About Rushmore1954
Joined June 2015
Bio for Stephen Stefanski

I started on the internet in 1981 when there was no such things as websites. They were called bulletin boards. Any information or programs you needed you would download from these sites. I enjoy working on the internet. Its my golf game, fishing, and vacation all rolled into one. What I like more than the internet is helping you to reach your full potential with your business online. Trust me not every person will accomplish this the first time out.
I live in Brasil where I spend my day teaching the locals English and working on my internet business. Its a great day when you can wake up in a rain forest or on the beach put in two hours of work and be done for the day without ever leaving your beach chair. Working at www.affiliateheaven.siterubix.com
It took me a long time to fully understand the potential of the internet. I'm what you might call a "Smack him up aside the head until he listens." But one day I had an epiphany. All of a sudden I realized that my failures had noting to do with the programs I had bought. The people that gave me advice, or the cups of coffee I drank util three o'clock in the morning. It was me, myself and I. When I came to this realization I stopped everything and took a hard look whether or not the internet was for me. I said yes and I began to rebuild. But differently. According to my plan and not someone else. I read books like "Think and Grow Rich" and the "Magic of Thinking Big". But most of all I stopped what I cal l Being in Internet Quicksand. You know the drill. You wake up in the morning and check your emails looking for the perfect internet program. My spam folder would have more then two thousand emails that I would never read. I would't have time to even look at them. So the first thing I did was I looked at all the emails I was receiving that were just about information or asking me to join their program. I made a hard decision and hit the unsubscribe button. My mail box was finally empty. I had my life back. Then I found WA - Wealthy Affiliate program. Not just a place to learn how to make money on the internet, but a serious home. Needless to say I have never for one minute looked back.
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mjpd Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow! Wishing you every success here at WA and in life!
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Stephen! Thanks for the follow. All the best...Gary
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AllynBeekman Premium
Thanks for following me, Stephen. You have an interesting story. I hope you are finding WA to be everything you had hoped for. Best to you as you build your business with us.
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BhaskaranN Premium
Hi Stephen,
Thanks for the follow.Wish you all the best.
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solidbase Premium
Hey there Stephen,
Thanks for the follow. I now return the favor.
My wish for you is that you will be richly blessed in all your endeavors.
Keep the faith.
-Theuns
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Thank you Stephen for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA.
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despatis Premium
Dear Stephen, interesting profile! 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, most appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch, Desmond.
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annahpt Premium
Lovely profile, Stephen. It is comforting to be reassured that someone with do much internet experience feels at home at WA. It will be a pleasure to follow you and learn. Wishing you lots of success in all your endeavours and thank you for following me back.
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rushmore1954 Premium
Hi everyone, I would like you to welcome a new referral that just started with WA. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/eggomaister He just started today and I know you all will help me to give him a warm welcome to WA. Thanks everyone.
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mijareze Premium
Thanks for the follow Rushmore1954.
Ed
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rushmore1954 Premium
Hi everyone I need some help. Kyle uses a tool on his website where people can enter a website name and create a website. I have looked and can't find it. Out of the kindness of your hearts can anyone tell me where I might find this. Thanks
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edtay78 Premium
1. Click the "Plane" tab on the top right menu.
2. Click LInks &Tracking; Tab.
3. Scroll down to Site Rubix Website Plugin. The embedded code is there.

Hope this helps.
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rushmore1954 Premium
You are the man. May life hand you all that you deserve and more.
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Stephen ... thank you for the follow. You indeed have the training platform that can grow your "golf game" described above. It's not going to be easy, but you already know that.

It is every thing it seems at this point, but it's about exploiting your potential. As good as it is beware of In Box overload. That can be the natural result of a large network if you get swept up into the Rank Watching mode.

