About Rickhampton
Joined July 2013
I have played the trumpet and flugelhorn for 50 years. I played for 20 of those years with the First Baptist Church of Atlanta Sanctuary Orchestra and with other churches since leaving there about 15 years ago. I now play at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, GA, along with a half dozen other musicians.

On January 17th, I will have been married for 33 years to my wife Donna. We have two grown children, Mike and Kate. Kate is married to Capt. Jordan Hedges of the USMC and is a Harrier pilot deployed to the other side of the world right now. They have two children, Jadyn (3) and Owen (2). Kate and the kids are staying with us for several months during Jordan's deployment.. What a blessing it is to have my grandchildren living with us... and a little bit exhausting.

My son, Mike was living in Texas, but recently came back to hang out with his niece and nephew. He is an online marketer and can also be found on WA, but most of his time is on Facebook. It is good to have so many family members in our home again.

On the side, for several years, I have been creating websites for businesses as well as some non-profits and for my own marketing. I was primarily building with cold fusion and mySQL, but recently was introduced to WordPress. I am using the Genesis framework as my parent theme and many of the Web-Savvy-Marketing Child Themes. http://bit.ly/JSPYxd.

Besides affiliate marketing, I also have been a network marketer for many years. I realize that many people on this site have bad experiences with get rich quick schemes. As for me, I have stuck with the industry through all of my bad choices and discovered that there are some good legitimate opportunities out there. As with affiliate marketing, you just have to learn what not to do or who not to follow.

I'm always looking to make new friends. My Facebook username is rickhampton55 Feel free to friend me.
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merryman88 Premium
Hi Rickhampton , Nice to meet you I was just reading a comment in another profile about persistence, Being in IM for as long as you have and putting up with all BS certainly displays persistence, I found WA 4 weeks ago spent nearly 3 + years looking , I thought I'd displayed a measure of persistence over that time but am I glad I did after finding WA This is definitely the most complete online business training program on the planet. Bar None

Ray Bowley
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Damien Lane Premium
What PeggyL said in her first 4 words. Nice to connect rick. You are made for this game yeah? Hope to have further contact over the coming months
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PeggyL Premium
WOW! What a profile. Glad to know that your family is near. I know they have to love living with Grandpa. Well you are light years ahead of me, and yes I have made some bad choices and still I continue. Hope to read your publications often.
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DavidCortez Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow.
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JackieWesley Premium
Thank you for the follow back. Seems like you have a plan that is working for you. I wish you continued success.
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jyoder101 Premium
Welcome to WA Rick. Best of luck on your new business.
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Marcus WFHW Premium
Rick welcome to WA and thank you for the follow. All the best.
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Starcreator Premium
Hi Rick, I'm having trouble with my website at this moment, but my website is for people over 50 to stay active and eat healthier. I really would be interested in learning more about what you do.
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Hi Rick
Thank you for your message, I just read your profile and you sound very interesting the type of person I would like to align myself in business with, if you could kindly explain more as I'm very intrigued to find out what exactly it is you do and how I could join in.
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Free2BMe Premium
Hi Rick, thanks for the follow. Love your introduction, Best wishes.
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ThirdEye19 Premium
Thanks for the follow Rick .. Wish u good luck and great success..Take care..and keep on it :)
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hart48 Premium
Hi Rick. Thank you for the follow. Welcome to WA because it sounds like you already have it going on.
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RobertNYC Premium
Hi Rick,
Thanks for following my progress here at Wealthy Affiliate. Here's to your success.

Rob L
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khoom Premium
Hi Rick, Thanks for following me! Hope to connect with you more often and feel free to visit my website - http://mk-im-clinic.com/home
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mikesdesk Premium
Hi Rick thank you for the follow, like your site, wish you every success
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chellebuck79 Premium
Thanks for the follow, wishing you tons of success!
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Prolife Premium
Thank you for your follow, Rickhampton. I play for a Baptist church, too, but I just do piano, organ, and accordion. Anyway, I hope you do well. Our Heavenly Father knows more about the internet than anybody else, so I'm always asking Him to teach me what to write and what buttons to push. If He lead us to do this, He won't leave us hopeless.
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Hi Rick :) I sent you an email
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ericrk7 Premium
Hello Rick,

Welcome to WA, and thanks for the follow!

