About Dphil1951
Joined April 2019
I guess it's never too late to try to get rich or at least create some passive (ha ha) income. I will be 68 next month. May 2019. I am brand new but eager to learn.

Okay what I wrote to start out was way to short so I am adding some info about me now to make me a little more interesting. I retired from the US Postal Service in Oct 2017 with over 40 years counting the two years I served in the US Army. I was a Bulk mail Technician and handled accounts for churches, businesses, non-profits or anyone doing mass mailings. Right! What most people consider "junk mail" but to the ones I dealt with they were very important mailings. I also handled "snow bird" accounts for all of those lucky people escaping the mid-west winter for the sunny warmer climate in Florida, Arizona, or Texas.

My two sons are grown and on their own now and I have a 16 year old daughter that is a sophomore in high school. Yes I was almost 52 years old when the little preemie 2 pound 1 ounce blessing arrived. She was in neo-natal care for 2 months and came home at 4 pounds and 4 ounces before her original due date. Praise God she is completely normal with nothing but a little problem with balance sometimes. She is now 5 foot 7 and 115 pounds so I guess she caught up with all her peers.

I am a life long numismatist (coin collector), die hard Yankee fan, and love the outdoors. Mostly in the summer, spring, and fall though. I used to be a hunter when I was younger and didn't mind the winter back then.

I am not going to write a life story but I like to stay active and really hoping to make this Wealthy Affiliate work so that I can introduce my daughter to the possibilities. She has already dabbled a little with YouTube so she would probably be even better at this than I am. Right now I have more time though and she needs to concentrate more on school.

I am very impressed with WA in the very short time that I have been here but I paid for annual Premium so I am sticking around and giving it my ALL to make it a success! Blessings to all!
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Doug and welcome to WA!

Thanks for the follow and I love your bio.

As we advance through life (better than saying getting old, he he) we never stop learning. And everyday thru! WA, I learn something new. My brain is always active and keeping fit to beat the hell out of those two evil twins Al and Zeimers just in case they try to pop by.

Anyways mate, on a closing note, I would like to wish you the very best in aspects of life and will see you along the journey via Wealthy Affiliate.

Cheers,

Brad
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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,

mitch
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Doug,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

You can check out my websites in the Follow Me On section of my profile page (bottom right corner).

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you so much Zed! I will definitely check out your websites and I appreciate your offer to help.

Doug
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi, Doug,

Nice to meet you, Sir! I didn't start a family until the third time around. I now have to strapping teenage sons going through their final years of high school.

Thanks for following me and joining my network. I've returned the compliment and followed you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. WA is a great community. There is so much to learn. I am here most days. I learn something new every day.

I've been a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate for two years, and I don't regret one day! I'm now a member of the 2020 Super Affiliate Challenge. I'll see it through to the end, and I'll be at the Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference next year.

Keep moving ahead. However, your day may be, take a little step forward. Some days you'll make significant strikes, other days you will not, but do something every day, however small in building your business.

Nathaniell has compiled a list on WA success stories. They give you some idea of what to expect and how to achieve your goals. Pace yourself and enjoy your journey. Remember, little steps are better than no steps!

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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Dphil1951 Premium
Good for you Paul. You are doing fantastic. Thanks for the encouragement and the link you provided. I did look it over and will surely keep pressing onward.

I am just now joining my first affiliate network and am going with Shareasale. The training is great but the community is unbeatable. So many have offered to help every step of the way. No where else could I have done this little bit I have done so far but it's huge to me.

I have time on my side. Not rushing it but just making progress. I may have to crawl or take baby steps but I'm not giving up with all of the support being offered to help me succeed.

Thanks and best wishes to you too!

Doug
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Loes Premium
Hello Doug,โ™ซWelcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ใƒ„ 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 โ€œBlogs top rated by Loesโ€ 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
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you Loes and you offer of help with training is most appreciated. Sorry it has taken long to respond.

I am really happy to be here at WA and am plodding along slowly but sure.

I might be reaching out to you or at least your training here in the near future.

Blessings and well wishes. Thanks again.

Doug
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Loes Premium
Nice to hear from you, Doug, success๐Ÿ‘
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Doug And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing could 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.
Robert
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you so much Robert and I appreciate your offer to help.

