settled back in my home city which is Cebu. I am enjoying the best years of my life.
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joyfuljohn Premium
Hi Belden
Very glad to know that everything has improved in the Philippines.
You are very lucky to be living in Cebu.
It would be wonderful to go back there and get nice and warm !
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Belden Premium
Thank you. Visit me sometime :)
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Omosomi Premium
Fantastic, Mr. Belden your content is motivating. I hope to achieve here in WA by the Grace of God.
Pls, you achievers, I am pleading with you people to direct me what to do, so that I can be able to give testimony like this, some day.
Interesting piece to read again an again.
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Belden Premium
Thank you so much for appreciating! The only advice I can give you is to do what is required for success. Everything is provided in Wealthy Affiliate. The only remaining factor is your action. All the best:)
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MishPurisima Premium
Hi Belden! Thank you for stopping by :) I'm just new in this platform and It's nice to know another kababayan here on WA. I'm from Parañaque City, and I have never been to Cebu. Maganda ba dyan? Maybe in the near future I will visit your city :) Anyway, wishing you continued success here in WA, and will follow you back as well :)

Cheers!
Mish
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Belden Premium
Hi Mish,

Maganda and Cebu. Visit sometime. All the best to you.You're most welcome:)

Cheers,

Belden
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Danni4 Premium
G'day Belden

I have always wanted to learn to fly - many people are afraid of flying but I love it. Maybe with WA I can finally raise the money to learn to fly - and maybe even buy a small plane - wow wouldn't that be good!

I also love playing guitar - I currently have a Washburn acoustic guitar that I bought about 25 years ago. There's a guitar making course here in Australia that I would love to do but haven't been able afford to do. My hobby is woodworking so the guitar making would be an extension on that. Maybe something else that WA might end up funding for me.
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Belden Premium
Everything is possible Danni! Wealthy Affiliate is the real deal. It is a life changer.

Exciting times ahead:)
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wow your story is so inspirational ! i hope to be able to earn some side income by myself doing this so that i wont need to depend on my parents for allowances when i go to college. i am still studying and hope WA can help me earn my own tuition fees and such! :)
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Belden Premium
Just follow the training and seek guidance from community members when you are stuck. All the best:)
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Bob-1 Premium
That is a fantastic story Belden, truly inspiring! I have the same priorities that you do for time with family although my job is local as a Physical Therapist, it still keeps me from my family with the long hours required for charting and keeping up with all the new healthcare requirements that are imposed now days. I continue to feel that when you put in many hours of work there should be just compensation, but as a "professional", salaried employee you always here things such as, "It comes with the territory". So I joined here so I could create some new territory to work in and that allows more time with my family. It's good to know you Belden and I'll see you around the WA community!
~ Bob
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Belden Premium
It's nice to meet you Bob, and just stick around and you will get good results. Thank you for appreciating my story:)
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Belden,

Appreciate your networking me to, together, build a better life in WA, which is an unparalleled right place of its kind in the world. To evidence what stated, go to few of my WA posts including brief bio.

After viewing them, please feel free to comment and suggest, and see and tell me how and what you may and can take the advantage of my passion and expertise in healthcare to work together and succeed in pursuing life freedom. I am ready for your dispatching.

If needing help, just ask and you will have answers from many WA supporting souls and helping hands timely.

Best,


Chin
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Belden Premium
Welcome:)
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Urolin1981 Premium
Well, Thank you. Now, you are so busy with zero catch.
Best wish for holidays,

Chin
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Belden Premium
Yes, I am trying to catch up some things on my website.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Yes, Belden. Well, life-crashing is something real and happening to anyone with no exemption, indeed. But, I would like to congratulate on your WA achievement as evidenced in the number of comments and likes for your posts for WA community.

Best to you and family,


Chin-ti
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Belden Premium
Thank you and best wishes for the Holidays:)
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DNicholas Premium
Hi Belden,
You commented on one of my blogs so I decided to Read your bio. You have done well during the time you have been here. I retire in a couple of years from my regular dead end job. I hope to be where you are now. My wife and I could live comfortably on our retirement, but it wouldn't leave much to enjoy life and do some traveling. That's what I came here for. I don't need to be rich, but i would like to be comfortable. I'm following you now and I'll be reading your posts. I may come to you for advise from time to time. You really seem to have it together. See you at the top.

Don
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Belden Premium
Yeah, I am quitting my job very soon, and I will concentrate on both my offline and online businesses. I have realized I am more of a business guy even though I have an excellent career.
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Hi, Belden.

