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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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KevinPC13 Premium
Hi Craig,

Thank You so much for adding me to your “Following”!!!

I have seen a lot of programs over the last 4 years and this looks and feels right!!!

I would greatly appreciate it if you would please let me know if there are any important tips that you think a “Newbie” like I am to WA can benefit from!!!

Best Wishes for Your Continued Success!!!

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
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dksomers Premium
I live in SW Virginia and we could find no milkweed, no butterflies in 2016 here either.

Googling has not helped, but I would like some direction on fully backing up my site; the use of parent and child themes; the difference between WP.com and WP,org, and other assorted stuff.
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Labman Premium
WordPress.com has limitations and will provide a free site for you. You will be charged to add affiliate links. WordPress.org provides software that you can use on a self-hosted site.

Backups: Child Themes are used to preserve changes that you make to your theme. The core theme is updated often, the child theme will preserve the changes when this happens.
The child theme is used to customize your theme.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hello Craig,

Thanks for following me. It is amazing to read your story and to see you are giving back to nature / the universe. It is a good thing to do and I believe everyone should do something similar once their goals are reaching fruition, well I will, rest assured! :)))

I like your dogs, they look adorable! Dogs are true friends and always there for us.

Some of your posts, I have read in the past similar during my research what is important to implement on your website. I surely will read the other ones and implement what I learn from your posts, thanks! Have you ever considered to write a post about the sound to be used on websites? I think 432hz will be the way to go as it will give a positive experience to any user when they hear it. I do not think many have thought about that. Would you be interested to create a blog with me about this, so we can teach others too?

Please keep up the good work and be here around for us, you are an amazing person!

Stefan

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You do keep busy and have some interesting skills and hobbies. Sorry to hear that you will have to give up the Monarchs.

I also have a web development service where I design websites for customers. I haven't brought in any new customers for quite a while because I want to spend more time on digital and product marketing for myself.

I know there is more money in marketing than in website development, so that is where I want to be right now. I don't like placing so much emphasis on money since that isn't what it's all about. But I have spent so much time, effort and money on trying this, that I at least need to pay myself back. I've just started with WA. I'm surprised that you have been here for 7 years. WOW!

Let me know how it goes.
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bisdeb Premium
With respect and total awe after reading your profile, I should address you as Sir. You have such incredible areas of interest that it is even hard for me to think that that how can you manage such endeavors. Thanks for following me, I am following you back.
Best Regards
Deb
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