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I have run into a few glitches with my computer and not good at this with a mobile device.

I am proceeding with the training and moving along slow but sure.

Have a great weekend. Best wishes.

Doug
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Doug and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.
Have a great Sunday.
Robert
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Doug ... thank you for the follow. I'm afraid Affiliate Marketing really doesn't qualify as passive income, especially in the beginning. Once you've got a well developed website the primary task is content creation (posting often and on a regular basis).

You can hire a writer, but will probably still need to do the keyword research and editing, ie manage the process. Nope ... not passive, but still a nice income stream can be established. Most of our Pros are making 6 figure incomes from their lap tops while being any where they want to be.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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Dphil1951 Premium
Hi Dennis thanks for following me back. Thank you for your correction and comments.

I guess I always tend to look too far into the future and counting my chicks before they are even hatched.

I was hoping that all of the initial hard work and training would pay off and if there was a residual income I could then enjoy this in my spare time.

Everyone's dream I guess when they come here is to make easy money but there is no free lunch. It's going to take some time and effort for sure.

This all true especially for me as I am not experienced with owning a website at all. I hope you enjoy your weekend. Well wishes!

Doug
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NWTDennis Premium
You'll find that "easy money" is a notion K&C and the community try hard to clarify. Affiliate marketing is simple ... but it's not easy. Too much to learn and do.

But can it be profitable? You bet it can, but it takes patience, perseverance, and dedication ... and the tenacity to never give up. You have found the best place to do this. I wish you the best.
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Marvin30 Premium
Hey Doug. I am already 68. At our age, we are better prepared to put in the sweat required for success. If you are like me I have more time now than ever before, but my money supply needs help.

Best wishes. I followed you back.

Also, you may be interested in the website I just started.

https://stop-the-pain.com
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow. Itโ€™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 have also started to do some training tutorials here on WA which can also be found down there as well.
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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Dphil1951 Premium
Nice meeting you as well. I appreciate your offer of help because I am completely new to this. I am working on the training and finding things more difficult than I expected.

So far everybody has been kind to help. That is very reassuring. I will check your profile. Thank you.

Doug
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MurphysMom Premium
Hi and welcome to WA Premium! There are quite a few of us that are in the retired club. Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing platform. Glad you went Premium. It is so worth the money. Thank you for following me and I am following you as well.

I have 2 grown sons and two grandchildren. Then there's Murphy, my wonderful Shih Tzu. My sons tell me "Mom, he is a dog..." They just don't get it. lol

Happy to connect with you. Best wishes on the WA journey!

Lyn
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you for the wonderful welcoming message Lyn. I am so glad to have found WA with all of the encouraging members willing to help and support us "newbies" as we learn the process.
The training is excellent albeit a little overwhelming at first at least for me.
I have a very awnry two year old Jack Russell terrier that is just a bundle of energy! lol
Best wishes to you as well!

Doug
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apache1 Premium
Hi Doug

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for the follow much appreciated.

Continue to apply all that you have been taught by Kyle.

Keep going forward and believe in yourself and in all you do.

Enjoy all before you and wishing you well along your online journey

We are also here to help where or when you need

Andre
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thanks Andre. A little overwhelming now but hopefully over time it's going to pay off. Thanks for the encouragement.

Doug
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apache1 Premium
You are most welcome Doug and yes it can be a bit overwhelming but Kyle and Carson have set the lessons in the proper order to give the maximum benefit for all to build that solid foundation with our websites.

The training is far superior to other places and many who apply what is taught have found success as well.

Wishing you well and have a great week ahead.

Andre
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Ragman1 Premium
Thanks for following me Doug it seems that we are the same age I have 4 grown children 2 of each. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate You're going to do Okay I can tell. If you ever get stuck just ask for help just about everyone in here is more than willing and we have some pretty smart people in here. I hope you make it big.
Robert
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you for the well wishes and offer of help Robert. I appreciate that.
Doug
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Hi Doug! Thanks for the Follow! I'm following you now as well. I believe you've found a long-term home here. I've been here awhile and it's a great place! There's tons of training and a lot of helpful people. If I can ever be of help, just send me a private message(PM).

