About Mark1957
Joined June 2015
June 4th 2015...
Hi, My name is Mark and I live in the sunny, coastal county of Cornwall in England. I'm in my late 50's and this is my first real move into the Internet Marketing sector. I've hung about forums and surfed the net a fair bit over the last few years so not everything will be alien to me but I get the feeling this is going to be a huge learning curve. Looking forward to all the upcoming training, interacting with the community and building a successful online business to take towards retirement (whatever that is)!! I'd welcome comments and messages from anywhere in the world and hope to make many new friends from everywhere.

July 8th 2015......Update:-
Well after signing up as a Free member in early June '15 and upgrading to Premier a little over a month ago now, I have to say I've achieved so much that it's difficult to put into words how I feel I have progressed, but here goes....
....built my first ever website, got it live and online at page 3 in google, learned much more in 4 weeks than in 7 previous years hanging around the net, got involved in this wonderful community and made many new friends throughout the whole world, introduced my first new referral to WA and got my ranking here up/down to number 62.

August 9th 2015.....Update:-
I've just been informed by Kyle that, because of my efforts within the community, I have risen to the rank of Ambassador.
Wow, how brilliant is that and how humbled and proud I feel to be an Ambassador of this fantastic organisation.
Thanks to everybody who has helped me to achieve this, it's very much appreciated!

September 7th 2015....Update:-
I've been here for 3 months now and have risen to 13 in the Wealthy Affiliate Rankings, posted 46 blogs and learned so much it's just not possible to recount it all here. Wealthy Affiliate is without doubt the very best online training, education and support platform there is for anybody who wants to build an online business.

November 25th 2015....Update:-
Here we are then, about 5 and half months in and within a day or two of Kyle's Black Friday special.....$299 for a whole year's membership of Wealthy Affiliate! This is an absolute NO BRAINER of a deal so no matter if you are a Starter Member or a monthly paying Premium member, take out your card, upgrade between the 27th and 30th November, save yourself a bomb and forget ongoing monthly fees.
You know it makes sense!

November 27th 2015.....Update:-
So it would be entirely stupid of me to extol the virtues of Kyle's Black Friday special and not take advantage myself so I just did it......I just upgraded to Annual Membership and I'm now locked in forever at just $299 a year. Talk about value for money, this cannot be beaten so if you're reading this and Kyle's deal is still available you simply have to grab it.......you won't regret it.

June 1st 2018........Update:-
How time has flown!
I've been at Wealthy Affiliate for 3 years now and I've both soared up the rankings to Ambassador very quickly after joining and then slowly but surely dropped down them again when I began to put less and less time into the community. Indeed, I have to admit that I haven't done anything in here for quite a time so a lot of catching up has needed doing.
So, I've buckled down, changed my site around a bit, put in place my new privacy policy and GDPR pages and generally decided to run with it again.
I've also revamped my Wealthy Affiliate review to reflect how things stand in 2018 (check it out via the link below if you'd like to. Its not a live link so copy and paste it into your browser and it'll take you there).
I feel a bit like a newbie again except for the 3 years I've already had here and am genuinely enthused, so here goes!

https://extraincomeforlife.com/wealthy-affiliate-review-2018

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If you are reading this as a new, Free member here at Wealthy Affiliate, please just consider what has been achieved by a middle aged man with nothing beyond basic computer skills and no marketing experience at all and just upgrade straight away....you will never regret it.

If I can do this, you can definitely do this too!

Thanks
Mark
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Thank you for the follow.
I look forward to to our adventures on the path to success.

Wishing you success in all you do

Lee Ann
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome, likewise and thanks for reciprocating Lee Ann!

Mark
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giftyafd Premium
Great and encouraging profile. I am so happy here at WA to meet the whole wide world in this community.
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Gifty and welcome to WA and our wonderful community.
Mark
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dalwhu Premium
welcome to WA! have a great time and message me if you need anything!

Darren
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rodsingleton Premium
Mark! Congratulations my man.
Welcome to the Premium Level!
You're going to love it :)
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Mark1957 Premium
Hey Rod, I appreciate the sentiment but as I've said to others, I'm not a new premium member.
I've been premium for over two years now and have actually been an Ambassador in the past, it's all in my bio for people to read.
Mark
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rodsingleton Premium
Gotcha - sorry for the mix up! Wasn't trying to offend you any way Mark. Just want you to understand that. Congrats on your past + future success, REGARDLESS! Wishing you the best.
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcome to Premium, you have just opened the door to a wonderful new world of possibilities. Work hard and make yourself a success. Have a Blessed Day.
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Mark1957 Premium
I appreciate the sentiment so thank you for that but I've been a premium member for over two years......it's all in my bio
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dgurtner Premium
Hi and thanks for following me. I hope my posts are helpful to you!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Daniel, I'm sure with your experience they definitely will be.
All the best
Mark
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JadaP Premium
Hello, and welcome to WA!!!
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks, but I've been here for two years now :-)
Mark
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JadaP Premium
Your right it does. I apologize. It clearly keeps bringing your name up as a new premium member on the main page for some odd reason.
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Mark1957 Premium
No worries Jada, I appreciate the sentiment anyway!
Mark
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niazdoc Premium
Hai
Welcome to premium family of WA
That was a bold move, my friend.
Huge surprise of knowledge ahead.
Happy earning and learning ..cheers
- niazdoc
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks very much but I've already been at W.A. for two years :-)
Mark
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Tezsie Premium
Hi, Mark, very nice meeting you. Thanks for the re-follow. All the best to you here and in business!
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Mark1957 Premium
You too Tessa and good luck to you in 2017 and beyond.
Mark
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Tezsie Premium
Thanks!
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GayleneNepia Premium
Hi Mark,

Thanks for adding me to your network. Wishing you all the best :-)
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Mark1957 Premium
Likewise Gaylene....good luck here at WA!!
Mark
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on going Premium! I'm glad you decided to take that next big step because now you will see what Wealthy Affiliate really has to offer.

There is so much great training ahead of you and I can't wait to see your success.

If you ever need help with anything please feel free to let me know. Take care and good luck to you.

-Jaime
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Jaime, I do appreciate the thought and greeting but as I've mentioned to a few others now, I've been a premium member here since June 2015....it says so under my username and in my accomplishments.
Thanks
Mark
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Biggsta Premium
Well welcome back Mark. Take care my friend
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Jaime :-)
Mark
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Biggsta Premium
No problem at all Mark
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KerriM Premium
Welcome to Premium. You are going to love all the new training available!
Kerri
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Kerri, I appreciate the thought but I've been a premium member here since June '15.
I see you've recently joined so let me welcome you to WA, it's a fantastic place to be with so much to learn and support by the boatload.
Stick with it, do all the training in order and ask for help when you need it and you won't go far wrong.
Good luck
Mark
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RobinTaulbee Premium
Welcome to Premium!
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Robin, I've been premium since June '15 but I appreciate the thought!!
Mark
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ArtByHeart Premium
Congratulations Mark!

You have made the best possible choice for your online marketing career and well on your way to success. Now that you are premium members, all the content on this site is available for you. I wish you great success as a wealthy affiliate :-) Don't forget that hard work pays off! I will be following your success and celebrating your mile stones.

