About RichieR
Joined August 2018
My name is Richard Rogers and I live with my wife, Aletha in North Canton, Ohio, USA.

I've been trying (with nothing to show for it) to market on the internet since retiring from my photography business ten years ago. I was a portrait photographer for 38 years. I've worked at several part time jobs since retirement, but at my age, 76, I know I will continue to need an income when I can no longer work out side my home.

My wife and I have six grown children and a bunch of grandkids. I have a degree in journalism and worked in public relations and advertising before switching to photography.

I've always succeeded at everything I've tried EXCEPT internet marketing and it's really ticking me off. I needed help. Of course, like a lot of us who found WA, I had spent a good amount of money to scammers who promised the world and fell way short, but for a bunch of money more they could hand you the key to Fort Knox.

I think I've found the answer here at WA. It only took a few weeks for me to realize that I had been approaching things wrong. By following the suggestions in training, I have a website, a niche, I'm making new friends that I can count on for answers and inspiration. The best that I've realized is what I am. I'm a writer.

After all, I knew I would be a writer in junior high school but somehow, as time wore on, I forgot it. WA has helped me find myself and I'm ready. What for? Follow me and I'll show you.
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rbraud8500 Premium
How's it going Richie thanks for following me I'm looking forward to see what you accomplish here at WA. They're a lot of great people here who will be willing to help you with whatever you have a problem with. I know you said that you haven't mastered internet marketing yet but don't worry with this community you certainly will.
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fontash Premium
Hey Richie,
Pleased to meet you and thank your for the follow, I am following you now as well.
I watched my dad work till he was in his early 70's and then had to help him manage a budget that would allow him to survive, that's all just survive, pay the bills and buy groceries with nothing left over for enjoyment. They were definitely not what I would consider the golden years for my dad. He is my inspiration, he and my mom, deserved so much more after having worked so hard for so many years. The golden years should be just that Golden and if I could have one wish it would be to have my parents back so that I could share the GOLD with them.
Cheers,
Sherri
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DavidGP Premium
Hello Richard!

Thank you for the follow...and I have returned the favor.

I am certain you will attain all your business and personal goals this upcoming new year. I would approach them with the same passion as you did with your photography business.

All the best to you and your family!

Dave
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Luther Premium
Hi Rich, thanks for following me. You say you have knowledge and skills about advertising and journalism. Yes you have been doing it offline. Now is the time to do it online
My take is that advertising and marketing is one thing, correct me if I;m wrong. There're people/site here online that sells images (stockphotos.com, shutterstock.com). They also buy stunning photo's from photographers and sell them to us.

Affiliate marketing is advertising goods online, either through social media, email marketing, Pay Per Click. May be you were advertising/marketing offline to 10 000, here you have 3 billion audience. Sunny days ahead for you. Cheers
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qrwizard Premium
Thank for the follow, Richard!
I read your profile and I am following you back.
You could be one of the examples I need to show my referrals why they have to join premium ;-) hahaha
Seriously, I'm happy I met you.
I wish you a Merry Christmas.
Let's keep in touch, shall we?
Cheers

Richard (me, not you)
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Ruzel Premium
I’m new here to WA by a little over a week. I’m learning a great deal and just wrote my first keyword content. The trainings are great and the people in my network have been so supportive.Thanks for the follow. May 2019 be a successful year for us all.

Renee
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cwpickett Premium
Hi, Richard, I'm a writer, too, and was about to give up on this internet mumbo-jumbo until I accidentally ran into WA. Well, now I write all the time it seems (not my book, but blogs) and hopefully one of these days people will read it! Like you, I'm looking to have a great passive income in the later years. Good luck with your endeavors. You've come to the right place for your online business.
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Pastordna Premium
Thanks Richie tour following me. I've done same to you because as the saying goes that "One good turn deserves another!"

Reading your profile Richie I discovered that there are some areas both of us shared identical background stories.

We both belong to the group some some people want to us to believe we are too old to make history in the online business. I refuse to accept that and I want you to join me so we can both prove them wrong soonest!

Both of us love to write both on this you are even better than I am for having a journalist background while am a called pastor from the age of 19 till date. Go fully pick up that GREAT TOOL and bless your world!

You are 76 while I am almost 69. Age is a blessing and shouldn't be a Bàrria! because if you are a practical Christian (and I pray you are if you are not yet) you should remember that at 120 years Moses was still climbing mountain with his eyes not yet ready to faint in sound sight.
Love you Richie.
Take care
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RichieR Premium
No need to pray for me to be a Jesus follower, but for lots of other things...and I'd appreciate it. It sounds like our sence of humor are similar in addition to our ages. Are you a pastor? I've been a decon and an elder, but pastor is a stretch for me. Lets stay in touch for encouragement and acountability...no way we can fail.
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RichieR Premium
Just read your profile. I see you are a pastor. The other thing we hahave in common is 42 years of marriage. Hope accountability is still on the table.
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Pastordna Premium
Yee you are right the only difference is that we have 2 boys and 2 girls and six grand children from our two girls who are now both married and one of our two boys just got married a week last Saturday.

