About MarkF1957
Joined August 2017
After 36 years in high tech corporate America, my employer decided it was time for me to "move on". Despite a lifetime of experience leading people and successful projects based in the USA, India, and China, no company was interested in hiring a 60 year old road warrior - seems I'm unqualified to do anything except work for myself. Opening a brick & mortar business has given me the entrepreneurial itch, and my experience in high tech and analyzing data has led me here.
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2017
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks for the follow and all the best here at WA...!
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MarkF1957 Premium
Good Luck to everyone in Irma's reach these next crucial hours and days!
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phildora Premium
Hi MarkF1957, and a big welcome to the WA Community! Thanks for the follow!

Now that you have established your business goals, you are ready to stay focused, determined, and motivated. I believe Wealthy Affiliate has the best training modules on the planet; and, give you a solid foundation to achieve success! I am now into my fourth week at WA; and, on day 7 I ranked #1 and page 1 on Google.

Don't hesitate to reach out for help--I sure did! I also use the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to accomplish any task.

All the best in not only meeting but exceeding your goals!
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MarkF1957 Premium
in awe of your meteoric rise at WA. Congratulations!
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phildora Premium
MarkF1957, thank you--oh and you're next!!
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks for the follow and all the best here at WA...!
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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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IveTriedThat Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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MarkF1957 Premium
Your blog on hottest niche ideas for 2016/2017 was great and gave me some ideas for my own niche, my wife is an adult coloring book junkie so I'm considering this for an easy 1 st niche just to get thru the whole end-end process quickly and gain experience for future additional web sites, thanks for your persistent offers of help!
Mark
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MarkF1957 Premium
I registered a handful of domains and tried to build a website for my domain named adultcoloringfun.com. When I get to the choose a template step I'm getting stuck because:
1) too many choices... don't want to make a mistake & choose the wrong one.
2) when I demo a design that appears to be a classical e-commerce site, the demo page that gets displayed means nothing to me - I can't correlate this demo display to what I saw on the original home page.

Before I just jump in (select a design and move forward with the setup process) I need to know that I can "undo" what I've done if I just don't like the result and just start over with the same domain name. We call it a mulligan in golf.
Thanks for your help with this.
Mark
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GKColon Premium
Hello and congrats. You made a great decision. I wish you much success.
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Zoosh Premium
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StepChook Premium
Congratulations on upgrading to Premium. Great decision!
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IveTriedThat Premium
What's going on Mark? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress through the training. If you need a little kick in the pants, I've got just the thing for you.

It's my training here titled 'Starting from Scratch: The Strategies I Use to Build & Maintain Successful Websites' It is a Premium training so you may have to check back after you upgrade to get full access!

In the meantime, let me know if there's anything I can do to help!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Mark! Just wanted to follow up and see how you're doing so far. Hope you've been enjoying the training offered here and the community as well.

I wanted to share with you a training I wrote here at Wealthy Affiliate. It's called "9 Tips for Internet Marketing Beginners" and it walks you through some of the things I've learned since joining Wealthy Affiliate over 5 years ago. Check it out below and leave a comment to let me know what you think!
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ndouglas9486 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate,

Your experience will help you in figuring out a niche and you will be very successful. Just remember that there is a huge community here backing your goals, all you have to do is ask if you have any questions. Again welcome and good luck on achieving your goals.

With Regards,
Nichole
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Sftat Premium
Consider yourself lucky to be out from the clueless bean-counters and in a place where you are valued and can shake up the world with YOUR abilities. I hope to learn from you, and return the favor. Let me know how I can help on your journey.
Welcome to WA
Steve
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Mark and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Steve and I'm the owner of IveTriedThat. You signed up through me and I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in 2009, over 7 years ago. I was looking to learn how to supplement my income through Internet Marketing and what I've found was so much more.

By 2010, I was working full-time from home. These days, ALL of my income comes from my ventures online. In fact, my wife just recently quit her job to start her own business as well. Internet Marketing and Wealthy Affiliate have provided us with amazing opportunities (we've bought a house, get to travel the world, and best of all, no longer spend time "going to work") and I'm incredibly thankful to the training, tools, and support here that made it all possible. :)

I'd love for you to see the same level of success. So, if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am here to help!

To get started, you should add a short description and upload a picture. Wealthy Affiliate is a community and having a profile and a picture will really help get you acquainted here.

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself. If there's anything I can do for you Mark, just let me know!

Cheers!

Steve

PS. Once you setup your profile, reply to this message and I'll send you my 10 Hottest Business Ideas for 2017. They'll really help you get moving quickly here!
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MarkF1957 Premium
Steve,
Thanks for the encouraging words and offer of support. I hope to be your biggest success story.
Thanks,
Mark
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IveTriedThat Premium
You're very welcome Mark! You can find my 10 Business Ideas in this post here: Hopefully that will get some ideas moving for you and you can always ask me for any feedback or help along the way!
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