About Graycarrot
Joined November 2009
Hi everyone… After several months of internet searching I believe this is the place I need to be to work at home and have the opportunity to generate income.

I retired after more than 45 years in the medical industry; Navy corpsman/pharmacist, medical sales and sales management. For many of us retirement in today’s world all but demands we continue to learn and earn. With no IM experience I have a lot to learn. Mental challenge with monetary reward is a win/win situation. I hope to learn from all of you and, in time, be a contributor to the success of others.

The words of optimist W. Clement Stone seem to fit our need for positive thinking:

“If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.”

Old words, old dog, new challenge…:)
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kabbage Premium
Hi Bill
I am relatively new here but if there is anything I can help with please let me know. There is also a whole community of people here that are supportive, encouraging and more than willing to help. All the best to you.
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graycarrot Premium
Thanks for the follow and offering to help. Regardless of your time on site, everyone needs help now and then.

I wish you the best.
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you for following me back, Bill. I like the phrase that you have
shared in your profile about positive thinking. I've written a blog related to this. Please feel free to read it and click the like button if you like it :) The link is below: Wish you every success with your online business!
Adel :)
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SunnyB Premium
Thanks for the follow Gray , looking forward to working with you .
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Hello Gray. Thanks for following. I understand the tardiness. Geoff
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Hi Graycarrot, thank you for the follow. I look forward to working with you here at WA community. Wish you success in all your endeavors!...:)
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Thanks for the follow Bill. I hope good fortune follow you through the future.

Eric
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Thanks for the follow. Good luck to you.
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bobtm56 Premium
G'day Bill , I wish you every success here and I enjoyed reading your profile and can totally relate to it. If I can be of any help just send an email to me or if you want to Skype same.
Best Regards
Bob
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Hi Bill, Thanks for the follow. It is much appreciated. Wish you all the best with WA!
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Glad to meet another Sliver haired member.I search for those I like to think of myself as qualified for the "silver Hair Gang" I am new and if you see my profile you see I qualify for the gang.Best wishes: hope to hear from you.
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Temujin1 Premium
Hello Bill, thank you very much for connection. I wish you all the best.

~Peter
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jaker Premium
old dogs always seem to get the bone first!!!
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Thanks for the follow my WA friend!
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SkipWhitten Premium
Greetings,
Nice to meet you and thanks for the follow!! I wish you much success on WA!!!
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thanks for following me back (◑‿◐) feel free to add me on G+ as well and I'll add you back https://plus.google.com/112695702513115637156/posts
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Vikingo Premium
HI Graycarrot , thanks and I think that you can make amazing things with your mind, Just take a look at this "Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind." (Earl Nightingale), and that is a truth
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Hello Bill, many thanks for following and wish you a lot of success; the training is 1st class just need to stick at it.
john
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Thank you for your acceptance and following back. Let's share and collaborate toward our success in this friendly and helpful community
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rog37 Premium
Thank you for following me in ‘Wealthy Affiliate’
This is one of the very best places I have personally been in years and am sure it is for you too!
Having risen to 256 in the rankings in my fist month, I can assure you that this was achieved solely by following Kyle’s teachings exactly to the word. I would advise anyone who is new to ‘WA’ to just follow what Kyle teaches in his training’s and not try to do it their own way. “Re-inventing the wheel“, I believe it’s called 
I wish you every success in all you are striving for in WA, good luck,
Roger
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Nice to connect with you Bill
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Thanks for the follow.Best wishes to you.
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Thanks for the follow!
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Hi and thanks for the follow.
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nice to meet you there in WA and thanks for the follow
all the best from Paris
JF
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Thanks for joining my network. Wishing you all the best
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Thanks for the follow... nice to meet a new friend
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Tarbiyan Premium
Dear Affiliate,
Thanks a lot for following me. Wish you the best.
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MFreire Premium
Hi Gray, Welcome! I was a newbie when I first came here 2 months ago. I was in medical sales, also for 25 years, became real sick for 4 years and now I'm back healthy and very happy since I found WA. My son has been in the navy for 23 years. We have a lot in common. When you get overwhelmed, step back and take a deep breath, relax and know you will find the answer either within or from our members who are here to help you succeed.
Wishing you the greatest of success.
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Great quote enjoy the challenge
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Hi Bill, I sent you a follow. Best wishes in all your WA efforts.
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mwilly Premium
I like that, thanks for the follow, and goods luck.
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Hi..thanks for the follow and connect...let's stay in touch.take care,Jay
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mbrin37 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I wish you the best as you pursue your dreams with WA. It will happen... :-)
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Hi Gary thanks for the follow and all the best with wa cheers Helen
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GaryHorton Premium
Thanks for the follow. I'm a former Army medic.
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pahr53 Premium
I like this attitude! I agree!

Paula
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ShirleyWoon Premium
Hmmmm, "Old words, old dog, new challenge" would fit me like a glove except for the new challenge part. A "great new humongous challenge" would be more like it.

