About JULIAN-r-us
Joined November 2016
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First off I'd like to thank you all for the resounding welcome to WA. I've been here a couple of weeks without a profile!

I've realised, also after the fact of enrolling, that the publicity I'm seeking through WA will not be consistent with the political climate here at home, at what is a particularly sensitive time (again, damn). So I've resorted to a nom de plume for my profile. I hope you LIKE it.

The 'adult' years go something like this (after surviving high school with the schools biggest truancy record in every one of my four years there):

Twice a post office clerk, twice a stoker on steam locomotives in the banana republic of Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and twice a forklift driver on the docks of Durban, South Africa.

During my second stint on forklifts I turned twenty one years old with nothing more behind me than when I was the radical sixteen year old who got out of school as fast as he could, after attending as little as he could at that. Not too solid a position for a guy who but months later was thinking to set up home with his prospective bride.

Fast forward to 1978 and my return home to Rhodesia. At least by this time I had gained some experience in the finance game - alongside a lot of bruises on my way to that mediocre status. I had small change in my pocket but I was ripe for a new life and felt very buoyant about it for the first time in ages.

Always the amateur philosopher, my penchant for repetition in the job market - and my hard landings in the romantic one - had me coining a phrase I've had many an occasion to revisit since: "THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL - BUT IF YOU'RE TOO BLIND TO SEE IT, LIFE WILL TAKE YOUR HEAD AND BANG IT ON THE WALL" (idea! Maybe I should launch my first affiliate website selling hard hats and crash helmets! Is this a eureka moment anyone?)

Since those extended experiments in youthful fun and folly I've managed to achieve some local successes in retail, manufacturing and property and actively retired at forty-one years old to speculate stock markets at home and abroad. Perhaps this itself was a return to youthful folly - male menopause writ large?

I almost lost my shirt here and there but overall, wins outdid losses by quite a margin. That is, until yet another of my famous 'doubles' (this time a whammy from hell) wiped me out.

Along with countless others, my offshore share portfolio was butchered in the 2008 global financial collapse. Factor in Zimbabwe's brutal hyperinflation, the second largest in history, and I was finished.

So how did I end up here?

Over the last few years I have signed up for several newsletters by trading my email address for a free eBook, audio or training course etc. Some were pretty useless but some were awesome and I'm still on board there. These were usually about health, motivation or law of attraction. Strangely, I tended to dodge the money enticements.

But about a year ago I did start looking deeper into a couple of email marketing sites and that's when the fullness of the monetising process really began to dawn on me. I realised that I'd been repeatedly 'opting in' to a simple sales pitch with a huge funnel behind it and that if I could be so enticed - and doubtless millions of others - then maybe there was something to it and maybe I could even get a small piece of the cake. Yum!

The newsletters that I stuck with over these years have given me massive value. I haven't made money as an insider yet- I'm still far too overwhelmed and disorganised for that. But I'm making knowledge and experience daily and I'm here to increase that.

I'd also like to give value to those who, hopefully, will one day pop in to see what I am offering online - and trade their hard earned money for my wares.

Again I thank you all for your encouragements and help. And I wish us all good luck and great success.
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Hi Dennis thanks so much for that and wish you the best too.
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Hello Julian ... thank you for the follow. You have landed on the best internet business training platform on the planet. That said you'll only gain the skill set needed to be successful if you are diligent about doing the training and tasks.

The success process works if you are patient, persistent, and determined. The learning curve is quite steep. I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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Thank you for the follow and glad to be part of your network. Wish you the best.
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You're welcome and thank you
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Thanks for following me
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
And thank you to you !
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Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
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Hey thanks and best wishes to you too!
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Biggsta Premium
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.

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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Hi Jaime that's very much appreciated and I sure will remember! Kindest regards sid
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Oops! Apologies... Spelt your name wrong. Touch screen, careless fingers and predictive text don't go!
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Biggsta Premium
LOL! No problem at all.
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Thanks and happy hols to you and yours!
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Biggsta Premium
No problem and happy holidays to you and your family.
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Bit past tense by now lol but sincerely wish you and yours the same! And throughout 17
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CoachGom Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, Julian! Finally, you found something that will empower you how to use the Internet to generate another income stream. Follow the lessons, and act on it. Welcome aboard WA! :)
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Very much appreciated. I'm sid, Julian is the good looking blond! Sorry for the confusion! Best wishes too.
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CoachGom Premium
Oh, sorry. Best regards to Julian, Sid. :)
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
No apology required but much appreciated
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And may you and yours have a great festive season and sensational (WA?) 2017
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MBrownie Premium
Welcome to WA Premium - Maureen
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Billy49 Premium
Welcome to Premium you made a great choice. Good luck with your training.
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Thanks Billy and sorry for late reply. Actually was my second month but had to cancel and resubscribe. Mission!
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OrenL Premium
Hi Sidney, thanks for the follow back! It is a pleasure to connect with you.
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Reckon you could be worth it Grant!
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GrantSudduth Premium
Thanks for the follow, Sidney!1
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Jessielam Premium
Thank you Sidney. Nice to knowing you and great profile.Wishing you best of luck and will see you around. Good luck and great success to you too.
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Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA Family
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
You are welcome Mickey and I wish you good fortune in all your efforts. Kindest regards sid
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mickeyb123 Premium
Hello, Julian-r-us (since it IS made up) and thank you for following me. I am now following you, too.

