About Mary-Elle
Joined August 2016
Hi, welcome to my Wealthy Affiliate profile. My name is Mary, and I live in the heart of the mid-western part of the U.S. in Wisconsin.

I've been self employed almost my entire adult life, with a 30+ yr background in the travel industry, along with some direct sales and online marketing ventures thrown in! I absolutely love working online so that I can work from anywhere, and I now spend the winters in Europe...usually some combination of Spain/France but with some additional countries randomly tossed into the mix :)

I'm getting more into affiliate marketing now and am planning on building out a few affiliate sites so that's why I'm here. So far, I love what I see in WA!
Mary-Elle's Accomplishments
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YayasHome Premium
Hi Mary-Elle,
It's so nice to see how well you are doin'. I'm still fighting nerves, myself, so bein' able to see that you are reaping the rewards is very encouraging.

I'm trying to catch up on those who've followed me, as I certainly appreciate the kindness. Thank you so much!

Keep up the good work!
~ Yaya
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leswaller Premium
Thanks for following me, Mary!

I'm originally from SW Wisconsin, Dickeyville. Cheeseheads rule!

I hope I can bring value in some form or other to everyone I meet. Even if its just to have them smile or laugh.

I hope you enjoy watching me as I go from where I am today to wherever the hell I am tomorrow. ;-)

I've been here less than a week and cannot wait to get back online and get to work and interact with the community.

Once again, thanks!

Les (remember you get MORE with Les)
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yangetmaij Premium
Hi Mary,

Thank you so much for the follow. I can see that you've bee in here for at least six months now and so I would assume that you are ripping the fruit of your perseverance success. It's great to know people like you who've been in this business long. I tip my hat to you for your continued success. God Bless!!!
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CarlaNavarro Premium
Hi Mary Elle, welcome, glad you are pleased with what you see here.
I love this place. Truly, the help is awesome, and the people are so helpful, no matter the question. I am working on this every day at least 4 hrs a day. With my other businesses, I make time to stay informed, and learn so I can begin to monetize and make the income I want out of doing this business.

Much success.
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MichaelGulik Premium
Hello and welcome!


You can put your mind to anything you want. If by signing up and coming this far, is something big, and by writing many articles, you will see success within 12 months.

I feel completely privileged to be able to follow and be followed by you, also to be able to share a successful journey that which we both want.
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I hope you reach out to me because I think we both have a lot to offer and wouldn't want anything to go to waste. I look forward to hearing from you.

Wishing you all the best with your future endeavours as an Affiliate entrepreneur and hoping you reach success fast.
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Wishing you all the best with your future endeavours and hoping you reach success, it truly is a pleasure.

If you have questions please reach out and ask me, i'm always available.


Thanks again,


Michael V
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despatis Premium
Dear Mary, 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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smartketeer Premium
Hi Mary,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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LTTurnerJr Premium
Hello Mary - thanks so much for the follow and many congratulations on all your online successes and being self employed. What a blessing! Thank you for being an inspiration to those of us who desires the same thing. All the best with you in your journey and continued success. Blessings :)
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Mary-Elle. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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Jukkah Premium
Thanks for the follow and nice to meet you Mary-Elle! I followed you back.

My goal is to be possible to get out of Finland during the winters. The darkness and cold is starting to get really old...

May I ask, did you become successful before joining Wealthy Affiliate and how have your results been here?

Please follow me on google+ at https://plus.google.com/102932371666872253589
and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ihateworking2
and I will return the favor.
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frugalbiker Premium
Hi Mary-Elle,
Thanks for following me, I am now following you as well. Hoping we can learn lots together and/or from each other. After reading the above, I am so inspired by you. I was stuck in dead end jobs all my life with no room for advancement. Then I was forced to quit due to Disability. I can walk, just have chronic back pain. I would LOVE to be able to spend the winters somewhere warm as my husband suffers from Asbestos Poisoning and has trouble breathing here in the humidity of Alabama. (He doesn't yet have Mesothelioma & I pray he never does!!)

Sorry, I've ramples, here's to both of us building our websites and our affiliate businesses as far as they can go! An to us both making bank!

