About PapaDave
Joined March 2015
I'm semi-retired health care provider, recovering from my own serious health crisis a few years back (2011). My area of practice requires quite a bit of physical strength and dexterity and as I age, and recover myself, I'm finding the work physically taxing...I can comfortably see three patients consecutively before I have to rest for a little bit. Obviously, I can see the "writing on the wall" and I've decided to look for something I can do a few hours per week, in addition to my practice, to build residual income and keep me sharp...something related to activities that bring me as much or more delight than my practice has over the past twenty-seven years.
I've been with Wealthy Affiliate now for about three months (July 5, 2015) and I am truly impressed; while not perfect, it certainly is substantial in its training and community building. It has been a great investment to me both of my time and money.
Well, here I am again updating (July 10, 2015). I have learned of features in Wealthy Affiliates that I had no idea existed...they are amazing, like the SiteRubix Comment Site and the "Say Hello!" feature to welcome members who have upgraded to Premium...where have I been all this time? This stuff just keeps getting better and better.
More later!!
It time for a new update (July 3, 2016), almost a year since I've done much with Wealthy Affiliates. For the past year I've been sitting on my laurels, I have one site I set up based on a WA inspired niche and two professional websites I've moved over for hosting...to save money. Essentially for the past year, I've just played around with domain sources and making sure the plug-ins are all up to date. No real effort to make money. I think it's time to change that. I decided to start the training all over since I pretty much finished it the first time but my WA inspired site never really took off making money; hence, I must have missed something very important since that was my goal. Here I go again, wish me luck!

WOW, I've just read what I've written in the past (June 23, 2018), I came back into the program today, to be truthful, to prepare to move all of my websites (3) over to a cheaper hosting option since I haven't been utilizing the services of WA other than hosting. Being back other than to just update websites, I remembered my initial excitement and have thought, perhaps I missed something in the training that has kept my 1 monetized site from generating any significant income...there has been some income, perhaps $60 per year, but not enough to cover my monthly $47. When I looked at the Training, it showed I only finished 87% (which could have been, based on last update, based on my second run through), but even then, that's crazy because I am extremely thorough...even reading books, I read EVERY page from front to back; I couldn't imagine I had missed something. So, here we go again, 2018 and I am back, as least for a time, to see what I missed and to determine if a few tweaks will make a big enough change to cover the monthly. Here goes!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey there !

Do you mind subscribing to my youtube channel?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA

