About Bryanb007
Joined July 2017
My name is Bryan Botha and I am a retired South African Police Officer. Most of my youth I was involved in the Scouting Movement and then went on to become a Scout Leader.
Being as I can remember pre-computer and pre-cellular phone times, heck, even pre-TV days in South Africa, I am considered prehistoric by my kids. I have lived a great and diverse life as a member of the SA Police for 23 years and after that, I became involved in Security, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, ISO auditing, Waste Management, Computers, and marketing on and offline.

I enjoy woodworking, tinkering and keep tropical fish and Koi as a hobby. I thoroughly enjoy learning and teaching people new skills so I am definitely enjoying WA.

Oh Yes! I Hate Bullies!
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Marcus2020 Premium
Hi Bryan,
Thanks for the following note.
Quite a diverse life experience and exposure even adding computer as one of your working tools. Uau great.
But what matters the most is to accept what life present us and keep moving, enjoying the low or high of or days .
Bryan you take care and I will follow you Brian .
Marcus
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bryanb007 Premium
Thanks a ton Marcus
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Tazisbones Premium
Hi Bryan, nice to meet you and thank you for the follow. Going by your bio, it's been a quiet life you've had??!! Lol. Looking forward to linking in with you over the coming months, I hope after all your varied jobs you get time to chill and relax too? Wishing you good health and success.
Ian
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Ian,
It has been a great life with some very interesting jobs. Looking forward to hearing more from you in the future.

Regards

Bryanb
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Bryan.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate University.

I would love to learn more about life in South Africa.

Guess what?

You could have a site up tonight.

If the domain is taken...no worries.

Put it on a subdomain...siterubix

I look forward to learning more from you.

Africa is the 'New Frontier.'

Keep me posted.
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Paul, thanks for dropping by. I have 4 sites now.

I live in Pretoria South Africa. Not my favourite place as I dislike city life. I am all for the quiet country life.
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PMindra Premium
I hear you.
Be well.

Paul.
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RCollis Premium
Bryan: Thanks for the follow and I am following you back. I too grew up in a Scouting family and went on to become a leader and a member of our territorial council in Canada’s Northwest Territories. I too remember pre-computer and even pre-TV days living in the Canadian Arctic. I will enjoy following your WA journey and reading your posts.

Rick
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Rick, Nice to meet you. Looking forward to hearing from you again.

Bryanb
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Trujunco Premium
Bryan...I think what appeals to me most about your profile is that P.S. I hate bullies.
There was a time in my past where I was on the receiving end of bullying and found my inner strength finally worked it out after about two years of intimidation. This was as an adolescent, though I have never forgotten the lesson. Time and time again I have found use for standing firm in who I am and believe...so thank you for bringing this topic up and I most heartily agree with your sentiment.

Your life is full, sir and I no doubt that you are valued by family and friends alike...pleasure to meet you here.
I will enjoy reading your posts Bryan, and look forward to our future communications...Kind regards, David
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi David, Thanks for the follow. Yes, Bullies are my pet "thing" that have caused me a lot of "issues in life because I refuse to be intimidated and take them on wherever I find them, school, work, sport, social or life in general.

Look forward to hearing more from you.

Kindest regards

Bryan
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BBrandt Premium
Hello Bryan,
Thank you for following me. I have added you to my network. I have found the training and support here bar none. Please check out my websites, I just finished my second website. I am passionate about health/well-being. I will look for you on your social media and look forward to working with you.

God bless and much success to you. Above all, have fun!

Bruce
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bryanb007 Premium
A great pleasure Bruce. Looking forward to following you on SM.
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clayharrison Premium
Hello Bryan... Oh Yes! Me too! I will connect with you as part of your network, and I appreciate you as you have connected with mine. Looks like you have come a long ways with Wealthy Affiliate. I received my 6 months badge about a month back. I have been putting a lot of time in on my website and not as much on my certification classes.

I have completed 2 in certification classes and I have completed 4 in boot camp. You have the right idea getting your certification first. I veered over to boot camp with my niche, which is promoting Wealthy Affiliate. I am wishing you continued success, as we all help each other to succeed here at Wealthy Affiliate and to help the ones we meet online succeed at finding what they are looking for. Have a great day... Clay
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bryanb007 Premium
Thanks Clay, Nice meeting you
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RCoppersmit1 Premium
Even though it was not my country, thank you for your service both on the force and in scouts. Working with kids is so important!
I too am prehistoric to my kids, they can't believe when I talk about days before all these electronic that we were able to survive! This is a great place and I can't wait to see us all achieve your goals here. Welcome and sending you the best wishes!
Rebecca
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janbey Premium
Hi Bryan,
Great to see you here at WA, thanks for adding me to your network. It was interesting reading your Bio.

I hope things are progressing well for you and that you are continuing to enjoy the ride.