Btw...thank you for the time that you served in the US Army. I never take for granted the sacrifices people and their loved ones make to protect this country. :)

Blessings!
Colleen
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Dphil1951 Premium
Wow Colleen that's awesome! True that on tons of training and helpful people. I just received help on something I was stuck on and it feels like a ton of bricks lifted off of my shoulders.

This is truly an awesome place to be. Thank you so much for your offer of help aw well. Have an awesome and productive week ahead.

Doug
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
I know that feeling of having obstacles and digging to find the solutions. When the solutions are found, the ton of weights that comes off of the shoulders is very noticeable, isn't it?

My offer to help still stands. If don't know an answer, I will find someone here who does. :)

Colleen
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you very much Colleen.

Doug
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GomMagtibay Premium
Thanks for following me. Reading through your profile, I discovered you've got a lot of experiences and hobbies you can use to your own advantage. Just pick one of them and make a website out of it. Soon, you will be on your way to making money online doing what you love. Welcome to the WA world! :)
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you for the Welcome Gomer and also the suggestion. Wishing you all the best success! Have a great week!
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welitonnba Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member, that's definitely one of the most important steps you have to take to be successful, and doing that, shows how committed you are to accomplish your goals.
I wish you the best, and if there's anything I can help, I will be just a click away
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you on your offer of help. I do appreciate that. Well wishes!

Doug
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adrianh25392 Premium
Hi Doug,

Welcome to the WA, family, I think that you have made a great choice. You will find all of the tools, training and support that you may need to realise your goals.

I just popped in to say a massive thank you for including me in your network, it really is appreciated. I can now look forward to sharing in, and contributing to your future success.

Kind Rgds
Adrian
mywearablefitness.com
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you Adrian. The support here in the WA community is amazing! I appreciate your offer of help.
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lynndrew Premium
Hi Doug,
It is nice to meet you and thank you, sir, for your service to our country! I think it is wonderful that you have a 16 year old daughter! I never knew what a numismatist was - so thank you. Enjoy you learning journey and if you have any questions, just ask.

Blessings,
Lynn Drew
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Dphil1951 Premium
This is a fantastic community! I appreciate your offer of help.
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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 you are here. If you have questions reach out. In saying that let's 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!!!!!!
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Dphil1951 Premium
Amen Cherry 21. I think I have found my wings now. You reached the Top 200 quickly! I may be reaching out to you for suggestions. I will be getting all of the training done and working hard first though.
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Cherry21 Premium
Your Welcome. As far as my Top 200 it was shocking to me as well. I just keep doing my best and assisting where I can. Thank you kindly.
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tblackwell14 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA Premium! This is a wonderful family to be part of and we are certainly happy you are here! Your goals will all come to fruition because there is a wealth of help, ideas, assistance, support, and comradery at your disposal. Feel free to reach out to the family with any questions you have. Much success to you.
Tamara
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi DougPhillip โ˜˜ & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) Premium!

You've landed in the right place to learn of how to best build your new on-line biz to fruition!

With the amazing WA training, tools & resources, plus help with your questions by the awesome WA community of members around the world who are available on-line 24/7, it can only lead to Success!

Enjoy your learning, doing, and building here at WA ...

All the very best to you, cheerio ... ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽˆ ...
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you so much Keisha. I appreciate your encouragement!
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keishalina9 Premium
you're most welcome & enjoy it all! .... :)
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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.

Congratulations in investing in the rest of your life

If you need any help please ask in the questions section and someone in the community will be more than glad to help.
We all want each of us to succeed Wishing you all the very best success here
Jennifer
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you so much Jennifer for your encouragement and advice.
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Jadatherapy Premium
You are welcome

All the best in making it happen

Have a wonderful week

Jennifer
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SnazzyIT Premium
Welcome and congratulations on becoming a Premium member! You have made a great decision and you will not regret it.
If you haven't already noticed, the community support is amazing and the training is just out of this world (well the internet world, lol).
Anyway, as the saying goes: You Only Live Once, so make this the best thing that has ever happened in your life.
I am happy to be part of your network and to be part of your story here at WA.
Best wishes,
Saane
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you Ilaisaane. I HAVE noticed the community support and you are absolutely right. I am digging in and working on this journey and glad to have your encouragement and support.
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SnazzyIT Premium
You are welcome Doug :) nice to also meet you.

