About Dongraysa
Joined December 2016
Hello Folks - just a bit about me and my background. From the UK and spent the past 57 years in Africa - specifically South Africa. Worked on my own in IT as a software developer, Consultant, Sales Coach, various business ownerships, Built IT recruitment software - www.graylink.biz and rewards systems - www.schooldays.co.za and www.myschool.co.za - Worked for IBM for some years - Professional background: a behavrioul economist by training- I consult to companies on how to use systems to generate customer engagement and sales- Retired now but DO need something to do as I want to travel the world - and be able to work remotely - like some of you! Wealthy Affiliate and other internet businesses help me do this. Thank you for reaching out and encouraging me - need it as we travel this journey together. don
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RandellD Premium
Hi Don,
Thank you so much for saying hello! Seems like you have a whole lot of experience in the computer tech area and so the interface with WA will be a breeze for you. I am looking forward to seeing your blogs, posts and websites so will keep following you.

All the best at WA and to you in beautiful S.A.
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CarmenJS Premium
Hi Don, My name is Carmen, and I'm new here too, I have no experience or Website knowledge, but I am really excited to see how much I learn, with the people here, I have already learned so much more then I knew a week ago, I hope your journey takes you where you want to be.
All the best
Carmen
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Swangirl Premium
Welcome to WA Don and thank you for following me. I hope you do well here.
Jessica
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PSheridan Premium
Hello Don - thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here at WA - all the best in 2017
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings Don!

I appreciate the "follow". Sounds like you're ready for a new journey!

All the best moving forward with the lessons Don.
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Jaclow Premium
Thanks for the follow
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kasage00 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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JeffDolson Premium
Welcome to WA. This is a fantastic online affiliate marketing program, probably the best on the internet. The training is top shelf, the support community is the best and the price is right. You have made the right decision. Good Luck
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theresroth Premium
Thank you for your follow, Don!
I think, with your background, you will experience WA as a type of reward for all your hard work! With your knowledge, you'll be able to enjoy the process completely......☺

I wish you a wonderful start and a Happy New Year!
Cheers,
Therese
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you Theresa. We all walk together into 2017 - let's hope we all walk well and that the efforts we put in will be well rewarded.
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MKearns Premium
Following you back and wishing you the best here!
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SamuelAJr Premium
Hi Dongraysa, thanks for the return follow, if I can be of any help don't hesitate to ask.
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RandallW2 Premium
Welcome to WA, Don. Thanks for following me. This is a great place to be! Enjoy your travels and "retirement".
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi there, friend, THANK YOU for following me! Hope you are following your training and getting your website built. I wish you all the best with your online business! This is the most awesome community I have ever found! If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me! I am including my most used blogs and training posts here at WA, only use them if you get lost finding your way around.
Wishing you much success,
Linda
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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cosmicradio Premium
Hi Don-Thanks for following-I've done the same. Best of luck!-Rick
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celiams5215 Premium
Thanks for the follow! I am now following you back! Here's to a very successful 2017 with WA!
Celia
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JMupanguri Premium
Thank you for following me. I have followed you as well.

See you around

Jonthan
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Stansk Premium
Great to meet you. An out of africa type of bio, eh?
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks for the follow back, Don! Welcome to WA! I wish you nothing but success and happiness!
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Asir Premium
Hello Don and thanks for the return follow. I'm glad you like my profile! In today's world, it's crucial to be two steps ahead. I upgraded to yearly and saved myself money and stress. Wishing you awesome progress and a very successful 2017!
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kwikev Premium
Good to meet you and thanks for the follow. I look forward to working together.
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EdwardLarry Premium
Well nice to meet you, Thank you for following I hope the best to your success. I have put together two websites and Two products and getting traffic from social media and talking to developers about my Twitter and Facebook campaigns, Could you add to this I could use your recommendations.
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viyee Premium
Thank you for the follow! Welcome to WA. You have all the tools and support you need to grow a successful business online!
The awesome training lessons and the community support. You have made the right decision. All the best!
Very best wishes you have a Happy New Year!
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dongraysa Premium
Thanx Viyee
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NurseLaura Premium
Hi! Thanks for the follow! Laura
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Billy49 Premium
Thank you for following me
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martycanaday Premium
Thanks for following me, Don! I look forward to connecting with you. Congrats on going Premium! You now have all the tools you need. Best wishes!
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mickeyb123 Premium
Hello, my friend and thank you for following me!

