About Skc
Joined June 2014
I am 64yrs old and nearing the end of my lifelong career as a Clinical Technologist, specialising in Cardiovascular Perfusion. (This mainly involves the operation of Heart Lung machines and related equipment, during Open Heart Surgery.)

For my eventual retirement I am looking for activities that will offer "intellectual exercise" and hopefully bring in some income as well. Exactly what I want to get into is still undecided, but I am leaning towards blogging, but not sure exactly what subject.

My interests include Spirituality, Psychology, Philosophy, Computers, Science, History, Books, Movies and Hobbies such as Wargames and Flight Simulation.

I look forward to interacting with, and learning from, all the participants on this site and getting my brain up to speed again with this rapidly changing computer world. Although I've been into computers since the old Spectrum 48k days, the speed of change seems inversely proportional to the slowing of my aging brain! Perhaps this site will help reverse that!
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Question 1: Enough to feel my efforts have been worthwhile.
Question 2: Enough to supplement my retirement income.
Question 3: Time enough that I enjoy. When it becomes too much, then has just become yet another 'job!'
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skc Premium
Question 1: Enough to feel my efforts have been worthwhile.
Question 2: Enough to supplement my retirement income.
Question 3: Time enough that I enjoy. When it becomes too much, then has just become yet another 'job!'
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AlanCross Premium
Great goals, and with what you learn here as you go through the lessons this can happen for you....Put in as much time as you can and your dreams can come through! If you get stuck just ask for help!
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Carson Premium
Great goals Shawn,

The first step to achieving success online is to set some goals and now that you have done this you can start working towards them. Your goals are absolutely achievable and realistic. Dedicate yourself to working through the training, taking action, and getting help when you need it.

I am personally here to help you and there are many others within the community that will reach out to help too.

You are already doing great, keep it up!

Carson
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craig6 Premium
Hi,thanks for the follow..hope WA brings into your life all you want, the tools,community, training and positivity are, so it's up to us.....great to connect,stay in touch,take care...Jay
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mjpd Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow! Wishing you every success here at WA and in life…Maureen
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Thanks for the follow. All the best...Gary
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freedom1207 Premium
Thanks for the follow!
Warmly, Heather
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NemiraB Premium
Hello, thank you for following, all the best to you here. Cheers.
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hectoroliver Premium
Hello Morpheus and thanks for the follow. Your website is great and I wish you total success. Hector Olivera
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skc Premium
Thanks for the kind words on website. Still a lot of work to do! Best Wishes for your endeavors!
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oggy1968 Premium
G'day mate thank you for your follow and may all your dreams and goals become your successes on your journey mate
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KBush Premium
Thank you for following me, I am following you back. I wish you success and a prosperous future.

Maybe you could do your Nich about games and the equipment that run them. I personally have a WII System. Always looking for new games to play.
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skc Premium
I got lots of games, mainly on PC. My boy has XBox but time, time to play them!
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Johan1776 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Joy, Confidence ,and Great Fortune to you.
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Mylife1502 Premium
Hi Shaun and thank you for your message and follow
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TrishS7777 Premium
Thank you for the follow SKC. You are an interesting person. I used to work on a System/36...do you remember those? Let's do this together. I wish you lots of success and prosperity!
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skc Premium
I don't remember that particular system. Was it a Sarns? Thanks for the kind words.
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TrishS7777 Premium
It was an IBM and used RPG II programming. I would run backups using magazines.
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skc Premium
Sorry I thought you were talking about Heart Lung machines! No I don't recall using those computers (?)
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alanh Premium
Hi!
Thanks a lot for the follow, all the best to you.
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Papi Premium
Thank you for a like I left for Jenn on "Hibernaculum" I appreciate this.
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1sourcebiz Premium
Thanks for the follow Shawn - and those of us who have been around computers awhile, understand your comments. Best wishes for that increased brain speed and power!!
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EuniceH Premium
By the way, I looked at your site and left a message for you. Very impressed by it - is it just an information site, or are you going to use it for affiliate marketing? Also, why don't you upload it here - I had to go down through the comments to find it after seeing it mentioned...?
I have very similar outlooks and interests to you, so good to meet you here!
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skc Premium
It's currently an information site, and so far has been an intellectual excercise for me. (Sort of like writing a dynamic book I guess) However I am definitely going to try use it for marketing too, especially to supplement my (eventual), retirement income and cover web costs. In fact I stuck in an Amazon ad a week back. (Emotional Issues -> Depression -> Cognitive Therapy->/book review).

