About Kevin153
Joined July 2014
Hello everyone!

I am a 46 year old single father with 3 young children and also on temporary disability. Since I am "just making it by each month" now, that is why I am here. I want to start a new career that I can count on for the rest of my life and make my life and my children's lives more comfortable.

My only priorities in my life are, Jesus, my 3 children (family) and my very close friends and setting up my children for a very happy, healthy and successful future.

I am coming out of a 24 year career from the Mortgage Industry. I started working for a finance company at first making only $16,500 per year and by the time I left, 8 years later, I was making over $200k plus an annual bonus. I was only in my 20's back then. In fact, I was officially named the youngest and most successful person in the companies 45 year history worldwide. Later I started my own mortgage company which ended making me an official "millionaire". Please know that I am not telling you any of this because I am "bragging", I am telling you this for the opposite reason. So that you understand that money should not be your top priority. At this time, making just enough money to "get by" made me a much happier person.

In 2008, when the economy went upside down, I lost my company and also lost my wife due to the fact that she simply could not handle NOT making the "big money" any longer.

In fact, my life story over the past 6 years was so incredible, the Dr. Phil show on TV offered for me to be on the show, but since my x wife turned down the opportunity (obviously, since Dr. Phil would have "ripped into her", I was no longer able to appear on the show since my x wife would not be able to defend herself and it would be a "one side" story, which would not be very fair.

I am truly looking forward to meeting more of you here and I also wish and pray for you for the best of success. Just remember, "you will NOT succeed unless you first fail". In other words, "the more you fail, the closer you are to succeeding"!

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS!!! Kevin ;=)
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Hello Kevin, Nice meeting you here. Hope WA is serving you well. It's definitely the place to be to build a real, honest, online business. Stay focused and be patient and the sky is the limit. I'm now following you.

I wish you all the best,

Randy B
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RWB Premium
Hello Kevin, Nice meeting you here. Hope WA is serving you well. It's definitely the place to be to build a real, honest, online business. Stay focused and be patient and the sky is the limit. I'm now following you.

I wish you all the best,

Randy B
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MartyMM Premium
Thanks for the follow. Persistance will pay off. Best of everything.
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EuniceH Premium
Hi Kevin. What an interesting profile!
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MasterEd Premium
I started the same month as I - Do you a Website yet?

Best wishes moving forward.
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Gordi Premium
Thank you for the follow Kevin. An interesting story you have.
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LorenRopp1 Premium
Thanks for following
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Kevin, may you obtain your heart's desire to provide abundantly for your family. Which father would desire any less for his children?
Thank you for following me, now it's my turn to follow you.
EJ
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noelone Premium
Kevin... have you started working on your website? If not... nudge... push...Go For IT!
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Misspressy Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for the follow. Wishing you great success here at Wealthy Affiliate. God bless.
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cubandane Premium
Hi there Kevin,
Thanks for your follow which I happily return. Welcome to WA and a warm welcome to Premium, the platform from which you can really take off. I wish you every success on your journey to financial freedom. Just call me or anyone here, if you get stuck on anything, we are all happy to help. Your story is certainly quite a roller coaster but isn't it so true that when you are down but not out, life is so much more enjoyable and less stressful. BTW,Please click on the ‘like’ icon to the left under the avatar. This completes the follow cycle. Many thanks.
All the best, Simon
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thiswillwork Premium
Thanks for the follow Kevin, your story is amazing and I know it made u even stronger like my testimony has as well.... I have to right personal stuff on my bio as well so I can be an inspiration to someone out there, since I didn't really put anything about my roller coaster life story. I know your life is going to be even better than it was before and u will touch so many amazing lives like you touched mine .....my name is Lydia and I am sending you peace, joy and prosperity blessings ....:-)
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ramaduggal Premium
Welcome and all the best
Rama
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THeikkinen Premium
Welcome Kevin. I am sure you will do great things here. Thanks for following me. Best of luck to you.

Teri
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wildcatblue2 Premium
Hi Kevin, thank you for the follow, I really appreciate it! Welcome to WA and wishing you all the best in your endeavors here.

Jack :)
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DrBrad Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for the follow. Wishing you all the best.
Brad
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RebeccaZ Premium
Hi Kevin - thanks for the follow.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

- Thomas A. Edison

Looking forward to hearing more from you at WA.

Becky
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lindasea Premium
Hey there, Kevin. Hope all is going well for you...now that you have been around since July.

Quite the story about being there and doing that :-)

I love that you have come full circle and feel that making enough to get by makes for a happier life. I'm guessing it has made you a better dad since you can more substantively be there for your kids. GOOD for you!

Have you been digging into the lessons? Write a blog or two engaging with the WA community and keep at the information. Here's hoping you will bubble something awesome to the surface as you continue to grow your knowledge base here.

Linda
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Kevin, nice to meet you.
Wow, you were almost on the Dr Phil Show? I used to watch that regularly but haven't for a while.

I'm sorry about what happened with your wife and company but maybe WA will be a new direction for you.

I love your priorities.

Thanks for the follow. :)
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Androo63 Premium
Hi Kevin. Sounds like you've had an eventful life. Thanks for the follow
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cjholloway Premium
Thanks for the follow - best of luck to you.

