About Kev
Joined June 2007
 
    "If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."
    - and I'll be damned if he wasn't spot on. (Me on the famous quote by Jim Rohn)
 
 
Hi, I’m Kevin.
 
A happy, healthy, and somewhat wealthy affiliate marketer who loves creating highly
profitable online businesses from scratch and helping others do the same.
 
I run a small handful of web properties and authority sites that connect customers to
a variety of products/services/companies from around the world and make a very
nice living doing so. This, of course, is what affiliate marketing is all about.
 
            Yep, business is booming, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing for me...
 
You see, while I was completing my studies in college, I couldn’t help but think that
after graduation, many of us would likely go through life working a nine-to-five, get
stuck slaving away for “The Man” and ultimately, lose out on our own personalized
version of the American Dream. To me, that was a terrifying prospect.
 
So, in an attempt to save myself from a seemingly unfulfilling future existence, I did
the unthinkable. I Googled: “how to make money online”. Boom! Solutions galore...
Yea, right. Who knew the Internet Marketing education industry was full of so many
snake oil salesmen? Evil marketers preying on the naïve. And boy was I naïve...
 
Long story short - I lost track of reality and made the wrong moves. Without the right
action plan for success, I made a lot of mistakes... and mistakes cost time (one year,
in my case) and money (two grand, #FMyLife) and are huge headaches (’nuff said).
 
Maybe I was unlucky. Maybe I received crappy advice. Plain and simple, I messed up.
But rather than be a baby and admit defeat, I stood up to adversity and accepted the
cold hard truth: There will be times when the proverbial ball will not bounce your way.
 
Enter WA (Wealthy Affiliate). Call it a stroke of luck or divine intervention or just good
ol’ fashioned advertising... but somehow, I stumbled upon this very site and found it
to be refreshingly different - a clear, honest and straightforward approach to “turn
any passion into a successful affiliate marketing business.” Now this I can dig...
 
Next, I signed up and got rolling with the training. Keep in mind: At this point in time, I
was still in school and had plenty of the usual college-life distractions (e.g. midterms,
finals, research papers, student loans, part-time gigs, etc.). But with ninja-like focus
and dogged determination, I kept at it... and bit by bit, I saw my biz come together.
 
By graduation time, I‘d already generated enough revenue from my rather amateur-
looking dating sites review blog to pay off my student loans in full (which I promptly
did) and yes, it felt grrreat! And although I hadn’t exactly saved up enough to buy
a yacht or a place in the Hamptons... one thing was for sure: WA is the real deal.
 
Fast-forward to the time of this writing, I now earn a full-time income online that pays
the bills (and then some) doing something I’m passionate about (i.e. creating highly
profitable online businesses from scratch and helping others do the same) without
having to become part of the corporate machine. Voila, no fancy degree required.
 
Thanks to the Internet, WA’s founders (Kyle and Carson), the supportive community
here at WA, and my folks - I’ve successfully discovered a line of work that brings me
ultimate satisfaction, joy and reward (career-wise and money-wise) minus the stress
and drudgery of office politics, bureaucratic red tape, and pay raise shenanigans.
 
But there’s a catch. It’s not really work.
 
It’s doing something worthwhile that makes me feel excited to wake up every morning,
which in turn makes me more money; and, as a result, makes me happier.
 
OK, here’s the kicker though: It’s not ALL fun and games. At least, not all the time. ;)
 
At the end of the day, affiliate marketing - real affiliate marketing, the kind taught here
at WA (where earning $10,000 per month is considered merely a “decent start”) - is a
serious business that, at times, involves in-the-trenches hard work (aka #Grindmode)
and madman-type dedication.
 
But let’s face it, so does anything worth doing.
 
 
 
wrapping up
 
Fortunately, affiliate marketing isn’t rocket science, but it does require the proper mix
of personality traits to succeed in this realm (most notably: drive, discipline, patience,
motivation, and a desire to learn). Oh, and lest we forget: A willingness to take risks.
 
That last trait is actually hugely important. To quote the rags-to-riches entrepreneur,
author and motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, “If you are not willing to risk the unusual,
you will have to settle for the ordinary.” - and I’ll be damned if he wasn’t spot on.
 
Anyway, personality-wise, if you possess those key traits, you truly have what it takes
to become a Wealthy Affiliate and live a happy-er, healthy-er, and wealthy-er life.
 
I mean, shit, if I can do it... why not you?
 
