About MariaSHC
Joined September 2019
After a brief 4 days as a Fedex Package Handler (I have the ID and bruises to prove it), I have decided to give an online business my full and undivided attention. Disclaimer 1: A bout with vertigo ended my nascent logistics career, however, I had previously thought of learning more about affiliate marketing. The bruises have only solidified my resolve.

For the past 8 years I have been a full-time caregiver to my elderly parents. One thing the Fedex situation made me realize is that I miss being part of a team. Conversations that did not hover around medications, appointments and sundry body ailments were welcome and relaxing. I'm hoping to be a good WA team member starting today.

I have poked and prodded different corners of the web world in the past few years. I have likely encountered every L scenario there is. You know what an L scenario is. Does this sound familiar - Lost Interest, Lost Money, Lost Confidence, Lost Time, Lost Momentum? Yeah, those L things. Fortunately, I am an optimist.

It hasn't been all hopeless. I found fanfiction and honed my writing skills on it. I was able to publish a well-received (unexpectedly so) original Kindle zombie book. I discovered interactive gaming development which is my current other topic of interest.

Being a caregiver demands patience. Well, I've had much too much of it and impatience is my new word du jour. My goals for WA are to learn marketing to apply to my stories and niche sites and to meet online entrepreneurs who can advise and give me a good kick when I dawdle. Disclaimer 2: I am an Olympian Dawdler and Idea Theoretician.

What else can I reveal about myself? My pre-caregiver life was in IT. I've been a mainframe operator, IT project manager, systems analyst, technical operations manager and designer of telephony and speech applications. I like daily walks, taking the occasional snap, taking online courses and creative writing. No kids but I love my siblings, nieces and nephews to bits.

If you have chuckled at least once reading this, then I've done a good profile. Thanks for reading and have a great week!

P. S. Disclaimer 3: Maria is my real first name.

P.P.S. In my younger years, I was a software tester. If you need your website tested (bad links, missing metadata, etc), just message me. Whoops, I just saw the Community Web feedback offer.
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Money I would be happy earning
Money I would be ecstatic earning
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
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MariaSHC Premium
How much money per month would you be happy earning?

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
MBenz Premium
Looks like you're on the right track! Putting in 40 hours a week will surely get to where you want to be.

Good luck :)
MariaSHC Premium
Thanks Maressa! I look at WA as an investment in my future. I want to grow a business now that will take care of me later.
Carson Premium
Awesome goals Maria!!

Now that you have goals to work towards you are going to be able to really focus on the training. Take action on what you learn and the lessons will take you towards achieving your goals.

I look forward to working with you and having you as an active part of the Wealthy Affiliate Community.


Mick18 Premium
Great goals. Follow the training and put in the time and work. These goals are achievable.
MariaSHC Premium
Thanks Mick18. I wanted figures that were within reach. I think with WA behind me, it's more than doable.
Mick18 Premium
I agree they are doable.
j52powell Premium
Great goals! Creating goals is an important first step. After that, I suggest taking advantage of the well-designed and systematic training provided here at WA. When you have questions, don't be afraid to ask the talented and helpful mentors here for us.

Also, it is excellent that you are willing to make the time commitment to succeed. Good luck progressing toward your goals.

Best regards,

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GazBower Premium
Hi Maria... Lovely to meet you.
Yes I did have a few laughs while reading your bio... Very humorous...
Thank you for following me and the comment you left on my profile.
I have just added you to my network too.
I wish you lots of success going forward with your new life and business.
I am sure we will bump into each other as we journey through this community.
Stay in touch and let me know how you are getting on.

Best wishes
JonathonLowe Premium
Thanks for following me Maria.

It's great to see you are off to an amazing start here. Congratulations on your first website being launched.

If you check out my firsts Blog there are free tools and information to help you get a jump start with your new online business.

When you are ready to start adding affiliates be sure to read my second Blog post I will show you everything you need to know to acquire affiliate programs as well give you a list of 126 affiliate programs that approve instantly, I also have my new strategy to help explode your earning potential with your new online business.

Keep up the good work. Let me know if you need a hand and never be afraid to ask anyone here for help.

Best of Luck to you.


PS. One of my next blogs will be on my keyword stacking strategy that will help you with your Google ranking. And my blogs will cover tricks and tips that I have learned along the way in the 12+ years that I have been in affiliate marketing.
akolipenouko Premium

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate platform. You’ve made the big decision to start your future on the program with the biggest community of helpful and successful affiliate marketers.

Your presence here is to succeed. Can you really succeed at WA?



By following the training. And when you get stuck, you just have to ask and answers will flow in like tsunami.

On the other hand, do nothing and nothing will happen. Then you will say the system does not work. But work the training and the training will make you realize your dreams.

Looking forward to reading your success story on the platform soon!

EdwinBernard Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Glad that you joined us.

Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing environment to learn and apply our skills towards creating an online business. I tried to do this alone before and was completely lost.

Now I know why.

There are so many tricks of the trade and it saves so much time having it all laid out clearly in its training programs.

Keep following the training and exercises every day. Give it a year to see significant results. You'll be a happy camper by then. We all make progress at different rates and it is possible to see meaningful results in 4-6 months. Google cannot be rushed.

