Here I sit, writing this the night before our 10 year Birthday at Wealthy Affiliate. I look back and it is hard not to think about what would have happened if I had never connected with Carson, if we had never decided to buy the domain WealthyAffiliate.com, and what we would be doing on this very day if WA didn’t exist.

But it does exist. And today marks the 10th anniversary of the very day WealthyAffiliate.com was brought into existence and the very day that we had our first member join our community.

Looking back, I feel we have been on a relentless mission that hasn’t changed gears in 10 years. A defined motive that has not veered from the initial roots. One that we are proud of and one that stems from the humblisms of our respective upbringings.

Helping Others.

This is the reality. What we have done, what are are doing, and what we will continue to do moving forward within the Wealthy Affiliate landscape is based on the premise of helping others.

This is the path we will continue to go down. It is all we know.

Most Businesses Never Make it to 10 Years. How Did We?

Most people live in fear when they create a business. They put themselves on some sort of ticking time bomb assuming that at some point their venture is going to explode. According to statistics, 55% of all businesses started fail by year 5 and an astonishing 71% (some say this number is much closer to 95%) fail by the 10 year mark.

We never even considered this until I looked up these stats today. We knew they existed, but people can fail at anything they do at life. Some people don’t graduate from school. Some people don’t stay in good physical shape. Some people don’t build successful businesses.

But anyone can beat the odds. Anyone.

Be on a mission. Make a difference. Help others. Do something you love.

The rest follows, and all of a sudden you don’t feel as though you are chasing some sort of figurative “success” benchmark. Rather, you are creating your own new hurdles, you are stepping up to them, and after you figure out how to jump over them, you clear them with one big leap.

This happens over and over again. But the odd one will appear as though you cannot leap beyond it.

We didn’t set out at Wealthy Affiliate wondering if we would ever make it to the 10 year mark. Instead, we have put our energy into constantly wondering how we can make things better. We have always strived for perfection knowing very well it never exists. It gives us an endless opportunity to improve.

Looking back, there probably are some really “defined” reasons for our success other than just helping others and making our service better with each day that passes. I have come up with three and I am hoping that they will give you perspective with your business and hopefully help you crack the 10 year mark yourself.

We Didn’t Build it Before it Came.

One of the most famous sports movies of all time, “Field of Dreams” had a statement within it that is contrary to most successful businesses but tends to be the approach people naturally take when starting a business.

“If you build it, they will come”

The problem lies in the fact that new startups try to determine what people actually want before they have real people that are paying customers and that are using their service. You only know what you know… and we have always taken the approach that we don’t know best until we know first what our audience wants.

If you look back at what Wealthy Affiliate started out as 10 years ago, you may have found our service to be laughable. We were a very simplistic keyword list site.

Carson and I sat down when developing the concept for the company and we knew that we could help people succeed within the online space if we showed them exactly what we did. We had very happy customers even in our early days, but we took feedback daily and continued to improve Wealthy Affiliate with each day that passed.

Here we are 3,649 days later. Still building “it” and people will continue to come as a result, one day at a time.

We Didn’t Get Here By Slacking Off.

We live in a world where our success is differentiated by how hard one works versus the other. Look around at anyone that has achieved any level of success around you and they all share one characteristic (hint: it’s not always intelligence).

It is HARD WORK.

I have written a good deal on this topic and I will continue to emphasize this point to those that are looking to accomplish anything of real brilliance in business.

It isn’t uncommon to see us up past midnight working. Pushing new ideas. Making improvements. Helping others. Grinding it out.

Plain and simple. Focused hard work will always pay off if done over a sustained period of time in the business world. The moment when you are ready to “give up” is the same moment when someone else is willing to push forward and they will end up achieving much more success as a result.

We Never Take Anything for Granted.

Anything can wash away. Look at Blackberry (Smartphones), one of the biggest success stories Canada has ever produced. At a point in time they had a market share of over 20% (2009) and within 6 years that had dropped to less than 0.4%. 6 years and the most successful smartphone company in the industry collapsed.

The same is always a possibility for your business. If you rest on your laurels and are constantly “celebrating” your success, you can get sideswiped and open yourself up to a slow leak in your business.

One thing that we have learned a good deal about over the years is that complacency creates a stale business. You may not feel the effects of slacking off right this second, but it will always come back to haunt you.

But also, don’t work to MAINTAIN. Work on your business to build. To grow.

Focus on becoming better and make it an active goal to get better at something with each day that passes and naturally, the milestones you achieve will only become greater and greater.

Never take your success for granted. If you do, it won’t be sustainable.

The Past Year. One of MORE Positive Change Than Ever.

If you look at just a few of the changes that we have rolled out in the last year, you will see the emphasis on making our service a more helpful one, versus making money our focus.

We added SiteFeedback. A unique platform that allows people to get unique perspective on their website from REAL visitors. There is no other website platform in the world that offers this sort of insight so quickly and in such an easy to understand way.

We added SiteComments. People can now achieve interaction and engagement on their website in a way that has never been done before.

We improved the SiteRubix platform vastly by improving security, removing the need for manually logging in, we re-invented the way people manage sites and people can now determine their SiteHealth using this unique to WA system.

