About DebHumphries
Joined September 2013
I am a Mom of 4 awesome kids, two crazy dogs, two cool fish and an awesome and supportive hubby. I'm a tech geek and WordPress lover.

I started dabbling in the make money online thing in 2002 between jobs in the construction field. I spent a few hundred dollars on little eBooks and such and when it was time to go back to work, I left the dabble behind.

2004 for some reason I was bored as heck one night or drinking too much (could have been both) and decided to check out the make money online field again during my summer recess from the construction zone.

This time I spent about $2000 on some crazy pre-built websites, which actually would have worked out, had I known about the infamous missing ingredient, Traffic! Lol

Back to my safe job I returned, sober of course.

Forward to 2008, I was laid off due to the economy! So, I went after the make money online thing again. No drinking this time and I was definitely not bored. I had no faith in the economy getting better anytime soon and I wanted to learn the trade of Internet Marketing.

Funny, you never know how much you really spend until you download your entire PayPal account and add it up. Ouch! Over $50,000 from 2008 until present. Those bad shiny objects got me.

I know a little bit about everything and a whole lot about nothing. Thank the good lord, it was my own money I spent on this wild education and it did not effect our family finances.

Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing. After being laid off again in December of 2011, I decided to do websites for local businesses, except I forgot where I live, deep in the woods. So, that is not going so well, even though I have the skills.

Now, I decided to get serious and join Wealthy Affiliate to follow a set of proven guidelines that have helped others, as well as be around like minded people I can learn from and contribute to as well.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read my profile. I look forward to getting to know you better and learning about your online adventures as well. :)
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OleSkule Premium
Deb,
It sounds like you are a warrior. You will make it.
Bruce,
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gud Premium
Great story, I wish you much success. It looks like you have all the tools. Now if you add the experience and advice from WA you should have a well rounded education in IM.
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anitab Premium
Your story has so many parallels to my own in this crazy make money online world! wow, your sites look amazing, Thanks so much for your input on my profile page. I can build a site but I know nothing else! So glad I found this place!
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Blondie2 Premium
Wow ! It sounds like you have been around the block a few times! Now that you have joined WA....the scenery should get better. Wishing you the best & thanks for the follow.
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quansah96 Premium
just looked @ little scrap book, ahhhhhhhh its so cute ! you must just pull them in with your baby pictures , so cute ! is there an affliate link , I saw the big disclaimer thingy but not anything else, oh you have 1 more like :)
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quansah96 Premium
hey thx for the follow, I just thought despite i'm a newbie, I really thought you gave Larry some sound advice , and have digested it for myself :) and your story is wow ! heres to 2014 right !
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DebHumphries Premium
Thanks for the compliment on the advice I gave to Larry. I try really hard to help others anytime they need it, if I believe I can help make a difference. Here's to 2014 to you as well!

I believe if we all stick together and ask each other questions like a giant mastermind, that there is nothing we cannot accomplish. If you need anything, just message me, if I can help, I will. :)
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leonmc Premium
Hey ,thanks for following back Debi, looks like you have things well sorted....like your sites and i'm sure with time and tweaking you're going to be kept real busy ....very best wishes for the festive season and may 2014 be one of peace ,health and prosperity....
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Vuong1213 Premium
Hello & thanks for following me back. I've gone through your websites & they are all good. Nice to read your profile too. Best wishes to you & have a great day! Vuong
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jjwealth Premium
Thanks for the follow back. You have done great things with your littlescrapbookshop website , I love it! Will definitely learn a thing or two from it. Have a nice day. Juliet
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DebHumphries Premium
Thanks Juliet, I appreciate the compliment on the site. That is one of the sites I am getting ready to sell on Flippa this coming week.
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Damien Lane Premium
Hey Deb, you sound like you have an awesome family there. Great to finally catch up. C u round here more often....
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vgomber Premium
Thanks Deb for the follow back. You seem to have accumulated a wealth of valuable experience in the online world. Look forward to interacting with you. Best wishes!
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DavidCortez Premium
Hi Deb thanks for the return follow. Glad to see you here and no way will you spend that kinda of money without a return here. So, congrats on never giving up and moving forward. I think most by now what have thrown in the towel after that kind of experience. Checked your site out. I got some good Ideas from the video you posted. Thanks for sharing. Definitely going to stopping by soon.
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richcrow Premium
Hi Deb.

