About DaveSw
Joined June 2015
Hi, Everyone...

Dave here and I want to welcome you to my profile page and to Wealthy Affiliate in general...

FYI, I am over the 4-year mark of being a premium level member of Wealthy Affiliate...Actually, it feels like yesterday that I joined...Where has the time gone?

I can say without any doubt that this is the top-ranking training site for affiliate marketing and more. That unofficial (but true) title is deserved and has been earned...

Now...A little about me...

I am a retired military member, having done 25 years of service, and my rank for the last 8 years was Sergeant Major (SGM, E-9). That was a long time ago and much has happened since that time...

Joining at 17, I went on to retire at the age of 42, and took a week off prior to landing a well-paid job at 4 times my last military salary...Why did I wait so long, I still ask myself 20 years later!

Most of my career in the military and life after has been spent outside the USA in Germany. Indeed, I loved it so much that I decided to stay overseas after leaving/retiring from the US Army.

I built a house outside of Frankfurt Am Main, near where my wife grew up, and have been doing business internationally using that location as a base since...I regularly interact with people from all over the world for offline and online businesses...

However, I still love things about my youth and where I grew up (Minnesota and Ontario) such as fishing, watching the Minnesota Vikings, visiting family and friends, playing in the snow and talking about how cold it is (it sure is cold up there!)...

In Europe, I like watching German Foosball, Formula 1 racing, beer, family (2 kids/husbands, 6 grandchildren, and I hope not too soon some Great Grand Children - HUH????), and festivals (mine at the house and the bigger ones I visit regularly)...

For my interests regarding the rest of the world, I like spending time on beaches, swimming, traveling, meeting new people, learning new things, trying new foods, listening to live bands, hanging around Musos (musicians), dabbling in music, and being an entrepreneur while taking in these joys...

It is that last bit (being an entrepreneur) that brought me here to Wealthy Affiliate. I had been scammed by several other "teaching sites" prior and needed to find a REAL program with REAL chances of success...

Enter the Wealthy Affiliate platform...

Immediately I saw what misguided marketers had been selling me (less than good/useful and self-serving and wasteful in regards to time and money), and I devoured and put into practice the training found here for my online efforts.

You all can do the same...It is all here for you, you just need to take action...

I Believe In YOU, you should TOO!

Cheers!

Dave : )
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Q 1: I believe I can become a top earner in this genre...The sky is the limit!
Q 2: See above...
Q 3: Right now I am spending 12 hours a day, day in and day out...Once I decide to go with something, I am ALL in!
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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 David and seeing these goals become a reality. :)
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this is great, sweeney thats the spirit.... all the best
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks M8! Good luck to you too!!
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TDomena Premium
Hey Dave! This is the first time I’ve stopped by to read your bio and it’s really interesting! I’m prior military as well and congratulations on retiring AND landing a job at 4 times your pay! It looks like you may be on your way to a 3rd successful career here. Is this one your favorite?
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Tiffany...

Always welcome to stop by, and not sure which career might be the favorite, as they all have had their high and low points...

This one (online/offline hybrid operation) perhaps has the most potential and also is one that I can pass on to the generation after next (the grandkids)...

It is kind of like appreciating the journey overall is something I can live with, I would not have wanted to miss any of it...Even the bad times!

In reading through your profile, I see that you too have had a colorful and adventurous life. Congrats on that, and keep on keepin' on!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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TDomena Premium
Yes, color builds character, right? Haha.
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DaveSw Premium
It most certainly does...A bland life is not one that I would ever choose! I say bring on more, I am not done yet hehe! Cheers! Dave: )
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TDomena Premium
I agree. I saw you’re doing very well in the Super Affiliate Challenge. Do you have a boot camp site? How long have you been working on it?
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DaveSw Premium
I am working on the personal challenge of securing 100 new members between now and the end of the year, let's see if it happens!

Regarding a "boot camp" site (or similar)...

The closest website I have to that is a Making Money Online site plus several others. On the social side, I use YouTube, Facebook business pages, Pinterest, and Twitter mainly...Instagram is next...

Generally, over the past few years, I have gotten to know many of the influencers in the MMOL niche through Facebook, and this has helped with credibility, authority, and my own type of influence...

My Favored Method...

Possibly the most effective tool I have are some programs that I have put in place to help people professionally develop themselves while earning an income from online work.

That is a win-win-win for everyone involved.

(1) We provide services that businesses need, so they are happy, they get these at a cut-price from the competition.

(2) We help would-be entrepreneurs learn to earn (and pay them almost immediately plus provide training, etc.) so they are happy.

(3) Lastly, we earn a minimal profit from bringing the parties together (business owners and workers) with our platform and array of services.

This is a great business model, but there are a lot of moving parts that you have to put together, and as simple a business model as this is, it is more difficult to execute than at first blush...

I do like challenges, a colorful life (hehe), and building things, so this is right down my alley! Let's see how many people and businesses we can positively affect over the coming years!

That's about it, and an ancillary outcome may very well be a trip to Las Vegas (let's see)! In any case, we are already changing lives for the better, always a good thing, Las Vegas or not...

Cheers,
Dave : )
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TDomena Premium
Wow. A lot going on. I agree about changing lives for the better and I hope to meet you in Vegas. Hopefully we both make it.
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DaveSw Premium
It would be a pleasure to meet you there...It is time to get some new faces at those super-affiliate conferences and I think we would fit right in! Best of luck to us (and everyone)!

Cheers!

Dave : )
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TDomena Premium
Hahaha. We would! I agree.
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DerinO Premium
Thanks for following, Dave.
Great story you have!
I spent most of my life overseas in Ankara and Istanbul.
Now I am back in Texas for my daughter's education (She is 11, which means 7 more years to go until I send her off to college!)
Joined WA for brighter and better opportunities, and the chance to pick up some digital skills along the way.
Hopefully, we all will get what we came for.

Wish you the best,
Derin
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Derin...

Great to meet you here and your career seems to have mirrored mine in many ways...I have been to Ankara in my past lives and Turkey has a lot to offer...

In fact, my son-in-law, who was born in Germany but is Turkish, is married to one of my daughters and they live in Frankfurt, Germany.

It sounds like a pretty good life you have had, but I do understand the daughter/education angle, so understand the move back to the USA you have made.

Your myriad of experiences will transfer well into this digital world, and I have no doubt that you will have success with online marketing as taught here.

There are many other directions that you can take the online marketing segment, and for all of them, the solid base you will learn here will help.

Stay in contact and I do wish you all the best as you get started and adjust to life back in the USA. I look forward to reading about your achievements!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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DerinO Premium
Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments, Dave.
Let's keep in touch.
Cheers,
Derin
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ShaunSumner1 Premium
DaveSw,

If you don't mind me asking, and I'll understand if you don't want to answer. But you said you've been a premium member here at WA for a better part of four years now.

Questions are:

1) How long did it take you to start generating income with WA?

2) How much do you make monthly now?

And thank you for your service btw...

To Your Success,

$haun
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Shaun...

I have been a member for about 4 years 3 months now, and my income is not something I would share in a public forum, as I am sure you will understand.

I can say that it took a couple of months as I recall before making much, although I had earned a small bit prior to joining Wealthy Affiliate...

The secret is following the training and working daily at it, or at least consistently. I branched out too into other areas of earning money online, which sped up the amounts earned but slowed down earning from the affiliate activities...

Affiliate marketing can be enough all on its own to earn a decent living, depending on your lifestyle and where you live. It is a slower process than e-commerce or creating and selling your own digital products...

If you have some other source of income it can ease the transition to a full-time income from affiliate marketing. I really believe that the reason so many people quit trying affiliate marketing is that it can take time to start earning.

There will be those out there that say you can start earning immediately, and maybe some do, but the majority do not. Therein lies the problem. People get frustrated and it gets harder and harder to stick with it.

It takes dedication, belief in what you are doing, a lot of work (no "push-button" profits out there), a plan, and constant evaluation and correction in efforts as you go along to make it work...

This was the main reason I also went in other directions such as creating products, offering consult services, etc. to supplement the affiliate income. That meant less time for the affiliate side of the business though.

