About Rpetry144
Joined June 2016
Hello,
My name is Rob Petry, not to be confussed with the guy on the Dick Van Dyke show. Now my age is showing. I am 53 years old. I was always the type that thought physical hard work was the only way to go. But I became disabled as a result and now have a need to think differently. I have tried to be a sales person a couple of times but I found it dificult. I am kind of a shy guy and find it hard to be outgoing. I am brave however, and that is why I am here. Oh and to make money too. I am personable so if anyone feels the need to chat, I will welcome it. I am hoping for my success and for the success of all of you. Thanks for having me.
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Rpetry144 Premium
Hey guys, really need some help. I have been trying to create a gravatar account. They sent me an email confirmation which would not open. I went back to gravatar to see if I could get help and apparently not. When I try logging into my gravatar account I get a message saying that I have not confirmed my account. I have tried creating a new account and it is not accepted. I have tried forwarding the email to a gmail account and it will not forward. i dont know what else to do. I read a blog about not recieving an email confirmation but it recommends signing into my account which I cannot. Wordpess will not let me in until that email is confirmed which will not open. Is there a solution to this situation?

Rob
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bluzy1 Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow! It’s nice to meet you and I’m so pleased to be included into your network. I hope you’re enjoying your time here so far and that you’re having a positive experience! This is a great place to be and I’m excited to follow your successes!

Peace, and make it a great day.
Sheila.
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Rpetry144 Premium
Hey Sheila, I love koolaid, and I loved your blog. I have friends that love to make fresh tamales. I helped detassle and shuck corn one day. Lots of corn. Still, I can only imagine doing it day in and day out and for two straight years. Isn't it true though that our experiences shape us as a person. I know because I am all out of shape. Lol! But seriously, it can either shape us in a positive way or a negative way. You have chosen to be shaped in a positive way. If you knew my experiences you will see that I too have taken the positive road. So glad to meet you too Sheila. You have great courage. Yes I am having a blast here at WA. And thanks for desiring to follow my success as well.

Rob
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bluzy1 Premium
Yes, my son will tell you corn detassling sucks - but in my estimation, it was a necessary evil. Funny how hard work builds character! I just finished a new article on my financial nest egg site about being a "shadow baby boomer" and how my upbringing and perspectives made me who I am today. It's long, but I think it's a good read.

I'm so glad to hear you've taken the positive road as well! It's not as hard to accomplish as everyone thinks. Sometimes adjustments have to made and it might be a skosh uncomfortable at times, but it's well worth it don't you think? :)

Again, it's so nice to meet you! You'll have to hit me up on PM and let me know when I can peep your new site.

Sheila
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Rob!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. If you get a chance check out how the training helped me to build my websites. My latest one on how to boost your retirement income just went live a month ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for almost four months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Rpetry144 Premium
Hey Shawn. I understand and I will ask questions. As far as the site I am working on, it just seems to me to be a bit unexciting. Not sure if Google has indexed it yet but it is http://www.doiqualifyforssdi.com. I don't know how to make a link in a message.

I will check out your links as you have asked and I will respond to them also. The training on web sites looks very intriguing to me.

Thanks again, rob
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Rob,
I think you've done a great job on your site! If I may make a couple of suggestions, and the only reason I'm saying this is because people mentioned these to me as well and I thought they made good sense. You may want to consider increasing the font size for the text on your pages. There is a neat plugin called "TinyMCE Advanced". It will allow you to do a number of things but the two things I use it for are to increase the font size and change the font type. The other thing you may want to consider is to add color to your titles and/or add more images to your pages. This will get things to stand out more and make it more visually appealling. One final comment, you need to add a link to your Wealthy Affiliate banner. If you click on the airplane icon at the top of the page and then select banners, you will see the various images that you can use. If you copy the html code found underneath the banner you've selected you can paste it into your page, but make sure you are in text mode when editing your page and not visual mode. Then save your changes and it should work out for you.
I look forward to your comments on my sites. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.
Regards,
Shawn
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Robert !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! I see you've already made much progress on here, well done and keep up the good work! =)

I wish you all the best of joy and success in all your endeavors

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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Rpetry144 Premium
Thank you Sarah. Benn fun so far and already learned things I hadn't known before. I intend to keep learning. Thanks again.
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mobader Premium
Welcome to WA and great that decided to go premium. I am sure you will learn a lot from here. We have a great community here, if you need help at any point, don’t hesitate to ask for help. The information you get here can be overwhelming initially, but if you persist and keep with the hard work, you will see the results. It can sometime takes time but keep it up.
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Rpetry144 Premium
With all this help, I'm sure I will see some good results. Thank you.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate premium. You made a great choice and I'm sure you will get a lot out of the training here.
If you need any help, don't be afraid to ask. There are tons of people here that will assist you in any problems that you have. If you would like to connect with me you can follow me at my profile here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/Andrew-74

Within my profile page you will also find the website that I have been working on for the past few months and some tutorials that you may find useful.

feel free to ask me anything, I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I wish you the best of success!

