About Marktngmom
Joined October 2018
I am 80+ and a very active lady. I am studying Spanish to help with a new Spanish ministry that our church has started. I am church librarian and love to read and review books. I sing in the choir and do occasional solo work.
I worked retail for a total of 23 years and was a bookkeeper for 18 years. I am now living in Florida but still call Upstate New York my home. I have also lived in Vermont and Pennsylvania.
I am a widow after almost 60 years of marriage and have 4 wonderful children, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Since I am living on a fixed income, I am interested in helping other Senior Citizens find ways to earn extra and save money. I am a big Dave Ramsey fan and love his Financial Peace program.
I have also been looking at courses online for Copy writing, but as yet haven't tried my hand at it,
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JAngele Premium
Hi Mom,

I am 83 and keep active myself. Even tho I crashed my car on Dec. 22, 2017, keep very active with my prayer groups. PC, WA and everything else, I must say, it would be great to have wheels again. Looks like you made it to the beach in your travels. Is that in Spain?

About writing, just tell us about your travels, you family, anything that interests you. A tip from another member says to just write as to a friend.

Best of luck on WA.,
J. Angele
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Edith ... thank you for the follow. Sounds like you are a busy lady. If you can focus that energy on this training, including doing all the tasks, this will provide you with a skill set upon which you can build a growing income stream.

The operative word above is focus. Affiliate marketing is simple ... but it's not easy. The learning curve is very steep. Included will be an opportunity to develop your writing skills. We call this content writing and it's similar to, but different than Copy Writing.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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GeeEss Premium
Welcome to WA Edith. This is a fabulous community. Here you can learn a lot. That too at your own pace.

First of all, you should go and finish your training. Don't rush things. Please proceed at a rate at which you feel comfortable. Your website will automatically get created. Don't hesitate to let me know if you feel I can be of any help to you.

Thanks for the follow. I am following you back.

Wish you all the best.
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you GeeEss for your comments and follow. I have a tendency to find other things to do. Too many years of not having to concentrate I guess.
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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Marktngmom Premium
Thanks Mitch, I know the training is the best part of this program.
Have a great day
Edith
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McWord Premium
Likewise, Edith.

All the best, my dear!

mitch
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Marktngmom Premium
I haven't been on here much this week. I took a fall off my back steps and landed on the concrete patio. So I have been taking it a little easy. No concussion or broken bones but a scare for my son.
Hope every one is having a great week.
Edith
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AdelCheffi Premium
Thank you for following me back and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate
You landed at the right place my friend. You have beautiful life abd dreams and I am sure you will be able to develop a successful online business on this amazing platform.
I came across this platform by chance and and I am so happy I did so.
When I joined I was a bit confused about all this online business because I had only basic knowledge.
My raking was crazy number and I gave myself a challenge to reach Top 200 which I did 1 month ago.
Now I am going to focus on my website which I rebuilt by myself.
I followed the training. I learned WordPress and I made a better website than the initial one which I paid a web designer for.
So follow the training and everything will start making sense little by little if you just have basic knowledge of Affiliate Marketing like me when I joined
I wish you all the best for the future my friend and have a great weekend ahead
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you for your kind words. I have a busy weekend coming up and have been pretty busy all week. I have done 2 lessons in the Affiliate Bootcamp and have been working on a blog post on Contentment. I was amazed when I went on Jazzy and there was nothing on contentment. This world I guess doesn't really know what it is to be content.
Have a great weekend.
Edith
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suzzziq Premium
Hi Edith:). It's nice to meet you! I loved reading your bio.:) I also love to read, and usually have about 3 or 4 books going at the same time! I think it's great that your church has a library. I need to bring that up to my minister! That would be a fun challenge and adventure to start:)

