About Ophyax
Joined March 2019
I'm passionate about ice figure skating, together with my girlfriend Lyne who is a professional skating coach, and about dancing: tango and swing, and also acro-yoga and acrobatic swing, and enjoy playing jazz piano, which is all a bit odd because I am a theoretical high energy particle physicist by training, just like Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory. But later I morphed into an investment banker, and I've travelled broadly, and more recently I was doing medical research especially in imaging and in neuroscience. Currently, as an adjunct professor at Ecole Polytechnique, I want to help others as a mentor and I also take on challenging scientific consulting projects. Lyne and I are also planning to run workshops locally in Montreal on Creativity, Well-Being and Prosperity. On recent trips, I've been impressed by the electronic toilets in Asia, by an immense cruise ship of Royal Caribbean, and I'm keen on learning kite surfing one day.
Ophyax's Goals 3
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Money I would be happy earning
200$/hour worked, or 100K$/year steady income
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
30M$ lump sum or 1M$/year steady income
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
20-30 hours per week
 
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ophyax Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
200$/hour worked, or 100K$/year steady income

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
30M$ lump sum or 1M$/year steady income

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
20-30 hours per week
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Kyle Premium
Awesome goals Philippe, I look forward to seeing you achieve these. Take action and make things happen!

I am here to help if you ever need anything along the way, you have a community behind your efforts here at WA! :)
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Ahimbe Premium
The goals are great; and with the training and interactions with the community, you will be an achiever. I wish the best.
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Petra4 Premium
Hi Phil and thank you for the follow - also following you back.

Jazz Piano? I plan classical piano. A Physicist like Sheldon. Now, this person I adore. Also to mention your partner, professional skating coach? Congratulations to the both of you. A diverse mix between the two of you . . . . also sounds as though you will have a lot on agenda in the coming months.

Nice to meet the both you and thank you for the follow, adding me as a part of your network.
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ophyax Premium
lol, thank you very much Petra! Great about playing classical piano. How do you use it?

I'm trying to learn Chopin's Eb nocturne at present. I learned very quickly a much simplified version transposed into C, but I'm struggling with the original version: I'm not at all well-versed into reproducing exactly as written, which is the strength of classical musicians. I used to be very good at sightreading classical flute music as a teenager, but nowadays reading two staffs and hands independence is very difficult for me to improve upon, and so I so much wish I had learned piano has a child, this would have been so much easier.
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Petra4 Premium
Yeah, I hear what you're saying. I tried playing jazz with very, very little success. Cannot play it!

Classical on the other hand, its different. I guess everyone has their own talent.

How do you mean by how do I use it? As in playing? It was something my parents had me starting to learn from the ago of 6yo so I knew no different. Same with the theory side of it. The two go hand-in-hand without a doubt.

If you need help with your music, then let me know :)
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ophyax Premium
Thanks Petra,

I'm very leisure-oriented, so when I meet someone with a hobby, I'm always curious to find out how it works for them. For example, who do you play to, what benefits do you get, do you set goals, etc.?

Thanks for the offer, but I've got a very fine piano teacher who is also an up-and-coming composer, who just released his second album, so that's working very well for me. He's also not strong with classical piano, but we have a trick whenever we tackle a classical piece: we learn each hand separately, record it, and then play one hand with the recording of the opposite hand, then try to play hands together very very very slowly. It's brutal and very inefficient, but it works... There's got to be a better way!

Yes, it's very different to pick up a hobby as a child or as an adult. We learn differently.
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Petra4 Premium
If it works for you, then that's great but had to smile when you said, "it's brutal".

Being an adult, you are trying to change the mapping of your brain (memory) pattern. All you can do is try and if you succeed then its an achievement within its self.
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ophyax Premium
lol, yes! Indeed I've been a neuroscience researcher for the past 10 years, and in the light of that research, I very much agree with you about changing our brains: it's tough to do, but very much worth it, and the little successes we can achieve are all worth celebrating.
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Jenna11 Premium
Did you see this post, Phil? Could be interesting for you, I thought.

Talk to you soon!
Sending much Love and Light your way!
Aloha, Jenna
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ophyax Premium
Thanks for the link, Jenna! How are you doing?

Maybe the link will be useful later on... We're going to do a most wonderful trip to Portugal at the end of September... But my travel website is on the backburner to focus only on our health website, which is a bit like yours in spirit. We're gearing up in lighting equipment to take better videos, and once we're ready we'll launch a new YouTube channel. I feel we need to increase the quality of our content at least 100% from what we've done so far, or we'll keep getting very little traffic. So we're proceeding with caution at this point, I've not written anything in the past 10 days. Maybe we'd be better with starting a new website than continuing on the current one. I'm off to meditate about it!

