About DPolny
Joined May 2016
Hi:) My name's Dawn and I am a single mother of three. My oldest and youngest are Autistic. My oldest has Aspergers and suffers from an anxiety disorder while my youngest is at the other end of the spectrum and requires supervision 24/7. Both are high functioning and all three were/are homeschooled. This has made traditional, out-of-the-home employment an impossibility. I am hoping to be able to earn a living via computer/e-commerce which is what has brought me here. I am as newbie as it gets but I'm highly motivated and very determined. I look forward to meeting new people and learning from everyone here at WA. Cheers:)

Last year Alyssa wanted a web page to tell her story and showcase her poetry and artwork so we put together a site for her...
http://alyssasstory.jimdo.com

UPDATE: Feb. 1, 2017
Hello, everyone. I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for not responding promptly to any new followers since October/November of 2016. Our family has fallen victim to toxic mould which has made us all very sick. We are currently houseless, living in our 19ft camper (-18 C tonight). My focus right now is on getting us through this nightmare. Once we are settled in a new healthy environment and on the mend I will focus on WA and my goals here, again. On the plus side, I have a new niche. Again, so sorry for my lack of attention to WA matters.
Cheers,
Dawn

UPDATE #2: January 14, 2018
Hi, all...I'm still here:) It has been quite a tough year for us but we're hanging in there. We are still battling the effects of the mould which now include MCS/TILT but at least some of the more alarming symptoms have subsided. We are having a great deal of difficulty finding a home that doesn't make us sick so are still in the camper, which we are very lucky to have. My memory has improved enough for me to resume my lessons here, I hope... because I truly believe WA is the right path for me. I will be saying hi to all my new followers in the next little bit and be following you all back.
See you soon,
Dawn:)

update #3: August 9, 2018
I just created my first video. It is unrelated to my website but I had an opportunity so I figured I'd try it since I plan on eventually using videos for tutorials and could use the practice. I definitely have a lot to learn but I had fun:) I have uploaded it to my youtube channel and so far have had 18 views. woot woot lol
https://youtu.be/OeKBwxqCCmU
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Q1: $50,000 per year
Q2: $200,000 per year
Q3: As much time as it takes
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Q1: $50,000 per year
Q2: $200,000 per year
Q3: As much time as it takes
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tmaltz Premium
Hi Dawn, love your goals. Sounds like you are very determined.

You should pin your goals up in your work area and look at them each day, it's awesome. Date it as well. Focus on them and they'll come true.

Personally, I think it helps to write out our goals, give short and long term goals, and stay dedicated to working hard to reach those goals on a daily basis.

That's what really helped me get started and has lead to much of my online success. That and the education, support, and guidance offered here at WA.

All's it takes to reach your goals is to follow the training courses and take action on what you learn, work at it consistently with a positive energy and you'll make it.

I'm certainly glad I followed the WA training on a daily basis, I now have a great online business that works for me 24/7, even when I'm sleeping.

I wish you nothing but the same kind of success,
Todd
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chuka Premium
Congratulations Dawn for setting your goal. As you know, everything is attainable with commitment and hard work. You have tons of resources and training here to enable you to attain your goal.

I wish you success in your journey.
Chuka :)
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mdmdmd63 Premium
sounds pretty much as the goals i put down.
i think it is realistic, but i believe that sums like that aquire investing some serious money.
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Carson Premium
Hi Dawn,

These are great goals and I know that you will work hard to achieve them! One of the most important aspects of building a successful business is having goals so that you always have something to work towards!

Keep on taking action within the community as you have done here, you are well on your way!

I am here to help, so please let me know if you have any questions while you get started. I look forward to helping out!

Carson
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SARogers Premium
I like these goals. I'm a new member too and I'm excited to start making money!
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DPolny Premium
Thank you. I always thought I could make this happen but now I know I can!
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Robertmay Premium
Hi Dawn! I'm sorry to hear about what you and your family have been through! l can't even imagine going through that! But if you can survive that and still have your cheery attitude, you can be a success in anything you choose. I think you made the right choice with Wealthy Affiliate. If I can be of help in anyway, please let me know!

I'll be pulling for you!

Bob
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DPolny Premium
Hi Bob! Nice to meet you. Thank you for the kind words and support. I truly believe WA is the way to go and look forward to getting back into it.

Hope to see you around WA,

Dawn:)
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KelseyLim Premium
Hi Dawn, Thanks for following back. It's my pleasure to be included in your network of friends at WA. May we all be committed to growing the passive income through the training we learn at WA [Kelsey]
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AlanP1 Premium
Dawn, many thanks for the follow - I wish you every success here at WA.

