About Sdawson
Joined August 2014
My name is Shirley Dawson. I'm a retired civil servant, having worked for FDA for 33 years. I retired in the fall of 2006 and then went full-time with my formerly part-time photography studio business, concentrating on portraits (seniors, children) and weddings. Several health issues forced me to sell out my share of the business in late 2009. I still miss the work and the image editing, but I can still do landscape photography and my digital painting.

The last few years I've been training in traditional painting techniques and digital painting techniques also (mostly online) I'm married with a grown daughter and now two beautiful grandsons who are the delight of my heart.

I live in the beautiful hills of Northwest Arkansas and spend my time swimming for exercise, reading lots, working on my art and photography, enjoying my iPad and digital tools and surfing the web.

Because of a bad back and fibromyalgia, I am in a wheelchair or chair mostly or have to use a cane to walk short distances. I also have diabetes and am always reading and studying more about my disease.

Ever since I sold my photography studio, I've been looking for a way to earn extra income to help furnish/pay for our vacation/retirement home in the Ozark mountains and blow money on my grandsons.

I joined WA on August 1st, 2014 and three days into my trial week, I decided to go Premium. I’ve since gone annual (paying for the next year in advance).

I love all the great things I’m learning here about affiliate marketing and building affiliate websites and blogs. I’m also making some very nice friends within the WA Community. I’m so glad I found this place and can work to achieve my future financial goals in such a great environment.

I can’t imagine another training program that offers so much as the WA Program does and includes free website hosting and such excellent training resources (with new training added all the time), along with the great sharing community here. Joining the program is as easy as starting the Free Trial, which is a week of free access to "check out" the program. You can click on one of my website links and learn more.

My goal with WA is to be able to earn enough to supplement our income, as both myself and my husband, Mel, are now retired. I also want to help my daughter and son-in-law as they serve on the mission field as Wycliffe missionaries in Papua New Guinea (PNG). I love having extra $ to blow on my adorable grandkids, both my 3 step-granddaughters in California and my 2 grandsons in PNG.

I know, with the WA training program, I am going to reach these goals. I have no doubt about this, as I’ve talked with too many successful WAers and I've been growing my own commission earnings each month.

In addition, I currently host 12 websites free as part of my Premium WA membership (which would cost me $3.99/month on a hosting service like GoDaddy-totaling over $48/month). 7 of the sites are affiliate sites I created with what I've learned here within WA. The rest are sites for friends and test sites I use to test for my working affiliate sites.

I decided to take advantage of the special Black Friday annual membership pricing of $299 and so my $25/month fee at WA is more than saved with the free hosting I get for my websites. Plus WA is state of the art hosting and support with very "fast" servers and training that is continually updated along with a huge, supportive community.

Here's a breakdown of costs for WA.

Free Starter Membership is, well, FREE for seven days. I decided on my third day to upgrade to a Premium Membership. This was August 4, 2014. I paid $19 for that first month. After that, I paid $47/month which went up to $49/month just this past year. The only increase in more years than I've been a member here.

Premium Monthly Membership is $49/month (your first month is only $19), giving you all access to the training and hosting on the platform. Paying monthly at $49/will total $557 for your first year's Premium membership. (I went yearly in November of 2015). I've continued my membership paying annually since then.

Paying annually will give you a great price break for membership. Choosing to pay this way, your annual cost is only $357 or just under $30/month. (I decided to do this 3 years ago)

Then, you can also take advantage of the Black Friday Special that is offered around Thanksgiving and pay only $299 annually for your membership. That breaks down to only $25/month for your membership. (I decided to do this 2 years ago.)

I think of that $25/month as one pretty simple meal date for me and my husband. I can easily trade one meal a month for all the excellent training and hosting I receive for my membership. Plus its paying for itself with free hosting for the 12 blog sites I manage. I just checked Godaddy cost for hosting a Wordpress blog site and the cheapest is $3.99/month.

Hosting these 12 sites on Godaddy would cost me $47.88/each month. And hosting elsewhere would be much more, say at Bluehost where I previously hosted. I'm happy to be saving $23 each month for my hosting. That is not even counting any commissions I earn on my blogsites which were slow to show sales but they have been rising in 2017 as I tweak them as I learn more. 2018 is going to be my BIG year. I've now found a way to increase my affiliate sales and have plans to spread this across each of my 7 affiliate sites.

