About Lgobeille
Joined March 2017
Hi Everyone! What a long, strange trip it's been! I started my career in advertising, back in the days when we spliced film and audio reels by hand. I moved into copywriting, then licensing, then freelance writing. As more clients moved their promotional efforts in-house, it became necessary to find more stable work, so I thought I'd try substitute teaching. That quickly turned into a full-time job as an ESL tutor, which I enjoyed so much, I went back to school and earned my teaching license. That was the year more than 600 teachers got laid off, and most of the levies in the area failed. So I subbed for five, long years. I finally got hired by a non-profit organization to manage their after school programs; however, as it always seems to go with anything grant-funded, that job came to an end, and so here I am.

I have two awesome, grown children. I like fooling around with home improvement projects that involve power tools, sandpaper, and paint. I cook as a hobby these days. I volunteer to help women in transition get their lives back together. I use my garden as therapy. I love research and writing, and have never quite gotten over having a smart mouth, as my mother called it, which I hope will serve me well as I dive into this newfangled affiliate marketing stuff.

I have high hopes for this endeavor; my husband did some affiliate marketing a few years ago, and was actually earning money, but he left it because he hated writing. Maybe it's my turn. I'm pretty determined!
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I want to show some love back by sending you my positive words of good health, wealth, and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay determined, dedicated, and discipline to succeed Peace
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lgobeille Premium
Thanks, Frankie! I've been away from WA for a while, but planning a comeback! Wishing you much success!
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FrankieTrill Premium
Likewise and thanks
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HisbelA Premium
Hi Igobeille,
Thank you for following me, I do really appreciate it.
I do hope you find your home in WA and your 'smart mouth' actually paids off. From experience I know it does not on the corporate work ( unless you are the top boss, of course). But in blogging, at least it allows you to be true to yourself.
I wish you success in this new adventure,
All the best,
Hisbel
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lgobeille Premium
Thank you! I love that you speak three languages fluently. I used to speak Spanish very well, and studied German and Russian in school. Alas, it's true: use it or lose it, and with no one to speak with, to say that I'm rusty is a real understatement. You're right about the smart mouth in corporate work too. My former boss was awful. No filter whatsoever. She and I were a very bad match, and I thank God every day I don't have to work for her anymore. Onward here at WA! We're going to move mountains!
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HisbelA Premium
Big smile in my face, let's get moving those mountains then ;-)
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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lgobeille Premium
Thanks, Shawn! I'm very glad to be here. I'd love to look at your websites, and I'll be glad to give you feedback. I'm looking forward to the day when I have something to share back. Best, Laura
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Laura! Nice to meet you! I look forward to any comments you have regarding my sites. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Regards,
Shawn
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JeffreyAckr1 Premium
I admire you for your years of service to your community.As for this business(WF)I am like your husband because I don't like writing myself,but I want to go ahead A/V because I reall y need to make more money and it seems like a decent program.Am getting little bit out of my comfort zone but we all have to get out of our comfort zone one time or another
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lgobeille Premium
You get a week for free to help you decide! Personally, I love this site and everything I'm learning, although there are moments when I do feel like I'm in over my head. Happily this community here has been wonderfully helpful and friendly. I'm in it for the long haul, I think. Hope you decide to come along!
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TheOldSilly Premium
Thanks for the follow. I don't always follow back, my network is so large already, but hey - any woman who can handle her own home improvements and power tools, and who also is a cook hobbyist (one of my passions!) is someone to stay in touch with!

LOL, seriously, I wish you much success here with WA. If I can help you in any way, let me know.
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MsMerry Premium
Hi, Laura! Thank you for following me. I feel a little dense now reading your awesome profile! If you can do freelance writing and copywriting you are going to have so much fun once you get the 'little' things out of the way. No wonder you asked why you couldn't just come up with your own keywords! LoL
I wish you much success here as you get going, Laura. I have a feeling you will rock it! And maybe the 'boat' a little too. :)
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lgobeille Premium
Ha! don't let the profile fool you! I came here because I love to write and felt like there just had to be some way to earn a living from it, but I am clearly starting at "entry level" when it comes to this sort of online stuff. I'm so glad to meet you, and hope we can both have some fun here AND make a boatload of money besides! Thanks again for your help. ~Laura
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MsMerry Premium
Me too Laura! I think you have one of those fun type personalities. You will do fine. Just don't get ahead of yourself in the training. That is from experience! Yup, I did that and had to paddle backwards!
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ClaudiaHB Premium
Welcome to WA premium membership! You made a wise choice. Take advantage of the training available here, and don’t hesitate to ask questions, either directly via PM, live chat, or via the question-feature, which you can find by clicking on the pen icon next to your profile picture.
Wishing you the best on your journey!
Fiercely Independent Blessings!
Claudia
Try and fail, but never fail to try – Jared Leto
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Laura? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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lgobeille Premium
Hi Kyle, just upgraded. High hopes here!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Laura, I know you are going to really love Premium and going forward and as you work through the training, you are going to make some wonderful progress.