Knowing these things, I have decided that many more people would stick it out if they had a mean to earn a living while building their online affiliate marketing business, and this has lead to a whole different approach to this platform and what it offers...

There can be few serious arguments that this is not the best place to learn how to build your business, as even the other programs that are out there that are okay do not have what this place offers...

It is providing a means for people to have the time and luxury of learning the business while earning where more will be able to stick it out until they start earning significant amounts of money from affiliate marketing.

My favorite analogy is that while they are trading time for money earning (which in and of itself is a good thing in many cases) they are also learning how to trade that same time for a lot more money with affiliate marketing...

So the two-track approach is appealing for a number of reasons, as it does make sense, and takes that immediate need for earning into consideration...

A simple concept but a key factor on a real and an emotional level that sometimes gets lost in the noise of how great this platform or any kind of online business is. People need to earn money to pay bills, feed the family, get health care, etc.

That is the reality. So the easier (not as in no work required, rather making it possible for some earnings to be in the equation) we can make it possible for people to stick with the affiliate marketing effort, the better off they will be and the chances they will succeed go way up...

Anyway, I digress from one of your questions a bit and have gone on way more than I intended on the other. Bottom line is very few people are going to discuss what they may be earning, and on how long it will take to start earning, it varies...

The time you put in, the niche you select, the wise use of content and SEO, your authority, credibility, trust, and influence, etc. It takes time.

I spent 25 years in the Army and the reach that I had for the latter 1/3 was way more than when I started. It was a cumulative thing, much like any business is...

There are always exceptions to every rule out there, but for most of us, we have to do the slogging through the learning and building phases, as with any business...

Not for the faint of heart, but the rewards are well worth the sacrifice and effort, I can tell you that!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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RNL Premium
Hi David,
Thx for the DIY Funnel tutorial....it's great!
I'm in the middle of making it right now and have a couple questions:
1. I've created an email form and copied the code to paste it onto the page i have chosen but it's not showing up. Any suggestions?
2. Why does the freebie I want to give away show up as a page on my website? Surely it should not be seen at all until someone subscribes?
As you can see I do need a little help here.
Robert Jay.
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Robert...IN and out today but will get back to you in the AM tomorrow mate! Cheers! Dave : )
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Robert, I left a note on your mail to me...Can you use Loom or another screen capture tool to record the issues and send me a link so I can have a look, please? Thanks! Dave : )
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RNL Premium
Hi Dave,
Just got your second message. Here's a link to my so called landing page which I want people to see first when visiting my website. https://www.loom.com/share/4232f9d52ff1450f93542b6b164449db
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DaveSw Premium
Great, I will have a look in the AM....Off for a few hours of sleep! Can't see the words on the screen at this point! Cheers! Dave : )
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Ann41 Premium
Hello nice to meet you very interesting life my friend! I believe in you to ,i am glad i have come to this community very interesting and supportive i have had my share of scamms to but i dont give up easy i am taking action have a good day !! if you need anything i am a message away ann41
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks, Ann! Cheers! Dave : )
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adpharis Premium
I lived in Schweinfurt, Germany for two years. I loved living in Europe. I am two generations away from being born in Czechoslovakia. My ancestry is very new to the US and I dream of the day I can go back and call Europe my home, at least part-time. Thank you for your inspiration.
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DaveSw Premium
Ohhhh I know Shweinfurt well, Angela...We used to go there quite often for business both while in the service and after as a civilian...

The Czech and Slovakia part of Europe is beautiful too and the people are very friendly...I have one brother-in-law that grew up in Bratislava...You will like it once you get there!

Cheers and best of luck!

Dave : )
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Dave. 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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DaveSw Premium
It sounds great, Jon! Glad to meet you two as well! Let's definitely connect on the FB side as well! Cheers! Dave : )
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starfalex123 Premium
Hello Dave, thank you for being a part of my network great knowing you an thanks for allowing me to following you.may you have great success with your business and may the training help you develop an grow a successful business. All the best to you. Thanks for your contribution at WA. Fitzgerald
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DaveSw Premium
No problem...Best of luck! Cheers! Dave : )
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Dave,
Something happened and my comment from last week and your reply are now gone! I was trying to reply earlier today and something happened. Now the conversation has vanished!

Anyway, I am glad to hear you are doing well! Thanks for thinking of us too. We are busy as usual with jobs and property management. We now manage a 6 plex as well as our own 4 plex. The 6 plex was really run down and needed a massive amount of work. It keeps us busy.

My husband https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/thucydides is a member of WA now and has finally started his own website. It is a long time dream of his to work on the challenges of self-sustainable, green building concepts. He envisions his website as a collaborative space for the sharing of ideas and organic growth of great new concepts.

We have so much going on but we are determined to get out and enjoy a bit of the gorgeous Alaska summer.

Thanks for the response and I hope you are having a good day.

Jessica
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Swangirl Premium
Well that's weird. Now I see them again.
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anja1111 Premium
Hey Dave, I'm not around much anymore in the social traffic here (am way too busy actually working on websites and more), but Sharlee informed me about what's going on. I want you to know that I believe in you and am holding you in the Light! Sharlee is going to (or already did) send you a website with natural cures that DO work. You can beat this! Meanwhile be good to you.

There is also a neuro scientist, his name is Joe Dispenza, who wrote a book, "You are the Placebo", he developed several meditation techniques and helped people cure from severe illnesses. If you are interested I want to send you the e-book version (PDF) for free! I also have a few meditations of him, just let me know and I'll send them to you.

Take care buddy! It's a challenge when we go through serious shit. I've had a lot of these challenges myself. Know that all healing power lies within you. Hang in there!
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Anja...

Thanks so much for taking the time to not only stop by but also add some kind and supportive words and thoughts here...

There are a number of changes I have incorporated into my diet and habits that are helping for this and in general. These are things we all can and likely should be doing...

Please do send the link to that book, it sounds interesting and useful. Meditation in its various forms is something I have been doing for ages, since a kid, so there are likely some new tips that I would enjoy trying...

Do take care and thanks again!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Dave,

We have a dear common friend, Sharlee. She told me about your health challenge. Many people I know, relatives and friends suffers from the same.

Stay faithful and strong. Avoid any kind of sugar and red meet. Build up your immunesystem with a lots of vegetables and fruits. Do not drink fruit smoothies - too much sugar. The uncontrollable cells loves sugar and thrives on sugars. Avoid processed food by any means. Do things you love to do. Enjoy time with your loved ones. Anything that lifts your mood is good for the immunesystem, the health warriors of the body.

Believe in YOU!!

Pernilla
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DaveSw Premium
Good Day, Pernilla...

Yes, unfortunately, this cancer thing hits far too many people. I believe it is from the lifestyle, the environment, and the diet that much of this originates.

There are changes to all three that we can make to prevent ever getting cancer, and if we get it, like I have, making some changes can help alleviate cancer that may arise.

In the meantime, you can bet that I am enjoying each moment like never before. Most of us go through life not thinking that much about the end of it...

I have had the fortune (or misfortune?) to have been confronted with it quite a few times over the decades. This changes how you live your life, I can tell you...

I believe in God, I have been to the edge of the abyss and stepped back, and it has made me a stronger person. There will be a time when I step off and into that abyss, but not yet!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Pernilla Premium
That‘s the right spirit Dave!
That‘s the way to win the game.

I am attending an education now to become a nutrition and health coach. It is extremely interesting to learn how the body works in detail. This opens up the eyes how important it is to give the body and brain but also the spirit the right kind of food. The environment, food industry and much more effects us all more than we are aware of, that‘s very true.

Wish you all the best!
Stay the captain of your life, fighting those pirates off your ship.

Pernilla
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TRPEng Premium
Hello Dave . I am sorry to hear of your health issue. Big hugs to you and stay strong. 🙏🙏🙏😽😽😽🖖🖖🖖
Trevor
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DaveSw Premium
Hello, Trevor...

First, let me say thanks so much for your support and thoughts..I will and it is easier to do so with fine people like you standing behind and beside me!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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fyre Premium
First, I want to say, I love you and I believe in you!

