About Rich908
Joined November 2014
Hi W.A members,

It's amazing what talent we really possess if given half the chance. Since joining
Wealthy Affiliate, I personally feel I am going from strength to strength and all my dormant faculties are coming alive. I am using part of my brain that has been inactive for years.

In my teens I took up a boat building apprenticeship and hated every minute - a skill once learned never leaves you - I am still handy with a hammer and did my own lounge flooring in my house.

At 20 I jumped on the first available cargo boat and worked my way around the world as a ship's steward for 7 years. I learned how to serve food, I developed culinary skills and increased my knowledge on different wines.

I visited exotic places that I dreamt about when I was at school. Seeing the world become such an obsession that I quit my apprenticeship .. ( I only had one year to qualify ) and signed up for the first available cargo boat that docked in Cape Town harbour much to the horror of my parents.

I worked my way around the world for seven years, I met the most amazing people and saw beautiful cities. I just about tried every dish. My dream came true because I made it happen by visualizing and taking action.

My jobs were many and being a postman was the best job, because I started work at 6 am and finished at 1 pm.That meant I could spend quality time with my children and really bond with them.

I also worked for a Human Rights Organisation and helped one Political Asylum seeker achieve his goal. I speak three languages (English, German, and Afrikaans).I sang in a choir in Cape Town and Galway). I did voluntary work with homeless children in South Africa.

I battled to get three homeless teenagers with lots of potential back into mainstream schooling. In my spare time, I fundraise and raise awareness for abused and abandoned children in Cape Town.

My hobbies are many and I love cooking with a passion - before I invite my friends to taste my food. I always ask them if they have a life insurance, as I don't take responsibility for my cooking.

I taught my sons to cook as they should be pro-active in married life. I am a keen fan of meditation and healthy living. My wife and I attended a gym an I feel terrific.

Laughter is my passion and I am a great fan of British comedy.

I was a late starter with everything I did. I married in my late thirties to a most beautiful woman she still is. In 2014 - I graduated with a BA Degree in Political Science and German at the young age of 67.

I am a father of two super hands-on Dads. My grandchildren are just so beautiful. My daughter loves challenges, travels a lot and her work takes her from Moscow, Milan Beijing New York.

My wife writes poetry and had her first novel published on Amazon. We have been married for 37 years and travel as often as we can to see our grandchildren in South Africa.

Life is what You make it. All the ups and downs of life have made me more resilient and tough-minded. I am no longer afraid to try new things. I am at that stage where nothing scares me anymore.I never give up and Can't is a word I never use in my vocabulary. I believe we are here to love, to serve and enjoy life in Abundance and get paid handsomely for the service we provide.

My niche is about dads who have just become new dads and don't realize how important their role is in their child's future development.

Wealthy Affiliate is by far the is the best Online Business I have come across. The support the members they have given me is just utterly amazing. I most certainly would recommend you sign up for the premium membership as soon you are able. I wish you every success with Wealthy affiliate

- My philosophy in life -
" Don't be afraid to make mistakes - I have made thousands"

Thanks for reading my profile.
Kind regards Richard
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks for the follow, very interesting profile. Its impossible to explain to people who haven't traveled how great this big old rock we live on is. I have absolute freedom and travel write and am retiring to Kiev, Ukraine to be closer to all the places I want to visit in that part of the world. Good luck with WA, its an awesome community.
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Whatknots Premium
Hi Richard. You are an inspiring man and have done so much in your life. You have such a great philosopy to life - Dont be afraid to make mistakes - I have made thousands. And I bet you learnt from each and every one.
Thank you for sitefeedback.
Paula
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Suzay Premium
Rich908
You are inspiring and fascinating. I'm following you. I saw your response to Erin's Black Friday preparation, and what you said about WA, then I read your profile. I have had the exact same thoughts about WA. What a great place to be and to share with others!!! So nice to make your acquaintance.
Have an excellent day. We are blessing to have friends and fellow learners and earners in our WA family!
Suzay
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Rich908 Premium
Thanks so much for the kind comments. Wealthy Affiliate has taken my thinking to a whole new level. Yes! we develop the skills - yes! we can earn a fantastic amount of money. But its all about sharing our skills and knowledge - God knows we need to make this world a better place for the next generation. Stay with Wealthy Affiliate your website will make a difference in this world

I wish you every success on your Journey

Richard
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BeCalm Premium
Hi Rich, Thanks for following me. I love how your family are so talented and into so many different things. I also agree with your philosophy of not being afraid to make mistakes. I've made thousands too. I've got a thousand reasons to really desire to get my online biz off the ground. Yes, I'm willing to do the hard work to actualize my dreams. God bless you, Julie
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Madek Premium
Hey, Rich!

