About Louisaparson
Joined April 2018
I am a Veteran Certified Peer Specialist in Tye, TX. I'm a Persian Gulf War veteran who served from Apr 89 - Apr 95.

I started O.N.E. FAVOR (Outreach Network Enrichment Faces and Voices of Recovery) because I experienced military sexual trauma in the Navy and have been receiving treatment since 2008. I have been sober since March 12, 2006.

My network includes underemployed women who have experienced sexual trauma. Most of us are housewives that spend time alone making crafts as a secondary income and as part of our treatment plan.

I have started blogging on my website about trauma-informed care, telling some of my experiences with women on the website I'm learning to build at WA, and doing recovery audio recordings on O.N.E. FAVOR Facebook group.

Update May 23, 2018

When I checked my profile this morning my WA ranking drastically dropped.
I have been tracking my ranking since May 17, 2018 to see if my participation in the WA community would make an impact.

On May 17 my ranking was 6240 with 174 in my network
On May 23 my ranking was 561 with 204 in my network

I spend an average of 3 hours a day responding to emails for trainings and blogs and replying back to those who followed me. Even with 3 hours in my day dedicated to the WA community, I'm way behind.

I do my best every day in addition to spending 15 hours a week working on my lessons.

I originally planned on 25 hours a week on WA. This number has increased to about 35 hours a week since May 4 when I became Premium. The hard work is definitely worth it since I have learned so much.

As Woody Allen says: 90% of success is showing up, 10% is what you are showing up for.

All the best,

Louisa
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Hi Louisa Parson I thank you for your Bio . I would say with your Passion and Developing your Online business here at WA you will be able to Help many women to earn an income using WA Training and Systems and the Community..Such excellent training by Community people plus Kyle $ Carson.. You will be able to reach more women who need your help and then train other women to join your team of trained trauma carers ..Wow you started in2018 and have your own Posts i am impressed ..I am new and in training I will keep in touch.
Be Blessed
David
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louisaparson Premium
David,

I'm a social animal by heart which I learned from volunteering with women. Women tell stories all day and you just need to ask questions to engage.

On WA I try to connect with women that have similar interests and goals as me. I also keep a notebook of Marketers to Watch and Newcomers that follow me. I do my best to stay connected by planning it in my morning routine.

I read emails for about 3-4 hours on days i stay at home and don't have errands to run. On the days when I'm in town doing service work, I spend at least 2 hours responding to emails before I plan my day.

I do this, because I enjoy it and I want to be a better communicator. I want to be able to interact on my site when women reach out to me.

Thanks for reaching out to a newcomer.

All the best,

Louisa
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Hi Louisa
I can see your military training is such a BIG help to not Waste any time . Brilliant to set aside time to FOCUS on one SPECIFIC
Task at a time.. [I needed that reminder ] So thank you for the
your reply.
Be Blessed
David
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louisaparson Premium
Keeping a schedule is the best way to get things done but I do plan R&R. Tonight I'm going to my daughter's bell recital. It was nice to see her on Mother's Day since I only see her holidays since she graduated.Going into town to do some grocery shopping and make a meeting before her recital.

Took a bath to cool off after spending time in my home office. I don't have that much air but I keep the blinds closed. In the mid afternoons I have to stop while the sun is beating down on my windows from the West. Sometimes I resume when the sun goes down if I have any energy left.
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LouisaB Premium
Welcome Premium Member! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
What a great bio, very interesting and it seem to be a great out reach for other women that experience what you have.

I think this is a great nice topic, and you're going to do well with it to.

I will follow your success journey, and cannot wait to visit your site

Blessings,


Louisa B
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CandiGirl71 Premium
First of all, THANK YOU for your service!! You are an amazing woman to serve for so long. Congratulations on your outreach program. It is a much needed asset I am sure. I wish you the best with it.

This is an amazing community of caring and sharing people at WA. Congratulations on joining us and on going Premium. You will find flourishing environment here, to learn and grow.

I wish you much success in all of your endeavors.

Candice
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louisaparson Premium
Candice,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I appreciate you recognizing my service. It is always nice to be thanked for serving my country.

Also thanks for acknowledging my outreach program. It has been a instrumental part of my recovery for 2 years.

I do believe the WA is a very welcoming community. You have proven that, Candice.

