A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT BRANDING - I THINK!

NO NOT BRANDY - WHAT ARE YOU LOT LIKE..........BRANDING I SAID!!


How is anyone going to notice me - who am I - how am I going to stand out in the CROWD?

Hey you know me and you know my background is not in Marketing or Affiliate Marketing but I am enjoying picking up little tips as I learn, I did pick up some common sense over the years though. Did you hear the Phrase:

"IT TAKES A LIFETIME TO BUILD A GOOD REPUTATION AND IT CAN TAKE A SECOND TO - DESTROY IT"

THE ACTUAL QUOTE IS FROM A FAMILY MEMBER

"it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." Warren Buffet



Isn't the phrase so true. For some of us, the best time for building our reputation or planting the seed was 30 to 40 years ago but don't worry we can plant the new seeds starting from now! It's time to stand out in a world of equals. We are in the right place at Wealthy Affiliate!

SO WHAT AM I REALLY DOING AT WEALTHY AFFILIATE

Obviously I am here because I need and appreciate the schooling and learning is healthy and I want to begin to sew the seeds of entrepreneurship in my time to come.

We are all here for different things if the truth be known - For me, it started out as something different to what it feels like today - 4 MONTHS ON.

Today it is simply a place where I can be part of something, it is the best way I can see to get started in business and it's also the best place I can be to start learning to help people and I am allowed to do it over and over without asking OR expecting anything back.

It may not be apparent to outsiders but I do things from the heart and that's simply because I enjoy taking part and I simply want to help.

NO THAT'S NOT ME! The gray color around the chops are similar!


It is the fact that I care for others and the energy I portray that it is important to me and how my energy is perceived, my diligence and attention to detail are qualities that I want people to feel when they invest in my business.

Kyle has talked about simplicity numerous times through his training and there is nothing more simple than caring about someone and building trust and lasting relationships.

My relationships have always been built on trust and they have been for many years - it is my belief that trusting relationships in marketing will build on my reputation!

We are spoilt with social media these days and business that used to be agreed on a hand shake has taken to the digital media platforms for us to become profitable and favorable!


It gives me such pleasure to know that people are talking about me, it's important that they are talking about me when I am not around - We want to be noticed, we are not the same and we need to be different - BLANDNESS SUCKS!

"We are all building reputations based on our values and our principles, our level of care for others, our competences and our experiences."

"Your Reputation is your Good Name - You are selling yourself - Your experiences are Unique to you - You are Unique"


YOU ARE THE REAL EXPERT

YOUR BRAND

We have chosen to be in the public eye and the choices we are making will begin to portray our personal Characters - who we really are - we will be defined and judged as we develop our businesses - THIS WILL BE OUR BRAND.

Finally, it is worth being aware of the fact that if people do not buy into YOU, then they will not buy into anything that stands behind you.

PEOPLE ARE BUYING PEOPLE - When we begin to learn from our experiences in everyday life and so much on the platform - OUR TRAINING GROUND - WEALTHY AFFILIATE IS OUR PLACE TO PRACTICE, the rewards to shall follow.

FINALLY, - Sell Yourself

REPUTATION MATTERS - FROM REPUTATION YOU WILL GAIN RESPECT - WHEN YOU GAIN RESPECT YOU WILL:

"EARN MONEY!"

And of course there is Gratitude - Take Time

"Who are you grateful for in your life and what are the memories you are grateful for in your life and what are grateful for about yourself." Gratitude will lead to positivity!

"KEEP HAVING FUN & REMAIN POSITIVE"

Tick my like if you Like!

Or simply leave me a lovely positive note and some wonderful words of wisdom - All modes of appreciation are more than welcome!

Exciting days to come!

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CarolMeador Premium
Well, Sir, you've done it once again! Really enjoyed this great post., Wayne. And you're right....Blandness does, indeed suck! Don't think you have anything to worry about there, though!
Carol
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buffetearns Premium
Thank you! Go to bed!

Wayne
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CarolMeador Premium
Yes, sir! But before I do, which post of Bo's were you talking about?
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CarolMeador Premium
That was an interesting post. Missed that one. And no, you're not being nosy....I grew up in Iowa.
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jwaffil2018 Premium
Lo! No blandness allowed! right Carol?
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CarolMeador Premium
Yep. We don't grow blandness in Iowa, only corny people like me, acres of cobs, and a few hogs! TeeHee!
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buffetearns Premium
Lol

Wayne
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jwaffil2018 Premium
I consider myself corny and I'm from California! Lo! Now living in Iowa!
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CarolMeador Premium
Got a chuckle outta ya, didn't I? TeeHee!
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jwaffil2018 Premium
Carol you can get a chuckle out of all of us! Lo!
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CarolMeador Premium
Yep, LUV it! And love chuckling back with all of you as well!
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jwaffil2018 Premium
Thank you Carol for livening up WA!
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CarolMeador Premium
Grin! And to you as well!
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buffetearns Premium
Yes indeed you did! Flying back tonight, my replies will be intermittent I think?

