About Shellback
Joined March 2019
Hi there!
I am a 64 yr. old VietNam era U. S. NAVY Veteran living in the Pacific Northwest. I have two grown sons & Maya (A petite, Blue Russian cat)!
I am excited for this new opportunity to continue my personal development, make new friends, and develop additional income streams, as I approach retirement.
Currently working two jobs, but when time allows, known to feed a voracious appetite for books, fishing, camping, and hiking. I enjoy most sports at all levels...especially the Oregon Ducks.
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2019
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flowerlyn Premium
Hi Billy,

I'm very glad to be a part of your network and WA as well. It is a great community with generous friends willing to give hands when somebody is asking for help.

Thank you so much and I look forward to associating and learning with you and with the community.

I'm wishing you the best and warm regards,
Lyn
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Shellback Premium
Thanks my friend
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flowerlyn Premium
Thank you too, my friend!
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ledrew Premium
Hi Billy, thank you for following me.

I am following you also.

You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be, you have to plan to win and prepare to win.

Then and only then can you expect to win. Zig Ziglar

I have more inspirational quotes to give you some extra motivation at my website

Welcome to WA and I wish you all the best
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Shellback Premium
Thanks, Zig is one of my favorites!
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ledrew Premium
You Are Welcome!
God Bless!
Ledrew
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi, Billy,

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

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. WA is a great community. I'm glad to read that you are enjoying your journey with Wealthy Affiliate. Long may it continue!

I've been a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate for two years, and I don't regret one day! I'm now a member of the 2020 Super Affiliate Challenge. I'll see it through to the end, and I'll be at the Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference next year.

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.

Nathaniell has compiled a list on WA success stories. They give you some idea of what to expect and how to achieve your goals. Pace yourself and enjoy your journey. Remember, little steps are better than no steps!

Best wishes,
Paul.
Be Happy!
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Shellback Premium
Thank you my friend! While I still work far too much....I do subscribe to the belief that I MUST do something every day in WA!
The tools are all here, the support outstanding, and I have a burning desire to own my own successful internet business!
I thoroughly enjoy being around this special community and its "pay it forward" style!

Thanks Paul!
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apache1 Premium
Hi Billy

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for the follow much appreciated.

Follow and apply the training given to you by Kyle and you can do well

Keep going forward and believe in yourself and in all you do.

Enjoy all before you and wishing you well along your online journey

Wishing you continued success

Andre
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Shellback Premium
Thanks!
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adrianh25392 Premium
Hi,

Welcome to the WA family, I am sure trhat you have made a great choice. You will find all of the tools, training and support here to help you on your way.

I just popped over to say a massive thank you for including me in your network, it really is very appreciated. I can now look forward to sharing in, and also contributing to your future success.

Kind Regards
Adrian
mywearablefitness.com
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Shellback Premium
Thank you sir!
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drric Premium
Hello,
Thanks for the follow. I am glad I have you in my network. I hope to be a source of value for you in any positive form.
Thank you for your service. I like the fact that you are now enjoying the pleasure of what life has to offer.
Every day we can improve ourselves, each day is a new class.

Best of luck in your online venture.

Eric
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Shellback Premium
Thank you very much for your encouragement!
Regards
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MineThatBird Premium
Hi Shellback, Your "about me" is fascinating! I first want to thank you for your service as a U.S. Navy veteran. Thank you for your sacrifice. In addition to your military/Navy experience, you have so many interests, any and all of which sound like excellent niches. Fishing, camping, hiking -- in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! College and Pro Sports - Oregon Ducks - awesome :) I'd like to read about any of these niche interests. I look forward to following your successes here at WA.