I will look at your profile and add you to my Marketers to Watch notebook.

All the best,

Louisa
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TBeukes Premium
In my country South Africa, thousands of women marched to the offices of the then government in protest in 1955. They coined a phrase "You strike a Woman, you strike a Rock" These words symbolise the courage and strength expressed of these Women.
The true strength of a woman is realised after hardship and pain.
Hardship shapes!!!!
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louisaparson Premium
Wow very inspiring. I will share this slogan to the women I work with. They always appreciate thoughts of encouragement.

I have added you to my Marketers to Watch notebook.

All the best,

Louisa
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davehayes Premium
Hi Louisa

Interesting Bio, which should serve you well here

Thanks for following. I have done likewise, its nice to meet you and feel free to connect with me further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of my profile

I’ll look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies

Dave : )
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Marcus2020 Premium
Hi Louisa,
Thank you for your following note and I will follow you back.
I feel sorry for all what happened to you but I am also happy that you manage to overcome your experience and take this step ahead by blogging about Trauma-informed care. ( I went to your blog).
You're a strong person and have a great heart for giving your time to support others.
All the best Louisa
Marcus
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louisaparson Premium
Marcus,

Thanks for visiting O.N.E. FAVOR website. I haven't wrote there recently since I have been working on assignments on WA to become a better blogger.

I did make the decision to make WA a host for that domain as well. I'm just waiting for the transfer to be complete.

Feel free to PM me about any suggestions to make my blogs more conversational or topics that would be interesting to include in future blogs.

All the best,

Louisa
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Donnie58 Premium
Louisa, thanks for the follow and nice to meet you!

Thanks for your service, I love Veterans. My dad was a 100% Disabled Vet from WWII.

Sorry to hear about your trauma from the service! I wish you healing from that bad experience.

Welcome to WA, and wishing you much success!
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SantaFez Premium
Thank you Louisa for your follow back, you are on a very important and therapeutic journey and I am sure that WA will offer you all the tools you need to make your cause helpful and useful!

Wishing you all the best and looking forward to network with you.

Orion
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Louisa. Very happy to meet you. I was fascinated by your bio. Did you have any of the symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome? So sorry to hear of your sexual trauma. It's a wonderful service you're doing sharing your expertise and experience with other women who have also been traumatized.

As a retired occupational therapist, I am interested in what kind of crafts you and your group do for extra income as well as therapy. I used to have patients who did wood working, leatherwork, and ceramics as part of their psychiatric therapy.

Welcome to WA and to my network. Thanks for following me. Followed you back. If you have any questions as you work your way through the training, don't hesitate to ask our awesome community for help. There's always someone who knows the answers and will be happy to help you.

Best wishes on your online journey toward success.
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Keisi Premium
Hola Louisa!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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louisaparson Premium
Love your graphics.

I'll have to make one for veterans as well.
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Keisi Premium
Thank you very much, Louisa!

Best regards,

Keisi.
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haroda Premium
Hello Louisa! Thank you for following me and welcome to WA. Also, thank you for serving in the military for us all to enjoy our freedom here in America. It is honor to meet you.

Thank you for sharing yourself through your profile. You are courageous. Keep up the good work in spreading the words and creating a place where women can feel at ease with themselves.

WA is a great medium to support you on your adventure. Best wishes for a fantastic year!!!
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Flash4 Premium
Hi Louisa,
You have a very important goal, to inform and help others of trauma. I wish you well in your endeavours, you're a god send to others.
Craft is a wonderful hobby but does not earn you much.
You will do better here at WA make lots of friends to encourage you and answer your questions.
Wishing you the BEST.
Thank you for following me I have followed you back.
Cheers Jae ☺
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louisaparson Premium
Jae,

I know internet marketing provides more income than crafts but many of the women I work with use crafts as therapy. They lack tech savvy but I'm trying to reach them and teach them to not be afraid of technology.
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Madek Premium
Hey, Louisa!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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louisaparson Premium
I followed you on G+. Nice posts on mental health.

Your website did not come up from the link in your post. I will try your website under profile in Follow Me section.
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louisaparson Premium
Karl,

I read your About Me on your site.

I will add you to my Marketers To Watch notebook.
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Madek Premium
Howdy, Louisa!

