About GMG224
Joined October 2015
I'm middle-aged in years but 25 in my head. I still find it a shock seeing myself reflected in shop windows and thinking "Who is THAT old trout... and what the HELL is she wearing??"

I'm not traditionally much of a team player - I work from home, hate being told what to do, need to do everything myself and would rather sit at a comfortable distance and watch groups of people than interact. I'm no social retard mind you... I can play the game if I have to. I just prefer to observe. I'd rather read a book than go to a party, and I will spend my money on art materials before I'll spend it on shoes and clothes. I tend to have ten projects on the go, although I can knuckle down and meet deadlines when required.

This kind of community thing is WAY out of my comfort zone, much like the idea of pushing myself to turn my whole life upside down by creating an online business. It's the sort of thing OTHER people do. There are so many scammers out there, so many pushy sales people to whom I stupidly give my email address and then have to put up with their incessant communications about products in which I am totally not interested. (Has anyone else noticed that their unsubscribe buttons rarely work?!) I've wanted to try an online business for a long time but figured if it meant I had to be as big a pain in the ass as those people then I simply couldn't do it.

I came upon Wealthy Affiliate by accident just this morning... got up at 0530 Sydney time to watch some guy's webinar and thankfully Googled the product reviews before signing up. Found the Stop Scamming website (thanks Ian!) and headed across to WA. What a revelation! Although skeptical at first, I'm starting to think this might be the real deal. Put it this way - if these people are faking sincerity then they're doing it pretty darn successfully.

About me? I'm pretty up to date for an old broad - quite tech savvy, have created websites in the past, actually created my own app a few years ago (well, had some tech guy in India do it for me), have been self-employed for nearly 20 years and somehow managed to raise three kids on my own after my husband died in 1997. I now have a lovely partner whom I still like even after living with him for ten years! Luckily he still likes me too. :-) My kids are all grown up now and they are the light of my life. My youngest has produced a divine little granddaughter who is growing up in fast forward before my eyes - she's 18 months old now and starting to get really interesting. I'm not the cuddly grandma who will bake cookies and dress dollies. I'm the one who will teach her to paint and draw, use a power tool and (I'm ashamed to admit it) to swear. If she learns to break the rules she'll have probably got it from me.

I'm looking forward to seeing what this course and this group has to offer. That sounds really selfish and I don't mean it like that - hopefully I can give something back too. I'm looking forward to meeting some like-minded people and venturing out of my cave every now and then to play in the sunshine. At 54 years of age it is time to work out what I want to do when I grow up! :-)
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I'd be happy earning $250k a year. I'd be ecstatic earning 2.5 million dollars a year! I'm not greedy and I want to work by myself (ie no employees) so there is probably a limit on my earnings. But that's OK. I want to make a good living out of my creativity and I am willing to work whatever hours it takes to see this happen. I'm a workaholic by nature especially when it's something I enjoy doing. I am self-employed and earn enough money working part time to be able to afford to pursue other interests in my spare time. I hate the work I do now and would be very very happy to be able to simply say "I never have to do this again!"
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GMG224 Premium
I'd be happy earning $250k a year. I'd be ecstatic earning 2.5 million dollars a year! I'm not greedy and I want to work by myself (ie no employees) so there is probably a limit on my earnings. But that's OK. I want to make a good living out of my creativity and I am willing to work whatever hours it takes to see this happen. I'm a workaholic by nature especially when it's something I enjoy doing. I am self-employed and earn enough money working part time to be able to afford to pursue other interests in my spare time. I hate the work I do now and would be very very happy to be able to simply say "I never have to do this again!"
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All the best GMG224 I hear what you're saying and totally agree that it would be nice to make a good living on our creativity and in doing something that we enjoy...you can achieve
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Kyle Premium
If you dedicate enough time to your online business, anything level of success possible. Everything you need is here at WA, from the training to the tools, the websites, the hosting and the personal help.