Thank you so much for the follow. Following you back, and wishing you all the best in your online endeavors!
Blessings:)
Suzi
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Marktngmom Premium
If you decide to go the library route, may I suggest you go on Amazon and look for "The Church Librarian Handbook" You will find a lot of good advice as well as Dewey Decimal just for Christian books. I used it to start 2 different church libraries but was only able to find a used one when I started working on this one at my present church.. The couple who started this one moved to Calif. and had used a total system of their own, which is ok but doesn't give the organization that DD gives. It also has pages in the back for an Accession List which is good to keep track of where and when you add books.
Have a good evening.
Edith
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suzzziq Premium
Thank you so much for the advice, Edith:) I appreciate it!
Blessings:)
Suzi
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Marktngmom Premium
You are welcome. And have a great weekend
Edith
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suzzziq Premium
Thank you, Edith:). Same to you!
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vmtz2001 Premium
Thanks for the following. Saludos. Good luck with the Spanish. Tip from an ex ESL teacher: Once you become more proficient, take a paragraph a day in English and translate it into Spanish
Then have someone correct it. That way, you compare the two languages and make adjustments accordingly. Writing it down gives your brain time to think about what you're trying to say. Before long, your brain will start to automatically analyze the differences in usage, syntax, and idioms and you will learn faster. It was a theory of mine that I put to the test with great success. You're not just learning a language, you're learning to take the thoughts you have in English and make the necessary adjustments in word order and usage to say them in Spanish. You would never say I am hungry in Spanish, it's, "I have hunger." Your mind will learn spot when something just doesn't sound right. Your mind won't be looking for a way to say something in a word order or even concept that is alien to Spanish. Try it. Tell me how it goes.
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Marktngmom Premium
Gracias I will try that. My Spanish Teacher is 7 mo pregnant with her first and also has scoliosis so right now she is pretty miserable. But she is such a sweet lady and puts up with so much especially from us 80 years old. I find the hardest is trying to memorize Scripture because of the Spanish sentence structure. We are supposed to memorize a verse a week and I still am not comfortable with the first one after 8 weeks. I used to work for Literacy Volunteers of America as the Bookkeeper and wanted to take the ESL program they had. But I was denied the opportunity because of my extra curricular activities at church. It was probably a good thing because at that point in my life I was stretched pretty thin . But I was also 30 years younger.
This WA program is going to keep me pretty busy, and as yet I have not learned to slow down. I figure I can do that when I am dead.
Have a great evening
Edith
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vmtz2001 Premium
You probably will live longer that way.
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John Dough Premium
Welcome to WA. I am also trying to learn Spanish and work at it each day. However, I’m not the brightest bulb in the package and things are going slowly :-) I wish you well in your new ministry. You’ll find there are plenty of helpful people here at WA. If you have questions just ask. Someone will be able to help or at least direct you in the right direction. Best of luck to you.
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you John I will give you the same tip I gave Possumlane. You can find "Spanish with Paul" on UTube. It is free there with 30 lessons, and a new one every week. He speaks an English word, then the Spanish then shows the spelling and pronunciation with syllables and accents. Then he gives another word and keeps going until you have a full sentence and keeps adding more sentences.
It is so helpful especially if you sit there with pad and pen and write the words and stop the video when he gives the complete sentence and write the Spanish for that then turn the video back to make sure you did it right, We have a man in our class who is also 80+ as I am. He complains he can't learn Spanish because he never learned good English and doesn't know a verb from an adverb.
Have a Great day or evening or night where ever you are.
Edith
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John Dough Premium
Thank you so much Edith. I’ll give it a try.
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possumlane Premium
Hi Edith, Another Christian - this is wonderful and I am so glad you could join us here. Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate platform, I am sure you will enjoy your journey here with us and if there is anything I can do to help please feel free to contact me and I will do all I can to help. People think because we age we retire but the Bible does not teach that - we are supposed to refire and refiring you and I are - great if I could also get some tips about learning spanish. I have a little app on my phone which is duolingo and it has all the languages on there. You just click on the one you want to learn and the lessons are there but it is always nice to talk to someone who is actually speaking.
Blessings and all the best
Carol from Australia
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you Carol I have been very impressed with the number of Christians who are on here. This beats Facebook in the contacts as everyone so far seems so nice. And so far I have not seen any bad language like you see all over FB.
I have heard of Duolingo, one of my friends from Spanish class says she uses it every day for at least an hour a day. I am afraid that I haven't been as faithful at it.
There is also another good one called "Spanish with Paul". On that one he speaks a word, shows the pronunciation and accents then gives another and shows how to use them together. He is free on UTube and also has a website.There are 30 lessons on UTube and they are free as well as free download of materials. Paul is English but now lives in Mexico. I am not very good at speaking it but have been encouraged since I started watching Paul.
Have a blessed Sunday. I need to finish replying to all these new messages. I have spent the last 3 hours going all the way to the bottom of my message board. I hadn't even seen my welcome letter from Kyle. I have been on this journey for 18 days now and have not finished lesson 9 of the Getting started set.
Have a Great day on the other side of the world.
Edith
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possumlane Premium
Hi Edith,
Sorry for the tardy response - have come down with the flu and trying to work on my websites as well my my consulting work is leaving me washed out but I keep confessing my healing and at least I can still work.. If the weather would just stop chopping and changing it would be great
Carol
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
Facebook/Jonathan Allen
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Marktngmom Premium
Welcome Jonathan and you are so right about the persistence and participation. This is really one of the best programs I have see. Have a great day and stick to it. Edith
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi, Edith.

