About Mick1976
Joined February 2017
I am a retired Federal employee. I worked for the Federal Government (FERC) for 34 years and retired in January of 2009. The last 20 years I worked as an Information Technology Specialist handling various databases involving quarterly and annual accounting data from natural gas pipeline companies, oil pipeline companies and electric utility companies. I am a business school graduate (Management) from the University of Maryland (College Park, Md.).
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

Always here,

mitch
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mick1976 Premium
thanks for the info.
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McWord Premium
You're more than welcome, Mick!

mitch
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mick1976 Premium
Great!
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stevetug52 Premium
Thanks very much, Mick, and congratulations on both your retirement and decision to join WA. BTW, I also graduated from the business school at College Park (Accounting). Did you ever spend any time in Houston with those pipeline companies? I worked for about a year on contract with El Paso (before they too were absorbed.
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks. No, I didn't but had lots of dealings with them in my job.
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leswaller Premium
Thanks for following me, James!

I hope I can bring value in some form or other to everyone I meet. Even if its just to have them smile or laugh.

I hope you enjoy watching me as I go from where I am today to wherever the hell I am tomorrow. ;-)

I've been here less than a week and cannot wait to get back online and get to work and interact with the community.

Once again, thanks!

Les (remember you get MORE with Les)
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mick1976 Premium
Your welcome.
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HonorB Premium
Hello Mick, It's great connecting with you here at WA.
What a lot of experience you've had in your working life.
Over here in New Zealand, on the news, we've been hearing about Government employee's who were not getting paid by the US Government. - Did that every happen to you?
Honor
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mick1976 Premium
Yes it did
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Daniel187 Premium
Good morning Mick. Thank you for the follow and I will respectfully return the favor. I have read your profile and would like to compliment you on your many accomplishments throughout your life. We are fortunate to have you as part of the community. Best of luck in all that you do.
Sincerely,
Danny Jones
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mick1976 Premium
Thank you, Danny
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SucceedBrian Premium
Hi Mick, thank-you for the follow, I look forward to working with you here on Wealthy Affiliate.
I have been involved in Internet and Affiliate Marketing for several years now, and have a couple of personal websites that may be of interest to you. They are jam-packed full of information and training, and there is even some income-earning sites on there which are FREE to join should you desire. You can access them from my profile page.
Should you need any help, the whole community is here in your corner, as I am, so don't be shy to ask.

Kind regards,
Brian Rooney
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mick1976 Premium
Thank you, Brian.
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Mick,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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lakbar12 Premium
Hi, I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you! Thank you for allowing me in your network. I have followed back. I look forward to learning with you here in WA. I wish you the best in all you do…To your continued success...

Kisha
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mick1976 Premium
Thank you, Kisha.
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Mick. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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mick1976 Premium
Thank you. Will do.
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Jmihedji Premium
Hi Mick,
Thanks for the follow, I hope all is well with you and your business. I look forward to learning sharing and growing my business with the WA community. Please reach out to me if there is ever anything I can do to assist you. See you at the top1

Best regards,
Jefrey
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mick1976 Premium
Thank you, Jefrey.
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louisaparson Premium
Thanks for following me, Mick.

I'm new to WA. I went Premium May 4 (Joined April 22). I'm here at WA to learn how to supplement my fixed income.

I went Yearly June 1 2018. I'm excited about dedicating myself for a year. I hope to have the same success you have had with WA. Congratulations on 9 years of retirement. You are definitely a marketer to watch. I have added your name to my notebook.

Thanks for reaching out to a newcomer.

All the best,

Louisa
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mick1976 Premium
Your welcome. Don't be afraid to ask questions of me or others who have been here awhile. We're here to help.
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louisaparson Premium
Thank you, Mick.

I will keep you in mind.

