About Markr0675
Joined March 2017
Hello all! My name is Mark. I live in Western Washington, the Pacific NW. I'm married with two grown children and two grand children. It has always been my dream to own my own business and work for myself. I've spent a lot of money over the years in an attempt to start something for myself and my family. Most have always turned out to be some sort of scam or empty promise. My research into WA has me very excited to join this new "career" of on-line business and working for myself. I look forward to this exciting new adventure.
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks for the follow and for answering my request for comments. Am happy to leave a comment on your blog but you put the link to my own blog in by mistake. Let me know which content you want me to comment on and happy to do it. Have a great weekend Mark.
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Derrence Premium
Hi Mark. Looks like you and I have been down the same road trying a lot of things that didn't work out.

We have grown daughter lives in Seattle with her husband and three of our grand children and another kid whose mom died. Our son in law is a preacher like me.

I like your profile. I believe you and I will both do well here at WA. All the best to you and yours.
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markr0675 Premium
Nice to hear you have family around these parts. It is indeed a small world.
Yes, have tried many things. I'm truly hoping that this online business will be the last.
I too liked your profile. I have been married to the same girl for 33 years now. Me met in 6th grade. Dated in high school, and moved out to live together at 17. Been together ever since. Never with anyone else. We have two kids. Son and daughter. Son 32, daughter 28. Each has one child, girl and boy. We're lucky to have them live pretty close to us. As a matter of fact my daughters son (2 years old) is coming to visit today. My other granddaughter (12 years old) will be here too.
We are blessed!!!

Thank you so much for the reply back. It's great to connect with you here!
I truly hope you achieve all you seek here. I too believe we will do well.

Take care Derrence! I'll see you around the community here.

:0)
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DoubleTap Premium
Hey there Mark, sure do appreciate the follow, partner.

Had a chance to camp at Bay View State Park last year and just fell in love with the Anacortes area. La Conner is an awesome little town to visit and spend some time in.

Kinda like Western Washington a lot!!!
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markr0675 Premium
Thanks Randy,
it is a nice state here, just too many people. They expect one million more to come here in the next ten years.

Hey, is that a Dachshund in your profile picture. Looks a little like one of mine :0)
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DoubleTap Premium
Oh man Mark, that's a lot of the beauty of your state... the lack of people! Hopefully they'll go to the port cities and leave the country folks alone... LOL!

Yah, that's my new camping and fishin' dog, Lily. She's got the retriever body but the wiener dog head... weirdest thing. But we did just get back from her first trip to the Eastern Sierras and she is definitely a water dog and a retriever so I'll just button it up about the Dachshund head and thank the Lord I've got another soon-to-be awesome fishin' dog... (-;
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markr0675 Premium
Lol!! I love it!
I always tell my dog that his daddy was a Chihuahua, and his mama was a St Bernard! Maybe I shouldn't do that. Might give him a complex. Haha! :0)
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DoubleTap Premium
Ya' know... if that's workin' for ya', I might wanna try that out on my little LilyHammer!!!
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markr0675 Premium
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I'm not sure he buys it!
I have two of these guys. Brothers I'm told. That's what started that comment to them. Mostly to the little black one, Rosco. He's a hunter and explorer, and the tough guy of the two. Always in to something. Their getting older now and not as active but still my buds.
The other one here helps me build my website, lol. He's a lover.
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DoubleTap Premium
I'll bet ya' they are just precious. So far about the only thing Lily does is dig holes in the lawn looking for grubs or something. And she's becoming a pretty good lizard hunter. For only being around 19 months or so, she is pretty good about not being into much.
Thinkin' she's gonna be a great fishin' partner!
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markr0675 Premium
Oh for sure. I would love to have a good fish'in partner. She looks like shes there already!
Good times, right!
Sometimes life just doesnt get much better than a man and his dog.
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DoubleTap Premium
You're so right Mark! Just doesn't get better than a man and his dog. I don't think there's much more painful in life than a man loosing his dog, either... )-:
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DGrima Premium
Hi Mark thanks for the welcome. I like you and I'm sure most of us in WA have spent a lot of money on products that we purchased only to find out that it was nothing but a scam. I to researched WA and truthfully I was a little leery at first, but the more I get into the training with WA I think that we might have finally found a legit business. Going premium was a no brainer. Mark I hope I can look to you for help in the future. Thanks.
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markr0675 Premium
Hi Doug,
Im glad you checked out WA nefore jumping in. Its not a "get rich quick" and you have to put in the effort but thats part of the fun.
I'm happy to help anyway I can. Im not much of a technical guy but many here are. In one way or another you will get any help you need.
Take care my friend. I hope to see you around the community.
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DGrima Premium
Thanks Mark,
I'm really anxious to begin, but like you I'm not much of a Tex guy. The nice thing is there seems to be a wealth of knowledge in the "community" and I like that. Thanks again Mark.
Doug
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Sftat Premium
Hi Mark. Thanks for the follow. I'm very impressed with your progress in such a short time at WA! I hope some of that wisdom and problem solving power can rub off on me.