Thanks for following back. Best wishes, Richard.
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bestbenito Premium
Hi Deb,
Thanks indeed for the follow. Wish you all the best of luck.
Cheers
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Animate Premium
Thanks for the return follow, Deb.
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Animate Premium
Hiya Deb, saw your icon somewhere and decided to investigate, as I sometimes do, and here I am following you. You have a wealth ($50K's worth) of experience behind you, but it has not been wasted - that was all good education. If you are serious this time, here's wishing you great success!
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ThirdEye19 Premium
Thanks for the follow Deb .. I also added my paypal and found I am down by $5000..too scary..R we here to make money or lose it..I hope u recover it all..Wish u good luck and great success..Take care..and keep on it :)
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kimber68 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I know u will do awesome , you sound like u have lots of go get. Best wish and if I can help let me know!!!
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DoubleTap Premium
Hmmm, got a little deer-hunter in ya', huh? Sweeeeeeet! Thank ya' for the follow Deb! I really do appreciate it. Great profile, it is always great to have a techy geek, wordpress lover around!
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michael2013 Premium
Deb, thanks for the follow. I'm happy that you feel supported at WA. Please let us know if there is some way we can assist you. Our best to you and your family.
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Kav Premium
Wow ! Enjoyed reading your profile. Welcome to WA.
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martaymore Premium
Hi Deb! Love your personal profile intro... I am myself quite new to both Wealthy Affiliate and the internet marketing thing but very "knowledgable" on social media and web 2.0... I say this because I am quite impressed by the methodology and the whole concept of WA and seriously believe we are on the right place to make it real!!!
Marta
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask.
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ThomasPaul Premium
Hi Deb,

I know how it feels to spend that amount of money. I spent about that same amount of money on real estate investing courses before I got into internet marketing.

Here's to getting serious!

Thoas
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DebHumphries Premium
Amen to that Thomas!

I am all about getting serious about making a living online. I am currently building out my main site, which should have some content in the next two weeks.

Then I can put a link to it here and get some feedback.
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vhamilton Premium
Wow, $50,000?? I have spent way more than I like to think about on all the junk. Glad it isn't near that much....Isn't it a shame the way they sell things they know will not work.
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DebHumphries Premium
Actually some of the things I purchased were $1997 courses that would probably have worked, had I actually had a business set up to apply them too. :(

I was really spoiled by my job at the time and worked six and seven days a week with no time to build a business.

I figured those high dollar tools I purchased would magically work by themselves to bring in money. I soon realized, they were only tools to help someone with a real online business already.

I have all the time in the world now being unemployed, so I have chosen to focus on learning how to build the foundation of a solid business from my WA training and then I will go back and use some of the courses I have purchased to add more value to my business.

The great part about WA is the community of supportive friends and once I have built the solid foundation, I can ask Kyle and Carson for advice on how to use the tools and knowledge I have to take the business to the next level, since they are already successful business men.
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lcadataentry Premium
Thanks for the follow. If you like, check out my website catholicnetproducts.com and let me know what you think. catholicnetproducts.com. Take care and God Bless. Lisa
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cricketlady Premium
Thanks for following me and can't wait to see how you progress! I'm right there with ya girlfriend!
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IslandMike Premium
Love your intro and following to hear more about how this story develops!
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DebHumphries Premium
Thanks Mike, looking forward to following your story as well my friend. :)
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DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow!
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croninweb Premium
okay, I just read your profile and did some of the same --the unseen world of internet crooks are wide and deep for sure-----WA is the real deal and you are going to do fine with all you have been through. just go by the lessons on at a time and you will do fine --I am starting a no cost class for those who need to learn more about offline business and how to promote WA offline !! If you go read my last blog it will led you on it. I hate to hear anbout people losing so much money but as you said you did learn --if nothing else you learn what not to do !!!! anyways you will get your monies worth here !!!!
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croninweb Premium
Thanks for the follow and if I can be of help just let me know !!!!
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guy0404 Premium
Thanks for following me back.Wish you the best.
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Greggs92 Premium
Hello Deb :), hows your website going and I hope your still loving the community here at WA as much as I am!!.
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DebHumphries Premium
I should have my website up and running and listed on my page in about a week. WA has been great, I plan to stay for the long haul. Thanks for checking in on me. :)
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Greggs92 Premium
really thats great. Im looking forward to seeing it!. WA is amazing and i plan to stay! :)
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cld111 Premium
You have a great story! Pretty similar to my own. (Maybe possibly including the drinking too much parts. LOL) Oh well, you live and learn, right. :) It's all part of our journey.
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AFKriz78 Premium
It is nice to meet you as well and I appreciate the return follow!
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KostasS Premium
Hello Deb,
Thank you for the follow, and wish you all the best in your new adventure here at WA!

