About Lesmyb
Joined May 2013
Hi, my name is Lesley.

I am full-time employed, widowed with 3 children. One girl (teenager) and two young boys. I live on a rural property in South Africa. On our property we have a small pig farming operation, some free range chickens and a few pets (2 dogs, 4 cats, 1 budgie).

I worked in Johannesburg for 17 years in the IT department of a corporate company. We chose to move to a small town (my home town) in search of a better quality of life. although the lifestyle is much better than the corporate rat-race, the income earning potential from a traditional job does not come close.

That's why I am here.
Ultimately I want to replace the income from my full-time job by owning at least one successful online business. At that point I can then consider working from home and really start developing and enjoying the property we have.

I also hope to meet some interesting people and make a few friends.

Update Jan 2015
Wow! I have learnt so much in the time I have been here, but I also realise how much there is to learn. The wealth of information we have access to here still amazes me. It is great to be at a point where I am able to help a lot of people and still get help from those that know more than me.

I have met some great people and I believe I am on track to making good progress this year. Perhaps a little slower than most due to time constraints, but making progress all the same.

I will be here for a long time, I don't plan on going anywhere else :)
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WJordaan Premium
Hello Lesley

Thanks for the connection, nice meeting a fellow South African here.

Cheers

#tfa
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Lesmyb Premium
Hello Willem,
thanks for the follow.

I hope you are making progress with your site.
My progress is a little slow, mostly due to not having a good internet connection at home. I am hoping to sort that out in the next few months.

Cheers
Les
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eosegueraf Premium
You are welcome. Thank you for following me back. Let’s work and learn together to our success my friend. Best regards from México.
Eugenio
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TeamIceCream Premium
Goeie dag Lesley (Good day Lesley)
Dis nou 'n verrassing! ;-) (That is a surprise!)
We are expats! ;-)
Wishing you all the best and much success and looking forward to seeing more of you here on WA!
Sharlee
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kenway Premium
Hi Wayne here I am going to follow all that are READY TO ROCK.
Would like to stay in contact and get things on the roll.
Good luck and God bless you.
Wayne
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks for the follow Wayne.
It is going to be an interesting journey.
Les
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Thanks for the follow Lesley and I will do the same. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Tried and true

Elaine
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Lesmyb Premium
Thank you.
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Karppa Premium
Thanks for Your follow Lesley. It’s great to create connections within the WA community and maybe learn from each other's something that pushes us forward to our goals. I wish all the best with Your online businesses here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Cheers,
Kari
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Lesmyb Premium
Thank you
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bryanb007 Premium
Hi Lesley, Good luck with the Super Affiliate program. I have followed you now.
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Wow, you have 4 years that means its working for this site
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi Tumelo, nice to meet you.
It does work and it has worked for many.
The key is to focus and stick with the training. Once you have a website created and the basic structure setup then keep adding content on a regular basis.
Don't let yourself get distracted with what other people are doing and saying (and teaching) before you are done with the training.
Les
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Kav Premium
Hi Lesley
Thanks for the follow.
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spurway Premium
Hello Lesley
thank you for the follow back! It is a pleasure to connect with you.
I love meeting and connecting with all this great and open minded people here
Cheers Sylvia
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Loes Premium
Hello Lesley,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Jay Gumbs Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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Lesmyb Premium
Hey Jay, how are you doing?
I have decided to re-do the entire niche site course while I setup a new niche site. I am hoping this one will work out a little better than my previous one.

The niche I have chosen is camping gear with a primary focus on camping tents. The search stats look good, so I hope I am embarking on the right track here. I really need to get a successful niche site going so that I can quit my full-time job and have more time for my family.

Thanks for the offer for help. Really appreciate it.

One question: How did you know I was doing the training course?

Cheers
Les
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Jay Gumbs Premium
You've been here a while so i figured you would be doing it. Maybe coincidence that you started over and i posted this.
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Gerard2463M Premium
Thanks Lesley for the follow here in WA I would like to wish you all the best with WA,

Regards,
Gerard.
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DeeHesa Premium
Thank you for the follow Lesley
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PMbaluka Premium
Thanks alot for following me back and joining my network. I'm looking forward to great time together.
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ArtysueloC Premium
It's a tough road sometimes but I know the prize it there. As long as I see the prize, I'll never give up. ! Thanks for your good wishes Lesmyb
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ArtysueloC Premium
Hi Lesley,
Glad to know about rural inhabitants. I write a blog on homesteading. I will follow!
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Lesmyb Premium
Homesteading is definitely a topic of interest to me. I will take a look at your blog.
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CaJe51 Premium
Hello Lesley, Thanks for the follow. It's encouraging to see you have been here for awhile and are still working toward your goals. I wish you all the best!
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Lesmyb Premium
Thank you Carol.
It really is true that you can only fail by giving up. I have very little time to work on my niche site, but it is eventually making a few sales and growing month on month.
The key is to consistently add quality content, even when it feels like you are not gaining anything from it. Keep going and it will reach a positive turning point,
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evovisions Premium
Nice to meet you Lesley.