Cheers, Phil
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Jenna11 Premium
Thank you, Phil! Doing good so far. How are you?
Ok! This sounds very interesting.

Get calm and quiet in your mind and feel in your heart. You should get some suggestings for the next steps. But you need a quiet mind to hear and listen.

Sending much Love and Light your way!
Aloha, Jenna
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YayasHome Premium
Hi,
I enjoyed reading about the two of you and the many interests you seem to share. I think that learning new things must be the drug that keeps some of us going. I also loving learning and there seems to be no limit to the topics I study.

I also enjoyed your website and look forward to following you on YouTube, although I have not been successful at finding the link to your YouTube channel.

May your success be full in all that you aspire towards as you move forward in life.

Warmly,
~ Yaya
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ophyax Premium
Hello Yaya,

thank you so much! Yes, you are quite right!

Thanks for the idea to add the link to YouTube: it now appears on all pages in the right column, except the home page.

If you'd be so kind as to click on the link and subscribe, that would be so much appreciated! E.g. by finding it here:

https://cpcpworkshops.com/category/powerful-consciousness/

or here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wceOzbc8YOAp2ICDrjGcw/playlists

I've looked at your profile to take a look at your website, but could not find it...

Cheers, Phil
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YayasHome Premium
Ooooooohhhh! I've been sorta' caught at not bein' very good, yet. See? I've been struggling with how to make my website DO things. Also, my blog. There's this crazy, uhm... I dunno'... fear? Anxiety? I dunno'. Sump'n keeps tellin' me I can't do it an' I've actually let that go on for far too long.

I went to your website an', although I enjoy it very much, I didn't subscribe 'cause I have so many emails coming in, now, that I think any more would send me to a corner with my little blankie an' a thumb in my mouth. Haha

On the other hand, I DID subscribe to your YouTube channel an' I'll be watching your growth.

I have NO idea why I keep letting myself be intimidated by the whole Wealth Affiliate thing. I LOVE WA! I KNOW WA can be the answer to many of my dreams an' goals. Yet, moving ahead has been a real challenge for me, even though I have been a writer an' a cruciverbalist for years an' years.

I hang my head in shame. :(
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi Philippe,

Thanks for following me and joining my network. I've returned the compliment and followed you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. WA is a great community. There is so much to learn. I am here most days. I learn something new every day.

I've been a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate for two years, and I don't regret one day! I'm now a member of the 2020 Super Affiliate Challenge. I'll see it through to the end, and I'm determined to be at the Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference next year.

Keep moving ahead. However, your day may be, take a little step forward. Some days you'll make significant strikes, other days you will not, but do something every day, however small in building your business.

Nathaniell has compiled a list on WA success stories. They give you some idea of what to expect and how to achieve your goals. Pace yourself and enjoy your journey. Remember, little steps are better than no steps!

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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ophyax Premium
Thanks so much for the encouragements, Paul! They are coming at the right time. I'm bookmarking this Income Proof list to read once in a while when I need it. I'm already a big fan of Nathaniell's.

You're the first inhabitant of the Isle of Man I encounter! I imagine it's a great place to live in retirement and doing online work. I correspond once in a while with someone on another island, Guernsey, about my retirement account from the days I was a banker in London...

All the best luck to you with your SAC challenges!

Cheers, Phil
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Philippe,

Thanks for following :)

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

You can check out my websites in the Follow Me On section of my profile page (bottom right corner).

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

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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ophyax Premium
Thanks, Zed! I installed adRotate, hopefully I’ll get accepted by Google for AdSense... soon... Good luck to you. cheers, Phil
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DDarragh Premium
Thanks for following me and I am here completing the connection.
The connections are the best at WA!

Take advantage of all the knowledge here at WA. Members create a lot of training as they go along and this whole thing can get overwhelming. Feel free to reach out!

Check out this quick video! Personally I try to make KISS training, (keep it simple ......)
see it here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/ddarragh/training

good luck

onward n upward
captdennis
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ophyax Premium
Thanks Dennis, all the best luck to you too!
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DerrAd Premium
Hi Philippe,
Thanks for the follow and welcome to wealthy affiliate. You've made a great decision and the community has a lot to offer for your success if you only stick with it and work it out.

I wish you success here and hope to read your success story someday.

