About Rwagener
Joined October 2014
I'm currently a stay at home dad with 4 kids and building an online business to add some dollars to the family income, without compromising my child-raising and wife-caring responsibilities! I'm well traveled, having lived and worked in East Africa for 6 years and love sport and the outdoors.

I am here to learn, grow and implement a profitable online business. The training, tools, processes and community here at Wealthy Affiliates have made this possible - far more than I ever envisaged. Thanks Kyle and Carson. I'm just enjoying the journey!

Richard
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Richard. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the comment and intro. Looking forward to seeing you achieve your dreams here.
Richard
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gjshawk Premium
Nice to meet you, Richard. I’m following you too.
Grant
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rwagener Premium
Thanks. All the best, Richard
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Best continued success to you in WA!!

Jeff
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Jeff - appreciate the follow - have followed back. All the best.
Richard
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accad Premium
Thank you, Richard, for including me in your network. I hope you are doing fine in your online business.
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rwagener Premium
All good thanks. All the best to you too.
Richard
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accad Premium
You are welcome.
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TammiP Premium
Hello Richard, it's really nice to meet you.

I am just loving it here at WA. I have learned and am learning so much.

I love the community!!

Stop by and chat for awhile!

Best of luck...

T
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for connecting. All tbe best.
Richard
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Richard!

Thank you for following me! Very pleased to meet you. I'm following you back.

Hope you're doing fine in the online business! Wish you great success and a wonderful journey onwards an upwards.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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RHBarlow Premium
Hi Richard,
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA. I will also follow you back
Work hard on your websites and your online business and you will be successful.
Thank you,
Bobby
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rwagener Premium
Thanks. I've been here a while now and done some website stuff but been distracted with other stuff. Currently building a website for my parents bed & breakfast which is good. I enjoy it when I get the chance and they certainly teach well here. Should see more of me here again over the next few months.

Richard
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Hi Richard,
Thank you for adding me to your network. I wish you much success here at WA as well as your online business.
Jerome
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome and all the best to
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Hi, thank you for following me. I have returned the follow and wish you much success here.
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rwagener Premium
Great to be connected. All the best too.
Richard
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StepChook Premium
Hi Richard, thanks for following me. Best of luck with your online business!
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rwagener Premium
Hope its going well for you as you seek to grow your business. Thanks for the follow back.
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RikaSF Premium
Thanks for following me and nice to meet you:)
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rwagener Premium
You too - thanks
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Toshmack Premium
Hi, Richard, thanks for the follow.
I have followed you right back.
Cheers and thanks.
Good luck to you here at WA.
Tosh :)
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome and all the best
Richard
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Thanks for the follow!
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rwagener Premium
All the best.
Richard
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Thanks for following me. All the best with WA.
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome. Thanks for the follow back. All the best.
Richard
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Ra90 Premium
Hello Richard, thank you for following me. Nice to meet you :)
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Keep up the good work..
Richard
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ClareG Premium
Hi Richard, I've also lived in East Africa - Kenya & Tanzania. Now in Auckland! :)
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rwagener Premium
Wow - that is amazing. We lived in Arusha for 6 years and have been back in Auckland for 3 years now. It was a very interesting experience.

Where did you live in TZ / Kenya?

I also travelled a bit - spent a bit of time in Kenya, particularly Nairobi Also visited Uganda, DRC, Zambia and Malawi - very different part of the world!

Will be interesting to swap some stories.

Thanks for connecting and all the best.

Richard
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ClareG Premium
I was born in Dar, then spent a few years in Nigeria before settling on Kenya's north coast - near Kilifi. My dad still lives there :)

Where in Auckland are you based? I'm out at Eastern Beach. :)
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rwagener Premium
Wow. I spent some time in Dar. Interesting place.
We are in Golflands- close to Botany Town Centre, so not far away are all.
How is your online journey?
Richard
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Frenchfries5 Premium
Hello Richard... thank you for the follow. Wishing you great success with WA.
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome and all the best.
Richard
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nakijo Premium
Hi Richard, thanks for the follow, I look forward to seeing you around the community. All the best with your success here at WA.

Cheers
Jo
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rwagener Premium
You are most welcome and all the best!

Richard
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MSteelMojica Premium
Hi there so nice to meet you,
...thank you so much for the Follow!!
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and all the best.
Richard
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Hello Richard, thanks for the follow. I'm following you back.
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome and all the best with your ventures.
Richard
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Hi, rwagener
Thanks for following. hope you great success
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rwagener Premium
Thank you and all the best.
Richard
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Thank you for accepting my following request!
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rwagener Premium
You are welcome and great to connect.
All the best.
Richard
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feigner Premium
hi Richard - thanks for the follow
your sites look good
like the fact that your daughter has one !! teach them young!!
i hope you are on your way to achieving your goals
have fun
phil
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the comment and follow back.
My daughters one is to encourage her to write - it was an area she was struggling a bit with at school. It has worked as she is now where she needs to be.
My plan is to get her to start her own niche site at some point where she can start to earn her money online but I need to be sure of what I am doing before teaching her. She's only 10, so there is plenty of time yet.

