About Layrstrini
Joined July 2013
Hello WA colleagues,

My name's Lorenzo Trinidad, or you can also call me by my web nickname Layrs! For almost eight years, I've been a working professional in the local media here in Honolulu, Hawaii; with the past five years serving in newsroom office management.

In addition to management and training, I also have experience in stock trading, graphic design and business.

But the reason why I'm here is to also brush the dust off a long-neglected goal that I had put away too many time in the pursuit of my professional life:

Drawing comic books—the first goal I made since childhood.

My new goal not only involves bringing all these together to create a sustainable online mini-empire, but also to coach and inspire others in the arts to market their talents and invest in themselves.

It will be an honor to learn from you all—and an even greater one to teach in the future.
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mackiejw Premium
Thanks for the follow
John
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lnjagi Premium
Hello there.Thanks for the Follow.!!!Wishing you all the best in WA!!!
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layrstrini Premium
Hello Injagi, welcome aboard and best to you as well!
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richteacher Premium
Hi Layrs, thanks for the helpful comment about choosing my niche! Great profile too, I'm also interested in graphic design and actually taught art for 12 years before turning to blogging/working online. I can draw realistically from observation, but drawing from imagination and creating my own characters was always something that eluded me, so I think it's awesome that you draw comics :-) Good luck on WA and hope to see you around!
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layrstrini Premium
Hi Jessica, thanks for stopping by! It'd be neat if you can implement your own art into your site too—even the few posts I did had a whole new dimension when it has more than just words. Keep me updated on your progress, I'll gladly check it out!
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Goldie6 Premium
Thanks for the follow,we are newbies we been here for 2 mths. Is this the place to be!!! well heck YA.!! the people here are amazing, Have you found this also! Welcome to WA we will follow you also
Thanks Larry
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layrstrini Premium
Welcome aboard Goldie, the newbie and experienced all have something here to learn—you've definitely come to the right place.
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Maricel Premium
Hawaii. Such a nice place.:)
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layrstrini Premium
It sure is, but real expensive to live in—which is why I'm here in WA lol
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dbrownukk Premium
Thanks for the follow, great drawings on your sites. All the best, David
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you David, and that's a great site you've got there too—one of the cleanest I've seen!
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paultaza Premium
Wow talented man Layrs always good to have professional people on board the same ship..........
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you sir, it's fun being able to put this stuff to use! Always here to help if you need.
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keepitreal Premium
Thanks for the follow and the kind comment Lorenzo. I'm now following you back.
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keepitreal Premium
Hello Layrs, I'm happy to make your acquaintance. I admire your goals. They are very similar to mine, but I am a fine artist, poet, writer and now internet marketer. I am also from a country in the Caribbean called Trinidad. I have many other goals and my biggest challenge is not to try to accomplish them all at the same time. Wishing you every success as an artist, marketer and future coach. Cheers and God Bless!
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layrstrini Premium
Great to meet you Joy, you've got some great work in your gallery! Trying to accomplish many at one time I admit is also my challenge, we'll be in touch!
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Terry Clark Premium
Thank You, for the follow, Lorenzo.
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layrstrini Premium
Anytime, Terry.
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PhilRou Premium
Thanks for your follow back Lorenzo. You seem well on your way to achieve your goals as a cartoonist and I am very happy I can follow you.
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layrstrini Premium
Much appreciated Philippe, wishing you the best as well!
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Damien Lane Premium
Ah my friend, I do get rather excited when I read a profile like yours.

Though you know artists Lorenzo, they can not generally sit still for too long. Afraid the comrades of art I have met here have been like leaves in the wind.

Wonderful to trace you from an insightful comment of yours, back to your profile. Strange though, I usually have an inkling, prior to finding out from a profile whether someone is an artist or not. I thought you seemed to be just a clever & genuine guy. Which led me to think.....Have you got an artist cloak of invisibility Lorenzo? Because that at times would be like having a mild super power.
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layrstrini Premium
Well my friend, I definitely favor the super power part first (I am a comic book geek after all) the logical version would be that being in the business world helped develop that cloak. (presentation, after all)

That's the nature of us alright, but I'm more likely to stick around. it's also my nature to help people and it's now just the tricky part of taking the discipline I learned from business and applying it to finally getting a comic book done (and marketing it well)

May our art run free but also be profitable!
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Damien Lane Premium
Look forward to viewing your creations Lorenzo (very much liked your '7 mistakes' piece ~ optin?)