All the best,

Louisa
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mick1976 Premium
Your welcome. Good luck to you here on WA.
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despatis Premium
Dear Mick, 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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mick1976 Premium
Your welcome. Good luck here on WA.
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newlive Premium
Mick thank you for the follow, appreciate it very much , I see you have gathered a number awards already!!..good one, I hope to be following in your footsteps too and be here for maybe a long time...lol..This place is helping me daily to achieve my goals...Again Thank you
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mick1976 Premium
Nice meeting you. good luck here on WA.
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AnneSev Premium
Thanks Mick for your following...I've followed you back. I want to do this but it scares me a bit....maybe more than a bit...lol. I'm just having some money issues at the moment. My j o b cut my hours and I was just getting by before. So now I'm in a quandry. I can do the first month, but then what about next month........ I would appreciate any and all suggestions.
Thanks,
Anne
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mick1976 Premium
Welcome to WA. Pay off premium right away. That would buy you some time. It takes a while for a site to start making money.
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AnneSev Premium
How long 'a while' would it be
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mick1976 Premium
Kyle says it can take up to a year because of Google. All depends on the niche and how good the website is.
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dragonfly10 Premium
Mick, I back again. So first, it's good to meet you. I'm a new member of your group and a weak link at that. My ranking say's it all. I'm running to catch up with the rest of you. How many websites do have? One is one more than I have. I look forward to getting to know you. Let me know how I can help in any way.
Sincerely Sandy
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mick1976 Premium
Nice to meet you, Sandy
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mick1976 Premium
I didn't see an About Me page or Privacy Policy page on your site. If you have those pages written, you need to add them to your menu so they appear on your website.
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RegularJoe Premium
Hey there, cheers for reaching out to this rookie! So glad to have stumbled across WA. Such great trainings and a supportive community. Engaging with like-minded people like yourself, willing to offer help and share their own experiences with others.
Looking forward to catching up on our WA journeys.

Cheers
Joe:)
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mick1976 Premium
Your welcome. Best to you here on WA.
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Marcus2020 Premium
Hello mick 1976,

Thanks for the following note.
You made me feel good by having the opportunity to meet a WA member that within 14 months membership manage to create 358 friends average a month. This itself was a fantastic accomplishment and a great lesson to be learn as you probably help and known quite a lot as we really learn by sharing knowledge. The other point is that you might be now at the position that you are planning to scale your business or are comfortable .
It was a pleasure reading and receiving your note and I hope to have the opportunity to meet you in Vegas.
All the best,
Marcus
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mick1976 Premium
Your welcome. Best wishes to you here on WA.
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Marcus2020 Premium
Hello mick 1976,
Thanks for the following note.
What to say to a WA member that within 14 months managed to create an average of 358 friends a month. To me two things comes up : you 're very friendly and you help a lot of people and by now you're already a happy WA member probably scaling up your business to new levels.
I wish you all the best and say that you are another person that I would love to shake your hands in Vegas.
All the best and thank you once again.
Marcus
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mick1976 Premium
Thank You
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ecs1957 Premium
Nice to hear from you Mick, you have a very impressive " resume " from a lack of me finding a better word. I presume you joined WA as a " pass time " ? You must have mastered WA rather quickly, seeing all the background you have accomplished. I just joined WA a little more than a month ago, am 61, no technical skills so I guess it will be a bit of an uphill battle until I get the grasp of it. All my best to you Mick.
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mick1976 Premium
Your Welcome, Good luck to you here on WA.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi Mick, nice to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend. Sorry about the (ever extending) delay in responding but I am a bit slow at the moment. Trying to do too many things at once.

I had a peak at your golf site. The scenery is very drawing. It would be nice in my back yard!

Keep working hard, having 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 touch.

Ciao
Helen
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mick1976 Premium
Thank You Helen.
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kmer6 Premium
Good day to you James, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
Wordpress should come easy for you to learn without too much difficulty. It is basically a database built around a theme (template) that you are continually adding content to. By learning to use the right keywords you can get your content ranked high in the SERPs (search engine results page) which is how you get traffic to your website. More Traffic = More Potential Earnings.
I look forward to working with you and wish you much enjoyment and success in your online journey.
Ken
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks Ken.
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mlevendusky Premium
Hello Mick,
Nice to meet you. Welcome to the WA community.Sounds like you have the perfect background to be here at WA and to build your website. I could learn from you. Thank you for following me and I will follow you as well. I wish you all the best.
Marylou
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mick1976 Premium
Thank You Marylou. Wish you the best!
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Janehillel Premium
Hello! Nice meeting you here at Wealthy Affiliate and warm welcome. May you have more success and Accomplishment.
I am really grateful to this program as the Founder/CEO, were so nice. Full of understanding and support. I truly wish
to keep myself on focus to find a remarkable result.
Cheers into our journey to such amazing WA affiliate Program. See you at the TOP.
Ms Janehillel
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks Janehillel. Best wishes for your success here at WA.
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Wayne66 Premium
Good morning, mick and thanks for adding me to your netword. I'll add you to mine as well.

I hope it's going well and you are starting to see some results and goals being met.

All the bet and I look forwrad to connecting from time to time.

