About NannaGoosey
Joined July 2016
Updated: Friday, Sep 15, 2017

Hi, I'm Sharon. I'm a grandma and an American living in the U.S.A. and - through Wealthy Affiliate (WA) - my dream is coming true.

For 20+ years, I'd dreamed of having my own website, so I could reach people struggling with poverty and help them overcome it. With a website, I could share the strategies I'd taught myself during my own years as one of the working poor, and help people escape that life forever.

For 20+ years, my dream remained a dream: though I tried hard, I couldn't learn how to build a website. Then I found WA. WA and the amazing WA community have made it possible for me to turn my dream into a reality.

With the resources, training and help available here, I've built my very own .com website and continue to expand it. Once I start promoting my site, I'll be able to reach, and help, even more of the working poor. Eventually, my site will have hundreds, then thousands of visitors every month.

If owning a website will help you realize your dream, THIS is the place to make it happen. Stick around and work hard. Your reward will literally be a dream come true.
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MCrim Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! I’m following you back!

You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best, Sharon.

mitch
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Hi, Mitch.

I hadn't gone anywhere, but I appreciate your friendly greeting! Thank you for following me back.

Yes, indeed, WA's community is amazing. Some (high-ranking) members get downright snotty if you dare PM them for help. Some oldbies have quit, others just don't participate in the community any more. And yet, I still say WA's community is great. There are many wonderful members here: people who actually MEAN IT when they say they love helping people.

I can tell, by the subject matter of your WA blog posts, you're one of those people. So, I'm going to add you to my: "Most Helpful Members of WA" list.

(I don't really have a list: I just keep helpful members in mind, lol.)

One request: please write more posts about taxes? Anything you can share with us about that would be so helpful!

All the best to you as well.
Sharon
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MCrim Premium
Thank you for your kind words. And, thank you for keeping me in mind as a resource. I'll do the same. It's easier for me, though, because my youngest sister is also named Sharon!☺

I will also keep your blog suggestion in mind. In fact, I am considering starting a new blog on taxes. That's on the backburner right now as I need to concentrate on my first two sites. I need to learn how to attract traffic!!!

Take care, Sharon!

mitch
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NannaGoosey Premium
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Hi, Mitch.

There seem to be so few Sharons, I love it when I hear of another one. Tell your sister "Hi" for me. :)

Tax-related information from you, a Tax Accountant, would be of tremendous benefit to the community. If you ever have time to make those posts, I'll read them with great interest!


Best of luck getting tons of traffic to your sites!
Sharon
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MCrim Premium
I have written one post on taxes, "The Tax Man Cometh." If you haven't read it already, please do. It gives a brief overview for individual business owners.

Take care, my dear.

mitch
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Read it, loved it, want more like it. :)
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WalterW1 Premium
Nanna Goosey be greatly encouraged as I can readily see you are going to be a very great blessing to so many people like me that are just beginning to attempt any feat on computer, let alone a business, web etc. I have been trying for years. This appears to be what I have needed all along that would have saved me much money, my working tool. Yes, I'm simply a 79 year old "Dog-Face Soldier" seeking to establish a foundation for children's education and to supplement my social security of $750.00 a month as my employment ended January 29, 2017 in the grocery store produce department where I have been for the past two and a half years.
Thank you as you are such a God-Sent Blessing.
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Thank you for the encouragement, Walter!

I agree: WA is what we needed all along.

Please stick around: if you will, you'll be ASTOUNDED by how much you discover and learn in the next year.

"Dog-Face Soldier," eh? Do you still eat raw meat for breakfast every day? ;)

A foundation for children's education sounds wonderful! That's a big undertaking! Is that what you're working on with your first website?

It takes a while, but if you follow WA's lessons, you WILL make supplemental income. If you want to keep working at it after that, you can match, then exceed, your Social Security income.

You worked in a grocery store produce department?! (Groceries excite me, lol.) Would it be okay if I PM you some day, to ask for tips I can share with my readers?


Sharon
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Grandma Sharon (I beat you coz I'm a Great Grandad to one and much too young for this title lol)
Anyway welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined last year you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything 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 follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Sat, July 29, 2017

Hello, Great Grandad Robert, lol.

