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My name is Sherry from Upper Michigan. I am married and have two kids, four dogs, two guinea pigs, and a cat. Yes, it sounds like a zoo! I do love animals, especially dogs and horses, which are my two favorites. I also like to listen to music, paint, draw, and go camping. I am very excited to learn how to start my websites and any help or advice anyone can give would be great!

**********Updated March 9, 2016***********************************

Hey there,
Just thought I'd do a much needed update...finally! It got kinda long and I hope I don't bore you to tears, but read it if you want...just thought I'd warn you, lol! Cheers~

So, it's been awhile that I've been here now, almost four years. Well, the house is still kind of a zoo, but now my eldest, my wonderful daughter, has moved out after graduating high school along with her cat.

It took some getting used to without them here, but my hubby and 10-year-old son along with the four dogs are still keeping me on my toes. Sadly, the two guinea pigs passed away awhile ago from old age I believe...one almost a year after the other. Now, two painted turtles are in residence...my son always wanted one and well, somehow we eventually ended up with two...didn't want the first one to be lonely, lol!

In the time I've been here, I've learned a lot, but there are always new things to learn. I now have three websites...so, yeah, I learned how to build websites and write content for them. I also learned that it IS possible to make money online...and it's awesome!

I had a few setbacks and things in my offline life that kept me away from here for almost two years...well, I was still "here" as a member, but I wasn't working on much so my first two websites suffered a bit. So, they need updating and I need to get back to working on them regularly.

Plus, I realized it's time to do the niche I should've done in the first place, which is why I started the art site. It's what I've always loved doing anyways, but I wasn't ready to start on it yet...

I guess the first two sites were just a way to see if I can and to see if this actually works. I found out that yes, it does work...at least with the first niche site, which I put quite a bit of work into over the years here. I'm not giving up on either one, but for the moment I'm not focusing on them that much.
New to Wealthy Affiliate? Well, I'd like to say, Welcome to WA!

Anyways, for those of you just starting here, I'd like to recommend that you only do one website. Choose the niche you love....whatever it is, a hobby you have now or something you enjoy doing. Something you'd like to be known for as the person to go to when people need help or have questions.

Don't try to work on more than one niche at a time...it's hard and it doesn't work to get the results you'd really want...take it from me, that was a mistake I made.

Put your focus into one and get it going first. Keep working on it til it's up to the point where you want it...making money for you right? Of course, once it's there don't forget about it either. Keep it updated, add more content to it, engage with your visitors and it'll keep growing along with that money you're making from it.

Most important: Follow the training here!

You know, that green button up there in the left menu? Start there, or the Affiliate Bootcamp, and keep on going through the lessons. Do each task as you go...just reading the lessons and watching the videos aren't going to get it done. Go through the lesson and do the task at the end. It's what will get you closer to whatever goals you set for yourself.

If you get stuck or have questions, just ask someone here...don't keep beating your head on a wall trying to figure it out by yourself. All that does is give you a headache!

It's something I had difficulty at first myself...I've never been one to ask for help even if I were drowning, lol. Now, I realize everyone here is willing to help...you're not "bothering" anyone by asking a question, and there are no "stupid" questions either...

Anyhooo, now that I've almost written a book here...it's rather unbelievable that I used to be afraid to write, eh? Kinda silly, but I was...'til I came here. Stick around and it'll change you...for the better!

I'll see ya around and if you read all this....
Thanks for reading all the way and sorry I've been so long-winded!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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How much money per month would you be happy earning?

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
At least 30 or more hours per week
megawinner Premium
Stunning goals!

Sherry, congratulations on making your plans. Now is the time to learn to execute your plan. The WA platform is the best [place to learn online Affiliate marketing. there is no doubt about it. WA community has a lot of people who are willing to help or answer any of your questions!

Sherry, you may want to follow me and my blogs as they can help you sustain your desire in achieving your goals!

Wishing you the best WA journey.

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Yes indeed, Florentino. Wealthy affiliate is an awesome place to learn everything we need to know about Affiliate marketing and online business. No place like it for sure! :)
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Great goals! Creating goals is an important first step. After that, I suggest taking advantage of the well-designed and systematic training provided here at WA. When you have questions, don't be afraid to ask the talented and helpful mentors here for us.

