About Gjshawk
Joined April 2017
I'm retired Navy, retired City of Grand Junction CO Police Department. Married, 5 kids, 14 grandkids. I'm 66 years old, I'm an avid road cyclist. I rode 2544 miles last year. My goal was 3000 this year. I finished at 4158 miles, so I set my goal too low. It's 5000 miles for 2018. My current ride is a 2017 Kestrel Talon full carbon bike. I'm also about 50 lbs overweight and have diabetes. Type 2 so there's hope.

Cathy and I live in western Colorado in a town called Fruita. Cathy, who has been my wife and best friend for 43 years, taught nursing at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. She retired this January. One of the main reasons I joined WA was because she wanted to retire too and we wanted to increase our income, or replace her income, after her retirement. She deserves
to be retired as much as I do, and there are things we want to do that require a decent income. My retirement is good but won't cover our bills and other stuff that makes life fun.

Back before retirement I had two careers. I was in the Navy for about 24 years, flying helicopters. After that I worked for the city of Grand Junction Police Department, and retired from there in 2013.

Educationally, I have 2 Bachelor's degrees, one in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and one in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis from Colorado Mesa University.
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Money I would be happy earning
50,000 per year and up
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
100,00 per year and up
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Is 5 hours per day a good answer?
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
50,000 per year and up

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
100,00 per year and up

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Is 5 hours per day a good answer?
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I like these goals! I think that's actually closer to what my true goals are as well. Good luck!
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Mbuckman0020 Premium
You can do it!
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You got this man!
Don't lose track of your goal!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Grant!

You can do this. The secret is to stick with it, keep building and be patient. Your large family, Navy and law enforcement careers prove you know a thing or two about perseverance and patience.

Once you've been in Wealthy Affiliate a little while and learned a few new skills, you will realize your earning potential is truly unlimited. Please remember this is not get-rich-quick. You are building a legitimate business that will reward you for years.

I look forward to helping you build a thriving online business that earns $100K+/yr and permits your wife to retire with you. You have begun your journey and I'm pleased to be part of it.

Commit to your success and stay the course.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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garydlc Premium
Hello Grant

Thank you once again for the comment on my blog, 1st on 1st page Google, I promised you a visit and a follow, so here I am and I am following you too, I too have type 2 diabetes and manage it by eating well and exercising as much as possible, I see you have an impressive resume,

I have always admired Military and Police folk, as I have the opinion that you guys are not in it for the money, but it is more of a calling, I think you made the right move with WA and I wish you great success here Grant, Stay in touch.

Gary
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gjshawk Premium
Thanks, Gary. You are right, you don't get rich in the military or law enforcement. I flew helicopters in the Navy, which was fun, but I haven't done it since I retired. Now I want to fulfill my dream of owning my own successful business. I hadn't found the right one until I found Wealthy Affiliate. I'm optimistic and am feeling good about success for the first time.
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garydlc Premium
Grant , you will succeed here, I just have that feeling about you.

Gary
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gjshawk Premium
Wow, thanks Gary. Nice to hear. Or read.
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garydlc Premium
You welcome !!!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Grant!

Welcome again to Wealthy Affiliate! I hope you're settling into the community and enjoying the training. I wanted to remind you that I'm always here to help you.

If you are getting too many emails from Wealthy Affiliate, you can reduce the emails by going to your account (click on your profile picture in the top right) then scroll down until you see email notifications. Un-click the ones you don't want to receive.

Here's another Wealthy Affiliate success story. Grant , take one step at a time, ask questions when you need help and be patient. Building an online business takes sustained effort and time.

Focus on the training and you will soon begin to see opportunities to make money online at every turn.

As long as you keep taking action, you win. If you have a question, you can contact me by simply replying to this message.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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gjshawk Premium
Thanks, Gary. You're the guy that got me interested in WA. I'll bet that you market the WA affiliate opportunity as your niche. Am I right? If so, good on ;you. Your letter that i read got me to click the link.
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Grant!

Yes, indeed. WA is my primary product and it's been very good to me. I'm also serious about helping everyone who joins because of my sites. I'm convinced anyone can make a life changing income with the skills they learn in Wealthy Affiliate if they just stick with it.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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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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gjshawk Premium
Morning, Kyle. I have been an affiliate with Chews-4-Health for about 2 years, mainly to get commissions on the products I use and reduce my cost. The company makes really good supplements for health and wellness. That's my niche, at least my first one. I called my website Upgraded Living.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you could head in this direction. Just remember, your niche is not a product, rather it is an audience or group of people . A product is what you will promote to your niche.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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gjshawk Premium
Good advice. Thanks
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Grant, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)

PS. I hope you are looking forward to an absolutely amazing weekend!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Grant!

It's a pleasure to meet you. Congratulations on your large family and successful marriage. Those are becoming as rare as hen's teeth.

Chews4Health International looks interesting. In the training here you'll learn what you need to know to make that affiliation profitable.

I look forward to helping you,
Gary
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Grant!

Welcome aboard!

You are in the right place to learn everything you need to know to build your own profitable online business.

Relax, you can do this. We’ll help you every step of the way.

A lot of people have succeeded with the simple strategy you will learn here. You can too.

Start by watching this video: I’m committed to helping you reach your goals. If you have a question, you can contact me anytime by simply replying to this message.

I'm here for you,

Gary

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gjshawk Premium
Thanks Gary. I'm not completely new to affiliate marketing; I'm an affiliate with Chews4Health International, but haven't had any success yet.I have a book called "Affiliate Program Management, an hour a day." I've added a few links to my old blog but no one bought what i think is a good product. Hopefully with your training I can have more success.
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Grant!

It's great you have experience with affiliate marketing and a niche/product. That's a solid advantage. As I'm sure you know, perseverance is a large part of success. With the training and resources inside Wealthy Affiliate, I'm sure you will do well.

I look forward to helping you,
Gary
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