Happy Greetings,
ArtByHeart
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Mark1957 Premium
I appreciate the comment but I've been a premium member here since June 2015 which, in fairness, it does say right below my name above.
Thanks anyway!!
Mark
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ArtByHeart Premium
Hmmm...OK, sorry. You showed up under new premium members. My bad.
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Mark1957 Premium
No worries Hanna, I appreciate the thought anyhow and by the way, it should have been me welcoming you!
Hope all goes well for you here at WA, you don't need me to tell you that everything you need to make a success of your online biz is available to you, all you need is time to work through it all :-)
Take care
Mark
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ArtByHeart Premium
Thank you Mark :-)
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Hanna :-)
Mark
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Hey, Hey, Hey. I just wanted to congratulate you on taking the step to premium membership. Awesome place to be right. See you in the community. I appreciate the follow back....
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Mark1957 Premium
Cheers Anthony....

Mark
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MKearns Premium
Welcome to WA. Wishing you all the best here.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Michael,
I appreciate the greeting and good wishes but I've been a member since June 2015 and became an Ambassador in September '15.
Since then I've been less evident within WA, hence the drop in ranking, but I'm not a new joiner!
Thanks for the follow by the way :-)
Mark
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Ultimateless Premium
I love that you update your profile and hope you might do a yearly update? Thanks for adding me to your flock. Regards, Michael
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Michael,
Yes I'll update my situation here when I renew my annual membership in late November and bring my profile up to date.
I see you've risen to Ambassador yourself, well done with that but don't let it be the be all and end all, it's lovely to have the status and kudos but I found that it took a lot of time to get and stay there and needed to step back and take a breath.
Hope you enjoy all of your time in WA, it's a fantastic resource and the community is brilliant as you know.
Thanks for dropping by Michael, have a great day!!
Mark
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Ultimateless Premium
I enjoy it here and I am learning a lot. Getting to Ambassador was a result of being very active, but I probably have more time than most people Mark.

Thanks and take care,
Michael
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Mark1957 Premium
I hear what you say about having to be very active to get to Ambassador Michael, I've been there ;-)
Happy hunting
Mark
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey Mark !

Do you mind subscribing to my youtube channel?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA

It would mean a lot to me. This channel is my dream job : makeup artist

Please check it out and subscribe! and let me know if you need me to return the favor, by subscribing to your channel or anything that can help your business =) I will be happy to do it! :D
Many thanks!!!
Sarah
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Mark1957 Premium
Hiya Sarah
Not that I'm much into makeup but I'm very happy to subscribe to your channel and I wish you all the very best in your efforts to establish your makeup tips business......good luck with it!!
Mark
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you! I undertand.. most guys couldn't care less about make up but we never know, one day I might post something you just find beautiful or cool or curious =) or your followers might see you're following me and will want to check out my content... who knows! Anyway, many thanks for taking the time to subscribe, I really appreciate it

Let me know if there's anything I can do in return

All the best

Sarah
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chang1958 Premium
Hi Mark thanks for your advice earlier all taken on board. Although I cannot find it now on WA at all. Any ideas ? Seems to have just disappeared. So glad you've become an ambassador. Shows what an helpful person you are. Oh by the way I think you are the first Englishman I have spoken to on WA. So im not the only one haha. Take care and all the best
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Les
There are plenty of people in here from the UK so you'll never be lonely!!
I became an Ambassador last September after being with WA for only about 9 weeks but you get to that point by being VERY active within the community and sometimes it can distract you from the realities of being here which is all about building an online business.
As a consequence of less activity I have slid down the rankings but remain a committed WA member and shall do so because everything we need is here.......hosting, training, support, did I mention training???
The landscape is ever changing and Kyle keeps us all up to date with all matters as well so leaving is not even up for consideration.
Did you say my response to your original point has disappeared? If you still can't find it, let me know and I'll have a look.
Good to hear from you Les
Mark
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ADias Premium
Hi Mark, thank you for following me back.
Alex
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Alex, good luck!
Mark
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ADias Premium
Thanks :)
Alex
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Hello Mark and thanks for following me! All the best to you!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're very welcome Denise.
Mark
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MPollock Premium
Thank you and back at ya. Hve Great success and fun here.
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Mark1957 Premium
Cheers Mike....reciprocated!!
Mark
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Chrissies Premium
Hi Mark
Thank you so much for following me, I enjoyed your comments on Dubli and Wukar!
Of course I am following you back, and I wish you eery success
Chrissie :)
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Mark1957 Premium
You're very welcome Chrissie.........good luck!!
Mark
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Chrissies Premium
The same to you Mark, thank you :)
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pruf Premium
Hi Mark1957. Great history lesson. Great example.
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Pierre, that's very kind of you to say so!
Mark
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jcmil Premium
Hi Mark.Thanks for the follow.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Jan.
Mark
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rodeves Premium
Thank you for following me. I am following you back. All the best!
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Mark1957 Premium
Cheers, good luck with your endeavours here at WA and online in general.
Mark
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I too am just starting and a 62 years old living in Miami. Im finding it difficult understanding bootcamp. Any suggestions?
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Mark1957 Premium
Hello Sanford and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Unfortunately I haven't done boot camp in quite a while so I'm not really the right person to ask.
My suggestion would be to create a question regarding your boot camp difficulties, place it in your question box at the top of your profile page and then ask the community for their own thoughts and recommendations on the issue.
You should then have plenty of replies and ideas of how to move forward.
Alternatively, you could step into the live chat forum via the blue button at the top left of your page.......beware though, it's pretty fast moving so you'll have to have your wits about you!!
Either way, you should then be able to sort out whatever difficulties you're facing and carry on with your training.
Good luck
Mark
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Thank you will do
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I,m new at this i understand success comes from mirroring successful people. Wanted to say hello.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Peggy, nice to meet you!
I see you're a retired nurse...my wife's in the health sector so I know how hard you've worked all of your life and now it's time to learn some new stuff for yourself.
You have definitely come to the right place as a new learner because there is everything here that you need to know in order to start making a living online, right from the very first basics.....and once you start doing that, you can continue making money from wherever you can get online (anywhere in the world that is) so you're not tied down to being anywhere you don't want to be.
We have a strong community of helpful, like minded people who will help you out whenever you get stuck (and you will) so start at the green button, take each training module in order without skipping any steps, ask questions when you need to and you'll soon have your very own website online ready to start earning your first dollar/pound/euro etc.
Good luck Peggy
Mark
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Ty Mark very nice post here. Nice to meet you
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Peggy :-)
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Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks for the follow Mark

Wishing you every success with your online adventures! :)
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Alan.......I had the feeling that you're the sort of guy I could do with following!
Mark
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Alan Hocking Premium
;)
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sofieanderin Premium
Hi Mark thanks for the follow and all the best to you in your online adventure. Take care, Erin
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Erin, nice to connect with you........all the very best to you and Sofie too!!
Mark
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DKannapel Premium
Hey Mark,