I do hope everything works out for you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Alan.
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AlanP1 Premium
It's a pleasure.
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank you for following me, Dawn. Whew, you have your hands full. I wish you much success in your journey here.

~Debbi
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TheBuilder Premium
Hello my dear friend thanks for the follow.
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DPolny Premium
My pleasure, Usiba :) How are you liking WA?
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TheBuilder Premium
lovely
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SamuelAJr Premium
Hi DPolny, thanks for the return follow, if I can be of any help don't hesitate to ask.

Sam
Happy New Years
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DPolny Premium
Happy New Year, Sam! Thank you and vice versa :)

Dawn
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Hi Miss Dawn Godley, Have a Great Day Girl. !!!!!! Luv ya. !!!!!, ##### Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. ### 11;30 A.M. P.S.T. #### 1st Message.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Jim :) How's it going so far? Are you finding your way around WA ok?
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drjec Premium
Thanks for following me. Have a great weekend.
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TUGarcia Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck with everything!
Tomeika.
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LinDash01 Premium
Hi Dawn , it's great to connect with you on this amazing platform, you have come to the right place as everyone is so positive & helpful. Wishing you success. Cheers, Linda
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Linda :) Yes, WA is definitely a truly unique platform and I feel lucky to have found it :)
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi from Adelaide in South Australia...thanks very much for following me...it's great to make contact with you & wish you all the best with your internet marketing business!
We are in good hands here!
Best wishes
Steve
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Steve. Yes, WA is an amazing community.
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BBrandt Premium
Thank you for following me. I have added you to my network as well. I hope to read about your successes in the future, Dawn. Be sure to ask questions when you need help.

Bruce
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Bruce :)
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greenvee Premium
Thanks for following me. I take my hat off to you and yours - wishing you every success... here to help in ANY way I can
vee
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Staceyjohns Premium
Hi Dawn very nice to meet you. Thank you for the follow . All the best to you in your journey to success here at WA
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KenPe Premium
Hey Dawn,
Thanks for the follow. I appreciate it and also for the nice comment left on my website.
Cheers,
Ken
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KeithMaki Premium
Hi Dawn,
You do sound very busy but happy! I am a newbie and just started a couple of weeks ago. I know you will rock this web stuff and make it work!
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KenPe Premium
Hey Dawn,
I read your profile message and you really do have your hands full. I am following you now. I want to thank you for a recent
like on my comment.Cheers,
ken
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shashe Premium
Welcome, Dawn and thank you for the follow. You have your hands full for sure. All the best to you and if I can help in any -way message me. God Bless. s
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Shary :) and vice versa.
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TSmithers Premium
Hi Dawn and thanks for the follow back.
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BiboKid Premium
Thanks for connecting! All the best in the business!
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brooksbode90 Premium
I'm very grateful for the follow, Dawn.
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janmar Premium
It is nice to meet you Dawn. I wish y great success here at WA.
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Janice :)
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Kyle Premium
Dawn, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Dawn.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Dawn, I left Alyssa a message on her site. I love her hair. Being the only straight haired one in our six family I have always envied them. On the other hand they have envied me - so much time spent in straightening their hair!

What sort of dogs are yours. They look like mastiffs, but perhaps not.

So are you going to do a website. I look forward to visiting it.

Have a good voyage here and do keep in touch.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Helen. I know what you mean, hair-wise. I have straight hair and spent a fair amount of money in my late teens/early 20's getting perms but it just wasn't the same. My oldest daughter has wavy hair and just hates it so she straightens it. Alyssa always received a lot of attention on outings over her hair so thankfully she really likes her hair. She said to tell you 'thank you' :)
Our dogs are Leonberger's. They are a fairly new breed from Germany. The breed was created with the intention of being an estate dog that resembled a lion by crossing the St. Bernard, Great Pyrenees and Newfoundlander. They are used for water rescue (not ours) and have a natural affinity for children. They think they are lap dogs lol.
Yes, I am currently going through affiliate bootcamp so hopefully that site will be up soon. I also have 2 other sites started that are on hold until I finish bootcamp :)
I am loving it here at WA. It is truly a wonderful community!
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Cynthiah1 Premium
Hi Dawn,
Thanks so much for following me. God Bless you and your family!
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Ovidiu Premium
Thanks for the follow! Wish you success!
Cheers
Ovidiu
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DaleOdom Premium
Hey Dawn,
I appreciate the follow back and I am happy to meet you. I wish you every success with building your online business.
Warmest Wishes!
Dale
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MSteelMojica Premium
..Thanks for the Follow!! ...nice to meet you
.... Here's to Success!!
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angelam12368 Premium
Hi DPolny, thank you for the follow.
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Marcus1978 Premium
I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2012, but only just. Some people still question whether I fit that profile. I have struggled a lot with jobs and other situations with people, though.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Marcus. My son was diagnosed with Aspergers when he was 16. We were actually going in for an IBS diagnosis but the psychiatrist said that his gastointestinal problems were a result of the anxiety often experienced by people with Aspergers. Due to the stigma associated with such conditions Kyle (my Son) refutes the diagnosis because he would rather be seen as 'normal'. This makes me sad...no one should be ashamed of who they are. People with Aspergers are so special and unique. They are incredibly intelligent, gifted human beings. So many of the great minds were/are Aspergers...Bill Gates...Einstein...Satoshi Tajiri (inventor of Pokemon), Mark Twain, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Beethoven, Mozart, George Orwell, Thomas Jefferson, Jim Henson, Charles Darwin, Jane Austen, Sir Isaac Newton, Susan Boyle and Sir Alfred Hitchcock to name just a few. There are a lot more suspected of having Aspergers like Hans Christian Anderson, Charles Schulz, and even Michelangelo so you are in great company! Believe in yourself and be proud of who you are...who knows what greatness lies within :)
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Marcus1978 Premium
Thank you.

