About Bleakbasher
Joined January 2016
Just read a article from another WA member, Tom, who wrote:

” those who fail to plan plan to fail”

I will change fail with win and use this:

"Those who win to plan,plan to win".

I know it doesn't really look right but then it does make you look at it again.
Hi
I hate talking about my self, maybe it's a British thing and I think this profile thing is very American, but, then maybe not. (Views please)
Anyway
I live in the UK in a place called Quakers Yard in South Wales about 15 miles north of Cardiff. A place that indirectly bought about the birth of Pennsylvania I believe. William Penn is strongly associated with Quakers Yard and it also has the smallest Quakers grave yard in the world. Right, enough about History.
I like to be known as Ted and use Bleakbasher as my internet name. Both these are nick names and my real name is Graham, but only my mum and officialdom uses this.
I am, what's known as, a "Silver Surfer" (age with-held for vanity reasons) so have been around the "block" a few times. Tried many things though out my life, done a lot of jobs, been in and out of self employment, ran a pub, hacked a taxi, customer service, security guard with a very fierce dog,(used to frighten the life out of me) customer advisor for a mobile phone company. My advice on this; always go payg instead of contract; you are in control
Having spent more time being my own boss than actually working for someone. I have found, in my opinion, that it's the best way to go and wouldn't want it any other way. This is why I decided to continued with Wealthy Affiliate. It has allowed me to stay in control without the need for any commitment or enforced contract. Once I manage to understand the principles of WA, I am happy to build my own little empire up which will help me pay for more "silver surf boards"
I stumbled on WA when I was looking for another business idea and while I have dabbled with internet marketing before and have had my fingers burnt with scammer's. So I nearly bypassed Wealthy Affiliate thinking they where tarred with the same brush. But, no, at last I found a site that I believe is not a scam, they didn't want any contract and best of all no money. So I signed up as a free starter, read and took part in the community, tested the water, set up my first free web site. I took them up on their premium offer and haven't look back since.

I enjoy painting, watercolours mostly, fishing and golf. Reading a good book and playing with the grand kids.

******Update: I have now started my 2nd web site for my daughter.*********

Ted
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There is only one goal and that is financial freedom, Not to have to ask how much something cost anymore...greedy you may say, but my goals aren't that high. as long as all bills are paid on time every month would be a bonus.
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Money I would be happy earning
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
 
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Bleakbasher Premium
There is only one goal and that is financial freedom, Not to have to ask how much something cost anymore...greedy you may say, but my goals aren't that high. as long as all bills are paid on time every month would be a bonus.
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ToniJ Premium
Fantastic. But always great to have a number as how do you know when you have hit it?
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RoseEternal Premium
That is my goal too. To be able to live without worrying about whether you can pay your bills at any given time would be Heaven.
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Carson Premium
Great to see that you've added some goals Graham!

Working towards achieving these goals will happen as you take action on the lesson tasks here at WA. Ask questions when you have them, and take your time. This is not a race, and your time investment will have you up and running before you know it!

You're going to do just great!

Carson
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sharon70 Premium
this would be great I hope you get there
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Ted!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my website on sleep apnea. You can find the link on my profile page.
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow and I wish you much happiness and true success with WA.
Don
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Bleakbasher Premium
Thanks for you good wishes. Let me also return the compliment and wish you all the best too.
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lilyratna Premium
Hi, Ted...I'm glad to have you here, I follow you right back...best wishes to you
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Ted. It's good to know that you have stumbled your way to WA. It's a good place to be when you are aiming to find a business online. It's good to know that you finally upgraded to Premium. I'm still new here at WA. Just started last month and I'm enjoying every bit of the lessons and training here. Wish you every success in all your business endeavours!
Adel :)
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Bleakbasher Premium
Thanks for your message. Yes we are in the right place, kicking myself a bit that I didn't "stumble" over WA years ago. Still lets get down to the "business" an get on with it? Good luck Adel.
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msh2501 Premium
Hi Ted, nice to meet you. I like your way of writing. Thank you for following me. Now, I am following you as well. With my best wishes, Martha.
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sag3 Premium
Thank You for Following Ted:

It’s really awesome to see more people are getting into Wealthy Affiliate. Making NEW connections is one the best ways to stay your path to success.

Remember, you will have a few setbacks before SUCCESS. Learn from your setbacks to keep moving forward.

I have been working in WA since March of 2014. Let me know if you need assistance along the way. Just look me up at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/sag3/blog

Great to Make the Connection
Ken ~ Yearly Premium Member

PS: Please stop by and add comments to http://www.affiliateincomes.org
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Ted, I look forward to following you! I put a comment in for you...great job! Wow...you're doing extremely well...keep it up!

Wish you must success!
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Bleakbasher Premium
Hi Monica
Thanks for the follow ,I have also joined your group and hope we all do well in our futures.
Ted
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playfulheart Premium
Hello Graham/Ted. Thanks for the follow and I'm following you in return.
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stephhill Premium
Thank you for following me. I hope all is going well!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Graham and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Thank you for the follow and I will do likewise.
have a great day.
Robert
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womo2015 Premium
Hi Bleakbasher,
If you know your goal well, WA Community will help you a lot. If you don't know you will spend endless hours playing with WA. In any case Welcome into WA Community.
Wojtek
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Thanks for the follow!
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Welcome, Ted! Follow the courses, learn, work, improve, don't give up, ask for help and you'll succeed.
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Spectacular1 Premium
Hi! Thank you for following me!
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Spectacular1 Premium
Hi! Thank you for following me!
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Tw1 Premium
Thanks for the follow Ted! And, Congratulation on your Premium upgrade! Hope to be doing that sometime soon. Good luck in your endeavors!

