About Leswaller
Joined March 2019
Hey, welcome to my profile! I'm glad you have arrived and I look forward to helping you in any way I can! I'm 57, but don't let that stop you 'cause it's never stopped me!

Where It All Started
I'm from a small town in Wisconsin where folks either worked in a factory at a neighboring town, were farmers, or had some form of manual labor job. My parents both worked and provided enough for us that we never felt like we lacked anything.

I learned some of my father's trade as a flooring mechanic; carpet installation, tile installation, linoleum, etc. However, that is not what I wanted to do after high school. My oldest brother had gone in the Army and due to a motorcycle accident was given 100% medical disability. All of my father's brothers took part in WWII and had all returned home safely.

In the middle of my senior year of high school I decided to join the US Marine Corps. I enlisted with one of my school friends thinking we would be together and be able to share experiences over the next four years.

In July 1980 I went to San Diego to become a Marine!

Not knowing any better I enlisted with an open contract and went to cook school after basic training.

As opportunity presented itself I started taking college classes immediately to work towards my bachelor's degree. Thanks to this I met a senior NCO who asked if I would like to learn a foreign language. Well, duh! Who would say no to that?

I changed MOS's (jobs) and became a translator for Chinese Mandarin. Later in my career I went back to language school to learn Korean. I also took university classes for Japanese every time I was stationed in Japan; a total of six years.

After 18 years in the Marine Corps I received my B.S. in Computer Science, thanks Marine Corps! :-)

As I approached my end of enlistment in July 2000, I was very lucky! My executive commander allowed me the time to prepare for my next career starting about three months before "retirement". Believe me, that is not normal. Most of the time I saw people working at their job right up until the time they took their final vacation prior to ending their enlistment.

It was a scary time as I had a wife and daughter in middle school and was in Japan at the time asking to retire from there so I could get an IT job in Asia.

Once again luck/opportunity struck! Let me define that!

What that means is that my preparation and networking with people paid off and if it wasn't for a friend of mine I would have been out of the military without a job, overseas. Thanks, Bobby!

In July 2000 I started my career in the IT field. I've been doing that for 19 years and have had enough with the day to day mundane things I do. It pays well, but I am unsatisfied.

I Want to Pay It Forward
I do not no where I would be if I hadn't had the help from Bobby! I want to be able to help others who want to transition from one job to the next.

I know it is a scary time and sometimes it is hard to figure out where to go or what to do with the skills they have gained while working in their current position.

I believe what we have here will enable them and I to start building an online business and take away the anxiety of moving from our current job into an online business.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to give me a shout and I will be more than happy to help you out.

Semper Fi,

Les Waller
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ledrew Premium
Hi Les,
It's nice to meet you.
Thank you very much for following me.
I am following you back.

It can be tough to stay motivated. I made a quotes site to help.

To find it

Go to my Profile Page https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/ledrew and look under my Profile Picture on the right side under MY Network and My Posts and under "Follow Me On" you will see my quotes site and other sites.

Wishing you all the best.

Kind Regards,

Ledrew
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Suzay Premium
Following you Les! I want my dreams to come true and WA is the Best place to make it happen. Yes, you are right! Those are American's fave words, "you are right".
If you are not stable and $ecure, you can't inspire anyone else to do the same.
But at WA, we can blaze the trail, along with our community, who are all along the path making it safe to run like crazy. If you fall down, they will help you get back up.
That getting a minimum 300+ or more, going to Las Vegas, hmmm, think I'm beginning to see it's Possible!

Wow, there's power in seeing the vision, the goal is not too high when we Rise To the Occasion, we are becoming unstoppable.
Who sayeth the Suz, your friend and fellow conqueror,
Suzay
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes a lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I am finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes, www is a big world brought together with WA...
I’m just following my heart... if you’re into books, this will work out. Giving it time to sink in.

Truly grateful, thanks for the launch 🚀
JonathanAll1
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leswaller Premium
sounds great!
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Stephanie-AR Premium
Hi Les! Thank you for being in my network! And thanks for your offer of help, I really appreciate it :)
We also lived in San Diego (county) at that time! My sister and her family still lives there, in East county.
It sounds like you are more-than-lucky my friend, you are blessed!
All the best,
Stephanie
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leswaller Premium
Thanks, bunches! :-)
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phil1944 Premium
You recently took me up on my offer to be in a mutual help group for WA members doing the super affiliate challenge. This was in my blog post .

I have now created my website for this challenge. It's https://superaffiliatechallenge.com.

