About JonBrooks
Joined May 2016
Greetings everyone! Corporate downsizing guided me here and I'm super grateful to have gained the opportunity to pursue my dream of living the dotcom lifestyle. I want to create an online business that not only frees me to set my own schedule, but one that can help me help others.

I'm excited about the path WA will unveil, speed bumps and all. I'm ready to do whatever it takes to sidestep conversations with Bill Lumbergh. Yeah, bye! I'm not coming in on Saturday.

My true passion is outdoor sporting activities that involve wheels and boards and backpacks and boots and balls and discs and bats and nets and... anything that makes me feel like a kid again.

Thanks in advance for any assistance -- this looks to be a very supportive community.

Cheers!

Jon
San Diego, CA
JonBrooks's Accomplishments
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thanks, Jon for the follow--and hope 2018 goes great for you!!

Jeff
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Dmk71152 Premium
thank you for the follow
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learn2bgreat Premium
Thanks for connecting with me and best wishes to you!
Darren
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MargaretMus2 Premium
You have an uplifting bio. I am following you because I like jumping with eagles
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JonBrooks Premium
Thank you for the kind words, Margaret.
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ChappyK Premium
Thank you for the follow.
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RHBarlow Premium
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA. I will also follow you back. Also I hope you success with your online business and your websites.
Thank you,
Bobby
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greytmom5 Premium
Thanks so much for he follow Jon. It's great to meet your here. I look forward to following your success!
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asoltys58 Premium
Welcome brother! I like your aspirations. Helping others should be at the top of the list. We can all pull each other up. That works for me. If you need anything, let me know.
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JeffWhenman Premium
Thank you for following me, it is much appreciated.

I hope everything is going well for you on here.

If you need any help feel free to message me.

Have a great day

Jeff Whenman (UK)
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thank you for the love,
I want to send you my blessings of health, wealthy, prosperity plus longevity. I also encourage you to stay positive and motivated. I will see you at the top. PEACE

Frankie Trillz
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for sending the positive vibes my way! I appreciate them.
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mmsplus Premium
Thank you for the follow Jon,it's much appreciated and all the extra support is welcome.

Chris.
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Dshart55 Premium
Thank you for the follow. Best of success .

Doris
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OrenL Premium
Hi Jon, thank you for the follow back! It is a pleasure to connect with you.
I grew up in San Diego (Spring Valley and El Cajon). Living in Dallas, TX now.
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JonBrooks Premium
I went to high school in Spring Valley and now live in San Carlos -- El Cajon is just around the corner. We may have crossed paths already and not even known it.
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OrenL Premium
I went to high school at Monte Vista high, class of '82
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JonBrooks Premium
Our water polo rival. I was Mt Miguel class of 93
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CraigG1 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Wishing you the best in WA.
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RichBrennan Premium
Thanks for the return follow, John - great to connect with you :-)
Cheers
Rich
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you & I wish you all the best & much success with your internet marketing business!
If there is anything I can do to help you out please let me know...
Best wishes...
Steve
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spurway Premium
Hello Jon
nice to meet you here at WA . Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at Wealthy Affiliate. It is a great community here .
Cheers Sylvia
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Hey there Jon,

So glad to be a part of your network now! Lovin' every minute of it, "speed bumps and all"!!!
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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mrkmccllch Premium
Hey Jon,
I'm throwing down the gauntlet...

Welcome to the 30 day blogging challenge! This training will beneficial to those people who have completed the basic training and are looking to produce more quality content for their own blog.

The 30 Day Blogging challenge was created after speaking with several members that felt that they needed to produce more quality content on a regular basis. The training here is not meant as a one off, more of a kick-start that should be maintained.

The aim of the 30 day blogging challenge....

Thoughts...?
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JonBrooks Premium
I like where you're going with that. I think the aim should be to produce 4-6 blog posts in 30 days. Not an insurmountable challenge.

My tip is to set a schedule. When I first started, I had a "when I get to it" mentality and didn't accomplish much. After I set a schedule that fit into my daily routine, my productivity increased dramatically.
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mrkmccllch Premium
In the actual challenge, Andrew is suggesting 5-7 posts per week..!! Always with the intent of creating quality content and leveraging with social media. A great boost for your business potentially and a learning experience. Check out Steve Pavlina's blog "Speed Up".