Love seeing your progress in your profile, very promising for me as I have been on for less that a week. What a great platform this can be for success with hard work! I will be following your journey from here on! All best x
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Drew
You're right about the platform we have here at WA. As you interact with more people you'll get to see the wonderful power of this community, the way that it complements and supplements the corporate training we get from Kyle and Jay and the support you will get from it whenever you're in need of it.
Dive in with your training, ask for help when you get stuck, tough it out when you need to, persevere and never give up.
Good luck Drew, travel and income are yours for the taking.
Mark
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ofe Premium
Hi Mark, thank you for all the updates you post as part of your profile, as a newbie, it's great to hear successful stories from others. You are progressing quickly in WA and that's encouraging. All the best to you! I look forward to meeting my financial goals too!
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Mark1957 Premium
Hello Ofelia, thank you for your kind comments and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
You'll find we're a helpful bunch in here and we'll support you all the way along your training....any time you get stuck, ask for help and somebody will soon get you going again.
I've read that you're used to public speaking.....in that case no excuse for being shy, spread yourself around, become social and it will help your efforts no end.
Good luck
Mark
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ofe Premium
You got me! Thank you Mark :-)
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Marcus1978 Premium
You seem to have changed your profile picture to one of someone completely different :-)
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Mark1957 Premium
Hahahaha.....definitely me, just call me Banjamin Button!!
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Marcus1978 Premium
Looks good.
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Mark1957 Premium
You smoothy you!
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Ericabried Premium
Hi Mark,
Thanks for following me back and good to make contact. It looks like we have some similarity in our stories in that I am also in my late 50s, was familiar with writing web content but have gone through an intense learning curve here at WA. I am so glad I found this community and I am absolutely loving all the great training.
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Mark1957 Premium
Good morning Erica, yes you're right....for those of us who weren't brought up and immersed in technology, or for those who also didn't work in IT, it is a huge learning curve but rest assured we are in the right place here at WA with all the brilliant training and support we get.
Glad to be in touch, take care and good luck with your online exploits.
Mark
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Good day Mark. Your story (stories, rather) have inspired me. However, I am feeling like I'm not sure I can do this, or (for lack of better words) am able to reinvent myself. I know I can write (literally about anything, as it was what I was kind of trained to do being an English major) but I'm leary about all the little nuances that I'm quite sure I am missing with such little training as a starter. Again, I'm new to all of this but would like to give it a go for the year by upgrading at that price rather then paying monthly. I hope you don't mind me following you, just for inspiration and at the same time wish you all the best.
Thanks.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hello there Jean and no, I don't mind you following me at all.....in fact I'm flattered that you see something in my stories that made you think it was a good idea to do so.
I see you are concerned that maybe you don't have enough training or perhaps knowledge to do this. Let me me stop you right there because that's exactly what Wealthy Affiliate is all about.
This is not a glib statement, WA is for people exactly like you who need taking by the hand and seeing everything, and I mean everything, through step by step. Even then, if you don't quite "get" something, the community (that's the collective for everyone of us here who are members) will help you out....no extra cost, inclusive, because that's all part of being here.
As my bio says, before coming here I had NEVER built a website before. What did I do? I followed Kyle's training on the green button and built one with pages of content within a couple of weeks. It could have been a couple of days but we all have "stuff" to do, right?
Just start at the green button (you may already have), go at your own pace and achieve something new each day if you can. If you get stuck with something, just ask and somebody in the community will jump on and help you out.
We call it Paying Forward, we help you and then you'll find yourself helping others......it comes naturally.
I'm happy to take your pleas for help if and when you get stuck or even for just a bit of encouragement if you ever need it.
All I know is, if you don't give it your best shot here at WA, you'll forever regret it. What would you prefer, a while learning a new skill here to free up the rest of your life or clinging to the 40/50 year cycle you're already on?
Thought so ;-)
Good luck, best wishes and just go for it!!
Mark
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Gordon-D Premium
Ranked #5 dizzy heights Mark
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Mark1957 Premium
I think that might be an aberration Gordon, more like #33.
I checked the Ambassador page and it shows everybody around me jumping up 28 places, me included, so I think something is afoot :-)
Thanks for the kind thoughts though Gordon....it'd be nice to be ranked 5 but I think it's a mistake.
Mark
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Gordon-D Premium
The whole ranking system is adrift at the moment, there isnt 1 ambassador up there Enjoy the moment Mark
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Mark1957 Premium
Kicks back with a nice cigar......
Well I might if I smoked..lolssss
Cheers Gordon
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markstafford Premium
Mark1957's I am very inspired by your story and all that you have achieved here at WA. It is people like you that gives me the encouragement to continue on my journey toward the American dream keep up the good work.
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Mark1957 Premium
Many thanks for your kind words Mark, no reason why you can't make it your own American dream.
Mark
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CarlosCosta Premium
Hey! Thanks for the follow.

Cheers,
> Carlos
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Carlos.
Mark
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Mike-Writes Premium
Hi Mark, Thanks for the follow. It is much appreciated. Wish you all the best in 2016!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're very welcome Mike, all the very best to you in 2016 also!!
Mark
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frd Premium
Heeeey Mark, how are you? Hope you had a great last month of the year and I wish you all luck and ofcourse succes in this new year!!

Farid
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Mark1957 Premium
Hey Farid....I'm well thank you, hope you are too ;-)
Not sure if you celebrate Christmas or new Year but I hope you have a great 2016 so good luck and the very best of wishes to you and your loved ones.
Mark
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frd Premium
Thank you very much Mark, I got a little puppy for Christmas, called him Monster, since he's much like me, already before I met him. He's a mix of a German Shephard and a Husky :)
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Mark1957 Premium
Oh he'll take a lot of your loving Farid. I think he'll grow up to be a big handsome boy with that mix.
Mark
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frd Premium
He can take all the love he needs, already arranged everything for his trip to the Netherlands, only have to wait about five weeks to have him here, will keep all posted by blogging Mark :)
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Mark: I would like to thank you for the follow. I am still quite new to WA but if I can help you in any way now or in the future, please do not hesitate to ask. DAN
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Dan,
I appreciate that and I'd say the same back to you.
Good luck
Mark
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Thanks Mark. DAN
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BobZeiss Premium
Nice updates, thanks Mark. Treat yourself to a Christmas Oggy
Bob
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Mark1957 Premium
Oggies are regularly taken Bob....have a great Christmas!!
Mark
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Joystracks Premium
Hi Mark, thanks for following me back! Best of success here at WA!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Joy, great time to be building income online when you've been out of work around our age so good luck.
Mark
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Joystracks Premium
Thank you Mark1957! I so agree with you. I just hope we can make a break~through soon!
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Mark1957 Premium
Nose to the grind stone Joy and the rewards will come :-)
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Mark, welcome to WA.
Thank you for joining my network.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Ken, you're welcome.
Cheers
Mark
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Mark, I look forward to seeing your successes.
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Mark1957 Premium
Likewise Ken.....give it all you've got!!
Mark
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Ken-Pringle Premium
2016 is looking very bright. :-)
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Mark1957 Premium
;-)
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Dennie Premium
I also agree about the value of WA membership. I was paying more just for hosting!
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Mark1957 Premium
Isn't that a fact Denise!
Mark
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luck3 Premium
I totally agree about the value of the $299 membership! Its MUCH less than I've paid for other programs that aren't as easy to use. WA is so streamlined. Plus, I love I can pay it and forget it for a year. I really have fallen in love since I joined Black Friday too :)
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Mark1957 Premium
Hello Elle and a warm welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
You're right about the BF price, it was an amazing deal and so many went for it including me......no more monthly fees now for a whole year.
Good luck here at WA, any help you need just holler!
Mark
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kbeaudoin Premium
Thank you for following me, Mark. =) You are such an inspiration to me.