We vastly beefed up the technology behind the platform at WA, moving it to a completely new and far more distributed environment. In non-techy terms, this means that Wealthy Affiliate as a platform is far more scalable than ever in terms of supporting high usage volumes while retaining fast loading speeds.

We made many improvements to Live Chat, making it more efficient to communicate and get instant help from the community.

We streamlined and improved the way people are notified within WA.

We focused a great deal on website security. We have advanced the way in which Wordpress websites are hosted and secured from many different angles and I can affirmatively say we are doing things in the hosting industry that NO other company is doing.

We increased the number of hosting experts and availability to them to 24/7/365. Average response time for any hosting requests is MINUTES.

We made continual, ongoing and often times daily improvements to the training at WA. The training is current and geared towards helping people succeed in 2016 and far beyond.

We offered the community 52 new Live Classes that covered a brand new topic each and every week.

We continued to offer the same level of support we did on day 1, in fact, the support and help people receive within the community is quicker than it ever has been as we have continued to improve the support channels within WA.

The Last 10 Years Are NOT the Focus. The Next 10 Are.

We have learned A LOT in the last 10 years. Not just about ourselves, but about business, about other people, and about relationships.

When you go into business with no experience, everything is a NEW experience. You have to shift quickly and you have to truly succeed at anything you do, you need to remain flexible to change.

That is sometimes why it can be better to have no business experience prior to getting into business.

You don’t have baggage and you don’t have “rigid” ideas and processes that you think are the best. Your audience and the people that you work with will naturally teach you what is best… and that goes for absolutely any industry, any niche, and any audience.

Your audience is your business. Your customers are your business. That is something that we continue to learn about as each day passes and something that we promise everyone here that we will never lose sight of.

We will keep moving forward. We will keep pushing the envelope. And we will continue to learn about business with each day that passes.

The Best is Yet to Come. Period.

Although we have made it to 10 years, we are not going to sit back and celebrate. Today is just another day, another day in a much bigger vision and gameplan and we can’t wait to see where the Wealthy Affiliate community is next year… let alone the next 10 years.

Wealthy Affiliate has never been a stronger, more engaging, more established (yet innovative) and helpful place to create and grow a business online. It is only going to move in this direction with the new platforms, features, and support systems we implement.

What we have planned is going to blow your mind and we are months away from some of the biggest releases in our history. 2016 is already completely slated for new and exciting projects that will continue to benefit YOU! Many of these projects are already in motion and far beyond the “idea” stage and well within the “development” stage.

The most exciting times are yet to arrive. But when they do, get ready to embrace them because YOU are the reason we push forward, and YOU are the reason we continue to strive for perfection.

And today’s 10 year milestone is as much about YOU as it is about us. We couldn’t and wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the folks here within the Wealthy Affiliate community. We want to thank each and every one of you for being such an important part of our lives and cheers to an exciting journey into the sheer awesomeness that lies ahead.

Your Friends,

Kyle & Carson

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DavePage Premium
WOW!!!!!
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JK-KK30yrs Premium
Congrats to you guys! Thanks for all you do for us! Jim
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jkahungu Premium
Wow!keep it up and keep the fire burning at WA.What a journey?a decade of great inspiration.I salute for laying a strong foundation we are all pround of.Indeed am glad to be a beneficiary of a programme deeply rooted.am amazed by your achievement,I have learnt not to forces on the past but the future.keep on soaring high.
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AnnZ Premium
I am just one of the many you've got on your hands to teach all this to, but am so motivated, thanks to you both. I look forward to 2016 and beyond for all you both will be doing in helping each of us to be better. Thanks, again.
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Allgib Premium
What a fantastic story and inspiration.. Well done Kyle and Carson in getting past 10 years and all the very best for the next 10 years. Thanks for all the tools and info. May WA go from strength to strength under your leadership!
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Wayne66 Premium
I'm glad you are still here as well otherwise a whole bunch of would not. Keep up the good work. Look forward to new teaching and success because of it
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Wombat5 Premium
Hate that auto-correct - I wrote "fumbly", Not "dumbly"
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Wombat5 Premium
Ten years is really quite mind-blowing! Just think of all those hyped programs promising ' miracles', which are too costly, or too complicated ( for us simple folk), or which simply do not deliver ....... and which just vanish!
Q.I really want to take up your $299 offer, but will need to earn some money using the free option before I will be able to do so : all I be able to do that ? ..... See how slow and 'dumbly' I am ... Lol.
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Wayne66 Premium
You can if you follow the training available to you. It may be slower but it can be done. There is just so much in here if you get the chance to go premium go for it.
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KingRamirez Premium
I will be here in 10 years time to see how wealthy affiliate would have developed into. Hope it beats facebook though. I hope I will contribute something in it's development. This is a never ending story.
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BelieveItYes Premium
same here! =)
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AffFranE82 Premium
Wow ten years! That is awesome! Congratulations Kyle and Carson!
I look forward to Wealthy Affiliates coming years!