Yes, it's a shame when people think it has to be a negative thing.
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BelieveItYes Premium
I read all of your website... I love it and admire you both girls
Take care
Sarah
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Sarah! I appreciate you taking the time to look through our site. Alyssa gets so excited when she finds out someone has visited :) All the best to you.
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BelieveItYes Premium
I just couldn't stop reading honestly and I got very moved by your story. I took a test years ago to determine whether I was an autist actually and the result was that i was "almost" an autist... I don't really know what that means but many of the things I read on your website reminded me of myself and I felt for Alyssa and you.
You are very brave and strong and I wish there was something I could do to help you. I swear when I'm a millionaire I'll help you guys out! =)
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DPolny Premium
Hi Sarah :) I am so touched by your kind words...thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You probably had quite a few 'markers' for autism (probably Aspergers), maybe just not enough to be considered autistic. Even though both my oldest and youngest are in the spectrum they are very different. My oldest is Aspergers while Alyssa is a different type of autistic. They do share some similarities. The main similarity is their inability to read social cues plus social anxiety. Kyle has taught himself to recognise many social cues and can control his anxiety somewhat but Alyssa needs instruction in this as she simply doesn't feel the need to 'fit in'. She is very comfortable with who she is.
If there is anything I can ever help you with please just let me know. I would be more than happy to help. Bless you, Sarah, you're a beautiful soul. It's a true pleasure to make your acquaintance:)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Yes the test said I had the lowest degree of asperger. But anyway... it doesn't really matter, most of the time I am ok lol. I just have a very hard time (believe or not because I sound all very sociable lol) being around people sometimes. I am a lone wolf and I need nature and animals more than I need humans lol. I get very upset when people want to see me, when I have to go out and be in the city... My friends think I'm weird but I just can't be anything else ahah

You reminded me that my mom created a center for autistic children, near where I live. I feel very close to people with autism and I would love to find ways to help them live an easier life, as well as helping their families.

I suppose I feel closer to Kyle than Alyssa. In some ways it's easier not knowing or caring if you "fit in" (which is a horrible thing to say. You shouldn't have to fit in, but you know what i mean)

Oh well, it's a bit late here (almost midnight), my head hurts, I've been on this computer way too long. It's been really nice "meeting" you, say hi to your children =)

I'll be seeing you
Sarah
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tosh66 Premium
Hi Dawn, thank you for following me,
best wishes to you and your success
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks Dawn always be positive. from Tom.
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RogerHumbke Premium
Hi Dawn,

I was surprised to see Sangudo, Alberta listed on Debbi's list and would like to connect with you. From 1972 to 76 I lived in Sangudo and was very active in Lions, Elks and coaching the local ladies fastball team.

Been in WA since Feb. 27, 2016 and loving it. Not making any money yet but sure learning a lot. Would love to meet other WA members for a coffee. I hope more of us come out from behind the curtain.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Roger, nice to meet you :) Small world...I didn't expect anyone to know Sangudo lol. Do you still live in Alberta? I think Debbi's list is a good idea...I'm surprised there weren't more names on it. Maybe, more will add their name to it down the line :)
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justinohia Premium
thank you for the follow leader I follow you back to the good luck
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Hey Dawn,
Thanks for the follow back.
Wishing you the best of success.

