About Gerlinde
Joined June 2016
Hi guys!

I am a German-speaking Italian (I live in the German minority part in Northern Italy). I've always been a secretary (the proper word would be an administrative assistant :)) in my life, but I felt that there must be more... and quit my 9 - 5 (or better 8 - 2) and very well paid government job years ago! Everybody called me crazy... but that's me: Always searching for answers in my life and very often choosing the difficult way...

I love travelling and getting in touch with other cultures and languages. I love Canada, the US and Ireland (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and much more are definitely on my bucket list)! I made several trips there and was searching for the amazing American Indian culture!

Living in a log house by the lake? Yes, please!! :-D
Owning a little farm? Also yes! :-D

I would love to combine my passion with an online business and living a life as a Digital Nomad. So that's the reason why I'm here! It's great to find help from a community so I'm sure I will not be disappointed... :-D

Maybe I should add my hobbies: Internet, Pinterest, jewelry making, sewing, reading, learning 3 D animation with Blender, enjoying the nature with my dog, watching McLeod's Daughters over and over again :), playing the violin - ok, not anymore, this was many years ago when I was forced to do so ;-)

Update March 2018:

In one of my blog posts ("One Year with WA and a Job Offer") I wrote about a job offer I got thanks to my facebook page - as a secretary... what can I say: although I am happy about my monthly income I don't have time for WA and my websites, now... and that's not what I wanted, so I'm trying again to find a way to make my online business work, although I already had a few results.. I'm working on it ;)

Happy learning to all,
Gerlinde
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#1: $ 5000 a month!
#2: It would wonderful to earn $ 10000 It would be a great taste of freedom...
#3: I would be willing to invest 12 hours a day or even more...
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Gerlinde Premium
#1: $ 5000 a month!
#2: It would wonderful to earn $ 10000 It would be a great taste of freedom...
#3: I would be willing to invest 12 hours a day or even more...
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FilichiaT Premium
Hi welcome to WA, with 12 hours a day you can definately achieve a lot, all the best.
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Gerlinde Premium
Hi, thank you! Yes, I think 12 hours is a lot, but when you like the job you don't mind working longer... All the best to you, too!
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Fortu Premium
Go for it. It will be worthwhile
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Kyle Premium
These are really awesome goals Gerlinde, I congratulate you on taking the first step in making them. Take action and be persistent towards achieving these. Make it happen.

You have everything that you need here within the community to get there...EVERYTHING! :)
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Gerlinde Premium
Yes, you are right...
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Helfrink1989 Premium
Those are some ambitious goals you have there, Gerlinde and I can see you are very active already and I would not be surprised if you have made it to the $5,000 / month benchmark.

12+ hours a day is a very realistic standard for achieving the desired income you have written here. I have measured my hours in weeks. I know that on my end, for what I desire to accomplish on here, it will take 1 or more hours a day to achieve the income that will help me pay off some bills.

To reach my "ecstatic" income level would require me to put more effort, perhaps 3+ hours a day.

But you have a dream and you have realistic expectations and some projects worked out already. Best of luck to you!
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Gerlinde Premium
Thank you for your nice words! I am still working on it, but don't have much time for my online business due to my office job. I wish you all the best for your online business!
Cheers, Gerlinde
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Helfrink1989 Premium
Yep, having a job can be a big obstacle, and life can get into the way too (e.g. family matters, sickness, chores that can take hours to do, unexpected things, and other non-professional obligations, other sorts of training and education). This is something I go through too, especially now that I have a new job on the way and I have to get myself mentally prepared for it, and the training that will accompany it (for me, new job training is quite strenuous on the mind).

For that, I have to expect that I myself may not be able to put in a full day efforts in developing my business and websites on most days, so it is good to budget at least 30 minutes to a couple hours to work on the business, even if means just doing one thing, creating just one post of content.

Even little piecemeal things is better than not doing anything. Budgeting time is something they not only teach here at Wealthy Affiliate, they also emphasize it in the introductory Python course I took a couple months ago (and boy did they really emphasize it).

Now, you are much farther ahead on WA than I am, so I do not think it would be appropriate for me to lecture even more, haha. But you know yourself and your schedule better than I would. Even if it's just dedicating 30 minutes a day, or every two days to business building and content creation, it's still better than no minutes.
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landman Premium
Hi Gerlinde,
Thanks for the follow. My wife Kae is a Creek Indian. I call her Princess Blue Sky. She is into sewing big time. I appreciate your love for log cabins. I am in real estate and I sold a log cabin not long ago. Very nice place. Keep up your great attitude. Bobby
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Gerlinde Premium
Hi Bobby!
Thanks for you kind words!
I have a deep interest in the Native American Heritage, I don't know why... So you are very lucky to have your wife Kae! :-) Sewing is great, and I also admire the Native American beadwork... I LOVE it!
You sold a log cabin! Great! Would love, to own one... So, you did read my profile very carefully, thanks for that! :-)
Have a great day, Bobby
Gerlinde
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JeffBoivin Premium
Hi Girlinde

All the best in your adventure ! And when you are gone visit Canada ( Quebec), I 'll be more than happy to guide you in a northern visit of the Province:) I worked there some years ago... and there as awesome places to visit. Enjoy life !

Best Regards, Jeff
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Gerlinde Premium
Hi Jeff!
Thanks for that, it's very kind of you!
I would love to visit Canada, again and Québec is surely on my bucket list!
I will let you know for sure... :))
Regards,
Gerlinde
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Loes Premium
Hello Gerlinde,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Gerlinde Premium
Hello Loes,
thanks for following me back and for your wonderful tips, I will check your blogs out, soon!

Have a great day!
Gerlinde
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Gerlinde!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a couple of months ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost five months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Gerlinde Premium
Hi Shawn!
Thanks for that... I will check your trainings! I love to learn every day here...
Have a nice day!
Gerlinde
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Gerlinde! Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Regards,
Shawn
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Gerlinde Premium
Yes, thanks for that, Shawn!
Regards,
Gerlinde
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Kyle Premium
Gerlinde, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Gerlinde.
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Gerlinde Premium
Thanks for that, Kyle!
I'm wondering: English is not my first language, but I would like to make my WA promoting website in English in order to reach more people... I'm hesitating doing this, but now I started it anyways, because I think I will get enough help or suggestions within the community... am I right?
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Kyle Premium
First off, your English is quite good! You are going to be just fine and you only get better at something (like learning a language) one way, by practicing.

Also, if you understand the training you will be just fine. You can create your websites here at WA in any language that you want and market to any audience. :)

You are going to be just fine Gerlinde! If you need a hand with anything going forward, let me know and I will give you a hand.
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