About MN1
Joined June 2015
Hi, my name is Marissa. My friends at work call me M (that's right, the character from James Bond movie :) I would love to use M as my user name but WA requires user names to be at least 2 characters long :)

I am an expat living and working in Dubai for almost a decade now. My husband works and lives in Dubai as well. We recently had our first baby and I am a full time mom for the interim.

I came across WA while searching for online business ideas. I was very skeptical at first but after frequently browsing the site, going through the free lessons and reading some really nice blogs, I decided to go Premium.

Little by little, I think I am now connecting the dots...

Update: Dec 2018
I was inactive here for around 2 years and now I'm back. I now have 2 kids :)
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C-Lab Premium
Yo!
What is it like living in Dubai?
I've never been to the UAE, but I've often watched documentaries about the place.
What is your experience living there?
If you have lived there for over a decade then you must have witnessed the construction of the "Burg Khalifa" the tallest building in the world.
What is it like over there?
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MN1 Premium
It's like living in a fantasy world, lol!

We left Dubai last last year already. The place is good particularly if you are single and you are someone who loves adventure! I've tried skydiving when I was there, climb mountains and camp on top of the desert mountain, tried dune bashing, drove my small car on 140-150 speed for the first time, enjoyed the desert, befriended tha camel so he can give me a ride, haha. I can probably talk about all my adventures in Dubai all day. What documentaries are you watching by the way?

And yeah, I witnessed the construction of Burj Khalifa (it used to be Burj Dubai). During the financial crisis, rumours circulated that Dubai borrowed money from its sister Emirate Abu Dhabi and it was renamed after it's ruler.

Our office used to be near the Burj Khalifa area and we were there when it was opened for the first time. I've been on top of the tallest building once and the elevator going up is one of the fastest trip I've had in my life!

Dubai's location is also the best if you want to travel the world. Most companies are offering a 30-day-paid-leave and most employees take advantage of traveling to diff countries.

Try to visit it one day. I suggest you travel there between Nov to Feb when the weather is a bit colder.

If you need anything or you have any more questions, let me know.

Cheers,
Marissa
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C-Lab Premium
I have seen every documentary on Dubai and Abu Dhabi that's been released on YouTube in the last 4 years!
From "travel" advertisements to "engineering" documentaries (how does water get up there (Burj)? How was the first "7 star" hotel created? How are "artificial islands" created?).
It is all fascinating to me!
The stories you tell, the adventures you've had:
I find these fascinating as well!
What an amazing life you have lived!
My questions would be nearly endless!
Haha
Do the princes really drive around in sports cars with exotic large cats?
Are the laws against drinking and gambling really so strict?
Is the cost of living too much for a poor American to live there?
Is it terrifying to scale the tallest building yet constructed by human kind?
All of it seems amazing to me...
Thank you for your response:
My curiosity has only been increased!
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MN1 Premium
I agree, it's all fascinating. And you'll see all of the amazing view of the artificial islands when you go skydive :)

I never saw the prince driving around with exotic cats but it does not surprise me at all. I've seen Shaikh Mo - the ruler of Dubai, driving around with his fav G63 AMG Mercedes-Benz (with plate number 1) at least twice.

Majority of people there are expat (around 80 percent). I believe they have zero tolerance on DUI but almost every hotel has a bar where you can drink alcohol. My husband and I attended a Metallica concert and almost every person attending the event is holding a beer! :) So you get the idea I hope. You can even buy alcohol from an alcohol store as long as you have an 'alcohol license' which the govt is issuing for a fee.
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Loes Premium
Hello Marissa,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. 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 2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
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MN1 Premium
Hi Loes and thanks for following me back. The 'Blogs top rated by Loes' is massive! I will definitely go back and check on the trainings you've made as I progress with my site.

Cheers,
Marissa
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Loes Premium
Thank you, see you later👍
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Marissa,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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MN1 Premium
Good stuffs, thanks Zed!
Wish you more success and happiness!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Marissa And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you may well have come to the conclusion that internet marketing is a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 460+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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MN1 Premium
Hi Robert and thanks for adding me in to your network. I agree, success doesn't happen overnight. I am slow in finishing the training but I know I will get to the finish line one day :)

Wish you more success and happiness!

