About DonnieNorton
Joined August 2018
Hi y'all, I am a 62yr old Englishman but have been living in Florida since 1973. Ir am currently a disabled nurse and recently moved to the mountains of North Carolina. I just love coming out on my deck and watching the hummingbirds at their feeder. I have been involved in several MLM companies but always wanting the easy way of earning money but never applied myself. I always blamed my lack of success on not having enough money for advertising or not having enough time but in reality I was the problem. I have a piece of paper in my office that reads NO MORE EXCUSES. If I have a hurdle in the road all I have to do is jump a little higher. I am a good person and deserves to never having to struggle again. I look forward to sharing my success, making new friends and truly enjoying the journey and the triumphs available to me,

DonnieNorton's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
Enough to never having to rob Peter to pay Paul (4-5k a month)
Money I would be ecstatic earning
10k a month would totally blow me away
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much time that is needed to achieve my financial goals.
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DonnieNorton Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
Enough to never having to rob Peter to pay Paul (4-5k a month)

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
10k a month would totally blow me away

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much time that is needed to achieve my financial goals.
Good luck DonnieNorton! I am on the same mission! I hope we all can succeed.
katiemarie1 Premium
Good luck. My goals are a lot like yours
3tripleA Premium
Awesome goals. There are three things standing in your way. Hard work, commitment and perseverance. Conquer these three elements and you will achieve your goals. Best wishes
Kyle Premium
So awesome Donnie, I know from experience that goals are what lead us to success. Work relentlessly in pursuit of these goals and they CAN and WILL happen.

In fact, wipe failure out of your mind right now. It simply won't happen. You have too much help, support and an entire community of help behind you to ever let that happen :)

If you need anything going forward, just let me known and I will be happy to give you a hand.
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SDiges Premium
Hi Donnie I also have been part of several MLM's & actually just started with another one. I love WA but at one point I was very discouraged & quit. I was invited back by Kyle & Carson, which I think is very awesome!! Now I'm almost back to where I quit & I won't do that again. This time around it seems to be a little easier because I'm not in totally new territory. If you need any help, I will gladly do what I can but don't hesitate to ask Kyle either. I bug him all the time! And like you have found out, anyone on WA will do what they can to answer your questions!
3chas80 Premium
Hi Donnie,
Nice to meet you. Thanks for the follow, I am following you. I had hummingbird feeders in years past, they are fascinating to watch. I had a few land close by where I was sitting on my deck every once in awhile. They just moved there head around trying to figure me out.
Sometimes, I would catch one sitting in the apple tree just inches from my head. They are very bold and quick! And so many different kinds and sizes.
I hope they are comforting you, and helping you heal from the loss of your best friend!
All the best,
PMindra Premium
Hi, Donnie.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to The Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Community.

I am pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing, serving and earning alongside with you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards,

bpicou Premium
Hey Donnie,
I am from the mountains of NC. Live in Birmingham, AL now. I'm 57. I saw your post about being ranked for WA. That's incredible. I would love to see your site, but I understand if you don't want to share.

I'm not worried about ranking my post on WA. I'm going after a niche market of travel agents.