Still very much work in progress. Time is currently a major issue and I've hardly looked at it for a while. Maybe I should upload it here. Just felt it needed more work first.

Glad you've made contact and have similar interests. We must keep in touch on this
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EuniceH Premium
Most definitely! Thanks for following me back as well Shawn :)
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EuniceH Premium
Hi Shawn, I see from a post of yours on The Hammer's profile that you are in Dbn - good to meet another Saffer here - even though we are all quite spread out!
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skc Premium
Not sure if I replied somewhere else but there seem to be quite a few of us S.Africans here!
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EuniceH Premium
You did reply - on my profile, thanks Shawn! :)
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jsmart Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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ThyraLona Premium
Nice meeting a fellow Dubanite here....
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for following me. It is much appreciated. All the best at fulfilling all your goals especially the ones that brought you to W.A. in the first place.
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nicealessa Premium
thank you for the follow ..i visited your website and it is amazing very interesting and some of your interests are also mine ....and you should be more positive about yourself :) ...you are doing great
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skc Premium
Thanks for looking at my site and giving me some motivation to continue. I must say I have not touched it for about 3 weeks now as been snowed down with work. BTW I also looked at yours and am sure you on the right track regarding the way we should all be living. (I'm currently looking at Lucid Dream herbs. & my son & I have just eaten 2 organic boiled eggs. What a difference!)
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hakemp001 Premium
Thank you for the follow!! Thank you for liking my site, I know that I will be bookmarking yours. One of my passions is also Spirituality, psychology and Philosophy! I see that you site has a lot of all three!

Following back very happily :)

Heather
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skc Premium
Thanks for looking at site and the nice feedback. It certainly gives encouragement. I thought you'd have an interest. Site is still VERY MUCH work in progress but hopefully will eventually get more interactive and fill a need. TIME a big issue at this stage of my life. (I really must to try to retire and start concentrating on what counts!:)
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hakemp001 Premium
Well if you ever need any help, I can try to assist. Or at least help you look for answers.
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atlanticus Premium
Hi Shawn, thanks for adding me to your network. I had a brief look at your site, Nice work. Best wishes,
John.
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skc Premium
Thanks, still very much work in progress and have barely touched it the last few weeks, (Need to get off the "treadmill" I'm on at moment!)
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Anne112995 Premium
Hi, nice to meet you. Thank you for the follow. I wish you the best of luck and success in your ventures. :)

Anne
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kmor32 Premium
Hi thanks for following it is good to have you in my network best wishes in WA.
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Lancer501 Premium
Hi Shawn.. thanks so much for the follow. WE are of similar vintage and some of your interests are also mine. Wishing you much success here at WA.
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Misspressy Premium
Hi Shawn, thank you for following me, I'm following you back. Wishing you success here at WA and God bless you always.
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JennPGD Premium
Hi Shawn,

Yes, I'm the one with the borrowed poem from my phone and then the one who liked your message. :) It's so nice meeting you here. Take care.

Jenn
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skc Premium
Nice thing about WA is that one meets such nice people which is of course nice:) Sorry Jenn, meant to give you my website link. Here it is http://thewayofjoyandease.com/ if U want to sneak a preview.
Still much, much, much, to be done on it, but hopefully framework finally close to how I want!
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rob3 Premium
Hi Shawn, thanks for the follow. Here's wishing you success at WA and look forward to seeing you around the community.
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skc Premium
I see you are well on your way with websites. Best wishes to you with WA.
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi Shawn, it's great to meet you and thanks for the follow.
How are you liking Wealthy Affiliate since you joined? :)
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skc Premium
So far been with them about 6 weeks and am suitabley impressed. The only problem is our dismal exchange rate where I live. So I either make money (not my main aim) to cover costs or bail out in a year.
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suphatp Premium
Hello Skc.
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skc Premium
Hi Suphatp...are U a Buddha?
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Shawn! -

Thank you for following Back! :)
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Shawn! -

It's Great to connect here at WA!

I am Now Following You!