Please go to that site and click Q&A from the main menu. It's a thread created especially for this group. It's password protected and the password is wasac (for wealthy affiliate super affiliate challenge). I look forward to your participation and mutual support.

Regards
Phil
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adrianh25392 Premium
Hi,

Welcome to the WA family, I think that you have made a great choice. You will find here all of the train ing, tools and support to enable you to realise your goals.

I just popped over to say a massive thank you for including me into your network, it really is very appreciated. I can now look forward to sharing in your future successes.

Rgds
Ade
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leswaller Premium
Thank you! :-)
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apache1 Premium
Hi Les

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate thank you also for the follow as well

Keep going forward and ensure you apply all that is taught by Kyle in the training available to you

This will give you a huge boost towards your success online.

Always believe in yourself and in all you do and enjoy all before you.

Wishing you well along your online journey

Andre
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leswaller Premium
Thanks! And I'm being constantly surprised that I'm not the only one who is a baby boomer in here! :-)
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apache1 Premium
There are many of us baby boomers that is for sure but also many young starters who are just as awesome.

That's one of the wonderful parts of being a member here is the variety of talent and depth of many here from around the world.

Andre
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leswaller Premium
Yep, its great to have such a variety of people from all around the world here. I envy the younger folks who have this opportunity so early in their life.
I'm ready to start my third career and this one is by far the hardest to get off the ground. I've tried for 5 years to make YouTube a thing and I'm getting some results but I believe within WA and affiliate marketing I'll surpass that in no time.
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apache1 Premium
Bery true Les the younger folks have many benefits now compared to what we didn't have then.
I am sure you will do well with YouTube

Cheers
Andre
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Babou3 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium World!
You are in the best place for succeed!
In the Premium level, we have all the tools
to succeed in the internet business.
So be proud of your choice, you can realize
all your projects if you give yourself the means.
WA community will be there to support you if
you feel a bit overwhelmed as this can happen.
But you will be very happy with yourself
when you will reach your goals!

To your success!
Ingrid
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leswaller Premium
Thanks! Much appreciated!!!
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Babou3 Premium
Thanks for following me back.
I'm happy to be a part of your network.
I wish you a lot of success and to reach your goal.
We are in the best place for that.

Great journey to your success!
Ingrid
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KenShaddock Premium
Welcome Les to Premium membership in WA. AN admirable move. All the doors open to you now. A wealth of trainings and tools too many to mention.
Love your story, and wise steps in your life journey.
I am following you now and ask you follow me back. I will read up your posts and know I will learn from your uniqueness, as we all will.
Have a wonderful 2019 Les.
Ken
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leswaller Premium
Gladly follow you back!
Here's to 2019! A year of change!!!
Les
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EdwinBernard Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

You're at the right place at the right time to not only learn key elements about creating an online business but also to implement it the right way.

There is so much to this process I wont even begin to explain it here. Your training will reveal it all.

I had no experience in this online world when I joined WA. Within a couple of weeks as a Premium member, I had a basic website running. It was indexed in Google, And a few of my posts were ranked on the first page of the major search engines. The training showed me what I needed to do to create compelling content that visitors would like.

My suggestion is to go through the training regularly and implement what you are taught as soon as possible. If you get stuck, just post a question on the forum related to that training. You will receive great solutions from the more experienced members here. I may even be one of them even though I have only been a member for about three months.

I wish you much success in your quest to craft a money making online business. Congratulations for making this awesome decision!

Cheers!

Edwin
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leswaller Premium
Thanks! Much appreciated!
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phil1944 Premium
Hi and congratulations on going premium with WA. It's a wise decision.

Your best bet from here is to follow all of the 5 course, 50 lesson Online Entrepreneur Certification training.

But the really important step is to apply what you're learning WHILE YOU'RE LEARNING IT.

I can't emphasize this enough.

Not only will it make the training stick, but in no time at all you'll have your first WA website up and running.

Google ranking and monetization will follow inevitably.

If you're stuck any time, just post a question.

One of us at WA will answer it and you'll be off again.

It's a journey and you've just taken your first and best step.

I wish you all the best.