I even skipped telling you one other thing we have in common is that we were both ripped off by online scammers but mine was probably too longer years than yours involving the lost of more money than you may have lost!

But yet WE CAN still make huge and forget all the past heartbreaks!
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JohnWRaleigh Premium
Hello, RichieR! Writing can be fun, especially when you know the subject you are writing about. Actually, I hated English during my high school years, but after attending college (and several attempts at finishing my degree), I now love it! Thanks for following me; I have returned with a follow.

Agape, John
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IMTim Premium
Hi Richard, it great to get to know you and I applaud your courage to take on internetmarketing at you your age! As a natural writer though l think you will do very well with WA teaching you what to do with your content for profit! Wishing you much success with WA, Timo
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Richard ... thank you for the follow. Your background and skills are going to serve you well here at WA. A writer in search of a platform to express himself is a story that needs to be told.

Welcome to WA ... you have arrived and something tells me this is just the beginning of a great story.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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RichieR Premium
Dennis, Thanks for the encouraging words. Your sincerity is the most I've felt in quite a long time. Hope we can stay in contact, so that I have a chance to boost you when you're down as much as you have me tonight! I've worked more than three weeks straight and haven't any time to devote to WA. Hate not having the time or energy to write! Gota go, go, go after Thanksgiving. Thanks again!
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NWTDennis Premium
You're going to do great Richie, just don't be so hard on yourself. Take it one step at a time. Yea you wasted some time and money on those over committed under delivered guru programs. Many of us here did the same thing before WA.

Just know you are now in the right place, so don't put any pressure on yourself. This is not a race ... it's a marathon.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
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BBrandt Premium
Hello Richie,
Thank you for following me. I have added you to my network. I have found the training and support here is bar none. Please check out my profile page and visit my websites at your leisure, I just finished my second website. I am passionate about health/well-being. I will look for you on your social media and look forward to working with you.

God bless and much success to you. Above all, let's have fun!

Bruce
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RVsRock Premium
Richie,

Thank you for the follow.

You wrote in your profile..."I think I've found the answer here at WA." I would totally agree with that in many respects.

It will take time, effort and money to stay and succeed here at WA. I have been doing this for over 20 years, and I am still working on it.

I have made some money through affiliate marketing, but all my efforts started from scratch without formal or informal training. The little money I did make never came close to my expenses.

At WA, they have the right approach and incredible training, but like anything else, nothing is guaranteed. You have to personalize your approach and make a commitment to stay with it, come *ell or high water.

With your experience in journalism and photography, you already have 2 incredible niches that would draw interest from thousands and thousands of people.

I wish you the most success here at WA!

RVsRock
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janbey Premium
Hi Richie,
Great to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, thanks for adding me to your network.
You have written a great bio, which made for an interesting read.

I hope you are continuing to enjoy your WA journey and that things are moving ahead nicely for you. I have also added you to my network to see your future success.

All the best

Age
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DavidOwn Premium
HI Richie

Thanks for the follow and connecting with me.

A hobby of mine is photography but I am a real novice. However from time to time I capture one of those special images.

Wishing you every success in achieving your goals. Like you I have always achieved in everything I have done. I am sure we will both find success with our online adventures.

Regards

David
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Jmihedji Premium
Hi Richie,
Thanks for the follow, I just wanted to say I think you made a smart decision joining the WA community. Writing is a great skill to have as you build your business online, and can even help you earn while you build. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help, I am more than happy to assist.

Best regards,
Jefrey
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RandellD Premium
Richie,
Thank you for the follow. There is such good information here at WA to allow you achieve what you are looking for.

Yes, as you advance in age, you want to find something with the possibility of residual income. This could be it.
It is not to say that you can set up a website and forget about it, but at least once it is up and running the way you want it and is giving you income you can always tweek it without having to spend 40 hours a week servicing it.
Then again, if the site is doing swell and you don't want to worry about it, there are buyers in the market place who are ready for a lump sum to purchase that income stream..
So all the best to you at WA!
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rolland Premium
Welcome to WA Richard

Thanks for the follow and I will be following your success back as well.

You have landed on the right platform for learning Marketing on the internet. Go through the training, ask questions, do some research and you will be that IM you know you can be.

Live the Life you Love

~ Rolland
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Floria Premium
Hi Richie,

thanks for following. I am happy for you and your pesistence in life and your resilience as well.

I joined WA too for the same reason. I am trying with my available time ( 2 Jobs) to do the Training. One asset you have got that I am struggling. I am not a writer and english isn't my mother tongue. But I am trying my best.

I am still writing my Content site for my niche and have ripped off my drafts 4 x already.

I wish I had the Talent like you.

Keep up the good work and wishing you one day to Harvest your fruits of Labor.
Floria
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RichieR Premium
I would never know from your writing that English wasn't your mother tongue. Your writing is concise and to the point.
But, if you ever need someone to check an article before it is published, I would be glad t do it.
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Urlaina Premium
Hi and welcome, Richard!

Thanks for adding me to your network. I hear you on there being so many scam artists out there, promising the world while delivering nothing AND taking our money to boot! WA, as you have discovered, is nothing of the sort.