Greg
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Dreamer56 Premium
Hello again Dawn. Thanks for adding me to your team. Looking forward to working with you. If I can ever help just holler
See you out there,
Tim
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Dawn,
Thank you for the follow! It's great to meet you here and be a part of your network. I hope living on the farm is working out well for all of you. Your daughter, Alyssa has taken some very beautiful photos, btw!

Best wishes to all of you, and if you ever need any help or have questions just ask. :) ~Sherry
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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MyraBeth Premium
Thank you for sharing your story about your children. Alyssa's photography is really good. Love her photos.

If you have any questions, just ask. This is a very supportive community. Just ask your question either in the blue box - Live Chat - or the white bar at the top. In my experience, there has always been someone willing to help out.

One of my nephews is autistic and I know it is not easy. I hope that your life on the farm really works out and that it can be a place of security and peace for you and your children.

Wishing you much success.
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DPolny Premium
Thank you very much for the warm welcome, the follow and for visiting Alyssa's site. She gets so excited when she finds out someone has checked it out :)
Farmlife is a good fit for us so hopefully we'll be able to stay here for the next few years or so, at least until Alyssa completes grade 12. All the best to you, Myra :)
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JonBrooks Premium
Determination will get you very far here. May you find true success!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Dawn!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Shawn :) thank you for the warm welcome! I will definitely check out your sites. I like to check out as many members sites as I can. Cheers,
Dawn :D
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Dawn,
Nice to meet you! I look forward to your comments.
Best regards,
Shawn
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DPolny Premium
Nice to meet you, too :)
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Dawn and welcome to our WA community. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey. Thank you for following.
Marcel....
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Marcel! Nice to meet you. I am very happy to be a part of such a knowledgeable and friendly community! I look forward to being able to give back one day :)
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With-Kev Premium
Hi Dawn, thanks for the follow. WOW you have your hands full, I admire your courage and determination. You will do very well with your business. Pleased to be part of your network. Cheers Kev
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PSheridan Premium
Welcome to WA. Wishing you much success and prosperity here .Thanks for the follow
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ricardo1 Premium
Dawn, God bless you. You have a smile that lights up the world in which we live. You have taken that leap of faith and upgraded to Premium. I have a 33 year old son myself, so I know some of the challenges that you have. But we serve a God who makes great things happen for us. Welcome to WA, congratulations and God bless you!
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DPolny Premium
Hi Ricardo, so nice to meet you! Thank you for the warm welcome and kind words. I am loving all the great people here in the WA community and the sheer volume of info is amazing! We are all so fortunate to be here. I look forward to travelling this road with you and all the other great folks here. Much success to you :)
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MNorton Premium
Hi Dawn,
So nice to meet you. The profile picture of you and your daughter is lovely. You both look so happy! This is a good place for you to expand your online career learning. I wish you all the best. Thanks for following. Blessings to you. Have a great weekend.
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allchristie Premium
Curls and smiles count for everything. Lots of joy on the website. Always good to remember the best parts of any adventure. Hope we see lots more. Larry
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DPolny Premium
Thank you:) Yes, she is a very happy, sweet kid...definitely makes this adventure an interesting and positive one! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share it with you:)
Dawn
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RTejeda Premium
Hi Dawn
Thank you for including me in your network. I wish you great health and success. Rosa
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DPolny Premium
Hi Rosa, thank you for the return follow and the kind words! I wish you all the best:)
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vanbot Premium
Hi there Dawn,Thanks for the follow and I bet I am more of a technophobe than you, but a little determination helps so much and the community is full of help. Much success is wished for you, as I have got a bit of an idea how busy your life is.:-)) Steph
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DPolny Premium
Hi Steph, thank you for the return follow and the warm wishes! It sounds like we have a lot in common...pups, alternative lifestyle, healthy eating, herbs and I am also recently exploring essential oils (plus my oldest daughter's name is Steph). All the very best to you:)
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow and I wish you much happiness and success in your journeys.
Don
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DPolny Premium
Hi Don, thank you. Much success and happiness to you, as well:)
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kenway Premium
I shore hope this is what you are looking for it is a real nice program. I am still a newbe myself but there is plenty of help here. Going to follower alonng Good luck and God bless
Thanks Wayne
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Wayne:) I think WA is a great place to be. I wish you much success, as well.
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SadieChan Premium
Hi Dawn, understand your difficulty and the need to have a home Online business. Do follow the training first and get your site set up as the priority. Because only then can you monetize the money coming from it. All the best, Sadie.
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Sadie:) The training and my site are definitely my priority. All the best to you, as well.
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bluzy1 Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow! It’s nice to meet you and I’m so pleased to be included into your network. I hope you’re enjoying your time here so far. This is a great place to be and I’m excited to follow your successes!