It would mean a lot to me. This channel is my dream job : makeup artist

Please check it out and subscribe! and let me know if you need me to return the favor, by subscribing to your channel or anything that can help your business =) I will be happy to do it! :D
Many thanks!!!
Sarah
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T1967 Premium
Hey Papa Dave, thanks again for the follow and i hope you are back on track, let me know if you need anything and i will try my best.....WELCOME back to training .....lol.....do you feel like a newbie again ...lol :-))
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PapaDave Premium
I do feel like a newbie again; I don't yet have the same enthusiasm but I'm hoping to soon. I have not paid a lot of attention to my website (http://www.allcarryholsters.com) from which I had hoped to supplement my income, so as I go through the training again I'm wondering if I should put my energies into it or create a new niche. I really want this to take off, if you know what I mean? Thanks for your offer and encouragement. Keep safe! PapaDave
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steviedean Premium
Hi there (◑‿◐) thanks for following me back (◑‿◐) feel free to add me on G+ as well https://plus.google.com/112695702513115637156/posts I'll add you back (◑‿◐)
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MariyaS Premium
Hi Dave and thanks for the follow. Will see you around.
Best of luck
Mariya
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jimjames Premium
Thanks Dave for following. Hope your health continues to improve ................
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PapaDave Premium
Hey, Jim! I really am grateful for your kind good wishes. I do see improvement almost every day but when being in my sixties, who knows when the downhill will overcome the uphill...lol. All the best to you! Papa Dave
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Happygirl48 Premium
Hi Papa Dave, TH for the follow:) I'm sorry to hear that you've had some health problems. I hope your in a better place now then in March.
You must be doing some good things because your rank in lower then most. I was a care giver too at one time, a nurse and then a Paramedic. Now I'm with WA and loving it! Please let me know if I can be of help. Sharon:)
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PapaDave Premium
Thanks Sharon! I appreciate your kind words. I certainly hope I am doing good thing; however, I'm not sure what it means to "rank in lower than most"...are you referring to the ranking at WA? Interestingly enough, I am disgusted with my rank, I can't seem to break the 200 mark. Anyway, again, thanks for your comment. Papa Dave
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Happygirl48 Premium
Hi PapaDave, You're Welcome:) Yes I'm referring to the WA ranking. You can break the 200 mark. It's so important to pay it forward here at WA. I myself make sure I help others out by doing reviews by going to SiteRubix and giving comment and feedback. You also will get credit for doing this and then you can use them to have others review your work. I also make sure I welcome new followers by taking an interest in their profiles, Blogs or posts and letting them know I'm here to help if I can. This also builds your Network as well. The Pay it forward will bring your Rank down and you will be rewarded by WA for taking the time to do so. I know we all have a lot on our plates, but we need to be kind and sincere to all of the members New and Seasoned every chance we get. Also if your sent a comment or asked to read a Blog by WA it's important to do it as quickly as you can. Of course we can't do all of them, but set aside some time each day just to help others. It's very rewarding and you will feel good about yourself. Sorry, I guess I went on a little here, but I do hope this was helpful. Let me know if I can be of service anytime. Sharon:)
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PapaDave Premium
Thanks Sharon! How do I "go to SiteRubix"?
My pattern each time I come to WA is to review the notifications. If I believe I have an answer to someone's questions, I go there. If others have answered the same as I would, I return to the notifications and look for others. I try to help at least two people each time I visit. I then go to my own network and respond to any new followers...thanking them and offering encouragement. I try to review at least one post, page, website or blog every visit. I have to be truthful, there are some sites I just cannot review due to their content being so repulsive to my principles but most, even those I have no particular interest in (makeup), I am willing to review for their technical components.
There are days my own schedule does not allow me to get to WA. So I see my rank go down to 219 then back up to 221 (as it is today). I've made one sale in three months. I am covering my own professional site, my church site, my primary niche site and I'm working on my WA affiliate site. I have three other sites in the wings (two siterubix, 1 dotcom). Am I missing something major to do? Thanks, again, Papa Dave
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Happygirl48 Premium
No:) I think you're doing a lot. I know now why your ranking fluctuates. If you're away for a day or so it's like your not there so it can climb back up. I wouldn't worry to much about your ranking though! You have a lot on your plate. The SiteRubix is on the left just under live chat. Run your cursor over it and you will see Comments and Feedback each are separate, but click on one of them and they bring you to where you can review and get credit for it. Don't forget to copy your review before you leave so when you go back you'll need to paste it in the comment box before you send it to WA so they will give you your credits. I don't think your missing anything as long as you go to SiteRubix you should be good to go. Let me know if there's any change in your Ranking. Have a productive day Papa:) Sharon
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Kyle Premium
David, 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 David.
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littleguy Premium
Hi PapaDave,
Thanks for the follow, and best regards!
Jack (littleguy)
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stevechic Premium
You will get good exposure here Stay motivated
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MAndrew Premium
True to your word...thanks for the follow back. All the best to you in your online adventures.
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi David, it is very nice to meet you here and hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you David for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out the rest of my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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PapaDave Premium
I decided to follow you because of your ranking and I see now why you are ranked as you are. Thank you
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Loes Premium
Hello David, welcome, nice to meet you, thanks for the follow, my present to you, 101+ amazing free tools to make your website look special http://workathomefuture.com/cool-amazing-free-website-tools, if you have an amazing free website tool yourself to share, which isn't added yet, please do share it with me:) see you around, greetings Loes
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PapaDave Premium
As I just responded to another Ambassador I just chose to follow, I decided to follow you because of your ranking and I see now why you are ranked as you are. Thank you
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Loes Premium
Nice reply, thank you, have a nice sunday:)
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stephhill Premium
Thank you for the follow. Also, thank you for the comment left on one of my blogs. You are going to do great here. Let me know if I can help you at all.
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phoenix2 Premium
Thanks for the follow! Nice to meet you and good luck with your new venture!
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Larry_T Premium
Hi Franzwell, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you good luck with your website
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craig6 Premium
Hi,thanks for the follow..hope WA brings into your life all you want, the tools,community, training and positivity are, so it's up to us.....great to connect,stay in touch,take care...Jay
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Francess-H Premium
Thanks for the follow David. All the vest on your wa journey.
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dunbar Premium
Hi Franzwell and thanks for the follow and hoping you are feeling better real soon, all the best with wa cheers Helen
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PapaDave Premium
Thanks Helen! I'm seeing slow improvement daily I wish you the best as well!
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Stonecold69 Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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grampamike Premium
Hi, it’s a pleasure to meet me, lol.

