About Gunnertwist
Joined August 2016
Hi, my name is Carl and I live in Michigan USA. I started out as a hot tub repairman and eventually became a Systems Design Engineer in the Aerospace Industry. I became disabled in 2006 and have been living on my disability income since, (btw the income is VERY small). So I started to look on the internet to supplement my income. I will have to say that I had no idea how to build an online business or a website or any of that stuff. I could surf the internet and play games on it but that was about it. So I started to look for sites that would teach you how to set up a successful online business. I would find a site that "guaranteed" success for "X" amount of $$$. I would spend months saving up the money and finally join the site only to find out that their so called "training" was nothing more than motivational speeches and pep talks. No actual steps to achieve a successful online business. Frustrating as heck and costly! This has happened quite a few times to me over the last few years and I have invested a large amount of money, (well large to me) and time. Some of you might be in the same boat as me and it is not a very fun boat I might add. But I kept at it and figured that eventually I would find what I was looking for. I figured that somebody out there was offering actual training to achieve a successful online business. I just had to keep looking. And I found WA. So here I am and I am hoping to be successful.


Thanks for stopping by. :)
Carl
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Rodger1 Premium
HI Carl,
I can relate to your past experiences same thing happened to me, lost a lot of money looking for that next shiny object that promised everything LOL.

One thing among others that I like is the support that's here at WA it's outstanding. And the community.
Much Success
Rodger
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Rodger
A pleasure to meet u. Yes, the beginning was a little rough, to say the least, lol. I agree that the support here is outstanding, the best I have come across in all the programs that I have looked at. It was one of the things that made me choose premium.

I wish u great success too.

Carl
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JenNine Premium
Hello Carl,
Have not seen you today. I bet you are working hard on your website. I am very excited for you about how nice it is. It's fun to follow your achievements. I am learning a lot from you. When you show me things I learn about something that would never have occurred in my mind to do. So thank you for including me in your journey.

I hope that you are feeling alright and give Molly a big hug from me and the 3 Husketeers!

Warm Thoughts,
Jen
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Jen

Actually, have not done too much today besides cut the grass and start a new post. Thanks for your inputs on my site they were really helpful, I appreciate it. :)
Just had a quite day today. :)

Hi to the 3 pooches from Molly.

Carl
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JenNine Premium
Hi Carl. I hope that your doing all right you and Molly
As a result of my Offline Marketing I just got a request for a sign up. So, I emailed my email link.

If this link works for one person and I see them get access to the WA, then I will know that I did the link right.

The first time is always the hardest part for me. Then I'll have confidence in pushing to get more people signed up.

Keep taking care of youself.

Hugs from my 3 H's.
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Jen
Yes sending them a link in email works. U just need to select which link u want to use from your Links & Tracking menu. Just copy and paste the link into your email. I am sure u did fine. :)

Carl
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JenNine Premium
Thanks Carl,

Yes, it's the one I set up and has my picture on it. I emailed the link to myself and it worked. It should work for others. I sure hope so.

Hope you're doing alright, Carl.
Jen
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Gunnertwist Premium
I am doing fine thanks and u r welcome. :)
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flafun53 Premium
Hi Carl,
Like you, I have struggled to find something to supplement my retirement income, which like you said, isn.t really enough to live on. Tried many money spending opportunities only to find out they were scams. Money I could 8ill afford to lose.. anyway, I finally found Wealthy Affiliate, which would have probably been the last one I tried.. I was pretty fed up. Thank you for the follow!
Kathi
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Gunnertwist Premium
I understand where u are coming from. Best wishes to u. :)
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BellaCa Premium
Hi Carl,
Can you help me please? This is too hard to explain on live chat so I hope you don't mind me asking you here .
In the early days of learning out to link to other posts or to promote WA on my site somehow I ended up with a url at the at the bottom of my pages ...... and i cant get rid of it .
I tried to copy and paste it in here but it wouldn't let me for some reason(big red notice came up saying I cant paste that url in here !!)

On these pages there's nowhere for people to leave comments either so wondering if this is affecting it ??
It doesnt seem to be there on the post when its in the admin area but its there on bottom of all pages when they are published .

