About Devoutcowboy
Joined February 2014
Hello every one! My name is Jim and I currently live just northwest of San Antonio Texas in the beautiful Texas Hill country. I decided to give WA a shot and see what happens. Been going through some really difficult times for about 6 years now as a result of losing my business to a fire. I intend to gather as much knowledge via WA in hopes of generating an income as I'm nearly 60 years old and am running out of options because of medical conditions that prevent me from gainful employment. I also would like to share my recent re association with God. I have been a Christian for 45 of my 59 years but have been away from him for quite a long time and recently rededicated my life to Jesus once again. And things are changing, for the better, very rapidly! I'll share my story's later! Thanks for reading and good to be here!

05/03/2014
Well, it's been almost 3 months now that I have been a member here and I must say, "it just keeps gettin better and better"! I have learned so much in this short period of time, more than I have in the last 4 or 5 years or so! It is genius how Kyle and Carson had the knowledge, intuition, and resources to put all this together.

I mean where would we all be if it hadn't been for their brilliant imagination to create Wealthy Affiliate, probably not where we are! When I first joined WA, I had very little knowledge on how build a website in general and using WordPress, and now it seems effortless to construct one. Don't get me wrong, I still have a heck of a lot to learn but I'm so much farther ahead than if I would have never found WA.

And I have to say, that without the community being here for me, at the drop of a hat I might add, I'd still be a bit confused! Thanks to y'all, I've figured out many problems that would of been a roadblock to me and would of said, "the hell with it" and quit. But have stuck with it because of y'all! The community here is by far, second to none!

So if anyone reading this is contemplating joining Wealthy Affiliate, don't hesitate, just do as Nike says and JUST DO IT! You will never regret you did!
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CoachEd Premium
Okay ---I am glad for you and you have come to the right place It is no get rich fast place. It is the real deal to learn and then earn.

Yep some time the old things must pass away so all things in our life can become new. !!!
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Paul Mann Premium
Hi Jim, First of all I'm glad for the re-dedication. I know I couldn't make it without Jesus in my life. He's done many miracles in me and in my life. I'm sorry to here about the guitar.that would be hard for me.If I can help you here at WA let me know.
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youbetcha Premium
Hi Jim! Thanks for following. Glad to be in your network!
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4edward Premium
Thanks Jim for the follow and welcome to the WA. I love to wood work also and think your site is great. I will be following your online success and hope to read great things soon. Many blessings on all your pursuits. Another brother.
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danesrvnn Premium
Hey Cowboy,
Thanks for the follow back. I just checked out your site as well. It's looking really good. I'm actually showing this site to my husband because "Woodworker" he is not........(but he thinks he is) shhhh, don't tell him I said that.
Here is to Success!!!!!!!!! Cheers
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ChristineRa Premium
Hi Jim, thanks for the follow! Many blessings toward your online business success.
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CASSTREEJOHN Premium
Glad to find another born again Christian here!!!!!! You came to a good place at WA to excell and have success in I.M. Blessings, I'm from Puerto Rico and living in Florida. JAIME CASTRILLON.
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struter Premium
Hi Jim, don't forget George Washington didn't become President until he was in his 60's, I am right there with you 55 years old injured on the job and forced to leave my industry, anyway as long as I can read and write I can move forward. thats why I wrote and believe in my article called Burn Your Bridges. our success may not happen by tomorrow but I truly believe it is in my near future.So as I like to tell everyone come and join me where only friends are allowed.
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devoutcowboy Premium
I appreciate that Steven, you really have a great attitude! I'm working on mine, but it's only because I've been struggling for nearly 6 years that my attitude is not completely where it needs to be.

But I'm only human and can only take so much "bad luck" or "misfortunes" or whatever you want to call it. I have to keep slapping myself back into reality and make myself believe that "things will get better"!