Take care,

Tony56pt Premium
Furthermore if you knew what you are talking about is true then think again go back to school cause your showing your true ignorance by critizing other peoples blog when you don't know what spam really is. Spam comes through your email, as you can see the definition of it here.Definitions. The term "spam" is internet slang that refers to unsolicited commercial email (UCE) or unsolicited bulk email (UBE). Some people refer to this kind of communication as junk email to equate it with the paper junk mail that comes through the US Mail.May 14, 2018
Tony56pt Premium
listen dude this is not spam it is what my website is about and that's what must be put in my blog what i am about is selling my products wheater you think it is spam to. And if your getting a website and selling nothing but only talk about you how you going to make money your a joke dude go on leave me alone you hating games.
DonnieNorton Premium
Hi Tony, if you would bother to read the blogging rules and look at rule number six you would see where your blog post is spam. I don't appreciate you calling me a joke. My only intention is to help you. I have seen people banned from writing for doing the exact same thing you did with your post. I don't want to see that happen
Tony56pt Premium
Ok i appreciate your responce thanks for letting me know. I also asked kyle to confirm what you said so if i did say the wrong thing i'll correct it. Thanks for your concern dude my bad.
CarlaNavarro Premium
Hey Donnie, I don't know how to send a message to our group, for the challenge, so I am sending you a message as I need some help, please.
Did Kyle put all of us on one group to connect? If so, I am not on it.
o.k. so I am working on my Domain , and am stuck. I am learning this set up, and not sure what to do. So I chose my niche which is:
I had been told to research on JAXXY, and look for numbers of 20-30 under QSR. But there are no numbers. Under traffic it shows 38,019, Average 223,636. I dont know what these numbers mean, but I am thinking that there are alot of people researching this right?? If anyone can answer this for me would be greatly appreciated.
DonnieNorton Premium
Hi, Carla, I'm not exactly sure how Kyle is going to do this I would imagine he will either have a website we go to or he will send each of us a PM. Do you think that diverticulitis is maybe too narrow of a niche? I just wonder if your niche should be something to do with the abdomen so you could include posts on the pancreas,: the colon, liver, gallbladder etc.

As far as Jaxxy goes, you will see the little circle which tells you what everything is.
AVG= number of monthly searches
Traffic= number of expected visits to your site
QSR= number of competing websites with that keyword
JaneMahlehle Premium
Hi Donnie,
I’m sorry about what you going through. I don’t even know what to say dear Donnie I feel your pain.

It’s horrible having to go through both physical and emotional pain at the same time.
I can’t even begin to imagine.
I too got in and out of depression for many reasons, none of which even come close to what you are going through.

I pray for your strength and healing.

Just know that you are in our thoughts always and it shall all come to pass
Here is my Hug 🤗
SaraStorey Premium
Hi Donnie,
I'm sorry for all of your misfortunes, but I understand Depression. I have lost a son that was 5 months old, I've been homeless, I've had two bankruptcies, I've been hit by a drunk driver that has left me with some really messed up discs in my neck and my back. I really shouldn't be doing good as I do, oh and I found out I have three tumors in my brain a couple of years ago when I had a near death experience from a tooth infection that somehow made a mass of three different bacterias grow in my throat rapidly and had to be on life support on my birthday and emergency surgery. They think the tumors in my brain has been there since childhood and my brain is actually wrapped and intertwined with the tumors so no surgery is even possible.

I won't even go through what the last three years of my life has been like with other stuff going on in my life. So, I am really sorry you are going through depression. I didn't say all of that for a pity party on myself. I have turned my life around and I have gained control over my mind. I came here, and I started a website because of it. Oh, and in May I will be sober for a year.

If you would like to check out my site, its in my profile I won't spam you. And if you do check it out, I would start with the About Us page, then look to the right at my posts and see which one you think might apply to you first. You can take it or live it, but I wouldn't be doing what I feel is my purpose to do if I didn't at least suggest it to you.

