About MarkDouglas
Joined February 2018
Follow me on on my links to the bottom right of the screen;;;;;

As of 2018, I am single and 60 years of age, with half of that time living and working in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley of California. The ag belt of the world, at least it used to be. I now live in my old home town, a small rural community in southeast Missouri. I confess to trying many internet/MLM business's, all to no avail. That's pre-Wealthy Affiliates!!!!!

You'd think a former paralegal would be smarter than the average bear, and avoid the usual suspects in internet marketing scams. However, ones' desire to make a better living sometimes overrides ones' common sense and reason.

The one MLM that I am a fan of, and do promote, is Juice Plus. Their products are excellent, and their support is second to none. That said, in the first week of my training with WA, I learned how to capitalize upon all of the social media tools Juice Plus makes available to their distributors, (for free) from day one. Unfortunately, the person that I signed up under did not understand the uses and advantages of their veritable arsenal of social marketing tools. Therefore, I had no clue as to what any of those items meant to me.

With the training I am getting through WA, and the interaction of the community, I am now able to train my upline on the proper use of these gems, not mention what I will be able to do for my own downline!

This is going to be one blast of ride with WA and crew in tow!!!

Just a little more about my interests and past:

I started out in construction, then survived 2 years of experimental chemo, then switched gears to real estate investing, doing FLIPs and Lease/Options. Then I went after my paralegal certificate and got in to business management. I then joined forces with a like minded individual and we formed our own consulting firm teaching small business owners how to become successful people managers. Put your employees first, and your customers and products will be well cared for. You don't need to worry about 'quality being job one'.

After about 10 years their, I was approached to assist in aquiring a 'mom and pop' manufacturing company, then given the job of CEO. Learning from past mistakes, and building on past successes, that company went from 2 million gross annually, to grossing 14 million in two short years.

After 30 years of burning it at both ends, I burned out. CRASHED BIG TIME!! I was diagnosed with both bipolar and ADD. That was around 2000. 2007 brought a devastating financial train wreck! I was not broke and mental busted.

The good news is, God never gave up on me, so consequently I never fully gave up on myself. I am still learning from past mistake and continue to build on past successes. Sometimes, those successes seem small, but stay with them and they will pay out great dividends. I am a living testament that there is no such thing as complete and total failure. It's just a new starting point!

So here I am at Wealthy Affiliates and loving every minute that I can put in to the training and interacting with the community. God is good!!

Just a final note: I am a great fan and student of both physiology and psychology, with a minor in history. Basically, any genre of history fascinates me. I firmly believe that if one looses site of ones' history, one looses site of a better future. Learn from the mistakes of the past and don't repeat them, then build on the successes of the past, to insure a better future.

And please follow me on my links at the bottom right of the page;;;;;

God bless one and all.

Mark
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MarkDouglas Premium
I'm BACK!! And stronger than ever! Ready to get at this and kick butt. I've been on idle time way too long. But, unless, and until you can chance your core mindset, you are going no where fast. That was me. Now, after an extensive 'tune-up', my goals, and my brain, are finally in alignment! Looking to finish out strong for the remainder of 2018! Good see everyone, once again. I've missed you all!

Mark
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Belden22 Premium
It's great to connect with you here at WA.

Rick
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thanks, the feeling is mutual. Look forward to connecting with you further as I head down this new road.
Best regards,
Mark
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Mark and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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MarkDouglas Premium
Terry, the thanks and offer of help is mutual.
I am much enjoying my time here on WA community, and learning tons! I started a blog page, just to test the waters of web based presence. This website is for all things Christian related, including some old writings that I posted there, just to get things started. I'd appreciate your following me there, and providing comments, as you see fit.
Thanks
Mark
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terrycarroll Premium
I’ll certainly check that out Mark. Give me a couple of days or so.

Terry
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MarkDouglas Premium
At your leisure. It's not going anywhere. lol
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ChrisShouse Premium
Thank you for the follow :) Sounds like you have a lot of experience to share. Best of luck to you.
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thank you. Every one is so kind and helpful in this community, I believe you need to want to fail to not make a go of it here.
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Charlesplay Premium
Hi Mark,
Thanks for the follow. Amazing story. Wishing you every success.

Cheers...Charles
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thank you. I am meeting all kinds of amazing people in this all kinds of amazing community.
My best regards, and here's to the success!
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Charlesplay Premium
That's why I am starting to call WA the Facebook for affiliate marketing ; )

God bless...Charles
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MarkDouglas Premium
LOL! That's good! Bonus is, the stuff you read on here is actually useful and positive!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Best success to you here in WA!!

Jeff
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Mark, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
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Keisi Premium
Hola Mark!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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ecs1957 Premium
Nice to hear from you I think you found the right company in WA, give it a shot and let determination and persistence guide you.
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HennieSteyl Premium
Thank you for the follow Mark. All the best to you. God bless.
Hennie
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MarkDouglas Premium
Good morning from the states!
Thanks for your message about the WA Affiliate links. I'm going to work on that today.
All my best, and God bless.

