About Slugger_mn
Joined September 2009
Hi,

My name is Pete, or as I am known here at the Wealthy Affiliate, "Slugger_mn".


I have been a member here for over 2 years (since 2009 now) now as of last month, and I have to tell you a little story....


About 2 years ago, before I joined the w/a, I was into Real-estate, and had already owned my own successful business. Although, I lost nearly 1 million dollars worth of properties in the blink of an eye, I believed that to be rich is to have money, to be Wealthy is something entirely different, and I didn't need the money to be a millionaire, not when being Wealthy was an idea...


I took this idea, and I pushed it extremely hard, I took the good fight to the Internet...


One morning, I woke up after a long previous night of prayer... ( I never said things were not tight... ) and I had an idea.. I was just laying there staring at the ceiling, thinking to myself what other people would be thinking if they had already achieved the goals I was looking to achieve... I wondered what other people in different lives were doing when they woke up... did they stare off into space thinking about me? I wondered what someone that had achieved Internet success would do right when they woke up that morning.. I came up with a whole story in my head, and I wished it was me.. I finally came up with a profound thought...


"Right now, someone (lets call someone "Bill"...) Right now Bill is waking up, he is stretching his arms, scratching is butt, and rolling out of bed with a smile on his face.. Bill knows that it was a long night sleep, and over that period of time, his accounts would be full of money.. So, Bill wonders over to his NICE computers, sitting in his NICE office, in his BEAUTIFUL house, and Bill checks his accounts.. Bill smiles, then Bill laughs.. Bill is laughing, and smiling because he has made over 1,000 dollars since he went to bed..."


Naturally, my question was "What does Bill do, and where can I learn?"....


When I rolled out of bed that day, I found the w/a, and I started working my butt off.. I knew that by asking the right questions, I would find the correct/true answers..


Less then two months later, I had at least two forms of income from online, and they were paying all of my bills, and getting me out of debt..


Less then a year later, I was out of debt, and saving money up..


Less then a year and a half later, I was engaged, and looking for a house...


Less then two years later, I was married, with a very nice house like Bill...


More then two years later... TBD...


Good luck, you can do this:)
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orbenetplus Premium
Hi Pete,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate community and hello my name is Lydia. Nice to meet you. Looking really forward to work with you. Just bear in mind we are a community and everyone is willing to help, just don't hesitate to ask if you encounter some problems.
Try to invest time and patience and don't forget to hit like every time.
All the best and may god bless.
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on going Premium! I'm glad you decided to take that next big step because now you will see what Wealthy Affiliate really has to offer.

There is so much great training ahead of you and I can't wait to see your success.

If you ever need help with anything please feel free to let me know. Take care and good luck to you.

-Jaime
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Hi and welcome to WA. I think you will enjoy it here.
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Josiebell Premium
Congratulations going premium! You've made the right decision! If you have any questions please let me know. Wish you much success!

~Jo
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Bigimpact Premium
Hello! :)
Congratulations on going premium. :D
You now have access to live training and so much more!
I wish you all the best.

Cheers,
Suhail.
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Welcome to WA Premium! You’re going to like it here! I know I do! The feedback and comment platforms are useful. You’re going to love being able to get support 24/7/365! Members are very friendly! Wishing you well in all your endeavors!
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Congratulations on upgrading your membership to premium. If you need help you have an awesome community to help you. I wish you all the best with WA and enjoy the journey.

Kindest regards

Dave Young
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Hello and congrats on going premium!!!!! Wishing you all the best of luck here on WA!!!!! Don't give up and just believe in yourself!!!!

Cheers,
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Welcome to premium membership. You know have all the tools and support you will need to grow a successful business. All the best to you!
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Congratulations on going Premium. Great decision!
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi from Adelaide in South Australia...
Welcome to Premium! You have made a very wise investment.
With what you are about to learn, you will have an internet business happening before you know it!
We're in good hands here...the WA community is fantastic!
Wish you all the best & much success...
Steve
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Congrats on going to premium!
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Hi Pete, Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on going premium. It is a wonderful opportunity to create an online presence in a really supportive environment. Best wishes for your journey.
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Welcome to premium, its a nice to meet you, wish you success and have a nice journey at WA
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seanchase Premium
Hey, Welcome to WA! Please don't hesitate to ask questions. The more questions you ask the faster you'll learn and be on your way to becoming a very successful online business owner!
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Slugger_mn Premium
I am a successful online business owner.. lol.. Thanks to the WA about 7 Years ago now.. Thanks for the well wishes though, looking forward to being a part of the community again.
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seanchase Premium
Wow that's very encouraging to see and hear! Keep up the great progress!
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seanchase Premium
It said that you were a new member...sorry! lol
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Slugger_mn Premium
Thanks Sean:) It should be encouraging to anyone here. I only have what I have because of the WealthyAffiliate, integrity, and a truck load of work ethic! haha.. Fun place for sure, excited to get involved.
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seanchase Premium
I completely agree. We all should be encouraged. I would like to get to know more about you! What are your websites/blogs? What did you get out of WA over the years, that made you successful. Is your online businesses on pilot if not how many hours per day do you dedicate to stay successful online?
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HotBizMan Premium
Here is a program I hope you will take a look at. And a question for you. Why are people so afraid today to take a very small risk (heck no risk right now) in a prelaunch program that can really help them to grow their business by leaps and bounds? Go here now and just take a look around. Just copy and paste the link. Seems like WA won't let it become a clickable link. http://www.zingbizpro.com/?ZBP?=hotbizman
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey HotBizMan,

I know its tough, but please try not to post affiliate links in the w/a.