My wish for you is to be blissfully blessed <3.
nurselizstar Premium
Yes indeed, CONGRATULATIONS Donnie! I joined WA just a month before you did. I truly believe that I matter in this program and believe the progress I make is through my network, the community. Thank you for being a part of mine! You're awesome!!
Yay Us!! 🌟
HonorB Premium
Love it... "NO MORE EXCUSES". I look forward to hearing about your successes - Like you I've go a 'dog' by my side who is the most agreeable and welcoming soul to have around...
Go well in your no more excuses journey here at WA. I'm on a similar journey myself.
Wayne1950 Premium
Thanks for your service, I am also a veteran. My story is similar in that I have always tried to make extra income due to our four boys. I tried every type of program that came along, but I feel that WA is not just another program and a waste of money, in fact just the opposite. It is going to take time and work but its there if you really want it. Thanks and good luck Wayne
SylviaSuhr Premium
Hi Donnie, Thanks for the follow.
Good to see you are an over comer like me.
I am also from England, Stoke on Trent.
I emigrated to Australia in 1968, love it here.
Spent many years travelling to lots of different countries as a missionary and just finished writing my autobiography called One Life.
I would be happy to send you a free copy if you send me your email address.
JCraigg Premium
Hi Donnie welcome to WA. You and I have similar experiences. I too am a retired nurse, and I am also disabled for 8 yrs now.. Not having enough money has always been my excuse too, So, I said enough is enough. We cannot change our situation id we do not make some sacrifices and take a leap of faith. I believe WA is a great platform where we can realize our dream if we plugging to the training and apply them and seek help if and when we are stuck. Excuse is a dream snatcher, let's not allow that to happen.
smartm2018 Premium
Hello! Donnie,

Thank you for following me back! I am glad i am in your network.

I just read your profile and I see you have a great goal. You are determined to do what ever it takes to succeed. That is very impressive indeed.

I wish you all the best as you continue building your business.


CarolMeador Premium
Oops! Got so involved with your profile I forgot to thank you for following me back. Welcome to WA and to my network. Best wishes for your online success. You have come to the right place to learn how to do this thing the right way and be successful. Carol
AllenWill Premium
Hey Donnie. Good to connect with you. Thanks for adding me to your network. North Carolina is a beautiful. Visited there several times Asheville and Winston-Salem area.

I've traveled the same path as you with the same excuse. "No More Excuses", I'm with you man.

Take care of yourself. I'm here to help as I am able.
Blessings to you,
despatis Premium
Dear Donnie, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Kickbacked Premium
Hi Donnie

Thanks for the follow back!

A good way to start the year is by writing down on paper your passions and then include them in your bio here in WA.

This will help you in two ways. It will help in making connections here in WA with those who share similar passions and it will also help you in deciding which one of these passions you want to focus on to develop your niche.

Your passions can come from your hobbes or interests, your work, or even from your bucket list of goals which have not been done as of yet.

Wishing you the best on this journey!

Have a great weekend!

AmazeCPS Premium
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Please leave a comment on it. It is highly appreciate and more support me to do a next training. Thanks in advance.
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...

McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

Always here,

Brianblanch Premium
Beautiful dog. Had a boxer when she was 10 weeks old. Had to have her put down a few months ago. Hardest thing ever. Enjoy every moment. They may piss you off from time to time but dogs are the best. Their personalities can't be matched.
Be cool. Love to hear how you are getting along. Brian
CLandi Premium
You are right about Boxers, Brian.

In my early years, my dad bought a boxer. His pedigree name was Citation the Sixth, but we called him "Brownie".

I trained him myself. I was only 13 or 14 years old.

When Brownie was 9 or 10 years old, he developed cancer of his genitals. The veterinarian operated on him, but it didn't go well. I had to take him to the vet to be put down.

I left him there and watched his eyes as I walked away. It was as though he knew what awaited him. That was one of the hardest things I ever did.

Your compassion for dogs caused me to follow you.

1signbanner Premium
Thank you for the follow Donnie, smart man joining WA, You now can fulfill your dreams. Goodluck kid, I'm 64. LOLs.

Mahalo and Aloha from Hawaii, it's cold now 68oF. Tundra cold here, I must layer myself and getting ready from more cold.

I must get heaters when it gets down to the low 60s.

Loes Premium
Hello Donnie,♫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.
until the 2nd of January 2019

Success building your business in 2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
Petra4 Premium
Hi and thank you for the follow - also following you in return.

You will certainly enjoy your time here at WA as well as the interaction with others, even if it is via email/messaging. Although I have only been here for 5 months, I am having a ball yet still a lot to learn.

