About SDuheme
Joined April 2016
My name is Stephen [Steve] and I arrived on the scene in the summer of 1941.. My boyhood and early adult home was on a hill farm in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. I loved my country surroundings. Cared for farm animals and made pets of them from an early age. A floor model Zenith radio equipped with multiple bands and a speed dial was our entertainment is those times. A black and white TV arrived a few years later.

As a young man I completed a forestry program. Next was a stint in the military overseas in West Germany. Then my new bride and I established a wholesale/retail Christmas tree farming operation. We spent nearly 30 years with the business. One of our trees was shipped to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. Another one went to Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.

After phasing out of Christmas trees our family spent four years living in the mountains of Eastern Venezuela. We were affiliated to some degree with a missionary entity there. The region is noted as one of the prime coffee growing areas of the Americas. And can you believe it? I do not drink coffee!

We returned to the U. S. just about one month after the attack on the World Trade Center took place. In fact, as we flew north toward JFK International Airport the wreckage of the Twin Towers could easily be spotted from our vantage point. A column of smoke spiraled up into the atmosphere. We actually flew through it for a few seconds. What an eerie sensation. An experience never to be forgotten.

Presently we're employed part time. In my case I'm looking for something more stimulating to do. The icing on the cake would be an occupation with the potential for being more financially rewarding. WA caught my eye a few days ago and I've been sitting on the fence as what to do. Do I join or not? Writing is not natural for this country boy and I have unique spelling traits to boot. Gary Horton's commentary about WA and its attributes convinced me to get off the fence and actually join. Looking forward to learning from all of you at WA.
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johnmcge972 Premium
Thank you for the follow back. Sounds like you lived an interesting life and in different countries. I was delivering papers and remember the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. It was scary, but I tried not to worry, but on my way home, it was outrageous how all the service stations began gouging on the price of gas assuming it would be scarce. So many filling up everything they could all their gas cans, cars etc. Huge lines, at gas stations waiting for gas, then some gas stations actually running out of gas. Sure nice how some people jump the gun and take advantage of a situation and how other people don't help matters, by creating panic. I didn't rush to buy gas, even though I could have. I thought it was so stupid of people jumping the gun and making matters worse. Best of luck to you, here at WA. I joined and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do here either, so was trying to become a WA Affiliate and promote WA. I have written quite a bit and done some reviews of a few different products. I am an Amazon Affiliate, but don't have any traffic to my website yet. Have joined Kindle and am working on my new book, which will be an e-book this time. Had been writing on the 2nd book since my 1st one was published, but have not gotten any Royalties on it. Supposedly Publish American has not sold many, they will only pay me, when the Royalties amount to $49! Amazon, will pay me monthly, for my e-book. Best of luck to you in finding your way on WA. I know I am going to make it, just have to be patient!
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MNorton Premium
Hi Steve,
Nice to meet you. It's nice to be in the country, I love it there. I'm a country girl myself. I'm glad you took Gary Horton's advice and joined. I wish you all the best. Thanks for following. Blessings to you. Have a good evening.
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MPollock Premium
Hi Steve, thanks for the follow,
stay focused on the training and wish you great success.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey, Steve, thanks for following me back.
Interesting profile and it sounds like you've come to the right place.
All the best.
Phil
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MsMerry Premium
Welcome Steve and what an excellent decision you have made. It is probably the best training ever and the community is so wonderful. I loved reading your story and the Xmas trees. Welcome again and wishing you the best here.
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jokoss Premium
Hey Stephen, Your story is very interested, i am following you now, just keep going on with the lesson, i am sure that you will be fell enjoy here, because WA has big community which the members help eah other, have a nice day, i wish you success, good luck
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thefootman Premium
Thanks for following me Steve, I am following you back. Good luck with your online success!
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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! :)
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SDuheme Premium
Hi Kyle,

It's great to hear from you. You speak of niches and that is where I'm at just now. Looking at the theme of potable drinking water. A few terms that come to mind include safe drinking water, water filters, distilled water, lead contaminated water, and water crisis.

