About Nicole1972
Joined March 2014
Hello, everybody! Just a little bit about myself... I have been working in medical reception for several years now. It's not my dream job but, it is enjoyable and, I love the people I work with. My dream was to be a freelance artist. I never majored in art but, I've always loved drawing and painting. I wish I had more time to do it. I find it very therapeutic. It allows me to cope with the most tragic event in my life... the loss of my beautiful son, Drew. I lost him to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer nearly two years ago. He was only 21 years old and, so full of life! He taught me so much about cherishing every moment of your life. To not waste the life you were given. Drew was an avid longboard skateboarder and golfer. He was always out there doing what he loved the most... rain or shine! Even when he wasn't feeling well.. he was out there enjoying life! This is the reason why I am trying to find a way to live like my son did... to find a way to "LiveLikeDrew!" I want to be able to show my other two wonderful children, Lauren 19 and, Brandon 12... that if you work smart and, remain open-minded to venturing outside of a regular 9 to 5 J-O-B then, you can truly enjoy your life and, have more time to also make a difference in the lives of others!
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spantado Premium
Thanks for the follow. Wishing you all the best!
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Keane Premium
Wow! Lovely profile post Nicole. Sorry to hear about the loss of your son :( Just wanted to personally give you a very big and warm welcome to the WA community...so WELCOME!

Hope you like gifts, cause here's one for YOU: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/keane/blog/me-and-michael-jordan

Also, looking forward to working, learning and earning alongside you!

If you have ANY questions, need help or assistance...please feel free to ask. Seriously...Just Ask! :)

To making friends and building bridges,
Keane:)
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Nicole1972 Premium
Keane, thank you for your kind words and warm welcome! Oh, and the gift too! Take care! :)
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Keane Premium
You're very welcome Nicole:) Was my pleasure! Looking forward to adding your success stories to my collection list...

Best as always,
Keane:)
P.S.: Each one, teaches one!
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Aussie Wolf Premium
Thanks for following, best of luck
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Veganlife Premium
Hi Nicole, I'm Van. See you around.
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Nicole1972 Premium
Nice to meet you Van! :)
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Veganlife Premium
Way to go Nicole! Thanks for the follow. So good to meet you. I love your attitude, and I too want to livelikeDrew making the most of every moment.
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Nicole1972 Premium
It's so nice to meet you too! I'm sorry.. I don't know what your name is. I didn't see your name on your profile. I can tell you've got a great attitude yourself. :) Aww... you want to "LiveLikeDrew" too? That's awesome! Thank you!! Take care! :)
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Mastemind Premium
Thanks for the follow
Sorry it took so long to reply I was in hospitol and was very sick. things are better now and I will be getting back on board here at WA
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Nicole1972 Premium
Oh, that's ok.. glad to hear you're doing better though! Take care! :)
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slbpromotes Premium
Thanks for the follow..so sorry for your loss...may you find healing, peace & community here at WA...thanks for sharing
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you, Sue! The healing is an on-going process but, I have found peace. I'm loving the sense of community here at WA. I'm so glad I joined!
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CoachEd Premium
Well Nicole, It is something how bad thing happen to good people. My highest heart felt sorry it happen.It is just wrong for that to happen to you.

Coach Ed

PS. I love your painting pic. ---Do you sell you work?
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you, Coach Ed! Yes, it was wrong... the hardest thing I will ever have to go through in my life! I am definitely a stronger and more faithful person because of it.

Thank you for the compliment on my painting! :)
I really want to start selling my artwork... I just need to have prints made so, I can sell them. I'm not sure I'm ready to part with the originals just yet. I was thinking of opening an Etsy shop but, now that I'm learning to create my own websites... perhaps, I'll create one dedicated to selling my artwork!
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CoachEd Premium
Yes, those type happenings will either make one strong or make one weaker. It look like it has made you stronger!

I would keep your originals and make an limited amounts of it. so you can number each Let me know when you make prints I want one.

Have a great day !!!

Coach Ed
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you so much, Ed! You know.. I just don't think I would be honoring my son's memory if I allowed his death to make me a weak person besides, I think that would make him sad to see me that way.

Wow, now you're really making me want to get going on making prints of my artwork! Yay, you'll be my first customer!! Oh, my.. I have no clue on how to price my work! I've got to research on how you go about doing that. I will definitely let you know when I make my prints! Thanks again, Coach Ed!! I really appreciate your support!! Hope you have a great week!
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VODTUNG Premium
Hi Nicole,

A thousand words could not describe how's difficult you were, I am deeply sorry to know your family loss. My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one Nicole. Yes, you're so right. Stay positive is the best way to live with the present life.