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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rushmore1954 Premium
I have already put a stop to that. I put limits on myself that the community I interact with. Thanks for the advice.
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barsum52 Premium
Hi Stephen,thanks so much for following.
Barry
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bonniemobile Premium
Thank you Stephen for adding me to your network of friends. I love your profile story. I remember the internet back in 1981 but did not have any confidence in it at that time. Things have changed a lot since back then, but we are still here and are never too old to learn new things and have better ideas.

Bonnie
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rushmore1954 Premium
My first computer was a TI/99. Used radio shack tape player for backup. Old as rocks we are.
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Sui_generis Premium
Ok, I cheated and saw a response you made to Marc (MMatsuo). How did you get from upstate NY (where I'm from as well) to Brazil? ~Debbi
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MMatsuo Premium
Stephen,

I wish you all the best here at WA! I have mention you in my blog "Intention" to help keep you motivated!

If you ever need help just ask the community and someone will respond. I am pretty new here too but if you ever need encouragement, motivation or Inspiration ask me I will be there for you.

Marc
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rushmore1954 Premium
Thanks Marc I have been watching you since I started here. I am impressed with your attitude and your content. Keep up the good work.
Stephen Time is not short only life is
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rushmore1954 Premium
I want to announce the birth of a brand new newbie here at WA. His name is katanah and hoping that you will welcome him with the enthusiasm that you did for me. As you can imagine I am a little beside myself. I could not have found a better place for my retirement then at WA. And as always "Time is not short, Only life is"
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Cheetalope Premium
Thanks for joining my network. Wishing you all the best
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native33 Premium
Thanks for the follow Stephen, I appreciate you connecting with me.

Josh
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BVisan Premium
Hi Stephen
Thanks for adding me to your G+ network!
If you give me yours I'll be more than happy to return the favour.
Cheers!
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roamy Premium
Hi there,Welcome to WA,hope you will find your success here
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Larrys23 Premium
Hello Stephen, I just read all of your blogs and looked at your website.
Wow you have made amazing progress in a very short time. You inspired me to get back to work and become laser focused and
committed to achieving my goals. It is an extreme pleasure to meet
you and learn from your heart felt content. WA is truly blessed to have
you on board.
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rushmore1954 Premium
I think it is me that is very blessed. I have absolutely followed everything Kyle told me. I am just waiting for the day the volcano bursts forth and I am able to reap the rewards of my labors. Time is not short only life is.
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Kf12 Premium
Thanks for following.
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rushmore1954 Premium
Hope you are doing well. Time is not short only life is.
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ShirleyWoon Premium
Hi Stephen, glad to be on your team. Thank you for adding me, blessings...
Shirley
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marie40 Premium
Hello Stephen, nice to meet you. Thanks for the follow.
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LLiu Premium
Hello Stephen. Welcome to WA. Thank you for your follow. I am new with WA. Really love this program that they offer. I have lots to learn and I am enjoying it with all the great support. I am sure I can use your help and if I can be of any help to you let me know. I love reading the different profiles and we all are so drawn to the different things that is happening here on the Internet. It is an awsome way to help us to supplement our income or a way to make good income to free up our time to spend time with family or connect with people from all over the world and to sell our products etc. Bless you and much success in all your endeavors...Linda
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SStarrs Premium
Hi Stephen . Thanks for the follow back.
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Larry_T Premium
Hi Guy, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you the best with your website training
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grampamike Premium
Hi, it’s a pleasure to meet me, lol.

No seriously Stephen (hey, that's my brother's name), I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following me. I’m pretty impressed with WA training and I think we have found a gold mine of information. Hmmm, seems like geniuses like us tend to gather in the same place (lol).

We have a lot in common. My epiphany came in 2004. I was staring at my computer. The idea came to me that people are making money using websites so why can't I. I bought some books from Amazon about online business and website design and the rest is history.

It took me about 2 years to start making money online. WA wasn't around back then. Now, a person can do in 2 months at WA what took me 2 years.