Also, it is excellent that you are willing to make the time commitment to succeed. Good luck with progressing toward your goals.

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Hi there Sherry!

Well it all starts with a goal and now that you've got your goals outlined you can start working towards them. The more time you can spend working through the training here at Wealthy Affiliate, the sooner you will have the foundation that you can build upon. You have full control over your online business and we'll be here to help steer you in the right direction as you move forward.

Glad to see that you are taking action already by publishing your goals!

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Thank you Carson! Yes, now that I can see where my goals are at, it'll be much easier to work toward them! Great idea to have them right there where we can see them easily.
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Hi Sherry. Thanks for following me. You have an interesting profile, and I agree it's better to start off with one niche website. And yes, I know firsthand how hard it is to just manage with one website while trying to juggle with offline life.

I really like your dog website. Looking forward to connecting with you. - Tina
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Hi Tina, You're very welcome and thank you for the follow too!

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed checking out the dog site...thank you for doing so! It's the first niche site, and still a work in progress...but, as I've come to understand, a site is never completely done if you want to keep up with the competition. There are always things to improve upon as things change.

I'm looking forward to connecting with you as well and glad to be a part of your network. Hope your journey here is going well!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Hey Sherry,
Thank you for taking the time to give me a follow it sounds like you have a busy life with all the pets. I am pleased to add you to my network and am happy that you are seeing some success. I wish you all the best.
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Hi Dale,
You're very welcome and thank you for following back! They sure do keep us all busy, lol.

I'm happy to be a part of your network here and I'm sure you'll start to see success as well. It takes time...just keep following the training here and if you ever need help with anything just ask.

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Thank you Sherry!
I really appreciate it very much. I look forward to getting to know you.
TW2016 Premium
Hi Sherry, it's so wonderful being able to connect and get to know you. Look forward to you following my network too so that its a great way expanding our network at WA together. I look forward if we can journey at WA together learning from each other on site building and also our discussions and encouragement together. I look forward to hear from you soon. Keep n touch and take good care. Terry :)
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Hi Terry, thanks for following and its great to meet you too! I'm following you back and am looking forward to hearing from you too. Take care and see you around here.
Best wishes :) Sherry
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Hi Sherry, nice to meet you. Thank you for the follow. We have very similiar interests! My house used to be a zoo with cats, dog, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, hamsters, mice, fish and a skink! I am now down to 5 dogs...whew! I haven't drawn in quite a while (no time) or picked up my guitar lately (again, no time) but I always tell myself that I'll get back to it one day lol. Good advice...I have three sites on the go but am concentrating all my attention on the one I started during my training here. All the best to you...
Dawn :D
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Hi Dawn,
You're welcome! No problem at all. It's great to meet you too. Sorry for the late reply, btw. Somehow I must have missed your comment here.

Anyways, it's great to meet a fellow animal lover. Wow, now that's quite the zoo! I've never owned a rabbit, mice, rats, or a skink. Although I'm sure my son would love to own every one of them...now, we're down to the 4 dogs and 1 painted turtle...our bigger one passed away a couple of weeks ago sadly. But, our smaller one, Ms. Zippy is still feisty as ever...never knew a turtle could move as fast as she does, lol.

Well, I've been drawing quite a lot now, but haven't picked up the guitar in a long time either. I'd like to though one of these days. Glad to hear you're focusing on just one site at the moment...it's much easier to get one going the way you want to first. Just keep going on it and it'll get there!

Best wishes to you :) ~Sherry
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Hi Sherry,

I am only here two months so far so there is a lot I still don't know.

I love your profile messages. It is refreshing to hear that another person is generating an income here.

My passion is animals...I can no longer stand by and just watch animals being abused, tortured, skinned alive or murdered for trophies. That is my niche. Frankly, on this one, I really want to make money to help animals. Anything more would be nice but the animals are my main concern.

I have gone on enough now. Thank you so much for following me. I am honored to be included among your connections.
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Hi Lisa,
You're very welcome and thank you too for the follow back! I noticed a comment of yours on Ultimateless' post that sounded so much like myself I had to hit follow...

I rarely ever spoke much to anyone as a very young child either, always feeling like I wasn't saying anything right or that it was stupid, which like yourself, made me a good target to bullies. It took years to get over my fear of talking to people...I still have a hard time speaking up in a large group. But, I believe it makes us who we are now...strong people willing to stand up for what is right.