 
 
WATCH VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3kb9dkddX0#WhyNotYou
 
 
 
let’s talk shop
 
If you’d like to drop me a line, feel free to send me a Private Message.
 
Email: kev@wealthymail.com
 
 
 
 
 
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DW66 Premium
Nice bio!
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blanco750 Premium
Hello Kev,

Great to know you and read about you doing good in your business . Also really liked the Jim Rohn "Four questions " you shared .
1)Why?
2) Why not ?
3) Why not me ?
4) Why not now ?

Awesome !


Cheers !

Babar
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CalvinReimer Premium
Seasons Greetings

Awesome and Inspiring BIO. I still got a ways to go but loving every step of it. I am ready to work day and night to get this to work. I am also ready for risk,its what kicks in my adrenaline. You gonna see me around here for some time yet. This Training/Forum/Live Chat combination is the best in the world as far as I am concerned. Love to see the fact that you have been around here for just shy of 10 years.

Congrats to you and yours!


Calvin
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KatyaColvin Premium
Hi Kev! What a great introduction! I'm sure you are a well of information!
Katya.
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DrRuthM Premium
Hi Kev. It was great to read about your journey with WA and so very reassuring to hear that this can work. I'd be ecstatic with 10k per month and I'm absolutely prepared to put in the hard work. Your blog about choosing a niche using the 16 questions is brilliant and has helped me a lot - thank you for writing that for the WA community. I'm new here and learning as much as I can, when I can.
Ruth :-)
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sherlock77 Premium
Great profile, Kev. I'd like to be making that 'decent start' of 10k a month.
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Sharon102060 Premium
Hello Kevin, it's a pleasure to meet you. :) Thank you for sharing your success story with us; you're an inspiration to us all. It's very encouraging to know that with a little hard work & perseverance that each & every one of us here at WA can also achieve the same kind of success & financial freedom that you now enjoy. Congratulations! I wish you continued success in all of your online business ventures. Take care!

Sharon
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Kev Premium
Thanks Sharon! It's a pleasure to meet you too. Thank you for the kind words - absolutely thrilled to hear that. And delighted to serve as an inspiration for you. I'm flattered, truly.

I too wish you continued success, and of course, best of luck with your biz! Just keep at it, and I'm sure you'll be killing it in no time. Cheers :)
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DLansing Premium
Wow Kev, you are so lucky to find WA early in your life and doesn't have to endure the rat race. I am only discovering WA and as I am just starting out, it is a constant struggle between pleasing the boss and finding time to learn online marketing for alternative income. Nevertheless, you've inspired me so much and I hope I can stay with WA for a long time just like you.
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Kev Premium
Thanks Dominic! Absolutely thrilled to hear that. And delighted to serve as an inspiration for you. I'm flattered, truly.

I wish you the best of luck with your biz, and I'm sure you'll be killing it in no time. Cheers :)
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DLansing Premium
Thanks Kev! You just made by my day. Would to love to "killing it" in no time, lol!
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despatis Premium
Hi Kevin, nice intro, well written! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your online business, keep on track and let's stay in touch, Desmond.
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Kev Premium
Thanks Desmond! I wish you the best of luck with your biz, and I'm sure you'll be killing it in no time (if not already). Feel free to send me a PM any time. Cheers :)
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god123 Premium
Hello Kevin, thankyou so much for following me as well. You inspire me with your straight forward share. It gives me hope, and more confidence. I appreciate you.
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Kev Premium
Thanks Wendy! Absolutely thrilled to hear that. And delighted to serve as an inspiration for you. I'm flattered, truly.

I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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hectoroliver Premium
Kev, you have a very impressive narrative. I have bookmarked your site and will get back to you to talk shop. Thanks for the follow.
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Kev Premium
Thanks Hector! Absolutely delighted to hear that. I'm flattered, truly.

Feel free to send me a PM any time. I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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EricSavard Premium
Great introduction message! And very motivating! I am so happy when I discover people like you who have succeeded. You are the living proof that it works! Happy to meet you. Wish all your craziest dreams come true, really. Have a good one!
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Kev Premium
Thanks Eric! Absolutely thrilled to hear that. And delighted to serve as a source of motivation for you. I'm flattered, truly.

I wish you the best of luck with your biz, and I'm sure you'll be killing it in no time (if not already). Cheers :)
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Eriksen Premium
Well written profile!
Myself I have been here 2 months now, working full hours everyday, but very slow. Reading, reading testing trying adapting and taking them babysteps to hopefully get to master this nifty business !