I "discovered" you on Gomer (CoachGom)'s post: Your comment there was so helpful, I came here right away, to follow you.

Your profile is amazing: you've accomplished so much, and just keep right on accomplishing more!

I had a look at your YouTube channel (and have it open, playing in the background as I type this), lol.

I'm really enjoying it, but come on - you need to add more vids!

I subscribed to your channel, gave the video a "thumbs up" and left a comment.


Sharon
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Belden Premium
Hi, Sharon,

Thank you so much for the nice words. Thank you for subscribing to my youtube channel. That video channel is just for fun and by the way you are our number 1 subscriber, lol.

We are running a couple of offline businesses and that is the reason why I am planning to quit my job next year.

Wealthy Affiliate is the main factor for my decision as it gives me a good backup if things go south.

I will keep my offline business for now but if this online business picks up I will go fully online.

Cheers,

Belden
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Do you prefer "Belden" or "Den"?

You're very welcome.

Yay, me - first subscriber - I feel so proud! :)

You and your family are SO busy. I don't know how you do it.

It'll be wonderful when your online business is so successful you can quit your aircraft mechanic job and spend more time with your family. But you've worked so hard getting all those certifications - won't you miss it?

I love guitarfretbuzz.com. It's beautifully done and very professional looking.

I saw a couple things there I'll PM you about later today.
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Belden Premium
I prefer Den. I will miss my job because I love it but I have to prioritize my family and my businesses.
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Jewelia Premium
Nice to e-meet you, Belden! I love reading success stories! :) I am glad to hear that WA community and its training helped you so much in promoting your physical business, creating multiple websites and successfully running your new Internet business. I hope that it will do the same for me. :)

All the best to you,

Julia
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Belden Premium
Wa is the real deal. You will love it here:)
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Howdy Belden!
Thanks for following me. I'm glad to hear that you've had success through WA and I hope to have a great experience also. I'm pretty much a newbie to affiliate marketing... That being said...If you have any pointer's I would appreciate it if you'd pass them along. I hope to chat with you in the future!
Until next time...
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Belden Premium
Welcome. Follow the training by heart.
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RonaldT2 Premium
Sir Belden, Good day to you. Just want to say thanks for your help in helping me reach this milestone. I went astray and you have guided me back on the right path of becoming successful here.
Yes, sir am now Indexed by Google.
Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Presently am looking about the pictures to add.
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Belden Premium
Great progress Ronald. Keep pushing. Anytime
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Belden Premium
Canva is good for pictures
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redlips99 Premium
Hi Belden,

I enjoyed reading about you and your journey here, it Inspired me. My husband and I are new here at WA and musicians as well. Like you, we share similar goals for financial freedom and time with our family. It was great to read about somebody making it happen.

Thank you!

K&W. ~
(levres rouges)
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Belden Premium
Welcome.
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EditE Premium
Thanks for the follow! I also have a guitarist in my family and I'm a vocalist. I hope to create a website here for that :)

Speaking of websites, where would I find the links to yours or other members' sites? I don't see any so far, are they only visible to Premium members? Thanks
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. The member's websites are in the bottom right of their profile page if they opt to place it. Mine is all there.
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thedole Premium
Thanks for the follow Belden!

I am so glad to hear that WA has worked so well for you, it is very inspiring and motivating for a newcomer.

I did some wrenching on f-16's when I was doing my initial compulsory military serice(I'm from Norway), but mainly on the weapons systems and not so much on the airframe. I wish I could get a ride in that bird...

Best wishes for you, your family and your business!
Dag Ole
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Belden Premium
Welcome. Nice.to hear from someone who have worked on the same field. All the best.
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Hi, Belden, Your success is an encouragement to all us beginners. How wonderful that you all play musical instruments...music is a part of your soul and you all share that!! I wish you continued success in reaching that comfort zone that allows you to leave your job away from family and concentrate on your home business that you love.
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Belden Premium
Nice to hear those nice words from you. Wishing you the best.
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mlarzelere Premium
It sounds like you are making Wealthy Affiliate central to your success. As for me, I've been here off and on for the past 3 years. I am hoping this time I can truly be successful. However, I will admit I will need all the help I can get to set up my domain and get it working.
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Belden Premium
Wealthy Affiliate is the real deal. The things they offer is so much, compared to the minimal investment you have to pay.
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ShirleyAnne Premium
I am looking forward to following you as I really like your profile and want to read your blogs. Going premium tomorrow and then getting back to work where I left off after lesson 9. Never thought I could set up a website in days, I'm so impressed with the training here!
Regards
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Belden Premium
Thank you. This is the right place to learn.
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JacquelineC3 Premium
Oh thank you so much for leaving me a comment I really need these comments to go up also need someone to check out my website I have a lot of questions but I'm going to put it on the discussion for tomorrow but if you will if you don't mind going to my website and give me feedback on everything I need to know if I'm doing the Right Moves leave feedback here and again thank you
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JacquelineC3 Premium
Thank you for showing me that because I didn't know I could do that thank you so much and I'm very sorry
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Belden Premium
Welcome. Just follow the training by heart and apply it. There is no secret formula here. What you sow in your in your website is what you will reap.
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JacquelineC3 Premium
Thank you so much and sorry about that it won't happen again it was a learning experience so thank you for being honest
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pjjtz Premium
Belden Thanks for the follow!
I applaud you for turning your passion into a paying business.Working doesn't seem to be work when it involves your passion..
I think it very special that your family shares your love of music, makes for togetherness.