I think that is so awesome of you to want to make money to help the animals...I don't understand how some people can be so heartless and cruel to them. There's quite a few of us on twitter and G+ that feel the same way, and we try to get the word out for shelter animals that need homes as much as possible too.

So, if you're on either one of those I'd be happy to follow you there too and help promote your niche as much as possible...it's something I already support and the more I can help animals the better.

I think I've blabbered on enough again, and thanks again for being part of my network at WA.

Best wishes :) ~Sherry

Btw, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed reading the profile and I didn't bore you to tears, lol. Oh, noticed you're on twitter, so I'm following you there (@SherryB19).
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I am so glad you did hit follow. I mean that sincerely.

Took me a long time to speak up too. I worked in a fast food restaurant at the time. I always worked the hamburger grill which was fine but for 2 weeks there was a problem with the grill. It was doing weird things to me and a co-worker. So, one Sunday, I decided enough was enough. That grill needed fixing and I wasn't going to work it until it was. The junior assistant manager, who was 15 at the time told me to work that grill and I said no. Of course, he had to tell the manager on duty and I was called into the office. I was so scared, I thought I would die but I went in and stood my ground. Long story short, I didn't have to work the grill that day. It turned out one of the pilots was not working so not only was it not good for our health but it was also dangerous.

I am so sickened every time I hear of an animal being killed. The bear, the alligators. What ever happened to parents controlling their children and keeping a good watch on them? And why do sheep have to be skinned alive? Or dogs and cats abused or abandoned for no good reason? I am also sick of people hunting and killing animals for the trophy. Hunting is no sport, it is murder. I could go on about this all night. Thank you for supporting the rights of animals. We do have to be their voice, they cannot speak for themselves.

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Wow, good thing you spoke up when you did! That whole place could have blown up, along with everyone in it...15-year-old junior assistant manager included! I guess there comes a point in time where enough is enough...

You sound exactly like how I feel when I hear of things like that...sheep skinned alive? I didn't know that! Just sickening...
and parents that don't watch their children and teach them how to treat animals is another thing that is such a problem where I live. The worst was a couple years ago, my hubby and I noticed a few younger kids, probably 6 to 8 years old, chasing a wild rabbit down the street and it ran into our driveway under our car...I think it did this since it often came to visit us before and felt safe here. Boy, my blood was beginning to boil...

Anyways, we kept watching, and they started throwing rocks at the rabbit...well, that was it! We both went flying out there and let 'em have it...told them to get out of our yard and leave the rabbit alone, which nearly ended up in an argument with their dad after they told him we yelled at them...but, after he found out they were throwing rocks at it, not to mention our car, he changed his tune pretty quick. Now, I see him going along with them instead of letting them run wild all over the place.

Sadly, there's still so many other parents here that let them roam all over with no supervision. I just don't understand their reasoning...our two kids were always taught to respect animals and other people's property too. They didn't leave our sight when they were younger and well, my son still isn't allowed to go very far off and he's 10.

Oh my, you've got me going, lol. I'll let you go and btw, I did send a tweet out for your post on Meatball...such heartlessness makes me sooo angry, but you're right, we have to speak up for them.

Btw, I'm glad to have followed you...wish I had done so earlier. I'll see you around here.

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Now you got me started. Why do parents not watch their kids anymore? I used to think Mom was a spy when I was a kid. She knew and saw everything. I don't think she took her eyes off of me for a second (and you really can't with a child--something can happen so fast). Why did, I think it's up to 8 alligators, have to be killed because a parent was not watching the child (Sad that the child died, but alligators do live in waters everywhere in Florida--should we kill them all?). And what about Harambe, the gorilla killed in Cincinnati Zoo, when the gorilla was actually doing the job the child's parents were supposed to be doing? Protecting that child! The parents are responsible for that child getting in there because they didn't watch him closely. Yet, the poor gorilla had to die.

I agree with you about teaching children to have respect for animals but when the parents are busy killing animals to have as trophies, they obviously do not care about endangered or any other animals.

I become infuriated when I hear of stories like this when you know full well that if parents were not so involved in themselves, they would be watching their children the same way you watch yours and Mom the spy watched me.

I am so pleased we have met and are connected, Sherry.

Your friend, Lisa