About CraigW315
Joined April 2016
I have worked in the retail industry for... well, way too long... and after many years of earning just barely enough to get by, I am now looking for any opportunity to provide better lives for my wife and kids.

I enjoy working with people and learning new things. I like helping others develop their abilities and Wealthy Affiliate will be a great tool for that. I personally know many, many people who could benefit tremendously from the training here. I hope to learn as much as I can and share that with others. There is really no place I'd rather be right now.
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Johnyipkh Premium
Craig, many thanks for the follow. I felt that when we communicate we tend to try to know something from the other side of the wall. When the desire to know people daily in our life grew stronger, we would tend to try to help each other naturally.

Where I come from is a small country and we've helped a lot of neighbouring countries in the unprecedented incident / turmoil occurred - Singapore has even helped to US to suspend any custom activity from North Korea due to the active and increase test on nuclear testing that's been carried by the North Korean leader.

We have created a law that say, if any company still allow shipment / have shipment coming through and from North Korea, Singapore will fine the company for up to S$200,000/= or go to jail .

So helping each other in WA is predominantly my mission too ultimately and as I write, I continue to improve in my thoughts and typing skills. This is why I choose to spend time in writing something that help others but not just by posting a short-sentence only as I am tired of replying and reading replied posting just like that (as I used be like that too in the past) too but now I really take seriously in writing to anyone join me who has good profile in WA.

John.
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CraigW315 Premium
What a great post. Thanks fr taking the time to share your thoughts. I agree that the more you write, the better your writing will become.

Best of luck in all your pursuits here at WA and elsewhere.
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DNicholas Premium
Thanks Craig for following. You seem to have it pretty together here at WA. Your rank and accomplishments are evidence of that. I'm new at this, but willing to work hard and learn. Your willingness to help others is appreciated by all of us. I'm sure, being the old dog that I am, I'll be needing a lot of help. You'll be hearing from me. Again, thanks.
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CraigW315 Premium
My pleasure. I will be happy to help in any way that I can!
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Urolin1981 Premium
CraigW315,
Thank you for following and looking after me. I admire your speedy accent to Rank 19 in 18 months in WA. I will take time to review your blog so to unveil your secrecy for such accomplishment.

As a 4-week old WA baby, I openly invite you to look into profile in and . After checking them out, please drop your comment for pushing www.ebettercare.com (of 3+ weeks) into the desired orbit of E-marketing sphere.

Much to learn from you.

Best to future


James
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cydney1 Premium
Hi Craig

Now that I have completed course 1 and just bought the premium package, should i go forward with completing course 2 and so on for my website?
I'm just not quite sure what I should be doing now that I have premium. It has become a little more overwhelming.

Thanks,

Cydney
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CraigW315 Premium
Yeah, it can be overwhelming at first. Just follow the training though. You will probably be tempted to skip ahead at times, but honestly, that is where people get messed up.

The training is laid out in such a way that it teaches you what you need to know when you need to know it. Jumping ahead will just add to that feeling of being overwhelmed because you won't be ready for some of the stuff being discussed.

Slow and steady is the way to go. And always ask for help when you need it!
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cydney1 Premium
Okay perfect thank you!

Also, should I be watching all of the videos for the ultimate WA live case study anthology? and also reading the entire Diamond Traffic program?
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CraigW315 Premium
For me personally, I would just focus on the certification or bootcamp-- whichever you chose to start with-- until you start to feel comfortable.

There is a tendency to want to do it all at once. I certainly felt that way when I started. But I feel that if you start hearing terms and expression that you are unfamiliar with, it becomes a it more disorienting and that can lead to frustration.

Everyone learns at their own pace, of course, but it's better to start slow and add stuff if you can, than to start out doing too much.
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bellalove Premium
Hi. My name is Amanda and I'm just getting started here at Wealthy Affiliate and I'm trying to grow my network with other new and also other experienced people in the community here because when great minds think alike anything is possible!!!