Moving Forward,
Wayne
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks Wayne
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DarkJokez Premium
Hi Mick!

Thanks for following me!

I've published a website and actively updating and working on it. It's about grills and grilling! It includes grills, utensils, apparel, recipes, and more!

Check out my website if you can! Leave comments in the posts under "Recipes and More" and I'll make sure to answer! If you put in your URL (URL and emails will not be published), I'll make sure to come comment on your website!
https://off-rails.com/

Follow me on
Google plus:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/106462098737034303155
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/OffRailsGrilling/
Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/offrailsgrilling/

I'll follow you back and together we'll expand our success!

Thank you again and best wishes to you and your success!

-Hung
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mick1976 Premium
Thank you. Good luck on your website.
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Armlemt Premium
Hi, Mick! Thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine as well. I look forward to working with you.

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I was sick with the flu, and behind on my writing from the holidays. Getting through my notifications has been slow going.

Best Wishes,

Anita
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mick1976 Premium
Thank you Anita for the follow. Our household too has been hit by the flu. My wife got out of the hospital last week and is still sick with it.
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Armlemt Premium
I hope she feels better soon!
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mick1976 Premium
She is doing much better.
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Armlemt Premium
That is good.
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mick1976 Premium
Yes it is.
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DBeatty Premium
Mick,

Thanks for following me. I'm following you back. I grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. I've since lived 20 years in Sacramento, California and now in Kansas City, Missouri. I have a Bachelor in Management of Information Systems and a Masters in Adult Education. I am loving the training here because they are so effective and translate to real skill sets.
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks. I think you'll do just fine here in WA with your background. Good luck to you.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Mick1976,
Wow, you have possessed all key ingredients to succeed in e-marketing world uner the wings of WA because of your educational and professional background forge you to get there. So, you are ready and should be able to soar soon, but please do not leave me behind.

Without further saying, I admit I need every bit help/support I can get from all awesome WA members like you, who, besides the already inherent superiority fot e-marketing, is dearly invited to look over my one-month old baby - www.ebettercare.com, and give opinion and suggestion to urge and make it able to fly and soar in the e-marketing world.

In addition, I would like to learn each other deeper by following your pots and footsteps over time. At my end, I invite you to view my updated profile in WA in .

Keep in touch for mutual support.

Warm regards,


Chin-Ti
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mick1976 Premium
Hello Doctor, I went to your website. I think you have done a very good job with. One thing, when one arrives at your website on first glance it appears you have no content. You have to scroll down to see your menu. I think it is the Theme that you selected. My first Theme did the same thing and I switched to a better one. I recommend switching to a new Theme where you can view the menu right away and not have to scroll down to get to it. Other than that, your website looked pretty good. Good luck and take care!
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Mick

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month;
Please feel free to follow me on social media;
https://www.facebook.com/kdforsman/
https://twitter.com/PaidBlogJobs
https://plus.google.com/+KDForsman
https://twitter.com/kdforsman_nz
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
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phildora Premium
Hi Mick! Thanks for the follow!

Continue to stay focused, determined, and motivated and you will achieve success! I'm into week seven at WA and on day 7 I ranked # 1 and page 1 on Google with my first website!

Don't hesitate to ask for help--I sure did! I also use the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to accomplish any tasks!

May you not only meet but exceed your business goals!
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mick1976 Premium
Congratulations on your google rank!
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phildora Premium
Thank you very much Mick!
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mick1976 Premium
Its great to get the ranking so early!
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phildora Premium
Yes it is Mick--I'm very excited and motivated!
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mick1976 Premium
Staf focused and you will do well.
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rocrocha Premium
Hello Mick: You honor me with your follow. I shall follow you on your road to online succe$$. To supplement WA's great education;
visit HubSpot Academy for great free training videos.

Spend the time getting educated about online marketing to lay down a strong foundation. With that foundation laid down, then you will know how to accurately shoot your artillery and direct your ground forces to conquer to get that succe$$. Without that commanding knowledge there is no chance of winning; you are just dooming yourself to failure.

Go all out, or do not even try; there is no in between.

May Jesus be with you.
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mick1976 Premium
Thank you. Wish you the best on WA.
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rocrocha Premium
Hello Mick: You honor me with your follow. I shall follow you on your road to online succe$$. To supplement WA's great education;
visit HubSpot Academy for great free training videos.

