About Mikebj
Joined January 2014
As you can see I'm a little past my "sell by date". I qualified for my Bus Pass (UK) some time ago. This photo has been lifted from my passport - hence the " mug shot" appearance!
I spent all my working life in corporate business. I contributed to pension fund(s) on the basis that these would be adequate in retirement.
B. S.
The pension income "flat lines" whilst the cost of living only goes in one direction - you can guess which!
Despite my ongoing years I'm fairly computer literate ( except when it crashes).
I have one thing going for me - time - at least on a day to day basis. Long term is outside my control.
I've tried to generate income on the internet via Clickbank and affiliate marketing with very little success. Any money generated was not paid over by Clickbank due to their rules on credit card variation policy and their deductions of $1 or $5 per month. It pays to read the rules ( small print).
My goal is to generate some income - a little at first - rising as I get into this.
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TravelHacker Premium
It's been a while and I apologize for the late response, but thanks for the follow, Mike!

I love your sense of humour!

How's WA been treating you so far?
davyrobot Premium
Hi Mike! -

Thank you for Following Back! :)
davyrobot Premium
Hi Mike! -

It's Great to connect here at WA - and it's also very nice to meet another member from the UK! :)

I am Now Following You!

** Have A Great Productive Day! **


And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
WillingToTry Premium
Thanks for the follow Mike, yes us retired types have plenty of time if very little else! :-)
Kind Regards,
Aussie Wolf Premium
Thanks for follow Mike
Gordi Premium
Thank you for the follow
don1923 Premium
PhilRou Premium
Hi Mike, Thank you very much for your follow back and all the best here at WA!
Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
lane6861 Premium
Hi Mike, Thanks for the follow
OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow Mike.
(They just moved the age - last thing for me to look forward to - boom, another 6 tears! Ha!)
Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.
I still highly recommend this site too!
Please also read and "like" my blogs, (also top of each post Facebook), for my insights, tips and tricks!
Go for gold!
My blog for today is: Blogs and banners!
MrRic Premium
Hello Mike, nice to meet you, thanks for the follow,
I wish for you great success here at WA,
if I can be any help do drop me a line when you have time :-)
BigDubbayew Premium
Hi Mike, I wanted to take the time to say thanks for following me. Welcome and good luck!
Trialynn Premium
Thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. I hope you can follow the lessons, ask questions, apply what you learned and be a very successful business entrepreneur. If you have reviewed a class and still have questions, please do not hesitate to call on us for help.
Internetgranny Premium
Thanks for following me, fellow bus pass holder :-)

You've obviously got a bit of experience already. Knowing what not to do and having learned to read the small print will definitely be useful. I am following you back and wish you success here.
oopsssidaisy Premium
Hi Mike... Thanx for the follow... Wishing you much success here at WA... Have a great day : )
softwind Premium
Hi Mike! Thank you for your follow and following you back! Nice to meet you! I know what you mean about pensions - down, down, down! There are a lot of us here that have retired and want the extra income to replace what our governments are taking away from us! Glad you are part of the WA family! Lots to learn and just take your time. We boomers are an inpatient lot so need to take it a day at a time! The community is great! So many like minded people helping each other through support, care and guidance. Here's wishing that you reach your ultimate goal of having an online website.

Let me know if I can ever be of assistance my new friend!
skyhigh4 Premium
Hi Mike. Thanks for the follow. Hope you were able to sort your "screenshot" matter out. You've come to the right place to generate an income. You will do really well here. Will follow you back. All the very best to you :) Patti
struter Premium
I was able to clear that credit card problem with clickbank by calling then and the service agent took that off for me. Their # 800-390-6035 if you want to talk to them, stay focased on what your doing and it will come.
JackieWesley Premium
You can do it Mike. I will be watching your success!
Be blessed!
nking12 Premium
Hello thanks for following, best of luck to you! If you need help driving traffic to your site just shoot me a message :)
archan Premium
Hi Mike thanks for the follow, some good info on clickbank, I wish you all the best.
nomda ploom Premium
Mike, thanks for the follow, duly returned.
You have a great background to lay a solid foundation here, not to mention the right attitude.
Whilst we are all equal here, it is always a pleasure to catch up with a fellow Brit.
Best wishes, Andy
mrsljc0909 Premium
Hello Mike, nice to meet you. You've got some humor in there, I like it!! Thank you for the follow and great luck to you. Lindsey
bullet Premium
Hey Mike, welcome to the community. If you need any help don't hesitate to ask.
boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Mike for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

