About Roydio
Joined January 2019
I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1948 during the Dutch colonial times, and lived there from 1948 to 1957. My parents and 5 children fled Indonesia in November 1957 and arrived in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in the middle of winter in November 1957. We lived and were treated like refugees, even though we were Dutch citizens living in Indonesia, and treated like minorities. My parents then decided to immigrate to USA, it took them 2 years with interrogations, interviews and a sponsorship from United Methodist Church in Oregon City, Oregon, we arrived by ship from Rotterdam to New York in November 1961. My parents and 6 children now had to travel by train to Portland, Oregon and after a week we arrived at the train station and settled in Oregon City, OR. I graduated from Oregon City High School in 1966 and went on a soccer scholarship to Lewis & Clark College. I ended up becoming a professional guitar player instead and played for many years. I had a number of small businesses, from catering, restaurants, construction to a mortgage business, and then as one of the first daytraders in 1997, I became VP of Online Trading Academy teaching thousands of others how to do live daytrading. I retired in 2000 and for 2 years did some research, volunteering at my church and after my pastor Rick Warren wrote the best seller "The Purpose Driven Life" in 2003, I started doing Purpose Driven Life seminars in Indonesia August and September 2004. On January 3, 2005 I got the call that would change our lives (my wife Louise and I) and flip it upside down. I was asked to lead tsunami relief teams and help there, so I arrived in this devastated area of Aceh province, Sumatra, in first week of January 2005, less than 2 weeks after the earthquake/tsunami took over 285,000 lives and destroyed 90+ miles of coastline. Needless to say, the worst thing I have ever experienced in my entire life, and after cleanup we started rebuilding and reconstruction of the area. My wife Louise joined me 6 months later, and when my contract with the church ended a year later, we started a small handbag factory and training center with 12 women, all tsunami survivors. My wife started with $ 200 and a home party with 20 of her friends, and so Laga Handbags was started August 2006. Today we have over 400 making these beautiful handmade handbags and accessories and we give all of our profits back to helping more.
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EdwinBernard Premium
Roy,

Your life story is very inspiring. Our family are immigrants also. From India to England. Back in the early 1960's. But you had it much tougher. Although we were one of the first browned skinned residents of our community, we were treated with respect and dignity. I had great friends in High School.

However, I feel your experience in Holland made you tougher and equipped you to handle the future more effectively.

You must have helped a lot of people improve their lives through the Online Trading Academy. My research has taught me this is a quality company. Though I had never met any VP's from there.

I joined an Online Trading company called Better Trades just before the last Great Depression. Their training lacked effective risk management and I lost a lot of money, in fact all my life savings. I took full responsibility even though their courses didn't prepare me for my predicament. They focussed more on the technical aspect of trading.

I can't imagine what you went through in helping the devastating region of Borneo after that Tsunami. We went through the 1994 Northridge Earthquake in LA that was nothing compared to what happened there.

You seem like a wonderful person and I wish you all the success in the world.

Cheers.

Edwin
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roydio Premium
Thank you Edwin, I feel blessed and never thought we could make a difference in people's lives, I have helped thousands of newbie traders, one of my best friends that survived the guinea pig days of day trading in 1997 is Sam Bose (India), we still get together, he lives nearby in Seal Beach. Even more gut wrenching was bringing the 1st volunteer team from my church, Saddleback church (my pastor, Rick Warren, is the author of "The Purpose Driven Life" which has sold 40 million copies) the 1st week of January 2005, about 10 days after the largest disaster of our lifetime, earthquake of 9.2 that caused the tsunami which took over 285,000 lives and destroyed 90+ miles of coastline of Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Since then I have been back and forth 33 times, just came back November 2018. My wife and I started Laga Handbags a year after my contract ended with the church, we started with 12 tsunami victims, all women, today we support over 400 and we have been able to give back all of our profits. Google Laga Handbags and you can read our story. Wishing you continued success and significance Edwin. Roy
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EdwinBernard Premium
Roy, I am familiar with Rick Warren. I have also heard about his book, The Purpose Driven Life. The title says a great deal. I should get that book.

That Tsunami was huge news everywhere. Great that you were able to do something to help the people there.