Just remember if you are stuck, to ask for help. If you are down, vent it out on your blog. If you are stuck for writing content, ask.

Wishing you every success on your journey :)
dpanic63 Premium
Hellos Donnie from Canada

Thanks for making me part of your network and will do the same.

The formula for success has and will never change

Its all about you making it happen.

Nothing fancy but will always be effective.

Keep moving forward, and reach out so to not get stuck in the mud.

Much success brother


NWTDennis Premium
Hello Donnie ... thank you for the follow. You are in the best place you could be to develop a skill that will provide a high degree of satisfaction if you stay with it.

Why did I say "if" you stay with it? Because you will need to be disciplined, dedicated, and patient to achieve what is possible. The skills you will learn here work, but you must do the training including the tasks ... no skipping any of it.

Affiliate marketing is simple ... but it's not easy. The learning curve is too steep.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
CandP Premium
Hello, Donnie, we are following you back.
We hope that the training and support you get here will see you succeed in an online business.
We are in our 60's as well and need to make an income because Social Security is just not enough! So, we are with you on the journey and we wish you all the best.
Let's get going!
Colette and Philip
DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks guys, your profile was amazing and I am convinced that You will make this journey a very profitable one and also an enlightening one. Take care my friends.
Live Long and Prosper
CandP Premium
kpercival55 Premium
Hi Donnie!
Thanks for the follow, I’ve returned the favor.
Yes there are no shortcuts, but the training and support here are the best and will work for you if you work them.
I am disabled too, it’s not an easy path but I am determined to succeed.
Congratulations on your move to NC, that’s beautiful country. Great looking dog, my animals are a great help to my positive mindset.
I look forward to hearing more from you about your progress.
All the best to you.
AdelCheffi Premium
Hello Donnie,
Thank you for following me back my friend.
I read your profile and I feel you have a big heard and a beautiful soul and I am honored to be connected with a person like you
You are a lucky person to be able to live near the nature and be connected.
I wish you all the best for the future may fiend and may all your dreams come true and may live the beautiful life you deserve my friend
DonnieNorton Premium
Thank you my friend for your kind words. I don't feel lucky, I feel I am blessed. I did not find WA by accident, I was drawn here. I will have financial success here and at the same time I will be able to help others. Best wishes to you.
Robert-A Premium
Hello Donnie And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and with your other online experience you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 440+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM 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.
JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Donnie. 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 :)
janbey Premium
Hi Donnie,
Great to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, thanks for adding me to your network.
You have written a Great Bio, which made for an interesting read. I like your idea of the hurdles not being a barrier to your success this time. Having that type positivity will help you reach your goals.

I can confirm that you have found the right place now, here at WA, so like your note at home says "No More Excuses". Anyone and everyone can succeed here at Wealthy Affiliate. You just have to put the work in, keep writing the content, which will get quicker and rank better as time passes. Follow the fantastic training here and ask questions if you ever get stuck.

I have also looked at your posts and liked them, what you say makes a lot of sense

I hope you are enjoying your WA journey and that things are moving ahead nicely for you. I have added you to my network to see your future success.

All the best

JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Donnie! Welcome and congrats on going premium!

So glad you made it here to Wealthy Affiliate! It's a great place to learn how to make money with affiliate marketing.

I think the most import thing to do with any new venture is to "plug in" and be consistent. Schedule time each day to do the training, work on your site and write content. You'll find that content is king. :)

Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!
DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks a lot, just trying to find time to give back to the community. Getting ready to listen to training about getting my first website up and running
AlexO1 Premium
Congratulations on going premium Donnie!

This is when you start your new life. Envision yourself a year from now. Your future self will be patting yourself on the back. Think about the regular schedule you will follow to make your dreams become a reality. Take the little bit of extra time to lay it out. You will save time down the road, so you can focus on what really matters.

Best of luck to you!

DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks for some great advice I really appreciate you and all that do for others. Live long and prosper.
YourBizTips Premium
Hi Donnie,

Congratulations on upgrading to a Premium Member, excellent move!

I look forward to seeing you around and reading your success stories while seeing how you are progressing with your Wealthy Affiliate business.

Please make sure to contact me at any time if you have any questions, okay?

Best wishes from the south of France!

John ツ
DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks John, I really appreciate you. I have found nothing but help and love from the WA community. I will need lots of help but so far I am taking it slow and watching the training videos in the order that they are suggested. Take care
smartketeer Premium
Hi Donnie,

Congratulations on becoming a Premium member!

Wise decision!

Here are my recommended WA posts for you: To YOUR success!

Ravinder5578 Premium
Welcome to WA community.
DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks a lot, I am finding this to be a wonderful community
BLHeureux Premium
Hello and welcome to WA Premium!

You've made a great choice, the training will help you achieve all of your goals, stick to it and if you ever need help the community is fantastic! Just ask and someone will help you.

Wishing you the best!
DonnieNorton Premium
Thank you very much, it blows me away that there are this many people willing and wanting to help without ever expecting anything in return
IKAWRA Premium
Welcome ! With blessings and more success. – Lulu
DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks so much Lulu and have a very prosperous day
keishalina9 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium! ... you've made the right choice... all the best for every success, cheerio... :)
DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks so much it is going to be fun watching and celebrating with all my new friends
IamVirginia Premium
Congratulation on upgrading to Premium! You have begun a journey that will change your life.
Just remember, life is filled with situations where we are faced with a ‘fight or flight’ decision. If you run, you’ll have to face the same fight again. You want to change your life? You have to fight for it. But take heart – you are in good company! Don't give up!
One mistake that I made as a newbie at WA was posting the link to my site in my profile and in comments. I was looking for feedback on my progress but I have since learned that this is a no-no. I was not aware that I was breaking the rules and I wish that someone had told me right up front. So, for your convenience, I have included a link to the rules about spam in this welcome message: I hope this will help you and prevent any problems for you as you move forward.
Feel free to follow me and if you have any questions, I will be happy to either answer them or direct you to someone who can.

Always remember: the only stupid question is the one that you don’t ask
DonnieNorton Premium
Thank you Virginia, giving up is a thing of the past for me.Kyle says that knowledge is power. I can have all the knowledge in the world but unless I take action and use that knowledge I have done nothing. I look forward to sharing in your success.
IamVirginia Premium
You are welcome. Just remember: I felt overwhelmed at first too! Information overload! Take your time. Ignore all the stuff you don't understand yet, just concentrate on the training and things will come into focus.
This may come in handy for you: Just take it slowly; it was the turtle that won the race, not the rabbit. Baby steps forward, my new e-friend.
Godsmack12 Premium
Hello and welcome to premium. Reach for the stars they're waiting for you.
DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks God, man I love saying that, great band by the way. If we all hold hands and reach for the stars we will be unstoppable
onmyownterms Premium
Welcome to WA!

You may find this post helpful on your journey.
HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Donnie, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
possumlane Premium
HI Donnie, Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate platform. You will get all the education and training you will ever need right here so you need to apply yourself and if you do you will not fail. We are all here to help you on your journey and if there is anything I can do to help please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to assist wherever I can.
PS Love the humming birds - they are simply stunning and I had them on my cheque book when I was living in the States
Carol from Australia
Kksb0711 Premium
Hey Donnie! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! My name is Karissa, I am a member 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, please 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 help you take action on daily tasks, which will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Getting Started" CLAIM YOUR BONUS

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, you are going to get a 59% discount on your first month of Premium membership (only $19).
You are also going to get personal and private access to Kyle (the co-founder)! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, he will be there and he is a BIG help.

You only get the discount if you join in your first 7 days (for action takers ready to get started). You don't have to go Premium though, so don't feel pressured.

Anyway, I thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know :) It is AWESOME to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,