About Dougie-Smith
Joined August 2018
Hey everyone, I'm Dougie. I'm 53 and I live in Scotland. I love traveling and learning about foreign cultures. I enjoy long distance running and off road travel adventures on my motorbike. I'm a self employed and work in forestry. I love the outdoors and I'm really looking forward to studying and learning this exciting new life changing venture.
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2018
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Loes Premium
Hello Dougie,♫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 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply with this extra information which looks really helpful. I will definitely make a point of checking these blogs for training out.
I'm really keen to follow and learn from top experience people like yourself.
Best wishes and thanks again.
Dougie
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RDulloo Premium
Thanks for the follow, Douglas. I can see you're off to a great start! You are very motivated and dedicated and it shows... :)

With time, this motivation can potentially disappear, so the best advice that I can give from experience, is to find a way to keep yourself motivated.

How I do that is by reading success stories within WA whenever I feel down or don't feel like writing. I find that these posts help to lift up my morale and that's how it keeps me going.

I hope this helps. I wish you all the best!
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Dougie-Smith Premium
I'm keen to follow and learn from people who are doing really well.
I will keep that piece of advice close to hand as I Know I will come up against walls.
Many thanks again for taking the time to connect.
Dougie :)
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RDulloo Premium
Anytime, Douglas. I have hit brick walls many times since I started here and the biggest one, is to be motivated enough to keep writing, although the results don't show.

And I do know that this is a challenge faced by many here, who give up when they hit this wall. But the key to success here, is to keep going! MOST will give up, and by ploughing on, you will come out as the winner!

Take care and wish you great success.
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you,
That means such a lot
:):)
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow. 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 :)
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you
I'll be sure to check it all out in the coming future
Dougie
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JasonKim Premium
Once again, Dougie, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Great to have you here in our community. I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business and hope you achieve all of your personal and financial goals.

Jason
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you Jason, kind words.
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Suzay Premium
Hey Dougie, you are brand new around here. It's a tremendous community. Imagine how in one year you will find you are so happy you gave the gift of WA community to your self.
Take your shoes off! In a year you will be needing new ones because you will have grown so much and in so many ways!!
Have you been taking Jay's Friday live classes yet? If you sign up for the classes, and can't make it for the live one, it's recorded and is posted on the next day, so you can view it at your convenience. Other classes? Find them under live classes, there's a calendar in there for past topics. Just click the link and view.
Ok I am also following you, so do well, jump in and get involved. Best wishes for success!
Suzay
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thanks Suzay, I'm still in the "overwhelmed stage" I'm trying to find my way around the site and I'm just about to start my first element of training. Thanks for the support.
Have a great day

Dougie :)
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Suzay Premium
Thank you! Click on every thing. that's fun. Follow some great folks like Jay our Friday night teacher, and I look below and see you followed Kerjackie, a top 200, you will learn much from her and increace your rank.
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Kev-dogg Premium
Welcome to Premium,

You have made a good decision. I agonized over going premium as I have been burned on the internet before but this is the real deal. My original niches are doing ok and making some small money. Enough for me to realize I needed a new niche. Thankfully a WA member invited me to look at what they are doing and ask me to join their team. Now I work alone for me but with a team dedicated to each others success. It is a beautiful thing and allowing us to grow exponentially working together.

I wish the same luck and prosperity your way.

If I can help in any way, please feel free to ask. One of our foundations is to help as many others as possible on our journey.

Kevin
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you Kevin
I really appreciate that,
I signed premium then fell immediately into some personal issues that needed focus. One of the reasons I've thought about how I'd love to work from home with an online business. so here goes.
Thanks again
Dougie
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andresh Premium
Hello, and welcome to WA; congratulations on going Premium! You've made a great decision, and may awesome things await ahead of you!

There's always going to be a helping hand around here, Wealthy Affiliate's community is really incredible. Feel free to ask any question anytime.

My best wishes to you!

-Andrew
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you Andrew,
Wishing you every success
Dougie
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LCEndahl Premium
Hello and welcome to WA Premium. I recently joined myself, and I'm so glad that I did. The information available is never ending!! And the training is Incredible!!

Begin with "Getting Started." Follow that training! I can not stress this enough. Do not skip around. Do them in the order in which they are. And go at your pace. It is not a race. You'll find you can't wait to learn more in the following days. I did.

There were a few lessons that I had to watch twice. If that's what you have to do, do it!

And soon you will have yourself an awesome website. Amazing direction, and the tools that you need to succeed in whatever it is you want to do!

Be awesome!! Be amazing!!! And succeed!!
Laura
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you so much for that advice. I surely will
All the best to you
Dougie :)
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Dougie!

Welcome to WA! 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.

