About Bluewillie
Joined November 2014
Hello! I have long wanted to start an online business, have had "fits and starts" and then found Wealthy Affiliate. Now I'm on my way!
My background is in tech (Systems Engineer with Hewlett Packard) and real estate (always been fascinated with it!) I'm also an avid gardener, lover of plants, animals, and reading.

UPDATE 1/19/15 - I guess I'm having another "fits and starts" stage, having very little time right now to interact with you all. I appreciate you taking time to keep in touch with me, and hope to have some more content up in the next couple of months. For now, I take great pleasure in seeing what you are up to, and making comments when I can - and I REMEMBER - IT'S A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT!

My thoughts and prayers are with you all - keep in touch!
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Lbath5 Premium
Hi Erin. Hope all is well! Thanks for the reference. Looks like it is going to be fun.
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rob3 Premium
Hi Erin, thanks for the follow. Here's wishing you success at WA and look forward to seeing you around the community.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Erin for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog on first Sunday of every month. Enjoy!
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bluewillie Premium
Welcome to our latest new members - I hope we'll all be able to motivate and help each other! Nothing like a community, and knowing you can find support within.
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starita70 Premium
Hi! Erin, thank you for the follow! Success to all your goals!
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bluewillie Premium
Back atcha, Starita, thanks for following me back.
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Ozwizard Premium
Hi Erin,
Thanks for following me back and welcome to my network at WA.
I hope you have a success filled day
Rushton
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Rushton - glad we're connected.
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JSmith62 Premium
Hi Erin, I'm pleased to meet you here in the WA community. Thank you kindly for your follow. I will look forward to doing the same. I too am working at this in spurts it seems. Just have to keep pushing ahead. Happy New Year and best wishes for your success. :)
Joel
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Joel - you n I will have to stick together to keep motivating each other! Amazing how life just sometimes "intervenes" and keeps us from doing important things that will keep us moving forward. I just got off Jay's "Authority sites" webinar, and he (always) has such great ideas and inspriation for motivating us and holding us accountable - very valuable! Let me know if you need some encouragement, please (and I'll do the same.)
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JSmith62 Premium
Hi Erin, thanks for the contact. I just watched it live too. Very thought provoking. I agreed it would be good to sign up for the accountability club, but I don't know. :) I know I have to get out of the comfort zone to get anywhere to start with. Now reviewing certification training etc. :) Happy New Year. May 2016 be a great one. :)
Joel
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Joel - same to ya! PS I have another business (in real estate), and have a partner with whom I talk twice a week. We're not too tough on each other, it just means that we check in and summarize what we were able to accomplish-helps to remind us of what's really important to move forward. (because daily life tends to take up every moment, unless you pay attention and set some time aside for the important things!) I find it really very helpful, and sometimes when I need a kick, I get it!
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Kit-Wealth Premium
Hi Erin, thank you for visiting my profile. I'm honoured to be at your network. Really great having you here! How are you doing this far with business? I'm looking forward working with you! Wish you all the luck, Kit
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks Kit - I appreciate your comments. This is only one of the businesses I have, and I've had some setbacks (health issues in my family) so I'm a bit behind. I have used Jay's "6 weeks to profits" webinar as a guide to stay on track, and that's helping!
Look forward to seeing more of each other "around the neighborhood!"
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Dinh Premium
Hi Erin,
Nice to meet you. I have added you to my network and look forward to watching you succeed! Best of luck and let me know if I can help
:) Dinh
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velcarlson Premium
Thank you for following me, I am following you back. My best to you, Vel
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stevechic Premium
Great to meet you I wish you every success here
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Steve - the same to you! How's your online biz progressing?
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bstreet57 Premium
Hello Erin, thanks for the follow and best of luck to ya! :)
Bob
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Bob - the same to you! How's your online biz progressing?
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bstreet57 Premium
I don't get a lot of time to work on it this time of year but I am still getting new members. :)
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bluewillie Premium
YAY! That's what I'm talkin' about!! Good for you, I'll take a look at your site.
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Gordi Premium
Thank you for the follow Ms. Blue
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bluewillie Premium
And thanks to you, Gordi, for following me back.
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playfulheart Premium
Thanks for the follow and I'm following you in return. Good luck to you.
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PjGermain Premium
Hi Erin and thanks for the follow!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

I've been in the online marketing arena and a webmaster for a long time, but WA totally rocks! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And, please remember, we are here to help in anyway. Don't hesitate to ask as many questions as you need! We're here to help!

