About MJL71
Joined November 2017
I'm a (so far) unpublished writer of pulp fiction. I believe I could market my writing on the web. However, my first interest is in making enough money to pursue some of my other goals, such as returning to see the places I visited this summer, England, France and Iceland. I want to travel. Right now, I'm in that category of people who aren't poor enough to get aid and not rich enough to get the things I want in life. I see the marginalization of many people as we continue to rocket through the 21st century. Big changes. I see no other way to make money.

Update, Dec 7/18

Well, here I am more than a year later and "I'm still here," like that old Broadway song goes. Have I achieved any of my goals?

Some. I have to admit that I was overreaching a bit, as I see now. I still believe in what I'm doing, but the financial stuff hasn't happened. After some deliberation with myself, I was able to accept the fact that it was going to take longer.

I had read about people who had started with an idea that went south, and they persisted. I won't say that they always won. DeLorean produced a great car that was featured in Back To The Future movie trilogy, but he couldn't make it work, and finally he got involved with the drug trade because he needed money to continue.

That didn't work out too well, but I don't really know the reason, nor does anybody else, presumably. He isn't a good example. But who am I to criticize? Bottom line, I've learned a helluva lot being here, from the people in the WA community, and about my own strengths and weaknesses. It was because of WA, indirectly, that I learned to write, following a certain style in fiction that I had never attempted before.

They say that if you love something, the money will follow. I can't say that it's true, yet, because it hasn't happened, but I do believe that, in a way, if you've found something that is your passion, there's no point giving up because you'll never find anything better. So my quest, and your quest, and everyone's quest here is an unknown until things start to happen. And they won't start to happen until you turn yourself around and decide to get up on the horse again. That's the difficult part, I agree: making yourself believe what your doubting mind is trying to tell you isn't true. The mind is great, but if overused can get you into a lot of trouble!
MJL71's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$3,000 per month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$6,000 per month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
5-6 hours a day
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$3,000 per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$6,000 per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
5-6 hours a day
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Marc1001 Premium
That is a good amount of time and realistic goals. Stick with it and you will be there before you know it. Let me know how I can help.
Marc
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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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MJL71 Premium
Will do. My niche is becoming clearer in my head every day.
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Kyle Premium
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

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. :)

PS. I hope you are looking forward to an absolutely brilliant week ahead! :)
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brichnow21 Premium
Love that idea, Kyle
Barb
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brichnow21 Premium
Welcome, Mike, to this wonderful community of genuine, caring inidividuals, all there to encourage and answer any questions, no matter how dumb they may seem.
I believe you are quite correct about the possibilities, out there, in the "job market".
Let's make those dreams come true!
I, too, love to travel, but will be stuck here, in Texas, for awhile!
Best returns on this venture!
Barb
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MJL71 Premium
Well thanks, I appreciate that. I feel quite at home here, which really surprised me. It's the first time I've spent any time at all online messaging people back and forth. It's a new thing for me and I do feel the support is there. Thanks again.
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DeborahDF Premium
Well if you have to be stuck, you couldn’t find a better state.
Fellow Texan
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brichnow21 Premium
Really, Deborah! Thanks for the follow, as well,
Are you by Atascosita..pardon the spelling?
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brichnow21 Premium
Yes!
When we're talking and learning from others, here, it's both personal and productive! We have a reason for "jabber-jawing" that is also for learning, not just wasting time.
What a concept!
Barb
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
Hey Mike,
Kyle again. I see you are making progress and your account is completely set up. You are doing great so far. Keep it up. And remember if you need help just ask.

I'll also be stopping by from time to time just to see how things are coming along.
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DeborahDF Premium
Hey Mike, my name is Deborah. I see you might be a tad worried about loosing communication in four days, is that right? Have you gone Premium yet? I would certainly advise doing so and let me tell you why. it's the community. The help you get from everyone. You get help 2 days after you have solved your problem because people here at WA care and they want to make sure you are alright. That is why I am here right now talking to you. Stay with the program, be a writer for your grandkids. I got into this at the age of 64 because my 40 yr.old daughter needs help and she needs money to get that help so I came out of retirement and started my own business. Scary as hell but I'm glad I did it.
Hang in here with us. We are all pulling for you.
Deborah Farrow
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MJL71 Premium
I'm having trouble keeping track of all the "like" comments I'm getting, so I'm trying to catch up. I ain't young either. It doesn't matter. These opportunities weren't open to us "back in the day," as they say.
Well, thanks very much for your support.
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MJL71 Premium
Hi, Deborah. A belated "thanks," I see it's been 13 days. Sheesh!
Thanks for the support. It's a problem tracking down all the people who contact me.
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DeborahDF Premium
You are most welcome. No worries.
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el-jefe-Kyle Premium
Hey Mike!

I'm Kyle (not the owner, just a member).

You must have came from my blog and as promised, I'm here to help.

You can get started with the training at any time in the menu on the left side of the screen. You will see the big green button that says "Get Started Here".

If you need any help let me know :)
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MJL71 Premium
Thanks. I will.
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