If you ever need anything or have any questions please feel free to ask me and I will do my best to help you. Hope to hear from you! And good luck on your road to success

-Amanda
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Craig ... thank you for the follow. You have some quality ideas that appear to connect quite well with the community here at WA. That suggests to me that you are a good communicator.

What a great attribute to have, one that you can develop even further as you acquire the needed skill set to be a successful affiliate marketer. You are in the best place you could possible be to do just that.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you very much. I'm getting there, slowly but surely. I do wish I could pick up the pace a bit, but I know it'll come in time.
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kmer6 Premium
Good day to you Craig, my name is Ken and I thank you for the follow. I'm following you back. I am happy for you in acquiring the rank of 16 in the short amount of time you have here. Congratulations.
I have been a printer for most of my adult life and I too am looking for more potential in earning capabilities. Online marketing is the way to go since now this is where most of the potential buyers are located. I see this as the new frontier with many opportunities to earn much more than what I am capable of in trading my time for money - making someone else rich.
I look forward to working with you and wish you much enjoyment and success in your online journey.
Ken
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sdcarcamo Premium
Hi Craig,

Thank you for having liked my comment sent to Sharon, related to Jaaxi price increase on September 4th 2017. You have a lot of experience in the private sector. I hope that the decision that Kyle and Carson take will benefit you in some way.
My best wishes for you and your family. Good luck and great success in 2017.

Samuel
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you very much! All the best to you as well!
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sdcarcamo Premium
Thank you Craig.

Samuel
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gcd Premium
hi, Craig, lovely to meet you! Thank you for the follow - I'd love to follow you back.

It appears that you definitely have found the right place to be having joined over a year ago. I love it too even after a short 7 weeks now!

Thanks again Craig.

Wishing you every success - Gary
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CraigW315 Premium
When I saw the email notification of this message, I was using my phone and I was getting ready to go to bed. As a result, my bleary eyes misread the email as "god is now following you."

I thought to myself, wow, I am doing something right if god is one of my followers. Ha ha!

Thanks for following back!
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gcd Premium
LOL too funny. That would definitely be doing something right!!

You're welcome.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi Craig, nice to hear from you. I, Helen from Tasmania, look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend. Sorry about the delay in responding but I am a bit slow at the moment. Trying to do too many things at once.

I just left a comment on your 'Geek' site.

If you have time I would love it if you visited my website and left a comment on a post, any one will do. The site address is fantasy-sci-fi-vision.com

Keep working hard, having fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away.

If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in touch.

Ciao
Helen
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you!

I agree about the questions; every time I ask a question here, there are several comments from people who were also wondering the same thing, so I am happy to be the one to ask.
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drlumsden Premium
Dear CraigW315,

Welcome, and Good Day!
Congratulations on your accomplishments.
You appear to be confident in writing, by the look of your Blog numbers.and your question "Do you have a Writing Persona?"
I agree. That is an essential part of an online business for profit.
Have you read Dan Kennedy,lately? He says that Personality is the key to along term customer, who buys, and buys, and buys again from you, That adds up and saves on the traffic bill, so long as traffic you buy, is targeted.

DRL
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Avecita Premium
Hi Craig, I read your comment on someone else's blog that you are currently job-hunting, having hoped that your online businesses would have taken off by now. I've just had a look at your sites and am really surprised that they haven't yet! I especially love your WA promotion site, it's a really nice interface, really well designed with colour and fabulous posts. I'm not promoting WA yet, working in my own niche, but I wish I could produce something so beautiful. All the best to you and I really hope to read very soon that you've had success you didn't imagine with these sites.
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you so much! That is extremely kind of you and I am grateful for you taking a moment to comment.