** Have A Great Productive Day! **

David

And remember Rome wasn't built in a day...but they were laying bricks everyday!
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cubandane Premium
Hi there Shawn,
Regarding your last two sentences, I totally agree, but from my experience at 75 I have to say 'It didn't', unless it was all due to the change I inadvertently made from XP to Windows7 at about the same time as I started WA. But for you I wish you the best of everything your grey cells will muster.
All the best "young man", Cheers, Simon
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the follow! I look forward to working and learning with you.
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brubecke Premium
Welcome to WA and thanks for the follow.
Hope you much success.
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DESIDAC Premium
Thanks for the follow back. Wish you all the best here at WA!

DES
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for the follow. Many blessings!
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simonjagger Premium
Skc I appreciate the follow.
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the follow. If you are interested in spirituality, you may like our website.

http://faithwealthbuildingforlife.com

Doug & Debbie
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skc Premium
Thanks i have already looked your nice site and left a comment. My site link is in the comment. Still a lot of work to do! Nice to see some 'like minded' fellow travelers. (so not all 'sell, sell' after all')
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kholmes Premium
Thanks for the follow, do you want to follow me to the hospital when I have my heart valves replaced....just kidding! Lol.
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skc Premium
R you having them replaced? If so good luck! I now see the 'follow pun' hopefully you were just kidding.
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kholmes Premium
I was kidding about the follow, but yes I am having my aortic and mitrel valves replaced, I have Rheumatic Heart Disease.
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skc Premium
Oh gosh! My mother needed a mitral valve replaced when I was 11. Unfortunately in 1961 the heart lung machine was then unavailable. I'm always fascinated that when I came for interview in 1971 for this rare job, I did not even know of such a machine and only realised later that this is the machine that would have saved my mother. Good Luck. (We doing AVR + CABPG tomorrow)
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skc Premium
Ignore the 'like' Pressed it out of habit, definately not for your predicament!
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kholmes Premium
Well I will consider it as you like that I am getting the proper care so I feel better! Hows that?
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kholmes Premium
Is your mother still around? If so how is she doing?
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skc Premium
No unfortunately because my machine was not around then (1961) she eventually succumbed after 3 months in hospital. (She really needed a new valve but they could not do this without the H/L machine.
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kholmes Premium
Oh I am so sorry to here that. I lost my mother in 1976 I was about 10 years old. She had liver cancer and this is another case that they didn't know that they could cut the bad part of the liver off and all would be okay. Or at least that is how I understand it. Thanks for sharing.
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skc Premium
Well we have something more in common then!
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pahr53 Premium
Welcome to WA Shawn,

Best wishes to your success here. It is okay if you need to break away now and then. Just don't forget to come back every time you can and get some work accomplished. That is what I have had to do too. Busy is good!

Thank you for following me and I am now also following you.