Here's a question I have for you, Kyle. Would the WA Keyword Tool be adequate for drilling down for suitable keywords in this theme or any other that I might come up with?

I would love to invest in a paid version of Jaaxy but I must gain some traction first and would hope the WA keyword Tool would help me to get to higher ground. What do you say?

Thanks Kyle,
Best regards, Steve
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Kyle Premium
Never worry about keywords when choosing a niche, rather your specific audience. Every niche will have 10,000's of keywords within it (if not more), so choose an audience and run with it.

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. :)
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SDuheme Premium
Thanks, Kyle, for your advice. My advice to myself also is to quiet down and to focus on one basic task at a time. Take my time but take action day by day.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is easy to get caught up in information overload and if you can ground yourself like this it will lead to a lot more productivity.
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EvelynCV Premium
Congrats on becoming Premium! All the Best!!!
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SDuheme Premium
Thanks for your encouraging words. Sure appreciated.
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DIAB Premium
Welcome to WA.This is a great place to learn and build your online business. Feel free to ask the community for any help along the way, it's a very friendly and helpful community.
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SDuheme Premium
Thanks for your kind words. I have much to learn and absorb and I'm increasingly convinced this is the place to be.
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upsgirl Premium
CONGRATS on becoming our newest Premium Member! You made a wise decision to invest in your online businesses! As you know, we're always here for you! Again, CONGRATS and I'll see you in the Community!
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SDuheme Premium
Thank you for your kind, encouraging words.
Steve
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upsgirl Premium
You're welcome!
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MINDwell Premium
Let me say that the move to PREMIUM for me was a decision that said --- YES, I can do this. You can too, and I am hoping you enjoy it as much as I do, creating content, and sharing that content with others.
Good luck
Eddie
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SDuheme Premium
Thank you for your words of encouragement. They convince me I,m in the right place.

Steve
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KevinHayes Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member! If you need any help along the way, reach out to the community anytime. We are here to help.
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SDuheme Premium
Thank you Kevin for your encouraging words.

Steve
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JudeP Premium
Welcome to this wonderfully warm, friendly and helpful community and good luck in all that you do :)
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SDuheme Premium
Hi JudeP, Thanks for your welcoming words. I do feel some warmth coming on for this community.

Steve
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Steve!

Congratulations for going Premium. Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to be. I have no doubt you will do well here.

As always, I'm here for you,

Gary
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SDuheme Premium
Hi Gary,

I've had many a discouraging time on the web, but I'm increasing convinced I have an opportunity to succeed here in the WA community. Thanks again for your encouraging words.

Kind regards,
Steve
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111indigo Premium
Three words, join, join, join, it's a great place to be.
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SDuheme Premium
Hi 111indigo'

Joined I have! Your correct. Though I,m just now entering the WA community it already appears to be the place to be.

Thanks for your welcome,

Steve
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Stephen !

Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! The endless training, the many tools and above all the whole bunch of nice and helpful people.... It's simply impossible to get lost or stuck in your business on WA! You'll always make progress =)

I wish you all the best of joy and success in all your endeavors

Have a wonderful day

Cheers =)
Sarah
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SDuheme Premium
Hi Sarah,

Thank you for your words of inspiration. Though brand new to the WA community I'm greatly encouraged by welcoming words such as yours.

Kind regards,

Steve
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BelieveItYes Premium
You are most welcome!
See you around =)
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Kyle Premium
How are things going today? Just wanted to pop in to see how things are going with you thus far and how your website/niche is coming along.

Hope you are rocking it Stephen and of course (and as always) I am in your corner if you ever need anything!

PS. Today is my last day for Premium bonuses, if you are interested in getting them make sure you upgrade today.
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SDuheme Premium
Hi Kyle,

Yes, I'm in as a Premium member.

