About Dring
Joined April 2018
Hello to all,

My name is Dave Ring and I hail from Minnesota, USA (known as the "Land of 10,000 lakes). I come from a technical background, both in terms of training and job experience. I eventually migrated to B2B commercial/industrial sales and marketing.

For 23 out of the past 36 years, I've been self-employed as an independent sales agent and manufacturer's representative. I sold a wide variety of products and services to businesses from market segments such as manufacturing, distribution, educational institutions, government/military, etc. As you can probably imagine, this line of work required me to travel. At various times, I serviced hundreds of businesses in multi-state territories. I was, as the people in my trade affectionately like to call - a 'road warrior'.

I'm now in transition to a new chapter in my life. I'm taking the steps necessary that will allow me to achieve the work-life balance I desire. My research has suggested that I consider 'solopreneur' business opportunities in the online world and affiliate marketing is one of those opportunities that I wish to pursue. A.M. is a good complementary fit with my business game plan.

Additional A.M. research eventually led me to WA and I think I've found the right place. Here at WA, I find that we have owners who are sincerely committed to helping its members achieve success, comprehensive skills training, and a supportive member community with a positive attitude.

This 'old dog' is eager to learn 'new tricks' - and I welcome the opportunity to network and collaborate with the entire WA community. If you think I may be able to help, please feel free to reach out to me.

Cheers,
Dave
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Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
I would be satisfied with a monthly gross average income of $1,000 during the first full year.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
During year two, I would plan to double the monthly gross average to $2,000. Then, in year three, $3,000 per month. I would be very happy if I achieved these 'milestones'.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
I plan to wind down my present independent sales agent commitments during 2018. During the remainder of this year, I will be working full time (between my existing repping activities and my online business. Next year, I anticipate that I will be devoting full time to my online businesses. (I plan to have more than one online business to generate multiple revenue streams). If all goes according to plan, I should have the businesses established to the point that I can start reducing the total number of hours devoted to these businesses to a more sustainable level (for the long term).
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
I would be satisfied with a monthly gross average income of $1,000 during the first full year.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
During year two, I would plan to double the monthly gross average to $2,000. Then, in year three, $3,000 per month. I would be very happy if I achieved these 'milestones'.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
I plan to wind down my present independent sales agent commitments during 2018. During the remainder of this year, I will be working full time (between my existing repping activities and my online business. Next year, I anticipate that I will be devoting full time to my online businesses. (I plan to have more than one online business to generate multiple revenue streams). If all goes according to plan, I should have the businesses established to the point that I can start reducing the total number of hours devoted to these businesses to a more sustainable level (for the long term).
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Dring, I like your plan. I work for Call Centers and I do well, but it takes many hours out of the day to earn consistently. My goal is similar to yours in that I want to set up systems to earn. I would eventually like to earn in the stock market and have some real estate investments that bring in income. Stay focused and I am sure you will achieve your goals.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Awesome goals David, I know you can achieve these (and more) and I look forward to working with you to make this a reality :) Cheers
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dring Premium
Hi LaTonya,
Thanks for your comment. I read your profile and I agree that you and I do have some shared goals. While I know it's possible to carve out a nice living on affiliate marketing alone, my goal is to diversify and establish several online businesses, as I mentioned in my 'goal' plan. I know of many online entrepreneurs who have had great success with this strategy. But, for now, I think that A.M. is a great way to make an entry into the online e-business world. Becoming 'location independent' is a very achievable goal once you get you get your online business established. That's where I'm headed and it can become a reality for you as well. Follow your dream. I wish you every success!
Dave
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Carson Premium
Success starts with goals and you're that much closer to achieving them now!

Your goals will be a reality and you will come closer to achieving them with every lesson here at WA! I know that you can do it and you've got an entire community of people in your corner :)

I look forward to working with you and helping out in every way I can!

Carson
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dring Premium
Hi Tim,

Thanks for your comment. - I was about to notify you that I had finished my profile but you beat me to it. LOL

I had just responded to a comment regarding my goals that I received from LaTonyaB1 when I saw your new message. Unless you suggest otherwise, I had planned to turn my immediate attention to getting into the 'basic training' (Course 1, Lesson 1, etc.), and then moving on to the Affiliate Bootcamp.

I also have a question for you. I have several ideas for a niche market to pursue. Is it possible for me to develop more than one at a time or do you think that this may prove to be too ambitious during the early stages of the training process?

Thanks for your assistance,
Dave
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dring Premium
Thanks for the kind and encouraging comments Carson. I appreciate your support and look forward to working with you, Kyle, Tim, and the rest of the WA community.

Cheers,
Dave
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Keisi Premium
Hola Dave!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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botipton Premium
Thank you for the follow and I am following you back. I am glad you are part of Wealthy Affiliate. Anything I can do to help you please contact me.
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dring Premium
Thanks Bo. I'm sure I'll be taking you up on your offer to help in the near future.
Dave
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far David? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi David, just stopping by to see how things are going for you?

If you would like some tips on choosing a niche or getting your website setup, just let me know!

Here's some of the basics of choosing a niche to get you started...

* Is there anything you are particularly interested in like a hobby?
* Is there something you are passionate about?
* Is there a topic you know something about or want to learn more about?

These are all good starting points and from here I can help you choose a profitable niche. Simply reply to this message and I'll do some digging to help you come up with a good niche idea and get your website rolling.

P.S I noticed your account isn't fully set up yet, David. While this is not required, it can definitely help you see results faster. Members who fill out a short description and add an image to their profile get WAY more value from the community. I really want you to take FULL advantage of this awesome community and use it to your advantage.

Click the link below to setup your account: Cheers,
Tim
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi David, welcome to WA!

My name is Tim, you might remember me from my website Affiliate Unguru. Just stopping by to say hello and see if there's anything I can do to help you get started?

Oh, and here's the link to start your training: I highly recommend you go through these step-by-step lessons now. Everything you need to know is explained in detail. This is exactly the same training I followed to go from newbie to full-time income online, so you are going to get a ton of value from this!

If there's anything you need along the way please reach out- I'm just a click away :) Simply reply to this message and I'll get back to you asap.

I was a newbie here myself once, and I asked a LOT of questions (even though I was worried they were 'dumb questions' lol). It obviously paid off for me, so I encourage you to do the same!

The more you engage with the WA community, the more you will learn, and the more successful you will become.

So take FULL advantage of the wealth of support you get here to build your online business. You are not alone in your quest to build an online business anymore... so connect, ask questions, and get amongst this awesome community!

You'll be glad you did :)

Anyways David, it's wonderful to have you as part of the WA community and I wish you the very best of success on your journey here!

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Cheers,
Tim

P.S If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask questions in Live Chat or on the training modules. I think you'll be surprised at how many people want to see you get started on the right foot :)
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