All the best,
Nancy
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks Nancy!
I hope you will find great success with all the help you will get here at WA.
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phoenix2 Premium
Thanks for the follow Lesley. Great to meet you!
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network. I know that the support, training and tools are here, and as we learn to use them, we can do what we want to for our future.
Sami
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acejohn Premium
Many thanks for following, it looks as though you are progressing nicely and wish you every success
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kunalbhadana Premium
Thanks for the follow and wish you more success in coming years.
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stevechic Premium
Have been reading through building games for kids. Great work
Nice to meet someone who is doing a great job
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks for the kind words Steve.
Trying to get back on track after doing nothing for about 3 months (life got in the way) and the encouragement certainly helps a lot.
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FionaD Premium
Thanks for the follow! F :)
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solidbase Premium
Thanks for the follow back Les.
Maybe we can kick around a few ideas in the moths to come.
Have a good one today.
-Theuns
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi Theuns,
Thanks for the follow. I don't spend much time online due to non-WA commitments, but I do check in from time to time. I need to focus on spending my time adding content on my site for the next few weeks. If you want to get hold of me send me a PM. I am more likely to pick it up between the other notifications.
Les
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solidbase Premium
OK Les, I will do that
Theuns
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indifly Premium
thank you Lesmyb for the follow.
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Yaaaaay a south african citizen!
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Lesmyb Premium
There are a few of us lurking around here :-)
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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NickyB Premium
Nice to meet you Lesley!
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for following me. It is much appreciated. All the best at fulfilling all your goals especially the ones that brought you to W.A. in the first place.
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SusanRocks Premium
Hi there! Thanks for following me! Please, don't hesitate to contact me if I can do anything to help you! I know a lot about a little and a little about a lot!

SusanRocks
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Kyle Premium
Lesley, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Lesley.
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sdawson Premium
Hi Lesley, nice to meet you and thanks for the follow. Shirley
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JewelCarol Premium
Hey Lesley, nice to meet you and great to connect with you. :). I wish you sincerely great online success!! :)
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Lesmyb Premium
Thank you.
Did not have time to leave a message yesterday, but did not want lose you off my radar. I enjoyed reading you blog about passive income.
All the best to you too.
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JewelCarol Premium
Thank you very much, Lesley. :) Hope to connect with you and know you more. :)
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi Rebecca, people don't usually notice my bouts of "absence" but I see you are checking up on me :-)

I am on leave so have been out on the farm with no real internet access. I can't do much with the limited speeds we have there and getting access from a computer is out of the question so I only have access on my mobile. Just one of the challenges I have to deal with.

I will have access for the next 3 days, so will do a bit of catching up.

Les
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Lesley! -

Thank you for Following Back! :)
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Lesley! -

It's Great to connect here at WA!

I am Now Following You!

** Have A Great Productive Day! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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Lesmyb Premium
Hello David, thanks for the follow!
Unfortunately I don't get to lay bricks every day, but at least a few every week :-)
We will all reach our dreams if we just keep going and don't give up.

All the best!
Les
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Lesley! -

Great advice - thank you! :)
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garthjen Premium
Thanks for the follow Lesley and I will follow you back. Garth
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks for the follow Garth. It is great to find other South Africans here on WA.
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MisterWailor Premium
Hi Lesley,
Thanks for the following. I wish you good luck.
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Lesmyb Premium
Thank you. And thank you for following me back.
You share some very good and useful information.
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skc Premium
Thanks for the tip Les, May well do that. Yes, Juta's a great person. Sadly she suffered some damage in these recent fires. (2 cottages gone but at least main house O.K. and no one hurt..) Bye for now,
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skc Premium
Hi Lesley,
My wife's originally from Kokstad and some of her family are still there. (Her sister in law, Juta Moxham & daughters)
I am still feeling my way and will probably join premium, at least intermittently, when my current work allows.
Good luck!
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi Shawn,
I know Juta, lovely person.
If you can't manage the monthly premium membership on an ongoing basis then try to save up and go yearly. This will at least give you 12 months access without having to stress about the monthly premium.
See you around WA.
Les
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chelletrina Premium
Hi Lesley,
Welcome to WA. Wishing you the best of luck in establishing your online business.
Cheers,
Jo
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carcol Premium
Thanks for the follow, good luck.
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Maxiam59 Premium
and I hope you get there all the best
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Berny W Premium
Hi Lesley - thanks for the follow and a great big welcome to WA. All the best in your online endeavors and building a business to stay home and look after your farmlet. This is what I wish to do in South Australia. We have 3 horses, some sheep and 2 dogs, but I want to expand and I am now growing some of my own vegetables. Meat is on the way too. It would be so much easier if I had the time to stay home and look after the farmlet.
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PhilRou Premium
Hello Lesley, Thank you very much for your follow back. It is nice to meet people from all over the world, even if it is just online. I wish you all the very best in achieving your goals.
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Lesley ... and thank you for the follow. Best of luck in your new life and here at WA.
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arick Premium
That is great! You can do it!
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Jonicas Premium
Hello Lesley,

