About Rkoobs
Joined December 2013
I'm Rick, coming to you all from Raleigh, North Carolina, freshly returned from a several year sojourn in the United Kingdom. I'm an Adobe Creative Cloud-based graphic designer and writer/editor specializing in visual and print communications, including, but not limited to, magazine and advertising design; label and package design; digital illustration; web site design, and a modest amount of blog publishing... once upon a time, as far as the latter two are concerned.

My career has encompassed public affairs; news and feature writing and editing; newspaper, plus four-color magazine and advertising design and production. I've also created my share web sites and blogs using Wordpress and Dreamweaver, and am a veteran user of Adobe Creative Cloud applications – particularly Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

In 2011, I took a 72-hour permaculture design course (PDC) in Norfolk, England, receiving certification from the Permaculture Association of Great Britain in September of that year. But that's a whole 'nother area of interest nowadays, one that's more or less on the back burner for the time being.

I also have a keen interest in early 20th century aircraft — particularly those of the First World War. I am a painter in oils and pastel as well, and in recent times have been trying my hand at aviation painting, focused on that time period.

One thing I haven't done, however is develop a business — or businesses! — of my own online. I mean, real honest-to-gosh successful, income-producing ones that I will enjoy working on for years to come, and ultimately reap the benefits of much industrious sowing. So that's the reason I've decided to join the Wealthy Affiliate community.

Now, one would think that with all my print, web, newspaper, magazine and advertising experience, I'd be a natural for a blog publishing and internet marketing business. Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking.

So here I am, doing what best like doing: being a student, taking what I learn here — and everywhwere else, for that matter — and applying it. My goal: to develop a thrillingly prosperous Web business, dedicated to educating, inspiring and providing extraordinary value for my readers and customers. I aim finally to be a successful Web site and blog publisher and internet marketer.

In the fullness of time, I aim to have gained a wealth of know-how in Web publishing and internet marketing and, ultimately, to be realizing extraordinary profits, not only from several sites I'll have created created around my passions, but by making my services and know-how available to others and teaching them to succeed in the same way.

By all means, check out my site if you're so inclined (or any of the other pages listed over on the right side of this page), and add me to your circle on Google+. Let's get in touch, whaddaya say?

Best wishes to all who pass this way, for a happy and ever-so-prosperous 2014!

Peace.
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Kierra1215 Premium
Thanks for the follow!!!
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi Rick. I just saw a very helpful comment of yours and came to look you up. Was interested to read about your permaculture course in Norfolk. It's getting late here and I haven't got time now, but I am following you and will take a look at your designyourowneducation site, which sounds interesting.
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rkoobs Premium
Hi there, Isabella. Yes, that was a great course, and I'm really grateful for the chance I had to study permaculture for such an extended time (72 hours) with folks from all over my (then) corner of England (and a couple down from London, as well). Back home in the States now, doing this independent learning/free education thing, and, of course, trying to get organized around W.A. as a way of life.

Thanks for popping 'round (can't you tell I've lived in the UK?) my little piece of W.A. Look forward to following your progress here. Best wishes to you for a happy and most prosperous 2014.
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Internetgranny Premium
Thanks for following me back. I have just taken a quick look at your website and am not only impressed because it looks so good, but also very interested in the content. I am registered with two MOOCs, having stumbled upon the information about them. I don't need any qualifications, but absolutely loved one of the courses.
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Anewcreature Premium
Rick it was and still is my pleasure. i have relatives in N.C. and i wish for you to know that if I can help in anyway than let me know, please. Welcome!!
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rkoobs Premium
Thanks so much, Robert. :-)
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Anewcreature Premium
i see you are also on your way. Let's Rock! Kyle and Carson have develop a legitimate service and one only need to apply themselves....see you at the Top!
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donhood Premium
Hey Rick, nice site. I like the idea of designing your own education. Being on both sides of the education field, I understand the importance of taking control. Peace.
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rkoobs Premium
Hey there, Don. Thanks so much for the follow and your kind comment. I've been, unfortunately, pulled away from my focus here at WA the last couple of weeks... so apologies for the lateness of this response. I'm back now and have some plans for that site. I appreciate your looking at it in its early, half-formed stage. Best wishes for your success!
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christine2 Premium
Hi Rick and thanks for the follow!
You have found a great supportive community here and the training is excellent. Ask if you get stuck and it sounds like you are already successful!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and welcome to WA! Thanks for the follow!
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rkoobs Premium
Hi Shawn. For what it's worth, I was on your water filtration site and left a rather lengthy, thoughtful comment on the sea level rise post... but when I clicked the post button, there was no confirmation that my comment had registered or is awaiting or approval. It's like it just disappeared. Same thing happened to me on someone else's blog yesterday. Very frustrating.
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Shawn Martin Premium
I will go take a peek :)
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Gary Sanders Premium
Thanks rkoobs... I've added you to my circles in G+
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VainMoo Premium
Hey Rick! Hahaha. Yes... Thank you Rick. Wishing you peace in your heart today and always. And now, lets have a long and epic group hug together. lol
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Nam Premium
Very interesting profile, so are you. Thank you for the connection. I look forward to you next post. Ciao.
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mikesdesk Premium
I started off in promoting comments and found myself on your profile page and your web site, where I spent a considerable amount of time, as I found it so interesting. Congratulations on developing the site, wish you every success with your goals and further enriching the lives of others.
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Nane Premium
thank you for follow
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rkoobs Premium
The pleasure is all mine, Janja. :-)
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Gordi Premium
Thank you for the follow. I think that with your huge experience with websites development you will do phenomenally well. I may come to for advice.
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rkoobs Premium
I'll admit, it's been some time since I did any considerable amount of web work. All that old know-how is probably obsolete by now. I used to work with WordPress quite a lot, though I've been away from it long enough to be rusty. It's coming back, however, slowly but surely.
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caninable Premium
Wow, Rick! That's a HUGE venture you're into! I don't <i>understand</i> it, but I can certainly identify with its potential. I'll see you over in the "Check Out My Site" area. Keep it up, and thanks for the reminder that each one of us can be of assistance to each other at every turn.