Thanks!

Pete-
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sherbet penny Premium
Well Pete, how's life, is this for real do you think...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8SK0rk5jdE
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sherbet penny Premium
Haha ye looked too good to be true, entertaining though..
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Slugger_mn Premium
All I got from the link was error 404?? Resend please!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Oh, ok, yea, that is fake.. 100%

Not even from my baseball stand point, but more so from my graphic knowledge, watch the guy on the right, his head moves out of sync with ball in the first part.. also those stands are not held down by anything at all, they would not take the hit of a ball traveling at the velocity once, let alone that many times. Also, when you swing a bat like that, your stamina goes down quickly, he continues as though he is swinging at air, which he is.. That is 100% fake, I would love to meet this guy so that I can show him how to placement hit:)
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Miss Cee Premium
Hey Pete! I had purchased your evolution of a sale some time ago and actually forgot about it (shame on me for getting distracted by all the shiny things). I just opened up the PDF again and started reading it. It something about videos in the PDF and for the life of me, I can't find them anywhere. I tried to find login details etc to no avail. Can you help me out please :)
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Slugger_mn Premium
No problem, email me at slugger_mn@yahoo.com I will hook you up-
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andys43us Premium
Hey Pete. Just wanted to let you know that I purchased a WSO which lists 57 top converting products on clickbank and your product is on the list. You are no. 49. You must be converting really well. Here is the link to the WSO if you are interested http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/340001-57-best-converting-products-clickbank-prepare-shocked.html
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Slugger_mn Premium
Never saw this! But that's awesome:)
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wandah Premium
Hi Pete. Sounds your well on your way and a real busy creative kind of guy. look forward to learning and watching people grow in there dreams and goals.
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Louise M. Premium
what a cute pic!! :)
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Slugger_mn Premium
Thanks Bud!
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sherbet penny Premium
Hey pete, just thought I would drop a line to say hi and hope you are well and all is going great in the marketing world for you.
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sherbet penny Premium
Things are starting to come together. Made decent money over the Halloween so I now know I can make money online so happy out.
Next year is going to be the year I start making decent money, I swear I'm going to bust my balls doing it haha!!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey bud! How goes it?

Things are going excellent! I have been doing really well with my marketing, and business is a boomin.. haha


I havent had as much time lately to hang around the w/a but with winter coming (and or here) I feel that I can get back in here a little more. I am hoping anyway.. haha


Let me know how things are going with you!

Pete-
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Praise Premium
How is your baseball going?
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hey Pete, Just dropping by to say hello. How's it going? As for me, I'm putting some heavy energy into article writing now. Let's hope it pays off. Hope you're well. How's baseball?
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Jamie Smith Premium
You still have me smiling from that classic Dr. Seuss quote on your blog. One of my all time favorites!
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Jamie Smith Premium
Cheers Pete, yes, that Dr Seuss quote is one of my all time favorites for sure. Yes 2010 has been an amazing year for both of our careers, VERY blessed indeed. I still bounce between Minneapolis, Miami, and NYC. Just got back in the US from our successful week long SUNANDBASS2010 festival in Italy. I am in Miami @ the moment, I fly up to Minneapolis on September 23rd for some studio sessions, and then have a BassDrive event in Reading UK on October 1st. Our biggest event of my career was in March in front of 40,000 people. Thanks again for enjoying our www.bassdrive.com Worldwide Drum&Bass Radio and our www.bassdrivetunes.com Worldwide Drum&Bass Label. That really means a lot! The music side and marketing side of my career is going even better than anticipated. Once again, I want to say how proud of you I am for all your hard work and success. I have been traveling so much this year, but still do plan to kick it with you at some point, that is a promise. Lunch and drinks, my treat.
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Slugger_mn Premium
(: I didnt know if anyone would place that! hahaha


That is good you did!

So how are things going for you any way? Aside from the now and again drive by we dont talk enough about you.. haha I look into BassDrive now and then, I listened to your stuff a while back.. How is your marketing goin?
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Dude, Sounds good to me! You just say when, and I am all for it! haha Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. I have not been spending a ton of time here lately. I have been workin hard out on that there Internet(: Let me know how things are going!
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famousplumber Premium
Pete,

Thanks for your comment on my recent blog, "Deceptive Marketing". Please understand that I am well aware that there are a lot of quality products out there. I have used several myself. My point was that the marketing practices are frequently deceptive, and that I've wasted way too much time looking at them, rather than productively managing my business.
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famousplumber Premium
I was in no way calling you out! I just wanted to make sure you knew where I was coming from! I'm gonna opt-in
at EOS2. Did you follow this old man on Twitter?!
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famousplumber Premium
Thanks, Pete! I will definitely keep a watch for your Twitter posts. I'm following your "The Evolution of a Sale" progress, just cuz you're a winner. Even an old geeze like me can learn from a young, experienced guy like you!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Yea, I re-read your blog after I posted on it last night... I was super tired as I often am only on the w/a at like 4 or 5 in the morning after working all day... Haha.. I know my point was odd.. I thought id leave it up there any way though... haha


I agree with you.. In fact I couldn't agree more! That is why if you haven't already joined my EOS2 opt in, you will have noticed you rarely receive anything from us. But what you do receive is alway free advice.. We believe in not upselling our friends... So I agree with you 100%


Thanks for callin me out (: haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
Haha, Oh no, I know where you are coming from believe me, we started of with "The Evolution of a sale" (The Focus Method) we called it that for a reason haha..