And they will, but patients is one of my worst character flaws, and I'm working on it as well! "One Day at a Time", right! Thanks for the comment brother!
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Funmine Premium
Hello Jim, thanks for sharing your testimony. It gives hope to the hopeless. I wish you much more success and thank you for reaching out
Ade
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devoutcowboy Premium
Thank you Ade!
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Profmiss Premium
Yahoo an other Texan & better than that felliw San Antonian. I am born & raised in SA but live in Austin now. Hello Jim & welcome to WA! Great success to you! PM me if you need any help.
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devoutcowboy Premium
Thanks Dorothy, yea it's always a pleasure to hang with a fellow Texan! Austin, I love Austin! I used to go to the "Armadillo World Headquarter's" years ago, had a blast! Probably had too much of a blast at times!
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Profmiss Premium
Don't most peole while in Austin?! :)
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pesurfmayr Premium
Hey Jim, thanks for the follow. Wow, you've been here such a short while and already have so much material posted. Impressive to say the least. I follow you as well, and I wish you all the luck getting all the way back on your feet.
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bkcook Premium
Thank you for the follow.
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Glad to hear about your rededication.
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devoutcowboy Premium
Thanks Chris! Yes sir, it's been too long a comin!
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MarianneN Premium
Thanks for the follow devoutcowboy.
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow.
With 20 plus years experience in this industry, shout if you need any help. I highly recommend this site too!
Please also read and "like" my blogs, (top of each post), for other insights! Go for gold!
My blog for tomorrow is an unusal way to find a niche for you!
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devoutcowboy Premium
Thanks I look forward to you sharing your knowledge in IM, I'm just learning so I'll be bugging you often!
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DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow!
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bill2409 Premium
Hi Jim, thanks for following us, I hope you achieve all you set your mind to.
Bill
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tomtitty006 Premium
Hi Jim.Thanks for the encouraging message.I am not really going to give up I suppose I was in a bad place at that time.I said I was going to work at this for a year and see what comes to be.I know what you mean about your faith also,I feel quite far away from God although I did give my heart to Jesus years ago when I asked him to come in.Struggle with him now but there is not a day that does not go by that I do not think about Jesus;its just harder to come back when you have been away for a while.
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devoutcowboy Premium
Believe me, I know how hard it is to give Jesus Christ our full attention, with the everyday obstacles we're challenged with, but as long as you acknowledge him and make an honest effort to do his will, then the rest will come effortlessly! Just pray for his will to be done and to help you with patience and faith. I promise you it will come! Peace brother!
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Shawn Martin Premium
55 here and in the same boat, running out of options, and that is why I came to WA.
It is working)
Thanks for the follow!
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nking12 Premium
Thanks for the follow, best of luck to you! If you need any help driving traffic to your site give me a shout :)
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devoutcowboy Premium
Will do Nick, Traffic will definitely be something I'll need help with!
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yancbren Premium
Hey, Jim thanks for the follow and I am following you back. We live just down the road from you, about 1.5 hours away. I hope that you find what you are looking for here at WA the training is amazing. I wish you the best in your new journey.
Brenda
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Trialynn Premium
Thanks for the follow. May you achieve your dreams and make many friends! Feel free to ask for help!
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WJC Premium
Hey, I like the hat. Texas you say. I lived there for a couple of years while serving for Uncle Sammy. It was good to experience the great state of Texas. Want some snow? I have plenty of it here in New Hampshire. LOL! Thanks for following!
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devoutcowboy Premium
Yea my wife insists I sleep with it on. I don't, I just hold it my arms all night! Haha, just kidding! Yea I would love to have some snow. We had a light dusting around the first of the year but that's about all we ever get. Hell, if it snowed a significant amount, like an inch, we couldn't get out of out driveways! But seriously, I would love to see New Hampshire, I have only seen pictures and it is absolutely beautiful, especially when the trees are changing. Y'all have real trees up there! Thanks for the post, we'll talk again!
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WJC Premium
I remember flipping steaks on the back porch in my shorts in January. Good memories from TX. We get a couple of weeks of Indian Summer with amazing colors most years, but Winter is much longer.
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DNTL Premium
Thank you for the follow Jim! Sorry to hear about your business, but here is where you can turn the page and start a whole new venture. Much success to you!
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mackiejw Premium
Hello Jim, thanks for the follow and all the best for you
John
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hardworker5 Premium
Hey Jim, glad to get ta know ya. I'm a Mississippi girl myself and love your story.
Surely God will reward you according to the riches in His glory!!!
Keep in touch!
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jc5499 Premium
Jim...great story. You know as a christian that God makes adjustments in our life for his reason on his time table. I certainly appreciate you recognizing his work in our lives. Follow his lead and you'll gain more favor than ever imagined. The journey is long but patience and waiting is our calling. God bless you in your journey and much success!
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devoutcowboy Premium
I really appreciate the inspiration JC. I funny how things begin to effortlessly fall into place once you make a decision to "let go & let God". Ain't that right?
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back
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devoutcowboy Premium
Thank you Labman, I appreciate the warm welcome! I had talked to you a while back, probably a year or so, I tried WA then but was having extreme financial and life altering issues and didn't have the mind set to become 100% dedicated to the program. Things are changing for the better, slowly, and I have made my mind up to commit to it this time with all my heart and soul and the good Lords guidance! I would appreciate your encouragement along with everyone else's help along the way if possible, I know I'll need it! Again, thanks for the welcome! Talk later!
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tommydillard Premium
Thanks for the follow
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Kyle Premium
Hey James, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! :)
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devoutcowboy Premium
Thank you Kyle, I do appreciate it! Like I told Labman, I tried WA about a year ago, but due to difficulties in my life, I didn't have the resources or the frame of mind to devote 100% of my time or knowledge to the program. I Intend to this time around!
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Kyle Premium
It is wonderful to have you back at WA James and I can totally appreciate that life does get in the way sometimes. I know you are going to love your experience here at WA this time around, we are constantly improving and we even have more exciting stuff planned in the year ahead.

I really do look forward to working with you and do let me know if you need anything along the way! :)
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Carson Premium
Hi James,

Welcome to WA! As you are just new to the community I'd like to take this opportunity to say hello and let you know that I am here to help you get started.

I've helped 1000's of people over the years build thriving online businesses and the Wealthy Affiliate platform will provide you the tools and training to succeed as well.

Kyle, myself, and many other very helpful people hang out at WA and are always willing to lend a hand.

If you have any questions I suggest using the Live chat as you will get answers very quickly. Or you can ask questions within tutorials, blogs, or directly to other members on their Spaces.

Here is the initial training that I suggest you get started with:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1
I look forward to working with you.

Carson
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devoutcowboy Premium
Thank you Carson, for the welcome! You and Kyle apparently have a pretty good thing going on here! As I was explaining to Labman & Kyle, I tried WA about a year ago but due to "Life's" adversities, I had to relinquish my efforts! Fortunately my life has now turned for the better and have decided to engage all my efforts 100% to WA! I would only ask for your patience and encouragement along the way! Thanks!
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Carson Premium
Hey James,

Welcome back!

Hopefully this time around at WA you will be able to take advantage of the training, support, and website building tools that we provide.

If you can dedicate 100% of your efforts to WA, you will do extremely well and you'll have a business up and running in now time.

I'll be happy to help out at any time so please let me know if you have questions.

Talk soon,

Carson
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Kyle Premium
Hey there James and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways James, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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