About Firstlearn
Joined March 2018
I am Derek, born and raised in the UK. As my picture shows I am no longer a youngster but I am willing to learn as much as I can to improve my financial well being. (Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks).
Some will say I am past my use by date but I just ignore them and carry on anyway.
I have been meddling on the internet for some time, but I have always found an excuse for not being successful, or possibly for not following things through to a conclusion. Procrastination plays a big part in this.
I thought it was time to do something useful with the rest of my life, but to do this I also need to earn an income. (A basic state pension is not at all a good one).
I will be happy to hear from other users and also happy to share my life experiences.

Here we are a month down the line and although I have not progressed as quickly as some may have I am pleased with the progress made so far. Although I have other online blogs I have started to realize why they are not making me money.
Once I get my present blog running the way I want it I will have to go back to these other blogs and rebuild them. All I can say is thankyou WA and the WA community. I have learned more about blogging in a month here than I have learned in years elsewhere.
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lakbar12 Premium
Hi! I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! I look forward to learning with you here in WA. Thank you for allowing me in your network. I have followed back. I wish you the best in everything you do..To your continued success....Kisha
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GuineaPig Premium
Thank you for following me. I would say you are progressing nicely, procrastination and all. I am still trying to stay on track. Being a little older than some here I do get bogged down easily but I am sure I will learn a lot by reading your posts like "Once again the dreaded depression" thanks again!
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You're welcome Brek.

Derek
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Greetings Derek! Thank you very much for returning the follow! I’m so happy to read of your hopes and dreams of continuing to learn and grow; please don’t ever stop! It’s only up from here! I look forward to connecting with you and watching you succeed!

Elicea
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Thank you Elicia.

Derek
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MarleenaT Premium
you're just starting sweety because every 10 lessons it give you even more to teach you how to make and run sites and when you think awe it's over I'm done and they give you more to learn just keep plow deep and grow big you have the same reason most of us are with WA I have had other affiliate I checked into and they want you to pay a lot more than WA they are the best you are going to find . Still plugging
along waiting to find my hot spot that people want read .blog and post and
don't lose faith in the business.
Marleena
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Thanks for your comments Marleena.

Derek
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Carl9 Premium
I do believe I sure do see myself in you.
although I don't have many blogs that I have used that is the only thing i don't have that you do. I to have been doing a lot on the internet and am a procrastinator almost as bad as you have been. I do need to get of and running to get my site proof read to hopefully get things going in the right direction. Good Luck and Best Wishes to you going forward.
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firstlearn Premium
I am getting over the procrastination, slowly though. More self-belief helps a lot.
I wish you success moving forward.

Derek
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DanHoek Premium
Hi Derek, I just read your last two blogs. ("If you are a procrastinator or not" and "Have I really achieved anything") I relate a lot to both of them.
So thank you for writing them, they have given me encouragement knowing I am not the only one who deals with procrastination and wondering if I have achieved anything!

Thanks,
Dan
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You are welcome Dan. I am glad they have helped you.

Derek
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Pengekassa Premium
Hello Derek. I saw your post today and it got me curious. How does it work? cost? I am a desperate mother of three trying to make it out there and I need a money on the side thing while at home. So how does this clickbank work? Thank you for taking the time to read this :-)
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firstlearn Premium
Hello Carolina,

With ClickBank you promote their products and get paid commission for products that are sold.

You get 50% + commission on the products.

Derek
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JudsonH1 Premium
Hi Derek, thank you for following me. I will be following you as well. Congratulations on taking this step with WA. With the experience you have you will be able to grow with it and with the years you have you have the patience to be persistent with it. Best of luck!
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you very much Judson.

Derek
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Ian840 Premium
Hello Derek and thank you for following, I too wish to follow you in return.

I congratulate you on choosing to join Wealthy Affiliate, and I am sure you will be happy with all there is to offer here.

I wish you every success in your online adventure.