Second, let go of anything that isn't serving your healing ANYthing & EVERything! It's all about you right now and, your path to healing! Dig deep and feel what you are going to feel and, purge/cleanse, repeat. Then ignore any advice I've given and, do whatever you feel you need to!

Third, it's hard to type when you are all choked up but, crapatoa! I had to come send you a crazy explosion of love, blessings and prayers!!!

Lastly, I do not give you my permission to check out!

I've been through these battles more times than I'd like to admit. It's everything horrific and, unbelievably enough, everything beautiful about the universe all rolled into a craptacular package.

May the gift of love and laughter & life be with you Dave!

We are all here for you & holding beautiful space for you *Huggzz through spaaaaace!!!*
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DaveSw Premium
Wow, Fyre...What an inspirational set of thoughts that you have put together...Words are sometimes more powerful than images for me, which is why I still love reading books (video is powerful too, but there is a lot more substance in words IMO)...

Thanks for stopping by and adding wisdom, thoughts, and optimism to the conversation. I am an optimist by nature (it makes the world a nicer place to be in), so your comment really strikes a chord for me...

This is but a thing, one of many, and I will battle through as I have in the past with things. While doing so, I will remain the same as I have throughout, and this allows me to squeeze contentment and joy and wonder at all times...

Have a great day and thanks for sharing and the support. You and so many others within this community have really expressed this through the time they have taken to stop by and add their thoughts...

Hugs to you and yours...

Dave : )
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fyre Premium
Books are golden to me as well. I do occasionally even love an audiobook version with an excellent narrator as well. I used to not read books twice but, if you can have great books read to you for the first or, the second time around it's pretty cool. Like when I found a version of "The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho" read by Jeremy Irons. I had read it years ago but had forgotten details of it. I thought to myself "self, if you can have Jeremy Irons read you an excellent book---definitely DO that!" *chuckles at herself*

There is something about holding a real book and turning the pages myself I will never get over though.

I swear, when I think about it, I can still summon the feel and the smell of the libraries I grew up reading in for hours.

Writing to you also takes me back to my starship as well. Starship was my affectionate name for the giant Maple tree that was in the backyard of the house I grew up in. The way the tree had grown it gave me the perfect 'captains chair' where I could take my books and even a pillow & blanket, much to my Mother's chagrin mind you, as I would terrify her by falling asleep at the helm.

Speaking of books--looks like I'm writing another one to you *grinz warmly* I see Leo stopped by to send you some of his good mojo too. His mojo is most definitely strong medicine too, along with all these other amazing folks!

I'll drop by whenever I can. Random acts of optimism, humor and the summoning of imagination and, epic memories is also great medicine.

As my Vaudeville-style circus, Dr./Director would say (or, as we all sing :) about all this good medicine-- "efficacious in evvvvvery way!"

Until, next time dear one!
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Fyre...

That starship sounds like a place made in heaven for sure. I can well imagine your Mother's fears as she watched you climb up, start reading only to fall into a slumber at some point...Oooof... :)

I agree totally on the random acts of kindness and optimism can really provide a pick-me-up, and is also why I am answering each member that has taken the time to stop by and offer support.

Just going through this in small bites means that I can be a bit more personal about answering, and take my time and add some thinking to answers, but it also prolongs and turns it into a pleasant pastime...

I love it: "Efficacious in evvvvery way," indeed!

Cheers and have a great day!
Dave : )
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Dave. I have been wondering where you were lately. I guess now I know. Ever since your tragedy last year I have hoped you would be ok. I know it was devastating.

I can't imagine the path you are on now. You are catching this earlier however and that makes all the difference for treatment. You will overcome every obstacle in your path. You are a wonderful person and we are so lucky to have you here in the WA community.

Kick it and get back here to us soon!

Jessica
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DaveSw Premium
Oh My, Jessica...

It is so nice to hear from you and I envision the wilds of Alaska every time I see your name or picture, much like where I grew up - cold winters, lots of snow, and lots of those winter months too...

I do hope things are going okay for you and hubby...I think once in a while I may make a comment on one of your website pages, and if I remember rightly, they seem to be (in regards to your online business)...

I will be kicking this and I appreciate you and all the others here so much. It means a lot to me that you take time (an expensive and precious commodity) to stop by and offer support...

Do take care and I wish all the best for you and your family!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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FaithGabriel Premium
Hi Dave, I just want to say continue to be strong courageous and have faith to over come this phase of your life. I heard coconut therapy works! You could read up or try if not already done. You are Conqueror! Stay happy cos it is medicine to your body. Wishing you a quick recovery!
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CarlaNavarro Premium
Hi Dave, I am in California, so I am not sure what time zone you are in, but I wanted to reach out and say HI! I read recently about what you are going through, and wanted to let you know, THAT IS GOING TO BE FINE. You see, I have this thing called FAITH, PRETTY MUCH HAVE A red phone TO THE MAN UPSTAIRS.

I wrote a post within the last week of two family members who found out recently that they have cancer, so I have had quite a bit on my mind. Wishing I could take the pain away from people I love, and people I know with this horrible disease. I have seen many people who have survived various types of Cancer, so I DO BELIEVE.

I do not know you, but I feel, that moving forward I will be one of the many that will be praying for you daily. We will all be sharing in the happiness when we get the news, that you are clear of this horrible illness.

You will be in my prayers, and look forward to hearing from you.

God Bless you,
Carla
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marmar463 Premium
Hi Dave
I am sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. I understand what you are going through and I am here if you ever what to chat.

I am also I good listener if you want to vent too. I am always here just PM me any time.

Mary
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elores Premium
Hi Dave, I am so sorry to hear about your condition. I hope you will be able to overcome this. I know you are a fighter but this is even a harder fight to go through. Be brave, be strong and fight with all your might. The Lord can help you with this battle. Keep the faith and continue to think positive. All the best to you.
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BBrandt Premium
Hi Dave, We've never met but I read about your health challenge. I have a link for you that I am sure will help you. https://www.rxleaf.com/cannabis-kills-all-types-of-cancer-cells-that-science-has-tested-so-far

Also, my fb page has a lot more information. https://www.facebook.com/Medicinal420/

If I can help you in some way, feel free to reach out.

Bruce
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FKelso Premium
Just heard about your health challenge, and want to offer my support and well-wishes in your battle. You have a hard road, but you have a great deal of support here in WA. If you need us for anything, drop a note and you know we will respond. Hope all goes well for a return to great health.
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Johnpavich Premium
Hi Dave following you now ! You sound a lot like me I will be turning 69 this December but don't feel like it 😎
I was in Germany last may with my wife who was visiting a friend she had lost touch with until she found her on facebook !
What a great new world we live in where we can converse with people in so many ways about all kind of things and then there's WA !
Your right there are no books out there that can teach you what they have to offer, they are up to date and on the front line.
Germany wow what a place nobody is sleeping on the streets if you don't have a job they give you an apartment to live in and food but if you get a jib you only get 1 euro an hour but becks beer is only 78 cents 👌😜.
Everything is so clean in Germany.
We stayed at my wife's friends home and this 3 bedroom apartment in a very well built concrete building was so cheap only $750.00 euros a month including cable and heat compared to Vancouver Canada.
We were in north eastern Germany called Bremerhaven about 600,000 people live there.

I told my wife I think I want to live here ! They really care about their people, you can see it everywhere you go. The house were very cheap their and the food was so reasonable and they gave you a lot and the beer was very good my wife even drank it and she doesn't like beer , it was the lemon flavoured becks they don't sell it here I tried to get some but no 🤯.

So you and I must be similar in age.
I'am sending you positive vibes today when I heard about your cancer.
A friend and client of mine recently had been diagnosed with colon cancer at 71 yrs . His mother died at 70 from the same. However they got his in time apparently and cut out a foot of his colon and after the tests came back it has not spread to his lymph system so he is feeling much more positive now.
So , there is a lot they can do for people now !
My brother has a German friend Hienz who was given 3 months to live many tears ago about 6 or 7 yrs ago and is still alive and well .
He started tacking chlorella like 25 tablets (500mg tablets) a day and after a few months his doctor was shocked and said the cancer was gone ???

