About Cwolly
Joined August 2016
Hi, I’m Craig!
A real-life person with the same hopes and dreams you probably have. Looking for ways to be more creative from an entrepreneurial standpoint in other areas of interest in my life (my true passions) while striving for the greatest freedom and flexibility in generating wealth and maintaining a balanced life. To build wealth and a lasting legacy by living a long, happy, healthy, and peaceful yet fun life with freedom and financial security for me and my family. How about that? Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic plan?

Today, I am enjoying the fruits of my labor from the last 20+ years working many jobs …and still working. With that, plus over 40 years on this planet, I’ve been to many places, met a lot of people, and worked for 8 different companies in numerous positions and hundreds of “bosses”. I understand how hard it is to survive in the business world.

Even with all of my corporate experience (and MBA), I never could get my head wrapped around working for other people while they seem to get all the benefits and rewards. Everything I could possibly do, I did. Trying to climb that ladder and make it to the next rung. Well, maybe not everything… I am an honest, hardworking, and ethical person with moral values. In today’s business world, that doesn’t always cut the mustard. People step all over you to get to the top. Competition is expected and even promoted. And some people will sacrifice anything – including ethics and values – to reach that top rung. After all, “It’s just business”, right? Assuming they get that corporate job in the first place because, today, the competition is fierce for almost ANY job.

Currently, I am an invested partner and sales manager in a biotech distribution company selling scientific instruments for a larger conglomerate. It’s a small business with around 20 great people and fairly stable. I make a comfortable living and have no trouble supporting my family, have no “real” debt, and we pay our bills on time. But I don’t want to EVER worry about these things – debt, putting my two girls through college, dependency on social security or medicare, affording nice vacations, being able to donate money and give back to society in any way possible. Job security is better for me now, but I haven’t always been this fortunate and I took great risks to get here. I’ve been through those mass layoffs and I know how quickly the tide turns in the business world. There are no guarantees in life! I realized I needed to take control and design my own future… my own “guarantee”. Something that can weather just about any storm.
So, I decided to take the plunge and start working on something I’ve been scared to do for nearly two decades – start an online business that can earn income while I’m living the life I want.

I mean, come on… is that really possible? Earn enough to never worry about finances again! Maybe even quit the day job and have unlimited freedom in my life! For me and my family, that actually isn’t asking a lot. We are not the materialistic type. We live very modestly. Most of our furniture and things are hand-me-downs, we drive modest cars, live in a small house… But like most people, we just want to live a happy life without the stresses of “no money” or “not enough”. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about money anymore?

My wife and I have a 2026 master plan (once the girls go off to college) to buy a house with more land and have a retirement home for rescued senior dogs. We want to be able to pay for any medical treatment, surgeries, etc. in order for these dogs to live out their natural life in a comfortable place. We have already been very active doing this for the last 20+ years… and 13 dogs! Currently, we have 4 senior dogs.

So, I’m halfway to the freedom and financial security I’m expecting in order to build wealth and a lasting legacy. Creating an online business was my next step to creating the life I want. I joined Wealthy Affiliate and, so far, it is everything I had hoped for!!!

If you have any questions for me or if I can help you in any way, feel free to private message me anytime.

Thank you for visiting my profile! I wish you all the best on your journey to YOUR BEST possible life!

All the best!
-Craig
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Oneiros Premium
Hi Craig,

Thank you for the follow. I enjoyed reading your introduction. I especially like how you lay out everything you want to do with the financial freedom you will no doubt acquire, applying everything you learn here. That alone tells me that you will get what you want in due time ;)

-Kyle
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cwolly Premium
Thanks Kyle!
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Llahai00 Premium
Hello:
My name is Letticia Lahai. I understand that the achievement of future financial freedom requires one to have certain characteristics. Characteristics such as hard work, perseverance, and commitment.

Despite these traits sometimes we have to deal with storming blocks that get in the way of our goals.

My goal is to inspire and help people achieve future financial wealth by posting inspirational/ motivational articles, accounts, and stories that will illustrate that the achievement of future financial freedom with a high level of determination is definitely possible.

I think poetry is a creative way to inspire people.

Here is a motivational life quote to help you see the amazing potential the future has to offer.

Keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for
keep on seeking and you will find

Keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you
for everyone who asks receives
everyone who seeks finds
and to everyone who knocks the door will be opened.
Jesus Christ

Future success is the key to life
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CandP Premium
Hello, Craig! Thanks for following and we follow back.
You have been here for a couple of years we note. Hope you are having some success with your sites and still continuing to learn.
We love it here and are just taking it a step at a time.
Wishing you every success.
Colette and Philip
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cwolly Premium
Many thanks!
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Craig. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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phakacha8 Premium
Hi Craig,
Thanks for the follow and I look forward to working with you.
Rest assured that your success is here.
Take the Training a fun-filled experience.