Peace, and make it a great day.
Sheila.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Sheila. Nice to meet you, too. Thank you for the return follow! I am learning so much and everyone is so helpful...it's a real pleasure to be here:D I look forward to seeing how this all plays out. All the best to you:)
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bluzy1 Premium
I hope you love it. I do! It's been a blast so far. :)
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MHainsworth Premium
Hi Dawn thanks for the follow and best of luck, Marie
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DPolny Premium
Hi Marie, thank you. Best of luck to you, as well.
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MPollock Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow. Have a great weekend and stay focused on training
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DPolny Premium
Hi, thank you for the return follow:) I will definitely stick to the training, one lesson at a time. You have a great weekend, too. All the best to you.
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Swangirl Premium
Hello and welcome to WA! Thank you for following me. I am following you back.
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, for the welcome and the return follow. Nice to meet you:)
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Swangirl Premium
Let me know if you have any questions. I would be happy to help if I can.
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, I appreciate the offer and I'm sure I will be in touch:)
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videre Premium
Hello Dawn...I read your bio and am humbled by your dedication to your children. You are blessed. If I may be of service to you with WA directly or via my 2 websites, please let me know.

Regards,
Jeff
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DPolny Premium
Hi Jeff, thank you...I truly am blessed, with my children and finding such a great community as WA! I will definitely take you up on your offer, should I run into any obstacles, and extend the offer back to you if there is anything I can help you with:) Wishing you much success.
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LoreDonna Premium
Thank you for following me..Good luck to you and your wonderful children.
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DPolny Premium
You're welcome, and thank you for following me back. All the best to you:)
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Ericabried Premium
Thank you for following me, Dawn, and I am following you too now. It sounds like you have your hands full, so starting an online business from home makes sense for you. I wish you all the best.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Erica, thank you for the follow! Yes, an online income is about the only way for me so here goes. I wish you much success, as well:)
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MKearns Premium
Returning your follow Dawn. Welcome here. You'll be up and posting in no time in this fine community.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Michael, thank you for the return follow! I'm cautious by nature but everyone is so helpful here...it really is a fine community:)
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rodeves Premium
Hi there, Welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. I am following you back. Wishing you all the best!
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DPolny Premium
Hello, thank you for the return follow! All the best to you as well:)
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joyweb Premium
Thanks for following me. I am following you back. Best wishes.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Joy, thanks for the follow! All the best to you:)
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joyweb Premium
My pleasure.
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stephhill Premium
Hi and it is a big pleasure to meet you. I too have a son with Asperger's Syndrome. He just graduated from high school and is on his way to college in the Fall. He also suffers from Anxiety disorder, as do most kids with Aspergers. You can read more about it here where I posted about my son's graduation Thank you so kindly also for following me. I love meeting other autism mothers. I stayed home too for a good part of my children growing up for exact same reasons as you.

Keep in touch!

Steph
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DPolny Premium
The pleasure is mine. I love hearing about Autism success stories. My son just graduated from UBC last year and I couldn't be more proud. It is a huge success for these kids, only one that a parent could truly understand! Now if he could just relax enough to pass his drivers license lol...coming up 4th time
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stephhill Premium
Oh My Gosh! I know what you man. My son got his driver license a couple years ago and what a rush that was and still is. Like you said, these things are what other parents of typical kids will take for granted but we do not take ANYTHING for granted. :)
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DPolny Premium
Exactly, because we know just how challenging these things can be for our kids and not because they aren't intelligent enough (I don't have to tell you because you already know this), most high-functioning autistics have a higher IQ than normal folks, but because the anxiety and social awkwardness can be incredibly disabilitating. An unexpected knock on our door by a stranger used to send my son running for the nearest cover, rocking the whole time, until the person left...and this was at 15 years of age so for him to bring himself to go to college, let alone University, was an absolutely amazing feat. We used to have to bring a special needs teacher in to oversee his tests, after grade 9, because he would be too nervous to write the test at the school which would greatly affect the results. We homeschool through the Ministry of Education so they required all tests (after gr 9) to be written in the presence of a teacher within the education system. Like you mentioned, we do not take anything for granted and we are all the better for it:)
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stephhill Premium
That is amazing. I did not homeschool, but sometimes I look back and wonder if it would have been better, because I was worried about him regressing socially even more than he already did and I was worried about the pressures of high school being too much for him and at times, it got overwhelming. My son virtually had no friends all the way through high school because of that social awkwardness, and his school did not do as much for him as they should have under the law. Bullying was a huge problem for my son. But, in the end, he is off to a major university and he will be living on campus five hours away, so it is a little scary, but I am proud of him for wanting to do this and getting accepted and getting a huge scholarship to help.

