About KElam
Joined August 2018
My wife Kathy and I have been happily married for 35 years and live in Baton Rouge, LA. We have 3 grown children, 2 sons and a daughter. We also have 4 grandchildren between the ages of 2 and 5. There are 2 boys and 2 girls, including a set of twins (boy and girl).

My background has been in sales/marketing/management for the past 35 years. Kathy was a school teacher and then went back to school to become an RN. After several years in the hospital setting she felt a calling to become a hospice nurse. A few years later she had to stop nursing due to health complications.

We have been interested in starting an e-commerce business for a while. We just had not found the correct platform until now. We are excited to be a part of the WA family and can't wait to start meeting and interacting with the group.

In the immortal lyrics from Steppenwolf:
Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way....Born to be wild!

In closing, maybe not wild but ready to geaux!
Laissez bon temps rouler!

Kirk and Kathy
KElam's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
We realize that it will take some time to grow but would be happy if we cleared $100K/yr. This does not mean that we stop striving for more.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$250K
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
I am currently employed full time and will work on evenings and weekends. Kathy will be devoting ample time daily to WA and our WA sites and projects.
 
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KElam Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
We realize that it will take some time to grow but would be happy if we cleared $100K/yr. This does not mean that we stop striving for more.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$250K

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
I am currently employed full time and will work on evenings and weekends. Kathy will be devoting ample time daily to WA and our WA sites and projects.
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Sisterdee Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Just remember your goals are achievable. If you can dive right into the training lessons as you will find them extremely informative for your business. If at any time you have questions, remember WA is a Community and someone is willing to assist you or you can always use the Live Chat feature 24/7.
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Carson Premium
Really good to see that you've added some goals Kirk!

These are both realistic and achievable. Your time investment will be key to achieving these goals and you certainly are willing to invest the time :)

Take your time, take action on what you learn, and ask for help when you need it! There are many helpful folks within the Wealthy Affiliate community who have the answers you will be looking for. I personally look forward to helping out in every way I can.

Carson
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KElam Premium
Thank you and I appreciate the encouragement.
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KElam Premium
The more we participate the more we believe our long search that landed us with WA is perfect for us. We are excited to see the organized and step by step training that WA is providing.
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome goals Kirk! As long as you're willing to put in the time and effort, you're going to reach your goals. Stay consistent and be patient!
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CTL Premium
All the goals are truly achievable. Follow the training and take action on what you learn. Immerse yourself within the helpful community here at WA. Ask help when you need it. Everyone here will give you a hand. Just go toward the trainings.

Wish you success.
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dpanic63 Premium
Hellos from Canada Kirk and Kathy

And welcome to the WA Platform and community

I have faith in your last few months have been good ones?

Thank you for adding me to your network will do the same

Never allow yourself to get stuck always reach out for help we all need to.

And will look forward to your success going forward

Cheers

Dino
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Flash4 Premium
Heh Kirk & Kathy,
Your profile is interesting, what a busy bee you've been Kathy,
do hope your health is improving.

Kirk, my whole family has always been in sales,you have to be nice don't you? What I mean by that is sell yourself & you are more inclined to sell your product or service.

Of course here in WA we are interested in honest representation but you two are wholesome and helpful, so you will do well I know.

Trust you are both enjoying the lessons.

Thank you for following me I have followed you back.

Cheers Jae ♫
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

Always here,

mitch
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Kirk and Kathy,
Thank you for the follow! I'm following you back, btw thank you for the kind words on my profile! It's certainly great to meet you and be a part of your network here at Wealthy Affiliate.

I definitely can relate to the nursing field, as I've been in it for a long time as a CNA, it's a demanding job, both physically and mentally...stress can do a number on a person's health, which is why I no longer really work much at all as a CNA. Although I still work part time at the same facility, but in a different department, which is a lot less stress and no more mandatory overtime, which was the main stress factor, lol.

Anyways, I hope your health issues are getting better, Kathy. And, I do hope all is going well for both of you as you go through the training here. I'm sure you'll see success as you keep moving forward and doing the tasks set out in the courses.