Speed Up!

February 17, 2014 by Steve Pavlina
…1.5 years. All I really needed to tweak was the speed. That brought many other inspiring elements to the table — the full engagement of my mind, motivation, focus, curiosity,…

Cheers
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JonBrooks Premium
Wow, that's fast, and a true challenge. I guess that's why you're calling it just that.
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mrkmccllch Premium
Got to pull back on my start date for the challenge. Didn't see the 'must have completed the certification course' prerequisite. I'm on Course 3, Lesson 5. Sorry for the false alarm, kinda putting the cart before the horse. Gonna give myself a month to complete the training. During that time i'm going to get prepped for the 5 posts per week program. I'm going to shoot for 2x per week as I complete the training.

Hope your weekend was good. Talk soon...

Cheers
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JonBrooks Premium
I ran into the same speed bump. It's a little tricky to balance training with content creation!
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mrkmccllch Premium
Hey Jon,
I've got a couple of items for you:
1. Step 1 of your 'CBD in Canada' post:
- contact Health Canada (this is a very large, faceless bureaucracy)
- a suggested alternative might be to call your doctor, or medical hemp friendly facility to obtain an exception.

2. You should create a link to your site on your profile page.

3. I managed to sort out my site with the exception of the Site Icon. After creating the icon, I cannot get the icon on to the page where it belongs. The issue of the PP, worked out very well. I combined the PP and About Me pages; hovering over About Me reveals the button for the PP. So, a no clutter win /win.!!

Also I was trying to get my posts organized by placing them under specific TOP menu items. The solution was to create a right side widget named 'Post Categories' with a drop down menu revealing the number of posts under each category. Another win..!!
choosetoagewell.com

Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.. :)
Any input on that Site Icon issue would be appreciated..

Mark
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mrkmccllch Premium
Just tried that link and it works, for me anyway..

Cheers,
Mark
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JonBrooks Premium
Hi Mark,

1. Thanks for the insider info! I implemented your suggestion. Sorry you have to deal with a faceless machine. Our healthcare doesn't exactly run on autopilot either and it's far from free.
2. Done!
3. A drop-down is a clean method of hiding the PP.
4. Favicon

I searched here on WA and was going to suggest some trainings but you beat me to it! You've already asked the questions.

I've had some success with wpbegginner. Sometimes you have to go outside these walls: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-add-a-favicon-to-your-wordpress-blog/

There are written and video tutorials there.

I bought a plugin called Mega Main Menu that made it really easy. I think it was $17. The menu part of the plugin has a bit of a learning curve but the favicon portion is simple. That's one option if you can't do it the free way.

Good luck!

Best regards,

Jon
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mrkmccllch Premium
Just to clarify and make things easy...
- appearance-menus, I think. Then when the change order button shows up, use the side to side option vs up and down. The PP becomes a sub-menu of the About Me page. Hope that helps clarify.

Cheers,
Mark
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JonBrooks Premium
Yes -- your drop-down is working just like it should.

There's a down arrow next to ABOUT ME to indicate a sub-menu. Hover over that and the PP page appears.

And, I see you got the Favicon to work. Nicely done!
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mrkmccllch Premium
All good, except I don't see the favicon anywhere..?? At the final step there are two buttons: 'Remove' and 'Change Image', I'm looking for something that says, 'Activate Favicon'. Is that asking too much.?

I created a post today with some reference to CBD and a link to your site, http://choosetoagewell.com/natural-remedies-for-arthritis-pain/

Check it out... :)
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JonBrooks Premium
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the link! Great article about many different forms of natural relief.

Your Site Icon (Favicon) is displaying just like it should. I tested it on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge and I can see it in both browsers:
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mrkmccllch Premium
Hey Jon,
Thx for forwarding that screenshot, I see it..!! I guess when you get to the last step it just shows up where it is supposed to..

FYI - that image is the infamous triple spiral (Triskele), symbolic of a cyclical process with 3 stages. e.g. mind, body, soul or
birth, life, death.