Mt Best >> Chris
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Elena20 Premium
Hello Kevin! Thank you for following me and wish you success and joy here with WA and all your new friends! Bless you!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Kevin for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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Melaniejay Premium
Hello Kevin. You're welcome. Lovely to connect with you. I wish you lots more success. I have heard that you shouldn't focus on the money but more on happiness as it is the feeling that brings the money to you.
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mechidor Premium
Hi Kevin thank you for the follow and wish you the best
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BarryW Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for your follow and I WILL follow you. Your story is amazing and your ability to keep on keeping on. I know you have put your trust in Jesus but it's also your trust and faith in Him that has brought you thus far. I pray that the Lord will bless you MIGHTILY in your walk with WA. Blessings and Best regards, Barry
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blessangela Premium
Thank you for following!
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jilly6 Premium
You are welcome.
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JewelCarol Premium
Thanks Kevin for following. You are indeed a persistent guy,I like yr profiel, I have alot to learn from you. :)
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LCruz Premium
Hi my name is Luis and I am 57 and, man I LOVE your story, you are a winner because you got to understand at 46 that money should not be your top priority. There noting wrong with money, money is good but when your left with what is more important in life and what has more priority in the here and now, well I think you understand that NOW. What is meaningful has noting to do with money. money can help but has nothing to do with it.
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LCruz Premium
thanks
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Indi-Em Premium
Thank you for following me Kevin. I hope you are enjoying your training and I wish you all the best.
Emilie
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GaryJensen Premium
Kevin, thank you for the follow. I hope that everything goes well for you here.
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AmyRodgers Premium
Thanks for the follow! All the best : )
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janicebowles Premium
Hello Kevin a warm welcome to WA! Many thanks for connecting with me. Enjoy the journey and wishing you much success. Janice :)
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poiboy1964 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Kevin. Best wishes for you and your business at WA.
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jilly6 Premium
Thanks for the follow. You have quite a story to tell. And it does seem to have made you a better man. But you can't quit on your kids and you didn't. So now you're here and I predict you will do great things. WA has every single thing you need but I'm sure you are well in to knowing that now. Much success to you! Donna
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Kevin153 Premium
Donna, I just HAD to thank YOU very much for your very nice and mostly CARING post in my personal profile time line, IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED AND HUMBLING. Your new friend, Kevin :-)
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Thank you for the follow, Kevin! I admire your values. Keep up the good fight and running the good race! God bless.
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AndreasS Premium
Thanks for the follow. :) Good luck with WA.
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NicoleJBN Premium
Hi there,

thank you for the follow.

That's quite the journey you had so far but it speaks of great strength that you haven't given up yet. Please keep this mindset. :)

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

Wishing you and your family all the best and good luck.

Take care,
Nicole
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MonicaStrazz Premium
Hi Kevin...sometimes we need a little help to put us back on the path we agreed upon in the beginning. Thanx for the follow and I look forward to learning from you. How did you manage to rank in the 600's when I don't see that you have blogs, trainings or even a website listed? Best of wishes....=)
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Thank you for the follow ... wish you all the sucess
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ASTPYMES Premium
thanks for the follow
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Mustard seed Premium
Hi Kevin, thank you for following me. Much success to you in all you set out to achieve here
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Sugarbird Premium
Hi Kevin - what a wonderful, thorough profile! You have sure gone through a lot. I want to thank you for following me, and welcome you to WA! I see you are a Premium member – SMART! Once I upgraded to Premium I really started to take off. The training and resources are second to none. I wish you every success, and please – call on me or anyone here, if you get stuck and need some help. We are a great team and all of us are here for you.
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Kevin153 Premium
Thank you SO MUCH for all of your very kind and caring words. Oh boy, this really feels SO GREAT having SO MANY new friends here at WA, THAT REALLY "DO" CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER! I also wish and pray for YOU and EVERYONE else here, that WE "ALL" are able to meet and/or exceed all of our dreams and goals! Your new friend, Kevin :-)
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dreammmny Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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PhyllisE1 Premium
Hi Kevin and thanks for following me. I'm following you too. Success and blessings to you.
Phyllis
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CLEMSIXTY Premium
Thanks for following Kevin, nice to see you in my network. Good luck to you and you're future success.
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ivettec Premium
thank for the follow, Welcome!
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uniqueone Premium
Thanks for the follow. Welcome aboard.
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JamesJ Premium
Hello Kevin--

Its great to meet you here, and I hope that things are moving along nicely for you as far as choosing and establishing your niche. This is a great place to be to learn, and be sure to check out the webinars, which I would highly recommend. All the best to you in your journey towards success--
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Heroba Premium
incredible life time story, great spirit!
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Ingvild Premium
Thanks for following me :)
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Damien-P Premium
Thanks for following Kevin. How are the lessons going for you?

Keep in touch!
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Kevin153 Premium
Damien, thanks for your message! I really appreciate it very much. You asked "how is the training going for me?". Well, I joined only a couple of months ago and since I am a single father and my kids finally just went back to school, I am NOW able to dive into the training full time, which I am really looking forward to doing! So far so good. To be honest, I am extremely overwhelmed by all of the "things" I hear going around in questions, blogs and basic messages, for example, all of the different experienced people here at WA using the "lingo" and speaking about things that I have NO IDEA what they are talking about. But that is always the case when you first start to learn anything that is new. Before I know it, I will know all of the "lingo" also and think back later on, "I can't believe I had no idea what these things meant!" Thanks again, and wish and pray for you the BEST OF SUCCESS AND YOU MEET AND/OR EXCEED ALL OF DREAMS!!! Your good new friend, Kevin :-) p.s. Always feel free to PM me on any issues you would like to have some feedback on, or any questions. I can promise you that I will do my very best to help you even though I am still a newbie. I will go out of my way and do whatever it takes to help anyone here at WA, since everyone here has already proven to me already that they would and already have done the same for me!
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Damien-P Premium
Any time!

It's easy enough to be overwhelmed..( I still am sometimes ) What there is to learn will never steer towards an end. As the internet changes, so does the learning.

Take everything at your own pace, and only do what makes you happy. Back to school will hopefully give you all the time you need.