I hope you experience nothing but success here!

Good luck!

Kris
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JohnJStanley Premium
Hello Richard, thank you for following me. Wish you all the best
I'd be interested if you share more about "I had spent a good amount of money to scammers who promised the world and fell way short, but for a bunch of money more they could hand you the key to Fort Knox. " Some examples and what you've learned?
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Ian840 Premium
Hello Richie and I sincerely appreciate your recent follow, and I also wish to follow you in return.

I congratulate you on being a member of Wealthy Affiliate, also for you having gone Premium.

I am sure your have found this organisation to be very ethical, and one that provides a vast array of opportunities.

I wish you well in your online journey, and here's to your continuing success.

Kindest regards from Ian in Western Australia.
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gmcwilliam Premium
Hi Richie and thank you for the follow. I think we have all lost money to the scammers as we started out in our online businesses. But, as you will well know by now, the WA community is very different. Study the training, ask questions of the WA community when you need to and develop great content on your website. From your bio, I hope you have chosen a niche in the photography area. Best of luck with your online business. Gary
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dpanic63 Premium
Helo Richard

I know its not easy in this profession but as long as you keep on learning and applying what you are learning your skill will grow and you will improve.

From there the money will follow.

"Money follows Mastery"

Thanks for the follow and will do the same back.

Will look forward to your success going forward.

Cheers from Canada

Dino
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topnacho Premium
Hey !! Richie R do You know that that guy ( Richie the C!!) ha ha,
anyway I was reading Ur profile and thinking that You got two of the best niches out there portrait photographer,& journalism But I see You got that figured out and heading in the right direction You will learn a lot here just follow the lesson a ask for help if needed and You do just fine my friend. best wishes to you and I will follow you also have a great day.
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ArthurJacks2 Premium
Hello RichieR, I use to love photography and now that it's a lot easier I may pick it up again. In 38 years you have seen that industry grow. I remember the old SLR, Aperture speed, Depth of field, and the rest etc. I actually went to school to study photography but it was more of a hobby, I did set up a dark room and developed some pictures honestly. I have a camera that you might be interested in: the pictures come out the side; I have it put away so I can't you the name of it. I was about 13teen 14teen in that bracket. You tear the picture away from the film. It looks brand new, I have the flash and the book that came with it. Share your thoughts about it; I've had it for 65 years. It's a collectors edition. You may know someone. I will send pictures(with my phone). I have it packed away so Ill have to do some digging. It's in a dry place and wrapped up, know dents nothing I promise. Welcome! chat soon.
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emerald860 Premium
Hi RichieR! Thank you for the follow and welcome to the WA community! It sounds like you have already hit the ground running and I'm happy to hear that you have found your passion--writing! I wish you great success here and with your online business. No doubt I'll be seeing you around! Alanna
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j-berglund Premium
Wow! We have much in common. I have worked as a freelance creative most of my adult life, and most of my experience in that line of work was behind a DSLR camera — specifically a Canon because Nikon is simply pure evil ;0).

I also worked for around 1 year as a portrait photographer for Herff Jones. It would've been longer, but they sold off their Photography Division for some reason!

While we're on the topic of photography, please assure me your'e not one of those Nikon nerds. There's just no hope for a relationship of any kind with you if you are! ;0)

Seriously, my oldest sister is sold-out for Nikon and we've had many fun conversations about our camera brand loyalties over the years so I'm not worried about us... (I imagine you're laughing by now).

While I do not have a degree (not even for anti-perspirant), I did major in Mass Communications at a State University where I met the woman who has been my wife these eleven years ...and counting!

We have no children but the two preceding us to eternity at this point, but we know our day is coming because Father has GOOD in store for us, and children are a blessing (that means they're good)!

I would welcome the opportunity to check out your website, so please pass along the domain name to me when you get the chance. I'm very curious what your niche is. Mine is domain names.

I believe your success in internet marketing is just around the next bend in the road, sir. Keep going! :0)

Writing has always been one (if not the strongest) of my strengths. I tried scholarly writing while attending Liberty University Online. THAT'S definitely NOT for me — Ha!

Congratulations Richie. You have been added to the few that I follow on WealthyAffiliate! I look forward to sharing in the journey.

