About MarkMarkets
Joined September 2013
I'm 53 and currently live in the San Francisco Bay area of Northern California. I'm originally from a small rural coal mining community in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. Both my father and grandfather were miners.

I worked as an on air radio broadcaster and Program Director for 14 years before becoming a registered nurse. I've worked the last 18 years as a RN in mental health care.

At this point in my life I'd like to move from punching the clock to something that will give me more satisfaction and flexibility than working for someone else. I believe time, not money is now the most valuable commodity and I no longer desire to continue in that direction.

My goal is a full time income from my online business. I'm not looking for a fortune or flashy lifestyle, as I said, money is not the most valuable commodity in my mind. My strongest motivation is to have the freedom to spend my time with my family and take each new day on my own terms.

I also feel the obligation to help others find non traditional ways to make a living, as I feel the deck is becoming more and more stacked against the majority attempting to follow the traditional methods of doing things. My heart breaks to see so many good decent young people coming out of colleges with a mountain of debt, but no way for them to repay them because the fundamental structure of our world has changed. I want to learn to earn an online living, and after achieving that goal, help as many others as possible learn to do the same.
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hart48 Premium
Hi Mark, wonderful to meet a man with such beliefs and values. Thank you for the follow and best wishes for your success.
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Damien Lane Premium
Hi Mark, I've met someone wonderful people in your current clock punching gig. Though, from the position of not being free to punch out... :) or :/ - depending on your sense of humor. Kind regards, Damien.
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Blessings44 Premium
Thank you following me and best of luck here at WA! Lydia.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask.
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msdj8163 Premium
Mark, thank you for the follow. I wish you the very best. Happy Thanksgiving. Debbie
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Free2BMe Premium
Hi Mark and thanks for the follow! Best wishes to you...
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Thanks for the follow. If you like, check out my website catholicnetproducts.com and let me know what you think. I checked out yours and they are original and straightforward. Nice job. Take care and God Bless Lisa
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khoom Premium
Hi Mark, Thanks for following me! We are of the same age. Hope to connect with you more often and feel free to visit my website - http://mk-im-clinic.com/home
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Yeti08 Premium
Thanks for including me in your network Mark. Like you, spending quality time with my family is my motivation. I hope all is well with you. All the Best :)
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Visions Premium
Hi Mark. Just noticed you live in the Bay Area. So do I. I was born and raised in San Mateo. Great to connect with you!
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MarkMarkets Premium
Hi Diane great to here from you! Yes I'm an EB resident. I'm in Dublin.Let's keep in touch. Maybe we could get a monthly mastermind group together so we can all meet and brainstorm and encourage one another. I think that would be phenomenal. I wish you great success in your business efforts. Please feel free to contact me anytime. Take care. :)
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MargaretY Premium
Hello Mark - thank you for including me in your network. I wish you success in achieving your goals.
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mama2karsten Premium
Greetings Mark... and Welcome... Very achievable goals you have identified for success here at WA. There is a lot to learn... one day and one step at a time... It is not easy.

This is your opportunity to not build a website, what you will learn is how to build an online business of your own creation! Don't let it slip away!.. It won't happen overnight, or in a month, but it can and does happen. Not everyone succeeds here... but your success ultimately depends on your patience, willingness to learn, focus, choosing a good niche and doing the work. With each new step and each new experience, you are moving in the direction of creating something to call your own! What a great opportunity!

