About BooBish
Joined October 2015
Hi, I'm Jean, from California and live with Mooch, my cat. I've read good reviews of "Wealthy Affiliate." I get a thrill seeing my bank account increase, though I'm not interested in lotteries or inheritances and only like it when I make the money myself. I see profits as a measurement of success in providing service and it makes me feel powerful to get what I want due to my own devices. I love to learn, and earning is nice too!

Because I'm pretty sure I'll never win any lottery or inherit money, (and not hoping nor even want to, as being financially enabled destroys motivation and self-efficacy, if you ask me, kind of like if you give someone a fish versus teach them how to fish), and since I don't have much in the bank, I do need to earn money, but mostly I'm interested in psychological rewards from being successful at an endeavor.

What really makes me tick, it seems, is acquiring in-depth knowledge of chosen topics and communicating well, whether it be in writing or some other means of interaction.

I am always seeking to grow and feel I have essentially a good mind and pure heart, and it doesn't bother me to not have much money in the bank, as that just motivates me to work harder and develop both an income as well as myself.

If I earn lots of money, I plan to give lots to legitimate causes or charities that I feel towards such as animal sanctuaries. Maybe I'll even travel, though I've never been a traveling sort of person before.

Basically, I just like setting targets and hitting them.
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SondraM Premium
Hi Jean,

I was just checking where you live. CA is "unique" in many ways, so make sure you get advise from people in your area of CA. Don't allow yourself to get over whelmed a this point.

An inexpensive way to find out about what business licenses are required, would be to visit your bank and inquire about a business account.

They will give you lots of good information and not charge.

SCORE or the local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will have information about what licenses and taxes might be required.

Another option would be to go to CA.gov website. I just looked at it. Its a bit confusing.

If I was you, check out the SBDC in your area. SBDC and SCORE are both reputable and they won't charge you for things that can be done for free.
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BooBish Premium
Yes, I can ask bank about required business license when I go inquire about business account.

Lots of resources to turn to for free.

Thanks.:-)
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kmer6 Premium
Hey, Jean, good afternoon to you. My name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back. Earning income from online platforms is better than trading your time for dollars with a local employer. Or at least it is for me. I do both. LOL.
I look forward to working with you and wish you much success and prosperity in your building your online empire!
Ken
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BooBish Premium
I agree it's preferable to make money being self-employed than being underpaid working for someone else and let the employer keep all the credit as well as the money, once one has found the right outlet to build a business, which WA provides.
Thanks. Best wishes.
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LeonardG Premium
Hi BooBish Jean, from California! Thanks for following me back! All The Best! Health and Prosperity for you and Mooch!
I love animals but I can't afford to take care of myself well - so what to talk about pets... hmmm. Maybe I'm like a Mooch - needed someone to take a care of me? LOL
Leonard from New York LOL
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BooBish Premium
Hello Leonard,
I appreciate your follow.:) Thanks for the well wishes for me and Mooch. We both appreciate it. Nice that you're an animal lover also. That makes the world a more beautiful place. Best wishes and cheers!
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi, Jean! I just followed you and I appreciate the follow back.

I am from California too and love cats. We have a cat, Sophie(a diva, seriously. She has the diva personality. I have had a lot of cats, and all have different personalities). And we have a dog.

Is that a picture of your Mooch in one of the avatars? Cute!
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BooBish Premium
Yes, Mooch is a cutie, but extremely demanding. We have a love/annoyance relationship. He's a bratty little angel.
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Jenna7 Premium
That's so funny. That's how Sophie is too, very demanding. She is very impatient and if you don't do what she wants right away she meows loudly until you do it. Not just a normal meow but loud as she stares you in the eyes. Lol! We love her to pieces though. She's probably spoiled.
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BooBish Premium
Yes, pets can be spoiled, but that's how they should be or rather treated dearly. Pets can be challenging just like human children. I have no human children, but I think I have an understanding of what's it like from having Mooch.
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Loes Premium
Hello Jean,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made 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 on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016-2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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BooBish Premium
Yes, I see you have a lot of blog and training material on your profile. Thank you, Loes. I'm sure I'll find something that will be helpful. Best wishes.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Hello, BooBish and thank you for following me. I am now following you, too.

Your profile said you are not interested in lotteries ( I am not either.) Your want to make it yourself and you're not looking for an inheritance. ( I just got one and it helped me pay for the first couple months of WA, along with a car from someone else!)

the rest is going to be up to me and I will really work for it, here!

Mickeyb
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BooBish Premium
Well, Mickeyb, it sounds like you used your inheritance well. I think whether getting money without earning it can be positive or negative also depending on when you get it. Growing up, I had materialistic parents who I feel financially enabled me and somewhat crippled me in that way. Thus, I had to learn later to develop a work ethic. However, I wouldn't mind some inheritance now so that I don't have to work at a "real job" at all and just work at this now that I do have more or less of a work ethic. Money in itself is not THAT important as people make it. I guess that's why people who win lotteries often aren't better off. Also, I heard people often lose their lottery gains after only a few years because they have not altered their self-image to fit that of a wealthy person. In any case, as you seem to agree with it, it is far more rewarding to earn a big income than to just have it handed to you.
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mickeyb123 Premium
That is absolutely true!

I have never, until just recently, NOT worked at a fairly physical job so that my family has all of the stuff they need and a lot of what they want! (My medical issues, at this point have kinda taken over in that regard....)