ps I have a family member who is a WWII veteran - he describes the Battle of the Bulge in a Huffington Post animated video / article: WWII Vet’s Tales Of Bravery Remind Us What Makes The Greatest Generation So Great - Thomas E. Anderson shares his memories of the war for Veterans Day. The (Huff Post) animated video is narrated by Tom himself - it's his own great voice. He is such an inspiration to us; he is a wonderful person. Here's the link for the article & short animated video: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/wwii-veteran-thomas-anderson_n_56420feae4b0b24aee4bd0b3
Your service is dearly appreciated - veterans should be honored every single day.
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MineThatBird Premium
Also, two grown sons and Maya the cat : ) Sound like you have a wonderful family and you live in such a beautiful place. So many intriguing topics and excellent niches just in the paragraphs of your bio!
Cheers,
Kate
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Shellback Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words....you rock!
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Shellback Premium
My oldest is a bartender in Austin. The younger an online instructor (he works with kids teaching English as a 2nd language). Maya is a very small Blue Russian....and SASSY.
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MineThatBird Premium
So cool, I'll bet both of your sons have great stories (is there a better place than Austin to be a bartender? :) oooooooh Maya is a Blue Russian, she must be gorgeous - does she like to have little conversations in cat speak?
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Shellback Premium
Thanks very much for your kind words.
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catgurrl Premium
Hi Billy!
Thank you for following! I have followed you back in return. So whereabouts in the Pacific NW are you, if you don't mind me asking. I live "in the middle of nowhere" LOL. I have one grown son, and a 2-year-old daughter - and a cat named Boo :) I love fishing too, mostly deep-sea fishing (my favorite). Have a wonderful evening, and thank you again :)
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catgurrl Premium
PS. I know my screen name says "catgurrl" but it's a mixup I'm trying to fix right now. It's Siannon01... so that was just to clear up any confusion :)
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Shellback Premium
I was born & raised in Oklahoma. I moved out to Oregon in 1994. Settled in Eugene, Oregon...where I can drive 30 minutes to enjoy the beach...or travel 45 minutes the opposite direction to camp out in the Cascades!
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catgurrl Premium
Yep, I'm in Washington state now. So that's one thing I love about it here... if you want to go to the beach, ski, or see the desert, you can do all three within a day, practically! The Pacific NW is truly a beautiful and mystical place :)
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Shellback Premium
Indeed
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Shellback Premium
Having been a destroyer sailor...I was fortunate to visit many parts of the world. Few places match up to this part of the world!
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catgurrl Premium
I've traveled a lot too. Within the states and in other countries. And I agree! There's something about Washington that just resonates with my soul.
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catgurrl Premium
Oh and Oregon! I've been there, and that would be my 2nd choice as a place to live... I LOVED Cannon beach :)
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Shellback Premium
Where in Washington?
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catgurrl Premium
Middle of nowhere. LOL Or more precisely, about an hour and a half away from the State Capitol of Olympia. And on the saltwater, I am truly an ocean fanatic. :)
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MBassett Premium
@Shellback Thanks for the follow my fellow Pacific Northwest community member! Thanks for your service to our country. I too have retirement on my mind but I am still about 5 years out. The thought is a little intimidating when finances are considered. Sure glad we both found WA to help us out. Here is to two great success stories.

-Mike
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Shellback Premium
Thanks for your kind words....it was my pleasure to serve! I am convinced THIS IS the vehicle that will allow us to safely maneuver the rocks & shoals of retirement. All we have to do Mike, is be patient, be industrious, ask questions, and follow the path before us. We can do this!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Billy And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing could be a steep learning curve and there will always be something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 490+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message 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.
Robert
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Shellback Premium
Thanks for the tip! Yes, I detect a very steep learning curve....at least in my case. That is ok....I am blessed with a dogged determination to learn what's necessary, and act upon it!
I feel I made it here at the correct moment in time for me! An internet business has long been a dream of mine....one that I thought was out of reach. I am ecstatic to find myself wrong! Thanks for offering to assist....I will ask when I get stuck.

Regards,
Billy
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Billy 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 Wednesday.
Robert
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Shellback Premium
Good advice...thanks! Have a great Wednesday as well.