Kindest regards - Ian from Western Australia
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you very much Ian.

Derek
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petepavasqu Premium
Hi Derek, I am retired myself since 1999. I often wonder why I didn't join this business earlier. But this is where we are at now. I believe there is still time left to build this business and enjoy life at the same time. As long as we are around might as well make the most of it.
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firstlearn Premium
I think when I started I was too impatient and wanted to learn everything as quickly as possible.

Of course, I set myself an all but impossible task. Now I am just going with the flow, ok so I won't be earning as quickly as some but I am doing a more thorough job of it now.

Derek
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haiderkh87 Premium
Thanks for following me. I'm following you back :)

I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since August 2017 and absolutely loving it.

Please feel free to follow me on social media:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/OurTechPlanet
Google+ - http://plus.google.com/+HaiderKhalid_1987
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ourtechplanet/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/haider-khalid-82689722/

Share yours too and I would love to connect with you on Social media as well. Wish you the very best :)
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Haider.

Derek
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Petra4 Premium
Hi and thank you for the follow. Just a side note, after reading your post - small progress is better than no progress at all. Also, by acknowledging your mistakes (or to even realise why they are not making money) has already made you progress more than you realised - well done :)
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you.

Derek
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kmer6 Premium
Good evening to you Derek, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
I am also here to make sure my income going into retirement will continue to grow. You are in good company and the only thing keeping you from a six figure income is you. Consistency is the key - that and never quit!
I look forward to answering any questions you may seek. I wish you much enjoyment and success in your online journey.
Ken
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Thank you Ken.

Derek
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DaveStarr Premium
Don't listen to those "use by date" people. You have many, many years to go. You mentioned one of my main interests there also. Making retirement a little more comfortable by supplementing whatever pensions a person my have.

I hate the mental picture so many people have of the helpless and almost penniless old and weak pensioner.

Remember that your income in old age is only "fixed" is you allow it to be that way.
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firstlearn Premium
You are certainly right Dave. That is why I am not sitting around festering like others that I know.

Derek
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Sherylvc Premium
Hi Derek,

Thank you for the follow, I am also following you.It is an awesome place to learn new skills for us getting older lot..
The training is awesome! You will get as much help as you need by asking questions on live chat or joining a discussion.
Also find people to follow on the Top 200 read up on their bios and look at their blogs see who can give you the help you require when you need it.
Wishing you the best of everything on your journey
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Sheryl.

Derek
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RPalinkas Premium
Thank you, FirstLearn for the follow. You are absolutely right I am going to be 63 in September and I am still following my dream!
Living on S.S.I is not enough to pay the rent and put food in your stomach. I have been trying to be successful at an online business since 1999. I have a good feeling about Wealthy Affiliate. While leaving comments on websites that are finished made me realize all the errors I have to correct on my website. A good learning tool, not an easy one. If they don't like your comment you get disapproved. Wrote 5 comments so far 2 are approved.

Much Success,
RP
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Rose.

Derek
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Nancy29 Premium
Hi Derek,
Thanks for adding me to your network; I’m adding you to mine as well. I read your bio and was struck by the notion that some people say you’re past your “use by” date. Just remind them that George Elliot said “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” It’s my new mantra!
Best,
Nancy
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christinewar Premium
Hi Derek, yes it's really good, I am not too far in front of you, and I have learned a lot also, I knew squat, nothing before I joined WA I have to say I am enjoying it most of the time, especially posting my content I like the writing, and still myself in training on level 5.

So good luck to you wish you success.
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you.

Derek
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despatis Premium
Dear Derek, thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your course, keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Thank you Desmond.

Derek
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JosonInc Premium
Hello Derek ! Thanks for the follow. Following you right back. My Dad lived to be 102 and at age 97 told me he was not old. He continued to be productive through ideas a lot of which were translated to reality by others for him.
The best to you here at WA and BEYOND !

Joe
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you.