Cheers for now!
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wi11 Premium
Nice to meet you Kevin, thanks for following!
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Thank you for the follow!
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todaymatters Premium
Thank you for the follow, Kevin. Sounds like you found the right group of people to help make your new goals a reality.
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matekovic Premium
Thanks for the follow, Kevin! I look forward to working with you!
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mariamcm Premium
Hi Kevin
thanks for the follow. Happy to follow you back! Good luck with everything and God Bless too!
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Pio Premium
Hi Kevin. Thanks for the follow. Hope we will all be successful in whatever we do in the future and also through WA. Wish you all the best! Pio
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Wealthyfun Premium
Kevin:

Failures are just perception of a person, sometimes they point you to something better. So, enjoy your learning journey to something much better for you and your kids.

Great that you are enjoying life and time with your friends.

Enjoy your journey in WA!

Cheers & Success,
JT
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TeresaR Premium
Wow Kevin that's amazing, you found a positive through it all. Wishing you all the best.
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mechidor Premium
Hi Kevin ,thank you for the follow and wish you the best
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hmasters Premium
Kevin, thanks for adding me to your network. Isn't it just amazing how little our income has to do with our degree of happiness. I'm not even really sure that it is much of a measure of our success. With the love of your 3 children. a few close friends and your positive attitude I would guess that the best part of your life is ahead of you. Best wishes.
Harold
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lancemarcel Premium
Great profile kevin wishing you all the best
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wildcatblue2 Premium
Hello Kevin, you are truly a hero, you have climbed to the top and crashed to the bottom and lost a lot, yet you are so upbeat and have your priorities straight, Good for You, Man! I wholeheartedly agree that "the more you fail, the closer you are to succeeding"! You hang in there and welcome to WA, looking forward to following your future success here!

Jack :)
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JustFaith Premium
Thanks for the follow and much success to you!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi Kevin!
Wow, what a life so far/
Thanks for the follow and best wishes to you!
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AshleyNegrau Premium
Hi, thanks for following me :) I followed you back. Many Blessings
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Anne112995 Premium
Hi, nice to meet you. Thank you for the follow. I wish you the best of luck and success in your ventures. :)

Anne
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scotmail Premium
I really enjoyed reading the heartfelt honesty in your profile. Thanks for the follow and welcome! :)
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Matu Premium
I do believe that each of us has a life journey that we can all learn something. Like you I lost everything when I was not renewed as a Franchisee and it taught me what it truly meant to be a business person.
Thanks for following and I look forward to sharing the success journey with you :-)
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vin8 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Wish you success on WA.
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CathyS Premium
Geesh - if what you say is true (the more you fail, the closer you are to succeeding) then it is finally time for me to cash in! I've owned more than one company - each made money but none were massively profitable. After all these years, I gotta say ... really like the way you think! And especially nice to see you know Jesus is truly the real reason we are here. God Bless! ~Cathy
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ladyj4180 Premium
Thanks for the follow Kevin. I know what you mean about having it all and then one day its gone. But sometimes its better to have less. I was much happier with less. Sometimes its the greed that gets in the way of happiness.
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DanielW1 Premium
Thanks for the follow Kevin!! Daniel
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Gloww Premium
Thank you for following me,I am now following you.Good luck to you .
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lillakiara Premium
Hi Kevin and thanks for the follow. Hope you will be very happy here within the WA community, it really is the best place to be. Regards, Kristina
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Papi Premium
Thank you for your follow . I will now do the same for you. Follow your dreams.
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Papi Premium
The like is appreciated :)
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efortune Premium
Thanks for following.

The Internet will provide you a platform for following your dream.

WA has the system in place to help you to achieve it.

Succeed only,
PerrySr. (Efortune)
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joeg007 Premium
Hi Kevin thanks for following meand wish you the best and hope reach your goals here at WA,
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soni1 Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for the follow and I wish you all the best here on WA.Blessings
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Anewcreature Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and I really appreciate your follow!
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BobBarr Premium
Thanks for the follow -- following you back. All the best to you here at WA.
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ambraneo100 Premium
Hi Kevin and thanks for the follow. Wish you all the best with your goals here at WA.

Cheers!
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bigmonkey Premium
Thanks for the follow. I just followed you back.
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tmmom Premium
Hi, Kevin. Welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow, wishing you all the best!
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agante Premium
Hey Kevin.

First of all, welcome on WA. I would like to get to know you better in time to come and reading through your profile I would like to congratulate you on been a single dad. Can't be easy, but still, well done man.

Looking forward to hear your success stories with your online business.
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emmydo Premium
Hello Kevin, you are welcome to WA around a loviing community!...just know one thing that challenges is the one that makes life interesting...and overcomming them is the one that makes life meaningful. You are already in the path of success!
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wootten Premium
Great to meet you Kevin...i wish your great success here at WA and in life for your family!
Sunshiny smiles from Amanda
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Mazhar615 Premium
thanks for following :)
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Kathy331 Premium
Thanks for the follow :)
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LeviSteier Premium
Thanks for the follow Kevin. I enjoyed reading your profile. Reminds us all to keep things in perspective.
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MozMary Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for the follow - sounds like you are on track for success...
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ajay8akasha Premium
Hi Kevin, wow.. I'm sorry that happened to you.
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x1268x Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for the follow. Cheers:)
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rob3 Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for the follow. Here's wishing you success at WA and look forward to seeing you around the community.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for the follow right back at you. I hope all is going well. Phil
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Kevin, thank you for the connection
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zora2 Premium
Hi Kevin. I see that I am already following you so I must have come across you in one of these discussions.. Thanks and I am already following you back. Blessings
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CarlaIves Premium
Hi Kevin. . . . thanks for the follow! Your story is really something! Sounds like you know both sides of this "thing" we call success. I very much look forward to working with you!
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Sui_generis Premium
Kevin, what an amazing story! So, it was money that held you together? That is so sad and it astounds me that she could leave the children behind. However, you've been blessed with the children as I was with mine. The absent parents are the ones that truly lose not us. SO, welcome to WA and thanks for the follow back. With your background and attitude, I have no doubt that you'll do well. Let us know if you need help. I wish you much success!!! ~Debbi
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Kevin! -

