About Marita61
Joined November 2017
I am Marita Ackerman and it seems I’m always ready for a challenge and change. That may explain my adventurous move from South Africa to the UK at the young age of 48.

During my 14 years in the UK, I have taught in a variety of schools and although very challenging at times, it changed and enriched my perspective and understanding of many aspects of life. My most rewarding and lifechanging role was 12 months at a specialist school for children with profound complex needs. I have learned to appreciate life and health and to grab opportunities with both hands.

As my husband has now retired, we recently moved to beautiful Cumbria. I love the serenity and breathtaking scenery, but since we are rather remote, I have soon realised daily commuting on the Lake District’s narrow and winding roads might be a challenge too far, especially in the dark. So here I am, facing my next challenge: to start my own online business.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Marita,
Just dropping by to thank you for the follow and also for the opportunity to be part of your network, I hope that your WA experience is going well
Alex
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Marita,
Sue and I thank you for your following. We want to wish you the very best of success in all areas of life.

Bill & sue
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Marita, it's a pleasure to meet you and thanks for the follow. I wish you much success and happiness with your WA ventures. Sue :)
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna 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 Peace
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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life1999 Premium
What a wonderful story you shared :) you are so brave and strong. I wish you the best!!
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Marita, welcome to WA.
It is great to connect with you here.
This is the year for many successes.
You are in the right place to achieve.
You can do it, we can help guide you.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Marita, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
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ChrisM112 Premium
Welcome to Premium Marita!
Best Of Luck With All You Look to Accomplish.
Chris
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks Chris, the support is so encouraging.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Marita,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate premium all the best as you settle in and start creating your online presence, it is an excellent opportunity.
Regards
Alex
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks Alex, I am excited to make progress and appreciate everyone’s support.
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edtay78 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium! Wishing you the best!
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ArmaniTol Premium
Hello Marita! Welcome to the premium side of the WA community. May you be successful in your online business ventures. All the best.
Armand
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Marita61 Premium
I can. I am. I will. Determined to succeed.
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Marita? 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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Marita61 Premium
Hi Kyle, I’ve upgraded to premium. Will continue with training tomorrow. Started supply teaching today.
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Kyle Premium
Congrats on going Premium Marita, I know you are absolutely going to love it. In the coming days, weeks and months ahead you are really going to see your business start taking shape. I can't wait to see it unfold.

You have everything you need here at WA now, take action, work hard, stay persistent and ask for help if you ever feel even remotely stuck. Lots of help here!

PS. I hope you are having an absolutely amazing week thus far! :)
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks Kyle. I am determined to work hard, achieve my goals and then exceed them. :). Thanks for the support and motivation.
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Kyle Premium
You are totally capable of achieving your goals Marita! :) It will take some hard work and dedication, but absolutely everything you need is here at WA and I do look forward to working with you!
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drjec Premium
Thanks for following me. I am happy to be in your network.
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JelenaBB Premium
Thank you for following me! I wish you a lot of success!
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Karlito76 Premium
Hi, welcome to WA and thank you for the follow. If you ever need anything just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help you out. Best of luck to you!
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks Karlito, I appreciate it.
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MelaniLukito Premium
Hi, Marita. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Wish you enjoy the journey and reach your goals. Also feel free to check out my website at:
https://healthyhappywomanafter40.com. Look forward to read your story about the beautiful Cambria.
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Marita, welcome!

Thank you for following me. I am following you back.

Wishing you success with WA :)
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inspirer 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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Marita61 Premium
Thanks, I appreciate all the support.
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help Marita. :)
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Marita61 Premium
Hi Kyle,
I have just watched the Niche video and read the blog and that helped so much! I now have my niche (I mentioned it in the discussion at the end of the blog (lesson 3). I am so excited now and ready for the website. Thanks a million!
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely everything you need is here at Wealthy Affiliate to create and grow your business to any level online. I really do look forward to working with you and as you move forward you are really going to see your business come together.

If you ever need a hand with anything, please do let me know Marita. ;)

PS. I hope you are looking forward to an absolutely brilliant week ahead! :)
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miamibeach7 Premium
And now I am following YOU everywhere you go...LOL!
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Marita61 Premium
:) Thanks a million!
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miamibeach7 Premium
Back a Billion. Hey that rimes...LOL
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Keisi Premium
Hola Marita!

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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Marita61 Premium
Thanks, Keisi.
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Keisi Premium
You're welcome, Marita.
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JLennon Premium
Hi, Marita. Thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine. I wish you much success in your online journey.
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks Joe.
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miamibeach7 Premium
A warm WELCOME to WA Marita, life is full of challenges isn't it? And full of RISKS, even when we are born. So embrace your NEW challenge here and just follow the courses and do not skip one! I did, and I had to go back...yep! Also DO SET a time that you will spend here on WA. But STICK to it, no matter what. Thanks! Tom
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks, Tom. It’s overwhelming and daunting but at the same time exciting and promising. So yes, I will stick to it as I am determined to make a success of it. It has been a dream for a long time to be able to work from home and my goal is to make it a reality rather sooner than later. I realise nothing comes without effort and hard work. I will follow your advice of setting a specific number of WA hours per day and sticking to them.
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miamibeach7 Premium
Great!!! And its not only me who will say that! Tom
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VeronicasLuv Premium
WOW!!! You really do seem to embrace new adventures, Marita! All the best as you embark on this online venture.
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JasonKim Premium
Hi Marita,

Once again, 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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WildflowerG Premium
Thanks for the follow, Marita.
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WildflowerG Premium
Hi, Marita, and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, where I hope you will enjoy your journey through the training and building your website. This is an extremely educational site with lots more to offer through Premium.

The best of luck to you in your endeavors here.
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks for the welcome and the follow. I have so much to learn but am excited. I will need all the support I can get.
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christymann Premium
Good morning. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I hope your time here is powerfully moving and helps you get where you want to be. I'm still new myself but if you ever have a question or need help, you are more than welcome to reach out to me.

Cheers!
Christy :)
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks, Christy, I will need lots of support and it seems there is abundance of support available on WA.
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christymann Premium
I'm right there with you. I need lots of support too and I sometimes forget to reach out for it. I'll be stuck on something for a couple of days before I think to just ask someone. It wastes time, so I am trying to be a little more diligent about moving ahead and not being so timid.

Best of success to you!
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks. Although I’m as new as you, we can motivate and support each other and as I have some life coaching experience, just let me know whenever you need motivation.
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FGS Premium
Welcome to WA! Good luck to you!
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks. I will need all the help and advice as I am so new to this.
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FGS Premium
Me too! I was so web illiterate when I started last March. Then I took the summer off, and now I’ll m trying to get back on track.
A word of advice- don’t get too hung up on the WA ranking, worry more about your site ranking.
It’s easy to spend hours on the WA bells and whistles but the goal is to get through the training and the tasks and build an awesome website.
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Marita61 Premium
Thanks for the advice. I’ll bear that in mind.
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