And yes, a dozen years in IT in a high level security environment with rarely a light moment was a hat that taught me very much how to be serious and highly professional when it mattered .

That hat since has been eaten by a dog I recall, though the lesson remains.
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layrstrini Premium
When the professional world comes close to snuffing out the art fire, the universe sends us a dog to eat that hat—and it did you a great favor in truth of it all.

Time for me to get back to drawing tablet homey, will talk shop again soon.
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archan Premium
Hi Lorenzo, thanks for the follow back.
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layrstrini Premium
And thank you Derek. Say, I noticed you have a WA article for people in Hawaii, do you live here too? I happen to be here in Honolulu.
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archan Premium
No unfortunately, I live in the U.K. it was just a blog suited to that particular day, it was also something different and nice to write about.
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Fred Chong Premium
Hi Lorenzo, Thanks for the follow! See you around and do enjoy your stay here at WA. I wish you much success!
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layrstrini Premium
Best wishes to you Fred, thanks for dropping by!
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masirois Premium
Hi Layrs, Thanks for following and I look forward to seeing more of you around WA!
Best, Marcel
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you Marcel, what kind of art did you work in?
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masirois Premium
Hey Layrs, I used to paint primarily, but I was into sculpture, ceramics, architecture and design. My work is heavily influenced by modern architecture and industrialism. It still shows a bit on my site - my banner logo is really reminiscent of my painting style/motif, even though it's done through a graphic medium.

If you're interested, check it out here, and let me know what you think:
http://marketingaffiliateplus.com

Best, Marcel
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow Lorenzo.

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 daily blog posts - you will understand why I say that!

I look forward to helping you wherever possible.

Have a magic day!

