About NicholasRich
Joined March 2018
Hi there, my name is Nicholas Richards. I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada, 33 years old, and currently employed as a Construction Estimator for a commercial contractor. I was in the Royal Canadian Navy for 8 years, serving as a Weapons Technician. My time there taught me many things, not the least of which is what I don't want to do with my life.

I do not want to:
- be away from my daughter on someone elses time,
- depend on someone elses business for income,
- live pay check to pay check,
- owe anybody anything, ever again.

My departure from the Navy was ugly. When my daughter was born I was severely depressed at being "stuck" in a career path that I was conflicted with. I did not fit in with the culture, nor the mentality. I do not even like war! I feel the legacy of the Canadian Navy and Canada in general is what I was serving. They released me as being "unfit for further military service" due to a backdoor tactic by my supervisor. A conversation I had in confidence with him was used against me.

They called me a failure, even though I have a full year of sea time in such a short career, finished top student in academic and practical training, and a spotless Divisional record. My income went down to 0. House foreclosed, bankruptcy ensued, and it was a real battle each day.

It still is.

I'm humbled though. I dusted myself off and determined myself to trudge onward and upward. It was such a relief to be done with the Navy! Emancipation, in every sense of the word. A great weight was lifted even with the financial situation. I knew it was only money and that my life will benefit.

My family and I lived with my parents as I completed a 2 year College Diploma program for Construction Management Technology, to which I finished to a high standard that I have ALWAYS held myself to. Some days, I didn't know how I was going to even pay for the Term, but I worked part-time sharpening hockey skates and fixing hockey equipment, somehow squeaking through with Academic awards and bursaries.

I have always been an avid writer. My bookshelf is a source of pride for me, as I've honestly read every single book I own. I've only just recently decided to pursue my almost lifelong goal of presenting my written style to the world. I always felt I had so much to offer, and now seems to be the time to let the top off and hang on for the ride.

History and experience has shown me that when I apply myself, when I challenge myself, I come out all Aces. My intent here at WA is to further my foundation of literary skill and incorporate a marketing mindset.

My ULTIMATE goals:
1) Ex-pat to Panama, free to visit "home",
2) Private Pilot's license,
3) Travel the world to LEARN and feel history,
4) Full-time online presence and income, and,
5) Live each day with grace, integrity, and humility.
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Nicholas
Thanks so much for the follow, I'm following you back too :)

If you need some inspiration for your WA journey, feel free to check out my recent post:
I'm sure you'll agree, there's some awesome tools on here for Wealthy Affiliate members.
I use Jaaxy for all of my Keyword research and SiteContent to draft all of my posts for my website. Here's a little trick that will show you how beautifully these tools integrate and also SAVE you time:
Canva is also a great tool that's quite popular with other WA members, to design stylish graphics, like headers etc, for their websites.
Wishing you every success and feel free to drop me a line anytime!

Cheers, Karen
West Coast, New Zealand
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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, Nicholas. Nice to meet you. I enjoyed reading your interesting bio. Welcome to WA and to my network. Thanks for following me back. If you have questions as you work your way through the training, don't hesitate to ask the community. There's always someone who knows the answer and will be happy to help. Best wishes in your WA adventure and journey toward success.
Carol
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NicholasRich Premium
Hi Carol, thank you for the kind message. All the best!

Kindest regards,
Nicholas
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CarolMeador Premium
You're very welcome. Carol
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Danjv500 Premium
Hi Nicholas and thanks for following me.
It's nice to meet you and welcome to the WA community.
Each of us lived a distinct path that leads us to this time and place.
I'm pleased to be part of your network and wish you very much success and prosperity. I like your lists, it really helps to write down our goals along with desires and dislikes. One of the traits of a good writer is just that. I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress a success here.
Stay well and have a great afternoon.
Dan
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Keisi Premium
Hola Nicholas!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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NicholasRich Premium
Keisi, such a kind message! I appreciate that. :) I'm looking forward to working with people with incredible stories and experience such as yourself!!

Kindest regards,
- Nicholas
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Keisi Premium
You're welcome, Nicholas.

Best regards,

Keisi.
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Madek Premium
Hey, Nicholas!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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NicholasRich Premium
Madek, thank you so much! I'm currently not on G+ (probably a lesson incoming for that!) but your site looks great and you must be so proud!!

I look forward to hearing more from you!
- Nicholas
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Madek Premium
Great, Nicholas!

You rock! Wish you the Best in your marketing venture at WA. Let's go ahead! Cheers, again!

Madek
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Roybretton Premium
Hi there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, I am now following you! You have come to a very good place to learn about Internet marketing and making money online. If you go through the step-by-step training and ask questions along the way and take action, you will be successful. I am here to answer your questions, along with many other people in this excellent community. I wish you every success in your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

Kyle, one of the co-owners of Wealthy Affiliate has written an article for starter members, it's well worth a read. Please click on the link below. All the best to you,

Roy.
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NicholasRich Premium
Thank you for that! Always good to know the etiquette of established communities as professional and courteous as this one.

Kind regards,
- Nicholas
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rusik77 Premium
Hello! My congratulations!
I see you’ve got Premium. It’s really worth it. I’m with WA for several months and I can assure you this is the greatest community with strong and productive training. I’ve learned a lot and I’m moving forward toward my goal.
Wish you the best. May you succeed with your online ventures.
Ruslan
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NicholasRich Premium
Ruslan, thank you for taking the time to welcome me! I am very much looking forward to being involved in a community that involves great people such as yourself. Keep fighting the good fight!

Kind regards,
-Nicholas
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Nicholas? 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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Loes Premium
Hello Nocholas,♫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 for 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 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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NicholasRich Premium
Thank you so much for the kind message (and for the follow!). I stumbled upon a blog of yours and love your style. I look very much forward to accessing your training lessons and connecting with you further!

Kind regards,
- Nicholas
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Loes Premium
Thank you, nice to meet you to:)
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Carson Premium
Hey Nicholas! 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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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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NicholasRich Premium
It certainly was a big mystery to me, even many years ago when I first wanted to start a blog and explore the online market. The training video demystifies it and I commend the "don't over complicate it" emphasis.

I've already created the groundwork for 2 of the free site offerings and am appreciating the exposure to the industry!

My 2 niches are things I'm passionate about, and that I have no problem writing content for. My goal is to keep it simple, fun, and helpful for those that happen to cross my material.

Thanks, Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
Excellent to hear Nicholas, sounds like you are making some good progress. As you continue to move forward within the training you are going to truly see your business take shape.

Focus on just ONE website and create success with that before diversifying and creating multiple niche websites.

It only takes ONE website in one niche to be very successful online. I usually find that folks that try to do too much at once (focus on several niche websites) end up in a state of mediocrity because it can be overwhelming and you don't really ever become the expert in just one niche.

It is the experts (specialists) that create long term, successful businesses in any niche.

If you do need anything going forward, just let me know. ;)
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NicholasRich Premium
Solid advice and I agree with that assessment. It's pretty exciting to see how easy and effective the process is!

I appreciate the messages, Kyle, I can see why this has been such a success as there's a real team atmosphere here.

Thank you! One niche for now it is. ;)
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Kyle Premium
We honestly wouldn't have it any other way Nicholas. We built WA based on helping folks and in the 12 years we have been in business we have not veered away from this. I truly enjoy helping folks and my goal is to help you achieve newfound success within the online world.

We have lots of exciting stuff coming through this year and into next year that will continue to further benefit members and continue to validate the idea of putting members (YOU) first. :)

I look forward to working with you!
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