About Groundstar
Joined May 2016
I’m a Freelance photographer and sometime writer now just doing the sort of work I enjoy on a much (make that MUCH) smaller scale. I learned to fly light aircraft in my early 20s and look back on it as a benchmark experience. Everything I’ve learned about the value of persistence and focus started there, and it has informed everything I’ve done since. It was a significant eye-opener (not to say a significant expense).

I’m of a mindset and probably a generation who believe technology is a good servant but a poor master, so I decide how much of it I’m going to use (and when) rather than march to its drum. Whenever I’m offered sugar for my coffee I offer the opinion I’m already as sweet as I’m likely to get, so there doesn’t seem much point. Some people call that “moody”, but I’m not inclined to agree. Some people call that “moody” as well. I can live with it. You can’t please everyone.

Although we're all a mixture of left brain (reason and logic) and right brain (feelings and emotions) thinking, I lean towards left brain in a lot of things. There are exceptions, however. I'm profoundly right-brain when it comes to cats and chocolate.

I stopped much of what I was doing for a living five years ago because the opportunity arose for me to do so if I was willing to tighten my belt and live modestly on what I had. I'd become bored with most of what I was doing for other people - so bored in fact I couldn't see the point of it because it was so samey. The great thing since taking that step has been how almost every day has been my own. What's less great is how having that much freedom without direction scrambles your 24 hour clock discipline to the point where you keep very odd hours; sometimes awake at night and asleep during the day. I've likely picked up some vampire DNA during the last five years. That’s probably why my dentist was a bit quiet the last time I visited.

I'm at a juncture now where five years of lounging about pleasing myself has begun to feel like a very long convalescence. I'm also starting to find living modestly feels like wearing something that’s become too tight around the waist. I've woken up, roused myself from my box of straw, and landed here.
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Q#1: How much money would you be happy earning?
A : At this early stage I'd be happy to see a 50% increase on what I'm managing on today. For the future, doubling it would make me fairly happy.

Q#2: How much would you be ecstatic earning?
A: Anything into six figures provided they're not all zeroes.

Q#3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
A: I'm in the happy position of being able to invest a significant part of the week to achieve these goals, and that's what I'd be willing to do.
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Q#1: How much money would you be happy earning?
A : At this early stage I'd be happy to see a 50% increase on what I'm managing on today. For the future, doubling it would make me fairly happy.

Q#2: How much would you be ecstatic earning?
A: Anything into six figures provided they're not all zeroes.

Q#3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
A: I'm in the happy position of being able to invest a significant part of the week to achieve these goals, and that's what I'd be willing to do.
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi there , you have some excellent goals set! I know you can reach those goals here at WA! The lessons are simple and easy to follow. Take the training step by step, don't skip around. The support is super, the best you will find, so ask questions! You will always get an answer because the members are very friendly and willing to help. I am excited for you to excel and keep the winning attitude! :)
Best of Luck,
Linda
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Hi, and welcome to premium. You just make a very important decision in you journey to financial success. It can be a long and bumpy ride, but hang on 'cos in you are in the right vehicle to get you there faster and in better shape!
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Groundstar Premium
Thank you. It was an easy decision for me because I've known for a long time that I need to get something moving again, and WA appeared on my radar at just the right time. Best wishes.
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wagreatstuff Premium
You are the lucky one.
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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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Groundstar Premium
Thanks Kyle. I think I've been clear about my niche even before I joined. I've been looking for ways to market my images effectively, and that's where I'll be putting my major effort to begin with.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, sounds good. You are going to learn everything you need to know about this and before you know it, you are going to have the framework for a long term and very successful business in place. Chat soon!
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CMcLellan Premium
Hello Groundstar , well here is a good place to land, I've just landed here myself and I'm very excited about it! Your profile is very well written and interesting and I look forward to seeing where this takes you.
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Groundstar Premium
Thanks again CMcLellan, and thanks also for your comments on my profile. I'd check yours now, but I can hardly keep my eyes open. Sleep first - profile reading later.

Best wishes....
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CMcLellan Premium
Well I think here is a good place to land.
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Groundstar Premium
Looks that way so far. Just a lot to take in before going to bed (something that's a bit overdue now at 04:35 my time). Thanks.
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CMcLellan Premium
Your Welcome! Let me know if I can help.
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David let me be the first to commend you on your choice of joining Wealthy Affiliate. I know that this can and will work for you if you just simply follow the directions that are laid out for you in the training here at WA.

Also David don't forget to finish creating your profile because it will increase your chances of experienced marketers and other members reaching out to assist you in learning how to make money online.

As of now your special member bonus has been activated and you will have seven days from now to cash in on this 59% discount for your first month here at WA.

That only leaves you paying 19 bucks.

If you would like to get started right away than I would suggest you start off with this training: Good luck in your training I'm sure that you will love it.

If you ever get stuck or need a question answered don't forget to use the live chat area where you will get real time responses from this wonderful community of experts.

If you need me personally and can not find me in live chat go to my website and leave me a comment there and I will get back in touch with you ASAP.

Until next time......
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Groundstar Premium
Thank you for the very kind welcome MrsRJJ8687. There's a lot for me to get my head around at present, especially since I've been in hibernation for about five years (and equally especially since it's now 04:12 UK time). I'm likely to go for the premium membership shortly. There are too many advantages to pass on it. After what I've seen in the introduction, and all of the positive things I've read about WA when I did a bit of online research before joining, I think the yearly premium membership makes the most sense. That commits me and gets an initial expense out of the way for a year.

Thanks again for the welcome.

Best wishes.....DG
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