About Lvsysop
Joined October 2017
My name is Chip Shapiro. I am 64 years old (2017) and 2 years away from retirement and I want to travel more than I currently am able to. Lots of places I have not been. I am married and have two adult children. My son is a doctor and my daughter is a paralegal. I have 3 grandchildren also. My wife is retired and I hope to join her in that adventure before too long.

I have been playing around with cameras since the 1970s and have had some of my pictures make it to the Italian Consulate in 1978. I am the unofficial photographer at work, but that role is diminishing as time goes on, as everyone with a phone can take a picture.

I am a golfer but spend more time on the practice range than the golf course, but the practice has paid off when I do make it to the course.

My first career was fixing cars and I did that for 37 years starting in 1970. I worked on mostly Japanese cars, Datsun, Nissan, Infiniti, and Lexus. In 2005 an opportunity opened up and I became an IT (Information Technology) professional. I did both fixing cars and IT work until March of 2007 when I was put on full time IT. 10 years later I am still at it. I am an IT Director In charge of two locations with one assistant.

I suffer from Sleep Apnea and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and have been using a CPAP machine or over 4 years. Using a CPAP machine is not an easy task (mostly it is about the mask, not the machine) as you may know if you have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and have tried wearing a mask and have given up. It took a while but I now am able to keep it on all night every night 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you are having problems, stick with it, change masks, do whatever is necessary to continue to wear your mask or use whatever device you have so you can get the sleep you need.

Sweet Dreams.
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Madek Premium
Hey, Chip!

I am grateful for your kind words and 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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lvsysop Premium
Hi Madek. I am following you on your G+ page and have also looked at your website. I have to say I believe all those issues are very real but very depressing. I am sure some of the people who suffer wish they could get better, at least some of them. Take care Chip
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Madek Premium
Great, Chip!

Yes, you are quite right. Despite this depression feeling, we cannot run away from what is happening worldwide. It is needed to know this kind of information to helping and protecting those people closest us, mainly our most loved ones. Wish you the Best in your marketing venture at WA. You rock! Cheers, again!

Madek
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Kerjackie Premium
Hello Chip, I just read your profile, very interesting life you have , nice family, your passion with photography, and your work with cars.Did you received my comment from your website I posted ?
Be well.
Jacqueline
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lvsysop Premium
Hi Jacqueline. Thanks for those comments above. I have not received a comment from anyone yet. Not sure it should take this long and I'd think I would get an email from WA telling me I had a comment to go to. Maybe I'll send a test comment.. take care.
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lvsysop Premium
Morning, Just this morning I received the email telling me someone had left a comment. DId not think it took days to be notified. Thanks again. I have replied to your comment
Happy Friday
Chip
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skendrick4 Premium
Thank you for the follow, Chip.
Sheila
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lvsysop Premium
Your welcome
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OrenL Premium
Hi Chip, thank you kindly for returning the follow! It is a pleasure to connect with you.
Welcome aboard!
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1signbanner Premium
Hi brother! Y'know this is the place to be don'cha!???

Look around big name retail stores are hanging out to dry. Here in Hawaii Kmart is gone, Sports Authority is gone, Sears seems to be going gone, Walmart's Sam's Club is closing 62 outlets. I believe more to come.

And who is the culprit you ask? Yesseree Amazon and the likes.

And who are their sales people.....guess.

YOU AND ME. We will direct them to these affliliates.

Did you read Kyle's message to members Lv, Lv is that your real name?? Anyways he was saying that affliliate programs need us more than ever.

I do beleive this is just the beginning. We you and me are living in a changing world made just for us. There is a market for us. Be excited my friend. I'm 64 in March and my life has just begun.

Take care Lv!


Frank
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lvsysop Premium
Nice to meet you Frank. My name is Chip, I could not agree more. Those same stores are closing here as well. I too am 64, 65 in July and only looking forward. take care. continued success
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1signbanner Premium
Chip, we have something in common, youth. =)
We are only as old as we think. I'm more of a kid than I used to be.

Anyways my brother, being here since Oct of last year I have learned alot. When I get thru with my webpage and up and running I will share my secrets. Patience my friend.

In the meantime, do allot of writing. No worry Chip here you will get lots of mileage. lols!

The technical part I will share with you later if you don't know already. If you know the ins and outs of web-building we can compare notes, howsdat!???

Keep in touch my brother....things are happening here for me in a good way and I want to share it with you. Not to worry there are no
strings attached. I will share what I know just because you're a kid like me. lols!


Take care!


Frank
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lvsysop Premium
Morning, I am not quite as adventurous as I was as a kid. :)

I too have been here since October. Just plugging along taking the certification courses, reading blogs, working on the website, etc. You know the drill.

I am always open to sharing. I do not have anything to share right now, but who knows what the future has in store for us.

No traffic to the website yet, but I am not worried. slow and steady wins the race.

Take care. Have a great day!

..Chip..
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1signbanner Premium
Chip I will pm you within this week. I will share with you what I know. Within this week.