Mickeyb
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Julian (it says Sidney in your Profile)
No matter, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined last month you will no doubt have come to realise that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
Can I suggest you browse some of the 270+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Hi Robert and thank you. Yes I'm Sid..Julian being the good looking blond. I did read a coup!e of your blog's yesterday, after coming across your answer to a fellow affiliates question. You sure know your stuff and I'll definitely be reading many more. Best sid
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Thank you friend. I've confused everyone... Julian is the good looking blond guy. I'm the mere Sid!
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SamuelAJr Premium
Hi Julian-r-us, thanks for the return follow, if I can be of any help don't hesitate to ask.
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Hi Carol thanks. For my sins I'm a mere Sid. Julian is the good looking blond in the profile pic. I've confused everyone I know. Unintentionally
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CaJe51 Premium
Hi Julian, Thank you for the follow. I wish you the best of luck!
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Pleasures mine!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
You are very welcome friend. Reckon the pleasure is going to be largely mine!
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you dear for being part of my network.
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Tk u once more Peter. This beats Facebook hands down. The camaraderie is astounding.
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PSheridan Premium
Welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow Julian. Interesting story. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. You will enjoy the community and meet neat people from all over the world. Look forward to chatting more in the future
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kingsley2005 Premium
Hi Julian, interesting write up. I lived in South Africa 17 years ago for some years, also visited Zimbabwe.
I have be researching and learning about internet marketing for nearly two years now and trust me i have been to countless sites, offers and made payments.
There something positively different about Wealthy Affiliate, talk about the wealth of information, the ways it is presented, the group, no pressures to up grade, as i see, one will find the need to upgrade themselves if that one is up for internet marketing.
The brilliant part is you can assess these wealth of information/ create sites and start making money for free, i did not see those elsewhere rather "huge funnels behind". Here i feel people seem to be encouraged to give real value and wait for the money.
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Thank you and same to you. We going to need it.!
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janmar Premium
It is nice to meet you. Thank you for joining my network here at WA. I wish you the greatest success on your adventures here at Wealthy Affiliate!
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inspirer 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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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Hi it's actually Sid, julian being the good looking blond. Appreciate your welcome and wish you all the best too.
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ProlificOne Premium
Welcome Julian! Hoping WA works out for all of us. I am also happy with the WA family. There is surely a plethora of knowledge here.

Stacey
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KelseyLim Premium
Thanks for following back. It's my pleasure to be included in your network of friends at WA. May we all be committed to growing the passive income through the training we learn at WA [Kelsey]
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JULIAN-r-us Premium
Tk u steve. Likewise indeed
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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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Hello... very nice to meet you. Welcome to WA Premium! Wishing you great success with new WA premium benefits
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Welcome to premium, wish you success and have a nice journey at WA
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Sid and welcome to our WA community. ***** Congratulations on going Premium. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Getting started here at WA is very easy with all the help from members.
Take some time to look around and check out all the menus and links.
As a premium member the sky is the limit when it comes to training and getting to use all the tools available here at wealthy Affiliate community.
Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions.
>>>> A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple that comes back to you..
My profile page -  https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marcel92
To your success,
Marcel...
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adreyna Premium
Hi, welcome to WA Premium! Wish you all the best with your online business.
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Tk u adreyna and all the best fit you too
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Congratulations on going Premium. Smart move!
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Congratulations on upgrading to Premium membership!
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Congratulations on going premium with WA. Best wishes.
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi from Adelaide in South Australia...
Welcome to Premium! You have made a very wise investment.
With what you are about to learn, you will have an internet business happening before you know it!
Wish you all the best & much success...
Steve
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welcome to the WA premium family!!!! You made an excellent decision, I have not regretted any minute of going premium, much luck in your brand new journey!!!!
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Hey, My friend Anthony here, I just heard the news that you upgraded to premium membership. I just want to send my congrats. I hope to see you in the community, I will appreciate the follow back. Best wishes.
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Sidney? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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Kyle Premium
Hey Sidney, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion. Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! :)
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