About Followme2
Joined July 2017
Thank you! I'm a 4th generation member of our family's vineyard in Napa Valley. I love to take my Honda XR250R for a ride at the end of a day of work! The dog in the profile photo of me is our ranch dog Cabby. I published a book about he and our friend's Black Lab that used to live down the road called "In Search Of The Holy Dog Food"That book has been to the Frankfurt Book Fair and London Book Fair last March of 2017. The book can be found at Lit Fire Publishing as well on the Barnes and Noble websitehttps://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-search-of-the-holy-dog-food-mark-battuello/1124632156?ean=9781682567241. The book is mostly a photo story for kids with values of living and humor. I love to take my kayak out on the Russian River in Sonoma County, CA. I recently took a friend of mine on a fun half day tour in the kayak on the Russian River. Where I like to kayak the river is lined with the Redwoods! I am an artist. I used to sell my paintings out of a restaurant that is no longer in business. It was called the Silverado Brewery and Restaurant and was where I sold my paintings for 12 years. I am an Eagle Scout from the St. Helena Troop 1. I will always love the outdoors: hiking, kayaking camping, fishing etc...
I create T shirt designs as a hobby and have sold a number of them with the help of a Mom and Pop printing company in Sonoma County called 24 hour Shirt. Thank you for reading!
I have learned that the engagement of WA members has been outstanding here for when I can help and when others have helped me out. One small chunk of study at a time we will all make our goals come true here...Starting to believe that more and more each day.
Mark
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gdarni Premium
Sounds like you will never run out great topic's to share with your readers!

Welcome to WA and I look forward to growing with you,

Gloria
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Chhayrath Premium
Thanks for following, either. :)
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yeshou Premium
Thanks for connecting

God Bless
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Mark, it's a pleasure to meet you and thanks for the follow. I wish you much success and happiness with your WA ventures. Sue :)
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you Calmkoala.
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RichBrennan Premium
Thanks for the return follow, Mark - great to connect with you :-)
Cheers
Rich
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Mark,
Just dropping by to thank you for the follow and also for the opportunity to be part of your network, I hope that your WA experience is going well by the looks of things it is.
Alex
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Followme2 Premium
Alex
thank you for dropping by! I was told the 1st website I started www.internetcareertraining.com is down and needs to be fixed. It is not complete from the bootcamp training I made it to phase 2 lesson 4

I was also told my website www.offroadmotorcyclegearandmore.com is badly formatted and needs work

trying to solve these things soon


I am glad to be a part of your network too! We can never have too much help and positive feedback to keep moving forward.

I have an idea with a couple friends that are interested in a website for housing like eco, pre fab, and to list their talents being one is an arcihtect and one remodels homes.

One lady on WA told me she has three sites dong well and I wouldn't put a huge amount of time to rush the home builder site because I need to focus...letting my friends know, also they can add their own content when I make them admin. I found a pre fab home Co that offers commissions.


Alex getting real late now and tune in to you soon!
Mark
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MCQ
appreciate the info on affiliates and amazon good to know still formulating my strategies on which track to lay down
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ccapri Premium
Everyone has been awesome... Things are making more and more sense each day. Thank you. Love the Dobie.

Christy
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Mike613 Premium
Thank You for the follow. I hope all is well for you. Your region is getting a lot of coverage lately and not for good reasons. I know you'll do well here at WA. Best of success to you..........Mike
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Followme2 Premium
Mike and thank you...for a little while we could have been at risk of an ember spot fire...we are in the clear now
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TJ Books Premium
I've been worried about you and others in Napa Valley. I hope you are still safe and have not had too much damage to your properties, John
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mikewood1975 Premium
Thank you for following me, hopefully we will learn from each other.
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SondraM Premium
Mark,
You have a very interesting profile. You have lots of talents. It will be interesting to see what niche you select.

As someone said below, I hope that you, your family and friends are holding up under the stress that the fires are causing. You all are in my prayers.
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you Sondra...we are fine...so sad for so many other families..was watching the largest bomber in the country drop fire retardant today along with many helicopters...

I found my niche...
www.offroadmotorcyclegearandmore.com
And feel free to send your site my way
Thank you again
Mark
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SondraM Premium
I'm glad your family is alright. We had major fires in Colorado Springs two years in a row a few years back. To this day, I'm still appreciative of all of the fire fighters efforts. Your fires have made ours seem tiny even they became the two worst ones in Colorado's history.