Thanks again and keep in touch!

Steph
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DPolny Premium
Will do:) Thank you
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stephhill Premium
I hope all is going well so far. :)
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DPolny Premium
So far, so good. I am working on the content of my site(s)...focusing on my first one here within WA but I also have another that I started prior to WA and every now and then I run across something that applies to it so I just made an outline for it and am filling it in as ideas pop up:) and will work on it after I have finished my site here. Do you happen to know if you can change the pic included with a theme to one of your own?
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stephhill Premium
Absolutely you can change the photo that comes with a theme and you definitely should change it so it is unique to your own niche and site. You should be able to go to Settings and change the image. Try going to Appearance > Customizer and look around there on how to change the image of a theme.

Steph
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DPolny Premium
Awesome! Thank you. Yes, the theme pic just isn't what I want and I have more appropriate ones in mind. I will venture in to the belly of the beast lol. Thanks again:)
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stephhill Premium
Let me know if you run into any problems and we can figure it out together. :) It might take a couple tries before you are able to get it the right size and position for how it will look on your website.

Steph
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DPolny Premium
Ok, will do. Thank you
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DPolny Premium
Figured it out but I have to resize my image. I have a paintshop pro program so I will alter it there according to the theme recommendations and go from there. I'll give you a shout if I hit a snag:) Thanks for your help!
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stephhill Premium
You are most welcome. I was just coming over to check on you to see if you got it work. YAY! And yeah, I think I mentioned that you might have to tweak the size to make it work. Just give me a holler anytime I can help.
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newstar Premium
Hi DPolny! I'm sure you have your hands full with three kids and I'm sure they're very delightful! Thanks for sharing some pictures of your family! I wish you a lot of success with your online business!

Reyhana
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DPolny Premium
Thank you Reyhana. My two oldest are grown and on their own now so I just have my 13 yr at home but she requires 24/7 supervision so still have my hands full...wouldn't have it any other way. Much success to you, as well:)
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armelledore Premium
Hi Dawn,
thank you for following me! I'm following you back!
wish you the very best!
Armelle
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DPolny Premium
Hi Armelle, thanks for the follow back! Good luck to you:)
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armelledore Premium
Thanks a lot! you too:)
Armelle
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Dawn - Thanks so much for the follow. It is a pleasure to meet you and I am now following you in return. I wish you great success with your WA venture :)
Valerie
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DPolny Premium
Hi Valerie, thank you for following me back and for the warm wishes! All the best to you, as well:)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much Dawn :)
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Thank you so much for the follow. There is Aspergers in my family and the support needed is immense. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished with the home schooling aspect of parenthood.
I look forward to catching up soon.
Duncan
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DPolny Premium
Hi Duncan, thank you. Yes, the more support the better for all concerned, especially the children. All the best to you:)
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Krissy1976 Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow! I'm following you too! Welcome and Best wishes! You'll love it here!
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SSGuy Premium
I'm already loving it, what a great bunch of WA members, Happy Holiday
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Chrissies Premium
Hi Dawn
Its really good to meet you, and welcome to WA.
I think you are amazing to home school your children and I wish you every success with that and with WA, which I know will help you to achieve your aims.
Many thanks for following me, I am following back of course
Chrissie :)
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DPolny Premium
Hi Chrissies, many thanks for the return follow! My oldest recently graduated from UBC so the homeschooling (to gr 12) has been very successful...and now to carry that success on to this journey with WA. I look forward to taking this journey with everyone here:D
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SSGuy Premium
All the Power of Positive Thinking be with you in all of your endeavors, Happy Holiday, Looking forward in working with you and your followers!
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DPolny Premium
Hi Bighondo, thank you! They are a great bunch here at WA:) Much success to you.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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DPolny Premium
Hi Shawn:) yw and thank you. All the best and much success to you!
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caisaki Premium
WELCOME TO Wealthy Affiliate Premium! :)

You've made a great decision and this is going to really change your life if you work hard to achieving your goals!

Just remember not to rush anything, as this creates confusion, and don't forget to enjoy the process.

