About DCDeGroot
Joined May 2017
Hey, everyone! Doug and Cindy DeGroot here... Let us tell you a bit about ourselves:

DOUG:
I am a life-long craftsman, working with wood, mostly. The last several years trained as a machinist, and currently working at Hitachi Automotive USA in the machining department.

My going-forward interests are: creating a year-round permaculture garden and green house, creating art (blending wood and metal--with mechanical movements as an example), and restoring old woodworking machinery.

My wife and I want to learn together how to be successful in online affiliate marketing, and replace my income so that I can spend my days in the garden and studio (where I really want to be), and occasionally be able to travel.

CINDY:
I enjoy reading and cross stitch (2 of my favorite past times), and cats (we have 2 tabbies). With us, our priorities are God, family, friends, and any business ventures we have--now being WA. We've tried other programs, but many fell short, while many others were SO expensive, all they wanted to do was up-sell from one level to the next--it was crazy!

All 6 of our kids are grown and on their own, so it's just the two of us empty-nesters now, and we have 5 wonderful grandchildren (4 girls, 1 boy) to enjoy! I am no longer working outside the home due to some health issues, but want to be able to work with my husband to learn affiliate marketing to be able to supplement his full time income, and eventually be able to have it finally replace his job, so he no longer has to work for someone else, 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. Above all, we both want FREEDOM in our lives to do what we enjoy, reclaim our time back, and be able to plan our days the way WE want to! :)
DCDeGroot's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
We would love to be able to earn an extra $2,000 a month.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
We would be ecstatic to eventually be able to earn $8,000 to $10,000 a month. That kinda sounds ridiculous, but why not think BIG?
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
However many hours we can fit into our day between the two of us to make this work.
 
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DCDeGroot Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
We would love to be able to earn an extra $2,000 a month.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
We would be ecstatic to eventually be able to earn $8,000 to $10,000 a month. That kinda sounds ridiculous, but why not think BIG?

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
However many hours we can fit into our day between the two of us to make this work.
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EmmaConrad Premium
I love your ambition! I agree -- think BIG! Reach for the stars. With the drive I can tell you have, I am sure you will be successful!
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Hey great goals.
Hope you get there and see the life changes you desire.
Not ridiculous sounding at all. Others have done it and they're hear to help us.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Emma, we appreciate the encouragement!
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DCDeGroot Premium
Great, thanks, Steve!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Labman!
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Labman Premium
Sounds like we are like minded people. Woodworking and rebuilding machines sounds like a good direction for me too.

Soon I will have a shop again to move forward with that.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Sounds great!
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nelsonrosa77 Premium
Hello, Doug. Hello, Cindy. Thanks for following me and I wish you both all the best over here at WA.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Doug, dropping by to thank you for following me looking forward to the future and thank you for the opportunity to be part of your network. I hope that your WA experience is going well, exciting times
Alexander
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Alexander, we're excited about it. This is the first time my wife and I actually feel hopeful about an online marketing future. And thank you for the follow, too...hope to learn from you and others who are seasoned members!

Doug & Cindy
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Doug and Cindy, we are in the right place to learn the skills. I feel the same came to Wealthy Affiliate after a bit of a battering from some programs o dubious quality. It is the place, just follow along and you will surprise yourselves I am sure. Don't be afraid to reach out if you are struggling.
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Doug and thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it. I am happy to join your network. I wish u well and success. :)

Carl
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Carl, and we hope to learn from you and other seasoned members!
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Gunnertwist Premium
u r welcome. U can ask me questions anytime u need. Just PM me and I will be happy to try and help u.

Carl
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FTurner8032 Premium
Thank you for following me Doug, I will follow you back. Welcome to WA, I wish you the very best as you begin your journey to success. God Bless.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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loriC1 Premium
I wish you guys great success, after all 2 heads are better than one. Thank you for the follow and have a wonderful weekend.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks so much, and you, too, Lori! :)
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botipton Premium
Thank you for the follow I am following you back. I look forward to hearing of your journey here. Anything I can do to help you feel free to contact me.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks for following; we hope to learn from you. And we will surely do that...thanks, Bo!
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you...
Best wishes...
Steve
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Steve, and we hope to learn from seasoned members like you! Have a great weekend!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Doug and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will have come to realize that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Robert, we will do that!
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MKearns Premium
Welcome to a great training, friending and successful community!
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Mike-Writes Premium
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community and thank you for the follow, it's much appreciated. Wish you all the best building your online business!

