About Haroda
Joined July 2017
Hello Amazing WA community!

My name is Hà and I am a proud Vietnamese - American living in Maitland, Florida. I teach, demonstrate, and share how to make Vietnamese food. My favorite hobby is rock climbing indoor and outdoor.

My WA anniversary date was July 11, 2017. I am updating my profile September 21, 2017. After reading many inspiring profiles since I joined, I thought I should share more about myself to my new community and wonderful new friends. This will be my perfect journal to document my life before WA and my successes at WA.

Looking back at my life, I realized that I have accomplished a lot more than I thought. I worked at many jobs and wore many hats from being a waitress, newspaper carrier, etc and up to a Special Digital Effect Sequence supervisor. I love computers so it became my specialty, creating special effects using computer graphics. I also dabbled in real estate investments.

After my children were born, I quit my money making job and became a stay at home mom. Thanks to my dedicated, generous, and loving husband, I was able to stay home full time. Our real estate investment also helped out financially. While being a stay at home mom, I published a Vietnamese cookbook and did a handful of cooking demonstrations to promote my cookbooks.

In 2008, the real estate bubble broke and our investment went along with many others down the drain. We were also scammed by many other investments as well. Huge lesson learned and totally gun shy about investments. I lost trust in others and especially in myself to make the right decision. We totally had to start over from scratch.

With two young children at the time, we moved across country from California to Florida and started life all over again. It was very similar to what my parents did but not as extreme. My parents took six children and traveled half way across the world (from Vietnam to America) and started a new life. That is yet another story...

While my husband works for a company to support the family, I work different part time jobs and become an entrepreneur. I created Pho Queen Cooking to sell my cookbooks and demonstrated Vietnamese cooking. I created new products - a peanut sauce called Magic Monkey and Magic Dragon sauces. They sell very slowly. I created a website called www.PhoQueenCooking.com to help promote it. Alas, I knew very little about internet marketing and I didn't create the time to learn.

My husband has a dream to have his own company in creating virtual reality, a space to inspire people to be who they want to be in life and live life to the fullest. However he feels that his dream would have to wait because his family's welfare and finance should be met first. I am touched and inspired by his abundance of love and concerns for me and our children. I want to find away to help make his dream come true.

In search of ways to make more money, I came across WA and I thought this would be a perfect place to learn and apply them to my existing website. My goal is to be the provider of my family and allow my husband to bring his dream into reality. I look forward to a successful journey at WA.

Here are my current websites:
- http://PhoQueenCooking.com
- http://RockClimbingForWomen.com - website I created with WA
Any thoughts and perspectives are totally appreciated.
Haroda's Accomplishments
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Haroda, wonderful to meet you and I'm glad we're following each other. Wow, what a great story you have here and very inspirational. I would love to learn to do Vietnamese cooking and will definitely look in your site.

I wish you much success in your online business.

Best,
Monica
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haroda Premium
Thank you Monica! I am glad we are connected. Looking forward to travel with many successes with you.
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Haroda I love your story. It brought tears to my eyes (tears of joy). Your family dedication, from both you and your husband's perspective is touching to say the least.

I would love to be a part of your network.

Keep aspiring for your dreams, you can totally reach them.

Cheers!
Denise
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Even though I just joined, you've inspired me to go revamp my profile.

Thanks a mil.
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haroda Premium
Thank you, Denise!!! I can't help but smile when I read your message. Thank you for making my day!!!
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The real estate crash in 2008 cost me millions of dollars. Still let it bother me.
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haroda Premium
Thank you!!! I understand your feelings with 2008 real estate crash. It is hard to let go. I still think about it every now and then.

I am learning that health is more important than money. I am making it higher on my priority. Money flows in and out. Now I focus on my family and my health and my passion. I feel money will follow when I am happy.

I got $ before and I am sure I can do it again. We will celebrate our successes together. :)
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Love your smile on your profile.
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haroda Premium
thank you!!!
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brichnow21 Premium
Hello, Haroda...is this your first, name?
Thank you for joining me.
Real estate investing, became burden...bad tenants, as I'm sure you know!...in addition...It wasn't giving me any peace, within! Always, some "fight" ! Dog eat dog!"
Now, you and I can share our true passions, and that is the ultimate freedom!!
Vietnamese recipes! Lower competition than dessert and Italian!
Make this happen!
Best to you!
Barb
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haroda Premium
I love what you are saying. It really ring true to me. I shall take that advise to heart. Thank you so much for that reminder. Really put a smile on my face.

My first name is Hà and Roda is my married last name.
Actually Ngân Hà is my Vietnamese full name. However, I changed Ngân to be my middle name and Hà as my first name.

Hà means liquid and Ngân means mercury. Together it means mercury river or the Milky Way in the sky.

