About Mshelton53
Joined November 2015
I've worked in the technology field for more than thirty years and I love it as much today as I did on my first foray into the technical world. I've worked for fortune 500 companies as well as mom-and-pop shops, and have found challenges on both ends of this spectrum.

When not busy with technology, I love to read, sail, watch football, and target shoot. Yes, I do have a wide range of interests and hobbies, but my favorite activity is spending time with my best friend and better half. My wife is my rock and the reason that I work as hard as I do.

So now, I am three-plus years from retirement and I'm looking for my next challenge: retirement...and not going broke. I cannot see myself in a rocking chair on the front porch. I've always been too active for that. I would like to be able to travel and take my wife places she has never been, but that takes money. To be able to do the traveling that she would like to do we need to make more money than what the pension will offer. Therefore, I'm looking for ways to make passive income and be able to manage my business where ever we are. I am hoping that Wealthy Affiliate will help me meet these retirement goals.
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sarahmcleod Premium
It seams a common trait here on WA, all us (50+) youngsters needing a new form of income and looking online. I have seen some amazing product launches that have made the one million mark in just on 24 hours. That is my ultimate aim, but for now it is starting at the other end of the scale and building a contact list through these affiliate niche sites and learning the markets.
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Mshelton53 Premium
Sarah,

There are a few of us aren't there? It sounds like we need a geezer group. If ever I can help, just let me know. Best of luck to you.

MikeS
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Affiliate69 Premium
Thankyou for the follow up Mshelton53 best of luck to you on WA
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you.
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi Mike, hope your enjoying your time at WA, and thanks for the follow, returned. May the coming year bring you all that you wish for.
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Mshelton53 Premium
I am enjoying the WA community very much. Thanks for following me back.

MikeS
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Everlight Premium
Hello thanks for the follow and wish you success here :)
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you.
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mjdimarco Premium
Hi Mike, Thanks for adding me to your network.
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Mshelton53 Premium
You're welcome. I look forward to learning from you.
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Sheila50 Premium
Hi Mike and welcome.
Nice to meet you and thank you for the follow.
Following you back.
Hope you find success here and achieve your goals!
Sheila
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you, Sheila.
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bnaylor Premium
Hey Mike ... Thanks for connecting and the follow... I truly appreciate the invitation to be a part of your "journey online"..

Welcome to WA... As a technology professional also, I think it's great your here... You'll bring a number of skills along with you, that should really help out... To top all of that off, given your broad range of interests, you should never have a problem discovering niches you can be passionate about...

If you ever have any questions or if there is anything I can do to help you along with your online marketing, please don't hesitate to ask... In fact, if you'd like to learn more about how I approach this business, please read the following post when you get a moment... Between that post and my profile, you should get a pretty clear idea on my thoughts on "internet marketing" as an industry and my approach... You can always PM me here of course if you have questions or you can message me through Facebook... I always seem to be logged into my Facebook account for various reasons, so that's likely the quickest way to reach me... My contact information is on my profile... Thanks again... Bryan
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Mshelton53 Premium
Bryan,

It's always great to find other technologists at WA. I appreciate the contact and follow back and will be perusing your info. Look forward to working with you.

MikeS
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bnaylor Premium
Please make sure to let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help out... Bryan
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Mshelton53 Premium
Will do. Thanks.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Mike 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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Mshelton53 Premium
Boomer,

I plan to check out your training this evening. Just got home from spending Christmas with the family so I will be ramping back up. Thank you for the connection back. Iook forward to perusing your training.

MikeS
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betcha Premium
Hi Charles, congratulations for going premium. You now have all the benefits and all the tools that will enhance your online business. Enjoy your new venture here @ Wealthy Affiliate. Blessings ~Betcha
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you. I'll do my best.
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betcha Premium
You can do it, Charles. Keep moving on with what you have already started here @ Wealthy Affiliate and make your dreams come true. All the best in 2016,
Betcha
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Davidoroe Premium
Hi MsShelton!
Thanks for the follow! Lot's of luck with your online business.
Hope you and your wife have a Happy Holiday!

David
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you, David. Merry Christmas to you and yours, too.
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nurseannie Premium
Welcome and may you achieve all the goals you have set for yourself.
Best wishes AM
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you, Annie.
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AndrewVSmith Premium
Thanks for following me, I appreciate it!
Best Regards,
Andrew
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FrankT1 Premium
thanks for the follow, very nice to meet you
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Loes Premium
Hello Damir, Welcome! Nice to meet you, I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start I have written trainings for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post. It has been very helpful to a lot of people. You can find them on my profile on the right under trainings (click on my picture). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.