Andrew
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Rpetry144 Premium
Wow! I really thank you for the warm welcome. I will get to your site and follow. I appreciate any help you can give. Thanks again.
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Andrew-74 Premium
No problem!
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Robert! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Robert!
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Rpetry144 Premium
Hey Kyle, just wanted to thank you once again. WA has been great and I'm expecting more greatness. Just upgraded and I feel really good about it. Thanks again.
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Kyle Premium
So glad you are enjoying everything thus far Robert, it only gets more and more exciting as you see your business come together. If you ever need a hand with anything moving forward let me know. :)
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dianegailit Premium
Hi, Rob! Welcome to WA and thank you for the follow! I have never been a salesperson either, and that is why Wealthy Affiliate is such a great place to be. Everyone here is very considerate and helpful, too. Best wishes for your success and I am following you back :-) ~ Diane
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Rpetry144 Premium
I wanted to reply sooner but couln't. Thank you for the welcome. I hope I will be as considerate to others as they have been to me. Thanks again.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Rob for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

I created a short but informative training tutorial for all New Members that tell you what you can do here at WA and most importantly give you a link to the RULES of WA and what you cannot do here. If you have the time or wish to, please check out the rest of my training (Bottom Right Blue Button) on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I also post a humorous blog on first Sunday of every month. Enjoy!
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Rpetry144 Premium
Thank you so much. I will look at the tutorial with pleasure, also the other training. Thanks
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TDudley Premium
Hey I just saw that you have joined WA. Nice. I hope all is well with you. Missed talking to you, could have used your ear a couple months back. Hey got some good news Shay is going over the questions for baptism. The next assembly is in October but this way she can take the questions at her pace. Text me your Number. so as to keep in touch. Have you been to the regional yet? Chris is all excited of course. But really who wouldn't be. Would like to hear your thoughts on the regional.

AS far as WA goes you working on a website for a niche or as a affiliate. Me, personally I am doing a affiliate website first. CATCH UP WITH YOU LATER.

Tim
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Rpetry144 Premium
Hey Dudley, good to hear from you. Great news about Shay. So glad to hear that and so very proud of her. She has come a long way. I thought you had my number. It had not changed. But right now my phone just died today. The battery will not charge. I mean, nothing! So in the process of getting it taken care of and probably get a new phone with a new number. I will get back with you on that. My regional is this coming weekend. I know, Chris is chomping at the bit to talk with me about it. How long have been a member of WA. Pretty nice place. Just doing the bootcamp program for now. If you need to chat, get me at rpetry144 at gmail.

Rob
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TDudley Premium
been a member for about 2 months now. Though I was not able to spend the time to work on the site like I wanted too.
If i was able to do that then I would be allot farther along. hopping to be able to start spending some more time on it now.
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Rpetry144 Premium
Well hang in there Dudley. I know you are a busy man and I know your health gets u down too. It's been nearly seven days now and I really like this. Maybe we can work together and form some ideas. I gave u my email so contact me. It would probably be better that way especially if you needed to chat about anything personal. I don't think I have your email address. You got mine though, so shoot me a line and I will have yours too.

Rob
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Kyle Premium
Robert, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Robert.
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Rpetry144 Premium
Doing okay. I just get somewhat confused. But when I stop and think for a moment I get it.

So according to emails I've been getting, it looks like I will not make the deadline for the reduced first month payment of $19. I will be a day late. I'm not worried though, I intend to work through this program. So if I have to pay the full amount no problem, I will get it done. I would hate not recieving anyones help with this. My experience here so far has been great.

Oh! I signed up using my full name Robert, but if you don't mind please call me Rob. I just like it better. Thanks Kyle, great weekend to you.

Rob
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is $19 the first month if you join within the first 7 days, then it is $47 per month after the first month. This includes absolutely everything you need to create and grow a business online from the training, weekly live classes, he support, the tools, the websites/hosting, the mentoring, network, exclusive access to all updates...you name it.

We also have a yearly option of $359 which is a big discount and that works out to be $29 per month. You can choose either or.

Hope this helps you out Robert and if you have any further questions let me know.
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Rpetry144 Premium
Thanks for the info Kyle. I will give it some serious thought.
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Rob and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
There's lots of help here within WA for Newbies and not so newbies.

As you probably know or will find out soon enough that internet marketing is a steep learning curve. Can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
I'm sure you will go away with lots of tips and advice.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, you get stuck creating your site or anything else, you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Rpetry144 Premium
Have been reading some of your blogs. Going to be great folowing you. Very informative.

Rob
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Rob it’s a good idea, but only if you want to, 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 but.
But to click the ones you do like will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Rpetry144 Premium
I understand. Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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Rpetry144 Premium
Thanks Kyle. I am doing the bootcamp thing at this time. I have been watching the videos and pausing them and then going and doing what you just taught. Things are coming along much better. Before I started a site but then forgot to go back to the training trying to figure out how the back office works on my own. Yike! Wasted a little time doing that.
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Rpetry144 Premium
Hey Kyle, yeah Im good. Just get frustrated when Im told I have seven days to ask all the questions I need only to be email links that I cannot access at this time because of not being a premium member.

I am also getting mixed messages about the $19 thing. Some are saying that it applies at any time, yet I got emailed and was told that I have only 3 days to take advantage of the first month price reduction. So who do I listen to?
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Kyle Premium
I can extend this 7 days and the offer for you starting on the 2nd of July. Not an issue at all. Yes it is usually the first 7 days, but the Starter membership definitely is not a trial.
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Rpetry144 Premium
Thanks Kyle. I appreciate that. You and Carson have been a great help to me as have those who have responded to my questions.
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Kyle Premium
No problem Robert, glad to help!
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Carson Premium
Hey Robert! 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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Rpetry144 Premium
Hey Carson thanks. Yeah Laura gave me some good advice. Follow the steps. I told her that i sometimes get too ahead of myself. I want to do things without knowing what I'm doing. I will dial it back just a little.
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Carson Premium
Getting ahead of yourself can really work against you - try to stick to the truing and work through the lessons (and tasks) in sequence. A lot of thought has been put into the design of our training to help folks build a solid foundation. You can do this Robert!
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zoeyred Premium
Hey there and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Zoey-Red 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 a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here".

Then fill out the short account Info......takes just a few minutes...and leave a short bio about yourself on your personal profile page.

So, Get Started and enjoy Kyle's lessons.

Thought I would just 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!

Expect Miracles!
Zoey-Red
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Rpetry144 Premium
Thank you.
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