Can't Wait!
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sdawson Premium
Thanks Kyle, and Carson. You guys are awesome! I love this place and continue to creep my way towards being a success, in spite of many setbacks due to health. I do plan on success, nothing else will do. Shirley
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EKautz Premium
That's a great attitude Shirley! How are you doing with the training?

ROCK ON!
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Michael2015 Premium
Glad you are here. It's great that this is such a supportive community for success in all aspects of our lives. I hope your health will benefit greatly from being a part of this community. Much success to you sdawson!!
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mbani Premium
You guys are good people. You deserve all the prosperity you've worked real hard for. keep going and keep-up!

meherbani
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EKautz Premium
I think your good peeps too Meherbani!

ROCK ON!
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mbani Premium
:-) thanks!
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EKautz Premium
You're welcome. :)
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JasonJF Premium
Kyle, I just read this and I am really and truly thankful from the bottom of my heart that you and Carson created wealthy Affiliate to help me plus thousand of others. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I know that it took a lot of focus and determination to be at this stage.

This is a total inspiration to all of us here at WA.

Jason
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rickgcrocker Premium
Kyle and Carson, you truly are servants of this community. You have made such a difference in the lives of so many and your desire to help others succeed is what inspires me to stay the course. You are Noble leaders, keep up the good work and know, we all appreciate the two of you more than you know. We anxiously await to see where you take us as we head into 2016.
Press on My Friends !!!
Rick
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for your kind words Rick, running a business the way we do is all we know. We have lots of exciting stuff in the works and you are going to see some really innovate and forward thinking stuff over the next few months and through 2016!
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GeorgeEkman Premium
You two are a great team doing something that most guys would charge big bucks for. I want to congratulate you both.
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for your kind words George, one thing always remains a constant though. We always know we can get BETTER with each day that passes, we are truly on a mission!
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DHagstrom Premium
Kyle & Carson, Thank you so much! Like many others, I am awed and humbled by what you have accomplished here, creating a community based on the values of serving and paying it forward. I look forward to meeting you both in person one of these days. With deep appreciation, David
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msyoli Premium
Kyle & Carson... I don't have words to express my gratitude, but I just want to say that you inspire me beyond measure and I am striving to meet the LV goal so I can celebrate with this wonderful community in person. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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lindasea Premium
Dear Kyle and Carson,

I have read and re-read this post several times. Each time I do I am looking for words to express my gratitude. There are so many salient points embedded in this 10-year anniversary message that serve as encouragement.

Of the many things that stand out, this statement hit home for me; "Focus on becoming better and make it an active goal to get better at something with each day that passes and naturally, the milestones you achieve will only become greater and greater. Never take your success for granted. If you do, it won’t be sustainable."

What you have and continue to create is sustainable because like so many others here, I intend to stay and to keep learning and growing. And that while I am also deeply engaged in another educational service that matters very much to me.

One thing that I have said in comment streams here and there over the past almost 2 years is that you both are remarkable young men. I have wondered about your upbringing because to have anchored in your souls the spirit of making a difference and helping others means you have had access to great values. You don't make a big deal about it other than to say that your mission "stems from the "humblisms of your respective upbringings". Yes, I have found you to be humble and to be profound and I am both humbled and grateful to have found this education and community that has grown from you and Carson's vision.

Thank You, thank you both for everything you bring to your business such that I am able to be raised up and, along with others, we all can brilliantly shine!

Linda
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msyoli Premium
I completely agree, Linda.. I have no words to express my gratitude and how really blessed I feel that I found Wealthy Affiliate. I am completely inspired and fired up! Sending out a huge thanks to the WA community and to Kyle and Carson!
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Tonisha Premium
Wow everything you just said had me thinking that you can never give up. You have to keep trying no matter how Challenging things get for you. That anything is possible with hard work, and always staying humble , keeping a open-mind
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Teacher-G Premium
Hello Linda,
That was so Beautiful.Great Value Kyle and Carson are.....
Cheers, Gaylene
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Jenene Premium
You guys are amazing. Thank you.
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CherylFL Premium
Kyle due to the nature of setting up to become an affiliate marketer where Americans know all about their own products I realize the constant work involved in maintenance of websites and how they work and because of this I would love to believe that it is possible to set up a logmeIn with website help where websites could be checked to make sure people have every advantage of making sure their sites are set up correctly------ a set fee would have to apply to this but it would be well worth it
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carolt Premium
Wow you can feel the energy and the hard work in the 10 Years of EVO, I was inspired immensely in the fact perfection doesn't exist, gives you boundless opportunities for a lifetime wow Wa very humbling thank for sharing, looking forward to the awesomeness that lies ahead.
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Firekeeper Premium
Hey Kyle,
thanks a lot for letting us participate on your inner journey! I'm happy to have met you on the net. To me, you represent the healthy and attractive American Spirit which is under siege at the moment.

I'm looking forward to be part of the journey and share my success and insight with others!

