Annual Renewal Time (Again) + Approaching Year 8!

Last Update: Dec 8, 2022

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Hello All!

Just a short note to celebrate my latest annual subscription renewal. Woo-Hoo, the money was taken out of my account today and once again I am good for a year! I like the peace of mind of not worrying about payment month in and month out.


Speaking of month in and month out...

I will hit 8 years on this platform in about 6 months, but long ago I went annual with my subscription versus the monthly plan. That switch from monthly to annual occurred during the BFCM timeframe the first year I joined.


Changing Times...

In the meantime, much has changed (as you might expect?) both in my personal and professional life, and boy oh boy, the world has changed too! There have been ups and downs, trials and tribulations, (much like we all have had) and just some tough (and good) times.

The basic premise that online business is a viable endeavor still applies today though, that fact has been consistent throughout these years. Perhaps there is no better time to get your business off the ground than today (I think we have been saying that forever, but it is true!)!


AMA (Ask Me Anything!)...

Drop a line/comment below, say hi, let me know how you all are doing, and ask me anything. I will check in on the post and try to answer as many queries as I can over the next days, weeks, months, & year.

There are many ways to make it online these days, and I love to hear about people that have taken the bull by the horns and made something of the opportunity! It is good to see so many quality folks here!


Bottom Line:

I wish you all well, and although I am quite busy on other sites and with coaching, consulting, and running shops, etc. I do come here from time to time to see what is happening.

I appreciate all the things that Kyle & Carson are doing and will do to keep this platform on top of the market serving as a cutting edge resource for us all, and as I said long ago, I will likely be a member here for life (hopefully a long one!)!


All the best for all of you!


Coach Dave

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Recent Comments


Good morning Dave,

It's good to hear from you! I hope you're doing well.

Well done for being on the platform for eight years, it's amazing where the time goes!

You sound like you are a very busy man, that's always good.

I think it's absolutely amazing how many opportunities the Internet has created. One of the projects that I would like to do is to sell advertising space on my website. I have used this method before, so I have high hopes!

Wishing you a great day.


Hi, Roy!

It is nice to stop in and say hello to everyone!

Yes, it is quite busy, but a good kind of busy, if there is such a thing!

I just could never see myself sitting in a rocking chair and whiling away the hours, days, months, and years.

There still are a few things left to check the block on before I check out!

The selling of adverts in your website is a good way to bring in some extra cash IMO. Best of luck with that!

Dave : )

Good morning Dave,

It's good to hear from you, Dave, I think you need to make more appearances on the platform! I do appreciate that you are busy, though!

Yes, I know exactly where you're coming from; we can be busy running around after things and not earning money or vice versa!

I think it's always good to have plans filled with ambition, that's what we are here for!

I believe the selling of adverts will work, Dave, it will take a bit of time to build up, but I do believe it's doable!

Wishing you a great weekend.


Congrats on coming up to 8 years, Dave! That's fantastic. Best wishes for many more years of success.


Thanks so much, Susan!

Time has flown by, and as you get older this feeling gets stronger. The wrong end of the continuum of life changes your perspective, haha!

Take care and all the best!

Dave : )

Hi, Dave.
How very nice to hear from you again.
I'm still here too since 2016.

Kindest regards,
Paul Mindra from Canada.

Hi, Paul!

Good to hear from you as well! I am sure that you are staying busy, and I wish you every success as we finish out this year and get ready for the next!

Time flies when you are having fun! That is a long time too (2016!)...I really do like this platform, as it seems you do! Looking forward to more good things here next year too!

Dave : )

Cheers back, Dave.
All the best moving forward.


I too still respond better to lists and vision boards.
Think part of the reason for this is that both require a bit of quiet time to think.
Best wishes,

Hi Sami...

Good to know that I am not alone in thinking that the vision boards are not a waste of time.

Most certainly part of my day is going over the vision board, my task list and my overall goals list daily.

Generally, I do this in the early AM as I am having my first coffee...

Dave : )

Awesome Dave!
Another mile stone...

Wishing you all the best

You were one of my first commentors long ago and... wow... 😁

Hiiiiiiiii Fleeky!

How are you? I hope all is well and that you are getting ready to wind down for the holidays?!

Yes, time flies when you are living (unfortunately it keeps moving faster too as you get old(er) from what I have experienced)...

Another year has gone by, another step closer to...whatever comes next!

But... I digress...

I am the infernal optimist and choose to think of all the good that is to come rather than the opposite...

Thanks for the wishes and you know |I send the same right back to you!

Holy cow, I was one of the first to notice your brilliance? Maybe there is hope for me yet, haha!!!

You take care and so nice to "hear" from you!

Dave : )

Oh dear
What a comment again
😍 🥰

: ) : ) : )

Congratulations on 8 years at the WA!


