About Hygrade
Joined September 2018
I am a retired airborne radar and weapons control systems engineer. I am eager to provide for my family's welfare. I have a wife who has a broken back and a 16 year old son with Spinal Muscle Atrophy who is paralyzed from the chest down. I HAVE to work from home and I am not rich so this business seems to be just what the doctors ordered.
I am also a commercial/instrument rated pilot since 1978. My last child at home, Little David (in the photo with his mother and I) will be attending college in a couple of years so it depends on me to provide that future for him.
Hygrade's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$10,000 per month, really no cap.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$25,000 per month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
24 (minus 8 for my much needed beauty sleep)/7
 
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Hygrade Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$10,000 per month, really no cap.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$25,000 per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
24 (minus 8 for my much needed beauty sleep)/7
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Kyle Premium
Wonderful goals David! I look forward to helping you achieve these! Work hard and work through the training here at WA and you will be well on your way to success.

Everything you need to achieve any level of success online is at WA, including the help whenever you need it!
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Calvinator63 Premium
Wonderful goals David, The tools are all here and the training will set you up for success
Believe in yourself and you will be successful.
Here’s to our success,
Calvin
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Hygrade Premium
Thank you so much! Best wishes to you as well!
David
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Suzay Premium
This is the place to inspire,
reach farther, reach higher,
we don't do it all for each other,
every one more and more helps each other!
This is a group effort getting to the top.
Just like LOVE, we never stop.
So grateful for Kyle and Carson.
so grateful for you and I,
and all of our friends here. teachers and tasks!
The WA. WAy is really lifting off with a blast.

High grade means to take the high grade ore for yourself. Not cool in the mining industry but at WA, it's ALL High Grade, and take all you can get and put it to work for you!

Who says the Suz but,
Suzay who is also following you to give you a little boost!
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caljones6750 Premium
Hi, guy.
Thanks for following me. You certainly have the motivation to do well, now all you gotta do is put the work in. Patience is the key, man. It won't happen over night, over week, or even over month, but it will happen. For some, sooner. For some later. But it will happen.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi, Hygrade!
Thanks for connecting and following me back!
Glad to be part of your network! Enjoy the community and WA. Feel free to ask if you need help. I would be glad to help if I can.

Wish you a lot of success and may all your wishes along the journey come through!

Best regards,
Igor
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GauravGaur Premium
Hi Hygrade,
Just dropping by to thank you for following me and for the opportunity to be part of your network.
Hope your WA experience is going well with Training and Website building.
Please check out my training on Inserting images and screenshot to blog or post, maybe it will be helpful to you on the way : Have a great day and a great success!!
Warm Regards,
Gaurav Gaur
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Hygrade Premium
I am always excited to hear back from folks. I too appreciate every follow.
Thank You,
David
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BarbaraN Premium
Hello Hy and welcome to WA. I'm sure WA will be the answer to your monetary problems if you dedicate yourself to working through the Lessons. Money doesn't come instantly but it will come if you apply yourself and get the training done. I wish you all the best. Thank you for following me and I'm following you in return.
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Hygrade Premium
Thank You very much! Sometimes I get so wrapped up in this that I feel like I have been a bit ungrateful. I really DO appreciate every follow, every experience, every tip. I am fortunate to have such a great group to work with.
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HonorB Premium
Hello Hygrade,
Firstly, is your WA name Hygrade or David?
You say your last child's name is David, the one siting in the wheel chair next to you & his mom - I just need to clarify your WA name.

It is brilliant that working from home is what your doctors have suggested...so welcome to your journey of discovery at WA.