No, even though this was all new to me when I first joined, I haven't found any one thing particularly difficult to comprehend.

What I hadn't been prepared for was how MANY different things there are to learn! I could have never learned all of it on my own.

With WA, though - all I have to do is take action on the lessons. When I want more, I watch Jay's webinars and read training by my awesome fellow WA members.

I'm not always able to tell which is the best option to take when presented with several choices, but any time I've ever needed guidance, advice or a suggestion, I've always gotten it.

That's priceless, because it helps me feel comfortable making a decision and allows me to move on to my next accomplishment.

I stand behind what I've said all along: with WA in your corner, the only way to fail is to give up.

Thank you for your help and for the return-follow. I'll definitely check out your blog posts. I look forward to it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Sharon
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tntebogang Premium
Hi, Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate. You have made the right choice.

If stuck please do not hesitate to shout for help. Go through the courses and in no time you will be smiling all the way to the bank! Lol

Kind Regards

Ntebogang
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NannaGoosey Premium
Thank you, Ntebogang.
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wealthmagic Premium
Hi Sharon,

Congratulations for going Premium. You now have at your disposal a comprehensive training for you to succeed online. Work at your own pace. If you ever you get stuck in anything, just ask for help. You can always count on WA Community to lend you a helping hand.

All the best,

Rupert
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NannaGoosey Premium
Thank you, Rupert.
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Sharon and welcome to our WA community. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Getting started here at WA is very easy with all the help from members.
Take some time to look around and check out all the menus and links.

Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions.

The following link is a walk through with more details for your online journey. This link below is a great getting started course here with step by step walking you through making it easier to getting up & running.. Marcel
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NannaGoosey Premium
Thank you, Marcel.

My apologies for the late reply: My trial Premium membership expired and I was unable to post until I upgraded.

Much thanks for your advice and for taking the time to give it.
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Marcel92 Premium
You are very welcome, Sharon. Congratulations on going premium. it does open many doors to assist with your online journey.

Marcel..
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Sharon and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Kyle!

Just as they have since the first day I joined, things are going amazingly well - much better than I ever dreamed possible!

As I mentioned in my profile, I learned more in my first two weeks at WA than I'd EVER been able to learn on my own.

While I still have the free Premium trial, the help, support and encouragement from fellow WA members is constant: No matter what time of day or night I need it, someone is there to give it to me.

I can't wait to upgrade to Premium and renew it every year: I'll have that help, support and encouragement every minute of every day - forever! (And the Premium courses look pretty good, too.) ;)
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Kyle Premium
That is so wonderful to hear Sharon and it has been really nice to interact with you thus far. This is the exact experience we have worked hard towards achieving over the last 11 years. The community here is truly family and we have a lot more awesome stuff coming your way moving forward (as we are constantly innovating and working on projects that will benefit you behind the scenes).

I do look forward to working with you moving forward! :)
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FHagstrom Premium
Hi Sharon,
I didn't notice that the tutorial I posted for you earlier was a premium only tutorial.

This one should help answer your question Also, as you can see, you learn how to set up a website in the first 10 lessons and then starting in Level 2, once you upgrade, it will show you step by step on how to move your free site over to your paid domain name.

Hope this helps, good luck
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NannaGoosey Premium
Thank you, FHagstrom - this is very helpful!

Sharon
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FHagstrom Premium
You're welcome, here is another that tells you about the hosting here compared with other providers
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NannaGoosey Premium
Ooo... I've seen the comparison chart before, but I'd never seen this.

This does a much better job of really driving home the quality of WA's hosting (and other) service(s.)

Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
Sharon, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Sharon.
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hello, Kyle!
You're right, I am making good progress through the Bootcamp.
I was stuck on lesson 4 for two days, but finally managed to get through it.
I wouldn't have, except with the help of the two videos Labman created, to fill in the missing details.
So - a big "thank you!" to him.
(As a free member, I can't post links, but they're given in the comment section of lesson 4.)

You said: " Get back at me if you need anything Sharon."
I'm taking you up on your offer.

About 35 hours ago, I asked you a question on your profile:
"In the level 1 training you use Jaaxy in a couple of the lessons. It looks amazing and so robust! Why do you use a different - and seemingly less robust - keyword search tool on WA?"