Thank you for adding me Bill, and I'm glad to be part of your team. God bless...
Shirley
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Bill, thanks for the follow.
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Sgoolcharan Premium
Hi Gary! I am very new and I am here to plan for my retirement as well
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Hi Bill, and thanks for the follow. Best wishes with your endeavors. Tom
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Anne112995 Premium
Hi, nice to meet you.

Thank you for the follow. I wish you the best of luck and success in your ventures. :)

Anne
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Bill! -

Welcome to my Network!

Thank you for Following Back! :)

I wish you all the success - you are willing to work for! :)

If I can ever be of Help - do not hesitate - to contact me!


** Have a Great PWeekend - Bill! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Bill! -

It's Great to connect here at WA!

I am Now Following You!

** Have A Great Productive Day! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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JeanR Premium
Hi Gary, thanks for the follow. Much Success.
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow! Those words you quoted up above are quite true. If we apply ourselves, anything is possible. I look forward to working with you.
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suphatp Premium
Hello Graycarrot.
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Hello and thanks for the follow. I really appreciate it.
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CLEMSIXTY Premium
Thanks for connecting, nice to see you in my network. Good luck to you and you're future success.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the follow! . . Dream Big, Focus and Work Hard for it.
Wishing you success in your goals through WA . . . You can do it!
>>Benjamin<<
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Thank you for following me and now I am following you as well. We're all learning and earning together. God bless you!!!
Phyllis
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Thanks for the follow. All the best wishes to you.
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Thanks for the follow Graycarrot. Wish you the best with your new challenge.
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Pearlie Premium
Hi Gray nice meeting you thanks for the follow
Wish you all the best on your journey here
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Hi, Thank you very much for your follow back and all the best here at WA!
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Thanks for following me.
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LinDash01 Premium
Thanks for the follow back :) Great to be a part of WA, I like your quote from A Clement Stone.... Cheers, Linda
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Visions Premium
Graycarrot. Hope your journey is going well and I wish you lots of success. This is all quite new to me too.
~Diane
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yancbren Premium
Gray thank you for the follow and welcome to WA, this place has so much information. Wishing you great success.
Brenda
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hart48 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. You are in the right place to grow an online business. Thank you for the follow and best wishes for your success.
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Hi, thanks for the follow back. Welcome and yes, WA is a win-win situation. Best wishes to you!
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Thank you for the follow.
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KostasS Premium
Hello Bill,
Thank you for following.
WA is definitely the place to learn!!!
I wish you all the best as well!!!

Kostas
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Hi thanks for the following
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Hi graycarrots, thank you for the follow, best regards.
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Thank you for followig me.
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Thanks for the follow. I hope you are still enjoying the journey.
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Hi! I'm honored you have chosen to follow me here at WA. Best regards, Lee Gamelin
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NatalieJ Premium
I just wanted to stop by and Thank You for those kind woeds that you left on my profile :) I wish you continued success and look forward to connect more in the future.
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Hello Mr. Carrot, thanks for the follow, and welcome to WA!

Eric
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Freedomseekr Premium
Thanks for the follow back graycarrot! I didn't really know what affiliate marketing or IM was when I first started out here either. I've learned a lot since I've started, but there's always more to learn every day. Best wishes!
-Sherry
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ChrisDB Premium
All the best to you, gray carrot! I love a great quote. Thanks for sharing. :)
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livleadluv Premium
Appreciate the follow, good luck with your internet adventures:)
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MikeyB Premium
love the quote and yes I totally agree, Thanks for the follow graycarrot
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lizonline Premium
Thanks for following graycarrot
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rebeccas Premium
Way to go Bill on your most recent answer to "How soon can I make money..." with johnhudd. Great response. I learned from what you expressed.

-Rebecca
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graycarrot Premium
Thank you Rebecca...my cheeks are red...

Bill
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rebeccas Premium
Hello GrayCarrot. I am honored that you would follow me. I promise not to be too high maintenance :0), however, I could use some advice from an "old dog" like you. I do mean that in the kindest of intentions as I noted from the date of your affiliation with WA you have been here since 2009 and no doubt you have a wealth of experience with developing an online business.

I am facing a daunting task in that I am building my site to promote my books and online coaching program along with the affiliates that I choose to promote. I would appreciate your help from time to time in helping me break my elephant down into bite-sized pieces. I ask because I too am a lover of W.Clement Stone's work and I have observed your positive spirit from the comments you have been so gracious in bestowing on other WA newbies like me.

I am always happy to help you soar to new heights.

-Rebecca
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graycarrot Premium
Thank you for the kind words Rebecca. Old dog, yes, but didn't start with much "smarts". Tried to do everything on my own while gleaning from the early WA training. Many mistakes made and much time lost. My early endeavors were all but crushed by the initial Amazon tax issue (California).

I tell you all this to let you know I classify myself as a "veteran newbie" because I seem to learn something new every day in WA.

