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 extoll 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.

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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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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