My daughter played classical guitar. She has since passed.

I am just beginning here at WA. I am having some trouble navigating the various chat rooms.
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Belden Premium
Welcome. Feel free to ask questions.
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FMRamos Premium
Wow, your success is very motivational. Do you have any tips or advice for a newbie? I wish I could get to where you are now. My goal is to eventually quit my job as well. And my website is actually called, "My Financial Freedom". The word "quest" makes it sound more fun!
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Belden Premium
Just stick to the training and apply what you learned.
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Philmaine Premium
Hello Belden, thanks for following me. I really like your success story and I hope to have one of my own through working with all the great people in the WA community. I wish you and your family continual success in your business and I hope you get to your ultimate goal of retiring and being able to spend more time with your family.
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Belden Premium
Thanks a lot for those kind words.
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Hey, thanks for the follow.
I have followed you back!

Would you mind to visit my website and leave a comment on one of the recent posts with no comments already?

It would mean a lot to me, and I will return the favor, just leave your link in reply.

Thanks!

The website is iAppleRebel .com
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Belden Premium
Welcome and thanks for following back.
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Thanks, did you maybe visit my website? Thanks
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Done, thanks mate!
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BPryga Premium
Wow, Belden, you are a busy guy! I will listen to your music on YouTube as soon as I finish this.

I am certain you will be highly successful in the Wealthy Affiliate venture. Just from your comments, I can tell you have the drive to succeed.

Being away from family is hard. I grew up in the Southern United States and when I married moved to Wisconsin. I have been here ever since. Some days I would just love to call my sister and say "come over for coffee and let's catch up on everything".

Thank you so much for following me. I know I will gain so much from your knowledge and assistance.
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Belden Premium
Thank you. Feel free to ask any questions.
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Congrats, I too have a passion for music, owning a Taylor, and having worked in the aviation industry, working on the smaller Cessnas, and crop sprayers. If you have questions on investment ideas, I have safe locations for you to put money away, earn a nice interest, and never worry about losing what you have worked so hard for.
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Belden Premium
Thank you.
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IElectronics Premium
Hey Belden


Thanks For The Following, Would like to Welcome You To Wealthy Affiliates. I'm glad to be Part of the Team Here, If I can Be if Help Drop Me a Message and I'll get back to You ASAP... I Am A General Contractor Full Time Working on My Sites Part Time. The BEST OF LUCK TO YOU! and Don't Get Decouraged.
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Belden Premium
Welcome.
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ericcantu Premium
Hey man I just have a question out of curiosity. Is your posting structure that you use for your website with all the "read more"s in every paragraph working for you? Where did you get that idea? That is so odd to me, but if it's working for you, keep it up. Any time I see a post by you in the site comments section I always think I'm looking at a blog roll.
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Belden Premium
The scanners love it. I only do it only if I have a long article. Nobody wants to read a wall of text. As you may noticed my blog roll is set up differently also. Thanks
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Hey, thanks for the follow.
I have followed you back.

Would you mind to comment on my website?
It would mean a lot, and I will return the favor just leave your link in reply.

My website is: iAppleRebel .com

Thanks!

Have a nice day and I wish you lot of success :)
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Belden Premium
Welcome and thanks for following back.
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Belden ... thank you for the follow. Wow ... you have a lot going for yourself. Great hobby. I assume you've been playing the guitar for some time now. Have you ever thought about playing professionally? You could start a family band and perhaps add this option to your rental venue.

You are in the best place you could possibly be to achieve your Quest. I wish you the best on you WA journey.
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Belden Premium
Hi Dennis,

I always wanted to play professionally but college then work has always been my priority. Me, my wife and daughter will only play on special occasions.