We are #1 in creating our own success stories and unique in extending help.
Stay in the Live Chat for anything when stuck.

Wishing you A HUGE success.

Followed you back.
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Craig,

Thanks for following!


Here are my recommended WA posts for you: To YOUR success!


Regards,
Zed
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Craig

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month;
Please feel free to follow me on social media;
https://www.facebook.com/kdforsman/
https://twitter.com/PaidBlogJobs
https://plus.google.com/+KDForsman
https://twitter.com/kdforsman_nz
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
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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.
Your world is about to explode with opportunities you will find in this online wonderland. The training here is unmatched anywhere which gives you the knowledge and power to open doors that normally wouldn't open before.
I look forward to working with you and wish you much success in your online journey.
Ken
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cwolly Premium
Thank you Ken! It's great to be connected with you.
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despatis Premium
Dear Craig, thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your course, keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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cwolly Premium
Thank you Desmond! Appreciate the connection with you. Best success to you as well!
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abrosco Premium
Craig
Thanks your follow. I joined just a month or so ahead of you and, as a newbie, very much absorbed, at a slow pace, in the training. Bit stuck at the Build your First Website stage but guess I'll get there in the end!

I do wish you well in your own online endeavours
Kind regards
Richard
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cwolly Premium
Pleasure to meet you Richard! It takes a while to pick up, but if you dedicate time to go through the program step-by-step, you will be up and running in no time. I work full-time 16hr days every day running my end of a "real-world" business venture. After about 9 months of no WA work, I decided to dedicate some of that time to getting back into it again. So, here I am in my 2nd year and really just starting from scratch.

We'll get there!!!

Good luck and much success to you!
-Craig
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McWord Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! I’m following you back!

As you may know, the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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cwolly Premium
Thank you Mitch! The WA community IS amazing. Appreciate the kind words and your willingness to help. I'm sure I will need it! All the best to you! -Craig
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phildora Premium
Hi Craig! Thanks for the follow!

Continue to stay focused, determined, and motivated and you will achieve success! I'm into week seven at WA and on day 7 I ranked # 1 and page 1 on Google with my first website!

Don't hesitate to ask for help--I sure did! I also use the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to accomplish any tasks!

May you not only meet but exceed your business goals!
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cwolly Premium
Thank you so much for these inspiring words Phildora! I hope to have the great success you have and hope that you continue to have more! All the best to you! - Craig
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phildora Premium
You are very welcome!
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love, Craig
I wanna show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace
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cwolly Premium
Thank you so much Frankie! Love the vibe. All the best to you!
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BradB18 Premium
Hi, Craig,

Nice to meet you and thank you for the follow.

I suppose by now you have made yourself very creative. WA seems to do that. Creating different posts to rank on that front page is a creative challenge in itself.

I wish you all the best for success and look forward to sailing with you on the WA high seas.

Cheers,

Brad
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cwolly Premium
Thank you Brad!
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BradB18 Premium
Your welcome Craig
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markr0675 Premium
Hey Craig!
Thanks for following me. Following you as well.
Looks like you read Teddy Bears post as well. He is the best. If you ever want to take your site to the next level, send him a PM. He is amazing. Tell him I sent you!

Best wishes for success on your journey here at WA.

Mark
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cwolly Premium
Thanks Mark!
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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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cwolly Premium
Thank you Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good Craig, chat soon!
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Craig and welcome to our WA community. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Getting started here at WA is very easy with all the help from members. A great getting started course here with step by step walking you through making it easier to getting up & running..

To update or change profile setup, Follow this link..

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

In friendship,

Marcel...
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cwolly Premium
Thank you for the follow Marcel! It is a pleasure to meet you and become part of your network. All the best to you!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Craig!
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. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Craig.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to The Wealthy Affiliate University. I am very pleased to meet you.

I look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you moving forward.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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cwolly Premium
Thank you Paul! I look forward to working and sharing with you. All the best to you!
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PMindra Premium
Thanks, Craig for the reply. Now you have been in the working environment for 40 years....me too.

According to your picture you started at the age of 2 (LOL).

Doesn't matter at the current moment but has a lot to play when you go 'serious' online.

I started with an image because of my insecurity. My insecurity is still there. Just some food for thought moving forward. It is an issue of 'Credibility.'

