About MikeMartin1
Joined August 2016
I'm a retired banker. I always worked in the USA, in upstate NY, mostly in Orange and Ulster and Sullivan Counties.

I always enjoyed helping people with personal loans and car loans in the beginning of my career.

Then I started helping people get mortgages when buying or building a new house. It was fun, and I felt a sense of accomplishment when people had their closing and moved into their new home.

I have nine grandchildren. And, spend a lot of my time taking the kids to baseball games, or practices. With six of them playing this year, it was a busy time from April thru July. Then the older boys continued playing baseball throughout the fall. I could talk for hours about my grandchildren.

Now, that my oldest grandson is a senior in high school, I realize it is going to be very expensive to give each of the grandchildren an education. Even with some scholarships, it will be expensive.

I would like to make some money on the internet to help everyone in the family and to send my grandchildren to college. I believe that Wealthy Affiliates is the best avenue for me to do that.
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hello Mike,

Was just reading a post written by "the Teddy Bear" and I am following his advice and following you now.

From reading your profile you love family, I like that.

Family is important, I used to do all those things with them, just can't wait to have fun with the grand children one day soon (here's hoping!)

Anyway, it is my privilege to be able to follow you.

Steve
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nevrob Premium
Hello Mike ! You have some great and lofty goals in mind,I too have 5 grands of my own and would love to be able to help out in that department and thats one of my reasons why i am in WA. You are a great grand dad Success to you.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Thank you so much.
I can't take much of the credit.
My parents set such a good example.
I remember my Dad worked three jobs when I was little,
so we could have a house, and have Mom home all the time.
God has blessed us as a family.
God bless you, and I wish you much success.
Mike
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Rdejr2020,
I am new also. I only started with WA in Aug 2016.
But, I have been working on my website, and hope to finish it in the next week.

It took a lot of work, and a lot of training, and help from friends that know a lot more than me.

So, if you work at it, and never give up, you can do it.

I wish you every success.
Mike
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Andrew007 Premium
Hi!
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.
Regards,
Andrew - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my website 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. And if you want, you can follow me on social media as well.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Thank you
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GFHaze Premium
Greetings Mike,

Thanks for the Follow!
It is great to see you have some goals for your education, I bet you will do great!

If you do need a hand to understand any of the lessons or techniques used drop me a note anytime.

All my best to your success with financially being able to help educate your grandchildren.

Education Rules!
Gary
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Thank you.
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ChrisScott Premium
Mike, you are a great guy and I love your since of family. I am having my Sunday School class lift you and all of my Christian friends up.

I pray that God blesses you richly my friend. You have got to be a great man. Your since of duty to mutilevel family is a trait I have found common with people of integrity and high caliber.

Thank you for letting me be part of your network.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Dear Teddy Bear,

I will also be praying for you and your family, and your ministry.
I appreciate the help you gave me last night with my website....it was truely above and beyond the call of duty.

My plan for the next hour is to visit your website, and learn more about your ministry.

God bless you brother,
Mike
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ChrisScott Premium
Thank you. I am reformatting a bit. Please forgive my progress.
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BradCross13 Premium
Hi Mike my wife Rosi and I, between us we have 7 children and 7 grandchildren so I know where you're coming from. Family is not only expensive but also a great motivator it makes you strive even harder to achieve your success good luck I look forward to hearing of your success
Brad
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Brad,
Congratulations on your family....

I have my first website almost completed, with the help of the community, and I am gathering information for the next one.

I am thrilled to be here at WA. The community is awesome.

I will pray for your success.
Mike
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Brad,
Congratulations on your family....

I have my first website almost completed, with the help of the community, and I am gathering information for the next one.

I am thrilled to be here at WA. The community is awesome.

I will pray for your success.
Mike
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AndiTointon Premium
Hello again, I hope you are settling in o.k. and getting to know your way around. I have just read your bio and think it is lovely that you have so much time for your grandchildren. You sound like a very dedicated family man. I am sure that will achieve your goal of getting them through college. Best Wishes,
Andi.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Thank you. I love to be with my son and the grandchildren.

Have a nice day and God bless,
Mike
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stevecox Premium
What a fantastic goal, to help your grandchildren. You can do that right here in WA. EVERYTHING you need to succeed is right here, with the additional advantage of 600K+ members in the community to help you.

Welcome aboard and I look forward to working with you in WA.

All the best,

Steve
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stephhill Premium
Hi Mike:

It is a pleasure to meet you. You such a great grandpa to want to help send your 9 grandchildren off to college. My youngest child just started college this fall. And yes, it is expensive.

I am also now following you. Please let me know if I can be of help.

Sincerely,
Steph
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Steph,
It has actually been on my mind for many years, but with the economy in such a bad state I saw my income go down consistently since 2006.....and nothing I worked at has produced any fruit since then.

Now is the time, I think WA is an answer to prayers.