We have a line up of bands for the venue. At present, I feel playing music should always be treated as a hobby, because the money do not go to the musicians but to the guys who owns the place. I am a businessman, lol.

Cheers,
Belden
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RamonaBrooks Premium
Hello Belden:

Well you took by breath away! Wow! you are amazing!

My father who is now deceased use to work for Boeing for over 40 years as an electrical engineer. He loved Boeings and talked about it all the time!

Well, that is good you have a passion for music and I will check out your website.

I think you will be a great asset here at WA.

Thank you for following me!
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Belden Premium
Hi Ramona,
Nice meeting you. Thanks to you. Remember this is a community of entrepreneurs willing to help each other. Any question you have please don't hesitate to post it on the help search box above.
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RamonaBrooks Premium
Thank you - I really appreciate you offering the help! I am always emailing Kyle; so it is nice to know that I have someone else -I can come to.

Thank you.
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mandmdye Premium
Thank you for the follow. It appears you and your wife have enjoyed success in other areas of your lives already. I completely understand wanting to have that "safety net" for you and your family. I know it is a matter of time before you find success online! Best wishes to you and your family :)
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Good luck to you.
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Wayne66 Premium
Very nice to meet you, Blended and thanks for following me. I have followed you as well.

Getting close to a year for you so I hope you are seeing some results from your hard work and realizing some of your goals.

I look forward to connecting from time to time and wish you and your family all the best as you continue this journey.

Wayne
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Belden Premium
Nice to meet you too, Wayne. I am already seeing good results and best wishes to you.
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DanielF1313 Premium
Great profile dude!! I know what you mean, got my axe next to me all day. Except for when I'm at the day job. Miss is it as much as my family while at work.

Wanted to check out your fam's jam video, cant seem to find the link?

Man that rental property you describe sounds like a really beautiful and scenic spot. Ocean, light house, sounds great!!

Sounds like your on the right track to success and financial freedom. Something I as well wish to achieve. Not to mention having my own recording studio one day, as well as a band.

Never going to give up on that Rock and Roll dream, lol.

Thanks for the feedback dude, have a great week!!
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Belden Premium
Nice meeting you! The Youtube link is below my website listed on the lower right side of this page.
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CobusvdM Premium
Hello Belden, Nice to be connected!
♫Thank you for following me. ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA.
I am a fairly newbie to WA, but I have put my head into it and I am prepared to do the work needed to reach success.
My first road bump was to how to decide on a niche. I thought it good to write a post on how I got to a decision. Please read about it here and leave me a comment. Cheers for now.
….enjoy the WA journey
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
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Laws1 Premium
Hi Belden, thanks for the follow and am following you back. Wow, sounds like a real family affair. I too have several guitars all around me. My partner is a singer and she and I spent 6 years on the road traveling from one town to another...had a great time but decided paying the bills was also a good idea. Best wishes for your future awesome success!!!
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Belden Premium
Welcome and thanks for following back. Nice to connect with fellow guitarists. All the best to you.
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Thanks for the follow. I hope to aspire others like you in the WA community. As newbie in WA what words of wisdom can you tell me about WA community.

Is WA really rewarding and have you been able to travel and have financial freedom?

Do you have any other source of income or WA is sufficient enough to make a decent living?

What is the secret to your success in WA?
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Belden Premium
Hi!

Welcome to WA and thanks for following back. WA is the real deal. I read your profile that you are an offline entrepreneur. Treat this like any other business. This is not a get rich quick scheme.

Where can you find a business with a start-up of $49 investment? I am also an offline entrepreneur so I know how much it will cost to start an offline business. Please read my profile and my blogs to answer your questions.

Cheers,

Belden
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TheOldSilly Premium
Thanks for the follow Belden, and I wish you much success with WA. Electric guitar repair, modification and customizing specialist, eh? Very cool. My first electric guitar was a 1952 Gibson Les Paul - the kind with the old school trapeze bridge. I had it modified with two humbucker pickups, a tune-a-matic bridge, and grover tuning knobs. That guitar could SING, man!
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Belden Premium
Welcome. Wow! A vintage Gibson. Yeah, old Gibsons are good. Nice to meet a fellow guitarist and guitar technician as well.
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Powerhousevi Premium
Honored to follow and humbled to be followed herein @ WA Beldon.
Being fairly new my only advice is to 'use the tools' because I've found this place far&away; the best place to crawl, walk, and run.
My goal is to make people better in health via a Functional Wellness approach and look forward to 'reaching out' to many more here.
I wish you and yours much success in all of your business venture(s) and new life moments.
Be Well, Be Safe, & Be YOU! I remain ...