Not intended with any offense.

Kindest regards,
Paul.
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cwolly Premium
The picture is current. I'm actually 42. I can see that sentence is misleading though, sorry about that. What I meant is my work AND life over 40 years has taken me in many directions. Technically, I've been working (entrepreneur) since 9, so not too far off though ;)

I will make some changes to my profile page. Thank you so much for the feedback!!!!!
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PMindra Premium
Listen, Craig.
Whether you like this community or not, you are going to succeed. If you like this community, reach out at any time.

Kindest regards,
Paul.
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PMindra Premium
Thanks for the like, Chris,

I think you get it..

Paul.
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cwolly Premium
Much appreciated Paul! I'm definitely sticking to it as this has always been something I've wanted to get started.
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PMindra Premium
Bingo.

Touch base soon or as required.

Paul.
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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 following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made 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. You can find them on my profile on the right, the first website link (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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cwolly Premium
Thank you so much for the tips Loes! I will definitely visit and read through them. All the best to you!
Craig
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Craig and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
You have been here a wee while now so you have probably realised by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
Can I suggest you browse some more of the blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, if you get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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cwolly Premium
Thank you so much for the follow back Robert! A pleasure to meet you. I look forward to your blogs and learning from you.
All the best to you!
Craig
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on going Premium! I'm glad you decided to take that next big step because now you have access to all the great training and tools and my most favorite, the live chat. If you ever need help with anything please feel free to let me know. Take care and good luck to you here at WA.

-Jaime
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cwolly Premium
Thank you Jamie! Great family pic!

Looks like you've already made it to the top!

Best success to you Jamie and thank you for your service!

Craig
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Biggsta Premium
Thank you Craig very much I really appreciate that.
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affilicoach 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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cwolly Premium
Thanks Frank!

I chose "Care for Senior Dogs" for my first attempt at this. My wife and I have been rescuing senior dogs for 18 years, so we are tackling this together. Plus, we are talking about opening a senior sanctuary in about 10 years (after the kids head off to college).

What do you think? The knowledge, experience, and passion are definitely there...

Craig
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affilicoach Premium
That sounds like a really good direction Craig.

I am really looking forward to seeing how it all comes together for you.
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cwolly Premium
I read your post on narrowing down your niche. Got me thinking if I am narrow enough with "Care for Senior Dogs". Perhaps I should narrow down to a specific part of caring for a senior dog, like "Harnesses for Senior Dogs" or even break it down to a certain breed.

There is a lot of content that I could write about under "Care for Senior Dogs". Each topic could potentially be a niche in itself - harnesses, diet, every health issue (100's), cleaning up after, etc. The more I think of it, the more it seems I am not narrow enough yet.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you!
Craig
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affilicoach Premium
Yep, sounds like you've got the main idea of niches down Craig.

Remember each sub niche is identifying a specific group of people. However, in this instance, regardless of which sub niche you drill down into, they will still be interested in providing the best for their senior dog.

So if you cover the best dog food, then the best vitamins or supplements might also be of interest. If you cover the best exercise, then you could cover the best harnesses to use.

So the way I would approach this is to use categories in Wordpress, because like I mentioned, niches and sub niches are just categories. Effectively you are creating multiple mini niche websites all in the one,
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cwolly Premium
Great, thanks again for the help Frank! I will continue on with the site building.
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affilicoach Premium
Okay great Craig.
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affilicoach Premium
Welcome Craig, to Wealthy Affiliates and thanks for accepting my invitation to check it out.

There's a lot to learn here, the best place to start would be the level 1 certification course. So start with the first lesson by clicking on the link below. Be sure to create a profile and add a picture, that way you'll get lots of help from all the peeps in WA. You'll find out how to do this in the getting started link above.

Sadly some people don't even get this far, for some unknown reason.

If you can do this, (i.e.) follow simple instructions, (implementing as you go), soon you will be on your way to making your first sale.

And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affilicoach or by private message if you are a premium member.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get to lesson 1!

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I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership.

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Get access to a 4-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 4+ hours

This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.

Please feel free to ask questions in the community through live chat or the Getting started classroom above. Or as I mentioned before, hit me up anytime you want in WA.

Anyway, I know you'd be eager to have a browse around so I'll let you get your feet wet.

Best of luck, and don't forget you can always ask me for help!


Best,
Frank
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cwolly Premium
Thank you Frank! Your stealthsecrets website was very helpful to steering me in this direction. I look forward to working with you!

Regards,
Craig
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affilicoach Premium
Great to hear Craig.

I look forward to your success. :)
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