Best regards,
Derrick
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ophyax Premium
Thank you Derrick, and best luck to you too!
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Loes Premium
Hello Philippe,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2019. See you around, Greetings Loes
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ophyax Premium
Thank you very much for your very warm words of welcome, Loes!

Awesome list of trainings, you have! I went straight to yours about foreign language keyword search and signed up with KWFinder. I also listed my websites on the right side of my profile as you do. I checked out your websites, very nice! Lots of great pictures, and it's wonderful what you're doing with kids!

I will come back to use your websites as guidelines for how to do things right! And to your trainings...

A great pleasure to meet you! Cheers, Phil
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Loes Premium
Thanks👍
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Loes Premium
How do you like this one?
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ophyax Premium
Lol! Excellent, I had heard of this concept but never saw one! Thanks!
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SondraM Premium
Welcome to WA! It sounds like you and your girlfriend have no problem finding a fun and interesting things to do.

I need to look up this electronic toilet thing.... I'm quiet curious what would impress you with them so much that they would get a mention along with tango, your research and the other interesting things you mentioned....

Cheers.
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ophyax Premium
Thanks Sondra! Yes, we keep so busy! Last weekend was our figure skating club's 50th anniversary shows, which were fantastic, but that's one thing that kept us so busy for weeks!

Yes, these toilets are really awesome, it is so surprising that they are so uncommon in the Western world (but that's changing). Enough to build a website about them, but got fed up with it. Also, I can't afford one right now. But as next steps, we've been thinking I should just keep the website alive and well by re-editing the existing posts, asking for new comments. Next, to buy one toilet seat for ourselves, and make videos of how it works. Also, to visit some specialized plumbing stores/bathroom stores that would have them on display, or wait for another trip to Asia (not in sight!) We found some models at our local Home Depot, but basic models that aren't too exciting.

Thanks again for your welcoming message! Cheers, Phil
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Helen123 Premium
Hello! thanks for your follow. I see that you are passionate about figure skating, so am I !! I trained in the UK, around the time of Torvill and Dean. I was able in my day to do double axel etc but preferred to ice dance. Love the Viennese Waltz. I live in Spain right now with no ice rink, which is very sad!
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ophyax Premium
I also started learning figure skating in the UK, in London actually (Streatham arena, Queensway arena). Since I started in my mid-30s (and now I'm 48), I might never be able to do a double axel, unable to rotate fast enough for that, or much too careful to avoid any falls to succeed at it. The Viennese Waltz will also be quite a challenge to reach. So you went quite far in your training, congratulations! I don't know how levels were named when you were active with it. Now that I am back in Canada, the levels are going through a renaming. In the old classification, I'm about senior bronze in ice dance, working on junior silver dances (foxtrot, Harris tango, American waltz). This is now called star 6 and star 7, out of 10 star levels. In freestyle, I am much more of a beginner, with good single jumps up to the lutz, but definitely not the axel. I am quite lucky to have a professional coach as a girlfriend and coach, who was a Quebec champion in ice dance.

I realize that there is very little written material on the web about ice figure skating, especially for adults and for men. There are some good videos, but not really woven together. I had thought of doing a figure skating website tying the resources together, but I am finding this quite challenging, so this is sitting on the back burner (like writing about any of my other hobbies). I am also struggling with producing any non-written creative material (e.g. sound or video recordings), since I feel I am not good enough at any of my hobbies (e.g. piano). I even ran into arguments with my girlfriend over future ownership of the artworks to be, e.g. if we record acroyoga together. The issues are: I tend to write in the first person, but she wants to be better included, but she doesn't have time to write and since I tend to write in my idiosyncratic way, it is unnatural to include her especially that she disagrees with how I write my content, all this leading to paralysis; second, her central aim would be to hold live workshops (e.g. on well-being, her part, and creativity, my part), but that scares my introvert perfectionist self quite a lot. So I'd be happy to write materials that could one day be used in her /our workshops, but not so much directly for promoting local workshops for which recruiting participants becomes the central job.

Maybe ice rinks are really rare in Spain, sorry to hear that! Another crazy idea I had was to become a promoter of ice rink building, like stack up 20 ice rinks in a skycraper, so much better on all counts than building golf courses... but of course only in my dreams... thanks for reading... Cheers, Phil
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Fyre!
Thanks for connecting and following me back!
Glad to be part of your network! Your bio shows that you have many talents and interests. There is plenty of room for wonderful content creation! I am sure you will be able to help many people about achieving their goals!

Wish you a lot of success and may all your wishes come through!