Mike
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MsMerry Premium
Welcome Doug and Cindy and thank you for following me. You are in one of the best places you could be to learn and then earn. We are all here to offer support when we can so just reach out.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Glad to meet you, and thanks for the encouragement, we appreciate it!
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Nrichards Premium
Good to meet you, wishing you the best of success.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks! :)
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Nrichards Premium
Welcome
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drjec Premium
Thanks for following me. All the best as you continue with WA.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, drjec!
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Doug and Cindy, welcome to WA.
It is great to connect with you here.
This is the year for many successes.
You are in the right place to achieve.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Ken!
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Ken-Pringle Premium
My pleasure Doug.
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Sachindra Premium
Hello DCDeGroot welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. The courses are designed here to learn and get success in Internet Marketing. Wish your success as an Internet Marketer soon. If you need any help please contact me.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Sachindra, will do!
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drjec Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
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Sophie5391 Premium
Hi there and welcome to premium! just wanted to wish you luck on your journey :)
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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DCDeGroot Premium
Kyle, we could sure use your input on the domain names we've chosen! We had a list of like 60-some, but have narrowed it down to these; having a hard time picking the best one, now. Haven't been able to come up with anything easier or shorter. What we have so far are:

http://onlinehomebusinesspros.com
http://homebusinessmadeeasy.com
http://startalucrativehomebusiness.com
http://startalucrativeonlinebusiness.com
http://workathomeonlinetoday.com
http://mymailboxmoneymachine.com
http://ihatemy9to5job.com

We *REALLY* wanted http://affiliatemarketingpros.com, and saw on GoDaddy that it IS available....but, then we saw that we'd have to pay like over $2,000 for it...yikes! So, would a .org still be as good as a .com as far as Google is concerned so that we could still use it?

Thanks, Kyle!
Doug & Cindy
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Kyle Premium
I actually like a lot of these, I think you will be fine with any of them. My faves would be:

http://homebusinessmadeeasy.com
http://workathomeonlinetoday.com
http://ihatemy9to5job.com

Never pay more than $15 for a domain, it is simply not worth it. You can purchase your domain here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains
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DCDeGroot Premium
Awesome, thanks, Kyle! We picked the ihatemy9to5job.com domain name, and did indeed buy it here. ;)

Doug & Cindy
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Kyle Premium
Excellent Doug, I love it!
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Hi just wanted to welcome to premium world, great things are happening here. Best wishes.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, AnthonyMLM!
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CobusvdM Premium
Hi, Welcome to the family of Premium members.
Just follow through with the Certification training and implement what you learn. ...Success will come looking for you. :)
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, will do, CobusvdM
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Karoraina Premium
Hello there :-) welcome to the premium community!
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Karoraina!
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Karoraina Premium
You're welcome i wish you much success :-)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Doug - Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium. Wishing you great success with your WA venture :)
Valerie
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Valerie, we appreciate it!
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adreyna Premium
Hi, welcome to WA Premium. Wish you all the best with your online venture!
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, adreyna!
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Madek Premium
Hey, Doug and Cindy!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
Cheers!

Madek
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Madek!
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Doug. :)
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DCDeGroot Premium
Will do, Kyle. It's slow going right now with working 12 hour days, 3rd shift, 5-6 days a week, so it may take a bit longer to get there, but will keep going at it. We plan on going Premium before our 7 days are up. Thanks for being there to help!

Doug & Cindy
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Doug, 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 you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)

PS. I hope you have a very nice, relaxing and enjoyable weekend ahead! :)
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Calmkoala Premium
H, good to meet you both and thanks for the follow. I wish you much success and happiness with your WA ventures in 2017. Sue :)
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CraigG1 Premium
Thanks for following me. Wishing you the best in your biz endeavors.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Craig!
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought for the day hope you enjoy.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Great, thanks, PSheridan!
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spurway Premium
Hello Doug and Cindy
thank you for the following. It is a pleasure to connect with you.
I love meeting and connecting with all this great and open minded people here at Wealthy Affiliate
Cheers Sylvia
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Doug and Cindy, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks, Harvey, and to you, as well!
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wknudtson Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I wish you all the best!
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DCDeGroot Premium
Thanks so much!
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