I will be grateful and determined to return all favors, if you could look at my site and give me a pointer or two. I've been doing VERY crude online marketing for 15 years, selling B2B scientific products that I build, mostly at a loss due to high customer acquisition cost, and low volume. I'm at WA to learn how to attract prospects, nurture them and feed them into a good custom marketing funnel leading to sales of my products and others, AT A Profit. My work toward an authority site for nurturing prospects is here: https://failsafeisolation.com/fail-safe-isolation

Any advice you can offer will be valued greatly.

Tell me what I can do to help you, please.
Steve
in Ohio
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markr0675 Premium
Hi Steve,
well I'm still pretty new here as well. I started at the end of March, about 4 months ago.
Your site looks like you are off to a great start. Lots of interesting info on the this topic.
If you're following the lessons within the Certification Course, and it looks like you are, it will all come together.
Have you found an affiliate yet so you can add links to sell? You may not be at that point in the training yet.
Otherwise I think your way past where I was at this point! Good job!
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Sftat Premium
Thanks for getting back to me and for the encouragement - I need all I can get.
I'm reapplying for Amazons program, after letting it lapse over a year ago. I'm also applying for a few other affiliate networks as well.
I'm struggling a bit with appropriate affiliate options for my scientific B2B niche, and for products to compliment the technical products I manufacture. I am getting there, but it is not a quick trip.
My typical past sale is to a customer that needs one of my products for $900 to $2800 and won't need another for a decade or two.
To nurture such a prospect without knowing when they will need to buy is a challenge; I really want to have other products of interest to the same group, but stuff they need more often and can decide on more easily.
I'm still working on that part, as I dig for products and advertisers that are a fit for my prospects.

Thanks again for your help. With where you are now in such a short time, I feel better about my odds.
Steve
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Mark!

Thank you so much for following me! Of course I'm following you back. Actually I wanted to come and say hello long before now, but finally I'm here.

I wish you great success within the online business. May you achieve your goals and become an online entrepreneur!

Great to be working in the same crew now!
:-)
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markr0675 Premium
Thank you Pernilla!
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MizBurke314 Premium
It's good to meet you, Mark! Thank you for following me. I am now following you, as well. Like you I have wanted to start and online business over the years, and spent most of that time being scammed by various "entrepreneurial gurus" and other less-than-honest types. Here at Wealthy Affiliate they are everything those people were not. As you know, they offer solid value on this platform.

It is exciting, isn't it? It is what keeps me coming back here day after day! :) I wish you much success in your future ventures!

Linda
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markr0675 Premium
Thanks Linda!!! It is exciting. Challenging sometimes to :0)
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Cindyda1 Premium
Hi Mark, nice to meet you, thank you for connecting with me. I've been to Washington state once...it's a long way from me but it was really beautiful and worth the trip! It's on my bucket list to get back there one day. Good luck here and I hope we all make more money so we can go where and when we want! ;-)
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markr0675 Premium
Thanks for the follow Cindy.
I was in Florida a few years ago on a job. Flew there from here, drove from Miami to Orlando stopping by a bunch of Key Banks , then back here. It was a fast trip. Beautiful place. Wished I could have stayed longer.
Success ti uou as well here at WA
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front9agency Premium
Hello Mark, thank you for following me - I followed you back. Great to connect with someone in the top 100. One of my early WA goals is to follow all of the top 100. If you're ranked there, you must be achieving success and/or a great contributor to the community. On a side note, I haven't been there a ton, but I've loved my visits to the Pacific NW (a few spots in Oregon and WA).

As for me, I've been on the other side of online marketing (helping others market their business) for almost 20 years. If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out. Now it's time to take that knowledge and do something for myself. I am very excited to do some affiliate marketing of my own and make a little extra FOR MY FAMILY & MYSELF :) I believe in all I've seen here at WA which is why I quickly made the choice to go premium yesterday...just 3 days into my trial period.

Keep in touch!
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markr0675 Premium
Thank you Jason,
I'm still early on here at WA. Website growing daily even though I came here with NO computer background, other than the usual email, some simple work stuff, etc. It has been a challenge to get through some of the training simply because I didn't speak the language.
I've been here in the PNW for 28 years now. Grew up in Alaska. This is nice country but for me, too many people. Someday I'll find a more quiet corner to live.
It sounds like you may have a jump on building your own business in WA. That's awesome. You should be able to get business rolling faster than a lot of us, to make that extra for you and your family. Getting back more time and making money is a great goal. I certainly look forward to it. I'm sure it will take me a few years but I'm ok with that as long as I reach my goals.

