About FrankM64
Joined July 2018
Hello, my name is Frank. I’m 53 years old. Married with 5 grown children. I’m an avid cyclist, hiker and love to do all outdoor activities. I live in the United States, in the sunny state of California.

I have been dabbling with internet marketing since 2001. I had a somewhat successful website selling physical products (that I had to stock, yuck) but had to shut it down in 2009 after the US economy crashed. I was selling to businesses extending credit. When they went out of business, I went out of business.

(Rotten) Eggs in one basket: In 2009 -- I lost my job, I shut down my internet business, my house was foreclosed on, 2 cars repossessed and my wife was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer.

But, life will always throw you curveballs. You must learn to adapt and deal with it. You must know the "Why", the reason you are doing this business. Without a strong enough "Why", when it gets tough, or you are stuck on something you will give up. I keep pressing forward.

I tried to start an affiliate marketing website/campaign, but putting all of the pieces together have always seemed like a monumental puzzle -- so I gave it a pause for a few years. I checked into other programs online. Truth be told, they kind of just "jerk you around" slowly siphoning money from you. $97 dollars, then upsell to $497, still not revealing how to really put all of the pieces together. But, for $10,000 you get their main program. I'm sure others have been through similar scenarios.

At the beginning of 2018 I started another website (physical products - i didn't learn my first lesson lol) Full story on why [see website link in my profile]
but as it is scaling up it is taking much of my time. I am truly happy and appreciative for all of the orders, but if I am on vacation, I get behind in orders. So I started checking back into affiliate marketing. It just seems like the best means for passive income. I am keeping my fragrance website, but i want to put future efforts into affiliate marketing.

I need a vehicle to make an income so i can retire without having to live under a bridge somewhere, lol. Glad to be here, I truly believe that I have finally found the real deal. Now, I can finally retire and finish my career working from home.
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SHines2 Premium
Great experience and background with the industry. The only thing I found out so far is tapping into a money system is difficult but people can help you avoid the money traps. Maybe we can travel this tricky road to get where we need to be. Obviously, we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t need help.
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FrankM64 Premium
We all need help at some point. Truth
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despatis Premium
Dear Frank, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! 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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FrankM64 Premium
Thank you for the follow
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@Fmart1964 dear friend you are an strong fighter and let me tell you that you are amazing, actually your sons must be proud of the life what they have living with a great father like you, thank for your faith on the system and because you are still here traying, I know for sure that you will make for real your goals but more than anything you got the key and is the reason for your sons to say on each problem what they have in their lives, they will say "If may father could, me too!

Proud to know you best regards, and deep from my heart I wish you an strong heart for the situation of your lovely wife.
Thank you so much for your example!
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FrankM64 Premium
Truly, truly - thank you for the kindest of words. I know that this is where I need to be. Everything is so nicely falling into place now. Like when you have 10,000 piece puzzle, and there are only a handful of pieces left to place. It is finishing at lightning speed.

I wish you the best as well in your internet marketing journey.

All the best.
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Thabo4 Premium
Wow your story is so motivating. I am glad you do not take failure seriously and I am proud of you.

You are giving me motivation to work harder on my site as I am fairly new here ,although I started affiliate marketing in 2017 doing it alone with no success.

I am hoping here is where I will find my break through.
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FrankM64 Premium
Thank you. WA is certainly the right place to be. While I don’t have all the answers you can certainly reach out to me directly for any help
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DianaP2 Premium
WOW, You have gone through and incredible amount of trials that would throw anyone! Just with how you expressed yourself tells me much about you. First, I know you will quickly adapt to this and make make it through with flying colors. I just hope I can make it through. I have never felt so much caring and encouragement any other sites I have tried. Thanks so much for sharing yourself with everyone. My sincere best wishes.
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FrankM64 Premium
Hi Diana, thank you for the kind words. I am going through all of the training and learning every day. I am sure you will do just fine with the help of the community. If you ever need help feel free to reach out to me directly. I don't have all the answers, but I am resourceful at getting answers. I will help as much as possible. I have one site up, working on my second. All the best.
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FrankM64 Premium
Thank you for the well wishes. I have been around the IM arena since 2001, without a doubt, bar-none, WA is the place to be. If you ever get stuck fell free to reach out directly to me. I don’t have all the answers but will help any way I can.
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RichBrennan Premium
Welcome to the Community, Frank, and thanks for connecting with me. Well done for coming through all your recent adversity and for focusing on the solution. With your tenacity and your experience I'm sure you'll make a great success out of Wealthy Affiliate. Wishing you much success :-)
Cheers
Rich
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FrankM64 Premium
WA is far more then I was expecting. I have been around the IM communities for quite some time, but have never come across what WA offers.
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YayasHome Premium
Welcome Aboard! I am also new, but I believe you are right; we have finally found the most honest place on the internet, where we really an learn from the best an' build our own businesses.

Looks to me as if you have a pretty good head start on things. Congratulations on hitting the ground running. I'm sending alla' vibes for your greatest success.