My site is www.recoveryfromnarcissisticabuse.com if you could have a look please . (one post also has some ?? text boxes on the bottom too which i cant delete either!)

P.S. I was RosR but had to change to another name for issues relating to previous abuse. Feels weird but I had to do it for legal reasons. Bella Campbell is a mixture of family names from generations back so not totally fake!

I would be so grateful for your help.
Many thanks
Ros aka Bella!
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Bella :)

I am sry I cannot help with that. But I do know someone who has knowledge about this and could maybe help you. Just send him a PM. His username is StevenEsser and he is a website programmer. So go ahead and ask him how to get rid of that code and the boxes.

Carl
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BellaCa Premium
Oh Mr Esser! I do believe we've done business before! Thank you so much Gunner!! I will contact him after todays training :)
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Gunnertwist Premium
Sounds good. He is very helpful too. :)

Carl
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JenNine Premium
Hello Carl!
I hope that you and Molly are doing alright. Just leaving a message to stay in touch.
I've been out a lot helping Francis. He's staying the same. Difficulty in getting in and out of the truck and bending. So, I am doing them tasks for him. More time together... and why not. I love him.
Maybe I be here tonight for a bit as it is a treat to chat.
Warm thoughts
Jen
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Kevin0514 Premium
Hey Carl -

Have a quick question for you:
What's the difference between the links in the links and tracking page?

I get the Main Link goes to wa.com and the SiteRubix goes to create a website, but what's the difference between the other two? One goes to a sign-up option that I've seen but what does the Create Account link look like?

Thanks in advance!
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Gunnertwist Premium
U can view all of them by copying the link and pasting it in an incognito window or into another browser that u are not logged in with. The Premium account one is a signup for a premium account with a video explaining what it is and a bunch of info and testimonials and the other one is just another signup page that looks diff from the main signup page.

Carl
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Kevin0514 Premium
Awesome! Yeah, I kept getting sent to my on page. I will use a private window to check those out - that's a great idea!

You're a super helpful dude - thank you for everything.
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Gunnertwist Premium
u r welcome, glad to help :)
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Karoraina Premium
Hello Carl :-) thank you for connecting lol even though we've met via live chat and comments, i hadn't thanked you for the follow. (I see your comments everywhere, often when i go to thank others for the follow, you've just been there aswell :-D)
I wish you much prosperity and happiness
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Gunnertwist Premium
U r welcome and thank u for your kind words :)
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Carl!

I have wanted to come by and say hello since several weeks now. But the time is just flying - so overwhelming with all blogs and the training, still. But finally I´m here - better late than never.

Once again thank you for answering a question of mine for a couple of days concerning "give and take comments".

It must have been very interesting to work as an Engineer in the Aerospace industry. I´m very fascinated by aircraft, flying and the space and universe. I worked as a flight attendant for several years. I´m not a pilot, as the picture of me might make you believe ;-) Visited Kennedy Space Center last year! Great experience.

I´m very happy to have found WA. This is a serious platform. Before I knew about WA, I experienced some not serious affiliate platforms too.

Hope you are doing well and wish you a great journey to success.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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JenNine Premium
Hi Carl, I'm on to Lesson 2 in Course 3.
It asks us to join an affiliate network and one of them makes this statement within their conditions. I went with Commissions Junctions at: http://www.cj.com/

It really doesn't make sense to me. This is what is says:
I understand that I will need to pay commissions on products sold and/or leads generated.

Can you explain it?

We are considered advertisers right? As there is the other option publisher to join.
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Gunnertwist Premium
You are a publisher. A publisher is an individual or company that promotes an advertiser’s product or service in exchange for earning a commission.
So start again and let me know if u have any problems.
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ArtKlemme-VC Premium
Continue following with the training it will help you with that. Use your past exeriences to draw from, you have a lot in your background. What is something you are passionate about? Think about that and then start writing down ideas. check out my latest post
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Gunnertwist Premium
Thanks but I think u sent this to the wrong person. :)

Carl
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ArtKlemme-VC Premium
No, I was replying to your profile story, sorry if it is no longer applicable.
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Gunnertwist Premium
lol, oh so sry, I misunderstood. Well thanks very much I can always use some good advice. :) good article!
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ArtKlemme-VC Premium
Thank you
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MaryannM62 Premium
Funny you should mention those motivational speech baloney sites because one of those led me here. I was signed up for a webinar but decided to do a little research. Found out I would end up spending a lot of money for nothing. During my research I discovered WA and have never looked back. I am very happy here and look forward to the future!