Thank you for the follow. I truly wish you much success on your journey here.

Talk soon I hope!
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front9agency Premium
Definitely. It's great to be connected :)
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AppleofGold Premium
Hailing from the Great North West: Lynne

Please follow me back. I have been basically inactive, due to circumstances out of my control. I try to watch what is going on a little bit. I need to choose a narrower niche, start over. At least I have learned some great lessons here.

Lynne
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markr0675 Premium
Hi Lynne,
Yes its great to meet another member fron the PNW here.
Glad to hear you're still here even if you've been inactive. Life gets in the way sometimes.
I received a message that you were followimg and relied to that before seeing this post.
So nice to meet you here. I hope to see you around.

Take care!!! Talk soon!!!

Mark
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Mark, it's great to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, thank you for the follow, I am now following you. I hear what you're saying about scam products and empty promises, I have been there! I know that you will find Wealthy Affiliate totally different and the great thing is there are many people here to help you move your online business forward.

I wish you every success in your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

Roy
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markr0675 Premium
Thank you Roy!!!
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Mark,

It is really a shame there are so many scams out there. I have been lucky not to fall into any of those but privately I did and nearly lost everything. The legal battle is still on since 2011.
I am also happy to be here even if I am not quick in understanding all the technical stuff involved. The making of a website, the layout and the writing are things I like a lot. In case you would like a good source for writing do have a look at my post on the world library and my latest post on the "battle" with the virus is also nice.
Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske
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markr0675 Premium
Thank you Taetske :0)
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flyinghigh Premium
Hi Mark, glad to meet you.

Concerning your bad start online, know that that is where we all started...losing money on all kinds of shiny objects. Nonetheless, that was a learning curve. Hence we find ourselves here at WA, and frankly speaking, things look quite promising this time around. So, let's keep on pushing.

BTW, thanks for the follow, and I'll definitely reciprocate.
Cheers and all of the best.

Chester.
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PBitzer Premium
Nice to meet you Mark, will follow you back. I joined about the same time as you , no experience except using computer for searching, FB email and Amazon, etc. Now am put to the test to learn lots of new stuff. Finding it's a good place to learn , some things above me though. Hoping it all turns out for the good for both of us! THANKS FOR THE FOLLOW!
Pat B
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markr0675 Premium
Thank you Pat.
Best wishes to both of us on out journey here.
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Loes Premium
Hello Mark,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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markr0675 Premium
Thanks Loes,
You are a busy person!

I copied your training page so I can reference it when I need it. Thank you so much for that. I can use all the help I can get. I don't understand this computer stuff like others do. Like you do, by the sound of it :0)

Thanks for following. I hope to see you around here later.

Have a wonderful rest of the week, and weekend!!!

-Mark
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Loes Premium
Hi Mark, almost 3 years ago, I started here from scratch, not knowing how to make a screenshot, never heard of affiliate marketing and had to fetch my daughter to ask her how the heck do I get back to my desktop. I threw by accident something away in the trash, and I can't find it. So there is hope for you too;)
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markr0675 Premium
I'm so glad you told me this. That's exactly where I am now. I have to ask my son how to do some things.
By the way, I'm still trying to figure out this screen shot thing this very week. I'll get it down. Just need a day or so to play with :0)

Thanks again Loes. I think you made my day! There is hope for me yet.
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Loes Premium
:) The windows button + the PrtSc together, your screen will fade and the screenshot is stalled in a special image folder, I use now screenshot on the fly, very easy, you can screenshot parts of the screen
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markr0675 Premium
Thanks :0)
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DaveSw Premium
This is the right place Mark...

You will learn the fundamentals of setting up a real online business properly, and you can then leverage that into other market segments as you may desire or have an interest in...

That is what has happened in my case...

It is all a brand new world for me, or better said it was until a couple of years ago now...After that amount of time, the clouds and fog have cleared and I can see just what an opportunity there is online...

Have fun with this, and there are some great members here that can also augment the spot on training that Carson and Kyle have built...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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markr0675 Premium
Thank you Dave. Im still in the clouds and fog but trustimg in the process here. I have nothing else going to secure my future but this. I will make this happen.
Thanks again.
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DaveSw Premium
This line of business has legs...No doubt...With your drive, you will make it work...

I have a vision of where I want to be in 5 years, and I know the steps to take to achieve that vision...

