About Pinkthistle
Joined April 2018
My name is Corey, I am mama to three beautiful children, two boys and one pretty little princess :) I have been an artist most of my life, drawing, painting and designing for as long as I can remember. I am looking to make a living on the internet so I can spend my time at home with my kids rather than open my custom framing shop again which held me prisoner and I was completely missing out on my littles (totally not worth it).
most of all, I follow Jesus. I want to use the art and design talent He gave me to the fullest, from creating to writing and I want to impact others through my life story in the process.

my business partner is my friend and "adopted" mom, Kathleen - she has been MIA from working on WA with me for personal reasons, but soon enough she will be here, we will add her to the info about us and we will work WA together like the intention in the beginning. cant wait for everyone to meet her
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Corey, aka Pinkthistle. Love the profile name!

And thank you for following me and it is great to meet you.

You can roll out your artistic flare within WA and really be creative here. You will be able to install pictures in the minds of people through your words.

I look forward to meeting Kathleen and I wish you both along with your family the very best in all aspects of life.

Cheers,

Brad
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pinkthistle Premium
pinkthistle is a name that has been in the works for Kathleen (my adopted mom aka amazing friend) and I for almost 20 years. has a lot of meaning! anyway, thanks for following me back! this is an amazing community and I have met so many great people!
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BradB18 Premium
Yes, it is a great community and a lot of great people.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Corey

Thanks for the follow and giving me the opportunity to connect with you!

Wishing you a successful year here in WA.

Enjoyed reading your bio!

If you wish to connect with me via social media, just click on the links on the right side of my profile page below where my posts are.

Lately, I have been spending more time on Instagram because of my interest in photography. I just got a new Nikon camera a few months back!

Instagram may be a good area to be involved in, you can take pics of your artwork to show them off and then use a website to sell them.

Make sure you watermark your pics because people will steal or copy them for their own use!

Have a blessed week!

Tim
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pinkthistle Premium
thank you for following me back! new camera!!! oh sounds like fun to me! I love photography - I mostly use it for future reference in painting, but I love my camera and now and then I get some great shots that are good all on their own....... :)
I dont even know how to watermark my photos so I will look that up. I have used instagram but not for a while.... been building my blog site - started a site to sell work but between the kids, blog site and my art I have not had a moment to add to my art and sales site............. so much to do, so little time... LOL
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Corey

I know the feeling of having so much to do with so little time to do it in! I work 40 hours a week and usually summers and fall it is busy again, so I lose time here!

I was using mostly my cell phone, have an iPhone. It does take nice pics! But not as nice as my Nikon!

Have a great day and keep plugging away!

As they say here in WA, Onward & Upward!

Tim
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pinkthistle Premium
I have an iphone that does ok for every day stuff - but I got a canon several years ago for the "good stuff" - for art resource pics or the fun photo shoots with the kiddos. so much fun.
well, enjoy the rest of your summer and yes, plugging away at it, one article at a time we will get there LOL
heres my info so we can connect. I will follow you back on social media as well.
https://twitter.com/bens1girl
https://www.pinterest.com/ww2173/
https://plus.google.com/u/1/+PinkThistle
www.wearebypinkthistle.com
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Corey

I will add you to my lists! Thanks!

I use a program called picmonkey for my editing of pics, you can add a watermark to your photos using this program.

It used to be free, but I think it is around $50 for the year which is not to bad for a photo editing tool which allows you to create banners and templates for all of the popular social media.

Followed your social media links!

Have a nice evening!

Tim
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pinkthistle Premium
thats not a bad price per year.. I will look into it. thank you!
enjoy your evening :)
Corey
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Corey

If you decide to get it! I can tell you how to add the watermarks to your images.

Have a great week!

Tim
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pinkthistle Premium
thank you!
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haiderkh87 Premium
Thanks for following me. I'm following you back :)

I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since August 2017 and absolutely loving it.

Please feel free to follow me on social media:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/OurTechPlanet
Google+ - http://plus.google.com/+HaiderKhalid_1987
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ourtechplanet/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/haider-khalid-82689722/

Share yours too and I would love to connect with you on Social media as well. Wish you the very best :)
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Loes Premium
Hello Corey,♫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 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
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pinkthistle Premium
thank you for the follow as well! This is an amazing community and full of great information.
wishing you success!
Corey
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RDulloo Premium
Hello Corey. Thanks for following me and nice to meet you.

I also had a brick and mortar store and although you can do whatever in the store, it does not really give you that freedom, does it?

That's why I also turned to affiliate marketing. I recently closed up my store and went back to the corporate world but of course, I want my freedom. Don't want to be tied to a 9-5 forever.

I'm married and no kids yet, but I'm thinking for the future; I want to be able to stay home and watch them grow while making money on the internet. I saw my parents struggle too much like that and don't want to go through the same.

I wish you great success here! :)
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pinkthistle Premium
hello, and nice to meet you as well.