Yep I am following you! Pay attention I will throw some cool stuff up on our blog and link it on my twitter deal.. haha That is stuff you will benefit from reading!


Thanks!

Pete-
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Helena33 Premium
Hi Pete! Wow! $3000 in one week ! Good for you! It's motivating to know when someone is having success , so, thanks for the encouragement and I hope you have plenty more success!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,


Thanks a ton(:


There is plenty enough success for everyone here!


Keep at it and good luck!

Pete-
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AdrienneG Premium
HI Pete, thanks for your quick reply to my email. Just purchased your EOS. Thanks Adrienne
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey!

No problem at all, I hope you enjoy the videos!

We are working on our next set which will be added soon. These will show you how to create and use websites(:

Which I think will be very helpful!


Thanks!

Pete-
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PMV Premium
Hey Pete, I enjoy your input at WA so I've added you as a buddy instead of having to click around to see your latest stuff :)
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Slugger_mn Premium
Haha, Hey,


Well, that makes me smile(:

I am glad to have you as a buddy I have added you back(:


Pete-
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ZachMN Premium
Hey noticed your from MN .... the vikings season is going to be great. You seem to be doing well... hopefully soon I will join the ranks as a sucessful IMer.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Yea, I am hoping so! I am an avid MN sports fan! haha, I am thinking they will do very well!


Yea, that will come, and pass.. You will make more and more money faster and faster, and then you will get mad when you only have a 3 or 4 hundred dollar day instead of the usual!


Keep at it man!

Pete-
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Temp Juice Premium
Just saw another MN guy like myself and figured I'd throw you on the list! Seems to be a few of us around...Favre's back, gonna be a fun season!
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Temp Juice Premium
Thanks man, 'preciate it!
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Temp Juice Premium
Hey, did I see somebody talkin on ur buddy space about one of your websites goin on magistudios' hotseat?? When's that?
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Temp Juice Premium
I seem to be directed to the same EOS2 site when I put both of those in. I like it though. I'd love to tell you some of the exact intricacies I see, but I'm not that far along yet! lol...next question is, Did you ever use this product? And after that...Did you see how terrible Tavaris looked against Denver tonight?? YUCK!
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Temp Juice Premium
Like the sounds of that. Workin through a couple other tutorials right now> Should be through em by later next week. Maybe I'll try yours out after that. Hell, I'll prolly just buy it anyway so I can say I'm supporting local buisness!
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Slugger_mn Premium
You bet it is!

Brings the Vikings some life having him come back!


Yep, there are a few of us around for sure.. about 6 or 7 that I can think of.

Let me know if you ever need anything-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Haha,

I think they were talking about http://evolutionofasale2.com/

Yea.. Jay already put that site in the hot seat, well kind of.. He put EOS1 in the hot seat, then I made EOS2 as a result.. haha


What do you think-


http://myonlineecourse.com/

http://evolutionofasale2.com/

Let me know if it was an improvement.. haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
Yea, Webb earned it.. haha

I forgot that I redirected the old domain to the new one already.. Oops sorry... Did I use this product? EOS2? I created it..Well, me and a friend here at the wealthy affiliate... Its just an educational product, we use videos and a method we created to teach a great way to get some results... It is fairly common to see beginners make 2 to 3 hundred a week after using the method.. One even makes about 700 a week now.. I guess you could say I have used the product since I made it(: haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
Haha,

Thats funny, I guess you are correct about that. I am sure you will learn something from it, one way or another I guess. We are working on a new set of videos for wordpress website building. So that may be really helpful if you know very little about that at this point.