Google rewards people with websites that provide value to their visitors. It helps to boost their ad revenue of course! And that helps your websites get high rankings. But it takes time to build credibility. Once they realize your site is an authority site, good things will happen faster.

When you get stuck, and you will, just ask for help in the discussion area located below each lesson. Scroll down to find it. Another member who has the answer will get back to you promptly.

In the meantime have fun with the program. Much success to you.


MariaSHC Premium
Hi Edwin, I am returning the follow. Thank you for the good advice. I'm here for the long haul. Anything of true value needs time, energy, skill and patience to grow and prosper.
clarafelicia Premium
Hello, MariaSHC!
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulation for your decision to start your journey!
We are glad to have you here.
This journey will be a long and not easy one, but it'll be worth it.

We are here for you.
So whenever you need help, reach out!
Have a wonderful journey and keep moving forward!

MariaSHC Premium
Thank you very much, Clarafelicia. Good wishes for your own journey of discovery. I appreciate the follow and have returned it.
Gary2019 Premium
Congratulations on going premium. The best training system and people are at your fingertips. If I can be of any assistance please let me know. Feel free to follow me and I will follow you on your journey to success. Wishing you the very best in your future endeavors.
HeidiAnders3 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA Premium membership! This is a very exciting time to be a part of this growing community! Congratulations for taking this first step; it's bound to be great in leading you to success! Wishing you loads of encouragement as you begin this journey! Best of luck to you! Cheers and Blessings!

ZinziM Premium
Hi Maria, I chuckled as I read your L scenario, girl I have been there and earned the T-shirt, I know exactly what you mean, as newbies here on WA, let us make it work and give permission to all those who messed us up, a reason to "cry tears of regret", for ALL the "school fees" we had to part with. I am glad you are here.
starfalex123 Premium
Hi Maria,Welcome to wealthy Affiliate the place were dream an goals can be achieved with the training an community. Thanks for allowing me to following you great knowing you an thanks you for being a part off my network. Wish you the very best with your dream an goals. Used the training an community to help you develop an grow a successful business.All the best to you on your journey at WA. Have a wonderful day. Fitzgerald
RonaldH3 Premium
Hello Maria. Enjoyed reading your profile. I'm sure many members can empathize with your L scenarios. You have finally made the right choice and found an A scenario, with WA and the WA family. The A stands for Awarding. You will find WA is a wonderful platform in many ways. Much to learn and great support. Good luck.
Stanleycmng Premium
Welcome to WA Premium. I am glad to meet you.

I am following you to linked up and invite you to do the same.

You may want to check out my latest blog post. Wish you success!

Your friend,
Foxhenley Premium
Hello Maria,
Welcome to WA and I assure you, your giving nature and sense of humor have found the perfect place to work and learn!

Watch what you offer for I will surely call on you concerning those pesky 'bad links'. It is generous of you to offer and in the WA way!

Thank you for following me, and I consider it a pleasure to add you to my WA Network! I see you have your first WA Post there! Good work!

Are you up for studying in an interesting place designed for people who want to learn to earn money online at home?

WA was established to show people how to achieve an University-level education in Affiliate Marketing!

It is here, it is offered! It can be yours!
As a Starter Member or a Premium Member, make it yours!

If I can be of help, contact me!
God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 🤗🌷
MariaSHC Premium

I think of myself as a professional student. I like to learn new things all the time. Been doing a deep dive into WA tonight as it's a free night.

Let me know when you need testing. I have some programs to help check sites out fast and automatic.

Foxhenley Premium
DarrenNicola Premium
Thanks for following us, we have done the same back to you.
We wish you the best with your online business in WA.
This platform is the place to be, the training and community make is the place it is.
All the very best and have a great end of the week.
Darren & Nicola :)
seodoc26 Premium
Thanks for being here. Great humor. You'll be good at this
Swangirl Premium
Hello Maria,

Welcome to WA! I am sure you will enjoy it here since there is so much to learn and so many ways to start a business. I hope you do well!

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.

Mary-Elle Premium
Hey Maria, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! This is a great place to learn how to build an online business and best wishes to you for great success here. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions that you may have.
JKulk1 Premium
Hi Maria
Congratulations on going premium. Jim
free4life Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate premium. You have made a very smart choice going premium here. The community here is such an amazing asset to the already wonderful tools already included with your premium account. You have world-class lessons that you can complete at a pace that is comfortable for you. There are many obstacles ahead of you that can trip you up, but they can also help to prepare you for the journey ahead. I want each and every new member to know and understand that if you really want to find success in the online business arena, this is the right place to be. Been here nearly a year now and love it more and more all the time.

I want to leave you with this one last post, I hope you heed the call. Many Blessings & Much Success ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
RGerritsen Premium
Hello and welcome to WA premium. I have been here just on 2 months now. The training is brilliant and the community is fantastic - encouaging, supportive and give excellent advice.

We are rooting for your success.

Good luck and please contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

firstlearn Premium
Hello Maria,

Welcome to the WA Family and community. Here you will find some of the best training available on the internet. You will also find a community like no other.

I am following you and invite you to follow me back.

Kyle Premium
Hey Maria and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Maria, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,