Mike
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verazhelvis Premium
Hi Mike
I've already followed you.
Wish you a great journey here at WA!
Would recommend you to combine writing posts(blogs)- this will help you understand which topics you like writing on and which find response with people and also build your own network- these people will always be within a reach should you face some problem. And do the training, of course...
Have a great day!
Vera
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MikeMartin1 Premium
You are right, Vera.
I'm working on my website now, when I finish it I'll write some posts. thanks for the advice. MM
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hi, Mike, thanks for following me back.
Very interesting profile and you've touched on an interesting problem for grandparents, helping your grandkids with their college education.

You may be old enough to remember a time when a kid could find a minimum wage job and work their way through college. The kids today can't do that, even with scholarships and help from parents and grandparents. We've certainly left them in a bad place.

I have an idea for you. I bet among your grandkids you have some that are computer savvy. I know what I would do if I were you, I would teach them to fish. In other words, inspire them to start their own online businesses and let them use that to work their way through college. Just a thought.

Phil
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Phil, you are right.
And, that is what I plan to do once have this all figured out for myself, and can show them my websites.

Take care and God bless,
Mike
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Mike, I wouldn't wait, I'm sure there are things the kids will pick up faster than you. They may have talents and skills to share that will take you all further and faster. Besides what a great family project, a family business.

Phil
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alex4406 Premium
Mike, Thanks for the follow. I am now following you. My computer training in the Navy was more of the right place at the right time. It was a good job and I enjoyed it. BTW, my granddaughter graduated from high school in June and just started college.

Best wishes and great success with WA. ALex
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Alex,
Thanks for the message.
I hope your granddaughter likes college, and does very well.
All the best,
Mike
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Kyle Premium
Mike, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Mike.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Kyle,

I appreciate the personal attention.

And, I appreciate the amazing company that you and Carson have put together.

I haven't had much computer training, but I'm doing okay.
Some of the classes I'm taking a second time, and that helps.

Currently, I'm working on the website, and I have a couple pages of content. But, I have not published anything yet. Does someone get help on what they have written only after clicking on publish? I think I read that we can rewrite or update a page later if we want....is that right?

Thank you.
Mike
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, just publish your content as you create it. There is no such thing as perfect content, so don't try to make things perfect before you publish it.

If you ever need a review or feedback after you publish your website, I can give you a hand.

If you ever want a website review from the community, I highly recommend that you take advantage of the SiteFeedback system here at Wealthy Affiliate.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-feedback

This is a give and take system, meaning that as you offer others feedback on your website you are going to earn credits so you can request reviews from others. This is a pay it forward community afterall. :)
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Kyle,

Thank you. I will publish now.

Mike
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Ali,

I'm a little frustrated.....I want to set up a website, and start earning some money, but am having difficulty selecting a niche.

I have watched the video about it a few times, and feel a little more comfortable with it....since last night.

Thanks for asking, and offering to help.

Mike
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Mike, how are you? Hope everything is ok for you. I just wanted to follow up you and make sure that you're satisfied with your work's progress.
If there is anything that I can help you with, don't hesitate to contact me : )

Wish you great success in your online business

Best,
Ali
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Mike!
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.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Congrats Shawn on your latest website on retirement income.

I've been reading all you blogs. But I don't see the website. Where do I find that?

Mike
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Mike!
You can find the website at: http://boostyourretirementincome.com. Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,
Shawn
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Mike,

Nice to meet you and welcome to premium community! My name is Ali and I've joined WA some while ago.
Joining premium community is a great decision that you have ever made and every step that you are taking forward from now, leads you to achieve your dreams.
You will not never be alone in this industry; me and many other nice people are always here to help you, so feel free to follow/contact me anytime if I can help you with anything. : )

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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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.

I wanted to share with you a training I wrote here at Wealthy Affiliate. It's called "9 Tips for Internet Marketing Beginners" and it walks you through some of the things I've learned since joining Wealthy Affiliate over 5 years ago. Check it out below and leave a comment to let me know what you think!
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MikeMartin1 Premium
Hi Steve,
I'm enjoying the training and all the wonderful people in WA.

It is nice to have a community of friends that are interested in my success with WA.

Take care and God bless,
Mike
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Mike and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Steve and I'm the owner of IveTriedThat. You signed up through me and I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in 2009, over 7 years ago. I was looking to learn how to supplement my income through Internet Marketing and what I've found was so much more.

By 2010, I was working full-time from home. These days, ALL of my income comes from my ventures online. In fact, my wife just recently quit her job to start her own business as well. Internet Marketing and Wealthy Affiliate have provided us with amazing opportunities (we've bought a house, get to travel the world, and best of all, no longer spend time "going to work") and I'm incredibly thankful to the training, tools, and support here that made it all possible. :)

I'd love for you to see the same level of success. So, if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am here to help!

To get started, you should add a short description and upload a picture. Wealthy Affiliate is a community and having a profile and a picture will really help get you acquainted here.

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself. If there's anything I can do for you Mike, just let me know!

Cheers!

Steve

PS. Once you setup your profile, reply to this message and I'll send you my 10 Hottest Business Ideas for 2016. They'll really help you get moving quickly here!
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