Take care, Stefan
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OmgiTzJohnny Premium
The best part about it is we can do this too. The only difference between Kyle and I is the amount of time he has invested into this online business. Building a successful online business takes hard work, and keep doing it everyday. Never forgetting your true goals. The sky is the limit. Be awesome, stay awesome.
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dickw Premium
It seems like a lot of us have been saving this post like a favorite candy bar. What a great post describing an incredible vision. This is the stuff that should be taught in schools-everywhere, and maybe one day it will. No, not maybe. I'm sure it will be because the model is so compelling, the results are so self-evident, that even the self-serving will be forced to step aside.....Dick
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Amanda914 Premium
Thanks, Kyle! I will read this post from time to time in order to keep going in the right direction. Amanda
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pam27 Premium
Thank you Kyle. ..and the best define yet to come ,since I just join the group. Hopefully I will be as lucky as the two of you , there's a old saying Good at tracks Good. Therefore, this should be a good business venture , one of the best I've had. Thank for this magnificent opportunity.
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stilesof87 Premium
I have barely been a part of this community for 2 months, but the relentless effort that you, Carson, and many others put in to help people as much as possible is what kept me here. I know that it is possible to succeed (something I am still working towards), and I just want to thank you guys for all the work you put in just to help others out
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SupportWorx Premium
Thanks to you too, man. "Selflessness" worked to sustain my business for nearly 20 years, even though many people tried to convince me to make it "Selfish". The ethics here will keep this alive and relevant! -Alexx
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, those that try to convince you that a selfish approach to business is the right way know very little about business...or if they are in business, they run a very ruthless one (which is usually short-lived).

We promise to never veer from our ethics.
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SupportWorx Premium
Sweet. -Alexx
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olivingstone Premium
Congratulations guys and here's to the next 10! Olive
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Kyle Premium
Most definitely, an exciting journey lies ahead!
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sharon2203 Premium
Congratulations Kyle and Carson!!!!!!!
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SuzQ Premium
Wonderfully stated. Thank you both! No doubt those who have ridden along on the evolution of your vision and those who have just stepped into your very progressive last few months are very thankful for your sustainability!
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Kyle Premium
The future is going to be just as progressive, if not more. The thing that really excites us is that we are sitting on the firmest foundation from a community, technology, and team aspect that we ever have.

When you have a sound foundation, what you build on that foundation is always going to be far more sturdy and secure. :)
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Jonny89 Premium
that is a really well written blog. Congrats on ten years that is certainly a huge achievement and I wish you much continued success. Thanks for all you have done
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Kyle Premium
Thanks Jon, your kind words are definitely appreciated and they motivate us to continue to get better. :)
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SoupGypsy Premium
Superbly stated, Kyle. Congratulations to both of you for establishing what I believe to be the best on the internet. NO ONE even comes close. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. You cannot achieve enough success as a measure of the reward you deserve for all those you have helped. God bless. Donna
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Kyle Premium
The "best" is definitely not our goal, OUR best is what our goal will continue to be and we are far from it. That is what excites us and gets us up every morning! :)

Thanks for your kind words and I really look forward to the journey ahead and you being a big part of that!
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BillandSue Premium
Kyle & Carson,
We are so glad we found WA after a 10 year period of nothing but SCAMS. Keep it going! We are in for the long run. Thanks and Congrats!
Bill &Sue;
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Kyle Premium
So glad you found us as well. I am fully aware of how many scams are out there and I am truly glad you found the safehouse here at WA! :)
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NicoleD9 Premium
Congratulations on this achievement and this anniversary!
I am very glad I found this awesome community!
There is nothing like WA :)
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Rochelle1 Premium
Congratulation to both you and Carson! I feel fortunate to partake of your knowledge.
To your continued success,
Rochelle
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Thank you for everything that you and Carson have done. Much continued success to us all.

WA, always reminds me of my favorite Zig Zigler quote,
"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help people get what they want."

Once again, thanks for all of your help.
Phil
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Kyle Premium
I have always loved the quote Philip and any quote we read only truly makes sense when we actually see it for ourselves. I can say that we have achieved what we want, not just from a financial level...but moreso a personal level by helping others out.

There is nothing more gratifying that helping people. Money is secondary and is the byproduct of the first aspect and money will not create happiness in the same sort of way that loving what you do will.
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John1901 Premium
It's nice to be on this ride together.
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karimsoli Premium
congratulations and hope our success will continue tens and tens of coming yeas ....Thanks a ton , Kyle & Carson
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Kyle Premium
Thanks a lot Karim!
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JewelCarol Premium
Kyle & Carson, congratulations on yr 10th year anniversary!! Wow!!

Thanks a million for giving so many people around the world the "hope" to pursue their desired dreams and visions. :))

I feel very honored to be here; and yr love, hard work, dedication and perseverance are very appreciated!! :))

Thanks so much again, Kyle & Carson!! :))

Jewel Carol
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you as part of the community here Carol and our goal has always been to shine a positive light on an industry that has always been known for "taking money from others".

We have one goal, to help people succeed online. Our focus will continue to zero in on this with very update we make, every evolution WA has, and with every new platform or feature release.

The best is truly yet to come!
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darrylsd Premium
WOW! At this point I'm glad to be aboard.
Darryl
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dmpatt Premium
I was considering NOT renewing. But I'm excited now that new features and forwarding moving momentum is in the works. Looking forward to it all. Thx Kyle.
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EKautz Premium
No reason to not renew Donna - it's go time instead!

