About MizBurke314
Joined May 2017
UPDATE: 8/15/17-- As much as I really enjoyed my job at the veterinary clinic, I have tendered my resignation. I start my new, full-time job on Monday, 8/21/17. This will make it somewhat more difficult to spend as much time on the WA platform as I would like, but I will make it work somehow. That's what I've always done. :)

My name is Linda. I am glad to be here. It took me a long time to actually sit down and get started. I had, in fact, forgotten that I had this site saved to my Google favorites tab!

Anyway, I am employed part-time outside the home at this time. I don't earn very much money at it, but most of the time I like my job very much. That said, I still really need to be earning more. It seems to be, at least these days, that if you don't have a degree of some kind--even just for a job as a secretary--you don't get hired. I have been many things in my lifetime. I started babysitting when I was 10 years old, and did that until I was 15. I became a waitress at 16, and from there went on to be a lot of different things: a home health aide, a hotel maid, a mail inserting machine operator, an order picker/packer, a returns processor, a forklift operator, a self-employed house cleaner, a US Postal Service employee, a temp for Kelly Services agency, an administrative assistant for a very large ophthalmology practice, a shipping clerk for a plastic injection molding company, a purchasing agent for a large eyeglass & contact lens retailer, and now I have seemingly stopped my career path at veterinary receptionist. All that experience behind me, yet because I have no degree, I am not considered employable anymore. *Reason number one for my being here, in case any of you wondered. :)

So here I am, a married mother of three grown children (32, 20, 18) and two dogs (10 and 9). I enjoy reading books--my favorite authors are Dean Koontz and Cassandra Clare. I read only two different magazines --Real Simple, and AARP. Most of my TV viewing is Netflix. I am SO NOT A FAN of regular network television these days. My one network television indulgence is the series "Lucifer" on Fox.

I have a fairly large house to maintain (which is nearly impossible anymore!) and all my children (both the 2 and the 4-legged kind) keep me on my toes for the most part. That said, I really believe at least some of my time can be used to help my husband and I out financially. I would really like it if he didn't have to be away from home 12-14 hours a day!! That is just one more of many reasons I have for being here. Now let's see if I can make this work. :)
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brichnow21 Premium
Hi, Linda! Just reading your bio! You say I've had many experiences...How about you?
We are never too old to dream. You have been educated in the field of of life, so don't sell yourself short!
I believe everyone has a chance to make their dreams come true...as Long as we're able the think, act and "suck air" !
Looking for good things from you in the future.
Best returns on this new adventure! Hold on...going to be a great ride!
Barb
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Loes Premium
Hello Linda,♫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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drominski Premium
Welcome!!! Thanks for the follow too! I noticed when I was looking up information and blogs on FASD that there were NONE! Which is frustrating, b/c I know that there are so many children and adults with it and people really need information and an outlet to talk!

Best of luck in your endeavors!! I really found the step-by-step and thorough explanation of how to create a blog/website to be so helpful. And remember if you ever need help to do something use the search menu, as I have found that to be the best way to figure out how to do things that the training didn't cover, or I didn't get to in the training!

Welcome,
danielle
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PBitzer Premium
Greetings from the Jersey Shore Linda!
My kids are grown, nay husband should be retired, but still works, as we still have bills, imagine that!
Anyway, I too am doing this to earn more money, and it won't be "extra" it will be "needed " money. I've become addicted to doing something here at WA everyday and sometime it even keeps me home from the beach. Usually nothing keeps me away. But this new addiction is a good one!
Thanks for the follow and I'll be following your progress and subsequent success!
Pat B
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MizBurke314 Premium
Ah. So you are a shore girl, are you? I am inland about 35 or 40 miles from the Shore. I am in Central New Jersey, though originally from Syracuse, NY.

You sound like me, about the money. What is this "extra" money I keep hearing people talk about? I even catch myself using the phrase and then chastise myself because in my world there is no such thing.

And you are quite right. This site can be addicting! Perhaps we will meet at the top, down the road into the future and maybe we will then know what "extra" money is!

Doesn't hurt to dream, right? Have a pleasant rest of the night!

Linda
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PBitzer Premium
The word "girl" is in question at this point in my life, but it was nice to hear once again, Originally from Staten Island many years ago, family always had a summer house , so when the NYC teachers were on strike in 1969, they put us student teachers in the classrooms . I quickly decided that teaching in the it was not for me, so I moved to the shore where I was used to, and never looked back. Feels like another lifetime.
Would love to meet you at the top and collect all that "extra" money!
We can do this!
Take care!
Pat
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Linda and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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MizBurke314 Premium
Hello,Robert--

I much appreciate the return follow. I liked your replies to a post I was reading earlier and I found your profile and liked what I read very much and chose to follow you. So here we are. And I do plan to read your blogs, over time anyway. Been working outside the home more than usual lately. Going to have to play catch-up soon. I look forward to further communication with you!

Linda
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Linda, one step at a time is always best and fully understand one part before moving on to the next. If you don't you will surely mess up somewhere down the line and if you are a complete novice you will probably not even realize you've made the mistake.
Have a great Thursday.
Get in touch if you do get stuck but remember the time difference if there is one.
Robert
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MizBurke314 Premium
Good morning, Robert--

Actually I think it is probably sometime in the afternoon there. I am in New Jersey. I am figuring you are about 6 or more hours ahead of us.