Spend the time getting educated about online marketing to lay down a strong foundation. With that foundation laid down, then you will know how to accurately shoot your artillery and direct your ground forces to conquer to get that succe$$. Without that commanding knowledge there is no chance of winning; you are just dooming yourself to failure.

Go all out, or do not even try; there is no in between.

May Jesus be with you.
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks, Best wishes to you on WA.
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halinphilly Premium
Hi Mick,

Thank you kindly for the follow and I just followed you back. I'll bet being a part of WA is a pretty big change from your last 20 years. Retirement can be a rather difficult adjustment. I hope it suits you well. Here's to making some inroads into online business and I wish you great success in your next venture.

Hal
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mick1976 Premium
Thank you. Wish you the best on WA.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello James and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to realize that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 350+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks, will do.
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Robert-A Premium
Hi again James it’s a good idea (only if you want to) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.
Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing but.
But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Madek Premium
Hey, Mick!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance at my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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mick1976 Premium
Thank You Madek
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Mick and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if I can help at any time.
Terry
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mick1976 Premium
Ok I appreciate your help.
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AnthonK Premium
Hi Mick, thank you for your support and follow. I will also follow you. I am new to the online business environment and excited to be part of the Wealthy Affiliate family. The accomplishments of WA members are encouraging to me and is also confirmation that the WA system is working, provided that we do our part. I am sure you are a Baby Boomer like myself and luckily we have been exposed during our working career to the computer age and all the wonderful technology available. Wishing you success and lots of blessings with your WA business.
Regards
Anthon
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks Anthon
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garydlc Premium
Hello Mick
Thank you for the connection, I will follow back, nice to meet you.
I wish you all the best in achieving your online goals here with using the world class WA platform, and I am looking forward to further communications with you here at WA.
All the best
Gary
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks Gary! Wish you well on WA!
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phil01 Premium
Hello, thanks for following me on WA. Always nice to meet new people. I life in Bulgaria but have Belgian nationality. I looking forward to hearing from you and what are your interests? My hobby’s are traveling, music and a good film. If you like traveling, my niche is the capital of Romania, the city Bucharest.
You can follow also on:
Website: www.citytripidea.com
Goolge+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Philip-pprt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bucharest.citytrip/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/philippoupaert/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Philip_pprt
Have lots of fun and enjoy
Philip
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ajones64 Premium
Hey Mick, thank you for the follow and I well follow you as well. First of all welcome to the community/family. Wealthy Affiliate is a very great place to learn online marketing. The training, as you can see, is the best that this industry has to offer. The community is awesome. Best of luck to you in your new business.
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mick1976 Premium
Thanks I appreciate the follow. Good luck on WA.
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Isamaldin Premium
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With my best regards
Isam
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Loes Premium
Hello James,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also 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 right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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mick1976 Premium
Your Welcome. Thanks for all the info.
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Mick!

Pleased to meet you. Want to thank you for following me!
I´ll follow you back.

I see we started around the same time here at WA. I hope you are having a good time and enjoy your journey into the online business. I wish you success and a prosperous future.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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EHenrickson Premium
Thank you for following me. I wondered why I did not hear from others and found all of you in my junk box. I think it is because I received so many that the computer decided it was junk. I do not understand how to set up my mail box so it will not do that anymore.
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kvchung Premium
Hi Mick, thanks for the follow, will follow you back. Welcome to WA! Be sure to go through the courses at your own pace and reach out to the WA community whenever you need any help. They are your best resource and greatest support! Wish you all the best to success with your online business and to a great 2017!
Kevin
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi from Adelaide in South Australia...
Welcome to Premium! You have made a very wise investment.
Armed with everything you're about to learn, you'll have an internet business up & running before you know it!
If there's anything I can do to help you out please let me know...
Wish you all the best & much success...
Steve
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pribs 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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mick1976 Premium
I've selected a Niche - Skin Care - and have looked at a couple of affiliate programs. I have selected Murad to be an affiliate. They provide help with links and pay an 11% commission on sales. I haven't applied yet as an affiliate but will soon. I need to get a website up before so I will be accepted by then. Any help you can give I would appreciate very much. I will wait for your reply before I start into creating the website and applying with Murad. I posted this question on the open forum and got some superficial answers. I'm not on here to socialize but to develop my website. The answers were totally useless. I would like some serious coaching. Please advise.
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pribs Premium
Hey James! Skin care is pretty broad, and incredibly competitive. I wouldn't pick a niche just because I found a couple good affiliate programs for it. My advice would be to either niche down more within that industry, or to choose a less competitive niche.
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