About DavidP145
Joined February 2015
Hi, I'm David, I just joined WA thanks to a very insightful article by member Mike Lambert (thanks Mike). I am 55, married, have 2 boys and 2 girls, the oldest is 26, my youngest is 8. I live in sunny Miami, FL and until 3 years ago, I was gainfully employed in the insurance industry. The money was very good, but the stress level was unreal.
While I was younger, I had no problem dealing with workplace pressures and demands; however, after turning 45, it started to take a toll on my health and quality of life. At some point in my late 40's I took a hard look at my future and developed a strong desire to start a business of my own. So, I started looking into and researching business opportunities.
Three years ago I was laid off by my employer. Initially I wasn't too preoccupied, thinking that with my extensive experience, formal training and qualifications, I would have no problem finding another job. Well, I gave up looking for work after 18 months of rejections and disappointments. If you are over 50 and unemployed, you must face a sad reality, "employers do not want you". I recently read an article in CNN titled "Too young to retire, too old to get hired" delving into this plight currently affecting thousands of Americans who have recently found themselves on the wrong side of middle age, out of a job, out of unemployment benefits, out of the job market, out of options. Needless to say, In the process we lost everything, house, cars, credit cards, bank accounts.
Finally, with a little help from some friends and the last of my savings I opened a small vapor shop a little over a year ago, and although the store is profitable, it will take at least another year to generate enough capital to grow, expand, hire employees, etc. So for the last 18 months I have been working at my store 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no breaks, no sick days, no days off, no holidays, most days not even lunch.
I started looking into other business opportunities again and that is how I landed on Mike Lamberts page. After reading his article, I came here and so far I like what I am seeing. Maybe this is the answer I have been looking for all these years. So I intend to give WA my all and see where it takes me. My goal is to be able to generate at least $75K yearly income, provided of course that I follow the plan, put in all my effort and allow reasonable time to start seeing quantifiable results.
So, please wish me good luck and pray for me. I believe I will very much enjoy the experience of being part of this community and sharing in your pursuits.
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I will be happy if I can generate at least $75K a year. I will be ecstatic if I can earn $150K or more. I have no idea how much time it will take to start seeing results, but I would love to start seeing at least $100 a day within a month.
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I will be happy if I can generate at least $75K a year. I will be ecstatic if I can earn $150K or more. I have no idea how much time it will take to start seeing results, but I would love to start seeing at least $100 a day within a month.
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Hey David,

I'm glad to see that you are taking action here at WA by adding your goals. Success starts with a goal and we encourage everyone who is serious about earning money online and building an online business, to add their goals. Great work!

I know that you will be able to achieve these and I'll do everything I can to help out :)

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MikeLambert Premium
Hey David,

I just wanted to check in and see how you are doing? Have you had a chance to get started with the training?

When I first started here at Wealthy Affiliate I had a bunch of questions in the first few days and need quite a bit of help as I had zero experience coming in :)

If you have any questions I will be more than happy to help out, just reply to this message and I'll do my best to lend a hand.


cm2108 Premium
Welcome to WA David! You are part of the greatest Internet Community now! Wish you all the best! Gus
Kyle Premium
Hey David, nice to meet you. It sounds like you have a lot of experience in the business world thus far and I think your experience is going to really help create a successful journey ahead within the online world.

Simply drop me a reply if you do need a hand with absolutely anything going forward.

PS. Hope you are having an awesome week!
Thank you Kyle.
Kyle Premium
No problem at all David, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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Welcome at WA, where everything come true.
MikeLambert Premium
Hi David, Mike here from http://avoidonlinemarketingscams.com,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! You are going to be up and running with an online business before you know it and I will personally be more than happy to help out if you have questions as you get started.

I suggest getting starting with the Online Entrepreneur level1 getting started course found in the main menu by clicking the green "Get Started Here" button.

Here's the link to lesson 1:
Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)

This is the course that I started with and lead me to my first sale online!

If you are willing to put in an honest effort and take the bull by the horns I will personally help you through the course or with any questions or concerns you may have in your quest to make your online business a reality.

I can be reached through my personal profile when you have any questions...trust me, you will!


Don't forget to create your personal profile by adding an image and a few words about yourself! You'll get way more help and support form others here within the community if you have an image and description!

Just a quick heads up! You can stay on as a Starter member as long as you like, there is absolutely no pressure to change your status, but if you decide to become a Premium member and do so within 7 days you will qualify for a 50% discount on the first month.

I look forward to getting to know you and being able to help out when you have questions.

Cheers, Mike
Hi Mike, thank you for welcoming me to WA. As many other members I'm new to this and so far everything I read in your website seems accurate. I just finished Course 1 Lesson 1 and I am looking forward to completing the course and getting my feet wet.