About Scooob
Joined February 2015
I'm an adrenalin Junkie and an Entrepreneur. In many ways don't they go hand in hand? My passion away from my career is Scuba Diving and Muscle Cars! Doesn't get too much more adrenalin filled than that. I've always been involved in sports. In fact I was a Semi Professional Tennis Player when I was in my teens and played over seas a bit.

Career wise I'm a seasoned salesman of 25 plus years who has carved out a client base for 4 companies, 2 of my own, by doing it the old fashioned way. Once cold call at a time. That is one of the toughest things I have ever had to do and it was a matter of eating or not. When I started the learning curve had to put on steroids but in time It became easier. That being said, I have been in more do or die, aka eat or not eat situations if I didn't make that next sale more times than I care to relive and count. I became quite successful but grew to truly abhor (strong word) what I did. I sold everything and chased a dream of moving to Hawaii to live a simple life and Scuba Dive. Well vacationing there and living there are night and day and soon it was obvious I had mad a grave mistake. (The average length of time somebody from the mainland lives there is 18 months before returning for a laundry list of reasons) I had sold a very successful business that took years to build up to chase this dream and now not only was I not happy, I was broke. So I decided to move back to the mainland and start all over again. What choice did I have?

To my surprise, not to mention horror I was unable to find a career or opportunity when i got back. I could not believe I was faced with not being able to find work here on the mainland of the United States. I thought it was inconceivable that I would have trouble when I considered all the training and experience I brought to the table. Everybody wanted college degrees. Well I'm here to tell you what I've learned on the street making those calls, there's nothing in any classroom of any Prestigious University that can prepare you for that. Not to mention I had made more in my career than MOST of the students that graduated from these Universities, in debt I might add. There's no other place to learn my skill set than to do exactly what I did. Throw myself to the wolves on the street and knock on doors. Talk about living on the edge!

Faced with no opportunities I gave online marketing a go. After all before I made the move to paradise I had built up a decent income in network marketing but it didn't work well in Hawaii. I tried everything I could for almost a year before finally throwing in the towel. It was one, if not THE most scariest times of my life because I needed money and no matter how hard I tried to make the magic happen again, it seemed to get more complicated and confusing costing me money instead of making some. Eventually I threw in the towel. I felt more scammed and used than anything. The online world can be described with a single powerful word. That word is Cutthroat. It took me a while but after being burned enough times I realized the majority of people you met with claims and promises to help you had an agaenda and that didn't include your success.

Finally I was able to find a Solid Company that was right up my alley as the saying goes. It was similiar to my previous sales business in the automotive and trucking world, just a different product line. It was perfect and I knew in time I would be back to enjoying the success I had previously experienced. Well I've had some setbacks so I am still in a major building mode but eventually I will get there. I plan on building this business as big as I can but I'm not getting any younger. I also needed to find something I could do long after I was no longer up to the task of working on the road day in and day out. Something I could retire to because I'm self employed and through a series of very bad breaks my nest egg looks more like an empty nest. I've worked hard all my life and tasted the good life. The last thing I wanted to end up having to go through was a retirement in the poor house. I knew that if I was going to be successful I needed to find something to do that I was passionate about. After all working two businesses is not easy. So for quite some time I've been trying to match up what I'm passionate about with another business opportunity. Easier said than done.

Well I Love to write, and I love the sales possibilities the internet affords. A match made in Heaven perhaps?? Well obviously based on previous experience I didn't know how to make that work. I have been searching forever trying to figure out what that passion may be. Especially one you can make a living doing. I mean I have been racking my brains to try and find or figure this out and I'm here to tell you, it's not easy as many of you may already know. I definitely know that working for a Company doesn't give you what you want. Definitely not security. That is only attainable by doing your own thing. By choosing to be an independent business owner and choosing the life of an entrepreneur I had already proven that to myself. So where do I go or what do I do that doesn't require much capital to start up my second careeer? AHA... Yesterday February 14th, 2015 I came across Wealthy Affiliate. It was that AHA moment I had searched for for so long. Yes I had tried to make it online before. I have done my own you tube videos, autoresponders, capture pages you name it, but this time seems different. I see that the tools I need are here. I did a check and search to see if this is a scam etc. Yes there are things out there that are negative but more positive things than anything. So I am going to give this a go. Notice I didn't say "Try." I could spend half an hour telling you why somebody who says they will "TRY" are truly setting themselves up to fail.