Thanks, Mike! It does not seem that long, but time does fly, whether you're having fun or not! Cheers! Dave : )

I’ve the course of the 8 yrs….How would you rate your experience? Meet expectations, exceeded expectations or ?


I would rate the time and membership here as exceeding expectations on every level as follows.

- It was the springboard for my initial online business efforts - I was misled prior to finding this platform as a neophyte online business entrepreneur so many years ago.

- Without WA there is no doubt in my mind that the road to success would have been much longer and harder (with more potholes, detours, construction zones, destruction zones, etc.).

- The community is like having the 11th man on the field (cheering/the support crowd) in sports terms. What's not to like about that added power?

- There is a wealth of knowledge to be found here that will help you avoid mistakes/wasting time (although you do have to be discerning).

- I also like that through the size of the membership and the diversity of backgrounds, areas people live in, and their insights you get new perspectives all the time.

- There are many ways to make a living online, and most of them dovetail nicely with affiliate marketing which you can learn about/implement using the lessons found here.

- Lastly (I could go on and on) this place is like a seething pot of creativity, emotion, and action. Who wouldn't want to be in the mix under these circumstances (smile!)...

Dave : )


Thank you sharing your candid feedback Dave…much appreciated!


No problem at all, Mike! TC : )

Hi Dave,
Congratulations on your 8-year anniversary.
Your story is encouraging.

Hi Marsha!

Thanks so much and good to meet you here! All the best and I have followed you! Take care! Cheers! Dave : )

Thanks for following!
I just finished reading your vision board post. I'll definitely be doing that before the end of the year. I have a lot I'd like to do and I need a clearer idea of how to do it.
I'm not an artist, but I like colors and photos and stuff.

No probs with following you, hehe...

The vision board really works great for many people...

In the old days, we just did a mind mapping exercise and then set up our goals and etc. on a sheet of paper...

The thing about vision boards is that they allow you to bring in more senses IMO...

There are things that trigger each of us differently i.e. pictures, a lock of hair, or perhaps a receipt, etc.

The vision board concept allows us to add into play more than a list of goals and tasks (and timeline)...

Then you add passion and emotions to the mix, which is a powerful factor...


I use the old-style lists plus the vision board to keep myself motivated and moving forward...

Whatever it takes is what I say.

The important thing is to be moving forward (while adding in some "you" time too - no sense in becoming a robot!)...

Let us know how it comes out!

Dave : )

Congratulations and it’s great to hear from someone who has been here for a good length of time and obviously doing well.
I’m shy of 2 years here by a few months and just starting to see things happen, albeit not in the way I expected.
I’m still learning and feel like I always will, which is ok with me because I enjoy it. And the writing gets in your blood… in the veins.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your story and many more to come.

Hi Stephan!

Good to hear from you, and at 2 years things can be at a turning point often, I think...Thanks for the kind words...

The same happened to me at that 2-year point. I decided to reevaluate and refocus and set some new goals and plans to achieve them...

This is not something that requires a 60 or 70-page business plan to put together/enact either. A small business has the flexibility that some bigger organizations do not have...

It sounds like you are on the right track to me. Writing does indeed get in your blood. Let us all know how it goes and add any lessons for the rest of us if you would like! We will all be better!

Take care and enjoy the holidays!

Dave : )

Happy soon to be 8 year WAnniversary, Dave!

Keep succeeding, my friend!


Hi, Jeff!

Good to see that you are still here and still keeping active and contributing to the community. I imagine it is quite cold now in your area...Stay warm and take care of the pets!

Thanks for the good wishes too! Much appreciated...I do love this place and always enjoy popping in to catch up with everyone!

Have a happy holiday season and stay safe!

Dave : )

Thanks, Dave! I'm doing my best, and yes, Winter is coming on fast here. Gotta keep the fires burning!🔥

You're very welcome, Dave, and keep leading by example like you always have!

Enjoy your Holiday season, as well!


Thanks, mate! : )

You're very welcome, my friend!😎👍

Happy 8 Year Dave, it has been a real pleasure getting to know you during this time! We appreciate you and I feel that recently we have had a lot of big anniversaries here within WA (5-10 year marks).

We appreciate you!

Hi, Kyle!

So great to be here for another year(s)! I feel the same about you and Carson, getting to know you and seeing your business ethics and innovations has been inspiring to me over these many years...

What you two are doing and have done is changed people's lives (for the better). There is no higher calling in life IMO, and you both exemplify what we all can strive for while in this world...

I do hope that all is well with your families too, and wishing you all the best holiday season ever. The end of 2022 is near, and it seems like yesterday we were just getting started with it!

It is a sign of a winning program when you have folks like me that stick around year after year. There is always a lot of noise in the market, but gold maintains its value (and position!)...

Take care and look forward to spending more time within the platform commiserating with all the fine members that are to be found here!

Dave : )

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