Thank you for Following Back! :)
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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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dynamite8 Premium
Hi Kevin, thank you for following. Continued success to you.
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keldubry Premium
Thanks for the follow. Much success to you going forward.
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GRamos Premium
Awesome story Kevin. I truly wish you the best of success!
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Kevin153 Premium
GRamos, thank you VERY MUCH for your kind words. I truly appreciate it very much.
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PhilRou Premium
Hi Kevin, Thanks for your follow back and all the best here at WA!
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suphatp Premium
Hello Kjerome687.
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Christabelle Premium
Hi Kevin! I am so sorry to hear about the challenges you have been faced with these past years! But I am glad to hear your heart and your faith in your profile! The heart and faith that have kept you! I have no doubt that you are once again on your way to seeing success! I look forward to following your journey! God's Blessings, Christa
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Kevin153 Premium
Christabelle, first.., thank you SO MUCH for your kind and caring words, I truly appreciate it very much. I also have to say, that you have a BEAUTIFUL name! I absolutely LOVE IT! Now that my children have gone back to school, I am now able to invest MUCH more time into WA! Right now, I am still a "newbie" here. I am on Course 1 Lesson 6. I would love to have the opportunity to speak again with you, si PLEASE, PLEASE know that I am always here for you if you need any type of help or better yet (only because at this time I have not learned a sufficient amount that I am in the position to answer many questions) I am very good at offering you my totally NOT bias opinion on an idea you may have, review a website or blog PRIOR TO POSTING IT. Well, die now, take care and STAY MOTIVATED! :-) Your new GOOD friend, Kevin. p.s. I would much rather to communicate using Private Messaging, but you may obviously contact me any way you are most comfortable with!
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TipKilby Premium
Thanks for following me and I am following you back. I wish you much success her at WA in building your internet business.
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Visions Premium
Hi Kevin. Great to connect with you. One step at a time. Much success to you!
~ Diane
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JennPGD Premium
Hi Kevin,

you're the second one I heard about a wife left the husband, in 2 days time... The other one I met outside of WA - he was a millionaire, came home to a divorce paper... Wife got the house, more than half a million "share", the houses and more and the husband now lives on food stamps. Not to discourage you but I just do not understand why people go for money and materiality despite the joy and happiness they have.

Sorry about this. But I just wanted to let it out. hahaha... sorryyyyyy

Well, Kevin. At least you're here. Well done! And keep in touch. Thanks for giving a chance to get to know you. :)

Jenn
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Donnie58 Premium
Hey, Kevin! Great life story! Like Jesus said, "...a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth," so true! Thanks for the follow and best of luck to you at WA! May you get all you dream for! God bless!
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despatis Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for sharing your life story and also for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. You're on the right track and I'm very pleased if we can keep in touch! Cheers, Desmond
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the follow Kevin. Nice to find another fellow believer. We have a faith based website if you would like to check it out.
Quite an interesting story you have. May the Lord help you on your journey here. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Doug & Debbie
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RussStewart Premium
Loved reading your story Kevin,

To see that you've been to the mountain top and been able to understand what it's all about is certainly a great theme for your online venture.

So many people out there would just love to know how you were able to get through the financial and moreover, the emotional challenges that beset you and your 3 children.

As the saying goes, "make peace of mind your first goal and build a life around that".

Anyway, I'll say a big welcome to you!

You’ll find WA a great place to learn and also share your knowledge.
There’s a terrific community here all willing to help you as you move in the direction of your goals.

Looking forward to following your journey and watching your progress!

Best Wishes

Russ
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Kevin, what a story you have.

I get the fact that money isn't everything, for me it's more of a quality of life I want for me and my children.

Anyways, thanks for the follow and I too wish you much success building your business, actually I think you will do just fine here. All the best.
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RandiM Premium
Hi Kevin, Thanks for the follow! Every success!
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KLewis Premium
Hello again Kevin.Thanks for the follow.Keep in touch.Great profile.Ken
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iamtigerlily Premium
Big hello to you, Kevin ! Thanks for the follow. Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. Best wishes and good luck :-)
Hani
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Wharper Premium
Thank you for the follow Kjerome687. Great things are happening!
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cookma54 Premium
Welcome and thanks for the follow. I trust that all is going well with you! Melody
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LornaAllen Premium
Hi Kevin- what an amazing story- I have great admiration for you as your philosophy is the same as my own. There are far more important things in life - many people spend their entire lives working to pay for a home that they spend more time OUT of than in - working to pay for it! Children spend more time with minders than their parents. Enjoy your freedom and the love of your children - they will be all grown up before you know it and you can't get those years back!
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Kevin153 Premium
Hey Lorna, thank you SO MUCH for your very kind and caring words, they truly mean a huge amount to me. Just wanted to let you know. I am very glad that we share our thoughts on life overall. It's always great to know there are other people out there that truly know what life is about!!!! KEEP IN TOUCH!!!! Thanks again, Kevin :-)
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LornaAllen Premium
You are so welcome Kevin - wishing you every success with WA - you deserve it! Looking forward to keeping up with your progress. :-)
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DESIDAC Premium
Hi Jerome,
Wow!
What a profile! I really needed to hear that! It is very inspiring to me that you can always start over and also that you are now happier then when you were rich. That's where I am right now in my life as you can see from my profile.