Your son should be proud of you, Taking good care of yourself, Oh i forget, Welcome to WA Nicole, I really wishing you a great success here within WA and lovely community. We are ready to help each others.

VO
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you, Vo! I really appreciate your kind words! The support we get from all the members here is truly wonderful! Good luck with your business!! :)
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nomda ploom Premium
powerful reasons why are always great, and I hope that you can convert sorrow into whatever you want it to be, in your life, and I am following your progress, Andy
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you so much, Andy! Ironically, what I have been through has made me a stronger and more determined person. I have to carry on and make my son proud! Take care! :)
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Hi Nicole, thanks for the follow back. I am sorry to know about the loss of your son. I am a new member of WA and wish you success in WA.
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it! :)
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arick Premium
Hi! Nicole. When you lose a loved one, it puts everything into perspective. I lost my parents last year. Drew sounds like he was very special. I am sorry for your loss, but you seem to have a great attitude and will carry on in memory of Drew. Much success to you!
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you Amy. Much success to you too! So sorry about your parents. My mom is still with us but, my dad passed away in '07. I'm glad he's with my son though!
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Pearlie Premium
Hi Nicole nice meeting you, thanks for the follow All the best with your sites and I wish you success on your journey here
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KostasS Premium
Hello Nicole,

My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.
Welcome aboard to WA, and thank you for following.
If there is any way I can help please let me know.
I wish you all the best in your new adventure!

Kostas
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you so much, Kostas. I really appreciate that! :)
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micpro Premium
Being able to live a life with positive attitude through the most difficult of times,as you do, is so inspiring. You lead by example. Thanks for sharing. Mic
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Nicole1972 Premium
Oh, thank you so much, Mic. This week has been so rough.. my son's 2 year anniversary of his death is tomorrow, the 8th. As sad as I am.. I just keep thinking that Drew might be even more sad to see me that way. I'm sure he would want me to try to be happy! I'm trying my best! Well, I'm so glad I can inspire you! Thank you again for your heartfelt message. Nicole :)
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wildcatblue2 Premium
Hello Nicole, just wanted to drop in and thank you for the follow-back, I appreciate it, I wish you all the best here at WA, God Bless, Jack
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wildcatblue2 Premium
Hi Nicole, I came across your profile and wanted to express my heartfelt sorrow at the loss of your son to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I lost my best friend, who also happened to be my father, to the same cancer. You have a winning attitude you obviously picked up from Drew, (or he picked up from you?) I want to welcome you here, I think you will find the WA scene the place to be. If I can be of any help feel free to ask! :)
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Nicole1972 Premium
Aww.. thank you, Jack. That is so nice of you to take the time to leave me such a touching comment. I am so sorry about your father. I lost my father in 2007. He was so close to my son. Knowing that my father would be there to greet my son brought me much comfort at the worst time in my life. Thank you so much for welcoming me! I wish you much success! Take care, Nicole
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rodc711 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Please feel free to ask help anytime you need it. I will be glad to help in anyway.
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you, Rodney. I really appreciate that! I've never met such a wonderful bunch of people with such a willingness to help. Everyone is so great here! :)
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tjud14 Premium
You have been a member a little longer than I have. So excited about the opportunities here!
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Nicole1972 Premium
Yes, I have. I am so excited too! I wish I would've stumbled onto WA a lot sooner!
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JaniceW Premium
I'm so sorry for your loss. I just don't feel it's right for parents to bury their kids. The kids should have the chance to have a long fulfilling life. It sounds like your son really wanted to make every moment count! Hopefully this will be a reminder to anyone who reads this to live life to the fullest. Good luck on your future here at WA. If you need help just holler! Following you! God bless!!
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Nicole1972 Premium
Oh, Janice... thank you from the bottom of my heart! I appreciate your kind words. Yes, Drew was all about living life to the fullest and, that is what I intend to do. Thank you for offering your help! Following you now! :) God bless you too!!
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harryjk Premium
Good luck with your endeavours Nicole. sorry to read of your loss. I worked in paediatric and adult Heamatology for several years, and everyone I looked after was just such an inspiration. Heartening to see that you live with the legacy of Drew and creating something positive for you and your children.Ive only been on WA for a short time but its the best site i ever landed on!!
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words, Harry. I've always admired those who work in oncology/hematology... much like hospice care, it is both heartbreaking and rewarding work. Yes, I hope Drew is very proud of how I'm trying so hard to continue the legacy he left behind. Like you, I haven't been on WA for very long either but, I am so glad I'm here now!! I agree, it's the best site I've ever landed on! Take care and much success to you!!
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bkcook Premium
So sorry for your loss. You have a good example to follow and I look forward to watching your success! Welcome to the family.
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you very much! I can't wait to see where everyone's at a year from now. I'm sure we'll all be doing very well! :)
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Fred Chong Premium
Hi Nicole, Thanks for follow and glad to know you. Read your profile, reminded of the true meaning of living, thank you again. I wish you every success at WA!
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Nicole1972 Premium
Oh, thank you so much Fred. I'm glad you were inspired to remember the true meaning of living. Enjoy every moment! Take care!
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Nicole. I am sorry for your loss-losing a child has to be incredibly difficult. I admire your attitude and strength. And I love "LiveLikeDrew."