It is lovely to meet you! Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Thank you for joining my network; I have returned the compliment. You are indeed someone special with all your active work in the community. You should do well here! Many people in this community are alone and just come on here for the community spirit. The business comes second for them.

Retirement is getting ever so near, and I am here to learn how to fund my retirement years. I haven't earned my first dollar yet, but my website traffic is increasing steadily.

In addition to the online discussions and articles that member's post, the official training is fantastic. There is so much to learn. I am here most days. I learn something new every day.

Keep moving ahead. However your day may be, take a little step forward. Some days you'll make significant strikes, other days you will not, but do something every day, however small in building your business.

You will read many stories of WA members succeeding with their online goals. Some have achieved this in a few months, for others, it has taken a couple of years. The common theme for those that have reached their goals is taking action. Everyone who has succeeded has taken small steps every day. Do something, however tiny, every day, and you will reach your goal.

Pace yourself and enjoy your journey.

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you Paul for your encouragement. I have had a very busy weekend at church so am just getting back on to continue training. I intend to do something every weekday but reserve weekends for church fellowship which is very important to me.
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Edith,
Sue and I welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate.

Joining at the Premium level was a very wise decision. You are eligible for all of the fine training available, free access to our wonderful Wealthy Affiliate Community, plus many more wonderful benefits.

We thank you for your following.

Best wishes for grand success in all that you do.

Bill & Sue
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you Bill and Sue. Looks like you have been doing this for a while. I tried several programs 9 years ago and didn't make anything. I used to spend all afternoon and evening clicking on emails to get points enough to send out my ads and only made $2 and then both people who signed up quit. But this program offers a lot of training which I didn't get much of in the past. I know a lot of the lingo but not the application.
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Edith,
Wealthy Affiliate's training can be almost overwhelming but just take one step at a time and you will do just fine.

Bill & Sue
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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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Marktngmom Premium
Thanks Kyle my problem is not finding a niche idea but having so many choices. I have started out with Affiliate marketing/home business. But I have about 10 other possibilities.
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Kyle Premium
You can have as many websites as you want as time goes on, it is likely that your first website will not be your last but do know that it only takes ONE website/niche to be very successful online.

I actually posted about this a few months back and I think you will find this thread very interesting and informative: Hope this helps you out here. :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Edith And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you may well have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 450 blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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Marktngmom Premium
Robert I have really enjoyed your posts on MLM and Networking. Over the years I have tried several different MLM programs. Big dreams but no success.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Edith and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

Also as a new member you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you are interested in your rank within WA) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.

Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing else.

But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your Thursday.
Robert
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you again Robert for your good advice.
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Robert-A Premium
Happy to point you in the right direction Edith and speaking of such.
I'm sure I gave you this link to a blog I published within WA but here it is again - You never know but you might find something in there that you could do.
Enjoy your Monday.
Robert
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Loes Premium
Hello Edith,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. 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 2018/2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Marktngmom Premium
Since it is getting late and I am getting sleepy I will check these out tomorrow.
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tbcllc Premium
Welcome Edith to one of the greatest online platforms available!

