About MaudMan
Joined March 2013
Hi fellow WA's! My name is Dave, and I'm a mid-forties IT professional with a plan to retire at 55 or younger. Of course, "retire" means doing what I want, when I want, where I want, with whom I want, and how much I want. :) Many years ago, I ran a personal finance blog, did some affiliate marketing, and sold a lot of stuff on eBay & Craigslist. I also bounced around among several MLM/Network Marketing opportunities and never found any real success.

I did make some money with affiliate marketing & eBay, but always seemed to be missing the secret sauce that would allow me to take it to the next level and work for myself full time.

And that's basically what kept WA in the back of my mind. I'd heard about WA in late 2010, but I never looked at it seriously. I'm a big time procrastinator, so of course, it took forever for me to join, and when I finally did sign up, I did nothing with it. Heck, I didn't even watch the first basic training video until 8 months after I joined. I have NOBODY TO BLAME for my lack of success except for myself!

So today (11/25/2013 as I'm writing this), it's all gonna change! I'm making a commitment to complete the beginner training in the next 3 days and then upgrade to Premium on Black Friday. Hey, gotta get that deal! :)

By June 2014 (next birthday), my goal is to be producing a minimum of $1000 per month from my own niche affiliate business. I don't care if that is from one website, or 10 websites each making $100/month. Either way, it's gonna happen! :) From my perspective, once I learn enough to produce $1000/month consistently -- THE SKY IS THE LIMIT AFTER THAT! Then it's just a matter of rinse & repeat until I'm at a comfortable level with my business income.
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Damien Lane Premium
Took a few months breather myself mate... Look forward to your re-injection into the community. Solid community minded people are missed around the water cooler...
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jespinola Premium
Are you still there?!
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MaudMan Premium
Yes, I'm still here. :) The holidays totally blew me off track and I haven't been focused on WA or my site since then. I need to get back this month!
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jespinola Premium
LOL. I know my friend. We missed you. :)
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macey321 Premium
Great suggestion on travel. Actually I did run into some places to go. Also I understand what you are saying about my Texas History. I will do some more research and also probably try to redo my web page. Thanks so much...................Frank
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macey321 Premium
Ok Dave. I liked your critique of my site and really appreciate the suggestions. Do you think I should keep doing reviews on different recipes that I like, or some other direction? the reason I ask is that I enjoy Texas History and I was trying to lead into favorite old time recipes around the 1800's. Especially around The Alamo, Sam Houston and Santa Anna. Is this feasible and monetizing as well? As you can tell I am new at this. Thanks for the help...............Frank
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MaudMan Premium
Hi Frank! I guess it depends what exactly you want your site to be about. If all that Texas history you're talking about is related to sausage, then I think you're on the right track. :) You could continue posting recipes, articles about the history of sausage and where/how all the various types of sausage came about, etc. As far as monetizing, I'm sure there are a lot of books about sausage making, and you could probably even recommend sausage making equipment, recipe ingredients, and various other other things. It could even lead into travel related stuff if there are specific places people could visit that are related to the history of sausage where they might be able to sample some of the best recipes available.
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Libra924 Premium
Hi Dave - Wow! Looks like you've done a lot in a very short period of time. I guess once you make up your mind to do something, you stick with it! Thank you for the inspiration :-) -Elissa
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delly0514 Premium
Good to have you back at WA. I agree with you "the sky is the limit" for earnings with WA.
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LondonLad Premium
Hey Dave, hope you're having a great Christmas, I'm at work and have a lull, so just a note to say I've watched Labman's video and have tried adding links under the HTML (Text) tab, I'm still not getting functional links, just the same old same old error messages. Any ideas? Thanks! Ken.
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Great for you Dave, today is my first day, in fact my first hour on the WA website. Lol, soooooo, here i go.
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MaudMan Premium
Hi Peggy, and welcome to WA! You've definitely given yourself a valuable Christmas present by joining the community here. I love it, and only wish I would have "opened my eyes" sooner to get active with the training and support available here.
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Animate Premium
Hey Dave, love your profile (and you don't look bad either), admire your honesty with yourself, and your new-found energy and determination. Go Man!
... er, I'm following you just to see that you make it.
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judebanks Premium
Thanks for the return follow, Dave. Glad you have re-committed to WA and you are following the right process. Look forward to seeing you around. ~ Jude
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Blessings44 Premium
Thanks for the follow Dave, and welcome back to WA! Best decision you've made. Best wishes on your new journey. Lydia.
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sandiccc Premium
Can't wait to see your website come together. Very intrigued to know what your new niche is!
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Free2BMe Premium
Thanks Dave for the follow back. Best wishes to you and see you around the site! Also, I like your plan for 2014. Sounds good.
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DoubleTap Premium
I absolutely love your attitude Dave! Thank ya' for the follow, I sure do appreciate it!
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jespinola Premium
Hey hey Dave. I hope you are doing good :)