Cheers
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Gunnertwist Premium
Yes, they basically did the same for me. They made me keep looking for something that would work and I eventually found WA. I have not looked back since either. :)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings Carl,

I was welcoming new members and your profile pic caught my attention. I will cross the street to pet a dog, so of course, I had to follow!

Although I didn't loose a lot of money in scams (mainly because I didn't have any to invest) I did waste a lot of time. It was actually in viewing a website on real estate, that I came across a review about that site, that led me here!

I got started just a month after you, and it's definitely been challenging, but there's no place I'd rather be!

Looking forward to being a part of your network!

Veronica
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Gunnertwist Premium
Thank u for the follow, I am happy u like my little baby girl, lol. :)
Well she is not that little at 110lbs(50kg). Look forward to being a part of your network as well.

If u get stuck PM me anytime and I will be glad to try and help u.

Yea, losing money to scams really sucks! It was money I could ill afford to lose at the time. Well it would be at this time to, lol :)

carl
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VeronicasLuv Premium
She's beautiful, Carl and thanks for extending your "helping hand".

I'll be seeing you around!

Veronica
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I am trying. To. Get. Ssi. I been trying for a year. Now. I had a stoke and a brain injury. When i got rob on the streets i was working a temp job then. I am trying to work with. Wa. I got a laptop but i dont have the money to put on the labtop this a phone i am. On. Right now
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Gunnertwist Premium
I had to hire a lawyer to get SSI. U can find them online and they will work for u and take their pay from your settlement at the end when u are awarded SSI. With your injuries u should get it but it takes like 2 years to get. Mine took 3 years before I was awarded disability.
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Hey, I like your description.
I have followed you.

Would you mind leaving some comment on my website?

iAppleRebel .com

I would appreciate it a lot, and if you don't mind sharing it or liking my facebook page, it would mean a lot.

Thanks!

Make sure you leave your link in a reply, so I can return the favor!
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Lazni
Great looking site u have there. Very well laid out and clean looking. I really liked it, great job!
I have left u comment on your iPhone 8 review. Great article and good information even with limited knowledge for now. I left my website info with the comment.
Thanks for the follow and I will do the same. I am happy to join your network.
I wish u success and good luck.
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Thanks a lot!

I have replied to your comment, and I have left you a comment on your website as well.

I appreciate it a lot, and I wish you a lot success in future as well.

Cheers!
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Gunnertwist Premium
u r welcome and thanks. Same wishes for u to. :)

Carl
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Grazka Premium
Thank you for the follow Carl. I share with you the disappointments of being duped into a promise of success through several so called "online companies". I feel your pain. WA is completely different. The founders pride themselves with helping others to build successful online businesses, they provide education and support. They created an awesome community, so you are never alone with the issues you might encounter. Welcome and I wish you all the success you can handle!!!

Grace
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Gunnertwist Premium
Thank u for your kind words. I absolutely agree with u on WA. The support and community here are just awesome. Yes getting scammed or a company falling short on its promise is very disheartening to say the least. I wish u great success to. :)

Carl
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Grazka Premium
Thank you very much. You are doing awesome, you are already in Top 100! Congrats.
Grace
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Gunnertwist Premium
Thank u. I was not trying for rank but just enjoy helping where I can. :)
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Grazka Premium
That's what happens when you help people!!!
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Butterfly44 Premium
A lot of people have been sabotaged by the promises, and dishonesty of these scammy websites promising you will make a fortune in its weight of gold by applying to their frugal promises, and never ending fees that have stolen a lot of peoples faith in these so called fast action, money making website promises. I also have been one of the unfortunates from past experiences.
I have researched this website, and without a shadow of a doubt, tell you that this is the "Real Deal." so to speak. These guys have succeeded greatly in providing others out there the truth, and reality of internet marketing. I have heard nothing but good about Wealthy Affiliate. Hang tough, never give up, and keep moving forward, and something is going to come up that you just may have deemed as impossible. Regards-Jami
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Paullamb777 Premium
Thanks for the follow. This work from home opportunity is for real. If you need any help with anything let me know. Here is proof that this is for real: Best of luck in all of your endeavors here at WA

