About DrewOyst
Joined November 2019
My Name is Drew Alden. I am a 65 year old retired oyster farmer.

As you might guess, I love to be outside. One of my passions is hiking. I love to get out and create the outdoor experience that is available far away from roads and development. Two years ago, my 19 year old son and I went on a short three day hike that included climbing to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite. That experience rates in the top ten outdoor experiences.

Last year My son went skydiving. He was so thrilled with that experience, he and I went back the following weekend. He and I jumped from 13, 000 feet that day. What a blast!

The point here is I'm 65 and I'm not done yet!

I also enjoy developing business systems that serve small business operators. This joy comes from the experience that many small business owners have. I was experiencing a lot of pain. My business was killing me! I was never home. My wife was angry with the situation, but I had to keep at it to keep the cash flow going.

I can't tell you how many times upon coming home late in the evening my wife would say, "Where have you been? I fixed dinner for you and you never came home." I never said it but in my mind I was thinking, "Where do you think I've been?" This played out over and over. Life got more and more difficult.

When our first child was born, our business was in a crisis. I took the day he was born off and the next one too. Within 72 hours of his birth I was back at work. Talk about pain...

I started learning about business systems and how they could create stability, calm, joy, and growth both personally and in my business.

It has been a wonderful journey. From deep pain to joy, all through a systematic approach to my business and my life.

It is my intention to apply the same principles to the process of affiliate marketing and this is the first step. Thank you for reading my profile.

I hope to hear from you in this community of like minded people. I think we can all help each other. I am looking forward to our journey together.
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Money I would be happy earning
Money I would be ecstatic earning
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How much money per month would you be happy earning?

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
30 Hours
Carson Premium
Great goals William,

The first step to achieving success online is to set some goals and now that you have done this you can start working towards them. Your goals are absolutely achievable and realistic. Dedicate yourself to working through the training, taking action, and getting help when you need it.

I am personally here to help you and there are many others within the community that will reach out to help too.

You are already doing great, keep it up!

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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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Hi William

It's me, Anis, here again. I want to drop by personally because I just saw you updated your profile.

I'm really excited for you as you've found this awesome community.

Personally, I joined WA when I was 22 and I’m now earning 4-figure passive income per month and achieved financial independence at 25, all thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.

So, you’ve definitely come to the right place to learn and earn from affiliate marketing.

I'm sure you can turn your passion into a thriving online business with the help of Wealthy Affiliate. From there, you can build your own passive income streams.

I must say building a passive income stream is not easy though. A lot of time and hard work are involved. But all I could say is that the reward and benefits are definitely worth the hustle.

For now, follow closely with the training here: You'll get more detailed guidance on how to define your niche and start building your website.

Just to remind you that you're not alone here. The whole community and I are here to help.

Feel free to ask whenever you need.

I wish you all the best and let's keep in touch, alright?


Thanks for checking in. I did reply to Kyle's comments. As I indicated this has been a very positive experience. Thank you for having your website and bringing WA to my attention. I will work with it some more before I upgrade. I do think I will upgrade soon. I expect that upgrade will come when I feel like I have hit a wall and need to do so.

Thanks again.
AnisChity Premium
You're welcome William, let me know if you have any questions.
AnisChity Premium
Hi William,

Hope you have enjoyed your first 24 hours here at WA, I wanted to pop by today and just give you a bit of direction here if you are feeling the slightest bit stuck.

There is “core” training at Wealthy Affiliate, which is called the Online Entrepreneur Certification. This is a very comprehensive course and is going to walk you through the process of building a business online.

By lesson 4 of this training you are going to understand the process of building a business online, you are going to have a direction chosen for your business, and you are going to have your very own niche website up and running.

A lot of the time I see people that are shy to “take action” simply because they worry they might do something wrong. I can assure you that there are no major mistakes that you can make, and you have help every step of the way if you ever need a hand with anything!

Here is a link to the course: (or click “Training” in the main menu, and choose the “Getting Started” course)

So, get rolling through the training, you will see your business take shape very quickly. And if you ever need a hand with anything at all ask for help... simply click "Reply" to this comment, and leave your reply below. I will be here to help you out along with many other experts that are available 24/7 within the community.
Thanks. I can see that this process is very flexible. If I can learn from my mistakes then mistakes will be a strong point. At this juncture I do not feel "stuck". I will most definitely "tap you on the shoulder" if I get into that place. Thank you for your kind offer of help.
AnisChity Premium
You're welcome!
Kyle Premium
Hey William and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways William, 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,

AnisChity Premium
Just wanted to pop by and say hi. I realize you are probably just get stepping into the platform & community here at Wealthy Affiliate, but I wanted to let you know that I am here to help you out if you ever need anything.

My immediate recommendation for you (outside of asking for help when you need it), is to start moving through the training under the “Training” menu. You will want to go into the Get Started Here” course.

If you are looking to create a business online and do so within any niche, you are in the right place!

Chat soon William!