><> JonahAndrew "Drew"
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RichieR Premium
Well, Drew, you'll be glad to know I'm not an equipment nut, the pro equipment I use is Fuji, because at the time it was great at imitating film and adding dimension to portraits, which was 95% of my business. Liked Canon stuff, but couldn't afford to change over my equipment (Fuji uses Nikon mounts and Canon has it's own).
Have not worked the hardest on my web site, but is ironically devoted to sleep. You can get to it on the right (best sleep again) only a couple of posts, but the site and all the posts have been indexed by Google.
I'm using this one to learn, then I plan to do one on writing and maybe one on photography. We'll see.
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Willboy Premium
my friend as you notice WA is education platform to learn everything about the internet. You mention two things you like or have done. Taking pictures and writing. Those definitely niches that you can use. In writing, I will be your first customer. May God be with and your family.
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RichieR Premium
ThThanks for the suggestions. I've considered both, but I think I need to get back in the groove of writing full time. Thanks for following me.
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jweldon1 Premium
Wow, good read RichieR's I think I will follow you...I'm having a little struggle at this myself but I just keep at it and hopefully one day it will happen. But I have to say in such a short time I see your already ranked at 1159 that is indication of good things to come. I hope you make tons my friend and I'll see how you do it.
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SimeonDixon1 Premium
Hi Richie, Bravo! Parts of my story runs concurrently with yours. Thanks for not giving up. Your story is sure to bring boosts to many at WA and beyond. I'm glad you caught the bull by the horns and not the tail another time. For the many deceptions which you yourself has encountered, you need the positivity which WA offered on a daily basis.I am looking forward to the revelation which you will pronounce in your up coming dispositions. Happy writing. Don't keep your readers waiting too long.
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kmer6 Premium
Good afternoon to you Richard, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back. WA is the best platform online to give you not only training on online marketing but supplies all the tools you need to be a success. If that is not enough, you also belong to a community of like-minded entrepreneurs with free suggestions and advise anytime.
I kook forward to working with you and wish you much success and enjoyment in your online journey.
Ken
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Welcome to WA, Ritchie, and thanks for the follow, returned. Sorry to hear you've been scammed, but that's over now your at WA.

Follow the training step-by-step; ask if you have a problem, there's always a member who will have the answer; treat any failure as another lesson learned, and with hard work and dedication success will be yours.

Always remember: If it looks too good to be true, is usually is. No reputable and legit online training program will offer you overnight wealth; become a millionaire and sack your boss in 30 days678; or offer a luxury lifestyle with little or no work. It just doesn't happen.

Best wishes for much future success with your online endeavors.
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RichieR Premium
Hey Harry, thanks for the advice. I worked with some compositors in my life and I always enjoyed it. Some them worked linotype too, so we'd go from the type to the page, pull lead, push lead and they always made it fit, no matter how bad my layouts had been. The digital age put a bunch of us out of business.
Really nice to meet you and thanks for the follow.
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LindaRose1 Premium
Hi Richard,

Thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine. I was surprised when I opened your bio and saw your name, Richard Rogers. That was my step-father's name, spelled exactly the same way!

Wishing you the best here at WA. You're right, you're definitely in a great place here!

Linda
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RichieR Premium
OfOf course the name Richard Rodgers was well known in the 40s because of the musicals he wrote. The alliterstion sounded good, but I found it kind of hard to say. I called myself Dick Rogers, but the conotations of the 2000s caused me ti revert to Richard or Rich.
Great name for your heritage.
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Richard,

First of all, apologies for the huge delay. On 3rd of September my writing access has been revoked and until today I wasn't able to reply to any messages.

Thanks for following :)

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

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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RichieR Premium
I really thank you for following me. Sorry to hear about the discipline. You are so active, that must have been hard.
Looking forward to our association.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Richard!
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kimwolfe Premium
Hi Richie!

Checking in on your progress with the training. How is this training schedule working for you? Just 1 hour a day. Would love to hear if this is helping you out. Kim
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maydv Premium
Hello Ritchie,

Welcome to the WA community ! I went through your bio and wow, its an inspiration for many. You are blessed with such a varied exposure of work profiles. And not retired yet, in real sense.
I am sure you will make it big here too.
Good luck
Mahendra
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lesucation Premium
Hi Richie,
Thanks for the follow
As a 76 years young retired together, I have found difficulty earning on line.I need to find my true niche that will help, but already, as you say, at least WA training is an excellent start as is this wonderful WA family ,always willing to give their advise and friendship.
In my youth photography was my main hobby, perhaps your inspiration might channel me to photography as a suitable niche!
How are you using your expertise in photography to take you forward to online income?
Best Wishes,
Leslie
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RichieR Premium
Hi Leslie, I guess I shouldn't be surprised to find so many people my age here at WA. What a great way to approach extra income while helping others. I had kind of put my photography aside. I guess I was a bit bitter about how my business fell apart after the advent of phones with not only cameras, but really good cameras and the exchange of pictures on a daily or even hourly basis on Facebook. Talking with others here at WA, I have nearly decided to ditch my current site that I have zero passion for and start over with a site devoted to advancing old school photography.
Thanks for asking, and for following me. I hope you do well here with your friends at WA.
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despatis Premium
Dear Richard, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your course, keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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RodClark Premium
Hi Richie

Thanks for the follow and nice to meet you here at WA. We are at a similar stage of life - I am 72 with 6 grandkids.

You have made a quick start and I am sure you will do well as a writer. It's all about creating some authority in your chosen niche.

Best wishes for a successful 'retirement'

Cheers
Rod
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griego62 Premium
Thanks for the follow Richie. It's good to hear that you have rediscovered your writing skills. I think that if you have the gift of being able to write, you have success in your hands. All you need is to learn the logistics. I wish you lots of success my friend. Cheers!
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brichnow21 Premium
Welcome, Richie!!
I failed as well...Didn't have a niche...or passion.
Now, that's different, and I can just enjoy writing, and creating, for my site.
I need to practice the training, so it becomes, second nature, so, I'm being very thorough, this time, around. I got into, it big, and then had a set-back, and let it go a bit. It's like starting over, but not as confusing. The clarity, of why, I'm doing something, helps, with the learning.
Best to you, Richie!
Barb
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Wayne66 Premium
Thanks for the follow, Richie and welcome to WA. I have added you to my network as well.