I am actually quite happy with my WA site. It's certainly not perfect, but it's developing nicely, I think. The main issue is traffic. Without traffic, well, nothing much will happen, so I am focusing on that right now. Once the visitors start to arrive, all will be good.
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Avecita Premium
Have you promoted it yourself on social media?
Perhaps it's time for some paid campaigns?
Just ideas.
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CraigW315 Premium
I post daily on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google +
So far, it's resulted in a couple of visits to my site, but not anything more than that yet.
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Avecita Premium
Well I've no doubt it will get there.
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KevinPC13 Premium
Hi Craig,

Thank You so much for adding me to your “Following”!!!

Good For You - Looking Out for Your Family Like This!!!

That is what a good man and father does!!!

Your retail experience will serve you well, as you have experienced that customer relationship first hand so you understand there are individuals that will be on the other end consuming your "content"!!!

Invaluable asset for you to achieve your goals!!!

I have seen a lot of internet programs over the last 4 years and this looks and feels right!!!

I would greatly appreciate it if you would please let me know if there are any important tips that you think a “Newbie” like I am to WA can benefit from!!!

Like how the heck did you get up to a #17 ranking???

What an achievement right there!!! Congratulations!!!

Best Wishes for Your Continued Success!!!

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
Kevin
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CraigW315 Premium
Hi there! Thanks for following back!

I really wish I had some sort of great insight to offer, but I am still learning stuff every day myself. If anything,I would just say what everyone else here says: follow the training, in order and without skipping anything. Don't try to re-interpret anything to make it better. Just follow, have patience and ask for help when you need it because there is an entire community waiting to help.

As for reaching rank 17 (now 18...) it just happened over time by being active, asking questions and sharing what I learned.

Best of luck to you!
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Beckywahm Premium
Thank you for following me!

I see that you joined in 2016 and are already an ambassador and have completed all the Certification training. With both of those combined, I bet you're getting enough income to more than get by. If not now, then really soon. Here's to your success!

Becky
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CraigW315 Premium
Well, not yet, but hopefully soon.
I technically joined in April 2016, but due to various other things going on in my life, I didn't really get serious about WA until the end of October.
Things are going slowly, but we're getting there.
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Beckywahm Premium
I hear that. I've been a member for 5 years, made a little here and there. Things changed, so I just got serious about it a couple weeks ago.
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ambweblounge Premium
Hello,

Thank you for the follow. It's always great meeting new and exciting people like yourself. I look forward to your posts and can't wait to see how we can collaborate in the future.

My motto is "Be~Do~Have" and the universe will give. Always be kind to others and they will be kind back. The secrets of life is gratitude!

Have a blessed day!

Namaste'
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CraigW315 Premium
Thanks for following back! Our views seem to be pretty similar!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Craig,

Thank you for following me, I got some experience in the retail industry too, before I switched over to the service industry, so I understand all too well what you mean. Good to have you here. I am sure I will learn a few things from you. Feel free to contact me if you need help too, it will be my pleasure to assist you. Talk you soon.
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RogerHumbke Premium
We all bring out own special skills and experience to WA, and then learn new skills while keeping our belief and passion in Affiliate Marketing.

As long as I can keep enjoying the journey more than expecting to reach all my goals, I will be happy.

Hoping you will achieve enough success to keep you involved.
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you!

I've been loving my time at WA so far. I'm hoping to be here for a long time to come!

Wishing you all the best!
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Carson1 Premium
Hey Craig, greetings from sunny Arizona. Ah yes the grind of retail I'm familiar with that sentiment. I to wish to make this Internet venture a profitable one. Of course I'm just getting started . The train in is very good here at WA so I really don't have any reas in to fail. Thanks for your support. All the best Carson 1
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Graig,

We have met along the way I think.
A family is the most important part of life, you are right, their well-being is a priority.
As you have been with Wealthy Affiliate a while I hope your hard work has started to pay off.
I hope you will find to check my third post on the world library, it is a great source for writing. In the fourth post have a look at the documentary, it might be of your interest.
Thanks for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske
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CraigW315 Premium
I'll check them out!
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browzman Premium
Thank you, Craig, for adding me to your network. I appreciate it.