Here's a little inspirational talk by Lou Holtz. Love this man!

youtube com/watch?v=0wMmcoPTmAs
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HennieSteyl Premium
Thank you, Mark. Will watch it. Be blessed.
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Jennifer39 Premium
Hi MarkDouglas, nice to meet you! I joined in Feb too. How do you like WA so far?

I like the amount of learnings in all areas involving being a wealthy affiliate, There so much !

I especially like the videos, as I am a visual learner.

I'm looking forward to learning from each other,

Happy Sunday
Jennifer
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MMacLeod Premium
Thanks for following!
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Tw1 Premium
Congratulations on your decision to invest in yourself with your premium membership to Wealthy Affiliate! You now have access to great information that many people have utilized to create successful online businesses! I wish you good luck in all your future endeavors!

Sincerely,
Tom
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MMacLeod Premium
Welcome to the WA Premium Community!
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Mark, Welcome as a new Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate. Wishing you all success in this new venture, JIll
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herinnelson Premium
Hi and awesome decision going Premium! You've now just launched your business to the moon! See you there!
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HennieSteyl Premium
A warm welcome to WA Premium Mark. May your stay with us be a blessed one.
Here are two posts of mine that can help you on this exciting journey. Leave a comment after you read it and tell me how you feel. Hennie
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MarkDouglas Premium
Hennie,
Great pieces! Gained some valuable insight, and got a good laugh.
Look forward to hearing more from you!
Have a great day!
Mark
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yclayton Premium
Welcome to WA Premium. This community is very supportive, encouraging and positive. I wish you all the best here in WA.

Regards,
Yvette
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thanks, your encouragement is much appreciated. At age 60, it some times takes this old dog some time to catch on to the new technology and techniques. But, with some solid people to work with, I believe I can make this work!
In the 90's, I was pretty much a wiz on a computer! Now a days, not so much. However, I've spent a lifetime learning new things, so here's to one more thing!
Thanks again.
Mark
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yclayton Premium
Nicely stated, Mark. We're here for you.
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joshkay00 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium! I know you will be very successful if you utilize the training and reach out to the WA community for help - we are here to help you. Welcome again and I look forward to following your success.
Josh
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thanks for touching base. Much appreciated, and I look forward to dealing with some like minded individuals over the long haul.
I'll be in touch, and I am following you.
All my best
Mark
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buildyournow Premium
Hello MarkDouglas, and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Congratulation on your upgrade to Premium which afford you every opportunity for success in the online business. i wish you success on your journey with Wealthy Affiliate.

All the best!
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thanks. Look forward to working with you as time goes along. Just getting to complete my first training this week. I am off work for the week, and without excuse for getting on with the tasks at hand.
Take care.
Mark
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benandnili Premium
Welcome to premium
Get ready for some of the best educational, inspiring experiences in online business networks. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything, have questions, or just want some encouragement! It’s a road, but you are going in the right direction!
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thanks for touching base. As has been said, life is about the journey, not the destination!
Enjoy your life!
Mark
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AffilateMAN Premium
Hi MarkDouglas you have made a great decision that leads you to your success,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates Premium, a great community to learn how to make your websites and make some Money out of them. Besides the Lessons, there are huge amounts of information and a helpful community eager to help one another. I am following you and invite you to follow me and work together helping one another to our success my friend.
Best regards.
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thanks AffiliateMAN. One of the great life lessons that I need to improve on is reaching out to others for help, and just flat admitting that I don't have all the answers. A lot of times I don't even know the right question!
I am just getting started, in earnest, this week. I am off work for the entire week, so I am pretty well left without excuse for not getting my training completed. Looking forward to getting up and running, and connecting with more than a few like minded people.
Enjoy your life!
Mark
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Mark and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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MarkDouglas Premium
Just got up and running on Premium, finally!
Just an FYI, you probably already know about this group, AWOL. I checked them and after listening to hours of drivel, they only want $18,000 to get going with them. Wrote them a nice letter and said I would get going without them. Man, there are scams galore out there. Thanks for being real!!!
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Kyle Premium
Congrats on going Premium Mark, I know you are absolutely going to love it. In the coming days, weeks and months ahead you are really going to see your business start taking shape. I can't wait to see it unfold.