All the best for your good efforts!
Best,
Wes
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CosmicCowboy Premium
Hi Rick, thanks for the follow and good luck in your new venture.
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rkoobs Premium
My pleasure, David. Look forward to following your online exploits.
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rkoobs Premium
Just left you a comment over on your site, btw.
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msdj8163 Premium
Rick, thank you for the follow. I am sorry you had difficulties with feed back on your website. I just took a look. The appearance of the site is great. Keep adding quality content to your site. I will leave you a comment on your site as well. I do wish you all the best and much success with your online business pursuits. Happy New Year!! Debbie
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rkoobs Premium
Thanks Debbie. I have received your comment and responded to it. Located your site as well and will be looking around in depth; comment to follow there soon.

A Happy (and very successful) New Year to you, as well. :-)
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TJ Books Premium
I might mention that I use to travel to England quarterly on business. I miss going there. John
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TJ Books Premium
Well, Rick, I see that i am following you but I did not welcome you to WAU. So welcome to WAU, The Place to Learn to Earn. You have tremendous experience and should go far. I' sure you will. I spent a lot of time in NC years back. We built new factories at Oxford and Kinston. Great people down there and some good food too (unlike here in Idaho). PM me any time. John
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rkoobs Premium
Hi TJ... thanks for popping 'round. (Can you tell I've been living in the UK?) ;-)

I am glad to be back in NC, though. While there are many great aspects to England, and Norfolk where my wife and I were living, at this time of year, it can be absolutely dreadful, gray sky wise. Here in NC, it may get cold, but at least the sun shines most of the time. I need my vitamin D, don't you know?
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khoom Premium
Hi Rick, welcome to WA family. Thanks for following back. You must be very well-versed in WordPress. So, if I have any question on WP, can I check with you? Anyway, nice meeting you.
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rkoobs Premium
Hi Michael. Not sure how well-versed in WordPress I am. Yes, I did run a blog for some time a couple of years ago, using Wordpress.org, and having my site hosted on Bluehost, I think it was. I became pretty handy with WP at the time, and even had a good amount of traffic coming through on a regular basis. Still, never really found a way to monetize the site properly, and finally grew burned out working so long and hard.

This is the first time in the couple of years since that I have decided to give it another try, but I wouldn't have done it without a training, hosting and and support system like this one at WA. I'm gradually getting my WordPress "chops" back. I'm certainly willing to help where I can, so yes, feel free to ask. If I can't be too helpful, I'm sure we'll find someone here who can.

Nice meeting you, too! :-) (BTW, I just added you to my circle at Google+. Here's my G+ page: https://plus.google.com/103738653651653340069
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask.
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hart48 Premium
Hello Rick and welcome to the WA support community and training. Thank you for the follow and best wishes for you success.
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back
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tmamarketing Premium
Thanks for following back! I am from NC so welcome home. Right I reside in MD. Welcome to WA you will learn a lot here! Much success
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rkoobs Premium
Tiffany... pleased to meet a fellow Tarheel here. Good to be back in the country and back in the state, and definitely great to be setting down roots on WA. :-)
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Carson Premium
Hey Rick! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)
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Kyle Premium
First off, and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Rick! I am Kyle, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know as I truly am here to help you get things moving in the right direction.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification "Getting Started" course (Level 1). This is a 10 lesson course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building the initial foundation of your business (exciting stuff!). Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

I also want to offer you a bonus if you do decide to take us up on our Premium offer. Our Premium membership is like nothing else that is out there in the industry and will truly help lead you to the ultimate success in online business.


HERE IS HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS :)
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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

But only if you join in your first 7 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways Rick, I thought I would introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,

Kyle
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