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

To Our Success Online,
Jonicas
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Lesmyb Premium
Thank you. it has been a very interesting journey so far.
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Getwealthy77 Premium
All the best Lesley, I'm just starting out too, I have the 'Brady Brunch' Hubby 3 girls and 3 boys - can relate to teenagers ! ha - cheers - Jill
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bkcook Premium
Thank you for the follow. Welcome. Looking forward to watching your success.
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csfunwork Premium
Love your wild life garden site. We feed the birds in our garden big time and have recently found out how important is it to use the best seed. Using the best seed does have it's rewards this morning we saw a beautiful yellow finch.
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jscot62 Premium
Hey Lesly, thanks for the follow.

Blessings to you and yours.

Jay
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CraigsList Premium
Hi Lesley, thanks for the follow and hope you can make your dream become a reality.
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dch1959 Premium
Lesley, Thanks for the follow, my wife has 3 house cats and hell I don't know how many barn cats, 2 dogs 1 llama. Its like a zoo around here.
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Blas-Antonio Premium
Thanks for the follow Lesley! Got you back.
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Jiggawatt Premium
Thanks for the follow and the advice.
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow Lesley.
Hoe gaan dit daar? Groete van Engeland! (Ex JHB! 36 years!)
Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.

I still highly recommend this site too! Go all the way!

Please also read and "like" my blogs, (also top of each post Facebook), for my insights, tips and tricks!
Go for gold!
My blog for today is: Free software to download!
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Lesmyb Premium
Hello, thanks for the follow.
Dit gaan goed, dankie. You are sharing some really helpful information and I will most definitely shout if I need help.
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OldMule Premium
Baaie welkom! been back 12 years so my Afrikaans writing is prob going out the door!
Anyway - this site rocks and I look forward to seeing you rock this thing!
With £1 being 17.807 ZAR as at today - yes you need global buyers!
This site is ALL you need to do that. Rest Assured.
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thriver Premium
Good Luck, Lesley. I'll be following you.
Pam
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JSKentopp Premium
Thanks for the follow and great job on your sites so far. Keep up the hard work and you will be well on your way to replacing your full time income :)
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Fred Chong Premium
Hey Lesley, Glad we are following each other, see you around and best wishes!
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Blessings44 Premium
Thanks for the follow Lesley! Wishing you much success her at WA! Lydia.
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi Lydia, I was so excited when I read your comment after checking out my site. We are practically neighbours! I am from Kokstad :-)
Keep in touch.
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Blessings44 Premium
Woe Lesley, that's great. When you come this way again, just PM me. We can have some coffee! Lydia.
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AlbertinaC Premium
Hi Lesley, I'm sure you gonna make it my friend, go ahead, keep you focused on your goals and everything will be alright, I'll help you with my prayers :-) (It's the least I can do). keep in touch.
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nosafk Premium
Hi Lesly, it is nice speaking with you always in chat, have fun at work, am wishing you all the blessings here at WA.

Kelly :)
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AlbertinaC Premium
Hi Lesley, Why not run them at the same time? (Excuse my opinion I'm just a beginner in this online world). If you have time and strength to do so, go ahead! anyway is already set-up so it works almost by "itself"! I'll be with attention to changes you'll gonna do . Great website, very good theme. Congratulations!
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Lesmyb Premium
Hello Albertina, I think you are right. I always use time as my excuse, but if I manage it better... perhaps I can!
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AlbertinaC Premium
I will. You are very kind!. I'm going to take a look at your site, it's very interesting.Talk to you soon.
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks. I am busy thinking about a completely different direction for my Bootcamp site and I will be revamping it over the next few months. the one that I am busy with at the moment is http://wildlifegarden.org . I know I should not be doing 2 at the same time, but the wildlife garden website is my priority and the Bootcamp site is taking second place when I run out of time.
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AlbertinaC Premium
Hi Lesley, nice to meet you, thanks for the follow, I wish you a great success and many blessings. Greetings.
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks Albertina,
Keep in touch.
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rebeccas Premium
Hello Lesley! 'm glad you found you way to Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks for the follow. Count on me for support if you need it. ~Rebecca
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Lesmyb Premium
Thank you Rebecca, I will be taking you up on that.
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nking12 Premium
Thanks for the follow, best of luck to you! If you need any help driving traffic to your site give me a shout :)
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks, I will do that.
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mamazepp Premium
Hi Lesley and nice to meet you! Thanks for the follow!
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kokiboki Premium
Hello Lesley! I'm happy to meet like-minded people here!
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow. I am sure we will often cross paths here at WA.
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great profile
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superspike19 Premium
Thanks for the follow. You are coming up on 1 year as a member of WA. How is it going so far?
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi Lynn,
Yes, not far from being here one year and I have really learned A LOT. I have not made progress as fast as I would have liked to, but not having internet at home is a really big challenge. As you can see I am replying to your message 4 days later, I was home for a long weekend. From November until now has also been extremely busy at my day job and I have not spent much time developing my sites (1 x niche and 1 x bootcamp).

