About JSaintfery
Joined December 2016
Hi everyone!

My name is Jean-Josue Saintfery. I am a husband to the beautiful woman pictured with me, and father to two boys. My oldest is four, and the other is 2mo.

I would like to tell you exactly what brought me here. I'm sorry if it gets long and drawn out. The reason I want to tell my story is really to have it somewhere I can always return to it so that I may NEVER forget my 'WHY'. It might bore you some, but it really is meant for me.

I was born in Haiti. Grew up very poor. How poor? I can honestly say that I was not as poor as some of the things you see on tv, but I do remember having to cry myself to sleep as a child from hunger. I do remember having to share one pair of sneakers among my sister and two other female cousins that I lived with (since i was outnumbered, the sneakers were white and pink). I do remember only being able to drink juice on special occasions. I do remember having to ask permission to simply drink a cup of water because it was not easy to come by (there definitely was no wasting any of it). Yes, I do remember these things. And I pray to God that I NEVER forget them. I would not change going through any of it.

I left Haiti and came to America in May of 1989 at the age of 9. I was too young to know what opportunities awaited me here. As soon as I was able to understand the opportunities afforded, I engaged myself in myriads of money making opportunities since the age of 16. All of them failed. More like, I FAILED! But I never gave up.

Fast forward! In 2012, after a six year hiatus from my homeland, I decided to go back to Haiti on vacation. WHAT I SAW WHEN I GOT THERE WAS HEARTBREAKING. This was 2 years after the devastating earthquake hit the capital. The level of poverty was alarming. I cannot say that it was more poverty than before, but somehow I was suddenly aware of the reality of the people's welfare. It's as if I just woke up to it. Maybe I finally matured enough to truly see and care.

In my own backyard where my family lived, I saw horrid scenes of barefooted children napping on hard dusty grounds. I saw children in torn, expired clothes. Mothers clutching their children by the side of the road begging. This was truly poverty, and the most shocking thing to me was that in 32 years the country had not changed one bit. I said to myself "thirty years ago this was me laying on the hard dusty earth. This was me in tattered clothes. This was me walking around barefoot."

Yet that was not the most heartbreaking thing I observed in 2012. This is what happened that broke my heart: One morning I was going through my luggage to grab a few packets of noodles that I brought from America to cook for breakfast. When I opened my suitcase I found that the plastic bag containing the noodles had holes in it. It turned out that rats had eaten right through the luggage, and helped themselves to the noodles. I tried to salvage what I could only to find out that they were teeming with ants. I didn't know what else to do. So, upset that the critters ate my breakfast, I threw out the bags of noodles outside in a section of the front yard dedicated to burning garbage.

A short time later I hear some children scurrying and laughing. I got up to see what was happening, and to my surprise local children had gathered around the pile of garbage where I threw the noodles, and they were picking through the garbage to get the noodles. It turned out that the parents of these children saw me chuck them, and sent the kids to pillage. Very sad sight to see. I had forgotten what it felt like to go hungry. To this day I kick myself for doing something so stupid. Here I am in a poor country, surrounded by poor children, and Im throwing food away.

So I get back to the states and I knew there was something more I should be doing for my people. Six months later I launched my charity called Life Unlimited Charities, which is dedicated to helping the children in my hometown. I would love to go into details about the charity, but this is not the place.

So with the charity launched, hopes and dreams for the children in my head, love for the poor in my heart, I was ready...or so I thought. One BIG problem. Where is the money coming from to fuel the charity? I tried raising funds. NADA came in. I tried campaign after campaign....NOT ONE CENT. Everything that I have done from the launch up to today has been out of my own and my partners' pockets.

I knew if I needed funds for the charity, I couldn't rely on others. Not because they didn't care, but because the charity had not built up reputation. No one wants to waste hard earned money. I understood that. So I set out to start a home-business that would make enough for me to never have to beg for money for the charity. I found and joined one that was great for me. Two pay checks into it (yes, I finally was able to make money from a venture), the company decided to change their mode of operation. What was working GREAT for me turned into the very thing that joined that particular business to stay away from. So that was the end of that venture. I was tired.

Now, tired and still broke, the charity took on more responsibilies when it partnered with an orphanage in Uganda. What was I supposed to do, allow 32 orphans to die of hunger? Being a man of faith, I knew my job was to help the poor. It was my God's job to provide. So we took on the orphanage, and by the grace of God, through I and my partners' efforts have been helping these children month after month. PRAISE GOD!