Best of Luck and All My Best Wishes,
Again, sorry for the rambling, hehe
Lisa - frugalbiker
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Mary-Elle Premium
Hi Lisa, thanks for your comments! Glad to hear my story is inspiring to you :) My suggestion for you is to focus on one day at a time with your business. That will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed with everything you'll be learning. Set your goals and just keep moving forward! Best of luck to you!
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frugalbiker Premium
I was only joking in the previous message I sent. I am focused on my daily tasks and on one day at a time I do not feel overwhelmed any longer. I was just sharing my wish to be able to take my husband to a different climate one day. That is a dream, not something I plan to accomplish soon. I guess what I am learning most of all is that you have to speak literally with everyone here. If you joke of state something that you wish for someday, people seem to take me seriously and think that I am not serious about my training. I can tell you, that could not be further from the truth.

Thanks for your advice. Best wishes
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SAWalden Premium
Thank you for the follow!

How fortunate you are able to spend winters in Europe - especially in France and Spain. I have a strong French ancestry and have always wanted to visit France.

I also love all things architecture and have always wanted to see Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Although my patience for standing in any line is pretty thin, as much as I'd like to see it, not sure I'd care to spend almost an entire day waiting in that line!

Wishing you much continued success in the world of affiliate marketing!
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lesucation Premium
Hi Mary
Thank you for following me, a new Premium WA member.As a teacher since 1965, I am now contemplating trying to begin supplementing our household pension income by online working, hence the WA training and the thought of the wonderful help and assistance from all the thousands of the WA family.
In fact I was thinking of trying Affiliate Marketing and would be overjoyed if you may be able to guide me if you had the time although I believe the WA training covers that aspect!
Leslie
@lesucation
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IngoHoffmann Premium
Hi, Mary

I just would like to share my first success here with you and the 'Wealthy Affiliate' Community, if you don't mind?

If you have seen it already, I'm sorry to have bothered you again. ;-)

I just simply love that place here and I am sure, I can learn A LOT more, as I did already to succeed my new online marketing business.

Thank you guys, for all the help I got so far, to improve my new Website and that's the result so far ;-)

I hope, I will find soon some time, to check out more about your Profile and business success.

I am very open to any comments, advice or critics, please leave a comment here and on my Website.

You are also, very welcome to add me on my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteadicamProduction

Enjoy my two new Blogs:

All the best,
Ingo Hoffmann (Venerable Nanda)

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zebby36 Premium
Good morning Mary-Elle!
I love connecting with other baby boomers! With your long experience in the travel industry and with the help of WA, you will go places! (that's a bad pun!)

You have an arsenal or stories etc good and bad that will benefit you.

Here's to your success!

Barb
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Mary-Elle Premium
Thanks Barb!
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Designross Premium
Hi Mary-Elle,
Trying to surround myself with an environment that includes people like you who have an authentic interest in the internet. Hope that will assist me better understand how to resolve and even avoid WA pitfalls. I am following you and your success. Already got a good dose of your clear thinking from one of your very helpful answers to a recent post. Thanks for the connection.
__Ross
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Mary-Elle Premium
Why thank you Ross! It's a pleasure to connect with you. I just noticed on your profile that you're moving to South of France in February? Exciting stuff! My hubby and I spend the winter in Europe now....been going to Spain mostly, but this coming winter are thinking of South of France for a month. Whereabouts are you moving to?
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Designross Premium
One of the reasons I'm excited about creating a WA website is the opportunity to work it from our new home in the south of France. Not certain exactly where...plan to rent while searching the Tarn countryside for the full French experience. Do you have favorite areas? Thanks for your interest.
__Ross
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Mary-Elle Premium
Well, we do like the Languedoc area. Have been there and to much of the south, but not for a stay as long as we're thinking of now. We don't want to have a car, and like to go away on weekends to other places....so like to be in a bigger city that has great train service as well as other forms of public transportation. We are thinking about Nice....We could get to alot of places from there either for weekend trips or just day trips on the tram.
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Designross Premium
My obsession with leboncoin property posts has led me to Languedoc many times. Appealing climate. We're taking our car so we can maneuver chores and satisfy our curiosities about our new home. Keep forgetting the great train system is what the locals use since gas is so expensive. I like the hustle and bustle of Nice. .... back to work on my website: wowfactorhomedesign.com
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Again Baby Boomer Mary and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Now I see why you have been to Scotland a few times (travel Industry) Will You No Come back Again - as the song goes lol.
Since you joined a year ago and with your internet experience you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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BradB18 Premium
Hi, Mary-Elle,

Great meeting you and thank you for following me.
You hit the nail on the head with this fantastic comment:
"I absolutely love working online so that I can work from anywhere, and I now spend the winters in Spain/France!"
Now they are very inspiring words!

