About McaffIam
Joined November 2016
Hello Everyone!

My name is Mary Silvis and I am here to learn in a more socially active environment and to get my 1st blog up and running.

I have had much time to consider whether blogging is for me and I know that without a doubt that it is the right move for me.

I have up to this point only done the learning of Affiliate Marketing and Blogging but have not actually got a site up yet or taken action yet. I plan on changing that with the help of this site.

I live in Ohio but am passionate about going back to live in Portland, OR. Sadly tho, like so many other places in this world it is becoming outrageously expensive to live there so I am going to try my darn hardest to get a decent income from this venture so that I can live in the place that I am so passionate about.

See you all on the flip side!

UPDATE: 12.19.16
I finally have my first site up and running and am so proud. It has been a long time coming and it may not be perfect but it is such an accomplishment for me.

I would like to invite anyone that is into walking or wants to be to check it out. See the link on the right hand side listed underneath "Posts".

Have a great time everyone and much success to us all!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Mary, nice to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend.

Sounds like what's happening in Vancouver is happening in Portland. I don't live there anymore but have very close friends who do. It sounds like money laundering but who knows. What I do know is that houses are bought up and resold quite often with no-one ever living in them! Canadians about to buy homes just can't afford to against this competition.

Good luck with you goal in getting to Portland. I love Oregon and often popped down for a holiday.

Work hard, have some fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away.

If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in
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mcaffIam Premium
Hi Helen,
Nice to meet you. I see that you are into science fiction and that you have built a house out of straw bales...so cool. Many years ago I saw one of those home improvement shows about straw bale houses and I loved it. Am also a big science fiction fan. Good luck to you in 2017 and beyond.
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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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mcaffIam Premium
Hi Shawn,
You are welcome and thanks. Yes I am noticing how helpful everyone in this community is. Good luck to you.
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Compsol99 Premium
Good luck to you as well Mary. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Regards,
Shawn
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despatis Premium
Dear Mary, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your course, keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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mcaffIam Premium
Hi Desmond,
You are welcome and thanks for the follow back. I wish you much success as well.
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gardenguy Premium
Welcome Mary.......and thank you for following me. Yes, you have correctly joined into a wonderful community.....and you certainly will learn what you need to build yourself a place on the internet. Best of luck to you in your journey.
~Wayne
p.s. Definitely move to Portland.....I moved from Chicago to Monterey Calif two years ago.....have never looked back. 47 degrees in the winter is much better than zero.
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mcaffIam Premium
Wayne,
You are welcome and thanks for the follow back. Wow, Chicago to Monterey is definitely a change. I love Monterey it is beautiful up there. Good luck to you on this online journey.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Mary and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined in November you will no doubt have come to realise that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 270+ blogs I have published within WA.

You have decided to follow me so thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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mcaffIam Premium
Hi Robert,
Thank you as well for the follow back. I will definitely check out your sites. You have much knowledge from what I read on your profile. Have a wonderful day.
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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 following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made 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 on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016-2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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mcaffIam Premium
Hi Loes,
Thank you for the follow back. Glad to meet you and success to you as well.
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you so much for following me Mary. It is a pleasure to return the same. I know what you are saying about a few things. I am determined as well and each time I learn more, I dig in harder. That is what I love about WA, our training, and the community. Wishing you nothing but success so you can get back to that beautiful part of the world.
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mcaffIam Premium
Hi MsMerry,
Thank you too for following me back. I agree with you on how much I hate trying to hard sell and/or sell to family and friends and the up sells that everyone has, don't get me started on that, lol! I hope you have much success and I hope I can get back there as well.
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AnneTaylor Premium
Hello, and thank you for connecting. Moving back to Oregon is a powerful WHY as the fuel to make your online business work. Great reason to do it--forget about the price tag for now and just put the vision out there. Find your dream niche, do the work, and Oregon will follow.
Best to you!
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mcaffIam Premium
Hi Anne,
Thank you so much. I agree that it is a powerful WHY and am hoping that I continue taking action and that this works out for me.
I looked up on Google maps the island that you live on and I must say that is beautiful! Good luck to you in making the affiliate marketing happen to the point where you can stop with the Real Estate.
Also thanks for the follow back.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Mary,

You have made a good decision to join WA.
I am new at this myself, but I have learned a lot since joining,
and even have a website built, that is almost completed.

The community here impresses me every day. There are so many nice people who will give of there time to help someone.
I don't think I have every experienced that before.

I wish you every success.
Mike
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mcaffIam Premium
Mike, thank you and much success to you as well.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
You are quite welcome.

Have a nice day and God bless.

Mike
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mana1668 Premium
Hello!!! Welcome to the WA premium family, you have definitely made the right choice going premium, it has been a decision that I have never regretted. This community is amazing and are willing to help with whatever questions that you may have, YOU ARE NOT DOING THIS ALONE! Much luck and many blessings to you in your new journey :)
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SowAndReap 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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mcaffIam Premium
Hi Evelyn,

Thank you for the support, I truly appreciate it. The good thing about switching from SBI to WA, for me, is that I already had my niche picked out and had started the process of building out what my site would look like. I, however, was not able to get past how to customize my site via their site building program, hence my switch to WA (and all because of your article) so thank you.

So glad I made the switch and invested in the Premium because honestly it is a much better program for me.
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Mary, I find WA to be a better fit for me too. I'm sure there are people who do well with SBI, but their keyword tool wasn't for me.

I was a bit skeptical at first to try WA, then when I went in here and experienced their platform, it was a lot different. I will be here at WA for three years coming in January. It was the best investment I've made.

I'm glad you like it here I don't want to put down SBI because every service is not for everyone and of course nothing is ultimately perfect, but WA sure comes close. :)
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mcaffIam Premium
I agree with you completely Evelyn. It obviously works for some people but it was not agreeing with me, lol. Glad I found your article and signed up with WA instead.
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Andrew007 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,
Andrew - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my website 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. And if you want, you can follow me on social media as well.
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SowAndReap Premium
Hello! Mary,

Welcome to WA, Congratulations! I'm here if you need anything so don't hesitate to ask.

You found a fantastic place to build your business online. What WA gives you is the tools you need to build a profitable online business. WA has many members making a substantial living from home.

What it takes for you to get there is commitment, work, and dedication. You do want to set at least 10 hours a week on building your business. Each day, hour and minutes you dedicate to your business will bring you that much closer to what you want to achieve.

You want to start your journey on the right path. The first thing you want to do is, add a picture. If you don't want to add a picture of yourself you can use one of WA's or one you have.

You also want to say little bit about yourself. if you're a little shy, It could be something simple like, I want to start my own online business, or you can be open and let us know a little bit more.

I say this because besides Kyle, Carson and me, WA has a fantastic community of entrepreneurs of like minded people that are there to help you. I don't want you to get stuck. The more people who are there to support you when needed the closer you are to achieving your goals.

To begin, take advantage of the Getting Stared courses in Green (level 1). These are task base courses that will get you going daily.

Here is the link. I want to let you know, if you decide to become a Premium member within the first 7 days, you will get a 59% discount on your first month. (This is what I call a heroic action bonus.)

Anyways, I thought I would introduce myself and if you have any questions I'm here for you. It is a pleasure to have you in our WA community!

Your Friend,

Evelyn :)
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mcaffIam Premium
Thank you so much for the welcome message and I will try my best to ask questions when I feel stuck on something.
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SowAndReap Premium
That's great Mary, we are here for you and want to see you succeed. :)
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