I do believe and hope that in some years, my profile message is somewhat similar to what yours is now.

Best of luck in the coming year Kevin !
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Kev Premium
Thanks Kjell-Roger! Absolutely delighted to hear that. I'm flattered, truly.

Yep, that's what it takes. Lots of reading, testing and adapting - one step at a time. And before you know it, you'll have yourself a profitable little online biz.

Just keep at it, and I'm sure you'll be killing it in no time. Cheers :)
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stanmasta Premium
Hi Kev, Talk about the bounce of the proverbial ball. Can you bounce it may way pleeeease!!.
Very wise words there and you have become a motivational along the way.
Thanks and keep Well
Stan
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Kev Premium
Thanks Stanley! Happy to hear that. And delighted to serve as a source of motivation for you. I'm flattered, truly.

Feel free to send me a PM any time. I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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BySelina Premium
Wow Kev! Your profile message is amazing! I need to print that out and stick it on my wall for inspiration. Like you, I am starting out by balancing this with school and originally lost a lot of time (but luckily not as much money as you) on googling "how to make money online". Your story has made me not want to give up and really work hard, so thank you for sharing it. High five to starting your own business in school!
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Kev Premium
Haha thanks Selina! Absolutely thrilled to hear that. And delighted to serve as an inspiration for you. I'm flattered, truly.

I wish you the best of luck with your biz, and I'm sure you'll be killing it in no time. High fives all around! Cheers :)
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BySelina Premium
You're welcome! You should be, you have achieved so much already and that serves as inspiration to me when I'm having doubts. I hope so, thank you! X
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Kev Premium
No worries Selina! Just take action and make that your number one priority. Having been a member here since 2007... I can tell you: WA is the best platform on the Internet to build your online biz - no doubt about it.
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JennyAnn Premium
Kevin ..whoaa...Your profile's Inspiring, Encouraging and Enlightening! Well done and I can see you've been at WA since 2007...how wonderful :) I may just pm you later! Let me see how I get along with my lessons and site. Congratulations...I felt elated reading your profile!
Jenny
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Kev Premium
Thanks Jenny! Absolutely thrilled to hear that. And delighted to serve as a source of encouragement for you. I'm flattered, truly.

Feel free to send me a PM any time. I wish you the best of luck with your boutique and online biz. Cheers :)
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Anewcreature Premium
Thanks Kevin for our follow and I wish for you to know that I am delighted
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Kev Premium
Thanks Robert! Delighted to hear that. I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for the follow; very much appreciate. All the best.
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Kev Premium
Thanks John! I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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BeingaMom Premium
I like your attitude! Continued success.
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Kev Premium
Thanks Chava! Appreciate the kind words. I too wish you continued success! Best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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zedo Premium
really love the motivational success! very encouraging thank you
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Kev Premium
Thanks Donna! Happy to hear that. And delighted to serve as a source of motivation for you. I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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montewolfe1 Premium
Thanks for the follow kev, your message is great and this guy Jim Rohn sounds as if he knows what hes talking about. Thanks for the insight and may you have a good life filled with good luck and happiness!
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Kev Premium
Thanks! Appreciate the kind words. I too wish you a good life filled with happiness! Take care and best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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PeterGreguss Premium
Hi Kevin!
I read your profile message and it was so inspiring and gave me the energy to countinue and follow the lessons and everything here at WA. Thank you!
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Kev Premium
Thanks Peter! Absolutely thrilled to hear that. And delighted to serve as an inspiration for you. I'm flattered, truly.

I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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MozMary Premium
great blurb, inspirational, gonna take you up on that ;)
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Kev Premium
Thanks! Appreciate the kind words. And delighted that you found it inspirational. I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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poiboy1964 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Kevin. Best wishes for you and your business at WA
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Kev Premium
Thanks Kenneth! Appreciate the kind words. I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Kevin! -

It's Great to connect here at WA!

I am Now Following You!

** Have A Great Productive Day! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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Kev Premium
Thanks David! Same to you. I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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Indi-Em Premium
Thank you for following me back Kev. I have found your introduction very inspiring and motivation. I have also read your blogs and found your information very helpful
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Kev Premium
Thanks! Happy to hear that. And delighted to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for you. I wish you great success with your biz. Cheers :)
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shevwill Premium
Hi, Kevin. Wow! I love your intro and feel so lucky to have connected with you. Reading about your diligence has only inspired me all the more. I know that feeling, that drive you have to making your business it work and not settling for anything less. You are such an inspiration. Shelita
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Kev Premium
Thanks Shelita! Absolutely thrilled to hear that. And delighted to serve as an inspiration for you. I'm flattered, truly.