All the best.
Richard
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ShaneWelcher Premium
Thank you for following

I'm following back, hope we can all work as a team to strengthen our sites.

Thanks,
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and yes we are here to help each other succeed! All the best.
Richard
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GrantSudduth Premium
Thanks for the follow, Richard!
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rwagener Premium
Nice to meet you. I trust it is going well for you - sounds like 2016 is a good year. All the best.
Richard
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hi and thanx for the follow. Read your article on sitemaps and realise I need to get mine done. thanx for you follow. have followed you back. Good luck
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rwagener Premium
So much to get done! One step at a time. All the best with your endeavour and hope I can be of help :).
Richard
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gkhchay Premium
Hi Richard, thanks for following me; I'm following you back in return. Cheers, Galen
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rwagener Premium
Appreciated and look forward to watching your progress.
Thanks
Richard
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AussieJeff Premium
Hi, and thank's for the follow. I wish you all the best with your online business and will follow you too.
Best regards,
Aussie Jeff.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow back and trust all goes well.
Richard
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Hello Richard thank you for following me. Best regards Linda
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rwagener Premium
You are welcome. Appreciate the follow back. All the best.
Richard
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Hi Richard
Thanks for following me. Wish you all the best in your online business. Rosa
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and all the best too.Richard
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and all the best too.Richard
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Hi Rwagener, Thank you for the follow.
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome and all the best! Richard
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Hi Richard, thanks for the follow. Good luck, Tom
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and all the best with your online business.
Richard
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and thanks for the follow - good to meet you and wish you all the success and prosperity here. I look forward to learning from you about making income - look forward to sharing our success together.
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rwagener Premium
The great thing is - its a mutually beneficial thing - learning from each other. Looking forward to sharing in your journey. All the best.
Richard
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much following me...it's great to 'meet' you & I wish you all the best here at WA!
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and wish you all the best to.
Richard
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Bea40 Premium
Hi Richard thanks for the following back, welcome to the crazy land of online marketing... :0) Bea
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome! All the best and c u around WA.
Richard
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Hlouwrens Premium
Welcome to WA. All things are possible , when you set your mind on it.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and all the best. Richard
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locketelli Premium
thanks for following me, I'm now following you back
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Richard
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William777 Premium
Thanks for sharing your interesting progress! Great!
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome - great to connect.
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PMindra Premium
Welcome. Thank you.

Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada,

Cheers friend.
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rwagener Premium
Great to meet you - thanks for the follow-back.
All the best.
Richard
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doobie333 Premium
Thanks for the follow. WA is a great place to learn. I'm now following you. Best wishes fir your success.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow-back. All the best. Richard
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Loubelle Premium
Thanks for the follow. I'm following you. All the best for you and your family
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and all the best too. I see you are quite new here but must be very busy here as your ranking is great :).
Lots to learn but a great journey. All the best.
Richard
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Loubelle Premium
Hi Richard I love the posts they are so positive and helpful.I'm slow with my website. I ask a lot of questions and I think that helps with ratings
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barbaraA Premium
Hi Richard, Thanks for the follow.
Barbara
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rwagener Premium
You are welcome. All the best.
Richard
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DaleOdom Premium
Hi Richard,
I want to thank you for taking the time to give me a follow. I am happy to add you to my network. I hope all is well with you and you are enjoying the great outdoors as well as the family. Best wishes to your continued success.
Dale
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rwagener Premium
Thanks - you are welcome and all the best.
Richard
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GlenPalo Premium
Nice meeting you Richard and thank you for following me!
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rwagener Premium
You are welcome. All the best.
Richard
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Herbie1 Premium
Hi Richard, delighted to meet you and I am following you back! You seem to have gained a lot of experience in the big bad world! I hope you are as pleased to be part of WA as I am! The sky is the limit for me too, but I really do need to be more focused and self disciplined!! It's too easy to go off on a tangent and just chatter to members! Good luck and see you around! Chris
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Chris for the Follow-back and great to be connected.
Yes - it can be easy to get chatting etc and use valuable time. However, the community is also where we learn - so it is a balancing act.
I wish you every success here - go for it.
Richard
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rwagener Premium
Chris
I have read through your profile also. A really heartfelt profile and project after the tragedy of the cancer with your granddaughter Grace - same name as my oldest girl. My heart certainly goes out to you and your family. I really trust that you and your daughter can achieve some of your great goals and dreams here.

My wife is a doctor also - a surgeon and specialises in breast surgery, so deals a lot with breast cancer. It can all just be very cruel but that is life and death. You, your daughter and people like my wife are blessed to be able to try and bring some healing and hope to those who are affected.

I'll be interested to follow your journey - all the best.

Richard
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StephanieGo1 Premium
Hi Richard, thank you for following me back, nice profile and blogs. All the best . WA is awesome place to be. Cheers.
Stephanie
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rwagener Premium
You are welcome and yes it is a great place to be.
I see you are quite new - so a big learning curve - but a lot of fun!
Enjoy and see you around.
Richard
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Richard!
Thank you very much for following me! 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 short time ago and the one on sleep apnea has been up for a few months now. You can find the links on my profile page. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Seems you have been busy - well done. Trust they start to pay you well!
Richard
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Richard,
Nice to meet you! Yes, I have been busy and hopefully I will start to make some money from my sites!
Regards,
Shawn
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rwagener Premium
Hi Shawn
I had a look at your retirement income website - and you've done a great job. It looks great, is engaging and leads people through the steps.