The turn-around for me began as I became personally active in the WA community and helping others. I truly enjoy trading comments with new members and helping where I can.

You have a wonderful resume that will lead you to a successful experience in internet marketing. I am happy to help you in any way I can, or direct you to a person who can.

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share."

Bill
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks Bill. I am on board. How about we help each other from time to time? Is that okay with you? I could use an extra pair of eyes connected to wisdom from time to time.
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rebeccas Premium
One more thing..regarding Amazon...I will send you a PM.

Rebecca
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caylynn Premium
Hi Bill, am retired from the clinical/surgical medical field but my studies have never stopped. Even with retirement planning, learning as we earn must continue. Thank you for follow back. Hope to help when you ask.
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cm8719 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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2yorkiemom Premium
Thanks for the follow. Keep the brain cells working!!
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I found that as I am in colorado, I am not able to partake in Amazons affiliate program. Quite a disappointment. Where do you suggest I go from here :).
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graycarrot Premium
I had the same thing happen to me in California about a year or so ago. 90% of what I was doing at the time was focused as an Amazon Affiliate. I almost gave up at that point, but decided to build on some small things that were not Amazon. Fortunately, a few months ago there was some negotiation between Amazon and the California legislature and my associates account was reinstated. Have been playing catch up every since.

There are some alternative affiliate programs to Amazon. I can't find my list as I went in a different direction. But I should keep looking because the California reinstatement could be temporary. Here's a site to check with some good ideas, http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/amazon-affiliate-alternative/

Thanks for the follow. I wish you the best and will check in with you to see how you are doing.

Bill
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Charley37 Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow! I too am retired and trying to IM for a change.
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Mackerz Premium
HI, I appreciate you adding me to your follow list. Cheers Jeff.
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guy0404 Premium
Thanks for following me back.
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Hudson Premium
Hi there, thanks for the follow and if I can help you at any time, please just ask,
Regards
Hudson
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kipper30 Premium
Hi, and thanks so much for the follow. May we all have much success in our endeavors with affiliate marketing.
Kip
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Hello Gray, thank you for the return follow, which is great for building our helping team here on WA. Wishing you all the best luck on your all new ventures!
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DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow and good luck in all your ventures!
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graycarrot Premium
You're welcome. I wish you great success in perfecting your skills in Internet marketing and building strong relationships within the WA community.
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DavidArturo Premium
hey graycarrot, many thanks for your kind words and I wish you the same too!
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mama2karsten Premium
Hello Graycarrot... you'll be glad to know, Many old dogs have learned many new tricks here and have been handsomely rewarded as a result :) I see you've been here since 2009, so I am assuming you left and came back as many before you have done as well.
If that is the case, you will find WA has probably changed a lot since 09. I my opinion,
Wealthy Affiliate is like a constantly evolving, growing organism… It's a place where the growth and the learning never stops. The learning never stops because technology is constantly evolving and Internet Marketing never stands still… If you are here to get rich quick, you are at the wrong place. If you are here to learn how to build, grow, evolve and succeed as an online business, ethically… you are at the right place. There are no magic beans to plant or get rich quick schemes here… just total focus on the correct steps it takes to build a successful online business. We are very happy to have you here and WELCOME to Wealthy Affiliate.

It all starts at the top with the guidance of the Founders (Kyle and Carson) They are very active here and are more than willing to help you when you need it. (you can often find them in live chat most days.) They also provide excellent guidance and wonderful training. Jay (Magistudios) is also another one that is very helpful... and does many WAbinars that are always filled with great up to date information. You'll also find yourself surrounded by 1000's of members (old and new) that want to see you succeed… Do not be afraid to ask questions. if you need help… members are more than happy to help you find solutions and share knowledge. Post your questions in live chat (from your dashboard), post right here in your own space or "private message" someone you think could likely help you find a solution, but be patient. Here is my advice to you..."When in doubt, give us a shout!"

So, my Novice friend... you see there is much to learn! Come on.. Dive in! Thank You for following me and I look forward to seeing you create success for yourself in the coming months. Julie
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graycarrot Premium
Hi Julie, thanks for the comments. I have been around WA for a while. Actually have a website that gets some traffic daily and am trying to monitize the site. Became discouraged about six months after joining WA, lured away by several "shinny objects".
I maintained membership but lost direction. Back on track now and plan to take the certification course and/or join the classroom project.

Memo to self; must stay actively involved with the WA community.

I look forward to watching your successes. Thanks again.
Bill
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mrbill74 Premium
Welcome, Carrot, and thanks for the follow! I like your positive attitude and willingness to help others. Your timing is impeccable--I read an article tonight about mental challenges that you might find interesting. Check out bettermental.org for some insightful observations on the human mind and the limitless potential it holds.
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graycarrot Premium
Mr. Bill, thank you for your comments and the article reference...interesting reading. I like your wit and look forward to reading more of your posts.
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