Derek
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JamesHarvey1 Premium
Hi Derek. Welcome
to something that is most unusual to
other ventures you have tried. You will have loads of help
doing WA.
Thanks for the follow, I am now following you in return
Let the training work for you and you can make it
pay off for you.
Blessings to you
James
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you James.

Derek
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frmcf Premium
Hi Derek, thanks for the follow. I read your Bio. I to am not a youngster, but that has not held me back. I now have three Blogs and two websites. One of the Blogs and websites is for my better half Trish. I have built them for her. I really didn't know what I was doing before joining WA. If you do each course and complete each assignment without skipping any you can't help but be successful. It was through WA that I have been able to accomplish what I have. Another great thing about WA is the Community. If you get stuck on something and can't figure it out ask the Community. Let me tell you, there is so much talent and knowledge out there it is unbelievable. Also I am following you now. We can watch each other grow. I wish you the best of everything. :-) Frank
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Thanks Frank.

Derek
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Urlaina Premium
Hi Derek! Thanks so much for adding me to your network. I've added you to mine as well.

I completely understand the procrastinating issue. I'm great at that myself. ;) May we both overcome that little quirk of ours. :)

I wish you much success on your journey here at WA! You're definitely in the right place for it to happen!

Kris
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Thank you Kris.

Dererk
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kimwolfe Premium
Howdy Derek!

Glad you are here :)

You've found a great thriving community and place to learn new skills that can really pay out. Internet Marketing is fast paced and can seem a little complex at times.

My best advice to you is to not only start, but also finish the Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC). By completing all 5 courses, you will have learned how to use this platform and have good base skillset to get your online business going.

Thanks for follow. Glad we're connected. Look forward to learning from each other!

Kim Wolfe
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Kim.

Derek
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alan47 Premium
Its was great to hear from you, I also live in UK and like yourself have been looking to build an on-line business since I retired from mental health nursing in the NHS. I am making slow but steady progress and will try to look out for you and offer support wherever or whenever I feel able to. Will also follow you. Wishing you every success.
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you.

Derek
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Bryced19 Premium
Hello Derek:
Nice to meet you and thank you so much for adding me to your network. I agree with that if you follow things to a logical completion most times you will be successful. That is very true here at Wealthy Affiliate. The training is second to none and the help from the community is great also. Focus on the training follow them closely. Good luck. I have followed you back.
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks very much.

Derek
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Bryced19 Premium
You are welcome
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DianeWehi Premium
Good for you Derek.
We are in the right place at the right time with the right people :)
All the best to you on your WA journey.
It gets pretty exciting in here, a lot!
Keep sharing your progress. We love to hear about it.
Its encouraging.
Take care :)

Di :)
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Di.

Derek
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ThimGraFort Premium
Hey Firstlearn!
Thanks for the connexion.
I wish you all the best here at WA.
My prayer for you is that you recieve grace to give it all that it takes for success to answer you because even mere wishes and prayers from holiest persons on earth cannot help a lazzy fellow out of trouble!
God bless you!
Cheers

Boaz Ethan
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Boaz Ethan.

Derek
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Energyess Premium
Hello Derek love your Spirit and good on you for joining WA. It would do you well to follow the suggestions from our leaders and go over and start the training, chip away at the levels daily and at the end you will have an amazing skill under your belt, where you to will understand the ins and outs of owning your own online business. Welcome to WA Derek we have everything here to make that dream goal come true, the tools, resources anda great pay-it-forward community it comes down to you now Derek. Hoping to see you succeed to the end. Many joys and success sent your way.
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Michelle.

Derek
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heikob Premium
Hello Derek, welcome to the WA community.I truly believe that you are never too old to learn new things. As a matter of fact it does not matter whether you enroll again at the local college or do things online, do research ect.. We are all lifelong learners, even my late Grandfather believed in that. I will follow as well and thanks for the follow. I love the UK. Been there many times.
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks for your comments.

