About Char
Joined November 2009
Hello Fellow WAs
You can call me Char. I am writing this post because I love to write. It's just something I do automatically. But, mostly I'm writing it to remind myself why I joined WA, and why I am here.

To begin with, I truly hope these posts will only be shared with other forum members, because I'm going to be true to myself and reveal some things that I would probably be ashamed to reveal to the outside world.

I just had my 56th birthday, which probably makes me the oldest person in this forum. And for that reason, time is of the essence for me.

I have spent most of my 56 years (minus about 14 of those years) chasing the dream of financial freedom.

It started with a small family funeral home business, which, by the way, my family still operates today. My father tried to instill in me from a very early age, the idea of financial freedom, and the reality that one can never achieve real wealth punching a time clock, or working for somebody else.

It continued with my life-long endeavors to educate myself as encouraged by both my parents, and going on to become an overachiever in the field of education, and funeral service, the two careers I pursued throughout my life.

I earned a Master's Degree in Education, and grudgingly taught school until the mere thought of going to a classroom every day to do a job I'd mastered, but literally hated turned my stomach inside out.

I learned fairly early that entrepreneurism was my forte' but funeral service wasn't the way. Too many risks involved. It's an expensive business to operate, and there are too many variables that affect the financial outcome for the owner.

In addition to the main business, I did a little bit of everything else too: desk-top publishing, printing church bulletins; you name it, I had tried it.

I tried everything else imaginable, too. As a matter of fact, I tried some of the most far fetched -- impossible -- schemes and feats and didn't make a dime.
Got into a vicious cycle of getting hyped up about something, failing at it, and regrouping.

The whole time, I struggled as a single mother, having lost my 43-year-old husband (massive heart attack) when I was only 39, leaving me with two adolescent children to raise, feed, house, and educate. I tried to teach them the importance of good work ethics and hard work, but in spite of my best efforts, we never really got ahead.

My dad's "brick-and-mortar" business has now been turned over to my son (now 30) who is still struggling with the tremendous overhead expense, and income risks that my family has been dealing with for 41 years. And I'm trying to be happily retired... but never having enough income to really make ends meet.

So, throughout recent years, I played around with this idea of making money online, tried and failed at a few things, but could never really sink my teeth into it and knuckle down and learn how to do it.

One thing I understand is that where I live, the marketplace is very very limited, because I'm from rural Alabama. But, I know that with the web, the marketplace is limitless, and therefore, it just stands to reason that the earning potential is limitless also.

Just a few days ago, I was inspired to revisit the idea through a program called Acme-People-Search.com. And for some reason, something was reawakened in me, that made me want to try again, which is why I am here.

Bottom line, I'm not getting younger. And time is of the essence. If I'm going to master this Affiliate Marketing thing, I've got to do it now. I have invested too much time, and there are too many testimonials that support the potential earning power.

Essentially, I'm here because I want to leave my children a real legacy. I want to leave them something tangible other than undeveloped property that can't fulfill their dreams. I want to know what it's like not to have to worry about how I'm going to do this, or that. I want to be able to rest well at night, not having to walk the floors and worry about how I'll make a payroll, or other woes that go along with conventional business operation.

Believe me, I've done all of the above, and as you can see from my photo, I've got a lot of gray hairs in my head to prove it.

I want to be one of those success stories, who learned how to do it literally on a shoestring budget.

Within my first hour in this forum, I have already learned soooooo much from my past mistakes. I hope to occasionally blog about my past mistakes, as well as new beneficial things I learn from being a part of WA.

Thanks so much for reading my story. And do give me a shout.