Start building your site and don't stop!

ROCK ON!
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Kyle Premium
Everything you need is here already to crete and grow a business to any level online. This is only going to be amplified as we move forward and we continue to better the service for members here at WA.

I can't wait to see where you take things moving forward, you have a ton of potential and with some hard work and dedication you will absolutely be able to realize this.
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billyadams Premium
Thank you so much for your care and dedication. We all feel and notice your love and work on our behalf. I'm so happy to have finally found a cyberspace to call "home"and a community of brothers and sisters to share with. This is an exciting, interesting and sometimes exhausting experience, and I am thrilled to have lived long enough to find such an honest and fulfilling place to learn and grow. Thanks SO much Kyle and Carson!
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EKautz Premium
EXCELLENT!

Thank You Gentlemen. It is my privilege to be part of WA and friends with you.

ROCK ON!
E
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pitters Premium
Top of the morning to you, Kyle (& Carson)
What a wonderful summary of where you've come from and how you got here.
It is truly a privilege to be part of this family you have built, and to share in your success becoming our success!
Keep on keeping on . . . we're riding on your coat-tails!
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LoveIM Premium
Thanks for give us a good reason to celebrate this important milestone in the evolution of WA. We, too, are looking forward to the coming months and years and appreciate your inspirational leadership in our community!
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Simoc Premium
Happy 10th birthday Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations to Kyle and Carson. The sky is the limit here and you've done a great job putting it together.
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Perspective Premium
Kyle,

This post was awesome.
Thanks for sharing some of WA's story with us!
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CherylFL Premium
l have a very important question to ask Kyle do you have a process in place where you may check an individual's profile if you think they may be linked to WA for all the wrong reasons?because I am weary of some points I have picked up on
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Labman Premium
Are you getting spammed inside WA? If so, there is a spam indicator on most posts.
You can also remove yourself from discussions if you are having issues with a particular thread.
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CherylFL Premium
not personally there are other reasons why I have asked this question
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Labman Premium
Feel free to PM me with the details if you want a complete answer.
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CherylFL Premium
It is difficult to put into words---- I had a bad experience on my facebook page of someone using a distorted photo (a scammer) OF WHOM I was aware of and I truly believe that everyone should use real ID when joining otherwise you don,t know who you dealing with
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PeterShelton Premium
Congratulations Kyle & Carson and best wishes to your families as well. Congratulations for achieving success through striving to help, and maintaining your integrity and humbleness along the way. Your whole ethos, and what you have and are achieving, is something you can be truly proud of.
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boucherda Premium
Kyle & Carson
Congratulations on WA's 10th anniversary. That is truly a great achievement.
I have been a member for two and a half years and all that time I have just continued to learn - what an experience.
Very many thanks.
David
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Leonila Premium
Hey Kyle and Carson,
First and foremost just want to say Congratulations for the 10 years of hard work. Creating and buildibg the solid foundation of WA and Striving for more improvements of the system which is truly benificial for all of us as a member of the community is truly amazing.
The drive to teach and helping people to become successfull to create and outgrow their online business for me is the true definition of success.
So once again, congrats for the incredible work and accomplishments. Hoping for many many 10 years more to come.

Cheers

Leonila
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GaryHorton Premium
Your words; "Be on a mission. Make a difference. Help others. Do something you love," are words to live by.

Thank you Kyle and Carson.
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Daniel DTA Premium
Kyle and Carson, my respect to you good sirs.
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letsrock Premium
awesome thanks Kyle and Carson
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MMaxwell Premium
Congratulations on your success!!!!! I have only starter with WA for about 2 weeks, and I can tell without a doubt that you and Mr. Carson have build a dream on how you can serve others. Few can do what you have accomplished. The education provided to your members is a product of your hard work and efforts. I can't imagine anything that could reach out to the world and teach better than what you have done here. I look forward to your next 10 years and have every intention on being with WA for the duration.
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NWTDennis Premium
Congratulations Kyle and Carson ... you guys are quite unique, a big reason comes from something you said above:

... "we have put our energy into constantly wondering how we can make things better. We have always strived for perfection knowing very well it never exists. It gives us an endless opportunity to improve."

This defines who you guys are. The future possibilities seem endless.

Thank you for being who you are.
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SaulGold Premium
You guys must be very proud of your accomplishment. You have helped yourselves and continue to help others. I still am very highon Wealthy Affiliate. You guys really offer something great.
Thanks, Saul
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Kyle Premium
We are prouder of the community and what they have accomplished. 10,000's of full time incomes and many, many very successful folks have derived out of what they learned from WA and the platform here..and the network and relationships they have built.

That is our ultimate goal and there is a lot more of that to come!
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SaulGold Premium
My wife and I hope to keep our relationship with Wealthy Affiliate for many years to come.
Thanks again,
Saul
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AllynBeekman Premium
Kyle and Carson, what you have created with WA is awesome and, as you note, will continue to get better. Your platform has given hope to many, many people all over the world. Obviously, it's up to each one of us to take the platform information and make it work for us. Just like the manager of a sports team, you can't "play the game" for us.