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

PS. I hope you have nothing short of an amazing week! :) Exciting times lie ahead!
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thanks for the words of encouragement Kyle. Last week had not gone well. I am 60 years old, and an only child, caring for my mom, 83, and it was a week from hell. However, after a few tears and much prayer, things are quite some better.
Looking forward to being able to dedicate most of this week to completing my training and getting a web presence going.
I am a very strong advocate for mental wellness. So, my niche is in Mental Health through proper nutrition. As opposed to the standard treatment with psychotropic meds, a balanced, proper nutritional lifestyle can much improve one’s mental state. I do not advocate that anyone stop taking their medications, or even reduce the dosage, except under their doctors’ advice. That said, a wellness approach to health care, both mental and physical, is needed.
In my opinion, our bodies can only heal, IF there is no interference with the systemic homeostasis God granted to one and all. This body, mind, and spirit approach has provided me with great relief, mentally and physically.
During some of my darkest episodic periods of living with depression and anxiety, including one serious attempted suicide, I discovered, quite by accident, that good nutrition was the key to an improved mental state. By using a balanced nutrition approach, my own state of mind improved significantly over time. I am also much improved physically.
I was on strong psychotropic meds for many years. This is a merry-go-round to hell, and once on it, it is very hard to get off. Dosages of meds need to be increased over time, as the body develops a certain ‘immunity’. The higher the dosage, the higher your risk of dependency on these meds. Addiction to prescription medications is a well-documented fact. Attempting to wean off the medications, without treating the underlying cause of your condition, is extremely difficult, if not outright impossible.
I am now on "maintenance" dosages for both depression and anxiety. Plus, I feel years younger and no longer suffer for all manner of related maladies, such as chronic fatigue and stomach discomforts. God is Good!!

And huge thanks for making your business training available at such a reasonable cost. You, and your team, make this available to anyone that wishes to give it a go! I am looking forward to a long-standing affiliation with all of you.

Best regards,

Mark
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Kyle Premium
Sounds like a crazy week and I hope this one is much better for you Mark. Lots going on, but sometimes life becomes our focus and when you get time to dedicate back to your business, let me know if you need a hand with anything at all. ;)
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MarkDouglas Premium
Hey Kyle, plenty of time to work my Affiliate Bootcamp today. I'm in STL waiting for a friend that is going through chemo at Siteman Cancer Center. This is his third round but is doing good so far. Life gets complicated my friend, especially as we get older, but it is up to us to make each the best day it can be. Some days are just better than others. This one is pretty darn good learning a lot and haven't blown any brain cells, yet. I've got my website built and working on tweaking the plugins now. Thanks for checking in.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent to hear Mark, sounds like you are making some good progress. As you continue to move forward within the training you are going to truly see your business take shape.

If you do need anything going forward, just let me know. ;)

PS. Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having an amazing week! :)
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thanks. I know the questions are going to start as I get deeper. Really enjoying this experience and the interaction with others.
Looking forward to seeing you and Carson in Vegas!
Mark
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Mark! :) I am always here to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress. Chat soon!
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Kyle Premium
Hey Mark,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Mark and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Mark! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Mark!
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Mark? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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FTurner8032 Premium
Thank you for following me, Welcome to WA, I wish you the very best as you begin your journey to success. Hoping you have a very prosperous 2018. Have a Blessed Day.
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mackiejw Premium
Hey Mark, glad to see you have made the effort to setup a profile and everything else.

I hope you are enjoying your experience here at WA. It's one of the few places that actually teaches you how to make a living online and build a successful Internet business the REAL way. I'm still shocked at all the resources such as training, lessons, keyword searches, and amazing support and community. Let me know if you have any questions.

P.S. If you decide to upgrade to Premium in the next 7 days, you will get:

1. 59% off the first 30 days
2. unlimited access to MY help here on WA
3. all access to Live Chat, training, classrooms, private messaging, unlimited hosting/websites, and more...
4. Everything you need to build an online income!!!!!


We got around 4 days left. I'm here to help you! Let's go Premium

Regards
John
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Let me be one of the first to congratulate you for choosing this program to begin learning all about affiliate marketing and beginning your very own online business. Very good luck to you. Have a Blessed Day.
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mackiejw Premium
Hey there Mark and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am John and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". Oh, before I forget: Do me a favor please. Before you jump in the first course lesson, hit the "reply" button at the bottom of this messages and let me know that you arrived.

Then fill out the short account Info......takes just a few minutes...and leave a short bio about yourself on your personal profile page.

So, Get Started and enjoy Kyle's lessons.


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

Your friend,
John
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MarkDouglas Premium
Thanks John,
Came across a review you had done on Digital Altitude. Well done I might add.
Thanks for recommending WA. At least it's not going to cost any money to at least check this out.
At the age of 60, and being on disability, money is in short supply. One of my main goals is be able to earn enough money to get off of this disability merry-go-round. You're locked into a system that seriously limits your ability to earn a living.
Look forward to speaking with you as I go through the process.
Mark
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phoeby123 Premium
Welcome to WA. Wishing you fabulous online success.
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MarkDouglas Premium
Nice to hear from you, and thanks for the welcome.
I hope you are on your way to making a better life.
Mark
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