But it is nothing compared to the troubles they go through. Everyday someone is sick with malaria. School tuition is an issue both in Haiti and Uganda. These things and so much more I cannot handle with my own strength. I knew that I must take another shot at building a stable stream of income that will provide month after month.

Somehow, after doing research, and reading review after review, I ended up deciding to join Wealthy Affiliates. I am here willing and ready to learn. I appreciate you all. I believe my God has led me here. I see how this makes perfect sense and wish I hadn't wasted my time with all of the other businesses I have tried in the past.

So that is my story. May not have been entertaining, but I need to keep it in front of me so that I never forget and lose track.

Thanks for listening.

...oh yea, I'm 36 and live in Connecticut. THE END!
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Congratulations on going Premium,
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Hi Jean-Josue,

Nice connecting with you! Thanks for following, and for sharing your motivating story. I wish you the best as you seek to help make a difference in the lives of others. Blessings to you.

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Thank you Audrey. If I can help in any way, please feel free to ask
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Jean-Josue, 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 Jean-Josue.
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Hi Jean- Josue, thank you for following me, much appreciated and thank you for the opportunity of being part of your network.We are in the right place to learn how to create that online presence. Best wishes for your journey moving forward.
Alexander
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Alexander. You too my friend.
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Thank you for following me. Cheers
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PhilBrewster Premium
Hello Jean and welcome to WA. You have a remarkable history and a giant heart. Just remember to keep on keeping on, studying everything you can, and ask questions when you need help. Your dreams and goals will come true. I wish you the best, and if I can be of help to you, please feel free to ask. I am also new here and taking it one day at a time.

Phil
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JSaintfery Premium
Thanks a bunch Phil. How are you finding it here at WA? I love every bit of it here.
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PhilBrewster Premium
I am taking the time to open each link as I come to it as I don't want to miss out on anything. I am in day three and the time spent is considerable. My desire to learn is of far greater concern.

Phil
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JSaintfery Premium
Awesome Phil. Anyway we can help each other let's link up.

Be blessed my friend. Be sure to send me your link once youre done. Id love to check it out.

Jean.
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PhilBrewster Premium
I would be glad to Jean. That way you can critique what I have done.

Phil
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rlralcott Premium
Amazing and motivating story. Thank you for sharing and for following us! Good luck with your goals!
Rebekah and Aaron
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you guys. Much success to you
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Thanks for the follow. It's great read about someone who cares about helping others. Best of luck to you and your family.
chris
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you mariela, may God bless you and your family
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Thank you for the follow so soon after joining. Best wishes for you and your endeavors.
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Carmela. Much success to you too.
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Hi Jean-Josue, Thank you for adding me to your network of friends here in WA! I wish you all the best with your goals.
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Hi JSaintfery
So sorry i haven't said thank you sooner.
Ive been busy learning, thanks for making my first day so welcoming. Have a great day thanks Kay ;0)
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JSaintfery Premium
You're quite welcome Kay. Be blessed my friend
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Hi! Thanks for following me. And may I ask how does the Amazon affiliate work specifically? I've just started... and I don't know what I need to click or search or whatever to get the affiliate thing... Pls explain to me the steps in detail if you can
So I've actually visited the Amazon website, scrolled down to the bottom and saw 'Make Money with Us' title.
And from there I'm stuck whether to click the 'Become an Affiliate' option or not... so pls help :)
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JSaintfery Premium
Hi Valen,
I'm not sure where you are in the process right now, but the best thing to do is to take your time and follow step by step the plan laid out. This will avoid confusion and help you understand what you are doing a bit better. From there if you still need help, I will be more than happy to lend a hand. I just don't want to say anything that may cause confusion if you are not at that step yet.

Jean.
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Zeppeliiin Premium
Hey there Jean,

Thanks for the follow. I wish you the best of luck and much success this year!
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you. The best of luck to you too and happy New Year to you and your family
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KathleenLove Premium
Hello Jean,

Thank you for sharing your moving story and for the follow! Wishing you much success!

Kind regards,

Kathleen
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Kathleen. Much success to you in this new year. Happy New Year!
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JeanBrickley Premium
Hi Jean. Thanks for including me in your network. I have followed you in return. What a heart wrenching story. I can feel your compassion. I wish you much success with your charity and here at WA. Jeannie
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Jeannie for the kind words, and encouragement. The charity may be struggling right now, but in 2017 I am looking to turn that around.