Sincerely,
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Bleakbasher Premium
Thanks for that. There's no commitment in upgrading and worth doing. Good Luck
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coach-john Premium
Congratulations on joining Wealthy Affiliate Graham. I am glad to have you in my network. The training here is awesome and the community spirit is second to none. I have no doubt that you have all the tools you need to succeed with your online business! I wish you lots of success on your WA journey. John
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WebBasedUser Premium
Thank you for the follow Bleakbasher, if you ever need any help, just shout out.
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stanleytee Premium
Thanks for the follow and I am following you back.
Cheers,
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stanleytee Premium
Welcome to WA premium club.
Wish you success.
Stay focus and don't get distracted.
Cheers,
Stanley
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AriefWibowo Premium
Welcome to the premium.
You are going to love your stay in here.

We have tons of resources. Use them well.
Ask for help if you need one.
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ShannonSB Premium
CONGRATULATIONS on going Premium - the best decision you could have ever made. So many resources and SO much support here, it's an awesome community to be a part of. A bit of beginner advice (given to me when I started) remember website FIRST - do your lessons follow them and you will succeed! Social - SECOND - still very important piece of our community but don't let it keep you from progressing on your website - Have fun and I wish you the best of success!!
~Shannon
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Missa3 Premium
Hello,
Welcome to Premium membership, You have made a great choice and you already know it. You may have noticed we are a community base on paying it forward. So please don't hesitate to give a shout when you need a helping hand.

~Debra
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Mac01 Premium
Hello there,

Welcome to WA and congratulations on going Premium!

If you need any assistance in you journey here at WA, I am happy to help in any way I can.

Best
Mac :)
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Bleakbasher Premium
Many thanks. So many people on here are so helpful. It's brilliant
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Shukamina Premium
Hello!
Welcome to Premium! There's a lot of information here and I'm sure it will be all beneficial to you. Much success to with you and hope to collaborate with you in the future!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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MINDwell Premium
Welcome --- PREMIUM is an opportunity to turn your passion into profit. I don't know about you, but if one is pursuing their passion, it isn't really work at all. That's what I hope for you. That you can be successful, and fulfilled. The whole community is here to support you.
Good luck
Eddie
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WebBasedUser Premium
Congratulations on making the decision to upgrade to Premium membership at WA. Wishing you every success in your online endeavours.
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vic62 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Congratulations on going Premium. I hope you are enjoying the training and wish you the best success
Regards
Victoria
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jmutisy5 Premium
Thank you for following me.
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Bleakbasher Premium
No problem , lets get there
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Kyle Premium
Graham, 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 Graham.
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Bleakbasher Premium
Thanks Kyle. I am trying to take everything in but I must learn to walk first. There's a lot to take in and sometimes I feel like a dog chasing it's own tail. Still I will keep persevering and maybe I will catch up with my tail at some point.
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Kyle Premium
This industry was new to everyone at one point, myself included. Back when I started I had no knowledge of the Internet business and this. As you move forward, you will get the hang of this and things that you are overwhelmed with by now, will become second nature.

You can learn this and I can assure that everything you need is here at WA to create any level of success you want! I really do look forward to seeing you progress as you move forward Graham! Let me know if you need a hand if you ever feel even a bit stuck.
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PMakaris Premium
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 touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Welcome, Graham! Follow the courses, learn, work, improve, don't give up, ask for help and you'll succeed.
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Bleakbasher Premium
Hello everyone & thank you for the warm welcoming messages you have sent me.
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you as part of the family here at WA Graham!
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JChrisA Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Glad you could join our community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Be sure to click the green Get Started Here button on the left hand side to begin the first lessons, and build your support network by exchanging follows with your fellow members. I'm following you to success! - Chris
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jmutisy5 Premium
Hello there, my name is Joseph and I take this time to welcome you to WA. Wish you success.
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PMakaris Premium
Hey there Graham, how's it going? I'm Pete and I actually referred you here to WA through my website and thought I'd introduce myself while offering you my help and assistance.

I'm a Premium member here, and always will be! I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. It is absolutely worth it, especially if you have a unique and special interest when it comes to online marketing.

Here are your instructions in case you missed it on how to get started: Let's start the year strong!

Cheers,
Peter

P.S. If you didn't know there is an awesome discount on your Premium membership only for the next 7 days.

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Premium Bonuses!!!
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Graham, there are lots of advantages that await you when going Premium. Here are just a few included with your first month bonus:

BONUS: 59% discount on your 1st month (as you likely already know)! That's $19 to get your full-time business up and running online.

Unlimited access to step-by-step training, community, help, and support (including Live Chat & Daily Webinars).

Direct access to me and others (by private messaging). I know Internet marketing inside and out. I go at this full-time here in WA, so I'm more than excited to help you succeed.

Access to both Co-founders, Kyle and Carson.

Unlocking all training that takes you from "Start to Money" :)

Unlimited websites & hosting.

MUCH more... Everything you need to succeed is here within Wealthy Affiliate!

While your free membership is extremely valuable, it's used more to get you up and running. So as you start your training, take a look into going Premium. Trust me, it's totally worth it.

Other than that, just glad you are here Graham!
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Bleakbasher Premium
Hi Peter
I am looking at this opportunity over the next few days. Tell me as I live in the UK. will this work here ok?
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PMakaris Premium
Sounds like a plan Graham! Yes, it'll definitely work in the UK! I look forward to working with you and if you have anymore questions, just let me know. Great to have you here at WA.
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