About 31 hours ago, I left another post on your profile, to alert you to a problem I was having with Site Domains:
"Site Domains keeps giving me this error message:
"Error retrieving domain availability, please try again"
I've tried again and tried different domain names. I just keep getting that message.
(All the other things, like .net and .org show up, it's only .com that won't.)"

About 22 hours ago, you left a post on my profile. In part, it said:
"... Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions."

I replied a couple hours later and quoted the question and the alert I'd left on your Profile.

So - if you can find time to answer the question and let me know if Site Domain is working properly yet, that's be great!

Thanks!
Sharon

Ps. Some time ago, I replied to one of the posts you left on my profile. You said I should contact you if I had any questions, so I asked how I'm supposed to do that after my posting ability expires.

It's been so long ago, I'd forgotten about it. But, if you could answer that, too - that'd be terrific.
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Kyle Premium
I have gotten back to both of these questions already. :)
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Kyle!

Yes, you did. : )
Thank you for that.

Sharon
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Kyle Premium
Perfect, let me know if there is anything else!
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Kyle Premium
Hey Sharon,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(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. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Sharon and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Kyle!

Thanks!

As it turns out, I DO have a "pending" question. (I left it on your profile ~15 hours ago, but I guess you still haven't seen it.)

"In the level 1 training you use Jaaxy in a couple of the lessons. It looks amazing and so robust! Why do you use a different - and seemingly less robust - keyword search tool on WA?"

I also left a message on your profile (~11 hours ago), about a problem I'd encountered:

"Site Domains keeps giving me this error message:
"Error retrieving domain availability, please try again"
I've tried again and tried different domain names. I just keep getting that message.
(All the other things, like .net and .org show up, it's only .com that won't.)"
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Kyle Premium
Jaaxy is a more advance research platform, it is a completely separate business from WA. The WA keyword tool is great for keyword research and uses the same keyword data, but for something more advanced and with more applications, Jaaxy would be your choice (and has a free trial).

What domain are you getting this error with? I have not seen this before.
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Kyle!

Thanks for getting back to me.

Is there an annual price for Jaaxy, or is it by-the-month only?

http : // www (dot) jaaxy (dot) com /order [per-month prices]
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I signed up for and tried the free trial during the "Get Started" lesson, but thank you for making me aware of the trial, in case I hadn't been.

So... is this a good way to think about it?

For people just starting out, who have to learn everything from the ground up, WA's keyword tool is wonderful.
Once they know the basics and are ready to increase their financial success, the Pro version of Jaaxy ($19/mo) is a nice step up.
Then, when they're ready to take their business to the ultimate level, upgrading to the Enterprise version ($49/mo) will help them do that.

Is that close to right, or am I way off?
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About the error message I kept getting from Site Domains:

I was trying to pare down my list of possible domain names, by seeing which (dot) coms had already been taken.
So, I tried quite a few.

Specifically, I remember...
IncomeExplosion (dot) com and
InTheBlack (dot) com

Site Domains seems to have gotten over whatever was causing the error message, though.
I tried again the next day and had no trouble (and found that both those domain names have been taken.)

Sharon
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Kyle Premium
There are yearly prices on the order page. You will see these if you go to the order page, for example on the Pro page here is the order options:

http://www.jaaxy.com/order?membership=pro
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NannaGoosey Premium
Thanks, Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Sharon! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Sharon!
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NannaGoosey Premium
Wow - You and Carson just reinstated my Premium trial - cool!

I tried to reply to your post earlier, to thank you for giving me "Premium communication back for an additional 7 days", but I couldn't. I only got it back ~10 minutes ago.

I sent you an email this morning to let you know I didn't have the ability to post, but I have yet to receive a reply. That's okay. I know you're busy. I just didn't want you to think I'm too rude to reply to your post and say thank you.

I do have one question for you. When I lose the ability to post again, how do I "hit [you] up"?
email?
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Kyle Premium
After you lose communication this time around, you will need to be a Premium member to communicate within the community and get private help from myself, Carson or anyone else.

If you do need a hand with anything going forward, let me know and I will be happy to help you out. :)
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Kyle!

I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to contact you after my Premium trial expires. Thank you for verifying that for me.