I am hoping we can talk again soon?
Thanks for following. Wish you all the best here at WA!

DES
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Kevin153 Premium
Des, thank you SO MUCH for your kind words, I can't tell you how much I appreciate what you said. I would LOVE to talk with you more and help each other out while we head into this new GREAT CAREER MOVE!! I am sure we can become very good friends and help each other out a LOT here. I am so happy and thankful that I was able to help you in "what you needed to hear". Just remember, I am here for you always, but also remember that I am a newbie too, LOL!! So, I am limited in how much I can help you at this point, but as I move further into training, I will love to help you as much as possible. Here is a perfect suggestion I have for you, based on your profile that I just read, you should NEVER "LIVE to WORK, you should always "WORK to LIVE", never forget that brother and you will have the best life you could ever wish for, and that is a promise!! You have the perfect attitude and passion for this type of business. Yes, again, I think that we can help each other a lot here, so KEEP IN TOUCH AT ALL TIMES and I will do the same (once I learn how to do that, LOL!!!). I am only on Course 1 Lesson 4, and just started the Affiliate Bootcamp, Course 1 Lesson 1. So, believe me, I have a HUGE amount to learn. If was not so busy right now, just getting settled down after a recent move, and getting my kids ready to start school on Monday, I would have been way further in my training. Now that things are starting to settle down, I am really looking forward to "hitting it hard" in the training!! I already just went ahead and actually purchased a domain name with Go Daddy.com, only because I have a huge idea, that will definitely be a great niche in the online business out there. Since I don't know much, I purchased the .com, .net, .us, and I think a few others. I don't know if I needed to do that, but I did just to be safe, especially knowing that this idea I have is HUGE!! I could not believe that the domain name was available!! That just tells you that it is even better of an idea when you have a huge and great niche, and the perfect domain name is available for your niche or idea. In my case, it is based on what I call a "secret" that most people are not aware of, and once they go to my website and learn about this huge "secret", I will make a lot of money just on that one single website. Well, that should be enough for now, and I don't want to bore you with a "novel" type of a message, LOL!! Hope to hear back from you soon. Please at least message me back and let me know where you are in your training so I know if we are close with each other or not. Thanks and talk with you soon hopefully! Your good new friend, Kevin ;-)
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DESIDAC Premium
Well Kevin, all I have to say is you definitely trumped me with your incredible kind response. I truly want to thank you for taking the time and having the patience to right such a detailed and long caring reply.
The exact words you said quoted by you " Here is a perfect suggestion I have for you, based on your profile that I just read, you should NEVER "LIVE to WORK, you should always "WORK to LIVE", never forget that brother and you will have the best life you could ever wish for, and that is a promise!!"......is exactly what I needed to hear from another WA follower friend like yourself. Other people have mentioned words like that to me but to hear it from a stranger I just met online who now is not a stranger anymore is so needed and makes me that much more confident that I did the right thing. I was getting near death working for the auto industry (Chrysler) as a department manager in Paint. I was working on average 65 to 75 hours a week 6/7 days a week and continuously being abused verbally on the floor and worse in staff meetings. I was one of the top guys with regards to goals and saving the department in money when it came to cost cutting projects, year after year. Everyone in the department respected me expect for my counter part shift manager and my boss the Paint Center manager. In the summer of 2012 worked 161 hours in a span of 2 weeks to complete a major installation of new paint robots over the summer shutdown. I was the lead project coordinator and got the job done in almost an impossible time line. When we started up production after the shutdown I was 100% blamed for all the breakdowns we had which was out of my control. I was verbally abused constantly for over a month which included the shutdown weeks. That's when I was at my lowest and suddenly went into a deep depression and for the 1st time in my life I started to think and contemplate suicide. It was horribly scary for me and my wife, especially when I have a beautiful family with three children and the best partner (wife) ever. I continued to work there in these conditions and my health physically and emotionally started to deteriorate. My body was trying to cry out to me that I no longer could do this or something terrible was going to happen. Forward to a year later I just could not do it anymore so I reported it to HR. They listened for hours and told me that I should not be subject to this type of behavior and to come and see them if this were to happen again (really LOL!). The really eerie thing was that the following day the Center manager was all over me for engineering defects caused by the paint automation and he was yelling at me in front of many co-workers, verbally abusing me in every way. I just lost it and went ballistic on him and the other manager. 20 minutes later at my desk working on my lap top I started to have severe chest pains and my arms and legs started to go numb. I panicked, felt like I was having a heart attack at the time. I was helped to the medical department and an ambulance took me to emergency in a 15 minute span. They were all over me trying to calm me down till they got my heart rate down from 240 beats per minute down to just over 100. I could have had a blood vessel pop. I had a severe anxiety/stress attack, that has the same symptoms as a heart attack. Chrysler than proceeded to complete a 3 month investigation while I was home recovering on sick leave. After the investigation they found nothing and did not even have the decency to relocate me to another department or to another building all together. I refused to go back under the exact same conditions (LMFAO!). Hired a top Toronto employment lawyer and have never gone back since. My lawyer managed to keep me off on stress leave for the maximum amount of one year of full pay and got them to relocate me to another department adjacent to where I was working (which again was the bare minimum, because I had a lawyer taking care of all by business) The wife and I decided that there was NO WAY I could go back to that place to work. My lawyer is now in the process of trying to get a package for me because I did have 18 years of seniority working for that assembly plant. Kevin, I am so sorry for the very long response (sure hope i am not boring you) but at least I get to trump you on the length of my response compared to yours.....LOL!!