Hit me up if you need anything, I'll be glad to help any way I can. :D

Cheers,

Pearl
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Pearl! Good advice which I will try to follow...I tend to get very passionate about things that excite me and as a result end up wanting things to go at a faster pace. Thankfully, I am also very patient...kind of an oxymoron of traits lol. All the best...
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Ultimateless Premium
I wish the best for you Dawn!
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Michael! And thank you for the follow:) All the best to you, as well.
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betcha Premium
Hi Dawn, nice to meet you. Thanks for following me. I'm glad you came on board. I'm looking forward to more fruitful networking with you in the days ahead! All the best ~Betcha
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DPolny Premium
Hi Betcha, thanks for the follow and the warm welcome! All the best...
Dawn
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betcha Premium
My pleasure, Dawn. You have such a big heart! Keep moving on with what you have already started here @ Wealthy Affiliate and make your dreams come true. You can definitely make it happen!
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Backontrack Premium
Welcome aboard D and congratulations on making such an important decision to go premium. You have made a wise choice.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Backontrack, thank you! I look forward to increasing my knowledge ten fold here at WA:) All the best...
Dawn
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mobader Premium
Welcome to WA. Good luck for your online journey.
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Mobader!
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Congrats on making the best move ever, WA is a great community to learn from people who have been where you are today. Like myself I been where you are and if I could help in any way. Just Write a Blog...I sure you will me commenting. Hey appreciate if you could follow me back. Best wishes.
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Anthony! I am following you, as well. Best of luck to you:)
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, Dawn, thanks for following me back. I was very touched by your profile and after reading it I would say that you've come to the right place. All you need to do is, do your lessons, ask for help when you need it, apply what you learn, take a subject you like and build a business you love... that's it.
You can do this.
All the best.
Phil
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Phil:)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey there Dawn !
Thanks for the follow! Best wishes =)
Sarah
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DPolny Premium
Thanks, Sarah! All the best to you, as well:D
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BelieveItYes Premium
You are most welcome! and thanks
See you around =)
Sarah
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Dawn. Welcome to WA! Thank you for adding me to your network. I have followed you back. I can relate with you! I also have a child with autism. Totally challenging but our faith and strength is our strongest weapon. If you need help you could check on my site. Take care. Wish you every success in your online business journey!
Adel :)
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DPolny Premium
Hi Adel, thanks for the follow! I look forward to checking out your site. All the best to you:)
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lynndrew Premium
Welcome Dawn,
What a great picture! The joy on both of your faces is beautiful. It just makes me smile. You have your hands full but know you also have many blessings. You will be right at home here and will find so much help and encouragement from our community. So look forward to seeing more from you.

God bless you and yours,
Lynn
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Lynn! Yes, my children are definitely my blessings and I am so very thankful for them:) I am also thankful for all the info and support I have received here at WA. All the best to you.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Dawn, dropping by to thank you for your follow I will vale being part of your network. Thank you for the opportunity. Best wishes for your online journey. You have a challenging time by the looks of things, WA may be a game changer for you.
Alexander
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DPolny Premium
Thank you for the follow, Alexander! Challenging for sure, never a dull moment:) I look forward to discovering all WA has to offer. All the best to you.
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Sheila50 Premium
Hi and thank you for the follow! Hope you have success here!
Sheila
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Sheila...you as well:)
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi, thank you for the follow! Hope you are enjoying your time here at WA, I know I am. I wish you all the best with your online business! :)
Linda
P.S. If I can ever help, just let me know!
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Linda...much appreciated:)
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cosmicradio Premium
Hi-Thanks for following me. Best of luck in everything!-Rick :)
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Rick! Best of luck to you, as well:)
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tmaltz Premium
Hi Dawn,

I see that you got your account set up here at WA. Congrats!

I really believe the key to this business is designating a set amount of time to your education. If you consistently work on the Getting Started course, you'll build your website and online business at the same time.

I know that when I first joined WA I got serious information overload. I didn't really know where to get started or what exactly I was meant to be doing.

If you haven't started the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - that's the place to start. It'll take you through the whole process of what online marketing is, and how to build a successful website. Click the green"Get Started Here" button up on the left.

And don't be afraid to reach out to me or the community with questions when you need help. I think you'll find the WA community to be very supportive. You can always find tutorials and discussion using the top search browser here at WA as well.

Lastly, I would also strongly encourage you to follow the Top 100 Friends here at WA and to take a look at their Blogs, Training's & Websites located under their profile pictures here at WA. This will help give you some ideas as well.

Best of luck and keep working towards your goals.
Todd
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
Hi Dawn!! Thanks for following me and I wish you all the best with your online adventures :) You can definitely achieve all of your goals here at WA if you are willing to put the time and effort into it.
I look forward to following your success!
Cheers
Nicki
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DPolny Premium
Hi Nicki:) Thank you!
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dianegailit Premium
Hi, Dawn! Welcome to WA and thank you so much for the follow! You are going to do great here! We have a fabulous & very helpful community, so feel free to ask questions. Best wishes for your success and I am following you back :-) ~ Diane
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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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DPolny Premium
Things are going well, thanks. I was having a little trouble narrowing down my niche options (so many interests) but after doing some research I think I have picked one:)
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Kyle Premium
Good to hear you have narrowed it down.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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laurafreedom Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA.
Laura
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theresroth Premium
Thanks for your follow, Dawn!