I have set myself a schedule for my niche site going forward and I hope that I will start making progress much faster. I really need to focus and make sure I spend any little bits of available time very wisely. Wayne Wallace has introduced me to Pocket, so I hope I can better use of my off-line time.

Keep in touch.
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mikebj Premium
Hi Thanks for the follow. You'll certainly meet and make new friends here. Cheers, Mike
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Wayne Wallace Premium
Good thing you realized your tragic error and started following me ;-)
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Chuckando Premium
Thanks for the follow,and you are in the right place to start doing things that can help you attain your goals of creating a better life for yourself...Keep it up and you'll get there..Chow4Now
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi Leslie! thanks for the follow! Follow your dreams, they can come true here!
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Prolife Premium
Thanks for your follow, Lesmyb. I hope that this business helps you make a better living for your family. Three children are a blessing from God.
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frits Premium
Thanks for following Lesley,
Where abouts are you living now?
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi Frits, sorry for the very slow response. I don't have internet at home (no Telkom and pathetic cellular coverage). I am staying 6km outside of Kokstad in KZN.
Thanks for the follow-back!
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MikeyB Premium
Get that blog going Les!!!!! LOL
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask.
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask.
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks Craig,
I really don't know why I wasn't already following you. The info you share is really worthwhile.
My progress is painfully slow due to time constraints, but I sure will use your offer of help if ever I am in need :-)
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Alan Hocking Premium
Hi Lesley, thanks for the follow :)
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odecuas Premium
hi Les! so i see on your website you are using a gmail account to get your e-mails, how is that working for you? i know that a contact form is a plugin and they slow down our sites so thats why im asking.
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Lesmyb Premium
I need to change it, I am getting lots of spam. I just need to make some time to do it. I am about to start a new site and there is no way I am going to put my email address there ever again. In the long run, we probably will need contact forms anyway. I think it is one of the "must have" plug-ins.
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TJ Books Premium
Looks like you have been working hard on your site. J
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks for taking a look at my site. My progress is extremely slow because I don't have internet access at home. I am keeping at it however slow my progress is, I am not giving up on this one.
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TJ Books Premium
Hi, Lesley! I thought you were going to say....and a few elephants and giraffes. Glad you are here. John
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi TJ,
Unfortunately the elephants and giraffes are in the game parks, but we do have a few duiker on the property that come and browse near the house :-)
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Karina B Premium
Thanks for following me :)
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svpmini Premium
Thanks Les for pointing out the miss. I have fixed it now. It was not intentional. I am building my first website. So learning so many new things.
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sidekick Premium
Thank you for following me Lesley. I wish you success in WA! Let me know if you have any questions.
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wtbee2013 Premium
Thanks for following me back, hope all is well and your doing your biz. ; O)

Best wishes and God bless
Kymee

See you out there now that I am following you.
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Empire Jones Premium
Great job Lesmyb !
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2yorkiemom Premium
Thanks for the follow
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Carson Premium
Hello and Welcome to WA!

Today I wanted to stop by and welcome you to our Online Business Community. In the coming days you are going to work through our getting started training that will teach you about the potential of Internet marketing. You will be able to get started right away and begin building your online business.

A few pointers as you get started are to ask lots of questions, and familiarize yourself with what is offered at WA. Our services are vast, and you now have everything that you need at your fingertips. Here is a link to the "Getting Started" course:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

I look forward to working with you soon, I will be here to help at each step of the way :)

Carson
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks Carson. It is the first time ever that I have really felt welcome at any web-place. you guys have really got a good thing going here. Keep it up!

Lesley
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Hey, welcome to WA. Glad you made it.

Please let me know if you need any help getting started.
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks. It's great to know there is real help around. I have started with the training and my only frustration so far is that the videos do not work on my android phone, so I am forced to use my PC at work.

I am looking forward to what WA has to offer - it looks good so far.

Lesley
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