Also if you google woman with lung cancer cured with light therapy in london . She was 70 yrs old and is alive and well at 80 yrs old today.
She never smoked but somehow got the big C.
She had I believe only one treatment .
They find where the tumors are and then inject a non invasive light sensitive chemical which goes throughout your body and also the tumors and then they put light rods down into her lungs and turn them on while she was heavily sedated but awake, then when they turn on the light it turns the chemical into an oxygen and cancer cannot live in an oxygen state and dies.

I actually emailed the doctors clinic in London to ask how much the treatment costs but they just said it's different for everyone.
I know chemo a few years ago in Vancouver was $2200.00 per injection and is probably $3,000.00 now and the Gov't here only gives 12 free chemo after that your on your own.
So , keep positive you can beat this !
All the best we at WA are all pulling for you 😎🌷🌷🌷👌♥️
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Dave.
My response to Sharlee's post from a bit earlier today:

HI, Sharlee.
Paul Mindra here from the 'other side' of the World.

From my profile here at WA...

LIKES:
Honesty, Integrity, Good Will, Gratitude & Compassion.

- Honesty is speaking the truth.

-Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or moral uprightness.

-Good Will is long term and is categorized as an asset.

-Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation felt by and/or similar positive responses shown by the recipient of kindness, and,

Compassion means "To Suffer Together."

Thank you for writing, sharing and bringing your post home to our family here at WA.

All of the above plus peace and love sent back from Southern Ontario, Canada.

You are 'one of a kind.'

Paul.

Try to be well.
Kindest and best wishes.
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kpercival55 Premium
Hi Dave!
As a cancer patient 3 times I believe in miracles and have witnessed them multiple times.
First, try everything...holistic approach is great but traditional treatments shouldn’t be shunned, they can work in unison.
Second, find the humor in every situation. Laughter truly is great medicine. My most recent experience was colorectal cancer, you can imagine the jokes that are possible around that one!
Third, be grateful. Not for the illness but for what you will learn by going through the experience.
Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.

KyleAnn
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suzzziq Premium
Hi Dave:) I will definitely be praying for you:) As I watched my mom battle 3 different types of cancer in a 3 year period, I realized that God is all about doing miracles! I think that’s what He loves to do best. So, I am praying specifically for a miracle in your life! Believe in His power and strength:)
Blessings:)
Suzi
Mark 11:24
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Wayne1950 Premium
Hello Dave;
My name is Wayne Miller and I wish we were meeting under different circumstances.
First and foremost I really want to wish you good luck in beating this life challenge.
Please know the entire community shall be reaching out to you with similar wishes.
Thank You, Wayne Miller
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Wayne...

This is a great community and I am so honored to be a part of it...I really thank you for stopping by and for your wishes...I will be fighting this, and I think to beat it...It helps with the support you and others are showing...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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EdwinBernard Premium
Dave, so sorry to hear that not only you have got cancer, but your best friend passed away from it not too long ago. What a tragedy.

Keep your spirits high and fight this. I pray that the cancer will go under remission. And that you make a complete recovery. Never give up.

All the best.

Edwin
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Edwin...

Thanks so much for the prayers, and I believe I will beat this...It really does help when you get the support of friends and colleagues too, thanks for that too!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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BudgetTravel Premium
You can beat this, I am sure of it. I come from a country where there isn't much doctors actually do for people with cancer. Yet, I know a great deal of people who keep fighting and actually get healed. It should be easier where you are so keep your head up and keep smiling.

Hugs to you and your family from Bulgaria!
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks and I agree with you that at times more than pharma is the answer, and in fact, we may be misled by trying some of the treatments that can make us sicker...Healthy eating and living is a much more effective means to a cure...Cheers! Dave : )
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Hudson Premium
Hi Dave, sending all the positive energy I possibly can. I have Prostate Cancer and my wife has had breast cancer so we can fully empathise. Hope this helps in some small way. We also spent happy days in FFM - with American Express Bank in the 80’s (our first venture overseas can you believe). We lived at Konigstein, never been back as we travelled on across the world before retirement. All the best and let’s beat it you say!!
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks, Hudson...The support from the community has been overwhelming...I am proud to be a part of this super bunch of people...Cheers! Dave : )
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KenShaddock Premium
Hello Dave. It was shared with your consent the challenges that face you. From here in Australia, I will, as the bible says, and I believe, that believers will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed.
So I do that from here in my heart and mind and hopefully these encouraging words to, as a believer in the Creator God, "lay my hands on you" and send believing thought of your miraculous healing.
Go well Dave.
May God heal you and bless every day of your life ahead.
Ken
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DaveSw Premium
Thank you so much, Ken, and the power He shares with us is great...God Bless you as well! Cheers! Dave : )
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JKaobata1 Premium
Hi; Dave

Love & Light to you my friend.

LOVE, the place that I know where everything is right.Where nothing else matters.This is where I am free,where I reach my dreams.This is where nothing is more important.This is the experience that lifts my soul, inspires me, ignites me, captivates me and mystifies me.It is always with me, guides me.Where sounds are clearer, the air is sweeter, my vision sharper and my dreams are real.It is undeniable and boundless where nothing can strike me down.This is where there is safety and comfort and peace.It is where I know and complete myself.I will never lose it.This is me, this is you.

LOVE & LIGHT TO YOU MY FRIEND
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks so much for the inspiring words and your wishes as well...Cheers! Dave : )
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Debs66 Premium
Hi, Dave,
I have come here from Sharlees post. Sharlee is such a caring soul. A real treasure here at W.A. and yes you and I have connected here on a few occasions here at W.A.

I want to offer my support to you and also send you one big E-Hug my thoughts are with you. I do hope you are ok.

I am always here in W.A. and at the end of the PM too. I hope you get well soon Dave and my thoughts are and prayers are with you Dave. Please take care and remember my PM is always open to you if you need to just chat even.

Take care sending you the biggest E Hug ever. Thinking of you too.

Debs 🤗😗
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks so much Debs! I know that this is a community that is like no other that I have seen on the internet, far better than even the good ones on Facebook...It is because of people like you and Sharlee and so many others (Kyle and Carson too)...I will beat this cancer thing! Cheers Dave : )
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Debs66 Premium
Yes you will Dave and I am always here for you for sure. I didn't even know we weren't following each other.

I have followed you right back thank you:)
Sharlee is a real Gem as is both Kyle and Carson.

Sending you big hugs you got this Dave kick cancer right in it's butt xx
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RichBrennan Premium
Hi Dave
I just saw Sharlee's very sad but equally heartwarming post.
I just want to wish you well and give you my hope for a full and speedy recovery. Almost everybody has been touched in some way by cancer, even if we have never had it ourselves, we know someone who has. Great progress has been made in it's treatment and survival rates are so much higher now than they were even just a few short years ago, so please stay focused on a positive outcome.
Cheers
Rich 🤔💖
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks for the kind words and thoughts, Rich...This is something I can beat, unlike my friend who had no chance...Cheers! Dave : )
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CarlaNavarro Premium
HI Dave, loved reading your bio. I don't believe that people in the military get as much credit for their time, and service for us. So with that, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
Your life sounds very filled with love for what you like to do, and much success.
It is always great to read how long some members have been with WA, your's is another story.
Enjoy your life daily, and many blessings to you and your family.
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Carla...

Welcome back to WA and I fully understand your affection for the place...I read through your profile and you have had an interesting life and I can relate...

My life has been...eventful yes...and I have been blessed too in so many ways, as it sounds like you have. I have 6 grandchildren now, and they are all sweet as the dickens...

I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to drop a comment, and I surely wish you success with your online adventure and your personal life as well!