Best regards,

Steve
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Stephen, congrats! I really do look forward to working with you. :)
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Kyle Premium
Hey Stephen,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Stephen and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Stephen! I want to remind you of one thing, your hard work and dedication IS going to pay off. Keep working through the training, communicating within the community, and of course, ask for help when you need it.

Just heading out for a bit here, but do leave me a message if you need a hand with anything. You should have Premium communication back for an additional 7 days now, so hit me up when you get a chance Stephen!
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Stephen? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Stephen!

Welcome again to Wealthy Affiliate! I hope you're settling into the community and enjoying the training. I wanted to remind you that I'm always here to help you.

You can private message me here:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/garyhorton

Sometimes Wealthy Affiliate can be overwhelming. It was for me. Please do not let that intimidate you. You are now part of an amazing community with access to all the training, support and tools you need to build a profitable online business.

Succeeding online is not complicated. This post by Kyle reveals what it takes to make money online and how long it might take. You can do this. Take one step at a time, ask questions when you need help and be patient. Building an online business takes sustained effort and time.

As long as you keep taking action, you can't lose.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Stephen!

I enjoyed reading your profile and thanks for the mention. You've really had an amazing life.

Your profile is well written, so I'm not buying that "writing is not natural" for you. I'm sure you'll do well here. Your experience, insights, and maturity are priceless and, no doubt will enhance your online success.

I encourage you to dive into the training, ask questions and keep taking the next step.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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SDuheme Premium
Hi Gary!

Thank you Gary for your kind words of encouragement. I intend to follow your advice and take action steps, hopefully leading to some life enhancing circumstances.

Best regards,

Steve
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GaryHorton Premium
Hi Stephen!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You've made a tremendous decision.
I'm Gary and I'm here to help you. If you ever have any questions, get stuck or need help with anything, let me know. I'll do my level best to keep you moving forward. You can always reach me on my profile at the link below:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/garyhorton


PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR ACCOUNT & PROFILE.
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If you haven't already completed your account and profile, please take the time to do it now, and please include a photo. It doesn't have to be a picture of you. You can even use one of the generic pictures that are provided.

Until you complete your account and profile most members will assume you're a robot. You don't want that.

So, complete your account and profile now. Tell us a little about who you are and add a picture. It'll make a difference.


LOOK AROUND.
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Wealthy Affiliate is the real deal, but you need to prove that for yourself. So look around the community, ask questions and follow members.

If you've been scammed before you might be a little suspicious of Wealthy Affiliate. That's understandable. I've been scammed more than I want to admit.

That's why Wealthy Affiliate has a free membership option, so you can take the time you need to prove to yourself, this is real.


START THE TRAINING.
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To get started with the training, go to "Getting Started." This leads you step-by-step into building your own valuable online business. The link is below, but you can also access it through your main menu. It's the green button on the upper left that says "Get Started Here."

Go here to get started: MAKE MONEY
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Making money online is really simple. While there are some technical ins and outs, which we'll help you with, making money online boils down to: 1.) Build a Website 2.) Add content each week. 3.) Be patient.

The content on your website must be quality content and it must be precisely targeted. The Keyword tool will help you with that. And be patient, it usually takes a few months before you see results, but the results will come.

The training will walk you through all this, but please read the following article. It's reveals exactly what you must do to succeed online and the results you can expect. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR ACTION-TAKERS BONUS
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Success in any field requires that you take action. It's no different online.
If you upgrade to Premium within the next 7 days, I'll give you the following bonuses.

(1) You'll get the first month of Premium membership for only $19. That's a 59% discount.
(2) You'll receive the Video Training: "Low Hanging Fruit." How to quickly find easy to rank keywords.
(3) You'll also get additional Video Training where you can watch over the shoulder as an affiliate marketing professional chooses a niche, builds a website and ranks it in real time.

All these are yours, but only if you join in your first 7 days. This is my way of encouraging you to take action and make your online business a reality. I'll be here for you every step of the way.

Dig into the training, ask for help when you need it and keep taking the next step.

I'm here for you,
Gary
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