About CarolMeador
Joined November 2017
I grew up in a small farming town in Iowa. I currently live in a mountain cabin with a dog named Leia and a cat named George, close to Smoky Mountain National Park in western North Carolina. I have one son, Colyn, and one grandson, Devon, who live in Ilinois. I am a retired Occupational Therapist. I have many interests and hobbies, including reading, quilting, singing, and writing. I took ballroom dance classes for about 10 years with my ex-husband, and love to dance. I really enjoyed "Read to Raven", a reading program with my certified therapy dog, Raven, that I did at libraries in IA, CO, and NC. I really miss both dancing and pet therapy, but am excited about building my website, and that will keep me out of trouble for the present. Perhaps I'll even meet some other folks in the community who love to dance, who knows?
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Carol,
Wonderful to meet you and I'm following you now. I enjoyed reading your story here. Sooo what is your niche? Is it in ball room dancing?

I hope you're having lots of fun learning and I wish you much success in your online business.

Thank you for your great feedback on my website.

Regards,
Monica
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CarolMeador Premium
I'm so glad you liked it. I really didn't see anything that needed to be changed. It looks so professional and polished, yet your text is personal. My website is allballroomdancing.com. Take a peek if you're inclined, and I would welcome your comments. I haven't progressed far enough with the lessons to know how to put images or videos on it yet. Carol
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despatis Premium
Dear Carol, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Desmond. Appreciate it.
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network. I have added you to my network as well. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. If I don't know the answers, I will certainly be happy to help you find the answers. I look forward to working with you!
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hi Carol, thanks for the follow, and I am following YOU also! In a mountain cabin, GREAT! Must be peaceful there! We lived for many years on Sproat Lake in Vancouver Island! That was really peaceful too! I briefly worked in North Carolina...really nice there! have a great weekend!! Tom
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CarolMeador Premium
Welcome to my network, Tom. Yes, it's peaceful, except when limbs fall on my porch roof during hurricanes! Doesn't happen often...only twice in the 20 years I've lived here. Gotta expect it, I guess living in the woods. I was living in FL doing home health from Plantation to Lake Worth. Came here to visit friends on vacation, and something just said, "this is home, ya gotta move here." So, when my son graduated from HS that spring, we moved here. Never looked back, although I would enjoy a good beach fix. Haven't been since I moved her 20 years ago.
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CarolMeador Premium
Oops! Missed the missing "e" on "here" when I proof read that before I sent it to you. Sorry!
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miamibeach7 Premium
No problemo! The beach is still there I believe...I live in Asia now...
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CarolMeador Premium
Must be exciting moving around so much. How many languages do you speak?
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miamibeach7 Premium
Only 4 1/2....Should have learned French in Canada...but...
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hi Carol,

Living in a cabin near a National Park, couldn't think of a better place to live other than in Australia! Lol.

Is camping allowed in your National Parks, and with pets too?

We are allowed to camp but no pets and a maximum of 2 to 3 nights as a general rule.

Steve

PS Followed you too!
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CarolMeador Premium
Yes, our NPs have campgrounds. When I was camping in Yellowstone years ago, they had long lines waiting to get in each morning after some campers had checked out. Imagine they have some sort of computerized reservation system nowadays. At the time I was there, they discouraged people from taking pets because the ground squirrels were carrying beubonic plague, and it could be transmitted to pets and then to humans. Not sure about a limited number of days. You Google them and find out the newest rules and regulations. My info is from the 70, so I'm sure it's obsolete, except for the fact that they do allow camping!
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SteveCrozza Premium
If we had to line up for a spot we would turn around and go elsewhere! I personally prefer to camp where there is no others and the group I go camping and touring with also prefer to camp a bit more remote than normal.

It is nothing for us to drive 5 or so hours on a Friday night to camp for a weekend.

Rules do change frequently and we have different rules for different types of Parks. State Parks are more relaxed, Heritage areas are formal and restricted etc.

Quite often we will just find a spot on the edge of a road and setup for the night!
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CarlJDill Premium
Hello Carol,

You have a lot of interests it will not be hard for you to discover new niches. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio --- I also enjoyed reading yours. My mom and her husband were square dancers up until he passed about a year ago in an accident. The dance community were a big help and support to her in her loss. Like family even.

Best of success to you in your new adventure.

Kind regards,

Carl
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Carl. Sorry about the loss of your stepdad. I lost my mother last February. She was almost 98. We were blessed to have had her so long.
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Loes Premium
Hello Carol,♫Welcome! 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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CarolMeador Premium
Thank you so much, Loes. That will be a tremendous help! I really appreciate all the help the community has been in responding to my questions. It helps so much to feel like I'm not alone out here drowning in a sea of computer issues! Carol
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Loes Premium
Use the question possibility often, there is always someone awake in a global community:)
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CarolMeador Premium
Yes, I discovered that last night!
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Keisi Premium
Hola Carol!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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Marlinda1 Premium
Hey Carol!