If you do the training and the work, I believe you simply CANNOT fail to earn from your membership. Check out my WA blog site: "Earning Money in Retirement" and read my detailed Review of Wealthy Affiliate.

I have placed lots of information on that blog site about WA and its training and what I am learning.

Best wishes to you and your family in 2018.
-Shirley
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HazelH Premium
Thanks for the follow, Shirley and I am now following you.

I also do landscape photography after studying it at university. I don't seem to get much chance to do much at the moment but hope in the future that I can create a photography blog.

Best of success

Hazel
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sdawson Premium
I love photography too and love to capture images outside. But I'm limited because I'm in a wheelchair and deal with chronic pain daily. If you create a photo blog, I would like to see it. - Shirley
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HazelH Premium
Will do but maybe sometime!

Best Wishes
Hazel
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rcarney6 Premium
Very cool, Shirley.

I like that mission work for Wycliffe Translators!

I, like you, think that the service of website hosting makes WA one of the best things going. Even in the years where I was not actively doing anything else with the training, etc., I kept the membership for the hosting.

Have a great day. I will follow you back.

My son and daughter-in-law are missionaries to Japan, and I plan to do a mission trip to Mexico at the end of October and the early part of November.

Randy
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sdawson Premium
Hi Randy, I'm glad to see your interest in missions. I have a great interest there. I have to support others going because it would be really difficult for me and my wheelchair to be very helpful on a mission trip. One of my financial goals here at WA is to be able to support more Wycliffe ministries. I think the Wycliffe organization is a wonderful one. They are so well organized and take care of their missionaries. I'm looking forward to my daughter and her family coming back to the U.S. later this year on furlough. She will have her third child in January - I think this time it will be a grand-daughter for me - Yea!
-Shirley
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dkohara Premium
Hi Shirley, thanks for following. I’ve followed you back. I’m retired too. I’ve had quite a bit of Wordpress experience before joining and it’s the affiliate techs i need to learn more of. In 20+ years online this is the best affiliate platform i’ve ever been a part of. Onward and upward.
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sdawson Premium
You are so right, WA is the best!
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Fp1278 Premium
Dear Shirley,

You have shown your perseverance in this platform of Wealthy Affiliate. A very inspiring message to all Newbies.

As of this date I have not earned a single cent in the internet. There is no free membership in Philippines so I tried my best to become a Premium Member.

I have to study all aspects in this platform with the end in view of earning. I am also a senior citizen with a grandon and a grand daughter. I only rely on a small pension.

I hope I can cope with all the training and in the future will earn for a living.

You are amazing.

Thank you,

Felipe
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EvedYejudah Premium
Nice to meet you Shirley. Thank you for following me and also for sharing your story. I'm Luis Antonio from Puerto Rico and I have been learning step by step with the trainings and enjoying this journey at the best. Best wishes to you and your family also and hoping all your goal come true. Best regards Luis Antonio
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Datsron62 Premium
Thanks for sharing Shirley, Enjoyed reading your bio and the fibromyalgia jumped out at me , as my wife has that same nagging issue in life , hers is complicated by graves disease as well so you can imagine some of her struggles. Thing is though, she doesn't complain and is actually My strength in many ways !! I sensed that same spirit in your bio with the mentions of your family members. I just wanted to encourage you as I know those issues can get heavier with time. Women like you and my bride are inspirational in a world where most are selfishly pursuing gain, and too busy to notice...you are there quietly caring and providing. May you find success in your endeavors and true peace in life!

ciao'
Ron
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sdawson Premium
Thanks Ron. Best wishes on your endeavors here. - shirley Have our wife try some CBD oil. It's helping so much with my pain.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Shirley

Thanks for the follow and allowing me to connect with you and your network!

WIshing you a successful year here in WA!

Yes, WA is a great platform! Like you stated, I also have so many nice and helpful people here also!

I thought your post was very inspiring for those who are new and not sure about making the commitment!

Wishing you the best!

Have a nice week!