Regards,
Billy
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Robert-A Premium
Onwards and upwards Billy and never look back
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Billy. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile.

We have also started to do some training tutorials here on WA which can also be found down there as well.
We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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Shellback Premium
Thank you very much!
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Stephanie-AR Premium
Hi Billy! Thank you for adding me to your network, I appreciate it! We also spent a bit of time in the Pacific NW area, in Oregon. DH has a sister that lives in the Tillamook area, on the coast in Pacific City, OR. His other sister lives in Washington, just out of Vancouver. It's a lovely area!
Welcome to the WA family, and to premium.
Wishing you every success,
Stephanie
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Shellback Premium
I live in Eugene, Oregon....30 minute drive from the coast, and about 45 minutes to the Cascades..
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Cherry21 Premium
Welcome to WA. I hope all your dreams come true. You have become a member of a great community. Someone here will have gone through or going through anything you might feel while you are here. If you have questions reach out. In saying that let's get started, put in the hard work consistently and fly like an eagle. I hope to see you in the air. Be Blessed and Good Luck!!!!!!
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julesnp Premium
Hi Billy,

I thank you for your service and I Welcome You to our great WA family where you will find like-minded people always willing to help and support you in building your online business and make it a success. I am now following you and wish you the very best.

Please remember that The Key to success in your online business is to train, train, train....and train again. We have the best training programs and the very best community support here at WA.

If you have any question(s) or need any help, please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a great day.

Jules
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Shellback Premium
Hey There Jules,
I Thank you for the kind words...and the follow. Responding in kind, Regards,
Billy
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welitonnba Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member, that's definitely one of the most important steps you have to take to be successful, and doing that, shows how committed you are to accomplish your goals.
I wish you the best, and if there's anything I can help, I will be just a click away
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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.

Congratulations in investing in the rest of your life

If you need any help please ask in the questions section and someone in the community will be more than glad to help.
We all want each of us to succeed Wishing you all the very best success here
Jennifer
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SnazzyIT Premium
Welcome and congratulations on becoming a Premium member! You have made a great decision and you will not regret it.
If you haven't already noticed, the community support is amazing and the training is just out of this world (well the internet world, lol).
Anyway, as the saying goes: You Only Live Once, so make this the best thing that has ever happened in your life.
I am happy to be part of your network and to be part of your story here at WA.
Best wishes,
Saane
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Dion3 Premium
Hi there, welcome to WA. Enjoy the training and if you get a chance jump on to Jay's live training on the weekend. They are great.
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Shellback Premium
Thanks for the tip!
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Karin13 Premium
Welcome to Premium here at Wealthy Affiliate! There is so much good stuff here from the training to the awesome community! I think you will really enjoy all the extras you receive as a premium member. I love it here! I have added you to my network and will help out with questions you might have. I’m no expert, but I love to help when I can!

Best wishes,
Karin 😁
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j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

Joe
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mikelNZ Premium
Welcome to the ranks for premium and congratulations of committing to your own online success. I found premium opened up a whole new world for me and the main issue was not getting distracted by all the training and information out there but to stay focused on developing my site and writing content. Keep going with this and you will succeed. Good luck as you develop your business.

Mike
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Ahimbe Premium
Congratulations on going premium.
Your resolve to achieve success is unquestionable.
I wish you all the best.
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Shellback Premium
Thanks so much...I look forward to working with everyone
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Ahimbe Premium
You are welcome Billy. I wish you the best as you progress online with WA.
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Kyle Premium
Here we are, 10 days into your experience at WA. :)

I hope things are going well Billy! 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 Billy!
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Billy? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Billy, just stopping by to see how things are going for you?

If you would like some tips on choosing a niche or getting your website setup, just let me know!

Here's some of the basics of choosing a niche to get you started...

* Is there anything you are particularly interested in (like a hobby for example)?
* Is there something you are passionate about?
* Is there a topic you know something about or want to learn more about?