I'm glad that WA has given you some answers and wish you all the best as you continue this journey to success. I look forward to connecting from time to time. Until then, always

Keep Moving Forward,
Wayne
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JasonKim Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, Richard. Great to have you here in our community. First, congratulations on becoming a Premium Member.

I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business endeavor and hope you achieve all of your personal and financial goals.


Jason
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow; I’m following you back!

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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RichieR Premium
Thanks Mitch, it looks like I'm going to nneed a lot of help. I starting to think I picked the wrong niche and after being indexed for the site and a post, I'm rready to find another niche. I am confused!
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McWord Premium
I understand your quandary, Richie. You may want to look at the Affiliate Bootcamp, Phase 1, Lesson 2. It is an excellent overview of Branding that will address your niche concerns as well as give some valuable insights to help you.

Hope this helps!!

mitch
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RichieR Premium
thanks, Mitch,
I can use all the help I can get. It's like writer's block, except I could look up key words for sleep problems, pick one, research for a couple of hours, then put out 1000 words. But who cares? Not me! That's the problem.
I'll give your suggestion a try and see what happens.
Thanks for helping.
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hi Richie,

interesting life...somewhat similar to mine. I took over my dad's photography business about 17 years ago, when the digital era basically destroyed the business, since everybody was all of a sudden a Photographer!
Maybe you know what I mean.
Thanks for the follow!
Since you just joined, I will not ask how you are doing, but I am curious about what niche you picked...
Let me know if you feel like it and PM me here...

Have a great week !
Nice portrait of you, by the way.
Tom
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RichieR Premium
I do know what you mean. Phones that were cameras and Facebook killed most of our businesses. My niche is not photography because no one is interested in good photography any more. Thanks for following.
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miamibeach7 Premium
Well Richie,

I would say that the trend is coming back. People are into vinal records again...Jeans with holes and books!
And I believe that Kodak made a new version of a Polaroid camera, since kids today do not know what that was back than!
I still have Polaroid pics that have its full color...amazing!
So whats your niche?
Dont want to say...No worries Richie, your secret is safe with me...and the other thousands WA members...LOL
Tom
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RichieR Premium
I'm blogging about sleeping better. Problem is, I'm not very passionate about it. One of the problems is that I'm not passionate about much of anything. I think that is going to be a problem. I may have to go the WA affiliate direction.
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RichieR Premium
BTW, thanks for asking. You may have solved some problems ffor me. Or maybe you got me thinking about photography. But it would have to be old school.
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miamibeach7 Premium
If you are not passionate about it, do NOT write about it!

And IF I may make another suggestion...(sorry) do not start with WA Affiliate. Not in the beginning, anyway. Its something you should also KNOW about...
Tom
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miamibeach7 Premium
Well, that's what I would DO, if I were you.

Old school photography has always been around, and thats what YOU really know...
I will PM you in a while...I have an idea...
What country/City are you in currently?
Just curious..
Tom
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RichieR Premium
Canton, Ohio
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miamibeach7 Premium
Well thats my speaker brand: Canton

Ohio. Nice!
I will send that PM message now..look for it.
Tom
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LadyGrimz Premium
Hey there Richie, thank you for the follow! I have followed you as well :)

As a writer this field is perfect for you, I wish I could say I had any sort of writing skill but alas I am but a noob.

Wishing you awesome boundless success - and remember, never give up, keep pushing through <33
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RichieR Premium
Don't worry about your limitations. It's a matter of determination and overcoming fear of failure. At your age I didn't have a clue. At my age Ive got the clues but lack the time. Let's hope we both succeed!
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Hello, Richie. I am glad to meet you and add you to my network, as you have been so kind as to add me to yours. I think that you will definitely find what you need here at WA. The teaching, support, tools and encouragement are all top notch. You will not find better. I look forward to watching you in your journey here at WA.

