About DSL
Joined July 2014
Hi, my name is Donna. I have been a fashion designer all of my career. Last year, I lost my job and decided to take control of my destiny. I decided not to go back into the corporate world and see what I can do on my own to make a living. I had no desire to leave my beautiful home and great friends behind to move to another state or even country to get a fashion design job.

In my search to become independent, I discovered the world of affiliate marketing. After a lot of trial and error in my research, I discovered the amazing community of Wealthy Affiliate, where I learned everything to create a successful career in affiliate marketing from creating websites, content, and SEO. In addition the community here is great. I also have found that my life is more creative than ever. I have a successful custom design career and have taken on freelance work in my field. It has been great, I get to travel, have fun, and bring my computer or tablet with me when I travel to keep up with the affiliate marketing. It is a great way of life. I also wanted a work/life balance, which I did not have before, and I think that is really important.

Wealthy Affiliate is truly the number 1 and most legit way to get into online marketing!
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Shwni Premium
Congrats on going premium, I know you're going to love it :)
Matthew
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Hi I am a new member not premium, waiting for funds. I would like to get to know everyone I can and network so ideas can be bounced of each other! Great to meet you!- Shannon
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on taking that next big step on going Premium, it's something that you will not regret doing! If you ever feel lost with the training or need a hand with anything, please don't hesitate to ask and I'll be more than happy to help you out. Good luck to you here at WA and I wish you nothing but great success.

-Jaime
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Zoosh Premium
Congratulation For being premium member. You can learn a lot in here. In the last 2 months i have made progress from the course and the help from this community. Check out my work and i hope you will be motivated
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Philipp-Rina Premium
Hello Donna, congratulations on becoming a premium member. If we can be of any help, please let us know. We wish you best of luck! Regards
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StepChook Premium
Congratulations on taking the awesome step of upgrading to Premium! You'll be so glad you did!
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ArmaniTol Premium
Hello Donna! I just thought I'd drop by your WA profile space here to say "hello"! May you be successful in your online business ventures. All the best.
Armand
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jonw Premium
Hi Donna, I was looking for a youtube tutorial, found yours & liked your creativity with it. So I thought that I'd follow you. My best to you, here to help. :-) Jon
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ChristopherG Premium
Hi Donna, my name is Chris. I just want you to know that you're not alone being in a difficult position. I've got quite a few challenges of my own. Sometimes it's easy to give up or give in. I hope you find your path here and I wish you all of the success you seek.
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DSL Premium
Hi Chris, it's been a struggle, but I am keeping positive. I am trying to learn as much as I can here, but have taken a step back because I had to find an immediate day job to start bringing money in. I hope sincerely that I will eventually rely on making all or most of my money online! Good luck to you too!
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ChristopherG Premium
Hopefully it's a job you enjoy. Feel free to contact me.
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efortune Premium
DSL

Thanks for following.

Whatever you do stick with the Wealthy Affiliate!

Succeed only,
PerrySr ... Efortune
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alexander11 Premium
Hi Donna - Its wonderful to have you here at WA. I am sure you are going to be really successful in your profession.
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DSL Premium
Thank you Alexander, much luck to you as well.
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efortune Premium
Encourage yourself in the Lord. You will make it!
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DSL Premium
Hi Efortune, thank you for your kind words, good luck in your journey as well.
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for the follow. May your goals and dreams come true. Have a blessed day.
Hilda
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tribe82 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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JeanR Premium
Hi Donna, Thanks for the follow. I believe that you made a good choice in WA. Enjoy Much Success ..
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DSL Premium
Much success to you too Jean!
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tribe82 Premium
Hi Donna. Good call to join this group . It is perhaps a bit out of my area of expertise, however I know a lady who has done very well in this business without your extensive fashion background. She designs and makes dresses for rather large women. She lives in the south where women need church dresses . I guess it is hard to find dresses if you are a certain size. Perhaps this is a niche you could work in . Just an idea. Best wishes as you progress here at WA.
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DSL Premium
Hi tribe82, thanks for the tip! I did find in my niche research that the plus size market has some good niches, and will be working on exploring those soon! I have one website I am working on now. Best wishes to you as well.
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MarionBlack Premium
Welcome to WA, Donna. 16K sounds like a lot of money in any currency. I'm so glad you found your way here instead. These days I wonder how I ever found time to go to work (mostly in my own businesses).