Either way, if you feel inclined, check it out. Otherwise stick to the educational stuff here as well, they are very helpful as well!
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andys43us Premium
Hey Pete, Things are going great. One of my website is making me decent money consistently. I am investing all the money back (since I live with my parents right now, I don't really have any expenses) to 3 of my new blogs. All my new blogs are right now on the second page for good keywords and I expect to see them ranking good by the end of next month. And with that hopefully, I will be making more sales and more money. How are things with you?
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Louise M. Premium
can't wait to see you in Jay's hot seat. lol ;)
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stegmasterj Premium
Hey Pete, enjoy your comments and updates. I've been trying to figure out some things that should be simple about WA but have been a headache for me. After trying to get my blog working after months of being a WA member I haven't had luck. Did you have to set up your WA blog or did you just go to the Blog tab on your profile page and just click on add comment. Doesn't seem like it should be as hard as it's been for me, but it has been quite difficult.
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reg55 Premium
I like the attitude... Have you always been a go getter?
How did you over come the big hurtle of keyword rich... Like to know... But any way thanks for your feedback...
reg55
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hey Pete, It was an interesting video. It's hard to be an American and not protest what is going on right now. I can't hold myself back from saying what I think, even in WA. It was gracious of you to apologize. In that this site is about IM and is an international platform, then it's probably not the best idea to voice political views. Not such a grievous mistake though. Certainly more interesting than the woe is me complaining that goes on. I participated by responding, and glad of it. You're cool!
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jatdebeaune Premium
Whether that video was edited or not doesn't really matter in the big picture. There are prominent attorneys who are convinced, and have evidence that Obama is not legally qualified to be president, due to place of birth. That's not his only offense. I think the only reason he hasn't been brought up for charges is the Supreme Court. Now we have to deal with Elena Kagan. He has too many people in his hip pocket and he's in somebody else's hip pocket. We're witnessing a takeover. But we're not going to let them get away with it. Yes, you are courageous and why shouldn't you be? The two who complained seem to be pros at doing just that.
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Slugger_mn Premium
I know you did, and you are very correct! It is very very hard to be an American and see what is happening... The way I see it is that silence is the problem.. I actually think the video is kind of silly, like trying to win a baseball game by a forfeit or something like that, I disagree with their motive on that one.. .Seems silly, but at this point, it does speak volumes about the sort of ignorance in Washington right now, ignoring the constitution that made our country great is the very reason I disapprove of Obama, and any other politician that ignore the law of our land.. Bull! The apology was half empty in case you didn't notice.. There was only two people that spoke out, and I have at least 5 messages in my inbox from different people that supported my "bravery" if thats what you want to call it.. The only thing I was a little sorry about was that this is the w/a and maybe it is a good place to come to get away from GOVERNMENT, so we should try and keep it that way! haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
I know, haha... I don't care what they say... I think it is silly.. "It is your fault for distracting me" HA! With that attitude you will never get ahead.. Oh well, you know what? I have helped a lot of people get their first sales, and even consistent sales through my help in EOS... So I could care less that a couple people didn't like one of my posts.. Whoopty dooo.. haha You are correct, we are witnessing a take over, I just chose to fight it by spreadin the word.. Ignorant people that have done zero research are the ones with loud mouths.. If people do their research before talking I bet you will see a change in their attitude and I mean fast!
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jatdebeaune Premium
Did you enjoy the webinar? Time flew by. Can't wait for the next one.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Yes, I agree about taking a look at your own progress and rethinking some details. I'm looking forward to a chat with Jay, which he generously offered. Need some solid feedback on Shopsicle. It's good. Gets attention and some sales. It's not "right" yet though. The good thing about this business is that you can change things whenever you want. Hope Jay can help. Keep up the good work Pete. How's baseball?
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Slugger_mn Premium
Yea I enjoyed it, I like to sit there and listen, It helps me get a good grip on where I have been and where I am now.. Which I like a lot, it helps figure out where I might be going wrong in some areas, and I can ask questions on things that are a little more advanced as well, and Jay can help me out there which is nice! How do you like it? How is "Shopsicle" doing?
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tywhall Premium
Hey Pete, good to hear about your success. Thanks for the buddy request. It's time for me to make this work and it's good to have support.
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Slugger_mn Premium
You have plenty of support here just keep at it! Let me know if you need anything, I am happy to help if I can!
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jatdebeaune Premium
Just dropping by to say hi to you. How's baseball?
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jatdebeaune Premium
I'm fine Pete. Been thinking about you hitting home runs. My friend took me to a miniature golf course. Never did that in my life. First time out, I hit a hole in one, and thought Pete would be proud of me. Haha!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Baseball is going well.. I just pitched tonight.. I threw really hard.. did well(:


How are you?
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey! haha

You bet, I love sports! I would have been happy for you! haha Mini golf is good fun, you should give it a try more often!


I have been doing well! I hit two out tonight, so that is good! Have another game tomorrow, I will see how it goes! Wish me luck!
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Roqdil Premium
hahaha Pete, I do need help building a website. Your excitement is infectious. Am glad for you to have conquered the internet.I look forward to you following in the steps of Gate and Dell. You might not want to buddy me for I doubt if your patience won't run out on me, but I can sure use your help to get somethings started while I learn these many options. I am a Nigerian and the IM culture is not yet full blown here. Thanks for accepting to help me.
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Slugger_mn Premium
No problem!


Glad I can help!