It can be hard to keep the focus and the drive because this is not a millionaire in a day type activity that many will want you to believe...

That vision is a powerful motivator, however, and my little victories and wins are celebrated and provide further impetus to keep at it...

Digest this all in small chunks, reflect and reward yourself, and over time when you look back, you will be surprised just how far you have come to reaching the vision...

I love this stuff!

Dave : )
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despatis Premium
Dear Mark, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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BradBurns Premium
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the follow mate.

I think we all enter (WA) at first having the thought of internet programs being a SCAM right? I did and I didn't think one was legit. But how wrong was I and I am loving it here. Sure it will take some months but I can see that now. The lessons are great and I have a lot of faith.
One thing I really liked as well, was Kyle steering people away from the scam affiliate associations - the immoral marketing affilates in course 3

Nice meeting you Mark and I wish you all the very best.

Brad
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Mark and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will surely have realized by now that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.

Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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markr0675 Premium
Absolutely. Thank you Robert. You are correct that its a steep learning curve.
Thanks for the help. I can sure use it.
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kmer6 Premium
Happy Thursday to you Mark, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
I think a lot of members here have spent a few dollars chasing a dream, myself included. Back in the day, this was the only way to get started with online marketing. But now it is way better and with WA and all the training, you'd be a fool not to accept.
In today's economics, you have to bring in more income than what you spend. Uncle Sam will make sure HE gets the rest of your earnings. With our SS benefits growing smaller every year and being taxed on top of that, You have to secure your own retirement. Your retirement starts today. Make it a good one.
I look forward to working with you Mark and I wish you much success and prosperity in your journey.
Ken
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markr0675 Premium
Ken,
You are so right that my retirement starts today. I have nothing else and no one else to count on for my future. I truly look forward to securing my own future.
Thank you for your kind words.

Cheers!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Hboelky Premium
Hello Mark,
I was just responding to your feedback and was saying that I'm going to come find you and follow you! :)
Great minds think alike hahaha.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to me a few times that's really great. If I can ever help you with anything please do not hesitate to ask. I'm always here in the evening I have a full time job I work during the day.
Some times at lunch I'll log in for a minute just to see what's happening, but I don't actually get into site building and socializing until after work.

Feel free to add m to all your social networks too I have all the links in my profile area, if you add me I'll be sure to follow you as well.

Nice meeting you my friend and best of luck to you!
You New Friend,
Howard
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dkohsh88 Premium
Hi Mark,

It feel so great to network up to you on WA.I shared the same frustration initially.Exploring ways to make money online and did not quite make it over the years too

Nice scenery,lakes,plants and mountains near your house.

Wish you will succeed in having an internet business.

David
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TravelCarrot Premium
Hi Mark,
Thanks for the follow, and glad I could offer you some support... let me know if there is anything I can ever do to lend a helping hand, I'm only a few clicks away.. Best of luck to you in your WA journey and with your business. :)
~Jen
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loriC1 Premium
High Mark, thank you for the follow, and Nikki thanks you to. You know, I would have never thought to turn to online marketing, until I id my research like you. I was skeptical at first, but being her has proven me wrong.. This is a great place to start our online journey. Have a great night. Hey Mark, how far are you from Portland, my oldest son lives there? He says its such beautiful country.
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markr0675 Premium
I'm loving this WA journey. It is a great place ti be. I wisj I jad kmown about it sooner, but maybe it wasn't the right time.
I live about 30 miles south of Seattle. Portland is about two and a half hours south. My sister lives south of there just outside Eugene. This is beautiful country,the Pacific NW. I like Oregon as well. I grew up in Alaska, and parts of Washington state are sort of similar. Eccept there are too many people.
Anyway, you made a good decision joining WA. I'm sure you will agree as you learn and grow with your online business.
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought for the day - hope you enjoy
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Kyle 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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markr0675 Premium
Kyle, Thanks for touching base with me. Yes I seem to be struggling with my niche. I keep thinking of the money side I guess. Which niche has the most to offer. From this, I went back to you training and what sticks with me is what you said about not thinking about the money. I have several interests, including helping others find a way to make money. But I think I finally landed with "Ghost Hunting for beginners". I have always loved the mysterious stuff as well. I would however in the future, once I learn more in your program like to help people do what I'm doing. Obviously I haven't conquered that in the past, but I am convinced I will with you and WA.
I would really like your opinion on my niche, or any ideas you may have.
Thanks in advance. :)
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Kyle Premium
Obviously there is the monetization aspect of your business, but that will happen naturally as you build out your website and your business online...if you focus on helping and informing people. I know you are going to love the training here and if you need a hand with anything at all, let me know and I will be more than happy to give you a hand. :)
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