Since I am already following you, we both have to be exciting enough to keep each other interested!
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dongraysa Premium
Mickey - we both know the WHY we joined WA - we have a measure of HOPE which drives us to do what WA wants us to do - we HOPE for an OUTCOME.

You'v been around the WA platform for a while - you understand the WHY you're doing it.

BUT I am interested as a NEWBIE to learn about the WHAT - your experience - are you EARNING enough from WA to live independently - presumably your no longer DEPENDENT ON - rather have you moved to become INDEPENDENT OFF.

With that you'd help me big time.
thank you Mickey
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mickeyb123 Premium
I have quite a few websites that are making me some money; some are hosted through WA and some are on my own server.

I am not completely living off of what I am earning from affiliate sales, however, the curve is working and I will be within this year. (2017)

I seriously am not b.s. ing you - I will be able to ask my wife to retire by my birthday (August), unless I am dead by then.

Mickeyb
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dongraysa Premium
Thanx Mike -That gives me a 'stake in the ground'as to my own expectations. I keep you in my loop as Tommy results. I'm positive about what CAN happen and live in HOPE and EXPECTATION. Let's keep connected
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mickeyb123 Premium
Alright, my friend.

Mickeyb
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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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...
Steve
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StepChook Premium
Hi Don, thanks for following me. Best of luck with your online business!
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Don and welcome to our WA community. ***** Congratulations on going Premium. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Getting started here at WA is very easy with all the help from members.
Take some time to look around and check out all the menus and links.
As a premium member the sky is the limit when it comes to training and getting to use all the tools available here at wealthy Affiliate community.
Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions.
>>>> A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple that comes back to you..
My profile page -  https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marcel92
To your success,
"People May Hear Your Words, But They Feel Your Attitude" ~John C Maxwell~
Marcel...
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adreyna Premium
Hi, welcome to WA Premium! All the best with your online business.
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dongraysa Premium
thanx adreyna - which part of the world are you from? I've met Australians, people from the UK and US.
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adreyna Premium
You're welcome. Great connecting with you, I am from the US!
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StepChook Premium
Congratulations on going Premium. Great decision!
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you Steve - from what I've read you are clearly a 'long time' player with WA - not everyone makes it to Ambassador. I look forward to your advice and support.
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KerriM Premium
Welcome to WA Premium. You made a great investment in your future. My best wishes to you! ~Kerri
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dongraysa Premium
Tnanx Kerri - I'm overwhelmed by the support that people are giving me. Thank you for connecting - WA is certainly a nice change after managing 10year old pupils. Don
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KerriM Premium
Yes, gives my mind a challenge and keeps me in touch with adults on a daily basis. :)
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IzlorPreneur Premium
Aloha bro! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Dont hesitate to ask me for advice or questions. Wish you all the best. Happy Holidays :)
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you for your encouragement Lorenz - I'm at the opposite side of the world (Durban, South Africa) yet you've reached out. I'm going to take you up on your advice and encouragement. This also my first time in AM so I going to 'walk this journey' with you!! Thanx for connecting
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IzlorPreneur Premium
Right on Don! Definitely. Thats what i love about this system is that we get to connect with people all around the world :) Lets make 2017 bright and prosperous. Cheers my friend.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Hi Anthony Here, I just wanted to congratulate for choosing premium memberships, That's exciting news, I looking forward in seeing your work in the community, I appreciate the follow back. Best Wishes
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you Anthony for connecting - I'm overwhelmed by the numbers of people who have sent me a greeting. I look forward to drawing on your experience in the months and years to come. I will 'follow' you and learn each day! don
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi from Adelaide in South Australia...
Welcome to Premium! You have made a very wise investment.
With what you are about to learn, you will have an internet business happening before you know it!
Wish you all the best & much success...
Steve
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you Steve - you have a wealth of experience that I will be using as we walk this journey together - Don
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Congratulations, friend, on your Premium membership! Wealthy Affiliate is the best of the best! The training, the live video classes, webinars, and the awesome community! If you have questions, don't be afraid, ask them, you will be answered ASAP! Who knows your question may help someone else when they see the answer!
I'm wishing you much success! Happy New Year, 2017!
Linda
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you Linda for connecting - the same experience that you have received - the concern by everyone - has been mine too. I look forward to 'walking this journey' with everyone. I noticed from your site that you did try before but made no money - but now you are making money - that's where I'd like to be as well. My membertship of WA is to support a retirement income - so we have something in common!! Again thank you - Don
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Yes, Don, I tried many times in the past to make money online, but I never found WA! Definitely the best of the best! Wishing you bunches of success! Linda
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dongraysa Premium
Thanx Linda - I can only learn from your experience. I've got to the stage now that I'm about to work on my website - this is quite daunting!!! But If I 'get it' - I'll have a skill that can be used everywhere. So this WA is amazing!
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LindaSMcRae Premium
So very true! All the best! Linda
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OddHelgeH Premium
Great to see you take responsibility for yourself. Premium is fun, having access to the biggest tollbox you can imagine, Even with user manual, the training is wonderful all the time. Looking forward to see your success :-)
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dongraysa Premium
Tnank you Odd for connecting. I've read your profile - it's amazing that people from as far as Hawaii, Australia and me in South Africa - with you in Norway all connect in one common goal - to help each other make some income on the internet. I look foward to 'walking this journey' together - Don
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OddHelgeH Premium
Yes, Don. This community is awesome. A lot of good ideas spread all over the world and a lot of excitement to keep you going. I love it.

