About Shelley1960
Joined August 2017
So I need to tell you about myself, huh? Well you got a couple days??!! No, I'll try to be short and not go in to many details. First of all, I grew up in Upstate NY, was born in Ithaca and raised just outside of Rochester, NY. I went to school for my nursing license and started my career in Syracuse, NY. My mom moved to SW Florida in 1982 and due to my rebellious lifestyle I was "forced" to move in with her. I was an alcoholic, drug addict, promiscous, nasty and mean. I took up Psychology and my nursing career took me to help open a private Psychiatric Hospital. To make a long story short I soon found myself at the bottom of the pit and ended up in a rehab called Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge is a faith based year long (or longer sometimes) rehab program which bases it's teachings and principles strictly on the Bible. As a student there, 5 days after entering the program I found Jesus Christ as my Savior. Forward ahead a couple of years and I found myself living in Europe as a missionary opening Teen Challenge centers throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. I learned three other languages (French, German, and Crotian) and travelled to over 30 countries. I play the trumpet and I travelled with a music group for 8 years as we ministered on the streets, in schools, churches, theaters, etc. talking about how Christ can redeem an addict - He did me!! I had to come home after 8 years as I was deathly ill and lived in a war-torn country and couldn't get the medical help I needed. Forward about 20 years and during that time my health deteriorated and I faced many health and mental issues. I've been on disability since 1998 and have searched and searched for a legitimate work-at-home job to support me. I've literally lost 10's and 10's of thousands of dollars and have been ripped off NUMEROUS times. Now I'm very skeptical. My family thinks I'm a loser and just chasing a dream that will never come to reality. I have a tendancy to disagree. So here I am. My goal is to be successful in a short (1-2 years) period of time or less and to prove to my family I'm not the loser I was. I did horrible things to them and they still, even after 33 years of sobriety and clean honest living, they see me for who I was, not who I am today. I want to change that. I am a very dedicated, hard worker and will put my all in to this program. I am in a very very poor spot right now financially and literally have $0. 01 to my name - I can prove it if you'd like. I can't afford the premium package right now but I WILL do whatever I need to in Course 1 to generate money to purchase the program. I'm glad I'm here and I hope I haven't offended anyone with my story but I thank God daily for delivering me out of that kind of lifestyle in to a respectful professional in my community today - even though those aren't the sentiments of my family. Ok, that wasn't TOO long but it wasn't too short either. So as Zig Ziglar once said "I'll see you at the top!!" You can count on it.
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JAYBO Premium
Welcome to WA! I'm following look forward to working with you here at WA
AfCog Premium
Welcome to WA Shelley! Glad you're here, too!
Nrichards Premium
Hello, it is so good to meet you, wishing you the best of success.
MarkGuthrie3 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I'll follow back. Shalom
Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
markr0675 Premium
Thanks for the followback Shelly!!!
phakacha8 Premium
Wow! thanks for the follow and I really love to read through your About me page but will come back some other time.
have a nice day.
MCrim Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mickeyb123 Premium
Hello, Shelly and thank you for following me back.

mwjr68 Premium
Thanks very much for connecting back with me,God Bless:)))
My-Mate-Bert Premium
Hiya, Shelley - sorry to butt in on chat with idea earlier - glad all sorted now.

I'd be very curious about where you take niche as I've been in business systems design, development, support, etc, for decades and your niche idea sounds cool and very useful.

Parents have a tough time protecting there kids with the right hardware/software so you're onto a winner, eh?

Glad CraigOs helped sort ya - he's good on here.

All the very best - My Mate, Bert 'n' me. (Bert's my imaginary friend so weIl may need some treatment, since Bert's last therapist jumped outta the window, lol) Outta curiosity - is there a cure for imaginary friends?
JasonJF 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! :)
markr0675 Premium
Hi Shelly,
nice to meet you here at Wealthy Affiliate. Congratulations on becoming a Premium member.

Best wishes for success!

digitalwisdo Premium
Welcome to WA Premium, you have taken this step at the exact right time in your journey. Take advantage of it and enjoy. “Just Go!” Don’t Stop.
SongbirdDL Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership. Best of wishes.
MCrim Premium
Welcome to the WA Community! You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

ChristyRiv91 Premium
Hi, Welcome to WA. Let me know if I can help you with anything. Wish you the best!
JasonJF Premium
Hi, Shelley,

I just wanted to let you know that I just read your story here.

Wow! It's truly inspirational and I have no doubt that it will help a lot of people who are going through a rough time.

Once you have found Jesus and follow in his footsteps, there is no way that you are going to fail.

Do not matter what others say about you. Keep your dreams alive.

The training here will help you out tremendously, so pay close attention!

I am just delighted that you were able to find this community.

You are now part of a friendly and helpful family.

If you need help, please remember to ask and you will get the answers you need.

We'll catch up soon.

In kindness,
JasonJF Premium
Welcome Shelley to Wealthy Affiliate!

Great to see you here! I am Jason and I look forward to helping you with any question you might have, and of course, help you to achieve success!

It´s great to see that you are ready to start. I want you to know that you have made a very wise decision to try things out here, there is no better place to be if you want to make money online and I know you will do great!

What you do to get started is very simple:

1. Set up your account.
2. Go to “Get Started Here” course!

You find it within the main menu (BIG GREEN button).

Or, with this link here: The key to success is to interact and ask A LOT of questions! It doesn't matter how simple or silly the question may seem - just ask and you will get ANY question answered!

The training is going to be the core of your success, you will be given GREAT step-by-step instructions on what to do.

Each lesson also has an associated (easy to understand) video walkthrough that is going to SHOW the EXACT process.

What does it take to succeed here? Stick with it and DON´T give up!

Put in at least 6-10hour/week on this (more if you can) and things will start to fall in place very quickly!

Remember to ALWAYS ask for help if there is something you are not sure of!

I have never experienced a community online that has so many friendly and helpful people, this is something that you are going to notice very quick!

There are thousands of knowledgeable people here, you can learn from them, they are willing to help, and basically, all of them had the same questions that you have at some point, me too :)

Shelley, If you decide to become more serious and go Premium, you can, of course, do that whenever you want.

However, if you do it within your first 7 days you are going to get the "action taker" bonus, your first month for $19!

I wish you Success!