Cheers,
pj
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks PJ - it helps to have knowledgable friends!
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mijareze Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network!
Ed
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bluewillie Premium
And thanks for adding me back! How are things going for you?
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mijareze Premium
Very well thanks! How about you?
Ed
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bluewillie Premium
and thanks to YOU for adding me back!
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bluewillie Premium
Well, I've had some delays - life sometimes intervenes, doesn't it. BUT, I keep coming back!
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bronco549 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I returned the favor. Jim
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kmor32 Premium
Hi thanks for following it is my pleasure to welcome you into my network and wish you all the best in your future ventures.
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MisterWailor Premium
Hi Erin,
Thanks for following. Nice to meet you.
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Christabelle Premium
Hi Erin! Thank you for your follow and for inviting me into your network! You certainly have a wide range of interest to find your niche in! I look forward to following your journey! Christa :)
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks Chrisabelle, for following in return - I look forward to getting to know you better, and your work!
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Christabelle Premium
Thank you! I look forward to getting to know you better as well! :)
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kiliwia62 Premium
Hi Bluewillie, thanks for following me and wishing you the very best in 2015. :)
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks for following in return - I look forward to getting to know you better, and your work!
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alanh Premium
Hi!
Very nice to meet you. I appreciate the follow,thanks very much. All the best to you.
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, for following in return - I look forward to getting to know you better, and your work! PS love the tiger...very powerful.
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mkobo Premium
Thanks for the follow Bluewillie, best wishes
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, for following in return - I look forward to getting to know you better, and your work!
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EdA Premium
Thanks for the follow and best wishes.
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, for following in return - I look forward to getting to know you better, and your work!
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terry929 Premium
Hey Erin, I appreciate the follow and hope that you are settling in here at WA. Sounds like your background will give you a lot of good niche possibilities. Good luck and do great things.
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks Terry - I hope you're right. The problem I often struggle with is...FOCUS! I'm interested in so many things, it's hard to decide where to start. Look forward to seeing you around...
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bluewillie Premium
Welcome to all the new members - BOY, did you ever find the right place to learn and grow your online biz! Best of success to all of you.
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sandyhutch Premium
Thank you for the follow and welcome to WA. You have made a great decision to join WA. Wishing you great success.
Regards
Sandy
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the follow Erin. Welcome to the WA community. Enjoy the learning experience.
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, D - I already AM, but "so much to learn/so little time!!"
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pattycakes12 Premium
TY for the follow. Best of luck with your venture!
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bluewillie Premium
Back atcha, pattycakes!
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Mikey72 Premium
Erin, Thanks for following. I hope you have had Good Luck with WA, and I wish you Success in achieving all of your goals!
Michael
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bluewillie Premium
Back atcha!
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Larry MaC Premium
Hello, thanks for making the connection. Hope we both prosper here with WA. Love my garden too. Can't wait for warm weather to return so I can turn the dirt and get something in the ground.
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bluewillie Premium
Yes, gardening (especially growing FOOD) has somehow closed a circle for me - I think it's about putting your fingers in the earth, a real connection.
Thanks, Larry - I do feel like we'll be successful here at WA. I always remember that life is a marathon, not a sprint - have to enjoy the scenery!
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gadifi Premium
thanks for the follow and best of luck to you
cheers
Willie
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bluewillie Premium
Back atcha!
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wyogirl Premium
Hi Bluewillie ~ thank you for the "follow". I, too, am so happy to have found WA. It appears to be THE ANSWER to an online business!!
I have been involved with real estate investing (buying, selling, flipping houses, management of properties) for about 30 years .... I agree, it IS fascinating. Thanks.
Sherri
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bluewillie Premium
Hi Sherri - I just wrote a post on your profile page. Didn't know YOU were in real estate also - that's terrific! We'll have lots to talk about...
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bluewillie Premium
OOPS - Sherri, sorry, I got you mixed up with another member (about writing on your profile page)! Still want to compare notes though, about real estate investing! Keep in touch...
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MarieKi Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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bluewillie Premium
Back atcha, Marie!
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StephonG Premium
Good morning! How is it going?
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bluewillie Premium
HI Stephon - I'm b-a-a-ck! I was traveling and taking care of my "other" business, so sorry it took so long to "chime in". Hope things are going swimmingly for you and your web biz! What have you been up to?
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KBush Premium
Thank you for following me. May you be blessed with success and a prosperous future.
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, I wish the best for you also! Keep in touch.
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bluewillie Premium
Back atcha, K!
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StephonG Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, I wish the best for you also! Keep in touch.
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jessicaY Premium
Hi bluewillie, Thank you for following me and much success to you. Have an amazing day. :)
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, I wish the best for you also! Keep in touch.
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bluewillie Premium
Back atcha, Jessica!
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bluewillie Premium
Hello, and welcome newcomers! I hope you will find the home here that I have in my brief membership. If you ever need help, there is plenty available, and many fine technical folks. Don't let yourself get "stuck" - there's no reason for it. Just reach out with a simple question, and someone (or many!) will jump in with answers/ideas.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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JoZahn Premium
Hi and welcome to WA! Wishing you lots of luck and success :)
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MozMary Premium
Thanks for the follow, enjoy the training at WA!
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you all the best
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bluewillie Premium
back atcha, thanks!
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GwynnGriffin Premium
Welcome, BlueWillie!