Best Regards,

Paul
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Gunnertwist Premium
Thanks Paul, I will read the article, appreciate it. :)

carl
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Shawn, thank you. I appreciate the offer. I will check out your websites but probably do not know enough to give u a constructive comment on it yet, only been active here for 31 days now.

carl
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Carl! Congratulations on becoming a premium member. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Regards,
Shawn
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and thanks for the follow. Welcome to WA, Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I have attached a link to my thought for the day hope you enjoy
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Gunnertwist Premium
Thank u and u r welcome. Great thought for today, so very true.
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despatis Premium
Dear Carl, thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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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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Gunnertwist Premium
Thanks so much Kyle. Your help and support have been ABSOLUTELY invaluable to me.

I am a little stuck on figuring out my own niche. My passion is helping people and sharing the knowledge I have gained over the years (got 4 different degrees), in multiple subjects, just cannot figure out how to put that into a niche.

For now I am going with promoting WA and online businesses in general (my site link is at the bottom of my profile page), maybe do some product reviews as well. Need to do some research on that first for the reviews though, lol :) I will be doing a product review of WA for my first blog though as seen through my experience here (which has been phenomenal!!).

Any help or inputs is always appreciated and I wish you success in all your endeavours.

carl
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Kyle Premium
The key is being specific, sure you have a lot of knowledge to share, but you want to really refine your ideas when starting out. It is the experts online that make all of the money.

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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Gunnertwist Premium
Thanks tons Kyle, truly appreciate the help and insight. I guess I am a little close to the issue and it is blinding me. I will work on this. :) thanks again and good luck to you sir. :)

carl
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Kyle Premium
Sure, no problem Carl.
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lemyy Premium
Hey! I hope you are doing alright.

I have read your story and I am sorry to hear you are disabled but keep trying!

I was wondering if you could share your experience on here with me. How is your website going? Did you succeed and was able to meet the goals you have set?

Cheers!
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hello

I am doing fine thanks.
My website is doing fine I think. It is the first one I have ever created so it is pretty simple. I have only 2 pages of content so far but I am working on it daily. I am currently on Lesson 6 in the Affiliate Bootcamp course. My over all goal is to complete the training and hopefully start to get visitors to my site :). My daily goals are pretty small like do something towards my business daily, no matter how small, even if it is just going online and helping people and answering questions in the live chat. take a little action and be productive. So just keeping my goals small for now. And so far I am succeeding in that. I just got my site ranked with Google 2 days ago, so I was pretty pleased with that. At least my site is not broken - lol :). So ya ... my advise is just keep plugging away at it - you will get there! :)
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Kyle Premium
Carl, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Carl.
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Gunnertwist Premium
Thank you so much for the kind words Kyle, it means alot to me to have you say so. Thanks again

Carl
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Kyle Premium
I look forward to working with you Carl and if you ever need a hand with anything going forward, please get in touch with me.

PS. I hope you are looking forward to an awesome week ahead! :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Carl !

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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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Sarah

Thank you for your input. I hope to be successful in the endeavour.

Have a great day as well

Carl
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BelieveItYes Premium
You are most welcome!
and thanks =)
See you around
Sarah
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Carl? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Carl! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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simonreap Premium
Hi Carl,

Great to see you over here in Wealthy Affiliate. I'm totally addicted and working my way through all the training courses. Right now I'm creating a new business, around my passion of personal development, using everything I've been learning in the training here at WA.

It's great to be part of a community of like minded people like this so don't be shy and start interacting. I recommend first setting up your profile, this way you'll get more interaction when you ask questions etc.

Once your profile is set up then I would would suggest you start with either the Certification Training for building a passion business, or the Affiliate Bootcamp if you're interested in promoting WA. Both are great courses to get you started!

Anyway just wanted to say hi and welcome and wish you all the success in the world building your online business! :-)

You're for sure in the right place to do it!

Cheers,

Simon
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