I certainly hope WA lives up to what I have read about it and seen so far. I would Love to be able to make it happen right here. This is a Sunday and I'm enjoying myself as I write my profile and lay the groundwork to give this a go. I can't wait to move on to the next step! I'm very self disciplined and driven.... If WA is half what it appears to be I'll make this work and it's just a matter of time before my dreams come true and I'll have solidified a strong retirement plan so to speak.

I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you. The people behind the profile pictures and words. To connecting with those that I'm drawn to through the laws of attraction. I will be here to help in any way I can as I acquire the knowledge and experience so I CAN help! By the amount of you who have already chosen to follow me I also know I'll have the support I need.


Never forget, "It is better to have tried and failed, than to wonder what if?"

I did that in Hawaii and let me let you in on a little secret. It wasn't really a failure at all. I met my Beautiful Wife there and THAT makes it a complete and total success!!

Update: I've learned that patience and keeping it simple is key. Check out one of my blogs. This sums it up nicely especially for us newer ones.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/scooob/blog/k-i-s-s-the-battle-to-keep-the-learning-process-simple

Copy and paste this in your browser or the actual live clickable link can be found on your right hand side under blogs. K.I.S.S. Take a look and please tell me what you think. Thank YOU in advance.

Terry
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Initially I would happy earning $6,000 month. I know that "TAKES TIME" time however I could live with that. Notice I said "Live" with that. I'd be ecstatic earning $200,000.00 a year. That would be more like it. That being said I realize you need to walk before you can run.
I'd be willing to initially dedicate a few hours a day to this and then as the money started rolling in I would increase that dramatically.
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Initially I would happy earning $6,000 month. I know that "TAKES TIME" time however I could live with that. Notice I said "Live" with that. I'd be ecstatic earning $200,000.00 a year. That would be more like it. That being said I realize you need to walk before you can run.
I'd be willing to initially dedicate a few hours a day to this and then as the money started rolling in I would increase that dramatically.
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Maxiam59 Premium
great goals all the best
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Fight for your dreams, wish you all best!
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Scooob Premium
Well, said Fures. Trust me Fight I will. Been in a good spot in life before but as the saying goes, "Stuff happens" and I'm not there anymore. That being said, once you've been there once you know you can do it again. This time however I hope to do it here. A place I'm passionate about.
I Too, Wish YOU all the best...
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Kyle Premium
Excellent goals Terry! It is great to have you here and I look forward to seeing you achieve your goals as you move forward!

If you ever need a hand along the way, there is a TON of help here within the community, just ask. :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Terry for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you have the time or wish to, please check out my blog posts on my profile page. I blog about ways to help you build a better website and best practices here at WA. I also post an entertaining and/or humorous blog every Sunday. Enjoy!
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justeileen Premium
Wow! You wrote a great profile. Sorry for the failure of the Hawaii dream, but I know you can do this! Wealthy Affiliate has everything you need, including this awesome community that wants to see you succeed.
May all your dreams come true!
Eileen
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eeohome Premium
Hi,
Thank you for following me. You also answered my question about my Getting Started page. unfortunately I accidentally deleted it.
Would you be able to let me know what you said?
in case you need the link
allroadsleadtoyourhomebusiness.com
Thank you
Edie
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Scooob Premium
Hi Edie,
It was very simple. I'm very new so what I say won't carry much weight technically but it will give u an idea from a consumer standpoint.... It's very asthetically appealing. It's comforting.... I smell warm cookies in the oven so to speak. That's something most any of us Love and can relate to. Your site gives me that feeling without any content. Just the layout.... go figure and it talks about all roads to your home business... keyword being home... People will enjoy visiting your "Home" page! Can you pass me a cookie please?!