Who really cares, right? Well I guess I do, and now that you know you have a special insight and might not look at it like ho hum..just another image / doohickey that is supposed to mean something. What i'm trying to say is that the significance will surely be squandered amongst the many...

Thx for your help with that. Have an awesome weekend..

Mark
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JonBrooks Premium
I've always appreciated the style of the Triskele. I guess I'm biased since 3 is my favorite number.

You have an awesome weekend, too!
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RichE8475 Premium
Thank you for the follow :o)
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JonBrooks Premium
Cheers!
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angelam12368 Premium
Hi JonBrooks, Thank you for the follow.
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JonBrooks Premium
Good luck out there!
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angelam12368 Premium
Thanks
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betcha Premium
Hi Jon, thanks for following me. I'm looking forward to more fruitful networking with you in the days ahead! All the best ~Betcha
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JonBrooks Premium
All the best to you as well. Cheers!
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betcha Premium
Thanks, Jon. Keep moving on with what you have already started here @ Wealthy Affiliate and make your dreams come true. As a premium member, you have all the benefits and all the tools that will enhance your online business. So, go for the top!
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dunbar Premium
Hi Jon and thanks for the follow and all the best with wa cheers Helen
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JonBrooks Premium
All the best to you, too. We are all lucky to be here.
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MNorton Premium
Hi Jon,
Nice to meet you. This is a good place to get started on your online business journey. I wish you all the best. Thanks for following. Blessings to you, have a good evening.
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JonBrooks Premium
Same to you, dear.
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DPolny Premium
Hi Jon, nice to meet you. Thank you for the follow! I wish you much success:)
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JonBrooks Premium
And to you as well. Cheers!
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SpelaB Premium
Hi Jon! Nice to meet you. Congratulations on your little girl! I wish you and your family all the best! Špela
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JonBrooks Premium
Thank you! She's already brought lots of love into the household.
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With-Kev Premium
Hey John, thanks for the follow. Great to be part of your network. Cheers kev
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jaytech Premium
Hello Jon, thanks for the follow it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope you're enjoying your time here at Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you every success.
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for the warm wishes and all the best to you as well.
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LisaFranks Premium
Hi Jon,

Thank you so much for following me. I am delighted to be in your network.

Wishing you all the best.
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for paying my slice of WA a visit
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dianegailit Premium
Hi, Jon! It's great to meet you and thank you for the follow! We have a fabulous community here and everyone is very helpful. So if you ever have any questions, there is always someone here to give you a helping hand. Best wishes for your success and I am following you back :-) ~ Diane
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for reaching out, Diane. I've discovered lots of support and inspiration here.
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SadieChan Premium
Hi Jon, How are you? Hope you doing great with your training. Regards Sadie.
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JonBrooks Premium
Hi Sadie. Things are going great -- thanks for checking in!
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MPollock Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow, stay focused on the training and have a great weekend
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Dreamer56 Premium
Nice to meet you Jon. Thanks for adding me to your team. If I can ever just holler. Looking forward to working with you.
See you out there,
Tim
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks, Tim. Loving my time here.
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Dreamer56 Premium
I hear you man!
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow, I wish you great health and success in all you do;-)
Don
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MKearns Premium
Welcome to WA JON.. Following you back. You will like it here.
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks! I do like it here.
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Loes Premium
Hello Jon, ♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right under training (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016. See you around, Greetings Loes
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for your vast contributions to the community!
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Loes Premium
It's my peasure Jon :) Have a nice creative and productive day:)
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carllio Premium
Thank you the follow! Good luck!
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JonBrooks Premium
And to you, too! I appreciate your attitude of gratitude.
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theresroth Premium
Oh, Jon, you sound like dynamics and great fun!

Have an awesome start, and thanks for your follow!
Cheers
Therese
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks, Therese! I'm very excited for what the future holds for everyone here who takes action and never gives up on their dreams.
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Ultimateless Premium
I was thinking more like roller coaster than speed bumps!, lol!
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JonBrooks Premium
Have you already been through the loop de loop?
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Ultimateless Premium
Eee Gads...no one told me about them! :)
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JonBrooks Premium
These early stages feel like the big, slow, "click click click" climb before things get wild
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newstar Premium
Hello Jon and thanks for the follow! Wish you all the best!

