About RWB
Joined October 2013
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Once upon a time, back in the year 1996, there was this 42 year old retired trucker who spent over half of his life out on the open road hauling everything from soup to nuts. Many a time, he remembers, the lonely nights he wished he was home, all cozy and comfortable enjoying his wife's company and the pleasure of just being home. Home Sweet Home!

It can be a tough way to make a living and I understand that. Then again, life truly is what you make it. Trucking has it's up's and down's, and pro's and con's like anything else, but usually there are options, long haul, short haul, etc., like anything else.

I, the retired trucker, opted not to stay home and work a factory job, construction or farm work, but still wanted to make as high a wage as possible for my time. Over-the-road trucking paid better than my options with no college education. So be it!

Back to 1996, and a long story short, Social Security Disability isn't a desirable income either. It's enough for my wife and I to keep the bank from getting our modest house we worked hard for, but not much extra between my check and her local factory job paycheck.

Upon getting my first SSI check, retrospectively 18 months after a 15 ft. fall onto the concrete floor in my truck shop, and shattering both of my heels, I had thought's about making money from home with a computer.

Seems everyone was out buying their first computer back then. It took a while to figure out how to use it but I had lot's of time as walking more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time was too painful,

At first the Dr.'s said I'd never walk again. With one year laying on my back w/feet elevated, 2 years in a wheel chair, 19 screws holding my heels together and 100% arthritis in both ankles, I kinda believed them. By years 7 & 8, post surgery, I could walk a couple hours intermittently, though still painful even with special orthopedic shoes.

After almost 25 years, 15 as an owner/operator, and well over 2 1/2 million miles of making it home, most of the time safely, lots of "close calls", I get permanently busted up in my own back yard. I know it sounds like I'm ranting here but this all lead up to where I'm at today with my 10th PC/laptop. (lol)

So, I bought my first PC and set out on my money making journey. I can't tell you how many times I would have traded my computer for a truck. I didn't think I'd ever make a buck with it, but I was determined to figure it out. With all the experts online, I'll get their help and make me a bunch of money. I thought.

After several years, umpteen programs, making some money and spending even more, I decided every GURU, aka, "work at home teacher", under the sun won't get another penny out of me. So, up till 2013, when I found Wealthy Affiliate, I read a lot of reviews and learned how to spot a scam a mile away.

Sadly, you don't have to go that far to spot a scam. Most internet money making opportunities are a scam in one form or another. Knowing what to look for and asking the right questions can save you a lot of aggravation, time and money.

Absolutely without a doubt, Wealthy Affiliate is the REAL thing. I had no idea of what a REAL, HONEST, DOWN TO EARTH online business consisted of before finding Wealthy Affiliate. After all these years, I'm finally on the right track and full of confidence once again.

My wife of 36 years and I both would like to thank the whole Wealthy Affiliate Community for sharing your knowledge, successes and failures that inspired and helped put us on the right road with our online success journey. It sure feels good to be home. Home Sweet Home!

If you have it, a truck brought it!

Best Wishes,

Randy & Lori Brooks
Greeley, Iowa

http://extraincomecoaching.com
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I'd like to earn as much as is possible through the WA training. Once I see that first buck through my efforts, the sky is the limit! I have the patience and am willing to devote whatever time it takes daily to get the ball rolling. $20,000 a mo. working online would be ECSTATIC!!
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I'd like to earn as much as is possible through the WA training. Once I see that first buck through my efforts, the sky is the limit! I have the patience and am willing to devote whatever time it takes daily to get the ball rolling. $20,000 a mo. working online would be ECSTATIC!!
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Kyle Premium
You absolutely can and you will achieve these goals (and likely beyond) Randy! Dedicate yourself to your goals and take action on what you learn here. Action leads to success and I have never seen anyone fail that doesn't quit.

I look forward to working with you and do let me know if you need a hand along the way. :)
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Jovier Premium
You sound like your raring to go, add long as you work hard you're right the sky is the limit. Good luck.
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Emancipated Premium
You are so correct, sir. Persistence is exactly the right trait that is needed! Best wishes to you!
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RWB Premium
Thanks Kyle. I'm looking forward to working with you too.
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Thanks Emancipated. Best wish to you too.
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Thanks Jovier. Yes, I am rearing to go but patiently. I've learned that "the hurrier you go, the behinder you get". Good luck to you too.
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emmae Premium
Wow your story is inspiring and I am so impressed with how you have never lost the faith. I wish you so much success here and know that you have what it takes to become a great success. Thank you for sharing your story and I'm so glad you have found WA to be the 'real deal'. :)
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Hello Emma. Sorry for replying so late. Been very busy setting up my site and wa training. I am impressed with your profile. I've been told to write a book. I gave it some thought but thats as far as I get with it. WA has me motivated again so maybe down the road you can share some book writing skills to get me started. That would be nice. Oh, you sure take a beautiful picture. Just had to let you know that.

