About Deelilah
Joined October 2016
Hi. Last year I was new to this idea of marketing online, though I shop there plenty. And I am several generations older than you millennials, who keep increasing the frequency of my new learning curves, but I keep up, or try to. At the very least, I am generating new brain cells.

Well, it's been a while now--and I am happy to report, I see a tiny light at the end of the tunnel. Besides, the new brain cells, of which there are plenty, I have become more focused and know my niche/s. Now it is a matter of writing my face off.

Having recently retired from the food service industry, most recently, chef/kitchen manager of a retirement home, I am determined to find a way to monetize my lifestyle, and do it from wherever I choose. You will know from the next paragraph, I have a major case of wanderlust.

Before the latest food service stint, I did long-haul trucking for around eight years in a team operation with my husband, Steve. I have seen all of the United States, save for VT and ME, and I lived in Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan, Oregon, and (currently) Washington State.

And before that, we were going around in circles, me and Steve, working at the Space Needle Restaurant in Seattle (He was a Captain, loosely translated-glorified busboy, and I was a "night-rag" waitress).

At this point, I am working through the training here, which is impressive, and I finally managed to build a website, a major mile-stone for me. I am looking forward to meeting you and I hope you visit me at akahealthy.com, though it is still a work in progress.
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MineThatBird Premium
Hello Deelilah,
Your "About Me" is fascinating - I would love to read more about the different things you have done, from being a chef/kitchen manager to long-haul trucking in a team operation with your husband, as well as your travels and the different places you have lived (from Alaska to Hawaii -- how different those experiences must have been!) So cool!
I look forward to following your successes here at WA!
KenSenyk Premium
Thanks for the follow and I am following you as well, Looks like we're on the same page chasing the same goals!! Good luck with moving forward with WA and wishing you success.
My wife is a trucker's wife and doesn't understand as you do.
Hoping to make a better life for the both of us
SondraM Premium
Deelilah, what a fun background you come from.

I am curious, are you willing to share what niche you decided on?

After all the reading that I did over the weekend about food bloggers, it sounds like you would fit in with that crowd really well.

The most successful ones seem to have figured out how to blend food and travel into one "lifestyle" website. I"m still trying to figure out exactly how they pull it off.

Best wishes.
RosanaHart Premium
Maybe she added her url after you were here some time ago, but now it's in the last line of her text.
apache1 Premium
Hi Deelilah

Thank you for the follow much appreciated as well as your comment on the profile

Keep going forward and glad you are enjoying all before you. That is one important aspect of our success which is to love what we do and do what we love.
Wishing you greater success in 2019 and look forward in hearing more along the way.

herinnelson Premium
Hi again, Donna! I thought I'd swing by your page, too! Your life has been an amazing journey, my girl! You've seen so much and covered so vast a territory!

I love to cook and was a waitress, cook and touched in bartending in my younger years.

SO happy to be connected! See you around again!

Erin :)!
lakbar12 Premium
Hi, I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! Thank you for allowing me in your network. I have followed back. I look forward to learning with you here in WA. I wish you the best in all you do…To your continued success...

Robert-A Premium
Hello Donna And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you may have come to the conclusion that internet marketing is a steep learning curve and there is always something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 470 blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
raybrannum Premium
Visited your site. You have a very insightful site that will help others live a long life. I truly believe in holistic health or as you said on your site alternative health.

When you have a minute visit my profile.

I think you are going to enjoy great success. Just keep up the hard work.
deelilah Premium
Thank you for that comment, Ray. The website is such a work in progress, but now I am encouraged. I am going to visit your profile and give you a follow now.
smartketeer Premium
Hi Donna,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

To YOUR success!

JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow. 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 :)

P.S Wow Donna, that's quite a bio you have there. Bet you would be great as an after dinner speaker - stories out the wazoo!!
Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
rene4me Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Deelilah! Wishing you much success:)
HowardJaros Premium
Thanks for the follow Deelilah! Best wishes on your success here at WA!
Loes Premium
Hello Donna,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
deelilah Premium
Thank you, Loes. I love your idea of writing training for the subjects you yourself had trouble with. That would make it sink in doubly. I will try that, because I need things to sink in, do I ever, and then stay there. Yes, see you around, and success to you as well.
Loes Premium
I do have problems too, to let it sink in, I even have to go over my own training again to see how the heck I did things;(
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! :)
deelilah Premium
Hi. I don't think I am confused on the niche point, but if you observed something that indicated that, please let me know. I know I have a problem with narrowing down, relentlessly. Thank you for writing to me.
Kyle Premium
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you & I wish you all the best & much success with your internet marketing business!
Best wishes...
TW2016 Premium
Hi Donna
Welcome to WA, great connecting with you and look forward to communicate with you often too.

If you have time Donna, could you drop by my blog and have a read at it. I hope the blog will be helpful and motivates you. If you like the blog you read, please indicate "Like". For your convenience, you may just click on this link which brings you directly to my blog https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tw2016/blog

Thank you.

Kind regards
daveyoung Premium
Congratulations on upgrading your membership to premium. If you need help you have an awesome community to help you. I wish you all the best with WA and enjoy the journey.

Kindest regards

Dave Young
jokoss Premium
Welcome to premium, its a nice to meet you, set your goals and have a nice journey at WA wish you success
Toshmack Premium
Hi and welcome to WA.
Cheers Tosh :)
rjkennedy Premium
Welcome to the WA family, my friend. Nice to have you. I now follow you!
nedbert Premium
Hello welcome to WA ,there is so much help here, all you have to do is ask, we are here for you
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Hi Donna! Welcome to the Premium side of the WA community. May you be successful in your online business ventures. All the best.
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Congratulations on going Premium. Great decision!
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Hi, welcome to WA Premium! Best wishes with your online venture.
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Hello, nice to meet you! Welcome to WA. We are all here to help you be successful.
immistermike Premium
Hi Donna!
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I think you’ll find that this is a great place to be a part of! The training is second to none – tons of tutorials, training videos and Entrepreneur Certification courses. The first 10-lesson course is free to Starter Members but it tells you everything you need to know to get your website up and running. You’ve probably been pointed in that direction but here’s the link to the first lesson I highly recommend that you jump into the lesson and course!

I want to take a moment to wish you the very best!