I think the site could be improved by adding more specific content via the way of more posts and internal linking to these posts. For example - the Affiliate Marketing page could branch off into looking at various affiliate programmes, how to add these into your site, cookies and referral tracking etc etc. I feel this would lead it to being really authoritative.

Anyway - just some thoughts and suggestions that hopefully are helpful.

However - the site is so well put together - you must be proud of your work!

Cheers

Richard
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Richard!
Thanks for the follow.
All the best,
Gary
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Gary - trust your online business enjoys great success.
Richard
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BFuerstenau Premium
Thank you Richard for the follow and I'm following you back! Wishing you great success and happiness....Bob
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Bob and all the best with your venture.
Richard
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MKearns Premium
Thanks for your follow Richard. Returning it. Impressive posts. I am attracted to the one on Google maps as I am a maps and geography aficionado. Have you tried Google Drive the one that allows you to virtually navigate across various countries. I have gone from Bucharest to the Hungarian border in Romania and in parts of Germany. and Japan. The United States is well represented. Unfortunately not all countries have it yet. It would be interesting to see if Australia and other WA member countries have it.
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rwagener Premium
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No I have not tried it but am aware of it. There are others such as Map my Walk and Map by Bike that also offer similar functionality.

I have spent a lot of time over the past month playing with Google MyMaps. I have learned how to download information from my GPS Watch and into my Tom Tom software and then import into Google to create GPS Maps of tracks. People can then walk the tracks with their mobile device in their hand and know exactly where they are in the bush. I have found it very challenging but so exciting and feel I have hit on something that is innovative in my niche.

Anyway - enough on me - I really trust it goes well for you and you see the results you desire.

Richard
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Hi, Richard and thanks for following me! Pleased to be a part of your network! I am following you as well. I hope you are having much success with your online journey!
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rwagener Premium
Hi
Its a lot of fun right now. I've had too many other family responsibilities since joining and so have not been able to develop my sites consistently. This has changed now with my youngest getting a bit older and more time at pre-school! So - now I'm doing more and hopefully will get the rewards starting to flow in.
All the best also.
Richard
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With-Kev Premium
Hi Richard, thanks for the follow. Great to be part of your network. Cheers Kev
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome and all the best.
Richard
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mckm Premium
Pleased to meet you, Richard. I hope the online business is making headway. I lived in Auckland for a few years a long time ago but didn't see a lot of the beautiful bush in the neighbourhood. Your daughter is a budding author. I left a comment on her description of a horse. All the best - Margaret
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rwagener Premium
Hi Margaret
Great to meet you and thanks for the comment - I was curious where this one came from!
Wow - you lived in Auckland - its probably grown and changed a lot since then.
Trust things are going well for you online. I wish you all the best.
Richard
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Pcglobal3000 Premium
Hey Rwagener,
Thanks for the follow
Paulo
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rwagener Premium
You are welcome and trust you have a successful journey here.
Richard
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Pcglobal3000 Premium
Yes thanks Richard, i m start to enjoy it....
Paulo
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Ace37 Premium
Hello Richard,

Thank you for your follow and I also added you to My net work as well looking forward to networking with you in the near future, I wish you nothing but success on your new ventures.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow back and I likewise wish you all the best.

Richard
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halinphilly Premium
I've been looking at your site and watching your progress. I do believe Hugh Willis must be extremely proud of the site you're building. Keep up the reat work!
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rwagener Premium
Thank you so much for those extra encouraging words. I'm quite excited how it is taking shape and believe it can become a great resource for the community and also honour my father-in-law.

A appreciate your interest and comment.

All the best

Richard
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jaytech Premium
Hello Richard, thanks for the follow it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope you're enjoying your time here at Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you every success.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks. Loving it right now. Making some great progress everyday and hoping that breakthrough is coming soon :)!
Thanks for the follow back and all the best.
Richard
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Kate48 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Great websites. Have an awesome weekend.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks so much and all the best also.
Richard
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Hi Richard,

Thanks for the follow. I am following you as well.
Wishing you the best of success.

Greg
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rwagener Premium
Thanks so much and trust you go well and reach your dreams.
Richard
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Chezbrown Premium
Hi Richard, thanks for the follow and hope you enjoy your venture on here.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks - yes - its all good . Very exciting.
All the best
Richard
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armelledore Premium
Hi Richard,
Thanks a lot for following me. i've returned the favor:)
wish you the best
Armelle
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rwagener Premium
Thanks heaps.
I wish you every success too.
Richard
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Groundstar Premium
Thanks for the follow Richard. It's been less than two weeks since I joined, but in that time I've been pleasantly surprised at how much I've learned through the basic training modules. They appear well structured and methodical. My experience in these matters is that persistence is usually the key, so I'm going to plod quietly on. Best wishes.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks - you are so right. Keep at it and you will do well.
Richard
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ShallyK Premium
Hi Richard, thank you for following me. I have done the same. You must be a very busy stay at home dad! Shally.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow back - and yes very busy but thoroughly enjoy it. I am also enjoying getting a bit more time with my website.
All the best
Richard
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ShallyK Premium
You are lucky you have the time. I'm struggling to find time in between my massage and kids! Shally.
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rwagener Premium
I hear you. I spent two years here trying hard to get things done and have enough content to rank in Google - and in the end failed. I just had to prioritise family - 4 kids and my wife's work. We don't really need the money although some extra would be great - so it was not enough priority to compromise on the other stuff.