So how are things going lately?
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Prolife Premium
It's nice to meet you, Pete. I'm pretty new, so your story was an encouragement. I have a landscaping business that isn't doing enough. I hope I. M. works for me.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Nice to meet you too(:

Yea.. my back can only take so much.. But it is a service, and you know how God feels about offering a service(: haha

Yea.. just keep at it, dont give up! It starts to pile up after a while and your chances for success only go up!
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Jokodamma Premium
Hi Pete, I hope you accept me as buddy, although I have been a Red Sox fan for nearly 20 years. But I'm German so I might be excused...;-)
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Slugger_mn Premium
Thats ok(:

I have a Red Sox Scouts number in my phone.. I was going to play in one of his leagues last winter but didnt make it their! maybe this winter!
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Garage667 Premium
Hey there Pete!WOW!You are one of the persons that have great will to succeed and i believe that you are just making it out GREAT so far!You are the "example" when a new to IM starts with no idea, and in a little time period,manages to deal with a lot of things and having success!Keep up the good work!
Cheers
Dimitris
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Slugger_mn Premium
Thanks for dropping me a line-


Best of luck to you too! Keep at it and it will happen for you(:


Pete-
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mike m Premium
Hey Pete, how's it going? :)
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mike m Premium
Good. Just writing, writing, writing :)
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Good, how are you?

Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Good,


So are you making head way?
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iFaith Premium
"Good things will come your way if you work hard, and be honest." Agreed! Finding new buddies today and found you in the WA ballpark. Thanks.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Thanks! Nice to meet you(:
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magistudios Premium
First it's a hug...

now it's touching you?!

Jeezus - what's next!? LOL | thanks for the kind words Pete.
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Slugger_mn Premium
No problem(: No touching allowed.. haha
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jdlape Premium
Great to see some specific successes, Pete. Thanks for sharing!
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Slugger_mn Premium
No problem! So how are you doing so far? Making your way threw the action plan?
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Rob Lee Premium
Hi Pete, looks like you're doing amazing on here! And after just 7 months? That's very encouraging for some of us who are struggling to get things in motion.
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Rob Lee Premium
Thanks for the info! I definitely plan on sticking with it! Even though it will require tons of work, it's still great to see that after a few months it's not impossible to be very successful. Thanks again!
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Rob Lee Premium
So far, I'm finding it more informative and helpful than the other online courses I've done. So much more support too!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Nice to meet you!


Yes it is encouraging.. But sometimes I wonder how helpful it is to struggling members.. Huh.. I only wish the best for people, but I hate to break it to anyone that I spend a lot of time working on stuff.. And get very burnt out sometimes.. haha, Take a lot of work, So stick with it!


Thanks for the add, and keep in touch!


Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Yep, just like anything you get out of it the effort you put in! So how are you finding it so far?
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Yep, just like anything you get out of it the effort you put in! So how are you finding it so far?
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Slugger_mn Premium
How are things going now?
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Gordon Edwards Premium
Hi. I'm a complete newbie looking for friends. It sounds like you have had a pretty positive experience here. What would you say was the most important thing you did to make your experience a success? Also, how is the baseball career coming?
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,


Nice to meet you-


The most important thing I did.. Hmmm? Well, there are so many, but I will say that a short memory towards the bad junk, and the ability to see the success in failures has been my strongest quality.. I also work a lot of hours.. haha


Baseball is going well, just started practice for the summer league, I am working hard for another great year(:


Best of luck friend, drop by if you need anything-


Pete-
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newwave1972 Premium
Hey there thanks for sticking up for all of at WA with that anti WAer. I hate it when people go off on a tangent with no backing for what they are talking about. You know something you are also right he even said he was not active in the forum that is where I got most of my answers besides writing to Kyle Carson or Marcus. I guess he will be like the rest of the Gurus out there not having a clue and filled with nothing but sadness and negativity. Too bad for him I guess as you put it HAHA!
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Slugger_mn Premium
You bet(:


Yea, people love talking bad about this place, I laugh.. It gave me what I needed to make a living online and I will never forget about the w/a and the great experience I have had while working and learning here(:


I will always call people out when I see them saying stupid things.. Its my way.. haha


Have a good one, and thanks for the support, sometimes backup is very helpful haha-


Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
You bet(:


Yea, people love talking bad about this place, I laugh.. It gave me what I needed to make a living online and I will never forget about the w/a and the great experience I have had while working and learning here(:


I will always call people out when I see them saying stupid things.. Its my way.. haha


Have a good one, and thanks for the support, sometimes backup is very helpful haha-


Pete-
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April 29th will be my last day on Wealthy Affiliate.

After some careful consideration and review of the materials available to members, I have concluded the following:

1) The tools, such as keyword research, niche q, rapid writer, and the hosting, are not worth the monthly membership. Similar tools are available for free elsewhere.

2) The mentoring that was promised by Kyle and Carson, as well as my sponsor, Jay, is nowhere to be found. I even got something of a teaser message, stating I would receive a private message with some guidance. That never happened, even when I followed up with Jay.

3) The 12 week action plan, to the point at which I have arrived (week 5) is inconsequential in its informational presentation. I found the material to be elementary. I've taken action - I just haven't seen anything here that I haven't seen for free elsewhere.

4) The web site is orchestrated in somewhat of a Ponzi scheme, with everyone perpetually touting the virtues of Wealthy Affiliate. Teaching other people how to make money online is surely a righteous endeavor, but it seems that many of the so called gurus seem to do mostly that, and not much in the way of promoting services of actual, tangible value. I have ethical qualms with that.

5) Websites such as scam.com and IMReportCard.com don't particularly favor Wealthy Affiliate. Some have offered empirical anecdotal evidence as to precisely why Wealthy Affiliate is of little value outside of one (or a few) month's worth of membership (the forum is often touted as the saving grace of the community).

