About DMahen1
Joined June 2019
I'm retired from a regular job and loved it! I started in the Tool and Die trade in 1967; I volunteered for the army the year before the Viet Nam War ended, but they rejected me for my physical condition. You can't shoot if your vision is only in one eye it seems. I bounced around other jobs a while and went to aerospace running production machines. BORING! I moved into manufacturing engineering. After 14 years there, I moved to a wire manufacturing company as a shop manager. Upon being laid off from there after 12 years, I finished my career in the window industry as a Quality Control Manager.

I tried several small business over the years with little training and therefore little success.

I worked at what I loved, Hypnosis and Aromatherapy. Recently I've shelved those as hobbies. I loved the work, but in the end, it really is an expensive hobby. I've begun studying social media, email marketing, and more. My other hobbies are photography, music, reading, and woodworking. There's a niche in there somewhere for me, or somewhere else. I'm still young at heart and I want to make a go if this.

My niche is Affiliate Marketing, and I am enrolled and progressing through Bootcamp. I see now I will go through a second time to get a fuller benefit.
My website is https://dave-mahen.com
My email is david.r.mahen@gmail.com
DMahen1's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
1,000 per month
Money I would be ecstatic earning
10,000 per month
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
20 to 40 hours a week.
Goal created on
Jun 7, 2019
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DMahen1 Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
1,000 per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
10,000 per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
20 to 40 hours a week.
I have the same goals. Hope it goes well.
DMahen1 Premium
Thanks, Rina111, same hopes for you!
Kyle Premium
Really awesome goals David, love them! I look forward to helping you achieve these and if you ever need hand, simply ask for some help. There is no reason to ever be stuck here within the community on your journey to success. :)
VitaliyG Premium
All of these goals are absolutely possible David. There is really no limit to how well you can do in this business! Just follow the training, work hard and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish!

Just know that if you ever need any help that you have myself and the whole community here to help you 24-7 :)
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BarbaraN Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. You've had an interesting career and there are a lot of niches in there. Pick something that you will enjoy writing about every week. Something that makes you want to learn more about. You'll do fine. Thanks for the follow and I'm following you back.
DMahen1 Premium
Thanks! I'm struggling with the first niche I picked, but it's a learning experience. So far, I am writing better, and learning how to explore a topic deeply.
klchang Premium
Thanks, David for leaving a message in my profile and adding me to your network. Instead of replying there, I prefer to reply here. See that you have a few interests that you can capitalise on. Good for you.
It is my pleasure to meet you too, David and I wish you all the best in your online business. Cheers. :-)
AlfredDvorak Premium
Hallo Mister Mahen!
Ich habe gelesen, dass Du lieber ein mail schreibst als zu telefonieren.
Mir sind Telefonate in meiner Muttersprache (deutsch) oft lieber als ein Mailing.
Ich habe auch gelesen: About DMahen1 dabei ich gesehen, Du warst in einer Drahtproduktion beschäftigt.
Ich produziere Lampenschirme und Drahtformen für Lampenschirme.
Ich bin auch erst kurze Zeit bei WEA - vielleicht können wir uns gegenseitig unterstützen.
Für heute verbleibe ich mit freundlichen Grüßen
aus dem Burgenland in Österreich
alfred dvorak
terrycarroll Premium
Hi Dave and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here in WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
DMahen1 Premium
Thanks, Terry!
Petra4 Premium
Hi David and welcome to WA and its platform. Also, thank you for the follow and am following you back.

Interesting bio and can relate on levels. Upon joining WA will give you a good foundation as well as a strong community support. Although a little biased, it has opened many doors which I am yet to travel as I am still learning and a little slower being older :)

Wishing you every success on your journey.
DMahen1 Premium
Thanks, Petra
JFarmer2 Premium
Welcome David! I am so far behind,and have not even connected with my friends or my mentor here at Wealthy Affiliates since a month ago. I'm still trying to find a job that I can do from home, cause I need to supplement my income A couple of leads, but nothing yet!
ledrew Premium
Thanks for the follow, Dave. I do appreciate it.

Here is a great quote from renowned preacher and motivational speaker Eric Thomas,

“You have to be willing at any moment, to sacrifice who you are, for who you want to become” - Eric Thomas

For more quotes like this see my website at mentor-quotes

My best wishes for your success

God Bless

Loes Premium
Hello David,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. 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 2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
DMahen1 Premium
Thanks Loes, I'll check them out!
SirZakes Premium
Loes thank you.

I certainly am passionate about training and that's been my career and I certainly follow up.
GazBower Premium
Hi David and thanks for the follow. I did my apprenticeship in Tool and Die making from the age of 16, and then went in to the drawing office.
Welcome to WA and I wish you loads of success in whatever field you choose for your niche market.

Best wishes
DMahen1 Premium
I've often wondered if my career inhibited creativity. I do find it hard to be creative with a website and blogging. I keep plugging along and hopefully it gets better.
GazBower Premium
David, I am sure there is nothing wrong with your creativity it just needs some exercise. Go for it and learn as you go along. I see we have more in common than just the toolmaking.... I love photography and it is my escape.
I do landscapes and studio photography and have a small home studio setup in my garage.