The unbelievable thing is that I now have had the best year of my life with my family being a stay at home dad with my wife working full time. I got to be involved in both my boys rep hockey by becoming an assistant coach and being there for every practice and game. I just loved it and so did they. With the help of some medical professionals, friends and family I have recovered and am in such a better place right now and look at life so differently. Its not all about the money you make if you a desperately unhappy. It's better to make less in something you love to do and live life to the fullest without all those stupid material things that are not needed. That's why I found WA (things happen for a reason, good or bad...have to believe that) and want to make an honest comfortable living. I am also exploring other part time options.

Kevin, again I can not THANK YOU enough for listening to me and taking the time to really read my profile and respond with honesty and caring words.

I have been with WA for 2 months now and have just stated my website and I am on level 1 lesson 7. I have not dedicated much time the last 5 weeks cause the kids have been home from school so I have taken them everywhere on mini holidays because it's the first time in my life that I have been home as a parent over the summer. I have taken them to beaches, amusement parks, cottages, the USA and so on. Right now that is my priority. In the month of June is when I went hard when they were in school and as soon as September hits I will be hitting the training very hard again. I have some ideas for a couple of niches but looks like it's not as great as your idea but I believe you need to start somewhere and go from there.

Talking to you real soon again, your new good friend,

DES
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KLewis Premium
Big hello Kevin,Welcome to WA> I hope that you are enjoying the program so far. Hang in there,I am glad that you are here.Stay in touch.Ken
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Kevin153 Premium
Ken, thank you VERY MUCH for your "follow", right back at ya!! I WISH and PRAY that you achieve whatever you are attempting to receive here at WA!!! Thanks again :-) Your new friend, Kevin ;-)
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for the follow. I wish you the best!
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graycarrot Premium
Welcome aboard Kevin, and thanks for the follow. Your priorities are the best. Your experience will serve you well here at WA in building a successful online business. As you know, there are many here who truly enjoy helping others succeed.

I wish you the best,
Bill
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Kevin153 Premium
Dear Bill (graycarrot), first, I just HAVE TO KNOW, where you came up with your username??? LOL!! You obviously do not have to answer that. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your very kind and caring words. I wish and pray that you have the best of luck here at WA!!! I am ALWAYS here for you for whatever your needs are, and I truly mean that so please do not ever hesitate to come to me for any help I can offer, I will be more than happy to help you if I am able. Your new friend, Kevin ;-)
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graycarrot Premium
You're the first to ask...here's the story from content of an old blog: Why "Gray Carrot"? Actually it is a user name assigned to me by one of the websites I subscribe to. But it does have some symbolic meaning.
I was born with red hair and many times through my travels I was called "carrot-top". No, not the one of media fame. I didn't mind the nickname but it was confusing knowing that the top of a carrot is green. I guess that's a country/city thing.
Now that I'm older and wiser, with gray hair, gray carrot seems appropriate.

Thanks my friend
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Kevin153 Premium
I absolutely LOVE YOUR STORY!!!! Very cute!!! Thank you for the reply, I truly appreciate it very much! Kevin
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Kevin153 Premium
Hey buddy, thanks for your very funny reply about your "username". I just wanted to see how you are doing so far???? Hope you are doing great!!! Kevin :-)
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graycarrot Premium
Hey Kevin, thanks for the follow-up. I've been away from the computer for a bit. We have 6 wonderful grandchildren and the next to the youngest arrives at his college today on a baseball scholarship. He will do well, but this is the first time away from home. So we tried to spend as much time as possible with him and the family.

I do hope things are progressing well for you here at WA. Let's keep in touch.

Bill
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Kevin153 Premium
I have a friend that I want to introduce WA to and need to know how I am able to provide him with a website link or domain address so that if he decides to join, I will get paid a commission. I know about the Affiliate Bootcamp, but I am a newbie and only on Course 1 Lesson 1, I am assuming that this would take way to long to have up and running the "correct" way. I need something "immediately" since he asked me for the website link today so he could "take a look at it", what should I do? PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!!! Thanks everyone! Man, I really love this place, just knowing that someone who knows what I need help with and knows what they are doing, is the BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD!! Thanks from the bottom of my heart! God bless ;-)
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bkcook Premium
Quick and dirty.
Click on the airplane.
This will bring up a screen where the first thing is your affiliate link.
copy and past this link into an email.

You will find prettier was as your go through the training, but this is a quick and easy way especially since he is asking you,

Welcome and best of luck to you.
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Kevin153 Premium
Thank you SO MUCH for your help, I did exactly what you suggested!!! Your new friend, Kevin ;-)
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dw13 Premium
Kevin nice to meet you and greatly appreciate your follow. You can succeed if you put in the effort and wishing you the best as you go at it!
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bestofluck Premium
Hi!
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TopTeam25 Premium
Hi, Thank you for the follow. have a nice day.
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Keane Premium
Hey Kevin. Nice to meet you. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the follow. I really appreciate it!

If you have ANY questions, need help or assistance...please feel free to ask. Seriously...Just Ask! :)

To making friends while...
building new bridges,
Keane:)
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glorious69 Premium
Hello Kjerome, thank you for following me. I am very happy that you have found this community of wonderful people and I believe that God is going to grant you the desires of your heart. I wish you success in your endeavors.
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peterboer Premium
Hi Kevin,
Thanks for following and have a great day
Peter
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HowardJaros Premium
Thanks for the follow Kevin! Back at you. Best wishes on your journey at WA! Be sure to give it time. Three to six months to see the first sale can be average performance depending on choice of niche. Stick with it, give it time, and I am sure you will see results.
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Kevin153 Premium
HowardJaros, thank you for your very kind and caring comments. I just wanted to share you with you my thoughts on what you said about waiting approx. 3 to 6 months to see the first sale. My opinion is that is for "average" people, and I am not an "average" person. Therefore, those time frames you gave to me mean absolutely nothing. Don't you agree that some people join here and never make a single penny and there are those people that have been her for one month and made thousands of dollars! I am confident it what type of person you are is the result of "when" and "how much money" you will make. Thanks again and have great day!!! Kevin ;-)
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HowardJaros Premium
Good luck with that!!
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you and I know how you feel as far as back pain goes I have a disintegrating disc disease and two fractured disc and am in pain 24/7 all the best
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Tavit Premium
Thanks for the follow. It isn't going to easy, but just the fact that you have not given up is a good sign for future success. It is a tough world, however there are lots of success stories out there. Why not be one of them!!