Best regards,
Igor
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ophyax Premium
Thanks for the encouragements, Igor. Actually, I don't have a teacher's personality, so I am struggling with finding a way to help people through my hobbies.
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Igor13 Premium
Very often pšeople make out fo their hobbies a profession!

Keep up good work!

Much success to you!

Best regards!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Phillipe And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you will perhaps come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there is always something new to learn.

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

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 480+ blogs I have published within WA.

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

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.

Have a great day.
Robert
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ophyax Premium
Thanks very much, Robert. Indeed, I’ve found your blogs very instructive. Much appreciated! Cheers, Phil
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Phillipe and when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.
Have a great Saturday.
Robert
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adrianh25392 Premium
Hi,

Welcome to the WA family, I think that you have made a great choice. You will find all of the tools, training and support that you could possibly need to achieve your goals.

I just popped in to say a massive thank you for including me in your network. it really is very appreciated, I can now look forward to sharing in your future success.

Rgds
Ade
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ophyax Premium
Thanks for the very warm greeting, Ade! All the best, Phil
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apache1 Premium
Hi Philippe,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for the follow appreciated.

Apply what you have learned from the training given to you and this will help you further online.

Keep believing in yourself and in all you do and enjoy the whole process before you.

Wishing you well and just keep going forward.

Andre
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ophyax Premium
Thanks Andre,

enjoyed reading the advice on your profile. Things are going well for me, with my two sites now indexed by Google. All the best, Philippe
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apache1 Premium
You are welcome Philippe and great to hear both sites are indexed congrats on that.

Just keep going forward and continue to write some amazing content for the benefit of your readers

Wishing you well

Andre
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DouglasJames Premium
Welcome to WA Premium! Aside from being one of the best training programs to learn how to start a business online, it is truly the best entrepreneurial community you can be a part of.

Everyone here wants you to succeed and will help you along the way if you ask for help.

I hope you reach the goals you’ve set out for yourself and if you find yourself getting overwhelmed or distracted, remember… We’re here for you!

To our mutual success! 🍺

- Doug
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ophyax Premium
Thank you Doug! Good luck to you too!
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Babou3 Premium
Hello,
Welcome to WA Premium World!
You made a good choice!
We are in the best place to succeed in
the internet business.
With Premium tools we have everything
to make it happen. So be proud and happy of
your choice, because you couldn't find a better
place to succeed.
Here, the community will always help you to
go further if you have a problem, You will never
be alone.

To your success!
Ingrid
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ophyax Premium
Thanks, Ingrid,

yes, I'm quite pleased with the premium WA platform so far, I feel like I'm on the right track. To your success too!

Cheers,

Phil
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KenShaddock Premium
Welcome Philippe to Premium membership in WA. As you're finding the community you are now a member of is safe and full of trainings, web sites and other top value all included.
All doors open now to grow and expand your online experience and incomes.
I am following you now and ask you follow me back.
It is safe here for you to learn and apply at your own pace.
Have a wonderful 2019.
Ken
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ophyax Premium
Thanks Ken,

I wish I could be in the piano market as I'd very much like a Nord to replace my Yamaha CVP (which is still great) ;) but I'd need a bit of success at WA beforehand!

All the best luck to you too!

Phil
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Phillipe
Welcome to WA Premium, you have landed in a great place! I encourage you to get stuck into the training and before you know it your online business will be up and running.
Wishing you every success with your online business adventures.
Blessings
Louise
PS I am following you and invite you to follow me too, it helps to build your network within the community.
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ophyax Premium
Thanks Louise and good luck to you too!

Sala kahle ;)

Phil
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randyford28 Premium
Hello Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Community!

Be a proud premium member and I'm looking forward to see you at the TOP!

If you have any questions feel free to ask me and I will be happy to answer you!

Enjoy Every moment you spend in our community.

hey! I just followed you! Please follow me back!

To your success! To our success! To everyone's SUCCESS!!

- Randyford -
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ophyax Premium
Thanks, I welcome the competition too! All the best success to you.

Cheers,

Phil
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julesnp Premium
Hi Phil,

Welcome to our great WA family where you will find like-minded people always willing to help and support you in building your online business and make it a success. I am now following you and wish you the very best.

Please remember that The Key to success in your online business is to train, train, train....and train again. We have the best training programs and the very best community support here at WA.

If you have any question(s) or need any help, please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a great day.