I wish you the best,

Randy
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emmae Premium
Hi Randy! Great to hear from you again! Oh wow a book. Fantastic!! I'd be delighted to help you out! And the GREAT thing is that once you get your first book written, you want to write more and more! Let me know when/how I can help you ;)

Thank you very much!!! I really appreciate your kind words :D

I wish you continued success at WA, I know you can do it!

Emma
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womanlu Premium
howdy randy, good to hear from you, we never fail unless we stay down. i'm glad you got up and are going for it. i think you will find this place here very good for you. i have and i've only been here a couple of months and i can tell you that there are people here from all over the globe and have every story good and bad. beginners, experts, you name it. funny how we all just fit in. best of wishes :))
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RWB Premium
Hello Cindi Lu. Nice to meet you. Maybe I'll make WA my niche. Seems like I could never run out of things to say about it that would keep people coming back to my site. We'll see. Maybe I should write that book many have told me to write. Maybe you could get me started with how to write a book. I've given it a thought but stop short of where to start. I enjoyed your blog and will try to keep up with as we go.

Warm regard's,

Randy
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womanlu Premium
i am more then happy to help you write, just let me know. thanx for your very kind words. you probably have a lot to fill a book with. :))
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RWB Premium
Thanks for replying Cindi Lu. I must say, my life has been a journey full of twists and turns up to this point. I've been told many times over the years to write a book. Maybe now is the time while going through the WA courses I can write a little as I go. Any info or simple guidelines to get started would be much appreciated.
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womanlu Premium
howdy, well i can tell you its a big life, we know it. what i do is i pick a point in time that connects with a lesson learned or a theory i want to share to enlighten someone with or offer pearls of wisdom to. i don't think writing a running from beginning to end of life has as much impact as sectioning it out because after all the most important reason that we write is that we want to share something interesting, something true because people helping people is the root of your desire. keep it simple, write like you talk and don't ever think your finished with the first draft. always, i really mean always, save, sleep on it and reread. i guarantee you will want to make changes to enhance the process. you may also want to think about starting with an outline. it all depends, sometimes the outline works, sometimes the story has a spirit of its own and it is going to shape itself. choose a point in time and just start writing, don't worry that it is going to be the story you will use. just start writing and rereading, this practice helps your brain to start exercising in that direction. after a while, you will just come to know what you want to say. remember, when rereading, say to yourself, is this want i want to say, very important my friend. think on these things for now, and watch to see what develops. hope this helps for now, have a sweet night my friend :))
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Hello Randy! Want to say hi to you and hope all is well! Thank you for the follow too! I know what you mean about being let down by others. I went down that same dark road! But, I trust this, and hope to be doing good soon with this! Take care, and nice to meet you!
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Hello Tammy. Nice to meet you too.You're welcome for the follow. I very much so trust WA and truly believe anyone can succeed with this opportunity to learn. I'm gonna give it my best shot. Hope your future is bright with WA.

Warm Regards,

Randy
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pahr53 Premium
Hello Randy and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for following me and I will be following you as well. I have learned a great deal just from the first course and starting on the second course now. I wish you lots of learning and success with your online business along with WA.
Another follower, Paula
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sherrigrotts Premium
Thanks for the follow! Looking at your picture and reading your profile, it appears you're a little older, just like me. I have to ask - have you written anything? If you have, why haven't you shared it with us? If you look to the top right corner of this page, next to the blue tab that shows your rank, you'll see a little white pen with a down arrow under it. Click on the down arrow, then click on create a blog, and start writing! Don't forget to click on Publish once you're done writing. I'm following you, and I'd love to read some of your writing. Feel free to Private Message me if you need any help. Good luck to you!
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Hello Sherri,

You're welcome for the follow. Thanks for the push. You're right, I need to get writing something. It's 4am and I've been on the site since yesterday morning. Gonna get some shuteye then get back at it. I sent you a private message.

I'll be in touch,

Randy
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sherrigrotts Premium
You gotta start somewhere! Let me know when you're done and you've hit the "publish" button, and I'll take a look at it if you want me too. :)
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RWB Premium
Okay, will do. Appreciate it.
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