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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1. I could completely replace my nursing income at $5000/mo. and live very comfortably. As I see gmoney1620 has already commented, it's a bit expensive here in CA and I live in the SF Bay area which is beautiful, but not cheap for sure. :)

2. Ecstatic? Hmm that's a pretty LARGE adjective. I'll go with a yearly figure of between 150 to 175,000.

3. Well I've been grinding out the hours hitting that time clock to the tune of 32 hours / wk for the last few years. Seems I should at least be willing to commit to that number. In actuality though, I'm a bit obsessive and when I get interested in something, find it mentally stimulating that is, 10 and 12 hour days are not uncommon, if history is any indicator.
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1. I could completely replace my nursing income at $5000/mo. and live very comfortably. As I see gmoney1620 has already commented, it's a bit expensive here in CA and I live in the SF Bay area which is beautiful, but not cheap for sure. :)

2. Ecstatic? Hmm that's a pretty LARGE adjective. I'll go with a yearly figure of between 150 to 175,000.

3. Well I've been grinding out the hours hitting that time clock to the tune of 32 hours / wk for the last few years. Seems I should at least be willing to commit to that number. In actuality though, I'm a bit obsessive and when I get interested in something, find it mentally stimulating that is, 10 and 12 hour days are not uncommon, if history is any indicator.
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pribs Premium
Awesome Mark! I love seeing a referral that's willing to bust their behind to make their dreams come true. I was very much like you in the early days - the hours just seemed to fly by effortlessly! That will get you a long way in this business. Follow the training, tap into the community, and let me know if you need help with anything along the way!
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I love the SF Bay area. I have family in San Fran and San Jose. To live comfortably there, I'd think 150K to 200K should do it. You will do great! I love the flow of your free writing.
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Kyle Premium
The thing about online success that I have come to learn is that there is room for ALL of us within the online world. There is no marketplace that is bigger and there is nowhere that represents this kind of opportunity, regardless of your niche, passions and interests.

Take action on the training here at WA, immerse yourself within the community and ask for help when you need it. You will be well on your way to achieve your goals.
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im sure you will make it come true , you seem to be a go getter .
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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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