... Earnestly, DJ
PowerPillarsV
https://powerpillarshealthysummits.com
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Hi Belden: Nice to meet you. Both my husband and I have been involved in aviation for over 50 years and have received many awards for our contributions to aviation. My husband was a FAA mechanic examiner and issued their license. I am a licensed pilot and my son is pilot but he works for FAA. and NTSB.
I am in process of building a website here at WA called
http://we are aviation dot com Just getting started on it.
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Belden Premium
Nice to meet you too. Wow ! Aviation family. Cool.
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Oh, and I also play the bass!
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Belden Premium
Cool.
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frogurtnm Premium
Belden, Thanks for the follow and I'll do the same for you. Where is the link to your YouTube video? And you might want to put where your venue is located. People reading your bio may be interested in visiting your location. My wife loves the ocean. We take a month off during the year after Thanksgiving and just visit new places. Preferably by the ocean. Hint-hint...
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Belden Premium
Welcome and thank you for following back. The YouTube link is below my website on the lower right portion of this page. The reason I did not post the location of my Venue for rental is because it is in the Far East.
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Stephanie33 Premium
Hi Belden,
Thanks for the follow. I'm going to offer advice, Belden, which is something I almost never do absent solicitation but your profile leads me to do it. The advice is this; Go home. Be with your family. Your sense of security begins and ends in your own mind.
Your "passion" and what's between your ears is your security. It will never fail you. You will regret being away from your family.
I'll follow you back.
All the best,
Stephanie
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Belden Premium
Welcome and thanks for following back. Thanks a lot for the nice advice.
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Joseph64 Premium
Hi Beldin, I'm Joe. I think that your profile is totally excellent. What type of music do you like to play and listen to? Do you have any aspirations to forming a family band? The Partridge Family did well in their day. But that's about fifty years ago. LOL. That property that you own sounds epic. Do you have a separate website for it? What's your favorite kind of guitar? Stratocaster, fender Gibson? I chose to play the drums as a spring chicken of 44 years? Sounds like it's pretty late in life to start playing an instrument but to me it was totally cool. A friend of mine who used to play with Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and others back in the sixties and seventies let me his drums so I set them up in the garage and just beat the dog out of them. He used to tell me my style was like John Bonham of Led Zeppelin Fame. You give me drums and a couple of sticks and I can make some serious noise. Against my wishes really comma we ended up starting a band with some guys where I work. We wrote our own stuff but played some covers too. We played and quite a few places around the DFW metroplex. It was always a dream of mine to play in the band so there I was nervous as all get-out on our first gig but it turned out fairly well. They asked us back for the next week. That's enough about me. I just admire what you doing and how you're going about doing it. I really think you have a solid future so never lose your spirit. Follow your heart and good things will follow you.
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I do not have a website for my rental property. I do local advertisement on social media.

My favorite guitar is a mixture of all the great features of famous guitars. I assemble my own electric guitars. I like the Ibanez neck and body but the parts I installed on two of my Ibanez are a mixture of top of the line parts.

I still have two highly modified Fender Stratocasters. I fitted all my guitars with stainless frets. I play rock ballads and slow rock.
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AussieJeff Premium
Sorry for the late reply, Belden. I have just got back from holidays and my internet connection was not all that great.
I thank you for following me and I will give you a follow back.
I wish you all the success here at Wealthy Affiliate and don't forget to ask for help if you need it!
Best regards, Jeff.
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Belden Premium
No problem Jeff. All the best to you. Belden
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Lady May Premium
Hey thx for following me it's an honor! I'm sure you'll do really well at WA! Here is one of my blog articles to help you move forward I hope we can continue to connect and share ideas with each other in the future. Sharon :)
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Belden Premium
Welcome. Best wishes to you.
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despatis Premium
Dear Belden, thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Belden Premium
Welcome.
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi Belden
Thank you for including me in your circle of friends here at WA. It's lovely to meet you. Wow, what diverse areas of employment and hobbies you and your wife have. Your rental property sounds amazing, I hope that everything goes will your goals here and I wish you much success with it all.
Ange
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Belden Premium
Thank you and welcome as well. All the best.
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RWB Premium
Hello Belden, Nice meeting you here. Hope WA is serving you well. It's definitely the place to be to build a real, honest, online business. Stay focused and be patient and the sky is the limit. Thanks for following me. I'm now following you as well.