~ Yaya
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FrankM64 Premium
Looking forward to this journey we are on. Very exciting.
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julesnp Premium
Good day Frank,
Yes, you made the best choice.....this time...... :) I thank you for following me and Welcome to our great WA family where you will find like-minded people always willing to help and support you in building your online business and make it a success. I wish you the very best.
Have a great day.
Jules
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FrankM64 Premium
The WA community is Truly amazing. Glad to be a part of it.
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KeithJ2 Premium
Thanks, Fmart. Appreciate your words. You should do well here if you take advantage of the support that you’ll get from many people. Some know more than others, I imagine...as in all things... so take your time and find out those who can serve you well. Gary Horton will be a good start, I’m quite sure. You’ll soon find others. This is for sure. Wish you well. God bless, Good luck and Much Success...
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FrankM64 Premium
The support has been fantastic. Truly looking forward to the journey.
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CandP Premium
Hello Frank, and thanks for your follow. We follow you back.
We lost a business in 2009 as well and it was devastating. However, with the added stress of those major health issues with your wife you must have really hit a terrible low.
But! You are up and fighting and ready to progress here with WA.
Isn't it great that you won't have to stock up on physical products with this platform?
Hope you will enjoy the training and community support here and we wish you and your wife all the best.
Colette and Philip
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FrankM64 Premium
Thank you for the kind words. WA has been amazing so far. When I pursued internet marketing in years past it always felt like i was trying to put together a puzzle with the pieces upside down. While internet marketing is still a puzzle, with WA the pieces are right side up, and the picture is coming together. All the best.
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SAWalden Premium
Thanks so much for the follow! And glad you found WA. I'm very new here but it looks and sounds like "the" place to be - especially those of us looking to get away from the 9-5 grind.

I wish you much success in the world of affiliate marketing!

Susan
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FrankM64 Premium
Thank you for the follow. With this WA community, all the answers are just a keyboard away.
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Madek Premium
Hey, Fmart!

I would 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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Phillip21 Premium
Hey Fmart1964, I wanted to say hi, hope things are working out for you. I had pretty much the same thing occur in my life. It's hard to get through, but a person just has too. So anyway is great to meet you, you can't go wrong with WA, I have found that they are the best. You can learn a lot with WA, from the beginning to a complete website. It's great to be a part of what they teach you. Plus the cost is awesome too. So talk with you soon. Take care.
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FrankM64 Premium
Thanks for the comment. I am having a blast on WA, I am full steam ahead with my Affiliate site. I wrote the first few posts, now I have a ghost writer doing the rest for me. It is such a relief, now I can focus on finishing building out the site. All the best
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Loes Premium
Hello Frank,♫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 on 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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FrankM64 Premium
Wow, great information. Thanks for taking the effort to do this. I will always research on my own trying to find answers before I reach out, but I am happy to know that there is a door in a seemingly "dead end". Thanks. Talk soon.
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Loes Premium
There is al always a door here
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow. Its nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies

Jon and Debbie : )

P.S Your story is quite close to ours. Physical product online store that tied you up more than a job! Tick. Job jost in 2009. Tick (well 2008 but close enough!) Looking for passive income. Tick
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Corann72 Premium
Hi Fmart!
Thank you for following me! I followed you back!
Your Bio made my eyes water... So sorry you had to go through so much...So glad your strong will and determination brought you here. You are definitely in the right place!
Welcome to WA and congratulations on going Premium!
As the saying goes: "Keep on Keeping On!" Much success to you in WA!!!!
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halyna Premium
Hi Frank, thank you for the follow.
I am very glad to follow you back and wish you a lot a lot of success!!! Because you deserve it!
Actually, I'm very happy for you because now you are in the right place. With your experience and knowledge, you will be successful its just a question of time. Another positive thing is that you are not alone here!
BTW I like your website great work! I'm here from April and still fighting with my posts and page design :D
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Naronson75 Premium
Its nice and reassuring hearing your story. I, too dabbled in and had some success with online selling in the antique and collectible field on ebay before the massive changes the company took that changed the game.:( It was a TON of work but a lot of fun at the same time.
I am also trying to find my "home" and rise from the ashes like the Phoenix. I also want to do it in a way that's on my terms so I finally will have the freedom the American dream promises, and if I can help others on the way, all the better.
Kudos to all of us who refuse to let the ditches we've fallen into trap us and drown us!
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phakacha8 Premium
Thank you so much for the follow. As a returned favor, I followed you back.
Kindly stay connected to get the kind of inspiration required for being a successful entrepreneur online.
Ours is a platform where we can no longer fail because of the awesome support behind.

I look forward to working with you and reach the top.
Cheers!
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Keisi Premium
Hola Frank!

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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soulsearcher Premium
Welcome to WA and congrats on going premium!

I'm pretty new here, I just joined this month actually. I must say I've already learned a lot of valuable information here at WA. I believe you will too, that is if you haven’t already.

The future is yours! Wishing you much success.