Phil
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leswaller Premium
Thanks, Phil! 1st website is up, going through the bootcamp training to get the basics done.
Already made a WA review video and posted to my YouTube channel with referral link in description.
Can't wait to make things happen!
I'm following training as its structured purposefully and I'm really liking it!
Cheers!
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SnazzyIT Premium
Hi there, congratulations on your becoming a premier member! It is awesome to have you on board. You will quickly find as you continue in your training what an amazing bunch of people we really are (not scary lol) and with our support, you will achieve great success. Here is to the new you! May you achieve everything that you wish to and more at WA :)
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leswaller Premium
Thanks so much!!! Just uploaded my YT review of WA and hope it helps to promote and bring people in! :-)
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SnazzyIT Premium
You are welcome and that is great!
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leswaller Premium
u :-)
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j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

Joe
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leswaller Premium
Thanks, Joe, I appreciate it! I just put up the rough draft of my first website here. I've got to say that that has been the easiest I've experienced to date! I am gonna have some fun working on more of this over the next 6 hours!
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julesnp Premium
Hi Less,

Welcome to our great WA family where you will find like-minded people always willing to help and support you in building your online business and make it a success. I am now following you and wish you the very best.

Please remember that The Key to success in your online business is to train, train, train....and train again. We have the best training programs and the very best community support here at WA.

If you have any question(s) or need any help, please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a great day.

Jules
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leswaller Premium
Thanks a lot! I've been training and studying my entire adult life, so that part won't be a problem. What's even better is that this training will take me to a place I've wanted to be my entire adult life. Able to work from home.
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Looks like your doing great keep Up the good work
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leswaller Premium
Thanks, appreciate it!
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Asisgaucho Premium
Welcome in our world
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leswaller Premium
Glad to be here, thanks!
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Samsgarden69 Premium
Welcome to WA. You are in the right place my friend. All the training and tools you need are here and there's so many people to offer support and advice.
My advice is to start with the training, work your way through it and your own pace and ask for help if you get stuck. Good luck in your journey
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leswaller Premium
Yep, working through the training as I can, thanks!
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Cherry21 Premium
Welcome to WA. I hope all your dreams come true. You have become a member of a great community. Someone here will have gone through or going through anything you might feel while your here. If you have questions reach out. In saying that let's get started, put in the hard work consistently and fly like an eagle. I hope to see you in the air. Be Blessed and Good Luck!!!!!!
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leswaller Premium
Thanks so much for the warm and friendly welcome!!! I am ready to spread my wings an fly like an eagle!
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Cherry21 Premium
Your welcome.
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thelungdoc Premium
Welcome to WA and Premium!

I want to personally welcome you to this site. I believe you will find here a great business that you can grow to whatever dimensions you wish!

It does take time and effort; but this is true in any business, right!

You will find wonderful instruction here on any aspect of your business building process. But even more important, you will find a community of like-minded individuals who are interested in seeing you succeed.

We are all producing our own individual businesses.

Unlike many other sites, we are not all trying to sell the same thing. You are trying to sell something you are interested in - and that likely thousands of others will also find interesting.

You will find out how to monetize your interests here, and gain skills that you can export to any other job or position you might have.

There is also specialized instruction produced by members to help other members succeed.

Look around - this is a great place!

Dave
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leswaller Premium
Thanks, I really appreciate it!
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Les & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) Premium!

You've landed in the right place to learn of how to best build your new on-line biz to fruition!

With the amazing WA training, tools & resources, plus help with your questions by the awesome WA community of members around the world who are available on-line 24/7, it can only lead to Success!

Enjoy your learning, doing, and building here at WA ...

All the very best to you, cheerio ... ☘ ...
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leswaller Premium
Thanks, and glad to be here!

One of the reasons I'm here is I've heard about the great community and one of the reasons I believe I've not moved forward is because I have questions and sticking points in what I've been trying to do. So, first I'll follow the training and do the tasks it asks of me and when/if I get to a sticking point I'll definitely reach out for help.

I want this to succeed so bad I can taste it.
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keishalina9 Premium
... wonderful! ... enjoy it all here! .... cheerio ... :)
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MelWaller Premium
Hey Les!
Thank you for accepting my invitation for you to join Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Mel and I'm here to help you along the way with your new online business.

This is an automated message but when you reply to it, I'll respond to you personally because I'm a real person who cares about your success!

The first step here is to set up your account (your profile image and some self-introduction). This is going to allow people to recognize you and you will get a lot more followers as well.

You can follow the following guide if you have any difficulties: After completing your profile, you'll get a better feel for the wonderful community here at Wealthy Affiliate. I'll guide you after that.

Feel free to navigate yourself inside the community. You'll slowly feel the greatness and awesomeness of this place.

Talk to you soon,

Your #1 Fan,
Mel
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leswaller Premium
Thanks, bro!!!
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MelWaller Premium
Your most welcome! :-)
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