No seriously, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following me. I’m pretty impressed with WA training and I think we will find a gold mine of information. Hmmm, seems like geniuses like us tend to gather in the same place (lol). Anyway, here’s wishing you all my best for your success with online marketing. Let me know if I can help you … GrampaMike
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stephhill Premium
Hi David. Thank you for the follow. I am following you back. Let me know or anyone else in the community know we can provide assistance along your journey to success on WA.
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Mikey72 Premium
David, Thanks for Following. I hope you have Great Success with your Time spent here on WA, and I wish you Success in achieving all of your Goals!
Michael
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oggy1968 Premium
G'day David thank you for your follow and wishing you all the happiness and success on your journey mate
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MarcLee Premium
Interesting site Franz , goodluck to you !
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PapaDave Premium
Thanks, Marclee! I appreciate your comments.
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pisces Premium
Thanks for the follow Franz and my prayers will be for you tonight.... keep us updated, okay?
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PapaDave Premium
I gladly take all the prayers I can get! Thank you!
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mjpd Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow! Best wishes to you and your success!
-Maureen
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Lanob212 Premium
Thank you for your follow
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey there!
I just wanted to thank you for adding me to your circle and to wish you a fun and exciting journey to success here on Wealthy Affiliate! I'm sure you'll find all the training, tools and help that you need.
Have a great day!
Cheers
Sarah
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TJRANDO Premium
Hi David and thanks for the follow- I wish you much success here at WA!
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BobBarr Premium
Thanks for the follow -- following you back. Welcome aboard and all the best to you here at WA.

You certainly didn't waste any time in going premium. :=) Congratulations, I think you'll find that to be a very wise choice. The training, support, and interaction here are incredible.
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TKinser Premium
Thanks for the follow. I appreciate it. Best wishes for your success here at WA
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back
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OldGeezer Premium
Thanks for the follow. Here's to success in all you do. I know you'll enjoy the training and people here – AWESOME!
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rolexvon Premium
Hi! welcome to WA! Looking forward to having you as a connection here. WA has helped me a lot and I'm pretty sure,you'll find great resources here, too! Wish you the best.
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PapaDave Premium
Thanks, Rolexvon, I appreciate your kind words.
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SpheredKhigh Premium
Hi congratulations on becoming a premium member this is a good place to be the people here are so helpful & friendly wishing you much success & hope you have a great day today
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PapaDave Premium
Greetings, SphetedKhigh! Thanks, I'm looking forward to the challenge.
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OldGeezer Premium
Welcome to Premium!! The training, tools, support and Member Community here – AWESOME!
Here's to success in all you do.
Joe
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PapaDave Premium
Thanks for your encouragement, Old Geezer.
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LTran Premium
Congrats on going premium!
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PapaDave Premium
How did you get to be "Top 200"?
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LTran Premium
Basically helping people here at WA
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Hello Franzwell, I am also in recovery both spiritually and physically. I am quite experienced Online having written 1000's of posts on various writing sites.
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PapaDave Premium
I wish you the best on your journey, AndreH!
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nathaniell Premium
We have many retired folks here at WA that decided to move into the online space to start a business online. What I can tell you David is that it is completely possible and you are going to be able to take any niche/interest and turn it into a full time business with some effort.

Everything you need is here to get you moving in the right direction including the support David , so just let me know (drop me a reply) at any time. :)
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PapaDave Premium
Thanks!
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nathaniell Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate David!

Nathaniell here - you probably remember me from my site One More Cup of Coffee. I'm glad to see you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two things you need to know.

1) Those who ask questions interact with the community are far more likely to learn faster and meet their goals. The support here at WA is the best in the internet marketing industry...please take advantage of it.

2) You can get started learning how to make money by doing your Level 1 Certification Course. Click on the green "Get Started Here" button or just click this link .

And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell or by responding directly to this message.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get started on the first lesson.

PS. Did you know that you'll already have your website built by lesson 4? Crazy, I know!


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I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership. Twenty bucks for you first month of WA is an absolute steal.

☆ ☆ Bonus #1: Live Case Study 2 Part Webinar Series

Get access to a 2-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 2+ hours

This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.


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This includes some simple design tips, and answers to the most frequently asked questions by new WA members. This resource will help you bypass these common errors and get your affiliate website ready for making money.

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If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask questions in Live Chat or on the training modules. I think you'll be surprised at how many people want to see you get started on the right foot!

~Nathaniell
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PapaDave Premium
Thank you, Nathaniell!
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