- Keziah
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Goodness Gracious!

That you can even find any humor after what you've experienced is simply amazing, Frank!

One thing you said that I fervently believe is being able to revisit your "why". As the saying goes, if your "why" is strong enough, the difficulty of the "how" won't matter.

So glad you made your way to Wealthy Affiliate, Frank and thank you for adding me to your network.

All the best as you embark on this new adventure.
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FrankM64 Premium
Thank you for the kind words. Yes, the "why" is what gets us out of bed everyday. Gives us strength to press on. Wishing you the best.
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Wayne66 Premium
Hi, Frank and a BIG WELCOME to WA. Thanks for adding me to your network and it's a pleasure to do the same for you.

You definitely have found the real deal. Sorry, you had some bad experiences during your previous attempts at IM. Kyle and Carson have really done this program up right so, stick with the training and don't give up.

I look forward to connecting from time to time. Until then,

Keep Moving Forward,
Wayne
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FrankM64 Premium
Thank you for the nice welcome. Bad experiences are just lessons in life. We continue to move forward. Talk soon.
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ThimGraFort Premium
Hey Fmart,
Thanks for the following. I wish you great success on this platform which appears to be one of the most legit money making websites among millions of scam ones.
May the blessings from Above make your profiting to become a reality to us all here at WA!
Cheers

Boaz Ethan
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Frank. Nice meeting you. Really enjoyed reading your interesting bio. Made me think that when things are tough there's always someone out there with worse problems tahn mine. I'm so sorry you had to have everything come crashing down on you at once like that.

From your profile, I gathered that you are definitely a survivor, and have picked up the pieces. I, too, have been scammed, as many of us here on WA have been.

I agree that we have finally found the real deal, and we can finally build that business we've been wanting that will eventually support us passively once we build them.

Thanks for following me back, Frank. Have a great week.

Carol
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FrankM64 Premium
I find that those of us in the IM arena are a special breed of "action takers" if we weren't, we wouldn't be here. That is a very special common bond that links us all together. Wishing you the best
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CarolMeador Premium
Sorry...what is IM?
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FrankM64 Premium
Hi. Internet Marketing
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CarolMeador Premium
Well, DUH! I should have known that. After all, that's what we're all here for, right??
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Frank and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and with all your other online experience you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
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 Sunday.
Robert
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FrankM64 Premium
i am doing ok at this point. still going through the training. I will definitely be reaching out at some point. Appreciate the support. Talk soon.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Frank and 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 good one.
Robert
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WendaSue Premium
Hi Frank. Thanks so much for the follow. I wish you all the best.
Wendi :)
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onmyownterms Premium
Welcome to WA!

You may find this post helpful on your journey.
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FrankM64 Premium
appreciate the link
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Godsmack12 Premium
Hello and welcome to premium. Wishing you lots of success.
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VicLees Premium
Hello, I just wanted to take the time and welcome you to WA Premium! You will not regret your decision. I wish you much success in your new business.
Victor
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RAFStuart Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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MMacLeod Premium
You have been through a lot. I hope your journey at WA is one of success.
Thanks for the follow.

Mary-Ann
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chief14nj Premium
thanks for the follow, all the best to you at WA
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Frank and welcome to an incredible opportunity! You've come to the right place for:
1. Training that is, by far, the best anywhere!
2. Vast directions in which to grow and expand your business!
3. Leaders & a whole community of like-minders to help you 24/7!
4. A stable platform with all the tools you'll need to succeed.

I wish you the very best on your new journey to abundance!
Take care, glad to connect and see you around!
Erin :)!
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MMacLeod Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Frank!
Thank you for accepting my invitation for you to join Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Jerry and I'm here to help you along the way with your new online business.

This is an automated message but when you reply to it, I'll respond to you personally because I'm a real person who cares about your success!

The first step here is to set up your account (your profile image and some self-introduction). This is going to allow people to recognize you and you will get a lot more followers as well.

You can follow the following guide if you have any difficulties: After completing your profile, you'll get a better feel for the wonderful community here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Feel free to navigate yourself inside the community. You'll slowly feel the greatness and awesomeness of this place.

Talk to you soon,

Your #1 Fan,
Jerry
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FrankM64 Premium
Hi Jerry. I came over from your AWOL review sight. I liked the program but WAY too expensive. I am loving the WA site so far. I truly appreciate you.
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Frank,

It's my pleasure man! I'm just doing my best to be honest and provide as much value as I can.

Glad that you're enjoying WA so far!

I'm sure you can turn your passion into a thriving online business with the help of Wealthy Affiliate. From there, you can build your own passive income streams.

I must say building passive income stream is not easy though. A lot of time and hard work are involved. But all I could say is that the reward and benefits are worth the hustle.

For now, follow closely with the training here: You'll get more detailed guidance on how to define your niche and start building your website.

Just to remind you that you're not alone here. The whole community and myself is here to help. Feel free to ask whenever you need.

I wish you all the best and let's keep in touch, alright?

Cheers

Jerry
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