Success building your business. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Mike1942 Premium
Thanks forth follow. I joined your network also.
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ConeyM Premium
Thanks for the follow, Damir. Likewise, I reciprocated. To our success here at WA.....cheers!
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kennick2015 Premium
Hi Damir and thanks for the follow. I wish you all the best in achieving your goals here at WA. Good luck. Ken.
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MudreM Premium
Thanks for the follow and I wish you all the very best.
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DamirMatisic Premium
Thanks for following me. Good to have people of such a background around.
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Mshelton53 Premium
Damir,

Welcome to the WA community. This is a great place to learn how to meet your goals. Be persistent in your studies, work on your website, and stay connected with the community and good things will happen for you.

MikeS
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PjGermain Premium
Hi Michael and thanks for the follow!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

I've been in the online marketing arena and a webmaster for a long time, but WA totally rocks! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And, please remember, we are here to help in anyway. Don't hesitate to ask as many questions as you need! We're here to help!

Cheers,
pj
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Mshelton53 Premium
PJ, thanks for the warm welcome. I really enjoy the WA community. The training is great and the community is the best! I'll remember to call out when I get stumped. MikeS
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bronco549 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I returned the favor. Best of luck to you here. Jim
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you, Jim. I look forward to hearing more from you.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Mike
Good to meet you , I hope your Wealthy Affiliate experience is going well. Thank you for following me , I will enjoy and value being part of your network. Best wishes for your online journey.WA is the place to be to attain your goals and aspirations.
Alexander
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Mshelton53 Premium
Alexander, I am having a great experience here at WA, and thank you for the encouragement. I wish you all the best. MikeS
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allchristie Premium
Mike - thanks for the refollow. I applaud your attitude. The two of you will do well. My wife of 11 years has never known me with legs, but would never let me get away with me feeling sorry with myself. We work as though we will live forever ~ so far so good. All the best. Larry
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thanks, Larry.
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Catfish77 Premium
Well the truth is I don't have enough experience to tell that at this point an time but reading some of the affiliates post old an young I think we are in the right place stay in touch Thanks an God Bless You Both !!!
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Mshelton53 Premium
Catfish, do the training, work on your website, stay active in the community and good things will happen! Wishing you all the best. If I can help, please let me know how.
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Catfish77 Premium
Thanks I will
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network. I know you will be able to travel- with what you can build here
Sami
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thanks, Sami.
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BarryJ Premium
Welcome to WA and thanks for following.
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you.
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the follow have added you back and wish you every success, with your background you should sail through the training
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thanks, Katie.
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mijareze Premium
Hello Mshelton! Thank you for adding me to your network! I have added you to mine...
Ed
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thanks, again, Ed.
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whitsunday Premium
Great to meet you Mike. Thanks for making contact. I love your niche and the website shows great promise. You might have read that I built my own boat too, with about 75% of the work done by my husband! Hey I was chief glasser and sander and fairer.
What an achievement that was. We have been living on it for the last 3 years.
Any way, go well here at WA, Janelle.
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Mshelton53 Premium
Janelle, thanks for the connection back. I do not believe my boats will ever be quite as nice as yours, but I love to build to my capabilities and just have fun! I look forward to hearing more about your boat.
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tensjoshwa Premium
Hello hope this finds fine, thanks for following me as a community at WA we shall always work together for the success
Joshua
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Mshelton53 Premium
Joshua, thanks for the connection back.
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Pisquali Premium
Hi Mike and thank you for following me. I wish you a great WA journey.
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thanks, Pisquali. I am enjoying the ride.
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LLiu Premium
Hi Mike, Very nice to meet you and thank you for adding me to your network and I am adding you to mine.
You do have some very nice interests and hobbies, My brother loves boats and has worked on some as well.
I wish you every success in all your endeavors and on your journey here at WA.
If I can be of help just let me know and I will too.