I think to really make it work online - you need to invest a lot of time to get yourself underway - until you get good traffic and then can probably maintain a bit more. I would think at least 5 hours per week is minimum but maybe around 10 hours would be enough if you are really focused. The learning takes a lot too early on.

Anyway - I wish you all the best and appreciate the post. Hopefully you can find enough time to at least get some momentum.

Cheers

Richard
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ShallyK Premium
Thank you Richard. Good to know I'm not the only one who have obstacles in life. Shally.
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cyd02 Premium
Thank you for the follow! I see you have a lot to offer and I appreciate your support.
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johnmcge972 Premium
Richard, thanks for the follow back and best of luck to you, here at WA!
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and all the best also.
Richard
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MPollock Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow,
You have been busy with sites, nice work
Have a great weekend.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks. None of them are actually monetised yet, except for the WA Affiliate site I guess which has been on the back-burner while having to do other things. I'm now at the stage of being able to devote more time and focus and will start to get them up to speed and profitable!

Trust all is well in your camp.
All the best.
Richard
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MPollock Premium
You will get them there, if you have a problem as you go forward, ask.
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Luther Premium
Hi, Rwagener, thanks for following me
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome and all the best.
Richard
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Kaciesmama Premium
Thank you for following me and i'm now following you back
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petervcrisp Premium
There is a famous quote from Mark Twain:

"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."

And that just means - do your hardest task first or at least as soon as you can in the morning. If you do this then the rest of your day is easy from there!

ANYWAY…

Hello, thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. You are definitely in the right place!

People have plenty to share and there is plenty to learn also so take your time and enjoy the experience.

I may not be in the top 200 list (because I don’t socialize here much) but I do have many interesting posts on my site and some you might really like, many people do. I have over 2,000 positive comments, so take a look and get some ideas as to what you can do with your site.

Let me know if I can help you in any way

Cheers Peter :)
P.S You might like this one:
http://onlineaffiliatewealth.com/the-missing-magic-internet-marketing-ingredient

Leave a comment on that post and I will send you a copy of my latest 60+ page book ‘Video Marketing made easy’
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verazhelvis Premium
Ha... I would still start with a smaller one...))
Vera
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dorina62 Premium
Thanks for the follow!Best wishes!
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome and all the best.
Richard
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laurafreedom Premium
Thanks for the follow Richard.
Laura
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rwagener Premium
Nice to be connected. Trust it is going well.
Richard
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LoreDonna Premium
Hi Richard, you are it the right place to learn and grow stronger in your business! Thank you for following me!
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rwagener Premium
You are welcome and great to be connected. Wish you all the best.
Richard
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LoreDonna Premium
Thank you!
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LisaFranks Premium
Hi Richard,

Thank you so much for the follow. I am delighted to be among your connections.

Children are so precious and before you know it, they are all grown up. I don't blame you for not wanting to miss that.

I wish you the best of everything.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Lisa - you are so right. I feel extremely blessed. It makes my journey here slower - but much more worthwhile :).
Regards
Richard
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Gloriajk Premium
Hi Richard,
Thanks for the follow. I wish you great success here!
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and all the best.

Richard
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JeffL61 Premium
Hi Richard! Thank you for the follow, sir! To reciprocate your kind act of support I have added you onto my follow/network list as well. I also wish for you continued success in all of your endeavors here at WA, Richard!
Sincerely,
Jeff
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Jeff and tryst all goes well as you work on your online business.
Cheers
Richard
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JY2018 Premium
Dear Richard,

Thank you for adding me into your network. I'm am enjoying myself too in this community.

John
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and nice to connect. All the best with your online business.
Richard
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stevecox Premium
Thanks for the follow Richard! We will meet you at the top! Steve
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rwagener Premium
Thanks and see you there. Ric
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bill808 Premium
We visited Aukland and the North half of North Island a few years ago. Great visit, beautiful island.