Looking forward to hearing more of your journey to success!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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marchanna Premium
Hey Kirk and Kathy, thanks for the follow and best wishes for your success. I can relate to your sales background on one hand, and the teaching background on the other. My wife is a nurse (elderly care) here in England. Although she's not joining me in this venture yet, I've just got my motor runnin' here, so to speak, so perhaps there will be some synergy due to our common backgrounds. Nice to meet you both! Marc
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KElam Premium
Thanks Marc. My wife was a hospice nurse until see became ill. We could be double trouble.
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Wayne66 Premium
Hello, Kirk and Kathy and a belated welcome to WA. Also, thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you as well.

Read a couple of your other posts and I can see that you are enjoying WA and all that it has to offer. I may be biased but, I'd say it's the best platform on the planet.

All the best to you and your wife as you continue this journey.

Keep Moving Forward,
Wayne

P.S. If you haven't already, check out Marion Black, Loes, Labman, VitaliyG and, Nathanial, just to name a few.
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KElam Premium
Wayne,

Thank you for the follow. Thanks for the names. We have already read material on most of these. If you have any others we would appreciate them.

Have a great evening.

Kirk and Kathy
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kmer6 Premium
Good afternoon to you both, Kirk and Kathy. It's a small world. My name is Ken and I also live in the Baton Rouge area of Louisiana. Please to meet a fellow Cajun (actually, I'm a transplanted Cajun, originally from Texas). I'm following you back.
You have seen our abilities to support our families diminish as we get closer to retirement. This is what makes WA so inspiring because it teaches us the skills we can use to build, grow, and succeed in an online business.
I look forward to working with you both and answering any questions you may have. I wish you both much success and enjoyment in your online journey.
Ken
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KElam Premium
It really is a small world today. You can video with anybody in the world anytime you want. Watch live TV in the palm of your hand. Run into neighbors you have never met on-line.There are a
lot of transplanted Texans in this area due to the oil and gas industry.

Your side of the river has some very pretty areas. Been through there a lot of times. I have traveled the state extensively on top of being born in New Orleans, grew up in Monroe and have been in BTR 31 years.

You can PM some of your websites. I would love to take a look at them. Who knows in this small world, we might soon run into each other.

Have a great evening.
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despatis Premium
Dear Kirk and Kathy, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your course, keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Kirk and Kathy. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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CandP Premium
Hello Kirk! Thanks for following us and we follow back.
Love the "Easy Rider" homage!
Your background will be an asset to you here at WA. We know you will love the training, tools, and community support. This place is authentic and we are so glad we found it.
We wish you happiness and success on the journey!
Colette and Philip
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Kirk and Kathy

Nice meeting you!

Thanks for the follow and for also allowing me to connect with you and your network!

I had a collection of Steppenwolf Albums and 8-tracks back in the day!

If you wish to connect with me via social media there are links on the lower right side of my profile page. I usually am on Instagram because of my interest in photography!

Wishing you a successful year here in WA!

Have a great week!

Tim
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KElam Premium
Kirk and I are After dinner this evening we opened up WA to read, look at e-mails, etc. Kyle had sent us an e-mail, and we began to read it. That’s when I wanted to break into a happy dance! We had been indexed by Google on our first submission.

We've been in WA for abut a month, but we have had many irons in the fire, some of which occurred unexpectedly since joining. Kirk must work to pay for our mortgage, utilities, and other miscellaneous needs required to live. If he didn’t we would be working nonstop on WA as this is a breath of fresh air. Anyway, we may be slow, but we are determined.

Hopefully, as we complete each of our training exercises and continue working on our website, it will be indexed again. M no really sure how that works. We will just continue to choose the keywords we think is best suited and write as we did for this part.

Sorry for being long-winded.just plain excited! Thanks to each of you and to all the staff, for the training sessions that have brought us o far in this short time.
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome. Congrats! Glad to see you guys taking actions :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Kirk And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 440+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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Loes Premium
Hello Kirk,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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KElam Premium
We are enjoying your blogs. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and for all the training you have done for WA!
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Loes Premium
You're very welcome, enjoy your day:)
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Vickic3 Premium
Welcome Kirk to Wealthy Affiliate and I guess by now you have already started the training offered in Wa-

this will give you everything for your online future success and If you are consistent and keep building, your business will be great.
All the best to you on your new journey
Vicki
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KElam Premium
Thank you Vickic
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Vickic3 Premium
You are very welcome
Vicki
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jofa Premium
Congratulations for going Premium. You still have a lot of work ahead of you.

