About Kebennett
Joined March 2016
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My name's Karen. I just moved across country to be near my elderly parents. I rented a house sight unseen on craigslist, packed up my belongings in a rental truck with husband and dog and out we came. No job. I'm finding it amazingly difficult to find a job!...I'll be updating this profile as I go along, so I'm hoping you'll see happy changes in my profile and more about what clicks my clock.

Update May 9, 2016...
Well lo and behold, I have finally landed a great job. I start in a week. I'm afraid my attention to building my websites on WA will suffer, but I really need to get back to a regular paycheck and the online marketing has yet a long long way to go to become fully life-sustaining. HOWEVER, I am still quite enthusiastic about the potential here. I can certainly see how it would work well for me as a plausible retirement scheme. (Retirement, as you must know, is a function of money, not age, and you need quite a lot of it to retire comfortably.) I never chased after money with sufficient enthusiasm to have laid aside enough for us to retire and neither did my husband. We have had very interesting lives, however, and that I would not change for anything!

So I am very excited about this new job. It has been a long time since I worked in this type of environment and now I am coming in as the senior member of the team, to coach and mentor the younger technical staff. I'm really looking forward to this new role and to working with bright, talented young engineers to build smart, efficient, integrated infrastructure that will shift the way Americans think about our natural environment, natural resource management, and public utilities. I also look forward to ingenious ways to integrate some of the new things I learn into my WA website and build a smarter, better business on line. A new day! Hooray!
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hi Karen, thanks for following me back.
Great profile, and exciting news with your update.
Here's wishing you much success with your new job and your new online business. May they provide you with everything you need.
Phil
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MPollock Premium
Thanks for the follow and have a great year.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Karen - Thanks very much for the follow. It is a pleasure to meet you and I wish you great success with your online ventures :)
Valerie
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Amasonmarket Premium
Good information and I wish you attain your heart desires.

Regards.
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kebennett Premium
Thanks
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Dreamer56 Premium
Hey, Karen Thanks for taking the time to follow me. Looking forward to working with you. I am confident everything will work out fine for you . If I can ever help just holler at me.
Until next time ,
Tim
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kebennett Premium
Thanks! We'll grow at this business together!
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2Al Premium
Karen, welcome and thank you for the follow. I wish you success here at WA.
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kebennett Premium
thanks!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Hey Karen. Thanks for taking the time to follow me. Wishing you great success. Looking forward to working with you.
Until next time,
Tim
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Genie3733 Premium
Thanks for following me. Blessings to you.
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Sgreen2016 Premium
Hello Karen thanks for following!
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SFaye Premium
Hi Karen, I just tried to visit your website Bennets1815 by using your link posted under your picture on this page and it comes up with a search error message and says it does not exist. Yet when I use the link bennets1815 lowercase on your blog of 1st year in it works just fine. I just wanted to let you know. Your progress with WA is so impressive. I better get moving faster!
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kebennett Premium
Staci, Thanks so much for the heads up. I just hate dead links! I fixed that right away. Cheers, Karen
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Karen, thanks for following me. I work in water management as well. I work for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water in the Water Section. I used to think I could go somewhere else and find a job (if we needed to move for my husband's job or school), now I don't think so! I am just glad I have a job to hold on to! My husband has really struggled with finding a good job. He has had nothing but dead end jobs that are extremely overworked and underpaid. At the moment he is in a temporary position with the state. I know how discouraging and hard it is! Hang in there!

WA is great and you will learn so much! The community is also amazingly helpful and supportive as you have probably already found out. It probably won't pay your bills right away so you might need to keep looking for a job but the long term investment seems worthwhile.

I have seen several people just in the few months I have been here go on and get "real" jobs or contract jobs building or maintaining websites for local companies with the skills they learned here. That may be a way to tide you over until you become independent!
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kebennett Premium
Thanks, I really appreciate it. Had a great interview this week, so I hope my tide is turning...fingers crossed!
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WillingToTry Premium
Hello Karen,

Just to let you know that I appreciate your follow and would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the W.A. family. Yes indeed these are very stressful times and unemployment is an undeniable fact, the world over.

Here in South Africa , which has always had problems with an inadequate water supply, we are experiencing an unprecedented drought, which apparently is due to the "El Nino" effect. Apparently this phenomenon happens in seven yearly cycles!

Although South Africa is, as per your comment on my profile, a beautiful part of the world, unemployment figures are massive and many youngsters leaving school have little or no job prospects…… A very unhappy time I'm afraid!

I personally appreciate your own struggles with unemployment and hope and pray that this will be resolved, so don't give up, times are very tough, but with determination , we will win through in the end!

Kind regards,
~Arthur
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kebennett Premium
Thank you! And do keep in touch. Regards, Karen
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TommyK Premium
Hi Karen, thanks for the follow, i'm now following you back.

I too, find it truly amazing how someone with your wealth of knowledge isn't snapped up immediately by a company. One of my assumptions is that you'll end up taking your employers job and that is what they fear.

You can't keep a good person down for long Karen. As I'm sure you know well yourself.

All the best with your success here at WA and keep us all up to date with your progress.