Kylie
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Mark1957 Premium
Hey Kylie
That's so very nice of you to say :-)........and you're welcome for the follow!
Good luck, any help you need drop me a line.
Mark
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Art16 Premium
Awesome profile Mark! Art
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Art, very kind of you.
Mark
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lmwood646 Premium
Very Interesting, It's a Morning Glory Monday, I wish you much success.
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KarenDemers Premium
Hi, Mark...thank you for following me. I checked out your site and really like it. I like the way you write...simple, straightforward and a little personality thrown in. It's a great recipe. You've been with WA 2 months less than I have but have come so much farther...I've got to catch up!
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KarenDemers Premium
By the way...my new son-in-law hails from Lutin, just outside London. Is that far from Cornwall? I heard about the horrible incident at the Tube station Saturday night...stay safe.
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks very much Karen,
I designed it that way for two reasons.... firstly because I didn't want anybody who might be interested in joining us thinking they had to create something out of this world to make a go of it and secondly, I'm technically challenged anyway and could only create something simple...lolsss
Mark
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Karen, Luton is about 30 miles north of London and about 285 away from me........a fair distance by our standards but a short hop for a lot of others in the world.
Yes, another incident with possible links to Islamic Jihadism although mental health issues for the perpetrator haven't been totally ruled out yet.
I am reluctant to say it, but I think my little corner of the world is probably not on the maniacs' route map of death and destruction... ...fingers crossed anyway.
Thanks for your thoughts Karen, much appreciated.
Mark
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janicebowles Premium
Hi Mark1957 (same year as me!) I have just added you to my network... you have certainly been busy and getting involved and congrats on becoming an Ambassador, well deserved. All the best to you and wishing you MUCH success. Janice
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Janice (fellow '57er)
Very nice to hear from you and thanks for your kind words.
In reply, I'd like to wish you good luck here at WA and with your online adventure in general.
Anything I can help you with, drop me a line!
Mark
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janicebowles Premium
Thanks Mark and very kind of you. :)
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Mark1957 Premium
You're very welcome Janice......any time.
Mark
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Thanks for the follow Mark, returned. You look to be doing pretty well at WA. Congratulations on both your progress and becoming an Ambassador. Wishing you every success in the future.
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Mark1957 Premium
Pleased to make your acquaintance Harry and thanks for the kind comments.
Good luck
Mark
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BenORourke Premium
Hi Mark, thanks for connecting! Best wishes to you.

Ben:)
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Mark1957 Premium
Very pleased to be connected to you too Ben, all good luck with your adventures here at WA.
Mark
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jsiegel888 Premium
Mark,

Thanks for the tagback follow. Much appreciated.

Congrats on pulling the trigger on the Black Friday offer. No more monthly payments. LOL!

Jeff
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Mark1957 Premium
You're very welcome on both fronts Jeff, my pleasure.
Mark
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BillyHunter Premium
Hey Mark, thanks for following me! And I liked reading your updates. I wish I could grab that $299 special but I can only afford the $47 a month right now.. lol
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Billy and although the BF deal is fabulous, it's still great to be a monthly member.........you could always put a dollar in a jar every day and next BF you'll have enough to trade up and also have change to go with it!!
Good luck Billy
Mark
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playfulheart Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck to you.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Michael.
Mark
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Judy-B Premium
Hi Mark,
Nice to meet you and glad you found WA. Thank you for the follow and I am following back. You have accomplished a lot, it's taking me awhile longer, but I hope I'm getting there. Best wishes. :)
Judy
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Judy and thanks for your kind comments.
Don't worry about how long it takes you, remember the hare and the tortoise, just progress at your own pace and it'll all fall into place.
Regards
Mark
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BobZeiss Premium
Hi Mark, you live in the best place in the UK. We live in Malaysia but if we ever come back to the UK It will be to live in Kernow.
As an ambassador at WA you now outrank Charlie:-)
Thank you for following me and best of luck for your online business.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hello Bob
Yes, Cornwall is lovely but very chilly around now.....I'm guessing Malaysia is nice and warm whatever time of year.
By the way, I had a look at your site.....I like your url and about me page....a couple of things you could look at if you want me to be more specific but entirely up to you. I'm sure you're still in the development stage anyway.
Cheers Bob
Mark
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BobZeiss Premium
Hi Mark, not sure which site you looked at but both are not really ready for the public. Most of my pages are in draft. I really should use one of those under maintenance plugins.
I really would value your critique of my site but I am a few weeks away. If you don't mind I will call on you again for your comments. Which site was it you looked at?
You are right about the weather here. I usually do my mails on the balcony around 6-7 am. It's usually cool then. But we are used to the heat,not sure we could do without it.
Bob
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Mark1957 Premium
No problem at all Bob, it was this one....

http://www.newfutureonline.com/

Any time!
Mark
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BobZeiss Premium
That is the one I am hibernating for a while. I am concentrating on my Penang site, but if you have time I would like to hear your comments.
Bob
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Mark1957 Premium
Send me a link whenever you like Bob and I'll have a look for sure.
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kennick2015 Premium
Hi Mark and thanks for the follow. I have returned the compliment. I wish you all the best in achieving your goals here at WA. We always end up in Cornwall when we travel back to the UK. One of my oldest friends (and I mean old!) lives in Newquay. Good luck. Ken.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Ken
You're very welcome, all the best to you too.
Newquay has had a terrible reputation over the years for being the clubbing/party capital of the area but the police are clamping down on drunken behaviour and have even banned a lot of the more outrageous fancy dress items that people wore....think mankini......in an effort to quieten things down a bit. Hopefully it'll help out a bit!
Cheers Ken
Mark
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kennick2015 Premium
I don't think my mate would be involved with any of that. He's 72 like me! But hey! Who knows!
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Mark1957 Premium
lolsssss!!
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WayneStewart Premium
That is really encouraging to continually hear stories like this of those who have blazed the trail before me and have done really well. What more does a person need to stay motivated, even if your time is crucially limited? Take one step at a time, be patient, and it will come together. You were definitely right on the money with the Community distraction if you don't watch yourself.
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Wayne, glad you found my story encouraging.
Mark
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome......I'll check out your pages when I have a few minutes and follow you on those too.
Mark
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LaurenceW Premium
Hi Mark,
Inspirational blog. Loved your posts on your website.. the 40-50 year plan/grind and your start a business. So true, yet your slant made me smile.

Best ever wishes
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Laurence, very good of you to say so and I'm glad you liked my page about the 40/50 year grind.
So many people, me included I have to say, either bought into or are still buying into that plan, that they are sleepwalking towards their own financial nightmare.
Good luck with your efforts here at WA, any time you need a lift or any help, let me know and I'll come straight back to you.
Mark
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LaurenceW Premium
Cheers Mark, will do. The mere thought of working for the next 20-25years and how the majority conforms to same riles me somewhat. The kids mum dismisses WA, thinking only about NHS pensions. By then, hopefully my day job will be long gone.

Best ever wishes Mark
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Mark1957 Premium
Hey Laurence
20/25 years of grind and then virtually nothing to show for it or 1/3 years online whilst building up an ever increasing income for life.........errrr, I think I know the answer to that one!!
Good luck
Mark
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TechniSmart Premium
Hi Mark, I just read your post on Black Friday. I am not in the UK, but the deal is awesome.
Anyway, I had to join your network after reading your inspiring profile.

See you at the Top!