I tried to leave a comment on auckland walks, but noway. also no contact page. Whether you want those features or not depends on you purpose for the site.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks. Yes I have not done them yet. Comments was an oversight and will fix shortly. I'll construct the About Me page and contact page. I also need a privacy page. I've been concentrating on figuring out how to integrate with Google Maps etc - been a big learning curve :).
Really appreciate the feedback as it will help me to get my foundation right
Thanks and all the best.
Richard
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rwagener Premium
Great you were able to visit us here - we live in a very blessed and amazing place. Thanks for the comment.
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bill808 Premium
I see there is a lot of information about G-Maps in the question bar. Including at least 2 of yours. Thanks for sharing. It sounds like what you want can be better served with GIS software. Check out https://grass.osgeo.org/ I have not used it much but it is free and competes with ArcInfo.
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rwagener Premium
Hi
I have addedicated comments to the page. If you have a second - are you able to confirm it iseems working?
Thanks so much.
Richard
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rwagener Premium
Hey - thanks for the follow.
I am making good progress with Google Maps and quite happy.
I'll check out the software you have suggested also.
Thanks
Richard
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bill808 Premium
I left a comment. It seemed to work fine.
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bill808 Premium
GIS software has a pretty steep learning curve, but I have used it to map a proposed train before it was built. It is designed for the land use manager to be able to log everything on the ground in layers. You would have recreational features in one layer, forest types in another and water resources in another.
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rwagener Premium
Hey - thanks - its greatly appreciated.
Richard
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rwagener Premium
I googled it and had a good look. It is certainly sophisticated and will do amazing stuff. I think it is over-kill for me currently but at some point will offer a further point of difference for my site. I will review it further once I have more content and have the design etc bedded in.

Thanks again - you've been really helpful.

Richard
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bill808 Premium
Your welcome. Sharing information is what WA is all about.
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Ultimateless Premium
That sounds incredible! I wanted to look at your site and it is not loading on my computer or my iPad......... :( Finally loaded...about 2 minutes....
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rwagener Premium
OK. That is awesome feedback thanks. I'll take a look at my picture sizes. Maybe Google Maps and my video may also benjoy an issue.
Did you manage to actually see anything in the end?
Thanks
Richard
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Ultimateless Premium
Yes I did, and I was impressed. Nice and simple, easy to navigate and interesting walks...keep it up. Now all you need to work on is optimisation. The other thing is maybe comment boxes at the end of each post to allow others to put in their feedback or recommendations because they walked those trails.....
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rwagener Premium
I'll work on those points the next couple of days.
Appreciate your help.
Richard
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rwagener Premium
Hi
I have added the comments at the end of the pages - a small issue but very important. I found a post on WA that helped me as it was an option on the pages.

Re: loading time - I have redone all the photos on my main blog post and hopefully this will make the website load a lot quicker. If you have a chance to check if it has improved - that would be great - but understand it may now be in your cache and you may also not have the time.

Thanks for your help.

Richard
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Ultimateless Premium
Your link is not working now. It isn't my cache..I do clear that. I have included an image. This is from my new macbook...I will try again from the desktop work computer tomorrow.
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rwagener Premium
Ok. I know why.
I changed the name of the post as I realised it could lead to downstream issues - long story.
The link to this post is now:

www.greataucklandwalks.com/albany-trig-track

Let me know if this resolves the issue.

Thanks

Richard
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Ultimateless Premium
Much nicer, the load was reasonable, I wasn't twitching...lol! One comment I got which I think is valid you need to make your 'story' fit in one page so that the user doesn't have to scroll very much. I'm not sure how you do this with your one, mine was easier. Maybe there should be a button that takes them to the next part of the story something to think about. The other pages loaded quickly. I think the first page loading slower is probably more to do with WA than something you are doing. Keep up the good work!
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rwagener Premium
Ok. I'll look into this and give it some serious consideration.

Re the speed. It may have been internet / WA but also - the main background picture I have used was quite heavy so I managed to cut its size by about 60% to just over 200kb. Given the other pictures also - i think it probably was my site and you've really made me hone in on some key areas.

Genuinely grateful and appreciated.

All the best.

Richard
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All the best to you. I know it's a challenge to be a stay at home parent. But, IMHO, it was worth it.
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Dear Richard, 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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Thanks Desmond and hope to see you around here.
All the best
Richard
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Hello Richard, thank you for following me. I hope you are doing well here. I am following you back.
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rwagener Premium
You are welcome and thanks for the follow back. I'm enjoying the journey but still yet to break through - haven't put in enough time but that is changing now with my youngest girl now 3 full days at pre-school!.
All the best.
Richard
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Many thanks for the follow Richard, wishing you tons of success with all your online ventures, take care, Johan.
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Thanks Johan and all the best.
Richard
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Tezsie Premium
Hi Richard, thanks for returning the follow. You´re the second stay-at-home-dad I know. Must be a rare feat. The first one´s kids are almost out of college now.

May the WA force be with you!
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the comment.
Yep - not too many of us but my wife is a surgeon and we decided that to give our best to the family and kids, one of us had to be flexible. In her role - its vital she can be totally committed to her job - no-one wants a distracted surgeon :).
Anyway - all the best for your journey here.
Richard
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You got that right, patients want a wide awake surgeon!
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Good afternoon to you Richard, my name is Ken and I thank you for the follow. You are so right. The training here is unmatched anywhere. Whatever platform or online business you start, the training here will help you succeed.
Ask the community questions when you are unsure about something because they are the secret sauce of WA.
I wish you much success and prosperity for 2016.
Ken
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome and happy to connect. All the best with your online business.
Richard
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Hey just wanted to say thanks for following me back, I really appreciate it. John D. Best of luck to you.
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Keith10 Premium
Hi Richard and thanks for the follow. I am now following you. Looks like you have been here a while, how are you doing?

