About SAWalden
Joined July 2018
As a wife, mother, grandmother, and therapist for the past 35+ years with an obsession for quilting and gardening, a degree in interior design and a strong interest in universal design, I've finally decided that I may actually possess a bit of knowledge and a few skills that may be useful to others - knowledge and skills not always needed in the hospital setting where I currently work. And while I may know a little bit about a few things I feel there is LOT I want and need to learn.

Each day I see how the internet and access to instant communication and information has enabled opportunities today that were unimaginable in the (not-so-distant) past and I see nothing but potential for the future.

I've spent a fair amount of time reading other's blogs about the networking and financial benefits of blogging, many "how-to" articles, etc. and feel the time is now for me to join in and put into words (and images, video, etc.), my thoughts and ideas that may also prove to be a solution to another's problem and if I earn a dollar or two along the way that would be a real bonus!

Feel free to stop by and say Hi, ask a question or offer advice!

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stevetug52 Premium
Thank you so much for including me in your network, Susan. I am very excited to be part of the WA community. If you get the chance, please check out my first site - retireoutsideusa.com. I am having lots of fun writing these stories of our experiences the past 3 years. Hopefully these will encourage my brothers and sisters to think about living elsewhere in the active portion of their retirement lives. It is a great big beautiful world, and yet the internet communication has made it much easier to stay in touch.
SAWalden Premium
Thank you for providing the link to your website!

The idea of retiring and living outside the USA becomes more appealing every day!
PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi Susan,

Thanks for following me and joining my network. I've returned the compliment and followed you back.

Keep moving ahead. However your day may be, take a little step forward. Some days you'll make significant strikes, other days you will not, but do something every day, however small in building your business.

Best wishes,
Be Happy!
McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow; I’m following you back!

Welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

SAWalden Premium
You are welcome!

Thank you for the links! I'll take a look now.

I'm not very "social" but here are my links - feel free to follow as well!

Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/114520407260059250911
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/susanwalden5/
Twitter https://twitter.com/QuiltingMy

I wish you much success here at WA and in the world of affiliate marketing!
CheriJ1 Premium
Susan we do have some things in common, and it sounds like you have so much knowledge to impart. So GO YOU!!! :) I hope you enjoy your WA experience as much as I'm enjoying mine. And if we make a few bucks along the way, well Bravo!
I'm glad to have you in my network. Best wishes, much fun, and grand success to you!
gothdad Premium
Hi Susan,

Thank you for your very kind comment on my first blog post! From the look of your profile and blog, you seem like a very motivated and emotionally honest person. I hope you don't mind if I follow you on your journey.

It's very exciting to me that you have a degree in interior design. I studied design as a general concept, but interior design is its own universe. I love interior design blogs and reality shows.

Good luck with everything!

Goth Dad
SAWalden Premium
Thank you for your kind words and I'm honored to have you follow!
Robert-A Premium
Hello Susan And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 440 blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
SAWalden Premium
Thank you!
Robert-A Premium
No probs Susan and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.
Have a great Sunday.
janetkirkpa Premium
Dear SAWalden,
You are moving or just adding more diverse people
to the conversation: therapy is one to one or group therapy
with a selected group of people. Conversation on the
internet allows you to test yourself in a wider forum,
less controlled.

I will enjoy following your experiences.

Norman3J Premium
Hi Susan,

Thanks for the follow - following you right back!

Leveraging subjects you are passionate about and have some fair amount of knowledge of is a powerful combination that should see you through to some nice results, depending on how well you apply the lessons in the training program and...stick it out.

I wish you great success as you pursue your project with WA.


smartketeer Premium
Hi Susan,

Thanks for following!

Here are my recommended WA posts for you: To YOUR success!

SAWalden Premium
Wow that was fast!
Thank you so much for the follow and the links!!!
smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time Susan!
CandP Premium
Hello there, Susan, and thanks for your follow. We follow you back.
You have a few very interesting niche ideas already that you could build sites around.
WA is an authentic platform and we are sure you will gain a lot from the training. The bonus is the community support.
We agree, the time is now for getting involved online and we are learning all we can so we can help others and make a living along the way. Just need to be patient.
All the best to you!
Colette and Philip
Loes Premium
Hello Susan,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
SAWalden Premium
Thank you much for sharing this! I know I'll be seeking your expertise often!

raybrannum Premium
For a very successful site that fits your niche visit justagirlandherblog.com. Might give you some ideas for your site.

