About Braden
Joined April 2014
I'm retired, from Broadcasting in my early years (from the control room to the board room -- where international media magnate Ted Rogers paid me $5000 a day for consulting -- and writing throughout my working years. I've written over a thousand jingles, commercials, articles (including The Village Voice and Rolling Stone). I was in those days a singer, writer and guitarist in Toronto with a pickup band of super sessions players. Never had anything bigger than a regional hit but, boy, did we have fun!
20 years ago I became a priest, and I'm retired from that as well.
I live simply but comfortably. Unfortunately the market crash decimated our "family money" and I've set out to recover what was lost. Don't think that's not a major goal.
It's very nice to have this WA community. I'm learning as I go, don't have the learning power or the smarts to compete with a computer friendly generation, but there's lots I can draw on and apply.
Did I mention that in the mid-80s I ran a multi-million dollar "success" company dealing wholesale and retail what would now be called "self development" -- mind, body and spirit.
And I'm still involved in music.
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CCraig3129 Premium
I am so happy to meet you...! Blessings, Cheryl
phydel Premium
Congratulations on going premium...I can assure you that you have made the best decision of your life...Contact me anytime you need help..and I will provide you with the help you need as soon as possible. Once again welcome to this new experience
PeterGK Premium
Hi Braden - your history is very interesting, especially the music part - I left a comment on your main website and thanks for the comment on mine - all the best ... Peter
nathaniell Premium
Hey there, I just wanted to check in and see if you had any questions about what you've seen at WA so far. A lot of people get information overload in the first couple days.

The one piece of advice that helped me when I got started was that there is a huge difference in success rates between those that interact with the community and those that don't. Part of learning all this new stuff is going to require that you ask questions when you don't understand.

So, my suggestion is this.

1) Put up a profile pic

2) Write a short introduction about yourself

3) Drop in on my profile to say hello

Doing these things will help you meet people in the community and see what WA is all about. You can start learning how to build a profitable business on the internet by clicking the green "Get Started Here" button on your left. I hope you enjoy your time in Wealthy Affiliate!

Braden Premium
I've put a picture and bio in -- on this page it shows just above your message. I'm involved with interacting with the community, but I'm still slow on the uptake in terms of navigation. For example, I can't comment on others' Reviews because I can't find any! I know they're there -- I'm still exploring.
The message in the upper right corner says "NO Websites Added Yet", but I've set up three.
I don't know why all this isn't showing up.
I have another problem in that 2 of my websites have green cues to what content goes where which still shows up on the websites.
I think I may not be publishing right, but the websites all have a "Published" notice on them. I tried as suggested sending a Notice and so far that has not resolved the issue -- someone, I think it was Kyle, suggested I might have clicked Enable on Infographics (?) but I don't see anything like that anywhere I've accessed.
I'm kind of hung up on the early stages here.
nathaniell Premium
Hey Branden. That message I left you was from almost a month ago :) You can see in the upper right corner when it was left.

The green links in your blog are part of your widget area. I sent you a PM with a link to some training about widgets.

The websites you built will not automatically go to your publicly shared websites. You must go to your profile (click your own image in the top/right of your WA screen), then find "manage my websitess" http://take.ms/h9Z5H and add them there

I was the one that suggested you might have enabled infolinks because they usually have green links. But you have not done that. Green is just the normal color for links on your blog :)

The early stages can be confusing. Once you get your site set up and get used to publishing content, you'll be fine.

View the training in the PM I sent you, and let me know how it goes. It should fix your green link problem.
nathaniell Premium
Hi Braden, Nathaniell here. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started.

Before you start making money, there are just two things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. Watch this video here to learn how to maximize your community reach in WA https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

More buddies means more support. More support means more success.

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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/nathaniell or by private message if you are a premium member.

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Kyle Premium
Welcome Braden! Just stopping by to say hi. I am Kyle, co-founder of WA but just one of the many awesome people here within the community. You have lots of help here so if you ever need anything just let us know. You can leave a comment here or you can join in on a live chat (for instant support).

When you are ready to get started with your initial training the please make your way over to the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course:

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