Cheers,
Marissa
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Marissa and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.
Have a great day.
Robert
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MN1 Premium
Will do, thanks Robert.
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Robert-A Premium
You may not be aware of this Marissa but it’s a good idea (only if you are interested in your rank within WA) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.

Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing else.

But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Marissa. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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SJB Premium
Hello and congrats on going premium! It has taught me so much and I am convinced that it's going to do wonders for you as well! Good luck with everything! :)
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upsgirl Premium
Hello and CONGRATS! You are our newest Premium Member! You made a wise decision to invest in your online businesses! If you need anything, we are always here for you! Again, CONGRATS!
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vic62 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Congratulations on going Premium. I hope you are enjoying the training and look forward to following your progress.
Regards
Victoria
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goldarcher Premium
Hi there, welcome to premium, it's nice to have you here
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Missa3 Premium
Hello,
A warm welcome to WA Premium. As you may already know, you've joined a great community, one based on paying it forward so let us know if we can help you at anytime. Enjoy your time with us and here's to your success.
~Debra
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Rawl Premium
Hello and welcome to Premium Membership.
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betcha Premium
Hi there, congratulations for going premium. You now have more benefits and more tools that will enhance your online business. Enjoy your new venture here @ Wealthy Affiliate. Blessings ~Betcha
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MINDwell Premium
Affiliate marketing is great if you have a niche you are able to create content for, and present to the reader links to products that will LIKELY BENEFIT THEM.
Everybody has a niche that is worth sharing
If you know yours get started, wishing all the best, and enjoy your creativity!
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grdfoster Premium
Thanks for following me M. Good luck building your business.
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SmileOfJoy Premium
Hi M! Nice to meet you! Looking forward in working with you! See you in WA and following you!
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Standaar Premium
Thank you for following me. I wish you all the best and I hope you will reach your goals a.s.a.p..
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davyrobot Premium
Hi M! -

How are you?

Welcome to my Network!

Thank you for the Follow - I am Following You Back!


I wish you all the success - you are willing to work for! :)

If I can ever be of Help - do not hesitate - to contact me!


** Have a Great Productive Day - M! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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mackiejw Premium
Thanks for the follow M

All the best for you.

John
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mijareze Premium
Thank you for collowing me MN1!
Ed
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suetay Premium
Hello, Marissa, welcome to WA!
Thank you for following me.
I'm pleased to meet you and wish you the very best!
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LWarren Premium
Thx 4 follow,congrats on first baby(bundle of LOVE),and welcome,hope the dot connecting produce prosperity,independance,Blessing to the 3 of ya,u could be MM,MI,MIM,Choices,Choices.LTW
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hovivien Premium
Hi M, Welcome to WA and Thanks for the follow. All the best yah!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network M. ~Marion
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Mark1957 Premium
Hello M and thanks for following me, it's very much appreciated.

Good luck with your online journey here at WA and don't forget to ask as and when you get stuck...we're all here to help you.

Mark
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jvranjes Premium
Hi M. Many thanks for adding me to your network. I wish you success in your online activity. Jovo
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Larry_T Premium
Hi Marissa, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you the best with your website training
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MN1 Premium
You're welcome Larry and wishing you more success. I am browsing your website and it is pretty cool. I'm gonna be forwarding the link to my husband, lol.
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you and yes you are all the best
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MN1 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I am now following you back :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Marissa for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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MN1 Premium
Hi Robert, wow, you've got loads of training! I love reading your blogs. I need to go back to the other trainings you've created :) More blessings to you as well. Thanks again.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Marissa.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks for the follow Marissa! Have a wonderful day !
Cheers =)
Sarah
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LisB247 Premium
Hello M, Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for including me in your network. Wishing you great success with your new online business venture.