Wishing you the best
Candice
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PYaukey Premium
Thank you. I need some inspiration. I'm having trouble finding a niche. I have 3 ideas, but none of them get me excited. Can't proceed until I figure this out. I used to write stories, too. My Mom, who was an English teacher, would give me a subject and I would write her a story. Haven't done that for many years. My career was in data processing, but all that techie stuff doesn't interest me anymore. Not enough to make it my niche. I am open to all suggestions. Thank you for your time. Peter
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SueKolman1 Premium
Many people who have said they can't come up with a passionate niche idea have fallen back on promoting WA. You might try starting the Bootcamp and see how you like it. I understand you also tend to get to the money-making part quicker! Good luck!
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Kruss456 Premium
Hey, Ritchie,
I'm honored by the "follow". After reading your bio, I am excited to "follow" you back. We seem to have some things in common and it will be fun to watch you progress in your journey.
I've had a lot of success as an entrepreneur in the "normal" world but this "cyber" world has been quite a challenge for me. I had pretty much given up and I unsubscribed from all correspondence with the many legit programs and the scammers that were filling my inbox. But one night I prayed fervently for an answer to my lack of cash flow, then lo and behold, a message popped into my inbox from WA. I almost deleted, without opening, that enticing message. My inner voice silently whispered, "Open, open, open", and I did.
I now find myself rubbing shoulders with some of the most elite of internet marketing specialists in the world and I couldn't be more excited. There is so much integrity within the support forum available to us here at WA. I have not found that anywhere else, period. It sounds like you might agree.
As far as your writing, I wish you a fluid pen and a captive audience. I enjoy writing and would love to pen something worth publishing someday. In my college Writing 101 course, I received many compliments on my writing and every paper was marked A+. I have never taken the time to pursue writing any further.
I hope I will hear from you regarding your progress in WA and I will peek in on you periodically.

Warm regards,
Karen
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SueKolman1 Premium
It's nice to meet you Richie! (If you live in the USA, do you remember the comic books Richie Rich?!)
It sounds like you are finally in the right place for realizing your internet marketing and writing dream. Thank you for the follow and I'm adding you to my network as well. Best of Luck!
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RichieR Premium
Absolutely!!! You are only the second person to get it. That's the fun answer. The boring one is Richard Rogers is my name and I am from the USA...Ohio. Thanks for getting it and I look forward to following your progress.
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SueKolman1 Premium
O.K. Richie Rich, and Richard Rogers is NOT boring.
I was born in Weirton, West Virginia and right across the Ohio River was Steubenville, Ohio.
Now I'm a southern girl and I say "Y'all".
Thanks for connecting and I look forward to following your progress as well! ;-)
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RichieR Premium
I refrain from WV jokes or I'd ask if you move from West VIRGINIA cause you got tired of dating your cousins? Pretty bad...that's probably why I refrain. I was originally from Michigan, but now live about 5 miles north of the NFL Football Hall of fame in North Canton.
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SueKolman1 Premium
Sorry it's taken so long to respond but my 'off-line life' only allows me 4 days a week to get on my computer.
At least you didn't comment on all West Virginians having one leg shorter than the other cause we're all born on the side of a hill!;-)
My sister went to college in Canton, Ohio! Small world!
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RichieR Premium
Did she go to Malone or Walch?
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SueKolman1 Premium
Walsh! She loved it and I visited her there sometimes and I loved it too! :-]
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Johnpavich Premium
Richie iam following you and I like your bio !!! For 30 yrs I was in sales and management but I should have tried journalism and photography, I like them both and I like telling stories and jokes and I take a pretty good picture having also studied a bit of art.
I started writing a book about all the weird things that happened to me in sales and I got a few dozen stories but never wrote the book but I have a friend who did write a book about the history of vancouver my hometown and he made a lot of money out of it , it's in all the library's in canada
So I wish u all the best in writing but I dont think you need it you already have it ha ha !!!
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RichieR Premium
Thanks for the follow John... and the comments. I guess we all have our shoulda, woulda, couldas. After retiring from photography, I took several part-time jobs in sales and retailing and I not only liked them, I did pretty well.
One of the positions, calling on the phone to get people to donate blood 36 hours a week was one of my favorites and most difficult. I just hate talking on the phone. During the 18 months I was in that position, I was "Employee of the month" twice.
I guess the point of my rambling is that no matter your age, education, background, sex, color, philosophy, or body part size, there are things that we still should do, would do and could do.
WA just popped up for both of us. I look forward to our success.
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Cath88 Premium
Hello Richie,

Very nice to meet you! Thank you for the follow; I have reciprocated. : )

I believe you will do well. There is much to learn but there is a great community here and a wonderful training by Kyle as well -- so, don't worry. When you need help, just ask!

Many blessings!!

Cathy
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EvedYejudah Premium
Thank you for fallowing me Richie. With photography you have a huge chance of making groups in Pinterest, Facebook, etc to increase your traffic then present your products to your followers. Just an idea💡Nice to meet your Sr.
Best regards,
Luis Antonio 😊
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wwwerner Premium
Hi Richie
Your story sounds alot like mine as far a online goes. I totally agree this is a great place to learn how to "do it right".
Keep it rolling!! Just the fact you've been at it so long and not willing to throw in the towel speaks volumes as to you making this working for you.
All the best to your endeavors here at WA
Regards
Walt
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apache1 Premium
Thank Richie

Yes the main thing to realize is that affiliate or online marketing we are here for the long haul not that fake quick fix some other's provide.
Have a great week
Andre
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wwwerner Premium
I agree the quick fix, get rich quick route.
Is just a quick way to loosing your money.
Building here WA has permanence.
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apache1 Premium
Yes it does I have been scammed in the past before giving WA a go and never looked back.
So glad I gave this one last chance which would have been the last place I would have given.
Andre
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apache1 Premium
Hey Richie

Thanks for the follow and also Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate too.