Derek
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Ongchannel Premium
Hi Derek, thanks for the follow and following u back.
There is a Chinese saying "as we live to old age, we learn as we aged" so the only time we stop learning is 6 feet under ground although in land scarce Singapore ,it is confine to a minority

I was also poking around the internet and although can't complain some dollars made through offline marketing (selling solutions), decided to equip myself so I can quickly set things up without having to wait for some help. Lol it is certainly an asset to be able to roll up the shelves and get cracking

Now the proverbial truth, the more I learn the more I discover I don't know. :)

All the best
Ongchanmel
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SueKolman1 Premium
Thanks for the follow Firstlearn and I'm following you back. I too am steadily plodding along with the training and I know I could be further along than I am but I have a job and disabled husband and let's face it, there's only so many hours in a day! Plus some days I just need to take a break from the computer and take my dogs for a day at the river!
Interesting how you put it..."meddling on the internet"
Best of luck to you. It's difficult at times but help is everywhere. I think I've run into every possible glitch so far!
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Sue.

Derek
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CandP Premium
Thanks for the follow, Derek, and we follow you back.
As you can see, we are not youngsters, either! But we are still active and we need to produce an income (see our blog post on WA from yesterday if you want to see what we are doing) and WA is the perfect platform for all of us, right?
We are so happy we found this platform. The training is taking us awhile as there is so much tech stuff we need to learn but we are loving it. The community support is great too, isn't it?
Well, we wish you all the best and we are right here with you on this journey!
Colette and Philip
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you very much Colette and Philip.

Derek
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi, Derek, thanks for the follow, returned, You're never too old to learn, as they say, and quite right,

I'm still learning things, thanks to two of my youngest grandsons. "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings . . . " to quote a passage from Psalm 8.2.

Hope you're finding WA everything you thought it would be, and best wishes for much success with your online endeavors.
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks very much.

Derek
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petervcrisp Premium
There is a famous quote from Mark Twain:

"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."

And that just means - do your hardest task first or at least as soon as you can in the morning. If you do this then the rest of your day is easy from there!

ANYWAY…

Hello,Derek thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. You are definitely in the right place!

People have plenty to share and there is plenty to learn also so take your time and enjoy the experience.

I may not be among the top 200 anymore (because I don’t socialize here much) but I do have many interesting posts on my site (no seriously I do!) and some you might really like, many people do. I have over 6,000 positive comments, so take a look and get some ideas as to what you can do with your site.

Let me know if I can help you in any way

Cheers Peter :)
P.S You might like this page one ranked post:
http://onlineaffiliatewealth.com/the-missing-magic-internet-marketing-ingredient
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Peter.

Derek
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Thank you for following me, Derek. The great part about Wealthy Affiliate is that we can work at our on pace. the training will be right here waiting for us. We are never behind when we do this on OUR time.

I am proof that you can teach OLD DOGS new tricks. lol

I wish you all the best' Have a great day!
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Fran.

Derek
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank you for following me, Derek and you're still a "newbie" to WA. Don't be so hard on yourself.

I'm no longer a youngster either but then I don't even want to be at this point. I love retirement. Some people are past their "use by" date in their 40s. Age is just a number to ignore.

This is a great place to be and I wish you much success.

~Debbi
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Thanks Debbi

Derek
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BradB18 Premium
Gooday' Derek,

Thanks for the follow and it is great to meet you.

AND about the rule of teaching an old dog new tricks, definitely does not apply here in WA. You are going to learn heaps and will continue to do so because the internet is always changing.

Cheers Derek and all the best in both health and wealth.

Brad
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Thanks very much Brad.

Derek
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Derek ... thank you for the follow. WA has grown so much over the last few years and my sense is that includes the population of old farts like you and I Derek. Maybe we should start an Old Farts Club.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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firstlearn Premium
The old farts club sounds like a good idea. to me!

Thanks very much.