That should be a fun niche. I'll check out your site soon - tomorrow most likely
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Followme2 Premium
Sondra we really are lucky....I just hope the best of recovery for all those who couldn't be...it's very sad
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Vesna2 Premium
Hello Mark, thanks for connecting.Wish you lots of success here, in WA!
All the best,
Vesna
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mikewood1975 Premium
I hope you are okay. I know Napa Valley has been hit hard by wildfires.
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Keisi Premium
Hola Mark!

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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Followme2 Premium
Sounds great Keisi!
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JeanL Premium
Hi, Mark and thanks for the follow! It's very nice to meet you and I wish you much success!
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you again Jean! Nice to meet you too!
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CCRider77 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA Premium edition. I hope the tools and training help you to begin succeeding online today. Feel free to follow me and others on WA> Have a good day.
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you CCRider77 I hope so too! How long has it taken for your success to start? I was informed not to expect earnings for a few months...
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FTurner8032 Premium
Thank you for following me Mark. I will follow you back. Welcome to WA, I wish you the very best as you begin your journey to success. Have a Blessed Day
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Followme2 Premium
You're welcome and have a blessed day too!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi, Mark, welcome aboard and congratulations on going premium, it opens the doors to all WA has to offer. All the best as you start creating your online presence.
Alex
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcome to Premium, you have just opened the door to a wonderful new world of possibilities. Work hard and make yourself a success. Have a Blessed.
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you FTurner!
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Welcome to WA Premium!
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you so much! I like your quote from Napolean Hill his book is at my bedside Think And Grow Rich!
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you and have a great week!
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susanmacneil Premium
Welcome to Premium Wealthy Affiliate.
I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.
I hope you are as well.
Congratulations on your decision to go Premium, you will not be sorry, that is for sure!
Have fun.
Susan
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nathaniell Premium
Hi again Mark! Just checking in to see how you are getting along with the training. Don't worry about doing too much or too little - everyone works at their own pace.

Oh, and don't forget that there's another live webinar coming up this week for premium members! Jay's an awesome host, so it's worth attending at least once, just to see what they're all about.

Nate
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Followme2 Premium
Nate I just signed up to premium today! I am a bit nervous because I want everything to work...because of all the money I spent in the past on internet ventures. I didn't think I could afford it at 1st...just woke up this morning with a new follower and read reviews again... I started my own blog called outdooractiviygear.com that is what taught me how hard it is!
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome. Glad you decided to go Premium and create your outdoor site. I'm getting into outdoor stuff myself, or at least prepping a little bit. There's so much to talk about!

So do you think your audience will be more of a beginner group, or experienced? Will they be day-camping, or going for overnight treks into the back country?
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Followme2 Premium
On my outdooractivitygear.com blog I have around 10 posts I try to look at what is new for example if you go to it you will see a new internal frame pack for this year...I want to include tips on how to do things as well dirt biking stuff. You will see me with my new helmet, goggles etc... it is very broad and Kyle let me know WA I will want to narrow it down to maybe just the backpacker, camper, hiker, hunter and fisher only in that they all share many of the same items. As for riding gear that can be a website in itself I have barely started that one on WA
Thank you for your interest! I will be in contact soon!
Mark
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome. Sounds like you already had a chat with Kyle about this, and have a good idea of where to take your site for the next steps. Keep up the good work Mark!
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Followme2 Premium
Yes thank you Nathaniell and because of friends and family members that have struggled with addiction I just found an affiliate program that relates so thinking of buying two more names one for that plus one for outdoor gear and now I can start on the second domain I bought for Online career training to strictly market WA, A cause, a passion and business
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nathaniell Premium
So did you get your website built yet? In case you haven't you can do it here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

If you have, let's take a look! Maybe I can give you some pointers.
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nathaniell Premium
Did you get a chance to ask any questions yet Mark?

Go ahead, test out WA and see what the members have to say! You can ask anything you want in the Getting Started Classroom here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started (Newbie questions ALLOWED!) or you can drop by my profile to get 1-on-1 help from me https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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Followme2 Premium
T Smithers I just signed up to premium today! I am a bit nervous because I want everything to work...because of all the money I spent in the past on internet ventures. I didn't think I could afford it at 1st...just woke up this morning with a new follower and read reviews again... I started my own blog called outdooractiviygear.com that is what taught me how hard it is!
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TSmithers Premium
When it comes to making money, generally most ventures will be challenging. The more you like what you do, the easier it will seem to be and more enjoyable.