I wish you all the best,

Randy B
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Belden Premium
Welcome and thanks for following back.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Belden and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will surely have realized that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300 blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me so thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Remember - get involved.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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Belden Premium
Thanks. Best wishes to you.
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Robert-A Premium
Hi again Belden it’s a good idea (only if you want to) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.
Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing but.
But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Belden Premium
Thanks again Robert.
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151035 Premium
H! Belden, it's been wonderful moment your staying at the WA family. I was in this great community the for past four day and I saw environment of people trying to helping each other success. Indeed, this is the best place to be. I personally need your assisstance in any way that I can grow my interaction with people here in the WA community because this in my goal first followed by income. Looking for word to hearing from you. Thanks
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! All the best.
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Goson Premium
Hi, Belden. It's great to connect with you. You repair and modify guitar, that's so cool. You know what? I did modify guitar too. we can talk more on this. very interesting. Briefly, I modified vintage guitar Japan, with American pubs, tone pot and great capacitors like bubble bee. I wish you all the best success here in WA.
Cheers.
Goson
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Belden Premium
Hi Boson,
It is nice to connect with somebody with the same passion. All the best.
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Belden, thank you for the follow, I am now following you! It looks like you have been busy here at Wealthy Affiliate, it's a great place to learn about Internet marketing and making money online. I wish you every success in your business ventures and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

All the best to you Belden, Roy.
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Belden Premium
Hi Roy,

Thanks for following back. All the best.
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Belden!
Thank you for following me!
You work as an Aircraft Mechanik. Perhaps you believe I work in the Aviation Industry as well. But no, I'm so sorry I'm not a pilot (the photo is taken at Cape Caneveral as I visited the Kennedy Space Center). But I did work as a Flight Attendant for some years. I wanted to be a pilot, but as I did a test, it turned out my sight ability is not good enough for beeing a pilot. Not every dream can come true, but now I will work on realizing other dreams.
You and your wife really both take action - that's admirable. I believe you will be able to realize your dreams here at WA.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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Belden Premium
Hi, Pernilla!
It is nice to meet someone from aviation. Nice to meet you. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
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JWyngaarden Premium
Interesting, your profile where the guitar is involved. I cannot read or play any note at all, but I am a very good listener. Most of all I like somebody play the blues on a National steel guitar. My favourites are Memphis Minnie and her two husbands, among many others. I hope you reach your goals! Lots of success!
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Belden Premium
I am not a blues guy, I play rock ballads mostly and folk songs (finger style). Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate
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on1sknees Premium
Hi Belden, thank you for adding me to your group. I think you are really smart to give it just a bit more time. If you don't feel it is the right time to jump off the work wagon, then you are probably right to put a few more steps behind you away from your JOB... You will know when the time is right... I hope you and your wife will be very happy together on the day you throw off your work shoes and slip into those flipflops! Sounds like you are headed in the right direction.
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Thanks for the kind words. All the best!
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martycanaday Premium
Thanks for following me, Belden! I'm now following you as well. I look forward to connecting with you at WA.

Wow, you have a musically-talented family! That's great! It's good to connect with someone who is in the same niche area. I hope things go well for you in your guitar customization business, and of course, your WA business. Wishing you the best!
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Belden Premium
Welcome! All the best.
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BFuerstenau Premium
Hello Belden,thank you for the feedback as I believe that feedback is a great tool to help a person learn.I thought the family band time is really cool as not many families spend that kind of quality time together.I added you to my network and am glad to have you aboard. It sounds like you're doing pretty good for yourselves,but I hope things work out for you so you can be home with the people you love! Good luck Belden, I hope it all works out for you...Bob
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You will like it here. Remember this is a community of online entrepreneurs willing to help each other.
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LadybugLove Premium
WOW...thought I left a message yesterday, but don't see it now, so backtracking...

My had played his bass guitar for me before and used to have a you tube channel where he'd practice 30 some odd hours and post it. Great hobby!!

Thank you for the follow...and wondering how WA is further helping your business?

I'm a newbie starter for a week with plans to go to premium in the coming week. Been building a following on FB from 5 to 630 in just under two years, so ready for the next level to get it off the ground and flying!!

Any tips you could give me?

Warm Regards and blessings in your efforts!

~Evon
Barefoot Journaling Chronicles
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Belden Premium
Hi, Evon!

Wealthy Affiliate is awesome. You will like it here. Be a premium member as early as possible and buy your own domain as early as possible. If you have decided to go premium and want to be serious about this business, then why waste your time on the free lessons. Best wishes.
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LadybugLove Premium
I agree Belden!! Thanks for that! Will be joining Premium and setting up my website/blog soon.