Thank you for asking. I love the opportunity to share it...
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Welcome to connect in WA. I am very impressed with your warm positive attitude in life management. In fact, you have been able to conquer all obstacles along the tough path of life. Congratulation! I will look into your websites so I may learn something from you.

Likewise, I would like to welcome you to look into my 35-day digital baby www.ebettercare.com and see how you can and may help me to push it into its right spot of E-marketing circle.

Best to success,



James
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haroda Premium
Hello James! Thank you for following me. I appreciate your kind words. I do my best in as many things as I can and look at the positive side of things.

I left a comment at one of your websites. I forgot which one. It's been a busy day and I did many things today and yesterday that I do not remember.

I shall review the website you suggested to see what's possible...
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Urolin1981 Premium
Well, it is nice to hear you filled up daily life with a lot of substance, not wasting - great.

Again, still appreciate your comment for improving www.ebettercare.com.

Have Happy Holidays 2017.


James
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VSinatra Premium
Hello Ha!
Thank you so much for connecting, and I am following back... Great story of you and Im cheering for your dream and your husband's too!
Victoria
P.S. I have bookmarked your site so I can return. It is beautiful and full of content. I will leave a comment when I visit again! Great work Ha!
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haroda Premium
Thank you Victoria so much for following me back. Any comments or feedback is totally appreciated. I am learning so much and looking forward to continuously applying it.
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VSinatra Premium
Yes and this week. Count on it!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Ha and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and with your previous experience you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 370+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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haroda Premium
Thank you Robert. There is so much to learn and there's only 24 hours in a day. I look forward checking out your blogs and learn more from your wisdom.
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buildyournow Premium
Dear Haroda...welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! We all have our ups and downs, and have experienced some financial loss at one time or another. Fortunately, there is an opportunity available at Wealthy Affiliate that will show you how to follow your dreams and recreate yourself through training , support and a wonderful community of associates that have your best interest at heart. Wealthy Affiliates is the platform for success in online marketing. Go for it and pursue your dream.
Wishing you all the best!
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haroda Premium
Thank you for your thoughtful words. I look forward in achieving my goals at WA.
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MCrim Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! I’m following you back!

You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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haroda Premium
Thank you, Mitch. It's great to have a place to come for help when I need it.
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phildora Premium
Hi Haroda, and a big welcome to the WA Community! Thanks for the follow!

Now that you have established your business goals, stay focused, determined,and motivated to achieve your heart's desires! I believe Wealthy Affiliate has the best training modules on the planet! I am into my seventh week here; and, on day 7 I ranked # 1 and page 1 on Google with my website! So you know what that means--oh, oh, if I can do it, so can you!

Don't hesitate to reach for help--I sure did! I also use the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to accomplish any task.

All the best in not only meeting but exceeding your business goals!
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haroda Premium
Cool beans! Awesome blossom. Thank you for following. Looking forward to a success career.
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phildora Premium
You are very welcome!
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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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haroda Premium
Thank you for your wonderful advise. Looking forward to successful endeavors.
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Ha! Best of luck in all your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my positive words of good health, wealth, and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay determined, dedicated, and discipline Peace
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haroda Premium
Thank you!!! Keep striving and thriving. We are living in abundance. I am very excited.
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a ling to my thought of the day - hope you enjoy Also here is a link to my web site - appreciate any comments.

www.addictionrecoverypros.com
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Tw1 Premium
Congratulations on your decision to invest in your future with your premium membership to WA! WA works! Just follow the lessons and implement what you learn! Your success is just waiting for you to take action!

I am following you now and invite you to follow me as well. If I can ever be of any help, just let me know!

I wish you great success and prosperity!
Sincerely,
Tom

PS. Want to improve your rank in WA? Stay active in the community! Liking someone's post or comments helps their rank. Like more to get more likes!
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nathaniell 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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haroda Premium
I will choose rock climbing for women as my niche. Thanks for checking in.
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome. Sounds great Ha!
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haroda Premium
quick question for you -- when I update my wordpress log, there's an option to allow anyone to register themselves to my blog site. Wondering if I want to allow that? Is there an advantage or disadvantage? Thank you Nathaniell!!!
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nathaniell Premium
No, I would not allow anyone to register. You will not need people to register and publish content to your website.
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haroda Premium
Thank you Nathaniell!!! I would love your feedback on my About Me page: http://rockclimbing.siterubix.com/about-me. I am wondering if it is too long or if it is effective enough. Thank you, again!!!
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nathaniell Premium
Your about me page is looking great! Sounds like a very interesting story of how you got into this. The more engaging and personal your website is, the more people will trust you and want to read what you write. I like that you added a picture there!

Keep up the good work Ha.
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haroda Premium
Thank you! It was fun writing it. I am moving forward and creating my own domain: www.rockClimbingForWomen.com
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome. That's a great domain name, and I'm surprised it's still available. Great purchase!
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haroda Premium
thank you, I was surprised the name still existed also. Moving forward!
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