"If you do need a hand with anything going forward, let me know and I will be happy to help you out. :)"

Okay - if I need a hand from you any time in the next 4 days, I'll be sure to ask. ;)

Sharon
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good Sharon, I will be here. :)
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Sharon? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Kyle!

Things are going slowly, but well. Thank you for asking.
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Kyle Premium
Slowly but surely wins the race. Let me know if you need a hand with anything going forward. ;)
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Sharon!

Welcome again to Wealthy Affiliate! I hope you're settling into the community and enjoying the training. I wanted to remind you that I'm always here to help you.

You can private message me here:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/garyhorton

Sometimes Wealthy Affiliate can be overwhelming. It was for me. Please do not let that intimidate you. You are now part of an amazing community with access to all the training, support and tools you need to build a profitable online business.

Succeeding online is not complicated. This post by Kyle reveals what it takes to make money online and how long it might take. You can do this. Take one step at a time, ask questions when you need help and be patient. Building an online business takes sustained effort and time.

As long as you keep taking action, you can't lose.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Gary!

Thank you for your continuing support and encouragement.

Thank you, as well, for both of those links. I know they'll help me immensely.
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Sharon!

You are very welcome. I'm here to help.

All the best,
Gary
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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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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Kyle!

Thank you for your offer. I may have to take you up on it if I can't manage to get my overly-large niche pared down in the next few days.
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RogerHumbke Premium
Hi Nanna, Welcome to WA. I really took advantage of the first 7 days and saw so much opportunity I then signed up for the first month at $19. I tried to do as much as possible, but was over whelmed with all the training. Everything was better than what I expected and after the first month I went annual.

I am most impressed with the training and welcome I received . It is so easy to get to know people and one feels the integrity of the owners and the affiliates who have been involved for years. I have a couple of homepages running and write a blog. In the past 4 months I have learned more than i thought was possible, but also realize I have a lot more to do. Gary has been a big help and is a real inspiration.

If there is anything I can do to help, just ask.

Best of luck,
Roger
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi Roger,

Thank you very much.

I wanted to do upgrade exactly as you did, but that way won't work for my situation.
I have to force myself to wait until the Black Friday event, so my annual payment will be $299.
I plan to be a long-term member and a savings of $60/yr will help a lot that first two or three years while I struggle to simultaneously
build up to a decent living income AND keep food on the table.

It's tough to wait, but not waiting would be a foolish decision for me, so I'll wait.
In the mean time, I'll get to find out how good the free membership without any Premium features is.
It'll be good experience for when I tell others how great WA is.

A long time ago, I was watching a (recorded) TED talk.
The speaker said [paraphrase]: "If you want to be successful, don't surround yourself with people at your same level of success: Surround yourself with people ten times more successful than you are and learn from them."
He might as well have said: "If you want to be successful, spin gold from lawn clippings." Either of those things had an equal chance of occurring in my life.

There are a lot of people in the world more successful than I currently am. Until I found WA, I was convinced none of them would speak to me, much less guide me.

Now, here I am - in a community with people, like yourself, 10, 100, 1000 times more successful than I am - and they're VOLUNTARILY spending their time to welcome me and offer their help.
You think YOU were impressed? I'm about to faint from shock and disbelief!

Gary is pretty amazing, isn't he?

Thank you, sincerely, for your offer of help.

Oh - and I LOVE your bright green tie!
(Seriously. I'm not kidding.)
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, NannaGoosey! (There must be a story behind that name).

Welcome aboard! It's good to have you here.

I admire your logic and I'll help you every step of the way.

To start the training, simply click on the green tab on the upper left.

Keep taking the next step and ask for help when you need it.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Gary! (Yes, there's a story, but I'm not spilling the beans.) : )

Thank you for your welcome. I KNEW I'd chosen the right person to join through.

I'm sorry I didn't see your comment earlier. I hadn't noticed I had any until a few minutes ago.
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GaryHorton Premium
That's fine. I just wanted you to know I'm here for you.
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Barryw1 Premium
Gary is a fine person to be associated with. He has done the work needed to get where he is. I would follow his lead if I were you. I am also here to help no matter how you got here.


Barry
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NannaGoosey Premium
Hi, Barry!

I agree and I will.

Thank you for your offer of help. I'm sure I'll need it.
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