About CraigO1
Joined October 2017
Hello, I'm Craig, 68 years old and retired so lots of time to do different things. I'm a US Army veteran and love to read and listen to music. I have been married to my wife Katie for 39 years and we have one daughter and 4 grand children. Being retired leaves me with opportunities to do a lot of things I could not do when I worked. Currently I volunteer for our local police department as a victim advocate which is quite interesting and fulfilling.

My main hobby is buying and selling vinyl records. I currently have a Ebay store where I list records I am currently selling. It's not a big money maker but more of a fun hobby. I've been reading about affiliate marketing and decided to invest some time and see if I can make it work well enough to supplement my retirement income. I'm not looking to become a millionaire but rather pick up a thousand or two a month to allow me to do a little extra than I currently am.

Anyway I'm not all that good at talking about myself so I suppose I'l let this go as is, at least for now.
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Internetgranny Premium
Hello Craig,
I just read a comment of yours about being in the Super Affiliate training and I've come to look you up and follow you.

I wish you lots of success and hope you'll soon be sleeping well again. 'Not sleeping well' is really a lot worse than it sounds.

~Isabella
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CraigO1 Premium
I wish you well here also and yes I do need to work on that sleep thing.
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Loes Premium
Hello Craig,♫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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CraigO1 Premium
Thank you Loes for following back and for all the training you have published. I have read several of them already and for some reason when I was looking today I noticed I had never clicked the "follow me" button. So I did!

I've been here three months and am slowly progressing and look forward to reading all your training and blogs over the next few weeks.

Best wishes,
Craig
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Loes Premium
Thank you Craig, whenever you have questions about it, please leave a comment, I am around here every day:)
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Craig,

Thank you for networking. I am excited to have opportunities working together for mutual better future under WA training and support, which is unparalleled of its kind in the world.

To learn each other deeper so to work closer, welcome to view my bio, few posts, and my sites shown at right lower corner of my WA profile.

Then, please feel free to comment and suggest on what and how you may use my passion and expertise in medicine and urology. Thereby we can pursue a mutual success in e-marketing sphere.

Besides, for any questions, just ask and either I or many WA supporting souls and helping hands will be ready to share and help.

All the best to your health, happiness, and success,


Chin-Ti
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Craig and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps 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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CraigO1 Premium
Thank you Robert and I had noticed you had a few blogs to read. I try to take some time everyday to peruse the blogs of people I follow and I'm sure yours will be quite beneficial. You are right that there is a ton to learn. I appreciate the follow back as well

Craig
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Craig.
Just keep asking questions and yet more questions until all is clear.
No point struggling when there is so much help.
Have a great Friday.
Robert
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despatis Premium
Dear Craig, 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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CraigO1 Premium
Thank you Desmond. I am learning a lot here so far and hope we can communicate often as well. That was a wonderful blog post you sent and so true,

Craig
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despatis Premium
Thanks for reading my blog post Craig, much appreciated!

Cheers,
Desmond
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gcd Premium
Hi Craig, lovely to meet you and thank you for following me. I am loving your hobby - I still have a few myself although my nephew is looking after them at the moment.

I wish you every success here in WA and look forward to following you on your journey here.

All the best
Gary
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CraigO1 Premium
Thanks for the comment Gary. I love vinyl records and music in general. I sell them on ebay and that is what my web site is about. Still trying to get it together.
Take care,
Craig
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brichnow21 Premium
Oh, my!!
I, lost my whole collection...stolen from storage ...
I, look in all Resale and antique shops...hoping to paying, $ 2 bucks
Recently, picked, out Hair Saturday night Fever...but, miss me 5 ...Moody Blues...stacked, and ready, for headphones...gals, next-door excelled in drinking parties and throwing cans...
Biology, all nighter...one-side, finished...flip them over, for side 2...
Remember, when !both, sides, became smashing, successes!!V
Loved, that rock, roll!!... Motown, girl...Music is the great...common, denominator...except...Rap!!! Don't like the repetitious, beat...
And the message is often of mal-contents, and haters. Cancel! Cancel! Nix! Nix!... Only, way I chose to respond...Turn it off!! Oh, ADS...listen- up!!! Nix! That too! I'm not "Jivin' off into the school year, like WHAT!!...They, always, have a parents, following the kid!!
Yo-hoo!! ...anyone, else, see a problem, here!!...Parents!! Remember, your place!!! Just show up with the money!!
Choices...we program our kids...Isn't it fun, when they move back home!!?? At 30 something??!! LOL
Welcome to my sandbox...and if wife's, coming along??...2 tambourines!! Newbies!
Barb
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CraigO1 Premium
That is a bummer your collection was stolen :( I recently sold a copy of Hair and Saturday night fever and have a bunch of Moody Blues. Anything in my collection is for sale (with a couple exceptions). I'm always out crate digging so as I find them I replace the ones I sell. I love looking for them and finding "gold" every now and then. I love the hunt!
Craig
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brichnow21 Premium
The, hidden treasures , of dumpster diving!!...I, remember trash, day...growing up!!!
Wow! 6 year Olds know what treasure, Is!! LOL
Barb
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CraigO1 Premium
well not exactly dumpster diving, but searching the crates in various stores, garage and estate sales looking for hidden treasures. I once found a record in a hidden corner of a goodwill store. Paid a dollar for it and sold it for $300 on ebay. Those kind of hidden treasures. Or the one record I have been seeking for awhile to complete a portion of my collection.
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brichnow21 Premium
That's what I'm talking, about!!
Who, was it!!?? Beatles, early stones...
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CraigO1 Premium
It was a Polish violin player and a recording of his from 1945. I could not even attempt to spell his name but it was a 3LP set that had never been played and still sealed. I searched it on Ebay when I saw it and discovered it was quite sought after and valuable. It sold in less than a day after I listed it and bought by some in Japan.
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brichnow21 Premium
All, Mom's Serbian and Greek records...went to relatives!
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Your welcome
I saw your profile that caught my attention so I decide to connect with you and have you in my network of global minded friends. Remain bless and have a nice day. I will like to talk more with you to know you better if you have skype or Gmail hangouts.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Craig

I came across someone at one time who was buying vinyl records. He had (I want to say in the millions) of them from different countries!