Saane
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Karin13 Premium
Welcome to Premium here at Wealthy Affiliate! There is so much good stuff here from the training to the awesome community! I think you will really enjoy all the extras you receive as a premium member. I love it here! I have added you to my network and will help out with questions you might have. Iโ€™m no expert, but I love to help when I can!

Best wishes,
Karin ๐Ÿ˜
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thank you Karin. I might have to take you up on that offer. I am digging in and learning as much as I can. You are Top 50. Way to go!!!!
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franknagler Premium
Thanks for the follow ๐Ÿ˜Š Wishing you success and enjoyment here at Wealthy Affiliate!
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tokzkie824 Premium
Welcome to WA Doug and thank you for following me. Wishing u all the best here in WA and don't hesitate to ask questions
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BobMargroff Premium
Welcome to WA Doug, and congrats on being a Premium member also. Thank you for the follow and I am now following you back.

You are never too old to do anything if its something you are able to do. This is definitely something I am sure you can do, just follow the training and you'll do fine.

I look forward to seeing your success and I wish you the best!

Bob
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mikelNZ Premium
Welcome to the ranks for premium and congratulations of committing to your own online success. I found premium opened up a whole new world for me and the main issue was not getting distracted by all the training and information out there but to stay focused on developing my site and writing content. Keep going with this and you will succeed. Good luck as you develop your business.

Mike
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Dphil1951 Premium
It seems so true Mike. The amount of training available is overwhelming. Not that it's a bad thing, far from it, just staying focused with everything else going on in life makes this challenging. One that I am more than willing to accept. Keeping my eyes fixed on the short, intermediate, and long term goals.
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Ahimbe Premium
Congratulations on going premium.
Your resolve to achieve success is unquestionable.
I wish you all the best.
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Ahimbe Premium
Thank you Doug for the follow! I will be following you too, and hopefully, we shall support each other to achieve our intended goals.
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NeilBrown Premium
Thanks for your follow, I am happy to follow you back and I wish you the best with your journey.
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Hey Doug, I feel you brother. We can take this journey together...I just started also!
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Dphil1951 Premium
I have just finished the level 1 training and about to go premium. Thanks for the encouragement. Best of luck to you!
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PeteWeaver Premium
Hi Doug,

Thanks for the follow

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You've
made a great decision to join Wealthy
Affiliate and at the perfect time too.

We need your wisdom and experience
Thank you for joining Wealthy Affiliate.
You're going to do well here.

Follow the training and keep asking
questions and you'll be successful.

I wish you lots success

Pete Weaver
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thanks Pete, I am following you now too. Thank you for the encouragement and well wishes.
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nathaniell 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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Dphil1951 Premium
Thanks Nathaniell. I am plugging away almost to the end of Level 2. It's going slow for me but I am learning and getting it down. Took awhile on images and then on site navigation. Thanks for the daily emails.

Doug
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nathaniell Premium
No problem Doug. Work through the courses as you have time. As long as you are taking consistent action, you're on the right course.

I'll be hangin' around if you need any assistance.

PS. I hope your week is off to a good start :)
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Doug!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two super important things you need to know.

1) If you ask questions and interact with the community you are far more likely to see results with your business. The support here at WA is the best in the industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can talk to me about anything! I've been a member for 9 years now, so I'll be able to personally answer any of your questions about WA or starting an online business. Leave a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or respond directly to this message!

There are a ton of other features worth exploring, but they are explained in the main training. Time to get started on the first lesson!

PS. Did you know that you'll already have your website built by lesson 4? Crazy, I know!

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Since you joined through me, I've got two surprises for you when you join the Premium membership.

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Shave off 3-4 weeks of startup time when you avoid these mistakes. These common time-wasters will delay results for many newbies. Get your business ranked and earning money as fast as possible.

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Before you go, can you please respond to this message so I know you made it inside the community? I'd like to connect with you so I can keep an eye out for your questions this week.

~Nathaniell
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Dphil1951 Premium
Thanks Nathaniel. I am looking forward to your help and the help from the community here. I am determined to make this a success and I am already impressed by the amount of support I am seeing.
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nathaniell Premium
I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying the site and finding the help you need. I'll be around if you need anything. Good luck with your site and if you want I can take a look at some point and see if you are heading in the right direction.

PS. I hope your Saturday is going well!
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