Stay in touch, I am in and out, mostly out these days (but I do add comments and ask for comments and use some of the other tools here quite often)...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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CarlaNavarro Premium
you are so welcome.
Enjoy every day like it's your last! and make it the best day ever.
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Ropesa Premium
Hi Dave, did you just leave a comment using site comment on my website and it was an article about women stuff? I want to know if you are the right Dave because I just posted a thank you post here at WA.
Please let me know if you are the one.
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DaveSw Premium
Yep...That's me! :)
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Ropesa Premium
You did a great job, thank you.
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Dave, I found what you have written so interesting and full of wisdom. It is so good to hear someone mention the fun aspect of Affiliate Marketing. I have recently become VA to my daughter Lauren Kinghorn and loving every moment of it. Fortunately she is very patient. Am sure will be going back again and again to your list to keep on track. Thank you. Kind regards, Jill
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beachwood Premium
Wow! First of all thank you for your service to our country! I am a Marine Corp brat so I know the sacrifices military families make! You bio is not only impressive but inspiring as well! It gives me hope that anything is possible with hard work and consistent action taking! Thanks man & good luck on your next endeavor!

Chris
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Chris and great to meet you...Thanks for the kind words and I wish you the best with your online business...Most certainly the lessons here along with the members can take you to success! Cheers! Dave : )
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Bluemoon1 Premium
Hi Dave,

I just wish to congratuate you for having reached rank 4 on WA.

Well deserved.

Not that it really matter to me (and probably not much also to you) but it is still an achievement !

What matter really is that you give/create professional best whenever you can (and you do it often I would say !).

Whishing you all the best.

I am pleased and proud to have followed you from an early stage.

Sincerely.

Claudio.

Cheers :)
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Claudio...Thanks for the kind words, I am just back to work and catching up...I am so happy to call you and many here a friend, and the support has really been helpful to me so much....Take care and we will be getting started with the groups very soon now that I am back...You are very right on the rank thing, no matter to me hehe...Cheers! Dave : )
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otikoroASH Premium
Hi Dave, you sound like a really busy guy so no need to get back to me right away.

I read your profile and would love to learn more from you. I too am pretty busy but not making the big bucks yet outside of the job I don't enjoy. My goal on WA is to phase out of a career I don't like and eventually save enough to buy a house, that is my dream. (I'm 36 an still renting). So my goal is to start making money by investing time and energy into websites that become fruitful. I started one, just getting affiliate commissions on water toys. Ive only been at it 2 months and have a few sales, nothing to pay back the membership fee's here yet.

How do you get into selling your own products? I guess you sell your expertise? Or is it actual product?

I'm all ears.

Ashley
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Ashley,

Thanks for the kind words, and I most certainly will take some time to work with you - it would be my pleasure...

No cost, by the way, this is something I like to do to help people get started...

In your case, it sounds like you are at the edge and with just a little bouncing off ideas, etc. will be well on your way...

Let me know some windows of time please and I will come back to you!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Hi, Dave!

THANK YOU for what you're doing for the community! One mentoring support group is an ambitious project, but you're starting several: that's astounding!

I recently mentioned you, your mentoring groups and, in particular, your Wealthy Affiliate Mentoring Support Group. A fellow member is sad because she missed the deadline to join Kyle's group. (She was in the hospital). Realizing you're still accepting applications to join your WA group should cheer her up considerably! I don't know whether she'll apply or not, but options and opportunities are always happy things, no? :)

This is the link to the conversation, in case you want to come over and say hi to her. (It's on a post I made): I doubt there's anyone following me who isn't following you but, just in case, I made a post about you and your groups. I don't want ANYONE to miss the opportunities you're providing to the community. If you want to see what I said about you, here's the link: Thank you again, Dave. We probably don't say so often enough, but we notice the things you do to help us and we're grateful.


Sharon
(NannaGoosey)
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Sharon...

Thanks for the kind words I do appreciate them a lot...You can let your fellow member that we will take care of her when she is back and available for working with a group.

I will keep getting more started, and help get them to a stage where they are working for all the members of each...I think it is a concept whose time has come for WA...

We all have a bit of leadership within us, and as long as the group knows what they are working to accomplish, they will have success.

I really appreciate you stopping by, and look forward to seeing this group concept take off (and of course members having more success)...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Mon, Jan 22, 2018

You're so welcome, Dave: you deserve them.

I'll tell Juliana (JBond1) about your generous offer to help her once she's ready to join a group.

I agree (and, apparently, so does Kyle): the time has come for mentoring groups to be available at WA.

I'm SO glad you're making the groups an ongoing thing! I don't have time right now to give a group the attention it deserves. I was awfully disappointed at missing out, but now I don't have to!

Expect to hear me knocking at your door in a few months. :D
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DaveSw Premium
Super! I wish you a great day and week! Dave : )
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Bob-1 Premium
It's great to meet you Dave! I really enjoyed your bio and all the advice - that I will definitely follow!

I first saw you the other day when another experienced member shared a link to your Training on 100 Ways To Make Money . . .

Just wanted you to know I appreciate greatly what you share from your knowledge and experience, and I will be going through more of it now that I'm connected with you.

Thank you for your service to our country.

I look forward to a lot more positive interactions here at WA and will be seeing you around the WA community, I'm sure!
~ Bob
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Bob-1 Premium
BTW - do you post any of your art anywhere that I could go check it out? That profile drawing is awesome! Drawing is a passion of mine . . .
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Bob...Thanks but I cannot take credit for that art hehe...That is the work of a fellow member named Frank! He is really good, I agree!! You may want to contact him (see his notes below)! Cheers! Dave : )
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DaveSw Premium
Great to meet you, Bob! This place is full of great people and they have a wide variety of backgrounds and skills...I enjoy being here very much! All the best and I look forward to reading about your successes! Cheers! Dave : )
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GomMagtibay Premium
Great description of yourself, Dave.

Honestly, I was intimidated initially by your being strict with people commenting, you reprimand people in the comments in discussions here. But after reading your profile here, I finally understood why. Men from the military, active and retired, are all disciplinarians. You guys hate going around the bush. Now, I understand.

I wish you success with your endeavors. :)
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Gomer,

Thanks for stopping by...No need to be intimidated, really...There have been a few such discussions where things got a bit heated, but generally, they were on the same level as the one(s) I was discussing things with, hehe...

I can think only of one period where we had an ambassador, no less, who seemed to be very heavy-handed and condescending in the way he made replies to other members, some who were also ambassadors...

In that case, I handled him exactly as he was handling others here, and thereafter, I left the subject and the person behind...It has not come up again...Not even sure if that person is still here...

One of that guy's supporter is still here and is still an ambassador I think, although I ignore her as well. At times you just see by people's actions how they are...

This place is big enough to do this, and no harm no foul either. I believe in handling people civilly unless they are not doing so. In that case, after a period, I then handle them a bit harsher...

In the military, it was the same...Situational leadership meant that you looked at many different things when making decisions and taking actions, and adjust your leadership to the situation...

I really prefer to be a laid back, laissez-faire type of leader, hehe. I love country clubs! But in real life, that most often does not work well.

Candor is a virtue too I think. There are ways to package it that are not as harsh, however, and these should be practiced whenever possible...

Interesting topic you bring up, and I thank you for that. It was nice to have you stop by, and I do wish you the very best for the new year we have just started! I am excited, I think it will be a good one!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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GomMagtibay Premium
Yes, Dave. This year will be different. A very exciting one! And keep up the good leadership. We need leaders like you here. :)
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FrankB44 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Dave. You've led an interesting life, to say the least. I appreciate your service to our country. I believe WA is the right vehicle for me, and the community is a HUGE plus! Everyone is so willing to help. Now that we've "met", I plan to checkout your training and your businesses. I'm looking forward to picking your brain for help and ideas!
Frank
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DaveSw Premium
Not a problem with following you, Frank! Great to meet you and yes, this is a great place to be, no doubt! I have had some really good experiences since joining, and would not think of going anywhere else for such training...The community is a big plus too, no doubt! Cheers and no issue with answering any questions you may have! Dave : )
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dolrah Premium
Dave, yours is the profile I voice to the classes that I teach on the secondary level (6th thru 12th) in the second largest district in the US as I transition towards online business after twenty four years in teaching profession. As you well know this upcoming millennial generation may have pockets of sparse academic training and knowledge, but as a group they are brilliant. And before you academic subject matter at them they want to know from 'Where are you coming?'