--Michael
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks very much Michael, I'm very grateful for your kind comments :-)
No matter where people are in the world, WA is a fantastic resource and exceptional value......Black Friday's price makes it even better value! Unbeatable in fact.
Thanks again Michael
Good luck
Mark
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Isabella18 Premium
Mark, I just read your profile and am inspired! Thank you so much for writing it.
all the best,
Isabella
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Isabella
Really nice of you to say so and if you are indeed inspired then I'm very happy to be of some service to you. I've mostly been off the platform for about 6 weeks doing other things but I'm sort of back now so you'll hear more from me in the future.
Good luck and best wishes
Mark
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GeorgeEkman Premium
You're doing great Mark. It's nice to get to know where people live.
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Mark1957 Premium
Cheers George
You're right about that, it gives us a sense of the reality that WA is all around the world.
Mark
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anderscj Premium
Thanks for following me back Mark. 1957 was a great year, wasn't it? (◠﹏◠✿)
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Christine........................I guess it was!!
Mark
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GARYPICK Premium
Thank you for following Mark!
Gary
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Gary.
Mark
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bronco549 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Jim
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Jim.........good luck with your adventures here at WA.
Mark
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Kit-Wealth Premium
Hi Mark,
Very inspiring story, great that you share.
I am from the Netherlands, been twice in Cornwall, I like it there. Must be awesome to live there.
Your story helps me getting started, thnx for that. See you and good luck,
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Kit and thanks for getting in touch.....yes, Cornwall is a dramatic region and right now it's pouring with rain and blowing a gale!
So glad I can be a little piece of inspiration to you, please fell free to contact me if you need any help or support.
I see you've had a welcome from Loes, our very own resident Dutch freebie queen.........she is one of our very well regarded members here and posts a lot of free to use online tools, follow her and you'll see what I mean.
Good luck here at WA, remember, the community is here to help you every step along the way so any time you get stuck all you have to do is ask for help and it will arrive all too soon.
Mark
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westho Premium
What a great journey.It is so nice to meet people from so many places and life experiences. I am an old/newbie "computers are aliens"! Glad to read your profile--a great accomplishment!--I am following
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Walter, so kind of you to say so.......great to make your acquaintance too.
Don't let being an oldie/newbie hold you back, as long as you are enjoying what you do there's no reason why you can't achieve anything you put your mind to online.
Any time I can help or I'd you just need a little support some time, just post here or drop me a pm......no problem!!
Best wishes
Mark
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westho Premium
Thanks. This is a wonderful community and I will be in touch. Hope you do the same>
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Way to go Mark!! I'm new and just started 11/12/2015.I'm not new to computers,thank god.Purhaps you might give me some good pointers,on this new journey together.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Matthew,
As you're not new to computers you MAY have a little advantage over a lot of people who come here with no tech skills whatsoever, however, it really does depend on what sort of experience you have.
If I were you I'd bank the tech skills you have and leave everything else behind and start here with a blank canvas.
Start at the green button, go through every task bit by bit and ONLY skate over something if it's really second nature to you.
Complete the little tasks that come your way as Kyle has built the training so that it flows towards building your first site here in tandem with WordPress.
You'll find as you go along that you naturally either pick up new skills or reinforce the ones you already have.......either way it will be a valuable learning process for you!
The other thing is you'll find that the community is a tremendous resource and a source of more training, support and good will......join in, let people know who you are, contribute to threads and don't forget to ASK questions as and when you get stuck.
Finally, a very warm welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, there really is nothing like it out there in the wild west of online marketing.........good luck.
Mark
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adreyna Premium
Your WA journey has been quite impressive in just a short time - Keep up the good work!
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Audrey, I appreciate your kind comments.
Good luck to you here at WA and with your online adventure.
Mark
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ConeyM Premium
You are super WA member. A great WA model member to follow. I am glad I did. Way to go.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Coney
That's very kind and nice of you to say so, I plan to be a model member for a long time to come.
Thanks
Mark
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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marycraig Premium
Hi Mark, I am new here so I would like to follow you. I look forward to learning from you! Thanks
Mary
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Mark1957 Premium
Follow away Mary, thanks very much.....let's see how much we can learn together!!
Mark
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Mark, I joined WA a few weeks ago, have tried too many things in a short period, my mind's been all over the place & wasn't sure of anything. But your introduction has given me such a courage, so just like to say thanks for the advices & sharing your experiences. Your website's great too.
Kind Regards
Ray
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Ray, very kind of you to say so.
I'd say put everything else out of your mind, at least in the short term, and concentrate on progressing with Kyle's training. When you have a handle on all of that (and there's loads for you to learn I'll tell you), perhaps consider how what you've learnt can help you with whatever other stuff you might want to look at again.....if anything.
Having too much on the go, especially for novices, means your head just spins with so much info, so many new things and probably too many "opportunities" you feel you just can't miss..............take it easy, concentrate on WA for a while and go from there.
Any other info or help you need, drop me a line and I'll see what we can do!
Cheers Ray
Mark
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GMG224 Premium
This is definitely what a newbie like me needs at this stage. It is so inspiring to see your rise to Ambassador in such a short time Mark! I am still working this whole thing out but it is a very exciting place to be. To have people like yourself as an example to follow is fantastic. Regards Gayle
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Mark1957 Premium
Hey Gale
Some here will know I've been away from WA for about a fortnight because of decorating my daughter's apartment but I'll be back into it over the next few days.
Nice to hear from you and thanks for the kind comments.
Best wishes
Mark
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SarahAnt Premium
I hadn't seen your updates... love the way you updated it but left the journey there for all to see.... very inspiring for newbies and of course, oldies alike!! ;-)

Hope you are well!

Sarah ;-)
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hello Mark, I'm Andrew. I am also from the UK, a bit of a way from you though, I live in North Yorkshire. I have just been checking out your website, its very good, I like your approach. I have been a premium member of WA for about 10 days now and although I have build several Wordpress sites before, I am finding the community here quite inspiring. Best of luck with your site!
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Andrew, good to hear from you and yes, North Yorks is a bit of a stretch.
Thanks for your kind words regarding my site, need to get back to work on it, blogging etc!
My daughter lived in Poppleton, between Harrogate and York, several years ago and we visited several times....beautiful area and very friendly people!!
10 days in then...how are you finding things? Any probs, drop me a line, good luck.
Cheers Andrew
Mark
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thanks, Its a small isn't it! Yes it is a really nice area Mark, we are about 15 miles away from York, a town called Selby. I'm finding Wealth Affiliate great to be honest. Nobody else that I know share my enthusiasm for online marketing and so its nice to be able to speak with like minded people.

I really appreciate your offer to help, thanks!

Speak to you soon,

Andrew
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Mark1957 Premium
Look forward to it Andrew.

Talking of being a lone voice, just think how great it'll be when you tell the doubters how you are quitting the rat race to work from the cafe or beach or just from home....and making more than before as well!!