It seems that you have been around the block a few times with internet marketing, and having the knowledge on how to build websites......you have a niche right there.....just got to market yourself.....plenty of fish in the ocean.

If I can be of any assistance do not hesitate to reach out.

Kostas
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DebHumphries Premium
Thank you Kostas, I sincerely appreciate you. :)
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rickster59 Premium
Hi Deb,thanks for the follow.I'll have to get to my profile soon.
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Hudson Premium
Hi there. Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. If I can help you at any time please just ask,
Regards
Hudson
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MikeyB Premium
Hello Deb, thanks so much for the follow and welcome to WA. Its a great community in here, lots of very knowledgeable people. I am always here to help ok, just PM me.
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask.
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pderr1234 Premium
Welcome Deb. 2008 was bad for me also. As was 2009 - 2013. But, I found WA, and now there's a light on and I have vision. I hope you find success.
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sidekick Premium
Thank you for following me. I wish you success in WA! Let me know if you have any questions.
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tazimmer Premium
Thanks for the follow Deb! You can be or do anything you want as long as you believe you can and you take action to accomplish it.
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TJ Books Premium
WElcome! Work hard and smart! J
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DaveAckerman Premium
Hi Deb. Welcome to WA. I have been here a month and I love it. It's a great community and the training is excellent. I think that you're really going to enjoy it here. Wishing you much success - Dave :)
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DebHumphries Premium
Thank you for the welcome Dave, it is very nice to meet you. :)
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Kyle Premium
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate Online Business community. In the coming days you are doing to learn about how the Internet can be leveraged to earn a substantial amount of money online. BUT, before this can happen you need to understand that in order to achieve success at anything, it will take a bit of work and you will hit a few bumps in the road along the way.

That is why I am here and that is why there is a big community here that is behind you (and rooting for you) every step of the way. If you ever need anything Debora, I am here to help so just let me know.

You can get started right away by working on the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course found here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1
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DebHumphries Premium
Headed for the coffee pot and then I'm going to hit the training. Thank you so much, I appreciate you.
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Kyle Premium
Sounds like my regular morning! The burst of caffeine is going to get the ideas rolling lol

I look forward to working with you Deb and congrats on going Premium :)
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PotPieGirl Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I've been waiting for you to get here!

My name is Jennifer - also known as PotPieGirl here online.

I'm very excited for you as you begin your internet marketing journey to success!

There may be times that you will feel overwhelmed and/or confused. Rest assured, that is totally natural. You are taking charge of your future and that's a BIG deal - and something you should be very proud of.

Please be patient with yourself as you work through the training - and ask for help when you need it.

If you need any help, try these options:

1. Live Chat - On the right side of your main dashboard here in WA, there is an on-going stream of live chat discussions. Have a question? Just ask in the chat box.

And hey, don't be shy - say hello!

2. The Forum. WA has a GREAT forum! There is a wealth of info in the tons of existing posts - or you can start a new thread to ask your question.

3. Stop by my personal space here on WA and leave a message:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/potpiegirl

Don't forget to click the green button to "Follow Me" - that way we can keep up!

Also, down the LEFT side of your dashboard are 3 very important areas that you should make a point to read as soon as you join.

It's under 'Recommended Training' and the titles are:

-Warm Welcome
-Your First 10 Days
-Learn How WA Works

These will all be super helpful as you learn to navigate everything WA has to offer you.

As someone who started all this knowing NOTHING, I can tell you first-hand from 5+ years of experience that it is a jungle out "there" (outside the walls of Wealthy Affiliate).

Please know that when you are here INSIDE this exclusive community, that you are safe and have all you need to grow your online business to whatever level YOU choose.

I've been here in WA since July 2008 - joining Wealthy Affiliate was the BEST decision I've made. I feel sure you will realize the same as you learn and work to make YOUR dreams come true.

I wish you all the best and remember -

It's not how fast you get there - it's how long you stay.

To YOUR Success!

Jennifer
~PotPieGirl

http://www.PotPieGirl.com
http://www.twitter.com/potpiegirl
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DebHumphries Premium
Hi PotPieGirl,

I have been an avid reader of your blog for several years and a member of both your One Week Marketing and your new RAM course. Love them all!!

I am giving this my all this time, because I have no job tying up my time and a much better idea of what direction I would like to go in.

I look forward to learning from everyone here at WA and thank you for the warm welcome.
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