There's so much info here that it can feel like you're drinking from a fire hose! :) Learn at your pace. Please don't hesitate to ask for help. LiveChat is a great place to go for a quick answer. You'll find the community here at WA is very helpful and supportive.

Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you so much Suza
I will definitely take your comments on board. Nuch appreciated.
All the very best to you
Dougie :)
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BrianCheng Premium
Hi Dougie, welcome to WA! Awesome! You are marathoner. I'm too. I have a website created here, please take your time to visit and give me some comments.
https://firstmarathonrun.com/
All the best!
Brian
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thanks Brian, I'll be sure to.
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Hey Brian,
Just checked out you website. Congratulations,
I did my first marathon last year at the age of 51 in Stirling, Scotland. 2 years and 6 months after a massive heart attack. I was one week into my training for, what was supposed to be my first one in Edinburgh, Scotland when I had it, nothing to do with the start of training mind. I made a goal lieing in my hosp[ital bed when I couldnt even walk that I would do a marathon and I did. Running a marathon is like nothing else. Takes a great deal of self discipline and focus. I did a half one a couple of months ago and I'm setting a goal for a full marathon next year again.
I wish you all the success with your journey
Dougie
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BrianCheng Premium
Hey Dougie,

Glad to know you recovered from a massive heart attack and finished a marathon. It's phenomenal!
Yes, running a marathon takes a great deal of self discipline and focus, yet it can be fun.

Wishing you a success in your next marathon and, most importantly, enjoy the race.

Brian
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Awesome, Thanks Brian. Have a great day.
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BrianCheng Premium
Hi Dougie, congrats for going premium. It's a good decision. All the best! Brian
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VictorF22 Premium
Welcome to WA!
Reach for your goals and you will accomplish them. Remember that hard work always pays off.
Success is around the corner!!!
If you need help, I'm here :)
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Dougie-Smith Premium
I appreciate that V. Thank you.
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marycmiller Premium
I see you upgraded to a premium membership, that is exciting news. Now you can enjoy the great community of people and continue training more in depth. I am going to start following you and wish you all the best in your pursuits at Wealthy Affiliate.
Mary
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keishalina9 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium! ... you've made the right choice... all the best for every success, cheerio... :)
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you Keishalina(lovely name). I've been looking for this for a very long time. And all the very best to you to on your journey, Cheerioooooooo :) love it lol.
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keishalina9 Premium
you're most welcome! ... enjoy the journey.... :)
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Jadatherapy Premium
Hello and congratulations on becoming a premium member.

Wishing you much success here

Jennifer
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you Jennifer, You must have some amazing stories, all the best on your journey.
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Jadatherapy Premium
You are welcome.

Yes many I can not repeat. lol

Jennifer
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Dougie-Smith Premium
lol, I think we've all got them :)
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Jadatherapy Premium
Yes
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onmyownterms Premium
Welcome to WA!

You may find this post helpful on your journey.
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you Mel. I will definitely take a look a little later, I'm a wee bit overwelmed today lol. and congratulations on your early retirement. I set a goal a long time ago that I would be retired at 55. Im 53 now and still hold that goal, although I'm down to my last pennies :) :) Plenty time. Happy days
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome.
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Dygie-Reds Premium
In reply to your Premium Badge...

Hello and welcome officially to the community. Congrats on going premium and all the best in your endeavors to success going forward
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thank you David. all the best on your journey to. Every success
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Bellalion Premium
Hello,
Good Luck!
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BNakedScam Premium
Hey Douglas, Jack here. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started.

Before you start making money, there are just three things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. Watch this video here to learn how to maximize your community reach in WA More buddies means more support. More support means more success.

2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button. Remember that you can ask any questions you want in live chat, on your personal blog, or in the Getting Started Classroom here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

And don't forget that you can also access me any time through my personal email address mailto:barenakedscam@gmail.com.

Also, in case you haven't heard my stories about how I made my first dollar to how I fired my boss and never looked back, you can check them out here. Many WA members find them inspiring and it helps them understand the emotion and psychology about being a true internet entrepreneur:

2015 (My first dollar online): https://barenakedscam.com/wealthy-affiliate-update-1
2016 (My Struggles leading to my First Milestone): https://barenakedscam.com/wealthy-affiliate-update-2
2017 (The story I never told): https://barenakedscam.com/wealthy-affiliate-review-2017
Aug 2017 (I fired my boss): https://barenakedscam.com/fire-your-boss

Feel free to leave a comment on the post or maybe give it a "Like"? :)

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(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
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But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, 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,

Jack
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Dougie-Smith Premium
Thanks Jack
Really good to meet you. I've clicked on this way too late at night and bedtime beckons as I'm still working full time. I'm really looking forward to this whole new experience and starting training here on WA.
I will continue with the first steps of filling in my profile tomorrow.
many thanks again and I look forward to working with you
Regards
Dougie
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