As far as making money online it depends on how you rank most important and what your niche is about for those shopping. No matter how great your site and products are, nobody will purchase if they can not find you. Although, the better the product, the quicker your ranking will increase as people discover it.

Take your time and work at it using all that WA has to offer and you could create your online business to be where you want.
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you very much for the time you spent to encourage me this morning I woke up and jotted a brainstorm of possible free online ways to advertise
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nathaniell Premium
What's up Mark, just wanted to see how you were doing and if you need any help. Let me know!

BTW in case you missed the message, you also get free keyword searches in Jaaxy ( http://www.jaaxy.com ) that can help you with finding topics to write about on your website.

If you need some help understanding Jaaxy just respond to this message and I can send a training video to you.

PS. I found a few more success stories I wanted you to see!
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spurway Premium
Hello
nice to meet you here at WA. Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at Wealthy Affiliate.
Cheers Sylvia
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nathaniell Premium
Hey Mark, I just wanted to check in and see if had a chance to start exploring Wealthy Affiliate. If you haven't started the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course - that's the best place to start. It'll take you through the whole process of how to start your website and how the making money stuff works.

Click the green"Get Started Here" button on the left.

PS. One thing people get stuck on a lot is picking a topic or "niche" for their website. If you are having trouble thinking of something to make your website about let me know and we can figure it out together.

PSS. Just about every new member wants to see some success stories! There are too many to list, but here are a few of my favorites: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/parre/blog/boom-goes-the-dynamite-4-338-57-for-august
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Followme2 Premium
Thank you and yes I am curious about your niche ideas...wow $40,000 that's my college loan all paid off! I'm willing to follow your lead! I still need to go through the course work just the premium membership is way out of my budget until a stream of income starts to roll in.

Also know know this...If you ever come to visit Napa Valley...I can give you all kinds of fun places to visit or suggest where to eat, hike, and even though I gave up drinking two years ago, there is still so much fun here in wine country, we discover the appreciation of people who come to visit and how we can host them!
ridermark360@gmail is my email address
take care
Mark
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nathaniell Premium
Napa Valley is pretty close to me!

The free sites on WA are absolutely able to make money. Check out this post form Dom with some great traffic stats: Any website with traffic can make money!

The main issue that I see is that most people that want to stay on the free membership until they make money are not truly motivated. They want results first, and only then will they put in the work. Of course not everyone is like that, but that's general vibe I get. "Show me the money then I'll try a little harder."

The folks that see the value in WA and really want to commit to growing their business tend to upgrade and move it to a .com. They are willing to put in the work BEFORE they see the money because they believe they can achieve their goals with Wealthy Affiliate training and support.

But for a motivated person, and an independent learner, there's no reason why a free Siterubix site couldn't make money. They get indexed in Google, they get traffic, and you are allowed to do affiliate promotions on them.
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Followme2 Premium
getting ready to see Iron Maiden in Oakland tonight! I need to catch up with you soon!
Cheers!
Mark
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nathaniell 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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botipton Premium
Thank you for the follow. I look forward to hearing of your journey here. Anything I can do to help you feel free to send me a message.
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Followme2 Premium
Botipton I just signed up to premium today! I am a bit nervous because I want everything to work...because of all the money I spent in the past on internet ventures. I didn't think I could afford it at 1st...just woke up this morning with a new follower and read reviews again... I started my own blog called outdooractiviygear.com that is what taught me how hard it is!
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Mark!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

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

1) If you ask questions and interact with the community you are far more likely to see results with your business. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or by responding directly to this message.

There are a ton of other features worth exploring, but they are explained the main training. Time to get started on the first lesson!

PS. Did you know that you'll already have your website built by lesson 4? Crazy, I know!

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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.

☆ Your first month of membership is only $19. That's a 59% discount from the regular price!

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Watch a professional internet marketer build a business just like you'll learn about inside Wealthy Affiliate. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including building the website, research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 2+ hours

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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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Before you go, can you please respond to this message so I know you made it inside the community? I'd like to connect with you so I can keep an eye out for your questions this week.

~Nathaniell
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