Terry
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eeohome Premium
Sure! My speciallty is a redo of the Peanut Butter Monster Cookie.
Oatmeal, Cashew butter. Chocolate Chips Butterscotch chips, chopped Pecans... My husband said"That does not sound good." HMM... Ask him why they disappeared so fast!!!
Thank you for your encouragement.
Best wishes
Edie
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Scooob Premium
How did u know? I mean HOW DID YOU KNOW? I am a cookie monster and my favorite combo is peanut butter and chocolate anything!!! GO FIGURE :)
A bakers dozen please!!!
YUM!!
Aytime Edie, Anytime.
Best back to YOU
Terry
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Indi-Em Premium
Hi Terry, thank you for following me back. You are a person who refuses to let set back stop you from going forwards. With this attitude success is right around the corner for you. Welcome to WA.
All the best.
Emilie
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Scooob Premium
Emilie,
You're very welcome and Thank You for the kind words and encouragement. It's what I love about being here. We all need a little cheerleading now and then especially from those that are in the same trenches and Truly understand what we are dealing with.
All the best to you as well.
Terry
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Indi-Em Premium
Thank you. :-)
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SuzetteH Premium
Welcome Scooob, I love the quote. "It is better to have tried and failed, than to wonder what if?" With your passion in sight, your dedication, and obviously positive attitude, I know that you will feel right at home here. No cutthroat here at WA! Glad to have you aboard!
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Scooob Premium
Suzette, HI!
Thank you. It's served me well even though when I first started using it I had only experienced successes and not the bitter taste of failure. That being said yes, It's very appropriate and I feel timely.
Thank you for the follow and the kind words as well. I'll have to jump over and check our your bio later and say Hi.
Btw I already do feel at home here and unlike my previous experiences I don't feel like I'll be dealing with any cutthroats. It's good to here that from you. You know how it is out there. The online world is filled with, Hmmmm... let's just say... less than savory characters out there!
Once again thank you for the warm welcome!
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Neil Little Premium
Welcome to WA Scooob.
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Scooob Premium
Thanks Neil!
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kennnyb Premium
Scooob , thanks for the follow Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You have just found the right place to learn all there is to know about this online marketing community and how to build a highly successful business.
Just remember, this is a marathon race, not a short sprint.
So just have in mind that this online business success is not only going to take a lot of hard work from you but also dedication and plenty of time as you cannot become successful in a day or two.
Don't be in a hurry for success. Just do things right the first time around and success will meet you the harder you work.
Follow Kyle's videos and instructions and if you get stuck....well.......that is what the community is for! Just ask and you will receive everyone’s help each other out because we all care!
Ken
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Scooob Premium
Ken,
Thank you so much for the words, very insightful words of wisdom.
Terry
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow!
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Christabelle Premium
Hi Terry! Welcome to WA! Thank you for your follow and for inviting me into your network! That is a pretty incredible profile! Life is a much greater instructor then any college professor and I have no doubt with your zest for life and with your mind set you will be able to achieve your goals! I look forward to following your journey! Christa :)
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Scooob Premium
Christa, Thank you for the kind words. Yes, dull moments are hard to find around me that's for sure. Some good, some not so good!! But as you say it's a great teacher. I too look forward to learning from you...

Terry
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Christabelle Premium
And I from you! :)
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apache1 Premium
Thanks for the follow wishing you well here in WA. Take care Andre
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Scooob Premium
Appreciate that Andre!

Terry
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Sui_generis Premium
Welcome to WA and thank you for following me, Terry. Interesting profile you have there. Hawaii is gorgeous but I'm not sure I'd want to live there full time either. Everything happens for a reason though and as you said, you met your wife.
With your attitude, you'll do well here. It's a great place to learn affiliate marketing. I wish you the very best. ~Debbi
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Scooob Premium
Noooo, Thank you! So true about the Islands and thank you for the kind words. I know what success tastes like and I'm certainly hungry to taste it in this arena. Time to make it happen... you'll never hear me say try to make it happen. That's one of those "Three" letter words... lol !!