Thanks so much for all the effort and planning that you put into WA. Congratulations on achieving 10 years.
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Kyle Premium
We can't play the game for you but we can definitely help make you a better player and give you the best equipment in the world to get the job done! Exciting times are ahead and we really can't wait to see where the next year takes things, let alone the next 10!
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Frann12 Premium
Congratulations K and C! 10 years in the game is a true testament. Looking forward for the years to come. KC and the Wealthy Affiliate Band...Cheers!
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Kyle Premium
Thanks, we look forward to the journey ahead with everyone!
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iainclarke Premium
I joined WA 7 years ago and let my membership lapse after a month or two. How I regret that decision now. I will not be making that mistake again.
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Kyle Premium
Been an awesome journey thus far with you Ian and I look forward to working with you in the year ahead.
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Noteboom Premium
I hope it´s ok I come with an idea that I have been thinking a lot about. The community here is very special and great. It´s even incredible how active people are to offer help.
But like always, it´s some people who gave information that you feel more vital than other. So I thought if it was a good idea to have the possibility to follow people some way? It could even give that people higher ranking.
Just an idea!
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BelieveItYes Premium
What do you mean by "follow people some way"? We can already follow people on here
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Noteboom Premium
Oh, I didn´t know it! Sorry :)
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Noteboom Premium
Oh, I didn´t know it! Sorry :)
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Noteboom Premium
Sorry, not clear enough. I thought when person A post we can know it through e-mail that is somehow different from the normal post. But this is not important, just know that I would use it a lot to control better which post I get to my e mail address
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BelieveItYes Premium
you can change your settings and decide to not receive any notifications anymore or only the ones you're interested in
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Noteboom Premium
Thank for let me know. I check it. But number one is thanks to Kyle and Carson for the great job!
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BelieveItYes Premium
they rock!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you can follow whomever you like here at WA and this will notify you ever time they post within the community (so you can pick and choose the information that you want to get out of the community). :)

Great to have you as part of the community Johann!
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Noteboom Premium
Thank you, Kyle, for everything.

And sorry for this thread robbery, the focus is and should be how great job you and Carson had done with this great site!
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Leonila Premium
Hi Sara

Leonila here, just want to say how are you ?
Thank you so much for being nice and so kind and most of all for being so supportive during my First week within WA.
Just upgraded my premium membership to yearly 3 weeks ago and I'm looking forward to concentrate my training soon.

Best regards,

Leonila
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OralC Premium
Awesome work. Thanks for the thought and hard work you guys put into this project. It has really paid off.
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Kyle Premium
No problem Oral, wonderful to have you here as part of the community!
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nurseannie Premium
Congratulations, and may you have many more.... AM
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evanevaalexa Premium
Congratulations Kyle and Carson , What an acheivement for you guys and your team . Wealthy affiliate is a truely sustainable business . The platform you have created and which continues to evolve must be a source of immense satisfaction . Ten years how many people have you helped ? The totally amazing thing an other ten years how many more people will you help ?
Alexander
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Kyle Premium
Something only becomes a sustainable business when you offer others something that they actually want and benefit from. We continue to increase the "benefits" of being part of the community and solidifying the existing service. Exciting things are to come!
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BNeki Premium
An awesome achievement, congrats to you & Carson!
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anderscj Premium
Congratulations to both Kyle and Carson on their 10th anniversary. May there be many more. And to all WA members who have prospered from their generosity.
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jimhughes1234 Premium
Congrats to everyone at WA.
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jdeen Premium
It's my absolute privilege to wish you both ENORMOUS CONGRATULATIONS for an incredible achievement and milestone, Kyle and Carson!! Very happy for you both and feel a very deep respect and tonne of gratitude for what you have done!

Was so interesting to read about the humble beginnings of Wealthy Affiliate, and understand the way it has grown and become more and more involved. My own brief experience within WA has taught me so much about how more keeps being revealed to me, that online business (as with anything) is not something I can do half-heartedly and expect returns, and also, the nature of working hard and persistently towards success.

I feel very grateful for discovering WA and immensely proud to be a member of this genuinely helpful, friendly and strong community.

It's a terrific reflection on the generous motives of it's founders.

Here's to being a member of, and to the continued strength and growth of Wealthy Affiliate!

Thank you guys! CONGRATULATIONS!!
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SThornhill Premium
Congrats on a winner Kyle & Carson! I've never been part of a better community! WTG!
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, what you see here now was once a fractional "seed" when we started WA. Through time, feedback and constant focus on making the community/service better, Wealthy Affiliate has become what it is today.

And tomorrow it will become better because of this same focus. We can't wait to reveal what we have in store for members as we do move forward through the remainder of 2015 and into 2016!
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jdeen Premium
Good on you mate...sincerely! Thanks for such an awesome opportunity which is WA. It's amazing to feel a part of it and to get a glimpse of the progress the company has made.
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AngieVS Premium
Thank you Kyle and Carson for starting up Wealthy Affiliate. You have given a golden opportunity to so many of us here. :-)
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Keane Premium
"Life is my stage and I'm the actor in a movement. My award winning
role for BEST Actor was the constant definiteness of purpose (myself)." ~ Keane

Thanks to you both - Kyle, Carson - for WA has played a pivotal role in setting the stage for which me and my business proudly stand on. For that, I SINCERELY thank you guys.