All the best to you too.

Edwin
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roydio Premium
Rick's book changed our lives, it made us rethink what to do. We had the best small group from our church, 12+ members, where we did the 40 Days of Purpose together, and that is how we decided to "serve God and others" which led to doing Purpose Driven Life seminars in Indonesia August and September 2004, which led to leading tsunami relief teams to Indonesia January 2005, and started Laga Handbags August 2006, we have NOT looked back since and continue the adventure and journey God has put us on. The big question to ask- What are we here on earth for? Best to you Edwin. Roy
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Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.

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roydio Premium
Thank you Jennifer, and appreciate your offer, may make use of it in the future. Best to you, Roy
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Jadatherapy Premium
You are Most welcome Roy

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Have a great weekend

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My ultimate goal is to achieve financial freedom in 10 years and travel around the world!!!!

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roydio Premium
Thank you Mark, wishing you the best in 2019 and beyond.
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Thanks! Have a great day:)
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MThompson3 Premium
Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate family. And congrats on going Premium. A little late Christmas present that you will enjoy for years to come.
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roydio Premium
Thank you Mark, you as well.
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Welcome to premium!
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The training here is great and you should follow it to the letter.

The community here is the very best I have personally encountered. (and I have tried a few)

I hope to bump into you along your path.

Once again, welcome aboard!! Blessings ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
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roydio Premium
Thank you Frank & Tina, much success to you in the coming years.
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thank you very much
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Joemsmith Premium
Hello and Welcome to WA Premium Membership! You made the right choice!
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Best of luck to you and much success!

I am following you and would love if you returned the favor to keep track of our success, together.

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roydio Premium
Thank you Joseph wishing you the best.
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Hi Roy, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on becoming a Premium Member. You can achieve online success through WA if you follow this strategy; work through the training and complete all the tasks before moving on to the next lesson, ask questions of the WA community if you need answers, create great website content and focus on your long-term goals. Wishing you much success with your online endeavours, Gary
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roydio Premium
Thank you Gary, success to you in 2019 and beyond.
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SnazzyIT Premium
Hi and congratulations on your becoming a premier member! It is awesome to have you on board. You will quickly find as you continue in your training how amazing this community is and with the support that you will receive as you progress. Here is to the new you! May you achieve everything that you wish to and more at WA :)
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julesnp Premium
Hi Roy,

Very active life I would say. Well, Welcome to our great WA family where you will find like-minded people always willing to help and support you in building your online business and make it a success. I am now following you and wish you the very best.

Please remember that The Key to success in your online business is to train, train, train....and train again. We have the best training programs, and the very best community support here at WA.

If you have any question(s) or need any help, please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a great day.

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roydio Premium
Thank you Jules, greatly appreciated.
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julesnp Premium
You are most welcome Roy and I wish you the very best in your online business.

Have a great day.

Jules
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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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roydio Premium
Thank you StPaul, I appreciate it.
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Karina B Premium
Welcome to WA! congrats on finding your way here and deciding to go Premium :) I've been a member for more than 5 years now, and it remains the most supportive environment I've ever come across in my professional life.
If you ever need help, please feel free to reach out at any time! The best way to start is following the training step by step

Have a super day!

cheers
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roydio Premium
Thank you Karina, I appreciate the offer. Have a great day! Roy
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Roybretton Premium
Hi there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, I am now following you! You have come to a very good place to learn about Internet marketing and making money online. If you go through the step-by-step training and ask questions along the way and take action, you will be successful. I am here to answer your questions, along with many other people in this excellent community. I wish you every success in your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

Kyle, one of the co-owners of Wealthy Affiliate has written an article for starter members, it's well worth a read. Please click on the link below. All the best to you,

Roy.
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roydio Premium
Thank you RoseAnn, I just started a new website, pretty familiar with WordPress since we have had our main website for almost 13 years. I had a web developer do that site and maintain it. Just wanted to learn to do it all myself. I appreciate any help and am definitely going through all the training as soon as possible.
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Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Roy!

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roydio Premium
I will be spending a lot of time learning how to use and apply all the tools here in WA, thank you.
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! Glad to hear you're taking action Roy.
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