My tip to all new members: You can change your username only once. Click on your profile photo then on Account Settings and click "Change" opposite Username. Remember this is the final change.

All the best here at Wealthy Affiliate,
Trevor
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chefdan Premium
My family is a big part of my motivation as well. Someone once told me I had to take care of myself because my family needs me, and I took that to heart and it helped keep me on my journey of weight loss and health. Now I believe that helping others with help me continue on that journey, while I make enough money to help my family.
Your bio has been motivational to me. Thank You for that.
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you.

Zig Ziglar said “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”

You'll probably find that most of the successful people here at WA are also the ones who are the most helpful, so I suspect that you will do rather well.

Best of luck to you!
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KarlOtake Premium
Hi Craig!

It's a pleasure to meet you. I enjoyed your message on my profile. It looks like WA is full of us like-minded people, seeking knowledge, wanting to share and, teach that knowledge and find financial freedom. You have a lot of great content here, I'm going to dive in and check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for the follow as well:)

All the best,

MK
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you as well.

Every so often, I come across a profile or comment from someone here that just "clicks" with me, like your profile did. I usually then find myself looking forward to future posts by that person because I tend to be in sync with their way of thinking.
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ArnoldH1 Premium
Hi Craig. When it comes to working for someone else I fully agree with you that you earn just enough to get by. I think this opportunity at WA is a great one. I have just joined and am still going through the training but so far so good. Have an awesome day.
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CraigW315 Premium
Best of luck to you. I love seeing people here succeed.
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dbliss8 Premium
Sounds awesome, Craig. I can totally appreciate where you are coming from. I was an educator in a parochial school setting for far too long. Now this is my side kick and new interest. Gotta keep life fresh and exciting I say. I hope we can interact from time to time. Your anniversary is coming up! Celebrate it, guy!
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CraigW315 Premium
Yes, I signed up in April, but I only really started to get serious around October or so. Still, I celebrate pretty much every day here because I have finally found what I want to do.
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Pernilla Premium
Hello again Craig!

Just wanted to say I had a look at your Website.
I really like your "About me" page. As you'll understand, I love science fiction movies about the space, et's and so on. As a child I read tons of different comics, Donald Duck and Superman for example. My father he still loves to read "The Phantom". Can you guess what he gets as a Christmas Gift or Birthday gift?!

I like your attitude: It's important as an adult to keep the child inside of you alive, that makes the world a lot brighter. Myself, I still love Mickey Mouse and wish I could fly like Superman ;-)

By the way the Picture of you and your son is aaaawsome!!
Keep on flying!

:-) Pernilla
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CraigW315 Premium
Thanks!

I think a commonly-desired power is flight, but I think I would be like the title character in the movie Meteor Man, who could fly, but only did so about 4 feet off the ground at the speed of a fast walk... Ha ha!
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halinphilly Premium
Hi Craig,

Thanks for following - I'm following you back. Hope your WA experience exceeds your expectations. I look forward to reading some of you blogs and checking out your site - that is, when you publish one. You're going on a year, now. That's quite an accomplishment! Wishing you much success!

Hal
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CraigW315 Premium
Thanks for following back!
I've got some stuff out there, but I need to pick up the pace and be more consistent...
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Craig!
Thank your for liking my comment the other day!
I've got the same view as you: WA, this is the place to be. I've definitively caught the WA-bug myself! Just read your Blog - the title caught my eyes as I had a look at your Posts.
Wish you success in the online business - may you achieve your goals!