Best wishes.
Lis.
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Yuko Premium
Hello Marissa, Thank you for helping me out there earlier. I am following you now!
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MN1 Premium
You're welcome Yuko.
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Chris2005 Premium
Thanks for the follow M. Welcome to the journey here at WA. Get ready for some hard work and fun.
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Happygirl48 Premium
Hi M, Thanks for the follow:) I read your Blog and Congrats on becoming a Premium, You will NOT regret it. Just food for thought, You may want to do your profile so we can get to know you better. I will follow you now too and I look forward to you become a success. Get started on the Boot Camp if you haven't already and you will get instant help when you ask the members of the community for it:) Let me know if I can be of service if you need help too! ttyl. Sharon:)
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MN1 Premium
Thanks Sharon and apologies for the late response.
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Happygirl48 Premium
no worries, we are all very busy. Point is you did respond and that's a good thing. Sharon:)
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Willieg Premium
Thanks for the follow, live in your success.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Thanks for the follow M, hope all is well, and you are making progress on your website.

Bishop
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perkyboy1611 Premium
Good to have you here at WA, M? I had to stop and look at that 3 times, too many initials :) Anyway, be sure to put your website on your profile so we can have a look at it!

Good luck!

Jerry
fitand50online.com
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MN1 Premium
lol, thanks Jerry! I am working on the content at the moment and will definitely post it soon. The amount of information in this community is overwhelming. Your site looks really cool & interesting. I love reading your blogs!
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Steve61 Premium
Hi, M. Thanks for following!

Even though your new to the site, expanding your profile will help members to get to know you.

Your idea for a niche sounds interesting. Best wishes for success!

Steve
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MN1 Premium
Thanks for the suggestion Steve. I wasn't sure whether I'll be staying here for good the first time I set that up that's why i kept it short but will update it soon :) Trying my best to manage time in WA from attending lessons, reading some really nice blogs, networking etc.
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Steve61 Premium
M, you have identified an important element -- means management of your time! What makes the choices more difficult is choosing between best and better rather than good and bad. :)
Steve
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MN1 Premium
I couldn't agree with you more Steve.
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stephhill Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

My name is Stephanie. I am one of the Ambassadors here. Let me know if you need any help as you move through the training. We are a wonderful community that believes in paying it forward.

Have an awesome day. I look forward to hearing from you.

Steph
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MN1 Premium
Thanks for the warm welcome Steph. I'm so glad to discover this awesome community.
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stephhill Premium
You are most welcome M.
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stephhill Premium
Thank you for the follow. Have an awesome Sunday!
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fricknwill Premium
Thanks for he follow!
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MN1 Premium
You're welcome Will.
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Caraid Premium
Hi

Welcome to WA premium. There is a huge amount of training here
now that you've gone premium and a very friendly supportive community.

If you need any help or guidance there is sure to be someone here who can assist you. Just ask.

I wish you every success

Dave
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MN1 Premium
Hi Dave,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I am starting to love this community. I wish you success!

M
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geo2112 Premium
Hi M, welcome to WA premium. Wishing you all the success for the future

George :)
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Kyle Premium
What's going on M? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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MN1 Premium
Hi Kyle, I decided to give it a shot. I just upgraded to Premium!!!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, congrats on going Premium. I really do look forward to working with you!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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MN1 Premium
Thanks for following me first :)
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stevechic Premium
You will learn all you need to know here and the community is very helpful. You will not remain a newbie for long everything will click into place
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MN1 Premium
Thanks Steve! I appreciate the encouragement..
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Carson Premium
Hey M! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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MN1 Premium
Thanks Carson, I am almost done with Course 1 and learning a lot in a short period of time.
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Hippychick Premium
Hi. thanks for the follow. I truly believe that just by signing up for this training and community, we are half way there! :)
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MN1 Premium
Thanks Hippychick, I wish you success!
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SuzetteH Premium
Thanks for the follow MN1's. With this excellent training and supportive community, It won't take long to get those dots connected!
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MN1 Premium
Thanks Suzette! I like your profile and your blogs. It's nice to be surrounded with cool people in this community.
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Kyle Premium
Great to have you here at WA and if you ever do need a hand with anything, you have an entire community of support behind you (myself included)! :)

Exciting times lie ahead!

PS. I hope you have an awesome week ahead!
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