To learn about a free to join affiliate site selling CBD visit my profile.

I believe you will enjoy being a member of WA it is a great community. A place of learning.
SAWalden Premium
Thank you for the follow and for the information - I'm here to learn all I can and I think you're right - this is a great community!

I wish for you much continued success in the world of affiliate marketing!

ThimGraFort Premium
Hey SaWalden,
Thanks for the following. I wish you great success on this platform which appears to be one of the most legit money making websites among millions of scam ones.
May the blessings from Above make your profiting to become a reality to us all here at WA!

Boaz Ethan
nevrob Premium
Hello ! I am just writing to say Welcome to this great platform and let me give you a quick advice.Dont rush thinking that this will make you rich overnight because it wont ,but if you be persistent and willing to give it some time to grow then Success will be yours.All the best.
Keisi Premium
Hola Susan!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

MikeC69 Premium
Congratulations of upgrading to premium!
You now have the entire tool box at your disposal !
If I can help along the way, just let me know!

Best of success !
Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
Jadatherapy Premium
You are welcome
soulsearcher Premium
Welcome to WA and congrats on going premium!

I'm pretty new here, I just joined last month actually. So far I have a website up and running, I also have began to post content. I’ve gotten positive feedback on both my writing style and my website.

This community has already helped me tremendously and I must say I've already learned a lot of valuable information here at WA. I believe you will too, that is if you haven’t already.

The future is yours! Wishing you much success.

- Keziah
VicLees Premium
Hello, I just wanted to take the time and welcome you to WA Premium! You will not regret your decision. I wish you much success in your new business.
Grampsof5 Premium
Thx for the post
RPP080879 Premium
Hi Susan, I pray that you have great success with WA. I like the fact that your goal is to help others, with their problems.

HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Susan, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
LowellAnn Premium
Thanks for the follow Susan. Looks like we have some interests in common. Love my balcony garden and really enjoy quilting
Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

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

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

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
SAWalden Premium
Hi Kyle,

The main problem I'm having is narrowing all my choices (I have a running list of about 10 or 11 ideas) to just one - maybe two if I decide to do a second website.

Right now I'm looking at aging-in-place/inclusive or universal design products and services. So far I've located 7 affiliate programs. My second choice is quilt designs using precut fabrics. I haven't begun that affiliate search yet but I feel there should be quite a few.

Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)

Focus on just ONE website and create success with that before diversifying and creating multiple niche websites.

It only takes ONE website in one niche to be very successful online. I usually find that folks that try to do too much at once (focus on several niche websites) end up in a state of mediocrity because it can be overwhelming and you don't really ever become the expert in just one niche.

It is the experts (specialists) that create long term, successful businesses in any niche.
SAWalden Premium
Wonderful advice! After sleeping on this I woke up and realized my niche needed to be way more specific. Something like "Quilt rulers and techniques" or "hands free sink faucets" may be more the direction I should go.
I love the phrase you offered and decided on this: "I want to help people that want to learn how to accurately cut fabric for making a quilt".
Kyle Premium
Yes, absolutely. You can narrow it down like this. And even being more narrow like this, you will be allowed to diversify and target and promote a broader spectrum of products/services as you build out your website.
AffTraining Premium
Hey Susan, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! This is Mike Rogers from http://AffiliateMarketerTraining.com. Wealthy Affiliate is the absolute best place for new affiliate marketers to kick off their online business and even as a seasoned pro, I love spending time here chatting with people. Make sure you really spend time going through the training (don't just rush through it!) and if you do that, you'll be way ahead of 95% of anyone else trying to start an online business.

By the way, even though I'm usually busy running my own websites, I am very active here at Wealthy Affiliate as well, so if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to send me a private message.

Best of luck as you start your new business! All the best! :)

Mike Rogers
SAWalden Premium
Thank you Mike for the warm welcome!