Have a feeling you'll go far here....

Cheers
Therese
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DPolny Premium
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Therese!
I think I am in the right place at the right time:)
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EdyM Premium
Hi Blessing all great in future
success always for you

edy
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EdyM Premium
Hi Theres
Good luck and success always to you

edy
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jaytech Premium
Hello Dawn, thanks for the follow it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope you're enjoying your time here at Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you every success.

I have aspergers myself, i think we may have some interesting chats ahead :)
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DPolny Premium
The pleasure is mine, for sure:) I have only been here a few days but am really liking the environment already...almost instantly.
I look forward to having future chats with you! People with Aspergers are very gifted and interesting (my son never ceases to amaze me)...I really connect with people who not only think outside the box but live there:)
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jaytech Premium
According to a lot of people, I don't think outside the box, I think from another planet :)
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DPolny Premium
They just aren't seeing the big picture...some people just aren't able, just like they aren't able to shed the confines of the box they're in:) Variety...the spice of life!
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MudreM Premium
Hi Dawn and thanks for following. I wish you all the very best.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Dawn and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Lots of help here within WA for Newbies and for people who have some experience as well.
Internet marketing is a steep learning curve Dawn and to help you along I have published about 200 blogs within WA so have a browse and I'm sure you will go away with lots of tips and advice.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, you get stuck, you ask ok.
Robert
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Robert. I will definitely check out your blogs. I am so very grateful for all the support I have found here at WA:)
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Dawn, onwards and upwards.
I'm signing off for the night now.
Robert
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Loes Premium
Hello Dawn, ♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made 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. It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right under training (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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DPolny Premium
Hi Loes, it's a pleasure to meet you:) I will definitely check out the info you have to offer! Thank you.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Dawn,
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community.
Thank you for the follow, it's much appreciated.
I'm now following you as well.
Wish you all the best!
~ Mike
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DPolny Premium
Hi Mike,
Thank you:) All the best to you, too!
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PjGermain Premium
Hi Dawn, Welcome to WA and thanks for the follow!

Remember, we are here to help in any way. Don't hesitate to ask as many questions as you need! We've got your back!

Cheers,
pj
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DPolny Premium
Hi Pj, thank you. I am very happy to be here and will definitely ask for help along the way:)
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent!
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tmaltz 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.
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tmaltz Premium
Hi Dawn,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. My name is Todd and I referred you here to Wealthy Affiliate through my website Learn To Grow Wealth Online.

I hope you really enjoy your week here at WA. There is a ton of info & training here, so absorb it like a sponge.

I personally started by taking the classes one day at a time and then simply took action on what I learned and I couldn't be happier with my online business.

I Make Money While I Sleep, Isn't That Cool

That being said, before you start making money, there are just three things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions and interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their financial goals.

- Watch this video here to learn how to maximize your community reach at WA.. I would also strongly encourage you to follow the Top 100 Friends here at WA and to take a look at their Blogs, Training's & Websites located under their profile pictures here at WA.

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 or just click this link.. .

This is the first course on the Wealthy Affiliate Entrepreneur Program, and the best next step you can take. This is where I started my online business and I think you'll be pleased with the results.

3) Don't be afraid to ask questions. WA is a super friendly community, especially to newbies, so there are no dumb questions here.

Remember that you can ask any question you want in live chat, on your personal blog, or in the Getting Started Classroom here..

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started

You can also use the search bar above like Google search, just start typing in your question and you will find blogs/tutorials/classes/and Webinars that can answer your questions.

If you don't find the answer, you can always type the question below the search bar results and the WA community will help you out right away.

I'm following you now and here's my Wealthy Affiliate profile if you want to contact and/or follow me.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tmaltz

You have everything you need here at WA to create a successful online business, you just need to take advantage of the education, community support, and TAKE ACTION on what you learn.

I wish you the most success with your online business and goals.

Cheers
Todd
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DPolny Premium
Thank you, Todd! I will definitely be taking advantage of all this incredible information and the friendly support network you have here at WA.
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tmaltz Premium
You bet Dawn, here's a post I think you should read before you go on with this journey.

I know most people who come to WA know they have to learn and put in some work, but they also want to know how long this adventure will take before they see profit (at least I did).

If this is where you're at, check out the post. If it helps, feel free to leave a comment. And don't hesitate to run ideas by me.

Cheers, Todd

http://learntogrowwealthonline.com/how-long-does-it-take-to-make-money-online
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