Pastordna Premium
Mahen I cheerfully welcome you to the WA community and thanks for your kind follow which I've since returned.
In WA you will make it big if only you will put in your hard work and persistence in commitment.
There is no financial dream of yours that will be too big to be achieved here on this platform.
MGaspary Premium
Hello! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations for choosing the Premium Plan rather than staying in Free Plan.

To me it sounds you're really serious with building your own online business and earn a steady passive income from the niche you love.

Given, I encourage you to take the training seriously and spend time to build your website and content that your readers love as well as your potential business partners. This won't be an overnight process.

You need to understand that building a lifelong business such as earning passive income entails a lot of consistent hard work without self-doubt. Not an inch of it.

With tenacity and consistent practice of doing your best, you will receive a pleasant reward in the end. If you have questions, feel free to send me a message. I'll be happy to help each other out.

Again, congratulations and welcome for being here. Have a nice day! Let's keep in touch. :)


MurphysMom Premium
Hi and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium plan. There are so many advantages to going Premium. One of my favorite things is late at night if I have a question, I go into Live Chat and ask away. In minutes, there are several answers.
Best success to you as you move forward.

DMahen1 Premium
Thanks, I appreciate!
Cherry21 Premium
Welcome to WA. I hope all your dreams come true. You have become a member of a great community. Someone here will have gone through or going through anything you might feel while your here. If you have, questions reach out. In saying that let us get started, put in the hard work consistently and fly like an eagle. I hope to see you in the air. Be Blessed and Good Luck!!!!!!
DMahen1 Premium
Cherry21 Premium
Your Welcome
Joes946 Premium
Welcome to Premium where you'll meet many new friends, enjoy great training and support. Feel free to follow me and ask for help if you need it.
Enjoy the journey.
FHyseni Premium
Welcome to WA Premium,
You made a great decision, you will not regret it, there are a lot training you can learn from them
All the best,
EdwinBernard Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Glad that you joined us. 

Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing environment to learn and apply our skills towards creating an online business. I tried to do this alone before and was completely lost. 

Now I know why. 

There are so many tricks of the trade and it saves so much time having it all laid out clearly in its training programs. 

Keep following the training and exercises every day. Give it a year to see significant results. You'll be a happy camper by then. We all make progress at different rates and it is possible to see meaningful results in 4-6 months. Google cannot be rushed. 

Google rewards people with websites that provide value to their visitors. It helps to boost their ad revenue of course! And that helps your websites get high rankings. But it takes time to build credibility. Once they realize your site is an authority site, good things will happen faster. 

When you get stuck, and you will, just ask for help in the discussion area located below each lesson. Scroll down to find it. Another member who has the answer will get back to you promptly. 

In the meantime have fun with the program. Much success to you.


SnazzyIT Premium
Hi and congratulations on your becoming a premier member! It is awesome to have you on board. You will quickly find as you continue in your training what an amazing bunch of people we really are (a bit ‘mad’ to the outside world, but we are fun) and with our support, you will achieve great success. Here is to the new you! May you achieve everything that you wish to and more at WA :)
Mick18 Premium
Hi David,

Thanks for the follow, it's nice to meet you.

All the best,
Robert-A Premium
Hello David And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there will always be 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 500+ 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.
Nadia27 Premium
Welcome to WA! All the best!
Mick18 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium.

You've made a great decision. There's a lot of wonderful training here, along with a helpful community to help you along the way.

I wish you all the best,
VitaliyG Premium
Hey David, I wanted to stop by and personally welcome you to WA. Rest assured everything I mentioned about them is true :)

Whether you're here to build a business, a website or just want to learn and make money online, this is the only place that will show you the best ways to do it.

Here is my 1 quick recommendation on getting started out the best possible way:

Just start here: (I think Kyle or Carson already recommended this). This is where everyone who joins WA should begin as it will explain everything.

The course is the most important part of WA. It will guide you to success as it did for me and the many other success stories in the community here.

And that's it!

Believe me when I say this stuff works. Just follow the instructions and if you have any questions Elliott, feel free to leave them by just posting a reply here. I usually respond within 24 hours and will be more than happy to help you out!

One last thing I want to mention:

Currently you're a Starter member of WA. This is completely free and you can do a lot of things such as build 2 free websites, get access to training and the online chat, among other cool perks!

If you see that WA and it's training is something you'd like to continue, I would highly recommend upgrading to the Premium membership. It's usually $49 per month, but if you sign up within the first 7 days of joining WA...

1. You can get a 59% discount ($19 for the first month).

2. I'll send you my personal guide to Reaching Your Financial Independence in 2019. This guide is based on my EXACT profit generating techniques I've used with WA. If you are serious about online business, you need to have this. :)

3. You get access to my personal support, 24-7. If you need help, you can be sure that you can fire any questions my way. I have been in the Internet marketing world since 2006 and have likely seen it all! In short, if you have ANY questions, you can come to me anytime and I will help you out (if I can't, I promise to find you the answer). You can count on that.

Certainly this is up to you Elliott. For now just check out the recommended things and see how it works out :)

Talk to you soon!

Kyle Premium
Hey David 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". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

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 David, 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,