My next door neighbor did a course to teach people how to sell on eBay and he used me as his first student/guinea pig and it didn't cost me a cent. I really should be selling on eBay to make some extra money as I still have some stuff left to sell. ~Marion
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KC9564337766 Premium
you found your new home..... much better price...much friendlier people
welcome...Kevin Curtin
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Definitely been down that road...the one where you get your hopes up to then be let down by the person on the other end of phone asking for a huge amount of money to "coach/mentor" you. Wishing you great success! - Tod
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cubandane Premium
Hi there Donna,
Thanks for your follow which I happily return. Welcome to WA and a warm welcome to Premium, the platform from which you can really take off. I wish you every success on your journey to financial freedom. Just call me or anyone here, if you get stuck on anything, we are all happy to help. You certainly are a goer and have not let the grass grow under your feet. I like your website, pretty cool. Go for it Donna, you will do well. Cheers,
All the best, Simon
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wendyk Premium
Hi Donna! thanks for the follow. It is nice to meet you.
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DonnaCarr Premium
Hi Donna,
i just revisited you site and found the comment box. Great job.
Also I connected with a young lady from Singapore. I do not know if she is in your network. She is also a Fashion Designer. Here's her link if you want to connect.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/fannetta
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zora2 Premium
Hi Donna. I must have talked to that same "Senior counselor" years ago. lol Wanting a crazy amount of $$$ to get started. We were both too smart for that one. Thank God.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what you will find here at WA at fraction of that cost. Enjoy working at home with a "short" commute to your studio. Blessings and thanks for the follow.
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BenORourke Premium
Hi Donna, nice to meet you. You are very lucky to arrive here and I wish you success in all you do.
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Loes Premium
Hello Donna, nice entree, your website, I tweeted you, greetings Loes
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GRamos Premium
I saw your site and it looks good. Not sure why you are getting turned down by affiliates. You might want to post it and get some other opinions. Wish you the best success!
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DonnaCarr Premium
Hi Donna The site is awesome. I could not see how to leave on comment on it. Did I miss something?
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DSL Premium
Thanks Donna, The comments are at the bottom of the page.
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kmer6 Premium
You have a wonderful website. I have a feeling you will be very successful very soon
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kmer6 Premium
Wow Donna, I can't stress enough to stay positive, keep a good attitude, and keep pushin on. I know because I've been there, done that. Stay focused even when it seems that all is lost. It is times like these that you will find that inner strength that lead to better times.
I am living proof that God answers prayers, so never give up! You have come to the right place. You will learn everything you need to start making an income from the net. Its not a race, its a marathon. So good luck and much success to you! Glad to see you join!
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TopTeam25 Premium
Hi, Thank you for the follow. have a nice day.
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kholmes Premium
Hi there Donna and thank you for your follow!
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clyncar Premium
Hi Donna, you have definitely done the right thing! I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on things like you're describing....over the last 10 years. How great that you found WA early in the game. It takes time, work away at it, be patient. You WILL succeed!
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janicebowles Premium
Hi Donna and a warm welcome to WA! Thank you for connecting and all the very best in achieving your goals.
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DonnaCarr Premium
Hi Donna
Thank you for your Follow and Kind words. I love your smiling face.
As I read thru the profiles of those who are following me, I see so many who like myself have been laid-off, unemployed, lost everything etc. And the thing that stands out is that we all have this magnificent determination to move forward instead of letting it defeat us.

This is an amazing community, Glad I found my way here
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toypuzzles Premium
Hi Donna, I started with ebay just selling stuff I did not want. Soon it grew into huge dividends for us as we'd shop the second hand stores and do well as we watched people out bidding each other:) You can get an insiders booklet free online and save 16K https://rt171.infusionsoft.com/app/linkClick/702/4b28a6d235e15e4a/1488/0e9a2a01ea3a2a48
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MisterWailor Premium
Hi Donna,
Thanks for following me. Nice to meet you.
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Jen090 Premium
Hi Donna, I've come across your site, and it's looking good. So you design Kate Upton lingerie? I think I've heard about it before. All the best a,d welcome aboard.
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DSL Premium
Hi Jen, actually I was designing Cosmopolitan Lingerie, that was a spread for their magazine with Kate as the model. I lost my job when the company that held the license decided to end it. I went from riding high, to nothing. I am hoping to get out of that space. Thank you for the warm welcome! Best of luck to you!
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Jen090 Premium
I left a comment on your site. Looking forward to seeing more from you. Ta.
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Androo63 Premium
Hi Donna. Thanks for the follow. We both arrived at WA following a reasonably similar path ... as a way to build our financial security.
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JonFW Premium
Awesome to have you here! It sounds like you have something offer. I look forward to visiting your website once it is up and running. I hope that this works out for you and you never have to deal with commuting, politics, and catty women ever again!
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DSL Premium
Jon, check out my website so far, I haven't started promoting yet, but I have the raw shell down. Any advice would be appreciated!
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JonFW Premium
It looks pretty good. You have a good framework there.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Donna, thank you for the connection.
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Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks for the follow Donna

Wishing you every success in your new ventures here at WA :)
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AlanCross Premium
Thanks for adding me Donna have a great day!
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Christabelle Premium
I like your profile! :) Especially the part about corporate politics and catty women, lol! welcome to WA! Iook forward to following your journey! :) Christa
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caylynn Premium
Hey there Donna. Here to thank you for your follow invite. It seems I have seen you in chat, yes? Hope to help when you ask and follow your road to success. ^_~
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Annick Premium
Hi Donna and thank you for the follow. Sorry to hear about your job loss but hey, look on the bright side of things. Designing could be your niche and since you master your domain, I think you would be very successful.

