About Me4TheWin
Joined July 2016
Hi, I'm Deedee! I'm a 40-something mom of three amazing kids, one boisterous chocolate Lab, and two endlessly entertaining kitties. I love drawing, crafting, reading, learning new languages, video games, documentaries/B-grade horror/foreign films, and above all, spending time with my family. I willingly gave up a career I loved to raise my children, and I don't regret that one bit! Now that my children are nearly grown, though, I'm looking to build a whole new career. I did the 9-to-5 thing the first time around, and have absolutely zero desire to go back to that at this stage of life! I want to: 1.) Be my own boss; 2.) Feel successful at the end of every day because above all I love what I do; 3.) Earn enough to be able to launch my kids in their adult lives, and for my husband and I to travel extensively before retiring comfortably. I would also like, some time in the future, to know enough to be able to help others achieve their goals. Yes, my dreams and goals are big, but I feel very confident that, with the help of the amazing team here at WA, it won't be long before they're also my realities! :-)
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Marketeer1 Premium
Hi Deedee, it's great to have you back. I've caught up on your latest blog post..and I really hope that you're flying along in your new chosen niche. If you ever need a second set of eyes or an unbiased opinion..please reach out as I'd be happy to help. All the best, Anthony
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Me4TheWin Premium
Hi Anthony,

Thanks so much! Life got a bit hectic, but I'm back and totally refocused. I appreciate your offer very much, and will definitely reach out! :-)

Deedee
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Marc1001 Premium
You are very welcome. Looking forward to it.
Marc
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dfsteeger Premium
Hi Me4TheWin, Congratulations on going Premium. Not only have you opened your business to greater training and encouragement, you now are able to get feedback from the "experts"! I'm sure you'll have many questions...trust the process and do the lessons one by one and you will succeed! If you ever get stuck, discouraged or want to give up just know there is an entire community rooting for your success who are ready to help! Much success!
 
Dennis
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Deedee, how are you?) Hope you are fine and everything is great with your business progress ). I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my network too.
Here is my links and I would be happy to have you in my social networks too (If you like of course : ) ). Also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following you back.

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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Me4TheWin Premium
Hi Ali,

Thanks so much for your message! I've been following you on Google+ for a while -- I love the innovative things you find to share! I'll go follow you on Facebook and Twitter now, too.

Here are my social network links if you'd like to follow back:

Google: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110369288210129641415

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papercraftromance/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaperCraftLove

Wishing you all the best!

Deedee
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Ali-M Premium
Thank you too Deedee and following you back, I'm happy to see that my posts are interesting for you )
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indahpermai Premium
Hi. I just read your post today about your first sale! I'm so excited for you. I've quit my job too recently after being here a few months. I'm really glad I found WA. I'm able to be a Work-At-Home-Mom and just be there for the kids! Best wishes to you!
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Me4TheWin Premium
Thanks so much for sharing in my excitement, and for your encouragement.

That is fantastic news about you being able to quit your job and stay home with your kids! What a blessing to have the tools here at WA to accomplish such a great thing!

Wishing you continued success, and lots of great time with your children. :-)

Deedee
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stephhill Premium
Hi Deedee:

Many thanks for the follow. I too am a 40-something year old mom. I have two kids and I too was a full-time mom for many years, giving up a career that I enjoyed very much to be with them.

How are things going so far? Please let me know if I can help at all.

Steph
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Me4TheWin Premium
Hi Steph,

It's great to connect with another mom who understands the challenges of getting back out there after so many years! I'm thankful to have you as a shining example!

So far things are going well. I've got my niche figure out, my site up and looking the way I want it, and am working on adding lots of content. I even got my first subscriber today! So I'm feeling pretty good about things.

I really appreciate the offer of help, and believe me, I'll be bugging you sometime!

All the best,
Deedee
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Loes Premium
Hello Deedee, ♫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. You can find them on my profile on the right, the first website link (click on my picture). 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. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Me4TheWin Premium
Thanks, Loes! Every bit of training I can get will be a huge help, I know. I look forward to reading your posts.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Deedee, something I didn't mention on your site but you should consider is to put external affiliate links with the name of those items to use. That way you have the potential to make money. I am sure you can find some affiliates to do this. Amazon most likely but make sure you have a good working site before applying.
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Me4TheWin Premium
Hi Helen,

Thanks for the tip! I have no clue about affiliate links -- I guess I haven't reached that stage of training yet, but hopefully soon. I had started to link items in the posts, but then held back because I knew that I would be wanting to add affiliate links and just didn't know whose they would be or how to do it yet. I hope that makes sense -- tired brain here running on too little sleep while I pound away at all this -- lol!

Thanks again for all of your help -- I really appreciate it!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hey Dee, don't worry you will be there soon. Do your internal links now. Google loves them. Most of the affiliates I have joined don't seem to be so picky as Amazon. The first full Affiliate training you get will recommend joining. I did that and was declined because they said 'I had nothing to offer them'. Well of course I didn't I had just joined!

I tried again when I had a good assortment of pages and posts and had no trouble. One suggestion I have with them is to do a post with something like 'items that can be obtained through Amazon' in it. Don't link it but at least they can see you are serious about promoting their products.