It is great to see you have learned so much already from the training given not to mention you have a niche and website up.
Well done

Wishing you much success going forward and just keep that belief in yourself, keep going forward and keep enjoying all you do in life
.
Andre
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RichieR Premium
Thanks. Thought I was kinda doging it. I've been very busy with my regular job and haven't had any time for WA training. So thank for putting things in perspective.
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apache1 Premium
When I first started I thought I would skip a few corners but skipping some lessons only to find out it wasn't working as I thought. So I redo my lessons fortunately is was in the early days. Besides, it is also great to revisit some lessons as well.
Andre
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kimwolfe Premium
Hi Richard.

Thanks for the follow! And welcome to WA! You have found a really great community.

If you would like some directional help here, here are 2 posts created specifically for starting out. Glad we are connected. Look forward to learning from each other.

Kim Wolfe
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi, Richard.

Thank you for following me; I've returned the compliment.

Welcome to WA. Wealthy Affiliate is a great community. In addition to the online discussions and articles that member's post, the official training is fantastic. There is so much to learn. I am here most days. I learn something new every day.

You will read many stories of WA members succeeding with their online goals. Some have achieved this in a few months, for others, it has taken a couple of years. The common theme for those that have reached their goals is taking action. Everyone who has succeeded has taken small steps every day. Do something, however tiny, every day, and you will reach your goal.

Pace yourself and enjoy your journey.

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Richie and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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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
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Hi Richie
Welcome to WA You have seen how good the Training is a big plus is also Kyle Carson and the WA Community who are Helpful
And Friendly. During your Training should you need Help the Community will be there for you.
Thank you for following me I have followed you Back
I wish you great Success here at WA
Regards
David
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Richie. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Richard.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network by following my profile. I graciously accept by following your profile back.

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Community.

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing, serving and earning alongside with you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards from Canada.

Paul.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Richard And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 440+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM 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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RichieR Premium
I will definitely take you up on your gracious offer. I read your impressive bio. I look forward to corresponding with you.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Richard and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

Also you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you are interested in your rank within WA) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.

Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing else.

But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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RichieR Premium
Thanks. As a born competitor, I can't help but be challenged by the ranking system, even though I'm much more interested in learning. I'll certainly keep the "likes" in mind as I continue with WA.
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Robert-A Premium
Just keep in mind not everyone will reciprocate and you could get pissed of with a lot of them.
people are peole the world over Richard and some are not very nice.
In fact some are downright rude and abusive.
Those ones you tell to take a hike lol
Robert
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RichieR Premium
Those guys usually get ignored into oblivion and quit or join some get rich quick scheme. As usual, I digress when I should be posting to my website. Thanks for the distraction and the advice.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs just want you to be aware there are some characters here and especially on Live Chat where you will see a lot of heated exchanges.
Robert
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RichieR Premium
Haven't tried live chat yet. Think I'll wait 'til I have more time.
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Robert-A Premium
I'm off for the night.
Catch you another time.
Robert
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Joy3 Premium
Hey Richie, thanks for the linkup to your network. Very interesting story here. Sounds like joining WA is going to work for you. With that experience in journalism and PR and advertising, setting up and running your online business is right up your street. Best wishes. I’ll be following you too.
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RichieR Premium
I hope you are correct. I'm trying to overcome my innate laziness and procrastination. I have met so many interesting people from all over the world here at WA. It is both invigorating and daunting. I'll keep plugging along, learning enough to have a bit of success. Thanks for your warm greeting.
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Joy3 Premium
Ahh Ritchie lots of us know about laziness and procrastination . We go through it. Staying in touch with WA keeps us motivated !!!!
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davehayes Premium
Welcome to WA and good luck here Richie.

Earning online is easy. You need two things. A blog, because you own it and thats yours, attached to a list on an autoresponder, like mailchimp or aweber for example

Then you need to write content regularly on your blog and promote it, daily

You can learn all of that here at WA.

The most important tool of all the above is your autoresponder, because that houses your list.

Here to support along with others, you in your journey
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RichieR Premium
Easy, perhaps when I get myself into a regular routine. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Richie

Nice meeting you!

Thanks for the follow and for allowing me to connect with you and your network!

If you wish to connect with me via social media just click on the links on the lower right side of my profile page.

I am usually on Instagram because of my interest in photography!

Wishing you the best here in WA!

Have a nice week!

Tim
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mlight56 Premium
Good day Richie ... if you need help this is the best plate form for learning the ropes of how everything works ... all you have to do is put in the work ... as you know nothing comes on a silver platter but thing community comes close to delivering just that .... best of luck in your learning curve and online ventures ... thank you for following me ... following back ... cheers ... Michel
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Sheris4U Premium
Hello RichieR. I'll try and help. I've been with the company only a year, and I am in scool to so I cannot get done as much as I want except times in between classes.
Did you find you nitch and start your website at all? I was thinking if you have artwork, you could do a site on that and maybe restoring pictures? You could sell your work through your blog.
What are you confused about?
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JosonInc Premium
Hello Richie!

Thank you for joining my network here at Wealthy Affiliate!

Now following you!