Eric
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Teronie Premium
Thank you for the follow. I am looking foward to seeing your contributions on this site. Best of luck
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devain2000 Premium
Hello sir. Thank you for following me.
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Lee Gamelin Premium
Hi Rick. I'm honored that you have chosen to follow me here at WA. Best regards, Lee Gamelin
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chrissmuts Premium
Hi Rick, Thanks for the follow and Welcome to WA. I am sure that you will find everything you are looking for here in this amazing community. I wish you all the very best and please shout if you need any help. Chris
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rickhampton Premium
Thanks Chris,

Sorry it took me so long to respond. Just last week, my computer crashed and I ended up with a brand new one. It's nice to have more storage and faster speeds, but changing the OS to Windows 8 and loading all of the programs and reconstructing everything else... is a real challenge. I was just really getting started with WA and I've had to put things on a back burner while I get everything else situated. Hopefully I'll be continuing my education at WA shortly. Hope you will keep in touch.

Rick
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livleadluv Premium
Appreciate the follow, good luck with your internet adventures:)
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whlwealthy Premium
Thank you for following keep in touch
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Hi Rick. welcome to WA. Wish you the best of luck here and thanks for adding me.
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wtbee2013 Premium
Great to meet Labmans 5000 follower ; O) Welcome. and I know you are at the right place look forward to seeing you out there.
Thanks for following me back
God bless
Kymee
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Liam55 Premium
Rick, thanks for the following. Lost 25 lbs., WOW, I jog as this time and hope to loose
10 - 15 lbs. in the next few months. Anyway; good luck here at WA. Liam
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rickhampton Premium
Hi Liam, Thanks for the note. If you need any help in losing that weight while building lean muscle, I will be glad to show you how. It won't take months and it's about the least expensive way to eat healthy!
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DavidArturo Premium
Hey, many thanks for the follow!
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BBUJOL05 Premium
Hi Rick, thanks for the follow. You have an interesting bio; I hope WA gives you the green pasture you've been in search of!
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Willow Tech Premium
Hello, thank you for following me. Keep in touch.

Have a nice time and take care.
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cm8719 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask.

Congratulations you are my 5000th follower.
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rickhampton Premium
I noticed that I would be your 5000th follower. That's quite an achievement. Congratulations! (which is my 3-year-old granddaughter's favorite new word.)
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sidekick Premium
Thank you for following me Rick. I wish you success in WA!
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Kyle Premium
Hey hey! Great to see that you made it here at Wealthy Affiliate. I think you have come to the right place as everything you need to start or build an online business can be found here, including the help (and the community).

If you ever need anything, let me know or pop into a live chat and I will be more than happy to help you out.
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rickhampton Premium
My son is also marketing online and joined Empower Network. He got me to sign up for the basic plan, but I was really put-off by the immediate up-sale and additional programs to buy. My son has pushed himself to go "All En" and has spent thousands of dollars in the process. I really didn't like the way they do business so I got out quickly. They don't give you the facts until you've paid $25, which they tell you is all it takes to get started.

I think that it's great to be allowed to come inside to discover what it's all about before spending any money. I don't mind being encouraged to upgrade to Premium when it's $47... unless that's just the first step of many. Still looking everything over, but overall, I like what I've seen.
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Kyle Premium
There is nothing beyond our $47 and you can get it even cheaper if you go yearly ($359). I am sorry to hear that your son has been sucked into the EN scheme and sucked out of $1,000's...he is not alone.

You get more here for FREE than you were paying for over there including an education on how to create a REAL business online. It is wonderful to have you here at WA Rick and if you do need anything going forward, please do let me know and I will be more than happy to help you out. :)
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pleyshan Premium
Thank you for joining Wealthy Affiliate. I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I do. Feel free to ask me any questions if you need help.
Peter.
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