I am very pleased with your valuable feedback and kind insight! Wish you the Best in your marketing venture at WA. Let's move ahead! You rock! Cheers, again!

Madek
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TedP Premium
thanks for the follow, I am already following you...welcome to the community...if you have your goals set, just follow the steps in the training exactly, and keep moving forward and you will find there is no goal you can set that you cannot reach provided you are willing to do what it takes....
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SWhitley Premium
Hi Louisa,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates and to one of the best (if not the best) sites to begin your new journey at. Be prepared for a lot of study, a lot of time, a lot of success! You will get what you put in so roll up the sleeves and get it started.
1. I recommend starting at Lesson One and following Kyle's plan exactly. He is a great instructor and his methods work.
2. Take advantage of the additional trainings posted by other members and don't be afraid to search out answers to questions. Use the question bar at the top of the page and chances are, you will find the answer.
3. Feel free to ask others for help. I do not think anyone here at WA would hesitate to provide any help they can.

4. And most importantly! Give yourself some breathing room. This place is more addicting than all the social networking places combined. Remember to take a little time off.

If I can help, I will.
Be Successful!
Sanders
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louisaparson Premium
Sanders,

Thanks for the advice.

I have completed Lesson 5 so far and am very excited to spend at least 4 more hours today.

I have been getting some rest but you are correct: This site is very addicting and want to keep up with the networking here and still do what I need to do on my personal site as well.

Developing content takes some time but I have followed Kyle's suggestion to write and get it up without too much editing to make it perfect.
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SWhitley Premium
Kyle's advice is good to follow.
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louisaparson Premium
Very much. I'm honored to have him as a mentor. The videos are very conversational and easy to follow. I just pause and took the tasks while I'm watching his videos and then I'm ready to move on to the next lesson.
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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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louisaparson Premium
Yes since I wrote the article I thought it would be nice to build what I wrote about as an example of being a member here.

My ultimate goal is to use WA to its fullest way before I market it.

That's why I chose a niche about the conversation I had with my friend. She wanted a solution and I'm building it for her.

I completed Lesson 5. I have a clean slate on my website. The best place to start.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent Louisa. Keep me updated with your progress moving forward and let me know if you need a hand with anything at all. ;)
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louisaparson Premium
I completed Lesson 6. I enjoyed this lesson because I love the SEO plugin since I don't have it on my current site that hosts my domain. If it does I didn't have instruction on how to use it.

Though I paid a year's membership to have my domain on SiteBuilder, I do have questions on how to bring it in WA.

I want to get further down in the lessons before I do so.
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Kyle Premium
It is quite a manual process to move a website to WA, but it can be done if it is a Wordpress based site.

You would have to follow these steps:

(1) Download your content locally
(2) Update your domain DNS settings to point to WA. Here are the DNS settings.

ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

(3) Build a website here at WA using the website builder.
(4) Transfer your content over to WA

This is a very manual process and it can be done, but I don't recommend doing it if you have an established high ranking website, I don't usually recommend moving it.

If you need any further help, let me know.
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HennieSteyl Premium
A warm welcome to WA Premium. May your stay with us be a blessed one.
Here are training and a post of mine that can help you on this exciting journey. Leave a comment after you read it and tell me how you feel.
Hennie
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alexjysmith Premium
Welcome to WA Family. Glad to have you on the team. You will get everything you need to succeed in this massive online university. Its updated regularly throughout the year. Just follow the green course on the left hand side towards the top.

Its super simple, one step at a time is all it takes. I’m wanting to wish you massive success this year, and I know that you can make this work. Please PM me and let me know if you EVER need help with anything. I am always happy to give a hand and get you closer to your goals :)

Cheers,

AJ
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JasonKim Premium
Once again, Louisa, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Great to have you here in our community. I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business and hope you achieve all of your personal and financial goals.

Jason
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louisaparson Premium
Jason,

I'm honored to have you in my beginning network.

Nothing but good to come.
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Louisa! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Louisa!
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louisaparson Premium
I'm now a Premium member and looking forward to the benefits of this site.

I already tried your "organic milk" exercise and wrote my first content article for my website in 90 minutes.

I was a shock to me that I did it, but I followed your instructions.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Kyle Premium
Amazing, nice work Louisa. You are doing amazing ;)
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