About Merlster
Joined December 2016
Hi, all!

I'm Merlin, a German beer drinker, who loves cooking, eating and traveling around. I have this one goal: Enjoying an around the world trip with my wife. Therefore, and to help my father, who's a brilliant sculptor, but has no health insurance (which is a VERY uncommon phenomenon in Germany), I'll give all my best to reach financial independence.

I've been a software developer for over two decades now. Thus, many people think, it should be a piece of cake for me, to create a successful business. I can indeed say: It isn't. I've never been a marketing professor, and selling has never been a clear thing to me.

Since there seems to be scam all around it took me a long time to find the right place to start. I've tried out many programs, but they all promise quick money, which can't work at all. I'm euphoric to say that it feels great to be here! The community at WA is fantastic, candid, sincere, splendid, and ALWAYS positive. I think the latter is the main aspect which kept me from leaving instantly. It simply seems that euphoria is never passing.

So let's gain some internet marketing knowledge, and we will see what happens.

Am I too enthusiastic? :)

Merlster's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
500 € per month
Money I would be ecstatic earning
2.000 € per month
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
25 hrs per week
Goal created on
Dec 27, 2016
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Merlster Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
500 € per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
2.000 € per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
25 hrs per week
SimL Premium
Great goals. We'll work toward that!
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SondraM Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates. So, I assume you are in Germany? Travel info for the average guy for a trip to Germany might be another niche idea. There is so much to see and do in Germany. (Both of my children were born in Germany. I would love to take them back some day. They are both average guys....).
Merlster Premium
Hey Sondra! Thank you so much for following me and for being an inspiration! Your ideas are great! Yes, indeed, I'm in good (c)old Germany. I think I'm going to start a site about how to trip to and how to relax in beautiful coastal areas.

Do you speak some german too? For me it's quite not that fantastic to live here ... But that might be a matter of opinion like living close to long white beaches. ;)

Best wishes and good luck with your businesses!
SondraM Premium
Guten Morgan! Ich spreche nur ein bisschen Deutsch. (I needed a translator program to spell "bisschen" lol. )

Your website idea sounds great. White sandy beaches sound lovely at this time of year.

I have very fond memories of the small German towns that I visited. Germany was very charming and full of history.

I live in an area that is very popular with tourists. I've noticed that many people are so accustomed to their surroundings that they forget to appreciate their good fortune. The non-tourist areas of Germany were my favorite.

I hope you enjoy the challenge associated with getting your new website up and running.

I also hope that you have a happy and safe New Year celebration.
LindaSMcRae Premium
Congratulations, friend, on your Premium membership! Wealthy Affiliate is the best of the best! The training, the live video classes, webinars, and the awesome community! If you have questions, don't be afraid, ask them, you will be answered ASAP! Who knows your question may help someone else when they see the answer!
I'm wishing you much success! Happy New Year, 2017!
Compsol99 Premium
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.
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.
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! :)
SimL Premium
Hey Merlin ! I hope you are doing great.

My name is Simon and I'm the owner of several websites that show people how they can start making money online.

You ended-up here because you followed my recommendation on joining Wealthy Affiliate and wanted to say thank you for your trust.

You'll see, the community here is amazing and so is the training.

You can take a look at my profile, you'll learn a little more about my own experience here at Wealthy Affiliate.

However, WA is not a get rich quick scheme. What you'll learn here will be the foundation of your online business. It takes time and hard work to build something substainable, but worth it.

To get started, just follow this link: One more thing, Wealthy Affiliate is so powerful because of the community. Motivation and inspiration is all around you. You really should be interacting and making new connections.

Make sure to set-up your profile, it's easier for people to connect with someone who at least has a profile picture.

Once done, leave me a small comment on my profile so that I know everything's good on your side.

****** BONUS ********

There's no obligation to upgrading your membership. You can keep your free membership forever if you want.

But, if you upgrade in the next 7 days (to get access to all the tools and training), I'll give you some things for FREE:

- I'll set you up a website with a Premium WordPress theme (worth 60$)
- Install Premium plugins for your marketing + design (worth 100$)
- One on One coaching via Skype whenever you need to

Wish you all the best in your new venture!

Merlster Premium
Hey, Simon! 13 days since I joined the WA community which has been an inspirational experience for me. Till now, I already set up a website and two blog posts. I wanted to thank you for directing me here to WA personally.

What about the professional theme you mentioned?

All the best for you and your little team :)