Derek
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McWord Premium
Hello, Derek!

Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! I'm following you back!!

You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Mitch.

Derek
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LindaRose1 Premium
Hi Derek,
Thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine. I agree, we can progress, learn and add a lot to the world no matter how old we are. I heard of an elderly lady saying "I am the synthesis of all my life's experiences." Imagine what she could teach us! Wishing you the best on your journey here at WA!
Linda
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Thanks Linda.

Derek
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bill808 Premium
I get P.Oed when someone says old people are useless. My niche is working with retired people to help them find their purpose for living and plan their new career. Guess what I recommend WA as a tool they need.

Hey Derek, have you found out yet that it costs money to get old.

88 in October.
Bill
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firstlearn Premium
I certainly have Bill. Hence I am here learning how to keep up with my lifestyle.lol

Derek
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1Summer Premium
Derek,

Life as you know is about continuous learning! And the more we learn, the more we realize just how little we know of what there is to learn from all the knowledge that abounds...
If there is anyone that thinks that they know everything, they are just fooling themselves!

So you keep going, you are doing well!

Enjoy your evening, I know you're about 6 hrs. ahead of us where you're at!

:)
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks very much. I will keep going onwards and hopefully upwards

Derek
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1Summer Premium
That's the spirit!!
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks.

Derek
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Derek and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you very much Terry.

Derek
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MojalefaR Premium
Thanks for following me, Derek. I know the pain and consequence of procrastination much too well! As a result I have been a non-finisher at some endeavors. Thanks to the support and positive atmosphere at WA, I do not believe this will happen at WA.

All the best for you here at WA, the place for success as you put in the work.

Awesomeness!
Mojalefa.
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Mojalefa.

Derek
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How are you doing it nice having you on here
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firstlearn Premium
I am doing well at the moment thank you Annie. How are you doing?
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Derek.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate Community.

You, my 'young' new friend will do extremely well here if you follow the direction.

We 'Old Dogs' will dominate after the learning. I have been here for almost 2 years now, have a couple of 'strategic' sites in place and am revisiting the 'Bootcamp' to start to monetize.

Yes, there is a 'game plan.'

I continue at a pace that fits with my ability as I am classified as disabled. My goals here are long term with a matching business plan.

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance.

Feel free to private message me if you have something to talk about that may not be found here on the open forum.

We are all committed to your success.

Again, thank you for invitation. Very nice.

Kindest regards,

@PMindra

Paul.
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you very much Paul.

Derek
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PMindra Premium
You are most welcome, Derek.

Over and out for now.

Have a great day/night depending
where in the World you are.

Paul.
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firstlearn Premium
:)

Derek
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PMindra Premium
Over and out for now.

For: @PMindra.

Paul.
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verna8767 Premium
Hi Derek. Welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success in meeting your goals as you journey through WA.

I am a woman of a certain age too and I don't move as swiftly as others, but I stay determined and keep making strives until I reach my goal post.

My recommendation to you is to never quit!
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Verna.

Derek
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Hennry Premium
Hi Derek, Thanks for adding me to your network. We are both going at a similar pace. Not break-neck speed but quickly enough. There's plenty to be done and we are doing it thoroughly. I once read a bio of a young gentleman that's been with us for while now; it taken him a long while putting the work in and he said nothing happened for quite some time but the small amounts of daily work he had been putting in, suddenly started to have an accumulative effect on the visitors he was receiving and he now travels the world living off the income of his affiliate business thanks to WA.

Take care,
Henry
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firstlearn Premium
Hello Henry,

Yes I am working my way through the training, and as you say there is plenty to be done.

