About Bladen
Joined June 2017
Good day to all Wealthy Affilaite members. At the moment you are reading my new and improved profile.

My name is Dale, I am 50 yrs old, been married for almost 30 years to a beautiful and supportive lady.

A couple years ago I lost my 26 yr career in the oil patch when the price of oil crashed. You really do find out who does and doesnt have your back in difficult times. However every cloud has a silver lining and I now am working for the Federal Government here in Canada. While it is a great job I still dream of working from home for the rest of my life. So this will be my last kick at the kitty and I will succeed.

About 7 years ago I was actually making about 5 grand a month through 4 avenues. 1-Adsense, 2-MLM, 3-ebay promoting and 4-Affiliate Marketing. A few things happened that made me have to walk away from marketing online. First of all my Grandson was taken away by social services for reasons you will eventually read about on my website. This resulted in my wife and I fighting for and getting custody. So we now have our 6 year old grandson and likely will forever.

The next thing that happened is my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. That resulted in a whirl wind of life. I am very happy to say she is now cancer free. She fought a tough battle but she won and kicked cancer in the butt. There were a few other things but at the end of the day it seems life got in the way.

well I am happy to say that life has finally slowed down and I am back. I have been a member of WA before but unfortunately never took advantage of what this great site can do for me. I was here in the days of Potpie Girl and Travis Sago. Im sure a few of you will know who these marketers are. I still follow both of them.

Anyways that is enough about me for now. I will be meeting many of you because I plan on doing things properly this time. Slow and steady is going to win this race. I am in this 100%.

So talk soon for now

Dale

Please check out my story at http://grampadale.com/grandparents-raising-grandkids
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Lazyblogger Premium
Dale, thank you for the follow buddy, wishing you all the best here at Wealthy Affiliate. If ever you need help, please do not hesitate to ask.
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garydlc Premium
Hello Dale

Thank you for the connection; nice to meet you. I will follow back,
I wish you all the best in achieving your online goals here with using the world class WA platform, and I am looking forward to further communications with you here at WA.

All the best
Gary
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julesnp Premium
Good day Dale,
I thank you for following me and I am following you back. Life can bring a lot of different twists at times and I can see that nothing will get you down. I wish you the very best and although I am a newbie here, I welcome you back to WA. I am also a canadian, living in Ottawa.
Have a great day Dale.
Jules
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Bladen Premium
Thank you for the follow back. And you are right I don't let things get me down anymore. Life is too short.
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canoz Premium
Hey Dale!! Thanks for the follow. I must admit I don't follow up with many of these but glad I saw yours this evening. Sounds like you've had quite the journey.... makes me feel tame.... (lol and that's OK!!) but had my reasons too to lose out on the affiliate dream for a few years. What I loved is WA was still here when I came back and continues to support my dreams in the best possible ways. Enjoyed the smile... I remember POTPIE GIRL too!!! And still have a couple of friends who are dear to me from years ago when I was much more active than I have been now. Time to seize the day again though. I just wish I didn't have to learn everything again ... and again... and again... :-) Cheers!
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Bladen Premium
Well Im glad you responded. Years ago it was fun and now I started having fun again. Glad you are back and yes glad WA is still here. Good luck with everything. Ever want to talk shop feel free to PM me.
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canoz Premium
Thanks again. Hope to see you around. :-)
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ttabor Premium
Hi Dale, thanks for connecting, wonder where do you live? We are from Melbourne, Australia. Would love to collaborate with youcloser. I am passionate about Nutritional Medicine. I have a feeling that it might be close to your heart too.
Looking forward to hearing from you shortly and if you prefer please PM me.
King regards
Tom
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Bladen Premium
Hi there, I am from Alberta Canada. And by all means if there is something you want to talk to me about fee free to PM me
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ttabor Premium
Thanks Dale, I will PM you shortly...
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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. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Bladen Premium
Thank you and yes I will take a look
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Dale! Best of luck in all your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn
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kmer6 Premium
Good evening to you Dale, my name is Ken and I welcome you back to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
I congratulate you and your wife for winning custody of your grandson. I know it was a hard-fought battle. I hate attorneys with a passion but it sounds like you found a good one. I am sure you have many good interesting stories of your online experiences and one day I hope you share.
I am a printer by trade down here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana approaching retirement age. I am hoping to learn enough skills about online marketing to continue to earn an income long after I retire. If you have a proven system perhaps one day you will share it with me.
I look forward to working with you and sharing any knowledge to make us all successful. I wish you much enjoyment and success in your online journey.
Ken
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despatis Premium
Dear Dale, 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, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Bladen Premium
Very welcome
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CEllington Premium
Hi Dale, congratulations on your marriage of 30 years. I wish you much success in working from home for the rest of your life. I also want the same for myself. One of my favorite quotes is "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." by Norman Vincent Peale
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Bladen Premium
That is a great saying. Thanks for the follow back
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jcmackenroth Premium
Wow... I am so happy that your wife is cancer free! My mother and two aunts are diagnosed with breast cancer. One aunt passed away because she had car accident. Another one of my aunts is breast cancer survivor since 7 years. She is good.. Now, my mother is already diagnosed with breast cancer last November, I think she has 3 stages of breast cancer. She looks better in progress. Her hair comes growing after her last chemo. She hates chemo :-/

By the way, thanks for the follow and I am following you back ☆☆
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Bladen Premium
I wish you and your family luck and good health.
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jcmackenroth Premium
Thank you :-)
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rocrocha Premium
Hello Dale: You certainly have had your challenges, and you have persevered. Congrats on keeping your grandchild as you must be a loving Grandadi, how lucky for your grandchild. Now you have an online mission to complete. I expect you shall have online succe$$ as you have focused your powerful will on it. I shall follow you on your road to online succe$$. I am honored by your follow. May Jesus be with you and your grandson.
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Bladen Premium
Thank you so much for the kind words
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MCrim Premium
Welcome back to the WA Community and thank you for following me! I'm following you too!!