Mickeyb
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BooBish Premium
As for myself, I don't have a family to support, just me and my cat. Have to find meaning in life some other way. More to life than food and shelter alone. I believe niche website that has relevance to oneself and importance to others provides meaning as well as money. It's a good thing money doesn't grow on trees; otherwise, there would be less of an incentive. Best wishes to you.
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JasonJF Premium
Hey, Jean,

Thank you for following me here at WA. I have also followed back.

My advice is to take a lot of action here! You can really achieve a whole lot when you are dedicated and take it seriously.

This is a legitimate and unique opportunity for anyone with a burning desire to succeed.

I believe in you!

-Jason.
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BooBish Premium
Thanks. Right, I agree. Best wishes.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi, Jean! I want to apologize for not sending You yet the astrological reading for You! I will do it soon, I am a bit sick now and not in the mood to write! Sorry about at. I will contact You soon!
Thanks a lot in advance for Your understanding! Stay well, Igor
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BooBish Premium
Don't worry about it, Igor. I look forward to getting it and seeing what it says about me when it's ready.
Thanks,
Boo, aka Jean
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Igor13 Premium
Thanks a lot Jean for understanding!
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BooBish Premium
Sure, Igor. (My computer was slow yesterday. After disk cleanup and uninstalling a few things, it's functioning normal again.)
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Igor13 Premium
Thanks a lot!
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JoyNelson Premium
Hey Jean,

I saw your comment and question about Wordpress themes, static pages, etc. and speed. Not sure if you know about this resource, but the following link is a place I go to find good info. Thought I would share.

http://www.wpbeginner.com/wordpress-performance-speed/

Wishing you success!

Joy
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BooBish Premium
Thanks, Joy. I'll take a look at the info from the link.

So much information to read, always feel like trying to catch up.

I got 2 speed reading courses from Udemy. I found out yesterdays from taking an online reading test from Staples website that my current speed is 220 wpm. I finished watching the first speed reading course yesterday. One thing that was emphasized is not to read every word because we can take in patterns and ideas without reading all words. So one technique is to start reading from right to left, then on next line left to right, then next line right to left. This also decreases vocalization. This seems impossible in terms of comprehension but supposedly is effective with practice.)

Since today is the final day of Udemy sale at $15 a course, I decided to pick up a couple of more courses (and this is my last investment for a while). One is "Confidence On Camera" and the other is "5-Step Creative Process To Branding." I picture myself making video with myself on camera and posting on YouTube, which is good way to get the word out.

Do you have videos? Do you plan to make videos?

Jean
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JoyNelson Premium
Hi Jean,

I am re-focusing at the moment. I have been a relationship and life coach who has always also worked with start-up businesses to help them get on their feet. I have also been hosting retreats and ecstatic dance classes as well as helping my husband run his business and my daughter run hers for years.

Because I have decided to focus in a slightly different direction with my coaching, writing, and online business, so it is taking some time. Yes, I plan on having a variety of books written, video courses, and hope to get into hosting webinars.

It all takes time, :) Working at it one step at a time (or sometimes more:)

All we can do is keep moving forward!

Joy
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BooBish Premium
Joy!

Well, best wishes with your business endeavors/helping people.

Still more fun being busy than having no opportunities or moping.:)

Jean
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JoyNelson Premium
Jean,

I love to have many streams of incomes, from different businesses and love staying busy with multiple projects! It's my life's passion...

:) Joy
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Jean and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Since you joined you will have come to realise that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
Can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
You get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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BooBish Premium
Wow, that's a lot of blogs on WA. One thing I need to do is greatly increase my reading speed. Knowledge is power to write good content. Okay, Robert. And have a beautiful day as well.
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Robert-A Premium
Hi again Jean 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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BooBish Premium
Yes, of course. I know what you mean. As a human, can sometimes forget, but I do like your comments. Thanks.
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alex789 Premium
Nice talking to you today. If you need any more help just ask. Also I know you're just getting started on social media so you should start by familiarizing your self with social media websites. I have a blog on social media and will be posting a new article most days. Marketersexpereince.com
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BooBish Premium
Yes, nice live chat. Okay, I'll read some of the articles on your site. Maybe post a comment soon.
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alex789 Premium
That would be greatly appreciated. If and when you have you're blog up send it over to my wall and I will return the favor.
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BooBish Premium
By "blog", I assume you mean affiliate website, right? In regards to my website, FYI, I'm sort of a slowpoke, but I'll inform you when I'd like comments. Thanks.
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me! Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you have a chance please check out my website. It was created by following all the training found on the WA website.
http://doyouhavesleepapnea.com
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BooBish Premium
Hi Shawn,
Your website looks like a magazine with (increasingly) loads of info on sleep apnea. Not a lot of bells and whistles, just helpful info. Nice picture on the About Me page.:) I was wondering about "You May Also Like" where it looks like there are links to other websites? Does this help with traffic?
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Compsol99 Premium
Thanks for taking the time to look over my site! The "You May Also Like" section was just added. It is part of the SumoMe plugin. I'm not sure if it helps with traffic and I'm wondering if it actually detracts from my website. I'll have to give it more thought and maybe ask a few more people what they think!
Regards,
Shawn
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BooBish Premium
Hmm, don't know anything about SumoMe plugin, but that's one of the things I want to learn. Yeah, not sure if the "You May Also Like" section from the plugin is a good idea or not. Best wishes.
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amasswealth Premium
Congratulations on joining Wealthy Affiliate Jean. 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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BooBish Premium
Thank you, John. The training rocks, I agree. I know I just need to spend more time on it. And you can get any question answered by the community or by sending a private message. Wish you the best.
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amasswealth Premium
Well a little time spent each day on the training can amount to a great deal in the long run. Have a nice day. John
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