You can also check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. Enjoy!
Celine64 Premium
Hi, thank for the follow!
I hope this site helps. I've learned a lot already.
merryman88 Premium
Hi Mike Thanks for the follow I will do the same and follow you
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates, I don't know how you found us but you've struck Gold my friend, This is the best Online business Training you will find anywhere on the internet - No Hype, No BS, Just good honest Training and complete transparency and most of all a great community of like minded people. Who are always there to help you That's what makes this place Unique,

Good luck with your Journey I'm always around if you need help and don't be afraid to ask questions,

Raymond Bowley (Merryman88)
Sui_generis Premium
Thanks for the follow, Mike and Welcome to WA. I'd say there are those beyond their past due date but those are the people that have been defined by their job. When they retire, they loose interest in life. That obviously does not apply to you (or me). The training here is great and you won't have any problems. If you do, there's always someone to help. Best wishes for your success. Debbi
Profmiss Premium
Thank you Mike for following back! I am thinking maybe someone could have a domain of incomewithaheartbeat.com lol I worry as to whether my retirement will be enough. Well, not true, I really don't count on it being enough that I often picture myself standing at Walmart greeting. Don't want to do that. That reminds me of a Christmas season when I was already an adult, I saw my 2nd grade teacher working behind a makeup counter to a big store. She was already up in age when I had her then to still be working & at a counter around 20 years later. I don't want that type of life.
acoolmil Premium
Thanks for the follow Mike, the pension situation is much the same at this side of the Irish Sea.
stewarts03 Premium
Welcome Mike! Thank you for the follow. There is so much training and help here that I'm sure you can earn a living if you don't give up. Best wishes and many blessings to you!
Berny W Premium
Welcome to WA Mike. Wishing you every success.
bkcook Premium
Thank you for the follow. You have landed in a place filled by helping people. Here's to our mutual success with WA
Britophile Premium
Hi Mike, thank you for the follow :) Wishing you great success, just shout if you need anything!

regularguy Premium
HI, I see today is your 1 month anniversary, well congrats I have mine coming up soon as well. Thank you for the follow and if there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to give me a shout. Rich
Wayne Wallace Premium
Thanks for the follow. I wish you much success here on Wealthy Affiliate! If you need any help be sure to reach out and ask. We are all dedicated to helping each other here.
yancbren Premium
Mike thanks for the follow, I to am new however I think if you work this it will work. Much success to you.
Arnovski Premium
Hi Mike. thanks for the follow. All best wishes for whatever you choose to do at WA. Just ask for help if/when you need it.
Michelle12 Premium
Hi Mike, thanks for following me. Welcome to WA.
DoubleTap Premium
Hey there Mike, thank ya' for the follow... I'm thinking that the mug shot approach is kinda cool! Kinda like it's easily memorable! Welcome to WA, partner!
IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Mike! Just wanted to follow up and see how you're doing so far. Hope you've been enjoying the training offered here and the community as well.

Let me know if you have any questions or need a hand with anything! I look forward to seeing you around the site more! :)
mikebj Premium
Hi, I 've been running through the training programmes and have some questions: I've checked out the video on setting up affiliate link BUT the link does not seem to have my ref in it. Unlike anything I done into past where a specific (personal) ref is inserted into any link. Also how do I get onto the page mentioned in the video?
Can I use my own url shortening/tracking system which analyses sources and time of all hits to any link?
IveTriedThat Premium
Do you have a link to the video you're referring to? I'm not sure which one it is. As for shortening/tracking links, I don't do personally use anything, but Pretty Links is a pretty common one used around here. More details here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/the-one-wordpress-plugin-you-shouldnt-live-without
Carson Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Mike!

I wanted to stop by and officially welcome you to WA and ask you if you have any questions about getting started?

We have every tool, training resource, and support channel to help you build a thriving online business and I am personally here to help you succeed.

The "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course is my suggestion on where to get started and you will find this on your dashboard or within the main menu:

I hope to get a chance to work with you soon :)

IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Mike and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I am Steve, the owner of IveTriedThat. I just wanted to let you know that I am here to help you through your journey into the online world, so if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification "Getting Started Course". This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labelled "Get Started Here"



If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Business From Scratch" along with Kyle's (founder of WA) "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, I am here and I am available. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA, I know you are going to love it!

If there's anything I can do for you Mike, just let me know!