6) I have not been active in the forum, however, I often see only one or two replies to a thread. This pales in comparison to many free forums.

7) I bought a product, marketed by Valeri Tkatchenko, which I found to be a solid product. However, he mentioned in his sales page that he could be contacted for support. Not only did I contact him with some very solid recommendations to improve his product, but asked some serious questions. These messages were sent multiple times, to multiple addresses, and were ignored.

8) Nihilism seems to be the run-of-the-mill around here, but the "front" to market products seems to be one of philanthropy. While I can certainly appreciate this approach from a business (profit) perspective, it is an undeniably ugly way to conduct business. Further, it is my contention that such methods will eventually result in the undoing of whatever business chooses to engage in such practices. For historical evidence, you may refer to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Goldman Sachs, General Motors, Enron, and a host of others.

9) I have often seen people say that there is just *too much* information on Wealthy Affiliate, and that's where people get lost. People get lost because the organizational structure is poor and not useful in the first place -- not because the information is of so much value that our pea-sized brains cannot process the great wealth of knowledge contained in this community. This denigration of the intellectual capacity of the members of Wealthy Affiliate is counterproductive to the aims of the community.

10) It is obvious that about 10% of those who join Wealthy Affiliate are willing to employ grey-hat or black-hat marketing techniques to get a leg up on the competition, where about 80% are not willing to take that mental leap -- and thus, don't get anything from methods that teach to this end, and the final 10% simply don't know which way is up or down.

I am in the 80%. I am not willing to snipe reviews from other products, to use other people's content and pawn it off as my own, to steal graphics without giving due credit, or any of the other stuff that is very clearly used by some of those who are on the "top" in Wealthy Affiliate.

I am not willing to compromise my ethical standards of conduct with regard to my interaction with other people, to get a leg up. There are numerous ethical marketing practices that I have become acquainted with as of late. While the road may be a bit longer to achieve success, I will be able to sleep at night.

I know that any money I make is made for providing a real value to my customers, without misrepresenting any part of my product in the sales letter, using false testimonials, or whatever else.
Here are a few of the resources I have found to be of extremely high value:
A Successful Web Business Explained....Step-by-Step! FREE VIDEO COURSE! (Chris Farrell)
My Blogging Blueprint
Internet Marketing Report Card
In closing, I'd like to thank everyone here for their cordial welcomes. Many of you are wonderful people. The business practices employed by Wealthy Affiliate are questionable to say the least. I have no doubt the processes defined on this site will "work" - they just aren't methods that I myself feel comfortable with.
All the best,
John
john.beard@gmail.com

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magistudios Premium
So how are those campaigns going? Hit any home runs yet?
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Jay,

No not yet with the new ones.. I have some work to do with them still, I have about 100 backlinks done right now, and I will probably see my site working its way up very soon... But I still have to get some artcle written and push them up as well.. I have been working on a different niche too, and that is taking up a lot of my time still, however I am cought up on it now, so I have a few days to push the new campaign(:


I am actually working on some of the other ideas you gave me for promoting the w/a! I am actually excited about it now because I feel as thought it is attainable now, and I actually have some good ideas of how to do this(:

So Mike and I are thinking of different ways to work EOS in, and how we would do everything.. Pretty exciting, I think it will work and I am really excited to get it working correctly.

I haven't had a chance to try PPC the way you told me yet.. I have been to busy with everything else.. But I am really excited to try that too, I think that is a really good way to do it(: haha



So, yea, I am working on hitting that home run! Hopefully very shortly I will have some good news!

I'll keep you posted, and I will probably bug you with some questions here and there(:


Thanks Jay!
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Gordon K Premium
Hi Slugger,
I finally came round to updating my profile....! 't was about time...
You sure are one very active WA-er...
Keep it up, Pete!
GordonK
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Gordon K Premium
Hi there,
Jogging along, Pete. We're finalizing sites in 3 different niches... and trying to think of all that's involved! thank goodness we HAVE the TIME to do that... hate to think about what those poor working newbies have to go through!
GordonK
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Gordon,

Its good to see you, how are things going?

Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Well that is great! I hope they work out for you!

Yea.. It is a lot of work!
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Sizemore Income Premium
Hey Pete!

I just wanted to let you know that you are a total inspiration! I love reading your blog posts! You're enthusiasm for IM,positive attitude and honesty are a great motivation for me. I've doing this for a while. I've had sales here and there. But, no where near to where you are. Anyway, thanks for the blog posts! Looking forward to more! :o)
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,


Well I am glad that I can help(: I hope I don't let you down.. haha

Well, just stick to it and keep working hard, figure out a method and go to it! Just have to keep getting stuff done, and things will start to fall into place.

If you ever have any questions just let me know!


Pete-
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JulieB Premium
Thanks for the buddy invite! Wishing you the best of luck with not only your online career but with your Baseball as well!!!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Thanks!

Best of luck to you as well!

Pete-
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Gosh Premium
Hye Pete.
I'm new here. And i'm hoping that I can learn about this IM world from you..
Cheers....
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Nice to meet you, and no problem just shoot me a message whenever you need!