Go well in your journey

Honor
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Hygrade Premium
I am David, aka Hygrade here on WA
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Hygrade Premium
My mother always called me David. My stage name is Hygrade. Call me anything but late for supper.
Thank You very much! Sometimes I get so wrapped up in this that I feel like I have been a bit ungrateful. I really DO appreciate every follow, every experience, every tip. I am fortunate to have such a great group to work with.
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jjrieck Premium
Thanks for the follow David. I am so sorry to hear about the health issues in your family. They are both lovely and taking care of them must be a real motivator for you. You look like you are doing really good in the training and asking lots of questions. I hope this community will always be a source of educational and moral support for you. I wish you and your family the very best and good luck in building amazing websites and having some successful online businesses.
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Hygrade Premium
Thank You very much! Sometimes I get so wrapped up in this that I feel like I have been a bit ungrateful. I really DO appreciate every follow, every experience, every tip. I am fortunate to have such a great group to work with.
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cumaske Premium
Hi David,
Sorry to hear about your family's health issue. Without belittling your wife's issues, It is so sad to hear about the teenager's disability.
I love the fact that you seem to be facing these issues head on and doing what you need to do - kudos to you for that.
Lastly, I want to thank you for following me and I am returning the favor.
It is nice knowing you and I truly wish you the best of success.
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Hygrade Premium
Thank You very much! Sometimes I get so wrapped up in this that I feel like I have been a bit ungrateful. I really DO appreciate every follow, every experience, every tip. I am fortunate to have such a great group to work with.
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cumaske Premium
No problem - I have the same issue - more so as I am new here and since statistically speaking - I don't have a whole lot of time to accomplish my goal, I have taken on the Vegas challenge. - So, please excuse my tardiness in my response.
Thx.
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BruBeck Premium
Hi David, thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it! I hope that WA can truly be the place where you can provide your family in the way you would like. If you work hard at it I believe you can do it!
Blessings to you and your family,
Bruce
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Hygrade Premium
Thank You very much! Sometimes I get so wrapped up in this that I feel like I have been a bit ungrateful. I really DO appreciate every follow, every experience, every tip. I am fortunate to have such a great group to work with.
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BruBeck Premium
Amen to that! We are truly blessed to be here and all the great people we're around. Have a great week David!
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi David,

Thanks for following me and joining my network. I've returned the compliment and followed you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. WA is a great community. There is so much to learn. I am here most days. I learn something new every day.

I've been a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate for two years, and I don't regret one day!

Keep moving ahead. However your day may be, take a little step forward. Some days you'll make significant strikes, other days you will not, but do something every day, however small in building your business.

Pace yourself and enjoy your journey. Remember, little steps are better than no steps!

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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Hygrade Premium
Good friends always make it easier! Best of luck in your venture!

David
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smartm2018 Premium
Hello! Hygrade

Thank you for the follow! I am following you too!

I have read your profile and you have great goals. It is very inspiring to see how you want to invest for the future to provide for your family.

I have the confidence that you will be successful here at WA. Just keep on learning and building your business.

I wish you all the best here at WA

Regards

Smart
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Hygrade Premium
Good friends always make it easier! Best of luck in your venture!

David
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BSherman1 Premium
Greetings to you Hygrade,
I'm retired too, and looking to provide something exra for the family as my wife cannot work anymore as well due to medical issues. I understand and appreciate your desire to work from home and provide for your family.
You're making great progress viewing your Accomplishments. Way to go! All the best in realzing your goals and dreams.
Thanks for reaching out.
Brian :)
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Hygrade Premium
Good friends always make it easier! Best of luck in your venture!

David
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PMindra Premium
Hi, David.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to The Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Community.

I am pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing, serving and earning alongside with you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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Hygrade Premium
Sticking together... that's the way we make to the top!
God Bless,
David
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Hygrade Premium
love the hat man!
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PMindra Premium
Cheers.

Paul.
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi and thank you so much for the follow, I have returned the favour.

If you every need any help, please feel free to ask as I will be more than happy to try to assist you.

I am currently focussing on the green living niche and enjoy learning more about this niche so if you come across some good articles, please send them my way.

All the very best here!
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Hygrade Premium
Getting things running wasn't too bad. I am trying to tune the site up a bit. Seems like I/we could use some additional training because keep finding I have stepped in a hole, slowing down my progress considerably. today I have been trying to find why the emails came. No one seems to know what I am talking about.

Also, do you know how to set my viewport to 100% for better mobile compatibility?

Thanks for your offer to help.
David
https://SpecialNeedsPeople.com
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Hygrade Premium
There there, you will be all right. Just keep taking your meds and please stop talking to yourself all of the time. I just don't want to hear it, OK?
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ecocatherine Premium
Hi sorry for the late reply, I have been absent from WA for quite some time now!

I found that i was also stepping in holes the first time and am hoping a fresh start may help.

What do you mean by changing your view port. Is this where you view what your website looks like on mobile devices?

All the best
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julesnp Premium
Hi David,

I thank you for your follow and I am following you back. I wish you the very best in your online business.

What you are going through is not easy and I hope that things work out for the best. I thank you for your service.

Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year.

Take care.

Jules
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Hygrade Premium
Thank You Jules! Best to you as well!
David
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Hygrade Premium
So far, so good Jules! Sticking together... that's the way we make to the top!
God Bless,
David
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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Hygrade Premium
Sticking together... that's the way we make to the top!
God Bless,
David
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Wayne66 Premium
Hi, David and thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine as well.

It's great to get to know you a bit and I hope you are enjoying everything that WA has to offer.

Follow the training, ask questions and don't give up. You can do this and I will help if I can.