Regards,
Paula
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bkcook Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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JeanR Premium
Hi and Thanks for follow.
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gildabitt Premium
Great profile, skc, I am following you after you feedback about my site, and figuring out such an interesting person :-). I am a surgical tech now working in Aventura, FL, but I used to be a perfusinist technician in my past, when I was living in my country of birth, Argentina. What a stressful work and enviroment!!!! I am sure you know perfectly what I am talking about....
I also read you are interested in Flight Simulation.....my husband works as Flight simulator tech in Airbus Training Center Miami, and he is also a big fan of flight simulator computer home games, if this one ends being your niche of choice, I am sure he can give you a hand. Just messege me and I can put both of you in contact.
Thanks again for your suggestions and all the best for you with your goals!!!!
Gilda
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skc Premium
I just replied on your site before seeing this one! Thanks for your kind words. Flightsim is a possibility but not yet on agenda. (Perfusion similar to flying so I guess it does relate) Will catch up with you later...I off to bed. Long difficult CABPG tomorrow!
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MisterWailor Premium
Thanks for the following and good luck to you. You are very knowledgeable.
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DHuong Premium
Welcome to WA Shawn & thanks for the follow. I hope all that is offered here will be just what you need & are looking for. I wish you much success,peace,happiness,& relaxation in your retirement years.
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skc Premium
Not retired yet unfortunately...in that unhappy place between where the body&mind; has difficulty with work but still need just that bit more income before. I'm getting there and WA is one of the strategies.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for following, I just know that by following the training and persevering here at WA you will be extremely successful. ~Marion
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Anewcreature Premium
Shawn thank you so much for your follow and be blessed!
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apache1 Premium
Hi Shawn thank you for the follow and welcome to WA. Many lessons to be learned hopefully you have already started on the Get Started here course know that as you go through the lessons in order you will gain great knowledge to help you create your own website. You have much skills and other knowledge to choose a niche from. Take care be well. Go forward.
Andre
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PhilRou Premium
Hi Shawn, Thank you very much for your follow back and all the best here at WA!
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skc Premium
Thanks Phil, Found your Writing with benefits blog useful as well as the Copyblogger link. Best wishes to you too!
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janicebowles Premium
Hi Shawn! As you will probably know the brain is very 'plastic' and so I'm sure the site here will charge your brain power wonderfully! ;) All the best to you Shawn.
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skc Premium
You right...I believe the brain is only organ that does not really age if given enough stimulus. Thanks for the encouragement!
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Aussie Wolf Premium
Thanks for the follow Shawn, best of luck matey and keep going brother!
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Kyle Premium
What's going on Shawn? 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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skc Premium
So far have gone through to Lesson 4 but have a whole pile of (real) work over the next few days so will have to continue Sunday. (Should be Premium by then, so much to do!)
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Shawn, it sounds like you are making good progress despite your work load. I know you are going to love Premium and I really do look forward to working with you moving forward.

If you ever need a hand, just let me know. :)
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skc Premium
Kyle,
My colleague is interested in joining and I want to email her the referral link. Can I just quickly add it to an email and which one of the 3 do I use? (I tested the main one and it just referred me back to my profile, not to any joining up page.)
So far got to lesson 8 course 1. Redid website 3 times as I wanted a different .url name and realised I couldn't change it. Anyway it's good practice.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you absolutely can Shawn. You can get all of your affiliate links from the WA Affiliate Program page Shawn:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

Here you will get everything from your stats, the program details and commission structure, your affiliate links, create your custom messages, get banners, and some other awesome features.

You don't get your link from your actual profile, as that is your affiliate referral link to link people directly to your profile. You want your main one which you get from your WA Affiliate Program tab (as mentioned above).
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Carson Premium
Hey Shawn, just wanted to pop back and see how you are doing? I noticed that you haven't quite set-up your account yet, just wanted to let you know there is a video on how to do this if there is any confusion.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/completing-your-account-set-up-at-wa-adding-a-description-image

Setting up your account will lead to much better help here within the community as people feel like they can connect with you better (with an image and a description)

Just wanted to make sure that all was good and if you do need a hand with anything, just let me know! :)
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skc Premium
Thanks Carson. As you will now see I have updated photo and profile. One question? Must payment be on an ongoing subscription basis or can one pay once off for the occasional month? This will suit me owing to the erratic nature of my work whereby I can just pay for those months I have time to get into this. Also with our dismal R/$ exchange one has to take care!
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Carson Premium
Hey Shawn,

The payment here at Wealthy Affiliate is a monthly subscription. You can always cancel your billing, take a break, then come back at a later date. It's totally flexible and you're in control of how you want the billing to work.

Each time you setup payment it's a subscription, so it's up to you to stop it if you wish. It's all managed from your account settings here at WA, so it's easy to do.

You're going to Love Premium and it's going to open the full potential of the Wealthy Affiliate platform. You can't build and run a business anywhere else online for less. Everything is 100% included.

Cheers,

Carson
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MariosN Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate,
Enjoy your stay and take all that you can acquire.
I hope your expectations come true.
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Carson Premium
Hi Shawn,

Welcome to WA! As you are just new to the community I'd like to take this opportunity to say hello and let you know that I am here to help you get started.

I've helped 1000's of people over the years build thriving online businesses and the Wealthy Affiliate platform will provide you the tools and training to succeed as well.

Kyle, myself, and many other very helpful people hang out at WA and are always willing to lend a hand.

If you have any questions I suggest using the Live chat as you will get answers very quickly. Or you can ask questions within tutorials, blogs, or directly to other members on their Spaces.

Here is the initial training that I suggest you get started with:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1
I look forward to working with you.

Carson
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