Derek
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Marcus2020 Premium
Hi Derek,
thank you for your following note. I am also a boomer just don't have gray hair and being thankful for having always practice sports.
I really believe WA will help you and me through the training program. I need better understanding social media marketing and all tools and a deeper knowledge of marketing tools and I intend to acquire it at this time. If down further ahead I feel a need some clarification to succeed I get it privately help inside WA.
I also like to travel and stay for while where I go to do this I have to be generating money.
Being younger or older is a state of mind, my friend, just accept it but never stop evolving and update your motherboard.
I wish you success and I will be following you from now.
Take care and success with your blogs and affiliate products.
Marcus
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Marcus. We will certainly be learnin. a lot at WA. The training I have completed so far is second to none and the help from the community is absolutely fantastic.

Derek
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VickiG Premium
Hey Derek,
It is a pleasure to meet you Thank you for the follow I hope you are doing well in the courses and hope if there is anything you need help with you will let me know, I look forward to working together here within the WA program Best Wishes VickiG
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks very much VickiG

Derek
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5-qpq Premium
Hi Derek,

Thanks for sharing with me about having learned more about blogging than any where else. That’s pretty cool.

I enjoyed reading your bio and I appreciate where you’re coming from. Can’t teach a dog new tricks, lol...love your reply.

Thanks for the follow and I’m following you back.

Kindly,

Becky

P.S. I think many of us are procrastinators but the question is...how long are we going to procrastinate before we do something about it, lol? Well till we get fed up with watching everyone else succeed around us, lol. I’m speaking from experience, lol.

P..S.S. Iron sharpens iron as they say.
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks very much for your comments Becky

Derek
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5-qpq Premium
Hi Derek,

My pleasure and I enjoy reading what you have to say.

Kindly,

Becky

P.S. You have the right mindset and you are going to have extraordinary results from your online business. I just know it.
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks again Becky.

Derek
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Derek

Thanks so much for the follow, I'm following you back too :)

If you need some inspiration for your WA journey, feel free to check out my recent post:
I'm sure you'll agree, there's some awesome tools on here for Wealthy Affiliate members.
I use Jaaxy for all of my Keyword research and SiteContent to draft all of my posts for my website. Here's a little trick that will show you how beautifully these tools integrate and also SAVE you time:
Canva is also a great tool that's quite popular with other WA members, to design stylish graphics, like headers etc, for their websites.
Wishing you every success and feel free to drop me a line anytime!

Cheers, Karen
West Coast, New Zealand
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks for the information Karen

Derek
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Derek!

Thank you for connecting with my. Very pleased to meet you. Of course, I follow you back.

Better late than never, I use to say. See, I joined for more than a year ago and was a totally newbie (still doesn't know much about social media - my very next task to accomplish) and now I have earned my very first commission - a tiny one, but nevertheless I know it works now.

We can all make it happen!
You too!!
:-)
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you for that. Lets hope we all make good money!

Derek
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Flash4 Premium
Hi Derek, good on you for continuing to live & learn. I agree it's terrible hard to manage on a pension, especially if you don't own your own home and have to rent. So to both of us, success!
The UK has our attention these days, what with a new prince being born and a royal wedding coming up.
Thanks for following me I have followed you back.
Cheers Jae ☺
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Jae

Derek
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Wayne66 Premium
Good evening, Derek and thanks for adding me to your network. I will add you to mine as well. A big welcome to WA as well.

Your not the only one with a "Procrastination" issue. It has been playing a big part in my journey as well.

However, I'm not giving in yet because I know this can work. There are many successful members here and they all, or mostly, started out with the same skill levels, (that would be none on my part), so, if they can do it so can we.

All the best and I look forward to connecting from time to time. Until then, I am

Moving Forward,
Wayne
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Wayne for those wise words.

Derek
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Loes Premium
Hello Derek,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Loes

Derek
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apache1 Premium
Hi, Derek thank you for the follow and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
There is no use by date here as that is only the thoughts of the mind.
Here as you no doubt have seen the lessons are for all who wish to go forward online.it is only your thoughts that will slow you down.
Wishing you much success going forward and just keep believing in yourself, and enjoy all you do in life.

