About Joshua0853
Joined August 2013
Hello, my name is Joshua. I have dabbled with online marketing for a number of years but without much success. I am interested in improving my success rate and am optimistic about Wealthy Affiliate as the vehicle to get me there. I look forward to interacting with the members of this community as we go forward.

I have had some interesting occupations over my lifetime. One of the most interesting was during my time with the US Air Force where I served as an EOD Technician (Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician). For the military-lingo-challenged, EOD is the military equivalent of the bomb squad. One of the most interesting aspects of EOD and something that is not well known is that all of the major service branches (Army, Navy, Marine Corp, and Air Force) attend the same training facilities to learn our craft. Some of the training is conducted at Army facilities, some at Air Force bases, and some at Navy installations (Navy and Marines share facilities). Because we all undergo similar training, we are able to assist one another on various missions. I really enjoyed that part of it.

Once my kids grew up and began their own lives, I decided to “hit the road” and become a long-haul trucker. I decided to specialize in the flatbed/heavy haul area so I could take advantage of the physical aspects of trucking (those chains and tarps can be quite weighty). If you have ever seen a flatbed truck carrying a bulldozer, a lengthy load of construction material, or an over-sized marine dock, who knows, it might have been me. However, although I loved trucking, I had to give it up for medical reasons and soon found myself out of a job.

Fortunately, I qualified for school assistance and am back in school pursuing a degree in the computer networking field.

To help make ends meet, I work as a writing tutor at my college, do some private tutoring as well, and perform mystery shops for a number of companies. Despite some claims to the contrary, if done right, you can make fairly good money as a mystery shopper. In fact, I intend to do a review on this at some point.

In the meantime, I have made a commitment to learn everything I can about how to earn an income online. That's where Wealthy Affiliate enters the picture. Further, I commit to applying that knowledge to the best of my ability. I have a motto that I try to live by when it comes to such things:

"No matter how well it is currently being done,
it can almost always be done better, faster, or more efficiently."

Joshua
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1. Realistically, if I could earn $300 to $500 a month (net) exclusively through my online activities, I would be happy, because I would know, without a doubt, that online success was possible — FOR ME!

2. "Ecstasy" would occur at about the $5000 a month range.

3. I am willing to devote as much time as is needed to achieve my goal but certainly no fewer than 20 - 25 hours. a week (about 4 hours per day, 6 days a week). I also realize that this will not be a "quick" process and that success will be achieved over time. Therefore, I will endeavor to prepare myself for a marathon instead of a sprint because I know that's what it will take.
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1. Realistically, if I could earn $300 to $500 a month (net) exclusively through my online activities, I would be happy, because I would know, without a doubt, that online success was possible — FOR ME!

2. "Ecstasy" would occur at about the $5000 a month range.

3. I am willing to devote as much time as is needed to achieve my goal but certainly no fewer than 20 - 25 hours. a week (about 4 hours per day, 6 days a week). I also realize that this will not be a "quick" process and that success will be achieved over time. Therefore, I will endeavor to prepare myself for a marathon instead of a sprint because I know that's what it will take.
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johusha are thinking is on the same wave length. I'm in the marathon as well. We'll mmet at the finish line! take care
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My name is Ruth, your story is almost like mine. Stay open minded, follow the step by step method and you will get there.
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bloveds Premium
thanks for the following. Just getting ready to read your PM> Welcome.
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Hudson Premium
Hi Joshua. Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. If I can help you at any time, please just ask,
Regards
Hudson.
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kamali Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Joshua. :)
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