Have a great day. It's raining again here.
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MelanieW Premium
Hey Deedee, Thanks for the connection! Just passed by your site again and was happy to see the instructions to make envelopes for one of my kids! And now back to plodding away on a first post for my own site. Wishing you great fun and success here at WA! Cheers, Melanie
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Me4TheWin Premium
Thanks, Melanie! I hope your son gets some good use out of the tutorial I can't wait to be able to read your posts, too! Have a wonderful night, and wishing you the best in your journey, too!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Dedee I was trying to give a comment on your page on envelops when, surprise surprise I lost it (again). Went back to comments to see if maybe it would come up again. And maybe it will but I got another one for your site. So fingers crossed back I go to do a comment.

What I saw before I got 'lost' was an easy to follow, colourful site. You are doing well, girl!

Keep in touch.
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Me4TheWin Premium
Hi Helen,

Thanks so much! I really appreciate the feedback.

I've had some trouble, too, getting lost in the Comments system, but it seems so valuable otherwise that I'm muddling through, and I appreciate you trying to as well to help out the little guys like me!

Deedee
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HelenpDoyle Premium
No one is a little guy, just someone who needs to learn more. Just wait and you will be the expert one day!
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Me4TheWin Premium
Aww, thank you! That is such a great way to look at it! :-)
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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. 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 month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Me4TheWin Premium
Hi Shawn,

Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I'm definitely working through the steps, one at a time, and loving it! I will pop over and check out your sites soon. :-)

Deedee
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Compsol99 Premium
My pleasure Deedee! Good luck with the training and let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
I look forward to your comments on my sites.
Regards,
Shawn
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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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Me4TheWin Premium
Thanks so much, Kyle! I really appreciate all of the encouragement!

For me the niche part was easy. I've been a rubber stamp artist for years, and want to teach others how to do what I do. Of course, there are many other other niches that I think I'd enjoy and be successful with, but I figure one topic at a time is what I can sanely handle right now. Once I've learned the ropes, then I can branch out, right? :)

Deedee
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Kyle Premium
Start with one, you can always be involved in multiple niches down the road but I recommend focusing on one and making that successful before you diversify. Follow your passion, passion leads to success!
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Dmitriy Premium
Hi Deedee, 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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Me4TheWin Premium
Thanks so much, Dmitriy! I agree with you about video games, and worked in game development before having children. I wish you, too, all of the best in building your dreams!

Deedee
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Dmitriy Premium
That's amazing, Deedee! Where did you work? What games did you develop?

Thanks for reaching out!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Deedee !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! I see you've already made much progress on here, well done and keep up the good work! =)

I wish you all the best of joy and success in all your endeavors

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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Me4TheWin Premium
Hi Sarah,

Thank you for the warm welcome! I think I need to invent a new word for how excited I am -- ha ha!

I'm working through each step, making sure I understand and do them right. Thanks for encouraging me as I go!
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BelieveItYes Premium
lol yeah .... we should invent a new word.... waxcited =)
let me know if I can help you with anything
Cheers =)
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pbar47 Premium
Hey Deedee
I was noticing you haven't filled out your profile yet. If you are having some trouble Maybe I can help. this link will walk you through the set up process. Hope it help-s:) Tell us a little bit about yourself Deedee, so we can get to know you. You can get to know each of us just by clicking onto a profile. My profile is pbar47. Visit me there anytime. Or join us with a premium membership and send private messages. So I thought I'd drop by to give you some encouragement. Contact me anytime
Later
Polly
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pbar47 Premium
Hello Deedee my name is Polly and I just wanted to take a minute to welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate. I am sure you are going to enjoy what you experience here. The first thing I would like to suggest is that you fill out your profile. It's really easy and doesn't take too much time. All you have to do is:click on Account settings in the lower left-hand side of your screen and follow the directions. You don't have to put your picture it can be any image

(1) Add a profile image (can be anything you want)
(2) Add a personal description

For your first experience, I would like to recommend that you check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (level 1) You can access this course in the upper left hand corner of the screen. The green label that says Get started here or at this link: This will get you rolling with setting up your websites and heading in the right direction

Remember Deedee Myself and all the others in the community are here to help any way we can, So you can come to me with any questions you might have All you have to do is click on my profile image or hit the "reply" button and leave me a comment okay? I look forward to watching your progress
Polly
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Me4TheWin Premium
Hi Polly,

Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I've finished my profile, and have also just signed up for a monthly Premium membership. I am really looking forward to learning and working through this program to achieve my goals!

Deedee
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pbar47 Premium
Awesome! Going premium is much more beneficial and we are really excited to have you with us.
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Me4TheWin Premium
Thanks, Polly! I've been searching for so long for a way to be my own boss and meet my goals, and when I came across your online testimonial to WA, something just clicked for me! I loved how honest you were about where you started and where you're headed. No "I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, and here's the ruthless things I do to keep it there" story. You're a real woman facing real challenges and turning them into something awesome! As someone with very humble beginnings and some challenges I need to overcome, I just really related to what you had to say so much! Thanks for leading me here. It's been a long time since I felt so much hope for my own future!

Deedee
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pbar47 Premium
Awww shucks. You are very welcome. I am happy that what I have experienced has helped you.
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