Speak soon...
Mark
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Andrew-74 Premium
I really hope that comes true Mark, for all of us!
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Mark1957 Premium
Hope is for quitters Andrew.....expectancy is for stickers, be a sticker!!
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Andrew-74 Premium
I'm not a quitter Mark! Been knocked down more times than I can count in my quest to build a business from home. Thanks for the motivation. Speak to you soon.
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Mark1957 Premium
Join the club Andrew, you'll find plenty of us here who can chime with taking a few knocks before finding WA.......reminds me of a song by Chumbawumba from a few years back, check them out on youtube if you don't know which one I'm on about.
Cheers Andrew
Mark
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Andrew-74 Premium
Ha Ha! Oh I know the song Mark!
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AngelsBird Premium
Hello Mark, just wanted to drop buy at your profile and check things out... I follow the idea: You better can learn from the best one's!
It is really great how you got to rank 9 in just 4 months... You always can tell me your secret... :-)

Grtz,
Bert
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Bert
Actually I reached Ambassador status on the 2 month mark but that's nothing to brag about really, it just meant that I spent many hours, day after day communicating and contributing to the community.
It comprised of commenting, blogging, asking and answering questions, helping and encouraging etc over the period in question and my rank changed accordingly.
I'm proud to be an Ambassador but it's not everybody's thing, I just enjoy doing what I do.
Cheers Bert, good luck with your adventures here at WA.
Mark
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AngelsBird Premium
Thks for the reply Mark, I have another question but I will send this in PM...

Grtz,
Bert
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codevonish Premium
Welcome to WA, congrats you have done well, keep it up. good luck.
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Courtney, welcome to you too!
Mark
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VeraK Premium
Hi Mark, thanks for following me back, all the best!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Vera.....best wishes to you too.
Mark
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weezdom Premium
Hey Mark! You're such an inspiration! I'm relatively new to all this.. but I seeing your achievements gives me such motivation!
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks for your kind comments Paul, very kind of you and good luck with your online adventures.
Mark
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JamesJJr Premium
Thanks for following back Mark!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome James.
Mark
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donniecellis Premium
Thanks for the follow Mark. Inspiring testimony. I have really enjoyed my two months with WA also. More progress online with this then I have done in 10 years.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Donnie, exactly my experience too!!
Thanks for your kind comments :-)
Mark
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GeorgeEkman Premium
Thanks for the follow Mark
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome George.
Mark
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Hi Mark, thanks for your encouraging testimony it really helps me to cast my doubts away . I wish you all the best!
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Arunas, you're very welcome and I know you can be confident about your future after joining us here at Wealthy Affiliate.
Good luck, don't forget to ask when you get stuck and you'll get the help you need to keep you moving forward.
Mark
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nbethany Premium
Hi Mark. Congrats on the WA achievements. Love your puppy pics. I'll be reading all of your posts as time allows.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Bethany and thanks very much, glad you like the pup pix....they can be quite naughty but are lovely really.
Good luck here, any help you need just ask.
Mark
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RandellD Premium
Hi Jack, I am following you now!. It is nice to meet you in Cornwall
What really struck me was the word "derisory" which you use in Extra Income. We don't use it much here in the U.S. but it is a PERFECT word and I thank you for enriching my vocabulary.
Please give my regards to Ruby.
Good luck with WA and all it has to offer you!
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Randell,
Good to meet you too and I'll give Roobs a tickle under the chin for you!
Glad you like the word derisory and that it's expanded your vocabulary.
Best wishes and good luck to you also,
Mark
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Trev9021 Premium
Hi Mark, thanks for following me, best wishes for the future...
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Trevor and good luck to you also.
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MSharp Premium
Hey Mark! I couldn't agree more, WA is an awesome place!

Best of luck with everything!

Mike
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Mark1957 Premium
Cheers Mike, glad we concur!!
Good luck to you as well.
Mark
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ginax Premium
Thank you for the follow, it's such an honor to be part of your network.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Van, honoured to have you in it!
Mark
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Hellllp mark this is lindon can you get Kyle or support to email me I really stuffed up. hence the johnbruce1 name. john needs to be deleted and lindon11 brought back. I cant even put my email address in here because its treating me like a referral. I will stretch out my Email so this comment box will let me put it in " lindon 11 @ msn .com" It was really dumb and too long to explain. Thanks in advance.
Lindon
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Mark1957 Premium
Have you got that sorted out yet Lindon?
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Narda Premium
Just want to say...WOW...nice rank in 3 months...9! That has to be a record so thank you for your help with your activity in the community. 2 outta 3 categories in the single digits as well! We're all cheering for you!
Narda
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Mark1957 Premium
That's very kind of you to say so Narda and I'm always happy to help out wherever I'm able to.
Thank you very much.
Mark
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Chessie Premium
Hi Mark, Can't believe how much you've risen the ranks in just 3 months. You've given me a boost because although I can do it, my progress is so slow. I've probably got 10 years on you and although I've put up my website, I need to finish uploading my images but the subject is somewhat difficult to depict graphically. Anyway, your progress and enthusiasm is very encouraging. I'm in Wales near to Llandrindod Wells. Good luck to you and all your endeavours.
Ches
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Chessie

Lovely to hear from you and nice to see you're in Landrindod....my wife and daughter travel to near you twice every year for the RWAS and Winter Fair at the show ground.......they stay in Hundred House nearby!!

We came down to Cornwall from Newport in South Wales where they were both born and raised.

Glad to hear you say I've given you a boost, there's no reason at all why us at the "wrong" end of the digital era can't make it online so good luck in your eandavours.

I've had a quick look at your site and it seems very interesting, perhaps I could do with some magnesium to help ward off future ailments!! Thankfully I've been in good health all of my life ;-)

If there's any problem or question you have, don't hesitate to ask or I'm happy to hear from you in a pm if there's something you want to run by me.

I will say that I'm not a technical or online marketing expert by any means but I've picked up a few things along the way so if I can help you I will.

Thanks for getting in touch Chessie, I'm following you now so I'll see how you're coming along.

Have a great weekend
Mark
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Chessie Premium
Thanks so much for your reply Mark and your offer of help. This years RWAS was heaving. So much so, it was difficult to get in and out of our village (Newbridge-on-Wye). I'm sure you've picked up much more IM stuff than I and you may hear from me with a question or two. I must say I'm a little reticent about all the facebook, twitter and comments stuff, but realise I'm going to have to bite the bullet and jump in. Not my scene to be on facebook. Hope your weather is better than ours. Ches
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Ches,
I was also reticent about all the social media sites, never having been interested in getting involved on a personal basis, but it seems that not to have these sites can be a disadvantage so I have bitten the bullet and got on board.
I'm very much a beginner at social media but it seems to be the way that many do a lot of business so I can't really stay on the sidelines.
Been dry but overcast here today, not much of a summer at all!!
Mark
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2Al Premium
Mark, thank you for the follow.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome and good luck here at WA Alma, if you ever have a question or need help...just ask and there'll be plenty of people coming to your assistance.
Mark
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2Al Premium
Congrats! Thanks for sharing your experiences.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Alma, nice to connect with you and thanks for your kind comments too.
Mark
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Hannyviolina Premium
Hello Mark..
Nice to meet you ! And thanks for your monthly update. I too feel so excited to learn about this online marketing world. There are so much I could learn here.. Hope i could keep up and continue my progress just like you did.. :)
Have ablessed week !
Cheers, Hanny.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hello Hanny,
Lovely to meet you too and thanks for your kind comments.
There's no reason that, with time and dedication, you can't achieve all you want for you and your family by immersing yourself into Wealthy Affiliate, the training, support and community.
Everything is here for you, take a deep breath and dive in....the water's lovely!
Best wishes and good luck.
Mark
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Hannyviolina Premium
Will enjoy the water for sure :)
Thanks again Mark..
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Mark1957 Premium
You're very welcome Hanny, any time.
Mark
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GeorgeEkman Premium
Yes if you can do this, I can do it, and I am doing it. I am a bit slower than some however I am getting there. So keep at it all you newbies don't give up you will make it.
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Mark1957 Premium
No doubt about it George, persistence will get you there in the end.
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CherylK Premium
What a great testament to the goodness of Wealthy Affiliate. It's definitely inspiring. Thanks for posting.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're very welcome Cheryl and thanks for your kind words.
I've never come across anything like WA before, it is truly the very best place to be for all of us.
Cheers Cheryl
Mark
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elsie919 Premium
Hey Mark thanks for the follow. :)
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Elsie.
Mark
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rj3 Premium
Thanks for the great blogs Mark. I appreciate the information!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Richard, I always like to try and give good value with my writing and link resources so thanks for your kind thoughts.