Congratulations on going premium! I hope you find lots of success as a member of this community.

Don't forget to keep up with the 'Entrepreneur Certification' training as it is easy to get distracted from with all the other features you've now unlocked.

If you need any help, I have training also that you might want to take a look at.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marlinda1/training

Take care and keep up the good work :)
Marlinda
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Marlinda.
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pribs Premium
Hey Carol, how's everything coming along now that you've been a member for a few days? I hope you've found your way into the "Get Started Here" training toward the top of the menu on the left and that you're enjoying yourself so far!

Some people gravitate towards the "Affiliate Bootcamp" training which is something I don't recommend right off of the bat if you've never made money in internet marketing before. I have a detailed blog post covering this topic if it's something you're wrestling with and you'd like me to send you the link.

I know that may be a bit confusing, but if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask! I hope you're enjoying your time here so far :)
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CarolMeador Premium
I'm lovin' it! Just get frustrated when things looks so easy on the video and don't go as smoothly for me when I try them. (I'm the world's worst technoidiot, but I am getting there slowly but surely. . I am on Lesson 9 of Course 1...figured I'd do all of those courses before I attack the bootcamp. Too much to assimilate them both at once.
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pribs Premium
Yeah, and the Bootcamp isn't worth digging into. The training there is junk and doesn't set you up for success compared to the OEC training. There was an article about that in my bonuses after you upgraded to premium, in case you didn't see it. I'd highly recommend reading it before even lightly considering Bootcamp.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for the info, Ian. I appreciate your advice. I haven't had a chance to read any of your emails yet because I was having computer issues, but it seems to be OK now. I had to update my email plan because I was out of data, and it was running terribly slow...just sitting there buffering. Bootcamp was way down on my list of priorities already because I have so much to learn just finishing the first set of lessons, not to mention all the new stuff from premium. Now I'll just ignore it altogether. Thanks for the heads up.
Carol
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pribs 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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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for the email. I think things are going great. I got a good start on the training last night. I'm thinking of using ballroom dancing to promote dance shoes, costumes, classes, music, different dances such as Latin, Foxtrot, Swing, Shag (a beach dance from the Carolinas!), Polka, etc. Possible domain names: dancersdelight, ballroombasics, or ballroombillboard. I know it's too early, but is it possible to put a sound track on my website so I can post samples of different rhythms and dance music? I'm excited to get into the meat and potatoes with the next lesson.
Thank you and Carson for all you do for us, and for helping to make the dream of having an internet business a reality for me. I have no doubt that with WA's guidance, I can build a successful business.

Carol
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pribs Premium
Hey Carol! I think that's a great niche idea! I'd be careful about posting soundtracks to your website (mainly due to copyright issues), but if you can find videos on Vimeo or YouTube with the tracks you'd like to share, you should be able to embed them on your site without any worries!
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CarolMeador Premium
Good point about the copyright issues. I imagine I can find Utube tracks of most of the songs I used to dance to. (Don't have a partner now. Really miss it!) I'll need help learning how to transfer them from Utube to my site, but I know that's a ways off yet. Got my site built last night. Name is Ballroom Billboard.
Eager to get started on the content.

I think from what I've read in the community that I can transfer my other 2 sites (on quilting and pet therapy) to WA once I'm Premium. Is that correct? I bought both of the domain names at Accelerated Web, so I don't know who I'd be transferring them from. I'll need help on that issue when I get that far.

I am very impressed with the training and the community and want to go Premium as soon as possible. However, I don't use my personal credit card online, and haven't used my Paypal account in years. Doubt if there's a balance in it. Can I use a prepaid credit card to pay for my first month so I don't have to wait to transfer funds to my PayPal account? Last time I transferred from my bank account, it took several days.
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pribs Premium
Yes, but it'll be pretty tricky to transfer them. If they're not producing at all and they're not significant, it will be worth saving yourself a headache just to let them go.

Unfortunately I'm not sure about prepaid credit cards.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Ian. Is it possible to use the domain names that I bought (one is a .net and one a .com) to build new websites for these niches? I paid for 2 years webhosting for each of them. I like the names and would like to use them if possible. If not, I'll just chalk it up to more experience in the School of Hard Knocks of Internet Business!
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CarolMeador Premium
I'm in the process of transferring funds to my Paypal account, but they said it will take 2 or 3 days. The last time I did that was several years ago, and it took them 10 days! I'm going to go Premium when the funds are there. Don't want to mess with using prepaid card and then having to switch my account to Paypal, since that's the account I plan to use for both payments and receipts. Who do I need to talk to in order to request an extension on the special offer for the first month since my 7 days will be up in 3 days, and I'm not sure the funds will be transferred to my Paypal account by then?
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pribs Premium
Fortunately it should get automatically extended a couple of days after it cuts off.
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CarolMeador Premium
Great. Thanks.
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pribs Premium
Hey Carol! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl


P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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CarolMeador Premium
I have a question, but it keeps telling me I have to be a premium member to ask it. I think I'm doing something wrong.
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