About Ckbear
Joined June 2018
I am 62, married, and live in Oakland, CA. My occupational background includes heavy doses of paralegal work, freelance writing, sales and office administration skills. Other key background items are radio broadcasting, music performance and some college theater. Volunteer experiences include dog training, little league coaching (basketball, soccer, football and baseball), neighborhood watch organizing and hiking trail maintenance.

Since I am, arguably, too much of a "jack of many trades," I will be especially interested in niche identification techniques.

My goal is to stop working in other people's offices, stop commuting, work at home, make my own hours and take advantage of my own naturally high productivity. I am good at receiving help and also good at reciprocating once I am up and running or whenever my preexisting background enables me to "bring something to the table."

Thanks for having me!
Ckbear's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$100,000 per year
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$250,000 per year or more
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
3 to 5 Years
 
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ckbear Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$100,000 per year

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$250,000 per year or more

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
3 to 5 Years
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LeahHaar Premium
Awesome to see such dedictated goals...
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VinceP1 Premium
I say it is always great to be gung ho and focused, and aim high. Your desire and energy level are s big plus. Also, keep in mind, the more you learn, the more you can earn. Being focused, motivated and wanting badly to succeed are all great qualities, as evident by your ambitious goals !
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LeahHaar Premium
absolutly ! you have no hope of reachinthe stars if your not aiming for them....
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Kyle Premium
I absolutely know this is possible and with the community that you have behind you here at Wealthy Affiliate along with all the tools, training, support and help you have available to you, I fully believe you are going to achieve all of your goals and then some!

I look forward to working with you Cortland and seeing these goals become a reality. :)
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Shay5 Premium
In reply to your 1st Website Badge...

Congrats on getting your first website up and running!
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ckbear Premium
Thanks, Shay. Lots left to do but the journey itself is proving exciting. I just switched over to Premium. See you around the galaxy.
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SWhitley Premium
In reply to your 1st Website Badge...

Cortland, Website launched and now you are on the way! Keep doing the training and watch your new business grow!
To Success!
Sanders
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ckbear Premium
Sanders, thanks for the encouraging words. Lots to do but the road is clear and the weather is fine. Thanks for your encouraging words. See you around the galaxy.
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Hello, Ckbear

I like your goal " My goal is to stop working in other people's offices, stop commuting, work at home, make my own hours and take advantage of my own naturally high productivity. I am good at receiving help and also good at reciprocating once I am up and running or whenever my preexisting background enables me to "bring something to the table.""

During the time you have been freelance writing, how has this worked out for you? Are there things you would improve, change, or keep doing? I appreciate you feedback, thank you!
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ckbear Premium
I actually got away from freelance writing for a few years after I moved back to the SF Bay Area and was able to get back to substantive legal work. Now, that market is deteriorating for me (age discrimination, over-controlled authoritarian work environments, co-worker jealousy -- you get the idea).

IMHO, the key to success with any kind of freelance work is not to put all of your eggs in one basket. Some lucrative clients can be incredibly tempting, but when they dry out, you get left high and dry.

The other key is good work habits. It's incredibly easy to get distracted with other things that chew up your time when you should be working. Much like college, it's important to take advantage of small pockets of time that show up at random in any given day or week.

ck
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VinceP1 Premium
Welcome to WA again Cortland.

Your background has many elements which will help you here at WA and in developing your online business. I am here for you , any questions just ask me, or the community. Nice to have you here !
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VinceP1 Premium
Hello Cortland welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Hopefully you’ve had the chance to look around and get an idea of what Wealthy Affiliate is about.

I know it can seem overwhelming at first because there is a lot of information. Don’t worry though, Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing community and it won’t take you long to get the hang of it.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to reply to this message or leave me a comment on my profile at https:https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/vincep1

To get started on the right foot, I recommend getting your account setup. This doesn’t take long and it will help all of us at Wealthy Affiliate get to know you. Oh and by the way, if you’re not happy putting an image of you up on your profile, you don’t have to.

You can just find an image of something that represents you if you’d rather do that.

Once you’ve got your profile organized, I recommend heading on over to this page: .

This page is the very beginning of Wealthy Affiliate’s training and it will step you through making a website right from the very basics.

There are a total of 5 different levels of this training and the entire thing is designed to take you through step by step, making sure you understand everything along the way. And, there’s plenty of opportunity to ask questions if you get stuck.

Wealthy Affiliate really does work, but it’s a process.

So, take the time to learn everything you can and don’t try to rush it. If you have any questions at all, go ahead and ask me or ask other members on the site.

You’ll find that this is a busy community, with lots of people who are willing to help.

Take care and I’m sure I’ll see you around on here.

Oh, before I go.

Please hit reply to this message and leave me a comment – just so I know you got my message.

Take care!
Vince
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ckbear Premium
Hi Vince,

Thanks for your encouraging message. I have a lot of learning to get done, but the learning resources are impressive.

As I mentioned in my "description," I am especially curious about the niche identification process: how to reconcile what my strengths are with what products and services are most interesting to my "customers."

Again, lots to learn -- thanks for the welcome.
ck
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VinceP1 Premium
I don't want to get ahead of the training, but this area is addressed. But, please by all means, touch base with me when you reach this point because I have a lot of experience with various niches and thier ROI.

You would be surprised that some, which at first glance appear like they would make no money instead bring tens of thousands of dollars per month to certain well choosen afiliate site that are well established.

Caveat - you need to learn and want to succeed and it takes time and effort, but it can be done. I see it in case studies and I see it here at WA and also online .

I am here for you. All the best to you !
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