To expedite this phase of the daily agenda I announce an open ended question of "By show of hands how many have relatives who are now, or have been in the US military that you spent time with or around?" Then to conclude my personal introduction, I go on to say that since you all know about the tremendous influence made upon you by your immediate family, 'I will give more attention to those without such close relatives and simply state to you that your teacher (Mr. Washington) substituting for Mr./Ms.___________ standing in front of the room here is the second of four sons, along with two daughters, fathered by a honorably discharged WWII Lance Corporal US Marine Corps Chaplain turned Baptist Minister who married and stayed with a farmer's daughter until his death (42 years); incidentally, young ladies and young men he saw action in the Asiatic Pacific before returning home to Los Angeles, California to marry and start his family.

Dave, even though I announce to them that those of my generation (BabyBoomers) along with those familiar with the US military lifestyle openly state 'Mr. Washington you don't have to tell us anything about your childhood', most of the class period gets spent by my fielding questions pertaining to details about the US military, especially events making up the theater of WWII.

After casually meeting, and having breakfast with a Major Colonel (Army) sitting with a Master Sargent at a Jack-In-The-Box close to the VA Hospital in Westwood, California we parted agreeing that we need much more involvement and communication between our military and our secondary educational institution(s).

Sorry Dave to launch into my US History back-up lecture, but I sure you know where to 'tuck it'; already learning a lot from about e-commerce and plan to pick your brain in the future.

Happy Holidays For You And Family

Johnnie
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DaveSw Premium
Great story, Johnnie. and one that likely grabs the students and holds their attention and gets them started in the right direction while you are in charge of them.

I did a practicum for a year while completing a Master's with Bostom University way back in the 80's in a grade school in Pirmasens, Germany...

There I worked with the school psychologist who had a huge workload with well over 300 students. This was an eye-opening experience as you might imagine...

It also gave me added respect for teachers and what they go through to get a good education for their kids. I had two kids in school myself at the time so that further added to the mix...

Moving back to Wealthy Affiliate and what we do here, I will definitely be more than happy to share what I may know to help you get a solid start with online marketing...

One of the things I really love about this place is the willingness of members to help one another. I see it daily and it brings home to me why I am still here!

Cheers and enjoy the holidays!

Dave : )
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julesnp Premium
Good day Dave,
I have read your post titled "50 Best habits of Successful Entrepreneurs" and I really thank you for sharing it. There is a lot of VERY VALUABLE information in your post. Also, I congratulate you on all of your achievements. I really look up to you. You have dreams and you make them happen. I did not know your were there before but now I am extremely happy that I have met you here at WA. I am still completing the liquidation of my ex-business and in a approx. 2 weeks, I will be full time her and I am really looking forward to it. I am absolutely sure that I will direct many questions your way. I wish you the very best in all of your projects and also I wish YOU and YOUR FAMILY a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to come.
Have a great day Dave.
Jules
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Jules...

Great to meet you and it is always nice to meet another serviceman. Thanks for your many years of service.

I am glad that you found some use in the content posted here, and I can say that you already have the requisite skills for success with online business.

Sorry to hear that you had a setback with your business in earlier times, I can relate to that, it has happened to me as well. You just have to get back up, as you have done...

More than likely you will be able to recover a major portion of that loss over time with the activities online, of course, it will be some work to do so...

No issue with helping out or providing some feedback, that is how we all roll here...The training is excellent and does work. many will say that it takes quite long, but there are ways to ramp things up sooner than the 1, 2, or even 5 years mentioned at times...

Enjoy the holidays and the best for you and your family! Merry Christmas!

Dave : )
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LaVerne2 Premium
wow. What an inspiration. I can definitly learn from your example. I see the links to you r training and your posts. I intend on checking them out. I don't see the link your website or social media. I would love to see what you are doing. Please share if you are willing.
PS. I am Canadian not American but i admire your years of service
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Laverne...I was raised with one foot in Canada - I grew up in a little place affectionately nick-named 'Icebox of the Nation' aka International Falls, Minnesota.

We have relatives from North Dakota to Wisconsin and all the way up to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Most are in MN or in Ontario...I really enjoyed growing up there with all the outdoor activities...

If you look to the right of this page, near the bottom right you will see some links to some of my pages and social platforms. These are just a few...I have many more...

This is the right place for you to be, you will not go wrong following the training here. Of course, you can expand on it later and also, the advanced lessons really drill down as you get more comfortable...

Cheers and great to meet you!

Dave : )
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SantaFez Premium
Hi Dave, we've been connected for a bit now, but today I finally read your whole Bio! Wow...you are a busy man!
Anyways I am just going through your 100 ways to make money online training course and it is a great one - thanks for putting this up!
Not being as adventurous as you (yet) I am sticking right now to Affiliate Marketing alone, hoping to start making some sort of income from it soon - it's been 6 months and still not one single sale =(....working on it...
So here I go, back to your training....and persevere with it!
Merry Xmas - SF
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Orion (aka SF)!

Yes, things stay busy for sure on my side...There is a team of folks working with me, so that does make things easier a bit in some ways. In other ways, not so much, because you have to keep everyone gainfully employed/working on the programs...

It just takes time with this online business. Affiliate marketing really does work, there are people making fantastic amounts of money month in and month out.

More are not making a penny though from their effort. Either they have not planned, or perhaps they are not working with the right companies, or perhaps they need to change one thing or another.

One of the reasons I like this place so much is that it covers the bases when it comes to getting your fundamental program in place. Follow the training and it will work.

It does take time though. The affiliate method is most of the time not an instant way to make money online. There are exceptions, but they are few and far between...

If you hang in there and have a niche that has the potential you will succeed. There is no doubt in my mind. Great to meet you and thanks much for stopping by! Best of luck and Merry Christmas!

Dave : )
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raybrannum Premium
Where in this world do you live? I live in Guntersville, AL. If you live in the USE I can help you make money as an affiliate.
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SantaFez Premium
Hi Ray,
I am currently in Australia, but will be moving to the US with my husband sometime next year.
Why do you say that if I live in the US you'd be able to help me, but in another country you wouldn't? I am not sure I understand =)
SF
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I live in California, I'm brand new at trying to make money online and could sure use some help starting my online business so I can start making some real money! Thanks for any info you my have.
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raybrannum Premium
I am an affiliate of a company that sells CBD in the USA only. Visit my site raybrannum.com to check it out.
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DaveSw Premium
Check out my newest training here...I have a ton of ideas that will help you make some money fast as you build up your blog and niche website...

This is the case for many members here...They need to make some cash that will tide them over while they build their presence...There are many ways you can tap into your current skill set!

Here is the training: Good luck!

Dave : )
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DaveSw Premium
Hey SF...You can make money from anywhere! As long as you have a means to collect it (i.e. a PayPal account or similar) you can charge for providing others some of the skills you have...

Check out my training: Good luck!
Dave : )
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mjtrusted Premium
Hi Dave, thanks for the follow!
You seem to be more than busy and it is very inspiring to read about your first two years at WA.

I guess that your military background has helped you a lot in arriving where you are at the moment. Congrats!

The notes I like most in yr profile is:

NOTE 3: "Plan your work and work your plan!" Essential...

6: Have fun...It should not ALL be work...Balance is everything...I regularly schedule in down time and fun time. This keeps things going, because you recharge your energy 'batteries' and are ready to do more when you return to work...

I think you can be a role model for a lot of us here.

<!>Jan<!>
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks for the kind words, Jan, and it is a pleasure to meet you! I have no doubt that you will do well with the online marketing business! It is really all here, it is only a matter of applying the lessons you have right here! I do wish you all the best and look forward to reading about your successes! Cheers! Dave : )
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mjtrusted Premium
Hi Dave Sw, I am glad to be connected with you and thanks for your reply. I did look at your training and it seems awesome from the descriptions. I found a few headlines/Courses that interest me. Thanks for taking the effort in helping others out with your knowledge by setting up those pieces of training.

I will definitely check out the ones I like I did browse them just quickly and they are extensive and a lot of info take in.