Tim
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kaychambers Premium
Thanks for the breakdown of information, Shirley!! I'm thrilled to be here on WA and look forward to learning a great deal through the training. Your coaching and guidance are amazing and I'm blessed to have this opportunity to learn from you once again. You are a phenomenal individual. Thank you for your willingness to help me and others along the way!!!

Kay
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Shirley.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing and serving with you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Shirley.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you very much for adding some insight on a post that I wrote here at WA.

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning and sharing with you as we all move forward here.

We have some similarities in our Bio's.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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janbey Premium
Hi Shirley,
Great to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate and thanks for adding me to your network.

You have written a great Bio, which made for an interesting and enjoyable read.

I will be getting to grips with a number of your posts in the next few days and will also be checking out your blog site.

I trust that things are going from strength to strength for you here at WA and I wish you well on your continued journey.

All the best

Age
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sdawson Premium
Welcome to the WA community. This works if you do each step and don’t spread yourself too thin. Work on only one or at most two sites only. Best wishes.
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Newyc1 Premium
Hello Shirley,

Thank you for your very informative message. Like you, I am also a Retiree from the United Nations HQ in New York since the last 6 years. Living in New York City, money goes very fast. Especially accommodation. Rents are very high. I owned 2 homes in the past. Sold one after 15 years and bought another, and sold that 2 years ago and 6 months ago, moved into a Co-op Apartment. I am also married for the last 27 years. My husband's Mother is Hungarian Gypsy (and a Nightmare) and his father was Irish (deceased for the last 25 years). She constantly manipulates her son's mind so that he loses his job all the time and I am stuck paying all the Bills.

That's the reason I seriously want to do this Digital Internet Marketing so I can have a more comfortable life in my old age. I am also a Licensed Realtor since 4 years here in New York. It's not easy to make money in Real Estate as lots of the other Agents don't want to co-broke. Even in Real Estate, Technology has taken over, so it make it very difficult to earn money the old-fashioned way. I also have some health problems like I am easily prone to infections. The only Antibiotic I can take is Penicillin. In the last 20 years, Big Pharma has come up with some new Antibiotics like Cipro and Levaquin which are very dangerous drugs and they give Physicians big Commissions to promote these drugs and also other Statin drugs that cause Diabetes. I had a hard time getting a Doctor to prescribe Penicillin recently when I was sick for One month. Then I went to the Hospital Emergency and had them prescribe Penicillin. However, the dosage was only 100mg, when I am used to 800mg /tablet that it took me one month to recover. I do not take any prescription drugs and just resort to MD Supplements to reduce Blood Sugar Spikes or Blood Pressure, etc.

The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine states that the majority of cases of Type 2 Diabetes can be reversed by the adoption of a healthier diet and lifestyle. Everything we eat turns into Sugar in our System. Following a natural diet which excludes sugar, processed carbohydrates, grains and hydrogenated fats, and eating more wild caught fish, chicken and plenty of fruits and vegetables is the best and healthiest way to regain your body's natural balance, prevent diabetes, diabetes complications, cancer and related cardiovascular disease. There is a little Book called "Diabetes Fix" by Mike Geary and Catherine Ebeling you must read. I pray that you will take steps NOW to get rid of this insidious disease, because it has skyrocketed to epic proportions in the US.

I am so glad to know you, and if you need any more info on health issues, as I read a lot, I will send your way.

I am also glad for your Success in WA and thanks for all the info on how WA works. I just became a Premium member for $19, first month and next month shall take the One-Year Membership.

To your Success in both Health and Finance!

Celine
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sdawson Premium
Thanks, I'll look into getting that book. Congratulations on Premium membership, you will not regret it. - Shirley
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ARTONENT Premium
Hello Shirley,
Thank you for following me,I will certainly be following you too.
I love your profile post, and am not surprised that you are sold out to the one who saved you me and all else, you are indeed blessed
beyond measure and through this medium theese blessings are,and will continue to manifest. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Best wishes to you and yours.
Arundel
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raybrannum Premium
Shirley, I am a 3 year member of WA and plan on being a lifetime member. It is a program that I whole hardily believe in. Kyle and Carson impress me with their honesty.