Best regards
Keith
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rwagener Premium
Hi Keith
Yes been here for a while. Started off strong and then had a lot of other work that stopped my progress for 6 months. Have been developing things slowly since then as I have just not had enough time with other priorities. However, my youngest has just stepped up to 3 full days per week at pre-school and this is a game changer for me. I can now allocate consistently a good day per week to my site development plus a bit of other time.

Overall pretty happy although a bit more traffic would be nice!

I think I can give a very different answer in another 6 months.

How is it going for you?

Cheers

Richard
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Keith10 Premium
Hi Richard,
Stay at home dading for four kids is a full time job + and the free time must be limited.

I just had a look at your website, nice work. I have been looking over the more successful WA members sites and most are following a general recipe. Yo have taken a different route, which is refreshing.

I started off following Kyle's advice and selected a niche I have always interested me. About half way through it became obvious this was not going to be a money maker and switched to the boot camp.

I am now developing an approach which is not scam or legit orientated.

Things are moving along slowly which is OK for now.

All the best.
Keith
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Keith.
I have taken the same path but too be honest have gone back to the niche approach a bit more as found the WA area too competitive. However - the amazing thing is that as time goes by I'm starting to get increased traffic and have had a few referrals - although none have actually converted to WA sales. I'm going to re-engage with this site again as I think I can get some income over time.

I have 3 others sites that I am working with however.
One is tips on flying with kids - I really wanted to write about this - traffic is steady but slow.I have not tried monetising yet.

I have just started working on a walking track site to put online the tracks my father-in-laws has developed over the past 30 years. I will then expand this to include many other options in my city. I am including GPS maps using Google Maps, GoPro footage etc. I'm hoping that after about a year I'll have 50+ tracks and it might get significant traffic.

My 3rd is a niche product site that I know lots about and feel I can offer great opinion / reviews and then hopefully sell items via Amazon.

I've only just started getting a bit more time as my youngest is now 4 and just started doing a few more hours at pre-school.

How is it in your world.

All the best

Richard
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Keith10 Premium
Hi Richard,
Yes the WA area is very competitive, however, the websites tends to use a very similar recipe, so I am trying to develop a different approach to entice the punters in my direction. Once I have this site underway I will return to my Niche subjects.

My wife wants me to develop a site for men's grooming, a number of her younger friends have complained about how juvenile young men are these days. And I agree it is a problem.

Back in the olden days boys and girls had very clear views of what was expected of them and their place in society (write or wrong). Currently this is very blurred, and consequently confusing.

So, the website will be aimed at helping young men find their footing in the modern world.

Blimey, that sounds a bit ambitious.

The website I originally started was travelling by trains, I have always been a bit of a train spotter, so this will be for fun.

Now I have written it down I had better do it.

So there you have it.

All the best
Keith
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the response.
I guess we are in learning mode and as we go along will eventually find a couple of niche areas where we are successful. Its about learning, creativity, consistency and persistence.

Keep in touch and all the best.

Richard
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Hello, many thanks for your follow, compliment is returned.
Every good wish for your continued success
Best regards David
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Thanks and all the best also.
Regards
Richard
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Thanks for the follow. I am following u back. Wish u all the success!
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Thanks and all the best.
Richard
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Hi, Richard! Thanks so much for the follow!!
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You are welcome and trust things are going well for you.
Richard
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comin along
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Keep it up and all the best.
Richard
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Hi Richard, thank you for following me back.
Alex
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You are welcome and all the best Alex.
Richard
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Thanks
Alex
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I am enjoying the journey too!
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Thanks. Richard
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Thank you for the follow Richard on this one of your many journeys.
Wishing you every success. Dave
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You're welcome and all the best also.
Richard
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Hello Richard and thanks for the follow.
Cheers for success!
David
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You're welcome. All the best. Richard
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thanks for adding me to your network. wishing you much success
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Thanks for the follow and all the best with your online journey. Your sales experience should at least help you in understanding your customer.
All the best.
Richard
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Hi Richard, great to meet someone who lives in the same country. You have been a lot longer with WA than I have. I hope it's going well for you. I am still at the beginning but my website is coming along nicely. All the best from Anke
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Hi Anke
Nice to meet you. Where in NZ? I'm in Auckland.
Also - what is an Educarer - not a term I'm totally familiar with?
I'll look forward to checking out your progress and seeing your website take shape.
Things are going well, although not quite up to my initial plan - mostly due to a lack of time to invest but that has recently changed so I expect my results to start to improve.

All the best

Richard
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AHohaia Premium
Hi Richard, we are in the Bay of Plenty, Opotiki. Well, a better term to use is Educator. That means I am working from home and look after children, my daycare children. I have been doing this for over 8 years now.
Time is always a huge factor. I am publishing one post/page a week consistently . This goal is manageable for me.
Cheers Anke
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rwagener Premium
Wonderful - went through there a few years ago - a great part of the country.
I think aiming for one a week is a great step and if you can do that consistently for a 6-12 months, you'll have some great internet presence.
All the best.
Richard
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Hi,

Thanks so much for the follow - I'm following back!