Your email story reminds me of the time when I put my email on my website. Wow, I got tons of email. Viagra. Credit cards. My inbox was stuffed every day with 100s of offers and scams. Needless to say, I don't put my email address on my sites anymore. Took a whole slew of Viagra emails to spur me into using a "contact us" form on my sites.

If there is a way to do things wrong then I can find it.

Anyway, here’s wishing you all my best for your success with online marketing. Please feel free to send me a private message if there is anything I can do for you. You may also want to check out my WA profile blog posts as there is some interesting and informative information there.

Here’s a little inspiration:
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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Jonicas Premium
Hello Rushmore1954,

Thank you for the follow and I am following you back.

I wish you the very best of success.
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Lady May Premium
Hey welcome & thx for looking in and for the follow, it's an honor! I'm sure you'll do really well at WA! Here is one of my blog articles to help you move forward Blessings & good luck to you. Sharon :)
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TheFatGuy Premium
Hello Stephen,
As I promised here is a comment for your page,
I remember bulletin boards well, not fondly mind you just well LOL
I read Napoleon Hill myself, he is wonderful and I really like his work.
If there is any way I can be of assistance to you please let me know,
San
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CGrissom Premium
Thank you so much for adding me to your network! I have added you to my network as you work toward you long times goals, I know you will find success with WA! Blessings,
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thank you for including me in your network. I will strive to be a contributor to the growth and betterment of the community and a responsible member.
Good luck with this program and your future projects.
Sami
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phydel Premium
Congratulations on going premium...I can assure you that you have made the best decision of your life...Contact me anytime you need help..and I will provide you with the help you need as soon as possible. Once again welcome to this new experience
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rushmore1954 Premium
Thanks. Its always nice when people come to you offering help with something. Not enough of this going on in the world. Hope everything is going well for you here. "Time is not short, Only life is"
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phydel Premium
you are welcome
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ChrisBL Premium
Hello Stephen thanks for following, pleased to follow back, i have been in the same place as you many times and still now i wonder if i have the ability to make it, my Children's books are the main thing but i would like to earn some serious money one day. Wish you every success.
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JillDeanne Premium
Welcome to premium! All the best!
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rushmore1954 Premium
Thanks!:) I need all the help I can get! "Time is not short, Only life is"
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sag3 Premium
Thank You for Following:

I am really excited that we made this connection inside Wealthy Affiliate. It's awesome to see what kind of people are getting into WA and see how they progress. Following others is the best way to stay connected and help each other along our path to success in WA.

Keeping in Mind: It may take 1000 failures before 1 SUCCESS, with these failures you will learn to SUCCEED.

Ken
PS: Let me know if you need any assistance along the way. Just click on the "Reply" button and ask away.
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Garden77 Premium
Hey there, this is Glenn a fellow premium member like your self dropping by to say special welcome, lots of success and most of all have fun
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rushmore1954 Premium
Thanks going well so far. Been here a week and just finishing up my first site. You could look at it for me and tell me what you think. "Time is not short, Only life is"
http://affiilateheaven.siterubix.com/
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rushmore1954 Premium
Thanks. Looking forward to my time here. "Time is not short, Only life is"
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Garden77 Premium
That's real man. enjoy
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Garden77 Premium
I'll check it out
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LisB247 Premium
Hi Stephen, welcome to WA, congratulations on becoming a premium member and thank you for including me in your network.

Wishing you great success with your new online business venture.