I am disabled, but due to poor management and always being self employed I do not have any retirement income. At age 85 and 86 my beautiful wife and I run a small real estate company specializing in commercial real estate appraisals. We have two sons who work with us. Visit my personal site raybrannum.com to learn more about me..

With your health problems you should affiliate with me at CBDbiocare.com/raybrannum. They have a free affiliate program which could be a good addition to one of your web sites. They, like Kyle and Carson, are hands on folks that are honest and really give good support to their affiliates.

On raybrannum.com there is a testimony by one of the new affiliates that I recommend you read. I think you will find it to be interesting.

I will be watching you enjoy success.
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Wdcope Premium
Shirley thanks for following me. I will do likewise. Looking forward to the great community here. I am like you retired, yet still staying active in many areas. I had someone tell me goal setting never stops until we do. I have many years ahead so goal setting will still be a priority, and reaching them even greater!
See you on live chat sometime, and when I take breaks between training will read some of your blogs.
Take care,
Bill
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RegWhelan Premium
Hi Shirley, I've done some paintings of Australian Birds. I bought some light card in A4 size and cut it in half across the short side. I scanned my paintings and reduced the size to a size that mostly covers one-quarter of the A4. There are stores around that have machines that print an image to gloss card for a few cents. I have my images printed that was as it is cheaper than using your own printer and inks. I fold the half A4 card in half and select one side as the front and use a glue stick to glue the gloss images to the card. I buy the appropriate size envelope and then put the card in a clip seal bag that lets the image be seen on display. There are many greetings that could be printed on the inside folds of the cards. I actually leave those blank so my customers can write what they wish inside the card. Just thought The information might be useful to you.
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sdawson Premium
Thanks, I'll save this information. - Shirley
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Corann72 Premium
Hi Sdawson! Thank you for the follow! I followed you back! Reading your Bio and realizing you are still pressing onward despite your disabilities has encouraged me a lot! I have some health issues, including Fibromyalgia that have brought me to the conclusion of starting an online business. I choose not giving up to my disabilities...Continue to be encouraged!!! Please keep in touch!!!
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sdawson Premium
Yes, we can't give in or that will be the end.-Shirley
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Astro67 Premium
Hi Shirley, what a nice bio you have. It's great to get connected with you and thanks for following. No worries, you'll succeed and realize all your online dreams here in WA. what I've seen is you've already progressed so well in your online quest. Managing 12 websites is brilliant! Wish you the best of health always and I'll follow you back. I'll see you around.
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CandaceRM Premium
Hi Shirley, I'm responding to a post of a week or so ago regarding helping members w/Amazon sales. Could you please add me to your list? I'm new and struggling a bit as I'm an artist, not a techie and this is tough. But I must confess I find it intriguing and can hardly wait until I know enough to actually have a site that works well.
Thanks

Candace Mahler
artsupplysolutions.com
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ecs1957 Premium
Hi Sdawson, I like your courage and determination. Me I am 61 and new to online marketing, so I took a break, because I could not get further in building a website and a very good friend of mine who is 62 decided to help me out but now she is at a point where she is blocked too. We do not like bothering Kyle all the time. My friend's name is Madelene and was wondering if you could help her out we really want to succeed with WA Thanks in advance
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sdawson Premium
What are you stuck on?
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ecs1957 Premium
I need to add some more on my ancestry site but there are so many into that type of site I dont know what else to add, I have How to organize your research, Ancestry? I can help you and About me.wondering what else I could put. I'm struck. Do you have any suggestions. Thanks.
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sdawson Premium
Why not use the Jaaxy tool under Research on the left and put in ancestry. Go through the results and you will get some ideas like: DNA tests
My ancestry
Family ancestry
free ancestry records

Also go to google search in your Browser and do the same and look at the results, you will find stuff like:

Ancestry apps
Books on ancestry

Click on some of the results and read - you will find inspiration and new ideas for blogs doing this.
Add a "contact me page" and a Privacy Policy Page also to your site. Check out the requirements for the new EU law and comply with that. Put a disclosure for affiliate links in each post at the end or as a widget on the footer or side of your site. Check out my mall site and see how I've handled this in each posts. https://bellavistaonlinemall.com
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ecs1957 Premium
Thanks for the information very much appreciated
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CandP Premium
Shirley, thank you so much for following us back! You are such an inspiration. We need to keep earning and WA is the perfect platform. We are still in the training stages and loving every minute. Your validation of the program really ignites our enthusiasm. Thank you and we wish you every happiness and success! Colette and Philip
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jimroberts54 Premium
Thank you for following me Shirley. I am also hoping to make money to supplement my retirement. I am comfortable but would like to have more to travel and give my kids and grandkids things they would otherwise not have. I have confidence that this is my ticket to change my life.
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Ddownie1 Premium
god bless you shirley.we sound alot alike...i have rheumatoid arthritis and need both hips replaced.wa is what ive been looking for for 5 years.i will retire in 2 years and so that is my time frame to get rocking with WA.i have no doubt i will be succesful.have a wonderful day, Dan
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geniusbabe Premium
Amazing back story Ms. Dawson. I am glad to hear that you are doing pretty well. I put off starting with WA for 2 months because I was chasing other shiny objects that turned out to not be worth my time and effort.
I have learnt so much in my 2 days using this platform. I also love the love and support I am receiving so far. I also love thst everything can be done from the platform. I don't need to join a facebook group to get the comminity and support I need. I hope to be able to contribute and make a difference here.
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JosonInc Premium
Hi Shirley! Thanks for following me! Now following you. I have to say you are the Lady who has some important $ figures down...I need to stick around you. ha ha ha. Much blessings and luck to you here at WA. Your physical challenges are not a joke. But you are doing great from what I see.

Joe
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sdawson Premium
Thanks Joe, best wishes on your efforts here. - Shirley
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi Shirley, nice to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend. Sorry about the huge delay in responding but I am a bit slow at the moment. Trying to do too many things at once.

I checked through some of your sites. Unfortunately the one I am really interested in hasn't much in it yet. I was looking for your salad recipe book. How is that going?

Keep working hard, having fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away.

If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in touch.

Ciao
Helen
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sdawson Premium
Hi Helen, that site "Salads to Live For" is currently on hold while I work through the SWAG training. I don't want to have too many irons in the fire right now and so its idle while I work on my Bootcamp site and one other for the most part. I have several sites that are on hold right now that will be fun when i get to them. I look forward to talking with you here in the community - shirley
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Shirley, I have the same problem. My other site has a red site needs work message!
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Llahai00 Premium
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Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think
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Melissa901 Premium
Hey dear so I was kind of surprised I went to go see your websites and low and behold I seen one about Arkansas. This is where I am as well. Although I did read it I am not sure what this group is. But thought it was interesting you were doing one from where I am at.
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PRS72 Premium
Hi Shirley , your Bio is a very similar story as mine, except my husband has passed. I am a senior, with physical limitations and looking to supplement my income. I am still on my $19 a month, joined Premium and also will pay annually. This community of such wonderful people within WA is amazing. The tools WA provides makes it a “No Brainer” to me as a true Newbie, that with hard work I too will be successful with the goals I have set for myself. Thank you for sharing your story !

Patty
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kmer6 Premium
Good day to you Shirley, my name is Ken and I thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
I wish I would have known of Wa a few years ago. I could have shortened my learning curve a lot. I jumped in with both feet when beginning my online marketing career. I usually learn via hard lessons which is why I must do everything on a budget. With all the great training here included in the premium package, I no longer have to keep my wallet open, lol.
I look forward to working with you and wish you much enjoyment and success in your online journey.
Ken
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sdawson Premium
Welcome Ken, you will love it here. Best wishes. - shirley
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Wayne66 Premium
Good afternoon, Shirley and thanks for adding me to your network. I've added you to mine as well. Glad to see that your years here are paying off and I know that it will eventually happen for me as well.

I wish all the best to you as you continue to grow your online business and look forward to connecting from time to time.

Until then, I am,

Moving forward,
Wayne
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MojalefaR Premium
Hello, Shirley. Thank you very much for following me back. I am very excited to be a part of your network. I read your story and the review of WA with relish. Like you, I truly believe there is success at WA. Simply, the onus is on us.