Warmest wishes,

Linda :)
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Mshelton53 Premium
Linda, thanks for the connection back and the kind words. I am having a great experience here, and look forward to making friends along the way as well.
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BobZeiss Premium
Many thanks for following me. I wish you the best of fortune building your web business.
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you, Bob.
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2Al Premium
Welcome and thank you for the follow. Wish you success.
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thank you.
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rosieM Premium
Thank you for the follow...I swear that I thought I 'followed' you a few days ago.....anyway....looking forward to learning from you!
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Mshelton53 Premium
I think we've all had that experience before. Thanks for the connection back.
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JAHBOBCLATO Premium
Yes Sir. Much Creativity will be neeed
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Mshelton53 Premium
Yes it will, and a lot of hard work! Thanks.
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Lizat Premium
YOU Can Do it, You can do it, YOu can do it…Broadway Hit song from the Producers...and one day I will be at the airport waiting for you and the Wifey…with 2 big Ulas( hawaiian lei) and sign saying" Welcome to the Best Day Ever Retreat"…I have my second retreat going on right now! My new WA Best Day Ever! website will get everyone over to have the Best Day Ever in Paradise…Pick American Samoa or Western Samoa?…Best Place Ever to Live!
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Mshelton53 Premium
Lizat, thanks for the encouragement. I"ve seen the start of a few small successes so a few more may just get me going. I really appreciate the positive push forward.
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Lizat Premium
Your are welcome…I am rooting for you!May you receive all the hits and orders you desire in a blessed way ,each day!…Great Job Mike!
aofa lizat
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Smudger-1st Premium
Hi Mike - Thank you for following me back I will look forward to reading your blogs. Mark
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NAND0 Premium
congrats Mike, good spirit wish you the best, and I am sure there is a way to make money here, I tell you like you, I like to travel I've been doing it since I was 10 years old, and I will not stop doing it, It give me a sense o peace and relaxation love to connect with nature. but If you ever make the drive to Alaska I will tell you what is the best route to take.
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Mshelton53 Premium
Nand0, If I decide to make that trek, you will be the first person I will call on for directions!
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NAND0 Premium
jajajajaj ok my friend.
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Tirolith Premium
We are all living longer.
A lot of people when they retire here in Australia start traveling and fine they are broke in their early 70 odd years.
Planing and budgeting must start before....
You are on the right track.
Thanks and good luck ........Tom.
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WMcNeal40 Premium
I think you are on to something. I never understood the word retired. Does it mean that you are first tired and then you are retired? Just kidding. You have a good attitude and thanks for your comment on my blog.
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Mshelton53 Premium
You are more than welcome. Maybe we can both figure out how to be RE-tired without being so tired.
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judebanks Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network, Mike. Great to meet you. I hope you enjoy and benefit from WA. Let us know in the community if you need a hand with anything. All the best. ~Jude
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Mshelton53 Premium
Jude, I'm lucky to have you as part of my network. I am having a great time and learning more about IM every day. Good luck to you as well.

MikeS
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RichieBarone Premium
Hi Mike; thanks for the follow-up, You sound like you are ready for a challenge. May God bless your AD-venture here!
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Mshelton53 Premium
Richie, thank you for the blessing. I'm just keeping my head down and pushing forward. Good luck to you, too.
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fwtjr Premium
Well I just went Premium myself. I'd like to wish you much success! Hoping that one year from now I can look back to this night knowing it was the best decision made.
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Mshelton53 Premium
I agree. Let's make sure we have something to be proud of this time next year. Good luck!
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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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Mshelton53 Premium
Victoria,

Thank you for the warm welcome. I am having a ball and am learning something new everyday. I appreciate the encouragement.

MikeS
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DordPete Premium
Hi Charles I noticed you set up your profile completely. That's really great you're definitely on the right track!

Taking action is very important even when it's something as simple as an account set up.

I also wanted to mention Premium membership.
If your enjoying WA so far and want to move up a level its definitely worth a try. I highly recommend it for everyone.

If you need help with anything. Let me know!

Looking forward to your progress Charles

All the best
Peter
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi Charles, thank you for the follow! Hope you are enjoying your time here at WA, I know I am. I wish you all the best with your online business!
Linda
P.S. If I can ever help, just let me know!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Mshelton53 Premium
Thanks for the welcome. I'm greatfull to have found this community.
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DordPete Premium
Hello Charles,

Nice to meet you! My name is Peter, I just wanted to welcome you here and wish you lots of success.
Hope you find the site as useful as I have.

As a new member, the first thing you should do is fill out your account profile. Don't worry, it's really easy to do.

Here's a video that shows how easy it is: (1) Add your profile image
(This helps people to connect with you quickly. You can put what you like)

(2) Add a personal description.
(Let us know a little about yourself and why you're here at WA!)

If you do these simple steps it will show you're serious about learning at WA and people will be more likely to answer your questions and help you if they see you've taken the two minutes to complete your profile.

Then make sure you complete Lesson 1 to start moving in the right direction: Click the link and take a few moments to get started...

Let me know if I can help you with anything or answer any questions about WA.
It's great to have you as part of the community here at WA!

I'm here to help :)

Best of luck
Peter
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Mshelton53 Premium
Peter,

Thank you for the warm welcome and the encouragement. I've just completed my profile and am continuing with my lessons. I look forward to hearing from you in the.

MikeS
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DordPete Premium
You're welcome Mike, Enjoy the lessons!
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