Have a wonderful day there!

Wayne
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CarolMeador Premium
No worries. I gotta get to bed. You'll probably be snoozing when I'm just getting up. You leaving UK? Flying back to Malaysia? Or vice versa?
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buffetearns Premium
Yes KUL TO LHR, Malay to UK!

Have some good rest!

Wayne
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CarolMeador Premium
You're probably in the air and can't use Daisy right now, but have a safe flight. Praying for your mother and your family at this difficult time for you. Carol
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LouisaB Premium
Hello Wayne, I must say that you bring it home every time. With all being said, I must commend you for your humor and inspiring talents.
I am awaiting for your next write up, because there are always something, hilarious, interesting and awaking in it.

As you know MY BRAND IS GRATITUDE.
"KEEP HAVING FUN AND REMAIN POSITIVE." is what I'm all about.

"Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You!"

Have a great day!

Cheers,

LouisaB
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buffetearns Premium
Louisa just a quick one back, going in all directions at the moment, packing, Travel, lilmited wifi - CAN I JUST SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU!

Keeping you posted as often as I can!

Have a fantastic day!

Wayne
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LouisaB Premium
Okay, you have my blessings!
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jwaffil2018 Premium
Humor makes the world go around! It should at least maybe a lot of problems would be solved!
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RandiLee Premium
My dad used to say the same thing about taking a lifetime to build a good reputation...its always stayed with me. Thank you for bringing back some fond memories for me :). As always I enjoy your posts of encouragement!
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buffetearns Premium
These old Dads of ours, talked some good sense that stuck with us at times, nice rekindle fond memories!

Thanks Randi, appreciate your comments!

Wayne
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
"Just be you" that is all you need to do.. Well said my friend Well said.

Tried and true

Elaine
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buffetearns Premium
Thank you Elaine, very true!

Wayne
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MarkBa Premium
"Blandness Sucks" Amen to that... :)

~Mark :)
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buffetearns Premium
Thanks Mark - Have a great day!

Wayne
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Thank you for the positive words, Wayne. Reputation/branding is very important in affiliate marketing. I understand that. But how do I/we come up with our "brand"? Is it our name, or the niche we represent? I've never been clear on this. Does our "brand" change with each new niche?

Candice
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Mansfis Premium
I found it best to be yourself. So, I brand myself. Back in 2013, I branded myself as "Online Marketing Tools with Sean". This worked well for me. Then I recently switched gears and went with "Just Sean". I know a lot of people who use clever logos and taglines to brand them self. However, it comes down to what your comfortable using as your brand. I hope this helped.
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buffetearns Premium
if people do not buy into YOU, then they will not buy into anything that stands behind you.

If you change your niche, you are effectively changing your brand unless it’s part of the same product or service.

If you have 1,000,000 friends that love you, it’s likely that they will follow your next brand because you have gained their trust!

That’s going to be a nice place to be!

Read what Kyle says again about Branding, he explains it a lot more clearly than me.

Thanks for reading Candi!!

Have a fantastic day there!

Wayne
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buffetearns Premium
It sounds like people have bought into you Sean and they have bought into someone they can trust.

If they need the products that you have, it sounds like the perfect match!

Thanks for reading again Sean. Have a brilliant day!

Wayne
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Thanks, Wayne. I appreciate your answer.

Candice
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Thank you, Sean! What you said makes sense to me. But I'm not sure how to apply it to my websites. I get it on the blog/post/pages.

Candice
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Mansfis Premium
Websites that are not blog post I would design a logo. you could use fotor.com a free source to design said logo.
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Thanks! I'll try that :)
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Wayne, do you know about the toothpaste syndrome?

A few years ago a colleague was sharing a very serious setback with me and how she had lost the respect of an important client. It was a very unfortunate situation that she had brought upon herself and wanted to know if there was any redemption.

I had to silently concur within myself that she had fallen victim to the toothpaste syndrome. It's very easy to get the toothpaste out of the tube but how the hell do you get it back in?

Our reputations have to be treasured and guarded with all our might. One slip of the tongue and the little rudder that steers the ship can drive it into a calamitous state of disrepair.

I make a concerted effort everyday to do and say only that for which I will never have to apologize. In other words, I think about the consequences.

My best to you always,

Brian
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buffetearns Premium
Lots of good points in there, the last paragraph is an important one! Not wanting to burn bridges and apologize!

Thanks Brian

Wayne
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BrianCh Premium
Yeah, what I forgot to mention is that I sometimes fail miserably.

Keep well.