Thanks for enhancing my enthusiasm for embarking on this journey. I hope to interact with you more on this journey of success.

Awesomeness!
Mojalefa.
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KevinOConnor Premium
HI Shirley,
Thanks for following me. I enjoyed reading your description as it is most helpful. I got my type 2 diabetes under control by following the advice of Dr Marlene Merrick. I used to take 80 units of insulin and drugs galore daily but now no drugs, no insulin and an A1C between 5 and 6. Her diet is easy. Its helped my cholesterol as well. Good luck here and continued success
Kevin
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sdawson Premium
Good for you Kevin, I've read about Dr. Merrick's story. Its awesome. Welcome to WA and best wishes. -Shirley
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michelemarie Premium
Hi Shirley
Great post
I am floundering in the quagmire of still working to pay the bills.
Dealing with the garbage of work politics, and what is said and worse, what is not said, but it hangs in the air like a poison.
I bring it home and I know it is destroying me
I have decided that I shall read many 'about me' posts of all my special friends here at WA and through their endeavours both successful and still getting there, I shall overcome and put all my energy mentally and physically into my future with WA
Thank you
Michele
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sdawson Premium
Michele, back when I took an "early out from my regular job" I was so ready to get out of that situation - I can understand what you mean. I sacrificed 4% of my potential pension by retiring 2 years early but it was so worth it. I still have nightmares about that job every now and then. So happy I will never work for someone else again. I love being my own boss. - Shirley
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michelemarie Premium
Thanks Shirley.
I need to look forward to the opportunities offered to me here.

Thank you for sharing your life I feel actually privileged to be allowed to be a part of your journey.

I lived in PNG for a while when I was young, my Dad was a lecturer there at one of the universities, but sorry to say I didn't like it. I guess the worse thing that I, remember, was the sameness of the weather.
Seem strange?! Well it never seemed to change , but maybe that was me all those years ago!!?
I feel your family are amazing to do the exceptional work that they are doing and I wish them so much happiness and resilience and most of all joy every day
Michele
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sdawson Premium
From what my daughter says, it rains a bunch in the rainy season and sometimes not enough the other season (at least they had to ration baths when the tank was low sometimes). They are in the eastern highlands at the Wycliffe compound of Ukarumpa now but will be moving into the Western lowlands to the Mubami villages for their translation project. It will be hot and muggy there. I'm not looking forward to that, as I will not be able to Facetime and see them or my two little grandsons then. Only satphone communications which will be expensive.
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Shirley!

Thank you so much for connecting with me. I'm very pleased to meet you.

I also took advantage of the Black Friday offer, last autumn. WA is a wonderful place to learn the online business, indeed. I haven't regretted one single day.

Shirley, I wish you a continued success. I'm looking forward networking with you.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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sdawson Premium
Pernilla, definitely no regrets - none at all for my Premium membership. Its worth it. At $25/month very reasonable also. - Shirley
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Shirley,
Thank you for following me. It sounds like you are doing well here! I can't imagine juggling 12 sites! I have been here for 2 years and have 2 sites. I have a clear picture of what my 3rd site will be but no time to make it happen yet since I still have a regular job.

Nice to meet you here,
Jessica
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sdawson Premium
Jessica. Right now I’m mainly working on MY BOOTCAMP
one and my diabetic one with an ocassional post to my dog one.
I’m also working on four client sites some. I need to finish one up this week. The other three are not as much priority while I wait on some verbiage from my artist friends. I’m staying busy but having fun too. -shirley
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CEllington Premium
Hi Shirley, thanks a lot for following me! I'm following you back. I read your profile and see that you've been a member of WA for a few years, you host numerous websites, and you rank in the Top 200 - Congratulations! I hope that your online businesses continue to grow and you reach financial freedom! Cheers!
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sdawson Premium
Yes I have been here a while and love it more every year. Work hard and be persistent and you will succeed here. - Shirley
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CEllington Premium
Yes, I definitely plan to work hard and be persistent. Thank you.

Quote by Tena Desae: "Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people."
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Shirley,

It is great to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, it looks like you are very busy with 12 websites, that is a lot of websites to maintain! Carl mentioned your name to me, so I thought it would be nice to connect with you. I am pleased to see that you are taking the Super Wealthy Affiliate Challenge, I am too!

