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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wm8 Premium
Hi Gayle, I love your writing style and sense of humor!! I can probably read your writing for hours: ).

I admire your sense of self-awareness and openness to change.

This sentence made me laugh: I'm not the cuddly grandma who will bake cookies and dress dollies.

2016 will be an awesome year with lots of growth and progress!
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GMG224 Premium
Ha ha - I thought the same about you. I think this means we must keep in touch! :-)
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LynnCampbell Premium
LOL! You sound a lot like me. I love it. :-)
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SuzetteH Premium
Gayle, your a nut and I love you already. I am glad you stepped out of your comfort zone. I felt a bit, but not as extreme as you LOL, when I first started. Only I am not tech savvy. Trust me, our sincerity is real. After spending many years on Facebook , I feel like I am in paradise here @ WA. Very rarely will you see anyone being rude to someone else. We are all here for basically the same reason. And everyone is pretty quick to help you out if they got the answer. I think you will like it here!
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GMG224 Premium
It's funny, isn't it, how you feel as if you can be "real" here? It feels more of a closed audience than Facebook where it is definitely not safe to be real!! :-) Glad I found you too Suzette.
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi!
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thanks for the follow.
I'm 25 in my head too, but when I look in the mirror I scare myself.
All the best...
Gary
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StubearBlack Premium
You sound like loads of fun :) Nice page!
-Stu
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GMG224 Premium
Thanks Stu! Been a bit preoccupied lately with my latest project but look forward to sharing this journey with you moving forward. Am following you right back. :-)
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StubearBlack Premium
Thanks GMG ;) me tooo
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Gayle, thanks for the follow and good luck with all that you do here at WA.
Mark
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Larry_T Premium
Hi, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you the best with your website training
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stephhill Premium
Thank you for following me!

I wish you the best of success here at WA. Let me know if I can help in anyway. In addition to Kyle's training which takes precedence, if you wish to check out my training you can click on my profile picture and than click on my training link below my photo.

Keep in touch!
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jvranjes Premium
Thank you for the follow. I wish you best luck an success. I think we are of the same mind-age. Jovo
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mjpd Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow! Wishing you every success here at WA and in life! = )
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JRaniga Premium
Hi There,

Thanks for the follow. Lets connect and build together.

Cheers
Jay
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JamesWatson1 Premium
Hi Gayle thanks for the follow back!
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Robert-A Premium
Welcome to WA Gayle and thank you for the follow.
I will follow you as well.
Robert
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KatieMac Premium
Welcome Gayle had to laugh have some similar traits going on it wont take you long to work out it is the real deal and the age thing my theory is my spirit is always 21 its just the body that ages.. thanks for the follow have added you back and wish you every success
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GMG224 Premium
Thanks so much Katie! I look forward to staying in touch.
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KatieMac Premium
looking forward to seeing your progress
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Loes Premium
Hello Gayle, Welcome!
Nice to meet you, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start I have written trainings for every issue I had problems with myself. You can find them on my profile on the right (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

Success building your business. See you around, Greetings Loes
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GMG224 Premium
Thank you very much Loes... I will study them carefully.
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Dear Gayle,

Thanks for the Follow. :) Its so nice to meet you. :) Welcome to WA. :) We hope you have a most pleasant time here. :)

If at all you need help, please don't hesitate to ask us. :) We are more than willing and happy to assist you further with anything. :)

Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon. :)

Blessings,

~Angel
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szmcgill Premium
Welcome Gayle & TY for the follow. Your profile makes me giggle. Talk about going out of your comfort zone.....Things that I had wanted to do but,,,,,, oh well ....I hope you find that "THE COMMUNITY" is Awesome and find to love the individuals here , together will help with any ?? you have. Best Wishes
Be Blessed
Sheri
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ESmall2017 Premium
Very interesting profile, I will definitely check out your blog post and look forward to much more...

Learn Prepare Succeed
GE
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WMcNeal40 Premium
Quite an introduction of yourself. Sometimes we do have to get out of our comfort zone. WA is a great community, so don't be afraid to jump in and get to it!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Gayle ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Gayle for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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GMG224 Premium
Thank you so much! I will certainly check out your training and your blog. :-) I am soaking it all up like a sponge at the moment... Have a great day!
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Stephanie33 Premium
Hi Gail,
Like you,I had fallen hook line and sinker for too many online marketing programs. i paid for software and services and education and groups, I bought modules and plug-ins and things I didn't even know I needed or even what they did. I invested several years of time in webinars and academies and in the end I was left with a pile of pieces to a puzzle without a clue how they fit together and thinking that perhaps I just wasn't smart enough. Then I found WA and my faith was restored. They teach real education that isn't difficult, being creative and productive is easy and they don't have anything else to sell to you. This program is solid and complete. Welcome.
Stephanie
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GMG224 Premium
Thanks Stephanie! I'm really excited to be here and inspired by the wonderful people in this group. So glad to "meet" you! :-)
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow back Gail, persistence is what it will take to make this happen. Follow all of the lessons in order and you should do well.
John
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Gayle !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! The endless training, the many tools and above all the whole bunch of nice and helpful people.... It's simply impossible to get lost or stuck in your business on WA! You'll always make progress =)