<!>Jan<!>
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CEllington Premium
Thanks a lot for following me David! I'm following you back. I see that you've been with Wealthy Affiliate for 2 years now and are ranked #9 - Congratulations! Also, I'm excited for you about your new eCommerce business that includes drop-shipping. I hope you continue to expand your skillset and have multiple steams of revenue towards financial freedom.
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DaveSw Premium
Not a problem at all with the follow! Yes, I have been here awhile now, and I still love it as much as day one! I wish you also much success with your online business, and let's stay in touch! Cheers! Dave : )
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! David,
Of no doubt, you will be my model of success in online business.

Hoping to materialize the sweetness of online business, I joined WA Premium on 9/25/2017. So far, I loved it despite having gone through roller-coaster-like ups and downs at the beginning. Over the past 67 days, I have been building www.ebettercare.com intending to monetize its contents. At this critical moment, I need your expertise to look into it and give me some specific comments and suggestions beyond courtesy so to push this digital baby into the right orbit of E-marketing sphere.

Your support would be appreciated.

Chin
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DaveSw Premium
I am in for sure! I will revert when I have completed the mission! Cheers! Dave : )
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Dave,
Thanks, and I await your support and help.

Chin
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DaveSw Premium
Heading there now...Back from break! : )
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Dave,
Glad you are back after a deserved break. Still await yur comments and suggestions whenever you get time.

Much appreciated,


Chin
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DaveSw Premium
Finally, I got over to your site...Lots of valuable information from what I can see, and you should get a lot of traffic as the subjects are of great interest to many people, young or old...

I would consider making some cosmetic changes to the site, just for improving the user's experience...Here is a list:

(1) I would move the 'About Me' to a page that is accessed using a tab on the top menu. Most people will want to go to your latest post on the homepage...

(2) I was going to comment but saw no way to do so...Perhaps you should also turn on comments for your posts (or make it easier as I did not see a way to add one)...

(3) You might have a look at the icon you are using for your Favicon for the tab image. Creating one that people can readily see what they have on your website may help...

Other than that, I think the site is fine and as mentioned, lots of good and useful information is there that people will want to know about.

Being a practicing urologist, you most certainly can speak with authority and likely can command some good speaking fees at conferences, meetings, etc.

Also, I think you have a rich niche to develop, there are so many directions to take it. Having the experience also helps. You likely could offer some online courses, perhaps venture into healthy living aspects, etc.

Very interesting time on your site, I have bookmarked and will be back!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Dave,
I could not express enough thanks and appreciation for your kindly making an effort out of your busy schedule to go to my baby site. I will follow your suggestions to modify what should be done so to improve the functionality as an effective e-marketeer.

pLease continue watching and coaching me until being able to walk and stand up.

Indebted,


Chin
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DaveSw Premium
No probs at all Chin, we are all here to help one another succeed! Cheers! Dave : )
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Urolin1981 Premium
Appreciate it. Keep in touch.
Cheers, Chin
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Dave,

I would like to thank and appreciate you for networking with me.

I have read your post from the first to the last word twice to make sure I was in the right post, and am deeply impressed. I am sure I will come back for a review.

I would like to applaud you for offering supporting souls and helping hands for others like me. Without hesitation, I would invite you to check PM requesting your guidance and support.

Here come my thanks and Kudos.

Best to your success in new adventure,


Chin-Ti
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DaveSw Premium
Hey there, Chin-Ti!

I am checking in and have to say that what YOU are doing is impressive!

It is a Sunday evening here in Dubai, the chill of high 20's (C) is upon us, and football is on the menu for the night!

I will be watching the Minnesota Vikings take on the Atlanta Falcons with some friends...

This is the second part of my off-time I schedule in and I most certainly am looking forward to it!

Thanks for you being you and being here with us...I will revert once I have thoroughly looked at your websites (I am looking forward to this)!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Urolin1981 Premium
Dave,
Much appreciated.
Have a wonderful deserved break.

Chin
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EJWeffer Premium
Great advice Dave!!!! i need help at time since all this info can be overwhelming but my motivation is always sky high perhaps is my age but i feel deep in my heart that i can do this for sure. At this point my main or only problem is content writing is no my forte at all my mind goes blank when is time to write. Any advice on this matter?
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Hi Dave, just dropping by to say thanks for the high quality content on your blog. I can't wait to dive deep in it!

I have made my decision to build an ecommerce site separately from my blog. I will implement an affiliate program of my own and engage people here to market the product.
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DaveSw Premium
Great, glad that you are running with your online business...There are so many opportunities and with a plan, work and time, success is pretty much sure...

I appreciate the kind comments and if there is anything I can do, let me know...Lots of smart people here, it is one of the reasons I love this place....

Cheers and have fun!

Dave : )
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ZaidAlasad Premium
Dave, you're my guide on the eCommerce branch of my business. I will be coming back here regularly to read up on it!
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DaveSw Premium
No issue! Let's grow together! : )
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mrmelly Premium
Hi Dave. Barry is my name. In the past I had a website where I used Drop-shipping. I quit years ago (bad ideas). Now I lost all of my suppliers. How could I find them once more. I sold Radio controlled (RC) Airplanes helicopters mainly. Can you or anyone else help with this?
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Barry, good to meet you!

I would do a Google search, plus check out AliExpress. There are a ton of suppliers you will find there, and many use ePacket shipping so delivery is normally within 12-20 days (it says faster, but order prep takes time too)...

There are other sources as well, you may want to do some research on Amazon and eBay to see what is popular and see where they are sourcing their product from.

A little back engineering will be required...Getting the nomenclature, and specs, and even images, then seeing where you can get the products from...

Drop shipping will make you money, no doubt, but you have to know the numbers (i.e. cost of goods sold, any overhead, the planned ads spend, and desired profit) before you jump in...

Best of luck and let me know how things go!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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mrmelly Premium
Thank you, Dave, Thanks for the reply and the information. I appreciate it very much.
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DaveSw Premium
No probs M8! : )
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fredyamr Premium
Great post!
Very inspiring! I'm in the process of setting up a products page on my website for drop shipping products related to my niche.

I've only just reached 10 posts on my website (posting an average of 3-4 posts a week) I have been playing around with facebook ads to promote my posts and decided to introduce a products page and start drop shipping as well.

Keep us updated with you ecommerce membership training!
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks, sure will! Best of luck to you as well! Cheers! Dave : )
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Dave.
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.

Great story on your journey to success, Dave. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate University is the place to turn your ideas and dreams into reality.

I look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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DaveSw Premium
Great to meet a neighbor, Paul!

Ontario is a place I was visiting regularly as a kid, and I still love the place! I grew up in International Falls, MN, and we had a summer cabin on Turtle Lake plus family scattered from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay...

Best of luck with your online marketing business, and I too look forward to hearing from you how things are going. It can get quite overwhelming but it all does fall into place over time!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Dave.
Thank you for your response, encouraging kind words and future direction. And yes, everything does eventually fall into its place. Gods Speed under our direction.

Have fun, achieve much and stay in touch from time to time. I will do the same.

Best always your way.

Paul.
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phildora Premium
Hell-o-o-o Dave! First off, thanks for adding me to your network. Thank your for your service in the Army to keep us safe and free. I enjoyed my travels to both Frankfurt and Munich. Absolutely, beautiful people, great food, oh and don't forget the classy "Benz"; every cab driver has one--that blew me away!

I am into my 2nd month here at WA and clearly have quite a bit to learn. I agree and will definitely stay on target with the "Useful Notes" you provided. Your "Sources of Income" structure will put me on the right path as I gain more experience in business expansion strategies.

Congratulations on creating and marketing your own products. What an awesome accomplishment . This confirms that online marketing is profitable with the right tools, WA training, focus, determination, creating and working my business plan.

May you enjoy continued success in not only meeting but exceeding your business goals!
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DaveSw Premium
It is a pleasure to meet you, and I am sure that you will be able to make even more trips abroad as you get more familiar with the online marketing business...

Thanks for your kind wishes and thoughts, and do not worry, you will be fine here and with the online business too. This is something that is a lot of fun even, almost like not working for me, and hopefully you too...

I like the ability it gives you for more freedom from some of the normal 9-5 jobs that are out there. It does take some effort, but if you like what you are doing, it makes it so much easier...

