About Magboy
Joined December 2013
Hi everyone, a bit about myself.

My wife and I currently live in Burlington, Ontario, just west of Toronto. We have two grown daughters that we are very proud of. One of my passions is running, which I only started to do in 2008. I find it hard to believe myself, but I went from being fairly sedentary most of my life to really getting into this activity. So much so that two years later I completed a marathon at the age of 59. I've also run several half-marathons as well as 10K and 5K races. I'm not fast, but I'm consistent. :)

After many years of working for others in accounting and general management capacities, as well as 10 years owning and operating my own printing franchise, I retired in June 2012.

I spent some time in searching for an online opportunity and even joined another affiliate marketing group as a "starter" member, but after a month I wasn't so sure it was the one for me. I stumbled across WA through Ian Pribyl's website, did some due diligence, and signed up in December 2013.

The important things to me about the decision:
a) the extensive training that is provided (this stuff is all really new to me so I need that!)
b) the community nature of the site. Since joining I'm amazed at how so many people are helping other people.

Cheers, and all the best to you.
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck in your journey at WA.
OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for follow.

Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.

** If you are a newbie understand I make no money from you for saying this! **

I highly recommend this site to you and you really should go flat out with Premium level!
There is everything you need to become successful!

You can ask me anything you like about WA and I will always be 100% straight with you!
[Please read my profile and my last and third last blog posts and you will understand why!]

Please also read and "like" my other blogs, (also Facebook like at top), for my insights, tips and tricks!
Why not follow/join me in my network too!

Have a magic day!

My blog for today is:
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My blog for tomorrow: How to win or lose with WA!
archan Premium
Hi Mike thanks for letting me join your network, here's to success.
daniel44 Premium
Thanks for the follow and all the best to you.
DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow!
hart48 Premium
Hello Mike and welcome to the WA community. Thank you for the follow and best wishes for your success.
Alan Hocking Premium
Hi Mike, thanks for adding me to your network.
mlsmith45 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I'm in down town Toronto. Good luck with the site.
superspike19 Premium
If you work on the website the same way that you run, the sky will be the limit.
God bless,
6lifetime21 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Yes It is Peachland and we have extra rooms here for special people. Summertime is very busy. I have never been to Wasaga Beach but I have heard it is very beautiful. We live on 3rd Avenue with a beautiful view of the lake and a swimming pool to boot. I just love summertime with all the hustle and bustle of the tourist season. Was just down in the village and it is a village of Peachland and it was as quiet as a mouse what a difference but even in winter beautiful. Cheers Carolena. can't stop using the word BEAUTIFUL.
6lifetime21 Premium
Hi Just love hearing from another Canadian. I just finished watching the Olympics. We sure have a lot of Canadians competing there.
Cheers Carolena
Magboy Premium
Yes we do, I watched a bit of it. I think I saw that you posted on someone else's post that you live in Peachland. Love that place. We were there in 2012 for two weeks at a house close to the beach. Great place. I live in Wasaga Beach, ON.
Thanks for the follow.
Tracy47 Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome! Reach out if you need help- we are all for you and cheering you on!
msdj8163 Premium
Mike, thank you for the follow. I wish you all the best and much success with your online business pursuits. Debbie
yancbren Premium
Welcome Mike and thanks for the follow. We to have two i guess grown daughters they are in college so grown is questionable haha. Wish you great success.
Nam Premium
Thank you, Mike. I like running too, with tracking application and music in my phone, running provides a lot of fun. Best wishes for your health and success. Noah.
4edward Premium
Thanks for the follow Mike and many blessings an all your efforts. You will succeed with diligence and you know the real secret to success is one step at a time.
Karina B Premium
Thanks for the follow Mike :)
Wayne Wallace Premium
Hi Mike, Thanks for the follow. I wish you much success here on Wealthy Affiliate! If you need any help be sure to reach out and ask. We are all dedicated to helping each other here.
Inspiration1 Premium
Thanks for following. My best wishes for your success.
Gordi Premium
Thank you for the follow. Welcome to WA
Blessings44 Premium
Thanks for the follow Mike! Welcome to WA and wishing you much success here. Lydia.
nomda ploom Premium
Mike, love the running stuff, a really good metaphor for this work, I think- and consistency as in slow and steady wins the race...I love to run too...Andy
Emma6973 Premium
thanks for following me magboy.
Kierra1215 Premium
Thanks for the follow!!!
jaker Premium
Hey Mike thanks for the follow. You have the perfect attitude to be successful in wa. I wish you the best of luck and if I can be of help let me know!!
Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow! Glad to have met you in chat and best wishes in 2014!
didihorizon Premium
Hi Mike, thanks for the follow.
posinfo Premium
Thanks for following me. I think that working on a consistent basis is the key to success.
M W Mihalicz Premium
Thanks for following me back Mike ... now let's rock!!!
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.
Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back
Carson Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Mike!

I wanted to stop by and officially welcome you to WA and ask you if you have any questions about getting started?

We have every tool, training resource, and support channel to help you build a thriving online business and I am personally here to help you succeed.

The "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course is my suggestion on where to get started and you will find this on your dashboard or within the main menu:

I hope to get a chance to work with you soon :)

pribs Premium
Hey Mike! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):

1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.

Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.

After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.

2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.

3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.

4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.

Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!

On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.

I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!

I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.

Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!

You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl

P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c

Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!