Just follow you. Welcome to my circle :)
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi Dave, thanks for the follow!
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wendyjane Premium
Hey just letting you know I enjoyed reading your profile, and good luck this time around!
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Internetgranny Premium
Thanks for following me back.
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L8Sunrise Premium
Thanks for the follow
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hart48 Premium
Hello Dave, glad you meet you. Thank you for the follow and best wishes for your successful online business.
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t d Premium
Retirement ! That will never happen for me unless I win the lottery but you have to play and I don't. Procrastination is an evil we all must fight. Good luck on changing. Your in your mid-forty's , I'm low 60s The older you become the faster time flys by. Be for you know it you'll be 60. I'm saying this because it seem like you are still procrastinating. sorry, don't mean to be rude. I fight it also.
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tommydillard Premium
thanks for the follow
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi Dave. I am following you having read a few of your posts, your profile and your blog post.

It's my birthday today and I am just deciding what I want to achieve by this time next year. I will definitely write a blog at the end of every week listing what I have accomplished and to keep me on track. It might be a good idea for you to do the same. (The weeks go quickly and I know from when I was in a job how a looming deadline can stop you procrastinating and how much you can achieve in a few hours if you have to.)
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ahen205 Premium
Welcome to WA! I am glad you are here, Dave! WA is great! Thank you for the follow and right back at you.
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ricardo1 Premium
Dave, sometimes you have to step back and look at what's in front of you to get a different perspective. Your desire to come and focus on your new business will take you along way on your journey.
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back
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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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BasseBlues Premium
Thanks for the follow and good luck to your $ucsess.
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wheatstraw Premium
Hey thanks for the follow MaudMan! Sounds like you are ready to hit some home runs - best of luck and happy to help if I can with anything.
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lanesamarie Premium
Thanks for the follow Dave and welcome to WA! I wish you all the best...Nenita
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Alan Hocking Premium
Hi Dave, thanks for the follow. If you get stuck or you just need some motivation give me a shout! :)
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Carson Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I wanted to stop by and officially welcome you to WA and ask you if you have any questions about getting started?

We have every tool, training resource, and support channel to help you build a thriving online business and I am personally here to help you succeed.

The "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course is my suggestion on where to get started and you will find this on your dashboard or within the main menu:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

I hope to get a chance to work with you soon :)

Carson
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MaudMan Premium
Hi Carson! Thanks for the message, and I'm sorry it took me 8 months to respond. I joined WA back in March and then did absolutely nothing. :( I made a decision the other day, especially with the Black Friday deal looming. Pulled the trigger tonight, and I'm very excited to get going on this so I can finally learn how to build a successful online business. --Dave
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Carson Premium
Hey Dave - I'm glad that you've re-connected with us here at WA! You sound really motivated and dedicated to make the next 12 months count.

You have absolutely everything at your fingertips now that you are Premium and I will personally be here to help you along the way.

Congrats on pulling the trigger man - it's going to be an awesome, success-filled experience :)

Carson
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