Keep me up with how things are going for you, and of course, if you have some questions, either I or others will get some answers. There are some really successful marketers we have, and one or the other can normally get an answer...

All the best!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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phildora Premium
Thank you Dave for your words of encouragement and wisdom. Your advice and various articles will keep me on the road to success and avoid any pitfalls along the way!
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gcd Premium
Hi Dave, it is REALLY good to meet you. Thank you so much for following me. I am so glad I saw your recent post about SEO in 2018 because reading your bio has my head spinning with everything you're involved with and what I have to look forward to.

To start with, having served in the military myself, I definitely know about SGM's - generally, they were to be avoided lol

What an amazing life you've had. So many experiences and now to have settled in Europe (Germany) creating many more memorable experiences.

What you've done with your businesses is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing all that information and thank you for believing in me!!

Thank you too for your offer of help and support.

Wishing you continued success with your business ventures and your latest drop shipping project your soon to lauch (actually, you probably have already - depends on your time of writing).

All the best
Gary
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks so much Gary for stopping by and taking the time to add so much good info in your post...I appreciate the nice words, and I really mean it that I believe in everyone here...

Just the fact that they have taken the step to invest in themselves by joining and then staying around to learn the ropes with this online marketing business means a lot...

It can be disheartening at times when you are spending long hours creating good content using the guidance here and see less than expected or hoped for results...

Like many here, I am still learning a lot daily, and I have no illusion that I have the corner on this business, far from it. But as we all can, just by hitting this every day I chip away at making this business into all that it can be...

We are here to make the journey together, and that alone can make a huge difference...It is a pleasure to meet you, and thanks for your service to your country too, BTW!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello David ... thank you for the follow. You are obviously a very resourceful person, and my sense is that you were already working some online businesses when you came to WA.

And you still have time to contribute here in the community. I've always enjoyed your comments generally finding them to be very insightful.
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Dennis, thanks for the kind words and the follow...

I have had the good fortune to meet many people and work with some really good companies and organizations in my youth and middle age (actually I consider myself to be still sorta 'middle-aged')...

Most of my experience after the military has been with offline businesses and over the years I was able to have some good numbers, and a few bad ones too!

Fortunately, the good numbers carried me through the days of bad numbers! All part of the process...

As a kid, I always dreamed of seeing the world, and at the tender age of 17, I took action to do just that. Now many years later, it has brought me here...

I love the mix of people from all over the globe we have, the wide variety of backgrounds they have, and the sense of hope and determination I feel while on the site...

It absolutely fits like a glove with what I do in the offline world. It is busy in that world these days, and I would not have it any other way.

The time I spend at Wealthy Affiliate I carve out from the day, not as a chore, but with a real interest in what others are doing and having problems with...

I see this in you as well Dennis, and many others here too. It is quite nice to have this special place where we can all commiserate and trade tips, ideas, and guidance...

You are right, I do still have offline businesses as well, but find I am being pulled into this online world more and more.

The potential is still huge for online entrepreneurs, almost like the wild west of the old days, in spite that it has now matured from the early days...

Sorry to go on so long, I wish you the very best with the recovery effort there, never underestimate the power of everyone pulling together...It can make things better in a hurry...

Take Care...
Dave : )
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Dave!

Thanks a lot for connecting with me. I'm very pleased to meet you and it makes a lot of sense for me to follow you back ;-)

I see you are living here in Europe, then we are neighbours! It was very interesting to read your bio. You've got a huge experience in the online business. I appreciate the many tips you've mentioned above.

Looking forward networking with you!
Great to be in the same Crew!
:-) Pernilla
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DaveSw Premium
Hey there, Pernilla...Yes, we are neighbors! Actually, I am relatively new to online marketing, but it has been a fast train and a fun one to ride at that! I am also looking forward to reading about your adventures and wish you the best! Cheers! Dave : )
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eosegueraf Premium
Great profile Dave:
As a newbie -joined less than one month ago. I'm learning a lot, not only from the lessons, but from the posts of all kinds of affiliates like yourself. Thank you for offering your help based upon your impressive expertise. I'll stay in touch.
Greetings from México.
Eugenio.
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks for those kind words Eugenio and great to meet you here! This is a wonderful place with people from all over the globe, and daily I have that impressed on me as I use the site!

You are in the right place to get a proper start with online marketing, I know that at first, it seems like a lot...Over time though, it all falls into place...

We are all here to help one another, and I look forward to seeing you go and grow as you get your business together! Stay in contact and have some fun with this too, it is not all work!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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IvyT Premium
You are so very generous in the level of detail you share about your experience! And it's the kind of experience that helps your readers to find compass north, thanks.

Nice to read about your love of music, too! One of my degrees is in music, and I spent some years travelling for the music opportunities - to places like Germany. Such a receptive audience for live new music there! My husband and I also had the chance to reciprocate by arranging entertainer's visas and tours for musos from there as well. It was a fun kind of business exchange. :)
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DaveSw Premium
Great to meet you here Ivy...I just left a comment over on your profile page so will not add too much here...

This place continues to make my head spin. The wide variety of people and their backgrounds is unbelievable to me...

I love the power of the internet (as much as I hate it hehe)...Overall it most certainly is a game-changer and a force for good...

Thanks for your kind words, and a pleasure to meet you! Best of luck in your studies, with your family, and of course, with online marketing!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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jtaienao Premium
Hi Dave,
Thank you for adding me to your network. I'd like to also comment on your pretty impressive bio. You surely have accomplished a lot my friend. I too also served in the US Army and retired after 22 years. Did 3 tours in a Germany and loved it. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips. I wish you continued success here at WA as well as your online business ventures.
Jerome
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DaveSw Premium
Hey there Jerome! I am surprised we have not run across one another but I am glad we did now!

Where were you at in Germany? I spent I don't know how many years there, the longest time in Heidelberg at USAREUR HQ...Loved that place and I understand it is gone now...They are in Wiesbaden I think...

I also did 8 years in Bavaria at various locations, maybe a total of 5 years around Frankfurt in 2 tours and in Pirmasens I was in the 59th Ord Bde (we took care of all the nuc units in EU w/exception of 2 that were partner units with other forces)...

I loved it do much I built a house and stayed hehe...

Alaska is a place I could also retire to, I grew up in Northern Minnesota and Ontario, so I know cold hehe...That is maybe why I stay so much in Dubai now?

Best of luck to you and hang in there, I hope all goes well with the IM world and health-wise too! These days they can do a lot of things that even 5 years ago you couldn't imagine!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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jtaienao Premium
Feelings are mutual Dave. Glad to have finally hooked up with you. I was stationed at Kaiserslautern (K-Town), Massweiler, and Karlsruhe. Visited Pirmesens (Pirm) quite a bit while Learning was stationed in K-Town. Got to travel Europe quite a bit during my tours. I just found the country to be so fascinating, the people, the culture. I actually retired in Arizona but was dead set on making Alaska my final home. Loving it here!!! Anyway, wishing you all the best with your online ventures.
Jerome
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melpeace36 Premium
Wow Dave. I am very impressed by all this information. I even took a few notes of advice. I am new to the business world so everything I learn for building my business is like gold to me. I will be reading more of your posts and will definitely check our your websites. Thank you for the follow.
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Melissa!

Thanks for the kind words and welcome to the business world.I just went over to check out your profile before replying here and got distracted...

You have a solid background when it comes to dealing with people regularly, so that is going to help you big time for online business. There are lots of folks here to help too...to include me...

Best of luck to you and have some fun too!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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wozzy Premium
Hi Dave, thank you for adding me to your network and all the best in your ventures here and external to WA. I enjoyed your bio and looks like you are a very busy person. I also spent time in the British forces and spent 4 years based at Hohne. Cheers Mick
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DaveSw Premium
Great to meet you, Mick! Good to meet a fellow veteran, there are quite a few members here who have had some time in one military service or another...I think it gives an edge for this business because it really requires self-discipline when things get rough (and they do from time to time, especially when starting)...I am enjoying this business though, and it sounds like you are as well! I am sure we'll cross paths here and elsewhere going forward...Best of luck to you! Dave : )
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