All the best back,
Terry
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Loes Premium
Hello Terry, Welcome! Nice to meet you, you are in the right place on the right time:) I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA, see you around, Success! Greetings Loes
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Scooob Premium
Thank you!!! I just sent you a message on your profile too!
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Loes Premium
This message came in sooner, I will check:)
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Macmax Premium
Great profile! There are so many unhappy people in this world who take the safe and comfortable journey through life because they constantly think "what if i fail"....instead of changing it to "what if i succeed"..I agree 100% with your that it is better to try and fail, than to wonder what if!
I, like you, am just beginning the program, but am extremely excited about the possiblities. Good Luck!
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Scooob Premium
Thanks Macmax. Flattery will get you "Almost everywhere!" Best of luck to you as well. I'm hungry to make it happen however I've to reallize it will take time. I'm like in the middle of an all u can eat private buffet of my favorite foods. ATTACK it all at once..... not a good idea!
Best to you.
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Dgroves Premium
you are now on your way to success or ti increase that which you already started
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Scooob Premium
Definitely so! That first baby step is the most important!
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danbarth87 Premium
Congrats on going Premium!
Wishing you the best
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Scooob Premium
Thank you so much. Make it great day!!
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Garden77 Premium
Hey there, this is Glenn a fellow premium member like yourself dropping by to say special welcome, lots of success and most of all have fun
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Scooob Premium
Right back at you with a warm Thank you and I too wish you success.
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CArena Premium
Very interesting profile. You obviously are hard working and dedicated so I am confident you will make it to the top in no time. I've only been here for over a week and the warmth and genuinity of the community makes the task at hand so much easier. All the best and looking forward to seeing your website!
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Scooob Premium
CArena,
Thank you very much for the kind words. Yes you have me pegged but then again the way I write leaves me an open book. I appreciate your vote of confidence tremendously. You too are a part of the warmth of this community. Time will tell how successful I will become. Make no mistake I do not doubt my talents, it's just not real yet until I see my first $1.00 made and consequently a steady growth and ultimately a healthy one. Then there will be no turning back because this is a passion fo rme. it's not work and I truly wish I could quit my day job yesterday and focus on this full time.

My WHY is huge and that is so important for all of us. In the best of circumstances life and business is hard. This is a very competitive field. I mean who wouldn't wan't to make great money with time freedom, especially if you are passionate about it!

My best to you and I too look forward to watching your success. I'm new, so am doing more asking than answering at this point but am always happy to help.

Kindest regards,

Terry
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GBC Premium
If you have half the heart that you have shown here..You Will Make it Big Time. You do not know me from Adam, and that is alright...... But you have the ability to go a long way...(I give you 6 months) and you will be on top. Just find your niche...You have the ability to write but just make them bullets like the parag "I certainly hope WA lives up....of time before my dreams come true." Make your plan and work your Plan...Suggestion..Play the theme from "Rocky" before and after working with The Wealthy Affiliate program. P.S I will Bet You a Quarter that within six months you will be on top. 1 Quarter.. Take Care..120821615
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GBC.

You ROCK DUDE.. Flattery will get you everywhere. But seriously though, Thank you for your kind words. They definitely inspire me. I believe you too are poised for greatness simply because of the time you took to write me and how you bared your heart and soul. When I hit that point where I can say I'm tasting success I'm sure I'll be able to look to my left or write and see you right there with me.

Hopefully WA is all it says it is. Time will tell but so far so good.

Much Respect,

Terry
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GBC Premium
Dear Terry...Only take what I say as a grain of salt.. And put it in that "So what" Column..But just what is your notch going to be ((This is only a suggestion)) Scuba diving equipment packages..used scuba diving gear..Scuba diving Jobs...Diving careers...diving picture taking..scuba diving spearfishing....Best places to dive in Hawaii ... Scuba Diving Vacation in Hawaii etc. Your skill will be your narrative, What is the best place that no one know about.. (You have the pictures) You sill is your ability to write.. I use to live in Thailand in a tree house off a beautiful beach, an no one believed me until there saw the pictures... You can paint the Pictures...Shit Hot.. 2019021615
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Scooob Premium
Hey GBC,

I appreciate the time you took to reach out. I have a few ideas but believe it or not I don't think I'll head in that direction. It's so diluted already AND not everybody can afford to dive. It's a very limited community.

Love where you used to live. That's living my friend.
I'll stay in touch.
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Kyle Premium
Wow, quite the story!

Sounds like you have a lot of interests Terry, you can definitely take any one of these and create a business here at WA. We are all about turning a passion into a business and that is what our training is going to walk you through here at WA.