These are all good starting points, and from here I can help you choose a profitable niche.

Simply reply to this message and I'll work with you personally to come up with a winning niche idea, so we can get your business rolling! :)

Cheers,
Tim

P.S I noticed your account isn't fully setup yet, Billy. While this is not required, it can definitely help you a lot.

Members who fill out a short description and add an image to their profile get WAY more value from the community here. And I really want you to see you take FULL advantage of everything you have here within Wealthy Affiliate, so you can create a successful online business.

Click the link below to see how easy it is to complete your profile: Let me know if you have any questions too! I'm just a message away and I'm more than happy to help you out, so feel free to reach out at any time.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Billy, welcome to WA!

My name is Tim, you might remember me from my website Affiliate UNguru.

Just stopping by to say hello and to see if there's anything I can do to help you get started?

If so, just reply to this message and I'll get back to you asap :)

I also wanted to give you the link to start your training: This is where I recommend you start your training. Everything you need to know is explained within these lessons and there are tasks to complete as you go too (which I also recommend doing).

I'm super excited to share this with you, because this is the exact training I followed myself to go from newbie to full time income online!

I know you are going to love this.

The last thing I wanted to mention is that it's totally ok to ask lots of questions. In fact, the more questions you ask the better!

Because when you ask questions, you have the rare opportunity to learn from people who have achieved some incredible success, by following the exact same path you are on right now.

This is extremely powerful stuff and it's one of the biggest reasons why WA stands head and shoulders above ANY other platform I have ever tried.

I remember when I first started here I asked LOTS of questions (even though I was worried some of them were 'dumb questions' lol). And I'm glad I did, because the value I got from being able to learn from people who were already successful was absolutely priceless.

It really was a major turning point for me, and it can be for you too.

So I encourage you to ask lots of questions and get amongst this awesome community as much as possible. The more you engage with the WA community, the more you will learn, and the more successful you will become!

Anyways Billy, it's wonderful to have you as part of the WA community and I wish you the very best of success on your journey here!

Cheers,
Tim

P.S I also wanted to give you the heads up on some cool bonuses I've got lined up for you, if you upgrade to a Premium membership within your first 7 days!

★ Bonus #1 | Special Discount
You will get over 61% off your first month Premium membership (from $49 to $19)... which is an absolute steal! Getting everything you need to build a profitable online business for such a low price is simply a no brainer.

★ Bonus #2 | Live Case Study
Exclusive access to a Live case study that walks you through the EXACT process of creating a profitable niche website- right in front of your eyes- over the shoulder. This one bonus alone could change everything for you, as you are seeing the entire process in action from "idea to profit"- step-by-step, click by click. This case study is not available anywhere else so it's very high value stuff.

★ Bonus #3 | I Will Personally Help You Choose a Niche
One of the biggest stumbling blocks beginners face is choosing a niche. But it doesn't have to be that way. Because I'm personally going to walk you through choosing a profitable niche. Based on YOUR passion or interest! No more guesswork and no more 'fear' you've chosen the wrong niche. I am personally going to be working with you to help you find a winning niche!

★ Bonus #4 | 1-on-1 Coaching and Mentoring
I know it can be challenging when you're first starting out. So as a bonus on top of everything else I've just mentioned, I'm going to offer you personal and private access to me! I will be your mentor, your coach. I will be there for you every step of the way to make sure you reach and exceed your goals. I started right where you are now and worked my way to a full time income online. Which means I know what works and I know how to help you succeed. I am uniquely positioned to help you achieve your goals, in the shortest amount of time possible. So this is going to be a HUGE help to you going forward. Honestly, this ONE bonus alone is worth MANY times more than the cost of the Premium membership. This is going to put you in the best shape possible to achieve real success online.

There's no pressure to upgrade if you're not ready yet. I just wanted to give you the heads up now, so you know what you will get if you do decide to become a Premium member within the next 7 days. Talk soon!
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