I too feel lucky to have connected with you, and wish you the best of luck with your biz. I'm sure you'll be killing it in no time (if not already). Cheers :)
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CarlaIves Premium
Hi, Kevin, and thanks for the follow! Loved the way you wrote your story. You are the second long-time WA'er I've seen this morning. That gives me lots of hope. I plan to be here five years from now, too, and longer. I look very much forward to working with you!
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Kev Premium
Thanks Carla! Happy to hear that. And delighted to serve as a beacon of hope along your affiliate marketing journey. I look forward to working with you, and I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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PhilRou Premium
Hi Kevin, Thank you very much for your follow back and all the best here at WA!
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Kev Premium
Thanks Philippe! Same to you. I wish you the best of success with your biz. Cheers :)
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kholmes Premium
Hi there Kevin, great profile and sounds very promising. I am highly motivated and really excited about my new site. Thank you for your follow!
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Kev Premium
Thanks Kim! I checked out your site - good start so far. Keep at it, and I'm sure you'll be killing it in no time (if not already). Cheers :)
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kholmes Premium
Thanks Kev!
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CLEMSIXTY Premium
Thanks for connecting, nice to see you in my network. Good luck to you and you're future success.
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Kev Premium
Thanks Dr. Eric! (soon to be)

And same to you - I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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keldubry Premium
Thanks for the follow. Much success to you going forward.
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Kev Premium
Thanks! Same to you. I wish you the best of luck with your biz. Cheers :)
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BRank Premium
Lovely intro.....better be one of them.
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Kev Premium
Thanks Bee!

I say: When it comes to affiliate marketing... better be in it for the long haul. Succeeding online - as is life - is a marathon, not a sprint. Cheers :)
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cookma54 Premium
Amazing! Thanks for the follow. I hope to learn a thing or two. M
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Kev Premium
Thanks for dropping by Melody! I wish you the best of success with your biz. Cheers :)
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DESIDAC Premium
Wow! What an an amazing profile about yourself and at the same time inspirational for us other WAers who strive to to the same. Kev, I want to thank you very much for the unselfish advice and motivating profile. I wish you continued success here and hope you all the best here at WA because you deserve it. I will be definitely using you help when needed while I complete my first website. I very much looking forward to my new chapter in my life.

DES
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Kev Premium
Thanks very much Des! Appreciate the kind words, and happy to help - anytime.

I too wish you continued success here at WA - best of luck with your biz! Cheers :)
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rickal007 Premium
Hey Kev, was flambouyantly flabergasted at the entourage of water in the waves you surfed on - only a metaphor. It was good to see what someone can make out of life. Sheer amazement!
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Kev Premium
Haha, thanks Rick! Appreciate the kind words. I wish you the best of success with your biz. Cheers :)
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Kevin, thank you for the connection.
I look forwad to seeing your continued successes.
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Kev Premium
Thanks Ken! Appreciate the kind words. I too look forward to seeing your continued success. Cheers :)
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VickiG Premium
Thank you for the motivation some time we need it,
It is nice to meet you and, and anything worth having is worth working at that is what my father told me, Vicki
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Kev Premium
No worries! Happy to be a source of motivation, any time you need it. And your father was right. Words of wisdom, for sure.

Nice to meet you, Vicki. Cheers :)
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Jim Rohn, was one of my mentors, may he rest in peace.
Thank you Kevin, for sharing your story with us.
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Kev Premium
Wow, that must have impacted your life in a great way - a truly valuable experience, I'm sure. He touched many lives, including mine.

Thanks for dropping by, Ken. Cheers :)
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Yes, a great positive impact on my life.
He touched many, he was truly gifted.

continued successes Kevin,
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rwood Premium
Hi Kevin. Great bio. You inspire me.
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Kev Premium
Thanks Randy! Happy to hear that. And delighted to serve as an inspiration for you. I'm flattered, truly.

I wish you the best of success with your biz. Cheers :)
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for the follow Kev. I really enjoyed reading your post. Blessings!
Hilda
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Kev Premium
Thanks Hilda! More to come for sure. Cheers :)
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TammiR Premium
Thanks for the follow :) Wishing you much success and I know you'll have it!
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Kev Premium
Thanks Tammi! Same to you. I know you'll be killing it in no time (if not already). Cheers :)
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