Remember, success is the result of "action" and "hard work". Everything else you have here at WA to facilitate you along the way, and if you add those two items to the mix you are going to do very well! :)
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Laura!

Welcome again to Wealthy Affiliate! I hope you're settling into the community and enjoying the training. I wanted to remind you that I'm always here to help you.

If you are getting too many emails from Wealthy Affiliate, you can reduce the emails by going to your account (click on your profile picture in the top right) then scroll down until you see email notifications. Un-click the ones you don't want to receive.

Here's another Wealthy Affiliate success story. Laura , take one step at a time, ask questions when you need help and be patient. Building an online business takes sustained effort and time.

Focus on the training and you will soon begin to see opportunities to make money online at every turn.

As long as you keep taking action, you win. If you have a question, you can contact me by simply replying to this message.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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lgobeille Premium
Yay! Lesson 4 complete...I now have my first website at WA! I chose Cookware Made in America as my niche, but my knee-jerk reaction is that maybe that was a mistake. Limiting the market and all; but I smell a trend, at least for the time being, and I haven't been able to find out how to delete the whole thing and start over. It's so empty tho! Somehow I feel like I should have been armed with content before I even made the site. How long do I have to get it filled in? Glad to have made it this far...I have SO much more to learn!
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Labman Premium
Sounds to me like you should do a gardening site and just promote the cookware as a necessary tool for when you harvest your produce.
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Laura!

I think you should follow your intuition on this.

You asked, "How long do I have to get it filled in?" If you are referring to content, adding content is a continual process. Hundreds of articles is the ideal. The more, the merrier!

Gary
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lgobeille Premium
Labman, I appreciate your input, and I think it's a viable concept. However, I haven't ever planted much to harvest in my garden, except for basil and tarragon! It's very shady in my little backyard, so I've always looked for things that do well without a lot of sun, and that don't complain about clay soil. Leaves out most of the veggies! I'm afraid I will be giving up a lot of that even when we move, hopefully, by the end of this summer. I used to write ad copy for the home store (kitchen tools, small electrics, linens, etc.) of a large department store, and I come from a long line of chefs and hospitality professionals. I know my way around the kitchen really well, so cookware is definitely something I can talk about. Shade gardening might still be a good niche for me though; thanks for the idea.
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Kyle 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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lgobeille Premium
Why yes Kyle, thank you, I do have some questions! I have so many ideas on what I'd like to write about, it's hard to choose just one. It seems important to choose a niche that's not too broad, not too narrow, but just right. I'm thinking "kitchen" right now, particularly the small electrics that are REALLY useful. Do I take them one at a time? Crock Pot? Pressure Cooker? Kitchen seems pretty broad considering all the stuff we stash there. How narrow do I go? I'm also considering tools for the ladies -- I can't live without my little drill, my own screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. Is that a niche? AND my new little pittance-paying job is substitute teaching, which I could write about for days, but I'm not sure what I'd sell on such a site. So those are the initial, off-the top of my head dilemmas. I would love your input! ~Laura

PS. Loving WA so far!
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Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)

PS. So glad you are loving everything so far!
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lgobeille Premium
As fate would have it, I just got a brand-new part-time job. I start Monday, and I wish I were more excited about it, but I'm not. It's a long drive and the pay sux, but I'm required to take it as part of my deal with the unemployment program in my state. (Off to work or be cut off!) The good news is that it ends in May, and I'll have more time to devote to WA over the summer. I have to admit, tho, I'm a little worried. I want to do THIS, I have a good feeling about it, but I fear I won't have the time to do it right. What say you all?
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Laura!

Please don't worry about balancing work and building an online business. Think of your Wealthy Affiliate business as your escape plan and do what you can, when you can.

The Man still has his hooks in you and you must perform or suffer the consequences, but he can't stop you from working each day on your escape.

You are clearly intelligent and have a wealth of skills. With your online business, you will earn the rewards you deserve. You only need to be patient. May is just around the corner.

Even when you are working for the Man, you can be mentally processing what you have learned in Wealthy Affiliate.

Gary
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lgobeille Premium
Thanks Gary, I really appreciate the encouragement! I WILL do this. So far it's...fun! Earning a living and enjoying it is my idea of a good life. I will heed your advice to be patient and just do it. Can't wait for May!
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GaryHorton Premium
It is fun!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Laura!

I'm pleased to meet you. The opening line of your profile is telling and so true. Your writing skills will serve you well here. I'm convinced we are living in the golden age of writing. It's just that most writers haven't realized it yet.

I look forward to helping you build a successful online business.

Gary
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Laura!

Welcome aboard!

You are in the right place to learn everything you need to know to build your own profitable online business.

Relax, you can do this. We’ll help you every step of the way.

A lot of people have succeeded with Wealthy Affiliate. You can too.

Start by watching this video: I’m committed to helping you reach your goals. If you have a question, you can contact me anytime you wish by simply replying to this message.

Remember, be an internet entrepreneur. Stay the course. You will succeed.

Gary

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