I would 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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Rich908 Premium
Thanks for the follow - you have a lovely website with lots of great information
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Madek Premium
Great, Rich!

You rock! I got pleased with your kind comments! Wish you the Best in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Cheers and happiness for you!

Madek
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I 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 and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA....

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen

Then you should do fine here wishing us both success
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Norman3J Premium
Hi Richard,

Whew!!!! What an exciting life you've had! Such an enlightening profile. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for adding me to your network. Despite my limited experience in online marketing (1st year...ever), if I can be of any help, please do not hesitate.

All the best!

Norman
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Rich908 Premium
I always like to read this ever so often - maybe you should too

The Exciting Journey Has Begun by Kyle
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Rich908 Premium
Someone asked me about- the rules and regulations of Wealthy Affiliate

Please read this link to acquaint yourself with the rules below
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi ,

I am glad we met online via WA University Community – the right place to fulfill a dream succeeding in e-marketing, which can comfortably boast its unparalleled training and warm community support if its kind in the world.

To learn deeper each other, welcome to view my profile/bio inside WA as well as the posts inside the websites listed at the right lower corner of my WA profile page.

To succeed, I have been told by WA founders, ambassadors, and supporting members with helping souls with the following in mind and in action:
1. start 5-level Certification Courses.
2. Move on to 7-phases Affiliate Bootcamp Training after Certification Courses.
3. Ask questions as needed and seek any help and support, which are readily available from WA unique supporting souls and helping hands from its members, as evidenced along the path of training; you will not be disappointed.
4. Be consistent and persevering no matter what and will be richly rewarded.

Of course, you are way beyond the aforementioned reminders; congratulate on such fast achievements.

My stay with WA since 9/2018 has confirmed the above is totally true.

All the best to your success to come,


James
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Shweta10mg Premium
I just thoroughly felt connected to your every word. You have filled your life with the most noteworthy causes and experiences that I cannot imagine to begin. I lived a very set path and result was a very different outcome.

I listened to everything and every fear passed to me, never having an ounce of courage to question it .

I never beat off my parents wishes but at times I wish I had. For your life is marked with beautiful moments and causes. You learnt from the university of life.

Completely true, a skill will never leave us once it comes to us. I am also deactivating my dormant creative and analytical thinking spheres. It can be a couple of years or just 6 to feel we have to refresh our capabilities constantly:)
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Rich908 Premium
That's so kind of you - thanks for the comments
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CandiGirl71 Premium
What a beautiful profile, Richard. I love the humor you display. I too, love to laugh and make a point to do so every day. You have led an adventurous life. Congratulations! I wish you much success in your WA adventure. I look forward to seeing more entries to your profile. Thank you for sharing.

Candice
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1signbanner Premium
Hey Richard, I found this photo of both you and wife
over in Waikiki Beach tandem surfing. Was an amazing photograph of you and her. But my main concern was the look
on your face. You look like in a panic state, my guess.

Could it be you both were heading straight into a wall? Not sure.
I know your wife have no idea what' instore. Look she's so happy!

Please tell me what happened willyaah! Thank you! I was worried.

Frank =)
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Rich908 Premium
She should be happy - she is married to the most caring loving man for almost 38 years. I don't look too bad for a 70-year-old geriatric. How things with your website?
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1signbanner Premium
70 years young! You look in great shape, I would hope to be healthy looking as you!

Hey Richard I got answers but didn't do a thing as of yet. I tried to follow Marion's video but my format is different from hers. She uses Wordpress I use Elementor with Wordpress.