Brian
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buffetearns Premium
Yes I have failed miserably many times but I am becoming happier, it may be the making of us Brian!

Wayne
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Internetgranny Premium
I love the picture of that chocolate Labrador. The only 'words of wisdom' I have is that if you want a dog that you can trust, you won't go far wrong with a Labrador...
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buffetearns Premium
It would be my choice of dog if ever I am in a situation to have a pet one day! You can’t help but love them! The chocolate lab is gorgeous!

Thank you for taking the time to read!

Have a great day!

Wayne
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SachiKashi Premium
Great post. So many words of wisdom!
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buffetearns Premium
I am pleased that you enjoyed it Sachi!

Thanks for reading it!

Wayne
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MSnargrass Premium
Great post!
Thanks,
Marcus
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buffetearns Premium
Thanks again Marcus

Wayne
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5-qpq Premium
Hi Wayne....I enjoy your humour, your joy for life, and those graphics are pretty darn cool.

You’re brandable, lol.

Great post.

Kindly,

Becky

P.S. BARK, BARK - thought you’d get a bark out of that one....hehehe.
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buffetearns Premium
Hey thanks Becky

I think this is the only job in my life, where I’ve been able to say things as I want!

Throw a couple of woof woofs in for good measure to!

Thanks for your comments again!

Wayne
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Steven-A Premium
nice one, Rick.
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buffetearns Premium
Ok Dave! Lol

Wayne
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newmarketpro Premium
LOL
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buffetearns Premium
Cheers Joe!

Wayne
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newmarketpro Premium
I mean what happened with you and NIck?
:)
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buffetearns Premium
Lol

We were just talking about the bulk of the messages, it’s catching up with us!

Lol!!
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newmarketpro Premium
LOL...What a great duo !
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BrianCh Premium
Warren. Keith. Oh sorry, Jordan. :D
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codevonish Premium
Thanks for sharing. My brand started with my first solo exhibition in the UK at Coventry Art Gallery and Museum in 1968
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buffetearns Premium
Two years after I was born, was NEC there then or did that come later?

Wayne
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Wayne, This is a really super Post. I enjoyed reading it. Always look out for your happy face and know that you will have something meaningful to say. All the best, Jill
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buffetearns Premium
You are here again Jill, thank you so much! Oh I am not sure I have to much meaningful to say, but it's about not being afraid to have ago.

I think I'm an have a goer! Lol

Thank you, it's always nice to receive your comments!

Congratulations on your great news again!!

Wayne
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Sammy-B Premium
Really enjoyed reading this, Wayne. So motivational. But not sure whether I prefer branding or brandy.
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buffetearns Premium
Let me try and work that out for you shall I Sammy - Please let me have a go! Lol

I would say when you are at work you are Branding and in your time off you allow yourself time to have fun - but you could also be branding, gaining respect, reputations - business and pleasure!

Balance is good!

Thanks Sammy, really pleased you took time to read it!

Wayne
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Sammy-B Premium
So you need branding and brandy in the right balance. Certainly something to thrive for...
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buffetearns Premium
Hey I’m no doctor - I didn’t prescribe anything then! Lol

Enjoy!!

Wayne
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome post, W. SO hard seeing you on a 'serious side', but of course you had to interject the humor!
M
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buffetearns Premium
Ahhhhhh good day to you - Superwoman isn't it!

Thanks for having a read, I really appreciate it - it's good for us to have a little smile.

I just wrote another quick one there, you will think I've gone positively doolally!

Keep up the good work as a superhero - superwoman!

Enjoy there M

Wayne
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mybiz4u Premium
Namaste, Wayne.
M
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buffetearns Premium
Namaste Michelle!

Wayne
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jwaffil2018 Premium
You are CREATIVE! and you are a WRITER! A CREATIVE- WRITER! This is an awesome post and what you say about gaining trust and building reputation is so true especially in this day and age of Social media "body-slams" that can and DO destroy reputations! Thankfully Wayne we here at Wealthy Affiliate have the type of community that stands behind one another!
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buffetearns Premium
Hey James

Wonderful comments thank you very much! I write from experience of trust issues with friends, business friends, I came off worse.

I maintain integrity and I live a true and honest life and for this I am satisfied with my lot!

We are somewhat lucky with community that we find ourselves interacting with.

The Canadian business partners are doing a wonderful job for us!Lol

Have a fantastic day there and thank you again for your kind words!

Wayne
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Chezbrown Premium
Well thank you very much for this Wayne and if I was to say anything about yourself as a person, you are anything but BLAND that is for sure.

I know what you mean about building relationships and friendships on trust as I do the very same. I did have my trust in people shattered here so am very wary about people now, however I feel that you and I have managed to build a good friendship and have trust in each other.