Reyhana
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks, Reyhana. All the best to you, too!
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Jon, thanks for the follow, this really is a great community to belong to, good luck on your WA adventure :)
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for the follow, Sue. So far the adventure has been great.
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Andimax Premium
Thanks Jon for the follow. Much success to you!
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cosmicradio Premium
Hi Jon-Thanks for following, I've done the same. Best of luck to you!-Rick
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks, Rick. Truly looking forward to the journey ahead.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Jon,
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community.
Thank you for the follow, it's much appreciated.
Wish you all the best!
~ Mike
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome, Mike!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks for the follow Jon ! Have a wonderful day !
Cheers =)
Sarah
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Jon !

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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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for reaching out! Yes, I'm very excited about all the different avenues for achieving success.

I'm equally excited about the support system in place. Seeing others reach their goals helps motivate me to reach mine. Being here imparts strong impressions of success and uplifting cooperation.

Cheers to you, Sarah.

Jon
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ArifAhmed Premium
Hi. Congrats and welcome to Premium. Wish you all the best.
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for reaching out, Arif!
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ArifAhmed Premium
no problemo
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TommyK Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Jon and congratulations on going premium.
I wish you much success here and look forward to hearing how you progress.

All the very best
Tommy
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks, Tommy. I appreciate the kind words.
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JudeP Premium
Welcome to a great community of friendly, helpful people. Good luck in all that you do :)
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome!
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RobVallair Premium
Hello!!

I would like to congratulate you on making a GREAT decision to become a premium member.

You're going to love the benefits of having a premium membership and it will pay for itself many times over.

I've been a premium member since March 2015, and without any prior website training or internet affiliate marketing, I've been able to create 4 profitable websites (and as a premium member, you can actually build up to 25 sites here at WA at no extra cost - That is truly awesome!)

I wish You much Success and All The Best!

Rob Vallair
www.prosportsgamblers.com
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks, Rob! I appreciate you taking the time to send me a message.
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upsgirl Premium
Congratulations on becoming our newest Premium Member! You made a wise decision to invest in your online businesses! We are always here for you so if you need anything, just ask! Again, CONGRATS!
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks! I feel very welcome and supported here.
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upsgirl Premium
You're in the right place!
Let me know, if you need anything!
You're welcome!
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wagreatstuff Premium
Hey, congrats on this wise move to go premium, an important milestone on your road to financial freedom!
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks! Premium membership offers tremendous value!
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Mac01 Premium
Welcome to Premium! All the best going forward.
Thomas :)
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks, Thomas. Loving my time here so far.
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Andimax Premium
Welcome! All the best to you on your new journey!
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for the welcome. Hope you're off spending quality time with your canine companions.
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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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Kyle Premium
What's going on Jon? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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Carson Premium
Hey Jon! 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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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks, Carson! Things are excellent so far. The caliber of support and the feeling of community are unmatched. I feel anyone can thrive in this environment if they pay attention, take action, and don't quit when the inevitable speed bump comes along.

I'm still early in the journey but confident any issue can be overcome with help from those who've already encountered a similar situation.

Thanks for taking the time to check in.

Cheers!

Jon
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Already really feeling the love.
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jokoss Premium
Hey JonBrooks welcome at WA, i hope WA is the best place for you, here i mean at WA has the big community which will help you to get your goals, completed by excited lessons and affiliate program which you can promote to get revenue, and any other else you will see them, i wish you success, good luck
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for the support!
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XrissyBoros Premium
good morning and welcome to WA family:))
I hope you will enjoy working with this wonderful community as much as I do .I
I am sure you will learn many things following the training .
Good luck with your work and if you need any help during the lessons or you have any question just ask. I or another member will be here for you.
Nice to meet you .
Have a beautiful and productive day:)
Cristina
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JonBrooks Premium
Thanks for the support, Christina!
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