Best wishes.
Lis.
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stevechic Premium
Just follow the training and enjoy financial freedom
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cintay46 Premium
Thanks for the follow. This is a great community, and I have found that out after just a couple of days here.
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Akaneen Premium
Welcome to WA it's always nice to have new members join this awesome community. All the best!
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upsgirl Premium
Hey, you did it! Congratulations! Best wishes for you new online businesses! We are always here for you!
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rushmore1954 Premium
You are one of the leading reasons I did. Smart, concise and a driven individual on the site like this. Must be one big reason. You sold me on the program. Don't let me down. "Time is not short, Only life is"
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upsgirl Premium
Ok, partner! Thanks! Now, go get it!
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zamros Premium
Hello Stephen.Thanks for the follow.All the best for your success!
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Hello Rushmore,
Your bio resonates with me. I started on bulletin boards in the early 1990's. I am pleasd to have found WA, because they seem to have already done most of the heavy lifting.
---rsb/ronbrown44/04JUL2015
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Stephan, Really a great story you have, and soooo true for many many people...I luckily found WA early in my online marketing journey, but can really relate with the trials and tribulations you went through. Even in the short time researching this market segment, I have had my stumbles...Oh yes, there are some tools out there that augment what is here as a part of the site, but as you say, most of them are useless or unnecessary/dated etc. Good luck in your endeavor and I am positive you will find all you need here....Cheers!! Dave : )
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Stephen, thank you very much for following me; and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!! It is very nice to meet you here and I hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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RushingBee Premium
Nice to meet you, Stephen! I love your story.

Thankfully I had not fallen so deeply into the 'quicksand' before discovering WA, but I identify a lot with your journey. I was getting fed up with searching. You hit the nail on the head with your last statement; finding WA was just like coming home. :)

Best of luck to you.
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pmbetter13 Premium
Hi Rushmore, welcome to WA, thanks for the follow, following back, good luck with your new adventure.
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jvranjes Premium
Hi, great to meet you. Many thanks for the follow. I wish you best luck in your online plans. Jovo
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Stephen? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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rushmore1954 Premium
Well I have my website up and running and I need to PULL THE TRIGGER. i know I need to get traffic my site and send those people to WA. My biggest problem. I can build, write and make content but when it comes to get traffic to a site then to another site I am lacking. If you make a suggestion for me I would greatly appreciate it.
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Hello Rushmore,
Traffic is a problem. One of my websites had 5,000 hits after a couple of years, and another had a couple thousand. META tags help. posting to article sites is good. Press releases may work for you. I bought some e-mail marketing without too much success. I appeared on radio talk shows as a guest. I am thinking about using direct mail with postcards for this attempt. You have to be creative.
---rsb/ronbrown44/04JUL2015
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Kyle Premium
I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Ronald. :)
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Hello Kyle,

I can't disagree with any of that. Awesome process!

---rsb/ronbrown44/07JUL2015
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Kyle Premium
:) Glad to help!
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rushmore1954 Premium
Kyle I love this place. The only thing that scares me is not have any problems yet. I must be doing something right I went from a rank of 35000 down to 657 in a week.. I don't know if this is normal or not but I'm not complaining. I have built one and a half websites. If you have time you can check out: http://affiilateheaven.siterubix.com/ I have written and posted about seven or eight blogs. I'm in course 1, lesson 9 of bootcamp. I have been trying to read your traffic pdf but there are only 24 hours in the days. Maybe if I move to Venus where the days are longer I'll get more done. I honestly don't know how you manage. But do appreciate the time. "Time is not short, Only life is"
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Kyle Premium
You are definitely off and running and heading in the right direction here Stephen.

Avoid overuse of bold within your content. Bold text is very difficult to read and I would avoid using it at all if you can. When you bold something, it's intended purpose is to stand out from the rest of your text and it should be used very sparingly.

http://affiilateheaven.siterubix.com/wealthy-affiliate-review-stairway-to-heaven

Also, as you build out your content work to get a few more comments with each and every post.

