About Meritocracy
Joined December 2012
Hello, My name is Kevin. I use the handle 'Meritocracy' here.

My background for the last 20 years has been in various areas of real estate from residential home construction supervisor roles to commercial real estate (office leasing) to running my own small private real estate investment company with my wife.

I'm a relative 'newbie' to affiliate/internet marketing, but have been working feverishly to climb the learning curve.

After losing some close friends and family members in the last couple of years I am trying to shift away from 95% work attitude and having to physically do everything myself to having it really sink in how short life really is. Time to spend time with my wife and our kids (two Beagles) and hence the shift to IM. Not saying I won't be putting in the effort, that's in my blood - just putting more effort into 'living'. I've got a special lady who deserves that of me.

Would love to help out here where I can - although given my limited knowledge on the subject I'm sure I'll be doing more listening than talking for a bit. As much as I've gravitated to doing things more by myself, I realize helping each other will get us all where we want to be faster and smarter.

I try to live my life around an old Spanish proverb: "Health, Wealth, Love and the Time to Enjoy It".

Looking forward to learning and growing.

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ramccracken Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA

Sachindra Premium
HI welcome to W.A.
Hi meritocracy, thanks for the follow. Wishing you all the best
BenTrident Premium
Thanks for the follow, you're right! Time is precious.
Hi AKevin, thanks for the return follow, and best of luck to you to your future venture.
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Thanks for the follow Kevin, you´ve come to the right place for learning here at WA, that´s for sure. If you need any help please ask!
jonart Premium
Hello, welcome, and thanks for following me. Hope you have a good learning experience here. :)
Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
Rick Jantz Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow. Lets give a big shout out to the beagles! No, wait, they howl loud enough without encouragement. Welcome to WA
meritocracy Premium
ah, so you know my girls:)
guy0404 Premium
Thanks for your follow.best wishes,
Thanks for the follow
kipper30 Premium
Hi Kevin, thanks for the follow and welcome to WA! I wish you much success with affiliate marketing........I think you have great attitude and the focus to make that happen. I'm right with you in putting more effort into "living."
winsuccess Premium
Hello Kevin, thanks for the follow!
Thanks for the follow. I'm just new here.
jespinola Premium
Hello Kevin Thank you for following. My name is Jorge. Well welcome to WA. You can learn here all about Internet Marketig (IM). Kyle and Carson has all the Training, tools and resources here. any question let me know or let us know in chat forums etc.

One again welcome to WA
fol8 Premium
Thanks for the follow back, and a very warm welcome to WA! Yes, time spent with our family and friends are indeed very precious. Which is why I am also keen to get onto the Internet Marketing "boat", so I can work from home, and still be financially independent. Hope you achieve your dreams soon, with your positive attitude, am sure it won't be too long before we hear your success stories!
Hi Kevin, good to meet you and here about what makes you tick! Maybe you can be our resident real estate expert on WA. Why don't you write a few blogs on those subjects you know about? Good practice and probably some very helpful advice for members.
I totally hear you about what losing people can do to help you recognize the things that really matter in life.
Love the Spanish proverb. It should be a universal message! Take care.
meritocracy Premium
Thanks bullionaire. Will have to get some blog ideas rolling - I agree. Still love real estate and always will. Just hoping IM can fill in for those times when I want to just 'get away.' Take care.
Ariel120 Premium
Welcome to WA and thanks for the follow. I look forward to reading your blogs about your epic successes. :)
meritocracy Premium
Thank Ariel120. Like your idea of chronicling your journey in IM. Will be watching intently as your success unfolds.
Ariel120 Premium
There will be one coming up very very soon in fact. I just need to get myself a new keyboard since both my keyboard on my laptop and external keyboards have crapped out :(. So I'm using 3 keyboards right now just to type this.....
Hudson Premium
Hi there, thanks for the follow and if I can help you at any time, please just ask,
meritocracy Premium
Thanks Hudson. I don't offer much yet, but ditto.
kathyjf1530 Premium
Thanks for the follow and best of luck to you.
Meritocracy, Hi. Welcome. Thanks for the following. Is there a story behind that name?
meritocracy Premium
I first came across the word in a book titled "Titans" by a Canadian author many years ago. To me it essentially means that one should not advance without meriting such advancement. There are no free rides. If you work hard and smart, you will be rewarded. Thanks for the welcome.
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Hello! Welcome to WA! This is the best site to gain knowledge about starting an Internet Marketing business. The complete training program helps you learn HOW to earn! Just go to the Training section on the left hand side of the page and your adventure begins! Click on the green "FOLLOW ME" button so we can stay in touch! Wishing you all the best!

See You At The Top!

meritocracy Premium
Thanks for the welcome and the 'follow'. Keep me posted on how you are doing.
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Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I've been waiting for you to get here!

My name is Jennifer - also known as PotPieGirl here online.

I'm very excited for you as you begin your internet marketing journey to success!

There may be times that you will feel overwhelmed and/or confused. Rest assured, that is totally natural. You are taking charge of your future and that's a BIG deal - and something you should be very proud of.

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Don't forget to click the green button to "Follow Me" - that way we can keep up!

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These will all be super helpful as you learn to navigate everything WA has to offer you.

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Please know that when you are here INSIDE this exclusive community, that you are safe and have all you need to grow your online business to whatever level YOU choose.

I've been here in WA since July 2008 - joining Wealthy Affiliate was the BEST decision I've made. I feel sure you will realize the same as you learn and work to make YOUR dreams come true.

I wish you all the best and remember -

It's not how fast you get there - it's how long you stay.

To YOUR Success!


kathyjf1530 Premium
I am in the middle of the PotPieGirl training and love it.
meritocracy Premium
Thanks for the welcome PotPieGirl and for introducing me to WA. I took your One Week Marketing course also and really enjoyed how it was written. Great material there. Very inspiring. Will go Premium soon. Thanks again!
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Hi there! I'm dropping by to say hello and personally welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate! Hopefully you have had a chance to browse around a little bit and see that we are a very friendly and helpful group of people. With Wealthy Affiliate you now have everything that is required to make it in the Online Business and Internet marketing world.

As you get started you will want to work through the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" training found on your dashboard and within the main menu.

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If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask! I will be here at each step of the way to help.