[Sidenote: Kyle, you're the MAN ... Carson, you're the MAN]

Have a GREAT weekend guys,
Keane:-]
WA forever (and the crowd GOES WILD)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kyle Premium
Love your quote! Stand proud man, you still have lots left to achieve and the journey ahead is going to be even more exciting than the journey behind us!
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DarleneB Premium
Congrats Kyle & Carson on 10 years of success & making WA such a fantastic place to be. I'm so happy the day I came upon your website Kyle & decided to join. Like everyone else, I can't wait to see what's in the future.
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Kyle Premium
I am happy you found your way here Darlene, it has been wonderful getting to know you and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you!
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donniecellis Premium
A wonderful thing to celebrate. To be able to help others grow and achieve their successes. It leaves a good history and gives meaning to life.
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bobpierno1 Premium
You guys are awesome.Happy to be part of this great community.
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KellyCaesar Premium
Congratulations Kyle, Carson and the Wealthy Affiliate team!
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mijareze Premium
Congratulations Kyle!
Ed
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ValerieJoy Premium
Congratulations to you both on your 10 year's of success. WA is brilliant as it is, so the future looks to be amazing!.

Best wishes for your continued success :)
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Simkin Premium
Wow! You guys are amazing and WA is amazing! I feel truly blessed to have found this community and learned to grow a working online business as a result of the information and resources offered here. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Dan
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you here as part of it Daniel! :)
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McT Premium
Congratulations to you both on your continued success with the Wealthy Affiliate membership community! Looking forward to all the changes that are yet to come!
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Darwyn Premium
To both Kyle and Carson, what you guys have created here is truly groundbreaking, (without bringing an apple for the teacher). There really is nothing like this out there. May I wish you both a happy anniversary and here's to another evolving 10 years! Thanks for being who you are.
Cheers
Darwyn
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Kyle Premium
An we will continue to be "us", that is all we know and I promise we will never veer from what our roots have always been. Helping folks and making a service that will continue to better serve folks within the online space.
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BelieveItYes Premium
I always say that once every thousand years there's someone (or some people) who will change the world, whether in the music industry or in technology or science... you guys have built something truly unique and amazing that will pass the test of time.
Congratulations, happy birthday and thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your knowledge with all of us and future members!
I can't even begin to imagine the journey it has been for you, but I'm very excited to be a part of it now and to share in the excitement of what's coming next!
Thanks again and bless you all! =)
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for the kind words Sarah. It has been awesome getting to know you and we really can't wait to reveal what we have in store here at WA in the next year ahead and far beyond. The best truly is yet to come!
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BelieveItYes Premium
"we really can't wait to reveal what we have in store here at WA in the next year " > This is worse than waiting for the new season of Game of Thrones looool, I can't wait to see what you have in store but I'm sure it'll be awesome!
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peterjamesk Premium
Big congrats guys! I wish I had found WA 10 years ago but nevertheless I am extremely greatful I found it just last week in fact. I still can't get over how all inclusive this platform is. Even though I'm new I just want to say thank you both for creating this. You guys have done an incredible thing with WA!
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Kyle Premium
Glad you found us now Peter, the future does look very bright and it is awesome to have you as part of the awesome community here at WA!
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CherylFL Premium
Well done your help with information is what I have been looking for over the last 7 years but I only found businesses for online selling who just wanted your money and gave no help with any questions what so ever it is refreshing to see that someone has got what it takes like WA to put it altogether I had seen this banner before today and just put it into the garage with all other material from dozens of offers online non of which proved any good my determination to succeed will bring it home even if it takes me a little longer------- Enjoy your success where I look forward to greater progress with my achievements for online selling Cheers to You and your families Cheryl.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, and this is the case in most industries. Companies tend to put money before people and that is where they fail and the cannot create any longevity.

We are a people first business and every change we have made here within WA has been focused on making the service better and better for our members. ;) The best is yet to come!
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phydel Premium
Congrats guys and looking forward to being as successful as you guys in the next 10 years as well
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GARYPICK Premium
Congratulations Kyle & Carson! Honored to be here!
Gary
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praiseHim Premium
Congratulations on your 10th Anniverary1
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goldin Premium
Nice work, I WILL be here for the next 10 years
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tomtitty006 Premium
This is very well written Kyle,I can do more but my mindset does not always let me do this,living with an illness that is mental is not great and also with bad depression.I have simply to take life as it comes to me,I am not really a forward thinker but you guys would need to be as you own this business,I try and live day to day and never plan to much for the future.
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Kyle Premium
Think ahead Mark, not behind. Think of what you are capable of achieving rather than the failures that might happen. Thing of a bright future, not a negative one.