Jules
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ophyax Premium
Thanks, Jules, sorry to hear about your misfortunes, but all the best luck to you too!
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singaompong Premium
Wow, you and ms Lyne have so many skills/caps and love challenges. Truly amaze with you two. Nice to know you Phillip, hope you and Lyne more success in the future. Thank you
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ophyax Premium
Thanks for the compliments! Best luck to you too!
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EdwinBernard Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

You can learn the secrets to create a successful money making website here. All it takes is focus, going through the training and implementing the lessons learned as soon as possible.

Within days of joining my website was indexed in Google and soon after my pages started getting placed on the first page of search engines.

I could never have accomplished this on my own. It was by following the instructions by Kyle that it was possible, And whenever I got stuck, I asked for help to the WA community and so many experts responded to help me resolve my issues.

WA is the best game in town. Use it!

You can do it. I wish you much success in building your online business!

Cheers!

Edwin
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Ahimbe Premium
Congratulations on going premium.
Your resolve to achieve success is unquestionable.
I wish you all the best.
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Ahimbe Premium
Thank you for the follow! I will be following you too; and hopefully we shall support each other to achieve our intended goals.
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ophyax Premium
Thanks, Ahimbe, good luck to you too!
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Ahimbe Premium
You are welcome Philippe. Best of wishes as you progress online and complete level 3.
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SnazzyIT Premium
Hi and congratulations on your becoming a premier member! It is awesome to have you on board. You will quickly find as you continue in your training what an amazing bunch of people we really are (a bit ‘mad’ to the outside world, but we are fun) and with our support, you will achieve great success. Here is to the new you! May you achieve everything that you wish to and more at WA :)
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ophyax Premium
Thanks a lot! Enjoy your Toastmasters! Best luck with everything!

Phil
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SnazzyIT Premium
You are welcome :)
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MegaWealthy9 Premium
Congratulations on becoming a Premium Member, Philippe! 🌈😊💛⭐️🎈

I wish you more and more success.

Many blessings,

Nathalie
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ophyax Premium
Bonjour Nathalie,

Merci beaucoup!

Quel beau profil, un plaisir de le lire. Meilleurs vœux de succès!

Philippe
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MegaWealthy9 Premium
Merci beaucoup, Philippe ! Ton profil aussi est très inspirant ! Moi, il me parle beaucoup ! On semble avoir la même envie de toucher à tout ce qui nous fait envie justement... la science, les arts, les voyages, etc.

Tu travailles à l'école polytechnique en France ou au Québec ? Je vois que tu parles de Montréal.

En tout cas, amuse-toi bien sur WA. Tu verras, c'est une très belle aventure !

Nathalie
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ophyax Premium
oui, à Polytechnique à Montréal. Cependant mon poste a été aboli en décembre de sorte qu'on m'a accordé un titre de professeur associé (non rémunéré) en prix de consolation !

Je suis allé voir ton site, natalieu.com, il est magnifique ! Il projette une belle lumière spirituelle ! Petits bogues ici et là, rien de majeur. Je ne suis pas encore familier sur comment donner du feedback sur les sites webs, mais j'y reviendrai...

Je n'écrirai pas plus pour le moment, vu que je veux me concentrer sur mes objectifs d'écrire du contenu en ce début de semaine !

Ravi d'avoir fait ta connaissance et bonne semaine !

Philippe
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j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

Joe
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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.

Congratulations in investing in the rest of your life

If you need any help please ask in the questions section and someone in the community will be more than glad to help.
We all want each of us to succeed

Wishing you all the very best success here
Jennifer
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phil1944 Premium
Hi and congratulations on going premium with WA. It's a wise decision.

Your best bet from here is to follow all of the 5 course, 50 lesson Online Entrepreneur Certification training.

But the really important step is to apply what you're learning WHILE YOU'RE LEARNING IT.

I can't emphasize this enough.

Not only will it make the training stick, but in no time at all you'll have your first WA website up and running.

Google ranking and monetization will follow inevitably.

If you're stuck any time, just post a question.

One of us at WA will answer it and you'll be off again.

It's a journey and you've just taken your first and best step.

I wish you all the best.

Phil
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ophyax Premium
Hello Phil, thank you very much for the encouragements! I just read your bio, which is very impressive! My pleasure to meet you online... I wish you all the best luck. Bye for now.
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AkshaySaxena Premium
Congratulations Philippe for getting into WA premium.
Hope you will enjoy your journey with this community.

Best Wishes
Akshay
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ophyax Premium
Thank you very much, Akshay! Best wishes to you too, Phil
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AkshaySaxena Premium
Thanks Phil. I appreciate. Glad to have you in my network.

Akshay
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Welcome to WA!!

Jeff
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ophyax Premium
Thanks, Jeffrey. Good luck!
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