Looking forward to see you succeed!
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Billy49 Premium
Welcome to Premium. You made a great choice. Good luck with your training
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GayleneNepia Premium
Hey Don,

Congratulations on going Premium. Wishing you a very successful New Year :-)
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dongraysa Premium
Hello Gaylene, You're obviously an 'old hand' at WA. Allow me to ask a few questions:

1. What did you do to achieve TOP 100 status?
2. As a 'newbee' - what can I be 'shooting' for over the next 12 earnings?
3. In your experience have you participated in the Affiliate program?
4. What are the 'downside' issues to working with WA - I would think personal disciplines and sustainable action is always going to be a challenge (for anything in life)

Thank you for your help on these questions
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GayleneNepia Premium
Hi Don,

Thanks for your questions. Firstly, the best advice I can give new members is to go through the training: The rankings here at WA are based on your level of activity within the community i.e
Completing the training;
Blogging;
Helping other members; and
Creating training.

I am participating in the Affiliate Program, but my primary focus is on building my own website and developing my own products.

As you pointed out, being disciplined is the key to achieving in any online venture ... in fact, in any venture offline as well. You have to decide what your goals are and how much time you're willing to invest into achieving those goals.

I would recommend heading over to "Live Chat" if you have any further questions, but you'll find, many of the questions people typically have are covered in the training here.

I hope this answers your questions. All the best Don :-)
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mackiejw Premium
Hi Don, I noticed that you have not completed your account setup yet. I am just wondering what is holding you back. Are there particular reasons you are hesitant?

Let me know if there is anything I can do and help you going forward.

John
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dongraysa Premium
Thank you John . I have a lot to learn from you and the many others in the WA community. It's good to know that there many folks prepared to guide me when I need help.
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dongraysa Premium
Hello John - I'm IN - looking forward to working together. I have 57000 people on one of my staff's FB page - at any one time we have between 1000 and 3000 engaging on FB with my lady who drives our social media.

But I have NOT realised yet the potential that awaits us using an AF program - now we want to use WA to do this - and more!
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mackiejw Premium
Hey there Don and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am John 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". Oh, before I forget: Do me a favor please. Before you jump in the first course lesson, hit the "reply" button at the bottom of this messages and let me know that you arrived.

Then fill out the short account Info......takes just a few minutes...and leave a short bio about yourself on your personal profile page.

So, Get Started and enjoy Kyle's lessons.


Anyways Don, 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,
John
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