Maybe it's me, need to go over it again!

Take care my good friend! As for you in my opinion, your websites are exciting and I believe it'll only get better. I truly believe it my friend!


Frank

here's my website don't press any buttons you might see, it won't work! Haha! Not happy but I'm laughing! Now why is that?
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Rich908 Premium
I don't see your website
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1signbanner Premium
Ohhh because I didn't post it. Darn my age is showing!


wanttobeapartycartoonartist.com
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Rich908 Premium
Man! Your website is good just a few tweaks and changes and you will have a great website. That handsome photo of yours is blocking the image

Check this out
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1signbanner Premium
Thanks Richard,

I'll be back I took a glimpse of your article and yes I know you're right. The side bar will be better than the top, You're right I will get to that when I get home.

Or did i assume wrong? Anyways I'll check out the video.

Thanks Rich, talk later and thank you for the heads-up.

Mahalo!

Frank
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VBuffa Premium
Hi Rich-
Wow, your wisdom is an inspiration. I appreciate you reaching out and feel encouraged reading your bio. I have a lot to learn to be successful with this program. After reading your bio , I feel I am in the right place. I just need to keep plugging at learning this process.
All the best to you and Thank you.
Vita
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Kerjackie Premium
Hello Richard, amazing life, amazing profile, I really enjoyed reading it, you have experimented many things through your venture of destiny, and you have a nice lovely family,and grandchildren, enjoying the life that is the best way to stay in good shape, travelling of course it is wonderful !!
All the best to you and your family.
Stay well.
Jacqueline.
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Dashnow Premium
Wow what an interesting life you have had. I can only imagine how it was for you, so amazing. I too think this opportunity is amazing and although I am struggling to learn how to put it all together I think about it all the time. Going from being a Nurse all my life to building websites that help people seems like a good mesh to me. Thanks for the follow.
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brichnow21 Premium
Hello, Rich and thanks for following me! I loved your bio, and see we have somethings in common, especially your work with the children. that old saying,
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" has given me much strength through the years, but now, "Problems we go through are building blocks, when we learn "Lesson" of the challenge.
Many happy returns, from WA!
Barb
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Rich908 Premium
Thanks
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Rich908 Premium
Its normally my day off from the computer on a Sunday. I had to take a quick peek at Wealthy Affiliate

If you are a premium member check out the site content.

Kyle has done it yet again to make our life a lot easier. You get so many freebies when you become a premium member.

Have a fun day

Richard
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DKMade Premium
So we are neighbors in the rankings, I grew up on a sailboat sailing all over the place, I have worked in 16 countries as a batender and just like you, I have made a thousand and two mistakes. You graduated University later in life, I graduated college at 17 years of age. Your body feels great, I live in pain every second of my life (I'm ok with it though, things could be much worse or even over) I wouldn't say I was a late bloomer as I bloomed early in some ways and I am still blooming today right here in the WA. So after reading that amazing bio, I had to follow you and see what the future has in store and what knowledge I might learn and borrow from you. I wish you all the best and if I can be any sort of an asset to you, my inbox is always open to you. Always have fun and stay blessed and always stay in love.
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Fmatautia Premium
Wow, awesome, treat people the way you want to be treated and everything else will follow...... I'm helping a homeless mother with 3 childrens still in elementry school. every week I check up on them, and bring them hot food and clothing. and this is one of the reasons I've joined Wealthy Affiliate, and I AGREE 100% with you, WA is by far the best Online Business I have come across... Don't Afraid.... thank you, and God Bless..
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Rich908 Premium
Thanks so much for adding me to your contact list. I read your bio and it's inspiring.


Wishing you every success with WA

Richard
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DDarragh Premium
Thanks for following me!

I am definitely enjoying it and learning a lot here at WA!!
Keep on trying new things is the way to go!
I never stop learning and moving forward LOL ;-)

If you check out my websites listed down on the right side of my profile (scroll to bottom) and leave a comment on one of my sites or follow socially I will reciprocate for sure! Post your url on your profile or send it to me here!