Much success to you too Jeannie.
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thank you, Jean.
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Thank you for adding me to your network, wish you the best.
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Thank you, Jean- Josue, you're welcome to follow me, thank you. I admire your desire to help others; I'm following you now. it's great to meet you in a place that offers high quality internet and online business training that we can use to add more value to ourselves, and move our lives further. Here's wishing you impressive business success with money enough to help yourself, and those you desire to help.
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you for the encouragement. In 2017 I am very happy to be part of this great community that is geared towards teaching people like me to succeed in Internet marketing. I pray that this year brings success not just to you and I but to everyone else here who seeks to make a difference and their families lives. Happy New Year to you and your family.
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You're very welcome, thank you on behalf of everyone at WA. Here's wishing a happy 2017 for you and your family too.
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Hi JSainthery, thanks for the return follow, if I can be of any help don't hesitate to ask.
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JSaintfery Premium
No problem Samuel
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drjaxx Premium
Hey Jean-Josue,
I just followed you back. You background description was very moving, motivating and inspiring - yes all at the same time.
I wish you massive success and all the best in your journey.
JT
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Janko. Much success to you too my friend
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DraganS Premium
Hi Saintfery!

I don't know if you asked for comments on your new post http://stayhealthyliveyoung.com/tips-to-stay-healthy-this-winter-five-easy-things-you-can-do#comment-2, but I commented because I find it interesting :)

I also +1'd both your posts on Google +.

If you have a time and inspiration to look at my posts and do the same, I'll appreciate it.

Have a great holidays!
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you for doing this. I would love to check yours out. What is your site?
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JSaintfery Premium
It was a pleasure reading your article on the topic of "Time". I left you a comment my friend. Would love to hear your input concerning it.
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jtaienao Premium
Thank you for sharing your journey up to this point. You represent a very honorable cause my friend, I wish you much success in all your endeavors moving forward.

Regards,
Jerome
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Hi , Jean
Thanks for following me.
Wish you a lot of success here at WA!:)
Vera
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you. Figured I'd follow somebody who's where I aspire to be
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Merry Christmas!..:))
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Nrichards Premium
It is good to meet you, success is yours. Your dreams will soon become your reality. God's willing we will make it. See you at the top
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JSaintfery Premium
Yes sir. By God's grace we will. Hard work is rewarded with success
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All the best to you.
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Hi Jean-Josue, thanks for following me. Best of luck with your online business!
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you sir. Looking to learn all I can from the Ambssadors
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Thank you, Jean-Josue, for the Follow and for sharing your story. Much success and joy to you in the New Year!
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you. Looking to make 2017 a banger of a year
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DonFranks Premium
Thanks for the follow JSaintfery. I am now following you. Here's to your success in 2017. Cheers.
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Hi Jean-Thanks for following-I've done the same. Best wishes!-Rick
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Hello, Jean-Josue Saintfery and thank you for following me. I am now following you as well.

Your story may be long but it is NOT boring, it just is what it is...

Mickeyb
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Ultimateless Premium
That is quite a story and experience you have gone through. You have also taken responsibility, that is huge. I wish you all the best and I know with the training here you will do well. Thanks for adding me to your team. Kind regards, Michael.
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Thanks for following me.You are doing great job for helping
others.God bless you.
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Hi, thanks, for following, and I followed you too.wish you the bst
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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!
Best wishes...
Steve
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All the best to you here!
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Loes Premium
Hello Jean-Josue,♫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. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right (click on my picture to get there). 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 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow and may you experience great health and success in all you do.
Don
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Haakim Premium
HEY i SALUTE YOU SIR just read the story my family is from st vincent not to far from haiti too much suffering going on dont mention the clintons wheres the money gone
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JSaintfery Premium
LOL...Sadly we're still waiting
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Hi, Jean-Josue! Welcome to WA! Thanks for the following! I follow you back!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome
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kmotte Premium
Wow, with your background and desire to succeed you will do fine here on WA. You know have all the tools you need to achieve your goals.

Keith
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Billy49 Premium
Thanks for following me
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JSaintfery Premium
No problem
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RandallW2 Premium
Wow... What an awesome story, Jean-Josue. I can relate to some of it. You are an amazing individual and I look forward to meeting you and working with you.
If I can be of any help along the way, please feel free to ask. I will do the same.
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Randy.
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LinDash01 Premium
Thanks for the follow Jean-Josue & I am following you back. Your story is heart wrenching & you have your WHY for succeeding. I wish you much success here at WA.
All the best, Linda
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Linda.
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Great job on taking that next big step on going Premium. If you ever need help with anything, please feel free to ask and I would love to lend a helping hand. Take care and good luck to you with everything you do.