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thanks for the follow. Let me know if I can help with anything. :)
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Nicole1972 Premium
Aww.. thanks Jenna! I appreciate your kind words. Thanks for your offer to help. Everyone is so awesome here! :)
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OldMule Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow.

Relax and take one step at a time, you are climbing a ladder - so slowly does it!!

Newbie or not, I have 20 plus years plus experience in this industry, so please shout if you need any help.

There is everything you need to become successful right here!

Why not read my profile, and my daily blog posts - you will understand why I say that!

I thank you very much for your valued support and look forward to helping you wherever possible.

Have a magic day!

OldMule
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you so much for your willingness to help! I will definitely read your blog posts!
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OldMule Premium
be blessed - chat soon. OldMule
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Trialynn Premium
Get ready to study, work and ask questions. If you follow the directions on the GET STARTED HERE button, you are on your way to success. Bring your children along, as a premium member you can let your kiddos have their own page! May you enjoy the ride! Tria
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thanks Tria! Funny that you should mention getting my kids on board. I was just explaining to my hubby and kids about how this all works and, they're fired up! They were coming up with all sorts of ideas for websites. I'm so glad they're being supportive!
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ricardo1 Premium
Nicole, welcome to WA. You are here for a reason, that you have a passion for people regardless of the situation. I'm sorry to learn about the loss of your son, God will bless you. Coming to WA will turn your life around, keep that lovely smile of yours to your success.
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Nicole1972 Premium
Ricardo, thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. That really means so much to me! God bless you too.. with God on our side.. anything is possible! :)
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Missedmonds Premium
Very inspirational. I lost a baby too almost a year ago. I didn't get to meet him/her. I couldn't imagine the pain you went through. I couldn't imagine losing my little girl. She has seizures and that is enough of a scare for me. I believe you will go far with WA! Good luck and hope the best for you and your family.
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Nicole1972 Premium
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss too and, also about your little girl having seizures. That is scary! :( I also had a miscarriage at 4 months along, back in 2000. I often wonder if Drew has met his unborn brother or sister. I hope so! :) So, I read your profile and, I have to say.. our lives are quite similar. My husband has had back issues for years which, also means.. he hasn't worked for years. He recently had back surgery but, he still had back and leg pain. Being the sole provider now... I have been struggling to keep afloat which, lead me to try to find a way to make money online. I've been searching for years and, have joined a couple of very vague companies in the past that kept asking for money (kinda defeats the purpose of trying to make money!) before, they can divulge all of their training and techniques. I found WA totally by accident too and, I am so happy I did! Well, Melissa... it is very nice to connect with you here! I wish you and your family all the best too! I have a feeling.. we are all going to do very well for ourselves here at WA! Take care :)
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ssmako32 Premium
Very inspirational...you will go far.
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Nicole1972 Premium
Aww... thanks! That really means a lot to me!
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MKerby Premium
Thanks for the follow. Best wishes here at WA.
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Nicole1972 Premium
You're welcome.. same to you!
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Lesmyb Premium
Hi Nicole, thanks for the follow.
I wish you all the best here at WA! If you keep at it, it can work out.
Cheers
Les
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thanks Les! All the best to you too! I will definitely keep at it!
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Skip2tsr Premium
Thanks Nicole.
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dmoore3900 Premium
PS: you don't look old enough to have kids that age!
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Nicole1972 Premium
Aww.. thank you David! Haha.. wish I wasn't old enough to have kids that age! :)
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dmoore3900 Premium
Thanks for the follow. You are really someone to look up to. I wish you all the best with WA in the future.
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Nicole1972 Premium
You're welcome! I figure the more like-minded members I can follow... the better. We can all learn from each other! Thank you so much for your kind works, David! All the best to you too!
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Nicole1972 Premium
Oops.. I meant to say "words" not "works" but, I'm sure you already knew that. LOL!
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Ron12 Premium
Nicole, thanks for the follow. You have the positive attitude of one who is bound to succeed. May you find the success here at WA that you desire.
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thanks, Ron! I've got to remain positive.. I don't have any other choice. Nothing good comes out of negativity. I wish you all the best!
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tommydillard Premium
welcome to my following
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jespinola Premium
Hi Nicole,

First off welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and you in the right place to learn. How do you feel the training here?!