My husband and I decided to close my store for that reason - no freedom although my shop was the kids went to work with me and they had fun I hated the lack of freedom to enjoy playing with them. it cut into our income and has been a sacrifice but one well worth it

I have been a stay at home mom for the most part, I had a store but I did not have rent so I could be by appointment only - but even that got to be to intrusive on raising my kids and spending time with them. the best advice I could ever give would be to get out of the 9-5 for anyone who is or wants to become a mom. there is nothing better than raising your own family and teaching them rather than leaving them to a daycare to do it all for you.
best of luck to you in everything. what is your website? I would love to see it.
take care,
Corey
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RDulloo Premium
I totally understand! For me, it was taking time away from my husband and although he would come to the shop and meet me after work, we still had to stay in the store until 9 pm! I had to be in the shop 7 days a week. So there was never a time to go out with the hubby.

Thanks for the advice, dear! I saw what my mom was going through with the 9 - 5, having to drive us back and forth to practice after school, coming home to cook dinner, and doing all the dishes and still have time to help us with homework.... I would go crazy, lol...

I definitely want to raise my own family; what's the point of me working 9 - 5 where half or my salary would go to paying for daycare? In Ontario, Canada, daycare costs an arm and a leg.

My website is https://typingtofreedom.com. Please have a look around. Some feedback would be great! I would love to look through your website as well... :)

Take care for now!
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pinkthistle Premium
it makes my heart happy to hear people understanding the value of raising their own families. kids grow up so fast - there are days it seems to move at a crawl when they are fighting and complaining and I am running all over creation to get them places, appointments etc. daycare is ridiculously expensive, maybe everywhere because I could not afford it here even if I wanted to.
there is a myth about the store owners and what we can afford or do because we own a business but in reality the store owns you, so not worth it. I had considered opening my store again given I literally have no income. My husband gives me a little money, but it really is enough to pay my monthly student loan payment, but little else.... so here I am - hoping to turn my art and design knowledge into income.
my site is www.wearebypinkthistle.com
would love feedback there also. I have been an artist all my life, so made sense to me to find a new way to do what I do in "real life" lol. let me know what you think and I will check your site as well (as soon as the kids start the outside play time and I have a few minutes of quiet)
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gehnrhcomca Premium
Hi! You will be OK @ WA. Just be patient and spend a little extra time reviewing the lessons and ask lots of questions if you get stuck. Like you I am a bit overwhelmed with the new material. However just keep working at it and ask questions if there is something you do not understand. I understand how much time 3 little ones require. I had 3 boys now college graduates...but worth it!! Best Regards, George
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pinkthistle Premium
thank you! one little step at a time - takes me a week to write one article in the summer, but school will start before it should and I will be missing them every day again - ready for income but not more than I want to enjoy my kiddos :)
have a blessed day!
Corey
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gehnrhcomca Premium
Hi, thanks for following me and have an enjoyable day too! Best Regards,
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hanley Premium
Thanks for the follow, you are so correct, the journey may just be the pot of gold.
I did write about starting on the internet with no money the other day at https://newbusinessonline.net/how-to-work-from-home-without-investment
You are already on WA and that provides about 80% of what you need.
Best of luck with your journey
Peter H
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pinkthistle Premium
thank you and I will head to the work from home with no investment right now!!!
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow, Corey, and welcome to the WA Community!!

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

All the best,

mitch
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WendaSue Premium
Hi Corey. Looks like we both joined WA in April of this year.
Thanks so much for the follow. I've also added you to my network. If I can be of help, please just let me know.
I look forward to sharing this WA journey with you.
All the best,
Wendi
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pinkthistle Premium
Thank you! It’s been a wonderful journey so far full of learning and hopefully continued progress for everyone here!
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WendaSue Premium
Absolutely. Seems like I've seen you everywhere today.
I hope you have an awesome weekend.
Wendi
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Vickic3 Premium
Hi pink thistle
You can do this. You are already ranked in google so just keep going
I know how hard it can be to find money when you are raising children however try real hard to stay with WA as i know this journey will change your life

Success and kind wishes
Vicki
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pinkthistle Premium
thank you for the encouragement! I am determined to stay with this... I had no idea I was ranked in google.... not sure I know how to even look that up but good to know. thanks again! I have heard too many success stories so certainly have to believe its possible for me too - even with kid distractions all summer long LOL :D
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DeborahY Premium
Hi Corey, thanks for following me. I read some of the comments you made below. You are in the right place. We have a wonderful community that is willing to answer any questions you may have. Many of our members also post tutorials, great tips and advice.

Follow the course instructions as quickly as you can. They are your ticket to having a successful website. Don't forget to watch Jay's webinars when possible. He is highly skilled in affiliate marketing and his advice is invaluable. Cheers.
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Bryan8 Premium
Welcome to WA premium and thanks for the follow! I'm following you back as well. Your family provides a powerful "why" for success online. You might want to check out my last blogpost at: It answers some questions that I have seen new members ask repeatedly.

I wish you much success here at WA!
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Madek Premium
Hey, Corey!

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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Keisi Premium
Hola Corey!