Look for me?

Blessings on your journey as well,

~Evon
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Greetings, Belden. Wow, a family band... that is so cool! Glad to hear WA helped generate business for your rental. Wishing you great success in finding the financial freedom you seek and being able to spend more time with your family. I believe you are at the right place to make that happen. Cheers! David
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Thanks a lot!
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DariusTanBR Premium
Hi Belden

Thanks for the follow & I have followed you back!

Hope to learn more from you in WA! I am sure you will achieve your financial freedom! You have an amazing business and career! looking thru your bio it is really impressive!

Hope to catch up with you soon again!

Cheers to a Great 2017!
Darius Tan
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Belden Premium
Thank you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
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Capu1 Premium
Hi Belden.
Thanks for your feedback.
I am still in the learning process. This is a totally new field for me and every step of the way has been a challenge. Your suggestions have open the door for something new to me but I know I will make it happen.
Have a good one.
Lisa
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Belden Premium
Welcome. Wish you the best.
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SerahAO Premium
Hi Belden! Its nice to meet you. I like your story and reading your blogs about the success you have had so far since joining. Its inspiring and motivating people like me to continue to work hard knowing that success is just around the corner. Thank you for that. To your continued success:-)
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Belden Premium
Thank you. Just follow the training and you will have your success.
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Moncile Premium
Hello,

I got a wrong preception that only by collecting most networks will help to boast my rank. I never response to the members joining my profile. I was wrong. Please pardon me didn't mean to ignore you. I swear, til NOW, I dont really know how this thing works. Or maybe Im not that serious to develop and maintain with all my heart? Too lazy to learn has no patience? My own confussion and desperation blocking me to pursue further, though admitting the community response here is such a two thumbs up support!
God bless you there. Thank you for all your effort to help me and both of us success with WA.

Thanks,
MLW
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Belden Premium
No problem Monica. Wealthy Affiliate is such an excellent community of online entrepreneurs willing to help each other. Thanks for connecting with me.

Belden
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Ykillian Premium
Sweeet.... I love that your jamming session are a family affair.

I have learned that we have to embrace fear the correct way otherwise fear will cripple you. Sounds like you are ready to set out and be connected with your family. Money is a mindset. When you lack money, you use your creative mind to create ways to meet your lack or the lack you think you have :)

Looking forward to see what your next steps will be.

Cheers to our success,

Yvonne K.
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Belden Premium
Thank you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate !
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Ykillian Premium
Thank you :)
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We'll if you feel that you can quit your job and you are comfortable with this as your job. And you and your wife and talked it over. It is just a case of mind over matter and its all about taking that big plunge. And getting over that fear. But I know that is easier said than done when I don't know you. Sometimes it just takes a small bit a faith or whatever it is that makes you believe you can. Just think about it. But I do know that a clock in and out job is a security thing. Maybe it will come. I do like what you and you wife do with the electric guitars you get to spend nice quality time together.
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate..
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Djelonek Premium
Thanks for the following Belden. It's pretty ironic because I was a jet engine and helicopter mechanic for 18 of my 20 years in the Marine Corps. I also am a guitarist in a classic rock band called "Bad Disguise" and we're on Facebook with some pics and videos. Look forward to chatting with you in the future.
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Belden Premium
Nice to have a fellow guitarist here in WA. Welcome.
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LynneTilley Premium
Hi Belden
Thank you for the welcome.
Keep going with your Quest you will succeed.
The best job in the world is one which is your hobby and then you are lucky enough to find someone to pay you for it, that's a win - win situation, well done.
All the best

Lynne.
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Belden Premium
Thank you and welcome as well.
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GeoffReese Premium
Hey Belden,

I just followed you. I see that you enjoy guitar repair. Hope I can do this and certainly not trying to promote myself. But since you like guitar repair, you should check out an interview I did with a guy who makes his own unique instrument. It's quite amazing. The link to my podcast is in my bio.
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Belden Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
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nathalym Premium
Dear Belden,

The more I try, the more I learn how to build a website. This training is quite comprehensive. However, I am trying to copy and paste banners and widgets from 500+affiliate and it pasts in javascript which is not what I want. Please have a look at my website neverfailsuccessfultrading.siterubix.com. It is all in javascript. Have you got an advice to give me?
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Belden Premium
Hi, Nathaly,

