About Merida2018
Joined February 2019
Ya...that's me with 2 of my 5 grand children!
I live in Calgary and have for many years. I love working out and two of my favorite hobbies are cooking and gardening.
I love getting away from the cold for a few months every winter and have been to many places all over the globe.
I have been self employed in general contracting my whole working life so if you have any construction questions...ask away and maybe I can assist!
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EdwinBernard Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

I hope you find WA as great as I have. The monthly fee provides amazing value! There is nothing else like it to help you create a profitable online business.

Each lesson teaches valuable skills followed by tasks to do that will ingrain what you learned right away in your mind.

Many of these online process were alien to me. Now they make sense.

Make sure you go through the training daily and do not skip the tasks. If you get stuck, just ask in the discussion area below the lesson. You are sure to find helpful suggestions from other members.

I wish you much success. Most of all, HAVE FUN with it!

julesnp Premium
Hi Douglas,

Welcome to our great WA family where you will find like-minded people always willing to help and support you in building your online business and make it a success. I am now following you and wish you the very best.

Please remember that The Key to success in your online business is to train, train, train....and train again. We have the best training programs and the very best community support here at WA.

If you have any question(s) or need any help, please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a great day.

Babou3 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium World!
You made the best choice!
WA is the place to be to have a great
success in the internet world.
You just don't hesitate to jump the
barriers and move towards your goal
at your own pace.
The important thing is that you get there
without stress and without too many obstacles.
The obstacles, we are all here to help you
cross them.

To our success!
Karina B Premium
Welcome to WA! congrats on finding your way here and deciding to go Premium :) I've been a member for more than 5 years now, and it remains the most supportive environment I've ever come across in my professional life.
If you ever need help, please feel free to reach out at any time! The best way to start is following the training step by step

Have a super day!

j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

Autofreak Premium
Welcome to premium life, I strongly believe that you will succeed in this online world!
I took a good look at your profile, so I decided to follow you because I am convinced that you will succeed here.
herinnelson Premium
Hey, great decision going Premium! I wish you all the best on your continued journey to success!

Erin :)!
phil1944 Premium
Hi and congratulations on going premium with WA. It's a wise decision.

Your best bet from here is to follow all of the 5 course, 50 lesson Online Entrepreneur Certification training.

But the really important step is to apply what you're learning WHILE YOU'RE LEARNING IT.

I can't emphasize this enough.

Not only will it make the training stick, but in no time at all you'll have your first WA website up and running.

Google ranking and monetization will follow inevitably.

If you're stuck any time, just post a question.

One of us at WA will answer it and you'll be off again.

It's a journey and you've just taken your first and best step.

I wish you all the best.

Merida2018 Premium
Thanks Phil, looking forward to the adventure!

Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Douglas? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
Miren Premium
Hey there, Douglas

Miren here again. I see your account is set up and you're progressing =)
Keep up following the training and taking action, and remember you can ask questions whenever you need a hand with anything.

I thought I would tell you about this post where you can check out some success stories from real members. I love reading them, they're very inspiring! :) I let you know that I'll be stopping by from time to time just to see how things are coming along.

Have an amazing day! :)
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! :)
SnazzyIT Premium
Hi Douglas, welcome to AW’s enormous family – and to the beginning of your new life!
If you haven't started the training yet, I suggest you do so as soon as you can, this should help you understand how everything works and is the basis for starting your website.
Please let me know how you go and if there is anything that I can assist you with.
I have added you to my personal network and I am so excited to work alongside you, I cannot wait to congratulate you when you take the next level as a premium member :)
Link to the first level training: Enjoy and see you soon,
merlynmac Premium
Welcome to WA! I think you're going to like it here. I have a couple of tips to help make your experience a better one:

1) Start with the Online Entrepreneur Certification course here: 2) When you pick a niche, choose something you're passionate about/well versed in. Examples would be a hobby, your profession or even a trial/tribulation you've endured. This will make your learning experience easier as you won't have to do a bunch of research to write your posts, etc.

If you have a question, hit a snag or just want to say hello, feel free to reach out any time.
Miren Premium
Welcome to WA, Douglas!

I'm Miren and I'm here to help you on your way to success! Let me know if you ever get stuck or lost or need help with anything.

The first thing I suggest that you do is to set up your account by adding a profile image and a description. This is going to allow people to get an idea of who you are to help you better and get more followers.

You can watch the following video where Kyle explains how to complete your account set up: Once you have set up your account, I recommend that you get started by taking the Online Entrepreneur Certification course. Just click this link: This is a task-based course that will get you taking action on a daily basis that will lead to you start building your affiliate marketing business.

I recommend that you take the time you need to get the tasks done and don't skip any lesson as some tasks need to get done before others.
At the end of each lesson, you can ask questions if you have any doubts and you can also drop me a message on my profile whenever you want =)


Here are the bonuses for all action takers!! If you upgrade to Premium during your first 7 days of being here at Wealthy Affiliate, this is what you'll receive:

1) A savings of 61% for the first month! Just $19 for your first month. Use this link to get your discount:


2) My Personal Guidance! You will be able to ask me anything directly through 1-on-1 private messaging here at WA. This will be valuable if you want to shorten your learning curve when you have me to answer all your questions.

3) Access to The Diamond Traffic Program - learn how to get free targeted traffic to your website!

I'll be here if you need help with anything! I believe you can achieve all your goals being in this awesome platform.

Best to you Douglas,

Merida2018 Premium
Thanks for the welcome Miren! Just here to check it all out and decide if its a fit for me or not. I'm self employed and have been for many years, so I'm not afraid of the work thats involved. If a person has the funds, can some of this be outsourced to make it go a little faster?
Miren Premium
You’re very welcome! Glad that you are here =)
What kind of business do you own?
And yes, you can outsource the tasks you want if you can afford it. There are some members that started doing everything themselves and once they reached a certain income level, they hired writers or other professionals.

For example, Jerry created a training on how to hire a writer: I hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions 😊
Merida2018 Premium
My business is general contracting, residential and small commercial....anything and everything over the years.