Well you have all the tools, support and training here. Follow the step-by-step training here and ask questions.

If you have questions or doubts let us know.

Jorge xx
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you so much for your support, Jorge! I am working my way through the training and, doing all the little exercises. There is so much to learn. It's very exciting and informative!
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jespinola Premium
Aw good to know Nicole. :D
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Nicole? 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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Nicole1972 Premium
Hey, Kyle :) I'm working on customizing my website as we speak. I'm finding that I'm spending more than the 2 hours per day I initially said I was going to invest. LOL! The niche I chose was "Coping With The Loss Of Your Child Through Art." I know it's a long one and, I'm not sure how well it's going to do but, I went with what I am most passionate about which is art/painting and, combining it with my need to turn to that vehicle as a way to cope with the death of my son.

I actually had another question.. if I can't upgrade to premium membership before my offer expires.. do I lose that first month's discount when I'm ready to sign up?

Thank you for your time and checking up on me! :)
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Kyle Premium
That means you are having fun doing this, that is a good thing Nicole! When you enjoy something, it is much easier to create a business doing so.

If you don't upgrade and your time expires, I will make sure you get some extra time so you can take advantage of the first months offer. :)

I think your niche could be a bit more broad, coping with the loss of your child and within your website, you could give people things they can do to deal with that and engage your audience through your content (and offer solutions to the problems they may have). This sounds like something you are passionate about and I think you have made a good choice (sorry to hear about your son as well).

If you need a hand with anything else going forward, do let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back
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Nicole1972 Premium
Hey, there... thanks for the welcome! Happy to be following you!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Nicole 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!
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Nicole1972 Premium
Oh, you're welcome! I think it's awesome how everyone's so helpful here! WA has an amazing support system! I'm so glad I stumbled upon WA!! Thank you so much for your help!
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boomergp08 Premium
You're welcome and yes WA is a great helpful community.
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regularguy Premium
Hi Nicole, first off welcome to WA. I truly believe that you have found the right place to assist you on leaving your 9-5 job and give you the time you need to enjoy your life to the fullest. You will soon see that both the training and the community support is just awesome.

Anyhow, thank you for the follow and if you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.
Rich
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Nicole1972 Premium
Rich, thank you so much for your willingness to help me! I'm finding out that I am among some pretty awesome people here! I sure hope that my goal of leaving my JOB is not too far away! Hope you reach your goals soon too! :)
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JohnFerihan Premium
Nicole, very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. As a father of two sons myself, I cannot begin to imagine the pain one must feel when a parent loses a child; it's so unnatural. Your story is very inspirational, and I wish you the best with your endeavors. Keep me posted on your progress as you work your way here at WA!
John
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words, John. That really means a lot to me. I hope there will be success for both of us as we move forward in this business. Take care!
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2revive Premium
Hi Nicole:
I believe in following your dreams no matter what. I am just starting off as well. Here's to your success!!
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Nicole1972 Premium
I totally agree! Here's to your success as well!! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Welcome to WA and enjoy the training! It's easy, fun and very informative!
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you for the welcome! Great! I need all the training and info I can get! So new at this!
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boomergp08 Premium
The training is great! I promise by this time next week if you put in a couple of hours everyday, you will have achieved so much more than you have ever possibly imagined.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Nicole, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing. I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! :)
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Nicole1972 Premium
Hey, Kyle.. working on it right now. Thanks for your help! :)
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA Nicole and I definitely look forward to working with you! Get in touch with me if you ever feel "stuck" anywhere along the way. :)
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Kyle Premium
First off, hello and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Nicole! 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 I truly am here to help you get things moving in the right direction.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification "Getting Started" course (Level 1). This is a 10 lesson course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building the initial foundation of your business (exciting stuff!). Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

I also want to offer you a bonus if you do decide to take us up on our Premium offer. Our Premium membership is like nothing else that is out there in the industry and will truly help lead you to the ultimate success in online business.


HERE IS HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS :)
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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 Nicole, I thought I would 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,

Kyle
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Nicole1972 Premium
Thank you Kyle! Excited to get started! :)
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Nicole, it is great to have you here at WA and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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