-Jaime
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Congratulations on upgrading your membership to premium. If you need help you have an awesome community to help you. I wish you all the best with WA and enjoy the journey.

Kindest regards

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KevinBulmer Premium
Hi Jean-Josue,
Welcome! I'm very touched by your story and wish you all the very best of success here at WA and in all other pursuits. Please feel welcome to reach out to me directly if you feel I may be of help.
Best wishes,
Kevin
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JeffL61 Premium
Hi Jean-Josue! Welcome to WA and congratulations on your decision to join at the premium membership level.

I wish you all of the best in whatever online business venture that you choose to pursue here at WA!

Sincerely,
Jeff
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BrunoMA Premium
Hello.
I thought I would be good to check in and congratulate you for going premium. That is a good preparation for awesome things in 2017.
Merry Christmas
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Billy49 Premium
Welcome to Premium you made a great choice. Good luck with your training.
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Tottigee Premium
Welcome to WA. Yes you on the right path. People here are friendly and always ready to help. Follow Kyle and Carson tutorial you will be great. If you have any question feel free to ask. Good luck.
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Meakinj Premium
You have an amazing WHY and I will be willing you to succeed. Let us not forget when we want more for ourselves, how much others believe how much we have already. Best wishes to you on this exciting journey we have begun
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you so much Jackie for the most encouraging words. God bless you my friend.
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JeffDolson Premium
Welcome to WA. This is a fantastic online affiliate marketing program, probably the best on the internet. The training is top shelf, the support community is the best and the price is right. You have made the right decision. Good Luck
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JSaintfery Premium
Hi Jeff, I absolutely agree with everything you said. Day after I am finding out how much of a gem WA truly is. God Bless you my friend.
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drjec Premium
Thank your for sharing. It lets me know how fortunate I am. All the best with your goals.
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Dr.
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Shawn39 Premium
Thanks for the follow back and for the reminder of how fortunate I have been to live a life without the poverty and struggles you have mentioned. I wish you success and have a great day !
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Shawn. Yes we are very fortunate. It is hard to imagine life without certain necessities, but there are many who experience it everyday. I am very happy to have found WA because I now have a vehicle to allow me to make an impact to those who truly are in need.

P.S You had me laughing with the "I was an ugly baby" comment in your profile.
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viyee Premium
Thank you for the follow! Welcome to WA. You have all the tools and support you need to grow a successful business online!
The awesome training lessons and the community support. You have made the right decision. All the best!
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome. I do not doubt at all that I am in the right place.
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viyee Premium
Enjoy WA training! Very best wish you success!
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Tasna Premium
Hi Jean-Josue, Thanks for the follow. Wishing you all the best with your online journey.
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you ma'am. Great success to you as well.
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RHBarlow Premium
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA and I will also follow you.
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JSaintfery Premium
Thanks for the follow. Congrats on 50 years of marriage.
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Christene9 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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JSaintfery Premium
Hi Christine. When i first got started i didn't have one clue about what my niche would be. But through the training ideas started flowing. I am thinking about starting out with a website called Just Playin' and focus on video games. I enjoy video gaming in spare time (which i will no longer have due to building this biz). Please let me know what you think.
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PMbaluka Premium
Hello Jean-josue and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Family. This is the best place to be and I'd like to assure you that you made a good decision by joining this forum.

Everything you need for the success of your online business is all here. Just go for it! Follow the lessons keenly and participate in the community forums. If you read any comment don't forget to like and leave your comments. This helps in your ranking.

If you need any assistance please feel free to ask.

Wishing you all the best

Paul.
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you Paul. Ill definitely be picking your brain every now and then.
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PMbaluka Premium
Thanks and welcome on board.
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Christene9 Premium
Allow me to personally welcome you to our Wealthy Affiliate family, you had made a wise decision to try out the program and if you use it wisely within the next few days you will learn a lot and also meet some wonderful people that will not hesitate to help you personally.

The most difficult part is always to TAKE ACTION and I strongly advise you to start with the "Get Started Here" section of Wealthy Affiliate as soon as possible in order to get the valuable head start that you need towards building an online business and earning money.

Just remember every day you sit idle is a day wasted!

Never hesitate to ask for help here on Wealthy Affiliate all of us will do our best to help.


Christene
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JSaintfery Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome Christene. I did a lot of research before finally settling to give WA a shot. So far I can see it was all worth it. Looking forward to learning and growing with this community. Again, thank you for the welcome.
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Christene9 Premium
Hi Jean-josue

Hope all is still going well? Happy thus far or do you have some unanswered questions that I can help with?
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