About Duckman4
Joined April 2019
Hello. My name is Dave. The profile picture is me with our Boxer...Sadie. I am a 65 year-old professional retired from federal service, a US Navy Veteran Officer/Aviator and recently became unemployed from a UAS startup that failed. Ugh!. Finding a job at this stage of life is anything but easy. My wife and I sold everything we have stay afloat as I try to find a new source of income to support my family. It will all work out I'm sure.
I have always been intrigued by online marketing and I'm ashamed to admit that I have fallen prey to several online marketing "Gimmics" that profess the "easy" "do nothing and make thousands of dollars by simply pushing a button" scams. Shame on me! I never imagined I would be that foolhardy to fall for such scams. I was referred to WA by an email that popped up a few weeks back but did nothing. Today, I actually convinced myself to look into it as it cost nothing to join.
For now, My wife and my eight children are depending on Dad to sustain the family. I'm not ready to become a Walmart greeter...if you get my meaning. So, God drives me to this site and I hope I can achieve the kind of results that will help me take care of my family. I never desired to be rich, I simply wanted to earn a living that would take care of all of us and have a comfortable retirement. I learn quickly and am motivated to make this work. Now, with the help and guidance from the family here at WA, I hope I can.
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Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$3000 per month would be a big help
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$10,000 per month would ensure my family is taken care of
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
20 - 30 hours per week
 
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Duckman4 Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$3000 per month would be a big help

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$10,000 per month would ensure my family is taken care of

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
20 - 30 hours per week
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wealthfrqncy Premium
Great, achievable goals!
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Carson Premium
Hey there David

These are great goals and they are more than achievable! The more time you can spend on learning here within the Community at Wealthy Affiliate the better, but we've built WA so that you can work at your own pace!

I know that you are going to do great!

Carson
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Dale123 Premium
Excellent goals David - I know 100% that you're going to be able to achieve those by following the training here at WA :)
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Wayne1950 Premium
I really can understand what you are going through. I was forced to take a job as a new and used car salesman. Even worse this was in 2008 when the economy was so bad no one was buying cars. I literally would have to sit in the dealers entrance or stand from 8am to 9pm and most days not even get a single person to even talk to. I would have been 58 back then and had never sold cars in my life. Ended up selling 90 cars and trucks mixed new and used. Pretty impressive for a bad year. I must say I hated every minute of it, I called us tire chasers as we were forced to chase anyone who pulled onto the lots. No they didn't care if it was storming or snowing you still had to go out if it was your turn.
Enough of my bad story!
Welcome to WA and good luck. Follow the training and don't try to rush it, this takes time to do it right but it will pay off in the end.
I am following you so good luck Wayne
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Duckman4 Premium
Holy Cow Wayne. What a story. Oddly enough, I was thinking about going down to the car dealers here in Franklin, NC to see if I could become such a "tire Chaser". maybe I'll stick with Walmart greeter or McDonalds Burger flipper. kinda a tough for a 65 year old aviator and federal professional though. Very disappointing. But I persevere! Thanks for sharing.
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Wayne1950 Premium
Quite welcome, they said back then that once it broke loose again. Well it did judging by all the newer vehicles on the road, however I think the gold rush has run out of gold if you know what I mean. Ok thanks again Wayne
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Good morning how are you today
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Duckman4 Premium
I have successfully Crete my first website and populated it with the about me post and the privacy page. I'm still working through the training. Thanks for checking in.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Welcome to WA!!

Jeff
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Duckman4 Premium
hanks Jeff. I'm blasting through the starter training and have already got the first website built up. Still drinking in all the trains though. Some of it is intuitive some not so and takes me bit to digest. Still, I'm full engaged. Thanks for reaching out.
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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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Duckman4 Premium
Hi Kyle, got time for a quick question?

My website does not have a top menu indicating "HOME". Also the website does not appear in the builder as a "recent website. Did I miss a step or make a mistake?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, some don't have a "Home" by default. You may need to add that through a custom menu.

You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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Duckman4 Premium
Hello Kyle. Just thought I would check in and say Howdie. I just purchased my new domain and transferred my website over to it. I am working this program with fever. Although I must admit that for a 65 year-old federal government retiree and unemployed executive from an unmanned aircraft systems startup, things have been a bit tough. But I'm learning.
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Kyle Premium
Nice to hear from you, you have a lot of knowledge about really interesting stuff David, now it is a matter of obtaining some new knowledge about this stuff. You are just as capable of the next person, and you have all the help you need here at WA here. ;)
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Duckman4 Premium
Thanks Kyle. I am continuing with level two raining. I will get this right and hopefully get indexed like a lot of the other new folks already have. Thanks again. Sure wish I could get some feedback or a critical critique on the website so far.

https://mywildernessjourney.com/
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Kyle Premium
Awesome David, you are making some good progress. I have taken a look at your website and here is my initial feedback.

(1) Don't create placeholder menus (like you have now), add menus as you have adequate content to popular them. That is what I recommend you do here.

(2) You have a good framework of content there. Moving forward, you want to post on your website a minimum of 2-3 times per week. This is what will lead to your website gaining authority and if you do this over a 3 month period (consistently), that is when you are going to start to really gain traction in search with any given website and lead to much more in the way of rankings.

So make sure you have a consistent writing schedule where you are targeting keywords with every page and post you create.
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Duckman4 Premium
Thanks for the valuable feedback Kyle. I really appreciate it. I have three posts in DRAFT that I am working on. I have some trouble though. I want to change the font and colors in the heading, I want to delete the search bar from the header because I have two of them - one in the Header and one in the body of the post area. and I want to insert a picture into the heading but I can't figure out how to do that or to insert pics into posts. If you or someone can help me with that, I would be grateful! Thanks again for the feedback. I am acting on your recommendations right now.
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Kyle Premium
If you go to Appearance => Themes (and "customize" for your particular theme ) within the back office of your website, you will likely see your home page header there which you can upload an image for.

There are typically many other settings in there as well that you can use to manipulate theme colours, font colours, theme images, logos, menus, structure/layout, etc.

See attached image for reference.
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Dale123 Premium
Hey David!

First off, congrats on making the decision to join me at Wealthy Affiliate :)

Let me help you get started by giving you the link to your 10 lesson training program on making money online. It’s here that you will get to learn how Wealthy Affiliate will help and you will also get to meet Kyle & Carson, the co-owners of Wealthy Affiliate.

This course has helped me and thousands of others get started online, and I know it can do the same for you. Here’s the link: Take your time and work your way through the lessons. Most importantly, take action on the “tasks” and what you learn. In doing so you will give yourself the best possible chance of generating an online income ASAP.

Everything you need to do that is right here at WA, so I hope you take full advantage!

Oh and here's a bonus for you too...

********CLAIM YOUR BONUS****************

If you upgrade to Premium in the first 7 days of joining as a starter member, you will be able to take up the following fantastic bonuses.

1. You can get your first month of Premium membership for 59% off! So that's just $19 for the first month
2. You get access to the Diamond Traffic Program giving you access to some powerful hints and tips to seriously maximise the traffic to your sites
3. You have full access to me and I can offer you mentorship and my experience within Wealthy Affiliate, so you will never be alone and will always have someone to ask.

I hope that makes it sound even more tempting. Remember it's only valid in the first 7 days!

Any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask!

Happy learning
~ Dale
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