I wish you all the best of joy and success in all your endeavors

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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GMG224 Premium
What a lovely warm message Sarah - thank you so much! You have so many things on the go... thanks for taking the time to welcome a newbie to the team! Best regards Gayle
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BelieveItYes Premium
We've all been newbies at some point and I still consider myself a beginner on many levels ... =) but WA is awesome and everybody makes you feel at home!
See you around!! have fun with the training and let me know if I can help you anything !
Sarah
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terrium Premium
Hi my name is Sally welcome to WA wishing you all the very best. If you need help or support would love to help. Drop me a line how you are going anytime with your progress.
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GMG224 Premium
Hi Sally! Thanks so much for the welcome. Yay - another Aussie! :-) I'm still trying to figure out how all this goes together but I'm sure it will start to make sense very soon. There is certainly no shortage of resources! Best regards Gayle
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hello, I'm Andrew from the UK. I just wanted to welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate premium. Good choice! Let me know if I can help in any way.
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GMG224 Premium
Thank you so much for the warm welcome Andrew! I'm still finding my way around but I look forward to sharing the journey with you. Best regards Gayle :-)
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Andrew-74 Premium
It will take you a while to find you way around, there is a lot to see and do. But is so good! Best of luck with your new site.
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kudaonline Premium
welcome to premium . I am so humbled with the smart decision u made to go premium .

when I upgraded my account I had gone to a point where I had to say enough is enough I have to make money online . The only way i could do that was to learn the skills first.

Faithfully and patiently followed the trainings and completed the tasks

Wealthy affiliate unlocked my success as an affiliate marketer.

looking forward to hear about your progress

To your success
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CTisby Premium
I loved reading this, welcome to WA! You're my type of person. You think like I think. Get with me should you ever need some help.
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pribs Premium
Hey Gayle, how's everything coming along now that you've been a member for a few days? I hope you've found your way into the "Get Started Here" training toward the top of the menu on the left and that you're enjoying yourself so far!

Some people gravitate towards the "Affiliate Bootcamp" training which is something I don't recommend right off of the bat if you've never made money in internet marketing before. I have a detailed blog post covering this topic if it's something you're wrestling with and you'd like me to send you the link.

I know that may be a bit confusing, but if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask! I hope you're enjoying your time here so far :)
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GMG224 Premium
Hi Ian... thanks so much for the messages which only just came up in my profile now. I do have a number of questions which I've been writing down as I go through the training. My first instinct was to jump on and ask the community but I figured I might be wasting their time if the issue was resolved in the next lesson so decided to keep my powder dry for a while and just see what was left over at the end. I am going to sign up for Premium even though at this stage I don't have a clear idea what I want to do with the "affiliate" part of all this. I stumbled on WA via a desire to find out what my passion is and make money that way... my passion being design, art, craft and learning. I hate what I do for a living - even though I am tremendously grateful that it exists! - but I am struggling to overcome the widely-held belief that creative people don't make any money. I'm too old to starve in an attic for my craft. :-) My immediate intention is to create a series of adult colouring books to publish on Amazon... something I've been faffing around and talking about for months but only just made the decision to stop talking and start doing. Thus the past week has been spent designing (which will take another couple of months yet), learning the necessary skills in Illustrator, and trying to get my head around the all important aspect of marketing. I don't know whether WA is going to be something that will help me in this endeavour or if it is just another distraction... and I am TERRIBLY susceptible to distractions! At this stage I feel a little like I'm in the spin cycle of the washing machine - going around in circles and can't really tell which way is up. But it is SO exciting and I am really grateful to be here. Sorry for the long-winded letter - I just wanted you to know I'm still here and putting my time to very good use. I will ask some specific questions once I'm done with the basic training, if that's OK. :-) Thank you so much for following up and I look forward to hearing from you at any time.
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pribs Premium
Hey Gayle! My wife has taken an interest in adult coloring books lately - they seem to be very "up and coming" so I think that's a great niche idea! I'm definitely here if you need me - make sure to use the community and resources here at WA to the best of your ability but if you get stuck anywhere along the way, never hesitate to reach out to me directly.
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pribs Premium
It looks like you're moving along very nicely, Gayle! I see you have your profile all setup and hopefully you've been engaging with the community a bit!


I'd love to get to know you and your income goals better so that I can do my best to set you up for success. Would you mind taking a minute to chime in and share here: I keep a pretty close watch on that thread (and so do the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson), so posting your income goals there will give us a much better idea of what we can do to help you!


And of course, let me know if there's anything I can help you with Gayle :)
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steviedean Premium
Hi there Gayle (◑‿◐) thanks for following me back (◑‿◐) wishing you MUCH success (◑‿◐)
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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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