About DocDoug
Joined October 2017
I've worked as a graphic artist and printer, I received my PdD in Semiotics and Critical Theory and taught at universities for over a decade, I left that to open a community coffeehouse which I just closed to return to design work. In 2002 I contracted a deadly autoimmune syndrome and have been battling to return to health. At this point I am healthier than before I got the autoimmune. My current interest and turn to e-commerce brings together my past training in design, university work in semiotics, and concern with health. As of Sept. 1 2017 I've devoted my time entirely to learning how to do business on the internet. I've found that the learning curve is somewhat insane, but its been the most enjoyable "job training" I've ever done.
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Money I would be happy earning
$5000 monthly
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$25000 monthly
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Roughly 10 hrs a day, 7 days a week with occasional days off.
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$5000 monthly

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$25000 monthly

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Roughly 10 hrs a day, 7 days a week with occasional days off.
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Loes Premium
Hello Linser,♫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 just wrote my 102nd training for WA. I have categorized 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
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DocDoug Premium
I have seen a good number of on-line Guru's trot out their rags to riches stories and I've always thought, yeah sure. Sounds good but this "you can do it cuz I did" story is getting tired. I stopped believing them. I am skeptical by nature, so the skeptic really kicked in. Except now its happening to me!

In a nutshell, I ran a tremendously successful community based coffeehouse in the worst part of my city. When I set up a coffee corner so I could drink as I renovated the space, people starting coming in and buying. My doors were not even open. Within 3 months I covered my expenses, was debt free before the end of 1 year and the biz just kept growing. Looking back I now know that its success was greatly aided by the email membership and monthly newsletter I ran. I had no idea of the power of the internet and used no social media, just email.

Then it happened, my landlord got greedy and tried to turf the enterprise which mired me in lawsuit. Then my partners got greedy and more lawsuit. Last month I closed the doors of that tremendously successful coffeehouse with no income prospects on the horizon. Lawsuits had financially crippled me, community was a bleak place, family was non-supportive, success blew from my hands like the dust that swirled on the empty coffeehouse floor.

So I tried to find the positive. I turned on the inspiring deep house music I love and started designing. I had been a graphic artist prior to the coffeehouse and art has always been fundamental to my being. Its that important. In September I started designing tshirts and had only sold 3 when I found @CathyLing s article comparing tshirt production/distribution companies. Ms. Ling's article led me to WA. I will be forever grateful for finding this awesome community! Thank you Cathy! I had to write out this whole story so you would know what this thank you truly means to me.
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Cathy Ling Premium
You are one man with many stories to tell and I look forward to seeing your effort comes into fruition with the support here at WA.
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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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Cathy Ling Premium
Hi there Linser.

How are you doing? I hope you are excited about starting your online journey with Wealthy Affiliate as much as I do.

As a STARTER member, you can begin your training by joining the "Online Entrepreneur Certification Level 1" that covers the basics of internet marketing. These lessons are conducted by Kyle, the co-founder himself and they are quite easy to follow. Before I leave you to start on your online training, allow me to share this motivating story from a member who has been very successful here in WA. Enjoy your training and feel free to contact me if you need any help.

Cheers,
Cathy
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Cathy Ling Premium
Hi there Linser,

WELCOME to Wealthy Affiliate University. I want to congratulate you for taking the first step towards achieving time freedom in your life. WA is a huge community and I don't want you to feel lost on your first day.

To get started, please tell us a little bit more about yourself so that we can get to know each other better. It's very easy. Just follow the simple steps as shown in this video. If you need any help, just let me know.
I look forward to communicate with you soon.

Cheers,
Cathy
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DocDoug Premium
Hello Kathy, thank you for introducing me to WA. I found your site while researching on-line tshirt sales. I havent even really started the free training and Ive already learned something. Despite the instructions, folks are using profile pic of cars and pets and yes, it doesnt make me want to follow them. And that is how others would see my profile if I had gone that route, which I have in the past. Good lesson and also nice operational perk to get to see the mistakes that others make (though I am probably making 100 myself right now lol).
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Cathy Ling Premium
Hey Linser, great to have you on board. I see that you've ventured into some entrepreneurial journey yourself. The training and tools here in WA will help to create a better online presence for your current and future business plans. I look forward to see how things would turn out.
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