Your thoughts can control you activities and your overall success and when you can get these down you will have a much more exciting and seamless journey to success. Everyone has hurdles, overcoming these is what makes the difference between success and failure.
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tomtitty006 Premium
Thanks Kyle,that,s great advice and I will have to change my mindset.
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mjdimarco Premium
Thanks gents for a great enterprise, one which I'm glad to be a part of.
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Tans Premium
Thanks for this Kyle. I'm happy you guys met as well because WA is a great learning platform. Congratulations on the ten year milestone.
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roamy Premium
And l want to thank you both for creating such a wonderful platform, thanks for letting us share, learn and improve.
Do l say happy birthday WA?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, happy birthday works!
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lycefair Premium
Congratulations - here's to your next 10
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njeanmichel Premium
Just came across this site and this is amazing... Really can't wait to get going. Congratulations for these 10 years Kyle, Carson. Wish you many more years and even more success.
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Congratulations! Excellent blog!
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Marcus1978 Premium
This is the best blog post I've ever seen here!
Here's to the next 10 years, Kyle!
I'm definitely coming along for the journey!
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Labman Premium
Blackberry's demise was the failure to recognize the market shift that took place with the iphone.
WA appears to be keeping pace with the changes that are occurring with the marketplace.
Looking forward to WA becoming the market leader and squashing the misinformation dealers and scammers that are giving this niche a bad reputation and making money off the uninformed.

Congratulations on the milestone. Looking forward to continuing the relationship with this membership.
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Kyle Premium
Thanks! Been so wonderful to have you here for a better part of the journey Craig!

I agree with your statements about Blackberry and it is very easy in hindsight to see where companies failed, but when you are in the thick of things it can be tough to see industry change before it happens.

We plan on staying on top of and ahead of things in the industry and we are going to be rolling out features/services/platforms that have never been done before in the industry as we move forward...and as we have done in the past.

Bright days are ahead!
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GeorgeEkman Premium
Glad to see you make it. 10 years is supper and this is the best program I have ever been connected with. I can't even imagine what the next ten will bring, but the future looks good for online marketing.
So keep up the good work
George
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HA1 Premium
Congrats! Thanks for helping others
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Martintoal1 Premium
Congratulations Kyle and Carson
on your magnificent achievement
I am going to hang on to your coat tails
for the next ten years

Martin
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IAnum1 Premium
wishing you more successful years
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2Al Premium
Thank you for building WA. You're helping lots of individuals achieve their dreams.
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GaryHowell Premium
Never for one moment have I regreted joining WA
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Traveller75 Premium
Thanks guys, You have given me a lift just when I needed it, can't seem to get much traffic and was wondering if I should renew or not but now will definitely renew my membership when it comes due, should follow my own advise I guess, never never give up.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Wayne, you will definitely get there and I will be there to help you with your campaigns if you ever do need a hand with anything. I look forward to working with you moving forward!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Wayne, you will definitely get there and I will be there to help you with your campaigns if you ever do need a hand with anything. I look forward to working with you moving forward!
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codevonish Premium
Very interesting reading,i am slowly building up confidence and relaxation in entering wealthy affiliate, Thanks
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mission0ps Premium
That stat brings so much focus in the right hands...

"Blackberry (Smartphones), one of the biggest success stories Canada has ever produced. At a point in time they had a market share of over 20% (2009) and within 6 years that had dropped to less than 0.4%. 6 years and the most successful smartphone company in the industry collapsed".
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Kyle Premium
It sure does. It is OK to fear failure and if you aren't working with a sense of fear, then you are going to have little room to improve in the business world.

We will always continue pushing!
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Kyle Premium
It sure does. It is OK to fear failure and if you aren't working with a sense of fear, then you are going to have little room to improve in the business world.

We will always continue pushing!
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Kyle Premium
It sure does. It is OK to fear failure and if you aren't working with a sense of fear, then you are going to have little room to improve in the business world.

We will always continue pushing!
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kevinmj Premium
Congratulations and here's to another 10 years of outstanding success!!
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sabacorp Premium
Thank you, I know I plan to be with you for the next ten! Thanks again for your remarkable vision.
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seamus185 Premium
You guys are the best, thank you for this platform and the measures you take to make everything so easy for us. I needed to read that today, thank you and well done!
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TravH Premium
This is a good thing... Thanks Kyle & Carson
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GerryR Premium
Congratulations on 10 years of success...Keep up the good work.
All the best for the next 10 years and on

Gerry
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Gosh time flies! Soon your little ones will fly out of the nest:( Hug them, love them, enjoy them when they're young b/c another 10 years will fly by even faster. Congrats Kyle and Carson!
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CatherineJ Premium
Congratulations, wishing you many more years of success.
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SamiWilliams Premium
The feeling of moving forward is here, for me was in the first contact, and the first ideas I had when starting my free week!
I am so looking forward to this journey!
Sami
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jphe Premium
Congratulations,
looking forward to the future.
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KenRR Premium
Congrats! Fine message, thanks for WA.
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Kav Premium
Congratulations!
I feel privileged and blessed to be a part of this.
It shows the power of Visions & Focus.
Thanks you for responding to your purpose in life-Helping People.
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emerald860 Premium
Congratulations, Kyle and Carson and all those behind the scenes in WA! 10 years is awesome! I remember finding WA back in 2007! So many changes since then but all great changes! You guys never took your foot off the gas and always kept your vision intact and continue to lead by example! Well done, guys!
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