All the best and I look forward to connecting from time to time. Until then, always,

Keep Moving Forward,
Wayne
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EvedYejudah Premium
Thank you for following me Hygrade and for making me part of your network. Blessings from above for all your family and may the Almighty give you strenght and the knowledge you need to achieve all the goal you are aiming for. As part of WA Community, count on me.
Best regards and blessings,
Luis Antonio 😊👍🙏
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Hygrade Premium
My pleasure Luis. I am delighted to see we are both on the same team. I pray for your success as well.
In Christ,
David
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EvedYejudah Premium
😄🙏
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Tohin Premium
Wow! Awesome...
I'm feeling so good right now. You must be wondering why?
It's because I've just connected with a like-minded person like you. Not talking about our interest in online business, but our profession as a pilot.

I've also been a Commercial/Instrument rated pilot since May of 2015, and I must say the sensation in flying is indeed something no words can explain.

Anyways, it's indeed a pleasure connecting with you in this little village of ours "Wealthy Affiliate".

I wish you the very best in all your endeavours and ultimate success in your online business.

Remain happy, safe, and healthy!
Tohin
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Hygrade Premium
What a hoot! Just remember it is a good landing if everyone walks away
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Tohin Premium
That looks stunningly incredible!!!...
Thanks so much, Hygrade. That literally brightened my morning...✨🎆
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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Hygrade Premium
Success to you as well!
David
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Loes Premium
Hello David,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Hygrade Premium
Thank You so much! I will definitely be going through those. I try to avail myself to any training I can get!
Regards,
David
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Macffiliate Premium
You definitely have a full plate to take care of. I respect your devotion to your family and the young girl. You are far richer than many of those that have excess money to burn. You posses true wealth that few will ever obtain. I can relate on caregiving elderly parents, I helped my Mom care for my Dad from 2005-08. He had Alzheimer's and we kept him as comfortable as possible at home until his passing October of '08. I stayed on to care for Mom at the house where I was raised until she passed this past October 2017, just before what would have been her 88th birthday. I am definitely not rich by any means. I was injured on the job in 2015 and my savings was drained waiting to receive compensation and disability , which I just started receiving last month. How long have you been in online business? I've been trying all the different progressions of scams and unsupportive platforms. This WA group is the first time that I've actually seen a system that has all that it does, and so far it appears to be in working order. anyhow, I believe that willingness to succeed and the actions taken that you have taken will reap the fruits that you deserve, and I'll hope to hear that your wife will regain her motor skills. How severe is her broken neck? in and of itself is severe enough, is there a possible rehabilitative treatment or is it permanent. I hope she makes a complete recovery and that you obtain the just rewards due a man of your stature. May God Bless you and yours.
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Hygrade Premium
God does bless us all. I have only just started this online business. I am still fumbling around in the dark, bugging everyone I can for answers to my questions.

My wife has a broken back which was surgically repaired 20 years ago. Unfortunately she is a work-a-holic and has reinjured it again.

My step-son doesn't have much in the way of motor skills from the chest down and very little from there up all due to SMA. He can still wrestle an Hershey bar down and is pretty good at a keyboard.

Only people like us who have had to care for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's knows the devastating affect it has on the family and the spirit. Thank God that we don't have to travel that road alone.

I wish you the best of success as well my friend.

In Christ,
David
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Hygrade Premium
Please excuse me, I don't believe I took the time to ask you how things are going here and with your family.
Regards,
David
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Robert-A Premium
Hello David And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 440+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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Hygrade Premium
Thanks for the advice. I know that between WA and the people here there is a wealth of knowledge.

God Bless,
David
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Robert-A Premium
No probs David and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.
Have a great Sunday.
Robert
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parmiworld Premium
Congrats on going Premium! You will learn a lot and definitely the right step towards your online journey! Much success to you and feel free to reach out if you need help! Here is an article that might help you stay focused as you get started in WA:
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Hygrade Premium
Thank you! Good luck to you as well
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey David! Welcome to WA! Congrats on going premium!

So glad you made it here to Wealthy Affiliate! It's a great place to learn how to make money with affiliate marketing.

I think the most import thing to do with any new venture is to "plug in" and be consistent. Schedule time each day to do the training, work on your site and write content. You'll find that content is king. :)

There's so much info here that it can feel like you're drinking from a fire hose! :) Learn at your pace. Please don't hesitate to ask for help. LiveChat is a great place to go for a quick answer. You'll find the community here at WA is very helpful and supportive.

Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!
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Hygrade Premium
Thank you for the kind words and your offer of help. I will keep both in mind.