Please read this article:

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It will help you to avoid many mistakes I have made as an Internet Marketer.

Regards

John.
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KElam Premium
Thanks John. I appreciated all the info I can get.
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KElam Premium
Sorry, Jofa. Autocorrect gets to me
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jofa Premium
You can always edit as soon as you discover your mistakes.

Look at the right hand corner of the message ( ^ )

Regards.

John
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janbey Premium
Hi Kirk,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on going premium. Your journey is about to go cosmic, and you will not regret your decision.

Enjoy the fantastic training here at Wealthy Affiliate and keep moving forward. If you ever get stuck or need a point clarified, ask the community a question and the answer will soon be provided.

Put the time into WA, and reaching your goals will be the pay!

I wish you well on your WA journey and have added you to my network to see your success.

All the best.

Age
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KElam Premium
Thank you.
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Kirk,


Congratulations on becoming a Premium member!

Wise decision!


Here are my recommended WA posts for you: To YOUR success!


Regards,
Zed
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KElam Premium
Thank you and thanks for the reads.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time Kirk!
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3tripleA Premium
Congratulations on going premium. Taking action separates the achievers from the observers. It is so important on this journey. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to your success. Please feel free to drop by for a chat anytime. Best wishes.
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Kirk & Kathy,

It's me Jerry here again. I want to drop by personally because I just saw you updated your profile.

I'm really excited for you as you've found this awesome community.

Personally, I joined WA when I was 18 as a complete newbie. I'm now 21 and earning 4-figure monthly passive income, all thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.

So, you've definitely come to the right place to learn and earn from affiliate marketing.

I'm sure you can turn your passion into a thriving online business with the help of Wealthy Affiliate. From there, you can build your own passive income streams.

I must say building passive income stream is not easy though. A lot of time and hard work are involved. But all I could say is that the reward and benefits are worth the hustle.

For now, follow closely with the training here: You'll get more detailed guidance on how to define your niche and start building your website.

Just to remind you that you're not alone here. The whole community and myself is here to help. Feel free to ask whenever you need.

I wish you all the best and let's keep in touch, alright?

Cheers

Jerry
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KElam Premium
Thanks Jerry.
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keishalina9 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium! ... you've made the right choice... all the best for every success, cheerio... :)
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KElam Premium
Thank you.
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keishalina9 Premium
you're most welcome! ... enjoy the journey... :)
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lottie17 Premium
Hi Kirk, Thanks for following me, I'm following you back.

Best wishes for your success!
Christina
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Kirk. Congratulations on going premium. Jim
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IamVirginia Premium
Congratulation on upgrading to Premium! You have begun a journey that will change your life.
Just remember, life is filled with situations where we are faced with a ‘fight or flight’ decision. If you run, you’ll have to face the same fight again. You want to change your life? You have to fight for it. But take heart – you are in good company! Don't give up!
One mistake that I made as a newbie at WA was posting the link to my site in my profile and in comments. I was looking for feedback on my progress but I have since learned that this is a no-no. I was not aware that I was breaking the rules and I wish that someone had told me right up front. So, for your convenience, I have included a link to the rules about spam in this welcome message: I hope this will help you and prevent any problems for you as you move forward.
Feel free to follow me and if you have any questions, I will be happy to either answer them or direct you to someone who can.

Always remember: the only stupid question is the one that you don’t ask
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Kirk? 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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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Kirk,
It's me, Jerry! How's your first 3 days at Wealthy Affiliate? I remember I was so excited to get started and quickly dive into the awesome Courses.

It seems like you have not set up your account properly yet. To get started, please add an image of yourself and a personal description to let others know you better. It will increase your followers as well!

Follow this guide if you have any problems: Hope to work with you soon!

Your #1 Fan,
Jerry
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Kirk!
Thank you for accepting my invitation for you to join Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Jerry and I'm here to help you along the way with your new online business.

This is an automated message but when you reply to it, I'll respond to you personally because I'm a real person who cares about your success!

The first step here is to set up your account (your profile image and some self-introduction). This is going to allow people to recognize you and you will get a lot more followers as well.

You can follow the following guide if you have any difficulties: After completing your profile, you'll get a better feel for the wonderful community here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Feel free to navigate yourself inside the community. You'll slowly feel the greatness and awesomeness of this place.

Talk to you soon,

Your #1 Fan,
Jerry
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