Stay tuned! Geesh sounds like a radio disc jockey.


Frank
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lvsysop Premium
Morning, Thanks Frank. Have a great day
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spurway Premium
Hi
Thanks for following me...
It's great to connect with you. Wish you all the success and happiness for your online Business.
Cheers Sylvia
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lvsysop Premium
Thanks Sylvia, Continued Success.
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PercyM Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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lvsysop Premium
my pleasure
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SylviaMG Premium
Hi Lvsysop!

Nice to meet you! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
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lvsysop Premium
Hi SylviaMG. Nice meeting you also.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Thank you for the follow, Chip, wishing you great success here at Wealthy Affiliate as you build your business. You are in the right place to reach your goals. glad that you started before your retirement kicks in, good choice on your part.

Remember when building a business online we meet roadblocks along the way that causes us to get stuck. Please reach out to me or this awesome community to help get you unstuck. Always here to help my friend and all the best.
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lvsysop Premium
Thanks Bishop. Slow and steady wins the race is something I read here that has stuck with me. I am not worried about roadblocks. I am just going to keep doing what I am doing and will reach out when necessary for an answer. I posted an article last night on my website and G+ and this morning I was told it was ranked by Google. Slow and steady. Things will take care of themselves. The training here is awesome.
Continued success.
..Chip..
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StPaul Premium
Dear Friend, Thanks for the follow... Wishing you all success!!!
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TaniaHersel Premium
Thank you for the follow and following you back. This is a great option to have to boost your retirement fund. May you enjoy great success with your Wealthy Affiliate venture.
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CraigO1 Premium
Thank you for the follow and I am now following you back.
Best wishes here on WA

Craig
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SDane Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Congratulations--keep up the Great work in 2018!!

Jeff
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homestead02 Premium
Thank you for the follow.Doing something outside the box is sometimes daunting to us seniors,stay with it ,follow directions and you will succeed. Also it will keep your mind sharp.
Wayne
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Nrichards Premium
Welcome and thanks for the follow, wishing you the best of success.
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RichBrennan Premium
Thanks for connecting with me, Chip.
Wishing you much success in 2018 and beyond!
Cheers
Rich :-)
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lvsysop Premium
Thanks Rich, back at yah.
Happy New Year
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Keisi Premium
Hola Chip!

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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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Chip

Thanks for the follow and connecting to my network!

Wishing you success and a Happy New Year

Tim
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djjimusolar Premium
Chip, thanks for the follow back. All the best to you and yours. -Jim Schupbach
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Danjv500 Premium
Hi Chip and thanks for following me. It's great to meet you.
Stay well and have a great day
Dan
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subcpo14 Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Jay
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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Lodge Premium
Way to get a jump start on retirement! Two years will fly by and you will be way ahead !!!
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CraigW315 Premium
Hi there!
Thanks for following me. I am following back.
Best of luck in all your pursuits!
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BBurchett1 Premium
Lvsysop,
First off, welcome. I'm new too, but here's some information about site content. Hope this is helpful!
Bev
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lvsysop Premium
Thanks Bev I will take a look.
..Chip..
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BBurchett1 Premium
You're welcome!
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GayleneNepia Premium
Hi Chip,

Congratulations on going Premium. Wishing you all the very best :-)
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lvsysop Premium
Thank you,
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lvsysop Premium
A new premium member on the yearly plan. Time to get going. Lots to read and learn.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
Hi, welcome to Premium! You made a wise decision
If you have any questions, or need any help navigating around this large site, feel free to drop me a comment or a PM.

I create practical training modules for those with or without experience, so if you are interested, you can find my WA training here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/claudiahb/training

Best of luck on your journey in Wealthy Affiliate!

Blessings

Claudia
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lvsysop Premium
Thank you, I will probably visit your training, Can't get too much, I just need longer days to take it all in :) Still working full time so I only have 2-3 hours a day to learn and I am making the most of it,
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TheOldGuy Premium
Welcome to Premium! I hope you find it rewarding both for your mind and bank account.
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subcpo14 Premium
Great to meet you and wishing you much success at WA. Jay
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lvsysop Premium
Thanks Jay. Just starting out. Lots to take in. Great to meet you also. ..Chip..
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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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lvsysop Premium
Evening Kyle. I do have a question on the privacy policy. I just watched that lesson and when I paste in my website name (it's long). it either does not put the complete URL or the end is not part of the link, but if you click on it you are taken to the website.

Is this OK, or do you think I need a shorter name :)

thanks for your assistance.I am also working on the 'About Chip' page

..Chip..
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Kyle Premium
Yeah that is completely fine. Down the road if you choose your own domain name are you purchase your own domain name, you can choose something shorter.
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lvsysop Premium
Thanks. I am think of making it shorter now before I really get going. We'll see..
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good Chip! :) I look forward to working with you and if you ever need a hand with anything going forward, please get in touch with me. Chat soon!

PS. Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having a brilliant week thus far! :)
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