I wish you the best in all aspects of your life and will see you through the journeys within WA.

Cheers,
Brad
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Mary-Elle,

I can see you are well advanced from me, lots of experience in this internet world. To me, a lot of it is still Alien but I am going forward slowly but surely.
If you are interested my WA post on the Spanish priest and the world library provides a good source for writing.
Thank you for the follow and all the best.

Regards, Taetske
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Loes Premium
Hello Mary,♫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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Mary-Elle Premium
Thanks Loes. Nice to meet you here!
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here at WA. I am adding a link to my thought for the day - hope you enjoy - Here is a link to my web site - all comments welcome

www.addictionrecoverypros.com
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MBond Premium
Thanks for the follow Mary-Elle. The fact that you have been self employed most of your life means that you will succeed at this, probably more easily than most. Follow the training through and it will lead to success.
If I can help you in any way, do not hesitate to contact me.
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Marlinda1 Premium
Hey Mary!

Welcome to WA! I hope that you are successful in all of your endeavors. Don't be afraid to ask questions and reach out to me if you need help

Also, remember to do the 'Get Started' training and you might also pick up a couple of extra tidbits from the 'Affiliate Bootcamp' training too ;)

Take care and keep striving for greatness!
Marlinda
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Mary,
It looks like we joined WA about the same time.
I'm spending a lot of time doing the training.
I get stuck occasionally, and have been getting help from the community.

Since you are spending your winters in Spain/France, I would guess that you don't like snow anymore. Our winters in NY are also cold and snowy...

I wish you much success.
Mike
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Mary-Elle Premium
Hi Mike, you're right! Don't like the snow anymore :) Winters are difficult here...as I'm sure they are in NY as well. Best of luck with getting your business going! Is this your first time doing an online business?
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Mary,
Yes, it is my first online business.
I'm struggling with the little details, pull out some hair, and do the training a second time, and finally figure it out....occasionally I get help from one of the gurus.

But, I am enjoying WA, even if I'm a computer illiterate!!!!

Thanks for responding back.

All the best,
Mike
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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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Mary-Elle Premium
Thank you! I appreciate that and my take you up on that offer :)
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Kyle Premium
Any time Mary, chat soon!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Mary!
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. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a couple of months ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost five months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Mary-Elle Premium
Thank you! I'll check those out :)
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Mary!
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on going Premium! I'm glad you decided to take that next big step because now you have access to all the great training and tools and my most favorite, the live chat. If you ever need help with anything please feel free to let me know. Take care and good luck to you here at WA.

-Jaime
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Lundquik Premium
Mary, congratulations on going Premium! If you wonder what’s possible with Wealthy Affiliate, check out my 3 Month Progress Report for an example: Please let me know if there’s ever anything I can do to help you along your journey. To your success, Kevin
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Dmitriy Premium
Hi Mary, congrats on becoming a premium WA member!

I wish you to become an AWESOME online marketer (if you aren't already :) ) and live a life of your dreams!

My greatest passion is video games and I strongly believe that games can influence our lives in a very positive and beneficial way. I'm always ready and willing to discuss the topic, so feel free to contact me anytime, if you're even slightly interested.

Also, if you ever need anything, have questions to ask, thoughts to share or just want to chat – just send me a message and I will try to help as best I can.

Cheers, good luck and see you around!
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marycascio Premium
Hi Mary! I hope you are enjoying your time here at WA! I saw that you haven't set up your profile yet so I thought I would send you this link to walk you through it!! . If you need anything please let me know :)
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marycascio Premium
Hey there Mary welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am so glad that you decided to take the plunge!! I hope that you find this online business community to be a valuable resource as I have. There is so much here to learn and no matter what your business goals may be I am sure that WA can get you on the right path to success! I suggest that you navigate through the training starting with 'Getting Started" here http://goo.gl/NBLCs. There are plenty of people here to help you along the way, don't hesitate to ask lots of questions. If you ever need anything please let me know :) Again welcome and I hope you enjoy!!

~Mary

P.S. GET YOUR WA PREMIUM BONUS!!!!!
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The only catch is, you've got to join Premium in 7 days though. Don't worry. I call this my "action-takers bonus". I am 100% confident you will be glad you did ;)

Anyways, I thought I'd introduce myself and I am glad to have you here as a part of the WA community. If you have any questions getting started, don't be afraid to contact me. I'm here to help YOU!!!
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