Log in to your website and check if you still have the text selected which I suspect. Select visual and select update. Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Belden
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Belden, I've recently followed you on Google +.
My site is about technology and I would be happy to have you in my network too, so feel free to follow me back if you like : )

Here is mine:
https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi

Feel free to contact me if I can help you with anything, anytime : )

Best,
Ali
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Belden Premium
Followed you back and I'd your posts. Thanks
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Ali-M Premium
Many thanks Belden
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Belden Premium
Welcome and please Id my posts as well.
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nathalym Premium
Belden, it seems that a lot of affiliates have the same aim, achieve financial freedom. For my part, I wish Wealth affiliate would generate working capital to develop my property in NEW CALEDONIA and help me build a house on my land so that I have a place to call home.
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Belden Premium
Nathaly with hard work and determination nobody will fail. Best wishes
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CarolJameson Premium
Hello Belden.

Thank you for the welcome and we already have something in common besides WA. I have owned a guitar for 35 yrs. I took a class as soon as I bought it. Back then, I was a mere 100 lb. and I got PG. I got huge quick and I could not sit and comfortably practice. Then we moved and it was really hard to just complete the class. I get it out a few times a year and try to play some basic chords but I suck. I have no ear for music. Still, I cannot part with the guitar. Maybe I will get hit in the head and have musical abilities! LOL I hope that one day one of my grandkids will learn to play guitar.

Thanks for the welcome.
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Belden Premium
Hi Carol!

Yes learning to play the guitar is hard. I was about to quit but my passion for it took over. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Cheers,

Belden
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LaineyMoney Premium
Hi Belden. I truly enjoyed reading about your background, your rental business, your aircraft mechanic career, and your love of music. With so much ambition and drive, you are sure to succeed with WA. All the best. Take a look at my site www.cat9lives.com and comment if you have a moment. Following you back. Lainey
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Belden Premium
Thank you.
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TMK Premium
Belden...I know what you mean about working overseas away from home and your family. I have been doing that for years now in Iraq and Afghanistan. Difficult being away...you miss a lot. WA will help in returning home never to be away again...since i'll be working from home...or wherever...on this laptop I'm writing to you on...Tim
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Belden Premium
Thanks for the kind words, Tim. Best wishes to you.
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TMK Premium
Likewise...
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RichE8475 Premium
Hi Belden,

Thank you for the follow. It is awesome that you are able to get paid for your passion. I have been trying to teach myself the guitar for the last couple of years. I taught myself piano when I was younger. Good luck on your adventure with Wealthy Affiliate.

Richie
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Belden Premium
Thanks. When you love doing something the money follows. Same to you Richie
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Demcho Premium
hello Belden...thank you for your support..means a lot to me as a new member of this absolutely amazing place and community. Just for having exchange all this love , support and friendship with people healing me and is worth more than money! Good luck and hope to see you around. Best wishes! :-))
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Belden Premium
Best wishes to you too.
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tjitje Premium
Hi Belden,
thank you for your interest. You know, I got 2 major obstacles for to be often in wealthy affiliate. The first is the time. I'm working full time, sometimes more than 50 hours per week. The second is that my English is not perfect, so I'm much slower than other people. And there is another thing, I'm in holidays mostly the whole month of august (we will make a big tour from San Francisco to Las Vegas, L.A. and back to San Fr.) During this trip I wouldn't have time at all for any internet connection, maybe sometimes a little bit in the evening. So I thought to join as a premium member just in september, but the special offer was "now"!!!. So I joined now and I will come back at the end of august. What I should do is also to slow down by clicking in my PTC-sites and learn more in Wealthy Affiliate. Because when I don't find more referrals I will continue to click just for cents, isn't it like that? And maybe my website is not attractive enough. My questions is: "Is Paid-to-click a good niche?"
Nice to talk to you, greetings from Geneva, Switzerland
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Belden Premium
That could be a nice niche. Advertise so you can get referrals to your PTC site and make a comparison between PTC and WA so they will sign up in WA being a better deal than clicking for cents.

Congratulations for going yearly.
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Nothando1 Premium
Hi Belden good luck here with WA. I understand the hardships of being in the aviation industry completely as my dad is a pilot as well as an aircraft mechanic. Not only did we move around a lot I never really saw much of my dad. All the best to you and your family!
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Belden Premium
Hey Alicia !

Thank you for sharing that.Yes it is tough to be away from home most of the time. I will be retiring in five years and I will try to make up with my family.

Welcome to wealthy affiliate. Remember this is a community of online entrepreneurs willing to help each other. Holler for help and I will help if I can.

Belden
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