I have followed you back, to see your success.

All the best

Age
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Bryan, great to meet you and thank you for following me.

It appears we both have some things in common. You are a BB and so am I. You also grew up in a prehistoric time like myself. I can still remember my father bringing home our first ever B & W TV back in the 60's. It was that heavy I reckon some of those Elephants you have in Africa would weigh less.
Anyway, at the time, I thought it was advanced technology at it's very best. HAHA!!!

Cheers Bryan and I wish you the best in all aspects of life.

Brad
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bryanb007 Premium
Like good wine, we grow better with age :-)

Bryanb
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Suzay Premium
I like your profile, and I see you are also a re-inventer of yourself.

South Africa? all's I know is a bit about the Boer people and that I would like to help some families down there to get some things to better their lives, and that would help me stretch and network.
Anyways, I am following you back. and will return to read your other posts, Bryan!
Thank you, Suzay.
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stephhill Premium
Many thanks for the follow Bryan. Thank you also for your service as a police officer and keeping communities and families safe. Speaking of being thankful, since you are following me now and since you have given me many reasons to be grateful, I thought I would share my latest WA post with you....which is all about being thankful
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rayd18 Premium
Thanks for the follow and wish you all the best in life. I'm
really sorry for the delay in following you back as I was
busy with the lessons.

Anyhow now that we are connected to each other feel free to leave me a message if you want to have a me and we also do the same as and
when required. Hope you would not mind my doing so.

Regards,
Dipankar Ray.
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bryanb007 Premium
Not at All. Have a great weekend.
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phildora Premium
Hi Bryan, thanks for adding me to your network!

Your passion for security, occupational health, safety and environment, computers, and marketing, will provide great content for your website(s)!

May your writing journey as an affiliate marketer catapult you into an online marketing world where the possibilities of achieving your business and financial goals are endless!

You are creating an amazing journey, with great success as a result!

All the best in not only meeting, but exceeding your business goals!

May you and your family have a prosperous and an amazing 2018!
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Phildora, It's a great pleasure.

Strangely enough, non of my work experiences are part of my online business plan. :-)
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phildora Premium
Hi Bryan, that's even better! Now you get to venture out of your comfort zones, stretch your boundaries, and really create something amazing to share!
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bryanb007 Premium
I'm rushing back to my life long passion...all things outdoors.
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank you for following me, Bryan. There are a lot of people from south African here.

If I could handle it, I would love to have a wall aquarium inside and a koi pond outside. It's just a little too much for me so I admire your hobby.

I wish you much success here.

~Debbi
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Sui, I enjoy my Koi, I have two tanks inside as well with tropical fish but they are a lot of work. been threatening to sell them for a while now and just keep the Koi.
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Sui_generis Premium
Yes, they ARE a lot of work. That's why I said I couldn't do it BUT if money wasn't an object, I could get them and PAY someone to take care of them. LOL. Koi are so relaxing to watch.
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mlevendusky Premium
Hello Bryan,
Wow, what an interesting background you have! I understand when you say you remember pre-computer and pre-cellular, because I remember when a company I worked for got their first computers. My sister and brother-in-law have a Koi pond. It is relaxing sitting by the pond. Welcome to WA and thanks for following me. I will return the favor. I wish you all the best here at WA.
Marylou
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bryanb007 Premium
Thanks Marylou, Yes, I really enjoy my Koi. Don't spend as much time with them as I used to. WA demands most of my time now.
Enjoy WA. It's a great community.
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DarkJokez Premium
Hi Bryan!

Thanks for following me!

I've published a website and actively updating and working on it. It's about grills and grilling! It includes grills, utensils, apparel, recipes, and more!

Check out my website if you can! Leave comments in the posts under "Recipes and More" and I'll make sure to answer! If you put in your URL (URL and emails will not be published), I'll make sure to come comment on your website!
https://off-rails.com/

Follow me on
Google plus:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/106462098737034303155
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/OffRailsGrilling/
Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/offrailsgrilling/

I'll follow you back and together we'll expand our success!

Thank you again and best wishes to you and your success!

-Hung
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bryanb007 Premium
Pleasure Hung, I will look at your site just now.

Regards

Bryanb
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DarkJokez Premium
Thank you for checking out my site!
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DNicholas Premium
Hello Bryan, thanks for following me, I am now following you too. I too am a dinosaur. I remember solving high school physics problems with a slide rule because the pocket calculator wasn't invented yet. I'm still pretty much computer and internet illiterate.

I enjoy woodworking, especially scrollsaw work, and I was a scout leader during the years my son was involved. That's until he got interested in girls. I hope 2018 brings you much success. Good luck and I'll see you at the top.