I always say that if people can't take me as I am and for who I am well then that is their choice but I will not change just to suit others. The one person I am always grateful for having in my life is my dad, always has and always will be.

Hope you are having a good day friend and speak to you later.

xxxxx
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buffetearns Premium
There you are!

How are you feeling today, I hope a lot better!!

We have built a good lasting friendship which is all important because it would be a hell of a waste of money to join WA and not to be surrounded with friends and support.

We are not to live our lives pleasing others because that will be a life wasted - we will never get satisfaction in our own life this way.

Anyway my preaching done - it's 18:40 pm and cereal time!

I booked a rental car yesterday for 3 weeks when I get to the UK. I leave the house Thursday.

They brought me such wonderful diners Saturday and Sunday! I bought two Lottery to tickets to share with the whole office - 27 million if we win! They were a bit surprised with my gesture.

A last funny one - two guys at the hotel work together for one year, they don't even know each others name - isn't that funny or weird!

We are building our own businesses and working together in a nice way!

Wonderful Days there Chez!

Wayne
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Chezbrown Premium
Hello friend, yes I am here.

Still feeling rotten so got the Doc at 2.30 pm.

We have Wayne and that is so right and that is one of the things that I love about Wealthy Affiliate. I totally agree with you that we should not live our lives to please others but for ourselves.

What cereal are you having this time and is this bowl number 2 or 3 or even 4 now lol.

That's good Wayne, at least you will be able to get to places when you are back. When do you fly home then if you leave the house on Thursday?

Well remember me then if you win the 27 million and make sure they remember you if you win lol. That was nice of them Wayne, was that why you were feeling stuffed yesterday then?

How did they address each other then, imagine that though working together for a year and not knowing each others names, very strange lol.

Yes, working for ourselves but together at the same time.

I most certainly hope so Wayne.

Speak to you soon friend. xxxx
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jennyjewel Premium
Great post Wayne, thank you. Trust is my No.1 must have in any situation in life.
Jenny
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buffetearns Premium
Trust is important Jenny.

You keep your reputation and standards in tact, that's all you can do - trust yourself - we have little control over the actions of others.

- it's always and only ever about you!

Byron Katie - My Business, your Business and Gods Business - when we stay in our own business we enjoy strength and success.

When we are concerned of the business of others - we are not in our own business.

Thank you for enjoying the post!

Fantastic day there!

Wayne
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herinnelson Premium
A powerfully motivating post, my friend! Well stated! Character builds a solid foundation of who we are as human beings.
(I don't see any gray!)
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jwaffil2018 Premium
So true! We need people of character in our world today. If anyone wants to find such people all they have to do is look here at Wealthy Affiliate.
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jwaffil2018 Premium
Lo! (about the don't see any gray!)
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buffetearns Premium
Hey that's two really nice things you've said to me today - thank you very much!

I've got the Hugh Jackman beard going on at the moment, positively Wolverine!!

Thank you Erin!

Wayne
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buffetearns Premium
Lol!
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Flash4 Premium
My dad was a great salesman, he believed that trust was important as well as the product. He took time for the trust to build,
and had many returns for business.
I understudied with him, I was interested in finance & his methods.
Reputation is good.
Cheers Jae ☼
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buffetearns Premium
When you are genuine and your ethics are in tact and you can relay through your website, I think you are more than half way there.

Your Dad the good Old School!

I did a marketing course 30 years ago, the guy that taught it was amazing - Steve redfern?

Talking of tact - the tooth in tact?

Thank you for reading Jae, muchly appreciated!!

Wayne
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Flash4 Premium
Yup, tooth is intact, ☼☼☼
J
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Mansfis Premium
People Are Buyin People! Your post Rocks!
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buffetearns Premium
Hey Sean Thank you! Really appreciate your comments!

Have a great one!

Wayne
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elores Premium
Lovely post. I will continue to be positive, have fun, work hard, to MAKE MONEY. Thanks for sharing.
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buffetearns Premium
My pleasure Elores! Go easy on those techies...but watch them! Lol

Have a fantastic day!

Wayne
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Loes Premium
Trust comes by foot and leaves with a horse in gallop...
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buffetearns Premium
How true!

Thank you Loes!

Wayne
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DukeOfChaos Premium
Always uplifting reading your blogs man. thanks for sharing this today.
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buffetearns Premium
My pleasure Duke, I always appreciate you taking the time out of your day to comment!

Have a fantastic one!

Wayne
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newmarketpro Premium
That's witty post full of good goodies.
Love it Wayne. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.
You can't buy a drink coz I don't drink BRANDING!

:)
Joe
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buffetearns Premium
Yes the branding is just something to be enjoyed and appreciated!

Branding on the rocks just doesn't have the same appeal! Lol

Cheers Joe

Wayne
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