Cheers

Andre
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Andre

Derek
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apache1 Premium
Most welcome Derek have a great week.
Andre
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Laurel0887 Premium
Hey Derek....Welcome!

I know you can teach an old dog new tricks.....I'm an old dog too!
One of the best things we have going for us is patience. After you've been around for awhile, you learn Rome wasn't built in a day!
So learn everything you can, ask as many questions as you need to (we're all here to help) and enjoy!

Best wishes for your success,

Laurel
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks very much Laurel

Derek
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Derek and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you may have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep up with the training and keep referring to it but if you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 400+ blogs I have published within WA.

You can always get in touch with me as well.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Robert

Derek
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Robert-A Premium
No probs and I may have told you this already but if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.
Have a great day.
Robert
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Madek Premium
Hey, Derek!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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firstlearn Premium
Hello Madek, nice to meet you here. I will be keeping going. This is the best program I have ever come across.
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Madek Premium
Great, Derek!

You're quite right! Wish you the Best in your marketing venture at WA. Let's go ahead! Cheers, again!

Madek
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JasonKim Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, Derek. Great to have you here in our community. I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business and hope you achieve all of your personal and financial goals.

Jason
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks Jason. It is great to connect with so many enthusiastic people.
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks for the welcome.
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Derek. Thanks for following me back. Nice to meet you. Welcome to WA and to my network. As you work your way through the training, don't hesitate to ask our awesome community for help if you get stuck. There's always someone who knows the answers and will be happy to help. Best wishes for your online success. Carol
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks very much Carol
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CarolMeador Premium
You're welcome. Have a wonderful weekend. Carol
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janbey Premium
Hi Derek,
welcome, great to see you here at WA, I hope things are beginning to fall into place now that you have started the training.

Thanks for adding me to your network I am now following you back.

Good Bio Derek, no more procrastination now though as you really have found a brilliant program in Wealthy Affiliate, something to follow through on.

Follow the training apply what you learn and you will reach your goal. Enjoy the journey and keep in touch.

All the best

Age
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks for the follow
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Keisi Premium
Hola Derek!

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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firstlearn Premium
Thanks very much
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Keisi Premium
You're welcome, Derek and how are you doing with the Get Started Here lessons?
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firstlearn Premium
Quite well thanks. Keeping at it
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Derek for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. When first starting your affiliate marketing website many members have problems coming up with niche ideas.

Probably the one main problem is that people tend to over-think the simple process of finding a niche. Just sit back and look around you. You have niches everywhere. You are even wearing different niches.

Though it is important to fully understand that any niche can be profitable, there are certain niche markets that will be more profitable than others. You might think that the market is saturated but there is plenty of room to earn.

The niches in these 2 types of profitable categories (Evergreen and Passions) are plentiful and broad. Like all niches they will need to be narrow and focused. The more they are, the more profitable they become.

I created a tutorial that explains the differences in these two groups and provide you with many niche and sub niche ideas for each category. If you are having problems choosing a niche, click the link below.
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Danjv500 Premium
Hi Derek and thanks for following me.
It's nice to meet you and welcome to the WA community.
We've found a great place to work out the rest of career.
I just read that 96% of people in the US shop online. We simply need to get in front of a little of that cash flow.
Stay well and have a great afternoon.
Dan
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks for the greeting. A lot of other companies I have had dealings with have been frosty to say the least. I am certainly going to enjoy working here
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Derek. Thanks a lot for the follow. Glad to be part of your network.Following you back.

Regarding the age, we are all on the same path. It is great you have still will and motivation to learn new things.

Keep up the good work and wish you all the best.

Best regards!
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ClaudiaHB Premium
Welcome to WA premium membership, you made a wise choice.
I created a training, that may help you organize your learning material here, and outside of Wealthy Affiliate. You can see it here: - hope this lesson will help you make your journey here on WA a little easier, and less overwhelming.

Blessings!

Claudia
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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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