Wishing you much success,

Anna
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Hi Anna
Thanks for the follow. Looks like you're in here learning all you can to become successful in your online business. All the best.
Richard
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Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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Thanks and all the best to you.
Richard
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Thanks for following me I am going to follow you back good luck and God bless you Wayne
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Hi Wayne
Thanks so much for the follow back. How is going for you so far?
I wish you every success.
Richard
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Hi Richard from New Zealand. I am Jan from Tasmania. I a, honoured to be part of your network, and thank you for following me. Regards, Jan
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You're welcome. Great to meet you.
We've always wanted to go to Tasmania - have done NSW, Victoria, NT, Qld and WA but not SA or Tasmania - one day.
All the best
Richard
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Hi!! will read your blogs over the week-end. Cheers!!
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Cheers. Thanks for the follow back and all the best.
Richard
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Hi Richard
Great to meet you, and many thanks for your follow.
I hope everything is going well for you.
I am of course following you back, and I wish you every success
Chrissie :)
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Thanks Chrissie and hope to see you around here. All the best with your business.
Richard
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Many thanks Richard, the same to you :)
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cosmicradio Premium
Hi Richard-Thanks for following. I've done the same. Your wife looks a lot like the assistant principal at my school! Best of luck in WA-Rick (also a Richard)
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rwagener Premium
You're welcome - amazing how people can remind you of others sometime. She is actually a surgeon - so I keep the home going and as I get a little freer get involved in online marketing and quite a bit of voluntary type stuff.
All the best with promoting your songs and stuff - seems like you have done a lot.
Richard
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Thanks, Richard. What type of surgery does she do? I keep busy with all the different irons in the fire!-Regards-Rick
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She is a General Surgeon with a sub-specialty as a Breast Surgeon.
Of course my priority is making sure she can function at her best and that the kids are good. Then its the other stuff :).
All the best with your endeavours. See you around here.
Richard
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Thank you for your follow, Richard!

I still haven't come down from my natural high.........

Greetings
Therese
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Well done and hope we see you around here a whole lot over the coming months :).
Richard
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Thanks for the follow Richard. Sorry if it took me a while to respond.
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No problem - all the best.
Richard
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Thanks for the follow. Have fun! Rudi
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You're welcome - all the best too.
Richard
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Hi Richard, thanks for the follow, will follow you back. You've got some great blogs. I agree, this is a great journey to be on with so many opportunities to build a great future! Wishing you all the best to success.
Kevin
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Thanks and trust it is going well for you.
Richard
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Hello area genre, thanks for following me. Hearty welcome to WA. As you said all tools and support is available to prosper to great heights. Good luck.
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Hi Richard, Thank you for following me, I am following you back. Took a quick peek at your websites and they are very interesting! Many years ago, I had my first plane ride when I was 13. So much fun. My best to you, Vel
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Val. The sites meed a lot more work but we'll get there. Trust things are going well.
Richard
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Thanks for the follow Richard

Wishing you every success with your online adventures! :)
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Thanks Alan and all the best too.
Richard
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Hi Richard! thanks for the follow, just followed you back to keep me updated about you here! have great days ahead!
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Thanks and all the best on your journey too.
Richard
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Hi Richard,

Thank you for connecting with me. I wish you continuing success.
Chuka
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You're welcome - all the best.
Richard
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Hello Richard, and thanks for the follow. I am following you too and hope to share some good experiences.
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Hi rw, thanks for the follow, I followed back. See you around the community. Cheers.
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Thanks for the follow! Wish you success!
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And you too! Richard
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Hi there, thanks for the follow!
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You're welcome - all the best.
Richard
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Hi, thanks for the follow! love your websites, love more that you've been to NZ - paradise :)
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow back and comment. NZ is a wonderful place - living in Auckland. I see you are living in Sydney - have been there a few times - also a great place. We are very blessed indeed.

All the best with your business here.

Richard
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Hi Richard,

Thanks for the Follow. Good luck to you.

Gordon
The Entrepreneur
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Thanks and all the best too.
Richard
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Thanks for the follow and good luck as you build your online empire.
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Thanks for the follow back and all the best.

Richard
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Hello, Richard! Appreciate the chance to be in your network (following you, too). Hope all is going well with your online business. Best wishes for ongoing success. -Susan
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow back and I wish you the very best. Trust things are going well.
Richard
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Thanks for following me, Richard, and I am following you too now. All the best for building your online business.
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Thanks for the follow back. Wish you every success.
Richard
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Hi Richard, Thanks for the follow and hope you have a great learning at WA. Regards Sadie
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Thanks and all the best too. Richard
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Appreciate the follow.
I think you've done some very good and creative work, My personal opinion for what it is worth. The type on flying...should either be bigger or blacker.
You speak of grammar. Have you ever tried the app Orwell it is somewhat related but I find it funny.
Good luck.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the follow and comments.
I'll look at my font etc as per your comments. I spent a lot of time initially on it using a different platform and then had to shift when it all went pear-shaped. I've then been too busy with the 4 kids to really devote the time I need to but from today my youngest has started some full days at pre-school / kindergarten now she has turned 4 - so I have a lot more time during the day to improve my websites and content creation.

All the best.