OldMule
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layrstrini Premium
OldMule, I'm honored meet you—I too was part of web land at one point, but mostly with the pretty stuff in front. I've got a lot of homework to catch up on. I'll be visiting your page often!
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OldMule Premium
Great to meet you my friend! here is wishing you much success, your cartoon and book sites are looking good. How are doing with traffic?
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layrstrini Premium
Hey there OM, Haven't really checked or chased after that part yet—mainly because I'm more concerned with the article/cartoon production. Got two more cartoons to finish now that I got back from the office!
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OldMule Premium
Look forward to seeing your work as you go! All the best my friend!
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Jen090 Premium
HI larys, I sent you a PM.
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Jen090 Premium
Thanks Larys for the follow, and I see yo've got an interesting background. That'll be good for your website. Have a good one.
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Trialynn Premium
I read your article about undervaluing yourself. I found it quite interesting that most people would not know that, it was wonderfully basic. I guess what my problem in deciding is that I spent 15 years in Italy learning Italian. There is no way to really put a value on that, it costs me 1 book, so the student can follow along and my time. My time I have the most trouble with. Teaching Italian is not as valuable as teaching wordpress at this time. When I taught professionally, I was paid $75 per hour, but I think that is pricing myself out of the market, even though I know I am worth every dime of it! I need to do some soul searching and see what I would be happy with. I would mostly need to consider being tied down to a schedule. The rest is just fun for me! You may PM me if you wish.
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layrstrini Premium
You have my gratitude for reading it! Remember too, that you won't know if $75 per hour is pricing yourself out until you try. And in terms of value, I think learning a language is far more valuable.
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KD6PAO Premium
Hey Layrs thanks for the follow. Bet you are doing well here at WA!
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layrstrini Premium
Hey there Joe, can say that the online marketing part of my brain's finally growing—and I just keep on working to make everything else grow with it!
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow Layrs. Good luck on your journey at WA.
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you sir, great to see someone working on them muscle cars.
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rob3 Premium
Hi Layrs, thanks for the follow. Here's wishing you success at WA and look forward to seeing you around the community.
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you Rob, I'll do my best to help around here.
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pcook410 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Layrs! Your niche sounds like it would be very interesting. I wish you the very best in reaching your personal goals.
...............Pat
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you, Pat for dropping by!
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giludi Premium
Thanks for following.
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layrstrini Premium
Pleasure to meet you, Giludi
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow and welcome to WA community, comics is a great niche wish you every success
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you Kathy!
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lindiwe1972 Premium
welcome to WA and thank you for the follow. It will be an honor for me to see some of your work on comic books online. I am sure they will come in handy here on WA.
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you, as soon as I settle my homebase, it'll only be a matter of time before I also start giving illustrated lessons here on WA!
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Trialynn Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. If you apply yourself, follow the lessons, ask questions, and join the community chatter you will go far. Feel free to visit my blogs, I have information for beginners and more advanced students. I wish you well in your endeavors!! Tria
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you Tria, the more I can learn to catch up, the better. I'll be sure to find you on G+ as well
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Trialynn Premium
Look on my profile for my g+ or Terea Gonzalez or how about just clicking this link https://plus.google.com/106591798353039117932
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nomda ploom Premium
following you back look forward to finding out more- be well, Andy
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layrstrini Premium
Much appreciated Andy, looking forward to your material as well—helps remind me to catch up on some homework for myself.
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DNTL Premium
Thanks for the follow! It's great that you are following your first passion, your art looks great, good luck!
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you DNTL, I haven't been this creative in years and it's great to use it for this purpose.
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dja123rd Premium
Thanks for the follow! Took a peek and Love you art!
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layrstrini Premium
Thanks for dropping by! Noticed you tried the stock market: curious about what type of trading you did–that's actually one of the subjects I'm also covering in my project.
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Starcreator Premium
Thanks for following. I wish I did have some artistic skills. I would like to learn more about graphic design. Good luck to you. You have a nice looking site.
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you, and if you ever want to know about design feel free to ask me. It's very possible to learn even the basic technical aspects even without an art background.
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bap0304 Premium
Thanks for the follow and good luck on your WA journey. Follow the courses, do the tasks and ask questions.
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layrstrini Premium
Most definitely Brad, one day at a time.
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webBIZ44 Premium
Very cool goal! I look forward to seeing your skills shape that empire!
-Joe
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you Joe, like your business it's also building cash flow—just with slightly different streams! Lots of ditches to dig to make them, but it's great being productive for the first time in years.
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Inspiration1 Premium
Thanks for following. My best wishes for your success.
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you sir, I'll definitely be around
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Erica Davis Premium
Hallo Layrs, welcome and thank you for the follow.
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layrstrini Premium
No problem Erica, I didn't forget— just been busy writing!
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back
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layrstrini Premium
Hi Labman, thanks for being one of the first to reach out. I'm certain to be here a lot more regularly now.
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Carson Premium
Hi There and Welcome to WA!

As you are just new to the community I'd like to take this opportunity to say hello and let you know that I am here to help you get started.

I've helped 1000's of people over the years build thriving online businesses and the Wealthy Affiliate platform will provide you the tools and training to succeed as well.

Kyle, myself, and many other very helpful people hang out at WA and are always willing to lend a hand.

If you have any questions I suggest using the Live chat as you will get answers very quickly. Or you can ask questions within tutorials, blogs, or directly to other members on their Spaces.

Here is the initial training that I suggest you get started with:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1
I look forward to working with you.

Carson
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layrstrini Premium
Thank you Carson, I'll be looking forward to everything I can learn here.
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Carson Premium
Hi Lorenzo, thanks for leaving me a message!

I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve all of your goals! As you get started my advice is to follow the getting started training, complete the lesson tasks, and take action on what you learn.

You will do exceptionally well if you can focus on this training as it will have you up and running with the foundation of your business in no time :)

Just click "Get Started Here" in the main menu and this will track your progress and always take you back to where you left off!

Cheers,

Carson
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