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I have two grown children and Three Granddaughters. I have recently relocated to TN but grew up in Western NY.

I'm down to 2 Labrador Retrievers (Left to Right, Gracie and Elphaba)and am a dog trainer in my spare time. I was a member of a local Search and Rescue team and was training one of my Labs for this endeavor (Far Left). She is progressing well. The of the other is certified Therapy Dog, I have taught puppy obedience classes at night.

I spent 2010 on the unemployment rolls and found this place while out of work. I was able to dig out of my hole and found WA to provide some additional income.

I have now been at WA for 7 years. I have learned many things about how to build sites and have developed many sites for clients. Affiliate income is slow for me but only because I have been helping businesses directly. I may focus a bit more on affiliate marketing in the near future.

Over the years I have raised Monarch butterflies and released them back to the wild.Since I have come to WA I have raised several crops of butterflies. The Butterflies were tagged and released in August and September 2010 and 2011 and another crop in 2012. I collected them from the area raised them to Chrysalis stage and when they hatched I tagged them and sent them on their way. I tagged and released 20 Butterflies in 2010 and 19 in 2011 since I ran out of tags, this year I only released untagged Butterflies but 19 more were release to the wild.

Again in 2014 I had a bumper year for the Monarchs. Over 60 made it to the wilds as adults. 2015 was also a good year. Sadly, there were no butterflies in 2016. 2017 will be a different year for me as I'm no longer in Western NY. In TN the monarchs arrive early and are still in their northward journey so I won't be able to raise the Methusela generation that migrates back to Mexico in the fall. I'll still be planting Milkweed and developing a Monarch garden but the Monarch project has probably come to an end for me.

Craig H.
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In my travels last night, I found that there were some new tasks added to the certification classes. So here I am to add my 2 cents.

I'm pretty much like everyone else with my money goals.
My first target is to make a replacement income from my former profession.

That looks like 7K/ month.
Ultimately, 20 k a month would allow my wife to stop delivering babies.

How much do I work, well occasionally I take time out for other things but right now, I work about 15-16 hours a day and 6-7 days a week. I'm dedicated to making this work.

I'm on my 3rd year of this and still at it.
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In my travels last night, I found that there were some new tasks added to the certification classes. So here I am to add my 2 cents.

I'm pretty much like everyone else with my money goals.
My first target is to make a replacement income from my former profession.

That looks like 7K/ month.
Ultimately, 20 k a month would allow my wife to stop delivering babies.

How much do I work, well occasionally I take time out for other things but right now, I work about 15-16 hours a day and 6-7 days a week. I'm dedicated to making this work.

I'm on my 3rd year of this and still at it.
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Hey Labman. Just checking, have you been with WA for 3 years now, or working elsewhere with those long hours.?
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I am doing IM full time now. I tried to balance another job but that didn't work out too well for me.
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Hi Craig,

Thanks very much for your help with my menu confusion, it works just as I wanted it now.

I have only one concern, it is that if you look at my website: https://easytoretire.com you can see the first post on the home page "Your 1st Step To An Easy Retirement - Wealthy Affiliate", then it appears also under menu "Highly Recommended", sub menu (as a post), "Wealthy Affiliate", just as I wanted it. My concern is that, is it not considered as a "duplicate post" or "plagiarism" by Google?.

Thanks again for you response.

John ツ
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No, it is a single post that is displayed multiple times. This won't run afoul of duplicate content rules.
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Thanks very much Craig, you have been most helpful.

John ツ
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AnthonK Premium
Hi Labman, Sorry for only getting back to you now. I am a South African living in Cape Town. Thank you for your support. I am grateful to be part of the WA family. It is encouraging to see your accomplishments. It shows that you are serious with your WA business and that the WA System is working well. All the success and blessings with your business.
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Anthon
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you. I too love dogs and Monarch butterflies. I'm painting a roses still life with the beautiful Monarch. I recently lost my friend of 15 years to second go with cancer. He was a beautiful white 55 lb bird dog. He lost a front leg and survived the Joplin tornado for obout two years. He was so wonderful. I have a slightly different size now. An adorable sassy Mexican Chihuahua weighing almost 4 lbs. At my age I thought it best. Lol
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Craig. Thanks kindly for your FOLLOW ME! As a newbie here it great so many wanna help. We actually have some things in common. I have 3 sons and my first grandchild, Matilda, was born a year ago. Next my 2nd son was actually born in Memphis, TN nearly 30 years ago! Although British I was posted their for 3 years by the company I worked for - loved it! Finally having been involved in Agriculture (in Africa!) I enjoyed your butterflies story ... in fact personally getting worried the bees everywhere are dying out. Sorry - am rambling on! Best wishes in all your future endeavours - and us "oldies" - we need to show the younger bucks we still got what it takes!!
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Richard
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Pamela111 Premium
Hello Craig,
Thanks for the follow. You really have a lot of experience and time here at WA. You must truly be an asset. Your labs are sweet. I have one brown and white lab puppy sitting at my feet right now. If I move he gets up and wants to play, so I have to have my tablet ready to be on the go while I am here on WA. Nothing is gonna stop me, not even this sweetie at my feet! Good Luck!
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