:-) Pernilla
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CraigW315 Premium
My pleasure!
Thanks for leaving a comment!
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Pernilla Premium
Thanks for following me back!
Have a great day!
:-)
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Loes Premium
Hello Craig,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). 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 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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BertH1 Premium
Thank you for connecting.
This is a great place to get training and connecting with people.
Yes, I believe your life in retail was not easy and you could tell us many stories.
I did choose this over another program because I like the way that everything is laid out here and easy to navigate.
I see by your second picture that you have a partner and reason to succeed.
To your Health, Happiness and Success
Bert H.
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CraigW315 Premium
Yes, I think I could probably write a book about my life in retail, but I'm not sure if it would be classified as Comedy or Horror... Ha ha

I agree, WA is a great place with a ton of information and it seems to keep getting better!
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Craig, I've just been reading your profile and it is good that you are trying to better yourself! It looks like you have been busy here at Wealthy Affiliate, I hope that it is working well for you and I wish you every success in what you are doing.

All the best to you Craig, Roy.
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you very much. I'm doing what I can, but I wish I had time to do more.
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JacquelineS1 Premium
Hi there, thanks for the follow, I'm now following you back.

I seen your answer below and good on you for getting back on board here at WA.

It's certainly the best platform I've found online, the training is so easy to follow and the network of people and all of their walks of life is inspiring.

Here's to a great journey with WA!

Cheers,

Jacqueline
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CraigW315 Premium
One of the best things about WA is definitely the community. I love the positivity and support of so many people here. It's really an amazing place.
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despatis Premium
Dear Craig, 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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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Craig!

I was just noticing one of your comments on another blog and was going to follow you but you beat me to it, lol.

It's great to meet you and thanks for the follow.

How do you like WA since you joined? I hope you have a fantastic year. :)
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CraigW315 Premium
I had a somewhat rough start. I joined back in April or so and I really liked it, but I felt a bit overwhelmed. I think I put out a post or two, but mostly just did a couple of lessons and then backed away from it.

A couple of months ago, I lost my job and decided that I would look into WA again while job hunting. I am so glad I did. I have been much more committed to it this time (although I still slack off a bit-- I need to work on that) and the positivity of the community and the sense that I am accomplishing something have been extremely helpful to my morale.

I am still in the early stages of learning, and probably quite far from making any real revenue, but I am loving it here and I feel as if I have finally found what I should be doing. I am working on the bootcamp because I want to reach out to other people like myself who just need that one great opportunity to turn their lives around.

I hope that you also have a great 2017. I think it may just be an amazing year.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Craig, thank you for the follow back! It's great to be a part of your network here at WA.

I too, am here to do what I can to provide a better life for my hubby and kids...working so much at a regular job does get tiring when earning just enough to barely scrape by...I hear you on that! I'm hoping too that someday my kids will follow my footsteps in one way or another and own their own online businesses instead of working for someone else.

Looking forward to seeing you succeed in all your goals and hoping you're having a great 2017 so far!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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seconds2work Premium
Thank you, Craig, for following me back. If you need any help or have a question, I'm here to help you. Meanwhile please read my latest training about branding your business. Here is a direct link to my training. Good luck and God bless
LeNard
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viyee Premium
Thank you for the follow! Welcome to WA. You have all the tools and support you need to grow a successful business online!
The awesome training lessons and the community support. You have made the right decision. All the best!
Very best wishes you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Craig and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined way back in April you will no doubt have come to realise that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 270+ blogs I have published within WA.

Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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CraigW315 Premium
Hi! Yes, it is quite the learning curve. I am reading what I can and learning what I can, while trying not to be too overwhelmed!

There is a ton of information here and much to learn, but I am very excited by the opportunities WA represents.

I technically did start in April, but quickly became sidetracked, so I am making another, more serious attempt this time and loving it. Hopefully it will be smooth(er) sailing this time.

Thank you so much for taking a moment to reply. I appreciate it.
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Kyle Premium
Craig, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Craig.
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CraigW315 Premium
That's a dangerous post because now I'm going to be hounding you. Ha ha.

More seriously, I posted a couple of questions earlier tonight. If I don't get a response I'll take you up on this.
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Kyle Premium
Haha, well I am happy to give you a hand Craig. If you need anything at all moving forward do let me know. ;)
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