Believe in your self - but believe also that the Lord Jesus Christ has something good for those who trust and rely on Him.

May the Lord bless you, your children, your business and guide you to the success you desire.
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ores Premium
Thanks for the follow Kevin which I´m happy to return and wish you much success here.....the LORD bless you and your children!
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the follow! . . Dream Big, Focus and Work Hard for it.
Wishing you success in your goals through WA . . . You can do it!
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Jonicas Premium
Hello Kevin,

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate family, thank you for the "Follow me" and wish you all the success in acquiring the necessary knowledge to be successful online.

For your bad back, check out http://ddpyoga.com/ it may or may not be the solution for you, I took suffer from a bad back.

To Our Success Online,
Jonicas

PS Follow the training offered here, be very thorough in your approach, do not skip any steps, take notes.

If you can get hold of a voice recorder, it could prove invaluable whilst watching the videos - fast and good.

Spend the time on defining your niche , it is very important to get your game plan set up properly from the onset to avoid having to restart it.

Shortcut to Getting Started :
http://www.my-linker.com/hop/Beginning
Shortcut to Affiliate BootCamp :
http://www.my-linker.com/hop/A_B_C
Shortcut to Online Entrepreneur Certification :
http://www.my-linker.com/hop/OEC_level1
Shortcut to Live Video Classes:
http://www.my-linker.com/hop/LVC
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MisterWailor Premium
Thanks for the following and good luck to you.
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apache1 Premium
Hi Kevin again
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate it’s great to have you here as a member of one great big family.
Remember the best place to begin is by clicking the Green Icon to your top left called Get Started Here.
As you following the lessons taught by Kyle you will gain great insights on how the online world works and before you know it you will have your website up and running.
At the end of each lesson should you have any questions there is provision to ask. Take some time also to familiarize yourself with the entire site click the various icons around you.
Check out other profiles of your fellow member and if you wish follow them. You can do the same for me as I have followed you.
On the right hand side under the title Website you may find various social media sites where you can also connect with such as mine.
Wishing you great success for you online venture.
Take care be well
Andre
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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AlanThomas Premium
Hi Kevin
That is some profile, your going through a tough time I know.
Your release I hope will be with us all in WA

Thank you for following !!!
In my profile you will read about my ups and downs in life, '
*as we all have*,.

Joining WA has been the best thing I did, I'm in a village in the UK and love it.

Were all here to help each other and I sincerely mean that anything I have been stuck on or wanted is on tap in this community.
Good luck and enjoy *Please keep close*
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OldMule Premium
Hi there Kevin - welcome!
They call me the OldMule and I hail from Essex in the UK.
Thanks for the follow and I look forward to communicating with you.
Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help. Why not read my profile, and my almost daily blog posts - you will understand why I say that!
I thank you very much for your valued support and look forward to helping you wherever possible.

Godspeed!
OldMule

Make it magic! Relax - stay focused - have fun - go for gold!
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Drawshot Premium
Hi Kevin, welcome to WA and thanks for the follow. I would suggest clicking on that green "Get Started Here" tab and following through the lessons and doing the tasks that are part of the lessons. If need help just give a shout. Best wishes on your endeavors.
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Kevin? 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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kevinmj Premium
Hi Kevin,

Just popping by to say I hope you are enjoying your experience here at Wealthy Affiliate.

It's one of the few places that actually teaches you how to make a living online and build a successful Internet business the REAL way.

The resources such as training, lessons, keyword searches, and amazing support and community really help to get you started with your own online business.

P.S. If you decide to upgrade to Premium in the next 7 days, you will get:

1. 59% off the first 30 days
2. unlimited access to my help here on Wealthy Affiliate
3. all access to Live Chat, training, classrooms, private messaging, unlimited hosting/websites, and more...
4. Everything you need to build an online income!!!!!

:)

We got around 4 days left. I'm here to help you!

Let's go Premium.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions, I am here to help :-)

Cheers,
Kevin
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adaba063 Premium
Hi kjerome687,
Welcome to WA, work hard, & enjoy yourself!
all the best in your new venture,
adaba063
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Kevin153 Premium
thank you VERY MUCH!!!
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Kyle Premium
Good day Kevin and welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate community! The first thing I suggest you do is jump into a live chat and introduce yourself. You will find this on the main Dashboard within WA. Here you will find other members within the community (including myself) that you will be able to communicate with, network with and get help with. :)

Lots of help here and a lot of people that care about your personal success. If you get stuck, simply ask! I look forward to working with you!

Oh, and I wanted to also point you in the direction of the Getting Started Course which is located on your dashboard, and in the main menu under recommended training "Getting Started".

Here is the link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1
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Kevin153 Premium
Dear Kyle,

I already received a message from "Kevin", who I believe is the person that got me to this website? Anyway, I sent him my below response to his email and thought that I would send it to you also since I am not sure how to ask the questions and concerns I have regarding whether or not I should pursue with your website and this career, since I know absolutely NOTHING at all "at this point" regarding this business opportunity. I just don't understand the "affiliation" process vs. selling products and services on my own websites. SEE EMAIL BELOW AND PLEASE RESPOND ASAP so that I can get going ASAP.