I find Wealthy Affiliate and the goals set before us as very challenging but fun. I like the opportunity to be creative and get rewarded for it based on what we do.

The best to you here at WA and beyond!

Joe
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WilliamChamb Premium
Richie, stick with it. Everything in life has it's frustrations. Follow the lessons and don't skip. I felt a lot like you at first, not knowing sometimes what to do after going through the lesson. Then, I learned to ask questions. This community is more than willing to help anyone, no matter what level, and how simple the question. It takes time. I'm 72, still run a construction business, but I find time to do this. I know I'll succeed and it'll all be worth it.
Much success,
William
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RichieR Premium
Thanks, us old guys have a lot of experience to share, but this internet stuff is new and ever-changing. I just hope I can keep up. WA is the best help I have ever seen. If I can do it, it will be here.
Thanks again for the support.
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WilliamChamb Premium
Richie, you can do it. Start the lessons and as you go along, it'll begin to come to you. You can always go back and review, which I have done many times. Ask questions and participate in communicating with others. I'm rooting for you.
William
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Omosomi Premium
Once again you are welcome, you are taking the right decision to join and become premium, mark my word you never great it.
Start immediately Getting Started Level 1.
If need any help ask question the whole community is always available to help even the co-founder Kyle are there, you have not problem great thing are here to enjoy.
I wish you success to come.
Omosomi
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CandP Premium
Hello, Richie! Be ticked off no more!
Having that background in journalism and photography is outstanding and will help you here. The training and tools you have here will help you focus in and learn what you need to do to succeed this time around.
Happiness to you on the journey.
Colette and Philip
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RichieR Premium
Thanks for the inspiration. I'm really feeling good about this program.
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ShelleyAnn Premium
Yes, I was just thinking, "a background in journalism and photography" is perfect for this environment. I wish I had chosen journalism at university, I love writing!

Peace, love and happiness to you all! (this may be part of my catchphrase in my niche area, yet! :-) )

Shelley and Ian
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Loes Premium
Hello Richard,♫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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RichieR Premium
Thanks for your help!
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kvimont Premium
Hello Richard, and thank you for adding me to your list of friends. You have a lot of good advice below from other members, if you follow their advice and put in the time you will not have any problem in becoming successful.
Best wishes on your journey to success!
Kim
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StPaul Premium
Congratulations on becoming a Premium Member. There is a ton of training that comes with the premium membership which makes it a great investment in yourself. Anything I can do to help you feel free to send me a message. Do remember it will take time to earn money online and patience is the key. Never ever give up.
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Ray619 Premium
gbu and you're family and welcome to the team i pray that you take advantage of the great opportunity that is offered here at WA, and remember it is totally up to you to make this work for you and you're family. Fact is they offer some great training here at WA and you get to put it into practice while learning it. Well best blessing to you and you're family.
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LCEndahl Premium
Hi!! Welcome to WA Premium. The information available here is never ending!! And the training is Incredible!! Gobble it up!!!

Follow that training! I can not stress this enough. Do not skip around. Do them in the order in which they are. And go at your pace. You'll find you can't wait to learn more in the following days. I did.

There were a few lessons that I had to watch twice. If that's what you have to do, do it!

And soon you will have yourself an awesome website. Amazing direction, and the tools that you need to succeed in whatever it is you want to do!

You go do this, for you!!

Be awesome!! Be amazing!!! And be successful!!
Laura
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RichieR Premium
Thanks Laura. I really love the training. I've had a couple of problems today but I can't wait to get back to it. I have never seen a program this complete and so transparent. I will succeed.
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lottie17 Premium
I'm so excited to see you opted to go for Premium! I know you are going to love it.

I'm pretty new to affiliate marketing and the premium membership, training, extra community support has made all the difference!

I'd be happy to help you with anything if I can, so don't hesitate to reach out!

Best wishes for you success!
Christina
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RuthlynB Premium
HI, Richie Welcome to WA Premium you now have access to the information and tools to assist you in reaching your goals Wishing you much success.
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keishalina9 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium! ... you've made the right choice.... all the best for every success, cheerio... :)
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RobSciubba Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I wish you great success here and good luck! Don't forget to ask for help and to follow the training! :-)
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onmyownterms Premium
Welcome to WA!

You may find this post helpful on your journey.
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RichieR Premium
Tryed to send you a private message but failed miserably. Thanks for the greeting and the advise and making me more aware that I made a great decision when I joined WA.
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onmyownterms Premium
You're welcome.
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Jadatherapy Premium
Hi

Many thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it.

Wishing you the very best success here at Wealthy Affiliate

Stay Blessed
Jennifer
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Jadatherapy Premium
Hello and congratulations on becoming a premium member.

Wishing you the very best success here at Wealthy Affiliate.
Jennifer
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Dygie-Reds Premium
In reply to your Premium Badge...

Hello there!
Welcome officially to the community. Congrats on going premium and all the best in your endeavors to success with business going forward.
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JWhite5 Premium
Thanks for the following Richie!
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jenniferdolh Premium
welcome, Richie to WA affiliate I like to wish you all the best with your journey.
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