As you know, the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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Bladen Premium
Thank you very much. I have had to reach out a few times already and have to say it was a great experience.
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gcd Premium
hi Dale, it's awesome to meet you. Thank you so much for adding me to your network.
You've overcome some huge adversities in your life - a wonderful inspiration. I know you'll do well at this, this time round.
Wishing you every success here, as parents/grandparents and in health.
All the very best
Gary
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Bladen Premium
Thank you so much for the follow back. Ya life throws some curves but no time to dwell.
Look forward to seeing you around
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace
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Bladen Premium
Well thank you. You are very positive and up beat. What a great trait
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DoubleTap Premium
Ey there Grampa Dale... welcome back partner! Thank ya' for the follow! I adore that Potpie Girl... she was awesome back in 2012 when I started here!

Totally relating to you, your wife and BC. Gonna be a long, tough road for us for a while but God is good!

Good having ya' here with us again!

Randy
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DRMitch Premium
Looking forward to collaborating with you in the future! Your story is inspirational and motivating! You have persevered and battled through it! I want to extend my congratulations and warm regards on the glorious victory your wife and family has gained and the trials you overcame! Good luck with the future! Very glad that you are part of this great community!

All my best,
Dan
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Bladen Premium
Thank you for the kind words. I look forward to seeing lots of you here at WA
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hey Dale,

Seems like we have some similar interests!
I just said in a post to you about your camping trip that we go camping too. We have a new camper trailer towed by an older Toyota Landcruiser. I am trying to sell online camping and accessories products here in Australia, site is about 4 months old, starting to get FB likes, views of the site but alas no sales yet.

Good luck and I am going to follow you, for inspiration!

Steve
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Bladen Premium
Thanks for the follow and I have followed you back. Goid luck in your camping endeavors. I'm jealous. Would love to visit Australia
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Bladen

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month;
Things I've learnt so far - focus on the right numbers.
Please feel free to follow me on social media;
https://www.facebook.com/kdforsman/
https://twitter.com/PaidBlogJobs
https://plus.google.com/+KDForsman
https://twitter.com/kdforsman_nz
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Dale and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and have started the training you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Dale!

Thank you very much for following me! I'm pleased to meet you. Of course I'm following you back.

You and your family has gone through difficult times. I'm relieved to hear that you have your grandson living with you now and that your wife has recovered and is feeling well again.

Wish you very welcome back to WA and may you achieve your dreams and goals. See you around!

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Dale and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if I can help at any time.
Terry
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onebluemoon Premium
Hello Dale,

Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA.

There are lots of ups and downs in your life but seems like you have been able to overcome most of the downs.

Here's wishing you all the best and don't hesitate to reach out any time you might need some help.

Moon
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Loes Premium
Hello Dale,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also 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. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Bladen Premium
Well it sounds like I should not just be following you but I should be paying more attention. It is with people like you and the information you provide that assures me I will succeed.

Thank you
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Beckywahm Premium
Hi Dale,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for following me.

My husband just started working for a company that is in the oil and gas industry. I'm a little nervous about that because it booms and busts hard, from what I understand.

Sounds like you chose a niche if your story about your grandson is part of your site. I look forward to keeping up with your stories.

Becky
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halinphilly Premium
Hi Dale,

Thank you for following. I am now following you as well. You have gone through quite a few rough patches along with your wife and I am happy to see you have emerged stronger and victorious. I know you still have a ways to go. I am similarly struggling to get my footing back. I had my own battle with cancer and, hopefuly, the worst is over. Time to take the bull by the tail and face the situation! LOL

I wish you enormous success... Health, wealth and happiness, too!

Hal
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affilicoach Premium
Hey what's up, Frank here,

Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)

If you're still not sure whether it is possible to make money with the training in Wealthy Affiliate then these posts might be interesting. Talk soon.

Frank
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Kyoko817 Premium
Hi Dale, thank you for connecting with me! And Welcome back! I am just so happy that you were able to come back. We all have stories about our own walk in business. Yes, online business is constantly changing, and I get wiped away many times, but WA is an excellent program, and these active members update all changes so that you can keep up in current and get back on track quickly, especially you had done a successful business once. I wish you the great success in Online Business (and this time, forever!)
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Bladen Premium
Thank you so much. I am looking forward to a new beginning and meeting all the great people here.
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affilicoach Premium
Welcome Dale, to Wealthy Affiliates and thanks for accepting my invitation to check it out.

There's a lot to learn here, the best place to start would be the level 1 certification course. So start with the first lesson by clicking on the link below. Be sure to create a profile and add a picture, that way you'll get lots of help from all the peeps in WA. You'll find out how to do this in the getting started link above.

Sadly some people don't even get this far, for some unknown reason.

If you can do this, (i.e.) follow simple instructions, (implementing as you go), soon you will be on your way to making your first sale.

And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affilicoach or by private message if you are a premium member.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get to lesson 1!

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I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership.

☆ ☆ Bonus #1: Live Case Study 5 Part Webinar Series

Get access to a 4-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 4+ hours

This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.

Please feel free to ask questions in the community through live chat or the Getting started classroom above. Or as I mentioned before, hit me up anytime you want in WA.

Anyway, I know you'd be eager to have a browse around so I'll let you get your feet wet.

Best of luck, and don't forget you can always ask me for help!


Best,
Frank
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Bladen Premium
Thank you Frank and yes you can count on messages from me as I am very much into this.
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affilicoach Premium
Hey no problem Dale.

I look forward to your success. :)
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