Dear Kevin,

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a caring and hospitable welcome to the community.

Before I go any further, I do have just one simple question.

Since this is ALL new to me, I am not 100% certain as to what I am actually getting into here. Is this site going to help me to just setup websites and sell things or does it also help me (what I am mostly interested in) with affiliate programs? I do not know anything about affiliate programs, but what I "think" I know so far is that you help sell products and/or services along with current large and small retailers and other people selling items online already and when someone buys something through me, I will get a commission, is this correct? If so, what I do not know is HOW I get people to buy other people's products through "me". Are you able to provide me with a simple idea of how this works exactly? For example: I looked into becoming an affiliate with a few different places already (which I have not done yet), I noticed that they ask me for my website. I currently do not have any websites at all. But once I do have websites, what do I do? Do I place banners and widgets on ONLY my websites for people to click on from the other companies and if they do buy something I then get paid? I hope you understand what my questions/concerns are here and I explained them correctly so you are able to respond as accurately as possible.

I am really looking forward to hearing back from you VERY SOON so that I can make a decision to become a premium member and continue to pursue this as my career or not ASAP.

While I wait for your response, I will go ahead and work on my personal profile as you suggested.

Have a SUPER DAY!
Kevin ;-)
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Kyle Premium
This industry was new to everyone at one point, myself included. Back when I started I had no knowledge of the Internet business and this. As you move forward, you will get the hang of this and things that you are overwhelmed with by now, will become second nature.

Today is your starting point of your journey to expertise and success within the online world!

You can learn this and I can assure that everything you need is here at WA to create any level of success you want! I really do look forward to seeing you progress as you move forward Kevin! Let me know if you need a hand if you ever feel even a bit stuck.
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kevinmj Premium
Hey Kevin and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Kevin and I'm the owner of EarnMoneyOnlineDirect. You signed up through me and as a thank you I wanted to help guide you around the site a bit now that you're here!

But first, if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am here to help!

As a new member here, there are a few things you'll want to do. Most importantly, you should add a short description and upload a picture. Wealthy Affiliate is a community and having a profile and a picture will really help get you acquainted here.

★ ★ ★HOW TO KICK START YOUR INTERNET MARKETING BUSINESS★ ★ ★

You're here to build an Internet Marketing business and Wealthy Affiliate will help you achieve just that. To seriously get things moving into high-gear, I have a few bonuses I want to send your way.

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

✔ 1. You can get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19!)

✔ 2. With a Premium membership, you are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your business, I will be there every step of the way.

But most importantly...

✔ 3. You get the "Diamond Traffic Program" which is loaded with incredible resources which will help you to get targeted traffic to your website. More Traffic = More Sales = More Money. :)

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

The training here at Wealthy Affiliate will show you HOW to pick a niche, build a website, come up with content for your website, and monetize it. These are the EXACT strategies I use every day and I've been working for myself full-time since 2002. I know first hand that they work.

Anyways, I thought I would introduce myself. As you can see I don't just promote WA, I'm actually here as a member waiting to help you! So reach out to me. Start by filling out your profile. Don't be shy. :)

Again, it's great having you as a member of WA! It truly shows you're serious about earning a legitimate living online and WA will show you the process to become successful!

I look forward to reading your profile and hearing from you. So go fill that out now. I really want to know more about you so I can help you achieve your goals!

Speak to you soon Kevin!

Cheers
Kevin
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Kevin153 Premium
Dear Kevin,

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a caring and hospitable welcome to the community.

Before I go any further, I do have just one simple question.

Since this is ALL new to me, I am not 100% certain as to what I am actually getting into here. Is this site going to help me to just setup websites and sell things or does it also help me (what I am mostly interested in) with affiliate programs? I do not know anything about affiliate programs, but what I "think" I know so far is that you help sell products and/or services along with current large and small retailers and other people selling items online already and when someone buys something through me, I will get a commission, is this correct? If so, what I do not know is HOW I get people to buy other people's products through "me". Are you able to provide me with a simple idea of how this works exactly? For example: I looked into becoming an affiliate with a few different places already (which I have not done yet), I noticed that they ask me for my website. I currently do not have any websites at all. But once I do have websites, what do I do? Do I place banners and widgets on ONLY my websites for people to click on from the other companies and if they do buy something I then get paid? I hope you understand what my questions/concerns are here and I explained them correctly so you are able to respond as accurately as possible.

I am really looking forward to hearing back from you VERY SOON so that I can make a decision to become a premium member and continue to pursue this as my career or not ASAP.

While I wait for your response, I will go ahead and work on my personal profile as you suggested.

Have a SUPER DAY!
Kevin ;-)
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kevinmj Premium
Dear Kevin,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for your kind words.

To better explain what Wealthy Affiliate is all about here is a training video from Kyle which goes into great detail to explain it for you:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wealthy-affiliate-walkthrough-how-you-can-benefit-from-wa

Essentially, here at WA you will learn how to find a profitable niche, then build a website, add affiliate programs and then learn about Internet marketing strategies to promote your affiliate programs on your website. You can earn commissions for selling the affiliate programs you sign up to.

As mentioned, the video explains it well and here at WA you have access to training, tools, support and community to help you achieve your goals.

Please do let me know how you get along with the "Get Started" training and if you have any questions as you progress then please let me know.

It's wonderful that you have joined WA and from reading your profile I can see already that you will become a very valued member here within the community.

Wishing you great success. :)

Kevin
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