Tommy
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kebennett Premium
Thanks, Tommy. Every day brings new joys. Eventually I'll figure out the local job thing. Meanwhile, I at least have time to work on my WA lessons...
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johnmcge972 Premium
Thanks for following me back! The unemployment rate is low, because a lot of people stopped trying, so are not counted. Seems they only count the ones applying for or receiving unemployment benefits, which don't make a lot of sense! Also some places won't hire someone, who has a lot of credentials, thinking it would be beneath them to work for somewhere that paid less than their college education entitles them to. The employer don't stop to think you need to eat and a lot of people will work for a lesser paying job, until they can get a better one. Welcome to WA, I am new too, since March 31st and now that I found this, I know I am going to make it and be able to take care of myself and my goal of getting off disability, so I don't have to worry about making "too much money" on the side. Best of luck to you too!
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kebennett Premium
Thanks, John, you're so right. We're lucky to have found WA. We're gonna be ok.
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betcha Premium
Hi Karen, nice to see you again. Thanks for following me and for taking your time to make the connection. How is it going with you here @ Wealthy Affiliate? I know you have a lot of questions in your mind. Just keep moving on with what you have already started and make your dreams come true. You are definitely in the right place to bring yourself to the top! Enjoy!
Blessings,
Betcha
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kebennett Premium
Thank you very much. I am excited about what I'm learning here, the ideas seem to just multiply and I'm building a couple great websites. I appreciate your support!
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betcha Premium
Wow, Karen! I'm so happy to hear about your progress. This is really exciting. Btw, I read your post on the privacy policy. I will revisit in awhile and find out what others have to say. I am still working on my websites; it's a long haul for me since I just recently became active again. The revision of the policy will be a great insight for me. Thanks for your post!
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kebennett Premium
Thank you, betcha. Unfortunately, no one came forward to work with me on the privacy policy. Perhaps when I learn more I'll be able to make improvements to it. It's all a process, eh?
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betcha Premium
No worries, one of these days someone will pick up and work on it. Well, perhaps it's now on your plate. It can take awhile but things can be ironed out as the days go by. Cheers!
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TamaraP Premium
Hi Karen, I can't wait to see happy changes in your profile. Wishing you all the best with your online journey. If you need any help just ask.
Kind regards, Tamara
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Pios2012 Premium
Thanks, Kebennett for following me in WA the best online community right now on the internet. Wishing you success in WA. Good luck.
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BBR913 Premium
Hi Karen, hang in there and like you mentioned in your profile... doing due diligence daily....! Am following you!! Bernie
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albinchero Premium
Great to know you, I wish you all the best.
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA community. Thank you for following. Wishing you the best with your online journey.
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onlineflow Premium
Welcome to WA Karen!
I am familiar with your drought situation - I just joined WA myself.
After beating the bushes for years out there, this WA outfit has shown me not just hope but a tangible formula - excellent ground and amazing tools I can use to cultivate my own seeds.

Just like a farmer, we must to do our honest best every day to grow great crops... and reap an abundant harvest in a few months
I'm certain you'll do well too!

My best goes out to you. We're all here to help you through
Abe
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Karen,
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community.
Thanks for the follow, it is much appreciated.
Wish you all the best!

~ Mike
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my website on sleep apnea. You can find the link on my profile page.
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow have added you back and wish you every success
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow and may you enjoy great health and success in the coming year
Don
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Thanks for connecting Karen. Have a delightful day!
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JudeP Premium
Welcome to this wonderfully warm, friendly and helpful community and good luck in all that you do :)
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upsgirl Premium
Hey, CONGRATS on becoming a Premium Member! You made a wise decision to invest in your online businesses! If you need anything, we're always here for you! Again, CONGRATS!
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NRosales Premium
Hello and welcome to WA, congratulations on becoming premium, good luck on all the training and take the steps one at a time, after all the classes you will be on your way to success.
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Welcome, Karen! Follow the courses, learn, work, improve, don't give up, ask for help and you'll succeed.
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crazyjoe Premium
Welcome the WA team...to your success!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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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 Karen? 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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Sgcowan Premium
Hi Karen,

I've just come over to your profile and I've seen it's not been completed yet. Can I help with anything Karen?

Some times new members get swamped with all the excellent resources available on WA, that they forget to complete their profile. Don't worry, it's why I write and theirs no better time to complete your profile than today!

And remember, if you join Premium within the next 4 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 the next 4 days Karen (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Here as always,

Simon
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kebennett Premium
Thanks, Simon, I appreciate it. I had a few things to take care of but now I'm ready to get started here at WA, so I hope to hear more from you and to see some progress and improvement as I build an online business. I've never done this before, so it's a whole new adventure for me.
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Sgcowan Premium
Hey there Karen and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Simon, an affiliate of WA and I am here to help you along the way.

A little about me - I run a successful Internet marketing agency from my home base in Mexico and my clients are mostly in the UK. I have a staff of 7 to support our clients and we’ve been in business for over 6 years.

I use Wealthy Affiliate to spread some of my knowledge and help people like yourself get off the ground. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know, I’ve covered almost every part of Internet marketing and selling online.

In my view Wealthy Affiliate is not only a great place to start learning in how to create an online income, but the only resource you will need. However be warned – there’s a lot of information on this site. Take a deep breath Karen, this is where it gets interesting!

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 labelled "Get Started Here". Here is your link to set up your 2 free Wordpress sites with full hosting -

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites


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 Karen, 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,

Simon
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