There are no shortcuts... but one of the many great advantages you have... are 2 founders that are actively involved here(Kyle and Carson)... and are willing to share what they know and what they've learned on the way to success. They do it personally, they do through tutorials, classroom discussions, a little one on one help... they have amassed an army of very knowledgeable people willing to also share what they know about this business. You have the most incredible tools and human resources, all at your finger tips... how amazing is that! There is nowhere else in the world (that I know of) that has the tools, the support, expertise, and willingness to teach and share as is found here at Wealthy Affiliate... You are on a path filled with challenges and so many possibilities... You know what you have to work with, now enjoy it and build something great with it.! :)
Julie
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MarkMarkets Premium
Thanks Julie. I know it takes dedication, hard work and patience. Compared to the things I knew just a few weeks ago, I have already learned a TON of stuff from WA and the great people and training here. My mantra is "One step farther FORWARD, than yesterday!"
I'm good at taking the long view but terrible about wanting to do EVERYTHING myself! lol I've begun to realize now though that this is not productive and beginning to not allow myself to be bogged down in the minutia. Have to understand the moving parts, but also have to be able to see the macro view in order to have a vision of where to take my business ahead. Thanks for the follow and I look forward to getting to know you more through WA. Take care. :)
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mama2karsten Premium
All the best to you... You will be fine....:)
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skiergal Premium
Mark welcome to WA and thank you for the follow. Much success to you.
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mikesdesk Premium
Thank you for following me Mark, I wish you well in obtaining your goals, shout if I can help you in any way.
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sidekick Premium
Thank you for following me. I wish you success in WA! Let me know if you have any questions.
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pderr1234 Premium
All good goals. Welcome. You will do well here.
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DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow!
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TravelHacker Premium
Welcome to WA Mark! You're definitely in the right place to learn about making that transition from 'punching the clock' to doing your own thing! There's a ton of content and an awesome, friendly, helpful community here at WA, so take advantage of that!
I recently moved to Palo Alto, CA and I gotta say - I love the weather!! (Coming from Toronto, Canada)
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FMillionaire Premium
Hi Mark, thanks for your comments on my profile. Good luck with getting your website off the ground, if you have any problems just ask. Hope all is well today in sunny California :) Regards, Paul
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getwealth Premium
thanks your article was great I I want to be able to retire and also spend more time with family.I hope to accomplish that with WA a lot there to learn
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MarkMarkets Premium
Thanks Donna, I'm sure you'll get there, just keep at it. It's like everything else in life. As long as we keep swinging the bat, we'll eventually hit a few. It's only when we step outta the box and stop swinging that we've got to chance. Wishing you tons of success so you can enjoy that time with your family.
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask.
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MarkMarkets Premium
Thanks Labman. I appreciate the help.
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CoachEd Premium
Hi markmarkets"s, Very nice Bio. and great vision for sure, You will do fine here with your back ground, all you need is time. To your success and will see-ya on the inside !!!
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MarkMarkets Premium
Thanks Ed. :)
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MikeyB Premium
Hi there mark, thank you for the follow thats much appreciated. I wish you well in WA, it is a wonderful community here and I am here to help. Love your blog, especially the last paragraph.
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MarkMarkets Premium
Thanks Mike. It's a wonderful feeling to be among so many nice and like minded people. I take it as a real compliment, coming from someone like you that has a real talent for writing! Take care. :)
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MikeyB Premium
Thank you mark, thats very kind
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AlvaroC Premium
Hi Mark, thanks forfollowing me and welcome to WA. I believe you have made a wise determination in coming to this awesome community. Your goals may be achieved here, with so much education available, plus help and support. Best of luck !
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MarkMarkets Premium
Hi Alvaro, I just read your blog and hey I got here too through Pribs website. :)
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Grippy Premium
Hi Mark and welcome to WA I feel sure that you will attain your goals here Cheers
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MarkMarkets Premium
Hi Frank, thanks for the welcome. Does my heart good to see a few of us on here with some grey in our hair! I bet you feel like me, hey I earned 'em! Sounds like you're a still looking for new challenges even after already being successful in one profession. Good for you! Hope you have all the success you dream of. Take care!
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dwdad99 Premium
Hello Mark and welcome to WA. Thank you for the follow. I think that you made a good decision to join WA. The community here will answer any of your questions. Just ask.
Best wishes,
Dave
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MarkMarkets Premium
Thanks Dave, I'm already very satisfied with the decision to join this community. Fantastic information and helpful polite considerate people like yourself.
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designerman Premium
Hi my name is Robert welcome aboard this is definitely the place to accomplish your journey. I am right there with you and I know what you mean I am married again for the 3rd time, 56 yrs. old and owe thousands of dollars in school debts with a poverty level income. I to want to help people in all ways I can, that is where the future of this nation is not the money. Money is just an currency what good is it if no one can use it to form everyone's future. thanks Robert designerman
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MarkMarkets Premium
Hi Robert, yes I do believe that the online world can be a great equalizer for some of the injustice of recent decades. If you want to read to get some inspiration I think you might enjoy "The 100 dollar Start Up" by Chris Guillebeau it was a real page turner for me. Hang in there, believe in yourself and it'll happen Robert. All the best.
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Carson Premium
Hey Mark!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate :)

Today I wanted to stop by and welcome you to our Community for Internet Entrepreneurs! In the coming days you are going to work through our getting started training that will teach you about the potential of Internet marketing. You will be able to get started right away and begin building your online business.

A few pointers as you get started are to ask lots of questions, and familiarize yourself with what is offered at WA. Our services are vast, and you now have everything that you need at your fingertips. Here is a link to the "Getting Started" course:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

I look forward to working with you soon, I will be here to help at each step of the way :)

Carson
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MarkMarkets Premium
Hi Carson,
Thanks for the welcome. So far really like the way everything is structured and community is very helpful. I'm sure I'll learn a lot. Thanks to you and Kyle for making it accessible to everybody. Take care.
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Carson Premium
Hi Mark,

I'm glad that you are finding the layout and organization of Wealthy Affiliate helpful. As you get started, do your best to complete all of the tasks within the training. This will ensure that you get your foundation up and running in the right direction!

I'm here to help, so please let me know if you have any questions.

Carson
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pribs Premium
Hey Mark! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1


It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl
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P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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