Pete-
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Anyia Premium
Hi! My name is Anyia and it's my very first day with WA and, of course, I'm trying too network and make some new buddies. Would you mind adding me? Also, is there any advise that you would give?
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey(:


Yep, you got it!


Advice? Hmm.. Well, meet people that are where you wish to be, listen to what they tell you do to, and do as they say, and earn what they have(:


I am sure you will do fine!


Let me know if you ever need any help(:


Pete-
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caitenmj Premium
Hey thanks for the shoutout on my new biz! I'm very excited, and btw if you didn't know this already lol I love you and Mike's new blog!!
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caitenmj Premium
its awesome and I love it lol, you guys crack me up! and appreciate the hard work! ;-)
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey!

No prob(: Also, thank you very much.. We need to get some stuff done, but it turned out alright.. We just need to clean it up a little.. haha Fuzzy video for some strange reason we can't figure out.. Bad phone call recordings.. haha We should have had a soft opening.. haha


Oh well.. We try(:

Thank You Though(:


Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Thanks, I am glad you love it! It is great to hear good feedback(:

Thank you!

Pete-
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samzoo Premium
And donated some gold for your new blog! :-)
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Slugger_mn Premium
Thanks!
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joefrias Premium
Hello Pete. Thank you for the buddy request!
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Slugger_mn Premium
You bet-

Let me know if you get hung up!
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apple112 Premium
Hi pete, i'm really happy for the success you have made so far and i pray that i will be like you someday.. Anyway, i'm not familiar with any internet stuff and my goal as well is to learn how to make money as an affilliate.. I just signed up yesterday and was totally confused of were to start as i logged in to my acount.. Please give me an idea of how to get started.. Cheers!!!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Thanks!


Hmm.. I would get started in the getting started Action Guide.. It is a great place to learn how all of this stuff works!

If you need any help just shoot me a message!


Thanks-


Pete-
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RogerW Premium
How's it all going young bro Slugger?
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RogerW Premium
Good mate. Just checked out Mike&Pete. Great stuff and all the best.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Not to bad! How about yourself?


Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Thanks a ton(:


You too! Thanks for the complement!

Pete-
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manfredi Premium
Hey Pete. Reading your blog and some of the comments it is obvious that you have quite a bit of energy. I am just getting started with this and adding you to my buddy list and would like to be able to pick your brain as I move through courses. Good luck in Arizona.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,


Nice to meet you!


No problem! Pick away!


Yea.. I am a strange dude.. haha (:


Let me know if you need help as you go, shoot me a question!


Thanks,

Pete-
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Ghost Premium
Hahha, great to hear bro. You've got the drive and the work ethic.. got no doubt you'll be making the big bucks in no time ;)

Feel free to FedEx that goat whenever you get it. haha

If you get a question.. feel free to hit me up.

As for what I've been working on... TONS ;)

Got 2 big product launches in the works right now..
1 I'm gonna do a softlaunch for either tomorrow or the day after.. so you'll be hearing about it.

Also just did the sales video for Copy N Profit.
If you get the chance, you'll have to check it out

http://jarrettstevenson.com/copynprofit.htm
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Slugger_mn Premium
You have to be joking right??

That is AWESOME!


Jarrett, (My brother's name is Jarrett by the way) this is going to ROCK! haha


I don't think I have ever seen anything like it, truly awesome! You are going to help a lot a people very happy! haha

Granted... I haven't tried the product.. I can only imagine that since you did it, it will rock..


Good job, I am looking forward to seeing the final product, and you are doing great with the pre-launch! I am jealous once again.. haha Great job!


P.S. WHERE THE HECK DO YOU MAKE THOSE KICK A** VIDS AND WHERE DO YOU BUILD YOUR DESIGN!

I will send you two goats if you tell me.. (: haha...
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Ghost Premium
Hey Petey Boy! Great to see you staying on the grind and hustle. How's that product coming along?
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Ghost Premium
Remember how I told ya I was working on something that is about to change the whole affiliate game?

It's here ;) (at least for a short time.. lol)
check it out:

www.nicheassassins.com
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Ghost-


I have been meening to catch up with you.. I have a few questions for you.. I know your a stud, so I wanted to milk you for some info(:

Yea, grind... I wish it was only a grind... Its a good thing I do this full time.. There is no way I would be able to get enough done if I had a job too... huh... haha


Product is going really well! Not only are we having success, more importantly our users are doing well too! Thats all we could ever ask for right?


I like your blog by the way! You are a good site builder, I have spent more then enough time on it, well I think it was your blog, it may have been just your site, but it was nice either way!

Your video quality is nice too, I like the powerpoint style if that is what you call it! Very nicely done...


I still owe you a Goat... huh.. haha


I'll get you that Goat.. haha(:


How about you? Any major projects you can't talk about right now? haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Jarrett,

That is awesome!! Haha, You did a great job(:

Are you taking on affiliates for that? I will throw it on the blog(:

Pete-
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crow Premium
Hey dude, how's your IMing been doing the last few days?
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crow Premium
been busy with work lately. they sent me on a trip to minnesota so i havent been able to work on the computer for a week. I'm still running through my tutorials for the most part though. =]
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crow Premium
I'm south of you in iowa. i have to go north for about 3 and a half hours to get to minneapolis.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Things are going well! Just finished the blog for EOS.. So that is cool.. Just been building up my campaigns.. Pretty cool... But I do have a TON to do lately for some reason.. Boo.. haha


How about yourself?

Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Yea?

Well thats cool.. I live in Minnesota, where abouts where you?


Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Yea?


Crazy.. I went to school in Decorah for a year, have you ever heard of Austin?
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Slugger_mn Premium
You probably drive right past me haha
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Not2Late Premium
Vikings??? Seriously.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Umm.. I am a Baseball player.. haha
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MykellaPrince Premium
Hey Slugger_mn ~ Thanx 4the add:) That is so cool that you're pro-baseball! Good Luck w/that! Now I can say I know a pro-ball player, ha! :) I love the pics of you & your dog! What a handsome pup! ttyl ~Mykella
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey(:

His name is buddy, he is my buddy haha..

Yea, I was going to play ball with an AZ league this year but wouldn't have made it there because I wouldn't have been able to pay my bills back home.. huh.. crappy..

Now I would though!

Next year I will be going!


Nice to meet you!

Pete-
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Deb Griffin Premium
Good Luck in AZ!! Thanks for the AD!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Yep!


Thanks,

Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Yep!


Thanks,

Pete-
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morlandroger Premium
Great to meet you. Cheers for the buddy request. Not really explored the buddy side of WA yet. Been too busy in other areas.
Roger
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Yea that can happen if your not to careful! haha


Nice to meet you and good luck!

Pete-
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Otori Premium
Hi there,
Sorry for taking so long to add you. I don't usually check my WA spaces too often. Your going to be playing baseball in AZ? That's pretty cool man, do you live in AZ?
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Thanks,


Yea I wasnt able to make it to AZ this year, but with all my prep this year I will be able to go next year and actually make money while I am there!
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soulchild8701 Premium
Hey how's it going, I love hearing about your success. So do you just use Article marketing to make your sales?
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Thank,

I am happy to hear that!


Yes I use article marketing mostly, a few different backlinking techniques.. But mainly article marketing!
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Rea Premium
Thanks for putting me on your buddy list. ..And good luck with both your goals!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Thankyou(: I just PMed you back about the request you had. If you have any questions just let me know(: Thanks Rae-

Pete-
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Tim Lawton Premium
Hey Slugger man!! Thanks for the invite!
Property huh! Not so cool at the mo over here either! :-) Not that I'm giving up...will invest extra cashflow from IM into property as we go.
Well done on your achievements so far.
All the best and keep in touch.

Best Regards

Tim
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

That is funny, I was just talking about doing some more investments with some of the cashflow from IM... It is a great time to buy... It is kind of funny, by bank grabbed 10 houses from me a year ago, and they are some of the best deals on the market right now! ha, I never have figured out where they make money taking those house back?? They went from 10 current loans, to 10 foreclosures... Maybe Ill never know!


Oh well, I laugh now because IM makes me so much happier, and it is nice to have the alternative form of income, and not just to depend on real-estate investments..


I will be that much stronger the second time around(:

Nice to meet you- Let me know if you ever need anything!


Pete-
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brian28 Premium
Thank you for comment sir. I have read all your blogs, and enjoy reading them your funny.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Well I am glad that I entertain you(: haha I hope you learned something too.. haha

Yea I like your blog a lot actually, it is such an important thing to do on the day to day... Remember what your fighting for you know? Good call though!


Pete-
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davekid Premium
The Vikings Ok I am from Canada So route for my Canucks Vancouver although The cayotees are doing great. Hockey I will fallow your Team send me a link. all watch your standings. As for a web page I am working on one slowly but surly. Thanks for being there.
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Slugger_mn Premium
No prob dude-

I know that this can be tough, thats how it goes at first! It gets easier once you understand everything though, trust me! Just have to stay motivated!

Here is my link-
http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/?u=AUSTINGREYHOUNDS&t=c&s=baseball&p=home

Feel free to check us out(:


Pete-
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hi Pete, Sent you a PM. Have a couple questions...just what you need, haha, more questions. Nonetheless. It's sitting in my outbox waiting for take off. Thanks, J
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Slugger_mn Premium
I PMed You back haha
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Louise M. Premium
your dog is soooo cute ! I wish I was living in a house outside of Paris sometimes, just to have a dog like yours ! :)
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Slugger_mn Premium
Haha, Thank you(:

Yea.. .He is to cute for his own good.. He gets way to much attention and he gets a big head! haha

Thats ok though.. Hes still my baby.. haha


Pete-
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ChristineYork Premium
Hi Pete I have been talking with Mike L. I just bought your program. The evolution of a sale. Great job. I am done with intro and onto the real deal. Heres some gold for the great work.
ChristineYork
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey!

Thanks a ton for the gold(: I see you signed up for EOS, that is cool! I wish you the best of luck! We are going to be cleaning up the site and giving it a little make over haha.. Also adding a few more videos! So it may look a little different one of these days when you sign in to take a look! haha


I hope you like it, and be sure to let me know if you need any help or have any questions!


Thank you(:

Pete-
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