We have a SiteComments platform here at WA where you can get comments on your pages/posts. Within the SiteRubix menu under SiteComments you will be able to gain access to this platform. Here is the direct link:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/comments/requests

This is great for getting engagement on your website (which leads to rankings) and this is what I suggest you do with every new post you build on your website.
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rushmore1954 Premium
I used to do puzzles all the time. 5000 pieces. The only difference doing this is in 3D. Sometimes I can't see around the corners. Thanks for your input. I am not used getting help without asking for it. "Time is not short, Only life is"
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PapaDave Premium
Greetings, Stephen! Thanks for the follow and all the best at Wealthy Affiliates.
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Loes Premium
;) thanks for the follow back
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Loes Premium
Hi Stephen, I like your mission:) and your book choices. See you around! Loes
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Kyle Premium
Stephen, 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 Stephen.
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rushmore1954 Premium
Kyle I have never in my entire time being online have I seen a community such as this. I look left and someone is looking left with me. I hope in my deepest of hopes that I can join you in Vegas (Been there once lost $50) I am committed to this 100%. If I fail it will only be my fault due to lack of action. My wife is a very religious person and she is praying very hard to make this happen. "Time is not short, Only life is" Vegas or Bust
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RickGale Premium
Stephen, Great post!! Thank you for the follow, I expect to see great things from you!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks for the follow! Have a wonderful day !
Cheers =)
Sarah
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Tanya52 Premium
Stephen your story is very inspiring thank you
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Dear Stephen,
Greetings for the day, and I hope you're doing great!

Congratulations on setting up your account!! It simply means that you are really committed to succeed.

I'm sure you would be liking here at Wealthy Affiliate and might have already started experiencing how amazing it is to be a part of it.

So Stephen, as a free member, you would have got some time sensitive privileges like the live chat, etc... Be sure to make use of them and you'll be really pleased.

I wish you a great experience here; and don't forget, you're never alone. Whenever you need any help, just give a shout and you'll surely be provided with an answer or a solution to your need.

So take advantage of the lucid and world-class training that is available and simultaneously take action on what you learn.

Wishing you lasting success :)

P.S - You can anytime log in to your account at www(dot)wealthyaffiliate(dot)com

Take care,
Parimal
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Kyle Premium
We have many retired folks here at WA that decided to move into the online space to start a business online. What I can tell you Stephen is that it is completely possible and you are going to be able to take any niche/interest and turn it into a full time business with some effort.

Everything you need is here to get you moving in the right direction including the support Stephen , so just let me know (drop me a reply) at any time. :)

PS. I hope you have had an awesome weekend!
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rushmore1954 Premium
How can you have a bad weekend in Brasil. Its winter here and 70 degrees. Sometimes at night it gets down to 50 degrees. The native are freezing there buns off.
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Kyle Premium
I think it might be impossible to have a bad weekend there lol. Sounds beautiful, we are in full swing of summer here and it has been a scorcher thus far (breaking records here in Canada).

Have a great week ahead Stephen!
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geego Premium
Thanks for the follow and all the best
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rushmore1954 Premium
Wow! Haven't had this much interest in me since I graduated from high school. Seems to be a very caring community. Thanks for all the greetings.
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internetman9 Premium
It is a great community. You will find the community and support here is excellent. It's unlike anywhere I have seen.
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Dear Stephen,

Heartfelt Congratulations on joining Wealthy Affiliate, the best Online Business Community in the World!!
Why best? I'm telling this based on my years of experience researching most of the money making programs on the internet.
You've found a golden nugget!

Let me assure you, you'll really enjoy here and you're going to do great!

Oh and let me tell you Stephen, you're not alone here. There's a community of thousands of members (including me of course) to help you with anything and everything that you need in order to succeed.

So without any delay, get started with the training which is totally newbie friendly, easy to understand and actionable. And yes, don't forget to setup your account by completing your profile and other details.

I wish you great and lasting success which is sure to happen by your association with Wealthy Affiliate, provided you take action on what is taught here.

So Stephen, Congratulations once again!!! :)

I wish you Great luck and God bless :)

P.S - You can anytime log in to your account at www(dot)wealthyaffiliate(dot)com

Warm Regards,
Parimal
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rushmore1954 Premium
Thanks for the thumbs up. I am looking forward to putting my time in here and hoping to become successful as an affiliate.
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