I saw a couple of comments you made under the Ambassadorship post and really liked the person behind the words right away =] Just wanted to let you know I joined this community just over a month ago and have found it to be such an excellent "home" for learning, growing, connecting and feeling my own inner strength blossoming. My wish for you is that you find all this goodness and more as you get going with lessons and interactions. The help here is amazing, and you absolutely can contribute as much as anyone through your giving, encouraging nature! Thanks for being a valuable part of WA, and all the very best to you =] You ARE on your way, Gwynn
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bluewillie Premium
Hi Gwynn - it seems your impression of me fits many people in this community! It's rare to find such a "family" of people, though I have found in my own life that my heart expands when I truly give of myself - it's part of what makes us all human, and comes with its own rewards. But it doesn't hurt to have other, more tangible rewards for doing what comes naturally, either!
It seems I may find many kindred spirits in this group, and you are one of them. Thank you for your kind, encouraging words, let's get to know each other better!
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GwynnGriffin Premium
That sounds like a great plan; I'm sure it won't be long before we bump into one another again :) Kindred spirits for sure.
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bluewillie Premium
8-))!
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KevinYoung Premium
Hi there and Welcome to WA Premium! I hope you have much success here at Wealthy Affiliate and in all you do! If you ever need help or just have a quick question - don't hesitate to ask - that's what we're here for...
Regards,
Kevin
www.anxietydepressionandbipolar.com
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Kevin - yes, it's been productive so far, and I appreciate all the support!
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stanmasta Premium
Hi Bluewillie, Welcome to WA, like you, I am a real estate enthusiast.
Although I am 3 months into WA, I love it
There are a lot of opportunities if you interact extensively.
Good Luck
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Stan - yes, it's been productive so far, and I appreciate all the support. What do you do in real estate? I'm a buy and hold investor in Boise, ID. Where do you live?
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Veganlife Premium
Hi bluewillie
Congratulations on going premium. You will find lots of friendly help here. I wish you every success.
Van
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Van - I'm happy to be with you! How is your journey going?
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Veganlife Premium
I'm learning so much. And not enough time to put everything into practice. But I'm working on my site one day at a time. You can see it here at www.veganprescription.com
Van
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bluewillie Premium
Nice job, Van - Left you a message on the site.
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jasontw111 Premium
Welcome to WA premium, I wish you all the best, you will do great if you follow the training, be active in the community, put in the work and ask questions when you are stuck. If you need me I'm only a message away.
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Jason - I appreciate the comment. I'm trying to be active, have made more progress this week than in 3 years of trying other stuff! Still figuring things out, but the support is terrrific. Thanks again.
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Erin? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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bluewillie Premium
Hi Kyle - I thought I had replied to this message already, but don't see it in the thread. I did have a lot of progress this week, thanks! I knew I would upgrade to premium, so I did that today - just wanted to get as far thru the training as possible, first.
The only thing I can't figure out (right now anyway) is how/where to go to read messages - so I think I miss a lot of them. Is there a "button" like the course button that takes me to things people have said? I do know about the button with the envelope (my inbox?), but there seem to be more "real time" things that I get a glimpse of when I log in, but can't seem to navigate to the right space to look and respond to all of them - is that the live chat? I'll check that out now.

Thanks again for checking in!
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Kyle Premium
If you go to the Activity Dashboard you can see everything that is going on and within the Notifications tab, it is everything that is associated directly with you.

Click the Activity Dashboard within the menu and this will take you there.

PS. Congrats on going Premium!
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bluewillie Premium
That helps a bunch, Kyle, thanks!
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Carson Premium
Hey Erin! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! 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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bluewillie Premium
Thanks, Carson - I'm impressed with how EASY it is to get thru the material (I have a little background), and not get STUCK.

I'll sure take you up on that offer!
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Kyle Premium
Sounds like you have a lot of interests Erin, you can definitely take any one of these and create a business here at WA. We are all about turning a passion into a business and that is what our training is going to walk you through here at WA.

If you ever need a hand with ANYTHING, please don't hesitate to drop me a reply. Be more than happy to help you out.
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bluewillie Premium
Thanks Kyle - I appreciate your offer of help. I'm looking forward to this "one stop shop" experience for learning, and producing! I imagine you'll hear lots more from me in the coming days/weeks.
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Kyle Premium
No problem! Absolutely everything you need is here at Wealthy Affiliate to create and grow your business to any level online. I really do look forward to working with you and as you move forward you are really going to see your business come together.

If you ever need a hand with anything, please do let me know Erin. ;)
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