Richard
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Thank you and welcome to my network. I am now following you, as well. I wish you a happy and successful venture!
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Thanks and all the best.
Richard
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Hello Richard, thank you for following me and I will be watching you grow also. It is not easy raising children and WA is a great community to give us tools to a brighter future:)
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rwagener Premium
Thanks. Today is my first full-day with all my kids at either pre-school or school from 9-3, so I'm hoping to make the most of my time - 3 days each week to work on WA stuff.
All the best.
Richard
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Thank you and all the best to you as well
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Well, Richard, thanks for the follow and I will follow you as well. Hope all is well and your dreams of adding to your family income have come to pass.

All the best.
Wayne
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Hello Richard. Wishing you the best with your online business. Thank you for following.
Marcel...
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Thank you for the follow Richard. I am pleased to meet you and happy to follow you back!
Tom
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Thanks for connecting Richard. Have a delightful day!
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Hi Richard, thanks for the follow. Really appreciate it! I followed you back and wish you all the best in years ahead!
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Thanks and all the best - trust things go well for you in your online business venture. Richard
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Thanks for the follow , I will do the same and all the best for the future
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Thanks and all the best.
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Hi Richard - Thanks very much for the follow. It is a pleasure to meet you and I wish you great success with your online ventures :)
Valerie
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Thanks. Hope it is going well. All the best with your online business. Richard
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Hi, Richard! It's great to meet you and thank you for the follow! Best wishes for your continued success and I am following you back :-) ~ Diane
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Thanks and trust all is well. Richard
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Thank you for the follow. Much success to you.

Rene
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You're welcome. All the best.
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Hi, thank you for the follow! Hope you are enjoying your time here at WA, I know I am. I wish you all the best with your online business! :)
Linda
P.S. If I can ever help, just let me know!
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rwagener Premium
Thanks Linda
Really enjoy this place although still finding my feet in the online business stuff. I believe it will pay great dividends long-term.
All the best.
Richard
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Hi Richard, you are so very welcome! Best of Luck! Linda
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Hi Richard, thanks for the follow. I hope all is well with you, and I wish you the very best of luck with your continued success!
Ray
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Thanks Ray and look forward to being in touch. All the best with your business.
Richard
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Hi Richard,
Nice to meet you and thank you for following me :)
I wish you all the best!
Angélique
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Thanks - and you too.
Richard
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Thank you for following me. Wishing you much success at WA.
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All the best too. Richard
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Thanks for following me. I am following you back.
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Thanks and look forward to seeing your journey. Richard
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Hi, Richard. It's nice to meet you.Thank you for the follow. I have followed you back. Wish you every success in your online business venture.
Adel :)
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Thanks and wish you every success too. Richard
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So very nice to connect with you! I hope all your
desires in life come true! Good people here, have not
seen so many caring people! Best to you in all you do!
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Great to meet you and thanks for the follow back. Richard
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Hello Richard, thank you for the follow. :)
I'm pleased to meet you and honored to be a part of your network.
My best wishes to you!
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Hi Richard. Thanks for the follow. Hope you are meeting all your goals here at WA.
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Hi Richard and welcome to WA :) It's great to have you as part of my network. Thanks for following and I wish you all the best!
Cheers,
Lynette
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Thanks and all the best.
Richard
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Hello Richard and thanks a lot for the follow. I wish you all the best - with your family and business :)
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Thanks and you too
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Hi :)

and thanks for following me :)

Welcome to my network.

Looking forward to working with you :)

Cheers
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You are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you around here. Richard
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Hello, good luck and thanks for the follow.
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Thanks and all the best
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Hi Richard,
Thanks for the follow and all the best here at Wealthy Affiliate!
Blessings,
Michael
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You're welcome - all the best.
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Following you back. Thanks
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All the best too. Richard
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Thanks for your support.
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You're welcome. All the best. Richard
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Hi Richard and thank you for following, I wish you a great WA journey.
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Thanks. Trust it is going well for you to. Richard
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Hi Richard,
Thank you for the follow. I have added you back and best of luck.
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Thanks and all the best. Richard
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A big warm welcome to WA -Your profile is very interesting. I was a stay at home Dad once -highly recommended for new dads -My children have all grown up to be hands on Dads themselves.

We are actually going to visit them soon in South Africa and spend time with my delightful grand children. I am building a website called Flourishing Father - I still have a lot to do but enjoying every minute of it . The WA members are caring and supportive.

Wishing You the best

Richard
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Thanks for connecting. It's a great place here. Being a father is a rewarding, fun, challenging and thoroughly important job. Looking forward to seeing your site flourish - so important.
All the best. Richard
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Hi Richard,

Welcome to WA and thank you for including me in your network. Wishing you great success with your new online business venture and in achieving your goals.

All the best.

Lis.
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Thanks and all the best for your online journey to.
Richard
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Hi Richard, thanks for the follow. Wish you all the best with WA.
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And you to - all the best and thanks.
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Thanks for the follow, much luck to you! I am following you back :)
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You're welcome - all the best.
Richard
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Hi Richard, appreciate the follow, returned. Best wishes for all you wish to achieve at WA.
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You too and thanks. Richard
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Hey Richard, could you please visit my site and leave a comment on my latest 2 posts and I will respond in kind. Just leave me a link and let's drive some traffic! Stay Awesome!
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