I am going slowly and trying to understand everything. I am taking copious notes, but they are all over the place so I have to organize them. Not quite a complete novice, but pretty close. :)

I will ask for help if I need it, but only when I can't find the answer on my own. I appreciate all your help and encouragement. I hope you have an excellent weekend!

Linda
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Robert-A Premium
Its just gone 3.30 pm here Linda, and i'm uptown in Edinburgh.

yes take lots of notes but you're wise to put them in order or you will get mixed up.
I myself am the most organised person I know and have folders for everything, even those not business related.

Have a great weekend as well, and now I'm off home to make myself some eats.
Robert
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ChrisScott Premium
Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your network. I am looking forward to working together and I am sure that together we can overcome any obstacle. Reach out if I can ever help in any way.

-The Teddy Bear

PS. Please feel free to check out my trainers should you find the time.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chrisscott/training
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love, Linda, I have to show some love back by sending you my blessings of health, wealth, and prosperity plus longevity to you and your family and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom). I also wish you much success in you business ventures, which I know will turn out great if you just follow the lessons. So Please Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace

Frankie Trillz — feeling optimistic. — feeling pumped. --- feeling motivated
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MizBurke314 Premium
I appreciate the encouragement--especially right now. Trying to stay positive here at WA is easy. It is everything else in my life at this time that is making that difficult now. But I am refusing to buckle under the stress and drama. Big change coming soon and I am so ready for it! Thanks again, Frankie!

Linda
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MizBurke314 Premium
Hey Keisi--

Actually, I am starting all over. I felt like I rushed through the initial lessons on Course 1 and, as I am taking the time to go back over them, I realized I may have skipped a thing or two. I hated the website I built initially, so I have eliminated it. Call me crazy, but I don't want to blow through everything and be disappointed when I am done. That is just the type of person I am.

Thank you for checking up on me, though. It feels good knowing that others are interested in what I do here. ;)
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Linda!
Thanks a lot for liking a comment of mine. I'm pleased to get to know you. Me too love to read books. I'll follow you now!

I hope you are enjoying WA so far and that you like the training. Wish you great success and may you achieve your goal.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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MizBurke314 Premium
I really appreciate that! Best wishes for your success, as well!

Linda
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MizBurke314 Premium
I have followed you back!
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Pernilla Premium
Thanks for your good wishes!
Happy you are following me back!
:-)
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Compsol99 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,
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.
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MizBurke314 Premium
Good morning everyone! Sorry I have been almost invisible the last day and a half or so. And I will be absent most of today, too. If you have decided to follow me and you don't hear back from me right away, don't fret. I am doing my level best to get back to everyone who honors me with a follow and to follow them in kind.

Normally I am part-time at my job, but one of the other people had to be off yesterday and today and so I am there a lot more right now. I love my job, but it can be extremely high stress! Perhaps when I get home from work today I will come here and immerse myself in this site. There is just something calming about being here with you all.

Have a great day, everyone!

Linda
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here at WA. I am adding a link to my thought for the day - hope you enjoy
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MizBurke314 Premium
Your thought for the day made me smile. I talk to myself way more than I should, and sometimes I even answer. I'm not always nice to myself, but I could try to be. :)
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Tw1 Premium
Congratulations on your decision to invest in your future with your premium membership to WA! WA works! Just follow the lessons and implement what you learn! Your success is just waiting for you to take action!

I am following you now and invite you to follow me as well. If I can ever be of any help, just let me know!

I wish you great success and prosperity!
Sincerely,
Tom

PS. Want to improve your rank in WA? Stay active in the community! Liking someone's post or comments helps their rank. Like more to get more likes!
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Jerrymko Premium
great job on going premium! and seems like you have very good reasons for being on here too! great that you like to read, as there's a lot of material on here to help you with your journey to earning online income like it helped me...

best of luck to ya!

jerry
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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! :)
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MizBurke314 Premium
Sorry, Kyle. I have been all over this site and on Google and my eyes are crossing from doing so much reading! I have chosen 2 niches, although I may change my mind on the one. My favorite is "Skin Care For Women Over 50." Originally I had started out with "How To Clean Your House" and I built a website for that, but I may get rid of it. Most people are looking for fast ways to do all of that housework, which is fine. But I am more about thoroughness and organization of the activities involved. Then on to how to get it done. But, aside from that, thanks to you I have a much better understanding of SEO and how it is supposed to work.
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Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)

Focus on just ONE website and create success with that before diversifying and creating multiple niche websites.

It only takes ONE website in one niche to be very successful online. I usually find that folks that try to do too much at once (focus on several niche websites) end up in a state of mediocrity because it can be overwhelming and you don't really ever become the expert in just one niche.

It is the experts (specialists) that create long term, successful businesses in any niche.
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MizBurke314 Premium
Thank you very much for the "clarification" of my ideas. When I start to think of it the way you put it in your comments it sort of shrinks the pool that my thoughts are swimming in. And I will focus on just the one for right now. Thanks again! :)
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Linda, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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