Have some of my grandparent's records when they came from Slovakia!

Wishing you success here in WA!

We are never too young to try something new!

Tim
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CraigO1 Premium
I wish I had some of his records. I collect them, buy them and sell them ;)
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Craig

My mother at one time had a record with a recording of Patton on it from WWII. Is interesting what is available or has been made!

There sure are a lot of record collectors on the internet!

I remember when I was younger, I had bought a Beatles Collector Set in which the records were Red, White, and Blue. in color.........my dad told me I was wasting my money and made me return them.........wish I had them now!

Tim
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CraigO1 Premium
Haha, sometimes father doesn't know whats best ;)
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Kickbacked Premium
Lol yep!

Just like the time a man had his son's car in a barn. His son was killed in Vietnam, so he was selling this beautiful blue Plymouth for $2,000.00, my dad would not give me a loan for the car......siad it was a bad investment! The car was one of these Superbird's with the hemi in it!

Tim
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Madek Premium
Hey, Craig!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance at my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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CraigO1 Premium
I followed you on google plus. here is mine if you want to follow.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CraigOstrander49
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Madek Premium
Great, Craig!

I ever am with you at G+!Wish you success in this marketing venture in WA. Please, tell me what you think of my website. You're awesome!

Madek
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CraigO1 Premium
I looked at your website and found it very good. I like the layout and even though I could only skim the content it seemed very good and informative. It appears you have been at it for some time. I am just beginning to get mine up and some content there. If you want to have a look it is https://getvinylrecords.com
I am in the process of making a landing page as the current one is just temporary.

Craig
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Madek Premium
Great, Craig!

I thank you so much for your comments. Admittedly, I'll visit your website. Wish you success with it! It's an immense pleasure to keep in touch with you. Cheers, again!

Madek
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EmmaRoseYulo Premium
Hi Craig. Thank you very much for your help. I finally figured out how to convert a post to a page. Your idea of making both "About Me" and "Privacy Policy" as pages is brilliant. It solved my problem.
You are a genius!

I will often check your posts. I know I will learn a lot from you. Thanks again.
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CraigO1 Premium
You're quite welcome Emma. Glad I could help. I'm pretty new and don't know a lot yet but I had to do the same thing when working on my page so I figured that was your problem as well. Glad it helped.

Best to you,
Craig
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Keisi Premium
Hola Craig!

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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CraigO1 Premium
Looking forward to getting to know you and many more here on WA. Hope things continue to go well for you.
Craig
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Keisi Premium
Thank you, Craig. I know there is a lot of moving parts to what we do here at WAU, but please complete all of the Get Started Here lessons as they are designed to help you build your new career on a firm foundation.

Best regards,

Keisi.
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Craig,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Sue and I thank you for your following. It is hard to believe that vinyl records are generally a thing of the past, except for you collectors. Wow, time flies. anyway we wish you the very best of success in all areas of life.

Bill & Sue
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johncruz 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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CraigO1 Premium
Thank you John. I think I have my first niche. I've been a listener, buyer and seller of vinyl records for over 50 years so that is where I am going to start. I just built the initial free site with site builder and will continue through the lessons and develop the site. As soon as I go premium I will transfer it to a domain but with the free site it will give me a few days to work on it and make sure the niche is the one I really want. And I can also search for a good domain name in the meantime. thanks again John and hope you have a great weekend.

Craig
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johncruz Premium
I love that niche Craig and being an actual user will make things that much easier. Your plan is perfect as well so just keep doing what you're doing because you're on the right track!
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CraigO1 Premium
Thank you for the encouragement John! I did my "about me" post yesterday so today I am adding a few corrections and a few images to break up the text and attempt to make it eye friendly. This will all take some time to get up and running, but hey, I'm retired so I'm not having trouble finding time to work through the lessons and tasks. I'm enjoying it a lot and in time the work will start to pay off I'm sure.
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johncruz Premium
Yes it will Craig so just keep pushing forward!
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johncruz Premium
What's up Craig!

It's John from the Work at Home Jobs site, in case you didn't remember!

I just thought I'd not only welcome you, but also help you get started on the right track so that you're not confused with anything like you probably already are.

First off, you'll want to put a pic up (preferably of yourself) and say a little something about you so it can be easier for others to help you, which you can do by clicking on the little square with a question mark up on the right.

Starting out, there are only 2 things you really need to know.

1. People who TAKE ACTION by asking questions and interacting within the community are much more likely to be successful and learn this stuff faster than someone who joins and does nothing.

2. The level 1 certification course will explain the process of how to make money online and you should have a pretty solid foundation built by the end of this course as well.

By lesson 4 you should have your first site up and running, which I'm sure you'll find to be an accomplishment on its own.

Click the link below to get started on your first lesson and you'll be on your way. Also don't forget that if you have any questions, you can respond to this message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I hope this helps Craig and welcome to the wonderful community here at WA!

Your friend,

John
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CraigO1 Premium
Hello John and thanks for the welcome. I just watched the welcome video by Kyle that is in the first lesson and am ready to get started and learn. I'm looking forward to seeing what WA is all about and getting accustomed to how it all works. I'm sure we'll be talking more in the future. take care and thanks again for the welcome
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johncruz Premium
Definitely Craig and I look forward to it too!
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