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.
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)
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.*********

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Money Goals
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.
Money I would be happy earning
Money I would be ecstatic earning
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.
ToniJ Premium
Fantastic. But always great to have a number as how do you know when you have hit it?
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.
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!

sharon70 Premium
this would be great I hope you get there
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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.
Bleakbasher Premium
Hello everyone & thank you for the warm welcoming messages you have sent me.
Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you as part of the family here at WA Graham!
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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Hello there, my name is Joseph and I take this time to welcome you to WA. Wish you success.
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!


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

Premium Bonuses!!!

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!
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?
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.