If you ever need a hand with ANYTHING, please don't hesitate to drop me a reply. Be more than happy to help you out.

PS. I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!
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Scooob Premium
Kyle,

Thanks for the nice message. Yes my life has been a colorful one. I've experienced some pretty good times and bad. With a little age came the realization that life is too short to keep doing what you dislike. Hate is such a harsh word.

That being said I'm still not sure how lucrative this world can be. I know it's very competitive but I pay no mind to that. I've got just a good a shot, if not better than anybody else at carving out my niche. I do hope to finally make it in this world. My site is started and today I'll be adding content. But for now, time for the day job.

Thanks again for the nice response and you have a good weekend and week as well....
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Kyle Premium
With the good comes some bad and vice versa. All part of the journey and when we take the good and use that as motivation moving forward (instead of the bad), that is when we can achieve brilliant things.

Never worry about competition within the niche, any given niche is so vast that there is so much opportunity and so many keywords/audiences that are "untapped".

The only competition you should worry about is you and by being a member here and what you learn here at WA, you are going to have a competitive advantage over any of your competition.

When I enter a niche, competition does not even cross my mind because ANY niche can be highly lucrative and there is so much opportunity within any niche.

You will be just fine, don't worry about competition Terry.
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Scooob Premium
Thank you my friend. Words of wisdom indeed.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Scooob Premium
My pleasure.
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HeatherY Premium
Hi Terry! Here's a fun, probably little known fact: The NYC subway system was originally developed by a man who just "understood engineering" ( no degree). Most of the original system plan is still in place. Paper is not everything. Success is 99% perspiration. May you be successful!
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Scooob Premium
Hi Heather!
That is so fascinating and so true! I too wish you nothing but sucess!
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Markan Premium
What a great attitude you have and I'm sure it will take you a long way here
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Scooob Premium
Thank you Markan! I've spent so many years making good money doing what I grew to dislike very much I feel like a little kid here. Yes it's work, but it sure doesn't feel like it!
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Mikey72 Premium
Terry, Thanks for Following. I hope you have Great Success with your Time spent here on WA, and I wish you Success in achieving all of your Goals!
Michael
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Scooob Premium
I truly appreciate that Michael. Right back at ya!
Terry
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Ken-Pringle Premium
That is fantastic Terry, complete and total success in Hawaii.
Congrats that is a marvelous success. I believe you will be a
great asset to this community. Welcome to WA.
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Scooob Premium
Very kind words indeed ken! Thank you very much. I can truly see how being here can guarantee success IF you are willing to put in the work. For me it doesn't even feel like work because I'm passionate about it. That being said, strength in numbers and being part of a like minded community is so important. In my day job now there is next to NO interaction with the company I rep for. It's really hard to stay focused not to mention excited. Please keep in touch.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Terry, I am following you. I will certainly keep in touch.
Have a great day, give a shout if you need too.
I will help guide your journey here at WA if I can.
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Scooob Premium
I sincerely appreciate that. You're obviously doing something right and I'm as hungry for success here as a barren desert is for it's first rainfall of the year.
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msh2501 Premium
Hello Scooob, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. With your experience, you will success here. With my best wishes, Martha
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Scooob Premium
Marsha,
Thank you very much for the vote of confidence. Yes I definitely have a boat load of experience. I'm really pumped and excited that it appears I have found a place where I can apply my skill set. My best to you as well,

Scooob
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TheOldSilly Premium
Thanks for the follow, and here's wishing you much success here at WA. :-)
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Scooob Premium
You got it my friend. Right back at ya!
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JCambell Premium
welcome aboard
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Scooob Premium
Thanks JC!
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you all the best
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Scooob Premium
Right back at ya Maxiam....
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pahr53 Premium
Hi Terry,
Welcome to the site and best wishes for your success. Thanks for following me and I will also follow you so that if you have questions I might be able to help with answers. IF I can't help though, there are plenty of people here to help.
Paula
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Scooob Premium
Hi pahr53,
That's awesome and Thank You! I too wish you nothing but the best. It appears this site truly is geared up to help you succeed. I tried to succeed in this world years ago but there wasn't a training platform I could find such as this one. I'll be sure and reach out when need be not to mention be there to help when I have knowledge and experience I can offer.

Terry
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