I notice you're no novice when it comes to the net so I'm sure there'll be lots to learn from you going forward, so, welcome to WA and I've just followed you.

Cheers
Mark
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Heartshift Premium
Thank you so much for following me.
I was so excited and also overwhelmed from all possibilities. Then so many amazing people to follow and so many following me…

Same time my practice to run and the meetings to build the
"AbundanceProject" where i am involved since a longer time…

So here my sorry for delay, my thank you and highest appreciation.
I wish you all the happiness, abundance and success you strive for.

Love, Martin
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome for the follow Marton and all good luck and best wishes to you as well.
Mark
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matteone Premium
congrats Mark :)
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks very much!
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patjames1 Premium
Thanks for the follow. And Mark1957 I've just read about your progress and success. YAH HOO I say and keep up the great work.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome for the follow Pat and thanks very much for your kind comments......they're very much appreciated.
Mark
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andrel Premium
Three month and Ambassador...?! This is seriously great hard job! Outstanding.
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Andrejs, lots of hours went into it I can assure you!!
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DeeSmith Premium
Thanks for the follow. You are on the right track..
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Dee and thanks very much for your comment.
Mark
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Rodwell Premium
Well done Mark. Pleased to see you have been able to achieve so much in such a short time.
I wish you every success in achieving your goals.
Take care,
Tony
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Tony, all success to you also.
Mark
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Rodwell Premium
You are welcome Mark, and thank you.
Tony
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PIOFJR Premium
Hi, thank you for following me back. Nice to meet you here in WA. Fantastic achievement Mark.
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Pio, you're welcome to the follow and thanks for your comment!
Mark
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KevinWhite Premium
I was peeking around the members list and stumbled onto yours. I read through your entire extraincomeforlife site and was pleasantly inspired! I'll be following your blogs for any experience you can provide. The effort and explanation in them are a great fit for me.
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Mark1957 Premium
Wow Kevin, that's some commitment to read it all through but thanks...it's very much appreciated and I'm pleased you like my writing and presentation style.
I am very much an amateur to be honest, any techie training you'll have to find elsewhere, but I just write as honestly as I can about my experiences and hopefully that comes through.
I've followed you now so you'd better make a good go of this whole WA thing....good luck.
Mark
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the follow Mark.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're both very welcome.
Mark
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MattHojsik Premium
Thank you for following me as well, Mark! Best of luck with everything! Feel free to connect with me on Google+ if you would like too!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Matt, and I've connected with you on G+ as well.
Mark
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow back Mark. You are making great progress.
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Chris, you're welcome and I appreciate your kind comment.
Mark
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Rich908 Premium
Great websites and great blogs
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Rich, very nice of you to say so :-)
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helenet Premium
Hi Mark! Thanks for following me. have a nice day! I am new and I hope to success in WA like others as well.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Helene, good luck here...don't forget to ask for help when you need it.
Mark
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Anh Premium
Nice to meet you Mark,
It's wonderful to hear your story. I like it how you are grateful for everything happening in your life.

I am also someone who upgraded to premium very fast, since the first day actually. The story is that WA doesn't offer free membership in my country.
And it has been a wonderful journey.
I am about a month in the community and it's wonderful to see someone so active like you who got such high rank after almost the same amount of time.

I look forward to hear more from you.
All the best.
Cheers!
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Anh, good to meet you and thanks for your kind comments.

All I do is what I enjoy doing and it brings whatever "rewards" come along. I am just myself so if that works I'm happy.

All I can recommend you do is be yourself....I think anybody will be found out pretty quickly if they try and be something they are not.

Make sure you take the training in the order they are presented to you and whenever you hit a snag just ask for help and you'll get it.

Good luck Anh......I've followed you so you'd better not let me down now!!

Mark
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rog37 Premium
Thank you for following me in Wealthy Affiliate Mark
This is one of the very best places I have been in years!
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Mark1957 Premium
No problem Roger, glad you're here and feel so positive about it.
Mark
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floks19 Premium
Hi Mark. Thanks for the follow and have a nice day
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Erik, you too!
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JonelleN Premium
Congratulations! Sounds like you've put in the work and now seeing the results, that's great!
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi there Jonelle.....nice of you to say so!
I was in real estate (estate agency in the UK) about 30 years ago, even had my own business for 5 years but closed it when interest rates went through the roof and the market collapsed!!
Anyway, good to connect with you here at WA, if you need anything just shout!
Mark
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JonelleN Premium
Oh fantastic! You'll be the one I run to for feedback on my blog then! hahaha... Great to connect with you too :)
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Mark1957 Premium
Any time Jonelle, any time ;-)
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Thanks for the follow and congrats on your early success. Keep up the good work.
Pat
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Pat, I appreciate your comments.
Mark
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kvimont Premium
Thank you Mark for the follow, I look forward to watching your success here at WA. Wow, ambassador in 2 months, way to go.
Kim
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Kim, it took a lot of hours doing just about everything in the community but yeah, I suppose two months is not bad going!
You're welcome to the follow by the way.
Mark
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AnteroM Premium
Thank you so much for following me. Wish you great success!!!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome and thanks very much Antero.
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SkipWhitten Premium
Thanks for the follow!! Cheers!!
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Skip!
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Darwyn Premium
Hey Mark, just realized you made it to ambassador! Get you. Congratulations my man. Kept that quiet?
Cheers
Darwyn
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Darwin....

I did blog about it but had to wait until the day after because I had already posted my one for the day when I got the email from Kyle.

Mark
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emilyonline Premium
wow that's awesome work, well done! from reading your profile I see we joined WA on the same day :)
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Mark1957 Premium
Hiya Emily, yes I seem to remember we did.....you and Andy!!

I've spent hours and hours on here since then so that's been the driver behind the ranking rise and not everybody has that.

Anyway, thanks for your kind comments....hope all is going well in your world.

Mark
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3dandelions Premium
Hi, Mark!
That is a brilliant and motivational profile you have!
Congratulations on your success here at WA!
Emily
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks very much Emily, I appreciate your kind comments.

I had a quick look at your profile page and I love your story...all praise to you for being able to create a business around your 3dandelions, it's inspirational for others who would love to be able to earn money independently whilst staying at home to bring up their children.

I wish you good luck in trying to help other Mums in your position, you're able to show them that you've actually done it rather than just make promises that have still to show any tangible success.

Oh, and I've followed you as well!
Mark
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3dandelions Premium
Thank you, Mark.