Char
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Wootton Premium
well thank you Mrs.char I really appreciate the kind words. You ever need a thing you just let ol Luke know.
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rocktivity Premium
A fiftysomething black woman who loves to write--if you said you were from New Jersey, I would have sworn that I'd written this in my sleep!
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katestude Premium
I'm trying hard. Hopefully soon, we will make it. Thanks for being in my buddy list. sincerely, katestude
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Char Premium
You'll do great! Welcome to the club
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sox1n05 Premium
I have yet to find out why they froze it after several attempts. It sucks because I have done nothing wrong. After 15 e-mails, I figured it was time to give it up.
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1courage Premium
Hello Char, I just accepted your buddy request. I am very impressed with your About Me. I appreciate your honesty and candor. I understand what it means to be struggling for financial freedom most of your life. My family seems to always be struggling financially as well. I don't ever remember a time when my mother wasn't working like crazy just to pay a few bills. It's an exhausting predicament. I hope you find what you are looking for here at WA. I look forward to more of your interesting posts. Glad to meet you.
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Char Premium
Thanks so much. And let's try to make this money!
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radc1962 Premium
Hi Char, I am a grandma too!..I hope can learn something for you..nice meeting you.
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jonsbiz Premium
Char, I realize that Target uses Google AdSense and that also involves providing them with my website info. So my questions for you are.., 1 does it matter what kind of website it is? 2 Does it have to be a product sales website? 3 What do you think "qualifies a website" thank you Jon
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Char Premium
Jon, if you've never done marketing online before, I would strongly suggest you get into the lessons and training modules before you try some of this stuff. In order to really earn any money with google adsense, you really have to have a very highly trafficked website. And the money is literally pennies. Because your only being paid a few cents per click, and it takes a lot of clicks for those pennies to add up to dollars in your pocket. I really don't think it matters. You can put your google adsense on ANY website. But, you want it to be a very high traffic site. That is what is going to determine whether you get those clicks on those google ads that put the money in your pocket.
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jonsbiz Premium
Hi Char, thank you for the Buddy invite and the great info for me..it will help
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jonsbiz Premium
Char, I realize that Target uses Google AdSense and that also involves providing them with my website info. So my questions for you are.., 1 does it matter what kind of website it is? 2 Does it have to be a product sales website? 3 What do you think "qualifies a website" thank you Jon
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Char Premium
By all means, you are most welcome.
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Ezinewriter Premium
Hello Char, Welcome to WA. How fortunate were you to have a parent that instilled financial freedom in you.
Great success to you!
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VictoriaNTC Premium
Hello Char!
Oh no, WA has members that are much older!
It is a pleasure to meet you!
PM me if I may help with anything at any time!
Victoria
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VictoriaNTC Premium
Oh No.
However Grandmas are so wonderful!
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Char Premium
That's good to know. I came into this feeling like the "grandma" of this group...
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idm Premium
Thanks for the add Char, a pleasure to meet you.
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idm Premium
I really like this place so far. :)
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Char Premium
I hope you enjoy this as much as I have...
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klrrider Premium
Buddied up and thanks for the invite. I'm right behind you @ 52... but there are members older here! I am here for pretty much the same gray hairs.
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Char Premium
Heres to gray hairs
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Char Premium
Thanks a Bunch. I can already think of 600,000 things I could use those six-figures on.
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I checked out your Squidoo lens, blog, and landing pages. I definitely see six figures in your future! :-D
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Haha- unless you already make 6 figures! In that case I see... what comes after 6?
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Char Premium
Do you Really???
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There is great value in trial and error. A perceived "failure" is only so if you learn nothing from it, allow it to discourage you, and give up. You are the author of your destiny and there isn't a single thing in all of creation that can stop you from succeeding without your permission because you are the authority of your success. You will succeed. Happy Thanksgiving:D
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samzoo Premium
Hi, and welcome to WA! I wish you all sucess here. Let's go for it togehter!
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Char Premium
Absolutely!
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amazing1 Premium
Welcome to WA. I wish you great success.
I am Brian from Oregon.
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Char Premium
Hi Brian.
Haven't checked in for a while. Good to have you
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bybonline Premium
Hello, welcome to WAU! Just so you know we have a small group that just started that meets online every Thursday night and teaches the newbies some cool stuff!! You should join us...let me know if you are interested. Welcome aboard..:)
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bybonline Premium
Hello Char!

Thank you so much for getting back to me, I am thrilled that you are interested in joining us for our "Weekly Internet Marketing Sessions".

The classes will be every Thursday @ 7:30PM PST / 10:30PM EST.

Please signup at the following link provided below, this will be needed in order to be a part of each Thursday night class.

https://estore.dimdim.com/user/signup?referralID=des199

Dim Dim is free...but if you sign up through the link provided above, for each person that signs up, they will increase the number of participants by 5...which will allow more people to get in on the meeting.

Also, we have created a group sign up page so we can send everyone the conference room invites and reminders to show up..:)

You can sign up for the meetings at http://www.websiteifieds.com/meeting/

This is only going to be used for the Internet Marketing Sessions, so you will not get any spam or unwanted emails....plus you can unsubscribe if you no longer wish to attend the weekly meetings.

If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

We will see you there!

Fred Williams, Jr.
bybonline - WAU
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bybonline Premium
Go gt'em!
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Char Premium
Wow, sounds great. I'd love to. I need all the help I can get here.
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Char Premium
Looking Forward. I'll get signed up later. Getting ready to post another blog tonight.
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Honey Premium
After reading your post all I can say is WOW! Thanks for sharing that. It's very inspirational to me. We have a lot in common...and, you're not the oldest person on this site. I've got you beat by almost a year so I totally understand where you're coming from. Best of luck with everything. I've added you to my Buddy list.
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Char Premium
Wow! You have just inspired me, too.Glad to know I'm not the only "old-timer" here.
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music_mom30 Premium
Welcome!
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Char Premium
Thanks!
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katep Premium
Hi Char,
This a great time for you. Give it all you have.....
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Char Premium
Wow, Thanks!
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Manker521 Premium
Welcome to WA. This is a great place to be. Best of luck. if you have any questions just ask. :)
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Char Premium
Appreciate the offer, and you bet I will!
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moneyguru93 Premium
Hi and welcome and good luck! If you like writing so much, I'm sure you'll make loads here! :)
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Char Premium
Thanks
Appreciate the warm welcom.
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