Success to you as well,
David
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SuzaMarie Premium
:) I look forward to seeing you around WA!
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Hygrade Premium
I will be until the throw dirt on me. This is primarily for Little David so I will Never give up!
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SuzaMarie Premium
Keep that positive mindset! You can do this!
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Hygrade Premium
Thank you so much! Best wishes to you as well!
David
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SuzaMarie Premium
Thanks!
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LCEndahl Premium
HI!!! And welcome to WA Premium. You won’t regret this decision!! The information available here is never ending!! And the training is Incredible!! Gobble it up!!!

Follow the training! I cannot stress this enough. Do not skip around. Do the lessons in the order in which they are. As well as the tasks that follow each of those lessons.

Go at your pace. Slow and steady is my new rule. You'll find you can't wait to learn more in the following days. I did. There were a few lessons that I had to watch twice. If that's what you have to do, do it!

And soon you will have yourself an awesome website. Amazing direction, and the tools that you need to succeed in whatever it is you want to do!

You CAN do this!!

Be awesome!! Be amazing!!! And be successful!!
Laura
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Hygrade Premium
Thank you! I really like that! How is it treating you so far?
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MikeC69 Premium
Congratulations on upgrading to premium!
If I can help just let me know!
Best of success!
Mike
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Hygrade Premium
I appreciate the offer. I bet I will take you up on that. Take care!
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jofa Premium
Great decision you have made. I am happy for you. Please maximize this opportunity to build a robust online business.

Read these two articles on my WA Blog (JOFA); i.e. if you want to avoid many mistakes I made in my early days as an online marketer.

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Don’t thank me without reading the above

Regards
John
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ToniP2 Premium
Congratulations on going Premium. You've made a great decision! I wish you much success.
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Hygrade Premium
Thank you very much and good luck to you as well
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keishalina9 Premium
Welcome, David, to Wealthy Affiliate Premium! .. :)
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RobSciubba Premium
Hi and welcome! You've come to the best place to succeed online and I wish you all the success in the world! Stick to the training and always ask for help! :-)
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Hygrade Premium
I am liking all of the nice comments and smiling faces. About how long have you been at this and what do you think of it at this point?Thank You!
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DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks for the follow and I am following you also. I wish you all
the best on your journey to success
Live Long and Prosper
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Hygrade Premium
I am liking all of the nice comments and smiling faces. About how long have you been at this and what do you think of it at this point?Thank You!
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jeooms Premium
Welcome to WA and congratulations on going Premium! You have joined an awesome community with tons of training and support. If you need any help, all you need to do is ask! Best of luck to you!
Joanne
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Hygrade Premium
I am liking all of the nice comments and smiling faces. About how long have you been at this and what do you think of it at this point?Thank You!
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jeooms Premium
Hi! I have been here since June, but took about a month off because of family. I'm sure you can understand that after reading your profile! I am a really busy person who takes on more than the time I have can handle, so I can't imagine how you get a moment for yourself! I love this community, and the training is great. I wish I had more time to make things happen, but I retire in 4 years and this is part of the retirement plan. I will get a small pension and will need more income. The success stories here are motivating, I know people make good money doing this, but it does take time. Even more time if you can't work on your website every day. But I know it will eventually pay off.

Have you gotten to any of the training yet? Do you have any idea what your path will be? If you would like, I can give you the link to my site so you can see what is possible. My website is on dog training.

If you ever have any questions, even if they seem dumb, ask them. People here are so helpful, and if they don't know the answer they will tell you where to find it.

There are rules against posting our websites to the WA community unless asked. We are not here to market to each other, so its a safe community. So if you would like to see my site, just ask. Take a look around and get an idea of what you can do. My site is not perfect and still a work in progress, but so far I have gotten great feedback. Almost all my posts have indexed in Google, which just means people can find it in a Google search. I'm not on page one yet, but someday.

Take are and have a great journey.
Joanne
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Hygrade Premium
Hi Joanne,
I am in the first stage of my training. I love what I am seeing and the ultra-friendly responses from other affiliates. You are right, I don't have much time but for some reason I seem to focus better when I have to account for every minute.

I wish you success and hope that you will find time to let me know how this is working for you. Any hints are always appreciated.

God Bless,
David
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ExpatMark Premium
Welcome to WA. This is an amazing community. I was a complete newbie 8 weeks ago. My website is indexed and adding content now..My advice is go to the library(or Amazon) and get Marc Ostrofsky's book "GetRichQuick". It really helped me catch up to what this online world is all about. Also, just take one task at a time and help is literally just a click away. Best of luck my new friend and success is just a click away.
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Kyle Premium
Hey David and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways David, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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Hygrade Premium
I am liking all of the nice comments and smiling faces.Thank You!
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Hygrade Premium
Wow, what a great group!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, we are truly a family here (and one with lots of experts).
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