Don
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tobocrs Premium
Welcome to WA, Bryan. One of our exchange students was from SA -- Venda. He was in our house when Mandela was released from Robben Island, and that was quite an intense weekend! Don't think I knew much about CNN before that event, but sure learned a lot, and a lot about SA history!
Where in South Africa are you from? Maseda now lives in Jo'burg, and works at a bank there. We expect to visit him and his family, hopefully sometime in the next 2 years (before I'm too old to travel easily!)
I look forward to our joint successes!
Tim
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Tim, I currently reside in Pretoria. It is about 70 KM from Johannesburg.
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Bryan and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Terry, Thanks for the offer. I will certainly do that.

Regards
Bryanb
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bbhugaloo Premium
Hello Bryan,

Thank you for adding me to your network. Me too prehistoric. I still use my old Nokia. My son just gave me my first smart phone, his old iphone 4. Still learning to use it. But I can make good responsive wordpress websites, thanks to WA. Sincerely wish you all the best in your online journey.

Cheers
Bashir
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bryanb007 Premium
Whoever said that you can't teach old dogs new tricks obviously never encountered WA :-)
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lakbar12 Premium
Hey there, I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! I thank you for allowing me in your network. I followed you back. I look forward to this journey with you. I wish you the best in all you do...

Much Success to you in 2018 and beyond
Kisha
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Bryan and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will no doubt have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 390+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Robert Allan
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Loes Premium
Hello Bryan,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Loes, Thank you. I have already found your training and have booked marked them and have been using them. They have been quite helpful, thanks.

Kind regards

Bryanb
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Flash4 Premium
Hi Bryan.
What brought into my web? tee hee

I'm of your time, and we have to learn new skills which is pretty hard at first. Toes in the water constantly till we feel safe.

What lovely fish koi are, I would love a pond with koi in it along with blue water lilies, a big stone to sit on and swish my feet in the water.

Thank you for following me I have followed you back.
Cheers Jae
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Bevsownideas Premium
Hi Bryan nice to meet you. I am a newbie and still in the learning process. So I will see where the WA team will lead me.
I am from Namibia. My eldest son is in a wheelchair paralyzed in his under body for 14 years now due to a shooting incident. His hobby is also Koi fish. He have one big koi pond at the outside of his home and one in the inside of his home. He is even swimming
in the koi pond in his home to get his body strength and to stay fit.
I have a video where he swims between the koi fish.

Regards
Bev
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rizq Premium
Hi Bryan. Nice connecting with you. Will definitely follow you back.

Hope your business ventures are going well with you. I am a newbie myself, I find the training program and the community really great. I have learn't so much in such a short period of time.

Happy new year and wish every success for 2018.
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CJardin Premium
Nice to meet you Bryan! Thank you for following me and will be following you as well! Your years working as a leader and offering to teach others is inspiring! Sharing here at WA will be essential to you and your growth here at WA. The community is always here to share and help you along the way. All the best with your journey here!
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Armlemt Premium
Hi Bryan! It's nice to meet you! I want to thank you for adding me to your network here at WA.

I used to keep aggressive fish in two 55 gallon tanks. It's been years ago now, but I absolutely loved to watch them. I used to meditate while watching them. It's a very peaceful and relaxing thing to do.

I look forward to working with you in the future!

Anita
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Bryan

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month;
Please feel free to follow me on social media;
https://www.facebook.com/kdforsman/
https://twitter.com/kdforsman_nz
https://plus.google.com/+KDForsman
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
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TammiP Premium
Hi Bryan, thanks for the follow, I will be following you.

If you love learning and teaching, you made the right choice in join with WA. There is just so much to learn here and to teach to others.

You will do well here I look forward to getting to know you better!!

T
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Thank you very much for following. I love to learn to and I am a Navy brat of an E-7 chief petty officer with a 26 yr Navy career. Born in Subic Bay, Philippines on Subic Bay Naval Base. So I gladly join you and fellow commutes in this learning adventure. Cause it's not a job it's an adventure!!!
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My-Mate-Bert Premium
Hiya, Bryan - saw you mention WooCommerce on chat - are you familiar with it? Just wondered 'coz we use it widely.

Quick demo link to just one of my wife's sites where she uses WooCommerce: (she learned WordPress as a free member but took a year to get to this level and really start selling stuff).

http://kishsoft.shop/
(undergoing sidebar revamp for new stuff)

Have asked to follow you if OK?

All the best - Bert (my imaginary friend) 'n' Me.
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Andre, I am trying to activate an extension Woocommerse and it requires me to login using my WP credentials and the Siterubix credentials give me an error and tell me to reset my password. need to find my actual WP username and password.

Any advice?

Bryanb
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JasonKim Premium
Hello Bryan,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Great to have you here in our community. I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business and hope you fulfill your personal and financial goals.

Jason
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MCrim Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my positive words of good health, wealth, and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay determined, dedicated, and discipline PeaceB
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inspirer Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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