I know it is cliche, and simplified, but I will say it anyhow...lemons into lemonade. The loss of my daughter will always be a missing piece in my heart, but the strength it requires to move through life with such grief is something that I turn to, to draw strength from. Constantly reminding myself that if I can survive another day, then surely I must utilize that same strength to accomplish anything I set my mind to do.

Staying at home with my children has been a #1 priority for me, as I know too well how fragile life is. I have known plenty of mothers who struggle with having to provide and also be available for their children. Giving back to other mothers is my way to pay-it-forward, to all have been so supportive to me in my life.
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Mark1957 Premium
Oh Emily, you stopped me in my tracks there.......I'm so sorry about your daughter, did I miss that in your bio somewhere?

I remember about 25 years ago, good friends of ours lost their daughter in infancy and the mother carried the coffin into the church herself...terrible, terrible...I can't even begin to imagine what parents go through so my thoughts are with you.

I really do wish you all the best in your quest with helping mums/moms with their own parenting and earning difficulties.

Mark
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3dandelions Premium
I'm so sorry Mark, I did not mean to shock you.

It is in my profile, but it is not my whole profile...My daughter is Forever 2. She died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma when she was not quite two and a half, just twelve days after my son was born. He had not been planned but instead, I believe he chose me. He was my reason for putting my feet on the floor each morning. Two years later, along came his brother and everything I do, I do with them in mind.

I can actually feel your friend carrying the coffin into the church. I know the extreme need to care for your child, even at the time of death. I feel very fortunate that though my daughter did not live, she did not suffer long either. The time of diagnosis to her death was only one month. And we knew that her death was imminent, so I was able to hold her and sing to her through her last breath. There was no worse moment in life for me than having to leave my baby at the hospital. If I had been allowed, I would have taken her to the funeral home myself. My father and her father filled her grave in themselves while large, soft snowflakes fell all around.

Now, I do my best to focus on how much I am grateful for my boys (not that I have never, ever said, "REALLY how many light sabers does one person NEED?!?"), and to pay forward all of the blessings in my life. There's a little bit more about that here, if you care to read: Emily
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Mark1957 Premium
Thank you so much for recounting that Emily, not that I want to intrude into your grief but because it's such a profound and powerful message that it's very moving. I simply cannot comprehend what you went through in such a short period, from joy to devastation within a few short days.
I can only offer you every best wish in moving forward, arm in arm with your boys and husband and, although I am not a practicing Christian, I would say that if their is a God I hope He showers you with blessings every day.
Mark
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3dandelions Premium
Thank you, Mark, again.

Coming into WA, I never expected to be sharing my story here. But once I saw what a real community this is, and how real everyone's stories are, both filled with joy and grief, it has been more than I expected certainly.

After my daughter died, I became involved with The St. Baldrick's Foundation, working to raise funds for childhood cancer research:
www.StBaldricks.org
Campaign that I created: www.stbaldricks.org/campaigns/lakesarea
Local Events FB: www.facebook.com/StBaldricksLakesArea

I wanted to be the last mom who would ever hear the words "Your Child Has Cancer." As I knew that wasn't possible at the time, I chose to work towards ending that sentence altogether someday. I began to organize an annual fundraising event and over the years, have also partnered with our school district to get more and more students involved. Over all of these years, I realized that I could not only do good by raising funds, but by also sharing my story, as hopefully it can inspire not only families battling childhood cancer, but also anyone who is enduring, or has endured hardships, to know that though it may not be easy, strength can always be found. And to always count our blessing, because it is in the blessings that we reside.

Emily
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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Emily,

I did wonder if you highlighting that FB page was as a result of some tragedy in your life.

Over here in the UK, there's a series of TV ads running at the moment with several women saying consecutively things like I won't be last woman to lose my hair, I won't be last woman to find a lump, I won't be last woman to lose my breast, I won't be the last woman to die of cancer etc and the last woman says "but one day there will be a last one" and it's inspiring to see how much goes into cancer research that hopefully there will be cures for various cancers one by one in the not too distant future.

Thankfully, I have only known one person to die of cancer and that was one of my wife's bridesmaids at our wedding...she died at the age of about 45 so at least she had something like a life before hand but it was still traumatic for her husband and 3 children.

Mark
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3dandelions Premium
That does sound like an inspiring campaign.

We all experience joy and unfortunately, also grief and loss. It is part of the human experience. And what makes everyone not so different from each other.
My heart goes out to your friends' family.
Emily
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BonnieL Premium
Hi Mark. Thanks for the follow, and congratulations on your Ambassadorship!
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks very much Bonnie...and you're welcome to the follow!
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NickelSEO Premium
Congrats on ambassadorship!
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Benjamin, I appreciate it.
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Mark, congrats on yr ambassadorship, you deserve it. Have a fantastic day!! :))
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Mark1957 Premium
Thank you very much Jewel, you're too kind!
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ChipsMom Premium
Mark, Thanks for the follow. Appreciate it.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome....and so is Chip!!
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Billy621 Premium
Congrats on becoming an ambassador, Excellent work, well done, So you're in Cornwall, Beautiful, Sounds like Heaven.
Man. United :)
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Mark1957 Premium
Thank you Billy, much appreciated!

Yes Billy, Cornwall is lovely........

I moved here two years ago and life is pretty slow in the Duchy.........great when the sun's out!

Cheers
Mark
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Billy621 Premium
I lived in the Middle of the Hustle & Bustle in London, It was Great back then, I left in 1977 came Stateside been here ever since, I remember when I was in England and when ever Scotland played England, all the stores in the West End closed early after the game if Scotland won, and If Scotland Lost they closed earlier lol,
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Mark1957 Premium
The Scots travel better these days than they did back then Billy, always be remembered for invading the Wembley pitch and breaking the goalposts after one match years ago.
Cheers Billy, love sharing memories!
Mark
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Gordon-D Premium
Congrats on becoming an ambassador Mark, all your hard work has paid off for you, keep it up :-)
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Mark1957 Premium
Thank you very much Gordon, a good weekend all round.

When you consider the last time United played in the Premier League in May, I hadn't even joined Wealthy Affiliate........ crazy!!

Cheers Gordon
Mark
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Gordon-D Premium
winners all round :-)
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Mark1957 Premium
As long as we (United) are winners in May, I'll be happy!!

I quite enjoyed.......Spurs on a Saturday, Newcastle the next Saturday and then Bayern the following Wednesday.........a beautiful 10 days in May ;-)
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roamy Premium
You made ambassador,congratulations,you work hard enough
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks very much Roamy, yes, I have put a lot of hours in ;-)
Mark
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markstrayer Premium
hi Mark liked your bio I clicked on you site because My name was mark and was born in1957 so I related to your site name.

Have a great nite.
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Mark1957 Premium
Another Mark from '57....I simply have to follow you!!
Mark
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BhaskaranN Premium
Hi Mark,
Thanks for the follow.Best wishes to you and much success.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Bhaskaran.
Mark
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uncleyeti Premium
Hey Mark, thanks for the follow.
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Mark1957 Premium
You're welcome Broderick.
Mark
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grdfoster Premium
Hey Mark. Thank you for following me back. Great website!
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Mark1957 Premium
No problem Gareth, appreciate your comment about my site....still needs some tweaking though.
Mark
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Eriksen Premium
Thank you very much for following me here on WA ! I hope you get to love this platform as much as I and take full advantage of all its nice features. I am sure you have made the right choice if you are serious about creating your own online business. Don't be a stranger and do not h