All the best to you and I invite you to add me to your Google+ contacts if you want, that way I can add you in a community where we can help you if you need.

+Annick Hupperetz
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sharonn Premium
Welcome to the WA family!,if you need any help,just shoot a message
your friend,
sharon
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Greatjob14 Premium
Well done! :-D
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AlanCross Premium
Hi Donna and welcome to WA! So many scams out there you have to always be on your toes! Glad you found us and I am looking forward o working with you. Best of luck!
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Pauric Premium
Hi DSL

Congratulations on going premium. This was the best online decision I ever made. And I'm sure it will be for you too.

WA is a truly wonderful community of real people.

Every Blessing
Pauric
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Donna! -

Welcome and Congradulations for upgrading to Premium!


*** I am Now Following You! ***


** Have a Great Productive Day! **

David
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nathaniell Premium
Hey, I just wanted to check in and see if had a chance to start exploring Wealthy Affiliate. 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 a good 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 on the left.

If you're seriously lost or need help with ANYTHING, drop me a message on my profile or ask someone in chat :) Live chat is an awesome tool and there's usually someone that can solve your problem right away!
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apache1 Premium
Hi Donna
Thanks for the follow back appreciated.
Don't forget! Should have any questions regarding the lesson you are going through at the end you can ask questions there while they are still fresh in you mind. Wishing you well.
Take care be well.
Andre
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KLewis Premium
Hello Donna,Thanks for the follow.Hang in there...Again stay in touch.If you decide to up grade,as you can go a month at a time,The best way to get a hold of me, is to send a PM.Again stay in touch.Ken
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apache1 Premium
Hi Donna
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate it’s great to have you here as a member of one great big family. Glad you phone the phone down and found WA.
Remember the best place to begin is by clicking the Green Icon to your top left called Get Started Here.
As you following the lessons taught by Kyle you will gain great insights on how the online world works and before you know it you will have your website up and running.
At the end of each lesson should you have any questions there is provision to ask. Take some time also to familiarize yourself with the entire site click the various icons around you.
Check out other profiles of your fellow member and if you wish follow them. You can do the same for me as I have followed you.
On the right hand side under the title Website you may find various social media sites where you can also connect with such as mine.
Wishing you great success for you online venture.
Take care be well
Andre
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DSL Premium
Hi Andre, Thank you for the warm welcome! I am excited to get started!

Best,

Donna
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apache1 Premium
You are most welcome Donna should you not go to premium just yet and because of this some benefit will no longer be available. Perhaps if you wish you can go to my profile before the 7 days are up connected with me of the other social sites like other members and if you need some help you can ask there.
This can be like an emergency hotline but this would obviously need to be done before your 7 days are up and You will not have access to live chat, PM etc after.
Just to help you out should you wish to do so.
Take care be well hope to see you go forward in all you do.
Andre
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KLewis Premium
Hello Donna,Big warn welcome.Great program,Great support.I am glad you still have your 16K...Stay in touch.Ken
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DSL Premium
Hi Ken,

Thank you for the warm welcome! I am excited to get started!

Best,

Donna
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nathaniell Premium
Holy smokes - $16k! You could pay for almost 50 years of training here at Wealthy Affiliate! That's crazy, but it's good to hear that you were smart enough to hang up the phone.

Anyway, just wanted to drop by and say that if you need help or have any questions you can just reply to this message or drop by my profile.

If you follow the training here on WA, you can definitely make this work for you. It sounds like you have some experience with freelancing, so I think you'll find some similarities to affiliate marketing.
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DSL Premium
Hi Nathaniell,

Thank you for the warm welcome! I am excited to get started!

Best,

Donna
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Kyle Premium
Hey hey! Great to see that you made it here at Wealthy Affiliate. I think you have come to the right place as everything you need to start or build an online business can be found here, including the help (and the community).

If you ever need anything, let me know or pop into a live chat and I will be more than happy to help you out Donna.
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nathaniell Premium
Hi Donna, Nathaniell here. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

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

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

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

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 https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1/getting-rolling.

And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or by private message if you are a premium member.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get to lesson 1!


★ ★ ★ Access Your Bonuses! ★ ★ ★

I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership. Twenty bucks for you first month of WA is an absolute steal.

☆ ☆ Bonus #1: Live Case Study 3 Part Webinar Series

Get access to a 3-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained. Total length of the videos is about 3 hours.

This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.


☆ ☆ Bonus #2:Top 5 Newbie Mistakes And How To Fix Them

This includes some simple design tips, and answers to the most frequently asked questions by new WA members. This resource will help you bypass these common errors and get your affiliate website ready for making money.

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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!

~Nathaniell
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