Take action on the tasks within the training and ask for help when you need it and these goals are going to become a tangible reality for you Gayle!
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I hope that you mange to realize your dreams
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DebLiz Premium
Love your positive outlook and wish you the very, very best in your endeavors! :)
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GMG224 Premium
Thanks so much LettaVee... I read your profile and hope you achieve your goals too! I was widowed quite young and spent many years bringing up my three kids alone. I know just how overwhelming the sole responsibility for those little souls can be! They actually end up becoming one's reason to succeed. It's so nice to meet you on this forum and I look forward to witnessing your success too. :-)
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GMG224 Premium
Thank you so much Howaboutthat - I look forward to watching you realise yours too! :-)
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GMG224 Premium
Thank you DebLiz - right back at you! I added a longer comment on your profile page. :-)
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JamesBB Premium
hi there ... wow love your profile. I could almost cut and paste this for myself. hope you get into this and it takes off for you.
James
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi GMG224, thank you for adding me to your network. Hope you are enjoying getting your website going and I wish you all the best with your online business! This is the best community I have ever found, I love it here! If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me!
With Kind Regards,
Linda
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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LED63 Premium
Hi Gayle! Just popped over to say hello back! I really hope you do find a way to use your creative talents to make a living in a way that you love! We will keep in touch OK?
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GMG224 Premium
Thanks so much - I updated my profile just now. I love reading about other people so figured they would probably enjoy getting to know me better if there was actually something to know!
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LED63 Premium
You are completely correct! It is so good to read other interesting profiles - and girl! We are twins who got separated at birth!!!
You could be describing me right down to teaching my grandkids to swear! I'm the one who encourages them to climb trees and build fires and use proper knives to cut the veggies when they are helping me (MUM! What are you DOING? That's a KNIFE! He will CUT himself!) While I calmly point out that if he does, he will learn to be careful next time! I'd much rather be reading than exchanging meaningless small talk! I ask deliberately controversial questions to make gatherings more interesting. I hate buying shoes and have a cupboard full of 'things' - crafty things and material and paint and glue and stamps and books and things I bought and meant to use, but it was still fun anyway!!! I think you will like WA - there's a bunch of crazies here who forgot to grow old. So join in and be crazy too!
Ellie
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GMG224 Premium
Hahahahahaha... this is me doing my happy dance! :-)
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LED63 Premium
What you do, is add 'plop' to the end of the hahahaha! I do it to my kids and it drives them to distraction. It is NOT cool to laugh your head off!!!
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GMG224 Premium
I completely misunderstood what you meant by "plop!". When one has had three kids (one by caesarean) one's head dropping off is not the first thing that comes to mind when indulging in sudden explosive laughter! I tend to use PMPL... :-)
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LED63 Premium
Oh yes - that happens regularly too!!! I just did not do all those horrible PFE's....did you?
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GMG224 Premium
Ha ha - no. That's too much like "exercising" (to which I am allergic!) Such a shame. There was a time I reckon I could have held a pencil in there and signed my name with it...
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LED63 Premium
Oh Gayle! That is disgustingly funny! I'm totally allergic to exercise also, but I fear that I won't be able to move by the time I'm 104 - when I plan to have my next big birthday bash. I figure one every 52 years is enough. So I occasionally commit to a walking program which starts and ends in my head.
I meant to tell you that I totally agree with the 'team player' thingy - I just do NOT suffer fools gladly and end up doing things myself. So this suits me perfectly fine - being the boss of my own business.
It must be getting late there - you guys are 3 hours ahead now, aren't you? Western Australia is never going to come round to daylight saving which means we have - what - 5 timezones at the moment! Daft Aussies!
Goodnight
Must get my youngest off to bed
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GMG224 Premium
Oh wow - you're an Aussie too?? That's brilliant. :-) Yes it is very late here and I was about to say goodnight as well. I've been watching Kyle's membership video and downloading the first lessons to read offline. I've pretty much decided to do the Premium membership thing already. Can we have a chat some time about what you're doing with this course? I'd love to know what sort of business you're growing and learn how you're benefitting from the training. Seeing as we're on the same continent it will be so much easier to communicate in person. I have a client in Perth (I'm a freelance recruitment consultant) and whenever I do work for him I have to keep in mind the time difference so I don't start reference checking at six in the morning. If you would like to chat by phone just drop me an email and I'll give you my number. SO much quicker than typing, even for fast typists like us. :-) Good night Ellie. So nice to have met you. I look forward to talking again soon.

PS Realised I forgot to include my email address but when I tried to edit the message was told that only premium members can include links. Perhaps you can give me your email address instead! :-)
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GMG224 Premium
Oh Ellie I'm so sorry to hear about your brother in law... how awful! And here you are being so cheerful and generously corresponding with me when you have so much going on. I'll drop you an email and let you have my phone number so you can phone me when the time is right for YOU. (I can call you right back - I'm on an unlimited plan.) It's not urgent... I'm not going anywhere and I will spend the next days reading voraciously and soaking up information like a sponge. I'll tell you what I'm planning to do with this via email.
My warmest thoughts to you and your family...
Gayle x
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LED63 Premium
Thanks Gayle. It's my eldest sister whom I love dearly. She was my 'second mum' - she being the eldest of the first 4, me being the eldest of the second three. We kind of 'paired up' with our older sisters. Steve has been really sick for just over a year, but his death today was sudden and unexpected, insofar as death from cancer could be, if you get my drift. I've been sitting here all day, typing away and keeping busy, waiting for a phone call. And thank you - it has been just what I needed to talk to someone like you. I'm not good at the 'proper' things to say and sentimentality makes me mad! I think that if you have something nice to say about someone, then say it to them - BEFORE they die - not when it's too late. I spoke to Ruth, my sister, a few minutes ago, just to let her know I am praying for them and thinking of them, but they are pretty exhausted tonight having spent the last 24 hours in ICU. I'll have a good long catch up later in the week. They live in Gosford, so I haven't actually seen them for over 5 years! I was going to go across for a week this month - but might put it off now until Ruthie needs a lift in a few weeks time. Shock keeps people going at first and she has all her own children there at the moment.
I'm fine to talk anytime, although next week would probably be good, if you don't mind! (Which I'm sure you don't)
I might turn off now I think. I realise I am kind of tired now - it's been a pretty long day. Not sure if you've read any of my blogs, but my hubby is a FIFO worker out of Port Hedland and he just left this morning for a new roster! So yeah - it's been a little on the tough side!
Ellie
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pribs Premium
Hey Gayle! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl


P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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GMG224 Premium
Hello Ian - thanks so much for your email and for all the information herein. It has all happened so quickly that I am still catching my breath - I got up at 0530 this morning Sydney time to watch a webinar by a guy named Anik Singal and luckily had the foresight to google reviews of his program before being tempted to sign up. I saw your site, read the comments (yours and others') and not only logged out of the webinar but immediately unsubscribed from any future communication with AS. Good luck to him if he can sell stuff for that price, but your warnings rang so true. While I was listening to the webinar and taking notes I kept thinking "Oh I know this" or "Yep, that will be the Google Keyword Tool" or whatever... I have been looking into an online business for some time now and have started to realise I actually soaked up quite a lot of knowledge already. Now I just need help to apply it! I like your style, and look forward to learning more about the WA program. Thanks again for the heads-up.

Regards Gayle :-)
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pribs Premium
Hey Gayle! Thank you so much for the kind words, and I'm VERY happy you found your way safely here to WA. If you have any questions or need help with anything as you continue along, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm happy to help any way that I can!
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