The activity helps all our marketing efforts! Google likes activity i.e. unique visitors!

would love some feedback on my sites if you have the chance

Dennis
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KyleManning Premium
Hi Rich,

Thanks for the follow. You have a Rich history has well. A lot of experience for your internet marketing foundation. I look forward to seeing you around on WA. Thanks again for the follow.

If you don't mind, let's connect on the social frontier as well. I'll post my contacts below. I'll follow you right back.

Kyle
http://ResultsWithKeto.com
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Feel free to follow and engage with me on your favorite social network. Here are mine for my new WA created Website.

Google+ : http://google.ResultsWithKeto.com
Facebook : http://fb.ResultsWithKeto.com
Twitter : http://twitter.ResultsWithKeto.com
Instagram : http://instagram.ResultsWithKeto.com
Pinterest : http://pinterest.ResultsWithKeto.com
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Rich908 Premium
Great to connect with you
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nathaniell 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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Rich908 Premium
Well Nathan
I have you to thank for introducing me to Wealthy Affiliate ..there is still a lot to learn

thanks for the support

Richard
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Kyle Premium
Richard, 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 Richard.
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Rich908 Premium
Kind and encouraging words

Thanks Richard
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Kyle Premium
We honestly wouldn't have it any other way Richard. We built WA based on helping folks and in the 12 years we have been in business we have not veered away from this.

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

I look forward to working with you!
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Rich908 Premium
Has anyone changed themes lately .. would love hear to hear how challenging you found it?

I took the plunge and switched to a Genesis Pro Theme .. it was scary at first and now I am getting the hang of it. Still have a lot to work on and learning the functions of widgets .

Wow no mean feat..but if you watch the tutorial over and over again and practice the steps everything makes sense. That's the great kick I get out lof earning, it will probably stick in my mind forever
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Rich908 Premium
A very warm welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You are on the most exciting journey of your life. Yes it seems challenging, there may be times you want to quit because you feel you not getting anywhere.

But each step you take is progress. Learning anything new is fear of the unknown but the more you practice, your skills and confidence develop. Passion,Self Belief and not quitting are the cornerstones of this business.

You will always have help and support from day one. Take your time with each lesson. Be easy on yourself as there is a lot of information to absorb,start from lesson one and work your way till you have completed them.

And by the way! Do come up for air from time to time. You don't have to spend six at one go. I break my time up to 2 hours in the morning, two at lunch time two in the evening. You will find what works for you as you stay the course.

Here's to your Success
Richard
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Richard and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Since you joined in 2014 you will have come to realise that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you haven't already been doing so, can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
Thank you for the follow anyway and I will follow you as well.
Remember, if you get stuck you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
ps
why follow me now after two years?
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Rich908 Premium
Wealthy Affiliate has a lot to offer including teaching to have faith in one's own ability. I just received a heartwarming message from a grandmother that my latest post helped understand her grand daughter's illness better, That to me was better than making a sale. My website is gaining trust with readers and I am very happy with that .

Click here to read my latest post

http://flourishingfatheronline.com/successful-teenagers
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Rich (Richard I presume), nice to hear from you. I must say that is one of the best profiles I have read. From this I believe it would be a pleasure to meet you. One day - who knows.

I would have looked at any of your websites but there is none posted here, so I will make that (awful) assumption that you are doing well. Do keep in touch.
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Rich908 Premium
Hi Helen
Thanks for those kind words - here are my blogs feel free to comment on them
Regards Richard
http://flourishingfatheronline.com/
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Nice site. For some reason some of your words are very small. This appears to be random.

There is a fellow here who is a single dad with two boys. His site is about this. You might like to read about him, His link is https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/juliusscar.

I am helping him out with his spelling and grammar so his site should be getting easier to read.
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Rich908 Premium
thanks for that
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me! Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live last week and the one on sleep apnea has been up for a couple of months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Rich908 Premium
Many thanks for that

Richard
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Brookline Premium
Hello there Richard, love the comment about your cooking and the need for your victims to have insurance.
Glad you like we Brit's comedy.... It is the best in the world.
Many thanks for your follow, compliment is returned.
Every good wish with your Website and for all your endeavours.
Best regards David.
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