I am now following you, Shirley, I look forward to connecting with and reading your blog posts.

All the best to you, Roy.
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bobrseno Premium
Hi Shirley,
Just a note to say hello and great to meet you! We have a friend in common, Carl J. Dill.
I've been part of Wealthy Affiliate since October 2017, so not that long. I have grown to appreciate the training and platform here and most definitely the community.
All the best to you,
~Bob
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sdawson Premium
Thanks Bob for the follow - I'm following you back. Yes, you are so right about the excellent training and hosting platform here. This is the most helpful community I've ever been involved with. - Shirley
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I love your Bio. You show such a tremendous amount of strength and determination. I got a little excited when I saw you are from Arkansas. I am originally from there myself. I lived in Batesville , close to the ozark. I miss hearing the southern drawl.
I think it is awesome that you aren't letting what life has handed you stand in the way of getting what you want.
Stay strong and the best of luck in all you do.
You also have my follow for sure.
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sdawson Premium
So nice to meet someone else from Arkansas here in the Community. Mel and I moved to Bella Vista and the Ozarks from the Flatlands near Pine Bluff and we are loving the hills and Bella Vista. There are 7 lakes here in Bella Vista and last summer we took up kayaking and love that also. It is so pretty here. We have 4 definite seasons and each one is beautiful. Nice to mee you Lee and thank you for the follow and your kind words. Best of luck here - Shirley
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Frenchfries5 Premium
Oh on another note, my husband and i are in the process of purchasing the property, Tall Pines Inn in Eureka Springs, AR. It has been a long haul getting to this point, something we have always wanted!! Finally got our house sold in St. Paul, MN and hopefully ready to move soon.
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sdawson Premium
Actually, we live in Bella Vista, not too far from Eureka Springs. We had our honeymoon in Eureka Springs 32 years ago. - Shirley
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Frenchfries5 Premium
Thank is so cool, it would be great to meet up sometime. You know where I will be. :)
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sdawson Premium
Hope your move goes smoothly. Let me know when you guys are settled in. I'd like to come see the Inn. - Shirley
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Hello Shirley,

Great bio.
I enjoyed browsing around on your growing old with diabetes site. We are on the same page concerning LCHF diet and Intermittent Fasting. As you know the key is to get rid of the medication and eat naturally and in the end reverse your Type 2 diabetes.
Best Wishes to you.

Cheers.
Jimmy
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sdawson Premium
Thanks Jimmyk for checking out my site. I do believe we can get rid of type 2 diabetes if we consume a proper diet, including periodic fasting with all its benefits. Unfortunately, the addiction to sugar and carbs in our society and perpetuated by our food industry is so bad, it becomes extremely difficult to eat continuously in a HFLC manner.
- shirley
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007sold Premium
I just joined with WA premium membership. So after 3 years in the WA can you share with me the income potential you are experiencing? I would really like to understand my potential, if I work hard at the training and development. I do need some extra cash flow to payoff some credit cards.
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sdawson Premium
007, I have been with WA for 3 years, however, my progress has been hindered by some severe health issues. Thus, I really began getting commissions just this year. A couple of affiliate programs are finally bringing in just a little $. I've also received $$ from building a website for a small business and have 2 artist sites in the works where I will receive a % of the online sales. I'm not a typical long time member, as my health issues have created some major lapses in my learning and creating. However, I have found that what I've been learning is working, slowly, but surely. I definitely do NOT regret my Premium membership. At $25/month its so worth it. Be sure and take advantage of the annual payment savings and the special Black Friday pricing later this year. Best of luck and I'm now following you. - Shirley
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love, I have to show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity to you and your family and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace

Frankie Trillz — feeling optimistic. — feeling pumped.
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sdawson Premium
Thanks. - Shirley
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LindaF Premium
you can do this Shirley, I am working with Departmentally delayed and Diabetes in my Home and have come a long way in helping my daughter it is a hard road but I will keep going I know that Diabetes can be cured it is not a diseases but a condition. and don't let the Doctor tell you any different. blessings Linda
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