About Mlccombs
Joined January 2014
Hello Everyone! I am a newbie, oh no! But here's a little background...

I am 49, my husband is 61 and wants to retire in about 4 yrs, although I don't know what he is going to do with himself. Here's the situation...I have essentially held 2 jobs for the past 20+ years.

1) working in veterinary medicine in a variety of positions, vet tech, surgery tech, reception and as in a manager position for several clinics - I started this because I liked it,

2) Business owner/manager - I was recruited by my husband to run his optometric practice when he ran out of money (just what I wanted to hear - they don't teach business management in doctor school)

Neither of these is consistent with my associates degree in marketing management. However, I got the business up and running, consistently improving the bottom line. We were able to sell the business 2 1/2 years ago but Steve (the husband) still works there as an employee and will do so until 65 (unless I get him to stay til 66). So, after the sale, I continued to worked part-time while rehabbing a bathroom, painting and putting up new trim in our house (not fun). Then I wanted a full-time job to earn more money for our upcoming retirement - more his than mine at this point.

I briefly looked into affiliate marketing last year but was offered a FT job at ABC Animal Hospital as their Reception Manager and to assist the practice manager (who had never run a business). Unfortunately, I didn't know I would be working for Dr. I. M. Knutz. Long story short, in October I was let go for doing my job too well. I was too knowledgeable, too productive and too caring for their practice. I didn't get it either, still don't.

So I am now back to affiliate marketing. I actually have a marketing degree perhaps I should use it, but bearing my age there was no ecommerce, ebooks, etail or eanything when I was in school. I have read several real hard cover books, have reviewed many websites and watched utube videos. All making things more confusing.

I would actually like to produce something that I can do long-term so that I can spend time with my husband (we want to move away from the cold and snow-yuch!) while we still can, something that will provide on-going funds even after his paycheck is no longer, and something I can do for years to come. And since I've been home the last 2 months I really like it. I would like to work from home!

I feel like I am behind the eight ball and should have figured this out 4-5 years ago! Hoping I can figure it all out now,

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Hey there Marisa, welcome to WA and thanks for the follow!
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Thanks for following. My best wishes for your success.
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Hi Marisa! Thank you for the follow! Always enjoy talking back and forth with you on the blogs and discussions. :-) ~~~~Sharon
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Hi Sharon, Thanks so much, have learned a lot but have so far to go. Have a great day, Marisa
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Hey Marisa. How's you?! You have a interesting profile and is awesome. Well as you know I am here to help you. My best wishes to you. :)
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Thanks for the follow. Got you back.
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lovely and genuine profile, following you back and looking forward to the entertainment value. Best wishes, Andy
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Hi Andy, thanks for the follow. I may need those techie skills you speak of in your profile. Marisa
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Thank you Marisa 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
mlccombs Premium
Thank you - always need the help
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Hello Marisa. Thanks for the follow! With your background you should see success coming right at ya. If you can follow the lessons, be patient with yourself and ask questions, you will have no worries!
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Hi Marisa, thanks for following me. Us 49 year olds must stick together! I will be 50 in April. Wishing you every success in 2014 and beyond:)
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Hello, Marisa, and thanks for following me back. The office politics is not fun, but I know you will be ok as your website is coming along quite well. I don't doubt you will be successful here and I look forward to more data on your website. Wish you the best of luck!
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Hi Marisa and thank you for the suggestions. It's never to late to start up anything. I met a woman who started up her business when she was 67 and today, at 84, she earns a little over 1.3 million a year and she built it in such a manner that she does not, and has not worked in well over 15 years. It keeps growing. You're on the right track with your affiliate marketing idea...don't think of yourself as being behind the eight ball...Seize that opportunity...remember a good pool player will find a way to remove what's behind that eight ball.
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Love it! Thanks John
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Hello Marisa! Thanks for the follow. WAU is a great place to learn how to build money-making websites. Whether you promote your own product funnel or make money as an affiliate marketer, you can learn how to do that at WA. Count on me for support if you need it.~Rebecca
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Thank you, I may be asking soon!
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Hi Marisa, thanks for the follow! Looking forward to following you here at WA. I can see from your photos that you like Hiking. Mountain Hiking It is one of my favorite activities :)
Best of luck to you!
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Hi Marisa, thanks for the follow, I am sure you will figure it all out soon. WA is a great place for someone with your skills.
Bill & Elaine.
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Thanks for the follow Marisa and welcome to WA! I'm sure you are going to feel very comfortable and at home here with us! Wishing you much success on your journey. Lydia.
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Hi Marisa, 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.
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Nice to meet you Marisa and thanks for the follow. Sounds like you have some interesting life experiences that will be a boon for you as you progress through the training here. If you ever get stuck or need some help, feel free to give me a shout.
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HI Marisa, welcome to WA. Thanks for following me :)
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HEY MARISA - A BIG WARM WELCOME TO WAU. I Like your profile. You have what it takes. Please check out my my profile by clicking on the blue freedomforus above. Together we can trade some winning ideas. Thanks Larry freedomforus
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Thank you for the follow Marisa
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Welcome Marisa, there is plenty to learn but great opportunity to do so in such a wonderful caring, helpful community. There are many who will offer assistance when you require it. Kyle pointed out the starting point, and go from there, step by step. The income will come down the road. Add effort to all the ingredients here and sprinkle liberally with patience and you will both survive and thrive. All the best ~ Daniel PS I have pressed that green button that said Follow Me, and it is now saying UnFollow for I have added you to my list of those I am following to see their great progression.
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Hey there Marisa and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). 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 labeled "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 "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

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

Anyways Marisa, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,