About BrendanL1
Joined November 2016
Wealthy Affiliate,

My profile needs an update.

I joined WA well over a year ago. My expectations were high, and the desire to succeed strong. Or, so I thought.

Then, early last Fall, I sensed a shift in attitude. In retrospect, the term, "looking for an easier, softer way" now comes to mind. Was it the cause for that unhappy shift?

Whatever the cause, I soon bagged Wealthy Affiliate, There had to be, I hoped, an easier, quicker route to the reality of financial success.

That hope, quickly moved me to pursue alternative internet marketing plans.

A bad move!

One 'opportunity', as it turned out, proved to be a tedious, time consuming, costly, 21 step, pyramid scheme. A road to nowhere! And, the other? Well, it was, and still is, A full blown internet scam served up by THE WORLDS BEST MARKETING GROUP, out of Phoenix, AZ.

The guy in Phoenix promised me a sure way to make some serious money on line. It was spun as quick and easy. Further sweetened with a promise of no "heavy lifting." Man, what a great deal. I bought his whole speil.

How it worked. They build a website that enables me to sell products on Amazon. For that I pay WBMG $10,000.00. All that is now a done deal. However, it was just a matter of days after the deal was done, that a savy computer type informed me that it was/is I/me who got 'done' in the deal.

Say ......what? Yeah, it was ugly! My friend described the 10K site as a "poorly done, ugly eye sore hawking cheap, worthless products". Why would anyone possibly use it? Then the killer! it turned out my site had no connection to Amazon, or any other site. My angry phone calls went nowhere, etc., etc., etc.

The present. About a month ago, my instincts told me to reconnect with Wealth Affiliate.

However, rather than jumping right back in, I figured it best to feel my way. First, I spent time reading and researching the field of affiliate marketing. Then I went thru the 10 WA lessons to help me get back on track. Now, I've begun doing each of the lessons. Hopefully, that means completing the firs two lessons by this Friday, April 27th.

OK, just one more aside. IT is about my WA focus. It has changed. Money, of course is still big. However, other things are no less important, like success as an end in itself. And, that success would include being part of the WA family, once again!


Life before Wealthy Affiliate.

During that extended period, I did many things in the world of paychecks, both both blue collar and white collar. After college, not knowing what to do with my degree, and physically ineligible for the military, I was stumped. There also was a lack of confidence. So, I spent the next eight yeas as an itinerant bartender ,construction worker, and taxi cab driver.

Some regrets! Some good times! I really liked slinging drinks and chatting up the bar patrons. "Working for the man" digging ditches and pouring concrete probably does not sound like too much fun to most, but it was OK by me. Driving a cab, minus the drunks, could be a whole lot of fun. Sometimes, even with the drunks could be fun. Today, after many years, I still have fond memories of wheeling my cab up and down and down the side streets of diverse places like Philly, Reno and Boston.

I entered the White Collar world as Social Studies teacher at a Junior High in the wilds of North Philly. From there, I moved onto a couple of boys boarding schools. One in Lee, MA, followed by The Storm King School in Cornwall, NY. Two very different worlds! Lee Academy was place for rich punks, some an ace away from disaster. Storm King, located on a beautiful campus overlooking the Hudson River, also catered to the wealthy, but of a different sort.

In the late 60' our student body included the sons of foreign diplomats, Hollywood celebrities, wealthy Viet Namese refugees and Arabian oil Sheiks! No less than Lee Academy, Storm King was a fun, fascinating, alive, great place to work!

After Storm King, and two years of graduate school, I changed direction, again.

This time, my destination was Springfield VA, and a job at The National Right to Work Committee (RTW}. Because of my union experience as a teacher, construction worker and bartender, they brought me on as a Staff Writer and Researcher. They were not big on forced unionism. Neither was I.

The time at Right to Work was both gratifying and well spent. It illustrated for me, in no small way, that I am cause oriented. Helping and promoting groups, organizations, ideas and causes, are what drives me.

After leaving RTW, I continued to work as a Writer/Researcher. Those jobs included the United States Senate Republican Conference, The US Department of Education and The Georgia Department of Education.

In 2002 I took early retirement. Since then I've stayed busy helping and promoting groups, organizations, ideas and causes that I, and others, believe in. Sometimes, I get paid!

Now, sixtteen years into retirement, I have decided to get more serious. Yet, not sure what that means. Hopefully, Wealth Affiliate is the answer, or, a least part of it. Currently thinking about combining the sale of products with events, causes, ideas, etc.
BrendanL1's Goals 3
Money Goals
Happy earning?
$2500.00 monthly

Ecstatic earning?
$5000.00 monthly

Time I am willing to invest?
20-25 hours weekly
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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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BrendanL1 Premium
Happy earning?
$2500.00 monthly

Ecstatic earning?
$5000.00 monthly

Time I am willing to invest?
20-25 hours weekly
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BrendanL1 Premium
Ok, site very confusing! To Like 1: THANKS!!!!
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rufat Premium
Great goals Brendan! I'm sure you will achieve success if you follow the training here, take action and ask for support when you need. Let me know if you have any questions.
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BrendanL1 Premium
Thank's rufat. I have to leave now. I'll be back later with questions on Lesson 2,
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on going Premium! I'm glad you decided to take that next big step because now you will see what Wealthy Affiliate really has to offer.

There is so much great training ahead of you and I can't wait to see your success.

If you ever need help with anything please feel free to let me know. Take care and good luck to you.

-Jaime
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BrendanL1 Premium
Jamie, Think I failed to reply. Sorry! U have my follow! Cheers! B
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Biggsta Premium
No problem at all :)
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi from Adelaide in South Australia...
Welcome to Premium! You have made a very wise investment.
Armed with everything you're about to learn, you'll have an internet business up & running before you know it!
If there's anything I can do to help you out please let me know...
Wish you all the best & much success...
Steve
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WATannie2017 Premium
Hi, there! Welcome to WA Community.
Just wishes you a big success on your journey of becoming your own leader on your own businesses. You are doing a good start! Keep fighting :) If you have any question, please feel free to ask all of us, anytime. We all, here, to help you in need. Best wishes from Tannie
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BrendanL1 Premium
Thank's!! Will ask.
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rufat Premium
Welcome to WA Brendan! It's great that you've completed your profile which proves you're serious about your future business plans. I look forward to seeing your success story. Stay active within the community and remember to follow other members because it will naturally lead to more help within the community.

You will find all you need right here and have certainly landed at the right place to learn all about Internet Online Marketing. The lessons are easy to follow and the videos inside each lesson are self explanatory. You will find the community that is here to help you achieve your goals and if there is anything I can do to help please let me know.
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Brendan? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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BrendanL1 Premium
Moving on. Just completed my profile. Ready to move on lesson 2
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Kyle Premium
Good to know Brendan! :) If you have any questions or need a hand with anything as you moved forward with your progress, please get in touch.
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BrendanL1 Premium
OK, man! Thanks! Things moving better. Hope to complete Lessons 3 and 4 today. Maybe 5.

Cheers!
Brendan
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Kyle Premium
Excellent to hear Brendan, sounds like you are making some good progress. As you continue to move forward within the training you are going to truly see your business take shape. Chat soon!

PS. I really hope you have nothing short of an amazing week ahead! :)
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BrendanL1 Premium
Thank's man! Working on. Same to you!
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