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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pinkthistle Premium
thanks so much! I am a total stress case right now lol. I need help. lots, so much I dont know what to ask haha.... between figuring out exactly what I want to write about every day, trying to understand the foreign language of computers and my three kids trying to "help" me I am a mess... but, I am super happy here and have found out first hand what a great group of people this is. I am hoping the understanding will come... will make the rest easier.

again, thank you and I will reach out - when I know what to even ask lol
Corey
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Keisi Premium
Hola Corey!

All of the members here at WAU have been a newbie at one time or another. Jump on the Get Started Here lessons, with both feet. Those lessons will be your guide through this growth process you are experiencing. Before you know it you will be helping others to understand what you are going through.

Best regards,

Keisi.
PS
While you are building your new career don't forget to have fun!
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KevinOConnor Premium
Hi, Greetings. Welcome to WA and thank you for following me. With your creative spirit you should do well here, as well as getting involved with a very supportive community. May good fortune find you quickly to give you that opportunity of spending time with your kids. May you thoroughly enjoy yourself
Kevin
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MarkBa Premium
Congratulations on going Premium.

I have found the weekly webinar very useful to watch and now that you’re a premium member you can too.

One tip though… be sure the topic being covered is what you need right now otherwise it won’t be the best use of your time.

If you can’t or don’t want to attend live, there’s always the recordings. (See “Live Video Classes” under Training on the left hand menu.

Wishing you every success with your business goals for 2018.

~Mark :)
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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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pinkthistle Premium
thank you so much! I am feeling overwhelmed to say the least, so much that at this point I would not know what questions to ask but this is the first opportunity I have found online that did not feel like a scam and I am overwhelmed in a good way over all the support and offers to help and send advice. thank you very much! this is all very new and scary, but I am determined - happy to find out that there is a way to incorporate my life's work and what I love into an income online. thank you for the link and I will be watching that now!
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Corey, it's good to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, I think many of us have been in the same position, buying into scam products that don't actually do what they say on the box, I certainly have! You will not be disappointed by Wealthy Affiliate!

I look forward to connecting with you and reading your blog posts and wish you every success.

Roy
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newmarketpro Premium
Hi Corey,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate community and Congratulation on upgrading to Premium. You are now one of us, the awesome community. I am positive you are going to make it a success here in WA. If you have any question, please ask. We Are (WA) here to assist, to share, to build and to grow together.

:)
Joe
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Nice work setting up your account Corey! It's great to see you taking action and moving forward within WA :)

Those that get amongst the community and follow the training see WAY more success so you are well and truly on the right track.

Let me know if you need some tips on choosing a niche or if you're stuck on something, I'm here if you need me :)

Cheers,
Tim
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pinkthistle Premium
Thanks! I’m stuck on everything except niche ideas..... Im Sure there will be questions. I’m too overwhelmed to even know what to ask.....
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Corey,

The best advice I can give you at this point is to try and take your time to go through each lesson, and mark the tasks off as you go. Even if some of it doesn't make sense right now, as long as you are completing the tasks you are making progress. And if there's anything along the way you need help with, I'm just a message away :)

Cheers
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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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pinkthistle Premium
Yes! Help please! I’m really overwhelmed and broke - so spending money I don’t have to start I need to know it will work! I am an artist, I paint and make jewelry. Been selling my paintings for 20 years and jewelry for 8-9 years.. I thought art and jewelry may be too much to take on and that jewelry is a more affordable thing for people so may be the best way to go. I have knowledge of both, still paint, still make jewelry and sell...maybe could sell my own work on a site as well ? I don’t know. Open to suggestions but know my expertise and interest is in the arts.
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Kyle Premium
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.
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pinkthistle Premium
Ok. Makes sense. I have decided jewelry, maybe even handmade jewelry if that’s not narrowing it down too much.... I was thinking of selling my jewelry online and I already have an Etsy account. Makes sense to be affiliate of Etsy, direct traffic there to my own jewelry as well as others? I have no idea how any of this works but as I lay awake thinking about all 5his and wondering how to incorporate my own jewelry that was one of the thoughts... or can I sell directly from my own site? This is confusing. Hope not stupid questions lol
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Kyle Premium
I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Corey. :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Corey, welcome to WA!

My name is Tim, you might remember me from my website Affiliate Unguru. Just stopping by to say hello and see if there's anything I can do to help you get started?

Oh, and here's the link to start your training: I highly recommend you go through these step-by-step lessons now. Everything you need to know is explained in detail. This is exactly the same training I followed to go from newbie to full-time income online, so you are going to get a ton of value from this!

If there's anything you need along the way please reach out- I'm just a click away :) Simply reply to this message and I'll get back to you asap.

I was a newbie here myself once, and I asked a LOT of questions (even though I was worried they were 'dumb questions' lol). It obviously paid off for me, so I encourage you to do the same!

The more you engage with the WA community, the more you will learn, and the more successful you will become.

So take FULL advantage of the wealth of support you get here to build your online business. You are not alone in your quest to build an online business anymore... so connect, ask questions, and get amongst this awesome community!

You'll be glad you did :)

Anyways Corey, it's wonderful to have you as part of the WA community and I wish you the very best of success on your journey here!

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