I feel so lucky to have found such a great place to learn, be creative, and build my business.

The best thing about WA and the community is that you have all the resources that you need. It is just about applying everything you learn, being patient, and achieving your short term goals.

I encourage you to start the training right away. As you go through the training you can watch the videos, read the video summaries and be sure to apply every single step in the video without skipping steps.

It is amazing how much you learn and how quickly you can become a great resource for others.

If you ever have any questions or need assistance don't hesitate to reach out.

Jay S.
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Marktngmom Premium
Jay Thank you for your encouragement, I don't always finish reading all of my posts every day. Today has been such a blessed day for me that I have been going back to all the posts I missed when I first started. This is such a great program and I have learned so much. I had not mentioned at church that I was working on a new program because I was afraid I would get comments of "Don't waste your money". I mentioned it this morning a Ladies Bible Study and had 1 lady ask if I could help her with one. And 2 other ladies asked for my URl, including the pastor's wife. I told them it is still under construction but they are welcome to look and comment. Every day is making me bolder in this and more encouraged.
Have a Great day
Edith
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tbcllc Premium
That is really great to hear! Keep pushing!
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StPaul Premium
You did it! Congratulations on becoming a premium member. It opens up a lot of wonderful training here at Wealthy Affiliate. Anything I can do to help you on your journey here contact me. Do remember it will take time to earn money online and patience is the key. Never ever give up.
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you StPaul I had answered your later post but today has been such a blessing that I am taking the time to get to the bottom of my posts. I am on lesson 9 and still have to finish my tasks but have the rest of the day. My house right now is very peaceful and quiet. Dogs asleep, son out shopping, so this is me time. This has been such a great learning experience for me.
Have a great day
Edith
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ShuiHyen Premium
Hey,

Welcome to WA Community. I have added you to my network, and looking forward to work with you. .

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any of my assistance, I always here to help.

Beside, you can contact or follow me on the following social media platform.

https://www.facebook.com/zpothub
https://mobile.twitter.com/shuihyen
https://www.webtalk.co/be/profile/shuihyen

Best wishes and much success to you. Above all, have fun!

Shui Hyen
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you for your welcome and the connections to Facebook, Twitter, and WebTalk. I haven't looked into what I can do there again. I used to advertise on Facebook 9 years ago. I can't believe how many days I have been at this already. But am just now working my way down my messages to the bottom.
Have a Great day
Edith
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ShuiHyen Premium
Nice meeting your Edith. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need my assistance.

All the best to you.
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LCEndahl Premium
Hello there!!! Welcome to WA Premium. You won't regret your decision!! The information available here is never ending!! And the training is incredible!! Take it ALL in!!

Follow the training! I cannot stress this enough. Do not skip around. Do the lessons in the order in which they are. As well as the tasks that follow each of those lessons. I often jumped ahead in training, on my own, to only later really regret it.

Go at your pace. Slow and steady is my new rule. You'll find you can't wait to learn more in the following days. You’ll want to learn more!! It ignites a new passion within you. It did me! Gave me back my purpose for living! There were a few lessons that I had to watch twice. If that's what you have to do, do it!

And soon you will have yourself an awesome website. Amazing direction, and the tools that you need to succeed in whatever it is you want to do!

You CAN do this!!

Be awesome!! Be amazing!!! And be successful!!
Laura
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Marktngmom Premium
Thanks so much Laura for your great advice. I know my failures in the past are because I tried too hard to do it myself. Pride in your own attempts leads to failure.
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free4life Premium
Welcome to premium, this is such a wise move on your part.
Let me tell you why;

1) you have just taken a huge step towards securing the future you want.
2) There is no better training available
3) The community here ROCKS
4) It shows just how serious you are about making a change Keep up the great work

Blessings ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
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Marktngmom Premium
Thank you so much.
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